Letters for March 9, 2017
Can you hear us now?
It’s one thing for Senator Dean Heller and Rep. Mark Amodei to completely back President Trump’s agenda. It’s another when they refuse to write back to their constituents when they’re called out for their votes.
Since January, I have called and written both officials about a dozen times, only to get no response in return. Senators and Representatives are beholden to their constituents, not the other way around. If neither man can justify their votes to the community they represent, maybe they shouldn’t represent us anymore. Next November, I ask fellow citizens of Reno/Sparks to remember the silence of Dean Heller and Mark Amodei.
Re “The hand on the button” (Notes from the Neon Babylon, Feb. 23):
I was interested to read of Mr. Van Dyke’s frustration with President Trump’s television appearances, finding himself fuming and yelling obscenities at his TV set as Donald the Orange spoke.
Welcome to my world, where for most of the past eight years I have had my finger on the remote control, ready to change channels at the mere appearance of, or utterance of a syllable by, the condescending and pompous Kenyan.
While I must say I empathize with Mr. Van Dyke now having his turn in the barrel, I also note—better him than me.
I don’t understand why Trump is so upset about information being leaked out to the press. Wasn’t he the one who asked Russia to find Clinton’s emails? And since he only tweets and no emails (small hands?), I guess Russia was unable to find anything against him. Yeah, right!
He said that the White House was running great and no problems. Are there two White Houses in D.C.? If there are, one of them is missing a president! If we are lucky maybe Trump’s time in office will be like the summer TV replacement shows—they only run for 13 weeks! Now for all the people who sadly voted for him and still think that he is going to make America great again, I ask you this—when he was telling you about all the great jobs and building a wall and repealing Obamacare, and the list goes on and on, did he tell you at what cost to your freedom? And these great jobs are not long term (like the pipeline). So if any mental health facility is missing some of its guests you can find at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
Demanded a wall.
He said Mexico
Would pay for it all.
So down to that country
He did go.
Surprised when the people
Shouted, “HELL, NO!!”
All the bravado,
And all the ego,
Couldn’t make them pay
One single peso.