July 31, 2009
Re "What he's been living for," July 26 Sen. Ted Kennedy is reported to have written for a newsmagazine: "I have enjoyed the best medical care money (and a good insurance policy) can buy. ... Every American should be able to get the same treatment that U.S. senators are entitled to." Can he be kidding? I don't know details of the senatorial plan, but I suspect it may be somewhat more generous than what President Obama has in mind for us non-senators. Bob White Manhattan Beach -- Lovely sentiments from Sen. Kennedy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 11, 2009 |
Residents on a quiet street awoke Friday to find that the American flags hanging outside their homes had been burned overnight, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Department. Four American flags were burned and one decorative flag was also destroyed, said Sgt. Sherrie Thompson. Another homeowner discovered that his flag, attached to a pole, was missing. The neighbors, all in the 28800 block of Placida Avenue, had put up the flags in observance of the Fourth of July, Thompson said.
May 1, 2009
Re "Squanderer in chief" and "Obama's blind hubris," Opinion, April 28 Tuesday on the Op-Ed page, James Kirchick castigates President Obama for his "obsequious behavior" and Jonah Goldberg takes him to task for his "arrogance" and "hubris." I never could understand the thinking of the far right. Now I'm beginning to wonder if they understand their own thinking. In any case, Kirchick gets it wrong when he lambastes Obama for apologizing to countries around the world. The U.S. has a lot of apologizing to do for our numerous offenses under the Bush administration, including waging an unwarranted war and torture.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 8, 2009 |
The full moon has become the "Full Monty" -- and now Laguna Niguel is trying to cover up the thousands who bare all during an annual summer ritual. Year after year on the second Saturday of July, a growing stream of customers from as far as France have swarmed the Mugs Away Saloon and -- full of beer and bravado -- mooned the passing trains.