Letters to the Editor, July 29, 2020 – Mad River Union

1August 2020

Don’t stress out firefighters Thank you, Jack Durham, for your opinion piece two weeks back(July 15, 2020 )regarding the Arcata Fire Department. I agree with you that the “guidance” of the “Humboldt Taxpayers League” to not money our neighborhoods initially responders appears penny sensible and pound foolish.With the disastrous California fires these previous couple of years, it is currently tough sufficient to discover house owner’s insurance if you live anywhere near a forested location. Once the word is out that we are limping by on really minimal local fire coverage, our insurance coverage rates will definitely increase method beyond the increase being asked to run the AFD efficiently. AFD has actually not had a rate increase in 14 years! We require tosupport our local expert firefighters, not burn them out. I, for one, need to know that experienced specialists are there, rested and ready to respond effectively, and securely, whenever

someone within their large district requires them. Lisa Bethune Arcata Register for the Mad River Union and delight in online access to the full print edition for just$

20/year! What
about Cliff’s joke? It

was reported that the county faced allegations over their diversity strategy, and Deputy P.D. Rory Kalin raised Manager Rex

Bohn’s ill advised”tamale”

joke that stank to latin people(notification -didn’t say the unpopular in the latin community at big Latinx moniker). It’s simply coincidence that the conservative Bohns ‘”joke “was mentioned, but nary a word of a probably more offensive”joke”using a word that begins with ‘N’ to explain Black Americans

by the Progressive Cliff Berkowitz. I’m not slagging Cliff, appears like a good guy and probably more in line politically with my own beliefs. I am calling out selective outrage. I get the Progressive discomfiture, calling for his resignation in every regional publication and being so sure in the last

election that folks would sweep him out of workplace. Picture the disappointment, a contemporary term would be butthurt, when Mr. Bohn was not only re-elected, but erased the Progressive 65 percent to 35 percent. Anthrax did survey somewhat lower than 35 percent, however only just. Mom constantly said how unjust it was when other folks opinions do not line up withyou of the golden

halo. Yeah, tamale joke … bad male … N word … hey he’s a Progressive give the bro a break. No selective outrage here, tamale joke METHOD even worse than … I can’t even state it. Regards, John Dillon Eureka Too soon for mass influx The COVID-19 epidemic is at record-breaking levels in other places

in California, especially southern California, and many infections remain in more youthful age, especially the 20s. Humboldt County has actually so far managed outbreaks, a minimum of up until a recent wave of infections that has primarily originated from outside. Now Humboldt State University is

ready to importan expected 1,000 trainees into this neighborhood

, many from southern California and all in the most contagious age, although there will be couple of classes for them to attend. Bringing these trainees together here now is a danger to them and to university staff, and might worry community along with campus medical resources. Besides the dangers built into this scenario, there is more proof that masks and

physical distancing, and avoiding large indoor events in this age group will be disregarded than there is that they might be widely observed. Neighborhood spread of COVID-19 presents dangers as well for essential institutions and services that the overall population

, and elders in particular, depend upon. The city of Arcata is especially susceptible due to its small population and labor force. This is not the time to resume student residence in Arcata. Costs Kowinski Arcata We marched, talked A minimum of in the ’60s and ’70s we knew who sent the feds … This is an old, old story, but what was old is new again. There are much of us in this nation who have been fighting the great fight for freedom of speech, equal treatment under the law, due procedure, the right to vote, females’s rights and all the important things we were taught when we were young. All the things the U.S.A. is expected to stand for and frequently doesn’t. We stood in the streets and on our college campuses

. We spoke about the rights of young men not to be drafted and eliminated by the

thousands in”undeclared wars” , or any

wars for that matter

. We talked about the rights of individuals of color to lived lives unmolested by

cops, politicians and the KKK. We discussed lives lived in poverty and the conditions of Farm Laborers. We marched, oh how we marched. And as we marched and talked, we were informed we had no right to free speech or liberty of assembly. But at least when the federal troops came, we understood who they were (by the uniforms )and who had sent them … J. Edgar

Hoover and later Richard M. Nixon. Their names, ranks and faces were visible. They did not beat on kids nor push their mothers. They did not take people away in unmarked vans to some brand-new sort of performance program. And they never went into a state or a city without the express authorization of the guvs, mayors or authorities chiefs. We presently have a psychotic in the White Home that concerns Executive Orders to breach the rights of states and the rights of residents to “Protect Federal Property “. Actually?? If the Feds are so afraid of the people

of Portland, Oregon or anywhere else in this nation, then they need to close their offices and slide back to Washington DC, sit at the side of the White Home and await additional orders. Why should a person, the ACLU, any city or state have to take legal action against the Federal Government to develop their sovereignty? I know Trump has never read the constitution or had it discussed to him in short, non-boring sentences, but there has got to be at least one lawyer in the West Wing who has.

