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Posted on May 24 at 11:27 a.m.
"unions and the politicians are conspiring against the taxpayers".... Let's remember that those union members pay full rates on taxes and not the 13-15% rates that those who finance the teabaggers pay on their dividend returns.
On Santa Barbara Teachers Association Elects New Union Boss
Posted on May 24 at 10:20 a.m.
foofighters entire argument is built on one big lie.... that we're running out of money."Unsustainable" is the biggest spin word in the hard rights vocabulary. The pension funds are NOT running dry. As a matter of fact with the stock market and reformulations being done there is no need to fear, which of course puts fear in the hearts of TeaPublicans.
Doomsday prophecies aside lets understand that the political activist billionaires only fear one thing. The voice of the masses. You know, the voices that can't be bought by corporations. The biggest voices being employee unions and the strongest of those being public employee unions, especially public safety.
I started to buy into their argument at the height of the recession myself, but then I realized, the sky isn't falling after all.
Posted on May 23 at 4:54 p.m.
[Start sarcasm] God forbid any large group of people form a union to protect themselves and bargain for a contract. Corporate CEOs and government officials will always give the little guy a fair shake. [end sarcasm]
@ foofighter... I'd like to know where you get those so-called facts of yours. The truth is once an employee is hired in the public sector under a defined benefit pension plan the state supreme court has said you can't take it away. It's in the contract clause of the state constitution. All this talk of the money running out is nothing but BS!
This whole "public employee hate train" has been unmasked in CA for what it is already. Simply a Koch financed, Teatard led campaign to hurt the unions. Remember prop 32?
Posted on May 22 at 5:33 p.m.
The boobs act only when someone prominent, or their loved one, becomes a victim of violence by one of these "3 nons".
What a joke.
On Musical Chairs Behind Bars
Posted on May 9 at 12:22 p.m.
First of all, like I've said all along, Adam's no compromise attitude will end up getting him rebuked by even his allies like Supervisor Lavagnino. Need votes? Try working with your counterparts occasionally.
Second, and the bigger point, is this county is sitting on black gold that could put us in the black, but with agenda's like that of the EDC even the safest, already developed, guaranteed money generators are said no to.
This whole "eradicating oil from SB County will save the planet" ideology is costing us dearly. It's pretty obvious we cannot cut our way to proper public safety and general infrastructure maintenance funding. WE NEED REVENUE!!! Every time you get tar on your feet at the beach think of it as longer wait times when you need help.
Just a prediction, but I think if the proper candidate runs for second district supervisor ideology will be Janet Wolf's downfall.
On Adam Tries, Fails to Shrink Energy Division
Posted on April 26 at 12:10 p.m.
"In addition, when you demonize someone and they already feel they have no other identity, isn't that just encouraging more bad decision making?"
and statements like....
"Allowing the police to categorize whom to allow to congregate in public places is a failure of democracy."
...come from a pie in the sky train of thought that "if we did this or that" instead of addressing it from a law enforcement plan of attack (to avoid attacks) we would give these ruthless idiots a better path is just foolish.
Whether you're rich, poor or in the middle life come down to personal choices. If one chooses a gang they should be identified by it and be targeted for it.
I only support the rights of victims and a civilized society.
On City Council Finally Addressing Gang Injunction
Posted on April 25 at 2:25 p.m.
A gang injunction is money well spent.
Posted on April 25 at 2:23 p.m.
...."unwanted and unnecessary jail"
That's easy to say if you live in south county. The north county residents have needed and WANTED a jail going back at least 3 decades.
We can have all the mental health facilities we want, but what if a schizophrenic with violent tendencies refuses to take any meds? What do we do then? Unfortunately there are many mentally ill people that must be in jails because of their actions.
We need both types of facilities but with the prison realignment there's absolutely no doubt we must have another jail.
On County Psych Facility Needs More Beds
Posted on April 19 at 1:35 p.m.
I'm sure he'll get prison next time when he successfully rapes a woman.
What a nice judge.
On Sex Offender Gets Less Time Behind Bars
Posted on April 18 at 8:45 a.m.
“3rd DUI, driving on a suspended license, got your butt beat after refusing the legal commands of a law enforcement officer? Call attorney Darryl Genis.
He’ll cut the DA’s throat and she won’t even know it. He’ll defend you on the blogs in the middle of the night, and Darryl doesn’t mentally masterbate.”
You can use that free of charge Darryl...V
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