Letters to the Editor for July 6, 2013

Published: Saturday, July 6, 2013 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at 9:39 p.m.

Stay out

A famous philosopher once said, “We learn from history that we learn nothing from history.”

And so those who learned nothing from the colossal blunder of the Iraq war are now urging us to intervene in the civil war in Syria.

Let us do something smart: stay out of Syria

Samuel I. Greenberg,


Who cares?

In a few months, the biomass plant will come online. It will mulch up all the wood and trees it can get its claws on.

So what? Who cares?

Soon Nathan Collier will buy part of Loblolly Woods. It will set a precedent so other protected areas can be bought and developed with the trees going to the hungry biomass plant.

So what? Who cares?

Rhoda Golub,


Trash journalism

What was your staff writer Robbie Andreu thinking when he chose to publically humiliate five young men (article, July 1) who tried out for the Gators but didn’t become football “stars?” And why did your staff permit such a personally humiliating piece to be published?

This is trash journalism that one would expect from the tabloids, but not from a well-respected daily newspaper in a college town!

You have taken your journalism to a new low with this insensitive piece of trashy writing.

William Smith,

High Springs

Hypocrisy stinks

Whom among us has never said an ugly word in jest or with hurtful intent to or about another based on religion, skin tint, race, ethnicity, accent, income level, IQ, education or something else?

Beginning with the Food Network, Sears and members of the media, and ending with most of the rest of us, by now we should have been deafened by the shimmery, tinkling sound of all our broken glass houses. Hypocrisy stinks.

Rhoda Atchison,


Off the rolls

As reported in The Sun, 60 percent of property in Gainesville is off the tax rolls. Therefore a big thumbs up to the 40 percent of you paying taxes. The city doesn’t look that bad, considering. And to the City Commission for being able to pull this over on the property owners, another big thumbs up.

As former City Commissioner Rodney Long said, we must be doing something right, they keep re-electing us.

Sonny Griffeth,


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