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4/12

April 12, 2014

Trying to punish Russia for asserting its self-interests — is the U.S. cutting off its nose to spite its face? This is a big mistake, and it will backfire. China and Russia will become closer against us.

  • 4/5

    April 5, 2014

    Thanks to the National Rifle Association, we now live in a world where disputes that were verbal before are now settled with a gun at military bases, movie theaters and gas stations.

  • 3/29

    March 29, 2014

    Why doesn't Duke Energy clear the rights of way of the big power lines? This would make an excellent fire break.

  • 3/22

    March 22, 2014

    Red-light cameras are a good idea. People should obey traffic laws. It's the people who don't who are moaning about them.

  • 3/15

    March 15, 2014

    The mayor wants to beautify U.S. Highway 17-92 and surrounding areas. Clean up the crime rate.

  • 3/8

    March 8, 2014

    It appears that Gov. Rick Scott is declaring himself to be a wizard, or was it Universal Orlando that is creating nearly 3,500 new jobs by expanding the Wizarding World of Harry Potter? In an election year, Scott takes credit for everything.

  • 3/1

    March 1, 2014

    Now that DaleEarnhardt Jr. has won the Daytona 500 a second time, maybe he should go to Indianapolis in May and run with the big boys in a real 500-mile race, and not a demolition derby.

  • 2/22

    February 22, 2014

    While whiners keep demanding higher minimum wages, businesses are developing more and more self-service devices that are eliminating their jobs. They are whining away their jobs.

  • 2/15

    February 15, 2014

    It never ceases to amaze me that the governor and the Legislature can always find ways to funnel money to businesses, but they can never figure out how to give a permanent annual raise to state employees.

  • 2/8

    February 8, 2014

    Income inequality? Or is it inequality in effort in school, in getting training or in taking personal responsibility? A safety net for the truly needy, yes, but effort and personal responsibility are what people use to build a future.

  • 2/1

    February 1, 2014

    Why do we waste money advertising "Come to Florida" in the wintertime? We are the only warm place with beaches on the East Coast. Tourists aren't stupid.

  • 1/25

    January 25, 2014

    The Orlando Sentinel headline "Orlando to condemn church to build new soccer stadium" on Saturday says so much about the city of Orlando and its leadership.

  • 1/18

    January 18, 2014

    The Catholic nuns demanding that the ACA deny birth-control coverage for church employees amounts to demanding the government sanction the church law that enforces their religious doctrine.

  • 1/10

    January 11, 2014

    Democrats in Congress have succeeded at a new approach: They threaten Republicans with sequestration being horrible for the country, when their spending is wrecking the future of this country.

  • 1/4

    January 4, 2014

    Where are Orlando's politicians? Every time I go out, there is another store closing its doors in the city limits. Our mayor is busy getting a soccer stadium — for whom? Is it going to employ all these people?

  • 30-word rant: 12/28

    December 28, 2013

    The medical field is knocking vitamins again. There must be another threat to the multimillion-dollar drug industry. Why take vitamins when we can go broke and die using prescription drugs?

  • 12/21

    December 21, 2013

    President Obama's regime has stifled economic growth and job creation, so he now bemoans income inequality as an excuse to install more growth-killing policies. What a card.

  • 12/14

    December 14, 2013

    Bears are unpredictable and dangerous to humans. I don't care if they were here first. Bears do not belong in our cities or neighborhoods. Human security in these areas is more important than bears roaming wherever they please.

  • 30-Word Rant: Filibuster, insurance, Black Friday

    November 30, 2013

    Incompetence and not being prepared has nothing to do with the color of your skin.

  • 11/24

    November 23, 2013

    To all Republicans, tea partyers and President Obama haters: Stop the blaming. The man did not cause this health-care mess. He's giving affordable health care to everyone.

  • 11/16

    November 16, 2013

    The Affordable Care Act was never about health care. The cornerstone of socialism is gaining control of health care. If you don't believe this, you are uninformed.

  • 11/9

    November 9, 2013

    People walk through crosswalks not looking right or left, especially at shopping centers. The saying "dead right" comes to mind.

  • 11/2

    November 2, 2013

    How to fix Obamacare: No. 1, repeal it; start over, but read the law before you vote it through.

  • 10/26

    October 26, 2013

    If a person is begging on the street, odds are they're pretty desperate. So spare a dime, brother, or a dollar, and you'll both be better for it.

