<b>A new icon</b>
EDITOR: After watching Texas Sen. Rafael "Ted" Cruz's dramatic reading of "Green Eggs and Ham" on the Senate floor during his 21-hour quasi-filibuster, I noted he neither showed us, nor his daughters, the pictures, and yet it is a picture book. However, between his hand and facial gestures and the skill of his voice impressions he didn't have to. I could see the mouse in the house and the fox in the box.
For that performance alone, Cruz needs to be added to the list of great Canadian expatriate actors working in the United States, along with the likes of Raymond Burr (a one-time Sonoma County resident), John Candy, Lorne Greene, Corey Haim, Howie Mandel and William Shatner, all American icons.
EDITOR: Yes, we have man-made global warming. But that is not the real question. The question is, how much global warming is man-made vs. a natural cycle of weather? Since humans have only charted weather for 125 years (so I've read), we cannot say whether it's all human induced or even place a percentage on the ratio. Should we be better stewards of the Earth? Absolutely. Should we break the bank doing it? I don't think so.
LARRY D. JOHNSON
<b>Santa Rosa banking</b>