As an 89-yr-ol' with failing 'mem' owing to Alzie's, I was surprised, if not shocked, reading March 15, under COMMENTARY, Mark Thiessen’s “…whether Biden is mentally fit…,” wondering if such observations ought even to be allowed, this late in the game.
But, loving our free media as I do, thanks to Victorville's Daily Press. Too bad about youngster Pete; I had hopes for that brilliant fella, but owing to our subconscious sexual prejudices, apparently he didn't have a chance.
Although I'd thought Reagan turned out pretty well, now I'm not so sure I'd'v voted for him. Still, if us constituents catch onto Biden’s deficit, surprise, Donnie could come back [!], a lesson to the left that they should more carefully select their aspirants.
Dale Hileman, Apple Valley
Re: ‘VP Biden’
It's always funny when a Trump supporter accuses Joe Biden, or anyone else, of being “demented” given their hero/god's history of deranged, incoherent rants and deluded ramblings. He makes a fool of himself and embarrasses America every time he speaks.
By standing up to a gun nut trying to push the NRA lie that “gungrabbers” want to take law abiding citizens guns away, Joe Biden showed the strength to protect us from extremists that threaten our nation.
Hillary Clinton, the American people's choice for president in 2016, is not on the list of potential VPs and says she's not interested in the job. High on Biden's wish list are women and minorities, and that's what really frightens right-wingers.
Trump has spent millions of other people’s money on trips to his own properties, charging the taxpayers for rooms and golf carts for his Secret Service details.
There is no credible evidence of illegal aliens voting, dead people voting or provisional and absentee ballot harvesting on the part of the Democrats — just voter suppression on the part of the Republicans. George Soros owns no voting machines.
The American people did not want Trump as president, and they are sorry every day that he is. That will change in November.
James Ferguson, Apple Valley
Re: Latest non-stop on coronavirus
I just completed (March 17) research on flu cases 2019-20. There have been 22,000 deaths in the U.S. alone in the flu season. Each year, do we run this daily, hourly on news media? No! Why so much coverage on this coronavirus? Do we panic each year during flu season? No we do not. Also, about 40,000 people die each year in auto accidents. Has there been a movement to stop driving? No. My layman’s opinion. All this has turned into fear mongering.
Bob Craig, Apple Valley
We got definitive information in January. Trump acted quickly to attempt to keep it out of the U.S. He apparently did everything right because all the DC Democrats condemned him for everything he did. Biden accused Trump of claiming irrational fear of China. Interestingly, NY
and CA governors had good things to say about Trump's actions.
But there is a vision I cannot shake of DC Democrats saying, on camera, that the only way to beat Trump in November 2020 is for the economy to collapse. So everybody stay home for a couple months. That should be an effective disruption of the economy. A bit of cynicism and imagination should be able to produce interesting conspiracy novels.
Ray Davison, Apple Valley
Biden or Sanders, a choice…
Well then, it’s been pared down to two on the Democratic front for that party’s nomination nod in the 2020 dog and pony show, so the choice for those who go that way is a little easier now.
Should it remain a difficult one, though, let me make it even easier for you in the words of one of my esteemed friends: You can either select “free crap,” or, “I don't remember crap.” And besides, their surname initials are B S, so I’ll leave it up to you… Faithfully,
Andrew Howard, Apple Valley
Bye bye, Bernie
If, as many have claimed, Democrats in their endless quest to defeat President Trump, have not politicized the novel coronavirus threat, it is most certainly backfiring.
Despite their relentless efforts, truth has prevailed as the environment they, and their minions in the media, have created perfectly demonstrates what life is like under socialism. It’s an eye-opening revelation for uninformed leftists.
Now (after only a week of inconvenience), we’ve had a little taste of the long lines, empty shelves and lack of basic necessities.
Thank goodness, though, in America, enterprising business people recognize the opportunity to increase sales, and thanks to capitalism, have the means… and the incentive (increased profits) to accomplish that by responding to the increased demand by ramping up production to satisfy that demand.
Here it’s a temporary, albeit annoying, inconvenience. In socialist countries like Venezuela, it’s the standard… their way of life.
Bye bye, Bernie.
Mike Sparlin, Victorville
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