The May 26th letter by Carl Morello (“The ‘Washington’ name offends me”) pointed to a survey showing nine out of 10 Native Americans have no issue with “Redskins” and that he finds Washington, D.C., (the government there) to be more offensive.
Participation in the workforce is a necessity to escape remaining poor. The climb out of poverty has aptly been likened to a ladder. To make a higher wage, one needs to find a better job to climb to a higher rung.
Every capitalist country is a bit socialist and every socialist country is a bit capitalist. Just a feeling, however, the varying political decisions survive on the distinctions between total perceived capitalist and total perceived socialist.
Regardless of what some right-wing wacko may say, this is a great country. I thank so much whoever paid my bill. Let’s continue to support our veterans, remember our fallen heroes, appreciate our prisoners of war and hope that all our veterans missing in action come home soon.
Sipping my coffee and reading The Bee each morning is a decades-long ritual. Like many habits we humans engage in, my habit with The Bee is not always good for my health. Certain articles produce symptoms of irritation; or an “are-you-kidding-me?” wonderment; or sometimes mild despair at the state of humankind.
America has given immigrants of many nationalities the opportunity for a better life. This includes many Mexican people, who have become excellent, successful American citizens and great neighbors. So it is truly amazing to watch rioters in Albuquerque and San Bernardino brandishing the flag of Mexico as they throw rocks and bottles at police officers and police horses.
I would like to thank the fine candidates running for Fresno mayor for keeping their ad campaigns positive. We are much more able to understand what they will do for the city by them focusing on issues. Like many, I won't vote to elect those who choose to run negative ads against their opponents.
There is an effort to replace Assemblyman Devon Mathis with RINO Republican Rudy Mendoza. Mathis, the only combat veteran in the Assembly, has faithfully executed his oath of office in the battlefield and Sacramento.
Bill McKibben was just selected by Bernie Sanders to serve on the platform committee of the Democratic National Convention, along with scholar and racial justice activist Cornel West, Native American activist Deborah Parker, Minnesota Congress member Keith Ellison, who chairs the Congressional Progressive Caucus and Palestinian rights activist and scholar James Zogby, who founded the Arab American Institute.
In reading your Editorial Board recommendation of Hillary Clinton for president you state, “For one thing, Clinton has been thoroughly vetted and battle-tested.” Thoroughly vetted? She is currently (not to mention all the prior investigations), under intense scrutiny on multiple fronts: emails, donations to the Clinton Foundation as she was Secretary of State, now Terry McAuliffe.
Fresno City Councilmember Sal Quintero’s gang-injunction ordinance will waste taxpayer dollars and seriously impact Fresno’s youth. His timing indicates that he’s grandstanding for his Fresno County Board of Supervisors run.
After reading several articles in The Bee on May 27 regarding Donald Trump’s visit to Fresno, I realized just how fearful undocumented aliens are in our Valley. They have fears about being sent back to wherever it is they came from and for this reason, they are anti-Trump. They voice this loudly but with no good reason.