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Posted: Friday, August 8, 2008 10:00 pm

After two weeks in Pittsburgh, one thing stands out: everything is green.

All around me - the trees, grass and rolling hills - is magnificently lush. In June, Pittsburgh had a record rainfall. And through August, there's been just enough rain to keep things verdant.

Here in Pennsylvania, we're not worried about water. We we're not choking on the smoky air that's engulfed northern California for most of the summer.

Californians will most certainly be paying more for water in the near future. And before too many more years pass, save for the possibility of a series of major winter storms, your access to water will be rationed. Not us, though. We've got plenty.

Driving away from California and crossing through the western part of Nevada, a gray haze followed us. But by the time we got to Utah, skies cleared. Then in Nebraska, the rain started. And it continued through Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and then followed us into Pennsylvania.

To be sure, listening to heavy rain while you are curled up in your bed at night is peaceful. But it is an altogether nerve-rattling experience if you are negotiating heavy interstate traffic.

Nevertheless, the rain is refreshing. I've lived in Puerto Rico and Seattle, so I am no stranger to it.

Water, or the lack of it, is an increasingly hot topic in California politics.

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger would like to dupe you into voting for a $9.3 billion bond issue that he proposes by using the typical politicians scare language like "the state is in a crisis," predicting that another dry season would be "devastating" and, my favorite, "What is needed is a comprehensive, statewide plan - and we must move swiftly."

I'm all for a comprehensive plan. The problem is that Schwarzenegger, and all the state's other elected officials, want only to put forward a partial plan that depends exclusively on your money but not at all on sound government policy.

Here's what I mean. It's really very simple.

People use water. The more people who live in the state, the more water will be consumed. Currently, California's population is 38 million, the nation's largest.

Ten years ago, in what now seems like the good old days, demographers projected that by 2050 California would have 50 million residents.

But today, that's just wishful thinking.

According to California's Department of Finance, the state's inhabitants will exceed 50 million by 2032 and reach 60 million by 2050, an upward adjustment of 10 million!

Applying the same percentage increase to Lodi means that the city's 2060 population will be about 95,000 people. In San Joaquin County, more than a million will be struggling over increasingly scarce resources.

The greatest population growth will occur in Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties, already the state's densest areas where the least rain falls.

Good luck to you all.

If Schwarzenegger were as serious as he claims about "a comprehensive solution," he would address California's population as it impacts water usage. And any analysis of people and water has to include the approximately 300,000 illegal aliens who arrive in the state each year.

Obviously, they drink water, shower, cook and wash their cars. And while enlightened and environmentally aware Californians try to limit their water consumption, that may not be the case with aliens who might not be either as aware or as concerned.

Nevertheless, Schwarzenegger insists that it would be a "big mistake" to blame illegal immigrants for any part of California's $15 billion budget deficit or its water crisis.

One is left to conclude that Schwarzenegger would argue that aliens don't consume water.

If Schwarzenegger's bond proposal reaches the ballot, I urge all Californians to reject it. The measure would only impose additional taxes on an already over-taxed state.

Like the school bonds that many Californians have foolishly voted for over the years that have not ended the school shortage, a water bond represents only a partial solution.

The underlying problem is population. Too many people will always mean too few schools and too little water.

Cut Schwarzenegger off at the pass. Write to him to demand that he order a comprehensive evaluation of California's social woes that includes an honest analysis of illegal immigration's impact on the state budget deficit and its water shortage.

Joe Guzzardi, a native California bearish on the state's future, recently retired from the Lincoln Technical Academy and, with sadness but conviction, moved to Pittsburgh. Reach him at guzzjoe@yahoo.com.

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52 comments:

  • posted at 3:30 am on Sat, Aug 16, 2008.

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    To Educated Reader Quote:"It just so happens that I am an illegal alien who has lived in this country for 25 years undetected even though I have brown skin. I have collected welfare and foodstamps and used (and paid for)the water (with welfare money!). What are you personally going to do about it? I am sure Americans who are not hiding from the law (like you) are sleeping well, thank you. I never wonder who "that person is". Why? Because I have a clear conscience, no sneaking, lying and hiding among the people of MY homeland.I don't know about Giovanna, but if I ever found this fact about anyone, I would IMMEDIATELy contact my friends in the Border Patrol. ICE is building a database of criminal aliens -the new name for illegal aliens. You are the one who will be looking over your shoulder.

