Regarding “Benghazi preventable” (front page, Jan. 16):
Well, the Iraq war was preventable.
Ross P. Alander
We’re not in Albania
As an adjunct to the letter you published last week titled “It’s TPA” (Your Views), I’d like to enhance what the previous writer said. I frequently read Tribune columnists or writers and/or hear news broadcasters or other media personnel refer to our wonderful facility (Tampa International Airport) incorrectly as TIA.
TIA is the airport code for the European city of Tirana, Albania.
Whether the improper reference is made because the media personnel just don’t know, or they’re simply repeating something they’ve read or heard others use, I would hope they’d want to use the correct designation in their correspondence — TPA.
I hope this will inform and enlighten a few more of our local people.
On the hook
Regarding “Millennials are smart to avoid the Affordable Care Act” (Other Views, Jan. 15): So the millennials are upset with Obamacare — go figure.
If Evan Feinberg is one of this vaunted group to which you cannot tell anything, then he as a writer is also to blame for the plight.
The press did all it could to bolster and support the idiots of the “Occupy Wall Street” movement who are the same “youngsters” whose 66 percent vote won the election for President Obama and his signature legislation. They were too “all knowing” to listen to their elders on the right who told them they were being played for patsies.
I recall hearing all too often from the younger set how we, the older generation, had enjoyed our day, and now they were going to get what was coming to them. Well, they were correct. Except they were wrong as well.
They are having to pay up to support the law that is more favorable to their elders, including me.
Funny how the older one gets, the smarter the generation ahead of them seems to become.
So now they are paying for our preexisting conditions, our constant aches and pains and our joint replacements — well, at least until the panels are firmly in place and run by millennials who will decide we are not productive enough to justify that kind of medical expense and care.
But who knows — by then perhaps they will be at the age where they are the ones being refused.
What a joke on them that will be.
I believe the late Jack Lemmon said it most succinctly:
“If you think it’s hard to meet new people, try picking up the wrong golf ball.”
The same would apply to texting in movie theaters, it would seem.
Roger H. Oddson
Sun City Center