Modesto Bee Letters: On Biden, Gray and a Stanislas Bridge
Biden simply “worthless”
Letters to the Bee seem to be silent now that Joe Biden is president. When Donald Trump was president, each eye twitch brought a letter of condemnation.
All Trump did was make America better and better for all of us. Biden’s goal is to destroy everything Trump has done because of the hatred and fear that he will run for president again and to dry out the Tories.
Biden has no value in the past 50 years and he is making America worthless now.
Gerald J. Avila, Turlock
Support mothers, children
In America, we are the luckiest.
American women have better access to contraceptives, prenatal and postnatal care that so many people living in extreme poverty do not have. Our congressional leaders, Representative Josh Harder, Senator Alex Padilla and Senator Dianne Feinstein, must support the Reach Every Mother and Child Act.
The global number of deaths of mothers and children under 5 has been reduced by almost half over the past two decades. It’s not enough. About 800 women die every day from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth because they lack access to life-saving medicines and technologies.
In the aftermath of COVID-19, there could be 57,000 additional maternal deaths over a six-month period.
At this moment, the autonomy of the body of the American woman is threatened. We must help these women and children in a situation of extreme poverty to protect their bodily autonomy as we do for our own.
Unlike us, their lack of autonomy doesn’t just mean dangerous practices, it means death. I urge you to call on your leaders in Congress to support this bill. We’re the lucky ones, now let’s share this
Taylor Morasci, Modesto
Many thanks to Gray
I want to share how very helpful Coven Adam Gray has been to me and my family.
It had been almost two months since I struggled to get responses from the Employment Development Department (EDD) office regarding my inquiries.
It was then that I contacted Gray’s office, where they quickly helped me. With their help, I was able to process six weeks of unemployment claims and repay $ 4,000 in student loans.
I know his office has hundreds of cases, some like mine, and it really impressed me that he worked hard to help me. I just wanted to thank Assembly Member Gray for all of his help!
Leonid V. Ribalko, Patterson
Turlock is not playing fair
The Town of Turlock will impose fines if we exceed a certain amount of water each month or if our sprinklers spray cement or excess water is used on non-spray days etc.
I don’t think the penalty for going over a certain amount of water is quite fair. No one has ever asked us how many people live in our household or if we grow our own food. We have six kids in our house which definitely means more laundry, more showers / baths and so on. We also have a back yard with a large vegetable garden and fruit trees.
We have been fined at least two or three times in the past two years for excessive water consumption when it is not at all excessive for us.
Recently I saw the sprinklers on during the day at Donnelly Park. They wet a lot of sidewalk and water was pouring onto West Hawkeye Avenue. The city can do it, but we get fined? Lead by example!
They should survey each household to find out how many people make up a household before fining it for excessive water consumption.
Andrea Requena, Turlock
An alternative deck plan
In response to Stanislaus County’s plan to build a bridge (June 22, 2021) over the Tuolumne River to link Garner and Faith Home: Road or Illinois Avenue to Jennings Road.
They could be extended to West Main as four lanes.
With the increased business tax fees of added industrial complexes being built around Patterson and additional road taxes, the cost is expected to be almost canceled.
James R, McCracken, Modesto
Democrats on the wrong side?
The same party that sought to preserve slavery by succeeding the union when an abolitionist Republican was elected president today again denies basic human rights to another group, denying them any protection under the law.
Imagine the Democratic outrage if the Catholic Church were to admit a slave owner to the Holy Eucharist, and yet they demand that the Church today ignore their even greater injustice. Imagine a slave owner using the same argument Democrats now use: “You can’t deny us the Holy Eucharist on one issue, you politicize the Holy Eucharist. “
Democrats deny the science by suggesting that unborn children are not human. They deny human rights when they say it’s okay to kill innocent human beings.
The Catholic Church is doing what Christians have always done, and what they have also done in the abolitionist and civil rights movements, which defends the weakest in society. Today they are doing it for those who cannot protest for themselves, the weakest of the weak that Democrats are ready to trample on.
A day will come when it will be shown that once again, as with slavery, Democrats were on the wrong side of history.
Don Cowart, Modesto
Can’t we all get along?
Speaking of “irony”! White supremacists calling themselves “Proud Boys” have adapted a name, “boys”, considered pejorative by “people of color”!
And “police reform” would require that police candidates “pass” and not “fail” the MMPI administered to them. That is, sociopaths are preferred over “normal” candidates.
Which leads to the BIG question Jack Nicholson asks in the movie “Mars Attacks” – “Why can’t we all get along?”
We now know the answer to this question: it is biological. When parents and churches “brainwash” or condition a child on the basis of false facts or lies according to specific dogmas, then the ability to reason is compromised or eliminated. The ability to think for themselves and / or to ask questions has disappeared.
Ken Garst, Turlock