Monday, May 28, 2018
Letters To The Editor

Letters: I do not feel your (seaplane) pain

Re: Boys, toys and a lot of noise (tbt*, March 31)

Did you guys really need to waste two pages of precious newsprint on this garbage? A bunch of rich, self-centered whiners and their ridiculous problems? "Your seaplane's too loud, I can't hear my landscapers!" "Your boat is causing a wake that's ruining my shoreline!" "Hoi polloi, your plane is so low its rattling the ice in my drink"!

I'm sure this is what the majority of your readers sitting at their desks want to read about. Most of us are dealing with real problems like how are we going to put food on the table with the salaries we make from jerks like these.

I'm sure you have rich readers too, but print a separate paper just for them. And charge them for it! I'm sure you can deliver it to their private gated communities via valet sky drone. Just make sure it's not too loud.

Peter Malinchock, Temple Terrace

More guns, less crime

Re: Trigger happy (tbt* cover story March 31)

I find the continual anti-gun hysteria both hilarious and sad. The same warnings of doom accompanied Florida's passage of "shall-issue" concealed carry permit law in 1987. All that has happened since is a decrease in crime rates. This has been reflected around the country. As other states have increased their gun possession, carry, and self-defense rights, crime has decreased.

To continue to publish statements that paint these laws as bad is inaccurate and irresponsible. It would be nice to see the public informed of the truth about the impact of these laws.

In addition, since five states have "constitutional carry" (no permit required), Georgia is certainly not the most "extreme" (if by "extreme" we mean "constitutional"). I hope Florida will soon move to this as well.

Steve Easterling, Lutz

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Monday’s letters: NFL finally listens to its fans

NFL moves to endanthem protests | May 24NFL’s action comes too lateThe NFL owners are, after two years, finally growing some courage.Before these kneel-downs became the elephant in the room, team owners could have taken action to minimize the imp...
Published: 05/24/18
Updated: 05/25/18

Sunday’s letters: As Jews, we should not be afraid to criticize Israel

Published: 05/24/18
Updated: 05/25/18

Saturday’s letters: Bayshore fatalities didn’t have to happen

After two fatalities, speed limits cut | May 25Cameras needed on BayshoreOnce again, two pedestrians have died as the result of careless drivers who were speeding. Once again, the Times and other media outlets are filled with opinions about the c...
Published: 05/23/18
Updated: 05/25/18

Friday's letters: Thanks to jurors for fulfilling civic duty

May is Juror Appreciation Month Thanks, jurors, for your service Trial by a jury of one’s peers is among the bedrock guarantees that make our representative democracy exceptional. Without it, the courtroom fates of defendants and civil litiga...
Published: 05/23/18
Updated: 05/25/18

Thursday’s letters: Heated chemotherapy won’t treat most ovarian cancers

Heated chemotherapy has promising results | May 16Cancer treatment not a cure-all While we were pleased to see the story about ovarian cancer treatment, we are concerned that the article could mislead many patients. The treatment described has be...
Published: 05/22/18
Updated: 05/24/18

Wednesday’s letters: A princess gives us a lesson to live by

Royal treatment | May 21Princess offers advice for us allThe radiant and joyful Princess Anna Noela Lokolo of the Democratic Republic of Congo, recent Eckerd College graduate, has given us a huge gift in her parting words. "If people have a negat...
Published: 05/21/18
Updated: 05/23/18

Hernando Letters to the Editor for May 25

Re: Central High School bomb threat suspect to be tried as adult | May 4Angry mob rhetoric not helpfulWe have observed the public discourse surrounding the case of Mizella Robinson with increasing unease. A sampling of the more common sentiment...
Published: 05/21/18
Updated: 05/22/18

Pasco Letters to the Editor for May 25

Re: Proposed TECO Solar Plant Opposed to the TECO solar plantAs a 21-year resident and property owner, I am writing in opposition to the proposed Tampa Electric Company solar plant in rural northeast Pasco County.The solar plant will be .2 miles from...
Published: 05/21/18
Updated: 05/22/18

Tuesday’s letters: If you don’t like the Electoral College, then amend the Constitution

The popular vote | May 20, letterIf you don’t like it, amend ConstitutionA recent letter supports the idea that a state should be able to change its Electoral College vote to match that of the national popular vote winner as opposed to the result...
Published: 05/21/18
Updated: 05/22/18

Monday’s letters: Focusing on the mental state of shooters misses the point

Texas high school shooting | May 18Criminals, angry people kill peopleSchool shootings are a distinctly American phenomenon. But shootings by people with serious mental illness represent less than 1 percent of all yearly gun-related homicides in ...
Published: 05/19/18
Updated: 05/21/18