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In recent weeks we have seen the waging of a very one-sided personal war, reported as factual news, instead of opinions in the editorial section. This letter is in no way picking sides in the reported issue. The Glenwood Springs Post Independent reported the firing of a local high school basketball coach, end of the news. Since then numerous articles have appeared, even the fired coach’s shadowboxed and highlighted statement concerning the issue. The “editorial” articles have even gone as far as to discuss a very private situation between a father and his son that definitely has no place in a newspaper, whether true or not. Did anyone at the newspaper stop to consider the effects on the father, son or the mother and wife in the family?

The situation is a very unfortunate one for both sides. I know Mike Cox, I have coached with and against him, and I have learned from the man. I would never question his passion for the game and his love for his players. I also know that, by law the Garfield Re-2 School District cannot respond, defend or comment on their decisions regarding personnel issues, and so should the Glenwood Springs Post Independent.

Since when did it become acceptable to air personal or professional grievances in the news media? I know it was noted that Mike Cox is the husband of the Glenwood Springs Post Independent photographer Kelley Cox, is that what makes it acceptable “news?” Does anyone at the Glenwood Springs Post Independent have factual knowledge if this was the first or last nail in Mike Cox’s coffin? I’m not suggesting either way. The point is, that you and the general public don’t, and that is in order to protect the rights of Mike Cox. I’m sure that Mike and Kelley Cox feel wronged by the situation, however that is their opinion and should be reported as such, along with Mr. Steve Ketchum’s.

Dale, as a former student-athlete of New Castle and Rifle, weren’t you taught the virtues of sportsmanship and to play fair?

Steve Ryan

New Castle

I found Hal Sundin’s column, “What would Al Gore have done?” interesting in its optimistic naivete. Over the past several years, while attempting to determine Al Gore’s true motive for his histrionic fear-mongering attempts to cram his “global warming” ruse down the public’s collective throats, I finally figured it out. Al Gore didn’t really want to be President of the United States, he had a much broader agenda; he wanted to be Saviour of The People’s Democratic Earth. Had he been elected, or through some other form of political chicanery, been made president, he’d now be telling us why he had to suspend elections indefinitely for the survival of the planet and crowning himself His Excellency Al Gore, Saviour for Life of The People’s Democratic Earth.

If all of your information comes from the media, take a look at “Unstoppable Global Warming Every 1500 Years” by S. Fred Singer and Dennis T. Avery. You might also find it of some interest that over 19,000 U.S. scientists have signed a petition which states in part: ” … There is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of carbon dioxide, methane, or other greenhouse gasses is causing or will, in the foreseeable future, cause catastrophic heating of the Earth’s atmosphere and disruption of the Earth’s climate … ” Additionally, the U.S. Senate reported that over 400 prominent scientists worldwide disputed man-made global warming claims in 2007.

All that being said, why even bother to consider what else he might have done? If you are still in love with the idea of worldwide socialism, the Democrats have one or two championship-level contenders who can make that happen. I don’t even want to hear that tired old “George-Bush-and-Dick-Cheney-and-their-rich-friends” mantra that all the Lefties chant while engaging in political Onanism. George Soros probably has more money than all of them put together, is a major contributor to the Democratic party, advocates world government. ’nuff said.

Neal Pollack


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