Monday, March 26, 2007

Monday random thoughts...

• Randomest thought of the week: "Those who sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither."

• Panic attack? Residents of Elissagary Ranch, one of Tracy's safest subdivisions, are embarking on a database effort to inform and secure their neighborhood in case of a fire, flood, tornado, earthquake, crime wave or some other disaster. I never knew the suburban outback was so perilous.

• The great unifier: Mayor Brent Ives' State of the City speech focused on community unity and forging a future for the benefit of everyone in the city. The test of the talk will be in whether or not city policy benefits Tracy's blue-collar workers as well as the white-laced East Bay transplants.

• Who's supporting the troops now? The president insists he will veto a war spending bill that includes a timeline for troop withdrawal, even though the troops desperately need the funding and the vast majority of the American people want troops out of Iraq.

• Playing politics: Speaking of supporting the troops, isn't it disrespectful to the men and women in uniform to use them as pawns in a propaganda war? On both withdrawal and stay-the-course sides, maybe the focus should be on what is good for the country, leaving the servicemen out of it. After all, isn't management for the good of the country the proper realm of politicians?

• Calvin & Hobbes quote of the week: "I think we'd know normal if we saw it."

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

On Ives - %6000.00 (let's make nice day) could have gone a long way towards filling some potholes and painting over graffiti in the blue collar neighborhoods.