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Wanglow

United States

#64 Aug 16, 2013
The "State" has plenty of mony to build prisons but the real reason they don't do so is becase the SEIU and the Calif Correctional Peace Officers Asso. oppose any PRIVATE prison construction since they would not be able to infect them with their union demands. The "governor" and the legislature are puppets of these (once) powerful socialist rats and have consistantly opposed any private venture that would take away from their agenda. Same as Cal-Fire and private schools, if it weren't for this entrenced union grip on our government WE could ALL be saving our tax dollars for better purposes; Like maybe fixing our roads and failed education system. Build it and they will come.
annoymous

Vacaville, CA

#65 Aug 16, 2013
Wanglow wrote:
The "State" has plenty of mony to build prisons but the real reason they don't do so is becase the SEIU and the Calif Correctional Peace Officers Asso. oppose any PRIVATE prison construction since they would not be able to infect them with their union demands. The "governor" and the legislature are puppets of these (once) powerful socialist rats and have consistantly opposed any private venture that would take away from their agenda. Same as Cal-Fire and private schools, if it weren't for this entrenced union grip on our government WE could ALL be saving our tax dollars for better purposes; Like maybe fixing our roads and failed education system. Build it and they will come.
Does that mean government employees should not have the right to strike? Or to Collective Bargaining? Or to even be in a union?
Think you could ever prevent public unions? Fat Chance. The unions are already gearing up to have the next city council put binding arbitration back on the ballot with an endorsement from the new majority to pass it.
Wanglow

United States

#66 Aug 16, 2013
I do believe government workers, air-traffic controllers, police and fire employees, transit workers and nurses should not have the "right" to strike. When these peple go on strike they (a small minority) hurt ALL of US for their own benefit. The original purpose fo the union concept was good for the American worker but this all changed in the thirties when the communistic democRAT party came into power. Wonder why lettuce costs so much? Thank a socalist agitator named chavez.
Unions are collapsing all across America due to the fact that we just can't afford them anymore. Take a look at that car your driving or the lable on your shirt; unions have driven American workers into the unemployment line while these products are made overseas.
annoymous

Vacaville, CA

#67 Aug 16, 2013
Wanglow wrote:
I do believe government workers, air-traffic controllers, police and fire employees, transit workers and nurses should not have the "right" to strike. When these peple go on strike they (a small minority) hurt ALL of US for their own benefit. The original purpose fo the union concept was good for the American worker but this all changed in the thirties when the communistic democRAT party came into power. Wonder why lettuce costs so much? Thank a socalist agitator named chavez.
Unions are collapsing all across America due to the fact that we just can't afford them anymore. Take a look at that car your driving or the lable on your shirt; unions have driven American workers into the unemployment line while these products are made overseas.
That means that private employment unions cause private companies to loose competitive edge. The same can not be said for government unions since government can just raise taxes higher and higher, and have. Conditions in the lettuce fields were sub-human. That isn't right either. Where is the happy medium?
GEE

Alameda, CA

#68 Aug 16, 2013
QUOTE from ShowMeTheMoney"My comment:"I believe the MI Master Plan is now oriented towards residential, commercial & light industrial." Gee's reply:"I take it you have a closed mind to any real industrial uses and lean towards those types of businesses that employ a select few business casuals, earning a higher income than Joe Blow."
Please don't put words in my mouth, I'm very able to speak my own mind, thank you very much!
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Clarification:
I did not put words in your mouth.
Your statement: "I believe the MI Master Plan is now oriented towards residential, commercial & light industrial."
I can understand that this may be your preference, but are you a decision maker and sitting at the table to know that the Master Plan is chiseled in stone, no matter how outdated it may have become?
My take on that is:
It appears you agree with the M.I. Master Plan being geared towards residential, commercial & light industrial. No where in your post do I see disagreement with it.
I happen to not agree with the M.I. Master Plan and any residential development, specifically not on the North End.
There is no reliable support infrastructure on the island now, residents are complaining of power outages, no grocery store or even a restaurant, for how long now?
If Lennar does full fill their plan as presented many years ago, they can build out what they already have and hopefully do better than what they have built so far. Maybe then a retailer, grocer or restaurateur may become aware and willing to locate on the island with the hope that residents will support their businesses. But that is not my concern.
What I do want is an industrial engine for the North End of the island so everyone willing to work can find a suitable job no matter what level of education. There is no place for elitism in Vallejo. It is and remains a working class town and I do not see any shame to be called a Working Class individual! Just what the name implies, I worked for what I have and I am proud of that fact!
If we are not able to employ people from all walks of life and match them up with an employer, we are failing as a community, will continue to have increased criminal activities because idle hands are the devil's workshop, among other things!
Having a single large employer has worked for many communities and it did for Vallejo until it came to an end .and with it dealt a devastating blow to the town that relied on that employer.
Train Mann

