Letters to the Editor -- March 25, 2004

Published on Thu, Mar 25, 2004
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Letters to the Editor

The Editor:
Christ Episcopal Church is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. We are collecting information that anyone in the community may have about our 1904 church, its furnishings and stained glass windows. We would also love to have pictures and interesting stories from past parishioners about our church’s 100 years of history that could be kept in a centennial scrapbook. Please send to Christ Episcopal church, P.O. Box 1067, Blaine, WA 98231 or telephone Lucy at 366-9147.
Boni Merrill, secretary
Christ Episcopal Church
Blaine

The Editor:
Drs. David Allan and Marta Kazymyra would like to thank their office manager, Ruth Pickering, for 24 years of exemplary service.
The doctors would like to cordially invite all who know and love Ruth to a retirement party on Sunday, March 28, 2 - 5 p.m., at Blaine Public Library.
Have a fabulous retirement. We will all miss you.
Drs. A & K, Jo, Sue, Chris, Gretchen & Teri
Blaine

The Editor:
Like Popeye says, “That’s all I can stands, I can’t stands no more.” This uproar about the pot on the school bus –emergency town meetings and international media attention was and is a joke. All I saw and heard were a bunch of hypocritical public officials and law enforcement orating their collective stupidity and getting their deserved 15 minutes of shame while overlooking the real criminals in this matter, the ones who caused it – the pistol-packing paranoids that call themselves law enforcement.
Any adult out there ever wonder what happened to Peace Officers? That term was buried several years ago along with our ever diminishing civil and constitutional rights. They knew the drugs were on the bus and who had them. Everyone’s question to this self-appointed panel of mental midgets should have been “how did they ever get off Point Roberts, let alone on Point Roberts?” They were allowed to remain on the bus through to the Blaine border for a photo op bust.
I’m surprised they didn’t have Tom (head of hopeless insecurity) Ridge or John (white men don’t dance) Ashcroft there for all the self-congratulatory bovine scatology. They will use this law enforcement-created incident to find ways to take away more of your rights - for your own good, of course. Forget about whether you have anything to hide or not, rights are rights. A lot of good people died for your rights and a lot of bad people are trying to take them away. I can see them all now meeting at Tim Horton’s til their eyes are as glazed as the donuts on the table. Our illustrious Persecutor declared it B.C. ‘Bud.’ I’m glad he knows the difference between the kinds because there has to be some illogical explanation for his behavior. I will accept this learned man’s word as to the origin and quality of the pot. I wouldn’t know the difference - although it was around when I was young, I never partook; it would have interfered with my career as a test pilot for Seagram’s.
Wake up people, if you don’t think it’s you against law enforcement, check out their facilities - signage, barbed wire and chainlink fences, to keep you the tax-paying public out, and they are the ones with the guns! Speaking of the law enforcement community as they would like to be referred to - where was the public outrage and public meetings when one of their own admittedly raped a child on Point Roberts? Ever wonder what the outcome was? Try and find out – guaranteed it isn’t what Joe Citizen would have got. But let’s get to something serious, our glorious Persecutor will save us all by crucifying a 16-year-old girl. Misguided as she was, she doesn’t deserve to lose her education. I’m certain all her peers have seen the nightly news reports of politicians and public officials at all levels of government being charged with the full gamut of crimes up to and including murder, and what do they get? None of your business – they’re special – “twinky defence” anybody?
Perhaps they should legalize pot – it’s probably less harmful than alcohol, and certainly causes less carnage. But law enforcement wouldn’t like that, they make too much money out of illegal drugs. If they were serious, they could stop them in a matter of weeks. There’s too many high-ranking people involved for that to happen.
We as adults should all apologize to the children for what we have done and have allowed to be done to this country. What jobs have they got to look forward to? They can’t all be doctors, lawyers, or CEOs, so for benefits, they’d better get into military, government or law enforcement. Ever notice how the aforementioned have all the security and benefits and the private sector has none? We shouldn’t criticize what the kids are doing because if I was facing the world they are being given by us I wouldn’t smoke a little pot, I would smoke a lot.
So, carry on people, don’t think for yourself, let the government and law enforcement do that for you. After all, your fearless leader is 20 gallons of dumb in a 10 gallon hat, and he’s surrounded himself with some real scary people. If you don’t think that this law enforcement scam could be used on you or yours, think again. The fact is that these clowns couldn’t catch a cold. I would encourage everyone to help this girl and her family get through this travesty of justice. I’ve already put my money where my mouth is and would encourage everyone else to do the same.
Ron Calder
Point Roberts

The Editor:
I have never written to a newspaper, but I am compelled to do so due to the outrageous behavior of George W. Bush. I have been frightened by his attempts to curtail civil liberties here in the U.S., and I have been appalled by his reckless and arrogant activities abroad.
So this April 1, April Fool’s Day, I will be joining tens of thousands of others who are wearing brown armbands or ribbons to signify the BS flowing from Washington.
And of course I will be voting in November. (In concert with www.-democracymeansyou.com.)
Valerie A. Fuller, Ph.D.
Kirkland, WA

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