Gitlin's conservative views the reason I support him
I am writing this letter to express my support for the candidacy of Roger Gitlin for the 1st District of the Del Norte County Board of Supervisors. I have known Roger for a number of years and will speak of his positive attributes that he will apply to this important position, rather than the name-calling and labeling that I have surprisingly been observing lately in letters to the Editor. Please note that the vast number of letters that oppose Roger spend a lot of effort denigrating him and very little space speaking of positive qualities of his opponent, except to note that she has been a long-time resident of this County.
I have long been aware of Roger’s opinion pieces that have appeared in various blog sites and basically agree with most of his conservative views on the offensive expansion of government upon our personal lives. I support his position on personal responsibility, freedom of choice, opportunity and beliefs. Calling him names for positions he takes is a common tactic used by people unable to defend policies and actions or lack thereof by those they chose to support for political office.
McNamer will honor the
non-partisan nature of office
Why is it the Republicans are making such a stink about Leslie McNamer associating with all parties, Republican, Democrats, decline-to-state, etc.?
This is a non-partisan position and she does work with all parties, not just her affiliation party.
We don’t need someone in the position of supervisor that will not give equal importance to constituents that are not of his party.
Question about Alexander bar trial
I saw the Oct. 23 article, “DA on stand in SF,” and Jon Alexander’s testimony.
How did Michelle Taylor “barge” in when the DA’s Office is a locked and secured office?
Why, if he had her attorney’s permission to speak to her, did he have to ask if she had an attorney?
Michael Riese, Crescent City
Editor’s note: Michael Riese is a former Del Norte County district attorney.
If Asante keeps hospital improving, go with them
Sutter Coast Hospital gives outstanding care just the way it is. If, to keep doing this or keep improving means going with Asante, then this is what they should do.
In July 2010, my husband was in ICU. The hospital allowed the nurses and doctors who were Christian to pray with us and they prayed for him. He was in a coma but they treated him as if he was awake because they said, “The last thing to go is hearing.”
They talked to him, when time allowed sat and held his hand. When it was time to let him go the doctor prayed with us and with him. I’ve never felt such peace.
Gitlin's intolerance will not work well in county
I would like to comment on the candidacy of Roger Gitlin for a seat on the Del Norte County Board of Supervisors.
I want to thank Lorenza Lopez for her letter to the Triplicate (“More examples of Gitlin’s radicalism,” Oct. 11) and for doing the research I was too lazy to do. I have confirmed her web reference.
Have you ever had to apply for food stamps to help feed your family? Have you ever had to apply for Medi-Cal (Medicaid) so your family could receive necessary health care? Have you ever had to live on unemployment for an extended period because you could not find work?
Have you ever applied for a Pell Grant so you could afford to attend college? Do you receive veterans’ benefits because your military service left you with a physical or mental disability? Do you want these benefits to be available to family or friends in case they need them?
DA should be disbarred
Here are excerpts from a letter we wrote to the State Bar in support of disbarment of Jon Alexander:
We have witnessed Mr. Alexander since his campaign and throughout his career as the district attorney of Del Norte County.
During his campaign, we witnessed several inappropriate actions. But since he has become the DA, we find his actions highly inappropriate and feel the Bar should be aware of those actions.
Mr. Alexander is purely out for his self-promotion. He has brought shame, disgrace and embarrassment upon the justice system and this small community. His letters to the editor, his grandstanding, are all self-serving.
Hypocritical of Gitlin
to call Dems leeches
Thank you for printing supervisor candidate Roger Gitlin’s enlightening revelation that leeches, moochers, victims and entitlement-seekers form the voting base of the Democratic Party.
Wow; who knew? All those leeches who own stock in oil companies receiving government subsidies are Democrats? And every moocher who ranches or farms and receives government cash and/or grazing/water subsidies is a Democrat as well?
What about the victims who have government-insured mortgages and/or savings accounts; Demos too, you say?
Disgusted by theft of fireman's grave plaque
Recently my beloved brother, Harold was laid to rest at our local cemetery.
He served this community his entire life and in doing so, a bronze Fireman’s Medallion was placed on his temporary grave marker plaque. Our family was honored and there was no man ever more deserving to receive it. So you must understand how heartbroken and disgusted we were to find someone has taken it.
I write this to the person who felt they needed a souvenir!
You did not serve this community! It was not given to you!
It was given to a great man who had a big smile for everyone and a “hello” or “how you doing?” regardless of who they were! He had the heart of a lion.
The bronze medallion honors him for the great man he was, not you!
Had a great time at farms’ shindig
This past Sunday, my family and I attended the annual Ocean Air Farms community shindig, as we have every year since it began.
I was impressed that Paul Madeira and Julie Jo Ayer Williams would open this event up to the community at large this year. There were several new faces enjoying all that the farm has to offer.
We always look forward to our annual visit. This year we viewed sheep shearing, enjoyed a scavenger hunt, ate delicious food, listened to a great local band and soaked up the amazing weather.
There are so many things going on at the farm during this event, we didn’t get to enjoy everything we wanted, such as, the hay ride, zucchini sling shot, or the potato harvest.
Gitlin’s thinking like mine; will vote for him
Regarding the Sept. 29 article “Gitlin seeks local office, but with a global twist,” thank you, Triplicate! You helped me make up my mind!
I am voting for Roger Gitlin for supervisor in District 1. This candidate’s opinions as presented by your front page article represent my thinking.
He wants to help fix Del Norte County. I say, great! We can sure use some fixing!
Dave Egan, Crescent City