Typical right-wing nonsense: a total disconnect between argument and factual reality.
Every shooter was an American. Not a single shooter—none, zero—came into this country across any border. So tighten the border because…??? Right-wing nonsense.
The one unifying factor is the access to "assault" rifles. There is absolutely no reason for these to be in the hands of the public or the police. These types of guns should only be in the hands of the military. Why are the right-wing gun nuts so insistent on owning these rifles? Defense against a tyrannical government? More nonsense. The government has tanks, bazookas and nuclear weapons.
Is our leadership crazy? Sure, to a point. Are right-wing gun nuts crazy? Definitely and completely.
Humboldt has been my home for twenty years now. I finally got enough together for an awesome investment property/home which years later got caught up in the Countrywide BofA scandal and I lost everything including over 160k of my retirement. They all got bailed out but what did we get? Not a frikkin' thing - just a bunch of stress and grief. Well now I am in a mobile home and it's OK. I miss my land, but as stated the rents are constantly going up! The company who owns the MH park is of course far away from our area and they are eager to improve like thinking we want asphalt roads and pretty landscaping. I love being the rural person I am and despise all their 'upgrades' but forced against my will to pay for them if I want a roof over my head. Many folks in my MH park are struggling worse than I! If I wanted all this perfect manicured asphalt jungle I'd live amongst them in their sprawling metro cities! Humboldt is getting bought up so fast by big city corrupted corporations, and we are, one day very soon, are going to all wonder just what the hell happened! There won't be anything left for our kids!
Sure, you'll be in compliance with all local, state, and federal laws when you sell out our communities to New York based speculators and land grabbers. It's completely legal to profit from the housing market's instability. You may even pay your 'fair share' of taxes. The charitable donations improve your image with a good tax write-off as a bonus.
Meanwhile, the American Dream of owning a home (and maybe an acre or five of land) is alive and well for anybody with a couple million to spare. Which is not us. A 'fixer' runs for $250-500k these days. The 'sweat equity' will cost, well... Have you seen the movie 'The Money Pit'?
Thank you, Paul, for your sensitive reading of this poem. Being a fan of yours myself, makes it even more meaningful. Tamara Jenkinson.
That's exactly the people that our government is working for- realtors and developers. And Big Tobacco. They don't work for the people; they never have.
In Print This Week:
Jul 21, 2016
vol XXVII issue 29
The North Coast Journal Weekly
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