Letters from the Readers, August 22, 2021 |

Today in history

As you know, one of my favorite features in AV Press is “Today in History”. You can learn a lot by reading about these events. I also like to see how these events may have affected current events. So this is it.

On July 27, 1995, the Korean War Veterans Memorial was opened by President Bill Clinton and the President of South Korea. If you want to see it, it’s hidden to the side of the Lincoln Memorial. Just another reason it’s known as the ‘Forgotten War’.

On August 3, 2019, a gunman opened fire on a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, killing 23 people. Prosecutors said the killer was targeting Mexicans in hopes of scaring Hispanics out of the United States. I’m surprised Donald Trump didn’t give the shooter the Freedom Medal.

On August 11, 2020, Joe Biden appointed Senator Kamala Harris as running mate. She was the first black woman on the presidential ticket of a major party. It was one of the best decisions Biden made before his victory.

On August 12, 2020, Trump strongly urged Congress to move future funding away from public schools that did not reopen in the fall. So this is where Governor Ron DeSantis got his brilliant idea.

On August 15, 2017, Trump delivered a speech on deadly violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. He told reporters there were “great people on both sides.” Many of these “good” white supremacists would later be seen storming the Capitol on January 6.

Ralph S. Brax


Ready to learn

I’m 86 and not as educated as Mr. Marsh and Mr. et. Mrs. Brax. However, life has taught me a lot of common sense.

While I disagree with the above, I have not disrespected them personally. As for my ‘sexist’ reference to Ms. Brax, I guess Mr. Marsh using Ms. is also sexist.

As I said clearly, I was not accusing, I was just wandering. I don’t write every week unless I feel the need to refute what I feel is misleading and may be believed by some.

In our country’s early years and the lack of a cure for the horrific diseases Mr. Marsh mentioned, the community’s only defense was isolation. The death rate was almost 100 percent.

I wonder if M. has heard of the Leper Islands and the black flag that ships flew when there was plague on board. Finally, if Mr. Marsh was kind enough to let me know about any mistakes I made, that would be appreciated. I am always ready to learn and if I make a mistake I will be happy to correct it.

Thomas Russell Horner

Small stone


What the Liberals are saying

Republicans are racists

Republicans will make you slaves again

Republicans want to fund the police

Republicans caused the border crisis

Republicans try to suppress minority vote

That teachers don’t teach CRT

Believe all the accusations of women unless it’s against the liberals

I see Pinocchio Joe adding to his failures with Afghanistan the failure of the border failure of energy independence failure of the economy failure of police support failure of racism. Fail at the southern border by appointing Kackling Kami to deal with his failure to stop illegal immigration at the southern border.

By the way, the silly name for professional politicians is that they wouldn’t publish what I would like to call them.

Steve brewer


Breathe healthy, live happily

This is a response to your July 21, 2021 report titled “Palmdale’s National Night is Back”.

National Night Out is a nationwide event organized to raise awareness of local efforts to prevent crime and drug use. The Smoke Free Antelope Valley Coalition was there to raise awareness of the harmful effects of secondhand smoke in the outdoor spaces of the Antelope Valley.

At their presentation table, they displayed a jar filled with 1,347 cigarette butts collected during a one-hour event organized by the Smoke Free Palmdale Coalition. Unfortunately, the tobacco waste in the exhibit jar was collected in the very park where National Night Out was held. When community members learned of the large amount of tobacco waste found in the park where their children played, the responses were sadness, frustration, and disappointment.

Smoking is responsible for more than 480,000 deaths per year in the United States, including more than 41,000 deaths from exposure to second-hand smoke. Our residents, especially children, should not be exposed to second-hand smoke.

Given that this is the city’s first major public event since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to implement new ways to make our city a better place to live. healthy, such as the passing of new ordinances adding smoke-free outdoor spaces to the cities list.

The local coalition provides education and has links to free smoking cessation programs. For more information, please contact Adel Domingo at [email protected]

Andy Estrada


Very impressed

Very impressed with the steps taken by the Los Angeles Department of Animal Care to train staff in the safe operation of combination vehicles (vehicles with trailers). It is rare to see companies do the right thing to equip people with the tools to protect them and the general public.

The training took place weekly Monday through Friday, starting on property to work on support skills, then driving in real world situations behind the wheel. Exceptional animal care service.

Michael perez

Walnut, California

Trump had it

everything is planned

81 million votes for POTUS make Joe Biden the most popular man on the planet with a skull so devoid of ingenuity, his only way to impress his constituents is to torpedo everything Trump has accomplished at a vicious cost to this country on so many levels.

The Keystone pipeline was nearing completion, Biden turned it into a multi-billion dollar Hobbit tunnel, costing our economy thousands of jobs, not to mention irreparable damage to our Canadian relationships.

Our southern border is a cruel joke, as Biden campaigns for vaccinations against Covid, aliens from all over the world who have never been vaccinated for anything are flocking to our country and thanks to our lame voting laws, they will vote.

The world is watching Biden’s inhuman withdrawal from Afghanistan… we should have learned something from Vietnam, not used it as a benchmark to coat betrayal on an unimaginable level.

Trump was going to pull out of Afghanistan with a plan, not a knee-jerk reaction leaving people who trusted Americans to be slaughtered while offering the Taliban a treasure chest of high-tech military weapons … ironically, Biden wants to disarm US citizens.

Don Dyas



The text below is promoted by the listed articles from Av Press, “Homeless Commission Plan Approved” in the 7/29/21 issue, “Barger wants homeless commission” and “ Growing problem ”.

Before computer data storage techniques on the Internet, there was a saying in the aerospace industry, “when the paperwork weighed 10 times the product, the product is ready to ship.”

A similar analogy can be applied to the situation of homeless people in the country. That is, too many agencies are being created that talk to death about homelessness issues, when the obvious solutions are, address the causes of homelessness and establish affordable housing where people can live.

Of course, it sounds simple, however, in our capitalist society hungry for “bottom lines” what is most beneficial for the poor is not always achievable.

The government’s white list and “alphabet soup” of agencies that try to solve homelessness by primarily treating the symptoms (ie people living on the streets) are self-perpetuating . If they are resolved, they are unemployed.

Again, I say, let’s address the causes of homelessness, not just the symptoms. In the medical field, if doctors, scientists were just treating the symptoms of the disease, we as a people would all stay sick.

The principles of modern medicine should be applied to the disease of homelessness. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t have all the answers. But, if you apply the principles of logic, coupled with the effective methods used in modern medicine, homelessness reduction can be achieved.

Some of the attempts to treat symptoms of homelessness are, LA City Proposition HHH, $ 1.2 billion, LA County Measure H, about $ 400,000 per year, State Operation Room Key, etc. Question, have you witnessed a significant reduction in the number of homeless people on our streets? The answer is no, because we continue to treat the symptoms rather than focusing on the cures.

Gordon V. Jefferson


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