Site News - 11/22 Member of the Year Voting
Date: Fri, 28 Jul 2006 21:51:15 -0400
From: "Tom" <>
Subject: Boycott Gettysburg

Link to photos showing how the battlefield looked before superintendent John Latschar raped it. We loved Gettysburg: took dozens of week-long trips, spent many thousands of dollars there, but those days are over thanks to park superintendent John Latschar. He's ruining the battlefield. He calls it restoration. Desecration is more descriptive. If we spent another dime we'd be supporting the destruction. Trees are being ripped out wholesale. The deer have been slaughtered. Visiting on a Nov. evening is an experience everyone should be able to enjoy, but he shortened the hours so you'll be ticketed and labeled criminals. He threw up so many one-way signs that traffic has become a tourist's nightmare. He likes saying, "The time for comment was during the planning, not now." Well, Bozo, the public DID and continues to comment, but you ignore them. Tens of 1000s have voiced their concern, but you act as though the battlefield is your own private domain. It belongs to the taxpayers, not an arrogant, government-appointed bureaucrat. Ghost hunters have been turned away in droves. He said they're in the same category as drug users. (look it up) What a moron. Not only is the town losing a fortune toward the local economy, the park is losing thousands of watchful eyes. Those with evil intent will always gain access at night, as was proven by the recent vandalism. Closing the park merely keeps honest folks out. John Latschar has, in affect, given vandals free rein. Attendance is lagging. He blames everything except his own bumbling. He moans about never having enough money, yet continues wasting funds on senseless projects that divide the townspeople and drives others away. It's typical government ineptness. Looks like John Latschar sits around dreaming up new ways to piss people off. If he's not shooting the wildlife, cutting down 100s of acres of trees, or screwing up traffic flow, he'll devise some other dumbass plan. Chances are he'll eventually move on to another location leaving his mess and debts behind for someone else. (He's done it before) What's worse than allowing John Latschar to inflict so much damage to such hallowed ground? Most of you sit idly by and let it happen without so much as a whimper. Talk is cheap, holding back spending speaks volumes. We're doing our part. Good bye Gettysburg. You were our favorite place on Earth until John Latschar raped you. Now you're just a memory. What a pity and disgrace.

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