Health care prices hurt with bankruptcy
Jamshed Datsur’s article [“Time to honor what we fought for,” Sept. 23] was right on! Some people don’t want any change.
They feel it is OK for health care to go down the tubes and take this administration with it. Is it OK for the insurance companies to make exorbitant profits while those in need of care go bankrupt?
Health care should be a right, not a privilege, in our society.
Memories of better times with John Wayne’s Goose
Mike Whitehead’s write-up [“John Wayne’s Wild Goose visits expo,” Friday] brought back memories of when I used to work for a company that would treat its employees to outside social activities to maintain good work relations and reward their hard work.
One activity I vividly recall was when the company rented the Wild Goose for a few hours to traverse Newport Bay while providing ample food and drinks for the employees. While on board, we had virtually free reign of the boat including the room where the Duke and his pals played poker.
While sitting at his famous poker table, I couldn’t help but think of all the famous people, including the famed Rat Pack, that he had played cards with. They, along with the Duke, are long gone now, but I could probably faintly hear the Duke’s voice telling Frank and Dean, “OK pilgrims, I’m calling you and raising you an extra 25 grand, so let’s see what you got.”
Pilot over-stepped bounds with ‘member’ article
The Daily Pilot is a “neighborhood” newspaper that has been serving Newport-Mesa since 1907, and I have been reading and defending it on many occasions since 1971.
Tuesday’s front-page article “Resident’s member is saved from ring” by Joseph Serna was not only bad journalism, but bad for our community.
The story is bad enough, but to be the lead story on the first page is shocking. What were you thinking?
It was good to praise the work of the Newport Beach Fire Department, but to make an example of an obviously sick man sends a very bad message to your readership.
Surely there is better news to report from our area, or you could have made it a teaching lesson with a disclaimer — “DON’T TRY THIS AT HOME NO MATTER WHAT.” In the future I hope the Pilot will show much better taste and respect for its readers. You owe your readers a big apology. This kind of journalism is uncalled for and not appreciated.