Kyle:You base your entire blog on the fact that I am a member of the Tea Party. The clip that you reference I added the caption "Check out this trailer.. you will love it." I posted it strictly for its entertainment value, and similar to your blog, to insight discussion. Nowhere did I say I agree, endorse, or encourage the message in the trailer. The subject matter of the clip has to do with national spending policy, and has very little to do with a local election.
SOL: (This is in reference to a post on his FB page) Well, you don't really have any post from a sane point-of-view. What you don't say in your response to me is if you sort of agree with the caricatures that are presented in the clip. If you didn't, why would you post it? If you are so easily hoodwinked by the message of that clip that you posted, why should you get the vote of people who are looking beyond partisan politics to find solutions to very real problems here on the local level? So, is you is or is you ain't a TP sympathizer?
Kyle: You reference Beck and Rush. I agree with you that just because or Rush say something enough, it doesn't make it true. The fact that you elude any of these entertainers would persuade my deductive reasoning or civic logic is offensive. It would be the same as equating George Clooney and as source of your political views and opinions. I seriously doubt that you are that shallow.
SOL: Thanks for giving me the benefit of the doubt. I jumped to that conclusion because of that clip on your FB page. By posting it, you seemed to have swallowed the propaganda of those who would rather make stuff up rather than engage in serious debate and offer real solutions to problems. Once again I ask - what the heck do you really believe?
Kyle:You question my motivation for running and infer I will cut quality of life expenditures. First, I'm not sure where you got the idea that I would do that. Second, as you probably already know, as a member of the Soldotna City Council, you are required to live within the city limits. Would it be logical to cut the quality of life that me and my family enjoy? That doesn't make sense.
SOL: Well, none of the tea bag philosophy makes any sense to me. If that is your real political point of view, they are all about cutting back government services and cutting back quality of life expenditures. Except when it benefits them. And only if someone else will pay for it. So, once again, the question that must be asked, is have you really swallowed the TP/Beck/Rush/Palin kool aid, and if so, just how will that affect how you vote on the things that make SOLdotna a livable place?
Kyle:You question the sincerity of my pledge to protect the for all of the users groups. I don't know why you question this, but I will address it. This year I was approached by the Kenai Watershed Forum to join their board of directors. I believe that speaks for itself. If we do not protect the river, not only will we lose a great treasure, but will lose the biggest economic engine in our region. To be frank, I doubt Soldotna would survive a major permanent catastrophe in the Kenai River. We must all do our part to protect the , but I would be naive to think it could be done without governmental regulation.
SOL: Yes, I am aware that you are on the BOD for the KWF. And I am glad that you are sincere that the river must be protected and the only way that will be done is with government regulations. Without those, we would quickly over-fish, use the river as a toilet bowl, fill-in feeder streams, and cut down all the riverside brush. Maybe you are a closet progressive liberal?
One last question, are you going to vote for Joe Miller? You do know that he would say to screw the river, and make it easy for pig farms on the peninsula and vote against all fed $ and money to help protect the Kenai River and all other salmon streams in AK.