CA mayor’s car vandalized; all assume it was a cop or firefighter

CA mayor’s car vandalized; all assume it was a cop or firefighter

City of SLO LogoOn its surface a Tuesday story in the San Luis Obispo Tribune is a funny, mordant comment on small-town politics in California. But if you dig a little, it turns out to be related to yet another pathetic, union-favoring power play by the state Public Employees Retirement Board (PERB).

Here’s the lead of the story:

“A vandal smashed the window of San Luis Obispo Mayor Jan Marx’s Prius Monday while she attended a luncheon Rotary Club meeting at the Madonna Inn.

“It was the only vehicle damaged in the busy parking lot.

“Although the mayor was quick to say she has no idea who was behind the vandalism, it occurred shortly after the City Council decided to appeal a recent ruling that could require the city to restore binding arbitration to the city’s charter.”

PERB thwarted San Luis Obispo voters; council chose to appeal

Requiring binding arbitration to resolve differences between elected officials and public employee unions often leads to split-the-difference resolutions of pay disputes. It can make it close to impossible for city leaders to, yunno, lead — binding them to a future in which their employees’ pay always goes up, up and away.

union.state.flagSan Luis Obispo residents understood this; in 2006, for example, the police officers’ union rejected a 20 percent, four-year raise, knowing it could get more after arbitration. That is why residents voted overwhelmingly to strip the binding arbitration requirement from city law in 2011.  But a PERB administrative judge recently ruled that the public vote must be thrown out because the city charter can’t be changed to ban binding arbitration — without binding arbitration!

Sheesh. Shades of PERB rulings that existing state laws should be subject to collective bargaining.

As former San Luis Obispo Councilman Andrew Carter explains here, this ridiculous PERB ruling is what the City Council voted to appeal.

LOL: No evidence, only one group of suspects

Back to the SLO Tribune story and its coverage of the vandalizing of the PERB-doubting mayor’s car. The piece can only be read as building off a 100 percent assumption a cop or firefighter was to blame:

“The presidents of the city’s firefighters and police unions issued a joint written statement Tuesday expressing dismay over the vandalism to Marx’s car.

“‘We have nothing but the highest respect for our elected officials and the process they are working through. The decision to appeal the recent PERB decision was not a surprise to us,’ they wrote. ‘We understand why the City is appealing the decision, and we respect the process of the appeal. We are upset that it appears someone may have intentionally broke the Mayor’s car window, and we hope that the person responsible is brought to justice.'”

Yeah, sure you do. Then you’d have one less person paying dues.

 

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  1. Ted Steele, CEO
    Ted Steele, CEO 13 March, 2014, 06:28

    I love this CWD story– all “assume” it was a ………wow……….”assume”, well….that’s good enough for CWD!

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    • Chris Reed
      Chris Reed Author 13 March, 2014, 22:34

      Oh, boy, Ted, you are a piece of work.

      It wasn’t my assumption. It was the assumption of the person writing the stories about the events in SLO.

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      • Ted Steele, Manager
        Ted Steele, Manager 14 March, 2014, 09:08

        Oh Golly Chris– Who is the “piece of work “here, you or me, seriously?

        Look again at post #1 that started this– exaclty where in this do I say that this is your assumption? Oh…er…gee….I don’t. Although one fairly could given your tone in the story.

        PRI/CWD says that this blog is a “journalistic venture”. After you wrote the piece, you, or an editor, or the local tea bag malitia decided to press send and publish this re broadcast of a defamatory (note, not in caps) “assumption”. I am left wondering– when others make assumptions about groups/classes/people who have committed crimes, will I be seeing more stories? Journalism? LMAO.

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  2. Ted Steele, CEO
    Ted Steele, CEO 13 March, 2014, 06:31

    Hmmm…I see that ex (R) Assemblyman Norby was arrested for wife beating and child abuse this morning.

    I guess I’ll just “assume” he’s guilty—– if a few of us do that— CWD will print a story about our assumptions.

    Wow—- the bar of this “journalistic endeavor” remain mighty low.

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  3. Ted Steele, CEO
    Ted Steele, CEO 13 March, 2014, 06:33

    LOL– I mean “journalistic “venture” as CWD/PRI likes to self refer!

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  4. SeeSaw
    SeeSaw 13 March, 2014, 08:08

    Well Ted, I am going to assume that Chris did it. Isn’t that the typical type of behavior that we expect from pundits?

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  5. Bill Gore
    Bill Gore 13 March, 2014, 08:53

    Ted’s got a point: this kind of ‘assumption’ would never hold up in superior court….Just the facts please….

    On the other hand, heaven forfend that our brave gilded public safety types might have to submit to the indignity of binding arbitration, as if they were little slave people out on the street that can be beaten, tazed or executed at will by the godlike skinheads in black.

