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Re: “Eckles to challenge Gibson for 2nd District supervisor seat

Next obvious question for Eckles: Will he be accepting quid pro quo donations from COLAB lobbyists in the same manner as Peschong, Arnold and Compton? And for Eckles to claim he has so-called "no party preference" means he has STARTED HIS CAMPAIGN WITH A LIE. You don't donate to Peschong if you have no party preference, unless you are clueless or a mindless pawn.

It's the same outrageous B.S. line that Dan Carpenter tried --and failed --to get over on voters. Why do so many so-called "fiscally conservative/socially liberal candidates start off their campaigns acting like Central Coast voters are stupid and naive? Yeah, I know, Trump has made the Republican brand toxic to so many people, but hiding behind the vacuous cliche about being quote fiscally conservative/socially liberal unquote is a tired script. What does it mean? Sort of like Trump but cool about homosexuality, smoking dope and going to rock concerts--while still wanting to rape the environment deny the needy affordable, quality healthcare all in the name of Ayn Rand selfishness.

Posted by rightword 2 on 01/18/2018 at 1:30 PM

Re: “Mighty Heidi: Heidi Harmon wants SLO to be a net-zero emissions city. Can it happen?

You just closed the largest greenhouse gas free energy source in the state...Diablo. Whoops.

Posted by Steven Zawalick on 01/18/2018 at 12:33 PM

Re: “Utilities commission rejects Diablo's community settlement

No problem. The haters like New Times, SLO Tribune, Mothers for Peace, Santa Lucia Sierra Club, and Cal Poly Staff can pony up the $85M. After all, it was their activism that forced the political closure.

Posted by Steven Zawalick on 01/18/2018 at 12:32 PM

Re: “Hidden oasis: A quick getaway can be found at the tranquility of Montaña de Oro State Park

Karen, I hate to spoil your fun, but Montana de Oro is a State Park. The reason it felt like a gold mine for rock collecting while you were there is that all features are protected - rocks, creatures, shells, plants, etc. - for the benefit of the ecosystem and all visitors and inhabitants. Please return the rocks you took, and do not encourage others to remove anything from a State Park. Yes, enjoy visiting, hiking, taking photos, and touching the rocks. But please leave them where you find them before you go home! Thanks!

Posted by Lindi Doud on 01/18/2018 at 12:28 PM

Re: “Eckles to challenge Gibson for 2nd District supervisor seat

When Mr Eckles asked for feedback on his FB page, I sent him this cautionary letter. Not exactly "Overwhelming Support"

Sir;

I dont know your background, but you would be entering the fight of your life, as Bruce Gibson is respected and admired throughout his district, and has the persona and experience to be a hero to most. As a multi term incumbent, with a strong approval rating and a current experienced campaign re-election staff, you might think long and hard if this is the ditch you want to expire in. .
If you have spent any time observing Mr Gibson, you will have noticed that he brings experience, rational thought, hard work, and devotion to his job. You may not agree with his politics, but most of his voters have taken multiple notes of the above and think highly of him. Tough nut to crack.

Dan Cook

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Posted by Dan Cook on 01/18/2018 at 9:41 AM

Re: “Time to speak out

I have listened to Jimmy Paulding speak several times now, and he continues to impress everyone with his broad work experience, calm demeanor, desire to work with others, and commitment to public service. Go to his site and watch a short video of his upbringing, and you'll agree that this is the person we want for south county Supervisor. https://jimmypaulding.org/about/

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Posted by Dan Cook on 01/18/2018 at 9:33 AM

Re: “Eckles to challenge Gibson for 2nd District supervisor seat

How about some full disclosure?

Why did Eckles suddenly close his wealth management business and why did he leave his position with the homebuilders Association after such a short time? Now hes trying to sell beef jerky. Tomorrow he wants to be county supervisor.

No doubt Eckles is a nice guy but we could really use someone with managerial talent, common sense and a spine strong enough to stand up against the mean-spirited extremist lobbyists who selfishly dictate undemocratic policy behind closed doors to Peschong and others on the board.

A position on the board of supervisors should not be a mans alternative to unemployment or bankruptcy .

