Shelly Schwartlander
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Pot, Kettle, Black

Just who does Jim Gilchrist think respectable enough to give others advice on how to handle this country’s illegal immigration problem (Letters, September 29)? He denounces such groups as the California Coalition for Immigration Reform (CCIR) for being “bullies” who trample on those advocating a solution to this issue. If I remember right, it was Gilchrist who tried using his Minuteman Project to help elect Mike Huckabee president.  Denouncing conservatives who want to see our borders made secure reminds me of the NAACP’s calling the tea party advocates racists. He should aim his criticisms at governors like Andrew Cuomo and Deval Patrick who don’t want a solution and would rather free these criminals from jails and send them into our streets.

John Primavera
via email

Lucky Us!

Don Bauder’s story “Transaction Tax: You Can’t Tax Greed” (“City Lights,” September 22) is amazing. So far, it has 367 comments on the website, and that means that a very lively discussion is going on, with Mr. Bauder doing his usual deft refereeing of others’ opposing opinions. For his age, this guy continues to be a heavyweight contender. No other writer here can “carry his bags,” as my old dad used to say about someone who stood head and shoulders above the rest.

Does the Reader fully appreciate how lucky they are to have him?

Nan Shartel
via email

Moments Of Delight

Thank you, Ollie, for this write-up (“The Ugly Trailer Park Across the Water,” Cover Story, September 15). I have never commented on any story in the Reader till now. I enjoyed the story that you wrote. It was informative, funny, sarcastic, and so true! Thank you for giving me a few minutes of delightful reading.

Kellie

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nan shartel Oct. 6, 2011 @ 10:16 a.m.

do not remove the Almost Factual Blog!!!

it's so funny i can't stand it!!!

get ur humour on folks!!!

and Ollie come early and write often...(The Ugly Trailer Park Across the Water)...u couldn't have served up a better story if u'd topped it with whipped cream!!

thx READER 4 putting in my complimentary letter about Don Bauder's (he's such a mensch!!)blogs and stories in ur Letter to the Editor this week

and he's so deserving

there is such a diverse amount of fine...insightful...and humourous writing here at the READER that is totally worthwhile reading in hard copy or online ;-D

and it goes without saying that losing Jerry Schad is heartbreaking...he will forever live in the hearts of all hikers and San Diego will always be so proud of him

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BlueSouthPark Oct. 6, 2011 @ 5 p.m.

Said a hello to Jerry Schad, while looking up at the awesome night sky recently, in the remote regions of our local mountains.

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SurfPuppy619 Oct. 6, 2011 @ 2:05 p.m.

In his September 20, 2011 “Almost Factual News” blog, Walter Mencken misleads readers to believe he spoke with both University of San Diego president Mary E. Lyons, Ph.D., and USD professor of chemistry Debbie Tahmassebi, Ph.D., about a recent $600,000 National Science Foundation grant, but he did not. The information attributed to Drs. Lyons and Tahmassebi is completely fabricated and untrue.

We understand the nature of this satirical column. However, Mr. Mencken has gone too far with this completely false article. The only “factual” statement in the piece is the fact that USD received a $600,000 National Science Foundation grant we commonly refer to as AFFIRM. We demand the blog be removed from your website immediately.

Pamela Gray Payton Assistant Vice President Public Affairs University of San Diego

==== Someone has her panties bunched up WAY TOO TIGHT :)

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SurfPuppy619 Oct. 6, 2011 @ 2:07 p.m.

Lucky Us!

Don Bauder’s story “Transaction Tax: You Can’t Tax Greed” (“City Lights,” September 22) is amazing. So far, it has 367 comments on the website, and that means that a very lively discussion is going on, with Mr. Bauder doing his usual deft refereeing of others’ opposing opinions. For his age, this guy continues to be a heavyweight contender. No other writer here can “carry his bags,” as my old dad used to say about someone who stood head and shoulders above the rest.

Does the Reader fully appreciate how lucky they are to have him?

Nan Shartel

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Don's blog gets 100 times more comments than any other blog, and I would bet 10K more times the "hits".

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nan shartel Oct. 6, 2011 @ 4:21 p.m.

yep...he's a corker alright Pupster!!

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husky51 Oct. 9, 2011 @ 12:26 a.m.

Hi, I live in Riverside County, but work one day a week in San Marcos and every Thursday for the past two years I pick up a copy of the SDReader at either the Ralphs or the Albertson's on Twin Oaks and San Elijo areas. I have frequently submitted Crosswords and BrainTeasers from this as well as enjoyed the overall contents of the magazine. However, the last two weeks there has been no SDReaders magazines at either store and I am wondering how or where I might find one, Thank You

I couldn't find a site in here where I could address this so I posted it here.

Now that I'm registered, I'll probably post more.

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