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Posted on November 1 at 9:39 p.m.
I worked alongside Mike Stoker in 2008 when he was negotiating a truce between Greka and the county. Hes a good negotiator, getting both sides past past the name calling to useful steps forward.
He has a disarming likable style. His work paid off. We dont read much about Greka in the papers anymore. A major employer in the county remains in the county.
We could use Mike in Sacramento now.
On Old Faces, New Races
Posted on June 20 at 11:03 p.m.
The agencies have already already extracted gobs 'justice' and 'accountability' for these spills. They didnt get enough the first time around, so they're back for seconds. 'Justice' and 'accountability' feels pretty good in the old bank account... apparently.
Wait...it isnt about the money. Ms Capps says its about our sincere and abiding concern for the environment. Yup..thats it.
On U.S. Sues Greka
Posted on April 21 at 10:12 p.m.
Enviromentalism is a strange religion. We preach that everyone (except us) should die or become mud people.
On Has Earth Day Lost Its Way?
Posted on March 20 at 3:41 p.m.
Anything for you EZK. Im sure they'll get right on shuttin em down first thing, Monday morning.
On Greka and County Reach Historic Settlement
Posted on February 8 at 12:16 p.m.
Why dont we call it the Political Opportunity Bill? What other point could there be to this ordinance... other than scoring political points? Oil spill cleanup is already covered under several stringent, and absurdly overlapping rules.
So why do we need to add this little piece of doggerel? Lets call it this for what it is.
On County May Alter Onshore Oil Repeat Offender Ordinance
Posted on November 27 at 12:56 p.m.
You tried to kill off 200 good-paying oilfield jobs at Greka. You may yet kill off thousands statewide jobs with your AB 1960 nightmare.
No problem. There are now plenty of green jobs...right Pedro?
On Honor to Serve
Posted on October 26 at 12:17 a.m.
Geeber:Stoker was hired as a private attorney to mediate between Greka and the agencies. He was successful. Some 200 private sector jobs were saved. Why should he apologize for that?
By contrast Pedro Nava, the previous Democrat Assemlyman did his level best to kill off the same 200 jobs. Pedro, and his hopeful young apprentice (Das) have ever had real jobs. They have worked in government their entire careers. Taxing, regulation, and job killing is all they know.
On Stark Choice for Assembly
Posted on June 14 at 8:03 p.m.
The inspector admits there was no environmental damage. Thats pretty much been the case every time. Every one of the 'wicked' spills were cleaned up quickly.
So whats up with all these 'massive fines'? Heres whats up. The local state and federal agencies are just running a business. As long you bunny huggers stay outraged, you print $ millions for them. Problem is...while the agencies are cashing inm, they are running good jobs out of the county. Maybe the agencies will still hire you bunny huggers.. when your mom finally kicks you out of the house.
On Greka Faces Massive Fines
Posted on September 15 at 5:02 p.m.
Government exists to bring services to people huh? Sure you werent thinking of Santa Claus or the Toothfairy?
Yikes...little wonder this state is broke. Dont know this candidate, but she's making sense so far.
On The Front-Runner
Posted on September 15 at 4:52 p.m.
The handwringing theatrics over an accident in 1969 will soon (thankfully) come to a close.
On Take Three on Tranquillon Ridge
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