At first when I read the Daily Press’ headline, “council considers ban on lying” I thought it was an advanced issue of the April Fool’s edition.

Corruption and lying have been going on in this city since the 40’s. Raymond Chandler wrote about it when he briefly lived here in his Phillip Marlow stories using Bay City as a stand-in for Santa Monica.

Its interesting that the city council follows the Orwellian doublespeak of the “do as I say, not as I do” mantra. They should check out a mirror.

By Whitney Scott Bain

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