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FILE - In this Thursday, Feb.  7, 2013, file photo, U.S. Postal Service letter carrier, Jamesa Euler, delivers mail, in Atlanta. The financially struggling Postal Service is seeking a 3-cent increase in the cost of mailing a letter, bringing the price of a first-class stamp to 49 cents. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

I commend your columnist Susan Shelley for her “sort of satire” March 28.  I was thoroughly entertained as I read her piece as many of us here in California feel like the state is being run by the Keystone Cops. Hats off to you, Susan, please continue to opine and rebuke our lame elected officials for their derelict actions. I believe it was Ron White, a standup comedian, whom coined the phrase, “You can’t fix stupid.”

— Chas Leon, Hemet


U.S. census data

Re “U.S. changes categorization of people by race, ethnicity” (March 29):

I don’t know whether to laugh or cry at the absurdity of the U.S. government trying to “define” people by race and ethnicity. Tallying up the mixing of races in a melting pot as diverse as America is a total fool’s errand. My guess is that by all these arbitrary and capricious designations, the majority of Americans are mulatto, meaning some combination of mixed heritage. And then, so what of anything does that prove, clarify or enlighten, other than to say that we are all God’s children.

— William David Stone, Irvine


The recent Transgender Day of Visibility

President Biden, who professes to be a “devout Catholic,“ marked Easter Sunday as a day to honor transgenderism. The White House has admonished those who criticize Biden’s decision. They state they are trying to divide the country. This decision to celebrate what Christians believe is a sin on the same day that defines Christianity is absurd. Regardless of how a minority chooses to live their lives, this celebration should not be on Easter Sunday. It is a direct insult to Christians. President Biden, in my opinion is a complete hypocrite regarding his Catholic faith, and it appears to me to be his way to garner votes from this minority.

— Kenneth M. Bezich, Rolling Hills


Proposition 1

After California approved the $6.38 billion bond to help with the homeless situation now we have $114 million threat of foreclosures on a project aimed at helping the homeless with the Home Key program. Why aren’t these people vetted? Why isn’t someone auditing what they’re doing? Ultimately, we the taxpayers once again end up paying the price.

— Terri Glaser, Simi Valley