Wednesday, April 23, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
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Veerkamp is Biden lookalike

EDITOR:

I attended the Tea Party meeting last month and was not impressed by the presentation by this candidate. When I saw his stance and demeanor and was reminded of Joe Biden at his worst. His strong points were that he had plenty money and had hung around this county for a while. His arrogance was a turn off, what has he done, who is he? The name is familiar because of its on a lot of construction equipment we see tearing up land in our county. I for one want local land underdeveloped and would like to see Missouri Flat road not become a second Bidwell avenue.

This county and Placerville in particular needs to be represented by people who respect our values and our preference for a rural life style. Most of us left the valleys of California to escape the Nancy Pilosis of this state not elect them as our district supervisor. Not electing a developer’s relative should help us keep a few more unspoiled acres for our children.

KEN CHENGIAN
Placerville

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  • Karen WoodrellOctober 08, 2012 - 3:18 pm

    Huh? I know Brian Veerkamp. To quote my favorite Presidential candidate, "I have no idea what you're talking about".

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  • Phillip VeerkampOctober 08, 2012 - 5:21 pm

    KEN CHENGIAN- Thank you for recognizing and pointing out one of Brian’s greatest character strengths in acknowledging the fact that Brian has “hung around this county for a while.” Brian “hung around” while I witnessed many of my county natives, friends and family flee to Montana, Wyoming, Idaho and Colorado in the face of the invasion of flatlanders who lacked the strength of character to stay in “Pelosi-land”, serve on flatlander school boards, join flatlander service organizations such as Rotary and Lions and make the flatlands better places to live. While Brian was occupied serving his community and getting “plenty money” other people were busy building the infrastructure and home pads for people of lesser character – Pelosi-land refugees. It is entirely possible that Brian’s brother, Doug, leveled the home pad upon which you found refuge, Ken. I hope that Doug’s next construction project is a huge draw bridge/fence to stem the flow of Pelosi-land refugees before I weaken and flee. Hypocrisy stinks.

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  • voterOctober 08, 2012 - 5:32 pm

    KEN CHENGIAN doesn't like Brian Veerkamp's "stance" or his "demeanor". But what about the actual CONTENT of Veerkamp's presentation? Let's see now. Joe Biden's positions on such as Israel, Obamacare and a national rail system are known. But such matters wouldn't have arisen at the Tea Party meeting. Nor would candidates for supervisor have commented on ANY matters normally dealt with in the national arena. Perhaps Mr. Chengian could tell us one or two of the points Mr. Veerkamp made that lead to the Joe Biden comparison.

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  • ObservationOctober 09, 2012 - 6:15 am

    Hmmm.... Mr. Chengian is a recently(?) relocated, no growth, tea party attendee who wants his "rural lifestyle" preserved and who is incapable of writing a support letter. Terrific. Boy, we need to recruit a few more of the civility lacking, "I am right, thus you are wrong", close the door behind me types to this county. That will help....

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  • robertdnollOctober 09, 2012 - 6:20 am

    i wonder where observation immigrated from?

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  • Chuck HollandOctober 09, 2012 - 6:41 am

    Ken, it's obvious you must be speaking of a different Brian Veerkamp than the one I know. Are you on medication? What you describe as arrogance and "plenty money" is a life long resident of El Dorado County, he grew up here, went to school here, raised his children here, was employed here, and retired here. Is that a bad thing? Being a person truly willing to give back to his community Brian has pledged not to be compensated for his work while sitting on the Board of Supervisors. That saves the tax payers about 100k yearly. Is that a bad thing? Have you even taken the time to meet Brian? I've never seen a hint of the qualities you describe in your letter from Brian.

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  • cookie65October 10, 2012 - 5:12 am

    Hey Ken, you didn't need to tell us that you weren't from here. Those of us who have been withnessing the flatlander invasion all of our lives knew it by your first sentence. I do love it when leftists try to pretend not to be leftists. How many times have you voted for pelosi?

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  • 1036-FrankOctober 11, 2012 - 5:41 pm

    I will unleash a dog in this fight for a few reasons. The first is this candidate has already received a very large public retiree pension from the EDH fire dept. As I understand it Moonbeam has put in new rules that double-dipper wanna-be's already in PERS are restricted so that they can't have a huge PERS retirement and a new full time Govt. job, it is now one or the other, state can't afford both, hence the end of the double-dippers, I hope. I would ask this candidate to have the non-management fire employees he used to work with here in this county vote a vote of confidence or no confidence in him, as the last I remember, he didn't seem to have a lot of support, if any, from former fire dept. employees who worked with him for many years.

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