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Rants & raves
Rating: 2.9 / 5 (31 votes)  
Posted: 2013 Aug 09 - 06:14

Thanks for sidewalks

I am a transplant from Tennessee and I am thrilled to find a community that has multiple sidewalks and cyclists. However, they ride in the middle of the lane. Someday they are going to be a hood ornament. Please stay on the sidewalks for everyone's well being.

How clean is that shopping cart?

I do not know of grocery stores that disinfect shopping carts, but I do see shoppers putting fresh produce in the front part where the baby-sits in his diaper. Tell me that is clean. With widespread illness in many states, I think it is time to bag it.

I do not like it, tourists

Thank you, but no I do not want to be in the middle of your bocce ball game. I do not want to hear your music blasting in my little part of paradise. I don't want to pick up your mess, garbage after you leave and your dirty diapers that you left in the parking lot. While you are visiting us, why don't you pretend you are at home and all your neighbors are watching you and maybe you will change the way you act when you are in my little part of paradise.

Breaking code rules in South Daytona

What happened to the no cars, trucks, boats and trailers in the front yard? Also, trash cans put out before day of pick up. Sprinklers run any day of the week -- so much for code rules.

Why not say I am an American

Why do people today state they are one half one nationality and one half American. I always thought those who came here from other counties or those who were born here in the U.S.A. after their parents were nationalized consider themselves to be American. Not another country and also American, whether Japanese, German, African or any other nationality, once they are here or once their parents or their grandparents came here, passed the Statue of Liberty and became Americans that is what they should call themselves -- good old Americans. Don't dilute our country. If you so miss your original country go back to it and use your original country as your 100 percent place of citizenship.

God Bless America.

In response to: 'Yesterday's women'

After I composed myself from reading "Yesterday's women," when this obviously older than dirt gentleman decided his women should be anorexic alcoholics who stayed on in nightclubs sipping cocktails, I just wanted to tell him this happens to be the 21st Century. This is not the '40s or '50s. Change is inevitable and whether you like it or not, change is going to happen. Enjoy the day.

In response to: 'Yesterday's women'

Thank you to the reader who wrote about yesterday and today's women. You are correct. Women are not dressing properly in public establishments or anywhere and either are men.

However, I am responding because my mom, now 83, living in Connecticut, will not leave her home without wearing a dress or skirt with a nice blouse and jacket. In 1978, arriving home from school one day, she surprised me with Boston Red Sox tickets. My dad had the car started and she was all dressed up in a gray skirt, blouse and blue jacket. I'll never forget it. Being a junior in high school, I mentioned to her how embarrassing she would be going to Fenway Park like that. Her response was, "This is how we used to go to games and this is what I am wearing."

In college, she surprised me again with New England Patriots tickets to Schafer Stadium that included a bus trip for her and I. She wore her gray skirt, nice blouse and blue jacket. I never said a word. We had fun. In 1989, I flew home to Connecticut and, yes, she had three tickets to Fenway Park for my parents and me. She wore a skirt, blouse and jacket.

Dan told the truth

I am writing about July 26 Landlines. I know Dan Smith will get a lot of flack on what he wrote, but he told the truth. People need to realize it's our black community that is keeping racism alive.

Thanks for the service

I would love to rave about the great employees at the Dunkin' Donuts in Edgewater. They are always very polite and very quick. They make me feel so special because they know my drink the minute I walk in the door -- large ice tea, half and half with two lemons. They all need a special pat on the back for such great service.

Why no call?

Why didn't Trayvon (Martin) call the police?

Off the mark, Dan

I think Dan Smith's column about the Zimmerman case was way off the mark. I'm sure everyone will agree the tragic and senseless killing of a baby in Georgia by two thugs was horrific, but what does that have to do with Trayvon Martin?

You can use all the fancy words you want and try to justify the murder, but the truth is Zimmerman stalked Trayvon and instigated the trouble. Anybody would fight back if they're attacked or confronted by a stranger.

I am a white senior citizen, and I am disgusted by the racial hatred that still exists today. It's like going back more than 50 years to 1960s Mississippi. I'm sure your "opinion" of this case would be completely different if your unarmed child or grandchild was the victim and they were killed because they wore a hoodie and were walking in the rain with a soft drink and candy. It's really a sad commentary on how little things have changed.

Dan, you rock

Dan Smith you rock. You hit it right on the head with that article you wrote. I hope a lot of people have read it. Thank you for doing it.

So, notorious

I want to applaud Dan Smith's honest column and Martin and Zimmerman. How true. There are probably hundreds of cases like this. Why does this one gain notoriety?

Dan doesn't know anything

Tell Dan Smith he doesn't know anything about fishing. I have been in Florida for 79 years, and now he is going to get political with the Zimmerman case. He doesn't know a whole lot about that.

Fantastic job, Dan

I just read a recent article by Dan Smith. He is right on the money. It is the best article I have ever read about the Zimmerman trial. The woman got $2 million. The kid was a mess. Nothing happens when white people get shot. He should get a medal. Dan Smith you did a fantastic story and all my neighbors feel the same way. Thank you, Dan. You are a wonderful writer.

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