If we get our words wrong,
what about the big issues?
A man in Sarasota was asked to leave a bar because he was wearing a hat. The bar had a sign posted in front, no hats.
There was time when a business had a hat-and-coat check room. An attendant took your hat and coat. On the way out you gave them your ticket and were on your way.
A sign saying no hats means take your hat off! Simple.
By the way he was wearing a cap, not a hat. There is a difference, but in this day people don’t seem to know the difference! Take your hat or cap off upon entering a building.
We now have caps being called hats, police being called cops, children being called kids, where will it end?
With so many other more important things on the agenda, this may not seem important but if we can’t say little things correctly, what about the big issues confronting us?
We are just dumbed down and going lower!
P. J. McCrary, Jacksonville
Giving up plastics for Lent is
bigger than a few straws
The problem of plastics pollution in our oceans and waterways demands international attention and action far greater than abstaining from plastic straws or bags for Lent.
As a Surfrider Foundation member, plastics polluting our oceans and beaches is a catastrophic environmental disaster in the making.
I do not want to diminish the contribution plastic straws make but they represent less than 1 percent of the total plastics problem. Focusing on straws is analogous to focusing on the ant while the elephant is about crush you.
The “elephant” is river plastic emissions of which 86 percent comes from Asia. Globally, 10 river systems carry 90 percent of all plastics to our oceans and 8 of those river systems are in Asia.
Discarded fishing gear, plastic food wrappers, containers, bottles and bottle caps comprise the largest percentage not to mention the rising percentage of plastic utensils, straws and stirrers.
Lent as a means to raise our moral conscience is admirable but it will take more that 40 days out of the year to turnaround the disastrous consequences of unabated plastics pollution.
D.L. Rausch, Atlantic Beach
Responding to writer calling
for Trump to be “graceful”
A writer said President Donald Trump should have been more graceful in his response to report of Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
How graceful would you be if you, your family, your friends and business associates had been put through what all of these people had to endure for the past two years?
And it was all because of a fake dossier.
He was every right to be ungraceful. This hoax has ruined a lot of people financially and emotionally. I agree with him that there should be an investigation to see who started this.
H.S. Clarke, St. Johns
World’s four loudest noises have
a connection to the president
The world’s four loudest noises:
1. Atomic bombs over Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
2. Krakatoa volcano explosion in Java.
3. Liberal heads exploding when Donald Trump won the 2016 election.
4. Democrats’ window rattling screams when the Robert Mueller report announced no Trump indictments.
Bob Glover, Jacksonville