July 2008


Dear Governor Schwarzenegger: 

I once had high hopes for you, but you conformed to the inefficient status quo.  You had the opportunity to do great things, but you didn’t.  The people were on your side.  And now that car tax is looking pretty good in light of the Executive Order you signed today.  Both are wrong, but taking money out of individual tax payer’s pockets is quite disgusting.  To reduce ones pay to the Federal Minimum Wage is unacceptable.  It’s even lower than California’s minimum wage.  I commend the State Controller, John Chiang for his vow to not comply with the Order.

You can’t just take planned funds out of family budgets, because YOU ALL can’t do your jobs in Sacramento.  It’s just not right!  You admit that financial times are though and apologize for the decision, but that doesn’t cut it.  Many people simply can’t live on $6.55 an hour, especially if they rely on more.  Let’s be realistic here.  Now more houses will be lost, less goods will be sold, etc.  The fallout hurts us all.  Can’t you see the big picture?

Please GET YOUR ACT TOGETHER.  Politicians are chipping away at the people’s quality of life and you just joined right in.  I thought you had more guts and truly wanted to do the right thing for Americans, but we’re let down again by those governing, which is you now.  Booooooooo.

Related Links:

http://www.bizjournals.com/sacramento/stories/2008/07/28/daily40.html

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-arnold1-2008aug01,0,1783186.story

http://www.californiaprogressreport.com/2008/07/letter_of_calif.html

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She doesn’t pull punches and sometimes really kicks people’s ass.  It’s great to see if it’s warranted, but sometimes it makes me nervous.  SNL has done some funny skits of the Nancy Grace Show.  I hope she has a sense of humor about it.  Overall, I do respect and appreciate the work she has done and continues to do.

Related Links:

http://www.cnn.com/CNN/Programs/nancy.grace/

http://www.nbc.com/Saturday_Night_Live/video/play.shtml?mea=48393

Yesterday’s 5th Circuit Court of Appeals Decision to uphold the Ramos and Compean convictions is just not right.  Law Enforcement should not be punished for trying to do an honest job.  They put their lives at risk and are required to make important split-second decisions on a daily basis.  It’s a lot of responsibility without proportionate support.  And since we’re only human here, we might not always do what’s best — But does it really make sense to send these two to prison for (10) years?  The answer is definitely NO.
 
What’s the real story here?  Who is being protected?  It’s certainly not American citizens.  We need to allow Law Enforcement to protect all those living here and simply enforce the laws.  It appears that enforcing laws has become an arbitrary or politically motivated practice.  They’re selectively being applied when there’s something to be gained by a certain party or lobbying group, not for the benefit of the American population as a whole. 
 
Why are we seeing so many gray areas in Law Enforcement?  The law is the law.  Either something is illegal, or it’s not.  We need to allow those who choose a Law Enforcement career to do their job, without the fear of unfair prosecution or political scrutiny — Otherwise, who is going to want the position?  I certainly wouldn’t.
 
The decision to prosecute Ramos and Compean, the withholding of important information during trial, and the upholding of these bad decisions effect all our safety, but most specifically here – The Ramos and Compean families who are unjustly hurting tremendously.  Why are we protecting the Mexican drug cartel?  Come on now.  We need to speak out or we’re just going to lose more — I’m happy that KFI cares.

http://www.kfiam640.com/main.html

If you wish to donate money to the families, please access the link below.
 
http://www.nbpc.net/?cat=10

Hello world.  I can’t hold back.  There are too many wrongs going on.  Much change needs to happen now.  The purpose HERE is to point out the injustice, BS, stupidity, insanity, disregard, inequity, and the like that I learn about, witness, read, hear, or view to HOPEFULLY evoke necessary change.

Since there are reasons these Blog Titles didn’t make the cut, a future post certainly can’t be denied.  And the runner’s up are…

“What the F is Going on Here?”

“Stop Selling America Piece by Piece — We Can’t Put the Puzzle Back Together”

“Politics is Not a Sport, It’s Your Life”

“Write to Do Right”

“Writer of Wrongs”

“Get With the Program”

So are you going to use them now?  If so, do good and link back.