Wow! Today's Peninsula Daily News reads like a sort of Greatest Hits of Port Angeles shit. So many familiar themes that come up over and over again. Readers can be forgiven for feeling a sense of deja vu when seeing headlines like...
Woman hit by car in Port Angeles dies
One you've seen before, and will doubtlessly see again, no matter how many City Council members stick their head in the (freshly pounded) sand is...
Port Angeles declares water shortage alert
And then there's the headline that, in classic PDN style, contains a typo that actually makes it both more sad and more true...
Peninsula gains job - but average pay down
I do have to wonder who the lucky person was who gained that one job the headline refers to. Good for them! As for the rest of the town, it's pretty bleak, what with wages down and all. Partly that's due to forces beyond any one person's control, but it's also partly due to local leaders actively working to keep wages down in Clallam County.
Leaders like, say, Randy Johnson, who is touted by local hack Laurel Black in a letter to the editor.
Then, in an attempt to get at those larger forces supposedly leading Port Angeles - and America - down the road to ruin, there's also a letter from Glenn Wiggins attacking Hillary Clinton, for being corrupt. I guess a connected and corrupted good old boy like Glenn ought to know what he's talking about, eh?
All in all, what with the old men being touted, the old men attacking, and the old stories cycling around for another go...It really is deja vu all over again.