Tuesday, April 25, 2017     Volume: 31, Issue: 39

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Are you concerned about the recent deaths in the SLO County jail?

Yes, there are obviously some very severe problems and we need a change in leadership.
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The following article was posted on January 22nd, 2014, in the New Times - Volume 28, Issue 26 [ Submit a Story ]
The following articles were printed from New Times [newtimesslo.com] - Volume 28, Issue 26

So if we're all like Hill, all will be well?

By Robert Smith - Lompoc

I recently read Supervisor Adam Hill’s 333-word letter to the editor (“Who is susceptible to conspiracy-theory thinking?” Jan. 16). It’s astonishing that an elected representative would write such a condescending, demeaning, ill-informed, and extremely biased screed disguised as an indictment on “conspiracy theorists” (read conservatives).

The letter was nothing more than an implement with which to attempt to bully anyone with whom Mr. Hill has a difference of opinion, pretending to use his mastery of the English language and his clearly superior intellect, implying that anyone who doesn’t share his views is “superficially educated and narrow-minded” (as opposed to his deep education and broad mindedness) and then broad mindedly describing them as “bumpkins with bad breath and worse teeth.”

It seems you’re an idiot if you’re nostalgic, as according to him, “it never was.” Reading Ayn Rand makes one a simpleton, yet I am sure Mr. Hill believes himself scholarly and well rounded. His reference to “cardio-prayer class” seems to be a veiled dismissal of Christian beliefs. Of course, only he and like thinkers are able to scold on free speech and power. In Mr. Hill’s quest for open-mindedness, he believes his educational prowess has given him the right to dismiss the Bible (66 books on terror) and those who read it as beneath him. Apparently, he thinks it OK for the IRS to harass people based on their religious or political beliefs.

Basically, if we all were just as bigoted as Mr. Hill, all would be well. Bravo for your erudite, broadminded, spittle-free, rural white-less version of one-world-government thought, Mr. Hill.