Letters to the editor: Issue of Jan. 23, 2014

At least Obama cares

Regarding Larry Hennessee’s Jan. 9 letter:

My dictionary defines tirade as “a long, vehement speech” so technically my Jan. 2 letter was not a tirade, but if it was, so is his, especially against President Obama. He blasts Obama for spending 17 days in Hawaii. Does he know how many days George W. Bush spent away from D.C. during his eight years in office? I do: 1,020 days, more than any U.S. president since Herbert Hoover and possibly more than any other president in history.

At least Obama cares that so many in the country have no health insurance. Mr. Hennessee said nothing about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan started because Bush lied.

My favorite editorial cartoon ever showed Bush sitting at his desk looking at the phone and two aides in the background saying to each other, “Which one of us has to tell him there is no Nobel War Prize?”

Martha W. Beck,

Rancho Bernardo

Thanks for the support

We would like to thank the many generous people who helped make Operation HoHoHo 2013 a huge success.

For the second year in a row, we were able to provide some young Marines of the 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion and their families with a joyful Christmas. We presented 13 families with gifts for the parents and their children. We also purchased 25 commissary gift cards to be distributed by the battalion’s chaplain. Our six-vehicle delivery convoy included two trucks full of donated furniture to fill previously empty rooms of several delighted families.

We are truly blessed to live in such a community full of generous and selfless people who are willing to give their time and money to help others. Thank you very much.

John and Susie Mullin,

Poway

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