Wednesday, April 23, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS

I had a dream

EDITOR:

I had a dream a couple of nights ago. The dream had the candidates for EID’s Division 2 and 4 sitting down with the Mountain Democrat’s Editorial Board. My attention was focused on one candidate. He was a dead ringer for “Leave it to Beaver’s” Eddie Haskell. But he was being addressed as “Mr. Prada.”

Eddie Haskell (Mr. Prada?) was relaxed, at ease and more even-tempered than had been demonstrated in some of his writings and behaviors at recent EID Board meetings and Cost of Services Committee activities. He didn’t holler and shout and storm out. He was well-behaved for the Mountain Democrat’s Editorial Board interview. He did not falsely reassert that agricultural water was 17 times less than residential water. He did not falsely reassert that most EID employees would be getting 7 percent pay raises. Eddie Haskell (Mr. Prada?) was really well-behaved.

The Mountain Democrat Editorial Board bought it. Eddie Haskell endorsed.

PHILLIP VEERKAMPDiamond Springs

Letters to the Editor

LEAVE A COMMENT

Discussion | 3 comments

  • Eddie HaskellOctober 29, 2013 - 8:43 am

    Good morning, Colonel Longhofer! Can Wally and the Beaver come out to play?

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • James E.October 29, 2013 - 8:47 am

    Eddie, Wally went to basketball practice and the Beav has gone to Cub Scouts, so the answer is ------- no. And, Eddie, a bit of advice. Stay away from June when Ward is not home!!

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • Barbara BillingsleyOctober 30, 2013 - 5:12 pm

    Shame on you, Eddy!

    Reply | Report abusive comment
.

News

Herard over the back fence: Try fishing at Wakamatsu

By Bob Billingsley | From Page: B1

 
Downtown group coordinates painting, awnings

By Wendy Schultz | From Page: A1

 
More mountain lion sightings reported

By Dawn Hodson | From Page: A1, 8 Comments

Supervisor Nutting trial begins

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A1, 82 Comments | Gallery

 
Sanford murder case to jury

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
Gearing tax questions to correct office saves time

By Treasurer-Tax Collector | From Page: A3

.

Opinion

My turn: More than a buzzword

By Special to the Democrat | From Page: A4, 36 Comments

 
Building restored

By Mountain Democrat | From Page: A4

 
Outstanding dog

By Mountain Democrat | From Page: A4

.

Letters

Misquote

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 11 Comments

 
Altshuler framing

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 9 Comments

National Day of Prayer

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 3 Comments

 
‘Parents, be afraid’ letter

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 29 Comments

Ukranian situation

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 5 Comments

 
.

Sports

Outside with Charlie: Transitioning

By Charlie Ferris | From Page: A6

 
Pitching the ‘Root’ cause of Trojans’ victory

By Mike Bush | From Page: A6 | Gallery

Pedal power at the forefront next month

By Jerry Heinzer | From Page: A6 | Gallery

 
Sports Scene: April 22, 2014

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A7

Roundup: April 22, 2014

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A7

 
.

Prospecting

4-H’ers star at showcase

By Dawn Hodson | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
At a glance: Look for fireballs

By Mimi Escabar | From Page: B2, 1 Comment

Authors to share their stories

By Pat Lakey | From Page: B2, 2 Comments

 
Church to host human trafficking conference

By Pollock Pines | From Page: B3

Grow For It! Flower of Easter

By Barbara Schuchart | From Page: B5

 
.

Essentials

Building permits 4/7-11/2014

By Michael Raffety | From Page: A2

 
Crime Log: April 1-3

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A2

Weather stats 4-22-14

By Michael Raffety | From Page: A2

 
.

Obituaries

Bobby Lloyd Bridges

By Contributor | From Page: A2

 
Harry Frank Harper

By Contributor | From Page: A2, 6 Comments

Marion “Wayne” Griswold

By Contributor | From Page: A2

 
.

Real Estate

.

Comics

Shoe

By Contributor | From Page: A8

 
Sudoku

By Contributor | From Page: A8

Rubes

By Contributor | From Page: A8

 
New York Times Crossword

By Contributor | From Page: A8

Flying McCoys

By Contributor | From Page: A8

 
Speed Bump

By Contributor | From Page: A8

Tundra

By Contributor | From Page: A8

 
Horoscope, Thursday, April 24, 2014

By Contributor | From Page: A8

Horoscope, Wednesday, April 23, 2014

By Contributor | From Page: A8

 
Working It Out

By Contributor | From Page: A8

TV Listings

By Contributor | From Page: A8