Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

October 5, 2013

Oct. 5, 2013: Cheers & Jeers


Kokomo Tribune

---- — ‘Refreshing to see the support’

Air Force Reserve Lt. Col. Bryan L. Runion, of Greentown, sends this Cheer for America’s support of our military:

“Recently, I was traveling on a commercial flight back to Indianapolis and was in uniform. As I boarded the plane in Atlanta, a man sitting in first-class asked me what seat I had. I told him, and then he said I could have his seat, and he moved back to where I would have been.

“In 34 years of service, I have never had anyone do that for me, and I personally thanked him.

“Also, as I traveled throughout that day, I had several people come up to me and thank me for my service. As a longtime service member, it is refreshing to see the support our military gets from the public.

“While I hear so much negative news today, these acts of kindness remind me how great our country and people really are.”

We have a big problem

Ray Day of Kokomo sends this Jeer for our Capitol:

“What is going on in Washington, D.C.? We have a government that is destined to take us down through their stupid ways of representing the American people, who put them in office.

“When a person is elected to represent the people, his political hangings are no more. They are there to do their job for the people, and not the party they are members of.

“They use politics to do their job according to the small group of bullies who have been in there too dang long. What they are doing now is showing the other countries we don’t know how to govern in a way that all of the USA benefits from it.

“There are those roaches who are hiding in their holes, waiting for us to show our weakness. Then they start their move toward the place where we have put our confidence.

“Everything in Washington is in a mess, and we need to tell our representatives to sweep the floor clean.

“And as for the idiot who did the filibuster the other day, I say this: If you guys in Washington — and I mean both parties, as well as the top dog in the White House — can’t get along, let’s start a new election and elect people who really want to serve us. What kind of a picture are we giving the other countries?

“We need to tell all that this cannot go on any longer.”