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Posted on May 13 at 4:38 a.m.
That's the typical answer I knew Ken would post. I guess the "blather" is to much to comprehend and give an educated opinion because as we all know (and this is just an educated guess) Ken is a liberal who can't do any research on his own and depends on government to wake him up in the morning, feed him, drive him to the welfare office, take him back home, feed him again then put his nighties on and read him a story. Thanks Ken you always make my mornings...
On County Fire Chief: 'We Could Be in for a Rough Summer'
Posted on May 12 at 7:48 a.m.
This in no-way is a dig on the fire profession just what I have observed firsthand and why your local politicians should be asking questions... There will probably be fire fighters and/or individuals who will try to discredit what is posted here but all you have to do is a little research on your own to find the truth.
The only thing that "High Fire" season brings is an upward trend in new Motor-home sales, Boat sales and Jet-Ski's sales. All you have to do is look at all these vehicles traveling up and down the coast with all the fire helmet stickers on the back windows.
"High Fire" season brings literally in some cases hundreds of thousands of dollars in overtime to many individuals. In most cases it is nearly a hundred thousand per fire fighter each. "High Fire" season is a season which brings greed to the profession. DO NOT TAKE MY WORD FOR IT, do your own research and ask for salaries to be released using the Freedom of information act. You will be shocked at the amount of what your local fire fighter makes in salary.
"High Fire" season is a well known greed fest and get all you can get while the getting is good in the fire service. Ever wonder why fires cost so much?? Ask questions, get the scoop. Ask your local fire fighters what "Portal to Portal" means. You'll be shocked at what they tell you if they tell you at all... Ask your local fire fighters about how they can give each other 24 hours of OT then pay each other back! Ask why the fire union is in charge of how OT is distributed.
Fire fighters work 10 days a month and in some cases make nearly $150K to $200K with OT. They will tell you they work 24 hour shifts but fail to say they sleep on-duty. They will tell you they work a 56 hour work week, but, will fail to tell you that part of this work week has built-in OT that is part of their overall salary which boosts their salary at retirement time.
Fire fighters in this county are not over worked and at MOST stations throughout the county some will not run 1 call a day or shift. These are facts that can not be denied if journalists only did their jobs and pulled stats from the county or cities and did an in-depth investigation so all could see the truth.
I actually would like the County Grand Jury to investigate this and post their findings. It would be very interesting reading and an eye opener to all who pay taxes, especially those who are now paying an additional "Fire" fee placed on your property taxes that go to fire districts outside city limits....
Do we really need a fire station on every corner? Do we really need 100 fire fighters sleeping on-duty at 2am? I like to think of it this way. At 2am a burglar is breaking into your home, you call 911 for help, would you tolerate a police officer or sheriff's deputy having to get out of bed, get dressed and respond to your plea for help??? If not, then why do you tolerate the same if your house is on fire or your spouse is having a medical emergency??
Posted on May 7 at 7:39 a.m.
How did we go from a Sheriffs election to electing department heads? Pay attention here people.
If you love the way the Sheriff's dept. is being run than Bill is your man. If you don't and want a Sheriff's dept. that is fully staffed that can handle your call, investigate your crime, patrol your streets, handle events such as Deltopia effectively Bill is NOT your man because he is an absent Sheriff.
Moral is at its lowest in decades, there are fewer deputies on the streets, there are fewer detectives investigating crimes, there are virtually no gang detectives, fewer narcotics detectives and the list goes on. Bill is more concerned about a north county jail than keeping up with retiring deputies, deputies leaving for other departments and so on.
The men and women that are left are doing the best they can but they need a new leader who will back them at board of supervisors meetings when Salud or Janet is taking there funding away to give it to pet projects. Your tax dollars should go to critical services first especially in tight budget years before pet projects. Pet projects are not going to come to your door at 2am when a burglar, rapist or murderer is knocking on your door. Bill has for years given in to these politicians hoping down the road they will return the jester. Well, we are still waiting and have 80 positions open.
How much longer can you wait??? Is a pet project or a weak Sheriff worth more than your safety???
On Sergeant Sandra Brown Looks to Unseat Sheriff Bill Brown
Posted on May 6 at 8:13 a.m.
"The sheriff said he believes he has the support of the majority of people in the department."
This egotistical statement alone should give pause to all voters in SB. This is so far from the truth it is not even laughable. This Sheriff is despised by most who work for him. This Sheriff is more concerned with having his name on a building than building moral within the department.
