I’m writing in response to the Jerry James cartoon in New Times that shows the four Save Atascadero members being charged by tanks (Sept. 20). I feel that there needs to be a change made to it. There should be strings attached to these four characters, as they are merely puppets being puppeteered by temper-tantrum “adults” who can’t get over the fact that more than 70 percent of Atascadero residents want a Walmart, as well as the unions who can afford the attorney who charges $350 an hour.
The lawsuit is just a tactic to stall the project long enough for Walmart and its supporters to give up. Newsflash to the puppeteers: We will not give up. And people should not be fooled by this cartoon; the Walmart Four are not the victims here. They are willingly OK with stalling the Walmart project at any cost and as much of your tax dollars as it takes.