The money flowing into the Marshall Tuck campaign have corporate interests in mind. A few very wealthy businessmen think they can solve the problems in schools with their money and who they choose to be their decoy.
It is a testament to the high quality of both candidates in the Turlock mayoral race that we have had the rare pleasure to experience a campaign based on issues and the qualifications of the candidates, not on the partisan bickering that is common in most political campaigns. When The Bee endorsed Mike Brem for mayor it was also stated that Turlock had two strong choices.
At its Oct 28 meeting, the Modesto City Council considered conducting an Urban Growth Plan review. I reminded the council that the Urban Residential Limit measure will be on the November, 2015, ballot and noted that nearby farmers are already tearing out fruit orchards to plant nut trees.
Love the headline, “MID will consider hiking rates for electricity” (Page B1, Oct. 29). Well consider it done. I’m so tired of MID feeling this is the only way to make ends meet. I worked for SMUD (electric company in Sacramento) for 23 years.
A recent letter (“Top of the ninth, voters on deck,” Oct. 26) claimed that during this midterm election, if you favor Obama you would vote Democratic, while if you favor Reagan you will vote Republican. As for the Republican Party today, the current cast of fringe ideologues that masquerade as party leaders would not tolerate the “moderate” Great Communicator.
I seem to have missed articles in The Bee about Oregon’s “first lady” marrying an Ethiopian so he could stay in the USA; about voting machines in Cook County, Ill., and Maryland that change Republican votes to Democrats, and about the report that came out on Oct. 24 regarding the important issue of hundreds of non-citizens voting in recent past elections.
When I became a pastor as a young man, I was prepared to minister to my congregants through all phases of their lives. I expected to spend my time welcoming new babies into the world, sharing biblical principles with thriving families, and ministering to our elders in their last days. I knew I would be called upon to offer comfort through hard times, illness and loss.