Where are we going?
By Robert McRoberts
September 08, 2006
I have to say Iknow under stand why so many people never vote.
Our election process has just about become a joke. The other
day before I went to vote, I went over my thoughts a few times
in my head. Should we tax, or not. who I wanted to replace Frank
and so on. But when I went to the voting booths I then had to
decide which ballot to use. Why do the republicans get their
own ballots? Why are there such a political differences? I thought
we voted for the people, not the party. Why should I have to
chose a party in the first place? That made me angry at the system.
I thought about running for Borough Assembly, but as a friend
reminded me I would have to spend time going over all the B.S.
that is pushed and every one would be calling me on the phone
offering me bribes during the day when i am working on your time.
No I could not take on a job like that and do my work too. But
I will take a shot at Borough Mayor next time it's open. At least
then I can put away my iron toys and concentrate on the job of
I think Mr. Kiffer and some
new blood would be fine. But let's not go backwards. If you live
in the city, vote for Sam Bergeron for City Council. He's no
harm. He's not afraid to voice his opinion on no more sales tax.
We have to work on making it easier for all classes to live here
- not just the guys driving around in their BMWs and Jags. For
the life of me, why can people not be happy with what they are
given? No you always want more. Same thing with the Bridge.
Somehow the bridge became the most expensive project around.
Sure we could use a bridge to Gravina, one that just took off
from the ferry terminal and landed on sunken boat island. I could
care less if the cruise ships could not go under t- hey can still
go around the island. But then if I was able to make things happen,
I would build the highway from Ketchikan to Canada and Petersburg.
There would then only be one ferry running to Bellingham. If
you were going farther north, you'd drive to Petersburg and catch
the ferry making the circle from Sitka, Juneau and Lynn Canal.
I just can not understand how anyone could afford to go to Hollis
then to Coffman Cove to go to Wrangell. I do know most POW residents
would rather not come to Ketchikan though.
I would work with everyone that wants to improve life, not complicate
it. I think if there was a road out of town, air prices would
become more compatible to other places. I would hold lotteries
and dump all the land the borough owns on Gravina Island, puttingit
on the tax roll. Maybe even more then 50 people would live there.
I would pull the plug on the Ward Cove deal. I would really like
to see a recycle plant go in out there taking in all southeastern
trash and making things from it. How many beer cans would it
take to make a boat? Plastic milk jugs turned in to lumber. I
could go on and on... Well maybe I just did.
I would like to say to Anita Hales, very well said. Let's move
Ketchikan, AK - USA
About: Long time resident of Ketchikan and business owner.
By Anita Hales - Ketchikan, AK - USA
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