A cowardly act
On Valentine’s Day, my husband and I took our daughter to Del Mar Park to play basketball. We parked at the nearby elementary school and afterward headed to Taco Temple for dinner.
Upon our return home, I was horrified to discover that someone had covered up our Obama bumper sticker with one that read “white power.” Our “No on Prop. 8” sticker was covered with a sticker containing a gay slur.
What kind of Neanderthal does something like this?
I had to explain to my daughter that the person who did this is most likely unhappy, bitter and needs to blame their own disappointments and failures in life on others. That this person is cowardly and unable to debate intelligently, so they hid and stuck vile stickers on an unsuspecting family’s car.
To anyone who witnessed a white car with those disgusting sentiments, know that we were unaware. I only hope that no other children had to see them.
To the Neanderthal: know that you have just created one more young activist against your beliefs. Oh, and I’ll be thinking of you as I donate to the Human Rights Campaign that supports the lesbian, gay and transgender community.
The push is on in Congress to cut such items as foreign aid (less than 1 percent of the budget), the Environmental Protection Agency and nuclear nonproliferation activities. Sheer madness.
Meanwhile, the top 1 percent of American families’ income continues to soar as they push for further reductions in their taxes and subsidies for the oil companies continue big-time.
Income for the American middle class and the poor or near-poor continues to stagnate or worse.
Americans are usually well behaved. That’s usually.
San Luis Obispo
It is astonishing that a class to study the Muslim religion will be taught at the San Luis Obispo Public Library (“Course to give A Taste of Islam,” Jan. 24). The classes are supposed to clear up misconceptions about the religion.
There are many misconceptions surrounding Christianity also. Shall we give equal time to a class on Christianity also at the library? It could be taught by pastors and priests in our area. Fair is fair.
Shame on you, Tribune, for trying to pass the Espinosas as “put-on” victims of the mortgage mess (“A dream foreclosed,” Feb. 13)! There should not be any sympathy for a couple in their 70s who take on a $500,000 adjustable-rate mortgage with a monthly payment of $3,500 and then expect taxpayer-funded programs to bail them out of their self-created contretemps.
Edward A. English