Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Aug 22, 2022, 5:51 PM

Letter to the Editor re Op-Ed “Hadassah Glorifies Leader of Israel Hating Groups,” August 18, 2022

Contrary to what Alan Bergstein suggests in his August 18, 2022, op-ed, “Hadassah Glorifies Leader of Israel Hating Groups,” Hadassah has always stood firmly with Israel, and we reject any claim that Hadassah is aligning itself with Israel haters. Taking a stand against white supremacy does not contradict Hadassah’s values. It is in keeping with them. And if anyone criticizes Israel unfairly, we will always take a stand against that, too, wherever the criticism comes from. 

Rhoda Smolow, President, Naomi Adler, CEO, Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization of America

January 2, 2022, 12:44 PM


Paraplegic racist Republican Congressman from North Carolina, 26-year-old Madison Cawthorn who has been credibly accused of sexual misconduct by over 150 former college classmates, recently announced he is getting a divorce from his attractive red sparrow Russian honeypot wife after only eight months of marriage.

So the question here is what did that misguided crackpot Madison Cawthorn (R-NC) know and when did he know it?  Or perhaps the real question is why was conservative Cawthorn so incredibly gullible as to not notice how obvious it is to everyone that his now estranged wife was a Russian red sparrow?  Or was he aware and didn’t care?  (Of course he was aware and didn’t care!)  Madison isn’t just dumb, he’s a traitor.

In case you’re under the age of 45, a “Red Sparrow” wasn’t just a Jennifer Lawrence movie, it was an actual espionage practice (or should I say sexpionage actress?) during the Cold War that has continued until the present day. 

“Honeypots” go back to biblical days, like Delilah for instance, which of course didn’t turn out so well for Samson.

Time will tell if Congressman Madison Cawthorn’s impending political demise will be as dramatic as Samson’s was, but the terrible truth is finally beginning to catch up with compulsive liar Cawthorn. 

Madison the moron has not only reportedly sexually assaulted scores of young women, misogynistic Madison Cawthorn has put his own personal puerile perversions above the national security of the United States of America.  And for that I say… LOCK HIM UP!!


Jake Pickering
Arcata, CA, USA

September 14, 2021, 3:36 PM

I am very shocked by this decision of this courageous Colonel Lieutenant who will find himself without resources then to defy this impostor which claims himself the 46th president of the USA. It is necessary to make a world petition for this military to receive money from the whole world! and who can prepare this action if an illustrated American who remains the 46th legal president of the USA? In the person of president trump? We are ready in France to give him the little that our miserable pensions allow us but we will do it if President Trump requests the request Dear Colonel you have not only all our support for your courage but also I am sure some American media supports President Trump so you must call President Trump so that these pro Trump media will help you and the more we will publish your decision the more the rating of the impostor Biden will drop… Must put in jail this admin of cheaters.. Bravo colonel welcome to France at us….

Isabelle G., France

July 31, 2021, 7:48 PM


    Hello Cleveland!  Thanks for finally doing the right thing by grudgingly ditching your city’s Major League Baseball franchise name “The Indians” at the end of the 2021 MLB season.

    Yes, the name “The Indians” was racist as all get-out, and Cleveland’s recently retired team logo “Chief Wahoo” was even more ridiculously reprehensible than the team’s soon-to-be former moniker.  But who doesn’t love the possibility of redemption for long-time losers and ultimate underdogs, like Cleveland itself.

    If there is one thing that Cleveland’s MLB franchise has been consistent at since the era of World War II – back when all Americans could openly and unapologetically agree that “the only good Nazi is a dead Nazi” – it’s that Cleveland couldn’t win the World Series (except for in 1948).  Maybe a new team name is just what Cleveland baseball needs.

    Cleveland’s new MLB team name “The Guardians” will debut in 2022.  Perhaps Atlanta will follow suit and drop their MLB franchise’s name “The Braves” before next season?  “The Bandits” would be a much more appropriate choice for the city of Atlanta. (I’m pretty sure Burt Reynolds, Sally Field, Jerry Reed, and Jackie Gleason would all agree with that.)

    East Bound and Down,
Jake Pickering
Arcata, CA, USA

Jul 5, 2021, 4:07 AM

A Letter to America:

Americans are frogs in the pot of water being brought to the boil and cooked. We ignore incremental chunks of our freedoms being chiseled away by Marxists determining our social mores.

A co-founder of Black Lives Matter is a self-avowed Marxist and fan of Mao.

