Tuesday, November 27, 2012

IHHS workers denied what is due! County liable. Give them a raise!

Charges filed by Public Employees Relations Board? Yes. Against the county for unfair labor practices by not bargaining in good faith. And not only has the county ignored an independent "Fact Finding" report that shows they can afford to give the 1,400 workers a raise under current fiscal climate,   Humboldt County will receive a refund check in the amount of $164,726.37 due to an increase in federal funding known as the Community First Choice Option. The money is there, the excuses are getting weaker.

Jim Lyons passes on to that big basketball court in the sky!

Anymore I just cringe when looking at the obits. Too many people I have crossed paths with seem to be leaving us. James Lyon was a big headed, light footed around 6'6" former basketball player and a dead eye long ball shooter. He played basketball for the Wolfpack of the University of Reno. He had great three point range before shooting from that distance counted for anything but 2 points. He was a fixture at many local basketball games. He was in his 60's when he played for Samoa Athletic Club. I enjoyed his views on politics and even his rants on Cal Trans engineering deficiencies. May he rest in peace.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Remember a Veteran today!

This picture is my brother Roy and his son Jamie. Roy was exposed to Agent Orange in Viet Nam and passed away from kidney failure from complications of the exposure. My brothers James (Korea) and Micheal (Nam) also served. My Father was a Major in the army and fought in both Korea and was at Pearl Harbor during the bombings. Robin's father Bill Carroll served in the army also.

Monday, November 05, 2012

2012 Election Predictions. 8 Mailers in PO Box today!

I had 8 slick high dollar mailers in my post office box today! Why would a campaign target my family the day before an election when we all vote by mail? Not good money spending. And how long does the normal person look at a mailer? 3 Seconds! That is how long you have to get your message out. I did think this one mailer for Prop. 38 was different in actually showing the local fiscal impact.

California Propositions:

30-Yes 52% to 48% (Temp Tax)
31-No 55% to 45% (State Budget)
32-No 50.5% to 49.5% (Payroll deduction)
33-Yes 51% to 49% (Insurance)
34-No 52% to 48% (Death Penalty)
35-Yes 75% to 25% (Human Trafficking
36-Yes 56% to 44% (Three Strikes)
37-Yes 50.5% to 49.5% (GMO labeling)
38-No 55%-45% (Tax Early Education)
39-Yes 60% to 40% (Multi state tax)
40-Yes 61% to 39% (Redistricting)

2nd District Assembly Race
Wes Chesbro 69% to Tom Lynch 31%

California Senate
Dianne Feinstein 67% to Elizabeth Emken 33%

2nd District Congress
Jared Huffman 65% to Dan Roberts 35%

Barack Obama 52% to Mitt Romney 48%