Something To Think About - Something To Think About – 7/19/2016
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg recently criticized Donald Trump and told the New York Times that she’d like to overturn Court precedents protecting First and Second Amendment rights. While she’s tried to walk back the completely inappropriate and unprecedented remarks on a presidential candidate, which should be chilling to members of either Party, we have yet to hear a retraction on the muzzling of free speech or restrictions on the right to bear arms.
Something To Think About - Something To Think About – 6/27/2016
We're glad to see the Board of Supervisors take up the challenge of creating a committee to appoint Mother Lode Fair board members. We hope that the Sonora City Council will get on board with the plan but, if not, that the county Supervisors and other organizations and stakeholders will still carry this effort forward to the governor.
Something To Think About - Something To Think About – 6/21/2016
A while back, the Fish & Wildlife Service opened public comment on so called “proposed improvements” to its eagle conservation program by extending the length of permits for accidental eagle kills from the current five years to 30 years just to allow wind-energy producers to kill or injure as many as 4,200 bald eagles every year. That’s a lot considering that there are now about 72,000 bald eagles in the continental U.S. Even for the feds this is an incredible double standard in that in 2011 the agency convinced the Justice Department to file criminal indictments against three oil companies working in North Dakota’s Bakken field for inadvertently killing six ducks and one phoebe.
Something To Think About - Something To Think About – 6/16/2016
Retired General Bob Scales recently testified before the Senate that “The common spark for all wars is jealousy and greed… The catalyst for war is the ignorance of leaders that leads them to misjudge…. None are affected in the least by air temperature. The administration’s contention that climate change is a national security threat would be just another example of mindlessly applied political correctness if it were not for the potential impact of this silliness on our actual security.”
Something To Think About - Something To Think About – 6/13/2016
Considering the obvious dysfunction of the Mother Lode Fair Board, maybe it’s a good time for our County Board of Supervisors to play a bigger role in who gets nominated to sit on the Fair Board and oversee the management of the fairgrounds. While it may technically be the Governor’s purview, we’re the ones who have to live with what are essentially political appointments made in Sacramento.