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It’s time for Lodi News-Sentinel to cover city council meetings better

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Posted: Saturday, March 16, 2013 12:00 am

You, Lodi News-Sentinel, are the reason why there is no communication between the real hard-working people — the predominantly Spanish-speaking and other ethnic groups of the Eastside of Lodi, the seemingly "forgotten" land — and the wealthy, stuffed-shirt takers and good old boys clan in Lodi who are granted entitlements, government welfare and constant pandering from three certain council members who control the three votes to overrule any quorum and issue they darn well please.

When will you take some responsibility and overcome your fear of embarrassing one of the elite, and start telling it like it is, rather than either sugar-coating or completely ignoring council meetings and the many controversial decisions that benefit only the same old groups in Lodi, and ignoring the general citizenry, some referred to as "second-class" citizens by those who view them only as cheap labor for their lucrative businesses and household needs?

Doug Chaney

Lodi

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13 comments:

  • Bobcatbob Ingram posted at 9:42 am on Tue, Mar 19, 2013.

    99er Posts: 119

    Daniel, Your correct with, "Sometimes the integrity of the author is questioned more than the content of the letter."

    I like the Lodi News, Yes the 'censors' seem overly sensitive when they reject MY well thought out comments...... but what the heck its their News Paper.

    PS Thanks Daniel for having the gutz to show your face and use Your name.
    Do You Salmon fish ??

     
  • Tracy Matheson posted at 10:50 am on Mon, Mar 18, 2013.

    TM Matheson Posts: 7

    I do not like knowing that people can sway the council members so easily in to telling them what they want them to hear and not the TRUTH in the first place and then MAYBE when going in to the meetings the people who live and breathe about the situation at hand has a chance to say their part and have it be decided upon as a whole and not just one sided. Its not over ~ yet.

     
  • robert maurer posted at 9:41 am on Mon, Mar 18, 2013.

    mason day Posts: 444

    What integrity? Some don't have it, and it shows.

     
  • daniel hutchins posted at 9:22 am on Mon, Mar 18, 2013.

    daniel hutchins Posts: 1338

    Doug Chaney:
    Do you have a specific example, or are we to use our imagination into the cosmos...?
    Is there something that you would like to report which did not make it into the press?

    Sometimes the integrity of the author is questioned more than the content of the letter.

     
  • Kim Parigoris posted at 8:09 am on Mon, Mar 18, 2013.

    Kim Parigoris Posts: 470

    TEABAGGER? REALLY? I would love to know what Doug Chaney finds so repulsive about a group of citizens who are taking an active role in their country and its government, are self educating themselves on the issues because netiher party will do it, and promote 1) Fiscal Reponsibility 2) Support of the Free Markets and 3) Limited Government. I guess only people that blindly follow their political party are much more beneficial to our country's well being..

     
  • Joe Baxter posted at 2:57 pm on Sun, Mar 17, 2013.

    Joe Baxter Posts: 1843

    Mr. Scott, I too found this LTE laughable.I have often wondered why someone would choose to live in a town they hate.

     
  • Josh Morgan posted at 8:51 am on Sun, Mar 17, 2013.

    Josh Morgan Posts: 532

    I'm not even sure what a tea bagger is??? And let me be positive/constructive....We are extremely fortunate to have a local newspaper owned and operated by a local family. Local newspapers are becoming extinct and are being taken over by the major newspaper corporations. If that happens you'll be lucky to get a mention of your local elections let alone City Council, high school and other local events. The Weybret's live, work and have invested in the community. They have been especially generous to the Lodi Boys and Girls Club and their new facility would not have been possible without them. You think that's going to happen if McClatchy or Hearst take over?

     
  • Josh Morgan posted at 7:44 am on Sun, Mar 17, 2013.

    Josh Morgan Posts: 532

    I'm not even sure what a tea bagger is??? And let me be positive/constructive....We are extremely fortunate to have a local newspaper owned and operated by a local family. Local newspapers are becoming extinct and are being taken over by the major newspaper corporations. If that happens you'll be lucky to get a mention of your local elections let alone City Council, high school and other local events. The Weybret's live, work and have invested in the community. They have been especially generous to the Lodi Boys and Girls Club and their new facility would not have been possible without them. You think that's going to happen if McClatchy or Hearst take over?

     
  • Jackson Scott posted at 10:28 pm on Sat, Mar 16, 2013.

    Jackson Scott Posts: 386

    You can only imagine my surprise this morning when I turned the page to the Opinion page. I literally "laughed out loud" when I started reading Doug's rehashed old rant.

    Doug, if you don't like it here in Lodi I'm sure I can get Josh, Ed, myself, and many others to come spend a few hours helping you pack up to GT*O of "Liveable, Loveable Lodi."

    Is there ONE thing you like about ZinTown? Not the wine industry, wine tasting events, or the millions of dollars it brings our area to drive the Lodi economy. It's kind of ironic that the industry you despise so much employs many of those you advocate for.

    You are the most NEGATIVE person ever. We all know your opinions on the GOB's, Developers, The Three Ayemigos, HSS, etc etc etc...

     
  • Doug Chaney posted at 9:15 pm on Sat, Mar 16, 2013.

    advocate Posts: 500

    My point is that the Lodi News doesn't print the same detailed articles about the dominance and pandering that the three amigos on Lodi city council, such as the pandering to Lodi Health to give low cost child care to those with incomes over, I believe $50,000 per year and letting the local developers walk away from their contracts, while front page headlines go to the city of Galt in detailed articles while leaving their Lodi readers completely uninformed just how the three amigos hand out governemnt welfare and subsidies to those who can well afford it while those who struggle are not even offered the opportunity.

     
  • Doug Chaney posted at 9:08 pm on Sat, Mar 16, 2013.

    advocate Posts: 500

    You teabaggers are all aike. Don't you ever have anything constructive to say? And Mr. Morgan, what content do you ever add but your but your same old conspiracy theory naivete? I notice you always applaud the good old boys and stuffed shirts along with the other cheerleaders and pretend that Lodi is not the bigoted town it is and that the good old boys really don't exist. The difference that those hard working people have that the hard working stuffed shirts don't have is that they earn their money honestly, not by shady deals and from mommy and daddy and their wealth and inheritances.

     
  • Ed Walters posted at 5:27 pm on Sat, Mar 16, 2013.

    the old dog Posts: 488

    Same tune, different words---- oh poor me. yawn[sad]

     
  • Josh Morgan posted at 2:23 pm on Sat, Mar 16, 2013.

    Josh Morgan Posts: 532

    Well, how about that. The LTE regarding pageants is generating a lot more attention that this diatribe. I didn't realize that the only "real hard working people" of Lodi were Hispanic and other ethnic groups. This constant rehashing of the same old garbage is getting old and tired. Certainly the author could start being a little more creative.

     

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