Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Rants & Raves

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Rants & Raves

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THANKS FOR SAVING THE TURTLES - TWICE

Twice this past summer I witnessed men rescuing turtles from roads east of JTB: The first time was in the late afternoon between Hodges and Beach boulevards and the second occasion was in the morning between Kernan and Beach boulevards. Thank you to these kind souls.

ADVANCE NOTICE NEEDED FROM AT&T

Where is AT&Ts community concern? Workers are in my subdivision off Kernan Boulevard digging huge holes in about half the front yards.

My complaint is that they didn't give us any advance notice, just came in and started digging. I spent over $1,000 two weeks ago having my front yard re-designed and landscaped ... now it's a mess. If they had only given notice.

CHECKS AND BALANCES ARE NECESSARY

All the monies we are finding out that the government wastes by not doing checks and balances with refunds to illegals who claim 10 children on their tax return, which by the way is done on a "special" number given to them by the government. These children live in Mexico and elsewhere but are claimed on our tax rolls. These people receive thousands of dollars in "refunds." We could pay half of the national debt with this waste. Time the federal government and their employees start doing the job we hired them to do.

MORE INFO NEEDED ON OBAMA'S POLICIES

So, Tonyaa Weathersbee writes about the sad economic state of Florida. Of course, there is not one word about how policies of the Obama administration have impacted our state. Her columns are so predictable and mundane, one only need read the first paragraph each week and know exactly where her topic will head. It's always the same. A repeat theme is oddly at odds with itself: it's either that there are no jobs for so many people whose children are struggling in school, or that these same people work more than one job and so have no time for their children. There is always a victim.

WHAT'S NEXT FROM UNPREDICTABLE GOP?

So all of a sudden Republicans hate foreign conflicts and are in love with Vladimir Putin? …

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