Have you been ‘blocked by Nunes’?
Do you, like me, find it shocking that there is a Facebook page titled, “Blocked by Nunes”? The same Nunes who is the so-called congressional representative of CA 22. Constituents are blocked for asking a reasonable question (like I did), i.e: “When will you debate Andrew Janz?” Is it legal to block the people who pay your salary for commenting, liking, disliking or asking a question? Is there any other employee who could get away with this?
Nunes won’t debate or hold a town hall. When he gets his free airtime and softball questions from Ray Appleton on KMJ, callers/voters are so heavily screened they are not allowed on the air with him. He never returns a phone call (too busy saving Trump’s rear?). You can’t go into his office unless you want the police called on you. You can hear him at what he laughingly calls a meet and greet, which are often not held in his district and are always at a secret location for big bucks.
And now we get a cheesy ad lying that Janz trespassed to film his own ad. He had permission.
I doubt this is what the forefathers had in mind. Vote Janz.
Skyler Confino, Fresno
Third-world politics right here
So, what has happened? What has happened or changed in our American culture that there is such vitriol overtly expressed in our political arena? Why does it appear that our culture has fallen to a “Winner take all” attitude in lieu of what used to be “beneficial for all” compromise? Why do we need to defame, degrade and slander our political opponents? Are we ourselves or our “cause” so good and righteous that we have to engage in third-world political antics? Just curious....
Jonathan Schwabenland, Clovis
Send the criminals to their home
In response to the Sept. 23 article in The Bee, “These sex offenders are begging to be deported. Why does California pay millions to keep them?”
This article makes a few very clear points that I would like to focus on: Why is the USA holding on to illegal immigrant sex offenders instead of sending them back to their own country? Why does the United States feel the need to pay for their medical bills, rather than send them back to their own country? I feel like if an immigrant comes to America and commits a crime, they should automatically be sent back to their own country. America already has a huge financial debt and already struggles with availability in our prisons, so why pay for these criminals and lose more space? The article claims that America would be held responsible if these immigrants were sent them back to their home country and committed crimes there. I do not see it that way. I believe that we should be putting our country first and that it would benefit us to send these criminals back to their country and let that country punish them as they see fit.
Ciera Hargis, Clovis
Kavanaugh worthy of Senate approval
I believe that Judge Brett Kavanaugh has the qualifications and should be confirmed as a justice to the U.S. Supreme Court. The woman who is accusing him of sexual harassment should have reported the crime as soon as it happened and not wait 30 or 40 years to come forward and use it just to tarnish and disrupt the judge’s career after he has accomplished so much and is serving the public as a judge.
If a victim of a sexual crime can live with the secret for 30 or 40 years without emotional distress and losing any sleep, then the crime has no meaning at all and she can live with it the rest of her life. A statute of limitations is indeed in order as to how long a victim of a sexual crime can keep it a secret. These type of decades old allegations, true or not, have gained a lot of rust and should be kept away from the media and thrown out of the courts. Because it’s nothing but a sick justice.
Alex Rubalcava, Fresno