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Today's Opinions

  • Goodbye, cruel world, especially if you're a Mayan

    Well, we knew it all had to end sometime. The world is evolving, and one of these days everything will come to a conclusion as we know it.
    I’m talking, of course, about the Mayan prophecy that the world will end on Dec. 21, 2012, or 12-21-12.
    Of course, none of the Mayans who made that prediction about 1200 years ago or so are still around to see if it comes true. Their world ended long ago.

  • It wasn't a demotion? Oh, really?

    Just when you think you’re going to have a nice, positive, post-election column, something happens to gum up the works.

    I guess I can still legitimately praise George Tomyn and Dr. Diana Greene for the school superintendent campaign they ran.

  • Letters to the editor 11-23-2012

    Current events

    Many Americans voted for John McCain in his 2008 presidential bid. They agreed to support the winner, Barack Obama, for the good of America. After all, Obama was young, fresh, and energetic. He promised "hope and change" to America ... which he never gave us.

  • Day of memories, day of thanks

    Sometimes the calendar can be a little bit unfair with its listing of dates, holidays and remembrances. Take this week, for instance.

    Thursday was Nov. 22. Because it was the fourth Thursday in November, it was Thanksgiving Day in the United States, the earliest date it can be. It was a day for giving thanks for all that we have in this great nation, whether you agree with everything that is going on or not.

  • A nice visit, but who's paying for it?

    When a top political candidate comes to visit your area, it’s a public relations boon, especially when someone like vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan opens his comments by saying what great Florida weather he was experiencing.
    But Ryan’s visit to Ocala last week has me thinking of some things, just coming up with some questions without answers. So let me present some of those to you.

  • Letters to the editor 10-19-2012

    Looking at Executive Orders

    It is a shame that the only ads Obama can run are promoting class warfare, primarily because he can’t run on his record. He wants to shift emphasis to fear of the unknown from the facts that would in themselves prevent his re- election. However there is a real danger that hardly anyone is talking about, one that could destroy individual freedom and our American way of life. It’s time to talk about his executive orders.

  • Experience means been there, done that

    Experience means been there; done that

     

  • An election message worth repeating

    An election message that’s worth repeating

     

    There are a lot of people who immediately think “no” when the prospect of a new tax appears on the ballot. They don’t take the time to figure out how much, or how little, it would cost them, or how much the rejection of that tax could affect their lives.