Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Press- Democrat Does The Freddy

That was fast. I sent a letter to the editor in on Sunday to the Santa Rosa Press- Democrat in regards their editorial supporting removal of the Klamath Dams. I was surprised to see it already published and the second of today's letters. Edited just a bit, but pretty much the same as I sent it in.

Now let's see if the Sacramento Bee publishes a slightly different letter I sent in on the same subject.


At 9:09 AM, Anonymous Dung Beetle said...

You should be ashamed of yourself, Fred, proposing bond funding. Where is your libertarian shame?
Zealous hugs!

At 10:03 AM, Blogger Fred Mangels said...

Not really proposing or supporting the bond measure at all. I'm simply suggesting, if the water bond passes, this would make more sense than some other uses.

In this instance, putting fish ladders on the dams makes better sense to me than using that same water bond money for some local trail systems and other non- water uses that the water bond is being planned on being used for.

Since the proposed Klamath Dam agreement involves a billion dollars or more in funding, I'm also suggesting to spend less money overall- some of it from the proposed water bond- and get much more in return or, in this case, not spending a bunch of money and end up with less after it's all done.

At 10:06 AM, Blogger Fred Mangels said...

...is being planned on being used for.

Yikes! Sloppy.

But just to elaborate, I understand the proposed water bond includes any number of pork measures simply to encourage different interests to support it. Some local trail system alongside a river being one that comes to mind.

Improving fish conditions while keeping the other benefits of the dams makes more sense in that regard than a trail.

At 8:30 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe they take their correspondences more seriously than the Times Standard?

I read your T-S post over on The HH where I have been banned.

Another example of poor customer service is the delivery gal or guy. When the T-S company gives its customer "plastic paper boxes" for the delivery gal and guy to put paper into for weather protection, why would they still throw paper on the ground insted of getting outta their car and walking a few feet.....Oh, ya, it was the getting outta the warm and comfy confines of a running vehicle on many inclement days. This is an example of no less than laziness by the outsourced delivery people under the guise that "plastic boxes" shall temporarily house a dry paper......and folks wonder why the T-S is so bad when it is really a local crackpot political rag for readers interlaced with non-local muck.


Fred Mangels says:
November 30, 2011 at 6:48 am
I actually prefer my paper be dropped on the lawn. I’ve found it tends to stay drier that way since the grass keeps it up and out of puddles. If it’s dropped on pavement, it often ends up in a puddle and the water leaks in.

I’d heard of the “porching” option but didn’t want to hassle the deliverygal or guy. What if everybody wanted that done?

At 10:09 AM, Blogger Fred Mangels said...

Maybe they take their correspondences more seriously than the Times Standard?

I suspect it depends on who screens the letters and what the subject is. They've printed most of mine in the past, but not all.

I'm sure they (Times- Standard) deliberately ignored the last letter I sent in supporting Prop 23, the ballot initiative that would have suspended AB32. They printed at least 3, maybe 5, letters opposing Prop 23 prior to me sending mine in. My letter was short and they didn't have a whole lot of election related letters that time around.

I'm sure they had room for it, but didn't want my GREAT letter voicing support for something they passionately opposed. I'd received a number of e-mails from T-S staff before that regarding posts I made about the T-S. This time, nothing, so I'm sure they didn't want to acknowledge it.

The Press- Democrat did print the same letter, but they only published it online in their "extra letters" page where they put letters they didn't supposedly have room for in the print edition. They also published a number of anti- Prop 23 letters and I saw none published in support.


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