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Thursday, December 14, 2006

Escondido: Gives up on Rental Ban

It is too hard! Legal challenges and the like! Ugh!

Take heart Escondido, passing bad laws is really hard for a reason.

Facing a potentially costly battle in federal court against the American Civil Liberties Union and other civil rights groups, the council said in a written statement that it would seek to make permanent the temporary restraining order against the ordinance issued by federal Judge John Houston at the end of November.

The council issued the statement after meeting in closed session Wednesday night. Council members were meeting on other city business at the time, and were not available to comment on the statement.

"The city does not believe that the current legal environment is the best or the most cost-effective manner to address the problem of illegal aliens in Escondido," the statement says.

It cites legal costs potentially exceeding $1 million and uncertainty about whether the city could ever adequately enforce the measure.

Here are some of the lovely comments from the peanut gallery...

Mike the Marine wrote on December 14, 2006 6:57 AM:"Anyone who does not think that the ACLU is an anti-American organization need look no further. With two illegal aliens as it's clients, the ACLU stopped U. S. law from being enforced. It may have been a reelection ploy by Waldren, but it does show the true mission of the ACLU, which is to destroy everything American, everything moral and everything Christian."

I am very disappointed. wrote on December 14, 2006 7:03 AM:"We STILL have a HUGE number of ILLEGAL aliens trashing our town and no one is willing to do anything about this plague."

illegals get out! wrote on December 14, 2006 8:08 AM:"We want the illegals and their supporter out of this country until they start to act like an American. We would'nt be here if the Indians had immigration laws!"

Legal American wrote on December 14, 2006 8:11 AM:"I'm so tired of inept people. Any person who thinks that this is a win for the United States is either a communist or an illegal. Are you people seriously blind to the fact that this entire country is being over run by illegals? Maybe the next time your son, daughter, wife or husband is stabbed or blown up you'll get a clue. This country is no longer governed by people or for the people. The ACLU needs to be burned to the ground and all these judges and lawyers who continue to rape the voice of the people should be prosecuted for treason.<---PERIOD"

Wow! Communists, Illegal immigrants, and anti-christians! OH MY!

In addtion to that we have this loathesome piece from Marie Waldron. Pardon her while she empties your tax dollars from the city treasury for the sake of bad legislation.


Waldron held out the possibility that federal legislation could clear the way for cities to have access to the program. She said she would push sympathetic members of Congress for such legislation as well as continue to work on local ways to combat residential overcrowding.

"What we did, basically, was stop the meter from running," said Councilman Ed Gallo, who voted fro the ordinance when it was passed in October.

With the city facing rapidly increasing legal bills, the council was obligated to take action "for the sake of the tax payers," he said.

He agreed with Waldron that a rental ban ordinance might be crafted to pass legal muster in the future, and that other ways to address residential overcrowding, such as vigorous parking and building code enforcement, would be necessary.


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Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Busby deserves respect!!!

I agree! Fellow 50th resident, Frances O'Neill Zimmerman, sounds off on this idiotic post.

Busby had the gumption to run against powerful GOP Congressman Randy "Duke" Cunningham long before he was outed by the San Diego Union-Tribune (which had supported him editorially for years.) And after Cunningham was jailed for gross corruption in office, Busby faced the GOP machine's replacement candidate, carpetbagger Brian Bilbray.

Busby lost these elections. She was a suburban school board marm, a Democratic neophyte running in an overwhelmingly Republican district against a Republican retread -- who, incredibly, appeared in a TV ad astride a horse at the Border Fence.

I think Francine Busby was a good person and a brave candidate. She deserves our respect and thanks for her-culean effort.


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Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Make them homeless, jobless, and resentful - You'll feel safer.

A wonderful article on NCtimes points out the Brian Bilbray and the Minutemen are doing nothing to benefit North County. Having rallies, trying to enforce poor laws, and threating latino groups aren't going to make immigrants happy - or you.

It's no secret that day laborers live in shantytowns in many of North County's canyons. They trek out during the day to find work at one of the many area farms, at construction sites or in yards of nearby homes.

The camps in McGonigle Canyon have been there for at least 20 years, and we have to wonder why there's a sudden push to evict those workers now. Could it be because it generates publicity? The city was already working with landowners to clear the canyon, and efforts to find the workers shelter ---- though continually stalled ---- are ongoing.

That folks are living in squalid conditions in canyons is a problem, but the eviction rally didn't solve it. The evicted workers aren't going to suddenly have viable shelter because the Minutemen pushed them out of the canyon. No doubt many simply moved to a different canyon ---- and some have already returned to McGonigle.

It's worrisome that this is where the illegal immigration debate is heading. Even more worrisome are the elected leaders who align themselves with such actions. Assemblyman and state Sen.-elect Mark Wyland of Vista was at the rally, saying he supports "every single one of these people who came out here." Congressman Brian Bilbray, who keeps an office in Escondido, has headlined other Minutemen rallies.


Bilbray is pushing to take away places to live, jobs, and institute poor laws to scare them away.

So when they have no home, no job, and no food - they wouldn't rob anyone then, right? They wouldn't be resentful then, right? They wouldn't have a reason to riot, right?

Is this the way we make everyone safer?

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Friday, December 01, 2006

Abortion is cheaper to oppose than hunger.

In this article, the Christian Coalition ousts their new president-elect. He didn't even start his term, because Abortion is the cause - not poverty or hunger.

Also upsetting a lot of people is the Rev. Joel Hunter of the Northland Church outside Orlando, Fla.

Hunter was named president-elect of the Christian Coalition of America but resigned this week even before his term could begin, saying the board disagreed with his desire to expand the group's agenda beyond opposition to abortion and gay marriage.

"I wanted for us to do in the political realm, in the political advocacy realm, what we do in the church," Hunter said. " We pay attention to poor people, we pay attention to injustice, we pay attention to those who are sick, we pay attention to the environment, because it's God's gift of creation, and so on and so forth. So I wanted to expand the issue base … because Christ was not just about morality, Christ was about compassion."

Hunter said he would also have "stuck by" the traditional moral issues while tackling the other issues. But this week, he announced that he and the board had parted ways.


I can imagine the members of the Christian Coalition stepping over homeless veterans who are starving and saying, "We can't give you money or food. We are too busy trying to save potential babies, in the future! Because the Bible wants us to be compassionate to them. Homeless and poverty stricken people - meh! Not so much."

Who are these people trying to fool, by attempting to legislate morality and behavior? If you answered "Themselves!" give yourself a point!

Also they talk about how Barack "ROCK STAR" Obama is running for president and courting the evangelical population. He is trying to find a way to bring them into the debate, rather than leave them out. I hope they respect that, instead of pulling a "You are either with us, or against us". There is a middle ground. We all just have to agreed to look for it, together.

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