HYL game brings rude folks to park
I am a Hernando County resident and live near the Delta Woods Park. Along with my family, I have used the park and currently use the walking trails in the morning. I and the people I see each morning are respectful and courteous to all and to the park.
What I observed recently with the insane circus of the Hernando Youth League was enough to make you sick. People parked where they wished and did not respect the businesses around the area or other people's driveways. Then when I was approaching the walking trail, I was told, in a demanding voice, to pay $ 3. I was walking in the park, not taking part in their activities.
The parents and others present to observe the players were parked on the trail. There were lawn chairs, large-sized coolers and coaches who did not move when asked. Young people of all ages ran around the trail, grass and courtyard with no supervision. One could not walk the trail without being disturbed by kids, coolers, chairs or rude people.
To top it all off, one person brought in a small dog who left its mess in the park. Of course, the owner did not clean up the mess and continued to walk the dog throughout the park. The observers were rude, crude and lacked respect — nice image and role models for the youth. If you approached anyone, you were told that they pay for the park and will do as they please.
If they act like this in their own home front, one can only imagine what they show to others outside the county.
Debra Jordan, Spring Hill
Scott buys way to nomination
We just elected a Republican gubernatorial nominee, Rick Scott, who depicted Bill McCollum as the bad guy and the big evil career politician.
The way Scott and his slick, corporate campaign staffers portrayed McCollum was 180 degrees in opposition of the Bill that grew up in Brooksville. This is not the Bill McCollum that his classmates and so many others know. He is a friend and a man with ethics and morals who truly cares about Florida.
We get the government we deserve by virtue of our collective consciousness. I find it a very sad time in history when someone who headed a company involved in Medicare fraud can buy a nomination and even attempt to buy the title of governor.
It appears that I am going to vote for Alex Sink in the election and many Republicans that I speak to are saying the same thing. I do hope that Republicans see through this candidate and vote across party lines, or should it be party lies?
Trisha Springstead, Brooksville