chrysb52 1 
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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: “This is not a nice business

Well said. Beautifully written and heartfelt. We have to stick together for dear life, all of us. Thanks for writing.

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Posted by chrysb52 1 on 01/25/2018 at 9:53 PM

Re: “Time to speak out

I have met Jimmy Paulding. I have heard him speak and take audience questions. He impressed me as authentic and smart with common sense approaches to the issues facing us. I hope the voters of Dist 4 will make him their new Supervisor. He's the type of class act we sorely need to replace Lynn Compton.
On another note, as a voter in Dist 3, I am getting extremely tired of North County right wingers showing up to BOS meetings in droves for the express purpose of impugning Adam Hill's character. Mr. Hill was re-elected to his seat by a comfortable margin. The voters of Dist 3 have spoken. We support Hill. The policies of Hill and Gibson represent the wishes of a large portion of this county's voters. In theory, I have no problem working with conservatives, but in practice, the BOS majority refuses to work... PERIOD. That's not governance. Their vote to bill the rest of us for their North County donors' personal water use tells you all you need to know about what these three phonies are up to: socializing the costs of private services; rewarding their friends at the expense of everyone else. They are wasting our time and our money. We can do better. Let's vote them out!

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Posted by chrysb52 1 on 01/18/2018 at 2:07 PM

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

What makes this writer and others like her so sure that only the affluent have sacrificed? Surely those reading this have witnessed average working people on the job in fields, factories, call centers, elder care facilities, hotels and construction sites. These jobs may have 21st Century titles, but it's much of the same work my parents and grandparents did. My grandparents, by the way, were immigrants from Ukraine. That generation's sacrifices and work ethic made it possible for my parents to step up from the working class to the middle class. My parents' sacrifices made it possible for people like me to go to college and become professionals, or at the very least, have an opportunity for decent-paying jobs.

It is human nature to want to work for a better life for your family. What are we so afraid of losing by investing in the success of working people? Of valuing other people's contributions? This selfishness is a sickness in our society. It is weak and immoral.

To portray the very people who pick our crops and take care of our ageing parents as lazy "takers" is not only insulting to them, but to the whole idea of America. Being cruel does NOT make us stronger. Let's be honest. If anybody is looking for a hand-out it is wealthy conservatives. Their mantra: "Tax cuts for the rich! What's mine is mine, what's yours is up for grabs." In the name of common sense and common decency, my deepest hope is the Jimmy Paulding wins Compton's seat.

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Posted by chrysb52 1 on 01/11/2018 at 12:50 PM

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