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Sound Off, Oct. 21

Published 9:21pm Saturday, October 20, 2012

Sound Off highlights anonymous, brief takes on the news offered via telephone by Daily News readers.

FYI, the round object in the front seat of your car is a steering wheel. It contains an instrument called a horn. The purpose of this instrument is to alert another driver or pedestrian of danger. It is not an alarm clock, so please don’t blow it in the early morning hours to awaken your rider. It is also not a doorbell, so please don’t sit in the driveway blowing your horn for your friends to come out of their house. Any other use of the instrument, other than what it is designed for, constitutes disturbing the peace.

Regarding building a new jail offsite and including gym facilities: why is it the taxpayers’ responsibility to maintain the fitness of law-enforcement officers? If they stay fit — and we all hope they will — it should be on their time and their dime, not the county’s. This is absolutely absurd to charge the taxpayer for this.

The county commissioners need to be elected by districts because the east end of the county is not represented, and it has been that way for many years now. And also there should be a term limit on how many terms they can run.

Why can’t we, on the election ballots, have the option of “none of the above?” I mean, this coming election, it would be perfect. It should be offered on all ballots, the right for us to say, “No, we reject the candidates, Republican and Democrat. Give us a better choice.”

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