The 2010 midterm election, this year's "silly season," is nearly over. In some cases the vote counting will continue and there is always the chance of a legal challenge but for the most part another election is behind us.
Beware the tricky wording. Organized labor is so incensed over decisions to focus on fair and open competition, it resorts to deceptive arguments to challenge measures like Proposition A on the San Diego County Ballot this November.
Elected officials are easy to criticize. They are public figures whose actions are visible to everyone. It's impossible for them to do anything that doesn't have at least someone objecting.
A few months ago I read a short news story which said it all. It read in part " ...San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newman announced Friday that union leaders have agreed to furlough most city employees for 12 days over the next two years."
Normally, the best defense is a good offense. That's true in sports and it's true when your organization is losing public support, as is the case with organized labor at every level.
Retirement ... most of us look forward to that day. To my surprise being retired is not quite what I expected.
Water use in the Helix Water District's service area is down 17 percent over the past three years. In June 2010 consumption was almost 12 percent lower than June 2009.
In an edition of Webster's New Universal Unabridged Dictionary, published in 1983, bravery is defined as "1. courage; valor; fearlessness of danger."
It's "get more taxes from the public" season. In some cases, elected officials are again, or is it still, looking to the public to paper over financial structural problems with more money.
The Stolen Valor Act of 2007 is a federal law that was written with the intention of preventing people who are not entitled to them from wearing or claiming eligibility for military decorations.
It is surprising what one can learn from a baby jack rabbit.
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