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Letters

  • McCain a hypocrite

    Dear Editor,

    John McCain made a huge mistake: he marginalized Paris Hilton. Now in her Funny or Die video (http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/64ad536a6d) Paris exploited the opening as only she could do, and showed McCain and the Republicans for the elitist snobs they are.

  • Is future evolution possible?

    Dear Editor,

    Is there time enough? For more than 60 years IT, the bomb, kept the peace. This is the mantra of the hardheaded, strong, patriotic, macho men who rule our world.

    The peacemakers may be blessed but peace is a dirty word. Peace people are decried as soft-headed and weak. There is no strength in weakness. However, there is wisdom in peace. Good families are respectful of one another and others. There is love. So it should be among nations.

  • To the men of Los Alamos

    Dear Editor,

    This letter is organized in two sections. The first addresses the young men. The second is to the men who teach them.

    To the young men:

     I was out this morning and decided to jog around Ashley pond. After a lap, I got tried of seeing all the trash. So, I started to pick it up. On the second lap, I noticed a condom wrapper, then a condom, then another. Here is the story that unfolds in my head.

  • Council ignores many of us

    Dear Editor,

    The skate park discussion has been revealing.  Our County Council continues to be convinced that it has been anointed by God as the bearer of truth to the multitudes and should not be questioned.  In 10 years, when this county’s population has decreased substantially due to decreased funding at the lab and the major economic projects initiated under this Council’s guidance are failing due to lack of customers, we will see by whom they were anointed.

  • What did he say?

    Dear Editor,

    Several quotes in a recent Monitor made no sense and are worthy of comment.

    First of all, the lead article concerning County Council’s decision to go forward with the Skate park.

    Councilman (Mike) Wheeler: “We can’t find a reason not to put it where it’s located now.”

    WHAT? In the very same article there are several reasonable reasons not to put it there.

  • Skate park will ruin area

    Dear Editor,

    Yesterday my wife and I attended the benefit concert for Self Help at Fuller Lodge. As we left and walked in the area, we both felt (along with several other folks walking that way) that the already begun construction of the skate park (plaza?) was a horror and would soon destroy the trees and make an ugly scene.

  • Scrap park, keep old folks happy

    Dear Editor,

    OK people I’ve come up with a new idea for the skate park. Just scrap the whole idea and don’t build it at all. That way everyone is happy especially the 500 or so names on a petition that I didn’t see nor did others.

    This way the old people in the senior motels and 2500 Central won’t have to worry about a lot of screaming teenagers upsetting them with all the noise and bright lights. Also the towns people will once again prove to the children that they should be neither seen nor heard.

  • De Ja vous, all over again

    Dear Editor,

    Hmmm, skate park is going to court. This seems familiar. Remember when NNSA wanted to put in a security perimeter including West Jemez Road? Recall their tactics? Remember how the county council, same folks as we have now, screamed holy heck about being left out of the loop, ignored, and just being steamrolled?

    Didn’t they go to court about that? Didn’t NNSA just motor on with their little project and by the time the county had “won,” the West Jemez guard shacks were a fait accompli.

  • We must support our youth

    Dear Editor,

    I have taught at Los Alamos High School for almost 20 years. Through the years, many teen-agers have expressed to me that they think Los Alamos is a community that is run by and for its older residents. There is a perception among our youth that many adults in our town don’t care about kids.

  • County should help schools

    Dear Editor,

    Los Alamos Pubic Schools is highly regarded for academic excellence and make Los Alamos a desirable place to live. We must ensure that the schools have classrooms and facilities that live up to this reputation. I applaud the school district for formulating a plan to revitalize aging school facilities including the high school, middle school and Aspen Elementary School.