Thursday, February 16, 2012 – 03:00 p.m.

Looks can be deceiving.

And they usually are.

An interesting little tidbit recently emerged in the plethora of baggage coming to light in the quest of San Manuel tribal chair James Ramos’ quest to unseat incumbent Neil Derry on the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors.

Honestly, one could actually fill an entire blog with all the crap.

The latest diatribe involves a physical altercation between Ramos and his brother, Tom Ramos, that occurred more than a year ago.

Yes fisticuffs!

Temper, temper, temper…..

Well anyways, after the little scuffle at a Tribal meeting ended, it was Ramos’ brother, who at the time was the Tribe’s Gaming Commissioner, that was ousted from his position.

In the sovereign nation of San Manuel this kind of thing happens all the time.

Depending on what side of the Tribe is in power.

The sad part about the situation is the innocent people who were crushed in the bedlam.

No, I don’t mean physically.

It seems the ousted Ramos brother recruited several individuals from active careers with other employers.

Someone actually hiring experienced people?

What a concept!

But unfortunately those individuals were launched out of their positions just for sport.

Yes, basically anyone the ousted Ramos had anything to do with was shown the door and the way to the unemployment line.

Regardless of whether or not they did anything wrong.

People with families.

Something that happens all the time in the other nation.

Is this the James Ramos way of doing business?

Maybe under Ramos the Board of Supervisor’s meeting would be more like the Saturday night fights.