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Posted by rightword 2 on 01/18/2018 at 9:06 AM

Re: “Time to speak out

Glad to read support for Bruce and Adam. I am so grateful for their presence on the BOS. I personally have had my business negatively affected by the gang of threes decision making. The only way forward is to make sure we vote out Lyn Compton

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Posted by Anna Gabriel on 01/18/2018 at 8:49 AM

Re: “Time to speak out

"Goons from around the County"? I spoke out against Hill at the BoS meeting. I was especially disturbed by Mr. Hill's blanket condemnation of citizens of SLO, including his own supporters, in his Viewpoint published in the Tribune on 5 Jan. Mr. Cuddy displays the same type of aggressive, insulting language that renders attempts at civil discourse a waste of time.

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Posted by Christopher Arend on 01/18/2018 at 8:28 AM

Re: “Time to speak out

Rightword is correct. Paulding is a REASONABLE and experienced public servant who believes the role of a supervisor is to govern. A vote for him is to restore collegiality and deliberation in county governance. Around our county government building in SLO, Compton is known by county employees for her rude and disrespectful behavior towards public servants. Enough is enough.

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Posted by Gordon Fuglie on 01/18/2018 at 8:11 AM

Re: “Re-elect Supervisor Compton, supporting all county citizens

There is no need to talk bad about other candidates or Board Members when there is so much GOOD to talk about when it comes to aspiring Board of Supervisors member JIMMY PAULDING.

Whether you live in the Fourth District or not, the best solution to the problem with our Board is to be part of the REPUBLICAN/DEMOCRATIC coalition in support of Jimmy Paulding for County Supervisor. Paulding has the common sense, integrity and RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE that will give the Board the type of balance and feet-on-the-ground TALENT it needs at this crucial time.

You don't have to take my word for it. Do the research. Meet the man. Paulding is the type of person that will promote a fresh and productive sense of unity on the Board and in our community at a time when it is needed more than ever.

Posted by rightword 2 on 01/18/2018 at 8:08 AM

Re: “We need a new 4th District county supervisor

There is no need to talk bad about other candidates or Board Members when there is so much GOOD to talk about when it comes to aspiring Board of Supervisors member Jimmy Paulding.

Whether you live in the Fourth District or not, the best solution to the problem with our Board is to be part of the REPUBLICAN/DEMOCRATIC coalition in support of Jimmy Paulding for County Supervisor. Paulding has the common sense, integrity and RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE that will give the Board the type of balance and feet-on-the-ground TALENT it needs at this crucial time.

You don't have to take my word for it. Do the research. Meet the man. Paulding is the type of person that will promote a fresh and productive sense of unity on the Board and in our community at a time when it is needed more than ever.

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Posted by rightword 2 on 01/18/2018 at 7:58 AM

Re: “Time to speak out

Whether you agree with Cuddy or not, or whether you live in the Fourth District or not, the best solution to the problem is to be part of the Republican/Democratic coalition in support of Jimmy Paulding for County Supervisor. Paulding has the common sense, integrity and RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE that will give the Board the type of balance it needs at this crucial time.

You don't have to take my word for it. Do the research. Meet the man. Paulding is the type of person that will promote a fresh and productive sense of unity on the Board and in our community at a time when it is needed more than ever.

There is no need to talk bad about other candidates or Board Members when there is so much GOOD to talk about when it comes to Jimmy Paulding.

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Posted by rightword 2 on 01/18/2018 at 7:56 AM

Re: “Moore and #MeToo

I just read this article one month late (sorry.) I am a woman who has been through a lot of #me too. At ten I was molested by a family friend, at thirteen I was confronted to a man who flashed himself, at fourteen I had to find a way to defend myself against a predator in a bus, at twenty I was grabbed by the ... in the street, at twenty-three I filed sexual harassment charges against my boss... and there is more. Still, I share the same concerns as Bob Cuddy when I see the instant acceptance of any accusation, and the same treatment for outrageous behavior and simple stupidity. Al Franken made a really stupid joke, but did we need to lose a great senator because of this joke? Garrison Keillor touched the bare back of a woman friend, but did you ever see Keillor in person? This man walks around with his eyes closed, appearing to be locked into his own world. He apologized for not paying attention, I think it's enough. There is a huge difference between people like Franken and Keillor, and the predators who have harassed women since the dawn of time. Right now, we seem to have forgotten it. And yet, the Predator-in-Chief is still in his seat, and Clarence Thomas is still Supreme Court Justice. I don't think it is what Anita Hill wanted for women.