     
  • posted at 3:23 am on Sat, Aug 16, 2008.

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    To educated reader 1207 post: "...Might be good, maybe they could knock sense into you."My my, aren't we testy? Your statement proves MY point that liberals are erally not liberal in the dictionary definition of the word, but are angry, guilty and seek to vent hate on everfyone who disagrees. You admitted you were breaking the law by being an illegal alien. Do you feel a catharsis now that you have admitted violating the laws of MY country? You should be asahmed. I can't speak for Giovannina, bvut from my perspective, it is the duty of each one of us to attempt to make our hom,elamnd the best that it can be. Only a coward sneaks out of their homeland to avoid their responsibilities. You are doing a disservice to your country of origin. If your life becomes difficult, will you sneak out to another country to take from them as well? Thats why we have formal citizenship procedures. Its obvious that your "loyalty" is to you alone. This is the ultimate selfishness. Your fogging thinking is typical of liberals today. USA Liberals=fascism of thought.

     
  • posted at 7:07 pm on Fri, Aug 15, 2008.

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    As long as you continue to subscribe to all of the garbage websites that suit your opinions, you will spout the same garbage information. As for Guzzardi, where did he state that he was talking about Southern California exclusively? Cut the bull, Giovanina. You have a made up answer for all of your bigoted opinions. It just so happens that I am an illegal alien who has lived in this country for 25 years undetected even though I have brown skin. I have collected welfare and foodstamps and used (and paid for)the water (with welfare money!). What are you personally going to do about it? Go about town with your "illegal alien detection system" and look for me? ID me as you claim you can do so easily? I doubt you even leave your home with the severe case of xenophobia that disables you. And if you do venture past your front door, you must have a very sore neck from looking behind you continuously for the boogeyillegals that are waiting to conk you over the head. Might be good, maybe they could knock sense into you.

     
  • posted at 2:54 am on Fri, Aug 15, 2008.

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    Being a disabled vet, I cannot hold employment. But I do cover up grafitti all over Lodi, and trin back low hanging branches on sidewalks, and sapplings around the base of trees. I do what I can to give back to my community if I am able. That keeps me busy. If there is any PROOF I have been harassing anyone, regardless of their nationality, please refer your concerns and evidence to Lodi Police department. They will know what to do next!

     
  • posted at 2:30 pm on Thu, Aug 14, 2008.

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    your welcome :)

     
  • posted at 7:14 am on Thu, Aug 14, 2008.

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    T & C - Why don't you get a part-time job or volunteer for a non-profit organization rather than hassling every out-of-towner or non-white you see?

     
  • posted at 3:03 am on Thu, Aug 14, 2008.

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    A very interesting website about birthright citizenship rights Giovanina, thank you for the link.

     
  • posted at 4:29 pm on Wed, Aug 13, 2008.

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    Sorry T & C how is this linkhttp://www.hillsdale.edu/news/imprimis/archive/date.aspclick on this article2008/07Edward J. Erler: Birthright Citizenship and Dual Citizenship: Harbingers of Administrative Tyranny

     
  • posted at 4:26 pm on Wed, Aug 13, 2008.

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    educated reader wrote on Aug 12, 2008 4:27 AM:" And T & C: Yes, the US did pay Mexico 15 Million, but that was not for the land - the US won that in the Mexican-American War. The $$ was to pay for war-related damages to Mexican property. YOU need to learn your history and not just "google" some garbage that agrees with your opinion.Also, the Treaty included provisions for the protection of Mexican nationals living within the ceded territory. The "wonderful" "white" citizens of California promptly took it upon themselves to begin hunting down and lynching Mexicans and stealing their property under "squatter's rights." Those Mexicans who had received land grants had to fight (and lose) in court to maintain their rightful property. "The 15 million was for compensation for the land, and taking on $3.25 million in debt owed to American citizens, not damages. Maybe you should also read Article IX of the treaty.

     
  • posted at 4:15 pm on Wed, Aug 13, 2008.

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    educated reader wrote on Aug 10, 2008 3:05 AM:" T & C: Good point, but then again Guzzardi was an ESL teacher and can't be expected to be at par with teachers who teach more important courses.And leave it to Guzzardi to start his bigoted columns again once he has left California. He had toned down his rhetoric for the last few years, but now he feels compelled to put fear into people's heads about illegals "stealing" water resources. I'm sure he could have found some other blatent abuser of our water - like maybe all of SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA!!!! Earth to Socialist Reader the majority of illegal aliens are in SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. That was the main point he was making.

