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Posted on September 27 at 1:30 p.m.
So, Pedro, are you endorsing Stoker by attacking HBJ in this forum? While you are completely entitled to your opinion, I would think, as a former politician, you might consider refraining from attacking a fellow Democrat when it's unnecessary to do so especially only weeks before the election. Comparing HBJ to Romney is completely uncalled for and not something I would expect one Democrat to do to another. Maybe you’re considering registering as a Republican? At least that would explain your actions better.
On Dog Tired
Posted on June 16 at 1:53 p.m.
Thank you Lee & Indy for highlighting this vital effort! YES WE CAN - let's do it!
Sherry Holland, Mesa resident
On Step Up for SBCC
Posted on January 7 at 12:55 p.m.
There is no doubt this is a complex issue. I think the following excerpt describes the situation the best:
"Led by the Environmental Defense Center, which negotiated an agreement with PXP to end drilling in federal waters off Santa Barbara in exchange for the 14-year state lease, some advocates view the T-Ridge plan as the best bet to begin to phase out offshore drilling permanently."
The ultimate goal of the PXP deal was to end ALL offshore drilling off the SB coast, which is something I believe all progressive Democrats (and many environmentally conscious Santa Barbarans of any political party) can agree is a worthy goal.
It's my understanding that Das Williams has always been a strong advocate to end offshore drilling. I also know that had the PXP deal passed, it would have resulted in millions in tax revenue for SB County and the eventual shutdown of the oil platforms. As far as I know, this is why Das was a supporter of the complex and intricately negotiated deal.
As we all know, things are not always what they appear on the surface and before we accuse others, we ought to make sure we know the facts.
Sincerely,Sherry K. Holland
On Oil & Money
Posted on August 27 at 10:56 p.m.
I, too, felt your pain regarding Joe Armendariz. A couple of points struck me in particular:
1. When Joe chose to bring up the term "Death Panels." I nearly fell of my chair in disgust! He tried to backpedal by adding something like "the supposed Death Panels..." I was almost ill myself knowing that one of our local leaders is willing to use a lie that Sarah Palin proudly states when he should certainly know better. They don't exist, never did and anyone, especially an expert on the subject, should be ashamed of perpetuating the lies and using such scare tactics!
2. I was surprised when Joe raised his hand to say he is a Mexican American when a woman asking a question announced she was the only Mexican in the room. Why was I surprised? Because he seemed to have no problem with all the people in the room who were viciously anti-illegal aliens. Don't get me wrong, I am not a supporter of illegals necessarily, but the hatred in the tone and the jeers from the audience about illegals being covered by the proposed Health Care Reform bill (WHICH THEY ARE NOT) was scary to me. To see Joe align himself with folks who sounded to me to be so full of hate concerned me. I am not sure I can explain why other than I would have thought someone from a Mexican heritage would at least be able to understand or show some empathy for the illegals' plight.
I also wondered how many of those in the room, who had so much contempt for the illegals, actually benefit from them being here in the US in some way...
I must say that I was impressed with the job Clark Vandeventer did moderating. It was a tough crowd and those of us in support of reform were, by far, in the minority. Considering the audience, I thought he did a good job in keeping it as fair as possible.
Dr. J Kahn did an incredibly good job representing the case for reform and common decency.
Sherry HollandCommunity Organizer, Organizing for America
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