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Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Goleta Candidate Profiles

There's been such good discussion on the Goleta Council race -- I want to make sure you know about the candidate profiles over at the Goleta Observer as well.

11 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mike Pinto says...

Great, another cop running for office. Why can't they just all become PI's or go fishing instead of tormenting the people in a new and differant way.

8/24/2006 8:15 AM  
Anonymous Philosophe said...

Mike Pinto, your animus against all peace officers is beginning to sound like bigotry. You seem to have lumped a lot of folks into a general category (as racists do) and decided to revile and hate them whether or not you have ever met them. This is the worst kind of prejudice and looks really ugly in writing. I may not agree with Mr. Aceves' politics, but the fact that he once earned his living as a police officer is no more important than his race, ethnicity, or religion.

8/24/2006 1:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The real issue is: Are they against growth?

8/24/2006 6:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mike Pinto says...

Police have always been used to keep the masses down. Today they are under increasing pressure to jail people to justify their pay.Show me a cop who hasn't jailed or beat up an innocent man I will will show you a police officer who will be run out of his department.

8/25/2006 4:45 PM  
Anonymous Philosophe said...

Mike Pinto, I carry permanent physical scars (and a very minor disability) from being abused by over-zealous police. In my younger days, my home was invaded by the police without warrant. Yet despite those personal experiences, I do not hold a generalized prejudice against all police. Unfortunately, the human community is full of people who would victimize and exploit the weak and vulnerable. Consequently, we must have laws and police to enforce them. Have police powers been abused throughout history? Sadly, yes. During that very same history, have the police risked their lives to save the lives of others? Yes, countless times.

Each person should be judged by her or his own actions and not be judged by some arbitrary criteria such as race, religion, ethnicity, or profession. There have been evil communists in history Mike, would you suggest that I judge you by your association with the poltical philosophy of Pol Pot and Stalin?

Bigotry is a sign of ignorance and weak character. It is ugly and fetid. Clean up your act!

8/26/2006 11:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mike Pinto says...

You need a vacation from yourself. Dude, you are way to intense but you proved my point. Thanks.

8/28/2006 10:20 AM  
Anonymous Philosophe said...

I thought about giving you the last word, since taking a vacation from oneself is always a wise exercise and I would be the first to admit that I am too intense. However, my youthful experiece with the law in no way proves your point. In fact, during my life, I have known many policemen who do not fit your stereotype. My personal experience disproves your point and demonstrates the ignorance of making judgments based on stereotypes and overly simplified generalizations that grow out of ideological purity.

8/28/2006 1:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What was the topic again?

8/28/2006 3:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mike Pinto says...

The topic was cops don't make good public servants.

8/29/2006 10:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mike -- check out Aceves. He's not your typical cop.

8/29/2006 10:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mike Pinto says...

I am sure the people will find that out.

8/29/2006 3:50 PM  

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