Eureka Reporter Commentaries
Thought I'd comment on a few letters that appeared in the Eureka Reporter recently:
The first, by retired Eureka Police Officer, Jon Lawrence, gives a pretty level headed look at the Balloon Tract situation. It actually was published on Saturday but I thought it well written and a good read.
This one, written by one, David Goggins, is really beyond me. It seems to be some generic evil conspiracy rant, but I'm not sure exactly what he's trying to say, except maybe that our voting systems are rigged in order to carry out the wishes of some shadowy group carrying out their secret plans. Not very well done if someone has to work at understanding what you're trying to say.
Last, but not least, is Richard Twiddy's observations on Home Depot, albeit one in Louisiana. His point, I believe, being that Home Depot isn't such a bad outfit. One thing not generally known about the aftermath of the Katrina is that Wal Mart had trucks staged and ready to deliver relief supplies, as well, but they were turned away along with a lot of other private organizations by the FEMA folks.
This Twiddy fellow seems to be a rising name in local activism. I'm wondering if he's the same "Dick" Twiddy that used to work for PG&E at the Humboldt Bay Power Plant when I was there? He looks like the one I knew, except for the long hair. If that isn't him, he must be related.
I saw him at the last Humboldt Taxpayer's League meeting I went to. The one where a special meeting was called to try and get the League's Board of Directors to rescind the lawsuit against the Eureka Redevelopment Agency. Twiddy was one of the two or three hands that went up in support of the lawsuit.
I don't recall seeing his name until fairly recently. After I saw him at the Taxpayer's meeting, he got a seat on the League's Board of Directors and then I started seeing a letter or two to the local papers he'd sent in. I imagine we'll be hearing even more from him as time goes on.