Children massacred; Nevada GOP candidates tough guy gun-toting TV ads keep coming
For the record, I just watched two campaign ads for Nevada politicians where they are waving guns around and bragging about their shooting abilities. What am I supposed to be learning about them from this? I am not impressed, I am repulsed. While we are in between burying old people in Chicago and children in Texas, a sense of decency would dictate they pull these ads, at least until we bury the kids. Full disclosure, I do not own a gun, I have never owned a gun. In fact I have never even touched a gun. I do not feel unsafe because I don’t have a gun. I feel unsafe because other people do. You are safe around me because no matter how mad I am, how mentally ill, or how just plain stupid, I will not shoot you. If guns made us safer we would be the safest country on the planet. We are in fact the least safe country that is not at war. I would bet that most of the parents of the dead children in Texas are gun owners. Did that protect their children? Of course not. And not the children in Columbine, Newtown, Parkland, or adults in El Paso, Pulse nightclub, Vegas concert, Carolina church, etc. etc. I wonder who will be next? What will we do? Nothing. We are a country of cowards who do not value human life, unless you want an abortion.
Annette Finn, Reno
Vandals will target scooters
I’m already seeing the (Bird) e-scooters (RN&R, May 2) abandoned on sidewalks in Midtown. I expect we’ll soon see them vandalized and wrecked as well. The City Council has learned nothing from our experience with the rental bicycles and keeps making the same mistake. Until there’s a way to make sure the scooters can’t be trashed or stacked up on sidewalks, Reno just isn’t ready for these “dockless” rentals.
Eldon Wright, Reno
Abortion is immoral
It appears that the U.S. Supreme Court will finally correct the 40-year mistake that is Roe V. Wade. This is a victory for the sanctity of human life that is long overdue. There is nothing that can be done about all the innocent souls lost to abortion but we can now move forward on a moral footing. One doesn’t have to be religious to understand that killing fetuses is wrong. Religions may have different doctrines, but basic morality condemning murder is universal. I’m proud to be Pro Life and especially proud that the court will have the courage to strike down an unjust and immoral law.
Sara Montgomery, Fernley
Tucker’s tanned testicles
Fox “News” GOP propagandist Tucker Carlson is now advocating soaking one’s scrotum in infrared light as the solution to being a wimpy, low-testosterone, bow-tie wearing White supremacist whack job. Even a Trumptard like Kid Rock knows how stupid tanning your testicles is: “Dude, stop! Testicle tanning? Come on, I mean, I haven’t heard anything that good in a long time… I’m starting a punk rock band and it’s called Testicle Tanning, that’s the end of it…I don’t know what the hell is going on in this world…But sometimes, some days I just want to stop this planet and let me off.”
These farcical far-right fascist freaks on Fox “News” and their inane, obtuse obsessions with insane idiocies like constantly kvetching about Mr. Potato Head and Green M&M’s no longer being sexy enough for their sick tastes is enough to make a modern day, low-testosterone man perform a “Full Elvis” on his 60-inch TV set with a .44 Magnum, Dirty Harry style. — Jake Pickering, Arcata, Calif.
Increasing rents due to landowner greed
We have lived in the same place for 18 years (Streetalk, April 26). Beginning our second year, our rent went up by $165. Then there were no increases until two weeks ago, when we were told our rent would be going up by $300 per month. We are seniors, (74 and 82), and that $300 that now has to go to rent was used to purchase food and gasoline, as we are retired. Our landlady sat in our living room about four years ago and told us that as long as we were living here, she would not raise our rent nor put this place up for sale. When I reminded her of that, she said, “Well, I didn’t mean forever.” Other than a new hot water heater nine years ago, the owner has spent no money on our condo, because we have taken care of EVERYTHING at our own expense. I do not understand the greed of people who own rental properties.
Merri Kirk, Reno