Advice to

reflect upon

EDITOR: An open letter to all you “after dusk” cyclists and walkers … When riding or walking after dark please wear reflective clothing, carry a flashlight and light your bike. Over the last several weeks I’ve seen walkers and cyclists dressed in dark clothing and with the oncoming headlights and winter weather they were not visible until the last minute. Please, please, please consider my suggestions. I would be totally devastated if an accident was to occur and you were injured.

P. Pulvirenti


The man who

would be king

EDITOR: A couple of quotes:

“Merry Christmas to all! Over two millennia ago, a new hope was born into the world, a Savior who would offer the promise of salvation to all mankind. Just as the three wise men did on that night, this Christmas heralds a time to celebrate the good news of a new King.” – Message from the RNC

“Happy New Year to all, including to my many enemies and those who have fought me and lost so badly they just don’t know what to do. Love!” – Donald Trump on Twitter

Now, it is said that many people misinterpreted the RNC message. That they are just talking about Jesus and not calling Mr. Trump a king or comparing him to Jesus.

On the Twitter tweet, there can be very little misinterpretation. This is the schoolyard bully, gloating: Na, na, na, I got you.

But, he did get one thing right; we do not know what to do. The majority of us are terrified. We can lose our civil rights, our health care, the economy can get hit again, people may get deported or locked up, climate change will accelerate, and our public education system may be privatized. But we are not your enemies and you know that. In reality you know we are your victims and you are gloating right now and rubbing our faces in it.

Liberals and all people with heart, soul and compassion let’s get our act together. We do not need to be victims and there is nothing wrong with fighting back when confronted with a bully.

Josette Brose-Eichar

Boyes Hot Springs

From Russia with love

EDITOR: Apparently the evidence of Russian tampering with the election is quite strong, since Obama ordered Russian diplomats to leave the U.S. within 72 hours and imposed sanctions; and a previous report said the Russians have been cultivating “the Egg” (Humpty Drumpfty) for the past five years. He is probably a spy, a mole recruited by the KGB, and his real name is Drumpfovsky. Instead of being inaugurated, he should be arrested and taken in for questioning, and the election should be-re-held, with other candidates. He may have been acting like an idiot to allay suspicions.

James Pendergast