.Your Letters, 9/20

Burning Down the House

Members of the opposition party have been thrilled about Nancy Pelosi’s decision to seek re-election in 2024. No one, not even President Joe Biden, is more accountable for Democratic Party ineptness than the congressperson from Pacific Heights.

My impression of Pelosi is that when her house is burning down, she is outside mowing the lawn. Both parties need to get younger, smarter and more competent really, really fast. The first one to do so will keep a third party from taking over. Otherwise, the duopoly is done.

Craig J. Corsini

music in the park san jose
music in the park san jose

San Rafael

Numbers Game

The mandatory retirement ages for federal government employees should be as follows: President of the United States = 85 years old.

Vice president of the United States = 85 years old.

United States senator = 80 years old.

Supreme Court justice = 80 years old.

Presidential cabinet members = 75 years old.

United States representative = 75 years old.

Sub-cabinet level department heads = 70 years old.

Federal judges and prosecutors = 70 years old.

All other federal government employees = 65 years old.

Jake Pickering



  1. Open Mic Gabby the cat looks outside, and inwardly
    I try to follow Gabby’s fine example of being in the moment. However, next thing I realize we’re both starring out the window at some birds. Naturally I posit the question we’re probably both thinking, I say,”You wondering about that infamous jailbird too, mobster Al Capone, who the Feds finally convicted and marooned on Alcatraz Island Prison, right? Imagine Al’s cell window and view across beautiful San Francisco Bay extending westward out the fabled Golden Gate. Imagine his murderous and psychopathic thoughts decorated with creeping, syphilitic delusions inside that madhouse on fire”.


    I have been feeling anxiety about being shipwrecked on a strange island too. My old world view nearly broke apart and sank as if everything Covid was a deadly reef; truth became a buried ruin. The wreckers, liars, propagandists, misinformed, and willfully ignorant all joined the siren chorus, ‘Swim to me, let me enfold you’.”
    What’s to become of us Gabby? Right, it’s wax plugs in the ears, and like Jimmy Buffet sang,”These changes in latitudes, changes in attitudes
    Nothing remains quite the same
    Through all of the islands and all of the highlands
    If we couldn’t laugh we would all go insane”

    “Good sighting Gabby.”


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