Morning, Alameda! Anyone out there want to discuss, face to face, eye to eye, any heated topics like, say, Measure H? Want to talk about our moral/ethical obligations to our fellow citizens? Want to discuss how, despite, say, an ideological commitment to ‘liberty,’ we all at some point in our lives, as infants or elders, or when injured or sick, require the help/support/even money of others. And while we might, on a good day, be able to keep up the charade that our ‘liberty’ is not contingent on others, at some time that notion will be faced with the cold, hard reality of its impracticality. Coffee anyone?
[A note: Tom Pavletic, who has not contacted me personally, has posted on Don Roberts’ site a complaint* that he's unhappy with my characterization of his anti-parcel tax position. But why? A review of his published opinions on the issue confirms that while he most often blames teacher salaries and benefits for budget woes, he also has announced in multiple public forums that he thinks district principals are paid too much, that employee salaries and benefits are too high, and that AUSD's per pupil costs for administering schools compare unfavorably with area private schools. You are welcome to comment here, Tom. Or even join me for coffee. For it is clear by your public positions that you care very much about the issue.]