1999-05-22 / Columnists

From the G-Man

Telling It Like He Sees It

 I had originally planned to come out swinging this week. I have had the misfortune of receiving some very nasty, disgusting and hate filled letters from so-called avid readers. I then came to the realization that responding to these idiots is a waste of my precious time. They are not worth my spit or the ink that this publication is printed on.  

You get the point. All of you hate-filled jackasses make me sick, and you need to go back to school and learn how to spell.

There has been a heavy police presence at McDonald’s in the past week or so, and the brass at the 101 Precinct in Far Rockaway are doing an excellent job of containing the situation. I have spoken to several of the officers assigned to the location, and they were very pleasant and courteous. One of them was even down right hysterical. Kudos to the 101, and keep it up!

Congratulations to an organization I was once affiliated with. The Guardian Angels celebrated their 20th anniversary recently, and it’s good to know they’re still around. I was a borough commander, for the Queens region, for about two years. It was one of the most rewarding periods of my life. It felt so good to make a difference in the community and abroad. Now here I am 20 years later, and nothing seems to have changed. I’m still wearing my "wings".

Take care people, and I’ll see you next week.

On much more pleasant note, I had the opportunity of meeting a wonderful group of ladies last week. They were from an outfit known as the "The Beach 41st Tenant Association We Care Group". Every Tuesday, from 10-12 noon, a series of activities take place for those who are disabled within the Rockaways. These activities range from comic performances to concerts and other shows. "We try to give them an outlet or place to go if they are homebound. Some of them just need to feel that someone cares about them, and we try to provide that through our support groups here at the center," states Miss Brown; one of the workers at the facility. She, along with Miss Edith Jackson (chairperson) and Miss Ana Prince, want to extend an invitation to all those seeking the warmth and comfort of friends and others who care. The facility is located at 426 Beach 40 street, in the Community Center. Go check them out. You just might make some new friends.

My grandmother told me something a long time ago. She said, "Son, there is no arguing with a jackass!" Grandmother was absolutely right. When you put yourself on the line, and tell it like it is, you open yourself up to all types of ridicule and vicious hate mongers. I won’t go into detail about these letters, but let’s just say that there are some really sick and vile people within the Rockaway area. However, let it be known that you will not deter me in any way, shape or form. As I’ve previously stated, if you have a problem with my column, please feel free to pass go and collect $200.00! I thank you


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