Letters to the Editor - Issue of June 7, 2012

Columnist drinking Kool Aid

I read Ms. Sandberg’s May 31 column “Proof that Obama is not a big spender” and while I do not think her opinions factual or relevant enough to deserve a well-considered response, I do think they prove one thing. I will leave it to our discerning readers to imagine what that might be, but I will give you a clue, it has to do with Kool Aid.

I would mention two numbers that deserve consideration however. Six trillion and 16 trillion (dollars). If you understand the basis for these numbers then you will also realize that they are so significant they may well lead to the destruction of our once magnificent republic.

In conclusion, I must confess I am one of the maligned and handicapped (according to Ms. Sandberg’s unsourced “recent survey) Fox viewers and despite their utterings, I am still able to contribute to the discourse and I am grateful for that.

Richard Taylor

Poway

With a fan like this ....

I must admit that I have become an avid fan of columnist Amy Sandberg. I eagerly look forward to reading her frequent columns in this newspaper. Almost every one of them is a guaranteed howler.

I recommend that Amy use her “material” for stand-up gigs in comedy clubs. She would have her audiences laughing tears and rolling in the aisles.

Larry Hennessee,

Rancho Bernardo

Don’t stick this on Bush

Amy Sandberg is so disingenuous in her article. President Obama signed a $830 billion stimulus on Feb. 17, 2009. He also committed more than $200 billion in TARP spending in 2009. With a sleight of hand, Ms. Sandberg added that trillion of dollars in spending to George Bush.

Come on, we didn’t just fall off the turnip truck.

Chuck Gutensohn,

Poway

Letter in the Rancho Bernardo News Journal

Democracy  or petty politics?

Are you aware that the Democratic Assembly in Sacramento has disenfranchised your vote for the upcoming presidential election in the Electoral College?

Prior to a vote in the Democratic-controlled Assembly in Sacramento, the votes in the Electoral College were apportioned to the various candidates the way you voted.

However, since the bill in the Democratic-controlled Assembly was passed, all of the votes will go to the party with the most votes. Hence your vote will not count if you voted for the candidate who came in second in California.

Is this democracy in action or petty party politics?

Bill Stamos, Rancho Bernardo

Letter in the Poway News Chieftain

Writer has deaths confused

Ms. Wicks-Beacham (May 31) has the wrong information about where the body of Nikki Benedict was found. She is putting out information on another child’s death.

Pat Kumpan had interviewed my husband, Pat Wilks, about a year ago at the sheriff’s station where he volunteered. She certainly had the correct information as my husband was with the ambulance that picked Nikki up.

I believe the child Ms. Wicks-Beacham speaks of was walking to her home on Putney from the sitter’s house. Her body was found where Wal-Mart is now located. That case was also not solved.

I want to thank Pat Kumpan for her well-written article on that story.

Ann Wilks, Poway

   
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