It has to do with the rights of the private person, the private city and more notably it is about State’s Rights. The faster Trump is eliminated from his workplace the more secure we will all be! Thank you for listening, Jan Phelps Arcata Dead puppet strolling Vladimir Putin’s puppet Donald Trump is a political dead guy walking. Nov. 3 is the scheduled date of Trump the traitor’s political execution which will be viewed live on TELEVISION by hundreds of countless

happy individuals both here in your home and around the world. The end of Trump’s tyranny will be the beginning of hope and modification for all of us. Don’t miss your possibility to choose the American presidential prospect Joe Biden. The political demise of demonic Don the con will no doubt be the highest rated truth TV show of all time, so remain tuned, because the voters are about to inform Trump he’s fired! It’s all over for Benedict Donald. Russia’s useless

idiot Trump the chump is done. The American choice for president Joe Biden will be elected the 46th
President of the United States in an overwhelming electoral college landslide, not to point out by

what is sure to become one of the biggest popular vote margins of triumph in American governmental election history. Jim Jones Trump’s deranged death cult(formerly known as the Republican Party )is a nationwide shame. Luckily, most Americans are great patriotic people who will no longer endure traitor Trump’s psychotic circus of incompetence, corruption and ruthlessness. This approaching election is all over but the shouting. Specifically, the shouting will be originating from the world’s whiniest lying loser Donald Trump with his normal dimwitted and dishonest refrain of” Hoax! Fake news!” The story of the November 3rd election will be America wins, Vladimir Putin loses, and delusional Donald Trump can go inject his

lungs with Lysol all he desires, it won’t conserve his invalid, pathological presidency from the wrath of the American people on Election Day. Trump is a loser and a moron! Truly, Jake Pickering Arcata Burning down the house After months of denial, President Trump has actually lastly confessed that COVID-19 is genuine. He has actually confessed openly that”the pandemic will worsen prior to it gets better.”This new-found concern opposes very current claims of his such as 99 percent of the cases are”completely safe”andthe infection will”simply disappear.”Even more, he all of a sudden states that wearing a mask is “patriotic. “This from a male who previously declined to be seen wearing a mask in public even when required. In truth, he mocked others, such as press reporters and Democratic governmental prospect Joe Biden, for doing so. Why the about face? It’s not from a sense of guilt or an admission of previous mistakes. Rather, Trump recognizes that the easing of constraints he had formerly championed have actually now caused a resurgence of the virus. His survey numbers are falling due to public opinion that his pandemic action has actually been bad so far. And services are closing again which will weaken the economic recovery which he sees key to his re-election. So prior to you congratulate Trump on

seeing the light,

reconsider. He’s still not concerned about you and me, he’s just doing it to get re-elected. Giving him applaud now would be like thanking a child for quiting playing with matches after he’s already set your home on fire. Sherman Schapiro Eureka Dixieland band I would very much like to understand what my generation’s Nobel Poet Laureate, or any member of The Band needs to say about their tune” The Night They Drove Old

Dixie Down.”Christopher Mackinney McKinleyville According to “The Music Aficionado”blog( musicaficionado.blog), members of The Band said this: Levon Helm:”

Robbie and I dealt with the tune up in Woodstock. I remember taking him to the library so he could investigate the history and location of the age for the lyrics and make General Robert E. Lee come out with all due respect. It was another of those workshop tunes we dealt with a long time before we

got it down. Robertson’s take on the occasions that ripped the country apart are not siding with any of the parties but rather describe the sentiment and human suffering of a confederate soldier at the end of and soon after the war.”Robbie Robertson:”There was a chord

progression and a tune rumbling through my head, but I did not understand yet what the tune was about. I played it on the piano one day for Levon. He liked the method it stopped and started, free of tempo. I flashed back to when he initially took me to satisfy his parents in Marvell, Arkansas, and his daddy said,’ Do not worry, Robin– the South is going to increase once again.’ I informed Levon I wished to write lyrics about the Civil War from a southern household’s point of view.’Don’t point out Abraham Lincoln in the lyrics ‘was his only guidance,’That won’t decrease too well.’I asked him to drive me to the Woodstock library so I might do a little research on the Confederacy. They did

n’t teach that things in Canadian

Schools. When I invoked the story about Virgil Caine and his kin versus this historic backdrop, the song came to life for me. Though I did stop and wonder, can I get away with this? You call this rock ‘n’ roll? Possibly!”< ins class=" adsbygoogle"data-ad-client="ca-pub-3490466616595796"data-ad-slot="3851720064″/ > Share this: Source: madriverunion.com

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