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Letter to the Editor

Politicians should be forced to take new health care coverage, too

With the various hearings going on in Washington, D.C., they bring up a good point concerning the Affordable Care Act and the people who helped his agenda be shoved down out throats come January 2014. The question to me is will these politicians in Obama’s corner be forced to take Obamacare policies like the rest […]

June 22, 2013 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

Another eyesore in Fairfield

Now that Kmart is closing and the bingo hall and Big Lots have closed, we have a new eyesore. The old Walmart is an eyesore and now we have another one. Is it Walmart or hard times? Now we will have Sam’s Club waiting in the wing to move right in. How lucky can we […]

June 25, 2013 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

Grocery carts are not a concern

I must say that if homeless grocery carts are the author’s primary concern of things lurking the streets of Fairfield (June 13 letter to the editor, “Stray shopping carts a nuisance,”), the writer is whistling in the dark. Steven Palfey Fairfield

June 23, 2013 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

Outstanding editorial page

Your Monday, June 17, opinion page was outstanding. Mike Kirchubel, Rick Wood, Donald A. du Bain and the editorial were all relevant, informative and useful. Very good, except for the nonsensical editorial cartoon (where do you get those?). Today’s issue, plus the Daily Republic’s printing of Kelvin Wade’s June 13 column, “Guns, not NSA spying, […]

June 23, 2013 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

Kudos on steps to reclaim downtown

Kudos to Rick Wood for his suggestions to keep up downtown Fairfield and its adjacent residential areas (June 17, “Steps to reclaim downtown”). I thought I was the only one “venting.” I am always picking up trash in our neighborhood, especially after a windy day. I do not understand the mindset of people who disregard […]

June 18, 2013 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

Administration will do anything to stay in power

The people we hold to a higher calling and trust have let us down once again it seems. While the money continues to roll in for them, where will it all end? With no accountability, as usual. What do you want to bet that nothing will happen to this den of thieves and liars, when […]

June 19, 2013 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

Plan to keep state agencies in check

If you think that the big party that the Internal Revenue Service had is bad, and that $150-per-night rooms should not be allowed, then we should do something about cutting costs of the 400 California state agencies that we have. Most of them have no oversight of how they spend their budgets. So when spend […]

June 16, 2013 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

Congress loses touch with public

In this day and age of trying to prosecute Edward Snowden for treason, it shows where Congress’ brains are; especially when they should have prosecuted “Hanoi Jane,” aka Jane Fonda. She wasn’t charged while siding with the enemies of America. Instead, they let her walk and now here’s this guy with a GED and they […]

June 16, 2013 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

Steps you can take to reclaim downtown Fairfield

Well done, John L. Costanzo, for his views in the letter to the editor (June 4, “Take back downtown Fairfield”). He has been a true pioneer showing what downtown can be. Reclaiming the rest of downtown Fairfield (inside the original city limits of 1903), will take more than an effort by government and business. It […]

June 17, 2013 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

Watch out for God-fearing drivers

Anthony Messano wrote a letter to the editor June 7 (“With God, enforcement is possible.”) Really? People are stupid, then you put them behind the wheel. Is the author quite certain his God-fearing friends are the best example of behavior behind the wheel at all times? Why doesn’t the author take a walk to any […]

June 14, 2013 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

US close to imploding

It took just more than 50 years for the systematic dumbing down of our public schools to create an electorate dumb enough to give Barack Obama a second term. There is nothing to indicate that this trend will be reversed any time soon, or perhaps ever. And so the United States, which has been the […]

June 16, 2013 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

Columnist not informed about tax deductions

Mike Kirchubel claims that Republicans can now make unlimited political donations to the various 501(c)(4) organizations and get a tax deduction (June 10, “Welcome to the Republican dark age”). Well, donations to 501(c)(4) organizations are not tax-deductible. The only tax-exempt organizations under the Internal Revenue Code are 501(c)(3) charitable organizations such as religious, charitable and […]

June 16, 2013 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

No room for politics in trauma center decision

In his Sunday (Daily Republic, June 9) column, Managing Editor Glen Faison reported details of a dinner he attended with other civic leaders hosted by Kaiser Permanente executives to sway folks toward favoring Kaiser in the current process of selecting the county’s Level II trauma center. Interestingly, Kaiser adopted this same tactic in Sacramento County […]

June 15, 2013 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

Group calls for volunteers

The Area Agency on Aging Serving Napa and Solano is issuing a call for volunteers to support older adults in Napa and Solano counties. The Area Agency on Aging works to ensure the health, dignity and quality of life for approximately 100,000 older adults (age 60 and older) in Napa and Solano counties, working with a […]

June 09, 2013 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

Stray shopping carts a nuisance

Have you noticed that the shopping carts are all around Fairfield again? It is important that citizens return the carts to the proper parking lots as well as the stores’ responsibility to keep the carts on their property. It costs money to round up the lost carts. However, before the stores or company gather them, […]

