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Posted on November 9 at 1:02 a.m.

Amen, Barney, and thanks for adding those "for now[s]" to your list - we are not out of the woods on these issues by a long shot, but there is breathing room, and room for the Prez to finally make good on some of his 4-year-old campaign promises. If the Teapublican-infested House keeps pouting and threatening to end the game and take its ball home, Obama should tell them to go fly a kite too, and issue some in-your-face executive orders. We still need to keep his feet to the fire on his Constitution-shredding "national security" policies, immoral/terrorist-recruiting drone executions, talking compromise on social security, medicare etc., and following through on cutting the Pentagon budget. He should get some cover from the increasingly-feminized Senate.

On Wallflower at the $6-Billion Orgy

Posted on October 29 at 12:50 a.m.

Thanks, Tam. This opinion piece is right on the money.

On The Case for Obama

Posted on October 17 at 1:54 a.m.

Awesome. Thanks, Winnie, for your hard work and leadership to make this happen.

On Santa Barbara City College Teams Up with Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra

Posted on September 14 at 1:03 a.m.

I applaud the folks that fought for years for this barrier to be built. No one ever claimed that it would be 100% effective - a person dead-set on suicide is going to accomplish it one way or another. But, research shows that such barriers do help prevent opportunistic suicides when an attractive method presents itself. Barriers buy time for further reflection and possible intervention. Of course, it is virtually impossible to judge how many suicide-prone people are deterred from suicide by a particular barrier, but studies show that barriers do make a difference.
Excellent article with links to sources and studies:
John Douglas

On First Cold Spring Bridge Suicide Since New Barrier

Posted on September 12 at 12:54 a.m.

excellent review of an excellent production; I laughed the whole way through - way over the top personalties with pronounced world-weariness & second-time-around insecurities resulting in disaster-inducing stubbornness slice and dice their way through high camp witticisms, with a few seemingly classic Cowardian maxims thrown in for good measure. Clever character development by the playwright creates mirrored images between the couple combinations. Kudus to director Andrew Barnicle, the expert cast, set designers and tech crew. Rubicon does it again.

On <em>Private Lives</em> Reviewed

Posted on August 17 at 8:11 p.m.

I like Starshine, and Gary Linker is a good guy too.

On Family Car Decals

Posted on August 17 at 8:02 p.m.

Congrats, Das. Keep up the good work looking out for all the people. It is fashionable these days to blame all our financial woes on public employee unions and pensions. The real culprits are the super-rich and big corporate tax cheats, outsourcers of assets and jobs, and the beneficiaries of tax and public subsidy policies.

On Das Gets First Chairmanship

Posted on August 1 at 12:27 a.m.

I enjoyed the play too. Correction on the photo caption:
left-right: Emily, Rachelle, Cybele, Gitte

On <em>Postmortem</em> at Circle Bar B Dinner Theatre

Posted on July 30 at 11:37 p.m.

Susan works hard for our community, and deserves re-election. She is a winner!

On Susan Epstein Files for Goleta School Board

Posted on July 6 at 2:58 p.m.

I saw the play at the outdoor theater in Solvang last night - must see. Very funny, and I couldn't count the malapropisms - they come fast and furious, and I was laughing too hard anyway. Eric Stein as Sir Anthony Absolute has got to be the funniest tall guy on the planet.

On <em>The Rivals</em>

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