Left-wing Antifa is so anti-fascist they have, themselves, become the official Brown Shirts as they burn, riot, loot, pillage, and harm Americans for fun. A trans-sexual sitting as Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services appears to favor puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones for minors. School curriculums target sexualizing our children.

800,000 children go missing annually in America (FBI); almost 8 million worldwide. You need to ask what happens to our most precious resource. Now. Not asking allows child sex traffickers to flourish; the result, a horror beyond the scope of this article. We go blithely about our business, entrusting our country, on all levels, to politicians. More than a few are child molesters and traffickers, from both political parties. Arrested, charged, serving time.

Traditional values are undermined/eradicated from society, replaced by a Luciferian hymn extolling evil. Politicians, Mainstreet and social media are complicit via scripted lies. All is not well in America. The stock market artificially propped up, inflation rising, the border crisis replenishes child trafficking, wars bubble to the surface worldwide, attempted brainwashing of our military to the Marxist mantra…ditto Critical Race Theory in schools.

Awake, Americans! Your country needs you! Get involved in the running of your communities before the goose is fully cooked.

– Lucinda Guthrie, Greenville, SC

May 27, 2021, 6:30 PM

“TRUMP GRAND JURY” Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr. just announced the impaneling of a special grand jury focused on the Trump Crime Family/Organization, not long after New York state Attorney General Letitia James notified the public the state’s civil investigation of the Trumps has now become a criminal inquiry as well. No wonder desperate Donald Trump drew his infamous “red line” prohibiting Justice Department investigators from looking into the Trump Crime Family’s crooked, fraudulent finances while Trump was in office. Too bad for delusional orange-collar criminal Donald, but his red-flagging of his own criminal business enterprise (in addition to unsuccessfully attempting to hide his tax returns for so long) led legal authorities to right where Trump’s business bodies are buried. And now they’re being dug up. Indictments are sure to follow. You don’t create a special grand jury to last for six months for nothing. Deranged Donald and his evil brood had better find a better lawyer than Rudy “Tutti Frutti” Giuliani, otherwise the Trumps can expect a long, less than luxurious stay at Rikers Island penitentiary.

– Jake Pickering, Arcata, CA, USA

May 11, 2021, 10:17 PM

“Newsom or No One is Nonsense”

It’s time for many of my colleagues in the California Democratic Party to get a clue about the current gubernatorial recall election against Gavin Newsom. This isn’t 2003, and Arnold Schwarzenegger is not running for Governor of California this year.

In other words, the hostile hyperventilating that you hear from some of our state’s party leaders is unnecessary, since there is almost no realistic chance that Governor Newsom is going to be recalled, in large part thanks to the fact that all registered voters in California will automatically receive an absentee ballot in the mail for this year’s recall election.

Speaking of unnecessary behavior, the ugly arm-twisting and aggressive suppression of the Democratic candidacies of some well-known potential gubernatorial replacement candidates is unfortunate, not to mention unseemly (and unAmerican, if you ask me). Democrats, run for office if you want to! Don’t be bullied by anyone.

There needs to be at least one viable Democratic gubernatorial replacement candidate on the ballot this fall, just in case the majority of California’s voters do decide to go ahead and recall Gov. Newsom from office. This latest laughable political proposition of “Newsom or No One” currently being promulgated by not only Gov. Newsom’s inner circle, but also by the friends and former underlings of recalled Democratic Gov. Gray Davis is so fundamentally at odds with realpolitik, where does one even begin?

How about with the 2003 gubernatorial recall election in California? “Democrat” Gray Davis (who was barely a Democrat at all) lost that recall election for one main reason – and I’m not talking about Davis’ Republican replacement Schwarzenegger or former Lieutenant Gov. Cruz Bustamante, the most prominent Democratic replacement candidate on the ballot that year. Blaming Bustamante for Davis’ loss is ridiculous.

Gray Davis was recalled as Governor by California’s voters in 2003, because the then 2nd-term Governor Davis had the lowest approval ratings of any California Governor in my lifetime (and I’m a middle-aged man who was born and raised in California). Conservative Democrat Gray Davis’ approval ratings were in the twenties at the time of the recall election, in other words only about 1 out of every 4 Californians approved of the job Davis was doing, which is why Gray Davis’ 2nd-term as governor of California came to an abrupt, embarrassing end in 2003. The voters wanted Davis to go.

