Butt Hurt City Councilman Refuses to Talk to You


As I mentioned yesterday, Producer Kevin has been in contact with a couple of Modesto City Council members, offering them a chance to air their positions or at least discuss what is going on. One has accepted the offer, Bill Zoslocki and will join us next week. One has rejected it with the trite phrase that I had “disparaged” him.

I suppose that if you go by the Merriam Webster dictionary definition I would say that I didn’t, although I am starting to believe it to be so. Any politician who is more worried about his own feelings and being butt hurt  after being called out for his foolishness, should be regarded as worth little. He clearly is putting his own feelings above the job that he wanted, and that means he disparages those who voted for him, those who voted against him, and those who have an interest in his actions on the Council.

If you’re going to go into politics, and seek power over others – and the Wood Colony debate demonstrates clearly that this is all about power – and then run and hide when you are talked about, then there is only one word to describe you. And if you are going to act like like that, it is not “disparaging” for me to say so. It’s your own actions by which I and others are judging.

This is the arena of ideas, you chose to take a position. I offered you the opportunity to tell the people of Modesto why you took that position. No guest has ever left my studio in a body bag, even those with whom I vehemently disagree. So that’s no excuse.

No, Councilman, the only “disparagment” going on here is from you towards the people of Modesto, who deserve to hear from you as to why you voted as you did. People will disagree with you and question you. That’s not “disparagment,” it is representative democracy. Deal with it.

“Mr Bowman has already disparaged me, not interested”

Since, for the moment, the good Councilman has declined to explain his position, we’ll have two special guests in studio today who may be be to shed some light on what has happened so far and where things go in the future.

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About Dave

Talk Show host, lifelong Baseball and Star Trek fan, US Navy Submariner and Fire Control Technician (Ballistic Missile) 1st Class Petty Officer (Submarine Qualified), Dave is married with four daughters, one son, two sons-in-law and two grandchildren plus one on the way. He resides quietly in Manteca, CA, where he records his podcast, Plausibly Live, three days a week. He also writes for several other blogs and as a "Stay at home Dad" plays a lot of games with his son. Dave loves books, history and is learning to weld and drive a forklift. Just for fun. Dave is also a Life Member of the Disabled American Veterans and a Member of the US Submarine Veterans.

Posted on February 6, 2014, in City Council, Drought, Economy, Jobs, Modesto, State Budget, Water, Wood Colony and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I missed the show on the 6th. Will it be up to listen to soon?

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