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Mtn. View arts committee chair resigns after disputed comments

Original post made on Apr 18, 2013

Before City Council members could vote to remove or censure him Tuesday night, Chris Parkinson resigned his post as chair of the city's Visual Arts Committee.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, April 18, 2013, 8:57 AM

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Posted by Art-Can-Be-A-Political-Weapon, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Apr 18, 2013 at 9:10 am

This is another example of how local governments have become politicized into a larger world view, and have lost focus of their main role of providing essential services at reasonable costs, and not infusing any kind of regional, or national, or international politics into the delivery of these services.

There is no doubt a significant back-story surrounding this incident not provided by this article--there always is.

Nonetheless, this is an ugly incident.

Posted by blessing, a resident of Mountain View
on Apr 18, 2013 at 9:26 am

Backstory to a Rothschild rant?

Also is this Mt. View anywhere near Mtn. View?

Posted by closeted bigots, a resident of Mountain View
on Apr 18, 2013 at 9:37 am

Closeted bigots can only hold it in so long. Glad that this guy was exposed before he held a more serious position.

Posted by CrescentParkAnon., a resident of Crescent Park
on Apr 18, 2013 at 9:54 am

> Also is this Mt. View anywhere near Mtn. View?

I remember back when I used to the go to Foothill College my old English professor Ron Ingalls (may he rest in peace) used to remind people of this all the time ... it's Mountain View, not Mount View! Thanks for bringing that memory back "blessing".

Posted by Palo Alto Native, a resident of Mountain View
on Apr 18, 2013 at 10:34 am

[Post removed by Palo Alto Online staff.]

Posted by Nora Charles, a resident of Stanford
on Apr 18, 2013 at 3:38 pm

Nora Charles is a registered user.

That is deeply disturbing. The sad thing is that there are probably far more people than we realize with such bigoted views.

Posted by galen, a resident of Ventura
on Apr 18, 2013 at 10:06 pm

galen is a registered user.

Of course, only a bigoted person would even know that the House of Rothschild controls the world.

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