Saturday, February 18, 2006

Around Tampa Bay

A few of my favorite letters to the editor appearing in the St. Petersburg Times this past week.
(The names have been omitted to protect the innocent.)

Re: Quail hunter.

"Just imagine that we once feared Gerald Ford on golf courses.

I nominate Vice President Dick Cheney to be the latest poster child for the National Rifle Association. The NRA must be proud of him."

Re: Aiming for quail.

"It used to upset me that the vice president dodged the draft during the Vietnam War with five student deferments. In view of this headline, I guess we didn't need him there after all."

(from a retired US Army sergeant major.)
Re: Aiming for quail.

"After Dick Cheney's hunting incident, I now understand why Republicans are so vehemently opposed to gun control legislation. Heck, if they can't even control their own guns, how would we expect them to control everyone else's?"

And finally... a thought of my own...

There should be a law against the President of the United States flying into a city stopping traffic during rush hour closing most of it's major through-fares. Guess who was caught up in one of those yesterday? Coming home from Daytona (and breakfast with Jeff Gordon) we managed to arrive in Orlando's traffic JUST as Dubya arrived for an appearance at Walt Disney World. (I assume to play the Goofy character for supporters.) Local authorities are not allowed to inform the public of the president's exact route for "security purposes." Oh, and so protesters don't know where to congregate as to display there displeasure of King George's rule. Is it really necessary for him to have a parade to the place? Are there no helicopters?


At 7:51 PM, Blogger dondon009 said...

I read all of these also and loved them all, my favorite being the one about the five student deferments....

While he spoke in Tampa at a town hall town forum, he was met with applause worthy of an emperor... of course the 500 "guests" were persons favorable to the Republican party; and you can bet your bottom the 10 questions asked were very well scripted beforehand.

It all just makes me sick!

At 9:22 AM, Blogger sttropezbutler said...

You had the president, we have the NBA allstar game and for some reason the city shut down yesterday. I have no clue why.

Oh well..great post my dear.



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