Why is 'Tampa' in airport's name?
After living in Hernando County for more than 26 years nothing surprises me anymore or so I thought. I thought that the County Commission and Matt McHugh were in the business of selling Hernando County and Brooksville in particular to outside businesses that might want to relocate or maybe start up here.
I fail to see the necessity to lie about the location or our airport and industrial center by adding "Tampa'' to the name. To my knowledge, neither Brooksville nor Hernando County are a part of Tampa and Tampa is not a part of Hernando County or Brooksville. I think a much more truthful name would be something more along the lines of Brooksville-Hernando Regional Airport and Industrial Center. If deemed necessary and appropriate, the word "Florida'' could be inserted between Hernando and regional.
James R. King, Brooksville
Sager's adultery raises questions
In 2010, Jason Sager burst onto the local scene after he formed a nonprofit group dedicated to the traditional values of the Founding Fathers. So, he believes in the traditional values of the Founding Fathers. Just how many of these were adulterers?
He asks us, the voters, to trust him by electing him to office. Did he ask his wife to trust him? Did he promise to be faithful just to her?
He says he committed no crime. True enough, at least not against the people of the state of Florida. But what of his marriage? Can we really trust this guy, or is he just another super-ego looking for a job and the pay check who will say or do anything to get elected?
John Stansbury, Brooksville
County's political climate appalling
I am appalled by the political news. What has become of Hernando County? Everyday another candidate is slamming their opponent.
Why can't everyone just run on their issues and what they intend to do if elected?
I hope the father who exposed his wife's infidelity with Jason Sager realizes what he has done to his children. Maybe not today, but down the road it will come back and hurt his children.
I sure hope that the politics in Hernando County gets back on track, and real soon, too.
Annette Shanley, Weeki Wachee
GOP's conduct an embarrassment
I came to this county over 15 years ago as a registered Republican. Since then I confess to be disappointed in the party's conduct, especially in Tallahassee.
By the way, that dipsy-doodle that got Richard Nugent on the ballot in 2010 would make a New York ward boss blush.
One department that did not disappoint is the county elections office. Through the turmoil of the last few elections, particularly in 2000, our county office came out with no problem while the rest of the state became a laughing stock and an embarrassment.
James B. Sullivan, Spring Hill
Poker groups are not the problem
The Oct. 26 front page on the for-fun poker bust is typical of how screwed up our officials are when they do something as outrageous as this and turn the other eye on the non-regulated Internet cafes popping up all over.
A group of us here in Hernando run a Texas hold 'em tournament once a week with just about 15 people and the pot is shared among the three last players in the game. We are waiting for some law enforcement to bust our small group one of these days as we know this would be a feather in the cap of some county officials.
Let's wake up and regulate and tax these Internet sweepstakes cafes.
Richard Rafalko, Spring Hill