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Posted on January 6 at 5:21 p.m.

Really, I've been waiting for the right headline regarding the News-Press article:

Sorry Excuse for a Newspaper Prints Horrifically Racist Headline in Order to Appeal to Its Faux Rich But Horribly Ignorant Readership

It's funny that, just as I've passed around the link to the "Police Prejudiced Against 'Blacks and Browns'?" comments to prove that Santa Barbara has serious racism among it's right-wing reactionaries, here comes Wendy McCaw to help put a cherry on top of that sundae. A gigantic racist, bigoted, ignorant cherry...

On Protest Planned over <em>News-Press</em> Headline

Posted on January 6 at 1:20 p.m.

@JarvisJarvis: "How large is it? The deficit is the largest in the history of the universe."

And you would know, given that you're not from this planet.

"Reagan proved that deficits don't matter. We won the mid-term elections, this is our due." -- Dick Cheney

Yeah - anyone expecting a lot "fiscal responsibility" from this Republican congress should open a (recent) history book. Fortunately, it'll only last two years - 'cause the Republicans are going to get their clocks cleaned in 2016.

On Debt Crises

Posted on January 2 at 5:46 a.m.

It's fun watching the same anti-intellectual right-wingers tripping over themselves to criticize everything but Applebaum's work, since it's clear they couldn't figure out which end of a book to open in order to read it, much less pass a Sociology class.

Incidentally, USA Today ranked UCSB's program #1 in the country:

"Graduates of this program enter the work force earning an average starting salary of $44,000, increasing to an average of $73,000 at the mid-career level."

@billclausen: "Checked the air quality in Chino Valley, Arizona recently, the air readings are very good, despite the absence of these emission regulations, (plus the fact that being a valley is a geographical worst-case scenario for air quality.)"

Chino Valley is a town of 10,817 spread out over 60+ sq miles Santa Barbara is a town of 90,000 spread out over 20+ sq miles. And guess what - Santa Barbara *still* has better air quality. The readings for Chino Valley are basically on par with the rest of AZ, while Santa Barbara is below both the U.S. and CA mean. Try again, Bill.

On Rich Appelbaum: Creating the Future

Posted on December 31 at 12:55 p.m.

@Botany: "ETR as usual declines to provide facts with his vitriol."

You're such a crybaby. As proven time and time again, facts are wasted on you. Bye, Felicia.

@JarvisJarvis: "My own stupidity is fertilized constantly...."

Yeah. I already knew you had [CENSORED] for brains.

The nice thing about you folks (hey, Botany, since you threw your so unclever hat into the ring, we'll lump into this prestigious group of reactionary handwavers as well) is that you're all a perfect example of the Dunning-Kruger Effect - or, to paraphrase John Cleese - "Stupid people [that] have no idea how stupid they are...”.

But hey, Palin, Cruz, Bachman and Fox News need *someone* to line their pockets while they fleece their political base. Congrats on that dubious honor. Drips.

On Police Prejudiced Against 'Blacks and Browns'?

Posted on December 31 at 12:05 p.m.

I keep telling people who live outside of Santa Barbara, who believe that SB is a 'paradise', that it contains some of the most racist, bigoted, backward-thinking reactionaries you can find outside of the deep south. I want to thank the typical right-wing nutjobs for now providing me a single link to which I can send people to prove my point.

Special thanks to JarvisJarvis, nomoresanity, and Riceman for really hammering the point home by proving, once again, that your unique brand of stupidity is not eliminated by plenty of sunshine and mild winters.

On Police Prejudiced Against 'Blacks and Browns'?

Posted on December 19 at 9:41 a.m.

@JarvisJarvis: "There are jobs dangling right under your nose. You need to get the skills package to apply for them."

I'll make you a deal. I'll get the 'skills package' (again, words are hard for JarvisJarvis) to become a Clinical Psychologist Postdoctoral Intern (as posted on the County of SB job board).

And then you can be my first patient. I'll make sure you can finally get the electro-shock therapy you so desperately need.

@JarvisJarvis: "You have made yourself right now a very corrosive voice and spirit in this community."

To quote Christopher Hitchens, 'I always think it's a sign of victory when they move on to the ad hominem.' As I said before, I don't use my own personal success as a justification to beat down on other people (unless, like you, they have it coming).

But I really do suggest you get a job and find out what living in the real world feels like. You clearly haven't a clue.

On Court Workers Picket for Pay Raise

Posted on December 19 at 8:59 a.m.

The City currently has 5 - count 'em - 5 job openings, and none are entry level openings (two of them are police officer and one is a airport development manager).

The County has 32 job openings. All of the jobs that pay $50k or better require some kind of specialized experience or qualification (certifications, Masters Degree, specialized knowledge in a given field, etc) - all of which cost time and/or money to obtain. None of the entry level jobs pay more than $23 an hour (typically around $17-20).

@JarvisJarvis: "Those jobs are dangling right under your nose."

It took me all of 5min to prove that this is entirely nonsense.

On Court Workers Picket for Pay Raise

Posted on December 19 at 5:56 a.m.

More fantasy land living from JarvisJarvis.

@JarvisJarvis: "That means retaining a nest egg of at least $400,000 that you may need to tap - often the equity of your home or IRA accounts if you have planned well for your future."

Just don't get dementia, or Alzheimer's. Don't need a nursing home. Don't get a long-term illness. If you can avoid all of those things, then $400,000 will probably last you 10 years (in the midwest or somewhere affordable - not Santa Barbara).

Otherwise, be prepared to lose your home and all of your savings. That 90 year old who saved and was frugal and thought the house and that $400,000 in the bank would go the their kids - they can't count on it. Get any debilitating illness and live too long and it's gone in a few years.

@JarvisJarvis: "Good time to explore what long-term care costs in other parts of the country too."

Yeah - uproot everything because you get old. Welcome to 'family friendly' Santa Barbara. Please leave before you become an inconvenience.

On No CLASS in Affordable Care Act

Posted on December 18 at 7:32 p.m.

@JarvisJarvis: "Why is it so hard to think that others come here with nothing, work hard, save and invest with no help whatsoever from anyone."

Arbeit macht frei

On Court Workers Picket for Pay Raise

Posted on December 18 at 6:31 p.m.

@JarvisJarvis: "Might want to also reconsider your college major that you are still paying off that landed you that great $23 an hour job."

And work where? For who? For how much? Please tell me where there are all of these amazing employers just dying to hire at $70k+ a year in SB.

I know more than a couple of people who came here for jobs making $80-90k, and were absolutely shocked at the cost of living (most of them eventually got sick of it, left and never looked back). Reasonable people understand that the 'psychic benefits' are not worth the financial hit. It's only those of us who really love the area that are willing to put up with this nonsense (or we were crazy enough to buy property and don't want to uproot everything to leave).

@JarvisJarvis: "ETR: you sound so resentful about your own choices."

My choices have done me just fine. I don't use my personal success as an excuse to beat down on other people, because, unlike you, I know exactly what it's like to work hard and build something from nothing.

And since we're making assumptions about each other, I can only assume that you come from extreme privileged and have never had to callus your hands in order to make a living. The fact that you have so much time throughout the day to spend posting your right-wing nonsense more or less proves my theory.

@JarvisJarvis; "Pyschic benefits are 'racist'."

You truly are an idiot. That's not what I said. Have the person who reads these comments to you read that post to you again.

On Court Workers Picket for Pay Raise

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