Governor limits not advisable

State Rep. Robin Vos’s suggestion that the Republicans attempt to pass legislation to limit the powers of the upcoming newly elected governor reminds me of an incident that occurred some years ago.

A teenage girl attended an area summer camp and participated in an activity in which she got mud all over her expensive tennis shoes. She tossed them into the trash. Another teen at the camp found them, cleaned them, and wore them.

When the first teen saw her with them, she said they were her shoes. The girl agreed and gave them back to her. Later, before the camp ended, the shoes were once again found in the trash; however, they had been slashed into ribbons such that no one could wear them.

That is the same mindset that Vos is displaying. Sad.

Jeanne Reber

Eau Claire

Presidential moves lauded

What kind of person, as president of the U.S., donates his salary to charity?

What kind of person, as president of the U.S., cuts taxes and reduced business regulations, igniting our economy?

What kind of person, as president of the U.S., appointed not one but two conservative Supreme Court judges?

What kind of person, as president of the U.S., unlike previous presidential promises, actually moved the embassy to Jerusalem?

What kind of person, as president of the U.S., unleashed our energy sector, making us the largest exporter of oil in the world?

What kind of person, as president of the U.S., would give up his cushy lifestyle to subject himself and his family to such abuse?

Try to look at the positives, not the negatives. We don’t need a president with a charming personality. We need a president that leads like the one we currently have.

Diane Strenke

Eau Claire

Care in area appreciated

I am publicly sending this letter of thankfulness to the health care community of the Chippewa Valley.

Beginning with Dr. Victoria Vande Zander of Prevea Health, to Dr. Sue Carlson of Chippewa Valley Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, to Dr. Christopher Tornehl of Western Wisconsin Urology and his colleagues, to Dr. Brent Carlson of the Chippewa Valley Orthopedics and Sports Medicine and his colleagues, to Denny Clark, physical therapist of Northwoods Therapy Associates and his colleagues, to the emergency room staff of St. Joseph and to the staff at Oakleaf Surgical Center.

I believe our Chippewa Valley community is very blessed with an exceptionally high degree of professional and competent health care providers who have a broad spectrum of expertise within their chosen specialty that my family and I experienced this past year. With this level of health care, we are so glad we moved to the Chippewa Valley for our retirement.

Please accept this public note of thanks.

Chris Stein

Chippewa Falls

An overreach

Where does the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) get the power to unilaterally ban e-cigarettes and menthol?

It took an amendment to the Constitution for Prohibition. This is overreach by an unelected bureaucracy by Washington. It’s no different than being dictated by the king.

Shame on those who wish to bypass Congress (the people). This same analogy makes me wonder about the 70-year prohibition on marijuana and hemp.

This does not sound like the freedom we were promised.

Steven Rose

Chippewa Falls

Utility at fault

The fire in California that destroyed the city of Paradise was not caused by a careless camper.

In researching to find out how the fire started, I came across a group of families who are filing a lawsuit with Pacific Gas & Electric for equipment failure, which they believe started the fire and are liable.

It seems PG & E had sent an incident report to the California public utilities commission advising of an outage at its 115-kilovolt line in Butt City at 6:15 in the area where the fire started and minutes before the fire was spotted and reported. If the power company’s equipment is determined the cause, they would be liable over their insurance coverage.

Also interesting in my find is that the California Legislature passed a law this year to let PG & E charge their customers to cover lawsuit costs from future wildfires sparked after Jan 1, 2019.

Peggy ThEisen