  • 10/19

    October 18, 2013

    The problem with "stand your ground" is that it presumes to know someone's intent before an act occurs — what defines a criminal or a victim before their mutual confrontation?

  • 10/12

    October 12, 2013

    Would it be asking too much to allow the Affordable Care Act to go into effect before we declare it a disaster?

  • 10/5

    October 5, 2013

    Common Core fears: Who cares who controls education as long as Florida's students progress better than they do now to compete globally? Currently, we are failing them.

  • 9/28

    September 28, 2013

    The Republicans are becoming more irrelevant with their calls to defund Obamacare and impeach President Obama. Obama is a historic and popular president.

  • 9/21

    September 21, 2013

    If we want gun reform in the U.S., President Obama should say he is for removing all restrictions we have on guns, and the right-wing would oppose him.

  • 9/14

    September 14, 2013

    How far will Republicans go in their hatred of President Obama? If shutting down the government and snuggling up with Vladimir Putin is their plan, I shall never vote GOP again.

  • 9/7

    September 7, 2013

    There are 535 members of Congress and 330 million of us. The economy and the jobless rate are exactly what they want it to be. If you are as fed up as I am, vote them out.

  • 8/31

    August 31, 2013

    America is being flimflammed by another snake-oil salesman. His name is Barack Obama.

  • 8/25

    August 24, 2013

    It borders on the absurd referring to a wall of inconvenience in The Villages as the Berlin Wall. It also trivializes the fact that those escaping East Germany faced death to seek freedom.

  • 8/17

    August 17, 2013

    We have real murdered victims resulting from the so-called phony scandals. They are real scandals from a phony president. How disgusting for the victims.

  • 8/10

    August 10, 2013

    There are all kinds of reasons given why the oil compaies are raising gasoline prices. One not usually mentioned, however, is because they can.

  • 8/3

    August 3, 2013

    Universal health care for everyone would level the playing field for American companies that must compete against companies in the world market that have had this burden lifted by their governments.

  • 7/27

    July 27, 2013

    If President Obama wants us to focus on the economy instead of his administration's scandals, why did he spend his time at his news conference race-baiting?

  • 7/20

    July 20, 2013

    George Zimmerman will have to live with the same fears Trayvon Martin had in his last minutes on earth, that a stranger is following him.

  • 7/13

    July 13, 2013

    The Republican way has become less regulation for those who contribute to GOP campaigns and more regulation for those who may vote against them in the form of voting restrictions.

  • 7/6

    July 6, 2013

    The Supreme Court has spoken. Let's revise our voting laws downward, to stop all those pesky non-Republicans from voting, as we did at the last election.

  • 6/28

    June 29, 2013

    Syrian summary: giving money we don't have to people who hate us.

  • 6/15

    June 15, 2013

    Electing Republicans to run the government, which they do not believe in, is like electing atheists to run a religion.

  • 5/8

    June 8, 2013

    The rejection of privatizing libraries by Lake County gave us an example of how a democracy should work when 200 citizens showed up and without saying a word helped stop the takeover.

  • 6/1

    June 1, 2013

    We need an Obama channel on television. After hundreds of speeches, he has rallied us with his "Yes We Can" slogan. It's a shame we can't hear them more often. It's thrilling to hear his voice.

  • 5/25

    May 25, 2013

    When I hear immigrants and their supporters protesting in Spanish for immigration reform, it makes me wonder how serious they are about becoming American citizens.

  • 5/18

    May 18, 2013

    President Obama says the Syrian regime is more interested in holding on to power than in the welfare of its people. Funny, I think the same thing about Obama and the Democrats.

  • 5/11

    May 11, 2013

    It is time for Americans to stand up to corruption in Washington. Stand up to the NRA, the corporations and far-right extremists who want to take over the country and the government with its narrow-minded, ignorant ideology.

  • 5/4

    May 4, 2013

    Our elected officials are supposed to follow the desires of their electors. Why is it when more than 80 percent of the people want stricter gun control, Republicans refuse to enact it?

  • 4/27

    April 27, 2013

    An energy company announces on its return envelope, "Coming soon: a new company name." That means more stockholders in our wallets. Wonder what that will cost us?

  • 4/20

    April 20, 2013

    House Republicans still see nothing wrong with this idea: Taxpayers paying for nuclear plants that will never be built — for large corporations that make big profits.

