Re: Study, think, vote (Coast Reporter letters, May 23)
First of all, I readily admit that I am a supporter of The George and because I live at Armours Beach it will have virtually no effect on my view or on me personally.
I have no connection to The George and doubt that I will profit in any way other than that the worth of my house will more than likely increase.
Personally, I think the design is excellent both in concept and placement.
I have talked to most of the business owners in Lower Gibsons and the almost unanimous opinion is a resounding, “bring it on” and “the sooner the better.”
The worst comments were “no comment” mostly from a few owners who had been bullied for putting signs of support in their windows and are now gun shy.
I have met some people who are anti-George, but they are (mostly) the usual bunch of naysayers. The vast majority of people I have talked to about this subject (a wide ranging group) are totally for it.
Mr. Dieters’ letter is a typical example of the anti-George group. I read it three times before I could stop chuckling (although I don’t think he meant it to be humorous). So much strident rhetoric, flamboyant misinformation and flowery bafflegab.
The kicker though was that he insists that you should “check the facts” by employing the greatest misinformation repository there is — Google!
If this is where these people “filter the propaganda” and hold the facts “up to the light” then at the very least they are a delusional lot.
I have one question as well. Why is it that I have seen many signs supporting The George yet have not seen even one that is against it?
Simon Broomhall, Gibsons
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