The December. 28 letter, titled “Biden deserves more praise,” can be compared to those who put every failure of Biden as President Joe Biden on someone else.
Afghanistan “rapidly worsened” because Biden refused to listen to his military advisors leaving Bagram and resigning the entire U.S. forces before evacuating U.S. citizens and the Afghan allies who partnered with us.
It did not “happen” for him. He caused it.
It was expected that the Delta and Omicron versions of COVID were expected; Biden did not “blindsided” since Biden was asleep at his wheel. Biden promised to procure a massive supply of quick tests throughout the 2020 campaign and after his election. But we’re now facing no tests. Unfortunately, we’ll only have the right testing materials and life-saving therapies when the raging is expected to end.
Operation Warp Speed left an outline of how to tackle the pandemic crisis. The operation was an active public-private partnership that saw the government ordering huge quantities of supplies. However, Biden did not follow the plan to allow the bureaucracy to function. This outbreak could have been slowed down if he’d performed his duty.
Roger Ross, Venice
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- Manatee makes poor land-related decisions.
Why do you think Manatee County is always looking forward to purchasing new swampland wealthy people who cannot do anything with it? Look at the Neal Preserve.
The county commissioners are now attempting to purchase Rattlesnake Key because of the website’s highly imaginative display, which has no chance of being real. One hand is washed while the other.
Robert Lee Tarnay, Palmetto
Another perspective on Mosaic
A recent letter was written by a writer who defended the Mosaic Co.’s planned phosphate mining project in DeSoto County (“Give Mosaic a break on its proposed mine” 27 Dec. 27), unaware of Mosaic’s history of dumping waste throughout the country.
Earth is not an endless, unresilient resource that can be mined to exhaustion.
The former president Teddy Roosevelt said,” Be grateful for the natural wonders of our country treasure the beauty of nature and romanticism as a sacred legacy for your children and children’s youngsters. Don’t let selfish people or narcissistic interests strip the beauty of your nation, its wealth, or even its romance.”
Protect Florida from ignorant, rich newcomers.
- Christine Cain, Sarasota
- Ridiculous traffic congestion
On Monday, it took about one hour to travel to Orange Avenue up to Gulf Stream; Fruitville Road beginning at Orange was extremely congested with total gridlock.
The roundabout on U.S. 41 backs up onto Fruitville for no idea how many miles. Also, Fruitville is home to a variety of stoplights, which means that when the roundabout gets backed up, you’ll have to sit through up to three green lights on that access road.
When you’re at an intersection, you must be aware of the traffic coming from all directions. Yet, cities are paying artists to create massive sculptures in the center, making it difficult for drivers to see approaching traffic. When I speak to drivers from Europe who have lived with roundabouts for a long time, they all shrug their shoulders and ask, “What were they thinking?”
Don Bruns, Sarasota
Biden is leading with clarity and logic.
We do not agree with president Joe Biden on this; however, we must be thankful for his ability to tackle this deadly disease with the utmost clarity and rigor.
A recent gathering took place in Dallas. The crowd cheered when former president Donald Trump revealed that he was a recipient of a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccination. The person who was with Trump at the gathering was the former Fox TV host Bill O’Reilly who was also mocked when he claimed that he too was a recipient of the booster.
A couple of weeks back, Sarah Palin, the former Alaska governor who was defeated as a vice-presidential candidate, claimed that she was going to get the COVID vaccine on the top of her “dead body.” Our own Florida governor. Ron DeSantis and Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo continue to be reluctant to advocate for vaccination despite data showing that the majority of those suffering due to COVID have not been vaccinated.
As we traverse the busy festive season and move into 2022, it’s refreshing to see our president’s administration offering clearly-defined, scientifically-based guidelines for tackling the epidemic. This clarity is against the confusing and misleading messages from the opposing side.
Francis Dance, Englewood
Too much media coverage of luxurious properties
I find it off-putting that the first page of Herald-Tribune is full of stories on luxury real estate and the price these properties are sold for, particularly during these times.
This is not the reality for many who are in a state of struggle. There will likely be many more important issues that need to be covered instead of writing on this often.