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Posted on February 18 at 2:43 p.m.
Hey that's great you're reading history Barney! You should have started much earlier but better late than never. I love this library outside idea. I suggest you read 'John Marshall'--The Chief Justice who Saved the Nation, by Harlow Giles Unger. This one will do you some good.
Here's to some good reading on both our parts. Put on your list, to learn more about King Carlos and Father Serra too.
On Tale of Two Presidents
Posted on January 16 at 3:03 p.m.
When does the period of massive Presidential Signing Statements start?
On Capps Decries Partisan Politics in Immigration
Posted on January 12 at 8:08 a.m.
Je suis Americain, Charlie, Juif, et Francais....et Newspress...
On Je Suis Charlie
Posted on January 12 at 7:54 a.m.
Nice work on explaining to us that McLuhan is important. But you missed using UCSB's Hugh Kenner's effort as part of the effort. However, I'd say, your article is a little light on digging into what he really said and meant--the 'content' Dean, the content.
Good idea though to write about him and mention the book.
On McLuhan’s Message
Posted on January 11 at 8 a.m.
The General Petraeus story has certainly drawn my attention. Isn't this the beginning of a Presidential election? Some might like Patraeus out of the way, don't you think. Madame Broadwell's book on him is an interesting read.
I think I'll re-read Bill Budd today. Thanks for the idea JarvisJarvis...
On Protestors Blast <em>News-Press</em> Headline
Posted on January 9 at 5:27 p.m.
Amnesty ever so often, as an immigration policy is the dumbest system imaginable and only encourages more illegal immigration. Don't do it.
Posted on January 9 at 5:23 p.m.
Tempest in a teapot. Who cares if the Newspress or anybody else says or writes 'illegals'...? Why so touchy? What's important is to clear up our system of controlling immigration. Are you for open borders? We need a visa system that covers all the options that make up a credible immigration system? Sure let's have some options for refugees. Temporary workers. Foreign students. Special cases. Talented engineers and scientists. I was amazed to see the other day that all the workers in the Minneapolis Airport were from Somalia. Fleeing Iranians are in LA. Vietnamese too. Plenty of Iraqi refugees too. The list goes on. So how come the Mexicans can't get in the game legally? Is it because they don't play by the rules? I don't have anything against Mexican immigrants. Just illegal ones.
Posted on January 9 at 2:28 p.m.
hmmm. ....'can't we all just get along'....
Posted on January 8 at 4:50 p.m.
Here's the full quote Jarvis J.:"Give me your tired, your poor/Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free",
and it came early on...lots of fund raising had to be done...the tale of the statue of liberty is a saga....as is the state of freedom that stands above the capitol dome.
On Protest Planned over <em>News-Press</em> Headline
Posted on January 8 at 4:31 p.m.
Measle story is right. Just ask me.
The Presidio Neighborhood branding idea is excellent. Do it.
You might like to know Sam, about my personal experience with the Chumash. In 1818, a French revolutionary name Hypolito Bouchard suddenly showed up with two warships loaded with cannon, and came ashore. He said: "You poor people, rise up and throw off your chains" (as French Revolutionaries often do!). The response of the Chumash was to form up in horseback cavalry to defend the Spanish settlement. Did you know that Sam?
In 1824, the Chumash did revolt but then THAT was after those Mexican revolutionaries had taken over.
On Branding the Presidio Neighborhood