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Thursday, October 27, 2005

Shifty liberal thinking

Watching the liberals in our community is such fun. They continue to change their position to fit the situation. On one hand democratic leadership is effective, on the other it is not. Which is it?

Shane Valdez writes about Prop 75 and his trust in elected union leaders:
They understand that they democratically elect the union leaders with the idea that the leaders will act in the best interest of the entire union when dealing with collective bargaining and political activism.
Eric Engles does not think democratically elected leaders can act in the best interest of the entire community:
Members of the City Council: Here is your opportunity to show that you truly want citizens to participate in determining the city's future.
A reader of this blog writes in an e-mail:
Even though Grass Valley is trying to do everything in their power to take the time to do the right thing. And, they are trying to gather correct data, and employ people that are qualified to perform these activities, and hold many public hearings to let the people be involved. Engles and his people (activist groups) yell out "incompetence". Because they think their idea of this community is the best idea.
If democratically union leader can act in the best interest of all union members, why is it that democratically elected city leaders are not capable of acting in the best interest of the community?

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Blogger Sherry said...

I think that perhaps your comment on liberals in the community was well represented last night at the meeting in the Helling Library. Not that I'd call it "fun" for those people there thinking they might find answers. "The meeting", for all intents and purposes, WAS NOT UNLIKE IT'S REPUBLICAN COUNTERPART. (They seek "strength in numbers" in moving their agenda forward.) It would be oh so nice to BELIEVE that "our best interest" as a community, (as a world) was being served by these efforts, however, I find little evidence of that being the priority. NOT UNLIKE the Republican counterpart, MOST ASPECTS OF THE REAL AGENDA BEING BROUGHT FORTH, will find their place in a court room. "Road issues", (how to build a better mousetrap for being caught in), were easily recognizable as FIRE SAFE, (not UNLIKE WMD on another continent) sent out the message of fear. THIS MEETING, (as with most such "meetings"), signaled yet another attempt at moving a political line one way or the other. I don't know how FUN it is, but it's certainly CURIOUS to see the GENERAL PUBLIC so willing to be swept up, so unwilling to acknowledge that THEIR QUESTIONS WEREN'T ANSWERED.

Thu Oct 27, 10:16:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Frederic Christie said...

Because union elections, regardless of what you think of them, are not dominated by corporate money, corporate media, and the other constant pressures towards the interests of the rich and white. Come now. This is CFR 101.

Thu Oct 27, 11:37:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Russ Steele said...


I was in the front row. We should have introduced ourselves. I left the meeting more confused than when I arrived.


Fri Oct 28, 04:49:00 PM PDT  

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