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Re: “A terrible deal

What Mr. Fonzi failed to do, of course, is explain how any element of GND actually does all of these horrific things he fears. Yes, the corporate right wing, fueled (if you will) by lobbies for oil and gas, is in a blind panic about the GND, because it does propose an enormous reduction in government welfare for the corporations they represent, in lieu of supporting wind, solar and other renewable energy sources. The GND is ambitious--perhaps overly optimistic in its ambitions--but it is a blueprint, really, that would require legislative and budgetary actions to implement each of its elements. It's open for debate, but debate can occur only with an open mind--not one that is informed solely by inflammatory talking points and false narratives about the true science that underlies the urgency for change. Read the actual document, here: https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congre…

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Posted by tsankawi on 03/14/2019 at 11:31 AM

Re: “Trickle down paranoia

Here's the other thing about Tommy Gong: It's likely that someone on his staff made that error, and Tommy just didn't catch it. Did he publicly state that a staff member screwed up? No, he didn't, because he's a class act from beginning to end.

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Posted by tsankawi on 11/22/2018 at 9:35 AM

Re: “Zeros

I worked with both Tommy Gong and Lynn Compton during my time with the County. One is a bright, dedicated public servant who cares about public service, good governance and getting it right. The other, of course, is Ms. Compton.

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Posted by tsankawi on 06/23/2018 at 4:46 PM

Re: “North County health clinic closed due to pressure from activists, says Planned Parenthood

I strongly believe that those opposed to abortion should never, ever have one.

Posted by tsankawi on 04/26/2018 at 1:58 PM

Re: “Attack the argument, not the man

If Mr. Dawson wants to talk to someone who challenges Lynn Compton's character, he can talk to me.

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Posted by tsankawi on 04/26/2018 at 1:52 PM

Re: “Threat to liberty

You are, of course, wrong. This bill would prohibit "conversion therapy," a practice that is widely considered to be quackery. You can read the bill and the analysis. Conversion therapy already is illegal in California for minors, and is outlawed to varying degrees in 21 states. It is a concept that is founded in ignorance, and it is entirely within the purview of the Legislature to do what they have done: They have considered the consensus--the overwhelming consensus, Al--of the medical profession, and have proposed to prohibit this harmful, high-risk activity that has been shown to create long-lasting harm. The opposition comes from the usual Taliban of evangelist hypocrites who excuse pedophilia even as they vilify homosexuality. No thanks to them, and no thanks to you for spreading disinformation.

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Posted by tsankawi on 04/26/2018 at 1:48 PM

Re: “Let's raise the level of political discourse

Kirkland's letter is disingenuous, as he chides Compton's critics but gives her vocal supporters--and Ms. Compton herself--a pass. No one who has had to deal at length with Ms. Compton believes that she is an innocent waif, siting at the side of a pond and studying her reflection in the placid pool. Her temper and vulgarities are legend in the halls of government, and reasonable people have openly speculated about her emotional well-being. (And no--this has nothing to do with her gender; this is all about Lynn Compton the person, not Lynn Compton the woman.)

And certainly "Raising the level of discourse" is not something that can happen honestly on Congalton's show. Dave has thrown himself in with Lynn Compton, to the point of repeating stories that he could have heard only from a closed session breach, likely from Compton herself. His hatred for Adam Hill is beyond reason, as is his unbending allegiance to Karen Velie and her ilk. Anyone who has tried to provide balanced viewpoints on Congalton's show finds that they may or may not make it onto his program, depending on the extent to which their viewpoint aligns with Dave's biases. He is either dismissively rude or fawningly saccharine--depending on whether the guest/caller takes Dave's side. His is a bigotry of the worst kind--the soft spoken prejudices of a sad man, searching for influence in his tiny pond.

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Posted by tsankawi on 04/19/2018 at 5:26 PM

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