Thursday's Letters to the Editor

Thursday's Letters to the Editor

There are 28 comments on the Daily Breeze story from Jun 2, 2010, titled Thursday's Letters to the Editor. In it, Daily Breeze reports that:

In the early morning of Memorial Day, I visited Torrance's Veterans Memorial to pay my respects to our fallen.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Daily Breeze.

First Prev
of 2
Next Last
Last Good Thing

El Segundo, CA

#24 Jun 3, 2010
slug wrote:
<quoted text>You've obviously never been to the Isthmus. Your comment has no relevance to the letter regarding Catalina.
Slug, you obviously need to get over there more often. The Isthmus is being invaded by rude, scary drug-peddling gang bangers....but at least they'll have their Matricular cards now....

Funny how the people running the island are ok w/ illegals but not with paying yacht club members.

And, FWIW, you better get over there soon if you want to enjoy it, because after the zip line and underwater tour and redevelopment in Avalon, the peeps in charge are going to remodel the Two Harbors campground AND Banning House lodge to be "more like a European destination resort." That's why they are kicking out the yacht clubs by raising the rents 300-900%.....

Mr. Rusack (married to Alison Wrigley) is mightily impressed with the luxury eco-cabins at El Capitan Beach near Santa Barbara. That's part of his "vision" for the Isthmus...
Visiting Cowboy

Walnut, CA

#29 Jun 3, 2010
whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
When are you going to own up to the fact that you are not longer "visiting" and actually live here.
Sorry, I thought I had the right to take a little "poetic" license with my handle.

Psychologically, I'm "just visiting" because if I thought I HAD to live it this toilet, I'd be suicidal.

You have no idea how bad Kalifornia is until you've spent a little time in America.(No, not New York, New Jersey, Illinois, and a few others. But the real America, what the jerks call "flyover places".)

You have the inmates running the asylum (but you're trapped by them.) Read the California Penal Code, or at least stand in a law library and look at it. Look at what the politicians are doing, not what the rags like the Breeze are telling you, but get involved and look at it up close.

“cracker-barrel philosopher”

Since: Jan 08

Wilmington/Carson/San Pedro

#30 Jun 4, 2010
Visiting Cowboy wrote:
<quoted text>Sorry, I thought I had the right to take a little "poetic" license with my handle.
Psychologically, I'm "just visiting" because if I thought I HAD to live it this toilet, I'd be suicidal.
You have no idea how bad Kalifornia is until you've spent a little time in America.(No, not New York, New Jersey, Illinois, and a few others. But the real America, what the jerks call "flyover places".)
You have the inmates running the asylum (but you're trapped by them.) Read the California Penal Code, or at least stand in a law library and look at it. Look at what the politicians are doing, not what the rags like the Breeze are telling you, but get involved and look at it up close.
A guy who hired me in a previous job was previously a salesman crossing through Kansas in 1962 on a two lane highway. A truck was coming in the opposite direction. A car behind the truck tried to pass without looking first and collided head on with my former boss. Larry ended up with the drive shaft up his butt, literally. The wreak blocked the highway in both directions. It took almost an hour for rescue crews to arrive. Meanwhile, during the backup, people started taking stuff off of the wreaked cars. Larry had a $20 gold piece on his key ring. Someone literally reached across him and took the keys from the ignition to get the gold piece and disappeared. Larry was in the hospital for 6 months. He sued the other driver for compensation for his medical bills and other costs associated with the accident. It took over 2 years for the case to go to civil court. By that time, Larry looked normal. The driver who caused the accident lost his leg because it ended up against the exhaust manifold. The jury felt sorry for the other driver because he was now in a wheel chair. So, Larry got nothing.

I went to college in Colorado. I had two friends who were locals and died in horrible traffic accidents. Both were drunk at the time.

There are plenty of more stories, but I don't see the rest of America through the rosy pic you want to paint.

