Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor 2/28

Coulter’s discourse

Brendan Pringle of the Cal Poly College Republicans writes of Ann Coulter, “liberals ... are horrified that her voice will somehow influence their peers.”

Five minutes of Internet research on “Ann Coulter quotations” gives plenty of reason to be horrified. This is the type of discourse being promoted by Cal Poly Republicans by inviting Coulter to speak as an honored guest.

I noticed that the following local businesses are also linked to this event: Kokkonen Insurance and Financial Services, David & Zimmerman Law Office and Spring Street Auto. I assume those businesses also endorse the racist, sexist, homophobic and consistently offensive language that the Cal Poly College Republicans try to pass as “bold statements.”

Jon Clarke

San Luis Obispo

No forum for Coulter

Since the organizers who are bringing Ann Coulter to speak at Cal Poly believe in “diversity,” perhaps they should also find a KKK representative to speak. Like Ann Coulter, the KKK represents an alternative, although vile, viewpoint to what most people see and believe.

Coulter was dropped from the conservative National Review after she turned in a column offering a final solution to the Muslim problem: “We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity.”

This is just one of the many types of things Ann Coulter supports and promotes, and giving her a forum to speak should be an embarrassment to Cal Poly — not an opportunity to provide “discourse,” as the organizers are claiming.

Janice Mundee


Like a bratty child

Far from being an intellectual, Ann Coulter reminds me far more of a small child who has learned that if she walks into the midst of a group of adults and loudly utters an obscenity she will become the center of attention.

Tom Weiss

Paso Robles

Call a parent, please

My 16-year-old son was struck by a vehicle on Friday night (Feb. 24) near Scolari’s in San Luis Obispo while riding his bicycle. To the driver of the vehicle and to other folks who may some day find themselves in this position, I ask you to please call a parent.

While I appreciate the fact that you stopped, checked on his well-being and provided him with money to repair his bike, you had no way of knowing that my son has a history of brain injury and never should have walked away from the accident, in shock, and alone. As the adult in this situation, please call a parent, so the best course of action can be decided on amongst adults.

Kimberlee Hampton

Shell Beach

Parking in Pismo

What a pleasant surprise to find a free parking lot in Pismo Beach, courtesy of a small store across the street. West Coast Attitude provided the dirt lot for parking last weekend. Apparently the small store values our dollar more than the city or Chamber of Commerce. We will be back as long as we can park free.

Lenore Barnes

Kerman, Calif.