Letters to the Editor

Cut out the name-calling

It is so unfortunate and discourteous that radio and newspaper people feel they must resort to verbal abuse of others, whether it is Russ Limbaugh’s extremely rude and unacceptable comments about a college student or Debra DeAngelo in her Sunday column wishing Dave Rosenberg had said “Rush, you fat, bloated, lump of human excrement.” Limbaugh […]

March 15, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Support Aggie women hoopsters

Upon seeing who won the Big West women’s basketball tournament finals, it is clear the UC Davis Aggies let one slip away. In spite of this, the Aggie women did a great job this year. I look forward to next year and anyone who has not had an opportunity to see these ladies play should […]

March 15, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Don’t chide us for being selfish

According to Jeff Boone (Letters, Sunday), Davis taxpayers are breathing a “sigh of relief” and shaking our heads “at those ‘stupid’ other communities” who did not pass supplemental parcel taxes to support local schools. Why? Because in Boone’s convoluted logic, we are helping our children “at the expense of others.” Boone assumes that because Davis […]

March 16, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Class warfare it is not

Some of the Republican candidates running for president have described the proposal by President Obama to raise the tax rates for the upper income bracket as “class warfare.” This inflammatory term comes from discredited Marxist ideology, which predicted actual bloodshed between “capitalists” and “workers” as an eventual consequence of the capitalist economics system that during […]

March 16, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Inform yourself with Monsanto facts

I don’t typically write letters to The Enterprise but I am compelled to comment on Debra DeAngelo’s opinion piece published Sunday where she linked Rush Limbaugh and Monsanto with the Occupy movement. In the first place, she should check her facts. Monsanto does not produce or market aspartame or bovine growth hormone. It does contribute […]

March 15, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Our ballot status should be private

Can someone please explain why it’s public knowledge whether or not a member of the community has submitted their ballot for Measure C? On Monday, March 5, we received a call from a campaign worker indicating that a member of our household had not yet voted. The caller specifically identified the family member by name, […]

March 15, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Headed the wrong direction

Perhaps then, it is true. We are making more enemies in Afghanistan than we can kill! George Farmer Davis

March 14, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Reasons to dislike Republicans

I don’t know how other people feel about it, but I find it very disturbing that three of the four remaining Republican candidates say, in effect, “Yes, I’m perfectly willing to send 5,000 or 10,000 American boys to their graves if that’s what it takes to get my AIPAC campaign contribution. Just remember me when […]

March 14, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Don’t miss DHS’ ‘Tartuffe’

In August, the remarkable drama students at Davis High School will be in Edinburgh, as one of the select group of such performers invited to participate in the world-famous Fringe Festival. There they will perform a French farce, “Tartuffe.” But you don’t need to go to Scotland to take in the show: The students have […]

March 13, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Well-crafted, with a message

Bravo to Susan Leonardi for her Wineaux column Thursday. I so enjoy her well-crafted writing not so much because I’m a connoiseur of great wine — although I’ve purchased several of her modestly priced suggestions — but because she takes her readers on a lovely journey to get to the wine samplings. Thursday’s was a […]

March 11, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Our city remains unaffordable

Bruce Gallaudet’s recent column inaccurately portrays me as “biting the hand of those that served me” for those years when I was a student in the Davis school district. To the contrary, I have been a consistent attendee of the Blue & White Foundation’s annual Hall of Fame Dinner and of school and class reunions, […]

March 11, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Davis’ green/red divide

The map showing how the various precincts in this town had voted on Measure C could scarcely have been more striking. Virtually all of Davis was colored in green, representing precincts that had voted for the measure. With just a few lonely exceptions, only the southeast part of the city was colored solidly in red. […]

March 11, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

All students deserve better

I voted “no” on Measure C, but I was not comfortable campaigning against it. Since the impacts of failure would have been painful to many Davis school kids, I believe each vote was a personal decision that should not be influenced by standard political gamesmanship. Now that the measure has passed, I feel safe to […]

March 11, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

A treasured labor of love

Many thank yous to the performers who have created and performed at the Citizens Who Care Annual Winter Concert. This year’s 20th annual concert, celebrating the lyrics of Ira Gershwin, was exceptional! The community owes a debt of gratitude to the performers who support the services provided to the frail elderly and their caregivers. This is “a labor […]

March 07, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

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