Comments by John_Locke

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Posted on July 8 at 1:40 p.m.

The fact that the economic misery, bank failures, etc. began under Bush is true but has nothing to do with Obama, Boxer, etc. except that Boxer did nothing to prevent the Bush excesses. Let's not forget to blame the Financial Accounting Standards Board geniuses for their regulatory missteps (requiring mark-to-market and retracting the short sale uptick rule), the SEC bureaucrats for their regulatory failures as well (unregulated derivatives market), and the Federal Reserve for keeping interest rates low and money plentifulto fund all those junk mortgages for people that couldn't afford them (please spare me from any whining about the poor souls not knowing any better). Also, please do not forget that encouraging subprime mortgage lending to increase home ownership in the U.S. predates both Bushes and Clinton. Blaming Bush for everything is still popular among some lefties, but the truth is much more complex. Obama has rightfully printed lots of money to help the economy out of recession, but he better learn that creating private, not government, jobs is the only real solution to restoring the economy to long term health.

BTW, anyone notice that Obama's immigration plan is the same as Bush's and that Obama praised Bush for the plan?

On Boxer Swings Through Town

Posted on July 8 at 1:28 p.m.

Hey, Sheriff! Since ya can't protect us, how 'bout issuing concealed carry permits to us adult non-felons. As the history in Florida shows, gun crimes drop DRAMATICALLY when concealed carry is allowed.

On Big Love for Sheriff Bill

Posted on July 8 at 8:36 a.m.

Barbara "call me Senator" Boxer is an embarassment on the same scale as Capps, and seems primarily concerned about her position, title, and how she is addressed. She blindly follows the lead of the Demoleaders, does nothing of any merit, and claims great accomplishments. Her position on the 2nd amendment is typical of the CA coastal voters, but not of 2/3 of the country. She represents a waste of a Senate seat. Just as some people called for "anyone but Bush", I call for "anyone but Boxer".

On Boxer Swings Through Town

Posted on July 7 at 9:26 a.m.

Instead of providing more employment for the CA Prison Guards, or whatever euphemism they apply to themselves, who are a major part of CA's runaway govemployee union costs, why not export the prisoners to a lower cost state and pay that state to house them?

On Big Love for Sheriff Bill

Posted on June 25 at 11:30 p.m.

Binky tends to disappear when his tendency to jump to erroneous conclusions based on his apparent inability to comprehend logical serial thought is pointed out.

On Rigs to Reef or Rigs to Grief?

Posted on June 25 at 7:12 p.m.

Binky, you persist in believing that because I prefer factual, scientific, logical analysis, preferably peer-reviewed, to the unsupported opinions of those with unstated, perhaps non-existent credentials or expertise, that I support a particular view or group. Read my post again, VERY CAREFULLY. To restate, I said only that I believe that certain people, of a particular quasi-religious persuasion, are impervious to analysis that disagrees with their prejudices. I did not say that I support business interests. Nor did I say anything that would allow you to logically conclude such. BTW, I voted for Obama. So for your neocon swill.

On Rigs to Reef or Rigs to Grief?

Posted on June 25 at 9:28 a.m.

One thing you can bet on: no matter what proof of the benefit of leaving the rigs in place is offered, by whatever study by whomever, the environazis, in their blind hatred of the oil companies, will insist that the rigs be removed.

On Rigs to Reef or Rigs to Grief?

Posted on July 14 at 3:01 p.m.

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On Miramar Hotel Emails Raise Questions

Posted on June 7 at 8:27 a.m.

David_Pritchett: Let me understand you. Recognizing Gibbs' honesty and integrity, while questioning her conclusions is something the "Caruso project" should not do? Say what? BTW I'm not part of the "Caruso project', just pointing out that honesty and integrity do not imply that one's position is correct nor that it cannot be overridden by one's management.

binky: Regarding HTO, my understanding, from 2 Board members, is that this matter is outside HTO's chartered activity and that the Board would not approve taking the position that Hauser originally publicly announced. Hence, no, the Executive Director does not speak for the organization in this case. Three Directors resigned. The "clarification" came after the resignations. That should tell you something.

On Shootout at Miramar Corral

Posted on June 6 at 1:21 p.m.

I'm sure Michelle Gibbs is an honest, high-integrity individual, which does not mean that her analysis is correct. Management's role, even in government, is to oversee employees and presumably be more knowledgeable in their department's business. She is certainly within her rights to protest and resign (or be terminated, depends on who's doing the telling) as is any employee in any organization whose recommendations are overridden by their boss. Happens all the time.
BTW the ongoing reference to nearly half of 99 letters in the various media objecting or calling for more review (are they all quoting each other or did they all actually read the letters?) is highly questionable. Many of the so-called objections are not that at all. E.g. the Chumash only asked for on-site observation during excavation, and Heal the Ocean's Board did not approve Houser's action (several directors resigned after "HTO"'s original EIR demand was made public) so that objection is by an individual not a "highly credible organization" as has been previously alleged.

On Shootout at Miramar Corral

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