Tag: Bill Sharkey III

Column 1: Where were you

Column 1: Where were you

| September 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

By BILL SHARKEY III Martinez News-Gazette Columnist WHERE WERE YOU when the twin towers in New York City came crashing down? What were you doing? Seventeen years ago this past week, was a day that everyone remembers; but what other memories? How did you hear the horror that was unfolding at the hands of terrorists? […]

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Column 1: John McCain

Column 1: John McCain

| September 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

By BILL SHARKEY III Martinez News-Gazette Columnist JOHN MCCAIN, military hero, national statesman with accolades pouring in from all across the nation and around the globe, with so many accounts of his storied life, and tragic years in enemy hands. A life none of us would care to have lived, but a life lived fully […]

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Column 1: Italy

Column 1: Italy

| August 26, 2018 | 1 Comment

By BILL SHARKEY III Martinez News-Gazette Columnist ITALY had ‘Il Duce’. Germany had ‘Der Fuehrer’. The United States has ‘The Donald’. The first two took over their countries with a terribly cruel hand with proclamations, edicts and executive orders. Then they destroyed their nations in World War Two. Their inhumanity to man, their citizens and […]

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Column 1: Allegations

Column 1: Allegations

| August 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

By BILL SHARKEY III Martinez News-Gazette Columnist ALLEGATIONS of ‘inappropriate conduct’ which have swept the nation in recent months from the White House down through high levels of government and corporations, have hit here…Martinez, CA! (According to a report in the East Bay Times, there have been allegations against Contra Costa County Assesor Gus Kramer) […]

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Column 1: Come on, Kamala

Column 1: Come on, Kamala

| August 5, 2018 | 1 Comment

By BILL SHARKEY III Martinez News-Gazette Columnist COME ON, KAMALA, do the important job you wanted and were elected to in 2016. Give up this preparing for a run for the top job in 2020. California has so much need for effective members of the Senate, you need to concentrate and focus on being a […]

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Column 1: Say that again

Column 1: Say that again

| July 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

By BILL SHARKEY III Martinez News-Gazette Columnist “SAY THAT AGAIN”, was the quote of the week seen and heard around the world. Who said it? Dan Coats, Director of National Intelligence, while being interviewed on MSNBC LIVE at a nationwide security meeting in Colorado. Why? He was just told by interviewer Andrea Mitchell that Vladimir […]

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Column 1: Children

Column 1: Children

| July 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

By BILL SHARKEY III Martinez News-Gazette Columnist CHILDREN captured the headlines across the globe as two groups struggled to survive the past two weeks. One group in a seemingly impossible recovery in Thailand deep in a cave. The other children are in a ridiculous web of stupid political confusion brought about by the inept current […]

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Column 1: As our nation celebrated

Column 1: As our nation celebrated

| July 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

By BILL SHARKEY III Martinez News-Gazette Columnist AS OUR NATION celebrated its 242nd anniversary as a land of the free and home of the brave with traditional events like parades, fireworks, picnics and BBQs, memorial services and, of course, the annual Coney Island hot dog eating contest (returning champ ate 74!!) (ugh!!), hyped new car […]

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Column 1: Two obituaries

Column 1: Two obituaries

| July 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

By BILL SHARKEY III Martinez News-Gazette Columnist TWO OBITUARIES this past week told us of the passing of two men in our town who were well-known and admired as they had spent lifetimes serving the community in different endeavors. One, Allan DeFraga, an attorney and civic leader in a prominent law firm; the other, “Tuti” […]

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Column 1: Yahoo!!

Column 1: Yahoo!!

| June 3, 2018 | 2 Comments

By BILL SHARKEY III Martinez News-Gazette Columnist YAHOO!! The 2018 June 5 election finally ‘heated up’ with the controversial issue over how will we decide what to do with open space in the years to come. Lots of $$$ spent on the very colorful campaign material mailed out. Letters to the editor by citizens with […]

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