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Comment Archives: stories: Opinion

Re: “Let's get rid of partisanship in county politics

The word is that Lynne Compton is fearing for her political life and will be doing everything in her (and her lobbyist friends') powers to avoid having an honest, face-to-face political debate with Jimmy Paulding. Instead, Compton is aiming to avoid any serious challenges to her selfish, skewed world-view and so hopes to use radio host Dave Congalton to help her spread her one-sided, misleading, bought-and-paid-for propaganda to prospective voters without serious or credible challenge. What an embarrassment and travesty that will be (again!)
Bottom line is we need HONEST, CARING and most of all COMPETENT local leadership, now more than ever.

Posted by rightword 2 on 02/17/2018 at 10:37 AM

Re: “The county should reconsider Community Choice Energy

The selfish and reckless behavior from some of local elected officials needs to be acknowledged for what it is: poor, incompetent and deceptive leadership that lacks due respect for the public and truth.

With local elections coming up this year, the best thing any of us can do to restore integrity and common-sense to the SLO County Board of Supervisors and provide a good example of leadership to all is to join the Republican/Democratic Coalition in support of Jimmy Paulding for County Supervisor.

Paulding deserves the support of each of the sitting board members, Republican and Democrat: Gibson, Compton, Peschong, Arnold and Hill, each of whom consider Paulding a formidable candidate and the most qualified to run for a SLO County board seat in decades.

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Posted by rightword 2 on 02/16/2018 at 6:51 AM

Re: “Let's get rid of partisanship in county politics

The best thing any of us can do to restore civility and competence to the Board is to join the Republican/Democratic Coalition in support of Jimmy Paulding for County Supervisor. Paulding deserves the support of each of the sitting board members: Gibson, Compton, Peschong, Arnold and Hill, each of whom consider Paulding a formidable candidate and the most qualified to run for a SLO County board seat in decades.

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Posted by rightword 2 on 02/16/2018 at 6:38 AM

Re: “This island SLO

Thank you, Andrew, for your enlightened editorial, and for the plea to keep our coastal resources safe from the harms that threaten them. Human ignorance, greed and power, somehow reign supreme in the minds of many, while global warming, which has proven to have such devastating consequences, goes ignored. May the people rise up and overcome the mindlessness of those who just don't get it. WE are the people, and WE can rise up to make our world a better place, starting right here in SLO County. Thanks for sending up a flare!
Tina Dickason, Cambria

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Posted by Tina Dickason on 02/15/2018 at 10:45 PM

Re: “Let's get rid of partisanship in county politics

It is sad that you do not know the difference between ending partisan politics and putting your team in charge.

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Posted by Fred Amos on 02/15/2018 at 5:46 PM

Re: “Fake outrage

You only say most fake news comes from conservatives because you believe most of the fakery the left puts out.

Posted by Fred Amos on 02/15/2018 at 5:43 PM

Re: “Fake outrage

(Whittle, proving he's at least not an anti-Semite, says Ashkenazi Jews have a 115 IQ followed by East Asians, Koreans, Chinese, and Japanese who "clock in at 105, 106," followed by Caucasians at about 100, then Hispanics around 90, then American blacks as 85, "partly because they have 20 percent European mixture in their gene pool," then sub-Saharan Africans around 70 IQ, and last and definitely least Australian aboriginals "clocking in around 67 or whatever.")

Small correction: The quote you attribute to Whittle was actually said by Stefan Molyneux.

Posted by andrewsheeler on 02/15/2018 at 1:32 PM

Re: “Let's get rid of partisanship in county politics

The choice is clear. If you want oil drilling off the coast, dust on the dunes, no choice on who to buy electricity from, and like paying the millions of dollars of ground water studies originally agreed to be paid by the Big Wine growers in Paso Robles but transferred by Lynn Compton to the General Taxpayers (thats you, District 4 taxpayers), vote for Lynn. She's your gal, and you should expect more of it in the future.
Or you can vote for Jimmy Paulding, and have a better future. Your choice.
Dan Cook
Templeton

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Posted by Dan Cook on 02/15/2018 at 9:48 AM

Re: “Dear Kevin McCarthy

Mr. McCarthy,

I sincerely hope you read this letter and are moved by it enough to take action! Enough is enough. already. Think (and ACT) for the future of all of our children.

