Letter: Could Agua Caliente hurt casino venture with Palm Springs arena project?

Monday 9th December 2019

Casino regulars who can't find close, convenient parking might change venues all together at least 107 nights a year and maybe more.

Season ticket holders, family night attendees and rock concert fans who are used to a smoke-free environment don't appear to be on the list of new casino patrons who will pack what I think could become an empty casino venue.

One way to view Assemblyman Chad Mayes' defection from the Republican Party is to conclude it is a delayed reaction to his ouster as a state party leader in 2017.

I assume it's a case of bruised ego because the Republican Party has not abandoned its principles. The contention that Mayes had was the very reason he was ousted.

If a party concurs with your principles, then the way to go is to work within party ranks to achieve the best for California. Mayes obviously has trouble being a team player. He bemoans what he considers disruptive "politicking" on both sides and avers he doesn't want to "play that game anymore."

He doesn't want to be a Democrat and apparently he wants to play on a team of two -- himself and former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Let's see how far that team gets him.

President Roosevelt's designation of Dec. 7, 1941, as "a date which will live in infamy" has lived in fact in misunderstanding!

I lived through that day. I heard (on the radio) that famous quote. And, indeed it was a tragic moment which began a catastrophic quadrennium. But, we are not reminded of what caused the Japanese attack. For reasons related to a dispute between Japan and China, the U.S. Navy was blockading Japan. Japan was freezing and edging toward starvation.

Japanese delegates were in D.C. negotiating an end to the blockade, when Japan elected to end the blockade by destroying the naval base, and the forces it housed, from which the blockade was implemented. I see that act as defensive.

The date should live in infamy; but it should be understood.

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