Healthcare hoax

Hoping not to offend many of my fellow readers out there, I would like to remind everyone the debate over healthcare raging through Congress is mute at most.

The fact that seems to escape everyone is that regardless of what the fools decide, we are all going to die! Some sooner, some later. Some naturally, some by accident, some by illness, and some by design.

The question that most seem to avoid or dismiss is where are you going to spend eternity? Now that's where you should invest your hard earned money. But guess what? It's already free, bought and paid for by Jesus Christ!

William Cash

Victorville

Atheist GOP'r

This is a rebuttal to the letter "Cease Caustic Comments" published on June 22.

She blames the attack against those Repugnicans practicing for a charity baseball game in D.C. on anti-GOP "Letter to the Editor" writers that complain about the immorality being perpetrated by Repugnican politicians since our twice duly elected black President Obama went into the Oval Office. The fact is , it is not because of the complaints that "ignites unstable minds," as she called them, to resort to violence, it (is) because of the evil, hateful, bigoted, lying, slanderous, illegal acts perpetrated on POTUS Obama and other Democrats by the GOP. And all those acts are real, not flimsy accusations.

She objects that we refer to GOP'rs as Repugnicans but I've never seen in any of her letters where she objects to GOP minions referring to POTUS Obama as "Obummer." She reminds me of the cartoon I once read where a little boy was complaining to his mother about his brother, "but he hit me back first." She's the epitome of a hypocrite.

And then she rants that the Editor should deny letter writers the right to freedom of speech by not printing their letters. But only hers should be printed? And she also requested in one of her previous letters that the Editor should print the Humanist Manifesto, which promotes atheism. And that reminds me of another Atheistic Manifesto that's out there and we don't hear too much about it anymore like back in the day. It's called the Communist Manifesto and it's used to promote Godless oppression of people's freedom and human rights. UGH!

And she supports the GOP, which is supposed to be anti-abortion, anti-LGBT, supposedly Pro-Life (NOT). And most of them claim to be Christian and they don't like atheists like her either. It kinda reminds me of that black pro-Trump guy wearing a Confederate flag likeness on his shirt at a Trump rally where he seemed to be the only black person there and the other white Trumpsters were giving him dirty looks. Go figure.

One would think that someone educated as much as she claims to be would see the GOP for what it is.

Arthur Zamora

Barstow

Missing Patsy, Minnie, et al

I miss Patsy Cline! And Tennessee Ernie Ford. And Minnie Pearl. And Roy Acuff.

When we were on a sojourn to Tennessee, years ago, we lived three miles from where Patsy Cline's plane crashed, one rainy night, killing all aboard. We drove to the site, expecting to see a monument to Patsy. Nothing there to mark the site. Three weeks later, we drove there again, to take pictures. To our surprise, a monument had been placed, with no fanfare in the local Camden newspaper.

I am a singer, have been since the age of five, in Sunday School and church, held in our N.W. Missouri little one-room school house, no church available, near the wide Missouri River.  I have sung many of Patsy's songs with combo bands. Tennessee Ernie once asked me to audition for his television show.  Having my two sons to rear, I refused, knowing I would have to move from Lompoc to Hollywood.  Sadly, Ernie passed away while we were visiting Opryland in Nashville, years later, as did Minnie Pearl and Roy Acuff. Now I rather regret not being on his show.  He was enamored with me.

My husband and I had stood on the steps of the original Opryland, the Ryman Auditorium.  I looked in the large closed room, through the front door, visualizing the show as it was when being broadcast on our battery powered radio when I was a little girl. We visited many of the shows televised at Opryland.  Met many of the stars. But no Patsy Cline. No Tennessee Ernie. No Minnie Pearl. No Roy Acuff as we saw him at the Victorville Fair. 

And there will never be any their like again.

Doris E. Gill

Phelan

Illegal alien voter fraud

Why does the Daily Press insist on assaulting its readers with the deranged rantings of right-wing conspiracy nuts? 11 million illegal aliens in California alone?  Illegals getting welfare? The New World Order? Give us a break, this is the nonsense these people get from Fox News, far-right radio and internet. What’s next, letters about Bigfoot sightings in Hesperia?

“Voter fraud” is the red herring the Republicans have been feeding us for the last decade or so, insisting that in-person voter fraud is a major problem and millions of illegal voters are somehow stealing elections from the candidate that legitimately won (we have the Electoral College for that). Yet despite a large number of investigations of the issue, no credible evidence of actual mass voter fraud has ever been found, with documented cases running in the dozens, not millions. Now the Trump administration, under the façade of trying to find evidence to support fake President Trump’s ludicrous claim that he would have won the popular vote if not for millions of imaginary illegal voters, wants the states to turn over private information on every voter in their state, information no government has the right or need to know. Imagine the hysterical response from the right if a Democratic administration was requesting such information. Thank God the states are telling him what he can do with this request.

Illegal immigrants do not receive welfare nor are they allowed to vote in California. There are just over 31 million people in California, one-third of them are not undocumented. There are no paid forces that want to divide us by race, economic status, gender, sexual preference, political persuasion or environmentalism. Republicans do that for free. And, for God’s sake, there is no New World Order. I’ve been hearing this from these nitwits my entire life.

Maybe we do need to change our voter rolls to prevent people who believe in such garbage from voting. They’re the ones that are the real threat, as our last election showed.

Timothy Mayer

Hesperia