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Posted on April 17 at 4:16 p.m.

My suggestion is for the City Harbor Master to direct the cruise ships to anchor 2 miles off shore. That way the CG can enforce their 500 yard clear zone without interfering with our local operations. If that inconveniences the cruise ship operators, maybe they will then negotiate the issue of the 500 yard zone with the CG and the CG will leave us alone.

On Coast Guard Clashes with Yachters

Posted on April 17 at 4:07 p.m.

Didn't I see that scene in a Keystone Kops movie about 80 years ago???

On One Officer Hospitalized After Two Motorcycle Cops Collide

Posted on April 17 at 4:04 p.m.

Jerry,
I'm happy to learn that there are only 571 more days during which we will have to put up with all the political campaigning, mud-slinging, lies, etc.

On The World After Lois

Posted on April 2 at 5:14 p.m.

But Mr, Adams, how can we rationalize the reason for bi-lingual ballots with the requirement to be a citizen to vote and the requirement to read, write and understand English to become a citizen? Those facts seem to contraindicate making the ballot bi-lingual.

On Sleeping Dogs Tell No Lies

Posted on March 16 at 1:17 p.m.

Now we will be saddled with race-quota election districts and the extortion of $600,000 of taxpayer money because of the threat of even larger legal fees.

And here we thought that the US was the "melting pot." This is surely a step backward into the Balkanization of a small city...

(Definition: Balkanization "To divide (a region or body) into smaller mutually hostile states or groups.")

On District Election Deal Signed, Sealed, and Delivered

Posted on March 12 at 2:13 p.m.

These days, just about all staffs and electeds throughout the state are overpaid, especially when benefits and retirement plans are factored in. Our county is no better than the rest and they all could use a dose of private-sector reality. But then again, the taxpayers' pockets are deep, right?

On Salary Shootout at the County Corral

Posted on March 2 at 3:54 p.m.

So now we are back to ethnic quotas. That's a major step backward.

As many have pointed out here, the reason that there aren't more Latino representatives on the council is the quality of Latino candidates just hasn't been there. Cruzito Cruz, Megan Alley, ??? really!?

And BTW my wife is Latina and she didn't vote for any of them either.

On No Baby Steps for District Elections

Posted on February 28 at 8:59 a.m.

The County pays big bucks for a CEO to run the County. The Supervisors aren't the "executives" that run the County. They are more like the Board of Directors of a company that provides the strategic direction to the CEO to execute. Members of boards of directors aren't paid huge salaries for "running the company" which is done by the CEO. The County would probably be better off if the Supervisors had a lot less day-to-day involvement in running the County; and the CEO would probably like that too.

The salary comparison to other counties, cities, etc. is a game that is played at all levels of government and by the unions. When any entity ekes out a slightly higher pay scale, the others use that as a reason to raise their own and so on up the ladder. Unless we go back to part-time politicians in positions like County Supervisors, State Legislature, etc. this process will not end.

On Supervisor Pay Raises Getting Closer Look

Posted on February 20 at 4:55 p.m.

Maybe the reason the City doesn't have more Hispanic members on the Council is the people like Cruz representing them.

Can you imagine Cruz being on the Council and setting the strategy for the City? He can't even deal with is own attorney on his own self-initiated law suit.

His performance says more about why there are no more Hispanics on the Council than words ever could.............

On The Strange and Mysterious Case of Cruzito Cruz

Posted on February 12 at 10:13 a.m.

Nick,

Although I was against the decision for us to go into Iraq, the facts are that, in spite of your accusation, there were WMDs found there. See this press release for example: http://www.defense.gov/News/NewsArtic...

So does this constitute another "conflation" on your part? Just wondering....

On To Err Is Human, 2 4-Give K-9

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