dotComments: Of phone taps, airline performance
Phone taps, airline performance and condemnation of the Isis all provoked comment from our online readers over the past week.Anyone can comment -anonymously, if they wish – on an article posted at aspentimes.com by clicking on Comments at the top of the article. Comments are reprinted here exactly as we received them, without editing or correction.The news that Delta Air Lines would expand its summer-only trial run of service to Aspen, offering flights throughout the fall and winter season, and maybe year-round, prompted this response:I think Delta should focus on the customer service more instead of adding flights here and there, Delta customer service is bottom of the line at the moment and they need to take care of this issue if they want to get out of bankrubtcy.• • •Our online poll question – If the federal government tapped your phone, what would they hear? – also garnered an observation.One reader, at least, didn’t seem troubled by the prospect of the government listening in, responding: Have at it–I don’t care, no one should care–unless you are al-qaeda backed….• • •A May 21 news report detailing a suggestion that the city of Aspen condemn the Isis Theatre in order to acquire and preserve it as a movie theater produced an oblique comment on the theater’s role in Aspen. The reader copied this historical tidbit from a newspaper of old (likely The Aspen Times): An Aspen Christmas tradition continued with the announcement,The Aspen Lodge No. 224, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, and James N. Parsons are again cooperating to bring to Aspen children the annual Christmas Day Show. Everyone both young and old are invited to attend.The show is scheduled to begin promptly at 2 o’clock Friday afternoon at the Isis Theater. Booked for this special event is a “Lassie” film that has entertained millions of children in the past and will not fail to do so again. In addition there will be two cartoons. • • •May Selby’s May 20 report, “Postcards from afar,” detailing the spring vacations of local residents, produced one snide retort regarding a twosome’s week in San Miguel, Mexico.Offered the reader:I would recommend San Miguel to anyone that would like to be surrounded by 40,000 to 50,000 Americans and Canadians of the same ilk and pretend they are in the real Mexico. You can get the same experence by staying home.• • •An obituary for Robert and Sondra Karp, local residents killed in a car accident in France, promoted this comment:Bob and Soni, to their friends and extended family in Chicago are so very much saddened by their deaths. They were together, having an adventure, looking forward to the next moments of their lives and we know they were as alive as we have all seen them, laughing, sparring, cajoling, and loving. The Dohrmann Family
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Aspen City Council’s recent actions are proof that you get what you pay for, argues Elizabeth Milias in her Red Ant column this week.