Letters to the editor, Aug. 24
Hernando TodayFox News must fight
Published: August 24, 2012
Published: August 24, 2012
I never thought Fox News would back away from a political fight, especially with the empty-suits comprising the network news anchors!
What's the problem?
The fight concerns their dictum insisting on liberal moderators for the three presidential and one vice presidential debates; excluding Fox as one would expect.
However, that's not the fight to which I'm referring. Reports say that major focus will be on foreign relations which the Democrats don't even discuss these days. To the best of my recollection the few national columnists who support the Romney-Ryan ticket like Fox News have not kicked butt. Neither has the Republican driven print media throughout the Tampa Bay area.
Since Brett Baier and Megyn Kelly have already moderated in 2008 my suggestions for a presidential and vice presidential debate are Neil Cavuto and Shannon Bream. The bottom line is please go after these wackos as only you can.
Make an effort
I would like to differ with "Absentee the way to go" in Hernando Today's letters to the editor for Aug. 22. Personally, I like going to the polling place to vote and to stand in line with my neighbors and fellow citizens. It imparts a sense of community that cannot be gotten from one's mailbox.
We all get sample ballots in advance of Election Day, giving plenty of time to do research on both candidates and questions. This ability is not limited to absentee voters. Nor have I had trouble finding a parking space and the law prohibits the placement of campaign signs close to the polling place so I've never had to walk through an "obstacle course" to get to the door.
Every time we make voting easier we also make people less appreciative of the process and what it represents. Personally, I think that if you're able but not willing to put yourself out even a little to exercise your right to vote, then maybe you shouldn't bother at all.
John S.V. Weiss
Mr. Nash, I throughly enjoyed your article in the Life & Leisure section in Hernando Today on Aug. 19. You published an article several years ago about Banning Mills and I thought it would be an exciting experience.
We were up in Georgia two years ago, and I took you article with us and we searched for Banning Mills. We stopped and checked it out and my husband and I decided to try the zip line.
It was my husbands 90th birthday and we asked if there was an age limit and they said no. So in 2010 we both went zip lining. They said at that time he was the oldest person to try it.
We both did the extended zip line and it was the most exiting thing we have ever done. I wouldn't trade the experience for anything. Your article on Sunday brought back memories. My husband is now 92 and he would love to do it again but his balance and eyes are not too good. Thank you for a wonderful experience.
Nancy and Paul Rettig