How inconvenient

first_imgRe “Some Gore points under microscope” (March 13): The hubris of Al Gore is amazing and should be no surprise to anyone. Remember, he invented the Internet and was the basis for the book “Love Story,” right? And finally we are seeing in the press what many have known all along. That scientists believe nonscientist Gore’s exaggeration of the impact of global warming is hurting their scientific dialogue. Hollywood may love to think that New York and Florida will be swallowed up by a big wave, but real climatologists are concerned about Gore’s shrill propaganda as being far from fact. But apparently Gore doesn’t care. He has his golden statuette and celebrity sycophants, so why bother with truth? How inconvenient. – Pat Knepley Simi Valley Gore sport Re “Some Gore points under microscope” (March 13): All media are allowed fear-mongering and sky-is-falling (or water-is-rising) global-warming screeds to their heart’s content. But as soon as scientists differ with Al, they apologize; “I don’t want to pick on Al Gore, but there are a lot of inaccuracies.” What? Global-warming errors? Then pick, rip and shred. Let’s debate, or shall we also buy what Al sold us in his movie, “the debate is over.” Oh, really? And you’ve been warning us for 30 years? Right, we all remember the term “global warming” being all the rage in the 1970s. Another inaccuracy (lie)? – Roger Olsen Burbank Not on our street I would like to thank West Valley police for their quick response to my call at 5:15 p.m. on March 8 – in broad daylight. I noticed a car pull up in front of my house and a man and a young girl get out, get undressed, in view of all on the street, and jump into the back of a sport utility vehicle and have sex. Neighborhood kids were out and around in plain sight. I called a West Valley senior lead officer on the cell phone, and police were there in just a few minutes. The neighborhood thanks you for your response. – Chuck Noble Winnetka Raise the flag Re “Lifeguards’ wrong turns costly” (March 12): A 7-foot aluminum pole with a flag that can be embedded in the sand should be made available at the lifeguard tower for beachgoers, with a driver’s license as a deposit to assure proper return after use. This will provide lifeguard patrol trucks with visible markers of where the sunbathers are. – Jazzlyn de Joya Granada Hills Company for `Scooter’ Please tell Rich Lowry (“`Scooter’ deserves a pardon,” Their Opinions, March 12) that the only thing I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby truly deserves is to be joined in prison by his fellow criminals and national traitors: George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Karl Rove, Richard Armitage and everyone else in the White House who knew about the outing of a deep-undercover CIA operative and her entire covert operation by the White House to keep the lies about why we “had” to go to war against Iraq from being uncovered. – Marcy Rothenberg Porter Ranch Wanted poster Re “Another wanted suspect nabbed” (March 9): It’s interesting to see the quick results the 10 most-wanted list, with a reward posted, has yielded. I am wondering: Why not go with the deck of cards of the 52 most wanted? For years it was thought that if you posted names and pictures, it would bring notoriety to the urban terrorists. I say let the newspapers run a daily picture as well. It’s also nice to know that other countries are no longer willing to harbor them. With a reward and the ability to turn them in anonymously, it seems to be showing results. Maybe we should go back to the days of the “wanted” poster. Remember what it said at the bottom of the poster? – Mike Hoblinski Burbank160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img