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Posted on October 8 at 8:50 a.m.

I agree with free speech and all, but we are talking someone who should be on death row for his crimes against humanity. Who will they have next charles manson? Does that sound like a silly question? Kissinger's crimes make manson's look like child's play. This man mesmerized the already criminally mesmerized Nixon administration into some of the worst war crimes in history, and Westmont thinks he is an 'educational opportunity' for it's students? Pardon me but students should be reading about Kissinger's execution on the gallows, hardly witness to him alive and on stage.
The empire crumbles....................

On Open Letter to Westmont College

Posted on October 4 at 12:45 p.m.

Mayor Schneider would be wise to immediately appoint the man, who has quietly and efficiently watched over this property for more than 30 years. He should be director of whatever this property becomes. He is as much a part of Bellosguardo as anyone living. He lived and worked on the property for over 30 years, no one else has ever lived there other than this man, is there any question in anyone's mind as to who should remain in charge of Bellosguardo. Lets hope she makes an obvious and intelligent decision!

On Empty Mansion Fills With Promise

Posted on October 4 at 12:30 p.m.

I direct all of you to Christopher Hitchens' The Trial of Henry Kissinger.
And watch,

On Open Letter to Westmont College

Posted on October 4 at 12:17 p.m.

The person who should be in charge of whatever Bellosguardo becomes should be the person who has watched over the property since 1979. No one knows more about this property. Mayor Schneider should consider this man for director immediately, he would provide a smooth transition.

On Wanna Run an Arts Foundation?

Posted on October 2 at 5:47 p.m.

This is the best thing to happen on the Santa Barbara bar/restaurant scene in many moons. Congratulations to Bob and Clay and welcome home Willy, you are a living legend in this town!
Someone in Santa Barbara ought to commemorate the great owners, managers, waiters, chefs, bartenders, bus boys and girls with a wall of fame. Some of the greats: Francisco and Jim O'Toole from Joe's.....Scott Evers-Head of the Wolf......Jeff Dunn-Joe's Café........Edwin Cordin-Chef, The Miramar.....Nate Rexroth-bartender-Rocky's...........Tim Deflinger-Owner Derf's Café.........Neil Flaster-The New Club in the Montecito Inn..........Lorna Sahm-waitress Maggie McFly's.......The list goes on and on

On Reincarnating Santa Barbara's Favorite Bar

Posted on August 30 at 5:15 a.m.

They'll all be gone in five years. The players will have moved on to their next project in another community (sic) who's constant transitions keep it from ever establishing itself. Santa Barbara is a 'plaything' for these imaginative but self-absorbed travelers. It used to be at least several generations could enjoy a restaurant and make it a part of their family's and friend's living traditions, now people are lucky if it lasts two or three years. So what, you say? If that is your attitude, there isn't enough space here to explain to you that this lack of 'cultural-connective-tissue' has destroyed what's left of this city. Santa Barbara has become an amusement park and these carnival hucksters offer you a midway full of their short lived narcissistic two dimensional rides and amusements.

On The Lark Lands in Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone

Posted on April 25 at 12:01 p.m.

The big question is why can't Target build it in the mission style with white stucco walls and a red tile roof? Are they broke? Would this open the floodgates of architectural anarchy all over the USA? Could it be that the banksters know this building will be empty in 10 to 20 years after the financial blood has been sucked out of the area? The streets of LA get longer and longer...........

On Targeting Goleta Target

Posted on September 19 at 9:05 a.m.

sezme brings up a point that confounds me as well. Whenever this newspaper prints stories about these projects they (almost) never include a picture of the proposed structure. In this instance you can actually see the drawing of the project in the background .............???????

On Modernism Trumps Red Tiles

Posted on February 13 at 2:19 p.m.

Draxor and Zappa made the only comments of any meaning in this whole discussion and the rest of you just ignore them and carry on with your nonsense. To Draxor and Zappa, I know how great it feels to be free of these poor soul's chains, carry on................

On Religious Values

Posted on January 25 at 12:41 p.m.

Catch them...........break their arms............put them to sleep.
End of story!

On Suspicious Pelican Injuries Raise Alarm

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