June 13, 2013 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

American freedoms a sham

I am an American citizen and my phone records are being seized by “my” government even though I have done nothing wrong nor have I been convicted of any crime (June 7, “Gov’t collecting huge number of phone records”). Is this another example of “Obama Care?” Is this country now the United States of Russia? […]

June 09, 2013 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

We still miss our beloved dog

We lost our dog, Madelynn, a sweet, black, Shih Tzu with an overbite, on May 3. She got out of our house and left us. We are heartbroken. We placed hundreds of signs in our neighborhood, talked with the pound, Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Vacaville Police Department, our mailman, (who undoubtedly would […]

June 10, 2013 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

Support Trader Joe’s non-GMO policy

There has been a lot of interest in GMOs and genetically engineered products lately. Many people are concerned about what they eat and are trying to find products that do not contain GMOs. Of course, organic products are always GMO-free, but not everyone can afford to purchase them exclusively and there aren’t always organic options. […]

June 11, 2013 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

People died and Obama lied

In his State of the Union speech Jan. 28, 2003, President Bush said, “The British government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa.” At the time President Bush made this speech, both British intelligence and our U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee agreed in the truth of the statement. From this […]

June 08, 2013 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

With God, enforcement is possible

If the letter to the editor (May 22, “Breaking the rules”) would broaden the author’s perspective on “safe driving” to “safe living,” he would do himself and the public a greater service. The author rightly concludes, “enforcement is the ultimate weapon (against reckless driving), and the facts are indisputable across the board, it is not […]

June 07, 2013 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

Certain City Council members have worn out welcome

I was sitting at Denny’s choking down my $2 breakfast while reading the Daily Republic. The nice waiter brought me over my tariff for the morning. Two things caught my eye. First, the coffee cost more than the breakfast. Second, the tax rate was 8.625 percent. That rate seemed slightly high to me. Was I […]

June 12, 2013 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

College isn’t only option

In an upbeat and encouraging article about No Excuses University (May 20, “More than 160 schools part of No Excuses University”), we read of classrooms whose aim is what many of us experienced in our youth: “College: There is no other option.” Certainly we need to encourage as many of our youth as possible to […]

June 05, 2013 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

Take back downtown Fairfield

Once again Solano County leaders are about to make fools of themselves as it relates to the disposition of 701 Texas St. The original purchase was made with blinders on. County officials failed to do a common research to uncover the historical use of a commercial property. Their own records would have shown petroleum use […]

June 04, 2013 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

Thank you to Battalion Chief Bellerive

I wish to thank Suisun City Battalion Chief Dave Bellerive for the 26 years of service he gratefully gave to the city of Suisun City. I hope he enjoys his retirement. I am appalled that the Suisun City mayor, City Council and city manager all did nothing for a man who gave 26 years of […]

June 04, 2013 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

President Obama, where were you?

As I put a pen to paper, I must admit I took time to rethink my position. As I am writing this they are speaking, on “Fox News,” about how the Internal Revenue Service is still sending letters to various groups in spite of the statements that they stopped last year. They may also look […]

June 06, 2013 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

Obama’s sinking ship

More of Team Obama’s ever-increasing scandals and cover-ups are coming to light. President Barack Obama’s promised transparency is nonexistent. His reticence to be forthcoming by feigning ignorance of all wrongdoing swirling around him is an insult to our intelligence. Abuse of power abounds. Conservative groups were targeted and harassed by the IRS and denied their […]

June 02, 2013 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

Quit squawking and get to work

What triggered this letter is this flood of squawking directed at our president, concerning the Libyan attack on the U.S. consulate, the IRS investigations into tea party groups’ applications for tax exemption, his proposed Medicare plan, his efforts to get a reasonable ban on assault weapons and practically everything else, from earthquakes to sunspots. I […]

June 03, 2013 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

And he shall lead by example

After reading the letter, May 19, “Supervisors do not represent me,” here is my response. The Solano County supervisors, like the city managers, mayors and the governor, act the way they do in reference to your observance, because they are following the example of the leadership in Washington, D.C. If memory serves me correctly, the last […]

June 02, 2013 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

Extra year for City Council members?

Here I was thinking about how we could change the atmosphere of the Fairfield City Council, because quite frankly it stinks. I wrote many letters earlier this year to this paper giving good reasons why certain current council members should be removed. They should be replaced with new people with fresh ideas and new prospectives. […]

June 03, 2013 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

Those in power are untrustworthy

Don’t you just love it when people, put in a position of trust, that work for the people of the United States, can go in front of a congressional committee and refuse to answer questions about being in total violation of the First Amendment by going after such things as the tea party. I don’t know […]

May 30, 2013 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,
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