Letters to the Editor for May 30, 2013
Published: Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 10:25 p.m.
In his May 26 column, Nathan Crabbe forgot to mention that Angel Diaz was convicted of murder and also had a prior conviction for second-degree murder in Puerto Rico.
Maybe Crabbe should also investigate the victim's families and suffering they went through. But I have a better idea: How about Crabbe go sit through a botched abortion or any abortion, especially after former abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell's recent conviction.
Diaz lived a life in which he made bad choices. Gosnell's victims had no choice and they are not even considered human. Their execution probably does not matter in Crabbe's liberal mind. Yet these innocent human beings are aborted as a form of birth control.
Do your research on the trial of Dr. Gosnell, then write your findings from your sacred office.
Steven L. McAninch,
With nothing else to do, I recently went to the mall with my wife. As my wife proceeded to do her best to lower our bank account, I chose one of the mall's oversized chairs for my usual people watching.
As I watched the younger generation, several questions came to mind. Do they make baseball caps with the bill on the front anymore? When did they only start making extra-large pants? With extra-large pants hanging low, when did they stop making belts? What schools allow kids to attend with all types of needles (piercings) going through one's body? Same goes for tattoos.
What do their parents do to be able to afford these kids' $500 sneakers? Did they buy those pants with holes in them or are they just old? Did the parents actually see them leave the house or do they change afterwards? And finally, when did parents stop parenting?
There was a time when I drove down Main Street and did business with the local businesses, and then they narrowed it. I wonder if the minds who narrowed the street did feasibility studies to determine the long-term effect it would have on local businesses.
Did they consider the demographics of the populace and lack of expendable income of the walking customer? Have they noticed the vacant spaces along Main Street?
Now those minds are at it again with the idea of narrowing Eighth Avenue, without a real feasibility study on how it will affect downtown businesses. With the resources we have on the west side of Gainesville and Alachua County, there will soon be no reason for me to take my business downtown if I have to fight traffic to get there, pay to park or ride the bus.
So narrow every street; I'll just take my business elsewhere.
Waste of time
I still think the Benghazi investigation is a waste of time. I'm sure the whistleblowers are hand-picked by the administration and well-coached in what they should say. To take it a step further it would not be surprising if the ones asking questions were told what questions they could ask. This may sound bad but that bunch in Washington hasn't given me much reason to trust them.
I found hiding on my bookshelf a book titled “Silent Coup” written by Len Colodny and Robert Gettelin. The book describes the events surrounding the resignation of President Richard Nixon. It was published in 1991 and after the publication of multiple books by individuals close to the Watergate affair. I recommend the book to anyone interested in the current Benghazi affair. The frame is different but the picture is remarkably similar.
Edward M. Copeland III,