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October 26, 2009

What I'm Doing Here, Take 2

I thought that maybe, after a couple of comments directed my way, I needed to go back and expand on my earlier post What I'm Doing Here, but after re-reading what I wrote last December I see it is not necessary. Any reader who imagines that I'm pretending to be something like a newspaper-neutral journalist needs to keep his or her imagination in check.

The role I want in city council meetings is to be the citizen who comes in and listens and pays attention. I don't try to go digging before or after meetings to find out dirt or ulterior motives. I'm never going to be a candidate for any position. But I don't pretend to be neutral. No thinking person should be completely neutral. But I think my bias is in favor of clarity and common sense (plus I have a hardon for the Bill of Rights and 14th Amendment). I come home from the meetings jazzed up enough that I want to write about them, so write about them I do - while the thoughts are still fresh.

Or, as "b" wrote, "You've done what my grandfather said was his destiny: to retire, get a big wide white belt hitched up above his belly button, and complain about the gummint full time."

Filed under Desert Hot Springs,Weblogs | permalink | October 26, 2009 at 07:12 PM

Comments

Sorry, as I know the diference. I have you on My Favorites correctly as Ron's Log. and tell my friends to read Ron's log to keep up on city news.

Posted by: Susan at Oct 28, 2009 9:07:59 AM

Thanks, but it's Ron's Log, Ron's LOG. There is a Ron's Blog out there, and it's a totally different thing, different author.

Posted by: Ron's Log at Oct 27, 2009 11:20:39 AM

The first thing I do every morning is read my email. The second thing is to read your blog. You keep me updated on the cities doings as I don't go to the meetings. I think about it but I don't get there and I don't subscribe to the local cable TV. You put it as you see and hear it and as my husband says, where you can understand it. Thanks for your great Ron's Blog.

Posted by: Susan at Oct 27, 2009 10:29:16 AM

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