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  • "I really think this has got to stop. We have just as much right to pray at council meetings, classrooms and so on. If you don't like it PLEASE wait outside till were are all done,Just like when I was growing up.Look at the mess America is in cause no GOD is allowed anywhere. It may offend someone. WHAT ABOUT US, this offends us. People are so sues crazy today and it's all about them.Come on PEOPLE get off it. Thank you for giving me this chance to speak up. LOUISE"

    nonjudgmental commented in:
    Pismo Beach settles prayer suit on 2014-04-17 10:31:55
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  • "Can AG please do the same thing and get rid of prayer. Or if you are going to do it have someone of different faiths come and speak not just Christian point of view. I would like to hear from the Jewish community, the atheist, Jehovah witness ect, then it does not seem secular. And personally I don't want to stand up for any of them. Why can I not stay seated like in church and listen to what they have to say?Yes, I know I could actually stay seated but the peer pressure and the looks are a bit much"

    dogeatdog commented in:
    Pismo Beach settles prayer suit on 2014-04-17 10:30:05
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  • "If Caren has no opinion on local issues then why the hell are you running. She does not like the 2 minute time limit when she is talking, but as a council member she had no problem with just giving the public a 3 limit time limit. You came to the debate to give your stance on items, well what was it? Caren fears she will be out of a job if she does not win this election. She wants to be the female Adam Hill and make money hand over fist, and rant and rave when things don't go in her favor. At least Compton says she is republican, I can appreciate that. Byrd leans towards being a democrat, she did not have problems with that. Caren which way do you lean when you vote, oh that right you are a democrat. I don't care which way people vote, I just want them to admit it and own it. I don't know who I will vote for yet, but I know who will not get my vote. The whiny B from AG. We don't need another person like Hill and Gibson as supervisor, I have had enough of their arrogance."

    dogeatdog commented in:
    Supervisor candidates tussle in Nipomo on 2014-04-17 10:24:03
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  • "Pretty broad reach from "the government shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof", to a prayer being subject to a $47k settlement. I think it's time for Global Warming or Climate Change or whatever moiker it goes by now to officially be declared a religion. It's a belief based on faith, and those who question are called non-believers. Will save us a few billion dollars per year if this faith based religiion is also silenced."

    achillesheal commented in:
    Pismo Beach settles prayer suit on 2014-04-17 10:10:37
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  • "whatdouno, I seriously hate to see my fellow Christians needlessly turning themselves into pretzels by using their own interpretations to the literal word of our Hebrew God. Some try to deny Jesus' plain, simple and ever so revealing statement by interpreting said verse to mean the 613 Old Testament laws were not abolished until Jesus came and fulfilled it. Huh? They then INTERPRET "fulfill" as "bringing to an end," "superseding" or some other synonym for "abolishing." But, in essence they have Jesus saying, "I did not come to abolish the law, but to abolish it!” A funny notion is it not? Until the ultimate completion of God's plan to glorify humanity in His Kingdom comes to pass—that is, as long as there are still fleshly human beings—the physical codification of God's law in Old Testament Scriptures is necessary. This, Jesus explained, is as certain as the continued existence of Heaven and Earth. Has heaven and earth passed away yet? “In fact, this is love for God: to keep his commands. And his commands are not burdensome (1 John 5:3)"

    Ted Slanders commented in:
    Californians divided on water shortage solutions on 2014-04-17 10:10:18
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  • "Caren has to attack Byrd for speaking out at the BoS otherwise she can't justify the attack and removal of Debbie Peterson from the APCD for voicing her opinion in the dust rule issue. Caren is Obama like. She speaks well and smiles through her dancing words but in the end she is Adam Hill and Bruce Gibson all day every day with a plan during this election to act like and look like a republican. Caren is a PROGRESSIVE Democrat that will take away your rights and property for "Smart Growth" infill life style she would impose on you not herself."

    phoenix.rising commented in:
    Supervisor candidates tussle in Nipomo on 2014-04-17 09:47:47
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  • "I won't respond further to either of you because obviously are moral compass differs and I really don't want a slut to represent me and since you have other priorities, do for it. We just have to agree to disagree as to what is important and right in this election. Morals, honesty, and associations are important for me. You obviously have different beliefs!"

    SLOBIRD commented in:
    Battle for SLO supervisor seat prompts illegal signs on 2014-04-17 09:39:08
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  • "I was cracking up every time she referenced the two-minute timeline for answering questions. Yea, this was not enough time for her but it is also for the bozo's on the BOS to limit the free speech of the citizens at public hearings. Maybe she can go back to the BOS next Tuesday and state her support for the minimum 3 minute timeline instead of the 1 or 2 minute that Gibson and Hill want to impose. It was funny, she took so many stabs at the 2 minute limit but the other two candidates had no problem with it. It was funny!"

