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Letters

  • Boat ramp canal makes good sense

    There has been much discussion about whether or not Citrus County needs another boat ramp (and marina). Lets explore what we have for Gulf access ramps and in-water boat docking facilities.

    Where in-water docking facilities are concerned there aren’t any county facilities. If you don’t own waterfront property the options are quite limited. A definite revenue loss for the county.

  • Reinstate helmet law in Florida

    The Chronicle editorial of Jan. 8, “Helmet law need not be reinstated” is one I strongly disagree with.

    My sister passed away at the age of 17 — due to a lack of vehicular safety — so I am very alert to it.

    In the first place, the roads of Florida belong to the general citizenry, so road safety concerns us all. In other words, we should seek general safety not only safety for motorcyclists but for those in other vehicles that travel on roads with them.

  • Our Common Future

    I wish more people would take the time to read Our Common Future, or at least read the executive summary of it. Wikipedia says “Our Common Future is also known as the Brundtland Report in recognition of former Norwegian Prime Minister Gro Harlem Brundtland’s role as chair of the World Commission on Environment and Development.” She was also vice president of the World Socialist Party.

  • Have a safe flight

    When Elaine Chao, Mitch McConnell’s wife and Trump’s choice for Secretary of Transportation was asked at her hearing on Jan 11, if she agrees with Trump’s decision to jettison 14,000 air traffic controllers she answered,

    “I’d like to get confirmed first. It’s obviously a major issue.”

  • Hope to see country turn around

    I am overwhelmed at the audacity of President Obama. He has made very, very few visits to the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House to talk to these senators and representatives. I was cautious about Obama when he was elected. Hope and change were his major words to change America. Yes, he has changed this country and it was not for the good.

  • Survival of the fittest

    Three friends decided to meet for dinner. One is a Republican, one is a Democrat, one is an Independent. They’re good friends. Real friends who have been there for each other through many years.

    They are having a great time being together. A drunk guy, sitting at the bar, starts getting loud. His words are angry. The three friends look at each other. They realize, he’s discussing politics. One in the group is feeling agitated by his words. One is in agreement with what he is saying.

  • GOP has upper hand in battles

    Now that the 115th Congress has convened and the confirmation hearings of President-elect Trump’s appointments have started, I am more than sure you will be exposed to the use of the following two strategies — one being the so called “nuclear option.” 

  • I am willing to share so others can live a bit better

    In response to the letter of Nov. 18 For Hillary Voters, there is another side to this discussion.

    “Skyrocketing Advance Care Act insurance”? When one considers the 20 million now insured, I am grateful America finally has something to offer those refused in the past. ACA policies that become too expensive are reevaluated and there are options and help lines available when one inquires.

  • Happy New Year to Citrus

    Shelter Me Citrus sends Happy New Year wishes to the Citrus community. SMC begins this new year with an emphasis on raising funds for the construction of a new animal shelter. The site for the new shelter, identified by the county, is currently planned for acreage off of County Road 491, land currently owned by Citrus County. The funds for the construction, at this time, are being collected directly from those who support the initiative. The funds, at this time, will not be from the ad valorem budget funds as was determined months ago by the BOCC.

  • Your words, not Russians, lost vote

    The Russians were the ones who lost the election for the Democrats?

    No, WikiLeaks hacked emails and made them public, then the voters decided on their own.

    The Hill wrote, “Did (WikiLeaks) change the outcome of the election? Who knows, it’s impossible to tell,” Assange said.