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    • Ted Steele, Manager
      Ted Steele, Manager 13 March, 2014, 10:11

      Lazy thinking Bill—-One could substitute any insular minority for your ignorant statement above in exchange for “guilded public safety types” and actually display some real stupidity.

      Hey, heck…..have at it I think you’re probably good for that type of sloth!

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      • Bill Gore
        Bill Gore 13 March, 2014, 12:33

        Shocked at the progressive venom spitting out of your fangs!
        Shocked that you consider our brave public safety employees to be an ‘insular minority’!
        Your words, counselor…..

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        • Ted Steele, Manager
          Ted Steele, Manager 13 March, 2014, 13:16

          I said “substitute”, you know what that means, no little buddy?

          Substitute the phrase you used FOR an insular minority. THAT exercise demonstrates the ignorance of your statement.

          “Your” words.

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          • Bill Gore
            Bill Gore 13 March, 2014, 15:42

            Time to wash that ponytail amigo, some cobwebs are evident. You said: ‘ One could substitute any insular minority for your ignorant statement above in exchange for “guilded public safety types” ‘, now you say:” Substitute the phrase you used FOR an insular minority”. But you did misquote me by misspelling ‘gilded’ as ‘guilded’, as in belonging to a guild, e.g. a union… clever lawyer trick that, merely changing one letter of one word changes the meaning and intent of what was actually said. If caught, well then it’s just a ‘typo’….

          • Donkey
            Donkey 13 March, 2014, 16:21

            You’re good Bill, real good!! TCS will have to reread his race baiting manual after he finishes his stop resisting chants!! 🙂

          • Ted Steele, Manager
            Ted Steele, Manager 13 March, 2014, 17:28

            Poor Bill— It’s ok Bill——turn off the tv and shuffle back to your cubicle. If you substitute any insular minority for your ignorant “gilded Public Safety” phrase— you’ll show your true Fox News colors! Hurry do it now!

            To quote ee cummings—- I bet you get athlete’s mouth from jumping on and off bandwagons!

          • Donkey
            Donkey 13 March, 2014, 17:44

            TCS, Bill schooled you, just stop resisting and I am sure he will go easy on you next time!!

            Oh, and Gaia TCS, didn’t I see you out front of the market signing the new proposition to lower the temperature of the sun? 🙂

          • Ted Steele, CEO
            Ted Steele, CEO 13 March, 2014, 21:18

            Duncey–town fool—- you’ve been humiliated out here so many times we’ve lost track little buddy!

          • Ted Steele, CEO
            Ted Steele, CEO 13 March, 2014, 21:20

            typo little buddy but enjoy!!!!!!!

          • Donkey
            Donkey 14 March, 2014, 07:32

            TCA, you were slapped so hard, ears ringing? 🙂

          • Ted Steele, Manager
            Ted Steele, Manager 14 March, 2014, 11:45

            still in your dream world Duncey?

          • Donkey
            Donkey 14 March, 2014, 15:23

            Did Bill hurt you that much? 🙂

          • Ted Steele, CEO
            Ted Steele, CEO 15 March, 2014, 18:17

            Bill?

  6. Donkey
    Donkey 13 March, 2014, 09:20

    TCS, it is easy to “assume” that the most spoiled feral RAGWUS feeders, those being in the public safety cabal, would be the ones responsible being that any citizen that comes in contact with these costume wearing clowns are in a much high statistics bracket to being raped, assaulted, maimed, mutilated, or murdered. 🙂

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  7. Rex the Wonder Dog!
    Rex the Wonder Dog! 13 March, 2014, 09:52

    Wow, teddy went krazy with the comments his morning 😉

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  8. Rex the Wonder Dog!
    Rex the Wonder Dog! 13 March, 2014, 09:53

    BTW, for those of you out there who have never stayed at the Madonna Inn- AWESOME independent hotel, amazing place. Best part, they accepted me, a DOG!

    Gotta love em.

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  9. Skippingdog
    Skippingdog 13 March, 2014, 10:54

    Shouldn’t the subtitle of this story be “All at California Watch Dog assume it was a cop of firefighter”?

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    • Ted Steele, Manager
      Ted Steele, Manager 13 March, 2014, 10:56

      LOL– yes.

      I love that they refer to this PRI entertainment blog as a “journalistic venture”.

      I NEVER tire of that.

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    • Donkey
      Donkey 13 March, 2014, 13:48

      And Parker and Randle didn’t murder a teenage girl, Ramos and one eye didn’t murder Kelly Thomas, Mr. Anderson wasn’t murdered standing in his doorway, where did Stacy Peterson go? Her scumbag sociopathic husband has no idea, but then he’s murdered before also.

      The best bet is that a greedy feral PS mongrel took his sociopathic self righteous attitude to the parking lot and busted the mayors window, in the same manner they beat their wives and shoot teenage kids, with no remorse. 🙂

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      • SkippingDog
        SkippingDog 13 March, 2014, 14:56

        You have some severe and troubling anger issues, Donk. It’s a good thing your new Covered California health insurance policy includes mental health treatment. Perhaps, with time and proper medication, you can overcome your inner demons and return to the world of the sane.

