Why do they want us to feel fear and build walls between us? So that we’ll look to them to relieve the perceived danger through their pill, their services, removing their enemy, voting for their candidate. We are being manipulated for their gain, willingly yielding our intellect and power.
Despite signs that said don’t feed the ducks at Fresno’s Oso de Oro Park, families were tossing bread at the fowl. Did you know that bread-rich diets make for a perilous environment causing fowl to become ill and deformed? Rotting bread denies sunlight to underwater plants and it produces aspergillus mold, which can get into ducks’ lungs, killing them.
To improve the city image and the common good and better control costs, it would be wise to restart the “Fresno Conversation on Homelessness.” Also identify a person with a proven track record to become an honest broker for all stakeholders involved with Fresno city and county homeless issues.
The video of an Austin, Texas police officer explaining his perception that blacks are prone to violence could have been the beginning of a productive discussion about racism and injustice. Instead it became an indictment of the officer. He is accused of racism. This is what stops people from discussing problems regarding race.
I frequently travel Freeway 41 between downtown and Bullard Avenue and observe the blight and trash on both sides of the freeway. My request: Have Caltrans and the city of Fresno join forces and at the minimum clean up our on/off ramps.
The political process in this country has descended to the lowest level possible, with the predominant unifying factor on both sides being hatred of the other. The rancorous and hateful dialogue from candidates, politicians, and talk media is poisoning the American landscape and seeping into the fabric of our communities.
A lesson in teaching kids the meaning of “no” is a life lesson in obeying adults – especially teachers, employers and the basic rule of law. As far as school wardrobe, the dress code must be obeyed and is a life lesson in respecting authority and the rules.
In the midst of his don’t-hate-and-enjoy-the-beauty message, a recent letter writer managed to imply dislike of the police, and also to get in a nasty swipe at The Bee (“...what would you expect from this paper?”), presumably because The Bee publishes letters and commentary that offend the writer.
Those involved with BLM are not asking for their personal needs to be cared for by the government, but rather demanding that the racism embedded within our institutions, policies and beliefs be eradicated.
Let’s not pass laws that take guns away from people that can use them to save lives, and enforce laws (death penalty, life sentence, background checks) to try to reduce the potential mass shooters of the future.
The Merriam Webster Dictionary definition of clown is: “Someone who performs in a circus, who wears makeup, and who tries to make people laugh. … a rude or stupid person.” This perfectly captures Donald Trump.