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Letters to the Editor, Aug. 14 - 16

I would urge to do the same… visit a couple and then ask yourself, do I really, really, really, want one of these places in Sonoma Valley? Do I really want more stoners and giddy wine tasters walking around than we already have? Full disclosure — I have no issue with the benefits of medical cannabis and am trying a salve form of it for the first time on a bum shoulder, but I was content to drive the few miles to get it.

The owner operator of this operation doesn’t give a fig about my health or trying to help me find a better life through cannabis chemistry. His wrapping his plea in the American Flag and Constitution is a phony attempt at making us believe that he is… but, he just wants the money.

Stephen C. Kyle

Sonoma

Words have consequences

EDITOR: Mr. Jon Early’s actions and subsequent attempts at explaining away his “bullseye” message as “harmless” should not be accepted. Adults have the responsibility to be self-controlled and good citizens. So far, Mr. Early has demonstrated neither quality.

I support the new California legislation that legalized cannabis. I also support local government’s responsibility to figure out what that means to each California community.

I had been a supporter and patron of the former Community Cafe and Wine Annex. I will not patronize that business in the future.

Words and actions have consequences, Mr. Early.

Stephen H. Pavy

Sonoma

Coincidences? I think not…

EDITOR: I enjoyed our conversation of a couple of days ago and didn’t think to add this spooky tidbit:

July 4, 1826, exactly 50 years after the birth of our nation, John Adams, second President of the United States, and Thomas Jefferson, third President of the United States, died.

July 4, 1831, James Monroe, fifth President of the United States, died.

July 4, 1872, Calvin Coolidge, 29th President of the United States, was born. Mariano Vallejo was also born July 4.

Obama’s slogan was “Yes, we can.” Trump’s slogan is, “Yes, I con.”

Bruce Macdonald

Sonoma

Fair thee not-so-well

EDITOR: Last Friday made a visit to the Sonoma County Fair with my wife. After turkey sandwich and Willie Bird, went to racetrack which turned out to be a big mistake. For the first two races virtually no bets could be made due to system problems. Stood at window for 30 minutes, while agent kept rebooting machine. Supervisors provided no help to agents and no announcements were made to many standing in long lines. Automated betting machines were down also. How many thousands of dollars were lost due to down machines? This went on for first three races and after the fourth we left – couldn’t take it anymore. Agent with 37 years of experience told me he had never seen it so bad with regard to technical issues and poor management. Have not seen this noted in any news stories… has it been buried for PR purposes?

Bob Hughes

El Verano