Letters to the Editor

Put SS on a sustainable path

I have been critical in the past of the nonsense Rep. Mike Thompson has written in The Enterprise. Imagine my pleasant surprise with his recent article, “It’s time to put America on a fiscally sustainable path.” He is “spot on” and it appears that the article is written by him and not one of the […]

September 05, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Cheers to Marc Hicks

Congratulations to Davis’ very own Marc Hicks, and also to the Davis High School Hall of Fame selection committee. I realize we have had many “rock stars” coming out of DHS, but Marc should have been a first-time inductee. Marc arguably had the greatest high school sports career in the history of Davis. I won’t […]

August 29, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Quilt blocks arrived just in time

To whomever left the bag of quilt blocks and fabric on my porch last Thursday, I want to say thank you. It arrived on the day of my quilt group’s regular meeting. That afternoon, we were able to design at least three quilt tops, which will be assembled by members in time for the September […]

August 30, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

We have a right to know

Whom do you trust? Regarding Proposition 37 — “California’s Right to Know What’s in Our Food”— on the California ballot this November, almost a million signatures were gathered from citizens to qualify the initiative for the ballot. People all across the continent are demanding USDA, FDA and their state legislatures to require labeling our food […]

September 02, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Medieval ideas about rape

Rep. Todd Akin has expressed a view about reproductive biology that was suggested by “scientists” as early as the 12th century: If a woman gets pregnant, she can’t really have been the victim of rape. In his words, “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing […]

August 30, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Let’s drop our system of killing

Coexistence with coyotes is not telling people they will be forced to live with dangerous infectious animals. Wildlife coexistence plans have each case of wildlife and human conflict evaluated by a wildlife specialist and suggestions and direction are navigated with the goal of not continuing to indiscriminately kill but rather finding ways to have humans […]

August 28, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

I’ll base my vote on more

I was taken aback by Debra De Angelo’s column, “All you need to know about politics is on your cell phone,” published Aug. 19. In it she states, “For me, the choice in this election is just that simple. Obama makes me feel good. Romney doesn’t.” Apparently, I’m supposed to be more angry about what Mitt […]

August 30, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Choose those who support women

Todd Akin’s “legitimate rape” comments were appalling. What’s just as shocking is that Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan basically agree with him. Sure, they are working to distance themselves from Rep. Akin’s comments, but both GOP candidates support a constitutional “Human Life Amendment,” which would ban abortion in all instances, even in the case of […]

August 30, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Don’t pull our rail funding

On a recent trip to Europe, my wife and I purchased a Eurail pass to travel through several countries. We were amazed by the simplicity, timeliness and low cost of traveling by rail. We did not have long waits like in airports, did not have to be frisked and had very comfortable seats. Most all, […]

August 26, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Treat children with respect

I read with shock Fraser Shilling’s Aug. 15 letter to the editor, ” Police Priorities are Wrong.” His daughter’s 14-year-old friend was dragged away by the Davis police to be shipped to her father in another state after her mother died. The ink was barely dry on the court order uprooting this child from her […]

August 31, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Senior citizens, stay informed

Thank you for your extensive coverage of the senior citizens’ meeting on Aug. 14. The proposed bylaws were unanimously rejected. I was amazed and stunned that the president, John Gerlich, totally ignored the voices and votes of 250 senior members, rejecting the proposed bylaws. What arrogance! On numerous occasions, Gerlich has refused to provide his […]

August 24, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Government provided opportunities

Nothing illustrates the false dichotomy of individual vs, collective effort better than the spectacular U.S. female athletes of the 2012 Olympics. Who can deny that when crunch time came, it was their own muscle strength and grace, in solo or team events, that would win or lose the day? And they won, spectacularly. Yet the […]

August 28, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

40 years of testing? Not!

In reponse to the Chronicle article on Proposition 37: First, there are currently no crops grown in the U.S. “genetically engineered to make them more resistant to invasive weeds,” nor have there ever been. But, as reported in The New York Times (May 3, 2010), since the dramatic increase in agricultural use of the herbicide […]

August 24, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

I want to know what’s in my food

Gabe Lewin seems another wide-eyed apologist for Monsanto and its genetically engineered crops. One needs to be wary of questionable assertions followed by exclamation points. How long should we give GE foods to show their “unintended consequences”? They entered our food system 15 years ago. A long time! Indeed, no noses have fallen off. Science […]

August 24, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

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