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.
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?
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.