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Ridiculous

The idea that Democrats should unilaterally abdicate their Constitutional obligations in pursuit of some kind of totally unspecified immigration deal is totally ridiculous.

Miguel S. Coronado,

Lancaster

You might

get dumped

This is a message to all the members of the House of Representatives and one third of the members of the U.S. Senate, who will be up for re-election two years from now. If you sell your soul to Donald Trump, you’ll probably end up getting dumped.

Marty Scepan

Palmdale

Misattributing words

William P. Warford had an article published, which brought up the importance of checking out the veracity of quotations, (“Misattributing words of Witold Gombrowicz”, Nov. 18). The example he discussed was a quote he’d been given, which was attributed to Abraham Lincoln, but when he checked it out, he discovered that Lincoln was not the person who’d said those words, it was Witold Gombrowicz, in 1988.

The lesson of William P. Warford ‘s column was that false information is distributed frequently, so never assume anything.

I thought that was good advice, so I checked on the veracity of a story I read in a letter to the editor in the Antelope Valley Press, (“Don’t let one apple spoil the bunch”, Oct. 21). Here is the story that was related: “Peace activist Mathama Ghandi was impressed by reading the Gospel and wanted to visit a church to find out about Jesus. He was refused entry because the church was for highcaste Indians and whites only. As a result, he turned his back on Christianity.”

I read Mahatma Gandhi’s book “An Autobiography, or The Story of my Experiments with Truth” and nowhere in it does he mention this story.

I researched this story on the Internet and it would seem that there is zero evidence to suggest it every happened. It is a false story.

George Washington never chopped down that cherry tree, either.

Art Sirota

Palmdale

Who to believe?

From all outward appearances. Mexico has never had a problem with immigrants from its southern borders. People have entered and left without much problem. A week ago, Mexican Federal Police held up a large group at the southern border and advised them to seek refugee status in Mexico. The group turned into thousands, from several of the southern countries and refused refugee status, and indicated that they only were seeking a passage to the United States of America.

President Pena Nieto at this time started a “You are Home” project and furnished food, housing and jobs to those that agreed to remain in Mexico.

The group, now in the thousands, refused his offer and continued their caravan to the border of the United States of America.

Our president has ordered the military to our southern border with the order that “everything is on the table.” No further answer was given to the press when they inquired, “What does that mean?”  

Our current laws regarding immigration allows foreigners to cross the border to seek protection for asylum, when they fear their lives are in danger. Will our president allow them to enter or will he use Kent State as an example of his method of protecting our border?

Whom can we believe is disobeying the law here?

Ed Galindo

Quartz Hill



Cell phones changed our lives

I am a retired high school teacher. Shortly before I retired, cell phones became a problem in class with the students.  In talking with friends who are still in the classroom, cell phones are still a major influence and problem with the students.

As a result of the phones, everyone expects instant communication and response to and from others.

I boarded an airplane last week for a short flight to Phoenix and observed that every single person on the flight was engrossed in their phones. There was a time when the flight attendant would offer magazines and newspapers on flights or people would talk with each other.

Teachers complain that the cell phone interrupts classroom activities. Law enforcement says that cell phones distract drivers. Pedestrians walk right out into traffic while engrossed in their cell phone. Sociologists say that the cell phone has interfered with normal person-to-person communication.

What to do? Well, they are not going to go away, but a little cell phone etiquette might be in order. The New York Daily News developed some basic rules of cell phone etiquette. Don’t text or talk and drive. Don’t make the cell phones the center of your life.  Don’t talk on the phone while doing other things. Also, be sure to watch your language. It is rude to take a call in a restaurant. If you are walking, look up once in a while and don’t get yourself in trouble. When talking on your cell phone, allow at least 3-4 feet between you and others. Use texting when you have other things to do.

I heard the other day, that the computer power of a good cell phone is more powerful than the computer on the first manned moon lander. That power is changing our life.

Jim Gardner

Palmdale

Who remembers?

I ask you, how many of you remember that whistle and the blue-and-yellow coach pulling up in your driveway? Yes, fresh doughnuts, cookies, also a high-quality bread. Yes, from Montebello, California. The best tasting glazed doughnut in all of California. Yes, one-of-a-kind taste. Am I right?

Douglas Valpey

Palmdale

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