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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Hip Bone Connected to the Shoulder Bone . . .

Karen Velie’s story over at Cal Coast News should be old news to Los Ososians. I especially love Able Maldonado’s suggestion that if the local DA doesn’t look into this matter of the Wallace Group, (seriously, like a “real” case, like actually interviewing key people involved) then folks should contact the state Attorney General or the Governor. Bwa-hahahaha. I never knew Abel had such a droll sense of humor.

Read it and weep, at http://calcoastnews.com/2010/09/allegations-of-misdeeds-dog-the-sewage-plant/

Can I Have Mustard With That?

Let’s see, Meg Whitman’s spent $119 million for her bid to be governor. In 2008, there was about 17 million registered Ca. voters. If she just paid each voter to vote for her, how much would that be per registered voter? Or maybe just pay Dems & Independents to vote for her, let’s say 8 million. How much would that be? Meg’s always going on and on about how she would kick-start the economy again. So, what could be that? Talk about trickle-down.

Shhhhh, DO NOT Inform Your Readers

Few days ago I posted a link to Ron Crawfords blog (http://www.sewerwatch.blogspot.com/) wherein Ron spills the beans over an important law allowing for home detention for qualified prisoners – at a HUGELY cheaper price – and how that information had been withheld from the staff report to the BOS who were only given the option of spending tons of money to build a new jail expansion or face overcrowding & etc. As Ron reported, “staff” told him that they would include that in their upcoming BOS presentation.

This morning, however, the Tribune reports on the presentation, but makes NO MENTION of this third option. But here’s what it does note: Vince Morici (administrative analyst) and Sheriff’s Dept. Chief Deputy Rob Reid “warn that timing is important, insofar as the county’s ability to receive state money is concerned.”

Yup, that’s how you Empire Build here in Chinatown: Ignore cheaper alternatives, “forget” to bring that information up in your staff report, (you can always count on the Trib to overlook critical information that you “forgot” to mention as well – no need to keep the taxpayers in the loop) then “warn that timing is important, insofar as the county’s ability to receive state money is concerned,” as in We Gotta Build NOW (and incur an additional $1.6 million in ongoing operating costs) Or We’ll All Die In The Streets Like Dawgs (and pay no attention to a much cheaper, and perhaps better, alternatives. They don’t involve bricks & mortar Empire Building! )

On A Happier Note

Café Musique, that grandly bizarre and wonderful quasi gypsy/caberet-ish group of extraordinary musicians (On their last CD they played “Hernando’s Hideaway” with a straight face and made you really hear that song as a piece of music for the first time.) will be celebrating the release of their second CD and will be performing at the Steynberg Gallery (SLO) on Friday, Sept 24, at 7:30. Tickets $15. Can call (547-0278) to reserve a ticket via credit card or pay at the door.

6 comments:

Mike Green said...

Jeeheezy, Does it take an Oregonian to link the Trivial up to Ron's article? I guess so.

Ron said...

Ann writes:

" This morning, however, the Tribune reports on the presentation, but makes NO MENTION of this third option. But here’s what it does note: Vince Morici (administrative analyst) and Sheriff’s Dept. Chief Deputy Rob Reid “warn that timing is important, insofar as the county’s ability to receive state money is concerned.”

Yup, that’s how you Empire Build here in Chinatown: Ignore cheaper alternatives, “forget” to bring that information up in your staff report...
"

Wanna hear something very interesting on that?

When I was able to pressure them into including the discussion of SB 959 in their presentation today (and they better do it [I'm listening Vince and Rob, I'm listening]), I also asked Morici if he was also going to add that to his staff report.

He told me, "No."

So, it's kinda weird. The Supes aren't going to know about SB 959 until they're told about it today.

Ann:

"Ron spills the beans over an important law allowing for home detention for qualified prisoners – at a HUGELY cheaper price"

Involuntary home detention. A very important distinction. The county already has a home detention program, just not a mandatory home detention program. Huge difference.

And, Mike Green's 100-percent right: someone needs to tell Bob Cuddy about SewerWatch, or Google.

Finally...

Ann:

"Karen Velie’s story over at Cal Coast News should be old news to Los Ososians"

And, apparently someone needs to tell Karen about recent SewerWatch posts, here, and here.

Oh, is this BOS meeting going to be great, or what?!

Thanks for the links, Ann.

Watershed Mark said...
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Watershed Mark said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qn85BeeiwZo

Alon Perlman said...

Nice work Ron.
I have a name suggestion for the new blog over there (One “s” is superfluous) I caught part of it today, did it get covered? sounded pretty detailed. Missed the end. Update your Blog ASAP Por favor
What is the carbon tax on running after our counties’ leg-banded miscreants as they sneak out to the liquor store?
Paris and Lohan Matching Ankle bracelets
It’s the new look.

Good link Mark, some-times…
I like the shots of the Flat footed Bobbies.

This has a little cleaner sound
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlzrNKN3rZI
and here are the lyrics

I'm sick and tired of hearing things
From uptight, short-sighted, narrow-minded hypocrites
All I want is the truth
Just gimme some truth

I've had enough of reading things
By neurotic, psychotic, pig-headed politicians
All I want is the truth
Just gimme some truth

No short-haired, yellow-bellied, son of Tricky Dicky
Is gonna mother hubbard soft soap me
With just a pocketful of hope
Money for dope
Money for rope

I'm sick to death of seeing things
From tight-lipped, condescending, mama's little chauvinists
All I want is the truth
Just gimme some truth now

I've had enough of watching scenes
Of schizophrenic, ego-centric, paranoiac, prima-donnas
All I want is the truth now
Just gimme some truth


(PORTION redacted
You didn’t want the whole truth did you?)

All I want is the truth now
Just gimme some truth now
All I want is the truth
Just gimme some truth
All I want is the truth
Just gimme some truth




http://www.cafemusique.org/
they have a “music player” link on the left an Hernando’s hideaway is #4

BTW Ann – Sue McGinty has a new book released
Still Murder in Central coast town Y
Where Y replaces the real X
Caa-you, can, can I have de-vowel
Personally I’d prefer if the real town’s names were used in the series
Murder in Bimbo Beach? V.S
Homicide in Harmony?

Maybe the Wallace story has legs

Word verification; ducks
As in; maybe the alternate press can actually line up some, in a row.

Ron said...

Alon writes:

"Ron... Update your Blog ASAP Por favor

No problemo, which I would be doing today had not friggin' KCBX stopped broadcasting the meeting right when it got to the good part, so I wasn't able to hear a good portion of it.

BUT, I DID hear Reid RELUCTANTLY mention SB 959 (thank you very much)... and then immediately dissed it, of course. In fact, I'm going to take credit for Reid's entire "alternative to incarcerations" presentation. They wouldn't have done that without pressure from moi. And I'm sure they hated to do it.

Plus, I'm not entirely sure that presentation was 100-percent Brown Act compliant.

I mean, Reid's presentation came out of the blue!... With no opportunity for the public (read: me) to scrutinize that mess beforehand.

I'll review what I missed today, when I'm around broadband, and then give an update on SewerWatch, hopefully by mañana.

Adios.