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Posted on July 2 at 3:56 p.m.
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On The Pizza Is Innocent
Posted on July 1 at 11:31 p.m.
I kinda like the idea of wasting money in New Cuyama.
On Can’t Teach a New Dog Old Tricks
Posted on July 1 at 5:16 p.m.
Everyone should know, but you already do anyway, Intheknow is actually a rabid clown wanting to be important.
His problem is that he lacks a basic education and has merely been socially promoted all his life because he has thr right skin color and knows how to exploit that to his advantage.
Otherwise Intheknow is a non-competitive individual.
Have a wonderful evening !!!!
Posted on July 1 at 12:59 a.m.
Pizza Guru is another visible tip of the iceberg that the DA is desperately seeking work to do.
They have to find ways to build "case load."
The DA continues to waste scarce public money on stupid prosecutions that have nothing whatsoever to do with real crime or with community safety issues.
The fact is we are not a high crime community but for the DA to continue to have obsene millions of taxpayer cash allocated to their department by Michael Brown, the DA has to continally show that they have a high case load.
So the DA over-reaches and does whatever it can to fight "crime." LOL
What a joke the fact is we have a puffed up DA who are fixated on an out-dated notion that they are "powerful" and the public should fear them. LOL
Why doesn't the DA just be honest and truthful and concentrate on real crime for once.
Meanwhile no one cares about your egos and your immature need to be powerful.
Most people in this community are highly educated and we could care less about immature prosecutors with juvenile egos and a sociopathic need to be powerful.
And worse we know have a DA who lives off writing novels from materials she takes from cases that are being prosecuted. All of that public information helps her enrich herself with book deals.
Just my opinion. Have a wonderful day !!!
Posted on June 25 at 11:52 p.m.
Well I might be a nut but actually I am most likely the only blogger on the Indy sheets with relevant experience at several layers of senior management dealing directly with government decision makers and at much higher levels than our small County government.
And make no mistake, for as much as we love our international city, we are not that major of a player in the bigger picture.
But I now enjoy my own life without any strings attached and I am free to express my own personal constitution and my own independence.
And it is all predicated upon one simple philosophy -- the citizens own all of the public resources that are expended in any given hour or day or week or month or year by those employed in government service.
The current dysfunctionality in our governmental system at any level, be it local, state or federal; is because the citizens have conceded their accountability to those with authority in government service.
For some strange reason we the citizens have actually accepted the foolish notion that some, and by and large those who are mainly elected government service employees, have omipotent power.
And the reality is that we as citizens should always respect governmental authority.
However there is a big difference between power and authority.
Honest government service employees always act with authority. The problem arises when the not so honest government service employees believe they have power by virtue of their egos.
The latter is being played out locally in the manner that Dudley terminated Lynn. But Dudley won the election so she can easily manipulate her followers without any consequences.
To be fair to Mrs. Dudley, we also see this same drama, albeit at higher levels, being played out in the halls of Congress (in both Chambers of Congress).
That is why most people like their respective House Member or their Senator but overall, have an extremely dim view of Congress as a whole, in fact it is near historic lows in public approval ratings by nearly all public opinion polling.
On Wrong Kind of Dough
Posted on June 25 at 5:51 p.m.
Sir Chester (I knight you with a title to make you feel better, lol),
Here is the deal I offer because this is my primary and basic issue: The Dudster tells the Public the truth about her role in ordering the termination of Lynn, and you have my solemn word you won't hear another bleeper from me.
The offer stands good for 72 hours (or in County time about $4,300 given that the average County employee costs the little guy and gal about $120,000 a year or about $60 an hour).
On Dudley Sworn In
Posted on June 25 at 5:32 p.m.
Hay Sir Chester, I am a democrat.
But the difference between me and your obscence political machine is that I actually believe and care about doing right for the little guy or gal.
I don't need the childish trappings of an ego.
And that is my point about that lavish, extravagant swearing-in ceremony --- It Was Completely and Totally Unnecessary !!! LMAOOOOO
Here is a blue chip clue Sir Chester --- when one is comfortable and confident in their own skin, an ego is merely something to be passed off while enjoying coffee in the morning --- but never in public matters.
Posted on June 25 at 4:29 p.m.
Dudley wants her tall tales about firing Lynn to disappear from the media.
So it is not surprising we are seeing this type of foolishness.
I think the dark cloud of dishonesty hanging over Dudley's refusal to tell the public the truth of her role in ordering the firing of Lynn is hurting the credibility of all the good law enforcement people in the County.
And I predict when push comes to shove, the DA will not prosecute any of these people. It is all part of an effort to blind the media so that Dudley and her hand-picked inner staff have time to work on Dudley's next novel.
Posted on June 25 at 4:26 p.m.
On A 1/2 cent Tax for a New Jail...
Posted on June 25 at 3:46 p.m.
My speculation is based on the fact that the Board of Supervisors has known for more than 20 years that a new jail is needed.
Over that time the County's budget has ballooned from about $450 million to well over $800 million this year and that is not adding up all the capital improvement projects (e.g. this year the Board voted to, among other wasteful projects, build an expensive and elaborate Board Hearing Room in Santa Maria -- maybe it ia needed but is it a priority? and should it have been done this year of all years?).
In just the last four years the Board of Supervisors has exhausted their strategic reserve funds, leaving a bare minimum after spending a great deal of this year. Four years ago it was approaching $40 million (approximately). I think it is down to about $7.5 million in real dollars.
There is more that is the basis of my specualtion.
And yes I am only a private citizen so I am speculating.
However common sense dictates that when a public body knows full well what they ought to be taking of and ignores that need for all these years (made especially persuasive when they were rolling in cash in the good years); then to ask the public for more money is simply wrong.
I do not fault Sheriff Brown and in fact I support what he wants and needs to do.
But the fact is, I really do not think the public will support a new TAX, irregardless of the use of that new TAX.
The latter is not speculation but it is instinct that leads me to believe based on public opinion that there will not be the necessary support for a new TAX.
I really don't see it happening. At least not as a ballot measure in the November 2010 election.
Keep in mind in October or a month before the election, the Board will have to make drastic cuts because they will have to meet the impacts of a state budget that will cut into their available reserves which are not enough to meet the state budget cuts.
Do you really think the public will support a new TAX when that October quarterly report is made public? Assuming of course the County accurately the public the truth of the financial hole they are in at that time.
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