I haven’t blogged in months but apparently this blog just fell on some new radars. Pretty groovy stuff, since well, I can only take so much of ancho libertine’s constant bashing.
So what would you like to talk about?
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I would love to see a conversation about the lack of concern that so many people have lately with issues in their city, and school district.
ANOTHER GREAT TOPIC: How about we discuss what is wrong in Education, and those who teach our youngsters. But, first we would all have to agree that it has nothing to do with politics. We would also have to agree to really listen to those who walked the path, and had to deal with Unions up close, and personal. We would also have to agree to actually get the facts on how much it cost the taxpayer to get rid of a bad teacher.
I know that you are upset, as I ‘am, that a female teacher would have sex with a young male student. But, there are more stories out there which tells us that the quality of those who teacher our youngsters should be a real concern to all of us.
If we have teachers (all districts) who have no morals, lack knowing right from wrong, could care less about being a good role model, and only care about money………well, the problem will just get worse, and worse.
There has to be standards set for hiring practices by THE BOARD OF EDUCATION…….NOT UNIONS!!!!!!!
Hey, nothing personal…don’t worry, I bash Right-wing, Fasco-Communist hypocritical, delusional people too…
Yes. I know.
You can stay just as disillusioned as everyone else in this world, whether you admit it or not.
I wonder how you’d address the points made in AL’s 06-23/2:57PM post?
I, too, have noticed a conspicuous absence of criticism emanating from the Left regarding the Obama admin. In fact, you all remind me of the neocon apologists under GW.
This week’s VCR (Editorial & Guest Editorial) were perfect examples–the main editorial applauded Snowden while ignoring Democrats/Obama’s spying and Herculean attempts to persecute him. The guest editorialist is STILL taking about Bush and the Republicans, instead of focusing on the incredible amount of scandals and corruption which have happened since.
And you have the nerve to say “we” elected this govt…that its “our” fault? This is the funny thing about democracy: everyone talks about “holding govt. accountable”, but that’s total BS; YOU won’t even hold YOURSELF accountable for your poor voting choices! Instead you try to blame EVERYONE, when the REALITY is that everyone DIDN’T vote for Obama, but only a specific group: Progressives/Liberals/Democrats.
Conservatives lost what little credibility they had under GW, and Progressives have lost theirs’ under Obama.
In what way do you think I’m “disillusioned”?
I’M not the one who bought into Obomba’s “Hope And Change” BS in 2008…
I’M not the one who helped re-elect him in 2012, despite him having proven himself to be a continuation of Bush II…
I’M not the one who believes the Ventura city council has a magic wand it can wave to make housing affordable…
Oh, and you want something to talk about?
How about the Left’s total 180 on war, civil liberties, transparent governance, and crony-capitalism since Obama was elected?
How about the fact that you and your fellow Lefties have inserted your heads in the sand (or is it up your keisters?) since Obama was elected?
Its hilarious the lengths you and VCR have gone to, to ignore the horrific acts of your Messiah!
However, I wouldn’t expect a hypocrite to admit to being a hypocrite.
Darn!!!!! I really thought we were going to have a real discussion about VENTURA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA, AND AMERICA………..shoot, I thought we might discuss the problems (as the Editorial in the Star pointed out) that our schools here in Ventura might not be as safe as they should be.
SOME OF US REALLY CARE ABOUT OUR YOUNG PEOPLE, OUR COMMUNITY, OUR COUNTRY, AND OUR WORLD………something is wrong people, and we need to find some answers!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Talk about what you feel most passionate about-
I am passionate about the planet’s future.
BTW: I had 4 female teachers hit on me during my high school years-been to their houses and offered booze-and that was in the 70’s. I think it just wasn’t reported much before.
Scandals were kept quiet. Politicians never got called out.
hey-I heard from a student that Ventura High is a rough place and everyone does drugs. So yes-some things are worse. Education is key. So is teaching empathy and compassion to the kids these days.
I wonder how rough it really is. My son really wants to get into Foothill Tech. He is only 9 so we have a ways to go. Like that his goals are set high.
Also, in college I wrote about the cocaine and weed infiltration in college athletics. It wasn’t a big surprise… I wish I had a solid editor back then… Anyhoo… Drugs are everywhere people want them to be. It comes as no big surprise… Is there a way to fix it? Not sure. Any suggestions?
THIS IS NOT FAIR!!!! A NEWBIE GETS TO SEE A PICTURE OF YOU, AND WE OLD TIMERS DON’T???
SOMETHING IS A BIT FISHY WITH THIS NEW MICHAEL PERSON.
