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This woman at the mall got super offended when I asked if I could pet her son… like I’m the one that put him on a leash.
Now’s the time to buy or sell…
Now’s the time… If you are planning to sell your home in the near future now’s the time to start sprucing up and making repairs. The prime selling season is coming up and interest rates are still at near all-time lows… great for buyers and sellers. Home prices are going up so if you are thinking about buying make sure to get pre-approved for a loan or you may not have a chance to get the right home when you find it. It doesn’t matter if you are buying or selling find a reputable real estate agent to represent and advise you… it will only make or save you money. I work for one of the largest real estate companies in the word, Century 21, and we have buyers. If you have a home, ranch or just property to sell, give me a ring and we can do it all for you… Call me at 707-372-7007 for free advice.
I Was Really Bummed…
I was really bummed out at the city council meeting Tuesday night when the newly appointed city treasurer, Dane Bassinette, just didn’t show up for his first meeting after being sworn in. His council buddies appointed him the open paid (elected) position after the public booted him from elected office in the last election…Oh well.
That isn’t what bummed me out through. What really did it was when your mayor and councilmembers Jerry and Scott said they didn’t have any problem with professional panhandlers begging for money throughout the city. The three said it didn’t bother them for these folks to hold up signs and beg for money. I had asked the city attorney to bring about an ordinance like Vacaville is doing to restrict professional begging to areas not around traffic, businesses, ATMs, etc. Especially around the busy intersection and streets around Wal-Mart.
I was under the apparent mistaken notion we were elected to represent the voters and the public, not a couple of bums sad eying people and begging for money… I asked for Dixon to have what Vacaville will have shortly to make shopping, banking, getting gas, etc. an occasion where a woman doesn’t have to roll through a stop sign or sit unconf\ortaly waiting for a light to change while some beggar holds a sign up and woefully begs for cash. Who are these people? Are they needy? Are they homeless? Are they from here? Or… did they come here because Dixon folks are such a soft touch?
I’ve had many people tell me it makes them uncomfortable to have a sign put in their view begging for money. Some have said it caused them to make moves in their cars they wouldn’t have done under normal conditions. Several women at the city council meeting even said it made them uncomfortable and would like to see it restricted.
But your Mayor Jack and councilmembers Jerry and Scott said the beggars were OK, and they were OK with it and didn’t want to restrict them unless it was a really dangerous situation… Look at the tape yourself… I don’t know if they did this because I proposed the changes in the law to restrict these professional bums or if they really believe the liberal BS they were spouting. Councilmember Scott and his “minister” people would like to help them. If so, they can certainly go out to Wal-Mart and bring a bum home for lunch/dinner and give them a spare bedroom and a place to stay and a few bucks…right? I mean you have to believe anything they scribble on a piece of cardboard and you know they are truthful…because…they look sad? I’ve seen beggars in Vacaville check their cell phones and one hiding his Starbucks cup when people approached. Another gathered his gear and walk way across the parking lot to his car.
How many times do you see “will work for food” or work for anything? I respect the guys who hang around 7-11 and will take whatever work they can to help support their families. You do-gooders want to help someone who needs help, help get them work.
So the outcome at the present time is Vacaville will restrict and boot out as many of the bums as they can who will, through their grapevine I’m sure, hear that Dixon is wide open and receptive to them by a majority of the city council.
I believe in helping those who want to be helped and move on to something better, not enabling those who don’t. And before you bleeding hearts start the tsk, tsk, tsk, do the math. We’re going into our 49 years of the Dixon Community Christmas programs. Just say we averaged seeing 75 seniors a year, and only 300 families and only 500 children, plus vets and other special cases…what’s the total? They’ve all been screened and from this zip code and we knew they deserved help… and we helped.
No Free Sign For Vets or Kids Cancer Drive!
Your city council also screwed the American Legion AND THE St. Baldrick’s Foundation (raising money for children’s cancer research) by not allowing them to have a few minutes on the new gaudy electronic billboard out on the freeway… Keep up guys and you’ll finally understand how I got elected.
American Legion Post #208, Dixon is holding a fund raiser this Saturday, Feb 28 from 1 to 4 p.m. They’ve raised $1,815.00 so far…with only 16 participants. You can just donate money or have money donated for you to have your head shaved in support of the effort, Call 707-592-8463 for more information. The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer-driven charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long, healthy lives. People donate money and have their heads shaved to show they care about helping to find a cure for childhood cancers. I participated in this in the past. This year Dixon’s Mayor Jack Bachelor will do what he does at the event.
The wife asked me a question and before I could answer said “hold on, I can’t hear you. I’ve gotta turn on a light.”… WTF? The dark was too loud?
I just don’t understand pedophiles… kids are just so annoying.
I was in the eye doctor’s waiting room … there’s apparently an old people’s throat clearing competition here today.
I’m willing to bet even money that Pope Benedict will appear on Celebrity Rehab this season.
I’m so confused when the TV voice before a show I’m about to watch says “for mature audiences only”… can I watch or not?
Parents learn too… when the first kid swallowed a coin we immediately took him to the ER. The second did it and we calmly waited for it to pass thru. When it happened with the third one we deducted it from his allowance.
Oatmeal: A grain based breakfast food that may help you lower your cholesterol so you can live long enough to one day get cancer.
Some days I sit quietly and wonder why I’m not in a mental asylum… then I take a good look around at everyone here and realize maybe I already am.
White Zinfandel is a wine that comes from the refrigerator region of your house.
Someone once defined “monogamy” as the practice of not having sex with one person at a time.
The National Mall in Washington, D.C. is the only mall in America that doesn’t have a Sunglass Hut.
Sometimes it seems “H” is the eighth letter in the alphabet as well as being Jesus’s middle initial.
Wheel of Fortune is Jeopardy for people who have an associate’s degree in cosmetology.
More and more couples who own their own homes find themselves paying rent… a regular payment made to a landlord on behalf of their children who majored in sociology even though they were told not to.
A drug store, aka a pharmacy, is a retail establishment where a person can buy condoms and any other random thing they can grab so it looks like they’re not just buying condoms.
My friends most commonly describe me as “who?”
I bet the creator of the artificial heart is pretty pissed that we still use “sliced bread” as our basis for great inventions.
One of the kids snuck into my study last night and left a note saying he had broken one of the keys on my keyboard… I onder hich one?
Why a man would want a wife is a mystery to some people… why a man would want two wives is a bigamystery!
It’s my friend’s birthday today. He doesn’t drink, smoke, gamble or cheat on his girl… we’ve absolutely no idea how to celebrate.
Janay Rice said that what happened in that elevator with her husband Ray was “God’s plan”… God must not like her very much.
I bought an album from a conservation society called the “sounds of the Rain Forest”… the first half was birds chirping, the rest was chain saws and bulldozers.
Thinking of having children… learn about getting small children prepared to play in the snow by wrestling mittens onto an angry octopus.
Smiling releases endorphins which in turn relieve stress… now all I have to do is explain that to my proctologist when he finishes the exam.
Fun fact: Bears hibernate in winter to escape Christmas music.
I can count on the fingers of one hand the times I’ve visited Chernobyl… eight.
I have just one word for beautiful women with questionable morals, poor decision making skills and an insatiable sex drive… “Hi!”.
Getting married is easy but staying married is difficult… just ask my girlfriend, her husband drives her crazy.
The year is 2240 and all fossil fuels are depleted. Our only source of coal is Santa Claus… therefore we all must be naughty for the sake of mankind.