There is talk of installing yet another local homeless shelter, this one on Luce Avenue, to meet the needs of the ever-growing number of people coming to town wanting their needs met. In Ukiah there is a permanent welcome mat laid out by groups who make money providing services to people who push shopping carts for a living. Believe me, the people who run these groups make a lot of money. My question is: Who do these groups serve?
Today we celebrate Women’s History Month and I suggest we take a moment from our busy schedules and pause to honor them. Is two seconds enough? Thank you. Let’s move on. Women’s History Month is an annual event orchestrated by well-to-do women employed in government jobs, and its purpose is to provide a forum to sob, hug and give awards to each other. Eligibility is limited to (A) women and (B) Democrats.
City officials are different than you and me. Our leaders possess unique logic skills, have their own special arithmetic, and enjoy emotional experiences unlike yours and mine. A jolly good illustration of these differences was recently condensed into one fine front page story by my favorite Daily Journal reporter, Justine Frederiksen. Headlined “No free downtown parking?” it laid bare the way Ukiah’s administrators view its citizens, which is as farm animals to be milked good, hard, and often.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
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Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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