June 28, 2006 Our government is ‘bewitched’ All our troubles began when they replaced Dick York with Dick Sargent on the television show, “Bewitched.” Yes, that was decades ago, but the generation of kids who were expected to b

Our government

is ‘bewitched’

All our troubles began when they replaced Dick York with Dick Sargent on the television show, “Bewitched.” Yes, that was decades ago, but the generation of kids who were expected to believe a lackluster imposter was the “real Darrin” are leading our country today.

Are we expected to believe that major medical centers, military bases, top secret Washington D.C. agencies and the like send information on “thousands of people” home with their employees every night?

Hey, don’t people recognize what’s right in front of them? Look, even Mrs. Kravitz is wrinkling her nose! But wait — oh my gosh, that isn’t the real Mrs. Kravitz, either! What are we going to do?

Every day, we read about another laptop being stolen that mysteriously contained personal information that could “compromise the identity” of thousands of American individuals. Sorry, bubs; I don’t buy it. Anybody can see that’s a fake Darrin, unless they’ve been persuaded to deny what they see with their own two eyes!

I think it’s clearly the SMART Identification Card Corporation hard at work. That corporation, like so many corporations — including the “Bird Flu Corporation,” has its main operations in China. They want us to welcome the card. They bedevil us with news reports for advertising. They’d have us believing. They’d have us gladly proffering our foreheads for the numbers that they claim constitute Americans’ identity.

Patti Morey

Puzzlement

over Sudoku

Personally, I would prefer you discontinue running the Sudoku puzzles, rather than your current erratic inclusion of them.

Jan Craigie




Support for flower basket idea



On June 24, Lance Pugh advocated for flower baskets downtown. I’m glad he ignored the many reasons why we shouldn’t plant flowers.

I, too, take real pleasure in seeing those bright, effusive globes of color. These decorations provide more bang-for-the-buck return than many civic projects because their only purpose is to add beauty.

The article mentioned several cities and places where flowers baskets are part of their trademark. I’d like to add another: Guanajuato, Mexico, our sister city. Guanajuato is a beautiful world-heritage city made even lovelier by the flowers adorning houses, alleyways and streets. Our two cities currently share many attractive features. Flower baskets downtown could be another. Calle Guanajuato would be a perfect place to begin.

Dale Gates





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