Wednesday, May 23, 2007

In the News....

The big news in town today is that the majority of the people who live here don’t hate it! Wow! In fact, according to the survey conducted by the Kern Council of Governments, 65.8 percent of the people surveyed would rate the “overall quality of life” as an A or a B! In your face Bako haters.

The paper printed a few quotes from the pollsters on what they thought could be done to improve things around here. One not so bright fellow said, “Send the illegals back because they are taking over the place. It’s like Tijuana.” I hope he’s happy they didn’t publish his name along side this asinine comment. Another not so bright person said the thing that will make Bakersfield a better place is “adding more shops.”

Screw the air quality – give us more franchise merchandise!


The media has been all up in Tom Sizemore’s grill ever since he was arrested here earlier this month. There’s a picture of him on the front page of the paper surrounded by a bunch of news hounds sticking mics in his face. He has a look on his face like he’d love to shove those mics straight up their collective asses.

Sizemore was all smiles at his arraignment yesterday but the judge quickly wiped that smirk of his face. First he warned Sizemore to stop talking to his friend, then he had him removed. The he chewed out Sizemore’s attorney for being late saying, “Here in Kern County we expect you to be on time.” Whatever. From my experience they want everybody there at 8:00 a.m. so they can hurry up and wait all damn day. I don’t know why they get so pissed when people are late knowing that there’s a freakin’ train track between the parking lot and the courthouse.

It’s kind of hard to dodge a train.