One Ringy Dingy
By Chris Elliott
August 15, 2007
I read Mr. Woolsey's letter (Diversify Downtown Ketchikan) several
times. One thing is crystal clear. He's not a breast man.
I can appreciate that. On the other hand, he blithely declares
that capitalism died a natural death, that regulating pornography
(lions), bars (tigers) and jewelry stores (kumquats) is necessary
for the good of the community, and that building owners who rent
to jewelry stores are greedy and have no sense of civic duty.
The breadth of his unsupported assertions and allegations is
stunning. Ketchikan is not the People's Republic of Berkeley.
Or are we going to institute rent control? Are we going to
regulate certain professions? The City Fathers shut down Creek
Street years ago, but now there are too many lawyers. What about
those pesky Subarus? Too darn many of them. Everywhere you
look there's a Forester or a Legacy or an Outback. Let's shut
down Skinner. At this point, these concerned citizens are after
jewelry stores. If they are successful, who is next? Ask not
for whom the bell tolls.
Received August 15, 2007 - Published August 15, 2007
downtown Ketchikan By Matthew Woolsey
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