Measure L outcome
shows will of people
The results of the voting on the Marinapark Measure L showed how
unbelievably out of touch the Newport Beach City Council really is
with the people of Newport Beach. The fact that they forged ahead and
tried to bamboozle people is another sign. Hopefully, they got the
Did voters miss
I definitely think the most shocking development between these
elections was the fact that Armando Ruiz got reelected to the Coast
Community College District board. It's kind of disturbing that the
electorate was so uninformed about that particular race that it would
reelect someone who is so shamelessly abusing the pension system.
It's quite shocking that the community didn't do its research -- very
well-publicized news story, lots of outspoken comment about Ruiz and
his scheme, and yet he's still reelected. It just goes to show that
many people don't pay attention and vote for the incumbent, and
that's very, very disappointing.
Bell, Wooden merit
the utmost praise
I would like to add my "Hurrah" to support Joseph Bell's columns.
Weekly I find that he reflects upon current events through history,
experience, morality, reality, courage, enthusiasm, self-control,
alertness, determination, skill, poise and confidence. This is truly
hard work, and I truly appreciate it!
The Bell Curve does not speak for the entire circulation of the
Daily Pilot, but isn't that part of what makes our country great?
Thank you to Coach John Wooden for his book "Inch and Miles" that
encouraged me to do my personal best and submit this letter.
'The OC' needs
Joe Bell's curve
What inspired me to write this letter was Joseph Bell's Oct. 28
column and the reader's responses to that column. Bell's vast
experiences, education, integrity, honor and intelligence is what
America is about. He is a pillar of free speech and patriotism.
Please don't stop your column. Orange County needs it.
Perhaps we could trade the young soldiers now serving in Iraq with
Lefteris Lavrakas of Costa Mesa and Mary Laughlin of Newport Beach.
They are gung ho for the policies of the Bush administration. I can
write to the White House and offer their names as volunteers for
Iraq. It's the least I could do for my country, and it could avoid
the draft. It could save our young people for the future of our
Are Lavrakas and Laughlin veterans of World War II or any other
war? Did they put their life on the line for this country? Or are
they similar to Dubya, Cheney, Rice, Rummy and Wolfie? Dubya was
AWOL, Cheney turned down the draft, and Rice, Rummy and Wolfie did
not serve. Hmm ....who is the hero?