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Louisa Hufstader (Editor) September 16, 2012 at 02:12 pm
Thanks for adding photos, KNV. We had a terrific time and only wish we could have stayed longer atRead More lunch.
Chris Hattich September 16, 2012 at 03:55 pm
Amazing how much cleaner Riverside Drive was during this cleanup than it had been during the lastRead More few. When we started volunteering a few years ago, you could pull trash for three straight hours, fill bag after bag of garbage, and not feel like you made a dent. We've pulled armchairs, mattresses, and countless bicycles and shopping carts from there in the past. Aside from a couple particularly dirty fishing spots, the majority of the bank was really clean and the biggest item we found was a box of cooking oil. We actually ended up leaving after an hour and a half because there was so little trash. Definitely a nice thing to see !
Curt Williams September 16, 2012 at 06:19 pm
If the boater was drunk, when the can was glued to bridge support, I'd say vandalism. If they wereRead More sober, the can could be considered "art". Either way, I'd say it's garbage! THANKS to all of you for keeping our waterways clean.
Scott Yeager September 13, 2012 at 10:33 am
Believe it or not, Barry Goldwater felt the same and he was going to write a book with John DeanRead More about it, but Goldwater died before they could get started. http://www.amazon.com/Conservatives-Without-Conscience-John-Dean/dp/B001G8WNEG/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1347543130&sr=1-1&keywords=john+dean+conservatives+without+conscience
Louisa Hufstader (Editor) September 13, 2012 at 10:59 am
Art, I hope you'll listen to the voice of the people and give the blog a try. Blogging on PatchRead More requires no formal commitment: You post what, when and as much or as little as you wish as long as it is all your own original content (including photos/videos, although you can embed YouTube videos by anyone). The rules are that I can't edit blog posts, only reject them if they violate terms. Everything you create remains your property so you can republish it and even sell it. That's how the hit film "Julie & Julia" started, with a blog! There are some other commenters I think would be outstanding bloggers, but this is where company policy has been a little more specific about real names. Still: I invite anyone who's interested to explore what happens when you click the "Start a Blog" button on our home page.
vocal-de-local September 13, 2012 at 03:32 pm
Thank you for the link you provided, Scott Y, for the book titled "Conservatives withoutRead More Conscience". Looks like a worthwhile read. My parents always defined themselves as Goldwater Republicans. The problem today is that there isn't a place for Centrist Republicans to go. The Republican party is too extreme and they no longer represent moderate views. It seems to me that most Republicans today just want to be mad all the time because they listen to all the hate talk on Fox News etc. They no longer desire to be problem solvers.. Also, we are in danger of political collapse because we lack balance. America has managed to maintain a fairly strong political system because of party checks and balances. At this point, Democrats probably have too much power and quite frankly, (I almost always vote Democrat btw) I blame it on the path that the Republican party has chosen to take. It has become like a tug of war game where they pull so ridiculously hard that the rope slips out of the hands of those who were assisting them. Now those helpers are on the sidelines and don't know if they want to play the game anymore. Good job Republican party. Hope you're happy with yourselves.
Richard Bruns September 7, 2012 at 04:50 pm
Hooray Betty! Nice job!
Lorie September 7, 2012 at 11:21 pm
Hyperventilating here...NOT!
Conchita Marusich September 8, 2012 at 04:23 pm
Betty: Thanks for the pictures from the Convention. You were terrific to take the time out of yourRead More super busy schedule to share them with us!! What a thrilling convention and so many great speeches!! Conchita Marusich
Lizzardking's Rise September 6, 2012 at 02:38 am
Well man, no offense Tom but trying to make the Republicans look ignorant seems like an easy task,Read More dude.
Lizzardking's Rise September 6, 2012 at 02:43 am
Good point Margarita! Yes, people should use their real names. Love your word play, man but now IRead More am thirsty.
Lizzardking's Rise September 6, 2012 at 02:45 am
Hey, Repug Kid, I got it. It was parody. Parody is a hard thing to achieve in writing, man. MostRead More folks don't get it.
Mark Mathews August 31, 2012 at 08:38 pm
Wonderful article about a true American military Hero. It is also great that the veterans livingRead More there (I had an uncle there until he passed in 1978, Orin Mathews, US Army) will continue having a post office. I’d like to know just where the funds came from to keep this place open though; Mr. Thompson, or a rep know? It was a shame though, that the unnecessary word "Hispanic" was included in the title of this article. I thought we were past differentiating citizen from citizen by race; I thought that was one of the lessons of the Reverend Martin Luther King. Let’s all recommit ourselves to STOP this division of our people by race, shall we?
Mark Mathews November 11, 2012 at 04:37 pm
Mr. Thompson? Any of his reps? Are ANY of you reading this? Silence provides me my answer...
Jennifer Dobbs August 21, 2012 at 08:30 pm
FYI: We here at CRC are extending the dates of Story Time at the Farmers' Market! We are extendingRead More the dates September 1st through October 30th. If you're interested in reading, please contact me for more information. Thank you, Patch!
Louisa Hufstader (Editor) August 22, 2012 at 09:59 am
Thanks, Jennifer. I signed up to read Sept. 4. Looking forward to it!
Jenna November 18, 2012 at 12:08 am
One wonders if Carin was indeed asked to resign, or chose to on her own?
Jenna November 18, 2012 at 01:44 am
It is for the good of the organization that Ms Lawrence is gone..g o o d riddance
Metslal April 9, 2013 at 03:49 am
I believe that Carin Lawrence was the best person for the CEO position, and she was forced toRead More resign,
vocal-de-local November 15, 2012 at 02:52 am
Have any of you ever heard of ethnocentricity? Basically it's a tendency to judge other ethnicRead More groups from a fairly narrow perspective of your own ethnics. This can occur in any ethnic group although I think people tend to point the finger at WASPS. And yes, WASPS tend to be ethnocentric but so do Hispanics and probably Middle Easterners. I see far less ethnocentricity in Blacks, Asian/Filipinos, Eskimo's and the far Northern European countries such as Denmark. When you see a tug of war over ethnic studies between the two predominant groups - WASPS and Hispanics, underneath it all is an ethnocentric tug of war to gain curriculum control. This is the reason that ALL ethnic studies should be included - Asian, African, Middle Eastern, Hispanic and yes, even European cultures. America is much more than Hispanic and WASPS. No one cultural studies program should dominate (until students reach college level).
Alex Shantz November 15, 2012 at 04:38 am
Ethnic studies absolutely needs to be incorporated into school curriculum. Research proves ethnicRead More studies closes the achievement gap. If we value student success we will include ethnic studies into our curriculum so everyone can succeed. We are also living in an increasingly diverse society. Our curriculum needs to reflect this diversity. For too long, white heterosexual male narratives have dominated school curriculum. Its time for a counter-narrative. Its time the voices from all historically marginalized groups were heard. Its time to bring an ethnic studies into our Schools I am so glad to see the ethnic studies advocates working hard to make sure all students have an opportunity to take ethnic studies courses.
Alex Shantz November 15, 2012 at 04:44 am
"Just get back from the border did you?" That's so racist. Why is it so difficult forRead More you to answer a simple question? This is why I personally don't spend much time trying to dialog with people like Mark Mathews. They don't want dialog. They want to impose their paranoid delusions onto the rest of us.
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