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- “This is in regard to the person who doesn’t like the Red Line, the one whose comment was in Jan. 7. The fact I’m calling the Red line in regard to a complaint by somebody who doesn’t like the Red Line tells you that it’s got to be worthwhile, because I read it every time it’s published. I think it’s an excellent opportunity to the public to make comments about what’s going on. Not everybody can sit down and write a letter to the editor and have it published. The Red Line makes it easier for the common person to make comments about what’s printed in the newspaper. If you don’t like the Red Line, it’s like bad TV — don’t watch it. I think the Red Line is one of the sharpest things going.”
- “This is a fan of the Red Line. I’m calling about the article from the man who’s not a fan of the Red Line, complaining about the Red Line. But isn’t that exactly what that guy did? Isn’t that the pot calling the kettle black? Have a good day, Red Line, and keep up the good work.”
- “Hey, Red Line, hang in there. I just want you to know that the guy who called in to complain about the Red Line didn’t write a letter — he called the Red Line. Duh? If that isn’t an endorsement of the Red Line, I don’t know what is.”
- “I just wanted to give a shout out to … a local guy in Madera, who really takes good care of computers. His rates are good. A really nice guy. Let’s hope everybody can keep it local. He’s on South Gateway in Madera.”
- “People are still running that car wash down at 6th Street and Gateway Drive. They must be the mayor’s cousins or something, maybe the chief of police’s kids. They seem to get away with it all the time.”
- “I was calling about the Madera Tribune’s article on gang-related crimes by Mark Smith. I think telling where they hold power at is very unprofessional. They named McNally Park, and they also named Parkwood, which is the area I live in. They named a gang as holding high power in a certain areas. To me, that is very stupid, because now that you’ve made a statement that they have power, we’re going to have other gangs come in and retaliate. I have three teenage boys who live in Parkwood. As you know, we have these gang members who have no sense of any kind, and I guarantee you, if anything happens to my … boys, who are not gang-related, actions will be taken against The Madera Tribune for naming who has power and who doesn’t have power ... These gang members don’t work, don’t pay taxes and they don’t have power.”
- “I’m calling about the … pharmacy over on Almond Avenue. I just switched all my stuff over there because they are such nice people. They have a very homey atmosphere, very welcoming. I hope you guys give them your business.”
- “I’m calling in to leave a message of warning. I advise people who are reading this in your Red Line to buy a copy of the February 2014 Consumer Reports magazine. There’s an article on the front cover that says, ‘Is your chicken safe to eat?’ And there’s about four pages of information that says how dangerous it is to eat chicken (due to contamination by bacteria). I think everybody should read this article. It really makes you aware of what goes on in the raising and processing of chicken. Another thing is the overuse of antibiotics in raising chickens. Please read this article. That’s my advice.”
- “It was in the news that PG&E plans to impose higher rates for daytime users. That will affect the elderly and disabled more. It’s not fair. I hope it doesn’t pass.”
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