After digesting beefy Bee articles on Fresno Unified school board president Brooke Ashjian, Fresno City Councilman Garry Bredefeld, teen pregnancy and Joanne Lippert's thought-provoking review of how far we haven't come, I have some bad 1950s-style indigestion. I've been burping up Brooke and Bredefeld bull all morning.
As a long-time Fresnan, to have these people spewing scientific and historical ignorance, contempt of the law and hatred from their positions of power while representing this hugely diverse city, makes me sick. How absolutely un-American.
As it appears that they were reared in the silos of the like minded, and even putting aside their deeply held and flawed beliefs, they need to go back to school and learn how to positively conduct themselves in public office.
These were not minor missteps on their parts, these are deliberate, un-well thought out, in-your-face attacks on significant sectors of society. They should both resign, but their narcissism won't let them, so they should be removed. Time to grow up Fresno.
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Kevin Frye, Fresno