Letters to the Editor, Nov. 16

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$64,000 questions

EDITOR: Who said, “The press is the enemy of the people”?

A.) Russian dictator Joseph Stalin

B.) Donald Trump

C.) Both

Who said, “Don’t believe what you see or hear”?

A.) Big Brother, the totalitarian figure in George Orwell’s novel, “1984”

B.) Donald Trump

C.) Both

Who said, “Dr. Blasey Ford cannot recall the neighborhood where the sexual assault on her took place, nor which part of the house it occurred”?

A.) Judge Kavanaugh

B.) Donald Trump

(Actually, she pointed to the location on a map and said she was victimized in the second floor bedroom.)

How do we know when Trump is NOT lying?

A.) When he stops talking.

Vive la Trump Swamp!

Bruce Macdonald


Good onya, mate!

EDITOR: If you are planning to visit Australia and are 75 and above, you are in for a surprise. They require a medical exam and there is only one place to get it, in Berkeley. Because it is not doctor ordered the cost is $460; no your insurance doesn’t cover it. Included will be a blood exam as well but this one is covered by insurance because the doctor did order this one. All this running around takes a couple of days and only after all documents are received will they start processing your paper work. This is an 18 to 31 day process.

Don’t be like us; my wife is younger than 75 and I sent her off to Australia and I’m home waiting for my visa. With any luck it should arrive about the time I pick my wife up from Australia.

David S. McFarland


What is it with these people?

EDITOR: Enough already with the lawsuits against the city or threats of them by disgruntled developers or wannabe mansion builders (“Final Vote on Gateway Project Delayed,” Nov. 9). Acceptance of such projects can avoid delays or appeals by having them comply with existing city regulations and being reasonably patient. The litigious attitude of those driven by delusions of entitlement is obnoxious and people hereabouts recognize that.

A prime case in point is the Schocken Hill project whereby the landowner wants to build huge houses on parcels that are zoned for 5,000-square-feet houses. He’s suing the city to get his way.

What is it with people who think they’re above the law and that they’re exempt from the rules that apply to everyone else? These are the same kind of jokers who anonymously send political hit pieces in flyers and social media aimed at candidates or incumbents they don’t like.

Make no mistake you people, many in this town know exactly who you are and the businesses and individuals you’re connected to. Maybe you should go and join the Trump administration. I’m sure you’d be welcomed there.

Will Shonbrun

Boyes Springs

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