An Offensive Alias
I am first time writer to your newspaper. I am Hispanic, and Hispanic people although supportive, normally do not involve themselves as was portrayed in Ms. Gertrude Martinez letter. The contents reek Joanne Smith, and I do not appreciate a Hispanic name being used as an alias for vindictive purposes.
First let me say that if it weren't for Hazel and Jennifer, the residents of Dayton Co-Op would be in the dark. For the first time in Dayton the residents are being informed, and are not afraid to speak out. If discovering and exposing the truth is making certain people's lives miserable, then "by all means," continue to make them miserable! The residents need to know where their money is going. I have read every ugly flyer they articulately, and from what I perceive was very time consuming, wrote to make fun of Hazel's accent (this is an insult to every one with a foreign accent,) the obsene e-mail address they concoct for Hazel. I also went onto Joanne Smith's blog at myspace.com, and what I see is slander and defamation of character. I don't know how these two ladies put up with it. What world is Ms. Smith living in to think that she can continue to slander these two ladies and they are not supposed to respond to her (is she calling for censorship from the Wave?) The bottom line is, "what you don't like for yourself, don't do to others." Everything these ladies have said proved to be true.
Hazel should check the match.com to see if she is in there, because these people have proven that they are capable of anything and will stop at nothing! Just the same if Hazel subscribed to the site, good luck to her, maybe she will find herself a detective boyfriend like Joanne Smith!
Ms. Smith, "beach girl," do the Hispanic people a favor; use your own name next time. That was totally disrespectful of you!