Letters to the Editor
Support Intermountain benefit
I am writing to encourage our Ramona citizens to help support the all-important life and property saving work of the Intermountain Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department, which serves and protects the 125-square-mile area east of Ramona. It is an all-volunteer department that mans the Route 78 fire station on a 24/7 basis. Fundraising depends heavily on the financial support of all our residents, as the county only funds limited operational expenses.
The recently adopted annual state $150 parcel fee does not support in any way the Intermountain operation as the money is dedicated to fire prevention and education operations. The Hot Spots are once again sponsoring the annual fundraiser, this month at a fantastic old western themed 1899 gourmet dinner to be held at the Town Hall on Main Street on Saturday, Nov. 16, at 6 p.m.
The dinner will be highlighted by tray-passed appetizers, main course of whiskey cider braised beef, mashed potatoes, frizzled onions, sautéed carrots and pearl onions. The John Little dinner will be topped off by desserts of bread pudding with whiskey hard cider and fresh peach cobbler with vanilla ice cream.
Entertainment will consist of music and singing by local artisans. Attendees must be 21 or older. Western dress of the 1899 era is encouraged.
Tickets are available at the Ramona Chamber of Commerce office or by calling Intermountain president Maurice Waters at 760-789-5136 or myself at 760-789-0566.
Thanks for your support!
Charles Teichert Jr., past president
Intermountain Fire and Rescue
Don’t drink the Kool-Aid
Well, has your ox been gored yet?
He told us, 24 times, we could keep our health insurance and doctors. Not so! Instead, they canceled policies!
Be patient. There is more coming.
The Health Care Act/Obamacare was never about your health. It’s about control — controlling you while invading your privacy. Wait until they “roll out” the rest of the laws within the law.
Just remember, come Election 2014, who voted for Obamacare, in lockstep, and who refused to vote for it, in lockstep. Are you thinking those Republicans probably read the bill and knew something that Nancy Pelosi did not know when she said, “We will just have to pass it, in order to find out what’s in it?” Or did she know?
Perhaps that explains why the elected have their own Rolls-Royce Insurance plan, exempting them from the very health care laws they are mandating for others?
By the way, what has happened to “due diligence” with our elected? They don’t have to read what they sign? Huh?
Stay informed, stay involved, reach out to your family and friends locally, and nationally, to help them stay equally informed. We all need to be watching Fox/Channel 37 for the documented facts, videos, printed quotes, etc. as compared to other network media who are questionable as to their information and intent to brainwash.
Be careful. The Kool-Aid has been mixed already. Don’t drink it.
Tissue paper skin
Reader Mike Cannone (Sentinel, Oct. 24) must have skin like tissue paper to be so riled over a simple statement by Assemblyman Brian Jones: “You never know when you will need a gun to fend off a criminal, or a tyrant.”
Cannone seems to be an Obama sycophant who sees nothing wrong with our “Malthusian Candidate,” who is gradually dismantling our Constitution as he drives the nation into third-world status. If he had his way, no household in this country would harbor weapons, and his own hand-picked military would keep us in line.
Tell us, Mr. Cannone, do you suppose that Hitler’s hideous holocaust would have been such a God-awful success if most Jewish households had possessed pistols, rifles or shotguns? The Founders knew that we should be able to keep ourselves armed.
A.G. Smith, Ph.D.
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