  • 4/13

    April 13, 2013

    Gov. Rick Scott finally embraced Obamacare. Perhaps he took a class from Chris Christie on how to work with President Obama to get things done for his citizens.

  • 5/6

    April 6, 2013

    The president is giving back 5 percent of his salary, but that's not enough. Based on his poor job performance, he should give it all back.

  • 3/30

    March 30, 2013

    The Supreme Court must decide whether the Bible trumps our Constitution, as Speaker Boehner believes on homosexuality, or do we follow the principles in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.

  • 3/23

    March 23, 2013

    It seems the mainstream media are finding out about the president's flaws only after he is securely re-elected.

  • 3/16

    March 16, 2013

    President Obama is wailing about the sequester spending cuts, which he originated, because his tax, regulation and spending policies are prolonging the recession. Obama is creating a new recession scapegoat.

  • 3/9

    March 9, 2013

    The IRS is inundated with ID theft and tax fraud. Its response is we're going to do something about it. Why wait?

  • 3/2

    March 2, 2013

    Because of its divisive rhetoric and extreme political agenda, the Chamber of Commerce has in recent years eroded much of its former respectability and its credibility.

  • 2/23

    February 23, 2013

    I owe my parents an apology for my behavior as a teenager. I now know how it feels be on the receiving end of sullen, snotty and otherwise disrespectful attitudes. My parents deserved better.

  • 2/16

    February 15, 2013

    Sen. Marco Rubio is the new savior of the Republican Party. In his response to the State of the Union speech, his redeeming ability showed that he can talk on water.

  • 2/2

    February 2, 2013

    Paul Ryan is described as "wonkish." I can't find it in my dictionary, so in context I'll assume it means narrow-minded and stubborn.

  • 1/26

    January 26, 2013

    With all the near-record cold and snow in many parts of the country, we haven't heard a thing about global warming lately. Must be a warm-weather sport.

  • 1/19

    January 19, 2013

    Try to convince the millions who came into the job market since the Bush tax cuts that extra money coming out of their checks is not a raise in taxes.

  • 1/12

    January 12, 2013

    The "stand your ground" law is flawed, as it is based on perception. If I feel threatened by someone, I can shoot him. The best laws are based on people's actions.

  • 1/5

    January 5, 2013

    President Obama is like a vampire with his enormous hunger for more and more taxes from the producers. He's sucking the life blood out of America.

  • 12/29

    December 29, 2012

    If the fiscal cliff occurs because Republicans refuse to end the Bush-era tax cuts for those earning $400,000 or more annually, they'll have a harder time denying that they're the party for the rich.

  • 12/22

    December 22, 2012

    Elementary school attacks occurred in China and the U.S. In China, the weapon was a knife, zero dead. In the U.S., the weapon was an assault rifle, 28 dead.

  • 12/15/12

    December 15, 2012

    President Obama and Congress have had a long time to avoid the fiscal cliff. In the rush to get away for the holidays, last-minute politics will lead to a rotten deal for everyone. Their actions are irresponsible.

  • 12/8

    December 8, 2012

    History proves socialism doesn't work. It's time to stop calling Obama a Democrat and start calling him what he really is — a socialist. His fair-share policies will be the ruin of America.

  • 12/1

    December 1, 2012

    Alert me please when our Campaigner-in-Chief President or Harry Reid and the Senate make public specific spending cuts to be made in 2013 to rein in the $16 trillion debt. Tax increases alone won't do it.

  • 11/24

    November 24, 2012

    Two ways to stimulate the economy: Give government our tax dollars to spend its way — on bridges, unions, Solyndra — or let us keep those tax dollars and spend them the way we want. Did the first work?

  • 11/17

    November 17, 2012

    Why are American citizens being charged to view Atlantis and the other space equipment at Cape Canaveral when our taxes paid for that stuff to be built? That's unfair.

  • 11/10

    November 10, 2012

    Complain about the rich, but try and remember the last time a poor man gave you a job.

  • 11/3

    November 3, 2012

    Misery loves company. No wonder Europeans like President Obama and his failed economic policies.

  • 10/27

    October 27, 2012

    For those true believers in the GOP philosophy of individual responsibility: If you are not better off now than you were four years ago, isn't that your fault?

  • 10/20

    October 20, 2012

    President Obama almost made it. In just a few short months, he would have completed four years without accepting any responsibility for negative events. And then came Benghazi.

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