Sunday, September 23, 2018
Letters To The Editor

Letters to the Editor: Stabins proud to be a radical Republican

Stabins proud to be radical

Commissioner John Allocco says I'm a radical Republican because I, as a county commissioner, stood up for the tens of thousands of Hernando County homeowners against the powerful good old boy big business elite which continues to desire to suck every last cent out of this county by amending the comprehensive future land use plan to lay more blacktop and construct more subsidized apartment buildings.

In the late 19th century, radical Republicans ran the county, state and dominated the Congress for a while until the defeated Confederates formed the Ku Klux Klan and used terror to regain control. I am proud to be called a radical Republican in defense of reasonable growth today.

The late Len Tria called me a maverick Republican for working with Democrats like Chris Kingsley and Diane Rowden to try to slow the uncontrolled suburban sprawl along our Nature Coast. Republican President Teddy Roosevelt was a maverick in his time, fighting for working men and women and to preserve great national treasures like the Florida Everglades. Senate Republican leader Everett Dirksen worked with Lyndon B. Johnson on civil rights and for the common good a half century ago. I am proud to be called a maverick Republican for standing up against Brooksville's old guard on many occasions.

History tends to come at us in waves, and some day this leaderless wave of mindless Republican sell-outs on today's County Commission will be swept back out into the sea of political ignominy.

Jeff Stabins, Spring Hill

Who can sell at Blueberry Fest?

I would like to see a list of Hernando blueberry growers who were allowed to sell their produce in Brooksville during the "community" festival.

Andy Bendheim, Masaryktown


Saturday’s letters: We need stats that reflect our lives

We’re measuring the economy all wrong | Column, Sept. 18We need stats that reflect our livesMajor news outlets have uniformly declared the U.S. economy to be sizzling, on fire. This column was correct in wanting us to take a second, hard l...
Published: 09/21/18

Monday’s letters: Dr. Robert Judson made great contributions to Pasco-Hernando State College

A pioneer in Pasco-Hernando education | Sept. 19Robert Judson pushed education forwardI had the pleasure of working with the late Dr. Robert Judson, the former president of what is now known as Pasco-Hernando State College, for many years. During...
Published: 09/21/18

Sunday’s letters: Inequality hurts democracy

We’re measuring the economy all wrong | Column, Sept. 18Democracy needs equalityEconomic inequality and the concentration of wealth have achieved levels beyond the comprehension of most American wage earners today. Income inequality has ri...
Published: 09/21/18

Friday’s letters: Florida’s workers aren’t reaping benefits of a booming economy

Scott didn’t put them to work | Sept. 16Florida workers not reaping the benefitsFlorida has just surpassed a GDP of $1 trillion. However, workers in Florida are not reaping the rewards. A new report released by anti-poverty organization Ox...
Published: 09/21/18

Thursday’s letters: For the sake of all involved, don’t rush the Kavanaugh vote

Delay Senate vote on Kavanaugh | Editorial, Sept. 18Don’t rush something that will last a lifetimeThe Senate Judiciary Committee finds itself in a sticky wicket. The committee should take a slow measured course of action. Trying to rush th...
Published: 09/19/18
Updated: 09/20/18

Wednesday’s letters: How home rule can help fight Red Tide

Red Tide on march | Sept. 18How home rule can help fight Red TideAt the end of 2005, as Red Tide ravaged the beaches and intracoastal waterways of Southwest Florida, volunteers from the Suncoast Sierra Club formed a coastal task force to begin de...
Published: 09/18/18
Updated: 09/19/18

Tuesday’s letters: Honor Flight restored my faith in America

Dogs are the best | Letter, Sept. 15Honor Flight restored my faith in AmericaJust as I was about to give up on our country due to divisiveness and and the divisions among its people and politicians, my pride was restored. As a member of the recen...
Published: 09/17/18
Updated: 09/19/18

Editorial cartoons for Sept. 18

From Times wires
Published: 09/17/18

Monday’s letters: Are we paying for the wrong kind of military today?

$1 trillion here and there | Letter, Sept. 16Are we buying the right defense?I am weary of politicians of all persuasions handing our military a blank check — in particular the conservatives who rail against budget deficits and want to cut discre...
Published: 09/14/18

Sunday’s letters: Many laws increase our liberty

‘General welfare’ includeshealth | Letter, Sept.15Someone will pay for itMany politicians are making Medicare for All the cornerstone of their campaign. Many think tanks even say the government will save money, but they neglect to say how.Medicar...
Published: 09/12/18
Updated: 09/14/18