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Sometimes it’s fun reading “Baghdad” Jim’s column. This is one of those times.
Spehar rightly asks, “What’s with our ability to misplace our trust in candidates like these? What’s happened to any desire to have people we can be proud of, who are effective in their jobs, for whom we can vote without holding our noses?” Considering the fact that about 70% of Mesa County low-information lemmings seem to regularly vote for corrupt duopoly GOB candidates (the party doesn’t seem to matter much), the question is an excellent one. Problem is, Spehar is not talking about ALL Good Old Boy (GOB) candidates, just the ones whose screw-ups get exposed.
Then, in his usual wannabe-cutesy style, Spehar says, “...the conspiracy theorists will be grumpy about Hilkey now overseeing that agency.  (Oh, if only we lived in a perfect world where “constitutional sheriffs” and those who claim government is the enemy were in charge.)”
Go Baghdad Jim, go! Stan “The Drone” Hilkey loves you!
Jimmy boy just doesn’t get it: 1) it’s not a “conspiracy” if it’s the truth, and 2) the GOB dinosaur media are rapidly approaching extinction in large part due to their seemingly genetic intellectual dishonesty and manipulativeness. Thankfully, it’s influence over public opinion is in a free fall, and that absolutely terrifies the GOB gang.
The Baghdad Jims of the world all pretend that the government isn’t lying to us about things like who really murdered such as JFK, RFK, MLK and why.
They don’t want you to understand how a completely unsustainable “system” steals your labor/money for their benefit.
An excellent answer (although unintended by the author as such) to Spehar’s cutesy out-of-touch BS is an opinion piece by Travis Kelly (http://www.traviskelly.com) titled “Opinion: Net neutrality and the dinosaur media” which appeared in the 6/27/14 Free Press at http://bit.ly/1o3IRQ3.
Wait! I hear strains of Dylan’s “The Times They Are A’Changing” in the background.
I, like increasing millions of other folks (especially the younger demographic) find and consume their “news” on the Internet. The only reason I subscribe to the Sentinel is to keep an eye on what the Good Old Boy gang is up to.
The music is fading, and the vestigial dinosaur media are dying.
Any pro-self-ownership person who favors the restoration of the U.S. Constitution to REAL (not lip-service) Supreme Law of the Land status should have no problem with that.



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