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HAPPY 80TH BIRTHDAY, WILLIE!

Submitted: Apr 29, 2013
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Badlands Journal editorial board

THE BADLANDS JOURNAL

EDITORIAL BOARD WISHES

WILLIE NELSON THE

HAPPIEST 80TH BIRTHDAY

EVER CELEBRATED!!

--BLJ

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A question for our "green" government

Submitted: Dec 06, 2012
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Badlands Journal editorial board

Dear Green Goivernment,

You never tire of telling us how massive solar projects, the investments of hedge funds and Wall Street banks, must be approved b our local government officials (in charge of land-use decisions in California); you are considering modifications to the California Environmental Quality Act that will not doubt include weakening review of alternative energy projects; and lately we are being told that these projects, at least those on prime farmland, will be "mitigated" through perptetual agricultural easements on nearby farmland (assuming such easements are for sale by willing sellers); and of course all this must be done to lessen carbon dioxide emmissions because they cause global warming (a double plus ungood thing): 

But, what is never mentioned is if these massive solar projects -- there are so many more of them in the pipeline there may not be enough prime farmland left in the state to "mitigate" for all of them -- is the number of polluting gas and coal-fired plants in other states that are being taken off line are a result of the addition of the green and clean energy now available or soon to be available.

This should lead Californians that still have their wits about them to assume the obvious: that the power produced by alternative energy sources will not replace existing power sources; it will merely augment them and provide a comfortable excess of energy available for the next growth boom.

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Cowboys forever, at least in Covelo

Submitted: Nov 26, 2012
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Badlands Journal editorial board

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America the beautiful

Submitted: Jul 27, 2012
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badlands journal editorial board

 

 

 

7-27-12

Associated Press
Turf painting spreads as drought ravages lawns

Green acres: Intrepid homeowners weary of lawns browned by drought break out turf paint


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News from the local Democratic Party slime pit

Submitted: Jul 22, 2012
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badlands journal editorial board

The issue is clear: Adam Gray, his mother, his step-father and his uncle, ethically disadvantaged political fixer Robin Adam, have been lying about the boy's credentials for elective office, as in, he don't have none but we rubes are so dumb we'll go along with it because he's a Democrat.

They have managed to alienate the bC Merced's Bobcatflak office, which has brought us propaganda campaigns too numerous to mention, the main thrust being that by building on the largest contiguous set of vernal pools in the US and rapidly roofing, asphalting and cementing over the heart of the aquifer that supplies fresh water to the City of Merced, not to mention being the anchor tenant for the biggest, most fraudulent building boom in world history, UC Merced is somehow the greenest campus ever constructed in the universe on the unmarked mass grave of 15 endangered species. The Greenest Campus in the Universe was expected to be our "high tech, biotech engine of (economic) growth," as if the creators of the technological weapons of predatory corporate capitalism are of any more use to us than the midieval swordsmith was to the peasants his products chopped up. But a university, especially a public university, paid for by public funds -- what a way to make the money-grubbing business of land speculation Respectable!

Evidently the big crooks resent the little crooks and are swatting them off the trailing end of the UC skirt.

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Loose Cheeks: The old gray adam

Submitted: May 30, 2012
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Badlands Journal editorial board

 

 

FOR YOUR ENTERTAINMENT

Loose Cheeks: Hot Tips

By Lucas Smithereen
Loose Cheeks Senior Editor

Got a hot tip for Loose Cheeks? Call the Loose Cheeks hot-tip line: (000) CHE-EEKS. We’ll get back to you whenever.

The old gray adam

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Caress of the despots

Submitted: Jan 05, 2012
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Badlands Journal editorial board

12-10-11

Fresno Bee

Bill McEwen: Resnick wants to enhance Valley…

Bill McEwen

http://www.fresnobee.com/2011/12/10/v-print/2645195/resnick-wants-to-enhance-valley.html

Lynda Resnick is a marketing whiz and one of America's richest women. She has mastered the art of moving bottled water, pomegranate juice, oranges and other products off of supermarket shelves.

Now she's tackling a bigger challenge: making a dent in the concentrated poverty that has saddled the San Joaquin Valley with a reputation as the Appalachia of the West.

Resnick might be this generation's highest-profile Valley advocate. She certainly has the connections to make politicians and foundations pay attention to our overlooked region and its daunting problems.

She and husband Stewart own Roll Global and are estimated to be worth $1.8 billion. A good chunk of their fortune has come from the Valley's fertile fields and the success of Paramount Farms.

"What I hope to give is a voice to the whole Valley," Resnick says. "Too many people have no idea about the Central Valley and the wonderful people here that deserve a chance."

The Resnicks, who live in Beverly Hills, long have been major donors to causes in Southern California.

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Hollywood in Crows Landing?

Submitted: Nov 04, 2011
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Badlands Journal editorial board

11-5-11
Modesto Bee
Editorial: West Park project has possibilities

http://www.modbee.com/2011/11/03/v-print/1932615/west-park-project-haspossibilities.html

In the last several years, discussions about the potential uses for the former Crows Landing Naval Air Station have focused on manufacturing, processing and distribution facilities that would benefit from the site's proximity to Interstate 5 and the potential for short-line rail to the Port of Oakland.

Ag exports often have been cited in the conversations, along with air cargo operations or business start-ups.

So we have to admit we were surprised — in a pleasant way — at the prospective user for West Park Logistics Center that was announced earlier this week. It's not the kind of industry we have much experience with here in the valley — an independent movie and TV studio.

Mare Island Studio sent a letter to the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors stating its interest in locating on 415 acres in West Park. It's important to remember that it's nothing like a done deal. But it definitely is an interesting possibility.

The letter from a studio executive was part of a quarterly update to the board on developer Gerry Kamilos' progress on West Park.

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After doing the math

Submitted: Oct 17, 2011
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Badlands Journal editorial board

After "doing the math" on Herman Cain's 9-9-9 tax program on his sister's kitchen table, the Dull-Witted Boy's Uncle Henry announced that he himself way now running for president.

"My program is simpler," the newest candidate for the 2012 presidential election said. "It will not require any math.

"I'm running on the platform: Ja! Ja! Ja!"

-blj

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Wit "going viral on the web"

Submitted: Sep 05, 2011
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Badlands Journal editorial board

"Congress isn't broken, it's fixed" -- Daniel Weeks

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