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Jud Snyder
Gina Belforte, her campaign and microwave oven tyranny
February 23, 2018

The only vital piece of news taking place this week was Rohnert Park City Councilwoman Gina Belforte will be on the ballot this November in a pre-presidential contest this Nov. 4th.

Actually, I’ve touched on this possibility because it involves the work done by the Sonoma County Water Agency (SCWA) and Rohnert Park public works crews under the direction of John McArthur, director of public works for the city.

What McArthur did was hire Mala Labourdete, a management analyst for his team. She quickly noticed the sickly trees on Country Club Drive. It would be nice if a Community Voice photographer takes a picture of the ailing tree on Country Club Drive with a woman, her baby in hand to show the actual size of the ailing tree. We’ve gone through this material in a Community Voice issue two weeks ago and you are able to feel free to go through it again if you wish.   

I was curious about this shop next to Starbucks Coffee on Golf Course Drive East so I dropped off a batch of my pen and ink drawings. I was surprised when I came back and found out he accepted three of them for display on his wall. His name is Roy, but I never got his last name. 

It’s really a fascinating store with a lot of iron and glass triangles and a large batch of hand crafted jewelry of all sorts and clever hand painted wall placards.

I don’t know where he’s going to hang them but that’s his problem, not mine. For some reason Roy’s shop reminded me of the Tyranny of the Microwave Oven. Yes, the Tyranny of the Microwave Oven. For example, order some food from a Chinese restaurant take out menu, wait a few minutes, they hand it to you but they have to microwave it first before they do so.

It seems as everything we collect today has to be microwaved by somebody before we can take delivery.

It also assumes everybody on this planet has a telephone and can call anyone any time they want. Not everyone on this planet has a microwave oven nor does everyone have a camera that takes pictures. We will have time to discuss Gina Belforte’s election later.