This is what Marty Douglas is thinking

Dear editor,

A few issues ago you headlined a letter to the editor with the caption “What is Marty Douglas thinking?”

Dear editor,

A few issues ago you headlined a letter to the editor with the caption “What is Marty Douglas thinking?”

I know it came as a great shock to many to suggest I am capable of any thought — other than ‘how much vermouth should be in a dry martini?’ or ‘how many more letters to the editor on the hospital site should there be?’ ( The answer to both questions, by the way, is ‘none’.)

I’d like to offer the following observation.

A new billboard on the Dyke Road proclaims opposition to the Compliance Coal Mine. This should have the Sierra Club and sycophants trembling in fear.

Why?

The failure of a sign campaign to prevent the Gas ‘n Go site. Remember ‘These eagles must not die!’?

Ironically, the Gas ‘n Go is becoming a neighborhood benefit, even adding a social element to its other services  by introducing liquor tastings on a regular basis. (Bibo ergo sum — I drink therefore I am.)

And — the eagles are not dying. They appear to be thriving and multiplying.

What else are we to conclude from the  evidence? An opposition sign on the Dyke suggests we’ll be mining coal in the Comox Valley once again. You can get me a lump for my Christmas stocking.

Last word — be careful where you place your provincial election signs!

Marty Douglas,

Comox Valley

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