|TRASH LETTER BY JOHN T(H)RASHER!|
An Opinion By Jan Bergemann
Published November 29, 2007
What would you think if you found a big official-looking envelope with these kinds of bold letters catching your eyes in your mailbox?
NASTY VOTER FRAUD? HANGING CHADS? DISENFRANCHISED VOTERS?Whatever you would guess, it is doubtful that you could ever correctly guess what this envelope actually contains!
In the envelope you will find a letter trashing the FLORIDA HOMETOWN DEMOCRACY INITIATIVE, a letter written and signed by John T(h)rasher. The letter doesn't give you any real facts, just unfounded accusations, more or less stating that the sky will fall down if the ballot initiative passes!
The most ridiculous part -- if he actually ever intended to be taken serious -- is the fact that he accuses FLORIDA HOMETOWN DEMOCRACY of being a bonanza for special interests, especially developers. And he throws in the familiar threat of huge property tax increases!
Please read the letter yourself, it's funnier than the funniest TV sit-coms.
The sad thing about this letter: Thrasher is the paid mouthpiece for the same "suspects" -- like Barney Bishop, chief executive of American Industries of Florida -- that are permanently fighting citizen-friendly legislation -- remember the property insurance bills during the last legislative session? Thrasher is another former legislator who is selling out to the highest bidder. And politicians wonder why we citizens despise them more and more? The fact that he uses his former position as Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives -- prominently displayed at the top of the letter -- makes this letter even more disgusting. In short: IT'S A SHAME!
The word HONORABLE in front of his name is a disgrace for all legislators who really tried to serve their constituents! If our Florida Commission on Ethics functions properly -- the word ETHICS seems to be stricken from dictionaries in this state – Thrasher should be punished by disallowing him to use this preamble (which should have been used like a badge of honor) from any future correspondence he mails.
In short: THIS LETTER, FULL OF MISLEADING STATEMENTS AND SCARE TACTICS, IS PLAIN TRASH!
in a time when many Florida citizens suffer from serious financial
problems, we always have to see the positive side of things. The only
thing positive about this letter is the PETITION
REVOCATION FORM. If you void the front you have a whole
free page on the back to tell Thrasher what you think of him and his
"friends" who are trying to mislead Florida's citizens. Special
interests, who are behind this trash letter campaign, know fully well that
they can't stop Florida's voters from voting in favor of HOMETOWN DEMOCRACY which is trying to save what's
left of our
You can voice your opinion free of charge, because the package contains as well a prepaid envelope. Make good use of it -- this letter is plainly asking for it!
Remember, we voted to save pregnant pigs, now let's save what's left of Florida!
Otherwise, throw the letter in the trash; that's where trash belongs! These methods are plainly disgusting!