Posted on May 30, 2010 by bsnotebook
The job of a district attorne is to prosecute criminal cases to the fullest extent of the law. If any sympathy is to be awarded to defendants, it’s left up to the judge, not the DA. If a district attorney does NOT prosecute to the fullest extent of the law, the DA isn’t doing his/her job.
Butte County District Attrney Mike Ramsey DOES prosecute to the fullest extent of th law. That’s what he’s paid to do…it’s what he does. He’s been doing it for over twenty years in this county. He’s good at what he does, and that’s one of the reasons he seldom has had anyone seriously challenge him in an election.
This year, it’s different. Seems a handful of business owners in and around Oroville were caught playing fast and loose with environmental laws. They didn’t particularly like the fact that they were caught, and ended up on the wrong side of the law. So, they went “lawyer shopping.” They found a defense lawyer in Sacramento who agreed to move to Butte County and take on Ramsey in an election battle. The business men provided the money it takes for a political campaign.
There’s good reason Mike Ramsey has been our district attorney all these years. He’s doing a good job…he’s doing what he’s paid to do…and he deserves to be reelected as our district attorney. After he wins on June 8th, we’ll likely see Lance Daniels slink back to Sacramento where he’ll continue to represent lawbreakers as a defense attorney.
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Posted on May 27, 2010 by bsnotebook
For twelve years, I sat behind a microphone hosting the talk show KPAY Liveline. During every election cycle, I asked listeners the following question: “Why is it that every candidate running for office dons the clothing of Conservatism, regardless of party affiliation?”
I asked that question repeatedly over the years because after elections were over, the fake conservatives threw off their conservative clothes and revealed themselves in all their nakedness of Liberals. Our current election cycle is no different. Running for governor of this state, our two combatants on the Republican ticket (Meg Whitman and Steve Poizner) are spending their cash trying to out-conservative each other.
As history has shown the winner will cast off the conservative clothing once elected, and reveal himselfor herself in all their naked splendor. It’s the same old “wolf in sheep’s clothing” story. Neither of the aforementioned candidates are Conservative! Both are liars!
Of the eight candidates running for governor on the Republican ticket, only one is truly a Conservative. That would be Lawrence Naritelli. Unfortunately, he’s not a multi-millionare, and face it, it takes millions to run for such a high office in this state.
When the primary is over, California’s voters wil be left with the following choice for governor: Meg Whitman versus Jerry Brown, or Steve Poizner versus Jerry Brown. It’ll be yet another case of “hold your nose and vote for one.”
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