    SLOBIRD commented in:
    Supervisor candidates tussle in Nipomo on 2014-04-17 09:19:43
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  • "“This is unethical and unacceptable,” Ray said. Caren, you must have been talking about illegal contributions to your campaign that you recently were warned about by the CFPP...right? Or perhaps the illegal placement of your campaign sings on public property...right? Hmmm...maybe both."

    Pelican1 commented in:
    Supervisor candidates tussle in Nipomo on 2014-04-17 08:37:59
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  • ""Ray claimed that it was unethical for candidates to take a stand on issues before the board." Give me a break! How in God's name is that unethical? I sure as hell would like to know where a person stands on an important local issue before I cast my vote for supervisor. Byrd is completely correct. The rail industry and certainly the oil industry has a history of disasters that have happened not just in our state, but right here in south county. Caren Ray, please don't act like you have no opinions on the local issues. We know you do and most of them come from Adam Hill."

    pasodowny commented in:
    Supervisor candidates tussle in Nipomo on 2014-04-17 07:53:11
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  • "Sending millions of gallons of water out to the ocean for a fish that doesn't even respond to the enviroment that has been "rebuilt" for it doesn't make a lick of sense, but putting farms and ranches out of business for lack of water because of these fish threatens billions of dollars of economics to this state,also there is the other businesses that are going and will go out of business because of these fish,farm supply companys,fuel companys parts companys lot of economic destruction going on here. Then on the other hand we have the fruit cakes that want to remove hydro electric dams and or dams in general to restore the enviroment,hummmm that is really going to help to supply water to this state isn't it."

    Myself commented in:
    Californians divided on water shortage solutions on 2014-04-17 06:57:20
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  • "Hardly the first infraction for Ms. Ray, there have been many, this is just the latest. Of course many of her infractions are actually non-statements of issues and/or when her fellow supervisors so something wrong and she refuses to make any statements or separate herself from their form of government. The saying goes if it walks like a duck and talks like a duck, Then it is a Hill, I mean duck."

    kayaknut commented in:
    Battle for SLO supervisor seat prompts illegal signs on 2014-04-17 04:27:46
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  • "Basically, SLOW-BIRD, you have proven yourself to be an unimportant vote based on your above condemnation of another based on "hearsay." Take your Holier-than-thou attitude and vote for the Fraud. She deserves your moral phoniness. The two of you can pump yourselves up together. Pump away and tell yourselves how much better you are than others because you have such outstanding morals. I hope when you reach the pearly gates He who will judge you agrees, but I somehow I doubt it because you seem to hold yourself in too high regard! That alone is a sin. Come down off of your high horse. Speak only from your own personal knowledge or keep your slander to yourself!"

    Justducky commented in:
    Battle for SLO supervisor seat prompts illegal signs on 2014-04-17 01:03:59
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  • ""Out of Reality," here is your check - The County never destroyed signs that they confiscated. They took them to a yard and then notified the candidates that they could come and pick them up if they wanted to...which, of course, they did and if they were smart they put them out again. And so the game is played. Who ever told you they destroyed them, Silly? It has nothing to do with Ms. Ray. It's the same for everyone...EXCEPT if you put large signs on private property it takes a LOT longer to deal with so the BIGGEST CHEATER and the BIGGEST SPENDER is the one who's BIG SIGNS will remain the longest. Get it, REALITY...are you checked yet? Why does it take longer you ask? Oh...legal stuff which only a NEW LAWYER would have figured out:)) Go learn... Oh, those wily lawyer types sure know how to skirt the law!"

    Justducky commented in:
    Battle for SLO supervisor seat prompts illegal signs on 2014-04-17 00:41:06
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  • "Awh, Mary, Mary, something deep inside me says you were never neutral about Caren:(( It's very sad when you wait and ponce on a person for the first little infraction you can find. Why haven't you pounced on Lynn Compton for her oversized signs and oh, by the way, Mike hasn't taken down his signs that he said were all placed by Caren's (NOT!)...pounce on him, too!"

    Justducky commented in:
    Battle for SLO supervisor seat prompts illegal signs on 2014-04-16 21:50:50
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  • "It seems like Caren Ray has people work on her behalf yet does not supervise what they do. Then, when they do something that is unethical, she does not take responsibility for the actions. I started out neutral/wait-and-see for Caren Ray, but that has changed. I "waited and saw," and I don't like what I see."

