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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

Posted on December 24 at 9:04 a.m.

If Michael Brown had been successful in his effort to get the cop's gun and killed the cop, would that event even been mentioned by the media, Obama, Holder, Sharpton, Jackson, etc, etc? I think we all know the answer to that.

It certainly appears to me that this entire incident is being fueled by race-baiters to keep our country divided over these issues.

On Police Prejudiced Against 'Blacks and Browns'?

Posted on December 23 at 5:46 p.m.

In the recent incidents where cops killed a black man, one fact seems to be intentionally ignored by the race-baiters and demonstrators.

That is that both of the black men that were killed were engaged in criminal acts. If they hadn't chosen those actions they wouldn't have ended up as they did. And even further they made choices that made a bad situation worse; both resisted the cop when confronted. Another really bad choice.

I think there have been plenty of questionable acts by various cops over the years but these cases weren't among them.

On Police Prejudiced Against 'Blacks and Browns'?

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