Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

T-YOU; Rants & Raves Gift 'Speaks Mightily' of State's Lawmakers

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

T-YOU; Rants & Raves Gift 'Speaks Mightily' of State's Lawmakers

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I was flabbergasted to read that the Florida House members had given a $13,000 car as a gift to outgoing House Speaker Allen Bense.

Although these public servants can spend their money on gifts for whomever they please, such a gift appears ostentatious and excessive, and speaks mightily about the folks who represent the citizens of Florida. Thank heavens for term limits.

SUPPORT OUR ANTHEM

I really appreciate [President] Bush taking a stand against the Hispanics.

This is positive. I really appreciate Bush taking a stand against the Hispanics changing the lyrics on the national anthem.

SPEAK, SING IN ENGLISH

Enough is enough. This is the United States. This is our country, we're giving it away. I think that when we start saying that they want the national anthem in Spanish, I think this is a bit much. This is our country, you want to live here, you want our recommendations, you want all the facilities that we have, we are giving you more than you deserve and I think that you should respect our language and you should speak American if you're going to live here. If you don't want to live here, go back to your country and speak your mind there and see what happens to you.

START HELPING AT HOME

I can't believe that University of North Florida students are going to Ecuador to go ahead and rebuild and redo houses for people that do not belong to us. We have people here that are in desperate need of help, and they are going to a foreign country. This is getting to be ridiculous. Come on now, give me a break.

THANKS FOR THE KINDNESS

My daughter attended the Clay High Junior/Senior prom at Radisson Riverwalk April 22. A group of her friends loaded into the limo, but stopped first at the Fleming Island LongHorn Steakhouse. As they were leaving, the gentleman at the table behind them insisted on picking up the tab from their table (there were six-plus students). …

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