     
  • posted at 6:55 am on Tue, Aug 12, 2008.

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    Is this about illegal immigrants or Mexicans? Mexicans are in Mexico. Illegals are everywhere.

     
  • posted at 6:10 am on Tue, Aug 12, 2008.

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    Hey, Che Guevara209! Come on, Everyone knows BECASUE is spelled because! Here, use my dictionary, I care so much about what you post, keep it as a gift!

     
  • posted at 6:08 am on Tue, Aug 12, 2008.

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    Che Guevara209 wrote on Aug 11, 2008 9:34 AM:" hahaha CALIFORNIA AKA NORTHERN MEXICO, WHY YOU FIGHTING OVER A LAND THAT ISNT EVEN YOURS?DONT BE SURPRISE IF WE START RUNNING EVERYTHING IN CALI WATCH WERE GOING TO BE HIGHLY EDUCATED WE GONNA GO INTO POLITICS WERE GOING TO HAVE THE BEST JOBS BASICALLY GO BACK TO EUROPE BECASUE WERE HERE TO STAY!! " Who the heck are "WE"? lol!

     
  • posted at 6:06 am on Tue, Aug 12, 2008.

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    Che Guevara209, you are just a sore loser, take it like a man! The day I NEED YOUR PERMISSION FOR ANYTHING is the day I win Lotto! Please don't whine in this forum!

     
  • posted at 6:05 am on Tue, Aug 12, 2008.

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    I just believe that since the rest of the world's immigrants must stand in line, apply and pass the citizenship exam to become legal citizens,that MEXICO's people should abide by the same law! What gives millions of hispanics from Mexico the right to invade another country and call this their home? Part of the citizenship test requires immigrants to learn to speak, read and write english learn our laws and customs! How are illegals supposed to assimilate into america? It has nothing to do with being afraid My question yo you is why do you complain on every topic?

     
  • posted at 4:20 am on Tue, Aug 12, 2008.

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    T & C learn your history son. When you do i give you permission to speak.

     
  • posted at 12:57 am on Tue, Aug 12, 2008.

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    Mexicans need to go back to Mexico. There they can sleep on the sidewalks and drink and do their drugs. We don't need that here in Calif. Ever notice how run down the East side is? It is because it is run by Mexicans. So take your gangs and leave our beautiful state.

     
  • posted at 11:27 pm on Mon, Aug 11, 2008.

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    Che is obviously a made up blogger that is designed to make Hispanics look like a bunch of ignorants.And T & C: Yes, the US did pay Mexico 15 Million, but that was not for the land - the US won that in the Mexican-American War. The $$ was to pay for war-related damages to Mexican property. YOU need to learn your history and not just "google" some garbage that agrees with your opinion.Also, the Treaty included provisions for the protection of Mexican nationals living within the ceded territory. The "wonderful" "white" citizens of California promptly took it upon themselves to begin hunting down and lynching Mexicans and stealing their property under "squatter's rights." Those Mexicans who had received land grants had to fight (and lose) in court to maintain their rightful property. You need to learn history from a non-biased perspective and stop making up your own version - makes you look truly ignorant. Next you'll be proclaiming that black slaves came here voluntarily for the economic benefits offered by the New World.

     
  • posted at 3:57 pm on Mon, Aug 11, 2008.

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    And, edumacation, you're right about the bad spelling ex-mayor. Notice how bad the spelling and grammar gets later in the evening? Methinks too many of those double shots with that Bud light backer really brings the lack of spelling and intelligence to the forefront. I also notice that one council rep is on the blogs at capitolelector.com and hasn't blogged yet. I would suppose he either needs a secretary to dictate for him or to figure out spell check without giving any identity away by the bad spelling and grammar.

     
  • posted at 3:51 pm on Mon, Aug 11, 2008.

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    T & C, you're funny! Why are you so afraid of Hispanics?

     
  • posted at 2:10 pm on Mon, Aug 11, 2008.

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    Hi Giovanina, sorry the link is not good! Microsoft VBScript runtime error '800a0035' File not found /news/imprimis/archive/issue.asp, line 69

     
  • posted at 12:44 pm on Mon, Aug 11, 2008.

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    Here is an explanation of the 14th:http://www.hillsdale.edu/news/imprimis/archive/issue.asp?year=2008&month=07

     
  • posted at 10:22 am on Mon, Aug 11, 2008.

