Common sense dictates that the Partisan take a couple weeks off around this time of year in order to avoid becoming trapped in a loop of parochial politics, water and who owns it, income disparity along the Highway 68 corridor and the antics of Howard Gustafson, Paul Bruno, Brandon Gesicki and the Salinas City Council. Even a blog must occasionally clear its head.
But that does not let you, the Partisan readers, off the hook. In fact, it creates extra pressure for you to contribute to this enterprise, which is intended to be a collective endeavor. We here at Partisan central tend to measure the success or failure of individual posts by the number of commenters who chose to weigh in, and we readily admit that the community comments are much more interesting and enlightening than anything we have to say.
So what do you say? What’s on your mind? Many of you place little thought nuggets elsewhere, such as on Facebook. Here’s your chance to expound at considerable or even ridiculous length. I’m talking about you, Larry Parrish, Beverly Bean, Roberto Robledo, Karl Pallastrini, Roger Dahl. I’m talking about you, Eric Peterson, Craig Malin, Joy Colangelo, Amy White. Helga Fellay and David Fairhurst, you’re excused from this exercise. You, too, could use a break.
To get the party started, a few prompts:
- Has the initial flurry of anti-Trump activism locally just become quiet or has it died. Can it be revived? Would it do any good?
- Where is the best pizza in Monterey County?
- If you live on the Peninsula, what do you think of Salinas? If you are a racist, you’re disqualified from this one.
- If you live in the Salinas Valley, what do you think of the Peninsula?
- What can we do to house the homeless?
If you could force local government to fix one thing, what would it be?
OK, by now, you’ve got some ideas of your own. Feel encouraged to share,
Many of you will have ideas of your own. Please feel encouraged to share.