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Give us a break 

In his opinion piece, "An obscene personal attack" (June 7), Al Fonzi makes excuses for Roseanne Barr's extremely racists tweet: It was late at night; she was drug-induced. Sorry, but most people, including the makers of Ambien, do not accept those excuses. He also shockingly writes that Roseanne touched upon the "third rail of politics" with her tweet, as if her despicable comment should be something to include in our political debates. He then expresses his grave concern over the rise of inappropriate criticisms of our political figures and drones on and on while conveniently failing to specifically describe the horrible treatment of President Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, and Hillary Clinton. If anyone has been a victim of unrelenting, public "obscene personal attacks" it has been these three. (Way beyond the pale. Where was your outrage then, Al?)

To Al's credit, he does blame Trump for our current "toxic political landscape." I agree wholeheartedly. It's been 500-plus days of torturous hell. I'm praying that his presidency will end sooner rather than later, to yes, help save our society. Putin would like nothing more than to see it fall apart. His weapon of choice has obviously been Trump ... and what a weapon he has been! The question is: How long will the blind loyalty of his supporters last?

Kathy Riedmann

Los Osos

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