Posted by Odile Ayral on 01/17/2018 at 6:38 PM

Re: “Grover Beach mother deported to Mexico

Disgusting , fuck ice

Posted by Ben Perry on 01/17/2018 at 6:56 AM

Re: “Safe, clean, and reliable

Contrary to the ridiculous and misleading statements by Charles Bird, solar power and wind power DO provide electricity at night and on windless days. The energy from both sources can be stored in batteries. If solar was not capable of powering lamps or other electrical device at night, we would to have the growing solar industry we have.

Bird also questions why we don't extract hydrogen fuel from water to generate power. Maybe because an inordinate amount of effort has been put into maintaining a nuclear power industry, despite the tremendous and unsolved problem of how to permanently and safely deal with the massive amounts of toxic radioactive waste that nuclear power plants--particular old, inefficient plants like Diablo--generate.

Posted by rightword 2 on 01/16/2018 at 11:17 PM

Re: “We need a new kind of county supervisor

I encourage all readers here to join the growing Republican/Democratic coalition eager to elect Jimmy Paulding to the County Board of Supervisors and help put an end to all the ridiculous infighting among a lot of big talking, know-nothing windbags of both major political parties. We need a fresh, well-educated and experienced and INDEPENDENT voice on the board. There has not been a better candidate for supervisor than Jimmy Pauling in years.

Let's help bring our community together. Vote for Jimmy Paulding if you are in his district, and campaign for him if you're in another district but want someone fair, honest and capable to help balance and calm the waters on the Board.

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Posted by rightword 2 on 01/16/2018 at 11:08 PM

Re: “Re-elect Supervisor Compton, supporting all county citizens

encourage all readers here to join the growing Republican/Democratic coalition eager to elect Jimmy Paulding to the County Board of Supervisors and help put an end to all the ridiculous infighting among a lot of big talking, know-nothing windbags of both major political parties. We need a fresh, well-educated and experienced and INDEPENDENT voice on the board. There has not been a better candidate for supervisor than Jimmy Pauling in years.

Let's help bring our community together. Vote for Jimmy Paulding.

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Posted by rightword 2 on 01/16/2018 at 11:06 PM

Re: “Shame on New Times!

Shame on Julie Tacker for attempting to censor legitimate and honest political discourse.

To equate Hodin's pointed cartoon with the alleged assaults by Harvey Weinstein is ridiculous and certainly borders on libel. Julie Tacker owes Russell Hodin, the Central Coast's most perceptive and enlightening political cartoonist, a huge public apology.

Tacker either doesn't get it or doesn't want to get it. Hodin's cartoon was not about gender roles, it was simply portraying political relationships on the board in the manner that many people perceive them to be. Debbie Arnold admitted on the Dave Congalton show that in her first year as supervisor she spoke daily with extreme rightwing lobbyist Michael Brown. Why? Anyone who has watched or listened to a board of supervisors meeting knows that Compton and Arnold kow-tow to Peschong. It's no secret. In fact, it's blatant.

The truth behind Hodin's cartoon seems to be what has gotten Tacker so bothered and compelled her, for selfish political reasons, to pretend to be offended and try to bring shame on one of our community's greatest truth tellers.

Thank you New Times for employing such a fine and courageous cartoonist as Russell Hodin. I can hardly wait for his next cartoon pointing out the truth about Julie Tacker, who, if I'm not mistaken, has been taken to task by Hodin in the past. Thus no surprise that Tacker, our county's most notorious carpet-bagging gadfly, tries to tar him with her phony B.S. as she tries to work the system for her own personal benefit and ego gratification.

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Posted by rightword 2 on 01/16/2018 at 10:57 PM

Re: “Shame on New Times!

I encourage all readers here to join the growing Republican/Democratic coalition eager to elect Jimmy Paulding to the County Board of Supervisors and help put an end to all the ridiculous infighting among a lot of big talking, know-nothing windbags of both major political parties. We need a fresh, well-educated and experienced and INDEPENDENT voice on the board. There has not been a better candidate for supervisor than Jimmy Pauling in years.

Let's help bring our community together. Vote for Jimmy Paulding.

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Posted by rightword 2 on 01/16/2018 at 10:42 PM

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