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      • Donkey
        Donkey 13 March, 2014, 16:08

        Stop resisting Skdog, stop resisting, then you will be able to see outside your propagandized world.

        Truthfully, with the amount of money you have been able to squeeze out of the private sector citizens there is no way you would ever want justice to prevail, you would end up like Rizzo!! 🙂

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      • Ted Steele, CEO
        Ted Steele, CEO 13 March, 2014, 21:17

        Duncey– Ramos is aquitted– innocent little buddy— or are you one of these anti Constitution type guys?

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        • Donkey
          Donkey 14 March, 2014, 07:49

          So was OJ TCS, what’s your point? They both murdered another human being. The system is fallible, but very much twisted in favor of the state and the costume clad sociopaths that carry out its codification. 🙂

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    • Donkey
      Donkey 13 March, 2014, 16:16

      What the heck is “a cop of firefighter”?” Is that some type of sexual aggression played out in the PS area, like what happened at the Huntington Beach PD training session with the one officer humping the gay officers leg?

      GED is a way of life in PS. 🙂

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      • Ted Steele, Manager
        Ted Steele, Manager 13 March, 2014, 17:20

        You got your GED Duncey?

        You go girl! Niiiiiice!

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      • Donkey
        Donkey 13 March, 2014, 17:54

        Come on TCS, I understand that you lack the brain power to answer my question, “What the heck is “a cop of firefighter”?” But to then post a reply that is so weak, irrational, and just pure poppycock, is so you! 🙂

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        • Ted Steele, CEO
          Ted Steele, CEO 13 March, 2014, 21:14

          But did you get your GED finally?

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        • SkippingDog
          SkippingDog 13 March, 2014, 23:07

          You know it was “cop or firefighter” little Donkey. Is quibbling over a typo I sent in over my iPad really the best you have left?

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          • Donkey
            Donkey 14 March, 2014, 07:31

            Just trying to find out if a RAGWUS feeder can be honest about anything Skdog, or at least not having to do with stealing taxpayers money!! 🙂

          • Ted Steele, Manager
            Ted Steele, Manager 14 March, 2014, 08:35

            Honestly— did you finsih the GED?

          • Donkey
            Donkey 14 March, 2014, 12:18

            I have a BS in Mechanical Engineering from UCLA TCS, and before that received my High School Diploma from Huntington Beach High School, never needed your coveted GED my little parrot! 🙂

          • Ted Steele, Manager
            Ted Steele, Manager 14 March, 2014, 13:32

            Yes– I am sure you have bs.

          • Donkey
            Donkey 14 March, 2014, 15:29

            I saw that simple minded GED reply before I ever finished the post TCS. Glad to see you are so reliable when it comes to simple tasks!! 🙂

          • Ted Steele, CEO
            Ted Steele, CEO 15 March, 2014, 07:12

            Suuuuuure ya did…….Zzzzzzzzzzzzz—— the Ted System ™ gives you the response you can handle.

  10. Kristi Justice
    Kristi Justice 13 March, 2014, 16:04

    It probably was a [police] or a guards union member but, you can guarantee they will not be charged for it or anything else for that matter. They always get away with it!!! After all their all perfect, isn’t that right! Ala Ala!!!

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  11. Leslie Halls
    Leslie Halls 13 March, 2014, 16:35

    As a 35-year resident here who has seen the battles over binding arbitration, when it was approved in the early 1990s and repealed in 2011 following a massive pay raise for police officers (starting salary is now $90K a year), I can tell you Mayor Marx has gone rounds with the unions. She is a liberal Democrat who supported them most of the time, but she voted to put the binding arbitration decision on the ballot. They turned on her like junkyard dogs. Given some of the idiots that pass for police officers here and the decision on a 5-0 vote,(which seldom happens here), to appeal the PERB ruling, I can totally believe that a disgruntled cop would do this. This is a small town, the Madonna Inn parking lot is huge, and there was probably a cop watching to make sure no one saw his buddy do this. I would put NOTHING past these people. Funny how nothing has been done to find the culprit: no fingerprints taken, no analysis of what might have been used to smash the window (a billy club? auto window glass isn’t easy to break), etc. Jan Marx is no angel but she doesn’t deserve this kind of treatment.

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  12. Mr. Bubble
    Mr. Bubble 13 March, 2014, 20:39

    Karen Lewis, leader of the Chicago teachers union asserts that teachers’ pensions are affordable. That’s certainly a lot more implausible than the suspicion that the mayor’s car was vandalized by a cop or a fireman.

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  13. Queeg
    Queeg 13 March, 2014, 22:18

    Didn’t doomer globalists assume weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.

    Did Petee Wilson assume Prop 187 would legislate loading all poor immigrants in box cars for the final long ride out of our USA.

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