By Aan Kadax Tseen aka Don Hoff Jr.
March 06, 2008
There is nothing like beating a dead humpy to death. There is
not going to be a bridge to nowhere in Ketchikan, Alaska, move
on with more important problems in Ketchikan. There are only
50 or so people that live on Gravina Island. Open more land
for whom? Build a bridge on speculation? That is insane.
I don't mind a good debate with folks that don't agree with my
opinions. America said no to any earmarked projects in Alaska.
Knik Arm Bridge in Anchorage is a long shot. The proposed bridge
in Juneau is even a longer shot to get funding and constructed.
In Juneau, what happens if the Capital move happens? Juneau
will be a ghost town like Ketchikan. Who will be driving over
the proposed bridge? Who is going to pay the debts these bridges
will cause and maintenance costs?
What happens if your Republican Presidential candidate McCain
wins the general election? He shot down the pork barrel spending
proposed bridge project in Ketchikan. McCain argued against Don
Young and Ted Stevens in D.C., his own party.
The Airport Ferry does a fine job keeping on schedule; I personally
like the short ride across the channel. The ferry ride is what
makes Ketchikan unique. Now you have a road that goes nowhere,
30 million of our taxpayer dollars. What a joke on the American
Taxpayer. Sorry but I am all taxed out!
Pennock Island and Gravina Island belong to the Taan ta Kwaan
and Saan ya Kwaan. It is Tlingit land. We never relinquish
our ancestral lands to anyone, nor to any governments. It was
stolen from us, plain and simply. These waters may be tested
If all you bridge supporters in Ketchikan are so adamant about
driving over a bridge, there are thousands of bridges of different
sizes in the lower-48 you can drive over all day long if you
want too, you might want to consider that option. Ketchikan
doesn't need nor can afford a bridge today, yesterday or tomorrow.
This is my opinion only,
Aan Kadax Tseen aka Don Hoff Jr.
Gaanax adi Clan
Drifting to Shore House/Raven House
Taan Ta Kwaan
About: " Former Vice Mayor/Councilmember-City
of Ketchikan and
Board of Directors-City of Ketchikan
Former O.S.H.A. Review Boardmember Chairman-State of Alaska.
Member of the Taan ta Kwaan-Gaanax adi Clan-Raven House, Indigenous
to Ketchikan Area. "
Received March 06, 2008 - Published
March 06, 2008
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