LETTERS TO THE EDITOR - A third-class citizen takes a stand


I have to respond to Mr. Castleman's view of the people who support the Inland Octopus mural. He has us described as McDonald's eating, Walmart shopping, nose-picking folks. Kind of makes me feel like he regards us as second- or third-class citizens.

Well, I do occasionally eat at McDonald's, but Sterling is my favorite place. Is that good enough to move up to second class? Today when I left McDonald's on my way to Walmart I was stopped at a red light leaving 9th Avenue I noticed, darn, I'm picking my nose. Back to third class.

While walking the aisles of Walmart looking for a good redneck CD. (Can't find tapes for my 8-track anymore.) I even realized I scratched my crotch once.

But you know what I'm still a citizen, a hard-working, taxpaying citizen with a voice that's as loud as any elitist, and I have one vote just like anyone else. Like Mr. Castleman, I don't live in Walla Walla, I live in College Place just west of Myra Road. In a trailer park!

So you can add trailer trash to your other belittling descriptions. So I guess I'm doomed to third-class citizenship for life. Due to my location I have the honor of viewing Walla Walla's beautiful Blue Mountain Mall every time I leave the house in my broke-down pickup truck.

Actually, I don't really like the mural but what I dislike more is over regulation and unequal enforcement of the law. You can walk any downtown street in Walla Walla and see violations of the 150-square-foot regulation. So I say every citizen first-. second- and even us third-class citizens, if you have a view speak it, let it be known. You don't have to put people down just because they disagree with you just state your view and the reason for it.

Have a good day and I'll see you in Walmart. Just watch for the nose-picking, crotch-scratching little old fat guy.

Earnie Crewse

College Place


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