Sound Off logo 2021

Don’t allow TikTok in the country

I’m responding to Sound Off in reference to “Malicious TikTok fad hits schools” (Tuesday, Sept. 21’s front-page story). This is why our country should not allow TikTok to come into our country. Not only did they vandalize schools, they were telling kids they were fat and putting kids on diets. I know a kid who had to go to a hospital because she wasn’t eating right because she paid attention to stupid TikTok. This TikTok should be outlawed in the United States of America…

Wearing a mask to set good example

Get more from the Citrus County Chronicle

I’m just reading the article, “School police chief settles into new role” (Tuesday, Sept. 21’s front-page story). You have a picture of the police chief and two of his guards with him in a school and he’s fist-bumping a young student — wonderful — but not one of them is wearing a mask, setting a real good example…

Sentence too low for laser crime

I am calling about the (Page A3) article in the Sept. 21 Chronicle about the Homosassa man who was arrested for shining a laser pointer at a police helicopter, a crime that could land him in a state prison for up to five years. In a report issued this year, the FAA said that between 2010 and 2020, the U.S. had close to 60,000 incidents of lasers pointed at an aircraft. I think the sentence of five years in prison is too low. Pointing a laser at a pilot puts everybody onboard in danger. If the sentence were 20 years in prison, maybe these idiots would think twice.

Make vets housing No. 1 priority

Sept. 21’s Sound Off column headline says, “Animal shelter should be top priority” (Page A9). I was at a meeting a couple of weeks ago and they’ve been trying to get funds to build housing for veterans, low-cost housing for senior citizen veterans. They are struggling between the bureaucracy and funding. That should be No. 1. The animal shelter should go right after the Beverly Hills pool.

Publisher earned his retirement

This is about all the calls and letters wanting Mr. Mulligan back. I get it. I miss him, too. He voluntarily (retired) after years of service. ... Let him rest. He earned it. That’s why we miss him. Thank you, Mr. Mulligan, for all you’ve done for this community and all you’ll continue to do outside the newspaper.

About Daylight Saving Time

Can anyone tell me when the clocks change for daylight savings time again? Or was it voted out like I thought it was supposed to have been a couple of years ago but it never happened? It’s so confusing. OK, anyway, just let me know if you know, OK? Thank you very much.

Editor’s note: Daylight Saving Time began March 14 and ends at 2 a.m. Nov. 7.

Wait too long at the DMV

The Department of Motor Vehicles really needs to update their equipment. I was waiting three hours. It took me three hours to get to the back just to apply for a lost tag – a three-hour wait. Slow as molasses.