I am writing this letter in response to Ms. Loveall’s letter concerning dogs (3/12). Thank you so much for writing the letter that many of us cannot. As an animal lover, previous dog owner and cat-person household, it is unbelievable the atrocious behavior of dog owners. The river estuary is where birds nest. I have spent many hours with the incredible variety of birds. To see loose dogs on the beach there is devastating as they plunder birds’ nests. Also, it is hard to go to any park or open grass areas without several dog walkers, some on leashes others not. Have you ever been bitten by a dog? It’s no joke. The wound heals open and you need a tetanus shot. Plus, it’s very humiliating. I like to swim near the river mouth and it’s a battle to leave belongings on shore or upon exiting the water dogs try to attack. As the night deepens where I live, the coyotes come in for their kill, a roving pack of vicious canine animals that are hungry and eat anything (like a dog). Other people besides dog owners ought to enjoy the great outdoors without being policed by so many dogs.
P.S.: Is that why they are cutting all the new weeds? In case they lose their dogs?
Desalination is the way to go
Re: “Oil dependency — old news,” Editorial, 2/19
Your opinion piece makes me realize that we must invest in desalination projects. How to finance the incredible costs: oil companies’ unbelievable profits. They did what they did to our environment; now the chickens are coming home to roost and the extractive industries must pay. (They are the only ones with enough money, besides.) Thanks.
Or what he probably has his staff call him: King Obama. He thinks he is king. Why I say that is because presidents are to do what the people want who voted for them. They took a pledge to uphold the Constitution of the United States. Obama ignores the Constitution; he is rewriting it to serve what he thinks it should say. He signs his executive orders as a king would, writing a decree. Not to take any advice from anyone, only what he wants goes. He said to take any wealth above your needs or what the government thinks your needs are and distribute it to the people that don’t have it. He wants the government to take from the middle class and give it to the poor that don’t have as much. He said to take from the rich; but if that was true, why have the rich gotten richer and the middle class getting poorer? We are losing our middle class; at this rate there will only be the rich and the poor. Obama wants to control all wealth like a king. The way the government controls the people is to take any wealth. That way no one gets ahead. He is not helping the poor, he is making them dependent on government, even though many don’t want to work, or come from other countries and have low skills and cannot make as much money. They all get government help. He is not making them better-off; the government is only spending more money and bringing down the middle class so they don’t have as much to spend.
I want to say the article by Paul Moomjean was right on.