EDITOR: It is unbelievable to me that FEMA cannot help the owners of the few remaining mobile homes in Journey’s End Mobile Home Park (“Journey’s End owner won’t be rebuilding,” Monday). These homes were unscathed by the recent firestorm, but the owners are prohibited by law to live in their homes as all of the infrastructure has been destroyed.
How is this any different from those owners receiving aid for temporary housing because their houses burned to the ground? There is something very wrong with a federal agency that will only help some of the people rendered homeless by the same catastrophic natural disaster.
Democrats and Nunes
EDITOR: Jennifer Rubin’s extensive article on Feb. 3, meant to discredit Rep. Devin Nunes’ memo, must have come as a surprise to the Democratic leaders and Democratic members of the House Intelligence Committee (“Nunes drops his memo: This is it?”). If the Nunes memo is as vacuous as Rubin concluded, why were Democrats so adamantly against its release?
EDITOR: OK, enough. I’m tired of people taking comments out of context to promote personal agendas.
My family came to this country shortly after the Mayflower landed. They came to escape persecution in England. They came legally. They had dreams. I was born here more than 71 years ago, and I have dreams. So when some people get irritated because Donald Trump states that even Americans have dreams, it becomes obvious that those people have lost contact with reality.
By Wanda Hale’s skewed logic (“Enigmatic Trump,” Letters, Feb. 7), even she isn’t allowed to have dreams, i.e. be a dreamer. I guess she thinks that when DACA Dreamers become U.S. citizens, they aren’t allowed to be dreamers anymore. (Note the different meaning between Dreamers and dreamers.) My advice to Hale and others, don’t be guilty of taking anyone’s comments out of context. Fake quoting is just as dangerous, perhaps even more so, as fake news.
I am not a Trump supporter, but that doesn’t mean give me the right to misquote him. I support truth no matter what someone’s opinion is. Intentionally taking a comment out of context is the same thing as intentionally misquoting that person. That is dishonest by definition.
A triumph for Trump
EDITOR: I like columnist Dana Milbank’s idea that President Donald Trump should stage a Roman triumph ceremony in the nation’s capital to satisfy his lust for a display of military might, instead of having a parade that echoes the Soviet era parades in Red Square or the Nazi parades down the Unter den Linden in Berlin (“A parade? Trump needs a Roman triumph,” Saturday).
The best part of thus emulating the Romans would be that the person being celebrated (Trump) would, in the Roman tradition, be required to pay the expenses of the occasion.
EDITOR: I appreciate the article exposing the virtual blackballing of Sonoma County Judge Peter Ottenweller from hearing cases by District Attorney Jill Ravitch and his being moved to a less-visible courtroom (“After many challenges, judge removed,” Feb. 4).