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Posted on March 24 at 10:16 a.m.
"Market forces and Capitalism just don’t give us our share of the American pie." No, they don't. They give us our CHANCE to get a share. We have to earn that share. Where did you get the idea you were entitled to it?
On The State of the City
Posted on March 10 at 3:23 p.m.
I am appalled that the Indy saw fit to publish a PODER column after what they did to El Bajio, and now they're apparently targeting the Chamber. Gaby Hernandez is clearly visible as a leader in the protest at El Bajio in the surveillance footage from that day. Nice props, Indy, for trying to shore up the Titanic of PODER.
On District Elections
Posted on February 9 at 3:31 p.m.
"The People's Voice"? PODER????? OMG. More like the "Voice of the People's Republik", comrades. Careful what you do or say, or PODER will demand your emails be made publik. Those facebook posts...scary.
Independent, what are you thinking???
On The People's Voice
Posted on February 7 at 9:26 a.m.
Ken, Dr. Dan and 14 - Sharing same mindset with those that think the Holocaust never happened, and Bush bombed the WTC in 9/11. Tinfoil must be the new black!
On <em>News-Press</em> Provided Few Records in Murillo Internet Request
Posted on January 28 at 12:24 p.m.
Cathy most certainly does not represent everyone. She was not elected by the majority of voters. She probably got 8000 votes out of 45,000 eligible. She is a lousy city councilwoman that bullies people she doesn't like. She believes government has overweening power, and she craves that power like a drug. She associates openly with pro gang forces. Her desperate need to be liked is pathetic. She posts selfies everywhere - the Council Kardashian indeed. And hey John Adams, like husband like wife on that pesky problem of ethics, eh?
On <em>News-Press</em> Takes on Murillo
Posted on January 24 at 8:09 a.m.
Agreed, disinformation seems to reign around here. From the IRS website, 501 (c)4 is a classification of non-profit for civic leagues and social welfare organizations. A (c)4 exists to "further the common good and general welfare of the people of the community (such as by bringing about civic betterment and social improvements)." Community parades, health fairs, trick or treats, pedestrian safety, and homeless outreach (per the Indy 12/24) certainly fit that bill.
Cathy, on the other hand, is a politician. Her "bestie" Jacqueline Inda, leader of PODER, suing the city for district elections hoping to become the Eastside City Council rep, is political. Grant House is a former city councilman, and must be running again this year, seeking to pull a Hart and reinstall himself on council. These are politicos.
Who is spreading all this information about the proposed business improvement district, a model used by businesses across the country? A model Latinos have started up in Salinas, Pacoima, and other cities to improve their lot as businesses? Who advocated for high-density zoning for the Eastside that allows out-of-area developers to come in and buy up property for development, as has been happening for years, and has nothing to do with the business community? Who is creating all this noise, while masking their actions that promote gentrification in the area?
On The Eastside Assessment Reaches Beyond Milpas
Posted on January 19 at 9:57 a.m.
14noscams, the intent of a BID is to improve the business environment and promote existing businesses in the area to boost their sales. More business for them means more jobs, and many eastside businesses would like more business! A cleaner district with events for families to enjoy benefits everyone in the surrounding community. You're speaking of larger economic forces shaping current city decisions. A BID lets the merchants decide the services they want to provide themselves, and how the district businesses are promoted, giving them greater control over their business's destiny. Absent a BID, they are indeed at the mercy of market and city-driven forces that may well not be to their ultimate benefit.
On Eastside Business District Gets Rocky Reception
Posted on December 12 at 10:30 p.m.
White collar = professional or executive workers, usually in private industry, but these days found in many areas of public sector. Managerial, accounting, finance, sales, etc. Also programmers, and other salaried professionals who are not compensated for overtime, though expected to put a lot of it in, thus the term 'white collar slavery'.
Blue collar: traditionally, manufacturing sector, plumbing, electrician, auto mechanic, grocery, etc. Now includes police, fire fighters, and government workers that maintain parks, repair roads, maintain light poles, etc. Traditionally meant good paying job, no college degree required.
Pink collar: secretaries and clerical. Underpaid, overworked. Traditionally female, especially in large corporations.
Black collar: film execs and the newly arising "creative class".
"White collar crime" is bilking, defrauding, and embezzling from corporations, or even wealthy individuals and funds, usually by senior executives, who then leave in disgrace but with golden parachutes intact, while producing dismal results or losses for stockholders.
In the context of this discussion, proof yet again that Indy readers are a largely insular lot, given to misappropriation of terms they don't actually understand.
On Justice Demands Accountability
Posted on December 3 at 6:37 p.m.
Cathy Murillo came to my business, to try to shoot the proposed business district down, with falsehoods. I knew the truth, but wow…that was an ugly tactic. Hey Cathy, newsflash: our sales will go up with a nice safe and clean district, which means more sales tax revenue for the city, and you. What’s the problem? I say let the businesses decide this for ourselves, without some meddling politician who clearly doesn’t understand how hard it is to be a small business in this town.
On Making Things Better on the Eastside
Posted on November 24 at 1:26 p.m.
And Cathy Murillo wraps her arms around them all!
On Palabra Keeping the Peace?