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Still waiting on that call from Selena Gomez

Correction

Subsequent to publication, Eric Petosky, public information officer for the California Gambling Control Commission, provided a correction to an April 21 Neighborhood News story (“Palomar Card Club License Permanently Revoked”): “Both the cardroom and the owners have Interim Renewal Licenses (granted last November). The CA Gambling Control Commission referred the case to an Administrative Procedures Act hearing, but there has not been a hearing date scheduled to my knowledge.”

Inappropriate and Distasteful

While I completely understand and value the place of satire in our political commentary, I was disgusted by your attempt at making light of the issue of sexual harassment and the way public officials respond to it (SD on the QT: “Ex-mayor Bob Filner Comes Out in Support of City Attorney Candidate Cabrera”).

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Agree or disagree with Mr. Cabrera on any issue. I don’t care. But to denigrate someone for trying to make progress on an issue that has plagued San Diego and made the women of this city rightfully uncomfortable is inappropriate and distasteful. The issue of sexual harassment should be taken seriously at all times. If you can’t write about it properly, maybe you shouldn’t write about it at all.

Also, I hope Selena Gomez sues you for that graphic. Ew.

  • Eva Posner
  • Normal Heights

Poor Slubs from Iowa

I am fully aware that a moral argument against the stadium financing has the same chances as a candle in the wind (News Ticker: “Chargers Release Financing Plan”). But please consider how low we are sinking in our search for self-gratification without paying the attendant fees.

Spanos, a billionaire, wants the stadium but doesn’t want to pay for it. The city, which almost exclusively will use the stadium, doesn’t want to pay for it. So, both Spanos and the city have turned to the poor slubs from Iowa, Texas, and New York to pay for our pleasure, the stadium, with hotel taxes. Clever idea but morally corrupt and perhaps legally wrong.

Remember the fundamental basis of the American Revolution. Taxes are not to be laid on the people but by their consent in person or by deputation. These are the first principles of law and justice and the great barriers of a free state.

Sure, there will be a vote. But not by the people who will be paying a 30% tax increase.

Better put: No one wants to pay for their own dinner.

  • Ron Jackson
  • Little Italy
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Correction

Subsequent to publication, Eric Petosky, public information officer for the California Gambling Control Commission, provided a correction to an April 21 Neighborhood News story (“Palomar Card Club License Permanently Revoked”): “Both the cardroom and the owners have Interim Renewal Licenses (granted last November). The CA Gambling Control Commission referred the case to an Administrative Procedures Act hearing, but there has not been a hearing date scheduled to my knowledge.”

Inappropriate and Distasteful

While I completely understand and value the place of satire in our political commentary, I was disgusted by your attempt at making light of the issue of sexual harassment and the way public officials respond to it (SD on the QT: “Ex-mayor Bob Filner Comes Out in Support of City Attorney Candidate Cabrera”).

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Agree or disagree with Mr. Cabrera on any issue. I don’t care. But to denigrate someone for trying to make progress on an issue that has plagued San Diego and made the women of this city rightfully uncomfortable is inappropriate and distasteful. The issue of sexual harassment should be taken seriously at all times. If you can’t write about it properly, maybe you shouldn’t write about it at all.

Also, I hope Selena Gomez sues you for that graphic. Ew.

  • Eva Posner
  • Normal Heights

Poor Slubs from Iowa

I am fully aware that a moral argument against the stadium financing has the same chances as a candle in the wind (News Ticker: “Chargers Release Financing Plan”). But please consider how low we are sinking in our search for self-gratification without paying the attendant fees.

Spanos, a billionaire, wants the stadium but doesn’t want to pay for it. The city, which almost exclusively will use the stadium, doesn’t want to pay for it. So, both Spanos and the city have turned to the poor slubs from Iowa, Texas, and New York to pay for our pleasure, the stadium, with hotel taxes. Clever idea but morally corrupt and perhaps legally wrong.

Remember the fundamental basis of the American Revolution. Taxes are not to be laid on the people but by their consent in person or by deputation. These are the first principles of law and justice and the great barriers of a free state.

Sure, there will be a vote. But not by the people who will be paying a 30% tax increase.

Better put: No one wants to pay for their own dinner.

  • Ron Jackson
  • Little Italy
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