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Vallejo Times-Herald

Rise up against violence

I like the information you provided in the last paragraph. However, since I wrote the first two myself, and you cut and pasted them, it would be nice to be attribution, not being cut out. Hum?  (Jan 7, 2011 | post #27)

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Woman arrested after allegedly stealing 4 flat-screen TVs...

Oh, I get it. Fifth and Cherry? Isn't that the location for the new Whole Foods store that's coming in? Thanks for filling in the (numerous) blanks.  (Jan 4, 2011 | post #8)

Vallejo Times-Herald

House GOP vows to dismantle 'Obamacare'

Your last sentence is more correct than many would surmise. Last week alone, we (the US) used Predator/Raptor drones twice to launch and kill 35 and 50 people respectively, in Pakistan. The Department of Defense press releases referred to them as "suspected militants". I missed the part where Congress voted, and then declared an act of war against Pakistan. The part where our elected representatives raised their hands, were counted, and decided to take this country into war, killing not only our troops, but people in other countries. "Suspected Militants". Against what? The government of Pakistan? We are acting without the consent of our people, and undeclared war. Dwight Eisenhower was right. We (the people) are no longer in charge. As to your earlier thoughts, when the Supreme Court ruled that corporations were "people" ; with the rights due to same, large parts of our constitution floated out the window. This decision, Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, will prove, in the long term, to be one of the most disastrous, short-sighted, and unjust rulings of all time. The people, their rights, were NOT served. Korporate Amerika is now in charge.  (Jan 4, 2011 | post #11)

Vallejo Times-Herald

Two Vallejo school district food service vans vandalized

Nice. Is Lennar providing sufficient security on the island? Seems that more doors and windows are being kicked in and open in the temporary quarters buildings at Walnut and "G" streets. Most likely all the electrical wire and plumbing fixtures have been stolen by meth head recyclers. Just a shame. It will reach a point where the buildings will be no longer worth saving, beyond the point of fixing up. Can't they at least board up the windows and close the doors? Not asking a lot here folks, just LOOK like you care, Lennar and City of Vallejo. PRETEND that it matters.  (Jan 4, 2011 | post #1)

Vallejo Times-Herald

Speeder resists arrest in American Canyon; police say the...

Whoops! Let's tally the ramifications. Speeding while holding. Dumb. Lexus impounded. Costly. Resisting arrest charges. Not career oriented. Distribution with intent of sales charges. Uh oh, looks like a permanent record! Dear Eric, you're just NOT thinking this through, dude. Seriously, take five minutes and contemplate the possibilities.  (Jan 4, 2011 | post #1)

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American Canyon police say methamphetamine found on shopl...

Today's Shoplifting Checklist: 1.)Leave drugs and paraphernalia at home. Check. 2.)If caught, don't, without lawyer present, make admissions to other drug use, incriminating yourself. Check. 3.)Don't assume that Wally's World, the largest retailer in the danged world, isn't going to have active surveillance and security measures in place. Check.  (Jan 4, 2011 | post #1)

Vallejo Times-Herald

Two armed robberies reported about an hour apart in Vallejo

Let's see. Things to do today. Walk in the 100 block of Sage Street at o'dark thirty. Uh, no. That might be described as, um, high risk behavior. Ill advised. I'll pass. How about a stroll roughly a hour later on another Vallejo street, during the wee hours of the night? Uh, no. Again, not the most considered activity. Negative. There's a lot to be said for going home at night, locking the door, and staying off this town's streets during the predator hours. Yup. At home with my pal Samuel Colt. Spending a quiet evening.  (Jan 4, 2011 | post #1)

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Woman arrested after allegedly stealing 4 flat-screen TVs...

See? Santa knows who's naughty and nice, and brings stocking stuffers accordingly. Seems that this year for Christmas, Tammi and Eugene got well-deserved lumps of coal in their stockings, and were out to make amends. Bad, bad boys and girls. Go to your rooms. (Courtesy of Solano County Jail)  (Jan 4, 2011 | post #1)

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No bystanders hurt during gunfire exchange in Vallejo

Nice. The Crest. That's not going to be the location for the new Traders Joe's; now is it? Getting the New Year started with a "bang". Indeed.  (Jan 4, 2011 | post #1)

Vallejo Times-Herald

House GOP vows to dismantle 'Obamacare'

Typical Republicans. After smearing the Obama throughout the summer, using words like socialist, communist, now they're out to dismantle his main legislation. What's worse, is they they won't try and replace it with something better, make any improvements. That's the problem: just break it down, don't make it better. They are owned and bought by the US Chamber of Commerce, a vile and evil "lobbying " organization if there ever was one. You, the American worker, are NOT on their radar, they're agenda. Only corporate greed, the bottom line. Hannity and Limbaugh and Beck have devoted major airtime and oxygen to slandering Roosevelt, using the same language they afix to Obama. Funny thing is, he was the only President voted to three terms. I guess Americans liked him enough to do that, huh. Nothing like revisionist history. Sore loser, Corporate America is. Looks like the Democrats should have gotten the "Fairness Doctrine" re-instituted at the FCC while they had the chance; now the endless mind washing will go unchallenged. Better get in line for some Kool-Aid, Fox News Style. Free Punch for all!  (Jan 4, 2011 | post #1)

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Vallejo task force studies ways to deter crime, help pros...

Prostitutes, like all the rest of us, make choices in life. We make decisions to do this or not do that. Living with the results of those decisions is called consequences. While this task sounds noble on paper, I'm just having a hard time seeing this as money well spent, a worthwhile endeavor. I hope that it is, but, I'm skeptical. Everyone deserves a second chance, I suppose. Good Luck.  (Jan 3, 2011 | post #11)

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Double-dipping ... twice the outrage

This is the most glaring, and public, example of why California must reform pension costs, or face insolvency either this year or next. Our state's credit/bond rating in already in the tank. Incoming Governor Brown has to grab the bull by the horns, and meet this challenge of unheard of proportions. Good Luck, Governor.  (Jan 3, 2011 | post #1)

Vallejo Times-Herald

Neighbors fed up with growing graffiti problem

Graffiti is NOT urban art. It is vandalism, destruction of other people's property. The sound walls along Vallejo freeways are increasingly tagged by punks. A back-side caning, ala Singapore, is in order. It would fix the "artists " right up, totally adjust their world view about their "art". Graffiti=Blight=Ey esore=Affliction=C ontamination=Rot Art=Craft=Professi on=Trade  (Jan 2, 2011 | post #2)

Vallejo Times-Herald

Mobile home park gas lines: If inspected, by who?

Gack. You are correct.  (Jan 1, 2011 | post #6)

Vallejo Times-Herald

Mobile home park gas lines: If inspected, by who?

Rubin Garcia is verbally dancing. He either doesn't know or isn't saying. In other words, he had no idea whatsoever, and is just thinking fast on his feet. Ditto for the "unnamed " woman, who also is unsure of when, or by whom, her facility was inspected. Because it hasn't been, that's why. Lairs, both.  (Jan 1, 2011 | post #3)

Q & A with Clarke Johnston

Headline:

Learn From Your Mistakes!

Hometown:

Vallejo

Neighborhood:

Locked & Loaded

Local Favorites:

Tacos Jalisco, Team Chevrolet

I'm Listening To:

Bad Company, Ted Nugent

Favorite Things:

Fast cars, fast motorcycles, great food, terrific movies. Camping. Cooking. Life.

I Believe In:

Thinking independently, being honest. Can't stand hypocrisy. Appreciate hard work and earned rewards in life.