Blame the blatant corruption of Bush-Cheney, Ken Lay and Enron for Davis’ ignominious defeat, if you wish, but stop beating up on Cruz Bustamante already, conservative Democrats! Or were you unaware of the fact that a bunch of angry, asinine, over-the-hill, white-haired White folks falsely blaming Bustamante might backfire on our current Gov. Gavin Newsom?

As the worst president in American history, Donald Trump used to say so often: “We’ll see what happens.”

– Jake Pickering, Arcata, CA, USA

May 4, 2021, 2:25 PM

The accidental release of the covid-19 virus exposed the Chinese government’s practice of population control. China controls “the world health organization”, they deliberately gave false and misleading information to the other countries in an effort to conceal this fact. The truth is: China has done this before, their protocol – when the virus is first introduced in the population – it has a contagious and lethal period of between 90 – 120 days – after that – the virus loses it’s potency and reverts to a non-lethal stage. These virus’ are designed that way in accordance with China’s population control program. This system is used in conjunction with the forced abortions and government executions. While conducting their program in the Wuhan province, an unforeseen circumstance happened which allowed the virus to escape the area and spread worldwide, thus exposing the program. These virus’ are created with a short contagious and lethal period – after initial exposure. This means that this “covid-19” Wuhan China flu is no longer as deadly as when it was as first exposed to the population. Keeping this fact from the public is necessary for China so it can continue it’s population control program. Facemasks are no longer necessary.

– Unsigned

Mar 10, 2021, 11:07 PM

I never dreamed that I would have to face the prospect of not living in the United States of America, at least not the one I have known all my life. I have never wished to live anywhere else. This is my home and I was privileged to be born here. But today I woke up and as I had my morning coffee, I realized that everything is about to change. No matter how I vote, no matter what I say, something evil has invaded our nation, and our lives are never going to be the same.

I have been confused by the hostility of family and friends. I look at people I have known all my life–so hate-filled that they agree with opinions they would never express as their own. I think that I may well have entered the Twilight Zone.

You can’t justify this insanity. We have become a nation that has lost its collective mind!

• Somehow it’s un-American for the census to count how many Americans are in America.
• Russians influencing our elections are bad, but illegals voting in our elections are good.
• It was cool for Joe Biden to “blackmail” the President of Ukraine, but it’s an impeachable offense if Donald Trump inquires about it.
• Twenty is too young to drink a beer, but eighteen is old enough to vote.

• People who have never owned slaves should pay slavery reparations to people who have never been slaves.
• People who have never been to college should pay the debts of college students who took out huge loans for their degrees.
• Immigrants with tuberculosis and polio are welcome, but you’d better be able to prove your dog is vaccinated.Irish doctors and German engineers who want to immigrate to the US must go through a rigorous vetting process, but any illiterate gang-bangers who jump the southern fence are welcome.
• $5 billion for border security is too expensive, but $1.5 trillion for “free” health care is not.

If you cheat to get into college you go to prison, but if you cheat to get into the country you go to college for free.
• People who say there is no such thing as gender are demanding a female President.
• We see other countries going Socialist and collapsing, but it seems like a great plan to us.
• Some people are held responsible for things that happened before they were born, and other people are not held responsible for what they are doing right now.
• Criminals are caught-and-released to hurt more people, but stopping them is bad because it’s a violation of THEIR rights.
• And pointing out all this hypocrisy somehow makes us “racists”?!

Nothing makes sense anymore, no values, no morals, no civility and people are dying of a Chinese virus, but it is racist to refer to it as Chinese even though it began in China. We are clearly living in an upside down world where right is wrong and wrong is right, where moral is immoral and immoral is moral, where good is evil and evil is good, where killing murderers is wrong, but killing innocent babies is right.

Wake up America, the great unsinkable ship Titanic America has hit an iceberg, is taking on water, and is sinking fast. The choice is yours to make. What will it be?

– Gary [no location given]

Feb 19, 2021, 5:40 PM

“LOCK TRUMP UP!” Former President Donald Trump incited a deadly insurrection against the U.S. government, according to Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell: “January 6 was a disgrace. American citizens attacked their own government. They used terrorism… Fellow Americans beat and bloodied our own police.  They stormed the Senate floor, they tried to hunt down the Speaker of the House.  They built a gallows and chanted about murdering the Vice President.  They did this because they had been fed wild falsehoods by the most powerful man on earth, because he was angry he had lost an election… There’s no question, none, that President Trump is practically and morally responsible for provoking the events of the day.  No question about it… This was an intensifying crescendo of conspiracy theories, orchestrated by an outgoing President who seemed determined to either overturn the voters’ decision or else torch our institutions on the way out…” Lock Trump up!

