Tea Party survey-takers likely to be sympathetic to the cause
It seems that Roger Gitlin's raised eyebrows mobilized our editor to quickly clarify what his statement made in the Aug. 20 Editor's Note about The Tea Party survey at the county fair really meant.
The statement was, "Many people of other persuasions probably chose not to even stop at the Tea Party booth, even if they had been willing to take a few minutes out of their fair day to fill out a form."
It does seem to go without saying that such would likely be the case.
If St. Joseph's Catholic Church had a booth at the fair and a survey
was taken of attitudes regarding belief in purgatory, the Immaculate
Conception and papal primacy one might not expect those of "other
persuasions" to necessarily visit the booth, much less spend time on a
From this reader's perspective, this seems to be a "tempest in a
teapot" situation. I would rather have seen the editor explore a point
or two raised by Mr. Gitlin in his Aug. 23 letter ("A reader's thoughts
on survey by the Tea Party at the DN Fair"), e.g., the Teen
"Health"Center on the DNHS campus.
Dale L. Bohling
Glad to see such nice citizens as I experienced at county fair
While attending the quilt show at the fairgrounds, my family and I visited the vendor area.
I stopped at a booth selling fuchsias and asked the lady if she had
this one special fuchsia that was named for my Aunt Bea. She told me
that she had one at home and would be happy to go home and get it for
While we were in the show she went and brought the fushcia back to
the fairgrounds. When I went to pay her for the fuchsia, she refused
money and gave it to me as a gift.
The lady really made my trip up to Crescent City outstanding. I'm glad to see that you have such nice citizens.
Lola Marie Cathey
Comments on attitudes about jobs from Tea Party survey
As a footnote to the Tea Party survey results generously reported by
Editor Richard Wiens in his Tuesday column, I wrote down the comments of
some participants who visited the booth when I was there on two
Interestingly, several comments dealt with the jobs question ("If
suddenly you had to go look for another job, do you think your chances
of finding a comparable job would be easier/the same/worse?") on the
survey. Dennis Sutton of Sutton Enterprises said that when the jobs
counselor at the high school asked him what were three things he looked
for in a job applicant, he said, "Attitude, attitude and attitude."
Jim Cable of Crescent City said, "People don't take pride in their work anymore. It's all, gimme, gimme, gimme."
Sheriff Dean Wilson said, "I could find work. All you have to do is
believe no job is beneath you. I have worked for minimum wage and for
$38 an hour. Tomorrow I would work for minimum wage again in a minute
because it is a job."
Answers to the question, "What are your biggest concerns?" were as
follows. Misti Young from Rio Dell said, "I am concerned for our entire
nation. The direction everything is going is not good. We need leaders
who will return to the values of our founding fathers. Go Glenn Beck!"
Mike Bruder of Crescent City commented, "Because of government's
over-regulation and big size, the public sector can no longer support
the government, which has created our deficit."
Finally, Charity Alejos said simply, "People come first."