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Letters to the Editor: September 13, 2017 

In which is exhausted, in an ode to that twisted flitch in the White House, nearly every two-syllable word rhyming with 'dour'



Love, love, love Katie Kincade's work ("Rocking Artist," Sept. 6)!


What Are You Smoking?

"Going to Pot" (The Nugget, Sept. 6) incorrectly states that the Healthy Kids Colorado Survey indicates "The portion of adolescents who thought smoking marijuana was harmful also did not change" when in fact the study states the exact opposite, that "fewer students see regular marijuana use as risky behavior."

Santa Rosa

What About the Workers?

Clearly the health of grapes takes precedence over the well-being of vineyard workers. On Saturday, Sept. 2, I read the online article in the Press Democrat, "Harvest in Heat Wave." A few of the photos show workers wearing bandanas that cover their mouth and nose for protection against dust and smoke. Some also wear caps and hoodies for further protection. These people were picking grapes at night under hot, bright lights, under skies shrouded with smoke during last weekend's excessive heat wave when temperatures rose to over 100 degrees. Workers toil at a feverish pace from early evening until dawn picking grapes and then running with bins full of grapes when even the nights were much warmer than usual.

I was stunned by the paragraph that read, "Smoke from Trinity and other northern California fires should not pose a problem for the local crop as grapes are more susceptible to smoke taint in the early summer than at this point in the growing season."

In this entire article, there is no empathy shown or compassion stated for the workers who pick in extreme weather conditions, and no mention of the workers' health when exposed to "smoke taint."

This situation reminds me of how the Trump administration treats people and the environment.


Trump Twister

Don't be a 'wower'

Don't just be sour

Don't frown and glower

Don't crouch and cower

Beneath Trump Tower

It's no real bower

Now is the hour

It's time to scour

Reclaim our power

Be the truth's vower

Let our hearts flower

Let our lights shower

Make America

Really great again

America first

No mistake, amen!

Santa Rosa

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