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Vietnam Veterans Not Fonda UCLA's Choice For Graduation Speaker

I was in Danang Airbase and in the air in 1972 flying off the USS Hancock in combat. I will never forgive her for what she did. What would we think of someone nowadays that went to Afghanistan and posed with the Taliban in gun emplacements meant to kill American soldiers and airmen???? Her 1972 actions were treasonous and the only reason she was not prosecuted was the overwhelming negative attitude of the American public over the war in Vietnam. However, that public attitude had nothing to do with aiding and abetting the enemy, which in my view she did happily and continuously with a clear conscience. She NEVER paid a price for her actions aside from asserting a few "I'm sorry" statements. Whatever one thinks about the validity of the Vietnam War (or any war), going to the other side, posing in gun emplacements, calling our pilots "War Criminals" and giving help to the other side is wrong, wrong wrong. And…..she got away with it.

June 5, 2014 at 4:38 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

San Diego Plastic Bag Ban Moves Forward

Plastic bags are not the worst litter offenders. I pick up trash around town all the time and rarely see a plastic bag. The worst offending piece of litter is a drink from a fast-food or coffee house place. This litter consists of the straw wrapper, the straw, the cup and the lid. When a car hits it, all 4 items go their own way. Plastic bags take up NO ROOM in a land fill. They collapse to nothing. And....they are useful. I often use them to pick up litter and put my own garbage in for the high rise I live in.

September 11, 2013 at 12:38 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Filner Wins Battle Over Port Appointments

We should expect such partisan attacks on bipartisanship from the Mayor. He came from the house, where talking to a Republican was a disgrace. So, this is just the first of many efforts of the new mayor to completely replace Republicans with liberal Democrats. It's really too bad that his partisan "sickness" has now infected San Diego city policies and appointments.

February 11, 2013 at 7:13 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

State Abandons Algebra Requirement For 8th Graders

If a student is not in 8th grade Algebra, then they can't take 9th Grade Geom, 10th Grade Alg II , 11th Grade Pre-Calc , and then 12th Grade AP Calc. So at the 8th grade, the state takes away the opportunity for a kid to get into an AP class. A kid can always drop out of this sequence if the courses get too difficult for the student. But the kid can NEVER get back on the AP track after not taking 8th grade Alg unless the kid takes two math classes at the same time which is VERY difficult and stressful. So we have basically dumbed down the sequence for California 8th graders. I taught Algebra for about 14 years and know of what I speak. Too bad for today's kids....they deserve better, but our Sacramento politicians don't speak for the AP kids, they speak for the low achievers that we don't want to stress out. So they dumb down the sequence.

February 9, 2013 at 7:55 p.m. ( | suggest removal )