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Letters

  • Pols not chosen to fill some quota

    “We need more women in politics.” This was the comment made by FOX news person Gretchen Carlson last week. What an idiotic comment. We do not need more women in politics — we do not need more Hispanics or blacks either. By the same token we do not need more men or more whites in politics. What we need in politics is more Americans. 

  • City’s fire vote left many dazed
  • Water hyacinth is a nutrient sponge

    One Rake at a Time temporarily removes Lyngbya, but it’s like shoveling sand against the tide. Lyngbya will only be controlled if we remove nutrients upstream from entering the aquifer by treating sewage effluent and strictly controlling fertilizer. These nutrients are flowing freely from spring vents into local lakes and bays. It is a fact nutrients encourage Lyngbya growth and algae blooms.

  • Use compassion handling strays

    In regard to the unwillingness by certain residents toward the maintenance and care of animals at the shelter, and insisting it be solely maintained by donations, you are opening a “shop of horrors.”

    Some people are too lazy and irresponsible to bring unwanted cats or dogs to the shelter and just ditch them on the side of the road. A starving animal can become vicious when overwhelmed by hunger.

  • Moratorium for impact fees costly
  • Joy for those who want equal rights

    Today (June 26) I witnessed the rights of people who love each other given the ability to marry. It was emotional for me because my sister didn’t live to see that happen. She loved dearly and was dearly loved. 

  • Not all interests were represented

    I attended the public show and tell at the Curtis Peterson auditorium regarding the Suncoast Parkway 2 project. I have been impacted by this project since its inception 20 years ago. Initially, all of my property was to be confiscated when the right of way was 1,000 feet, however it was narrowed to 600 feet so now about 1/3rd of an acre will be taken by the state since I am near where the intersection with State Road 44 will be.

  • In memory of beloved pets

    Not too long ago, I wrote about HPH Hospice and their special pet bereavement session. It was held at the beautiful building on State Road 44, at Lecanto, in a peaceful setting, quietly arranged, and much appreciated.

    Though, quite some time had passed, healing has not come and personal grief over the loss of my most beloved Chihuahuas, Chiquita and Bonita, often overtakes my emotions. There is no one answer to the question many have; when do the tears stop?

  • Know difference between flags

    The flying of the Confederate Battle Flag is a legitimate discussion. The reality is the battle flag is far from honoring the Confederate States. It is an 1860s battle flag, but the battle ended 150 years ago. Today the use of the flag is strictly to show ones ideals when it comes to equality for all. If these folks truly wished to show honor to the Confederacy, they would be flying the official Confederate States flag, which is very much a different animal.

  • Others still hide in the closet

    In recent years homosexuals not only have come out of the closet but can now marry on the courthouse steps. I say welcome and am pleased you can join those who truly love liberty. But, who still dwells in the shadows of that closet? Druggies, vegans, atheists, progressive-socialist? I would reach in and grab the hand of the progressive-socialist. It is certainly time for them to emerge and give argument to the decades long anti-