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Posted on April 3 at 11:57 a.m.

In what humane way did the City's stance on this make sense?

"I.. am.. a... bureaucratic... robot... no.. new.. building...no... new.. building... malfunction... malfunction..."

On Court Says Homeowners Can Rebuild

Posted on March 23 at 4:04 p.m.

No I did not saying he's mendacious, that's basically means lying, I said he's disingenuous which is not candid or sincere. But now that I read back again it's probably true he really does want his hair back and loves his wife. I haven't verified his address lately but last I knew he chose to live in Oxnard over Santa Barbara when he moved to town. He also chooses to use outside vendors for Chamber resources that used to be local, you would think the Chamber would do business in it's own town, but it doesn't. When it comes to Santa Barbara he's mediocre transplant and will ensure the chamber remains milk toast. In time his novelty will fade, the new energy will peter out, the new logo will look cheesy. As long as his salary remains largest line item expense I'd say he's here to stay, like a pimp.

On The S.B. Questionnaire: Ken Oplinger

Posted on March 23 at 10:39 a.m.

From my experience with Ken I would have to say these answers seem quite disingenuous. He an opportunist chamber president who cares about Santa Barbara like a pimp cares about his ho. Fun Fact: Ken isn't even a resident of Santa Barbara, that's right he doesn't even live in the County!

On The S.B. Questionnaire: Ken Oplinger

Posted on February 27 at 11:34 a.m.

Dogs have been in loyal service to man kind for thousands of years. From protecting livestock, property and family members, sniffing out bombs and finding survivors in the wreckage of accidents to helping to heal the injured and traumatized through therapy. It's not too much to ask to give their kind a little space to run and play, even if it's sometime inconvenient to others who never learned to appreciate man-kinds greatest companion. Not everyone may like dogs, but it's unjust to deny them some small slices of our community to play and socialize.

On City Studies New Off-Leash Areas

Posted on February 20 at 11:11 a.m.

I've thought about it and I should not have implied Mitchum was a baby. That was uncivil of me. It was just a little too much fun jumping in the flame wars here. I know Chris and like him as a person and I am proud that he had such a good run this time, far and away his best run yet. I would consider another Republican candidate for the job if a stronger more capable leader present themselves. Chris just wasn't that guy.

The greatest misfortune in political competition is that winning normally starts by undermining or tearing down your opponent. Just imagine how pathetic our historical athletic accomplishments would be if that was how sports worked. Someday maybe politics will be a race to improve quality and accomplishments, break records of success and set the bar higher. I'll keep dreaming...

On Mitchum Sues Capps for Defamation of Character

Posted on February 19 at 2:12 p.m.

All this talk about lying....

Was Capps' ad not quoted from Mitchum's direct words? Was it misleading, yes, a direct lie, no. (sure, it's sleazy no doubt)

Did Mitchum suffer "server and emotional shock?" Only Chris knows for sure but If that's not true, then it is in fact an direct lie. A lie that is the cornerstone of a lawsuit, not just the too typical political mudslinging. In the context of this conversation the actual lying is coming from Mitchum. If it he is not lying then let's hope he wins this case against Capps. After winning though he may need to start wearing a bonnet and carry a pacifier, he's clearly become a big baby.

On Mitchum Sues Capps for Defamation of Character

Posted on February 18 at 10:39 a.m.

The idea that Capps is a big-mean-liar-politician and Mitchum is emotionally wounded artist who was just trying to do the American people justice is absurd. Using the argument that Capps is lying-baddy is null, Mitchum is obviously lying about his distress. Two liars don't make a right. If he's not lying than thank god we didn't elected him! If he can't stand up to Lois Capps our district representation would have suffered greatly. People make careers out of what they are good at Capps is career politician. She's good at it. Last thing we need is someone who doesn't know how to "do the politics" running our district.

This was Mitchum's most impressive run yet but it looks like the sun has finally set on his political aspirations. This is likely a last ditch effort to recoup some money and get a consolation prize for trying so many times.

On Mitchum Sues Capps for Defamation of Character

Posted on October 23 at 10:38 a.m.

Isn't the purpose of the health department to keep people healthy. The County enforces these policies to keep people from getting sick. From my understanding no one, in 15 years, has ever got sick from the food provided by Food from the Heart. Why? Because they genuinely care about people they are feeding. Unlike the plenty of for-profit eateries I've gotten sick at with 'three sinks'. When the county shuts down the accessibility of food to disable peoples because of a technicality we should definitely reconsider the people we have in those positions. They clearly need to reminded that there job is to keep people healthy not 'bang-non-profits-over-the-head-with-the-book.'

On No Love for Food From the Heart

Posted on July 7 at 2:21 p.m.

When did the general slogan for banks become:

"Serving YOU by serving ourselves first**"
(**because if the bank goes down you're all screwed - so suck it)

I tried to get a small loan of working capital for my business just over a year ago from SBBT. Despite having all the necessary (qualifying) paperwork and a lifetime of successful experience with the bank, I was denied. I talked to many other people, even if they were approved, they just couldn't get cash from the bank. A few months later they remodeled all of their branch lobbies, but only after PCB got $180 mill. from the tax payers (us). See slogan above.

On Pacific Capital Bancorp Refutes Takeover Gossip

Posted on April 17 at 7:31 p.m.

That may be the car of the future but it looks bleak. A nutritional cake that taste like socks and cardboard may keep you alive but it's no way to live. All in all if this is the far side of economy it's great as a reference point. Maybe we will find a more tempered solution from this. Sounds like a fun project but in the mean time I'll just take the bus. Do you know how many bus rides $10K buys you... Well I don't either but I'm sure it's a lot.

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