Six months after the 2020 election, a lonely, increasingly shabby voting drop box remains outside the Pali Library. While some might vote for the proposition that this undermines confidence in our elections, I vote that it merely undermines our already rock-bottom confidence in the effectiveness of our county government.
Today I was parked at Gelson’s and this jerk in a dark grey Tesla threw his car door open into my car. I got out of my car and said to him “You just hit my car.” He said sarcastically “What do you want to do, exchange insurance information”? He got out and walked away saying “s*** happens”. You know what? A simple sorry would have been appropriate. Glad I don’t know this jerk any better than that brief encounter.
I’m not sure why the bleeding hearts think the public are insensitive to this problem. Wasn’t a bond passed by a considerable majority for hundreds of millions of dollars to build housing for the homeless (and yes, there is a cost for a bond, it’s called interest and it’s paid for by taxes)? Aren’t public and social services and state healthcare paid for by taxes available to the homeless if they choose to avail themselves? Doesn’t the public accept the homeless encampments on the streets in LA? Mobs with torches and pitchforks aren’t storming them and clearing them out. Is it too much to ask that just the beaches and parks be kept for the use of tax-paying residents and tourists bringing revenue to the city? And why is this a problem to be solved by the general public? What do we pay our seemingly worthless elected officials for? Just to fatten their pensions?
I really enjoyed reading the Mother’s Day submissions in last week’s paper. I found myself moved to tears by some of the stories. Thank you to all who shared, and Happy (Belated) Mother’s Day.
Scary to read that instances of Grand Theft Auto are on the rise again. I hope this can serve as a reminder for us to do our part and remove keys from the car and make sure doors are locked, especially before it gets even more crowded near our trails.
I was happy to read students would be returning to Pali High’s campus. Much deserved after more than a year of distance learning for those kids.
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