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What would you like to see the United States do about ISIS?

Air strikes are a start, but let’s put boots on the ground.
Look for less confrontational ways to address the situation, like economic sanctions and a multilateral peacekeeping effort.
They’re a pissed off byproduct of the 2003 Iraq invasion. Maybe it’s time to stop creating more terrorists.
Let’s begin by helping the refugees that fled from their violence.

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The following article was posted on May 7th, 2014, in the New Times - Volume 28, Issue 41 [ Submit a Story ]
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My vote is for Mike Byrd

By Frank Jarratt - Arroyo Grande

Those embarrassed by the bad behavior of elected county officials we have seen too often should vote for Mike Byrd for District 4 supervisor. He will set an example of respect for the position he serves in, and the people he works for: us!

I’ve known Mike for some time. He has been a longtime community volunteer and leader in organizations as diverse as the Friends of the Price House, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, the Local Housing Task Force, and the Arroyo Grande Chamber of Commerce.

He would never commit to give preference to someone from his political party for appointment to a county position. He has more integrity than that. He would choose the best-qualified person for an appointment, regardless of party affiliation. A supervisor should represent everyone in the district—not just one political party.

Mike is independent and balanced in his judgments and opinions. He listens to all sides and can work across ideological and party lines. He has done that for years.

If you want balance, integrity, respect, and responsibility on the BOS, follow my example and support Mike now, and vote for him in June.