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Comment Archives: stories: Opinion: Shredder

Re: “A public allegiance

The insurance company that paid the 5 Million settlement over Andrew Hollands death did so based on the facts presented to it by the Sherriffs report, which has now been shown to be largely in error. At some point, they may want their 5 million back, based on misrepresentation by SLO County. The train wreck continues. New leadership is needed, vote Clayton for Sherriff.

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Posted by Dan Cook on 05/20/2018 at 4:59 PM

Re: “A public allegiance

Mr. Paulding has run a fine campaign, perhaps better than any other supervisor candidate this century. He has gotten significant support from Republicans, Democrats and those who declined to state. He is handling his opponent respectfully but not naively. He doesnt mind taking the tough questions and answering them in a straightforward manner. This is a huge contrast to his opponent who whines and slithers her way through challenging questions and blames others for every one of her failings and frustrations.

Paulding seems as independent minded as any candidate running for any office in the county this year. I fully expect him to school Debbie Arnold and Adam Hill on how to better serve the public.

We need Pauldings moderating voice and vision to bring balance to our board and peace of mind to the people of the Central Coast. He has the skill, talent, real world work experienceand and natural leadership ability to bring a new level of respect to politics on the Central Coast.

If Paulding handles his job on the board even half as well as he has run his amazing campaign then the people of the central coast will be very well served.

There is no point in trying to argue with the anonymous trolls and behind the scene lobbyists who dread having an ethical and upright politician they cannot control representing the fourth district.

At this point its all about boots on the ground and making sure as many people send in their mail in ballot or get to the polls on June 5
Everyone who has met Jimmy should let their friends know what an ideal candidate he is and why they should do everything they can to make it certain that he prevails in this crucial election that may determine the health and welfare of our central coast for decades to come.

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Posted by rightword 2 on 05/17/2018 at 6:19 PM

Re: “A public allegiance

Rightword- if Lynn Compton should go because of this issue, then so should Bruce Gibson, right?

Also, Jimmy has already created rancor in his campaign and claims to be an independent when he is in fact a Progressive Dem and has taken money from them, Bruce Gibson, and Adam Hill.

The only civil race I've seen in the county, by the way, is the 2nd District Supervisor race between Gibson and Eckles. They are both to be commended for running good campaigns and not getting in the mud.

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Posted by Tim D on 05/17/2018 at 2:24 PM

Re: “A public allegiance

Jimmy Paulding is poised to be the moderating voice that will restore balance to the board and bring an end to the constant discord and dysfunction.

There is plenty of good reason both Republicans and Democrats have contributed mightily to Paulding's campaign and are eager to see him elected and move up the political ladder and bring a new wave of political respect to the Central Coast.
I know it is a cliche, but in this case change really is called for. Paulding fits the bill perfectly.

If you are on the fence, please meet the man and learn the truth for yourself and not fall victim to the trolls and lobbyists who are eager to maintain the status quo and all the rotteness they love to exploit.

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Posted by rightword 2 on 05/17/2018 at 8:34 AM

Re: “A public allegiance

This is why its more important than ever that Jimmy Paulding be elected to the county Board of Supervisors. We need to end the dysfunction and the rancor and bring back balance, common sense and competence to the board.

At point theres little purpose in arguing with the trolls and lobbyists. What we need is people making sure that others send in their mail-in ballots or go to the polls on June 5.

Whether or not you live in district 4, it is vital that you let others know that you support Paulding and reiterate how important it is for people to vote in the upcoming election.

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Posted by rightword 2 on 05/17/2018 at 5:13 AM

Re: “Something's rotten

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Posted by leena gilson on 05/14/2018 at 2:06 PM

Re: “Something's rotten

How anybody could even consider voting for this guy AGAIN is beyond me. Just like how the GOP continually keep quiet in regards to their commander-in-chief, despite the chaos happening in our country. Makes no sense as to why people are so damn complacent and just sit back and do NOTHING.

