‘Letters to the Editor’ Category
February 22, 2013 by wcobserver
Dear Editor of the Observer, I have thought long and hard about writing this letter, but I think I have something to say to other West Fork citizens, out there, who just might listen. I moved to West Fork about four years ago, but I have deep ties here through family members who have lived in this area for a very long time. In those four years, especially in the last five months, I have learned things about our city government that concern me.Read More...
November 26, 2012 by wcobserver
Mitt Romney got a laugh from his audience at the GOP convention when he said, “President Obama promised to begin to slow the rise of the oceans, (Romney bites his lip, crowd laughs, hoots, whistles) and to heal the planet. (Crowd chuckles) My promise, is to help you and your family.” (Wild, sign waving ovation) It’s a fact that most Republicans don’t buy the science on global warming, so Romney cracked his cynical little joke to an appreciative audience, but how does one justify the notion that ignoring the reality of rising sea levels is helpful to anyone?Read More...
November 2, 2012 by wcobserver
Letter to the Editor, Fred Robinson here. I have entered my name in the election for Alderman, Ward 2 Position 1. In my interaction with citizens of West Fork on the issues, I have decided that my informed opinions on these issues are as follows: The issues on the ballot and where I stand on them: FOR the initiative to put control of our Water and Sewer System in our City Government AGAINST the medical marijuana proposal NON-COMMITTED on the sales tax for highways. West Fork Election Positions:Read More...
May 15, 2012 by wcobserver
The good intentioned people of the Quorum Court have passed to some of the voters, a measure that will extract yet another incremental tax increase from all of us. I say some voters because this will be on a May ballot which all involved know is lightly attended by the public at large. We can call this fair in the sense that it is a public vote but make no mistake; it is clearly intended to sway the result from the limited turnout as opposed to allowing this to be included in the well attended November election. This dichotomy should be explained in any elections that the issue included has no real time constraint. Do they really purport this to be a democratic act? The reason I oppose this measure is twofold. First, anyone who will consider the simple arithmetic will see that this is a manufactured entitlement. Using the ORT figures, ridership is at best 250,000 per year, the fare is $1.25, and the tax increase, not the total spent, is over $7 Million. ORT further claims that ridership will exceed 1.2 Million in 2012 and although far fetched, would yield: $1.25 rider fare times the exaggerated 1.2 million …Read More...
May 8, 2012 by wcobserver
You’ve heard the old saying, “give a man a fish you feed him for a day, teach a man to fish and you feed him for life.” So what if the man already knows how to fish but lives too far from the water to be able to fish.Read More...