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Letters

  • Research comes from the military

    In an Aug. 11 Chronicle letter, Floyd Ford rebutted my Aug. 6 letter, which stated the Veterans Administration is being financially short-changed by congressional Republicans. Curiously, Mr. Ford used Republican Party talking points to bolster his argument by accusing me of using “Democratic Party talking points” in my support of the VA’s argument for a more equitable budget.

  • Parity means some pay more
  • Wasting county tax dollars

    Recently at a Citrus County board meeting a group of veterans spoke at the open to the public portion of the meeting. Their issue was about the cuts to the Citrus County veteran’s officer and the secretary’s position. Let me remind all you folks out there who are reading this I am a 100-percent disabled combat war veteran having served proudly with the 173 Airborne Brigade from 1964 to 1968 in Southeast Asia.

  • Iran deal is the best deal we have

    How many of you want to see your fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters or children head off to the sands of the Middle East to die or be severely wounded in another war?

    How many of you were happy your relatives or friends were killed or wounded in the jungles of Southeast Asia?

  • Thank you for offering CHIPS

    This is a thank you to our county for the availability of Citrus Hearing Impaired Program Services, CHIPS. The helpful and pleasant employees offer assistance and advice, in addition volume control telephones, stationary with portability. 

     The executive director, Maureen Tambasco, can be reached at 352-795-5000. The address is 109 NE Crystal St., Crystal River. Email: chips2

    @centurylink.net.

  • Militia: regulated or unregulated

    “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be 

    infringed”

    — Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United State of America.

  • Keep feds away from local springs
  • Say yes to helipad proposal
  • EA proposal needs more work

    Be careful what you wish for certainly applies to the USFWS take over of Three Sisters Spring. Their current proposal is onerous and is not in the best interests of the city or visitors to our part of the world. Something less draconian could have been put forth, but of course the Save the Manatee Club would likely be opposed to that. 

  • Protests turned into looting

    On your Aug. 11, issue, page A12, you show in very large print “Ferguson back on Edge,” but then under the picture, you wrote: “Anniversary of Michael Brown’s death brings shooting, protests.”