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Posted on April 6 at 12:32 p.m.
Blue-green algae and worms also are very nutritious, but not to my taste. I was trying to be a little funny.
On Flexing Muscles Over Mussels
Posted on April 6 at 12:28 p.m.
Yeah, and that lesson is "fools and their money are soon parted." Seems like a lot more fundie fools with a lot more money to throw away.
On Granada Books Closing
Posted on April 4 at 3:15 p.m.
JJ, it's a clever plot to destroy Iran from within. How do you say "Three Mile Island," "Chernobyl," and "Fukushima" in Farsi?
On Frickin' Frackin' Fracas
Posted on April 4 at 3:04 p.m.
So sorry, but IMO mussels are trash. I just can't get over the stench of mussels on pier-wharf pilings at low tide. I'm no fan of oysters either, nor uni; oysters are like congealed snot on a halfshell, and uni smells and tastes like a stagnant tidepool.
Posted on April 4 at 2:58 p.m.
CA's initiative system needs an overhaul worse than a neglected 1911 Stanley Steamer.
A good start would be banning petitions-by-mail, and prohibiting paid signature-gatherers. The former can result in any doofus with a million or two spare bucks mailing petitions to a select group, and getting something on the ballot with one or two signature(s) per petition. The latter has the same effect, with the added insult that paid sig-gatherers usually don't know or care what they're peddling, and will say anything to get a signature and thereby a bounty from the hidden sponsor(s).
The initiative was supposed to be for real people to take the law into their own hands when the legislature refused to do what's needed. Real people, personally gathering like-minded souls to take petitions in hand and get signatures honestly and openly.
Let the recriminations... begin. JJ? 88? Locke?
On Should California ‘Devolve’?
Posted on April 4 at 2:43 p.m.
All they had to do was say they wouldn't serve to LGBTQs, and The Righteous would've sent in hundreds of thousands, like the pizza joint in Indiana.
Now, THAT's a bidness plan!
Posted on April 4 at 2:39 p.m.
Bonding, insurance, deed restrictions that probably aren't worth the paper upon which they're written... jeez. Sounds like the Texas approach: no zoning or building regs; The Market will prevent bad things from happening.
On Court Says Homeowners Can Rebuild
Posted on April 1 at 6:29 a.m.
Looks like fun, but I'll do my part for the oaks and stay home. Maybe in a wetter year...
On Lucidity Festival Scales Down, Reaches Out
Posted on April 1 at 6:27 a.m.
Yeah, great place! In my rookie year as an environmental analyst with Santa Barbara County, I was assigned a new case for review: an exploratory oil well in the hills south of town. The wildcatter company flew a colleague and I over there for the site visit, in a Piper Apache--it was cheaper for them than paying our hourly billing for a drive up and back. Sorry to hear that the airport is in disrepair.
On Travel: Cuyama Buckhorn
Posted on March 29 at 9:23 a.m.
sbkid, really? The SBCSD Mark Ward I knew, 10-15 years ago, was a detective, not a beat cop. Faaar out! Where's Procter these days?
On The Wisdom of Mark Ward