Vallejo, CA

#69 Aug 16, 2013
I'm sure some of you will recall Marti Brown lecturing about revisiting the Specific Plan for Mare Island, since the vision in the early 2000's may have been eclipsed by a changing world economy? Remember that speech? Maybe not verbatim but the spiel was to revisit "the plan" and adjust as necessary. When she was giving us this wisdom, her seatmate Gomes was doing the big stage nod up and down. But NOW, it appears there are those who insist we should stick with the original plan since it was more to their liking. A plan is no more than that and can be changed to suit, so don't lock up on "the plan" does not mention a port operation or more heavy industrial up north.
What we need, IMO, is to engage another "master developer" with a view towards a port operation, railhead, AND commercial component for north Mare Island.
As mentioned, we have a responsibility as a community to try and employ as many of our citizens as possible, not wish they would go somewhere else so more elitist snobs like Gomes and her crowd can move in.
That will only happen when we dislodge the Gomer hairball from our council, and go to work. Like GEE said, their is NO SHAME is being a strong blue collar town again with port operations, rail, and work for the masses.
louis

Vallejo, CA

#70 Aug 16, 2013
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Ya Daddy Now

Vallejo, CA

#71 Aug 16, 2013
Port!
Prosperity!
Platzer!!
annoyII

Vacaville, CA

#72 Aug 16, 2013
Train Mann wrote:
I'm sure some of you will recall Marti Brown lecturing about revisiting the Specific Plan for Mare Island, since the vision in the early 2000's may have been eclipsed by a changing world economy? Remember that speech? Maybe not verbatim but the spiel was to revisit "the plan" and adjust as necessary. When she was giving us this wisdom, her seatmate Gomes was doing the big stage nod up and down. But NOW, it appears there are those who insist we should stick with the original plan since it was more to their liking. A plan is no more than that and can be changed to suit, so don't lock up on "the plan" does not mention a port operation or more heavy industrial up north.
What we need, IMO, is to engage another "master developer" with a view towards a port operation, railhead, AND commercial component for north Mare Island.
As mentioned, we have a responsibility as a community to try and employ as many of our citizens as possible, not wish they would go somewhere else so more elitist snobs like Gomes and her crowd can move in.
That will only happen when we dislodge the Gomer hairball from our council, and go to work. Like GEE said, their is NO SHAME is being a strong blue collar town again with port operations, rail, and work for the masses.
The only problem is that it would not provide work for the masses. Some yes. Thousand no. Probably a few hundred at best.
Train Mann

Vallejo, CA

#73 Aug 16, 2013
annoyII wrote:
<quoted text>
The only problem is that it would not provide work for the masses. Some yes. Thousand no. Probably a few hundred at best.
Some? Hundreds maybe? Fact is, the number of jobs cannot be determined as of now. Yes, fear the majority shift, because we ARE going to talk about it, and fully expect the usual elitist crybabies to raise a stink, but you won't have the majority. Get used to that concept. We are doomed to go nowhere with a continued Gomer majority, the voters have recognized that, finally. Apathy no more, Gomers out in 2013.
Bald Fat Man in a Hula

Vallejo, CA

#74 Aug 16, 2013
Train Mann wrote:
<quoted text>Some? Hundreds maybe? Fact is, the number of jobs cannot be determined as of now. Yes, fear the majority shift, because we ARE going to talk about it, and fully expect the usual elitist crybabies to raise a stink, but you won't have the majority. Get used to that concept. We are doomed to go nowhere with a continued Gomer majority, the voters have recognized that, finally. Apathy no more, Gomers out in 2013.
LOL!

So by your own admission no promises can be determined now, so how then can you and your choo-choo chirping idiots say that this idea is good for Vallejo?

