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BYH, some see the glass as half empty. I say just get a smaller glass and quit complaining....

Sept. 9 Bless Your Heart

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Bobby Burns

Monday, September 9, 2019

I believe the South has risen again! I mean look at all the Yankees leaving Florida. I'm thinking Gen. Lee's army must have landed at Miami and is making its way north. We must guarantee safe passage for all Yankees until they reach their homeland. It is the right thing to do.

Went out on the beach recently and befriended a group of Marines who were enjoying the surf. Bought them so much beer I ran out of cash and had to resort to the credit card. But it was worth it to see them having a good time. America's finest!

BYH to our public school teachers for double-dipping. Your profession is the only one whose practitioners can retire then go back to work full time making a full-time salary without it affecting your retirement benefits. You beg for a raise and are allowed to double-dip. It is not fair to everyone else.

The state legislature and governor approved a bill this year that allows retired teachers to return to work in high needs schools without financial penalty.

BYH to all those who feel they must supply school supplies to the public school kids. The truth is if a parent can not afford to take care of their own kids' needs they do not need kids. In most cases the lazy parents waste their money and expect a handout to provide for their kids. It is time to stop making excuses and call it like it is.

BYH to the one Farmville person who does not like sharing our public roads with people riding on bicycles. I am thrilled that our town is working hard to be a healthier more active place for a better quality of life and welcoming to cyclists. I look forward to thousands of them visiting our great town in October.

The writer complaining about Winterville police and the town’s fund balance is misinformed. The police department budget increased by 25 percent this year. The fund balance has been reduced from 86 to 23 percent during the past two years. The sheriff’s office does handle calls after 5. All fire and rescue calls are handled through the Pitt County call center.

BYH to CVS and Walgreen Stores. This includes Walmart also. Your decision to ban open carry in your stores is a mistake. Now you are totally liable for the protection of you customers. I hope you can afford it.

BYH to our prison system. I think is wrong to allow inmates to receive a college degree or to be allowed to attend school while in prison. This is paid for by taxpayers. Why should an inmate be rewarded for killing someone or other crimes. Prison is for punishment, not education.

BYH, stop being offended by Facebook posts, a piece of art, displaying of affection, or what someone said. Be offended by war, poverty, greed, injustice and corruption.

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