Properly Subversive/Sherman R. Frederick The state of California has $3 billion in the bank to fund something called “community schools.” In Marin, the perpetually troubled Sausalito Marin City School District snagged one of the big grants. The district, which can barely provide basic … [Read more...] about Properly Subversive: What is a ‘community school,’ exactly?
Properly Subversive/Sherman R. Frederick Drug abuse is complicated. I’ll be the first to stipulate that. So, take a look at this strange idea called “Right to Recovery.” It comes from Matt Dorsey, the newest San Francisco supervisor. It works like this: To confront the … [Read more...] about Properly Subversive: Drugs bad, recovery good, right?!
Sherman R. Frederick/Properly Subversive Well, the Chesa Boudin reign of injustice didn’t last long. After 30 months of what he called judicial progressivism, the voters in San Francisco resoundingly recalled the public defender who became District Attorney during the heady phenomenon of Black … [Read more...] about Properly Subversive: House drops on San Francisco DA — Ding-dong, baby
Sunday, June 12, 2022 Your personal invitation to:Independence Sunday, Sunday, June 26, 2022 "...if my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and … [Read more...] about Nibbe Sermon: Independence Sunday is right around the corner
I’m no beltway insider, but from my vantage point looking across the Bay from a nice table at Poggio Trattoria in Sausalito, I don’t see how Democrats ride Joe Biden into 2024. The midterms are lost, almost everyone concedes that. Biden’s presidency so far has been one big bowl of ugly. You … [Read more...] about Properly Subversive: Get ready for the Party to tap-out Joe Biden after the midterms
Sherman R. Frederick/Properly Subversive I am not sure why some have such incredible heartburn with Marin’s School Resource Officer programs. I’m not being coy when I ask, what, exactly, is wrong with that? With the horrific Texas elementary school shooting fresh in our minds, you’d think … [Read more...] about Properly Subversive: More police in schools … why not?
I’m trying to make sense of the homeless numbers recently released by Marin County. Big picture, we sank $38.5 million into the problem and saw the problem grow by 8.4%. Not good. Before the pandemic we had 1,024 homeless people. As of the last count (done in February 2022) we had 1,121 people … [Read more...] about Properly Subversive: Are we chasing our tails on ‘fixing’ homelessness?
The Rev. Thomas Nibbe -- Sunday, May 22, 2022. "Greater love has no one than this, that a person lay down his life for his friends... you are my friends." -- John 15:13 THE MESSAGE Grace and peace to you in the Lord Jesus. Today I've been reflecting on the … [Read more...] about Thomas Nibbe Sermon: The Work of the Holy Spirit…Why Should I Be Concerned?
Sherman R. Frederick/Properly Subversive I heap much guff on the California Legislature because at the end of the season when all the stats are compiled, California lawmakers lead the league in dumb-assery. Last week we talked about the idiotic bill to silence doctors who stray from … [Read more...] about Properly Subversive Commentary: Beer equity after years of wine supremacy
Sherman R. Frederick/Properly Subversive I’ve written hundreds of newspaper endorsement editorials over the years. Here’s how it usually goes: You write something sunny about all the candidates and then heap a pile of even sunnier praise on the candidate of your choice, which you probably knew … [Read more...] about Properly Subversive Commentary: All is sunny with Marin County District 5 supervisor candidates?