Letters to the Editor for Jun 26, 2003
Thursday, June 26, 2003
No one voted to give away our right to elect those who will develop the solution to our water problems. No one voted to put local politicians in charge of our water. No one voted to give away our right to approve or disapprove every proposed water project. And no one voted for the massive increases in our monthly water bills that would result from growth-seeking politicians burdening us with an oversized water project.
Yet, State Sen. Bruce MacPherson is pushing a bill that would lead to all of these anti-democratic, anti-homeowner, anti-resident and anti-environmental results. Read carefully, all the McPherson bill would do is take away our rights. It does nothing--absolutely nothing--to solve our water problems.
The Water Board is in the process of developing a desal plant in Sand City. This plant will provide a drought-free water supply, and bring the Peninsula into compliance with state law. The MacPherson bill would jettison this valuable work, and further delay the development of a new water source for the Peninsula. We need the water project. We don't need state legislators telling us how to do the job.
John Dalessio | Carmel Valley
It's amusing to read about MacGregor Eddy whining about being banned from the Vandenberg AFB [NewsBriefs, June 12-18]. Eddy claims either the war or the protests (the quote wasn't clear) are political and opposition should be "legal and social." Is this the same MacGregor Eddy who called for disrupting operations on the base, specifically targeting the base's satellite control operations? Disrupting operations on a military base is criminal and during a time of war is treason. At an anti-war lecture at CSUMB, Eddy spoke of protesters forming into small support groups to aid each other when performing illegal, anti-war operations. While Vandenberg AFB's threats to use lethal force on trespassers was most likely a bluff (I would dare a protester to break onto the base within view of armed security personnel), they would be within their rights to do so. The Vandenberg AFB is within their rights to ban such people from their installation.
Brian L. Burleson |Seaside
Hulk Hogan: Huh? Wha?
Since arriving in this tremendous nation of Status: Americans United seven years ago, I have witnessed many wonderful things! From the meager pusher-robots that keep our land free of illegal immigrants to the jaw-shattering power of the Boeing 747 passenger jet airplane, this land has never ceased to astound! Thus, it is with great sadness that I must report the filth being piled upon the streets make me and my children ill.
Why, just the other day, my seven-year-old daughter saw the carcass of a raccoon or perhaps a badger and began throwing bricks at her little pet, a marmoset carved out of sea sponge. This lamentation of sorrow was one that caused such an uproar I had to banish her and some of my other children into the learning cave.
What a selfish, stupid land! Homeless bum people shiver in their basements while perfectly edible meat-creatures rot on the side of Highway 1. In my native land, no one goes hungry when vehicles commit irreparable damage to the rodents, marsupials, and procyids of the foliage-endowed forested terrain. Shame on you, America, and shame on your chosen leaders, George "W" Bush, Hulk "Bruce Banner" Hogan, and William Jefferson O'Reilly, Broadcast Journalist.
Andrew J Wallace | Carmel Valley