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Today's Opinions

  • School Board disenfranchising some voters

    The Marion County School Board has decided to put the renewal of a local tax on the primary ballot in August.
    So if you’re a snowbird who will leave to go up north this summer, and you’re registered to vote here, make sure you get information about absentee ballots before you leave.
    The issue will be decided before you come back.

  • Letters to the Editor

    Wish Obama would go away quietly

    As I was considering to become a subscriber to Netflix I was dismayed to learn that Netflix signed a contract with the Obamas. Since leaving the White House, Obama has traveled around the world discrediting President Trump. It has reached a point where it borders on treason. Then, when I heard that Susan Rice was going to become a board member because of her outstanding integrity, I changed my mind.

  • Letters to the Editor

    Yes, the president lies

    In response to the editorial posted by Mr. Davis titled “has the President ever lied to us;” The story was interesting and topical; however, I was quite taken aback by the concluding sentence. It alluded to the notion that the present holder of office was like his predecessors. This is not a reflection of what we know.

  • Letter: Look for real solutions

    Look for real solutions

    It’s very apparent that a “gun free” America is the ultimate goal of many in the far left who admittedly want to do away with our Secon Amendment. 

    Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens wrote that anti-gun activists should demand repeal of our Second Amendment.

    Former NBC President Michael Gartner wrote in the USA today,

  • Pun Alley: Humor all around

    Recently I received an email with actual pictures of newspaper bloopers.

    For a long time I believed that comedy writers wrote all the bloopers. So, I found a number of real bloopers and puns from newspapers, road signs, radio and TV, along with some others I could not resist.

    Newspaper

    headline gems

    From Sacramento: State population to double by 2040; babies to blame

    A 1999 title: Statistics show that teen pregnancy drops off significantly after age 25

    Homicide victims rarely talk to police.

  • Letters to the editor 12-01-2017

    Hospital at TimberRidge
    A new hospital by Munroe Regional Medical Center (MRMC) is a bad idea. First it’s just a 64 bed hospital, and would be limited by it’s size. I’ve not read anywhere, that the Florida Hospital Association, or the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals (JCAH), has come out to support the hospital. The Llaw Judge has it right.

  • Robert Lee: No, not that one

    The debate over removing everything from our culture that can be linked to the Confederacy has reached a new ridiculousness.

    In a move designed to avoid controversy, supposedly approved by the subject, announcer Robert Lee was switched off the University of Virginia football game this weekend because of his name, similar to the military leader of the Confederacy. The university is in Charlottesville, site of recent clashes between demonstrators. Instead, he’ll do the ESPN game in Pittsburgh.

  • Convenience store clerk’s job used to be a relaxing one

    Some years ago, I was between newspaper jobs (it’s a long story) and I was working as a convenience store clerk in a beach community.

    It was a busy store (location, location, location) so there were always at least two of us on duty at all times. We were open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., so two shifts of eight hours each took care of it.