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April 22, 2020

April 22, 2020 April 22, 2020

• When the (Lanesville Community School Corp.) began their campaign to get us to vote to extend their extra tax referendum that was started seven years ago, the U.S. economy was expanding at a phenomenal rate. The stock market was at a record high. The unemployment rate was at a record low. Now, after the U.S. has been attacked by this virus, it doesn’t make sense to extend these taxes because the bottom has fallen out. Many businesses are closed, and many have lost their jobs. Please vote no. Just sign me taxed to death.

Editor’s note: Steve Morris, superintendent of the Lanesville Community School Corp., responds: It is true our economy has taken a real hit from the changes we have had to make in our daily lives and budgets, but the coronavirus will pass in a matter of months or next year. When we do get back to a new normal, what do you want our school to look like? Do you want a downsized school system with fewer programs and fewer employees? Or, do you want us to continue with what we have; continue to make improvements in our programs; continue to use the taxes that support our school prudently and efficiently? The choice is this: whether or not you want Lanesville Community Schools to continue to be a school of choice by so many families from our neighboring communities, or do you want Lanesville to go the way of so many small schools that are barely able to provide a minimal education for their students? During these hard times, the most important things we can do is put food on the table, a roof over our heads and educate our children. When we return, our kids are going to need more resources than before, not just academic support, but social and emotional support as well. Lanesville has always been a family, not just a school. Family supports family. Franklin Township residents need to vote for the referendum on June 2 to retain excellence as a part of our school community. Remember, it’s not a new tax; it’s just keeping what we have.

• Why are these North Harrison teachers posting homework at 5 p.m.? If you cannot make assignments before 3 o’clock, it should wait until the next day. …

• To the Town of Corydon employees that pick up the trash, I would sure appreciate it if you would set my trash cans back up vertical instead of laying them … down. This keeps them from cracking. … I’d appreciate it very much.

• How despicable can people be? Rep. Trey Hollingsworth said in an interview that re-opening the economy is preferable than preventing a new wave of coronavirus deaths. He also said opening the economy is the lesser of two evils and said that we intend to move in that direction. Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said that American seniors should be willing to risk their lives to the coronavirus to preserve the economy. What kind of people would even think like that? …

• Oh, my gosh, girls. I’m so excited. The big hair from the ’80s and the early ’90s is back and all the rage now, so bust (out) the Aqua Net and hot rollers and jack that hair … and don’t forget the blue and purple eye shadow. We’re all gonna look great when we get out of this corona(virus) mess. …

• The richest country in the world and we still don’t have enough masks, gloves and gowns for people in these hospitals that are trying to take care of people that are sick. This is unforgivable, and it’s (inexcusable). …

• I’ve been listening to the governor of New York, who gets on (TV) every day and tells the federal government is not doing their part by getting the funds out there. He needs to look at his own state representatives that’s sitting in their homes because it’s not the president that can get the money out there. It’s the House and the Senate that has to write the stuff up to get it to the president so he can sign it and get the money released. …

• I was just wondering why everybody is complaining and griping and fussing and all that other stuff when, even if we have to stay home by ourselves, look outside how beautiful the dogwoods and the redbuds are blooming together. Normally they do not. All the pretty flowers coming up. Have good days. Think about nice things. God bless everybody.

• I’m drinking more lemon water and making more lemonade than I ever have because I heard that lemons help remove poison, infectious toxins out of your system.

• I hope all these conservative groups out here griping about things being closed down and preaching to have things open back up, I hope they’re the first ones that go back to work so they’ll be the first ones to catch this virus … What is wrong with these people?

• The only reason the coronavirus cases and deaths are going down in some areas is because people are staying away from each other …

• I tried to watch a little bit of the “Jimmy Kimmel Live” show, and I have to tell you he is such an idiot. Ten minutes and that was enough for me.

• This president wants to open this country back up. This virus is still out there. It hasn’t went anywhere. What good and what benefit is a good economy if a person’s dead? … People in this country need to get their minds off the dollar bill and start getting their minds on people dying. …

• You conservative groups that want everything open right now, I have to ask you, do you have a death wish? And, I have to say, if you do open everything, you better stay the (heck) away from me.

• I thought Walmart was supposed to not allow everybody going in the store to keep people safe and have a safe distance. So, I’m sitting here Saturday, everybody’s going in left and right. They’re not stopping anybody … and, of course, out of 100 people that I watched going in the store, only 36 were wearing masks … They should be wearing their mask. …

• I’m 60 years old, and my dad let me use guns when I was 8 or 9 years old. Then, I had my own when I was 10 or 11. And, Dad showed me how to clean them. And, all through my years you don’t accidentally shoot somebody while cleaning your gun. The first thing you make sure is the chamber’s empty. …

• Whatever happened to home of the brave and land of the free? It’s been replaced with Americans afraid of their own shadows and a totalitarian state. I’ve seen enough. Beam me up, Scotty.

• I am just beside myself. On TV, they have a commercial taking up money for the polar bears, and now they have one wanting you to send $8 a month to save the elephants. Well, I don’t want to be left out, so I am asking you to send me $2 a month to save the mice here in Southern Indiana. Please, they need your help.

• I’d just like to say in response to the (comment) in your Live Wire on April 1 pertaining to people loafing in these people’s workplace, for them not to confuse loafers from customers. They might want to think about that when they do their books.

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