Published 8:45 pm Monday, July 23, 2012

Sound Off highlights anonymous, brief takes on the news offered via telephone by Daily News readers.
If you don’t live in the city limits, your trash debris from the recent storm will not be picked up on the side of the street. Please take this to the appropriate places. The places are becoming eyesores where people are piling this on the side of the street in subdivisions outside the city thinking the state’s going to pick it up. Well, they’re not. Please take it away. Thank you.
Great idea, Washington Daily News, and much better than my disdain for the process which could be interpreted as apathy. In November, any of us who think the current restricted voting system is antiquated and destructive can write in Donald Duck since Stubbs the cat is already busy. By the next election cycle, we can have a proper nomination process, but I am leaning toward Kermit the frog so that all the amphibians can be represented.
To the incredibly disrespectful person complaining about Mr. G.W. Walker’s recognition on the front page: what is wrong with you? This was a good, decent man who kept a business in our town going for over 60 years. His family is grieving, and you have the audacity to say such a thing. You owe his family an apology, although I doubt you have enough class to do that.
I strongly disagree with Saturday’s Sound Off about being negative about the Daily News. If I plop my 50 cents down to buy it from the newsstand, or if I’m a subscriber and pay my subscription rate, I should have the right to complain if I don’t like it. I mean, it’s not right. I’m paying for the paper, paying for a service. And two, if people that don’t like certain things about the paper quit buying the paper, the paper will go out of business. The Daily News needs money, needs revenue. So, let’s say I can’t stand the editorial page, then I quit buying it. Well, they lose that revenue of someone buying the paper. That’s ridiculous. You cannot please all of the people all the time, but you should be able to accept criticism and hopefully make a better paper.
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