It appears that a devil’s disciple tried to flee the underworld via the sidewalk on the south side of Town Center Drive. I can’t see how the damage could have otherwise occurred. A section was uplifted a couple of months ago, painted twice to warn pedestrians, but no further action was taken. Here’s hoping the Town of Apple Valley will take notice of this irregularity and repair the same (in spite of the hardships caused by COVID-19).
Jerry Hutchinson, Apple Valley
The mail-in ballots fiasco: The city of Paterson, New Jersey had 19% of its mail-in ballots thrown out, with a substantial portion of them rejected due to alleged voter fraud during the May 12 election. I guess that’s a little different than the one or two that are reported here and there. All of the mail-in ballots in November — no matter the winner — should be scrutinized. That is all, scroll on.
Raymond Schindler, Victorville
Re: ‘Antifa madness’ (July 1, 2020)
From my coverage of current events, the left has adopted a “l’ignorance est le bonheur” (ignorance is bliss) approach to Antifa. Opposing antifa doesn’t make one a fascist. In fact, it’s quite the opposite.
Despite its namesake, the group is using fascist tactics to label, threaten, silence, intimidate, and suppress opposing viewpoints on the left and the right. Defending it is ludicrous. During the recent rioting in Minneapolis, I was shocked when I watched an on-scene news anchor try his hardest to describe the scene of fires, looting, assaults, and anarchy as a “peaceful protest.”
For the last several weeks, Seattle’s CHOP was endlessly referred to as a “block party” or “festival” as an entire neighborhood suffered from skyrocketing crime — shootings, murders, assaults, looting, extortion and all kinds of mayhem.
This domestic terrorist organization openly calls for violence, anarchy and a violent overthrow of our democracy, which makes it much more than a bête noire for the right.
D. Haig, Apple Valley
Brett Favre recently compared Colin Kaepernick to Pat Tillman.
Tillman was a standout athlete in high school and at Arizona State and played four seasons in the NFL. After 9/11, he turned down a $3.6 million dollar NFL contract and enlisted in the U.S. Army. He became an Army Ranger and died in battle. Comparing Kaepernick to him is like saying a broken nail is the same as having your finger ripped off.
Favre was an incredible athlete and competitor. After throwing a pass, he went downfield and blocked. I watched a game where he was called for a chop block, which has got to be a first for an NFL quarterback.
But he is an expert on exactly one thing: Being an NFL quarterback. His inane comparison of Colin Kaepernick and Pat Tillman is more embarrassing than his last two years with the Jets and his sexting controversy combined. Sheesh!
Forrest Edward (Mad Dog) Metz, Victorville
A simple, vital question
Do you think that too many unarmed black men are being killed by the police and that something substantial needs to be done about it? Think about it; it’s a yes-or-no question. If your reply is “All lives matter,” “What about black-on-black crime?”, “Look at the rioters!”, “We can’t disband the police!” or “There’s a few bad apples, but…” you are not answering the question, you are distracting and diluting, deflecting and obfuscating. I urge you to watch some of the numerous videos pertinent to the subject, then join me and tens of millions of others in saying, “YES, too many unarmed black men are being killed by the police and something substantial needs to be done about it.” You’ll be on the right side of history.
Byron Ward, Spring Valley Lake
Anyone else notice the RV park forming in the vacant lot north of Victorville? Why hasn’t Walmart, Kohl’s, Lowe’s or any of the other local retailers contacted code enforcement? Restaurant Row is nearby, as well. That area is obviously not zoned for that and there is certainly no infrastructure available to support that kind of activity. I shudder to think of what kind of nastiness is being dumped on the ground after sunset. Yuk.
It seems it all started during the “Floyd ‘pseudo’ protests” and has now morphed into a full on primitive campground. No fewer than eight at last count. At first I figured they were probably Soros-financed nomadic “professional protesters” who travel at his whim to appear at leftist-organised events and wreak havoc.
Although I certainly wouldn’t dismiss that possibility, one must conclude these squatters either haven’t been paid by Soros as promised, (and with no other source of income) are stranded here and without the means to move on. Or, a more likely scenario, (considering all the RVs in question are all POS), they’re simply lowlifes seeking a free parking space. They’ve even become so bold as to park in Walmart’s paved parking lot.
There are health issues to consider. Where are these “RVers” disposing of the waste they generate? Typhoid, anyone?
Mike Sparlin, Victorville
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