Letters: A little of this, a little of that

Shirley resident comments on a number of past stories and letters

Dick and doo or spit and  whiff:

I had a dog, his name was Rick. When he was bored, he’d like and lick.

Each day when restless, he would talk “ruff,” grab his leash, way “walk” wag “walk.”

Now ambling down the sleepy streets, me and Rick on Ricky’s treat, as Rocky sniffs and trickles sweet at every hydrant we would meet.

When, at a special spot, he’d slump, bent over doubled there, and dump.

Oh Rick, oh Ricky, dirty dog, I’d pout, as Rick, sit like a frog, Dropping little piles of style as I stood whistling awhile.

Then, when at last, the whole work done, Rick frisky fun — home run.

Britt Grit:

I thought cartoons were supposed to be funny, not scary.

Response to letter:

A quote from Ted Roberts letter of support for BCTF: “A healthy economy results from a healthy society that is inclusive and does not create winners and losers.”

Is this from Economics 101, or Sociology 102, or Philosophy 103, because it sounds plausible, but unravels somewhat upon closer inspection.

I personally make $16,000 a year on government pension. I did not belong to a union, and do not receive a union pension — obviously.

Of that $16,000, I save $10,000 a year. So — does this make me a winner or loser, or some combination of the two?

My take on unions is this: either everybody is in the union, or nobody is in the union. Unions create huge disparity in wages, pensions, expectations and other benefits. As it stands now, few people are actually in unions.

It is we, the non-union folk, who end up paying for union benefits; has Ted Roberts considered the ethics of that?

N.E. MacNab


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