Letters to the Editor for April 13, 2013

Published: Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 10:58 p.m.

Civil disgust

To vote or not to vote? That is the question. Especially when the choice is between two drunken drivers.

But voting is too precious a right. By all means let's vote, even when the choices stink.

I propose an act of civil disgust. Let's go to the polls wearing a surgical mask, a clothespin on our noses or a pig nose; something to express our disgust with the actions of our two choices.

Then vote your conscience.

Antonio C. Gil,


Surely you jest

The city of Gainesville is financing the new downtown Friday night Jest Fest! with a $21,000 grant.

The American Heritage Dictionary defines jest as: “a playful or amusing act; a prank.”

Perhaps on one Friday evening, they could assemble the mayor, the City Commission and a representative from GRU to discuss the biomass mess.

Certainly they will jest!

Paul Misleh,


Buy breathalyzers

Every law enforcement officer should have a breathalyzer tool in their car. The price is $6,000 each. No law enforcement vehicle should be without one. Every time a person gets a DUI, it should be mandatory that they purchase one.

Jane Greene,


Could be a disaster

A former Auburn player's allegation that Will Muschamp gave him $400 in 2007 while Muschamp was Auburn's defensive coordinator is huge.

The Gator Nation and Jeremy Foley need to demand an immediate and conclusive resolution of this issue.

If allowed to fester, our 2013-14 football season could be a disaster.

Ed Burns,


Not all Obama's fault

In response to Ken Krug's April 4 letter, “Foreign giveaways,” it is sad that he only blames the president.

While I agree aid should be cut before any cuts to a U.S. citizen, it's not only the president's fault. The same members of Congress who voted against aid for the Sandy victims are the first ones to raise their hands and vote for more and more aid for Israel. I'm not against helping out friendly countries, but we need to help ours first. If it's raining outside, it's not always Obama's fault.

Jim Nogar,


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