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April 3 Bless Your Heart

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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Thank you to the organizers of the Farmville Dogwood Festival for continuing the annual Petals and Pedals bicycle rides as part of your weekend event. I rode it last year year and had a great time. What a wonderful way to explore the corner of Pitt County. I look forward to it and plan to bring more friends this year. It is great that at least one town's festival includes a healthy, active and fun event.

Bless your heart, if you are super rich you will do just fine, but if you are on Medicaid or Medicare or Social Security and voted for any Republican, you have only yourself to blame if they are successful in their full court press to cut those programs and eradicate the Affordable Care Act.

Tell a Republican a lie and they are angry. Tell a Democrat the truth and they will hate you forever.

Bless your heart, just remember that somewhere, someone is happy with less than what you have.

Bless your heart, being honest may not get you a lot of friends, but it will get you the right ones.

BYH and stop blaming Mayor Connelly regarding the Jones-Lee House. Let the owners go forward with their plans. They've waited long enough.

BYH, call it what you want, the president requested Russian assistance. The president received Russian assistance, he benefited from Russian assistance and he rewarded Russian assistance. If this is the new norm, and this is let stand, we are in bigger trouble than I thought.

BYH, it was my dad who served in the Army for decades, but it was our whole family who sacrificed. All the moving around, never having roots, always being the new kid, all the different schools. My hat is off to all who serve and their families behind the scenes.

BYH when self checkout goes rogue. I used a self checkout recently at a certain big box store. I had just a few items and the amount due seemed awfully big. I looked at the receipt — I always check receipts and all the items were doubled. When I sent one item through, it said there were two. And so on through all the items. So the amount due was double. I had to go to customer service to get it corrected and had to stand in line while my milk got warmer.

BYH to all who wish to see guns banned just because you do not like guns and are afraid to point the finger at the issue at fault — the criminals. Do not attempt to take away everyone else's freedom to bear and have guns.

Please, BYHers, educate yourself about a topic before posting! And stay away from non-truths and hyperbole (don't act like the leader of the free world). Saturday's BYH post on New Zealand banning "all guns" is just not true. New Zealand banned assault and semi-automatic rifles and high capacity magazines. They still love their guns (20th in the world in guns per 100 people — USA #1 by 200% over all others).

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