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    Illegal is Illegal! Read the 14th Amendment of the United States Constitution: "Every person born within the limits of the United States, and subject to their jurisdiction, is by virtue of natural law and national law a citizen of the United States. This will not, of course, include persons born in the United States who are foreigners, aliens, who belong to the families of ambassadors or foreign ministers accredited to the Government of the United States, but will include every other class of persons". If the parents are not Legal citizens neither are their children!

     
  • posted at 7:58 am on Mon, Aug 11, 2008.

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    For Your Information: Che Guevara209, The United States Bought California and other States from Mexico in The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo! You really do need to know your history before you spout off!"The cession that the treaty facilitated included parts of the modern-day U.S. states of Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, and Wyoming, as well as the whole of California, Nevada, and Utah. The remaining parts of what are today the states of Arizona and New Mexico were later ceded under the 1853 Gadsden Purchase, in which the United States paid an additional $10,000,000." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Guadalupe_Hidalgo "We owe Mexico Nothing!"

     
  • posted at 7:14 am on Mon, Aug 11, 2008.

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    The Galt MarketIt's time to replace the managers in charge of the market. It has been on the decline for some time. If you visit the flea market on the weekend in Stockton one is lucky to get a parking place. It's jam packed. Maybe week days aren't the best days for Galt since they close too early for people that would shop after they leave their jobs.It's so sad to see our market fail

     
  • posted at 7:09 am on Mon, Aug 11, 2008.

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    " I just believe that if the rest of the world's immigrants must stand in line, apply and pass the citizenship exam to legally live in America, and enjoy all we have to offer, that MEXICO's people should abide by the same law! What gives millions of hispanics from Mexico the right to invade another country and call this their home? Part of the citizenship test requires immigrants to learn to speak, read and write english learn our laws and customs! Invading our borders disregards these requirements. How are illegals supposed to assimilate into america? Well, we're waiting for your answer? " The answer is simply. Get use to it. they will never leave until they retire. or just go back to see the family back home.

     
  • posted at 4:34 am on Mon, Aug 11, 2008.

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    hahaha CALIFORNIA AKA NORTHERN MEXICO, WHY YOU FIGHTING OVER A LAND THAT ISNT EVEN YOURS?DONT BE SURPRISE IF WE START RUNNING EVERYTHING IN CALI WATCH WERE GOING TO BE HIGHLY EDUCATED WE GONNA GO INTO POLITICS WERE GOING TO HAVE THE BEST JOBS BASICALLY GO BACK TO EUROPE BECASUE WERE HERE TO STAY!! OH AND FOR THE WATER SITUATION PLEASE GO AHEAD AND TAX US WE COULD REALLY CARE LESS IF WEHAVE TO PAY A 100-3000 MONTH DIVIDE THAT INTO 10 -15 OF US 30 BUCKS THAT POCKET CHANGE

     
  • posted at 3:52 am on Mon, Aug 11, 2008.

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    I agree with T & C. And the reason we don't "care for" mexicans is because they are draining the US dry getting all the free benefits. Go to Mexico and try what they are doing here..see ya in jail! Anyone heard of Operation Wetback? I say if they could do it once, they can do it again. Get them outa here before they destroy us.

     
  • posted at 3:49 am on Mon, Aug 11, 2008.

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    To Sam: Well then who is t&C? And Observer, Patton, Reality and Commmonsense1? Reading these posts Patton spells as bad as the other three so I thought they were all the ex-mayor. He has the worst spelling and grammar---so its telling?

     
  • posted at 2:32 am on Mon, Aug 11, 2008.

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    I just believe that if the rest of the world's immigrants must stand in line, apply and pass the citizenship exam to legally live in America, and enjoy all we have to offer, that MEXICO's people should abide by the same law! What gives millions of hispanics from Mexico the right to invade another country and call this their home? Part of the citizenship test requires immigrants to learn to speak, read and write english learn our laws and customs! Invading our borders disregards these requirements. How are illegals supposed to assimilate into america? Well, we're waiting for your answer?

     
  • posted at 2:28 am on Mon, Aug 11, 2008.

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    T&C wrote on Aug 10, 2008 2:53 PM:" T & C, those Hispanics are going to be voting for Mayor Mounce and Mr. Khan for city coucil in November, so maybe you and your lily white attitude should learn that maybe accept the fact that their vote can sway an entire election one way or another. Why do you feel so threatened by Hispanics?" Please learn how to spell the word Council! The Gob's are offended you can't spell the word! I am not offended by Hispanics!

