• Trump is as good as his name

    It’s interesting that Trump’s supporters demand respect for a man who showed no one respect when he was on the campaign trail.

  • Not following the court’s logic

    I read with fascination a story that appeared in the Chronicle several days ago where a judge has stated that a mass murderer must be resentenced because he was 17 at the time and therefore he was not old enough to understand he was doing wrong.

    Now, here is my question: When I was a young lad of 17, I was allowed to raise my right hand and take the oath to defend God and country and sent off in harm’s way and no one said “he is too young to know what he is doing.”

  • Did SWFWMD consider the full picture?
  • Don't try to erase the past

    Today is Memorial Day and as I watch the news on TV and the ceremony from Arlington National Cemetery, I think of so many men, women, mothers, fathers, sons and daughters lost in our many wars.

    They should never be forgotten. We should always remember the huge sacrifices that were made.

  • Trump's lack of self control is evident

    (Recently) in a letter to the editor, the author suggested that the concept of Trump’s privatizing the air traffic control (ATC) was so unrealistic that I should follow it up with testimony to Congress. Two points. First, he doesn’t know what he’s talking about with respect to Trump’s attacks on the ATC, and second anyone who believes Trump behaves realistically doesn’t know Trump. The headline and lead paragraph below appeared on June 3 in The Washington Post:

  • Something's fishy about these emails

    On June 4, the Chronicle ran a story about emails that were sent to the board of county commissioners. The emails were sent by an anonymous sender using the moniker “Leo Justice.”

  • Religious freedom and religious intolerance

    The Sisters of the Poor wish to remove contraceptive health care coverage for their employees under the name of religion freedom. In this nation, we have long upheld an individual’s right of moral conviction. The controversy has been when an individual wishes to bring their personal moral values into public society.

  • Trump and Russia, explained

    With all the hullaballoo over the Russian connection, I haven’t heard any talking head addressing the “why” question. Why would the President or his staff engage or befriend the Russians?

    Well, consider that our president wants to build a Trump Tower across the street from the Kremlin. Or build a golf course in the Crimea. 

  • Quit blocking these entrepreneurs

    Kudos to Shane Williamson. He has done so much for the small town of Hernando, starting with Red’s Restaurant. He took an eyesore and drug hangout and improved the quality of life for all who live near there. People from surrounding counties come there to enjoy the food and atmosphere daily.

    Then he and mentor Tim Channel bought an old building, not knowing what to do with it, but they didn’t want it torn down, and brought it back to its original glory and thriving business. That would be The Burger Station.

  • An idea for a lasting impression

    How will you be remembered when you pass on from this life?

    Tamping and rebuilding sunken graves and mowing the lawn and trimming grass around gravestones was among my tasks working in the 1950s as a teenager at the old Westwood Cemetery in Massachusetts. Here rested the remains of people from Revolutionary War days to those of friends, neighbors and those of familiar “townies” whose surnames were ongoing from generations past.