A foolish state
Here we are in the great state of foolishness called California. With 45 percent on welfare, food stamps, and probation, how can we spend $800,000 on toilets for Calico? What will they be made of — marble with platinum fixtures... Full story
Like Proposition 226 in 1998 and Prop. 75 in 2005, Proposition 32 is another well-orchestrated direct attack on the freedom of speech of American middle class workers. This seven-year pattern supports a strategy to force labor representative organiza... Full story
Follow the money trail
“Follow the Money Trail” is an old saying that is used in law enforcement and political skullduggery and this money trail was easy to follow. It led right to Walmart Corporation and politicians on the take.
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Real problemRe: “Lenwood Road Construction starts Friday” (Desert Dispatch, Aug. 9).The inference that California is responsible for delaying the project is spurious. If I were a state or federal government official, I would want to know ... Full story
Re: Desert Dispatch column authored by Froma Harrop (July 23). Harrop prattles on about how the conservatives and Republicans do not want internet sales to be taxed. Will anybody out there that wants to pay sales tax on int... Full story
Yes we have been robbed, but there won’t be any arrests or charges filed; it was the politicians that some voted for who have stolen our city’s funds. The state took our redevelopment funds back so they can have them to u... Full story
Faith is believing in the impossible
Today in our paper I read the words of a “Man of the Cloth.” The Good Pastor was not of my faith or teachings, so maybe that’s why I have a hard time understanding what he wrote. He told us, &ld... Full story
Choosing the right chief
Re: “Money wasted” (Joe Golden, Letters, July 9)It may be nice to select one of “our own” for police chief, as you say, rather than one from out of town; but there could be a problem. Often those who ... Full story
Are we headed for a fallRe: “The forest is full” (Mike Ranger, Letters, July 4).
I would ask that we take a closer look at where our country stands today and take a closer look at a prediction made by a world leader over 50 years ago.
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I read in disbelief in the July 2 edition of the Dispatch that the City Council is going to hire Anthony Riley as the city spokesperson. This will be a part time position paying $58,000 per year, with no minimum hours of serv... Full story