Shame On You
I’m just calling regarding a story that I just read called “Chub Scrub” (“S.D. on the Q.T.,” May 27). You guys should be ashamed of yourselves. That’s ridiculous.
via voice mail
A Page For The Homeless
Congratulations on Don Bauder’s excellent article (“Out of Prison, Living in Luxury,” “City Lights,” May 27), which points out a few things that most news media don’t want anybody to know. Also, stringer Refried Gringo has a point about the Soledad Club enjoying tax-exempt status while functioning as a political organization, an IRS violation if proven (“Members Only,” “Stringers,” May 27). Matt Potter holds our government’s feet to the fire, per usual. “Sheep and Goats” takes a week off but has already covered Christian churches and denominations well, so will it now cover all the other churches and religions? Still not covered is the new grand jury report on the homeless, but I expect you’ll get to that. My website has a home page (NZ9F.com) but also has a homeless page (NZ9F.com/H), which has a link. Thanks, and keep on blogging the truth!
Don’t Call Me, I’ll Call You
I’ve seen a bunch of articles (“Under the Radar”) that quote a group calling itself “San Diegans for Accountability at City Hall,” as well as getting bombarded by what I think are illegal recorded messages on my answering machine promoting Prop D for strong mayor.
How come I can’t find any information on them other than news reports quoting them?
I want to contact them and leave recorded messages every day on their machines.
Name Withheld by Request
What A Character
One of the Chinese characters in your May 20 “Brainstorms” puzzle — character number 9 — is not used in China. My wife grew up in China and lived there for most of her life, and she says she’s never seen it. However, the characters are beautifully brushed. The hooks on numbers 18 and 20 — the little jagged edges — are perfect.
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Barbarella wrote in her May 6 column (“Diary of a Diva”) about a time in her past when she attended an introduction to the Landmark Forum. She was impressed by what a friend had gotten out of the course and was interested but chose not to register. She expressed dismay regarding the number of follow-up calls she received. Landmark Education regrets that she had this experience and apologizes. We have started a comprehensive program to review and improve all of our business practices and now have strict policies to ensure excellent customer service. We are pleased that in independent surveys, 94 percent of our customers said the Landmark Forum has made a profound and lasting difference in their lives. We are out to have our customer experience meet and even exceed that standard.
Director of Corporate Communications
I read a letter (May 20) concerning the immigration problem in San Diego and the name was withheld, and I know why. I would like to add to that letter, in that one thing he did not mention was that the Democrat Party a few years ago gave amnesty and citizenship to a couple of a million of illegal aliens, and this is not right. I went to a swearing in to the U.S. citizenship in Mission Valley a few years back, and behold that a good portion of it was in Spanish. Now, are we going to end up having two official languages in the United States, English and Spanish? The Europeans come over and they weren’t given this privilege, so I would like to see the Democratic Party answer to why — now they want to give amnesty and citizenship to two more millions of illegals.
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Tin Fork Golden
Thanks for keeping “Tin Fork” active. I first came into contact with that column in 1992 (a planned two-week vacation turned into a four-year stay in your beautiful county). In some inexplicable fashion, this Bedford character keeps that magic alive — at a time that such magic is greatly needed and valued.
Of course, the Reader as a whole is a wonderful experience still, so thanks!!!
Tomas el Juero de la Carolina del Norte