Letter: Reader takes issue with multiple opinions in the News

Our Oak Bay News editor kindly invites comments on the contents of her newspaper so may I share mine?

Our Oak Bay News editor kindly invites comments on the contents of her newspaper so may I share mine?

1. One conclusion on the election results “leader,” suggested that we should spare a thought for former MPs who are now out of a job (Editoral, Oak Bay News Oct. 21). I suggest that they get more than enough thanks and recognition once they are ousted, in the form of massive cash hand-outs and/or outrageous pension levels for life…many of them even after just a few years of lifestyles funded by questionable expenses. Crocodile tears they don’t need!

2. Isn’t it about time that this newspaper rejected Ingrid Rice’s bizarre cartoons (so called) and made space for something which is either funny or valid comment. Like so many in the past, this Wednesday’s offering is nothing short of grotesque.

3. Next come the cougar critics. Firstly, Mr. Rauschning’s  sermon – which if not utterly daft, leaves a worrying picture of the dear man walking up to and stroking any passing cougar because then he’ll find just how vicious this wild animal can be…hungry or not! Then we had M.W. Robertson’s  patronising and offensively worded “you people” admonition. His misplaced use of the words inane and insane, indicate that he is the one who should “get a life” and stick with his own advice to “think about it.”

4. Lastly we were treated to Keith Sketchley’s illogical gibberish suggesting that to protect other road users, cyclists should ride on sidewalks! I wonder if he has ever walked the pavements in Oak Bay and noticed those who use them? Many are elderly with walking aids and many others have young children in tow. The last hazard needed is having to play “dodgem” with cyclists as well as the mindless home-from-school skateboarders already in situ!

Derrick Johns

Oak Bay