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Pre-election letters

Last call for input before Election Day

Mt. Rushmore Types

I was so very sorry to learn about the passing of John Brizzolara. Brizz was a fine writer and a helluva character. I greatly admired his writing style and unique view of the world. It was an honor to be a colleague and peer of his.

Brizzolara covered just about everything from A to Z during his illustrious career So lyrical and musical was he that his name covered A to Z twice (“from the A.A. to the Z.Z. could hang with Tay Tay or Mr. Jay Z”).

With Reader Mt. Rushmore types like Brizz and Blubbo having departed this mortal coil, I suppose that leaves Don Bauder as the Keith Richards of the San Diego writing community.

Safe travels, Brizz. Say “hi” to Jimi and Jerry for us.

  • Mark Putnam
  • San Diego

Get Out and Vote

I’d like to comment on the remarks regarding George Soros and Abe Lincoln.

Mr. Soros is a crony of Hillary Clinton. She has praised him publicly. He’s also bankrolled Black Lives Matter to the tune of $100 million. Hillary is a big supporter of the movement that promotes lawlessness and fans the flames of racism. It’s incredible that their leader is endorsing Secretary Clinton. The Democratic party has a long history of racism (read D’Sousa’s Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party).

Mr. Trump is truly concerned about the black community. He has a plan that will benefit those in the inner city, suburbs, and elsewhere. Hilary panders and just cares about their vote. Get out and vote on November 8!

  • Mark Peter
  • Solana Beach

What’s In It for Us?

I’m not really astounded at the circus surrounding the election. After all, big bucks are at stake (“$1 Million Check Cut in Big-Money Sprawl War”).

They’re all trying to pull the plum out of the pie, handing the harried taxpayer the invoice for their special interests. I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to fund any more projects where the proponents don’t want to be forthcoming with the details of their plans, especially what it’s going to cost us.

All of these bond propositions that encumber your home for, in many cases, 40 years or more, don’t mention the interest on the bonds that must be covered by the taxpayers. You can be sure that the banking house of Goldman Sachs will reap rewards that will double the tax obligation.

Another one that will bite us if it passes, Measure B, the proponents are throwing plenty of money at, hoping people are naive enough to saddle themselves with over a billion dollars of infrastructure they have declined to cover. Why should they if accretive development can sucker the hicks to hand them the keys to the castle by authorizing, or voting yes on Measure B? Just what’s in it for us?

The county wouldn’t approve this monstrosity, so the big money guys will go around our government watchdog and then thumb their nose at the general plan. It’s not only an inappropriate project in an inadvisable place, just ponder, if you will, the impact of 20,000 extra vehicle trips, a day, on Interstate 15 where traffic is already horrendous.

Folks, if we’re going to take back power from these guys, people have to stand up and say no to these tax increases and toxic projects. Say no to all the duplicitous tax increases and measures like B. Hold their feet to the fire and promote transparency.

  • Thomas G. Johnson
  • Fallbrook
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Mt. Rushmore Types

I was so very sorry to learn about the passing of John Brizzolara. Brizz was a fine writer and a helluva character. I greatly admired his writing style and unique view of the world. It was an honor to be a colleague and peer of his.

Brizzolara covered just about everything from A to Z during his illustrious career So lyrical and musical was he that his name covered A to Z twice (“from the A.A. to the Z.Z. could hang with Tay Tay or Mr. Jay Z”).

With Reader Mt. Rushmore types like Brizz and Blubbo having departed this mortal coil, I suppose that leaves Don Bauder as the Keith Richards of the San Diego writing community.

Safe travels, Brizz. Say “hi” to Jimi and Jerry for us.

  • Mark Putnam
  • San Diego

Get Out and Vote

I’d like to comment on the remarks regarding George Soros and Abe Lincoln.

Mr. Soros is a crony of Hillary Clinton. She has praised him publicly. He’s also bankrolled Black Lives Matter to the tune of $100 million. Hillary is a big supporter of the movement that promotes lawlessness and fans the flames of racism. It’s incredible that their leader is endorsing Secretary Clinton. The Democratic party has a long history of racism (read D’Sousa’s Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party).

Mr. Trump is truly concerned about the black community. He has a plan that will benefit those in the inner city, suburbs, and elsewhere. Hilary panders and just cares about their vote. Get out and vote on November 8!

  • Mark Peter
  • Solana Beach

What’s In It for Us?

I’m not really astounded at the circus surrounding the election. After all, big bucks are at stake (“$1 Million Check Cut in Big-Money Sprawl War”).

They’re all trying to pull the plum out of the pie, handing the harried taxpayer the invoice for their special interests. I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to fund any more projects where the proponents don’t want to be forthcoming with the details of their plans, especially what it’s going to cost us.

All of these bond propositions that encumber your home for, in many cases, 40 years or more, don’t mention the interest on the bonds that must be covered by the taxpayers. You can be sure that the banking house of Goldman Sachs will reap rewards that will double the tax obligation.

Another one that will bite us if it passes, Measure B, the proponents are throwing plenty of money at, hoping people are naive enough to saddle themselves with over a billion dollars of infrastructure they have declined to cover. Why should they if accretive development can sucker the hicks to hand them the keys to the castle by authorizing, or voting yes on Measure B? Just what’s in it for us?

The county wouldn’t approve this monstrosity, so the big money guys will go around our government watchdog and then thumb their nose at the general plan. It’s not only an inappropriate project in an inadvisable place, just ponder, if you will, the impact of 20,000 extra vehicle trips, a day, on Interstate 15 where traffic is already horrendous.

Folks, if we’re going to take back power from these guys, people have to stand up and say no to these tax increases and toxic projects. Say no to all the duplicitous tax increases and measures like B. Hold their feet to the fire and promote transparency.

  • Thomas G. Johnson
  • Fallbrook
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