By Aan Kadax Tseen
September 12, 2005
There are only 15 families that actually live on Gravina Island. I will bet that most of these folks move to Gravina Island for peace and quiet, privacy.
The master plan by termite people in Ketchikan is access to timber. There is nothing that the termite people will do on Pennock Island and Gravina Island that will benefit the residents of Ketchikan but bring higher taxes and destruction of the beauty of land that rest of Americans come to see.
Let's not forget, Governor Frank Murkowski has a 33-acres of family owned land, Goldstring and Goldstone old mining sites just south of Clam Cove on Gravina Island. Governor Frank H. Murkowski has a conflict of interest and hidden motivations to construct a $315 million bridge to Gravina Island VIA Pennock Island to property his family owns at federal taxpayer's expense. It is my own opinion that this is only a payback for years of friendship from Rep. Don Young (Alaska).
Hurricane Katrina, the $315 million federal tax dollars for the desecration bridge would be better spent to help victims of Katrina and cities destroyed by the hurricane.
In closing, my advice to the few people that want to bridge to nowhere, don't count your chickens before they hatch. The American people may want to spend all the pork barrel money on something worthwhile like helping Americans that are in need.
I would like to say thank you to Ketchikan Fire Dept and volunteer Fire Dept for traveling to help Katrina victims in the South.
This is my opinion only.
Aan Kadax Tseen aka Don Hoff
and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Sitnews.