Personal attacks

Dear Editor:

One of the wonderful traits of Pagosa Springs is the friendliness of its people. We experience this each time we eat at one of the great restaurants, shop at a store, or run into people walking along the river.

So it was quite a surprise to see such a mean-spirited letter from our former mayor in the June 12 edition (Doesn’t get it) of The SUN. We should all be able to have differing opinions without resorting to name calling and personal attacks.

This type of behavior is not representative of the good folks of Pagosa Springs.

Terry Priestley

This story was posted on June 26, 2014.

One Response to Personal attacks

  1. ajpagosa

    July 2, 2014 at 5:00 am

    This is kind of like those penalty flags in the NFL, where the guy who starts the fight never gets caught, it’s always the guy who throws the second punch. Go read the letter that Mr. Aragon’s was a response to, you’ll understand (or maybe not).

    It is also a tried and true weasel tactic for someone to insult someone else semi-indirectly, wait for that person to respond, then either themselves or their buddies loudly complain about lack of civility and personal attacks.

    Lot of history here and people trying way too hard to rewrite it now that Mr. Aragon has retired. Fact is he navigated the town through the biggest recession anyone alive has ever seen and hope to ever see again.

    Lot of good stuff beginning to happen here that could not have had we gone the way of lavish feel-good public debt or trendy elitist nonsense (like no to Walmart) and other stupid short-sighted CDC backed “progress”. That is in addition to the CDC’s racial issues which I won’t go into there.