     
  • posted at 3:39 pm on Sun, Aug 10, 2008.

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    Scrutiny, T&C has been here since the beginning of the blogs. He has a passion for watching Lodi's CC like a hawk. He sometimes goes overboard, but his goal is to get us all to pay attention.T & C is a guy named Raymond. He decided to try and steal T&C's identity. He whines non stop about T&C's posts and ridicules everything he says. He does not like Mexicans and thinks he pays too much for his bus rides.Pathetic, I know, but the real T&C has no spaces and the identity-theft impostor is T & C.

     
  • posted at 3:15 pm on Sun, Aug 10, 2008.

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    So tell me again why these two, T&C and T & C, chose names so similar? Originality pays dividends me thinks....

     
  • posted at 9:53 am on Sun, Aug 10, 2008.

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    T & C, those Hispanics are going to be voting for Mayor Mounce and Mr. Khan for city coucil in November, so maybe you and your lily white attitude should learn that maybe accept the fact that their vote can sway an entire election one way or another. Why do you feel so threatened by Hispanics?

     
  • posted at 8:46 am on Sun, Aug 10, 2008.

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    Jess, all the candidates are wooing the hispanic vote, and ALL candidates have "Dirty Laundry". Some has been made public and some has not. I have it from one of Hillary's official websites that when she is made Vice president, Obama will order, "No Dresses allowed for "Interns"!

     
  • posted at 2:43 am on Sun, Aug 10, 2008.

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    T & C, please review McCain's views on illegals. Right now he too is pandering to the Hispanic vote.

     
  • posted at 2:41 am on Sun, Aug 10, 2008.

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    T & C, you do know that our republican candidate McCain had an affair while his first wife was recovering from a severe auto accident. If you are talking sex scandals you better get them all out there on the table.

     
  • posted at 2:36 am on Sun, Aug 10, 2008.

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    No matter what policy the NEW president makes , "ILLEGALS are NOT going to return to "THEIR OWN COUNTRY" and re-apply for citizenship! There will be "NO FINE"! If I illegally immigrate "INVADE" Mexico, I face 2 years in prison! As soon as the NEW Amnesty law is passed, there will be a HUGE rush of illegals across our border, and guess what? Every one of the NEW illegals will have 5 LEGALS swear affidavits their newest relative has been in America for the last 3 years! The last Amnesty Deal didn't stop ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION. We have 12 million more!

     
  • posted at 2:31 am on Sun, Aug 10, 2008.

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    I have a NEWS Flash for you wtf, so "PAY ATTENTION"! Regardless of WHO becomes president, here is the scenerio: "The president must get his bill to pass the Senate & the house to become LAW! On the flip side, the house & senate need 2/3 majority vote to over-ride presidential veto! Historically, unless the house, senate & president are either demo, or republican, very little is ever passed and "We the people suffer " For such childish political party squabbling! You think Ron Paul has a snowball's chance in He** of getting demo cooperation? No Way!

     
  • posted at 2:26 am on Sun, Aug 10, 2008.

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    The bottom line is that who ever gets to be president, is going to have a huge MESS to try to fix on many fronts. No doubt they will fail "We the people"! Instead of GIVING AWAY BILLIONS & BILLIONS of dollars to other countries, why can't the new president give 50 Billion dollars to every state, tightly managed and accounted for to stimulate EMPLOYMENT in each states (10) highest paying jobs? Those who completed the training would have the skills to be top wage earners and provide for their families in both the short and long term!

     
  • posted at 2:23 am on Sun, Aug 10, 2008.

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    On the flip side of the political coin, people are afraid of McCain, because he is a republican, and is for the Iraqi war! But of the two "EVILS", I have to vote for McCain! Republicans are for "Big Business" and that means EMPLOYMENT and growth! There will always be corruption so please don't play the corruption game! The most recent Demo Scandle with John Edwards shows corruption, sex, and yes babies result from power! Wait a minute, edwards is a demo and had sex and got caught and so is Bill, "Slick Willie"! I see a pattern I think!

     
  • posted at 2:19 am on Sun, Aug 10, 2008.

