Fear mongers

Dear Editor:Why do we listen to people such as Lee Hamilton ("How to Fix Distrust in Government," 11/17/11) and Erica Gies ("Aging Dams Threatened by Climate Change," 11/17/11)? Mr. Hamilton was ensconced within the Congressional Power Structure he now denounces, as a committee chairman during the Democratic Party's 40-year run controlling the House of Representatives, and has no new insights to share with us. All he is doing is cashing in on his connection to power and trying to be "relevant." Ms. Gies has been a reliable voice touting anthropomorphic global warming and how man is despoiling his environment for some time. It is the height of hypocrisy for her to decry the condition of dams, which were constructed to ameliorate or (if possible) eliminate the destructive force of nature's floods, to now cry out that by neglecting the maintenance of dams the groups she is affiliated with wish to tear down (and have caused such deconstruction), will now lead to such flood damage. She seemingly believes every disaster scenario touted by Al Gore and others (rising sea levels for one, of which there has been no proof shown that it has or will happen, which is why she screams out about doing anything with Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay). Her credibility is so small it is not measurable. Please spare us these scare-mongers. If I wish to listen to Chicken Little, I'll re-read Orwell. -- Drew Kelley, Downey

********** Published: November 24, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 32