Moving from the front to the back
Whew! Aren’t we glad that’s over? Now Dana Rohrabacher can move to his dacha in the Moscow suburbs, and Devin (Nunes) can resume his seat as the insignificant back-bencher he was for over a decade.
Jim Doyle, Fresno
Drop, and give me 20 right now
Oh brother, a disruptive child has to do some exercise in their classroom, boohoo. All my children do or have done seasonal sports. And when the coach is talking, and needs and deserves everyone’s attention, the disruptive children, including mine, have to run a lap or do push ups. None of these children ever say, boohoo, the coach embarrassed me. Why? Because they earned it, and they know it.
Now a disruptive child in a classroom setting is lowering the other children in the class the chance at the best education they can get.
This child does not mind being the center of attention in class during her disruptive behavior. But being expected to do a few push ups for the class, to burn off some energy, is somehow humiliating?
Push ups, what a great idea.
Christian Konior, Fresno
Measure P was really for police
Measure P for parks would have been better meant for police, because the Fresno police department is understaffed. The first priority for city officials is to hire more police officers to fight serious crime than to remodel and build new parks.
Of course it would be nice for families to enjoy clean and safe parks, but it would require a constant surveillance by police to protect them from crime and vandalism. Families are not the only visitors in the parks; there’s also visitors with substandard values that have no respect and don’t appreciate anything. They damage the pluming and urinate on the floor in the restrooms, scratch and graffiti the walls, deface the park benches and picnic tables, they liter the grounds with trash, even if there are trash cans near by at their disposal.
It would be a waste of tax dollars to remodel these parks if the city can’t provide the protection they need because of a shortage of police officers to keep them safe from crime and vandalism.
Alex Rubalcava, Fresno