• Double dog dare

    MarionCountycommissioners cannot be serious about bringing back a two-kill rule for dangerous dogs before they are "classified" as "dangerous."

    Every dog has its day, Marion County wants to give them two at the expense of possible human death. Being in your own back yard may cost you your life. The dog that killed your neighbor's pet two weeks ago will get a second chance in your yard to harm your pet or your family.

  • Who’s carrying whom?

    In his April 13 speech on the deficit, President Obama quoted, “I say that at a time when the tax burden on the wealthy is at its lowest level in half a century, the most fortunate among us can afford to pay a little more.”

    This myth is being bandied about by liberal politicians and the media to confuse and manipulate U.S. citizens.

  • What happened to our country?

    There was a time when patriotism knew no political bound.  There was a time when both sides of the  aisle loved this country.  That is no longer true.  

    What happed to the oath they took to the Constitution?.

    The Obama administration ignores the first amendment when they want to intimidate "We the People"  as they have done in the state of Washington, demanding that certain signs be taken down from along the Interstate.  Washington state replied they would secede from the union rather than be intimidated.

  • Not a Christian nation

    When someone attacks me for not knowing the facts – it is incumbent on me to see if the complainer knows their facts. Sadly, no. The current attack on our country from the "Religious Right" comes in the form of a statement that they want this country to “return to the Christian principles on which it was founded.”

  • Self serve lanes gone 06-17-2011

    Here we go again! Because some people cannot behave, act like grown-ups, be fair, be honest, everyone must be dragged down to their level. We are constantly being forced to the lowest, lowest, lowest common denominator.

    Who wants to live like that? It makes life difficult for those who do have common sense, and a moral compass. Constantly others have to accommodate those who do not have a shred of a conscience.

    What is a business to do when its merchandise is walking out the door unpaid for? They take out their self serve lanes, that is what they do.

  • Fulfilling your civic duty

    For the last 40 years, allowing Floridians to update their legal names and addresses at the voting station was not a problem. With the passage of HB 1355, submitted by Rep. Baxley, Ocala, and signed by Gov. Scott  May 19, this procedure has drastically changed.

    In these days of high unemployment, home foreclosures, moving, divorce and re-marriage, anyone caught up in any one of these unfortunate circumstances will be restricted from voting. You are now required to go to the Supervisor of Elections and have your records updated.

  • Look for the facts

    If we look at every area of government we can see the media does not report favorably on actions that support conservative causes. Even worse is too often we seniors don’t get all the information needed before we judge their plans, making decisions without getting all the facts.

  • Do it yourself

    Where are the leaders of Marion County: political,s, and economic? Come out, come out wherever you are!

    Do these leaders have any allegiance, concern, or loyalty to Marion County, any interest in seeing Marion County prosper? Why must any community sit like fledglings in a nest waiting to be fed by others?

    What did the founders do? There was no one to help them. They did it themselves. Are we any less capable?

  • Follow the people’s wishes

    Is Congress supposed to follow the wishes of the people or are the people supposed to follow the wishes of Congress? Democrat Sen. Bill Nelson listens to his people. Not everyone does.

    House Republicans Rich Nugent, Cliff Stearns and Daniel Webster and Senate Republican Marco Rubio are trying to pass a bill to destroy your Medicare. They call it the Affordable Healthcare Bill. There is nothing affordable in it except the name.

  • Job-creating governor? 06-03-2011

    Floridians beware, we are being led down the path of destruction by the Republicans who are and have been in power for several years in the Sunshine State. We love living here because of the weather and the friendly neighbors that we are so lucky to have. I try to be optimistic about the future of our state but during the last election cycle we were lied to by those Republicans who were elected to office and especially by our newly elected governor.