Gamble cartoon June 8 2019

Make the most of what you have

Wow, the usually hate God, America and Mr. Trump folk, once again, control the Opinion Page on Wednesday, 5-29. I guess that was to make up for not publishing any letters on Tuesday, 5-28, when “no letters were ready” whatever that means in 2019 chatter.

No matter how far left this paper goes, and it’s about 3/4 of the way, I will still write the truth that so many letters cannot see. So:

I believe that it’s taking me a long time to become the person I want to be.

That heroes are people who do what has to be done when it needs to be done.

That we are responsible for what we do, no matter how we feel.

That credentials no the wall do not make you a decent human being.

That the happiest of people do not always have the best of everything. They just make the most of everything they have.

To all, have a blessed day.

Skip Thacker


Sex ed in schools

A school teacher acquaintance of mine brought to my attention the chapter titles in the new California sex education text book for 7th, 8th and 9th graders that lists by subject area information that might possibly be found on a pornography website.

If you may be offended by this list of chapter titles, then I suggest you skip to the next to last paragraph that ties a bow on this sordid event pushed upon families with children that will be indoctrinated with this smut. I learned today from my 7th and 8th grade grandchildren’s parents that they have already been exposed, in a supposedly safe classroom environment, to this potentially corrosive imposition on their children’s psyche during the just completed school year.

Some examples of the chapter titles or subject areas are:

Sex Need Checklist

Orgasm Issues

Fake Reactions

Anal and Intercourse Sex

Kinky Sex

Cyber and Phone Sex

Sex Toys

Et al

The capstone is that the state is imposing an onerous, mandatory requirement on families that leaves no avenue for parents to have their children exempted from this government indoctrination program, even though state law allows for exemption. It sounds like the bureaucrats of perversion have taken illegal control and are ignoring the law. Plus, even if the kids are held out of school, they will still get a skewed version of the state’s textbook from fellow students.

Here again, we have the Sacramento fools exerting more unwelcome control in our lives that goes beyond excess spending, taxes, regulation and myriad other ways of disruption.

Larry Kissam


Editor’s note: After a brief search, we were unable to confirm that the above topics will be part of the revamped sex ed curriculum taught in California schools.

What a shame

I just received the City of Lancaster’s Outlook Magazine in the mail. After seeing the front cover I am both saddened and appalled at the photograph of children jumping up and down in the middle of a California poppy field.

Didn’t the photographer who staged the photograph or even the editors of the magazine realize that this does permanent harm to the delicate wild flowers? Walking, laying and jumping in the fields damages both the existing flowers and the next generation of flowers that would have grown if the soil had not be disturbed.

It is shameful indeed to see this.

George Jung

Antelope Acres

It’ll be a miracle

It is a shame that we don’t treat our veterans and citizens in need as well as we treat the illegal aliens.

If this country survives the next few decades, it will be a miracle.

Vance G. Kirkpatrick

Leona Valley

Don’t forget the witch trials

The people in the article in Thursday’s Valley Press imply that the noose was used on only Black people.   

The noose was used for purposes other just on Black people. Don’t forget there were the notorious Salem witch trials — many of those found guilty were hanged by a noose, others were burned to death, some beheaded.  These trials were in the 1600s.   

Witch trials also occurred in Europe. And the noose was used on captured “bad guys” in the “Wild West,” many times.

Don Pierce

Juniper Hills

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