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Posted by Darcy Anderson De Rose on 05/12/2018 at 10:24 PM

Re: “Something's rotten

I am still curious as to why the Holland's gave Bruce Gibson money when he was part of the cover up and part of the problem. Obviously, back room promises were made- the Hollands are trying to buy this election so they have power to create change. It is a shame that in their grief, they are adding to an already corrupt system. If the sheriff should go, so should Gibson and Compton. Yes, something smells rotten here.

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Posted by Tim D on 05/10/2018 at 8:38 AM

Re: “The last stand

By most accounts from his constituents, Gibson is doing a good job. Compare this with whats happening in the south county with Lynn Compton. In the south county most people are voicing deep disappointment or anger with Compton. Many people feel betrayed by her. Thats where we need change. Thats where we need to elect Jimmy Paulding. Gibson deserves to keep his seat Compton certainly does not. As for Jeff Eckles, Hes a nice guy and he runs a decent beef jerky shop in Morro Bay. But in district 2 we need a wise, experienced politician who knows how to get things done and is willing to stand up against Unscrupulous outside lobbyists who have gotten a foothold in our county and control the actions of Compton, Arnold and Peshong.
Mr. Paulding will bring much-needed balance and competence to the board And inspire others to shape up or ship out.

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Posted by rightword 2 on 05/05/2018 at 8:54 PM

Re: “The last stand

COLABs primary objective is to divide communities and stir up animosity in the communities it infiltrates. This is a serious part of its business plan, and it does so by purposely spreading lies and fear mongering. COLAB is truly despicable.

This is one more reason to support Jimmy Paulding for Supervisor. Paulding is honest, has relevant experience, common sense and the courage to stand up to these awful outside influencers.

Candidates Eckles and Compton have refused to speak out against COLAB. Even worse, Compton continues to do COLABs dirty work as if she is a paid employee of these scurrilous lobbyists from Santa Barbara. Do the research. See for yourself.

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Posted by rightword 2 on 05/05/2018 at 3:49 AM

Re: “The last stand

What will help? I have been impressed with the only non-party person running for supervisor in the county. Jeff Eckles is the right choice for District 2. He does not engage in the left-right war games. He has integrity. He listens. He is balanced. He cares deeply about his community and would make a great addition to the Board of Supervisors. I just contributed to his campaign at

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Posted by Tim D on 05/03/2018 at 6:48 AM

Re: “All lying liars must resign!

So what if the FBI clears him? Will you claim it is a giant cover-up? Will you think you have better investigating skills into the matter? Or will you even take time to consider something in between? Pushing for a solution to the problem of our current mental health system is better than rushing to judgment before the FBI has finished their investigation. But then again that might not serve your agenda well...

Posted by Md Waller on 04/10/2018 at 8:04 AM

Re: “The people's business

Sheriff Parkinson and friends held a Town Hall meeting in Santa Margarita last nite, 3/28. Most of the meeting involved lengthy discussion of small changes in crime statistics, and then lots of happy talk about how wonderful all the new programs are the Sheriff and DA were implementing to assist in school shooting situations and to improve the jail after the death of Andrew Holland.

And while ANY school shooting pre-planning is helpful, there was NO mention at all of the Elephant in the Room, ie the real problem of having rapid fire weapons of war commonly available. And that with the Parkland shooting over in 4 minutes, with the fire alarm pulled to get kids outside, there is very little the police can do to stop a determined shooter.

As for the death of Andrew Holland, the Sheriff continues to blame others, the system, the FBI, Sacramento, etc etc. and only recently has accepted some sort of leadership role responsibility (but nothing personal). But the facts remain that Andrew Holland died in HIS jail, under the direct watch of HIS deputies, following HIS instructions and HIS protocols. Andrew Hollands death is HIS responsibility. And the Elephant in the Room here is why did all these new changes he is talking about only start after Andrews death?? Why didnt they start after the (pick a number) 1-11 deaths at the jail preceding Andrews death??

