DeWitt column leans too far left
After all these years, I'm kind of used to Dan DeWitt's far-left columns crying about some nonsensical story ranging from mermaid shows being tacky to Timber Pines people being snobs.
Now he has a story about the YMCA and, as most liberals like to do, focuses on race. I've been a member of the Y for years and it is a wonderful place for all people to meet and there is respect for everyone from one another. The real hint of his extreme liberalism (as if you needed a hint) is he even had to get a jab in about Fox News being on the TV at the Y.
There are about 10 televisions there with all different channels. By the way, how about doing a column on Solyndra, the ''fast and furious'' gun-running sting or the GSA, which oversees wasteful spending and just had a party for their employees at a cost of $820,000 of taxpayer money in Las Vegas. Perhaps if you only watch MSNBC you've never heard of these stories.
Gene Huber, Spring Hill
Kindness earns car guy's thanks
It has been close to four weeks since I got the shock of my life finding my 1942 Chevrolet truck destroyed by vandals. It broke my heart to see 10 years of work gone.
While I got a first-hand look at what bad people can do just to please themselves, I also got a first-hand look at the many kindhearted people who have offered me all kinds of help to rebuild my truck. There is a multitude of car guys out there and each one has a special talent to add to a rebuilding project. I want to thank everyone who offered help and moral support. Your kindness is overwhelming. I must thank the Hernando County Sheriff's Office.
Once the commotion died down, I started to think long and hard about starting this project all over again. Am I really up to doing this again? I said at the time that maybe something good will come out of this. Well, as it turns out, I have been given the opportunity of a lifetime to have my truck fully restored by some very special car guys — Harold Clayton and his shop foreman Brian from C & C Rod Shop in Port Richey. It will be done in two months, a far cry from the 10 years I already spent.
The truck will be unveiled at a car show to be determined. I am under strict instructions that I cannot see it until it is revealed. All I know is it's not going to be the same color. This is going to be the longest two months.
On a final note, there was money collected at the Car Show at Hardee's to help with the restoration.
I have no idea who donated what. As it turns out, my insurance will cover the restoration. I would like to donate this money to the Hernando County Sheriff's Office Fallen Deputies Memorial on behalf of the Spring Hill Drifters Classic Car Club and all other car enthusiasts from other local car clubs.
Maurice Paradise, Spring Hill