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Because of anticipated attendance numbers, there’s talk of moving the meeting to the Adorni Center.
Addendum: I’ve just been informed that the meeting will remain in the Supervisors’ Chamber at the Courthouse. The clerk recommends that you show up early if you want a seat. The Adorni is not set up for taping and televising.
From a recent e-mail:
10 things you should know about John McCain (but probably don’t):
1. John McCain voted against establishing a national holiday in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Now he says his position has “evolved,” yet he’s continued to oppose key civil rights laws.
3. His reputation is built on his opposition to torture, but McCain voted against a bill to ban waterboarding, and then applauded President Bush for vetoing that ban.
4. McCain opposes a woman’s right to choose. He said, “I do not support Roe versus Wade. It should be overturned.”
5. The Children’s Defense Fund rated McCain as the worst senator in Congress for children. He voted against the children’s health care bill last year, then defended Bush’s veto of the bill.
6. He’s one of the richest people in a Senate filled with millionaires. The Associated Press reports he and his wife own at least eight homes! Yet McCain says the solution to the housing crisis is for people facing foreclosure to get a “second job” and skip their vacations.
7. Many of McCain’s fellow Republican senators say he’s too reckless to be commander in chief. One Republican senator said: “The thought of his being president sends a cold chill down my spine. He’s erratic. He’s hotheaded. He loses his temper and he worries me.”
8. McCain talks a lot about taking on special interests, but his campaign manager and top advisers are actually lobbyists. The government watchdog group Public Citizen says McCain has 59 lobbyists raising money for his campaign, more than any of the other presidential candidates.
9. McCain has sought closer ties to the extreme religious right in recent years. The pastor McCain calls his “spiritual guide,” Rod Parsley, believes America’s founding mission is to destroy Islam, which he calls a “false religion.” McCain sought the political support of right-wing preacher John Hagee, who believes Hurricane Katrina was God’s punishment for gay rights and called the Catholic Church “the Antichrist” and a “false cult.”
10. He positions himself as pro-environment, but he scored a 0–yes, zero–from the League of Conservation Voters last year.
Regarding number 9, this might be a valid point of attack if Clinton is the nominee; but do Obama supporters really want to go there?
Garth has some portions of the meeting up on Youtube. I hope he gets Charlie Custer’s portion up, and Bonnie’s initial questioning.
Addendum: Here’s Paul G.’s statement following his hearing of the Trinidad account and Connor’s explanations. The video cuts in just after he’d said that maybe the officers should have their firearm privileges revoked. He goes on to say that he wants to investigate the situation more, but that it’s probably going to be moot because the County Counsel or B.O.S. is probably going to strip him of any influence on the Code Enforcement altogether.
I think it’s probably unfair to blame anything about the situation on him, except that he should have demanded clarification of the authority before signing off on any deputizations and used what little power he had to force the situation. 20/20 hindsight of course, but based upon the discussions he’s been having with County Counsel, we know that he had instincts he perhaps should have trusted a little more. Let’s see where he goes with this. I’ve a feeling that there will be some yelling behind closed doors Monday morning.
Addendum: I received an e-mail asking for more of my commentary. If you’re coming late, I made an earlier post with some links and some thoughts in the thread. I just received a couple of e-mails from Ron Sinoway with some codes I’m digesting. I’ll be posting a follow-up when I have it.