• Stop the carnage 02-18-2011

    A citation in the book “Dupes” by Paul Kengor Page 12, states that 100 million people were killed, over the span of 70 years, by the followers of Communism. {This does not include Hitler’s carnage}.

    Does this make those 70 years, the bloodiest in human history?

    This is the path to civility? I do not think so.

    Are we, in this new 21st century, trying for a new record? Will we ever learn?

  • MRMC, a Class Act 02-18-2011

    Well, I'm usually writing articles championing a cause or taking to task a wrong doing. I did so last week in the Citizen. I wrote an article regarding service denied me by an MRMC employee working for a doctor from whom I was seeking care.

    Well, "Chicken Lickin', the Sky is Falling" is an understatement here. But this falling sky was like a rainbow and one of the most memorable and pleasant ones I've ever experienced. Which, brings me to the headline, MRMC, a Class Act.

  • What is the difference? 02-11-2011

    I would hope that most Americans, regardless of political preference, would agree on two basic principles: First, a divided nation cannot stand; and second, a bankrupt nation will not survive. Hard choices must be made, especially economic decisions.

    A review of election results shows a liberal mindset in the Northeastern States, California and a couple of other states, with the others much more conservative in their views. There are many exceptions to this geographic breakdown but we are looking at the majority of citizens in the respective states.

  • Tea Party response 02-11-2011

    In a letter of Feb. 4 to theSouth Marion Citizen, the writer criticizes the Tea Party as a “mainly” white or “all white” organization with a small minority representation, perhaps forgetting that a minority would, by definition, be small. Additionally, the Tea Party continually invites all minorities to join and participate in the movement. If he had attended any of our meetings in Ocala, he would have seen that all citizens are indeed welcome, regardless of minority status.

  • MRMC selective with patients 02-11-2011

    I found out the hard way  there are doctors MRMC advertised to be on the hospital the staff of MRMC, who will not see a patient if they have been previously seen by  another doctor for the same condition. This seems quite out of the ordinary. I know there are doctors who may not take new patients if their practice is full and this is understandable. What happens when a patient is seen by another doctor in another city for the same condition but can't get back to see that doctor. Trouble.

  • Isolationism a Good Thing! 02-04-2011

    Most of us living in the “200 Corridor,” are familiar with the term “isolationist,” describing the United States, post WWI and pre-WWII. The words used were “isolationist country.” Many felt Japan attacked the United States because of our isolationism and thus we were a weak nation. Boy, were they ever fooled. Japan awoke in us what even Weston Churchill couldn’t do and that was to bring us into the war with Germany. In reflection, all of those other countries were wrong, dead wrong.

  • The Tea Party 02-04-2011

    The tea party “grass roots” movement has awakened both political parties as to the needs of the people.

    However, it is amusing to read the Tea Party guest column of Jan. 28. It goes on to quote the Declaration Of Independence: “All men are created equal etc. etc.” yet fails to show the Tea Party is mainly an all-white organization with a very small minority representation. It has also failed to control or denounce its followers who have displayed placards showing our elected president as Hitler and claim he was not born in the U.S.

  • Who’s right is it anyway? 02-04-2011

  • The other 98 02-04-2011

    I found a recent letter to the editor titled “Educating who?” very offensive. The writer paints today’s youth as virtueless dolts and unworthy of education.

    Does anyone remember a TV show called “The Other 98?” That show celebrated the accomplishments of 98 percent of the youth of the 1960s and ignored the questionable behavior of the 2 percent. The 1960s was another time when youth was branded as less than virtuous by their senior counterparts.

  • The Tea Party 01-28-2011