Good riddance

Let me start off by saying good riddance to bad rubbish!

Steve Knight and the rest of the Republican Party have sat around and put no checks on this president. The intellectual dishonesty and lack of moral courage from the Republican party never ceases to amaze me. We have a president with no shame, a party with no spine (the Republicans) and a network with no integrity (Fox so-called News).

I’ve had to live with Republican control of this district since 1992 and it has disgusted me the whole time. Between Pete Knight, Buck McKeon and Steve Knight, the corruption from these three is unbelievable. They were all bought and paid for by the NRA and the pharmaceuticals. And I just found out that Steve Knight thinks marriage should only be between a man and a woman. I’d like to inform him that it’s 2018. And he also claims to be pro-life, which is a joke.

People like them who claim to be pro-life only care about the fetus, but once the baby is born, they don’t give a darn.

The hypocrisy and the lies that come from the Republican Party is beyond pale.

The commercials that Steve Knight and the Republican Party ran against Katie Hill were so full of lies. Saying that Katie Hill was against the middle class tax cut is a joke because the tax cut was not a middle class tax cut 83% of the benefits went to the top 1%, which would be the billionaire donors for the Republican Party. And the lies about the gas tax was unbelievable. But this is the only way Republicans can win. I’d like to thank Katie Hill for her hard work to take over this District. Thank God the Democrats now have control of one of the houses so we can put a check on Donald Trump.  

Bruce Pastel

Palmdale

Not gerry rigged

According to a letter written and printed in the A.V. Press dated November, 5, he writes that the Electoral College is “rigged” and needs to be replaced when choosing a president. He also writes that the Senate doesn’t represent the population because every state gets two senators.

To give every state a fair shake in selecting a president, the Electoral College gives each state a certain number of votes equal to the number of representatives in the U.S. Congressional delegation. California has 55 electoral votes, while the small state of Rhode Island has only four votes.

At least the Electoral College gives states with small populations like Rhode Island a chance to vote for president, otherwise, states that have large city populations like New York, L.A., Chicago and Atlanta would decide who’s going to be president. That isn’t fair is it?

Again, each state has two senators, so those states with small populations have a say in government matters and don’t get left out in the cold.

Complain all you want, but we have the best system of government the world has ever seen.

P.S. the population of California is not 30 million, but is now teetering near 40 million.

Dennis Tope

Tehachapi

Exception made

I’m not a conspiracy bug, However, in the case of Jamal Khashoggi, I’ll make an exception.

For instance, suppose you knew your country considered you A) a dissident and B) held public executions every Friday, like the Saudis.

No doubt, Khashoggi was murdered, but why is the media so upset? Suffice it to say, with that question in mind, I decided to research the subject and found that the Los Angeles Times considers Mexico one of the most dangerous countries in the world for a journalist.

Under Mexico’s President Enrique Pena-Nieto, 42 journalists have been murdered. Can it be that politics plays a major role? You bet. Since Trump’s election, the American left, together with their ideological soul makes in the media, have been hammering him with negative reports.

Does that sound like I’m ready for the men in white coats? Before you throw a butterfly net over me, let me make one last point.

Just the other day, I heard Chris Matthews, of MSNCD, say of Trump, “When it comes to Khashoggi, Trump gives autocrats the benefit of the doubt.”

Earth to Chris, after 9/11, the Saudis got the benefit of the doubt. As a matter of fact, I can’t ever recall a reporter asking President Bush, “Mr. President, why did you allow the Saudis to leave American after 9/11? Will you take the moral high ground and cut off relations with OPEC?”

Nor can I remember reporters asking President Obama, “Mr. President, our fellow reporters in Mexico are being murdered, will you take the moral high ground and cut off relations with NAFTA?”

So please, media, spare me your crocodile tears over Khashoggi when you’ve done nothing about your fellow journalists south of the border. You know your real target is Trump.

Robert McGregor

Palmdale

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