Also, the letter from Connor Lastowka (October 30) referring to Josh Board’s “Crasher” column as “deadening affairs of soul-crushing tedium” and “life-sapping diversions into Mr. Board’s own affairs” was truly laugh-out-loud funny, but I simply didn’t agree with his opinions (it’s weeks later and I’m still laughing!). I too was scratching my head the first few times I read Board’s column. The content didn’t seem to match the concept, but whatever limits Mr. Board might have, I came to look at the column from a true outsider’s (a party crasher’s) point of view. And I gradually started to look forward to his column as well, bad grammar and all.
Mr. Lastowka is obviously a gifted writer, and I think it would be interesting to get his perspective of some of the same parties Josh Board goes to. I bet they’d be hilarious.
P.S. Don’t let me forget Brizzolara, a gifted writer as well. His candor and insight compete with good beer for entertainment value!
No, No, No
Once again, I am disturbed by Mr. Bauder’s column (“Moon Dust,” “City Lights,” November 26). Is it being ghostwritten by Heidi? We can tell the difference. Please consider these corrections.
Saying that passing regulation had bad consequences. No, that’s because when you impose self-regulation this is a passive-aggressive intended consequence to squash smaller business by big business.
Saying the middle class needs a tax raise. No, all that is needed in California is for the 60 percent of corporations that pay no tax to pay their fair share and for rich individuals to pay their 2 percent income tax that Davis and Dems were looking for before Arnold and Diebold cheated the recall to oust them.
Saying that green business and jobs hurt the low income. What a bizarre idea. This will create jobs and, in any case, is necessary not to change the weather and bankrupt us all.
Saying there’s no other alternative to bailouts. That’s wrong. The Republican head of FDIC gave a modify mortgages plan that was rejected and is exactly what the people need, as opposed to the tax-stealing corporations.
Saying you have no alternatives for consumer debt. How about stopping banks from pushing credit cards, making realtors lower prices, and making corporations cut exec pay and excessive profits for starters.
Saying that the country has gone back and forth from liberals to conservatives except in Clinton. Yeah, that’s because the neocons have been cheating elections and taking over media to squash any dissent.
Anytime someone tries to make equality in America, they are punished by the corporate invisible army. Teddy Roosevelt busted the trusts, and then they threw him out of the party. Franklin Roosevelt made jobs, and they tried to assassinate him. The Kennedys they did assassinate, along with King and maybe Lennon. Clinton they impeached. Obama is walking a tightrope of concessions and appeasements that disgust the true Democrats.
Please stop writing Republican-slanted articles like this one that send all the wrong messages. Please do not add to the propaganda by giving Republican lies and letting it stand as the truth.