I love cheeseburgers..and fries...a big juicy cheeseburger is almost better than a juicy..a juicy...well you know what I mean... really...the meat~ the bun~ the tomato~ the lettuce....protein and veggies...it's health food and I don't want anybody from the guv telling me I can't eat one!
ok, that is outta the way...now I gotta deal with some political realities that don't really affect me too much, but there ya go...first, we got a burger flipper appointed to the SB city council...a foodie biz guy..his name is RONALD McDONALD!!!
naw, just kidding... he's Randy Rouse and he owns Paradise Cafe, a place I've NEVER been..my Paradise Cafe is IHOP...but the conservatives are in another frenzy about him...the News-Press says he's going fix all the pension issues in the city..no he won't unless he wants to have a mass worker exodus....nobody is going to reform public employee pensions..the unions ain't going nowhere...if you work 30 years and have been paying into your own retirement, the News-Press thinkers have blamed you for the global economic crisis..they call your working career a communist plot..why do they do this? because they are idiots and they have idiots writing their editorials...Lannny Ebenstein and Nipper....the only way to remove pensions from the equation is to privatize the city operations..the water, wastewater systems, etc. But since the city owns these facilities, it makes more sense to hire workers who are career professionals with some smarts and pay them accordingly....do you want guys like Nipper anfd Lanny treating your water??? these fucks are afraid to get their hands dirty let alone turn a valve!!
I've said this before: public employees and private employees are not the same..you need more brains to work in the public sector due to some specialized skills needed like chemistry, nursing, hydraulics, plumbing, microbiology, psychology, mechanics, public administration, engineering..and on and on...what kind of skills do you need to work at the News-Press when the owner got her vast wealth by divorce...not by smarts, but by marrying a rich guy.. working at the News-Press as it is right now, requires NO SKILLS!!
next we got county CEO Mike Brown who is retiring with a big pension after plunging the county into huge debt and a wake of discrimination lawsuits against him. He's going over to the private sector to work for COLAB with Andy Caldwell! COLAB is a lobbying group that helps protect wealthy interests in the North County from regulations..when Greka was spilling oil all over itself, COLAB was making excuses because their valley pals Firestone and Cowboy Wille own the property that Greka leased!!
those guys still can't figure out how to build a bigger jail for all the criminals up there!!
...well, you know Sheriff Bill Brown has consulted COLAB pal Lanny Ebenstein on a number of issues.... I called Sheriff Brown for a comment on Lanny's grow house issues in Eureka, but he doesn't have a voicemail and his secretary was out of the office and the person who answered phone was just a temporary and on and on, excuse after excuse..I left my number, maybe he'll call!! well, his secretary finally called back and said Sheriff Brown was outta town and would be back next week..at that time he'll look into Lanny's grow house issues and give me a comment...
meantime, I'm having a Big Mac attack!