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Reader letter writer Jane and supporters answer her critics

Yiddish lesson, Trump deplorables, vaccines refused by nurses

Amber, one of the subjects in RV story Jane commented on. - Image by Matthew Suárez
Amber, one of the subjects in RV story Jane commented on.

Jane returns fire

Re: “Homeless Mote” (Letters, January 6), Mr. Harrington: self-righteous and self-important as you “enjoy your oatmeal” (what was the point? letting us know you have no teeth?), don’t flatter yourself. I never seek to persuade nor elicit a reaction from anyone, much less a fool who has nothing to say, no review nor refuting of any of the rock-solid points I made in my lengthy post which you were so ‘fascinated’ to read. I am merely exercising my right to free speech.

You attack me, take cheap shots with sophomoric name-calling, revealing more about yourself (as you congratulate yourself to presume so much about me without offering a shred of evidence) than you claim to have learned about me. You don’t even counter a single statement or position which I prolifically presented. You are clearly incapable of rebuttal, not the least bit clever. Since you had nothing substantial to say, you just name-call in a miserably inept effort to unnerve me. If you had a different point of view to share, I didn’t find it anywhere in your repetitive attempt to shame me. I remain unashamed, in fact more proud of my words after re-reading my own ‘manuscript’. Suffice it to say, you were unsuccessful, exactly the opposite!

BTW, after you finish your oatmeal (hope you didn’t gag on it as you read my “hateful” submission), perhaps you could clear a spot in the driveway of your “comfortable home”, and another on your front lawn, for “Amber’s” RV and the military veteran you completely failed to ‘defend’ against this diminutive, single mom, hard working, self sufficient tiny little “bully”. Oh, but make sure you dig a big hole to illegally dump their black water.

Better yet, invite them inside to use your bathroom. I am sure a happy, loving ‘big-minded’ man such as yourself will gladly share his space (and his oatmeal!) with those who are “down”. And Escondido is known for lax enforcement for vehicle parking on front lawns and the like, or so I have heard....

  • Jane
  • Bonita

On the Jane train

Wow and yikes! I finally got to read the letter that Jane the nurse wrote that got two super nasty people to tell her off. But I happen to agree with her and she did a great job expressing herself. If you park where you are not supposed to, anywhere in San Diego, a parking ticket will end up on your windshield. It’s happened to me and I learned the hard way like many of us have.

I used to have a boyfriend who lived in his RV. He traveled around the country doing contract work. He had to research local codes for where he could park and pre-booked into RV parks that could accommodate his rig. Like Jane mentioned, there are luxury parks with views, amenities, security as well as low-cost parks that aren’t as nice. I also remember that his RV required quite a bit of maintenance and it was expensive. He was paying it off every month and it was almost like a house payment. It wasn’t even anything fancy or spacious but it had a bathroom with a shower.

I wonder where these people who are so broke even get the money to buy these RV’s. It is hard to believe they are cheaper than a small apartment or maybe renting a room. Jane, don’t pay any attention to haters who kill the messenger. It sounds as if you work hard, have yourself struggled raising two children, and don’t expect others to take care of you. Instead, you are taking care of others, for which I admire you! Nurses and other frontline workers like paramedics, police officers and fire fighters are heroes. Jane, thank you, and thank all nurses, for what you do! God bless you and just remember that sometimes telling the truth that people don’t want to hear makes them angry. That’s why they lash out. It’s easier than telling you why you’re wrong, since they know you are right!

  • Lagertha
  • UTC

Too emotional

Everyone is missing the point regarding the RV dwellers (“San Diego cracks down on anyone living in his car,” Cover Stories, December 16). You simply cannot park a large vehicle any where you want. Or even a little car that fits into one parking spot. There are designated areas for many valid reasons. Liability issues are real. It’s a whole other letter. If designated parking is available, then that is where you park. It is common sense.

It is not a contest which person on either side of the argument is more likeable, has my sympathy or whatever. More affordable housing and ways to help people become gainfully employed is the way to help people. Sticking up for people illegally parked may make you feel like a good person- but it is not an effective way to help that person. A free for all is a way to create a lot of hostility and resentment. The journalist could have reported this in a more balanced manner. The article was more about provoking emotion than solutions. Cracking down is called doing their job.

  • Out of Towners
  • East Coast
Promising Young Woman – from movie website

Verbatim

Scott Marks’ movie review, (“Promising Young Woman: Carey Mulligan stews,” Movie Reviews, January 14” uses some word in the eighthline of the first paragraph: “meeskite”. What the hell is a meeskite? I looked through a Random House unabridged dictionary. I can’t find any such word.

  • Bob
  • University City

Editor: From UrbanDictionary.com: “Yiddish slang/term to define an ugly woman.”