(t)urd enragement!
Train Mann

Vallejo, CA

#75 Aug 16, 2013
Bald Fat Man in a Hula wrote:
<quoted text>LOL!
So by your own admission no promises can be determined now, so how then can you and your choo-choo chirping idiots say that this idea is good for Vallejo?
(t)urd enragement!
So do you apply this same standard to any new business enterprise, they have to prove how many jobs they will provide before you will support it? You are really scraping the bottom of the barrel to condemn something that there is little information on as yet, only a concept. There is something wrong with you friend, immaturity being a large part of it. Turd enragement? Are you a child?
Bald Fat man in a Hula

Vallejo, CA

#76 Aug 16, 2013
Yes I do, just tell us where are the jobs and revenue.... if you cannot answer then an honest candidate should not be trumpeting jobs and revenue. if they cannot prove their claims.

LOL!

(t)urd enragement!
Train Mann

Vallejo, CA

#77 Aug 16, 2013
Bald Fat man in a Hula wrote:
Yes I do, just tell us where are the jobs and revenue.... if you cannot answer then an honest candidate should not be trumpeting jobs and revenue. if they cannot prove their claims.
LOL!
(t)urd enragement!
How about if the candidate just resigns in disgrace if they cannot deliver? What you have here is a well educated subject matter expert candidate advocating a genuine plan to generate revenue and it is riling you up. That does not make any sense to me. None of your favored candidates have a plan to generate revenue, only a promise to be fiscal watchdogs. Wow!
You should worry about who ends up on the dais, because we will have that discussion at some point. You can show up and criticize the idea like all the others, but we fully expect to have four votes to bring in the heavy hitters that really know the subject and have the big money. You can attack them too.
GEE

Alameda, CA

#78 Aug 16, 2013
Bald Fat Man in a Hula wrote:
<quoted text>LOL!
So by your own admission no promises can be determined now, so how then can you and your choo-choo chirping idiots say that this idea is good for Vallejo?(t)urd enragement!
*****

Do you know what a promise really is? Most of us do believe we know, but do we really comprehend the word? Does it roll off the tongue so easy because it has lost its true meaning to many?

"A Promise: to assure somebody that something will "certainly" happen or be done...."
Synonyms: assurance, undertaking, guarantee, agreement, contract, word, pledge, vow, oath.

In political terms 99% of promises are easy lies, those that an adoring public believes possible without really giving the implication of the given promise a second thought.

The candidate for any public office is hopeful, with crossed fingers that he/she can pull off the promises he/she made while on the campaign trail, because as we all know the pants of liars catch on fire ...and then you fall from grace! Bummer.

I hope you stand behind everything you spout off on in opposition to the many posters who try to find a solution to the challenges facing this city. You label others idiots and turds and yet you have not come forward with a single workable solution ....other than claiming indignation of course and wanting promises where none can be given.
oh lawd

Vallejo, CA

#79 Aug 16, 2013
that's right.
Train Mann

Vallejo, CA

#80 Aug 16, 2013
GEE, that was a professional level scalding of a real sidewinder working hard to crush out promise for his neighbors all over the city. It just does not make any sense to me, unbelievable.
Gene Mann
sam ghost army

Vallejo, CA

#81 Aug 16, 2013
if people with the balance sheet to develop a port come knocking, we should not be so quick to reject them outright, but people will try, to be sure.
anybody that can't see it won't give a damn what they do on mare island as long as it starts to charge our general fund. we have to pay our bills whether you like the idea or not. blame till your blue in the face, but we must make money, now!
Chain Saw

Oakland, CA

#82 Aug 17, 2013
drunk like tony wrote:
<quoted text>you have a tremendous fear of the port potential, why is that?
Because any sort of heavy industry on the island is NOISY and NASTY, and impacts the view and precious atmosphere of her home overlooking the waterfront and wetlands.

That's why. Really. That is actually why.
Im No Stabber

San Mateo, CA

#83 Aug 17, 2013
sam ghost army wrote:
if people with the balance sheet to develop a port come knocking, we should not be so quick to reject them outright, but people will try, to be sure.
anybody that can't see it won't give a damn what they do on mare island as long as it starts to charge our general fund. we have to pay our bills whether you like the idea or not. blame till your blue in the face, but we must make money, now!
"anybody that can't see it won't give a damn what they do on mare island". Same can be said for the fabulous downtown area protected against progress by Gomers. The waterfront and MI are where the development money is going to be invested, and soon, after the majority shifts back to pro-business/jobs/revenue members. I would like nothing more than to see Sampayan and McConnell become the new Sea Hags. Wonder if they will sit next to each other so Bob will have somebody to talk to after Stephy and Marti the Bailer leave?
Oh, well, off to Vallejo soon, ON OVERTIME! KMA Bob Schussel!!

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