Matt Grocott

It isn’t often I get to read an edition of the Daily Journal by holding the actual paper in my hands. Normally I read it online. But the other day I was at the Plantation Coffee Shop in San Carlos and picked up a copy off the counter. In the weekend edition was a letter to the editor which caught my attention.

The letter was written by Mike Swire of Hillsborough and after reading it, I found myself in complete agreement with what Mike wrote. He raised the question, “How is murder an accident?”

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Members of Congress can, do, and should travel abroad as part of their duties. They legislate on a huge number of issues concerning foreign policy and spending and have a legitimate interest in gathering information and speaking to leaders, NGOs, etc....

Ray Fowler

Hi, Matt

At the Navy's aviation safety officer course, one of the first concepts taught to the pilots in attendance is necessitarianism... i.e. there are no "accidents." You can always find a cause for an event like a vehicle vs. bicycle collision.

Thomas Morgan

Matt, a podcast I listen to seems to think the 2024 Election will be Newsom versus DeSantis. The Pelosi trip might be a favor to her nephew by making things so bad America will want change from the Biden disaster.


Facts matter, Gavin is NOT Pelosi's nephew.

Gavin Newsom and Nancy Pelosi have a lot in common as prominent Democrats with strong ties to San Francisco, but are they also related as family members?

If you have a particularly generous view on extended family, then yes.

Gov. Gavin Newsom's aunt, Barbara Newsom, was once married to Ron Pelosi, Nancy Pelosi's brother-in-law. Barbara Newsom and Ron Pelosi divorced in 1977.

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That means for a while, Gavin Newsom was related to Nancy Pelosi's brother-in-law by marriage, but the familial relation between the two now-powerful Democrats was even more distant. Not to mention, the marriage tying the two families together ended when Gavin was 10 years old.

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