Mod: Fortunately nothing like that could ever happen here.
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This letter appeared in the latest content-free edition of the Mountain Views News.
As much as I would like to reply to Mr. Holland's unfocused accusations, it is rather hard to do so since he has apparently decided to avoid any actual specifics in this ad hominem attack on long suffering moi. Shameful or not, here are a couple of questions that I would ask Mr. Holland should I ever have the privilege of speaking with him.
1) What article exactly is being referred to here? People might want to see it to better understand what Mr. Holland is griping about.
2) I can't recall ever having submitted anything to The Watchman. The last time I spoke to that guy he was screaming in an unhinged way at me on the phone and I had to hang up on him. I was afraid he would have a stroke were he to continue, leaving Mrs. Watchman with many sad years of living alone.
3) Would Mr. Holland care to point out anything from the City's budget in particular? I actually have read it, and discuss it here often. The complete lack of specificity in his complaints make me believe that perhaps he hasn't spent very much time there himself.
4) I don't think anyone would care to see Sierra Madre either dis-incorporated or unincorporated. Take your pick. However, the residents of Sierra Madre did vote down UUT increases in both 2012 and 2014 and somehow the city has remained intact. In a bizarrely governed and profligate sort of way. I would think the City's attempt to hire a second police force at the cost of an additional $1.2 million dollars would be a far larger threat to financially sustaining this city than anything I might or might not have said.
Is Mr. Holland aware of the Mtn Views News publisher's shameful past?
I am not certain Pat Holland knows about the sorts of unpleasant things contained in this following San Francisco Examiner newspaper account (link) describing the firing of H. Susan Henderson from a high executive position in the California Democratic Party a few years back. If he was aware I am certain Proper Pat would want to disassociate himself from such shameful goings-on.
One thing here that has piqued my curiosity in the past is why exactly was Ms. Henderson shopping for lingerie at a Victoria's Secret in Washington DC? And specifically, for whom exactly was she planning to wear such things?
Perhaps Pat Holland would like to ask H. (for Harriet) Susan Henderson about that. Or even write her a letter.