– Jake Pickering, Arcata, CA, USA

Feb 11, 2021, 8:01 PM

“Former” crack cocaine addict Mike Lindell
The mustachioed CEO of MyPillow, Inc.
Plans for martial law are simply so obscene.
Morgan Wallen & Marjorie Taylor Greene
Are the drunk racist faces of the new GOP.
Yelling the N-word like idiotic neo-Nazis.
Southern fried fools are fascist troglodytes.
Jewish space lasers lighting up the night!
Burn California down says Alan Dershowitz.
If O.J. got off the hook, Trump will for sure.
Trump is so awful, we had to Impeach again!
But fear of violence controls Republicans.
Domestic terrorism all from their own side.
Corrupt Republican Senators let Trump slide.
But really, don’t you think if Jews had lasers
They’d have a target other than California?
I say zap the crap out of tacky Mar-a-Lago!

– Jake Pickering, Arcata, CA, USA

Feb 7, 2021, 6:48 PM

For Everyone Who’s Suffering.

Our world has changed
And our lives have changed
Like never before and families suffering
Every day and I feel your pain and our
Happiness has gone away and it’s only pain today
Hiding our tears as they fall in the rain
Saying I’m fine when I’m anything but fine
And when will this heartache ever go away
And indeed my skin is on fire
My skin is burning within me and
No more hug’s or kisses today it’s
Just sadness for the world today
Coronavirus coronavirus is here
And it’s taken so many loved ones away
And loneliness really hurts you
It kills you deep inside and
I’m lost without you in my life and
The world has changed so much
Coronavirus not going away
And darkness surrounds the world
And it’s so cold and painful
And our warm hugs
Have all faded away
Just like our loved every day
And nobody to hold more and I watch
As a lonely tear rolls down my face
But I promise you all I’ll love
And pray for everyone
Who’s suffering from coronavirus
Every day.

– David P Carroll

Feb 7, 2021, 5:52 PM


Is the pro-pandemic, genocidal GOP still the party of the defeated, deranged racist traitor Donald Trump? Or is the Republican Party now following the fanatical footsteps of that other infamous homicidal American politician Dan White, the crazy ex-cop who murdered San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk?

Actually, FOX News’ favorite fresh fascist face Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Georgia) appears to conveniently enough be the political combination of Donald Trump and Dan White – a pathologically dishonest, crackpot QAnon conspiracy theorist whose hatred is clearly putting her on the path of political assassination and domestic terrorism.  Marjorie is a violent psycho! 

But the tangerine tyrant Trump says Greene is “a future Republican Star”.  Here’s a suggestion for you neo-Nazi Republicans: next time you attempt a domestic terrorist takeover, hijacking the federal government with hateful hillbillies is probably not the most effective approach. No “Twinkie defense” for Trump.

– Jake Pickering, Arcata, CA, USA

Nov 24, 2020, 3:26 PM

Donald Trump is a CROOK! All of you who voted for him have been snooked and deceived by his LIES, yes, he lies every time he opens his mouth. He lied about being a smart businessman when, in fact, he failed in all his business ventures, lost hundreds of millions of dollars that he inherited from his father, is in debt up to his ears, lied about the virus, “Just floating away”, He cheated on you, yeah, he cheated on you!! It’s about time you realized, Trump and Fox News (?) LIE TO YOU every day, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Steve Doocy and the rest of the Fox gang have been feeding you misinformation and lies every day and you have fallen, hook, line and sinker for those lies. Now Trump is trying to convince you that he won the election !! Be honest: HE LOST!! The lack of federal leadership has caused thousands of Americans to lose their lives because Trump LIED. He had no plan to fight the virus, he surrounded himself with incompetent people, and when someone tried to tell him the truth, he would fire them !!! Thousands of Americans should have been saved if we had someone in the White House who really cared about Americans – Donald Trump doesn’t care! Remember, He doesn’t care about you or any other American, He only cares about Himself! Remember this, at 12:01 PM, on January 20, 2021, Donald Trump will spend all of his time with lawyers trying to keep him out of Jail!!

— Joe DeMarco, WW2 Veteran, Jay, New York

Tue, Feb 5, 2019 11:37 AM

This one’s for you!…I’m glad to see integrity is returning to some news organizations…Thank you for your commitment to the truth.

Cynthia, Daughter, Korean War Vet, Conservative