Letters to the editor: July 11, 2013

Watch out for the pork

Taxpayers beware of the omnibus legislation immigration bill, be you a Democrat or Republican. The current immigration bill contains about 1,200 pages. Why? Because it can be loaded with pork, pork and more pork.

The House wanted to break out each part of the bill separately. The bill lost in the Democratic-controlled Senate.

Regardless of party, each party put in pork, like studies for the sex life of ants or why grasshoppers hop or something similarly stupid. Why? Pork.

We need immigration reform. But do we need to waste taxpayer money on insignificant pork items for Congress’ pet projects in their districts?

If you like the government we are getting, don’t call you legislator. If you don’t like the government we are getting, let you legislator know your thoughts.

Do nothing and we deserve the government we are getting.

Remember, Obamacare has as many as 1,200 to 2,000 pages loaded with pork. There are also 5,000 pages of amendments or exceptions loaded with pork hidden in the bill. Why? Because it is an “omnibus bill.”

Remember, the president said you could keep your current doctor. But he did not say how much it would cost you to keep your current doctor.

William C. Stamos, Rancho Bernardo

Nice job on fireworks

Fabulous July 4 Rancho Bernardo fireworks show! Thank you to the committee in charge of the wonderful, fast paced, and unique fireworks show. What a display!

We have been attending for several years (have lived in RB since 1973), and this was the best yet. Loved every minute of the designs, colors, and patriotic music. A job well done.

Judie and George McKinney, Rancho Bernardo

Next time, check the P.A. system

My wife and I just returned from the “Spirit of the Fourth” parade in Rancho Bernardo. How disappointed we were, not by the parade but the lack of the public address system.

We set up next to the parade P.A. booth at 9:30 a.m. because we did not want to miss a thing. At 3:40 p.m. the parade started and the P.A. system did not work. Several people seemed to be lost on how to approach the problem to fix it. A big thumbs down.

May I suggest two things before next year’s parade? First, check the system several days in advance of the parade and also have a back-up system if problems occur as they did this year.

Second, do not have traffic passing on the street on the opposite side of the parade route. People were running back and fourth between traffic sitting on the median areas. Another unsafe spot to sit.

We enjoyed the parade but not as much as we would have had the P.A. system worked.

Tony Gallo, Rancho Bernardo

Some All-Stars missing

Thumbs down to the 4S Ranch Little League for allowing four Juniors players to play All-Stars this season despite the fact they had vacation plans.

These four players missed half or all of the 2013 All-Star season. These same players took spots away from four other players who were well qualified to be an All-Star and who would have been available for the entire All-Star season.

Barbara McCann, 4S Ranch

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3 Comments for “Letters to the editor: July 11, 2013”

  1. Commonsense

    It is amazing to me how some so-called adults react to CHILDREN playing a sport. It's a CHILD'S BASEBALL GAME, folks! It's for them to have fun, to exercise, to build social skills, to improve their physical skills, and too many adults forget that. Some adults take it way too seriously, Helicopter parenting at its finest.

    If that's the worst problem in that woman's life, I'd say that she is very blessed.

    And congratulations to the coaches of 4S Ranch Little League who know what's important in Little League, and who don't bow to overinvolved adults.

  2. Sparky

    McCann actually has a valid point. If you're going to commit to playing on the all star team you sorta oughta actually be there for all the practices – barring an emergency. And apparently 4 of the players weren't there for many of the practices. I suspect CommonSense is a parent of one of the 4 who missed practices.

  3. Commonsense

    No, I am not one of the parents, my son is 33 years old. I don't know anybody on the team or any of the parents.

    Perhaps it should be considered that the reason why the other children missed practice is not any of Ms. McCann's concern, and for her to write a letter to the editor of the local paper is absolutely absurd.

    I think it's great that the 4S Ranch Little League coaches have a healthy perspective and understand that children have lives outside of Little League games.

    And I know when a parent is overinvolved with their child's life and lacks insight on what is really important in life- and it's not a Little League All-Star game.

    But it's a great opportunity to teach a child that 1) you don't always get what you want 2) sometimes life is not fair 3) frustration and disappointment are part of life, it's good to learn how to handle that and 4) sometimes parents do foolish things. It's also a good lesson on you can't MAKE people do things, and maybe there are factors in people's decisions that aren't your personal business.

    Which are all very good things to learn.

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