La Mesa Road
For some time, and mostly in the wee hours, La Mesa Road, from its intersection with Cantina Drive to at least Topaz has become a race way. I have called the Sheriff's office about it, and there wasn't an adequate response.
Street racing is a dangerous game. Too many young people have been killed because of it. This isn't just a nuisance, these drivers are breaking the law. A few $1,000 tickets and some of these potential Darwin Award winners might wise up.
California Vehicle Code §23109 A. Engaging in a speed contest is a misdemeanor that is punishable by between one and ninety days in jail and between $355 and $1,000 in court fines. Anyone convicted would be required to perform 40 hours of community service. The court may also suspend the defendant’s driving privileges for up to six months. If the speed contest causes bodily injury to another person, the defendant must serve a minimum of 30 days in jail.
The car can be impounded for up to 30 days.
And for clarification purposes, a speed contest is not necessarily between two vehicles; it can also be against a clock or timing device.
It's just a matter of time before there is some tragedy. This is something that can be shut down by a speed camera, not unlike the red light camera.
Trains do not leave station
Environment study of High Desert Corridor (Palmdale to Apple Valley — 63 miles) was 1,300 pages and cost $45+ million; where is EIR for Victorville-to-Las Vegas train? Who owns the right of way and what are critical basic railroad train characteristics? Senator Feinstein obtained a White House Executive Order to transfer millions of acres a few months ago. Maybe all of these desert land designations are about to be repealed by Washington soon?
Why did officials not hold their recent meeting at the Victor Valley epicenter, but instead had an online conference with the Daily Press (and other media) without any billions in funding details? Study consultants are from Seattle and New York, but may not have ever visited this terrain, but received an additional funding infusion. Why this event now? Trains for the 180 miles for 80 minutes with speed at 140 mph and 27 percent vehicles projection will require two large stations for TSA, baggage and parking and 12+ lengthy trains on the rails! Robotic vehicles will be important competition soon before 2023 visionary targets.
Supervisor Lovingood has High Desert Corridor as his #1 goal, but the trains will not leave any station without very large amounts of money and lots of more success being supplied in any direction.
The whole idea of government in Victorville, the High Desert cities of Apple Valley, Oak Hills, Pinon Hills, America, etc., is to do things for the community of people, whatever we need to have done, but cannot do at all, or cannot do so well by ourselves in our individual capacities.
Our local, state and federal governments have made our lives better, starting with the growth of corporations, who would have no growth without our government help along the way. To believe that government is somehow an inhibitor of success, as Republicans do, is a false argument, used by those who have learned to manipulate the purse strings of government agencies, while telling the working stiffs that they can never depend on government for anything.
The corporate elite and the Republicans in Congress have made sure that the minimum wage has stayed low (today it is $10.50 per hour in California, $7.25 nationally). Based on productivity it should be $22.41 per hour. The Republicans in Congress have one goal, based on their actions: keep the American people poor, without quality health care, lack of affordable housing, unable to afford college, unable to afford college for their children, etc.
We Americans, according to our Constitution, should be all treated fairly, even though we are not. However, the Republicans demand that they get favorable treatment based on economic power, which is the antithesis of everything the USA stands for and what we veterans fought for.
Well it looks like they're still at it at the federal level regarding the Virginia law on transgender use of school bathrooms. This whole argument on sexual identity borders on insanity. Allowing anyone to decide what sex they are on how they feel or perceive themselves is ridiculous.
Just how far are we going to go with this train of thought? Will it eventually extend to race? What if a white person decides he or she is black. Can the person put on an Al Jolson face and apply for an affirmative action waiver?
Just where will all this nonsense end?
The hounds of Democrats
Since Donald Trump’s election and his concentrated efforts to deliver on his promises to the American people, President Obama, Hillary Clinton and their minions in and out of government — supported by billionaire George Soros — have launched their “Hounds of Democrats” against President Trump, the Republican Congress and all good, patriotic Americans with a vengeance.
Indeed, President (Premier) Obama’s early learning in communism and the long-term Clinton corruption machine have come to fruition in gathering the storm to undermine and destroy President Trump, his administration and the Congress at any cost. Clearly, the enemy within is alive with social, political and economic sabotage and cancers to accomplish their treasonous madness.
Nevertheless, with God’s help, President Trump and true Americans will prevail against all enemies, foreign and domestic.
Daniel B. Jeffs
Commending Rep. Cook
As a constant critic of our Honorable Congressman Paul Cook, I commend him for not "entertaining" the "paid to riot" liberals who only create unrest and discord at Town Hall meetings across the country.
Regarding the phony organization writing the "Open Letter to Paul Cook" with members in all corners of the 8th Congressional District ... never heard of you or your organization. And as to your theme, Paul Cook is finally voting close to 100 percent in concert with the voting citizens of the 8th Congressional District.
I congratulate him!
Put your brain to work
A couple of quotes, one from an unknown author: "Everyone is entitled to be stupid but some abuse the privilege."
Now one from the late Albert Einstein: "The difference between genius and stupidity, genius has its limits, stupidity does not."
Since the election last November, we saw weeping, crying, demonstrations and some turned to violence and property destruction. Makes one wonder what has happened to America? When we continually see the left wingers (socialist basket cases) behaving like fools, what has happened to America?
When we see that socialism is on the rise in America, we now see the absolute stupidity of many. At my age, my days are about over but I have children and grandchildren of whom I am concerned.
For those out there with a functioning brain and common sense, you need to put those to work. There is an evil out there that would literally destroy the country I and many grew up in.