President Trump failed to give proper respect to military
President Trump could not go pay tribute to the over 9,000 men who died on the Normandy beaches because it was raining. Gee, how terrible it must have been for him to get wet.
Trump put yourself in the boots of these men who knew that many of them would never come home. That morning of June 6, 1944, when they started loading into those landing crafts, it was raining, most of them most likely did not sleep, or at that eat for just that thought of dying (the anticipation of death is worse than death itself). As they boarded those landing crafts in the rain and with the rough seas, their stomachs churned and they vomited and with the stench of the diesel fuel and the vomit itself and the fear of the unknown was just overwhelming .
As the landing crafts made their way to the beach in the rain and the rough seas, they held together as they watched the Navy bombard that beach. When the land crafts put down those ramps, they were all soaking wet in the rain, and the Germans opened up and the slaughter began, in the rain. Many of them died before they even set foot on that beach and they saw their buddies get cut to pieces, in the rain. Wet, confused, paralyzed with the fear of death, in the rain, they died for a cause they believed in.
As Commander in Chief you are a disgrace to our veteran community.
Rick Dimas, Stockton
Democrat lawmakers controlled by environmental groups have placed roadblocks on previously approved water storage. Finally, President Trump has taken action to streamline and speed up the paperwork delay before dam construction can take place.
Everyone knows water is Californian’s lifeblood for residents, farmers, fish and to prevent salt intrusion into the Delta.
For untold centuries our state has experienced floods and prolonged droughts and extreme changes of climate. Snow to the depth of 40 feet has happened in the Sierras. Extreme temperatures up to 140 degrees in the valley were common before irrigation created a more moderate climate.
San Joaquin and Sacramento Valley residents should be asking if there is enough water storage to sustain a prolonged drought. In 1850, the city of San Francisco only received 7.42 inches of rain for the entire year! Can you imagine how dry it was here!
What about water storage for flood control? From Nov. 11, 1861, to Jan. 3, 1862, it rained an astounding 102 inches just east of us in Sonora. The deadly result was an inland lake 25 miles wide and 250 miles long. Complete devastation occurred in the San Joaquin and Sacramento valleys.
History and weather repeat themselves. Total incompetence and lack of foresight by lawmakers has placed each one of us in future jeopardy
Robert Van Groningen, Manteca
Victory Gardens project is a winner
On Nov. 15, The Record published an article on the Victory Gardens. This is a great project that our county is giving for those who served the United States. I believe this project is considerate as a gift for this men and women that served and protected our country and family called veterans.
Our veterans need to have a home and this project not only will give a home to them, they will have many benefits such as medical, dental, financial and many other services. It is hard to know that there are many veterans that do not have their own home or a place where they feel safe. I think those 32 veterans that are homeless must be the first who get these 50 homes.
In addition, this $24.3 million is a project that not only benefits veterans but also the San Joaquin County citizens by bringing new jobs.
Juan C. Martinez Fernandez, Stockton
Et tu #MeToo?
How can we keep our heads buried in the sand? The late night shows are attacking Melania Trump, portraying her as a ludicrous oversexed woman. Why is the #Metoo movement not doing anything about this? If they (shows) did anything near these outrageous portrayal of Michelle Obama, those shows and employees would have lost their jobs and/or the shows would have been canceled.
The #MeToo movement attacked and tried to destroy a man’s life just from being accused of sexual wrongdoing after 30 plus years. No one has the right to say that if a woman is still striking after age 40 she must be some sort of harlot. The first lady of this country has never shown anything except grace and taste.
Is the burden that degrading a woman in any form, for it to be challenged by the Me Too Movement — only if the women are Democrats?
Me Too Movement do something or go home.
Nancy Vincelet, Stockton