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Letters

  • Change for what?

    Dear Editor,

    To all my friends, liberal or conservative. F.Y.I.

    George Bush has been in office for 7 years. The first six the economy was fine. A little over one year ago:

    1) Consumer confidence stood at a 21/2 year high

    2) Regular gasoline sold for $2.19 a gallon,

    3) The unemployment rate was 4.5 percent.

    4) The Dow Jones hit a record high 14,000+

  • Some voting tips

    Dear Editor,

    The League of Women Voters has been receiving phone calls asking questions about voting. Here are a few answers, with help from Gloria Maestas in the County Clerk’s office:

    • When sending an absentee ballot, be sure to sign the outer envelope. You are permitted to fold the ballot in thirds (like a business letter) before putting it in the mailing envelope.

    • Absentee ballots require $1 postage.

  • Vote for Tom Udall

    Dear Editor,

    Tom Udall, a courageous politician, progressive thinker, and courteous man, deserves to be the next New Mexico Senator.

    I sense that many members of this community are still reluctant to vote for Tom Udall simply because he did not oppose a particular House Bill that recommended budget cuts to the nuclear weapons laboratories. I understand that people worried about the ramifications of the proposed budget cut to the Laboratory and the potential negative impact to Los Alamos and the surrounding communities in northern New Mexico.

  • Miller deserved inclusion

    Dear Editor,

    KOB-TV Channel 4 excluded independent candidate Carol Miller from its 3rd Congressional District debate October 25, giving the fraudulent impression that only a Democrat and a Republican are seeking this office. In my view this action is an illegal limitation of the public’s right to be informed of and access all certified candidates. This is not Primary season; Miller is on the November ballot. What do FCC-licensed KOB and the two major parties have to say about this misrepresentation?

  • Few clarifications

    Dear Editor,

    In my Council Corner that appeared Tuesday night the version that I thought I sent was correct, but the word processor editor tool apparently added changes we had made prior to the final version, but didn’t erase the final deletions.

  • Look at lab issues

    Dear Editor,

    One standard evaluation appealed to by challengers in politics is to ask “Are you better off now than you were 2, 4, 8 years ago?” and insert the incumbent’s term. Since Los Alamos County’s health is so inextricably linked to Los Alamos National Laboratory I propose to switch the question to this: Is Los Alamos National Laboratory better off now than it was before George Bush took office? Will it be better off if his policies are continued by John McCain? Is there any evidence that they would not be continued by McCain?

  • Abortion is not a good health plan

    Dear Editor,

    When we consider who to vote for in this election we must consider if the candidates “plans” are rhetoric or heartfelt plans. Are they a result of personal passion and conviction? Or is it just because the political wind is blowing that direction?  

  • Conservation is patriotic

    Dear Editor,

    In response to “Energy: Influx of cash to solve the financial crisis” (Oct. 15):

  • Make own judgment about DVD

    Dear Editor,

    The Rev. John Cullinan has done a serious disservice to our community by writing his disingenuous attack letter against “Obsession: Radical Islam’s War Against the West.” (Oct. 16)

  • Administration should be brought up on war crimes

    Dear Editor,

    I am tired of people calling the invasion of Iraq a “mistake.” Forgetting the wedding anniversary is a mistake, not planning ahead is a mistake, spending all money in a casino is a stupid mistake. But invading Iraq was a criminal act of the U.S. government and should be treated as such by the next administration and the international community.

     Why is murder a crime and war not so much? Certainly not because the president did so.