Janet Fedorchuk

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Posted by Janet Fedorchuk on 02/15/2018 at 8:14 AM

Re: “Futility at its finest

"Both the causes and the effects of these public spats highlight the fraying shreds of what's left of political discussions over disagreements. Welcome to President Donald Trump's Great America. " "... his letter's extreme tone is definitive of the rhetoric that our society spits out. "

"But his letter's extreme tone is definitive of the rhetoric that our society spits out."

"Schwartz is clearly a privileged old white man who's never interacted with the potential of being sexually assaulted by a male penis, but possibly has had a weird experience with a bicycle. He's an idiot who hasn't truly reflected on the difficult conversation our nation is having about rape and how commonplace sexual assault is. "

Irony much?.

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Posted by Swole Turd on 02/09/2018 at 11:37 AM

Re: “A fossil fuel relic

Sara has drank the kool aid. She views the world through the lens of false beliefs and is willing to do unknown harm to all in her zealous bveliefs that the things that have made us all better off are the things that will make us worse off.
When in Sara's lifetime has the petroleum industry been unregulated?
Sara has no clue as to what "permanent" damage is being done or what damage actually is.
Stating that lifting humanity from squalor and misery are the same as the destruction of life on the planet makes Sara part of the problem rather than part of the solution.
Sara has been thoroughly indoctrinated in the philosophy of death and destruction , thinking it's the opposite.

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Posted by Fred Amos on 02/08/2018 at 5:30 PM

Re: “The truth of the matter

If it is a crime, get POLICE and trained professional instead of academics involved.
Strange she does not mention a single one of the complaints against this process...............and there are many.
How is she qualified to investigate a serious crime??

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Posted by Fred Amos on 02/08/2018 at 5:20 PM

Re: “We need a responsive supervisor

Jimmy Paulding is an excellent choice for Supervisor. He was raised in AG, understands the area, and is committed to solving problems. He has the educational background needed (Cal Poly), and the practical experience as well (managing a wide variety of projects). Welcome aboard, Jimmy Paulding 2018. Adios, Lynn Compton.

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Posted by Dan Cook on 02/08/2018 at 10:42 AM

Re: “Dear environmentalists: reel in your outrage

Contrary to the suggestion of the letter writer, the freedom to walk in nature after the sun goes down is a right that commonsense folks of all political parties support. It is not a Republican versus Democratic issue.

As for where we draw the line regarding taking keepsakes from public parks is something worth Discussing in finer detail. The issue should not be made into a politically divisive partisan sledge hammer to attack the innocent and well-meaning.

Posted by rightword 2 on 02/08/2018 at 9:50 AM

Re: “Take yes for an answer

No, Fred Amos, billions and billions of dollars is not so called chicken feed as you describe it. Your insistence that we join in lockstep with you to bow to Donald Trumps ego by spending billions of dollars on an idiotic ineffective wall is fool hearty and reckless.

illegal narcotics come over the border at border crossings by way of bribery and deception. A wall will make no difference there. As for immigrants, if theyre willing to risk their lives walking across a deadly desert, they are also willing to use a rope to climb over the wall Or a simple shovel to dig under it. Dont be a moron. Dont be a trump sucker. Dont waste taxpayer money on idiocy and foolish efforts to make good with the worst president in US history.

Posted by rightword 2 on 02/08/2018 at 9:42 AM

Re: “The perils of Paulding

Don't believe the partisan lies from political hacks who fear that the voters will have a clear choice this time around.

Jimmy Paulding is an INDEPENDENT voice worthy of support from Arnold, Peschong, Compton, Gibson and Hill. They all realize he is the most formidable and prepared candidate to run for the Board in decades.

Bottom line is that the most effective and easiest way to restore order, civility and BENEFICIAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS to our County Board of Supervisors is to join the grass-roots county-wide Republican and Democratic Coalition supporting Jimmy Paulding for Supervisor. More than ever, we need Mr. Paulding's strong, moderating voice on the Board. Perhaps even mores so, the public needs a fresh Board member who has the education and real-world experience to get the job done in a common-sense and respectful manner.

