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to elect puppets to the Costa Mesa city council.
Which is a little like saying that just because it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, please don't call it a duck. Call it, er, a water fowl. Yes, that sounds nicer.
Folks, the issue isn't whether it's a union or an association--these are just words.
The real issue is that this group of city employees--most of whom can't vote in Costa Mesa--act in an organized fashion to try to elect people to the Costa Mesa city council who may vote in ways that benefit the members of the group, instead of voting in ways that may benefit the citizens of the city.
Our elected officials owe a fiduciary duty to the citizens, but when some are elected by out of town city employees who put thousands of dollars into their campaigns and drag signs around the city in support of their anointed candidates, or against other candidates, this can cause those who are elected as a result to tilt in their direction and against the best interest of citizens. Isn't this just human nature? Don't you favor those who favor you?
Dimel focuses on the words union and association in his letter rather than on substance, so our contra comments in red after his assertions will follow that line.
But first, here's my de rigueur statement: Yes, I support good law enforcement officers. As a natural righty, and a former Marine, that's part of my DNA. It is lefties who call cops, pigs, not righties. As I've written before, I admire true professionals who focus on their mission and not on their own personal interests and who know that the mission is everything.
To start, and to give you a hitching post, here's the Merriam-Webster Online definition of a labor union:
BLACK RACIST BULLY PICKS ON THE WRONG WHITE GUY
Video (47 sec.)
There seem to be more Wrong White Guys around these days.
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GOLDEN DAWN LEADER OUT OF JAIL AFTER TRUMPED UP CHARGES IN LEFTY ATTEMPT TO DESTROY THE PARTY GIVES ROUSING SPEECH
Video with English subtitles (3:37 min.).
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