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Traffic Stops Gone Bad

The subject of the 4am hour of Pat Thurston's KGO Radio Show of Saturday, December 5,  was excessive traffic fines. Ms. Thurston complained that it…

More MSM Madness

I've gotten some interesting--though not unpredictable--responses to an essay I wrote a few weeks ago about how the term "mainstream media" is used as political…

Letters to the Editor 12/23/2009

GREENHOUSE SUMMIT GAS Greetings Editor, Can anyone with some economic expertise inform me about how much (in round figures) gasoline, airplane fuel, energy, cop overtime,…

Christmas Lockdown

Editor, Holiday happiness to you all. We are all locked down here due to a murder of a prisoner. About, “The Death of Teddy Ballgame."…

From Florence to Low Gap

Editor, My trip from Florence, Arizona to Mendocino County Jail, and a few words on California prison overcrowding. I sent Mendocino County Jail a 1381…

Counting Heads

It's census time again, time to flush out the hill muffins, beat them out of the bushes, time to venture up those lonely roads behind all those locked gates, time to count noses of a whole lot of people who prefer not to be counted, especially by the government.

The Calendar Girl Conspiracy

Marilyn Monroe once said, “I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle.”…

Civil Rights & Wrongs In ‘The Golden State’

The legendary American abolitionist Frederick Douglass observed in the 1800s that "Power concedes nothing without demand. It never did and it never will." And thus…

Off the Record 12/23/2009

THE COUNTRY may be sliding into permanent Depression, but Mendocino County’s judges, already more numerous in relation to the County’s sparse population than they are…

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