Compare the other candidates and present Board members. NONE of them have the high degree of real world,. relevant experience AND the superior level of educational acomplishments that make Jimmy Paulding the ideal candidate to help bring our Board and our community come together for progress and prosperity during these troubled, angry times.

It is time for voters to set aside partisan bickering and elect the best most qualified candidates who care about the success of the entire community, rather than simply themselves and their small band of behind the scenes backers.

Jimmy Paulding is an antidote to the poison we have all seen and felt infecting our local communities in the past few years. Let's hope the public recognizes this and does the right thing.

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Posted by rightword 2 on 02/08/2018 at 8:48 AM

Re: “Let's calm the political ugliness

Bottom line is that the most effective and easiest way to restore order, civility and BENEFICIAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS to our County Board of Supervisors is to join the grass-roots county-wide Republican and Democratic Coalition supporting Jimmy Paulding for Supervisor. More than ever, we need Mr. Paulding's strong, moderating voice on the Board. Perhaps even mores so, the public needs a fresh Board member who has the education and real-world experience to get the job done in a common-sense and respectful manner.

Compare the other candidates and present Board members. NONE of them have the high degree of real world,. relevant experience AND the superior level of educational acomplishments that make Jimmy Paulding the ideal candidate to help bring our Board and our community come together for progress and prosperity during these troubled, angry times.

It is time for voters to set aside partisan bickering and elect the best most qualified candidates who care about the success of the entire community, rather than simply themselves and their small band of behind the scenes backers.

Jimmy Paulding is an antidote to the poison we have all seen and felt infecting our local communities in the past few years. Let's hope the public recognizes this and does the right thing.

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Posted by rightword 2 on 02/08/2018 at 8:43 AM

Re: “Futility at its finest

Bottom line is that the most effective and easiest way to restore order, civility and BENEFICIAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS to our County Board of Supervisors is to join the grass-roots county-wide Republican and Democratic Coalition supporting Jimmy Paulding for Supervisor. More than ever, we need Mr. Paulding's strong, moderating voice on the Board. Perhaps even mores so, the public needs a fresh Board member who has the education and real-world experience to get the job done in a common-sense and respectful manner.

Compare the other candidates and present Board members. NONE of them have the high degree of real world,. relevant experience AND the superior level of educational acomplishments that make Jimmy Paulding the superior and ideal candidate to help bring our Board and our community together for progress and prosperity during these troubled, angry times.

It is time for voters to set aside partisan bickering and elect the best most qualified candidates who care about the success of the entire community, rather than simply themselves and their small band of behind the scenes backers.

Jimmy Paulding is an antidote to the poison we have all seen and felt infecting our local communities in the past few years. Let's hope the public recognizes this and does the right thing.

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Posted by rightword 2 on 02/08/2018 at 8:37 AM

Re: “Futility at its finest

Do the research. Check the facts: Ever since the sleazy COLAB Lobbyists Michael Brown and Andy Caldwell set up their political shake-down shop in San Luis Obispo county our local politics has been poisoned with toxic rhetoric and libelous accusations and divisive misleading propaganda of the most odious sort.That is because Brown and Caldwell make their living by dividing communities and getting people to fight with each other and then collecting money from small minority of wealthy patrons they promise to protect and fight for.

Maybe it is time that the New Times got past the snarky ineffective comments and did a thorough investigative report on COLAB leaders and the toxic scam they are infecting our community with.

COLAB, more than any other organization In San Luis Obispo County history, actively subverts the democratic system in a most heinous and shameful matter. Do the research, check the facts. Dont be a COLAB sucker or scammer.

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Posted by rightword 2 on 02/08/2018 at 7:51 AM

Re: “The price of cannabis

Letter writer Linda Trahey should be ashamed of herself and publicly reprimanded for spreading vicious, grossly Inaccurate and misleading information on behalf of sleazy lobbyists who are tainting our local elections In hopes of electing mindless puppets and pawns to our local governing boards. In fact, One of those so-called murders Trahey rants about was a tragic suicide involving folks who struggled with mental illness.

This is all the more reason that people across the county are joining the Republican and Democratic coalition to elect Jimmy Paulding to the county board of supervisors and bring common sense leadership, honesty and decorum to our local politics.

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Posted by rightword 2 on 02/08/2018 at 4:46 AM

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