More scammer alerts

This is to the Hometown News readers, please be aware. The scammers have increased their phone calls to access your date of birth, Social Security Number, and insurance. There are two Social Security calls coming through.

One is a caller saying they are from Social Security and that there illegal activity on your Social Security card, indicating that something happening along the U.S. border using your card.

The second is an individual calling to say that your Social Security card has been canceled. The other call that comes through is a very nice individual saying that they are a representative from an orthopedic distribution center. They are fishing to see if your lower back, hips, knees or shoulders are causing you discomfort and, if so, they are willing to sell you or help you get the proper equipment or medication. Please do not give them any information. The bottom line is they will try to scam you out of money or gain valuable information. Report them to the police anyone you feel is necessary.

Health care?

Help me understand something. Our country has had serious drug problems. For many years now and we have a solution, but here's the rub: insurance companies make it nearly impossible to afford.

Forget trying to find a doctor that can prescribe what someone needs, like Suboxone, because they must be "certified".

Right now it's easier to get pain medications than the RXs to help prevent addiction. What does that tell you?

Pick up behind your pets, says grandma!

Is it so wrong to expect general courtesy when it comes to scooping poop? Cleaning up behind your pet is not something you need to be taught once you are an adult.

It is just like an internal reflex that should automatically happen so adults there are no excuses! Dogs do not have the luxury of using the toilet like we do so I expect owners to make bending and scooping a part of their normal routine. The clean up should be as normal as pooping is for their dog. But no! There are owners who have a I don't care attitude when it comes to picking up the poop their dogs drop in my driveway or on my lawn so when I walk outside I am not only subject to the visual nastiness of seeing the crap but I have to also avoid stepping in this waste. I do not want to step and hop over and around crap like I am playing hopscotch.

I decided to finally rant after I was walking my granddaughter to my car and she stepped into a mushed pile of it! That was the last straw for me and I decided ranting and raving might be my solution because I just know I am not the only homeowner who is stepping over poop in my driveway. If you are a dog owner who has not been minding your manners and listening to your internal reflex, please start being more courteous. It will make life a lot easier for me and my granddaughter.

No harm, no foul and definitely a reminder. Doggy waste bags are cheap.

Safety tips for pedestrians

As someone who enjoys walking and bike riding along the Indian River, I want to express to others doing the same: ride with traffic, walk against it.

It's a simple safety rule and will make River Road and all roads safer for everyone.

Hurry up and wait

In these crazy days of ranting and raving about COVID-19 and our inept Congress battling it out every day, I have a minor issue to discuss.

I called my bank and I had to wait 45 minutes until the next customer service representative is available. What!?All the customer service reps are busy? Yea right. They must only have one on duty.

Got that gripe off my chest.

Morals matter

Up until now, I have been totally baffled by the continued support of our current president in the face of all his failures and inadequacies to lead this country. But, I think I understand his base now and here is what I have concluded.

The president has a substantial number of groups with various self-interests. The first and by far most powerful is big business, which, let's be real runs the government anyway. And big business has flourished through trump leadership allowing them to destroying the environment. Of course the argument is that it stimulates the economy and people will benefit eventually. Problem is" trickle down" economics doesn't work evidenced by the narrowing of middle class and widening of the poor. But the stock market is golden! And that brings me to the next group the filthy rich who greatly benefit from this bull market. And it seems they are stubbornly hanging on to this wealth regardless of the growing poor. Next and maybe most disturbing, the racist. I am convinced there are a lot more than I realized and they really love trump. Next, QANON this group thinks that trump is their savior and the democrats are Satan worshipers. which brings me to the evangelicals who's most important stance is pro-life.

I can't forget the role Congress is playing by doing nothing which brings me to the superstar Russia who's going to hack into our votes again! What a county we've become!

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