Penalize out-of-line UA linebacker
It’s bad enough for someone representing the Wildcats to get drunk and drive down the wrong side of the road. (We just had a conviction for a drunk killing a little boy.)
But when the drunken Wildcat uses the race card to belittle an officer, that is going way too far.
Your story (Dec. 12, “UA linebacker accused of DUI, driving against traffic”) says he is a reserve player and has only been punished by being left home from one game.
I hope the coach will seriously consider kicking him off the team permanently.
Bawler to brawler: Shoe’s on different foot
I am so proud of George W. Bush for the way he handled the shoe-throwing incident! The “visual” in my head is of a tall guy placing a hand on the head of a short guy, who swings his fists but hits only air.
W. shrugged off the culture’s ultimate insult, in contrast to its idiotic supersensitivity, as when a Danish paper published cartoons that led them to riot. Way to go, Bush!
Redlight bailout; give green transport a go
Bail out the auto industry? Of course they are howling because history is catching up with them. Of course they want free money. Who wouldn’t when business is going bust?
But painful as it will be for the industry and nation, we are in a major paradigm shift, moving away from fossil fuel toward innovative technologies.
Dinosaur industries don’t like having to face decades of their failed strategies, but now is the time to move forward.
Despite falling gas prices, let’s not return to gas guzzlers and one-driver cars.
In the 21st century, public mass transportation and green technology will be the norm.
Perhaps the idea of the automobile owned by an individual is already outdated. Let us be part of the paradigm shift, not fight its unavoidable coming.
Albrecht Classen, Ph.D.
Department of German Studies
University of Arizona
Don’t crack lobster, but shell out to Tucson
In the Friday guest opinion (“This year, please give close to home”), the Child and Family Resources asks us to make our contributions to local organizations. It’s ironic that each year his organization’s biggest fund-raiser spends approximately $20,000 in Maine.
The event is the Lobster Landing. They purchase close to 2,000 lobsters and then have them shipped alive to Tucson to sell to desert dwellers. Perhaps CFR doesn’t realize that when they spend $20K on lobsters from Maine, they are paying people in Maine to send out the boats and the traps, fish the animals out of the water, store them, package them and ship them here to Tucson.
This is $20K going straight into the pockets of families in Maine. I have no doubt that the economy in Maine welcomes this income, but please, Eric Schindler, read the article you submitted and take your own advice: Give (and spend) close to home.
This would benefit Tucson families by $20,000 as well as save the lives of 2,000 lobsters!
Margaret “Peggy” Raisglid
Lovin’ Spoonfuls Restaurant