Clinton’s hypocrisy, Kevin Koch says, “is what flipped me. I wasn’t pro-Trump when [the campaign] started, but as time went on everything became clear.”

Down with deplorables

Well it turns out that Hillary was right (“San Diego’s secret and not-so-secret Trump supporters,” Cover Stories, October 28). Trump’s supporters ARE a basket of deplorables!

  • Robert Narlian
  • North San Diego

Over the cliff

If you go to the website railpictures.net and search for Summerland Bay, you will see a picture of an Amtrak train going right along the edge of a cliff (“Chancing the Coaster’s Del Mar cliffs,” Golden Dreams, January 8, 2020). At the bottom of the cliff are the dividers you see used in roads and highways. That seems to me to be a relatively inexpensive solution for our problem. I am sure activists will object, but what is better: a concrete wall or a train falling off the cliff and possibly killing a lot of people.

  • Dale Dickerson
  • Rancho San Diego

Vaccine trashers

Yesterday the tier one health-care workers were allowed to get the vaccine but many refused to take it (“El Cajon considers, then rejects free air purifiers,” Neighborhood News, December 29,2020). It took more than a year to develop the vaccine and now that we have it, unlike other places where it is being rapidly and efficiently distributed, Covid-19 vaccine is being thrown away! Yes..thrown away! A 45-year -old nurse who I met at a pizza place yesterday near the hospital on Coronado Island explained that even if she did get the virus, it would be mild. That’s good for her but what about her patients who she might spread it to?

Why aren’t health-care workers required to take it? I am in the over-65 age group and according to Governor Newsom eligible for the vaccine, but my doctor and numerous hospitals that I contacted told me it wasn’t available to me. Since so many health-care workers are refusing it, why can’t those dosages be given to the elderly and others at risk? The vaccine goes bad after it is unfrozen so must be used up quickly.

Why isn’t San Diego making those doses available? I would gladly stand on line at Petco park to get the vaccine even if I had to wait an hour or two, however the wait is closer to four or five hours. As I drove to Coronado Island yesterday, I passed a traffic jam at the exit for Petco Park; that’s how slowly the city is administering the vaccine. If I have to go to the hospital for any reason, an unvaccinated nurse could easily transmit the virus. The vaccine is being given in nursing homes, but why must all the other 65’s and older be made to suffer? Isn’t our society supposed to care for the weak and elderly?

  • H. Applebaum
  • Downtown San Diego
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Jane returns fire

Re: “Homeless Mote” (Letters, January 6), Mr. Harrington: self-righteous and self-important as you “enjoy your oatmeal” (what was the point? letting us know you have no teeth?), don’t flatter yourself. I never seek to persuade nor elicit a reaction from anyone, much less a fool who has nothing to say, no review nor refuting of any of the rock-solid points I made in my lengthy post which you were so ‘fascinated’ to read. I am merely exercising my right to free speech.

You attack me, take cheap shots with sophomoric name-calling, revealing more about yourself (as you congratulate yourself to presume so much about me without offering a shred of evidence) than you claim to have learned about me. You don’t even counter a single statement or position which I prolifically presented. You are clearly incapable of rebuttal, not the least bit clever. Since you had nothing substantial to say, you just name-call in a miserably inept effort to unnerve me. If you had a different point of view to share, I didn’t find it anywhere in your repetitive attempt to shame me. I remain unashamed, in fact more proud of my words after re-reading my own ‘manuscript’. Suffice it to say, you were unsuccessful, exactly the opposite!

BTW, after you finish your oatmeal (hope you didn’t gag on it as you read my “hateful” submission), perhaps you could clear a spot in the driveway of your “comfortable home”, and another on your front lawn, for “Amber’s” RV and the military veteran you completely failed to ‘defend’ against this diminutive, single mom, hard working, self sufficient tiny little “bully”. Oh, but make sure you dig a big hole to illegally dump their black water.

Better yet, invite them inside to use your bathroom. I am sure a happy, loving ‘big-minded’ man such as yourself will gladly share his space (and his oatmeal!) with those who are “down”. And Escondido is known for lax enforcement for vehicle parking on front lawns and the like, or so I have heard....

  • Jane
  • Bonita

On the Jane train

Wow and yikes! I finally got to read the letter that Jane the nurse wrote that got two super nasty people to tell her off. But I happen to agree with her and she did a great job expressing herself. If you park where you are not supposed to, anywhere in San Diego, a parking ticket will end up on your windshield. It’s happened to me and I learned the hard way like many of us have.

I used to have a boyfriend who lived in his RV. He traveled around the country doing contract work. He had to research local codes for where he could park and pre-booked into RV parks that could accommodate his rig. Like Jane mentioned, there are luxury parks with views, amenities, security as well as low-cost parks that aren’t as nice. I also remember that his RV required quite a bit of maintenance and it was expensive. He was paying it off every month and it was almost like a house payment. It wasn’t even anything fancy or spacious but it had a bathroom with a shower.

