It was originally said of Theodore Roosevelt, I believe, that he insisted on being the bride at every wedding and the corpse at every funeral. It reflected TR’s personality and in turn became America’s view of the world. It’s all about us. Actually, it’s not. [Full Story »]
10 YEARS AGO
Life-long Gadsden County resident Walt Dover was appointed by Gov. Jeb Bush to fill the Dist. 1 county commission seat vacated by the death of Bill McGill. Dover, 56, who lived with his family near Midway, was employed at the Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services. “I am excited about this appointment,” he said. “I bring with me fiscal responsibility because that’s what I do at my current job.” [Full Story »]
Announced plans to reduce the Army to 490,000 produced the predictable yelps. CBS News noted that this was the lowest number of troops since the year before World War II; apropos what, I have no idea. The Fox commentators had the vapors. To quote General Stanley McChrystal, “ It’s not how many troops you have, it’s what you do with them.” In World War II you were inducted, learned to march, shoot a rifle, throw a grenade, use a bayonet and you were sent into combat. Today’s Army is made up of men and women trained in highly technical skills that take many years to teach and cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to perfect.
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The Beatles sang ”She’s got a ticket to ride” which suggests, if you don’t have a ticket, you don’t ride. It’s a good rule and one that the Board of County Commissioners should stand behind when doling out money to the Community Redevelopment Agencies (CRA).
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