Last Word on posting better directions, May 5

Frustrated driver asks that you please use your turns signals when you plan to make a turn.

Need better directions

Well, I saw on the Internet the new change of how to get to Jamestown beach area. Oh, it sounded pretty easy, but there is no signage telling you to turn in at the park to go to the beach. None. If you happen to go down to the ferry—oh, what a bunch of grumpy people there. Come on, James City County! Put a sign up saying, “Entrance to the beach ahead is closed. Turn here.” Very simple. You’re going to end up with another parking lot down there, a jam, disgruntled people because there’s no way to know until you get down there that it’s closed. Try a little harder.

Voting rights restored

Interesting research project: Number of felons who vote in next election!

Declare a party affiliation

Why don't we have candidates running for city, county and boards of education offices declare whether they are Democrat or Republican?  For some unknown reason, we don't see whether the candidates showing what party affiliation they support. We do it for primary and general elections, so why don't we do it for other elections?  I'm glad the Gazette reports the political leanings of the James City Council members. How about the others?

Driving directions

I ask all drivers:  Is it really that difficult to utilize your directional signal (turn indicator)? Perhaps I am just fortunate that my left hand can operate the turn indicator lever; up for a right turn indication, and down, for a left turn indication. Why don't drivers utilize their turn indicators prior to making a turn?

Presidential politics

In campaigning, Hilary Clinton keeps mentioning Obama legacy and I’m still trying to figure out just what that is.  It can’t be Obamacare, which has caused rising prices for healthcare insurance for those of us who work for a living; it can’t be a safer world as terrorism at an all-time high and it can’t be a stronger economy as our debt is totally out of control. So, please can someone (I’m sure a Democrat) tell me what Obama’s legacy will be?

Cable channels

So I went back to the YMCA and figured out the channels that Cox is providing on basic TV’s with no mini box. Channels 2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-12-13-14-15-16-17-18-19-20-21-22-23-24-25-26-27-29-31-34-35-36-37-38-39-40-42-44-45. How is it that a place like the YMCA can have these channels with no mini box, but I cannot have them in my home? Is there a special box for the bigger customers? How do I get that service with no mini box?

What’s the problem with Cox Cable?  They charge so much but cannot give their customers 4K-Ultra HD TV service.  However, Direct TV offers this service.  Unfortunately, we are not able to take advantage of Direct TV, due to our location (wooded area).  If one company can offer this then surely, why not another that is so much larger?

Great customer service

I would like to thank Home Depot for the repair department giving excellent customer service. I brought in a power washer and they immediately diagnosed the problem as a small rubber washer which was replaced and was on my way in 15 minutes. Anywhere else would have logged it in, kept it a week for you to come back!

Changing the name

Apparently a name change at Rawls Byrd School will make some people happy. Getting even for the past will accomplish nothing, will not improve race relations and may be harmful. Maybe we should all take a lesson from the way Nelson Mandela handled the past and move on.


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