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Posted on January 19 at 7:07 a.m.
foofighter: "A new breed of young Americans who are fed up with Big Government is coming of age."
It's a Brave New World.
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Posted on January 17 at 7:52 a.m.
@foofighter: "But public education is still getting 50% of all the general state tax revenues, parcel taxes and bond issues."
You must be a kick at dinner parties.
"How'd you like the chicken marsala?"
"I would've liked it more if the teacher's union wasn't demanding 50% of the general tax revenues of the state of CA."
@foofighter: "That's enough. "
Of you making the same, tired, uninformed point over and over and over again ad nauseum? I agree, yes... that's enough.
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Posted on January 16 at 7:27 p.m.
@Priceless: "Just love the comment of '100% not true'. We, I beg the differ. There are laws that prevent hospitals from delivering care. Ever been to an ER???"
I think you should go to the ER and request an immediate brain transplant.
@Pricess: "Anybody with half the brain of a monkey..."
Apparently, you already got one.
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Posted on January 16 at 7:46 a.m.
@Priceless: "People have access, nobody has EVER been turned away from getting treatment. "
Absolutely, 100% not true. I personally know people (and in one case, 'have known', as that person later passed away) who have been denied treatment or were delayed the diagnosis of a treatable illness (which can be fatal) due to not having insurance. It happens all of the time,
Putting health care in the hands of private industry (e.g. commoditizing the health of your citizens) is INSANE - which is why no other industrialized country does it. And giving the insurance companies more power by deregulation and tort reform is even more nuts.
Posted on January 12 at 8:32 a.m.
@foofighter: "Average Calif prison cost per year is $46,000 for 365 days of 24 hour care. Only $126 a day per prisoner for room, board, medical, legal, recreation and entertainment. Sounds cheap to me."
Please stay as far away from any budgetary decisions as you can, as you clearly have no concept as to the value of a dollar.
So let me see if I understand this... you hate that we pay public school teachers an average salary of $67k a year, but you have no problem throwing $46k out the window to keep people incarcerated. FYI - the average salary in CA is $52k with the 5th highest Cost of Living, so what you're essentially advocating for is a system in which there's a better standard of living for some people IN PRISON than there is outside of it. Jeez, and I wonder why we have a 'gang problem'? (We don't, but whatever...)
Incidentally, CA spends almost double on prisons ($9.6 billion) than it does on higher education ($5.7 billion). You think maybe part of the problem is that we put incarceration ahead of education? (That was rhetorical... I know you don't think at all...)
I now look forward to six or seven long-winded and rambling responses in a row from you (foofighter) in which you completely miss the point, ignoring all evidence that is disproves to your argument so you can make some nonsensical statements that are entirely irreverent to the topic at hand.
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Posted on January 7 at 10:11 a.m.
Got to give you credit, foofighter. I've tangled with Mr. JL a few times around here, and his and your little tête-à-tête is probably the first time I've ever rooted for JohnLocke. You're building bridges, man....
@foofighter: "Santa Barbara is a gritty, low income working class town."
Please. You want gritty and working class? Try Oakland. Try Stockton. Try Chula Vista. Hell, leave the state and try East St. Louis or Kansas City. Take a trip to Birmingham or Baltimore.
If you consider Santa Barbara a 'gritty and low income' town, then you have an over-inflated sense of privilege and entitlement. Frankly, Santa Barbara could use a little more 'reality' to knock some of you self-entitled drips off of your high horses.
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Posted on January 5 at 4:55 p.m.
@foofighter: "Yes, Romney teaches justice and mercy. Obama takes a gun to a knife fight. Which goes to show there really are only five story lines in drama, and life."
This is your 20th pointless and meandering post in two days. Seriously. 20 posts in 2 days, and not a single one of them have a discernible point. Can't wait to see what you can do in the remaining 7+ hours.
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Posted on January 1 at 8:15 p.m.
It's utterly maddening that you're allowed to post and repost, without consequence, the same information over and over - ignoring everything and everyone else.
@foofighter: "For the SBUSD $90,000 figure, you obviously have a $120,000 12 month salary. There should be no problem for any teacher to be able to live well in Santa Barbara."
You're INVENTING statistics. You can't simply extrapolate salary as if it was prorated without looking at the actual work week. The average teacher puts in 53 hours a week. Which means they're essentially making up that three month break you're giving them during the school year.
@foofighter: "Add that to the 50% of all general tax revenues and ask yourself why teachers keep demanding more money and why can't they produce better outcomes than 49 out of 50."
Perhaps because the other statistic in which CA ranks 49th out of 50th is in spending per pupil.
Bottom line - you are deliberately inventing and cherry picking stats while ignoring the MOUNTAIN of evidence rendering your argument moot. And you're posting three times a go and repeating ad nauseam a point that is so easy to debunk that's it's almost laughable that you're sticking to it.
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Posted on December 31 at 5:33 a.m.
@Botany: "Yeah Tabatha, tell us how much empathy and understanding the pope has for sex outside of marriage, homosexuality and a woman's right to choose."
Rome was not (re)built in a day.
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Posted on December 31 at 5:27 a.m.
@foofighter: "Please do this, for the children."
About the most disingenuous comment I've read in a long while. It's takes... audacity... to make up a bunch of nonsense, and then trot out this 'do it for the children' crap. You don't care about the children at all, and no one with any sense is buying it.
@foofighter: "Sorry you missed the discussion turning point when the conversation drifted to K-12 and teachers;"
*YOU* are the one who turned it with your baseless and nonsensical arguments, you maroon.
@billclausen: "You make some good points but you're arrogant and condescending."
Sorry, billclausen, but the arrogance and condescension comes with not a single good point. It's the same tired nonsense we've been hearing from the reactionary right for decades. People like foofighter have led the charge to cripple public education. It's about breaking any and all unions. They long for the days of being able to chain child workers to machinery with impunity - THAT is what this conversation is really about.
People who think along the lines of foofighter want to create a permanent service class. Period. They just can't come out and say it because its the 21st century and reasonable people won't put up with it.
Do the teachers unions have problems? Yes. Is the solution to attack and gut teacher pay? Absolutely not.
@DrDan "Win: to Eat the R!"
Thanks, but I have all the satisfaction that one would have in beating a one legged man is a butt kicking contest. This place is getting overrun with lunacy.
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