Leadership matters, and Sheriff Parkinson is responsible for some serious mistakes. When you get voted into office, its not a life time job. I wish Mr. Parkinson well in his next career, but its time to vote someone else into the Sheriffs Office and see if they can bring new ideas to the table.

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Posted by Dan Cook on 03/29/2018 at 10:11 AM

Re: “All lying liars must resign!

Andrew Holland was hog-tied to a chair for 46 hrs, with very very little movement allowed. Blood clots formed, and when he was finally released and moved around some, the clots broke loose and traveled to his lungs and killed him. Jail deputies watched him during this entire time, and did nothing to prevent his death. Thats Homicide folks, when someone dies because of anothers actions. Sheriff Parkinson is trying his best to deflect blame away from him, but he personally ok'd putting him that chair, and left him there to die. He can wank and wank about how "its somebody else's fault", but the truth has come out and the video is clear as to what happened.

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Posted by Dan Cook on 03/23/2018 at 4:01 PM

Re: “All lying liars must resign!

I fail to see the reasoning behind sending a mentally ill individual to jail rather than home with family.
What was his CRIME to justify confinement in the first place?
Why his family not permitted to take the 'prisoner' home?
No bail?
Why not?
How serious was his crime?
Was he a clear and present danger to the entire community?

Why does the average individual know more about how such mentally ill individuals react to confinement than the individuals managing such confinement?
How isolated from reality are the enforcers so that erratic behavior becomes a joking matter?

What is the thinking of both law enforcement and our Judges that says, "Lock them up, restrain them and worry about it later"?

Disgraceful, until a lasting solution can be found, let's stop making prisoners of the mentally ill. I don't mean a few beds costing millions and tightly regulated, I mean mini individual shelters using vacant land with mobile toilets, showers and laundry services. Meals, counseling and health care as well . We can afford to provide basic service is we think affordable and flexible.

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Posted by Gail Lightfoot on 03/22/2018 at 4:28 PM

Re: “All lying liars must resign!

Transparency, oversight and truthfulness from public officials are a must in order to enact meaningful reform in our County Jail. Parkinson has violated the public trust by refusing to take responsibility for the excessive number of jail deaths that have occurred under his watch. Parkinson should step down.

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Posted by chrysb52 1 on 03/22/2018 at 1:15 PM

Re: “All lying liars must resign!

Right on! And the Clean up must include some way to provide oversight to the county Mental Health, coroner, Jail and DA before we can be confident that every human that comes in contact with tham is treated with compassion. The board os Supervisors must create this oversight. Soon!

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Posted by Kathy Oliver on 03/22/2018 at 11:03 AM

Re: “All lying liars must resign!

This angers me hugely. I am so sick of the hegemonic forces, mostly white males (I know, not all of them), literally getting away with murder, and having the unmitigated gall to laugh about it. Our society is diseased with the lethal combination of authoritarian, narcissistic, white supremacist patriarchy + misogyny + toxic masculinity. These guys gotta go, now, along with the women who blindly follow them, and make way for the future of humanistic, compassionate social constructs.

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Posted by Sharine Borslien on 03/22/2018 at 10:19 AM

Re: “All lying liars must resign!

And what about Tony Cipolla, the Sheriffs public (mis)information officer? Cipolla was once a trusted local tv news anchor. Nowadays hes simply a Liar for Hire for the sheriffs department. Why should anyone trust him about anything? His credibility is in the toilet. Instead of lying he should learn how to gracefully say no comment rather than continually misleading the public and covering up potential crimes. Our county deserves a public information officer who is independent of the sheriff and works on behalf of the public rather than being a taxpayer-funded propaganda tool for an elected official. Cant trust Tony, a.k.a. Tony Baloney.

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Posted by rightword 2 on 03/22/2018 at 5:56 AM

Re: “Priorities

The Shredder, well, Shreds it again

" I claim your protocols suck, Ian. Theyre clearly inadequate, inhumane, and ineffective."

That just about sums it up.

Posted by Dan Cook on 03/21/2018 at 11:04 AM

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