I wonder where these people who are so broke even get the money to buy these RV’s. It is hard to believe they are cheaper than a small apartment or maybe renting a room. Jane, don’t pay any attention to haters who kill the messenger. It sounds as if you work hard, have yourself struggled raising two children, and don’t expect others to take care of you. Instead, you are taking care of others, for which I admire you! Nurses and other frontline workers like paramedics, police officers and fire fighters are heroes. Jane, thank you, and thank all nurses, for what you do! God bless you and just remember that sometimes telling the truth that people don’t want to hear makes them angry. That’s why they lash out. It’s easier than telling you why you’re wrong, since they know you are right!

  • Lagertha
  • UTC

Too emotional

Everyone is missing the point regarding the RV dwellers (“San Diego cracks down on anyone living in his car,” Cover Stories, December 16). You simply cannot park a large vehicle any where you want. Or even a little car that fits into one parking spot. There are designated areas for many valid reasons. Liability issues are real. It’s a whole other letter. If designated parking is available, then that is where you park. It is common sense.

It is not a contest which person on either side of the argument is more likeable, has my sympathy or whatever. More affordable housing and ways to help people become gainfully employed is the way to help people. Sticking up for people illegally parked may make you feel like a good person- but it is not an effective way to help that person. A free for all is a way to create a lot of hostility and resentment. The journalist could have reported this in a more balanced manner. The article was more about provoking emotion than solutions. Cracking down is called doing their job.

  • Out of Towners
  • East Coast
Promising Young Woman – from movie website

Verbatim

Scott Marks’ movie review, (“Promising Young Woman: Carey Mulligan stews,” Movie Reviews, January 14” uses some word in the eighthline of the first paragraph: “meeskite”. What the hell is a meeskite? I looked through a Random House unabridged dictionary. I can’t find any such word.

  • Bob
  • University City

Editor: From UrbanDictionary.com: “Yiddish slang/term to define an ugly woman.”

Clinton’s hypocrisy, Kevin Koch says, “is what flipped me. I wasn’t pro-Trump when [the campaign] started, but as time went on everything became clear.”

Down with deplorables

Well it turns out that Hillary was right (“San Diego’s secret and not-so-secret Trump supporters,” Cover Stories, October 28). Trump’s supporters ARE a basket of deplorables!

  • Robert Narlian
  • North San Diego

Over the cliff

If you go to the website railpictures.net and search for Summerland Bay, you will see a picture of an Amtrak train going right along the edge of a cliff (“Chancing the Coaster’s Del Mar cliffs,” Golden Dreams, January 8, 2020). At the bottom of the cliff are the dividers you see used in roads and highways. That seems to me to be a relatively inexpensive solution for our problem. I am sure activists will object, but what is better: a concrete wall or a train falling off the cliff and possibly killing a lot of people.

  • Dale Dickerson
  • Rancho San Diego

Vaccine trashers

Yesterday the tier one health-care workers were allowed to get the vaccine but many refused to take it (“El Cajon considers, then rejects free air purifiers,” Neighborhood News, December 29,2020). It took more than a year to develop the vaccine and now that we have it, unlike other places where it is being rapidly and efficiently distributed, Covid-19 vaccine is being thrown away! Yes..thrown away! A 45-year -old nurse who I met at a pizza place yesterday near the hospital on Coronado Island explained that even if she did get the virus, it would be mild. That’s good for her but what about her patients who she might spread it to?

Why aren’t health-care workers required to take it? I am in the over-65 age group and according to Governor Newsom eligible for the vaccine, but my doctor and numerous hospitals that I contacted told me it wasn’t available to me. Since so many health-care workers are refusing it, why can’t those dosages be given to the elderly and others at risk? The vaccine goes bad after it is unfrozen so must be used up quickly.

Why isn’t San Diego making those doses available? I would gladly stand on line at Petco park to get the vaccine even if I had to wait an hour or two, however the wait is closer to four or five hours. As I drove to Coronado Island yesterday, I passed a traffic jam at the exit for Petco Park; that’s how slowly the city is administering the vaccine. If I have to go to the hospital for any reason, an unvaccinated nurse could easily transmit the virus. The vaccine is being given in nursing homes, but why must all the other 65’s and older be made to suffer? Isn’t our society supposed to care for the weak and elderly?

  • H. Applebaum
  • Downtown San Diego
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I beg to differ with Urban Dictionary. Meeskites come in both genders. Here to explain it in song is Jack Gilford with a cracker jack tune from the Broadway production of Cabaret. L'Chaim, mi amigo! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vK9KDzF7PBs

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