Has anyone else noticed that Paso Robles has become a Pismo Beach, only inland? I’m talking about dirty pigeons everywhere. At the market tops, over the entrance to the post office, even the gas stations. Don’t look up.
If they’re not carrier pigeons then they’re good for nothing. Maybe as bacteria-laden poop bombers. They destroy property.
The old movie theater is a motel for breeding. Hazmat suits would be needed. Where’s the Health Department? Take it down.
Keep a rain slicker in your car if you pump gas, and don’t walk, run, into the post office.
In an Aug. 29 Tribune headline, the question, “Why are Americans hostile to Islam?” is answered in paragraph eight: “Most terrorist attacks on U.S. targets or allies over the past 40 years were committed by aggressors who were Muslim or Middle Eastern.”
In the same edition, Julie Lynem’s article, “Let’s practice the tolerance we Americans preach” says “we agree to disagree while living side by side.”
The United States is extremely tolerant of other cultures, traditions and religions. The death and destruction this nation suffered on 9/11 is now part of our American culture.
The time has come for others to be as tolerant of us as we are of them. Living side by side must be a two-way street.
It has taken me quite a while to gather my thoughts regarding The Annie Saga. Mr. Cuddy, I could hardly wait for the next edition of the newspaper to read the latest installment. Annie divided two families, good and evil. I truly do not mean to say the adopters of Annie were evil and Mr. Hoage good, but that’s what the saga represented.
We, the people, have no say regarding good over evil in our daily lives, such as when it comes to lost jobs, war, failing banks, stock market plunges, illegal immigrants and so on. We vote people out only to have our votes unheard or deafened by the president and Congress. We voted down gay marriage in passing Proposition 8, only to have that decision usurped by a judge.
Annie gave us hope that we might be able to change the adopters’ minds, to help Mr. Hoage, to be a part of something good, to have our voices heard. Annie’s adopters ended up doing what was right even when it hurt; and Mr. Hoage learned a valuable lesson in life. Loving and feeding Annie wasn’t enough, he needed a license and a microchip to protect Annie. And, we the public, were able to think about someone else for a few weeks.
Mr. Cuddy, do not apologize for your column, I thank you!