Sheriff, if you believe you have the support of most on your department ask your subordinates to take a vote of confidence. Then make that vote public. If you are so sure of yourself you have nothing to lose and a huge boost to your campaign. Make it happen Sheriff!!
Nearly his entire administration is filled with "Yes man" who would fall on their own sword to get promoted. This next statement from an apparent Yes man says it all, Others, however, say "that’s not the role of the sheriff as a department head. He fights for the department at board meetings and represents public safety officials in securing state funding from Sacramento." Who are these people? Why are they not telling us their names? If you like and support the Sheriff tell us who you are!!
There is nobody left like Retired Chief Deputy Banks to tell the Sheriff we are falling apart. Not that the Sheriff would listen. His ego is too large to take criticism or listen to others point of view. That would mean he has made a mistake or a subordinate has a better idea. This man is all about himself and nobody would dare get in his way.
It is laughable to see that Salud is in his court. The truth is Salud understands this current Sheriff would sell his sole and his department to get his pet projects. This Sheriff has rolled over every year getting less and less to run his department for a new jail we will not be able to afford.
The truth is we now have fewer deputies on the street (Approx. 80) fewer than five years ago. How does this make the public feel safer? The Sheriff himself has said AB109 is placing more criminals here in SB, but we have less deputies working the streets.
Like all politicians, Bill Brown's time has come. He has got to go....
Posted on May 4 at 8:12 a.m.
I see the scholar Ken_Volok is at it again with his DAILY misinformation and never right mentality about anything he talks about.
First KEN, if you took the time to read the article you would have noticed IT WAS NOT SBPD it was SBSO but don't let those little details get in the way. Second, if you would have taken the time again to read you would have noticed THEY DID ask the guy to turn it down several times. Third, there are NO CIVIL LIBERTIES when one violates a written contract. (That is why contracts are written) Fourth, Robinson attempted to incite the crowd with his foolish remark of, "because the police were ending the show". Robinson knew full well what he was doing.
Lastly, the police can end any show whether public or private when numerous complaints have been filed and attempts were made to get the offending party to comply and the offending party willingly disregards a written contract and willfully continues with the offense, a complaint has been signed or the contract was violated and the party is refusing to comply with same.
But keep it up Ken, your most often misinformation and complete ignorance of the true facts gives me a good laugh in the morning.
On Earl Warren Disturbs the Peace
Posted on February 27 at 9:43 a.m.
So HBJ has an issue with a parody on a TV show that presents awards to the most liberal entertainers in the world who push the envelope everyday! WTH am I missing here? HBJ pushes the envelope everyday she attempts to rewrite history in Sacramento! What's the difference??? I'd rather see real boobs than the boobs in Sac......
On Hannah-Beth Jackson Blasts Oscar Host
Posted on February 23 at 7:47 a.m.
One CAO down, a Sheriff and County Fire Chief to go. This county is full of incompetent, egotistical tards who apply from one job to the other. Current Sheriff, 4 departments, current Fire Chief, two departments and was recently trying to return to LA County. Leadership at its best when all they want is power, cash and a building named after themselves.....
On Greener Grass in Orange County?
Posted on November 24 at 11:47 a.m.
As a friend of someone on Search and Rescue this article and Fellows needs to be corrected. Search and Rescue does not have a helicopter. The helicopters belong to the county and county fire has been transporting patients to the helipad at cottage. If information is going to be given to the public please include factual information in the future.
On More Subdued Cottage Meeting
Posted on November 3 at 9:14 a.m.
I'm just wondering where all of you are going to be or saying when this state collapses. It amazes me how ignorant most people are when it comes to finances and how people have no problem spending other peoples money. Calif. is overwhelming liberal, has unemployment well over 10%, is in debt well over $20 Billion, welfare roles up 10 fold, over run with illegals getting billions in taxpayer funds and people still want the same old democratic retreads in office?? Amazing, just amazing. There is nothing working in Calif. politics but liberals standing in line and voting party lines regardless of the ship sinking. Priceless.
On Endorsements for 2012
Posted on October 12 at 7:32 a.m.
Wait a minute, I thought the Bamster told us on numerous occasions if, "He couldn't get it done in 4 years kick him out"!! Now your telling me we need 4 more?? You lib's kill me....
On Are you better off than you were four years ago?
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