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Disappointed at Measure L’s loss

From page A5 | November 12, 2012 | 4 Comments

EDITOR: I was extremely disappointed at the lopsided defeat of Measure L, which would have helped guarantee access to written materials by our children and fellow citizens.

To those who voted against this, what did you need that $20 a year for? Did you need it for gas for your oversized pickup truck? Or to buy more bullets?

Don’t you realize that an educated and well versed citizenry does more to strengthen and protect our country that all of your guns put together?



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Discussion | 4 comments

  • unimproved parcelNovember 09, 2012 - 12:30 pm

    The library's 389 Nora Roberts titles reflect our educated, well versed citizenry's reading habits. And to think that someone said unimproved parcels don't read.

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  • Paul TaylorNovember 13, 2012 - 9:49 am

    I thoroughly enjoy visiting my local library and frequently use its services. There is nothing more relaxing than sitting by a warm fire in the winter and reading a good book, but sadly, libraries are headed the way of the dinosaur, typewriter, Yellow Pages, magazines, newspapers and bookstores. As the digital electronic world develops, print editions of newspapers, magazines and books will simply vanish. Propping libraries up financially with more taxes will merely prolong the outcome, not eliminate it. Unless libraries develop a different model and increase their relevancy in a digital world, they too will vanish.

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  • JackNovember 13, 2012 - 9:30 pm

    Ms. Flynn: Were you really surprised that this district's voters would refuse to pay $20 a year to make themselves smarter? Stupid is as stupid does! Sometimes, ignorance really is bliss.

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  • unimproved parcelNovember 13, 2012 - 10:13 pm

    Danielle Steel is two cool, Jack. The library's got 237 of them smart books. Enough Steel to wipe the bliss off even an unimproved parcel's face.

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