Pete Mehas passed away last Friday. I will say what others have, he was a great man and a great friend. When I returned to Fresno, he was one of the first to greet me. The most important thing he was was a good father and husband.
Larry Powell stopped by to praise Mehas as such an advocate of education. Mehas was always willing to listen to other ideas and even implement them if they were good ones. Even if people disagreed with them, it was hard not to like Mehas. He was a very loyal man. Powell also recalled how Mehas connected with whatever group he was with, whether it be the Hispanic, black, white or Hmong community.
Fresno State president Dr. Joseph Castro also stopped by. He talked about what a huge Bulldog advocate Mehas was. When Castro interviewed for the job, he met with Mehas. The butterflies Castro felt lifted when Mehas greeted him with a huge bear hug. Both men said Mehas was a walking encyclopedia of knowledge, on Fresno State, on education, on whatever.
Listeners called in to share their memories of Mehas and how their lives where touched by a special man.
The government should not be in the health care business. As we approach the funding deadline, instead of coming together to negotiate, the Democrats continue to hurl insults. Obamacare is the latest example of entitlements that make our country dependent. As John Kennedy said, "ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country."
James Dean died 53 years ago today near Cholame. Short life, yet with the immortals now.
Remembering our top dog, Pete Mehas. God bless. firstname.lastname@example.org