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For Those of You Talking MUSD Recall! Print E-mail
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Written by Jack W Porter, Jr.   
Monday, 20 February 2017 13:06

EDITORIAL - You people talking recall don't know the first thing about getting it going. You also don't know the first thing about the problems Mr. Gonzales has caused at Madera Unified.

If you owned a business Ramiro Alvarez, which I am sure you do not, what would you do to an employee that ignored your requests or was publicly and privately disrespectful to you? Read his evaluation in the Tribune. This guy need to be fired even before he was hired.

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Homeless Invited to Farinelli's Farewell Reception - Board to Reward Supervior With Cushy County Job Print E-mail
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Written by Jack W Porter, Jr.   
Monday, 12 December 2016 21:06

EDITORIAL - For the first time in Madera County history a farewell reception will be held for a person publicly fired from his job. Someone for whom the vast majority of voters said "Absolutely Not" to a second term. The reception is being held for the one-term member of the Madera County Board of Supervisors, Rick Farinelli, who was overwhelmingly defeated in the June primary by former Madera Mayor Robert Poythress.

A reception for a man who bullied his assistant into leaving his job because Rick wanted to appoint his own assistant even though the position was supposed to be protected from politics by the civil service commission? Then three months later he fired his second assistant who was a decororated Gulf War Veteran when his first choice Teabegger assistant was available to take the job. .

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MUSD Superintendent Accuses Lynn Cogdill of "Deceiving the Public" Print E-mail
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Written by Jack W Porter, Jr.   
Tuesday, 01 November 2016 10:00

EDITORIAL - Madera Unified Superintendent Edward Gonzalez has called MUSD Trustee candidate Lynn Cogdill's Facebook page deceptive to the public. This follows the candidates posting of a video which implies that the superintendent has endorsed the former board member's candidacy for the district six seat in next weeks election.

"I am not endorsing any candidate for school board. I have asked Mr. Cogdill to remove my likeness from his Facebook page, and he has refused to do so, stating that he is not messaging that I support him, but rather that he supports me. I think the Facebook page is deceiving to the public."   Ed Gonzalez said in an email sent to local media on Monday.

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Do You Really Stand For What Trump Believes? Print E-mail
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Written by Common Sense   
Sunday, 18 September 2016 08:54
EDITORIAL - You say you are voting for Donald Trump. He stands in front of dozens of flags and tells people that he will pay court costs when a white man sucker punches a black man. You say nothing.

His vice president candidate refuses to call DAVID DUKE deplorable. You say nothing.He calls POWs losers. You say nothing. He calls Mexicans rapists and in front of those flags he advocates violating constitutional religious freedom protections. In front of American flags ... and you say nothing.
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Madera Supervisor's Secret $100,000 Salary Raise Made Public Print E-mail
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Written by Jack W Porter, Jr.   
Tuesday, 09 August 2016 22:48
EDITORIAL - Open government meetings is the most fundamental way for the public to stay informed as to what their representatives are doing on their behalf. When a government agency tries to hide their votes behind the curtain of an illegal closed session agenda item and the public finds out the item did not meet the criteria of a private meeting, trust in our public officials is lost.

Case in point the July 12th meeting of the Madera County Board of Supervisors where a closed session item was listed on the agenda for the reviewing of salaries for the elected department heads (Auditor, Tax Collector, Assessor, Sheriff and District Attorney) as well as the five members of the Madera County Board of Supervisors. They were going to hide behind a closed session meeting in a back room and discuss how much more money they wanted to pay themselves.

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