Forgive fines owed for octopus sign on toy store

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As always, I requested forgiveness for my faults and errors.

I am repeating that request and asking everyone to remember the season.

Although Dec. 25 was a pagan holiday we still need to remember the birth of Jesus.

Now with that said, perhaps the Walla Walla City Council could forgive the fine levied against the owner of the Inland Octopus toy store. A very nice present.

Next, landlords love your rent. A donation to the well being, so to speak, of others.

Now for the courts. How about 25 percent or 50 percent reduction in fines owed? Sounds silly — not really — just good old forgiveness and a handout to help out.

There are times we need to go that extra mile — just pretend it’s all downhill.

Now I extend to all of you a blessing and prosperous new year and as they say, “May the wind always be at your back.”

Merry Christmas

Rex Miller

College Place

Comments

Myinput 4 months ago

I too believe in forgiveness, however, lessons are meant to be learned. Sorry disagree on this.

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Igor 4 months ago

We're either a democracy and a nation of laws or we're not. Those that don't like local sign laws should lobby Council to change them.

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usnmustang 4 months ago

I believe the commenter must be a city employee, whose forgiveness for ANY situation must be extremely shallow. To what, may I ask is the meaning of, "Lessons are meant to be learned?" What, in this specific case, other than to teach children, that this city is full of mean people; who must have been seriously deprived of any fabled history of imaginary "things," many of which were displayed and exhibited in public. Oh well, I guess this city was meant to be ONLY for "BIG-UGLY" people without children, eh?

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Myinput 4 months ago

A law is a law. Nope not a city coucil or state employee - no thanks not interested in a job in politics. What I am interested in is showing children and adults that rules are made and meant to be followed and if you don't follow them then there is a consequences. The court has already ruled on this case. He needs to pay his fine - it's the consequence. If we remove the fine then all then what is that really teaching? And as for children - I have several who are in grade school, middle school and high school.

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downhillracer 4 months ago

Most of the fines were waived. Pay what is owed and accept the responsibility. THAT is what we should be teaching our children: accountability.

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