“cracker-barrel philosopher”

Since: Jan 08

Wilmington/Carson/San Pedro

#31 Jun 4, 2010
Just Saying wrote:
Having been to Catalina and seeing all the little shops and probably illegals working in them and the many hotels I can see how those statements are true. Banning House is a treasure. That is also true. Not so good on utilities, i.e. bad electricity, heat, no tv or phones, etc, but a great get-a-way.
You're right. My favorite time to go to either Avalon or the Isthmus is the two weeks before Christmas. In fact, that is the perfect time to go anywhere if you don't like crowds. Everybody is staying home during that time getting ready for Christmas. But, you're right that at the Banning Lodge they have a problem providing good heating. Bundle up and build up the fire when in the "main house". I hardly watch TV anyway (Larry Kudlow and Cheyenne reruns). There is a pay phone, but who cares anymore?
Clear Thinker

Norwalk, CT

#32 Jun 4, 2010
Visiting Cowboy wrote:
<quoted text>Sorry, I thought I had the right to take a little "poetic" license with my handle.
Psychologically, I'm "just visiting" because if I thought I HAD to live it this toilet, I'd be suicidal.
You have no idea how bad Kalifornia is until you've spent a little time in America.(No, not New York, New Jersey, Illinois, and a few others. But the real America, what the jerks call "flyover places".)
You have the inmates running the asylum (but you're trapped by them.) Read the California Penal Code, or at least stand in a law library and look at it. Look at what the politicians are doing, not what the rags like the Breeze are telling you, but get involved and look at it up close.
SoCal is the best part of Kalifornia. You should spend some time around the Bay Area to get a real dose of what this state has devolved into. In my trips south I stay more or less around LAX and Burbank, but the difference is startling.

For example, I've never been aggressively panhandled by little kids down there. I've never seen a grubby bum taking a dump next to an empty store or street tree. You don't have blocks of "homeless" people living in vans. You can park in the auto structures without the stench of urine or some bum staring at you out of the shadows. Nobody adds 4% to your lunch bill to cover "medical care for the homeless".

You especially don't have the Fulton Street "fair" where police look the other way while grown adults behave like animals in full view of children.

What makes this all so sad is that the Bay Area has such a beautiful climate and geography compared to SoCal. The devolution is all due to inbred liberalism.
Karlheinz

United States

#33 Jun 5, 2010
Bev MB wrote:
do not: fyi
a) i attended two of those town hall meetings you feel she did not hold, and
b) i'm not sure that name calling is the way to win the respect of the person you might be supporting at this time - s/he might wonder what you 'call' them when their backs are turned...
c) serving america is a hard job. with or without plastic surgery. probably more difficult without!
good luck with the candidate of your choice, and let's hope s/he doesn't take time off to have their necks smoothed to woo you instead.
Plenty to think about.
But how do we decide,
without looking at the whole picture?
bg stine

Tustin, CA

#34 Jun 5, 2010
It seems every year I wake up on Memorial Day - usually less then two weeks after the Armed Forces Day Parade - wondering what service I'll attend to show my thanks to those who gave the most.

Here I sit a life long residentce of Torrance and yet I go to Redondo Beach for Memorial Day.
This in a City with the longest running Armed Forces Day in the country. A City that has it's own Torrance's Veterans Memorial. A place that erected the Ted Tanouye Memorial at Torrance High School. Yet Memorial Day. Nothing. Don't really understand it. It has always puzzled me.
Karlheinz

United States

#35 Jun 5, 2010
Green Hills is the place to go.
bg stine wrote:
It seems every year I wake up on Memorial Day - usually less then two weeks after the Armed Forces Day Parade - wondering what service I'll attend to show my thanks to those who gave the most.
Here I sit a life long residentce of Torrance and yet I go to Redondo Beach for Memorial Day.
This in a City with the longest running Armed Forces Day in the country. A City that has it's own Torrance's Veterans Memorial. A place that erected the Ted Tanouye Memorial at Torrance High School. Yet Memorial Day. Nothing. Don't really understand it. It has always puzzled me.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker
First Prev
of 2
Next Last

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Avalon Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Samuel Bruchey Nov 14 Local 2
Review: Friendly Animal Hospital (Dec '09) Nov 13 stringer 43
Who is jordan ferrel Nov 12 Noseyneighbor 1
News A girl waves a Mexican flag during rallies in L... (Mar '06) Nov 4 Raydot 4,556
Was a Teen Murdered? Oct 31 Pragmatist 5
News Tamra gets naked with lesbian friend on a House... Oct 29 Wholly Silicon Wafer 2
News Retail-restaurant roundup: Stater Bros. adds Tu... Oct 23 marg 1

Avalon Jobs

More from around the web

Personal Finance

Avalon Mortgages