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    I's even more dangerous to vote for Hillary for vice president, and I have the gut feeling Obama will pick her..."Wait and see"! Hillary has the Hispanic votes to sway her and Obama to the White House! Traditionally the Vice president has been a behind the scenes figure in America! NOT SO, if Hillary and "Bill" make it to the White house! No one can dispute that "Demos" are for SOCIAL PROGRAMS! We cannot remain a strong country, rebuild our housing crisis, fight unemployment and renew our Oil production based on Social programs! We can't afford "Slick Willie" either!

     
  • posted at 2:15 am on Sun, Aug 10, 2008.

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    Hi Mazie! Sadly there is NOTHING "You or I can do about the "ILLEGALS" in America, especially the thousands and thousands of young female illegals having "Ninos after Ninos" in their desperate attempt to lessen their chance of DEPORTATION when discovered. A foster home is needed for each child! Right now we don't have enough foster homes nationwide for all LEGAL children let alone "Illegals" children. YOU ARE RIGHT that if Obama gets to be president that "Total Amnesty will be granted"! Voting for Obama just to have the first Black president in history is NOT the reason to vote!

     
  • posted at 10:09 pm on Sat, Aug 9, 2008.

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    Mazie: Your logic stuns me! Why should "they" bother to become legal when "they" already (in your ignorant opinion) get all of the "free benefits" already? Why bother with the red tape when "they" already have it aced?

     
  • posted at 10:05 pm on Sat, Aug 9, 2008.

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    T & C: Good point, but then again Guzzardi was an ESL teacher and can't be expected to be at par with teachers who teach more important courses.And leave it to Guzzardi to start his bigoted columns again once he has left California. He had toned down his rhetoric for the last few years, but now he feels compelled to put fear into people's heads about illegals "stealing" water resources. I'm sure he could have found some other blatent abuser of our water - like maybe all of SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA!!!!

     
  • posted at 6:39 am on Sat, Aug 9, 2008.

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    wtf, thank you for the information. I do appreciate "honest" information about all the candidates. This is going to be an interesting election.

     
  • posted at 5:27 am on Sat, Aug 9, 2008.

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    wtf: thanks for the info.

     
  • posted at 4:58 am on Sat, Aug 9, 2008.

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    Mazie wrote: "It just keeps getting worse and if Obama makes it to the pres., I am afraid they will all be legal immigrants so they can legally have all the free benefits they are currently enjoying."Hate to break it to you, Mazie; but McCain is of the same opinion as Obama. He even sponsored a bill that would seek to revise the current immigration system by allowing millions of illegal immigrants in the United States to apply to be temporary guest workers.http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/05/12/AR2005051201559.htmlYou want to solve the illegal immigration mess? Write in Ron Paul's name for President come November. This is where he stands on this issue:http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2008/01/ron_paul_on_immigration.html

     
  • posted at 4:13 am on Sat, Aug 9, 2008.

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    T & C, maybe you should use that cell phone of yours and report them. I'll bet LPD will be on that call in a minute. LOL

     
  • posted at 3:34 am on Sat, Aug 9, 2008.

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    T & C: What can we do about this illegal immigrant problem? It just keeps getting worse and if Obama makes it to the pres., I am afraid they will all be legal immigrants so they can legally have all the free benefits they are currently enjoying. They really anger me.

     
  • posted at 3:11 am on Sat, Aug 9, 2008.

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    I for one cannot wait for the "Water Meters" to be installed! "12" Amigos in a one bedroom house or apt. use "Tons of water" and no one can dispute that! Lodi deserves to KEEP some of the money sent back to Mexico to encourage more to "Illegally enter America, and settle in Lodi! It's 2 years in Prison to illegally enter Mexico, but we "Welcome" Illegals into California, and anyone can see on city buses that The hispanic segment of Lodi will be thriving in the maternity ward of Lodi Memorial Hospital, at the public's expense!

     
  • posted at 3:06 am on Sat, Aug 9, 2008.

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    For a change I would like to see reporter's use proper grammer in what they write! Case in point: "We we're not choking on the smoky air that's engulfed northern California for most of the summer." I can get away with bad grammer because I am a poster. Reporter's are held to a higher standard and at minimum, should proof read what they are putting into a newspaper!

     

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First, the fact that you were "offended" does not make me wrong Mr. Barrow.[lol] Second, the LNS's poll indicates that the major…

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Posted 12 hours ago by Thomas Heuer.

article: Letter: The people are better off becau…

Thank you Eric But don't worry about that stock market when the stocks get too lofty they'll split and get more affordable. Mr Taves and …

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