Last week I saw a new billboard at the intersection of the 10 and 215 freeways in Colton encouraging voters to elect former Congressman Joe Baca. I think it said “Veterans Support Working Joe” or something to that effect. With traffic stopped I was forced to stare at the sign and kept thinking, “not again”. Two years ago the citizens of San Bernardino County made a good decision to vote out the longtime congressman who spent more time scouting out a prime seat at the president’s annual state of the union address than really working for the people of his district. Last election, voters rejected his bullying and intimidation tactics and sent someone else to represent them. There are several other, and better, options: Redlands Mayor Pete Aguilar, Attorney Eloise Gomez Reyes, and SB School Board member Danny Tillman.
My son once warned me not to search for “furless” bears on the web, I did, and the images that popped-up on my computer screen continue to haunt me. Don’t be like me when I tell you do not return Baca to Congress. Just know the outcome would be as scary as those furless, hairless creatures I saw on Google.