January 2020

The New Frontier in Merced

 

Watching the Merced City Council’s first meeting of the year in 2020, we were bemused by the humorless, lengthy and, frankly, silly discussion about “quiet zones” along the BNSF railroad line through the northern part of Central Merced. They already have an underpass on G Street. But now they want more. Railroads are so loud, you know, that they disturb the tranquility of urban life. Oh, chicken feathers!

Zombie Tribune techno flak in the hometown rag

What is this comely young Wellesley-grad/ Koch-Industries stooge doing in our hometown newspaper on Jan. 5, 2020? Who is the managing editor of the Merced Sun-Star? Well, folks, our hometown newspaper doesn’t have a managing editor. Who knows, maybe some machine decided to include this technofascist’s New Year’s greeting.

Perspective rather than prophecy

1-3-20

San Diego Union-Tribune

Editorial: Why the impeachment trial will be a daunting challenge for Chief Justice John Roberts

If Roberts wants to demonstrate the importance of an independent judiciary, he’ll soon get his chance.

San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial Board

There's one less Republican on our block today

Yesterday, a 65-year-old neighbor, recently retired and a lifelong Republican, got on his computer and reregistered as a Democrat.

The House Democrats may or may not persuade the Trump Cult to abandon The Leader, but we bet a lot of Americans don't see a lot of future for their democracy at the hands of an oligarchy of billionaires.

--blj