Regarding “Warren emerges as avatar of liberal resistance” (Feb. 9): “She was warned.” “She was given an explanation.” Mitch McConnell’s patronizing comments to Elizabeth Warren sound like an upset dad justifying his behavior to his teenage daughter. I wager they would never have been addressed to a man. Warren was not “demeaning” Sessions. She was reading the respected Mrs. King’s letter.
What is it about a woman who stands up and speaks about a man? “Rules” of the Senate do not explain, as we know male senators have not been rebuked for their own demeaning remarks. Maybe it somehow seems threatening.
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Although I find McConnell’s behavior outrageous, at the same time it seems silly and petty — a kind of (male) Republican hysteria.
The joy of it: Now we witness Warren reading Mrs. King’s letter, over and over, on social media. Thanks to McConnell for pointing out the letter and for reminding us all that regressive sexism lives on in the Senate.
Dump Gorsuch, plug Warren, expect drought
Three quick observations:
1.) Donald Trump should immediately rescind his nomination of Neil Gorsuch for disloyalty and proof he’s another Anthony Kennedy, which Trump was not elected to provide.
2. If Elizabeth Warren is the “Avatar of the left,” the Republicans are in good shape for 2020, 2024, 2028 and beyond.
3. I, like your letter writer of “California’s drought sure to return with vengeance” (Feb. 9), have also lived in California since 1953 and know the water canard is a money-making, corrupt method of picking the public pocket as often as possible. See “Chinatown” with Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway for a deeper understanding. We live in a semi-arid desert. These are natural changes and water con-men use them to profit, while protecting the Delta smelt.
Trump’s statement on Holocaust defensible
Regarding “Trump administration has no regrets about leaving out Jews in Holocaust statement” (Jan. 29): On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Trump’s statement without mentioning Jews upset Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Virginia.
However, I think Trump’s statement is inclusive because he remembered the victims, survivors and heroes of the Holocaust as commented by White House spokeswoman Hope Hicks: “We are an incredibly inclusive group and we took into account all those who suffered.”
To me, this remembrance day needs to be applied to all genocides around the world, like the Nanking massacre in China by the Japanese army in December 1937 to January 1938 — called the forgotten holocaust by the late Iris Chang — and the Rwandan genocide from April 7 to mid-July 1994.
Berkeley hasn’t been bastion of free speech
Regarding “Reaction to riots over provocative speaker” (Feb. 4): If you are surprised Milo Yiannopoulos was prevented from speaking, obviously you were not at Berkeley in the late ’60s.
As a student and ROTC member from 1968-72, I observed firsthand that freedom of speech was an oxymoron, unless you had something the liberals wanted to hear. Otherwise you were shouted down, drowned out or blocked from admission. Apparently not much has changed in 45 years. Too bad. Cops should have been much more proactive. By allowing the protest to get out of hand, not only are taxpayers out a lot of money for repairs, the protesters are encouraged to break laws.
So much for free speech.
Port’s greed apparent in new parking meters
Regarding “Boat owners frustrated by Port parking changes” (Feb. 2): There are some people who actually live and work in San Diego. We should not have to pay to access the walkways and parks along our waterfront.
Case in point, the new parking meters installed at Spanish Landing along the Embarcadero. There are no hotels or restaurants in that vicinity. This is a place where locals go to let their children play in the park, where seniors to go throw out a fishing line or have a cup of coffee. As for the boat owners, expecting someone to pull anchor, take a cruise and get back to their car in four hours, that’s ridiculous.
It’s greed, pure and simple. The people who actually live here and pay taxes should at least have access to a nonmetered place to park so we can use our parks and local marinas without feeling that we have to give into Port District greed to do so.
Plenty of options for Charger Boulevard
Regarding “Could Luke Skywalker take over Charger Boulevard in San Diego?” (Feb. 3): Now that the Dean Spanos-owned Chargers are moving from San Diego to Los Angeles, San Diego may change the name of Charger Boulevard. Here are my suggestions:
Spanos’ End Of The Road.
Spanos Is Lame Lane.
Spanos Go A Way.
Spanos Is Full of Boulevard.