Jabba the Greenhut: Wrong Again!

You know, I just love it when people who should know better jump on their keyboards with an opinion before checking ther facts.

I’m scrolling through the Register’s Orange Punch Blog and I find this post by Steven Greenhut titled “Corona Protects His Own Retroactive Pension Spike”

Greenhut opens by claiming that Sheriff Corona was just protecting his own pension spike when he spoke out against Moorlach’s Folly. Unfortunately, Jabbering Jabba the Greenhut cracked his nut again rushing to judgement on something he knows nothing about.

Sheriff Corona, like every other elected County Official is covered under the 2.7@55 pension rate, and like all other county employees under this plan, is paying for that increased benefit.

Steven, you’re an editor of a major news publication. The least you can do is a little fact checking. The information you need can be found on the County website under the MOU’s. Pay particular attention to the January 2003 Salary Resolution (page 97) and Appendix A, and the Administrative Management MOU.

  6 comments for “Jabba the Greenhut: Wrong Again!

  1. Andrew Davey
    August 1, 2007 at 2:44 pm

    Cheese louise, when will Jabber the Greenhut ever learn? But then again, I guess facts sometimes get in the way of a good verbal assault on our hardworking law enforcement officers. ;-)

  2. RHackett
    August 1, 2007 at 3:28 pm

    I have a different take on this matter. Collective bargaining agreements demand that both parties negotiate in “good faith.” There are legal repercussions if they do not. So if the BoS granted a benefit in violation of the State Constitution could it be construed they were negotiating in “bad faith” then or now?

    More importantly, at the end of the presentation, Moorlach’s Chief of Staff states that litigation can be avoided if the deputies just pay the outstanding portion to offset the costs of those retirees who didn’t contribute.

    How can that be? If something is now determined to be illegal, how can the Supes not pursue a legal remedy to ensure the law will be followed from here on out?

  3. Steven Greenhut
    August 1, 2007 at 3:33 pm

    Chris:

    You are the one who didn’t do the checking. You forget that the sheriff was a marshall, and his benefits were indeed effected by the pension spike. Ask the sheriff directly.

    Steven

  4. Andrew Davey
    August 1, 2007 at 4:36 pm

    Thanks, Matt. Still, his response sounds like more jibber-jabber from someone who’s grasping at straws to discredit Chris. More lameness from the great Jabber! ;-)

  5. LMAO
    August 2, 2007 at 9:59 pm

    That is one funny picture. Can I have T-shirts made up? I’ll donate all proceeds to Project 999.

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