    MaryMalone commented in:
    Battle for SLO supervisor seat prompts illegal signs on 2014-04-16 21:39:57
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  • "I may have missed it but I haven't seen this written up yet in the bird cage paper the trib, but boy is it hot on endorsing irons for mayer a couple days ago and a couple other like thinkers today,they seem to be pretty good at sticking their nose where it doesn't belong. I had been under the impression that the "news" papers were to be neutral in political discussions but I see here again this rag is not."

    Myself commented in:
    Marx seeking sales tax renewal end-run around law on 2014-04-16 21:38:07
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  • "1inthemiddle, I think I too appreciate your openness. If you believe for one minute this is the source of my news you are so wrong. 1. I personally know people that know Ray on a personal level. Her moral compass does not in manner come even close to my. I truly believe a person with morals brings to the table other attributes of trust, honesty, openness, and behavior. 2. I know people that have kids that talk about her drinking, stories, etc. 3. I would just ask you to think openly for a minute. Do you really think that Ray would at this point associate herself with Adam. This is a ploy since none, and I do mean none, of her votes have been the deciding vote. She has played her game plan well. 4. But, I will not vote or support any immoral person, We have enough problems with our local politicians and we don't need to add more to the cesspool."

    SLOBIRD commented in:
    Battle for SLO supervisor seat prompts illegal signs on 2014-04-16 21:35:56
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  • "“. . . county’s public works department received three complaints about political signs. . . “ Gee, I wonder who complained. Hint: Lynn Compton driving her hyper-expensive super-sized SIGNMOBILE was spotted Saturday morning on Willow in Nipomo photographing Caren Ray’s signs. CCN didn’t even have to hire their own photographer to do this hit piece. Good to have media connection, ah, Lynn?"

    Justducky commented in:
    Battle for SLO supervisor seat prompts illegal signs on 2014-04-16 21:31:58
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  • "Hey, paranoia does NOT exclude the possibility that they ARE out to get you. I have yet to see the "strength" that diversity offers, just massive Republican stupidity in search of the lowest wages possible. Even immigrant Tea-Partier Matt Kokkenen has to obey the law with regard to both immigration and tax law."

    obispan commented in:
    We need to protect against localized terrorist attacks on 2014-04-16 21:18:46
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  • "While you're at it guys, since you are so conscientious about signage, would you mind taking down all of the Supercuts signs, The Hide Out signs and of course, all of the various garage sale signs, too, that are on "the public right-of-way" where ever that may be. On my land it happens to be three feet inside of my fence which is already six feet away from the street. Oh, by the way that reminds me, don't forget to take your tape measure with you as each road has a different measure to comply with and better do it under the cover of darkness as I'm sure you won't want to be photographed doing something that someone might consider illegal:)) Good luck from the Duck:))"

    Justducky commented in:
    Battle for SLO supervisor seat prompts illegal signs on 2014-04-16 21:17:00
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  • "Caren Ray has attended many South County Advisory Meetings where Compton's face has never been seen. She goes to take the pulse of her constituents and they appreciate her. Texiera did not value the Council. His first move was to try to get rid of the democratically elected council that was to report to him any issues in the South County. Guess you missed those meetings, too, huh, SLOBIRD?"

    Justducky commented in:
    Battle for SLO supervisor seat prompts illegal signs on 2014-04-16 21:04:27
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  • "In the absence of a specific campaign sign law that grants a sort of fuzzy "it may be illegal but don't exercise common rights of removal such as for garbage or litter", yes, I am saying that anyone can remove any such campaign signs. I have walked Interlake Road to pick up trash near my ranch gate since even before the first Wildflower Triathlon. I enjoy the sun anyway. People probably think I'm on some DUI sentence clean up crew. I don't care much what passing drivers think. I'm a certifiable clean up nut and I believe I can operate under the "abandoned property" theory."

    LameCommenter commented in:
    Battle for SLO supervisor seat prompts illegal signs on 2014-04-16 20:59:12
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  • "Oh my god the imperialist leader spoke and two people raised concern and refused to cow down to her imperial hine-ass. Good for them. City staff are so over paid and over compensated. The record of theft, embezzlement, criminal acts and misconduct of City employees is unacceptable, thus NO TO MEASURE Y. Instead, cut salaries and cut benefits starting with the crooks."

    wineguyjc commented in:
    Marx seeking sales tax renewal end-run around law on 2014-04-16 19:18:32
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