Before proposing onerous regulations that take money out of the pockets of hard-working Valley residents, proponents should step outside the insulated walls of the Capitol and pay a visit to our farms.
I am baffled by this cigarette tax. It seems the main reason for the tax is to make teens stop smoking. Let’s double the cost of cigarettes to teens. Wait a minute, it is illegal for teens to buy tobacco. How do we collect a tax from them? Rather a conundrum and redundant to have both.
The American empire throws the weight of its CIA and military around, knocking over governments which refuse to surrender the resources of their people to our corporations. “We” are the most colossal bully in history – it’s not lunch money any more. What louder bully than Donald Trump is fit to mount the rostrum of the bully-pulpit presidency of the Bully Empire?
During a recent “Jim Franklin Live” show on KMJ radio, Princeton University’s progressive attempt to implement and foster gender-neutral, inclusive language was referred to with disbelief and derision by the host.
Approximately 72 percent of 1,277 runaway children living in foster homes are victims of sex trafficking. House Resolution 469 is a bill that addresses children in our child-welfare system. Our responsibility as citizens is to support this bill, which will improve the identification of sex trafficking within the child-welfare system and provide much-needed services to the victims of sex trafficking.
Those of the Democratic party persuasion should be sure that at each Donald Trump speech meeting, there is at least one woman present, close to the speaker platform, with a tired, perhaps slightly cranky, crying baby. You can count on Trump saying, “Get her out of here, what makes her think I want a crying baby present when I’m making a speech, get them out of here.”
In letters to the editor this summer, I have called Donald Trump a Caligulan thug, a potty-mouthed, uncouth, unhinged, arrogant blowhard and a grifter with a narcissistic personality disorder. I haven’t changed my mind. But I must admit there is someone worse than Trump – Hillary! I don’t know yet who I will vote for, but I do know who I won’t vote for – Hillary.
As a constituent in Councilman Steve Branau’s district, I ask him and all of Fresno City Council to support a routine interior inspection of rental properties that ensures basic health and safety standards for everyone and fulfill their obligations to the citizens of our city.
Federal overreach in education has to end. U.S. Parents Involved in Education plans to hold accountable those responsible for not protecting America’s children. We need your help, too. Please go to uspie.org and join the movement to Stop Fed Ed and restore local control in education.
Six of Donald Trump’s businesses went into bankruptcy, stiffing contractors and partners. Despite his claims to the contrary, Trump frequently had to ask his father for tens of millions of dollars in substantial financial assistance. Would he run the country they way he has run his businesses?