Enough about storm surge
My wife and I offer this suggestion to the Weather Channel, in particular, and to the other local hurricane-weather reporting TV stations: Report less on storm surf and dunes erosion happening east of the barrier islands, and provide more coverage on wind and rain threats to the west to homes, mobile homes, manufactured homes, and etc, so we can make our evacuation decisions on better and more timely information.
[HURRICANE DORIAN/OUR VIEW: In Volusia and Flagler counties, lessons and blessings]
We were, during the whole Hurricane Dorian TV coverage, bombarded with Storm surge and beach/dunes erosion over-coverage. It was so irritating, I programmed my remote favorites to cover each TV channel giving hurricane coverage, so that when storm surge/erosion coverage began, i would go to each succeeding channel looking for information more relevant to those of us west of the barrier islands.
Remember, there are far more viewers residing west of barrier islands than on them.
In providing this more relevant information, we and other viewers will want to watch those stations’ coverage more than the others which do not.
Walter L. Elden, Port Orange
Trump was joking
I don't always agree with President Donald Trump: He has some good ideas about immigration reform and challenging China's trade practices, and some poor ones such as appearing to side with President Vladimir Putin of Russia too much, and his friendship “affair" with Kim Jong-un[ of North Korea.
But I finally spotted one issue that was really "fake news" and criticized Trump unfairly. Speaking of the trade war with China, he jokingly said that he was "the Chosen One," destined to challenge their unfair trade practices. He was not serious, he was being sarcastic. He was unfairly attacked, as though he thought of himself as a divine being.
Come on, now!
Thomas Meachem, Daytona Beach
I am at a loose end; I read this page every day and wonder. The opinions are so diverse, so much so you really can’t believe the folks writing them are in the same country. I don’t listen to the news; I listen to the news makers. Here’s what I hear:
•They want to build a wall, but at what cost? Cut FEMA, cut assistance programs, cut God knows what else?
• We don’t want immigrants in this country, well at least not if they might need any help getting their feet under them.
•We tell immigrants here on legal visas that they have 33 days to leave and take their sick, dying children away from the one chance they have to live.
•Strong women are nasty and countries who don’t toe the line are not our friends.
•Dictators are “strong leaders,” and as long as they stroke our ego, great people.
•North Korea can “test” as much as it wants as long as its leaders say nice things about our president.
•While our Earth is burning, our president is fiddling.
•The DOJ is fighting to make it OK to discriminate, but only if the target is gay.
I only have 250 words or I could fill a book; as Americans we sit on our butts and do nothing. Why? Do we think that as long as Americans are OK, to heck with everyone else? As human beings, we don’t care?
God help us all, we must wake up! Please stand up, speak up!
Ann Lanza, DeLand
I think both Clintons and Barack Obama should be nominated to the Supreme Court.
Then let's see how they would answer if they were treated similarly as the Brett Kavanaugh inquisition!
Jay Ferry, Port Orange