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Posted on July 30 at 9:18 p.m.

Ah shucks, I guess my Texas accent gave me away. Yup I'm the president of PXP. I love Willie Nelson music and watching the Dallas Cowboys.

Anyway, it feels like the politicians have caught on to these news chat boards and are jamming them with rhetoric so I am signing off for good. It was fun while it lasted. Thanks Indy for great reporting.

On Pedro Drills Arnold

Posted on July 30 at 10:42 a.m.

Nava's a master at political rhetoric. But in reality, his efforts have been a blessing for the long-term offshore oil drilling industry.

Thanks to Nava, gas processing plants in Lompoc and Gaviota will remain open indefinitely. When new Federal drilling begins farther offshore without state regulation, the Santa Barbara County coastline becomes more vulnerable to oil spills. New pipelines will be developed and more tankers will be used.

Thanks to Nava, oil platforms in federal waters located off the coast of Point Concepcion (Pedernales, Hidalgo, and Hermosa) will remain open indefinitely. Thanks to Nava, good ol' oil platform Irene will now stay open indefinitely.

Nava like's to say he's fighting on principle for no new drilling, but the biggest threat for future oil spills comes from unregulated Federal waters that need local infrastructure to thrive. Nava's protection of this infrastructure will in reality preserve oil drilling off our coast.

On Pedro Drills Arnold

Posted on July 19 at 7:11 p.m.

It sure would be nice if Uncle could offer up just one real piece of evidence. We're still waiting.

On None

Posted on June 26 at 5:35 p.m.

Discrimination. Why not tax health food? People who smoke know it's unhealthy. Why punish them more?

On Strickland Votes Against Cigarette Tax Bill

Posted on May 28 at 12:03 p.m.

If Government wasn't so corrupt with all its perks and flush retirements, I might believe you. If the State and County government industry capped salaries at around $45,000 (State average?) then it might be service rather than self-serving. Let it die so we can start fresh.

On None

Posted on May 13 at 2:04 p.m.

I hope someone investigates why it took so long for a fire truck to drive up the power-line dirt road and hose down the fire. It seems the response to this fire was political and not urgent.

On Fire Investigators Narrow Down Start Point

Posted on May 9 at 10:14 p.m.

What an excellent article.

Shouldn't public school buildings be used for education and not a club that creates mental illness.

On Reading, Writing, and Original Sin

Posted on April 10 at 11:03 a.m.

Is this a paid advertisement?

On None

Posted on March 9 at 11:33 a.m.

Bill Mahan is absolutely right that future City Councils will not be able to resist the pressure and money from pro-growth State and Local Govt. Agencies and developers. (They never have.) No knock to Das Williams, he's been better than most.

This article is a good one for the opinion section. Using words like "evangelical" and "confederate" to describe Mahan leaves a bad taste in my math. It's pretty clear which side of the "battle" the writer prefers. Remember the separation of the news and the opinion(editorial) principle that got the Newspress into trouble?

On Height Fight Turns Personal

Posted on February 23 at 5:55 p.m.

This is a hateful letter. I was born and raised in America and don't fit into this dark world view. Obviously I must be damned to hell, so the author has a category for me too. Misery loves company.

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