This is OUR Community - It's time to step up and claim it!

Thanks to a Federal Grant of $21 million dollars, and Major Funding by Organized Labor, I've been to avoid projected layoffs and raise the snarkiness factor by an additional 22%!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

And here we are...

Well folks, this is it. No more trying to expose the truth behind the lies. No more reason in the face of fear (and fear mongering). Later today we wake up and do our civic duty. Then we trust the people of this community to do the right thing and wait for the results.

Regrets? Yeah, a couple. This was never supposed to be about politics. This was a movement for the civic good that was co-opted by a handful of wealthy special interests to cache their own political capital. They made it political. And if this fails, every time there is a child harmed in a drive-by, or a small business person robbed, or a family threatened in the park, I will consider Duveneck, Alcalay, Blanas and Cahill personally responsible. As should you. They are the ones who put your family at risk to protect their little empires.

On the other hand, we have already beat the odds more times than I can count. No thinking person would have predicted we would ever get this far, but here we are at the finish line. Whether we cross in first place remains to be seen, but we made it here, and we're still standing. That is a testament to the power of people who are willing to sacrifice so their neighbors can have a better life. And that is the kind of special interest I can believe in.

Since Stay Sac seems convinced that we all have to have a motive for personal gain in this, I'm thinking it might make a good book.

If you are still not sure how to vote today, please consider your family, your neighborhood, your schools, and the businesses where you shop. A yes vote on D will not only make your life better, it will for them as well.

And after you make a stand for your community, drop by the incorporation office around 8 or so and watch the results with us. We probably won't know the final outcome, but we may have a good idea where things stand. Either way you will get to hang out with some wonderful people and celebrate our community. And that is the reason we're here.



  1. Time to grow up Mr. Dickey. Measure D has failed. You can make the Arden and Arcade area a better place though. Take a look around at the people in the community. Ask for help. If you are nice and on your best behaviour, you might find the miracle of help and success.

  2. To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.

  3. The truth is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should therefore be treated with caution.

  4. Grow up? Nahhh... I prefer my little fantasy world where issues are fought with an ethical battle of ideas and not lies backed by money. If growing up means learning how to participate in Goebbels-style propaganda, then I think I prefer to stay exactly where I am.

    Which, for the record, is still not Sacramento.

  5. Mmm. Lost a planet, Master Obi-Wan has. How embarrassing. How embarrassing. - Yoda

  6. Sometimes the truth doesn't win. That doesn't make it any less truthful. If we lose, so be it. But I'll go to sleep tonight knowing I kept it honest, and I'll sleep like a baby.

    Which may mean I'll wake up every two hours screaming for a bottle.

  7. Well Ed, I am looking at ex-Governor Moonbeam going back to the Governor's seat, and that Bolshevik Bitch "Ma'am" Boxer getting re-elected to Senate, and a lot of other worthless incumbent ciphers in California getting re-elected, and I sadly am not surprised. The California you and I grew up in is gone. The once Golden State has turned to shit. Too many takers and not enough makers in California today.

    Arden Arcade had a chance to make their own destiny and improve themselves like Citrus Heights or Rancho Cordova. Even if the Arden Arcadians subsequently made big mistakes in such an alternate universe, they would *still* improve their lot, just as the citizens of Elk Grove did.

    Sadly, it wasn't just the Leftist fools who voted down Arden Arcade's potentially bright future. There were a lot of otherwise Right-thinking people who bought into the slogan that "less government means less government", forgetting that *more local* government is ultimately less government.

    The Arden Arcadians may be annexed by Sacramento proper, and then they can be lorded over by the Lexus Liberals of Land Park and/or the "Fabulous Forties". Then again, the Lexus Libs might reason that annexing the Arden Arcadians might bring in too many of the "less government" conservative voters that would upset their liberal fiefdom. So instead, they might leave you to rot in your County status, as Arden Arcade slowly becomes more and more run-down like North Highlands.

    Either way, Arden Arcade really missed an opportunity to create a vibrant thrving community.