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Posted on November 21 at 4:42 p.m.
I don't think the author is glorifying criminals, let alone this one. It's a story more than anything else, and a story told from an inmate's perspective - a voice not usually heard outside the prison walls. I found myself curious and sucked in to reading the story. I do feel some sense of sadness for the man. I can see that he's a deep-thinker, a reflector, which I imagine is somewhat easy in prison - plenty of time to think. He shows some remorse, but he also appears to show some sort of pride in his misdeeds. I feel sorry for him, sorry that he can't command his own demons, and that he took his life that could've been full of opportunity in an opulent community and instead trashed it, dashed his parents' hopes and dreams for their child, and all for a few moments of excitement and glory. And he did it repeatedly. I'm sure he'd continue to do it if given the chance again. It's commendable that he's doing some positive. Sadly I think his memories and longings for the waves serve him better in prison than they would outside. Sometimes our memories are more colorful than the reality, especially when it's all that's left. It's better that he works on beauty rather than destruction.
On Surfer, Robber, Writer, Lifer
Posted on November 21 at 3:58 p.m.
"It’s funny now, if you are looking to smash down everything that made America great in the last century, from public education to fair taxes to unions, you are called a conservative. But really, you should probably be called a radical because you are the one that is trying to smash down what we have built up."
On Leftism on Point
Posted on August 19 at 1:20 p.m.
What a wonderful program! There is hope out there yet!
On People-Powered Hope
Posted on July 29 at 10:56 a.m.
Sounds like a long 'fun' night. I almost fell out of my chair when I read that she'd be receiving 18 months of her salary as part of her termination deal. ~$300,000 for getting fired? Holy hell am I in the wrong business!
On Serban Placed on Leave of Absence
Posted on May 23 at 1:46 p.m.
What a feel-good story! Such a cute bunch of kids and I'm sure it was an experience they'll never forget.
On The Trip of a Lifetime
Posted on May 19 at 12:06 p.m.
I love it! Thanks Nick for the dose of humor.
On Mayor Files Lawsuit to Block End of World
Posted on December 15 at 10:41 a.m.
Um, if your family calls 911 on you (and who else would it have been out in the boonies calling the police?) then they are obviously afraid of you and I would assume for good reason (since family typically knows each other fairly well). Have you read other reports? Another report says the deputy was immediately attacked when she approached the front door. So for those of you screaming along the lines of, 'unprovoked police power on this poor man's own propery,' you are way off. This guy is obviously a lunatic. And since there's so much speculation going on, I'm going to hop on board too. Sounds like a classic meth incident to me - a drugged-up son showing up on his parents' doorstep. As for the possible 'murder charge.' This will be figured out once they've established his intent as best as possible. It probably won't be murder, but some sort of 'assault with a deadly weapon' or something. Have you seen a police taser? They have the same shape as a gun. So shooting a police officer in the face with it could have been intended to have a more malicious outcome. Of course the police officer responded with fire. She was attacked and her other weapon to disarm Mr. Crazy was obviously not available.
On Ventura Man Tazes Deputy in Face
Posted on November 19 at 10:42 a.m.
Bravo young Travers! Bravo. Don't lose that loving feeling.
On Surf Addict's Journal
Posted on October 26 at 12:29 p.m.
Wow - I'm in the wrong field for sure. Get paid fat cash to crunch some numbers, skim a little bit extra off the teachers' salaries, resign later when anyone catches wind of it, and take off to a Carribean Island to live off my fat greed (that last part's mine)? I would love to be paid a lot to rob people. And now that there's this opening...
On Payroll Shenanigans?
Posted on October 26 at 10:41 a.m.
Awwww - dang it Canada! Let them 'escape' so that we can all enjoy watching the Dog go after them! I have to admit...I'm slightly amused by their bizarre shenanigans - you can't make this stuff up! I know I know - I'm sure it's less entertaining for those dealing with the Quaidestruction and that 'irritated' doesn't quite cover what they're feeling. Let's initiate a 'Santa Barbara Neighborhood Watch' and keep an eye out for those wascally Quaids. What I would love to see is anybody and everybody tackling the Quaids as soon as they're spotted! Citizens' arrest!!!!!
On Quaids Arrested in Canada
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