Letters to the Editor for Dec 23, 2010
Thursday, December 23, 2010
A Stand for Wild Horses
The cruelty and blatant waste of Americans’ hard-earned tax dollars to remove wild horses has reached staggering proportions. The level of disregard, disrespect and criminal behavior the Bureau of Land Managementexhibits in response to public outcryis something we can no longer ignore.
The BLM corrals wild horses illegally. Already 39,000 wild horses are in holding facilitiesat taxpayer expense and 11,000 more are scheduled for round-up next year. They castrate the stallions, break up the family herds, run the foals until their hooves fall off, lie about their numbers, tell us they are starving to death and destroying the ecosystems while millions of cattle are allowed to roam and overtake their designated herd management areas.
The wild horses improve pasturelands, and unlike cattle, are indigenous to our continent. The BLM is accountable to no one and the judicial system is too broken to stop them. It’s time, horse lovers and lovers of freedom, beauty and justice, to protect what belongs to us, the American people.
Our weakness is their strength. Our silence is their incentive to do as they please. Our noblehorses built this nation with us. Is this how we repay them?
Call President Obama and demand he put an end to wild horse round-ups. 202-456-1111 or e-mailhim at www.thewhitehouse.gov.Lorna Moffatt | Monterey
I’m just writing to point out a major error in the review of the movie Tron: Legacy. (“Despite its pedigree, Tron: Legacy does not impress,” Dec. 16-22). First, here is the original: “In 1982, Jeff Bridges’ Kevin Flynn was a computer game designer who got zapped into a virtual world of his own making. Thirty years later, he’s still there, never mind that he did actually escape in the original film.”
The error I’m pointing out
isn’t about grammar or anything like that, but that what the author is saying about this movie is actually completely untrue. In the movie Tron: Legacy, Kevin Flynn is not still stuck in a virtual world from the previous movie, but becomes stuck at a point after this movie starts. I almost didn’t go see the movie because of this false statement. The statement that he is still stuck inside the previous world implies this movie ignores what occurred in the previous one – so much that it changed the plot.
I have a feeling the person who wrote this article either did not actually see Tron: Legacy, or didn’t pay attention, because that is a huge plot point.Dominick Guglielmo | Seaside