Sunday’s Letters to the Editor
EDITOR: I say make Donald Trump rich again. Proclaim it loudly on T-shirts, hats and posters — in multiples. Elect this multi-billionaire president of the multi states, so he can control the U.S. treasury and its trillions of dollars. The very rich and very conceited need their multis. So add the world’s richest portfolio to Trump’s multi-portfolios, and that should help satisfy his multi-part thirst for power and his multifarious, multi-layered ego.
He can move all those multitudinous gold bars into the multi-stories of his multi-buildings and play with them in whatever multi-rooms of his multi-levels suits his multifold fantasies.
He likes having fast multi-floor elevators and a multiplicity of shiny, expensive things. He could even fly his own multi-engined Trump airplane to Fort Knox in a multi-pronged effort to fetch his golden hoard and cover the freight costs.
Don’t worry. He’ll write that off on his multi-complex tax returns — not that you’ll ever see them. Then — after 15 minutes — when he loses interest in his new multiplicious toys, Trump will do what he does best: stick his big Chapter 11 thumbs into our great American pie and bankrupt our country.
All together now, you multitudes, say it loud: Make Donald Trump rich, again.
Bikes in the park
EDITOR: Mountain bikes in wilderness areas? Just look at what they’ve done to our awesome state park, Trione-Annadel. If you don’t have excellent hearing and nimble feet, you shouldn’t hike Trione-Annadel, and that is a sad thing to say. Most cyclists clearly make an effort to be courteous. However, almost every time I’m there, one or two cyclists exhibit behavior that is simply dangerous. Experiencing nature at Trione-Annadel in peace is an unreliable pleasure. Illegal trails continue to be an issue. Not much revenue to defray park costs, because cyclists park in the (free) “bike parking lot.”
Let’s make Trione-Annadel a registered-bike zone. Require everyone to have an easy-to-read number on their back that they must display in the park. Maybe $50 per year for a bike pass? Then, the good cyclists can identify the bad actors more easily and encourage them to register. And we will all be able to report individual cyclists by number to park management, which will be able to identify the individual from the registration info. Impose fines on unregistered bikers. Cyclists would contribute, hikers could make meaningful complaints, the park and public would benefit.
EDITOR: I’m a lifelong Sonoma Couty resident. I stopped going to the fair a while back because it was the same old thing every year, just more expensive. I was shocked to hear about the $14 turkey leg, mostly because the people who buy them may also vote.
Socialism and poverty
EDITOR: Columnist Thomas Friedman isn’t wrong to urge Hillary Clinton “to inject some capitalism into her economic plan.” But in making his case, he offers a decidedly skewed description of socialism as “the greatest system ever invented for making people equally poor” (“Clinton needs to get down to business — as in a plan,” Thursday).
Friedman might get an argument or two from citizens of socialist Europe who consider themselves anything but poor and who routinely rank among the happiest people in the world. I’m guessing that Friedman equates poor with a system that considers shelter, transportation, higher education, job training and health care to be basic needs.