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Posted on May 14 at 11:42 a.m.
Usual Barney bomb dropping. Boy a lot of misinformation and prejudice here. Let the Pope decide. That's the way Catholicism works. Personally, I think Junipero Serra was a good model of an inspired and dedicated man doing his self-perceived Christian mission to bring God to the Indians. That in itself is NOT genocide. The Mission system was FOR the Indians. He protected Indians from rowdy soldiers and other forms of mistreatment. Personal penitence for his own failures was also self inflicted practice for himself. Things went terribly bad for the Indians after the Mexican Revolution that reached Santa Barbara about 1822. Let the corruption begin! And yes, in 1824 the Chumash revolted. Yet, consider this:... four years earlier in 1818 when Santa Barbara was attacked by the French Revolutionary Corsaire--Hypolito Bouchard, the Indians from the Missions armed themselves and fought AGAINST this Frenchman who invited them to 'throw off their chains'...That's right they fought for the Spanish! Or maybe just the Mission Fathers. There's much history to all this. To this day, many Chumash are Catholics. Let the interpretive battle begin.
On The Creatives Are Coming!
Posted on May 11 at 6:42 p.m.
What will the French think of us! Honteux.
On Vegan Group Protests Foie Gras in S.B. Restaurants
Posted on May 9 at 7:01 a.m.
I find it embarrassing to read Barney. He throws out those old saw Barneyisms, the Valiant, Chicago, this and that. His diss of the Supreme Court, Politicians, and Tradition is strong evidence of ignorance and nonsense. Barney picking at Scalia is really not interesting. I'm embarrassed for you Barney. Time to retire.
On Right to Do What Other People Do
Posted on April 20 at 3:57 p.m.
I remember when Frank Goss first came to town and was going to open a gallery and sell art books. The lady who owned the Earthling Bookstore said it can't be done in that location. Then the restaurant and all those subsequent ideas came flowing out of Frank. I'm a history guy, and Frank can talk Santa Barbara Art History, American Art History all day long. He publishes, makes catalogs. He's a true community resource. Talking to him is a pleasure. He knows what's going on.
Undertaking vast community art projects with him will make your blood circulate hotter. He's very clever and knows his business. He's a true community asset. God Bless Him.
But I'm going to have to talk to him about his what sounds like, over fondness for the wisdom of science and the politically correct.
On The S.B. Questionnaire: Frank Goss
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.