Losing a L.S. eagle, sad situation
In response to Ms. Sweet’s Letter to the Editor in the November 14 edition of the Lake Stevens Journal.
Thank you, Ms. Sweet, for your diligent efforts in updating the community on the welfare of our eagle population.
My husband and I agree that we are blessed to live near such beautiful creatures, and were distraught when one of our eagle friends was killed when lightning struck a tree in our yard this summer.
We immediately contacted U.S. Fish and Wildlife, and were instructed of the steps to take prior to their arrival.
Within the hour, the eagle was retrieved by a uniformed Special Agent of the Fish and Wildlife Law Enforcement division.
I value their expertise and respectfulness in such a unique and sad situation and rest well knowing that “our” eagle was, and is, continuing to inspire.
Election results may not really give what people want
As tired of the signs, commercials and things political as the next guy, I think we should stop to appreciate the magnitude of our recent election.
While our ailing economy cried out for fiscal leadership, we helped elect a president who has never worked in business or made a payroll over a man who, refused an inheritance, but still went on to become a multi-millionaire on the power of business acumen, hard work and good ol’ American determination—finding time to raise a house full of Eagle Scouts and be a helpful neighbor and civic leader!
Perhaps the absurdity of this election is why seven states have garnered enough signatures to petition for secession—and have done so! Symbolic, but telling.
Then, we “legalize” an initiative stifling, family damaging substance that was recently an “illicit drug,” with the proposal receiving endorsements from powerful people who often cited “dollars” as their motivation, ignoring documented negative ramifications.
Boeing may say they plan to keep their drug standards. But, stand by Boeing. Western Washington is tired of being less liberal than San Francisco. Thus, a law may soon force something less upon you; unless you take your jobs to another state. I remember, “Will the last person to leave Seattle, please turn off the lights?” Some apparently don’t.
Finally: for years, states have maintained that a child needs a mother AND a father, but in Washington State, we have decided to kick logic, human decency and centuries of cultural history to the curb for the purpose of winning friends, votes and maintaining power.
Thus, the needs of the children have been supplanted by the need to pander to the perverse.
The folks back East may have their “Triple Crown” but, here in Washington, this election has given us our own Trifecta!