Thursday, May 18, 2006

Measure T Debate

I'll go along with the Times- Standard in appreciation to the League of Women Voters for the series of candidate and issue debates they hold each election season. The T- S correctly points out today that the LOWV dropped the ball this time around by not having a forum on Measure T.

I have my own suspicions why the LOWV chose not to deal with Measure T, but that's water under the bridge. Looks like the Times- Standard rose to the occasion and will be hosting a web cast of a video debate between the two sides of the Measure T debate.

Should be an interesting event, if only to see how they put it together. Further details on the web cast are pending, so stay tuned.

15 Comments:

At 5:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where and when?

 
At 7:42 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

great op ed by andrew bird in ts

 
At 5:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Times Standard is a joke.

 
At 11:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

interesting how both measure t debates so far have been refereed by members of the loco solutions wing of democrats who were already in favor of it

 
At 1:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

anon: 5:41 — your mom

 
At 8:07 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The TS has become worse than a joke - it is now a disgrace. I stopped my subscription.

 
At 10:22 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

at least the times-standard is against measure t, they haven't taken complete leave of their senses.

 
At 10:27 AM, Blogger Fred said...

Actually, the Times- Standard hasn't stated a position one way or the other on Measure T yet. They're hosting some kind of a debate on the Measure in the next week or two and I suspect they'll make their endorsement after that.

They had that one My Word column by Andrew Bird, but I was informed he no longer writes for the Times- Standard, so that was basically Bird's opine, not the T-S's.

It will be interesting to see what their position is on T and what their reasoning is.

 
At 5:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Times-Standard Editorial of 12/18/2005:

But while the concern is legitimate, we think proponents of this particular initiative may have the solution the wrong way around...Defining local and non-local corporations is problematic - a company could be based here but incorporated elsewhere. What exactly makes it local? Also, shouldn't a longtime area employer, based in Texas, Trinidad or elsewhere, have the right to participate...Barring individuals or groups or corporations from the political process goes against the ideal of democracy, which should be inclusive and not exclusive. ..In short, let's limit the money, but protect everyone's right to participate.

Doesn't sound to me like they'll support Measure T.

 
At 9:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

They have the right idea - Democracy should be inclusive, not exclusive.

It should also have faith int he electorate, not try to think for them, not try to censor what they hear.

We'll see

 
At 1:03 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And it should teach you how to use spell check.

 
At 8:14 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

While I remember the editorial of 12/18/05 - I think that the TS will change its mind. The editors are too political and ignore reality. Just look at their endorsements. They cave in.

 
At 9:31 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gallegos is using Carlson Wireless Incorporated to call voters. I wonder if this corporation (which is headquartered in Redway) has ALL of its employees and ALL of its shareholders in Humboldt.

Measure T's supporters are hypocrites.

 
At 5:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's good for the goose is not good for the gander?

 
At 7:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I always wondered why Andrew Bird left the TS. His articles were maybe not their kind of politically correct.

 

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