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Knowing is half the battle as G.I. Joe would say

By   /  December 18, 2012  /  News  /  2 Comments

Gi Joe

It has become clear through various emails that I have received as well as the most recent Desert Trail editorial about the future of fire protection in the city of 29 Palms that there is a tremendous knowledge gap about what are the facts and what are the assumptions of the general public in regards […]

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Public safety – join us at the Water Board meeting

By   /  December 18, 2012  /  News  /  4 Comments

public safety

On Wednesday, December 19, 2012 the 29 Palms Water Board will conduct their meeting. The agenda for the Fire Department portion of the meeting lists the following: “Discussion and Possible Action Regarding Retention of the Fire Department and Future Financial Actions” As reported in the Desert Trail we should be presented with an accurate presentation […]

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Time to take a pause

By   /  December 7, 2012  /  News  /  5 Comments

Take a Braek

I have been assured that the city council will move forward in directing staff to prepare alternative solutions for evaluation in regards to the issue of the fire department and public safety. This action will take place on Tuesday evening the 11th of December. With that being said I think it would be appropriate for […]

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A Long Day and a Retraction is in Order

By   /  November 30, 2012  /  News  /  Comments Off

wmrealization

Public life is not a science. There are times that one drives the attack forward in the hopes that if one takes two steps forward and one step back then a victory of sorts is obtained. Then there are other times that one must take three steps back following the two steps forward. That is […]

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A Contract Fulfilled and a Promise Kept

By   /  November 30, 2012  /  News  /  Comments Off

promise kept

In 2005 the Twentynine Palms Water District as the managing agency for the Twentynine Palms Fire Department offered a proposal to the voters of the city of Twentynine Palms. That proposal was called Measure “J”. It took 2/3rds of the vote to pass the measure and it passed. I think it is time to take […]

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Z107.7 – Let the Hype and Distortions Begin

By   /  November 29, 2012  /  News  /  43 Comments

Propaganda

I have been called by numerous citizens telling me that at 7:00 AM a very accurate and meaningful news story was aired by Z107.7 about last nights Water Board meeting as reported by Dan Stork. These same citizens then tell me the online version of that story is very different than what Dan Stork reported. […]

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How Not to Say Goodbye Once You Have Lost

By   /  November 23, 2012  /  News  /  4 Comments

defeated

It sometimes amazes me and others how a chance to leave office with grace and dignity often turns into a sad commentary. To run for re-election is a decision that is made by the candidate and the leaving of office is then a matter of decision by the candidate. Once one decides to not seek […]

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Warne is Put on Notice and Put in His Place!

By   /  November 14, 2012  /  29 Palms, News  /  10 Comments

Shoot in Foot

“Unethical, Inappropriate, and Unprofessional” are not words that any city manager would want spoken about his conduct. Least of all to have those words used at a public council meeting. But to even make it worse are to have those words spoken about you by a sitting City Council Member. But that is exactly what […]

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Happy Birthday Fellow Marines!

By   /  November 10, 2012  /  News  /  2 Comments

MarineLogoMO

I wish all my fellow Marines a Happy 237th Birthday today!

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Project Phoenix, The Elections, Who to Vote for? Balance is the Answer.

By   /  October 25, 2012  /  News  /  3 Comments

balance[4]

Project Phoenix and the Elections what is the connection? To be honest with everyone, as much as I and others disagreed with the original selling of 31 million dollars in bonds for only 11 million dollars in proceeds to build a theater complex that we do not need, the deed has been done, and there […]

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A Letter to the Editor

By   /  October 19, 2012  /  News  /  Comments Off

Editor

I sent this letter to the Editor of The Desert Trail which was published yesterday, Thursday, October 18, 2012. I am publishing it here also in order to reach as many voters as possible. Many of us received our Vote by Mail material this week. I urge all that are voting early to vote for […]

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Direct From The Spin Room – 29 Palms City Hall

By   /  October 17, 2012  /  News  /  4 Comments

Spin Zone

In an attempt to counter the growing questions being presented to the city by citizens and the press as a result of the revelation on this site of the October 7, 2012 denial letter from the State Department of Finance to city manager Richard Warne in regards to project Phoenix and the questionable actions of […]

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Project Phoenix Denied Again – City Warned Of Improper Actions By State

By   /  October 15, 2012  /  29 Palms, News, Project Phoenix  /  4 Comments

dead_bird

It is time to stop the insanity and hold the current city manager accountable. We are in receipt of a letter from the State to Richard Warne dated October 7, 2012 that specifically tells Warne that Project Phoenix has been denied in the past and it is denied again. the State then points out some […]

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Cole Just Can’t Let The People Speak

By   /  October 10, 2012  /  News  /  5 Comments

WTF CAT

Reports are coming in today of how Cole can’t keep his composure. It seems that Cole is adverse to citizens speaking their minds and if they, heaven forbid, remind Cole of the right thing to do in their opinion, he just has to throw in his two cents. Well a penny maybe. When a citizen […]

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