YO! There is an older pic of me on the about page. PLUS i am on facebook. PLUS I posted a pic of me in that post to Anarcho. you missed it apparently. Not hiding from ya.
Wow, I’m really missing the boat, eh? I don’t do Facebook, don’t remember seeing a pic with all of those comments from the blogger dude cause it was hard enough to keep up with him. Okay, am sorry, I tend to use my left brain, and the blogger dude was messing with my left brain. And, I do not have an “about page” soooooo (a needle pulling thread), GIVE ME A BREAK.
A kind, and sweet Managing Editor would send a pic to my personal email.
As you know, I have this problem because sometimes I think we are all living in a Made for TV Movie. I need to know (blogger dude can’t make up his mind) if you are Liberal or Conservative.
Also, a bit of advice, when blogger dude gets angry with you, IT MEANS YOU ARE A REALLY GOOD JOURNALIST.
Kind of lost in Blogger Land
By the way-YOU ARE simply BEAUTIFUL….! Great to finally see a pic of you Michael. You look just like I thought you would all these years I’ve been reading your work. Great Job!
WOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOO, I FINALLY RECEIVED MY OWN PERSONAL PICTURE OF OUR MANAGING EDITOR, AND SHE IS GORGEOUS!!!
On another note, whoever wrote those two crazy letters to the editor recently is a COWARD by not signing their name!!!! AND, YOU GIVE REAL CONSERVATIVES A BAD NAME! Please, go back to the hole you crawled out of, and let real conservatives make a difference!
“Give Me Something To Talk About” Still waiting here.
How about this: Being a Good Citizen. Back in the olden days, we had an obligation to report wrong doing as we cared about our community. But, now, people keep their mouth shut out of fear…why?
If you know there are drug dealers living on your block, why don’t you report it? I just wonder why people are so afraid to speak out, and do the right thing. They just don’t want to get involved, why? How do we ever make our communities safe if we keep our mouth shut?
Another thing that just blows me away is people telling you about their illegal activities like it is no big deal. They know that you happen to be a good citizen so, they tell you their dirty little secrets….what is up with that?
NEW TOPIC ALERT…………..PEOPLE SHOULD MIND THEIR OWN BUSINESS!!!!!
Okay, I’m in line at 7-eleven to buy ONE pack of cigs. I went from a carton slowly down to just buying one-two packs, and got a hi5 from my doc. There is a long line of customers, and one dufus yells out you should quit smoking. A lil voice inside of my head said you should quit eating because you are fat. Instead, I say that I smoke because you stupid people are stressing me out. Everyone in line totally agreed with me!!!!
We have major problems like drugs, and etc. Crones disease is on the rise among young people, and it is a killer. West Nile Virus is a killer, drunk drivers kill, dumb motorists who ignore laws kill……..but, let’s get all up-tight about what I DO WITH MY BODY AND MY LIFE!!!!
THIS IS NO DIFFERENT THAN THE ABORTION ISSUE!!!!!!!!!!!! And, really, there are tons of smoke shops all doing a great business……why? Here is a FACT THAT WILL BLOW YOU AWAY……..older people have quit smoking……young people have taken up smoking as a way to lose weight!!!!
FACT: THE NUMBER ONE HEALTH PROBLEM IN THE UNITED STATES IS BEING OVER-WEIGHT………NOT SMOKING!!!!!!!!!! NOW, THE POWERS THAT BE WANT TO OUT-LAW E-CIGS…..GIVE ME A BREAK………..THEY SHOULD OUT-LAW FOOD SINCE THE MAJORITY OF AMERICANS ARE FAT & DYING VERY YOUNG FROM HEART ATTACKS, AND ETC.
ACTUALLY, THE NUMBER ONE HEALTH PROBLEM IS STUPIDITY!!!!!
Right-on re the weight issue. More people die from the effects of overeating than anything else singularly or combined, and yet we are supposed to look at overweight people as somehow being victims or special needs people. The ills of smoking are nowhere near as bad as being overweight, but the real difference is one vice is deemed politically incorrect while the other is tolerated as if it were a handicap. Can’t wait to see how you pug folks respond.
A high-profile case of a Belgian transsexual who chose to be killed by medical euthanasia after a sex-change operation turned him into a “monster” has highlighted the soaring number of people in the region electing to die this way – and has raised fresh questions over the controversial practice.
HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT ASSISTED DEATH? DO WE HAVE THE RIGHT TO MAKE THIS CHOICE?
If God gave us Free Will, does that include the way we die?
History has a habit of repeating itself……..IS THIS THE CASE UP AT THE HOTSPOT???????? Hmmmmmmm, “strange cysts”……..is that happening near the Hotspot??????
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