Word of mouth

Posted: Thursday, June 15, 2000

I think I'm going to run for mayor on the common sense platform. The first thing I'm going to do is fine the people doing construction in Douglas that are flagging traffic at 7:45 in the morning. Stopping traffic between 7:30 and 8 in the morning is not too bright. How about using a little common sense?

I work from 7 at night until 7 in the morning and every day the airplanes and the choppers wake me up. Yes, there is a noise problem. Over on Douglas, you need to wear ear plugs to sleep and that's a shame.

I'm a Sealaska shareholder and every year they report a profit but the shareholders never see anything. They say it's the 16th year of profitability but we don't really get anything.

Assemblyman Tom Garrett's ``lunacy'' slur again shows that he has zero objectivity on the tourism issue. I expect much more from a government official and I am increasingly dissatisfied with his performance. I will vigorously support any opposition candidate in the next election.

A lot of readers in this column berate Tom Garrett. Where were they last election when his opponent almost won and could have used their vote?

It's time for the Empire to return landscaper David Landrum to his shapes and textures. His stream of consciousness feature on the Neighbors page provides him with an undeserved advertising advantage over other worthy nursery businesses in Juneau.

I was so happy to see a policeman patrolling and ticketing someone on Engineers Cutoff Road. I've lived here for six years and can count on one hand the times I've seen policemen on this road and there is so much speeding going on out here.

I really had fun at Celebration 2000. I would like to thank the captain of the ferry and the governor for allowing the Native dancers to disembark in downtown Juneau so they could make the procession on time. Gunnal cheesh.

In the light of the Columbia's fire, thank heavens the AMHS didn't decommission and sell the Malaspina. I'm so happy it's in the water and still in the fleet.

Wally Hickel put the new road in Whittier, not Tony Knowles. That road makes Whittier a suburb of Anchorage. Look for more back room politics on a new deluxe Anchorage-Whittier ferry terminal. Why should the Anchorage politicians give us a road when they now have the Kennicott to compliment their road system and to deliver them to Juneau once a year?

More people at the harbors means more dogs. And more dogs means more dog poop. If they're going to put up leash law signs, they should enforce them. Let's clean up the harbors.

I sure would like to see the white lines on the highway repainted. You can't even see them at night and it's really hard to see what lane you're in.

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