The mythological Democrat
Uncle Joe, here’s the deal | Perspective, Sept. 24
I get so tired of the media narrative that voters are “dissatisfied” with President Joe Biden. I mean, really! To be fair, though, maybe I’m dissatisfied, too. I would much rather have that 55-year-old Democrat running. The one with the 20-year record of successfully guiding important legislation through Congress by cooperating with reasonable people on both sides of the aisle, and a couple of terms of serious executive experience running a huge organization, like the federal government. You know, the one who looks great on TV, never flubs an answer or trips over a word. The one with the 180 IQ who’s so friendly and personable that even teetotalers want to have a beer with him. I forget his name, though. Can anybody help me out here? Otherwise, I’m ridin’ with Biden.
Gregg Niemi, Tampa
We’re No. 1!
Wake up and beat the bans. Read on. | Column, Sept. 24
Congratulations, Florida! We are No. 1 in the nation for banning books, where 600 complaints can be traced to two people from the group Moms for Liberty. Columnist Stephanie Hayes uses a granola bar analogy to energize folks to galvanize action in school boards, write letters, attend government meetings to push back bans and even start a banned book drive. Her clever sarcasm challenges the “well-fed and well-read to refuse to normalize this backslide into insidious thought suppression.” I hope our children in the state have parents who are hungry for their children to learn and to read, and that they “chew” on their ability to stop this book banning with pushback and action.
Jackie Kanner, St. Petersburg
Park Maitland School denies Chinese ties | Sept. 24
Here’s a good option for Park Maitland families who lost their vouchers: Home-school your kids. At least then you can get a trampoline and a Playstation.
Michael Zaccardi, Palm Harbor
Time to punt
College football reflects America as it really is | Column, Sept. 25
If this is what columnist Diane Roberts sees when she watches college football, I truly feel sad for her. She probably shouldn’t watch college football.
Joe Varner, Tampa
Fix immigration now
How migrant law may slow Idalia recovery | Sept. 24
Just when will our Congress revamp the immigration system to actually control our borders and create a lasting system of immigration to meet the needs of our country for decades to come? I am sick of the political finger-pointing and absolute lack of congressional action.
E. Seward, Odessa