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Posted on April 21 at 10:14 p.m.
Loonpt - no offense but your comments are staggering in their mindless, meandering stupidity. Notwithstanding your various convoluted disclaimers, you actually devote time and space to (a) speculating whether Mallory Dies might have been at fault for the accident that took her life, ("there is little to no evidence she acted SAFELY in crossing the street either"), and (b) seeking to rationalize the fact that Morua fled the scene after he hit (and eventually killed) her because society failed to provide any incentive for him to stay ("what incentive do we give him to stay at the scene of the accident? Zero). How about the fact the law requires it and the fact that he made no effort to determine whether his victim was injured or needed help. What planet are you living on? Does the fact that Morua has admitted his guilt and agreed to serve many years in jail not give you a hint that your mindless speculation is inane and groundless, not to mention moot? Good thing you have no role in the judicial system - I shudder to think of the consequences were you given any authority over the lives of others.
On Freeway Closed at Castillo Due to Triple-Fatality DUI Crash
Posted on April 7 at 5:49 p.m.
"Every riot in history has been started in some way shape or form by police." - Loonpt
Perhaps the dumbest comment I have ever read on this website.
So according to Loonie, had they played music (as loud as they wanted?) and not allowed police into IV, the rioting would not have occurred?
Glad you are not in charge of public safety in this town.
On Deltopia Party Devolves Into Isla Vista Riot
Posted on February 5 at 5:06 p.m.
DJ, you missed the fun of the evening - the little dog was harmless and the audience loved him. (He belongs to a stagehand and normally stays quietly backstage but this time, decided to take a little jaunt across the stage in front of the curtain). The award recipients were engaging, charming and talented and the program moved along nicely. Of course it would have been nice to have all 7 in attendance but Roger and the Festival have no control and these things happen. The comments directed at Jared Leto struck me as rude and out of place, but he handled it with aplomb, inviting them to continue the discussion afterward and a civil and amicable conversation did in fact take place later. All in all, a nice event as it is every year.
On SBIFF 2014: Diminished Crew of Virtuosos
Posted on August 5 at 9:01 p.m.
Congratulations Brier - just checked the Aug 5 edition online and YOU WON!
On Brier Random's <em>New Yorker</em> Moment
Posted on August 5 at 6:02 a.m.
Thanks Matt - interesting article and somehow a relief to learn there are 6,000 - 10,000 people entering the New Yorker cartoon caption contest each week and that my never having won doesn't necessarily mean my captions just aren't very good.
Posted on June 5 at 5:07 p.m.
The scum of the earth - preying on people who have already suffered devastating losses.
On Authorities Arrest Woman Accused of Defrauding Fire Victims
Posted on January 4 at 12:19 a.m.
Very good article - much better than the previous piece about Brundage a couple of months ago which fawned over him without delving into some of his despicable behavior, particularly at and before the '36 Olympics.
On He Demanded Olympics Purity, but Not His Own
Posted on September 30 at 8:17 a.m.
Does anyone know whether McCaw has finally paid Jerry Roberts the monies she was ordered to pay - I believe it was almost $1million and represented his legal fees and expenses in the arbitration. The abitrator's decision awarding those fees was upheld by several different courts, but I have yet to hear whether the publishing company finally paid up.
On NLRB Rules Against <em>News-Press</em> Again
Posted on September 26 at 4:44 a.m.
Brundage's shameful actions in the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, only hinted at here, should never be forgotten. On the eve of the 4x100m relay, American sprinters Sam Stoller and Marty Glickman, the only two Jews on the U.S. Olympic team, were pulled from the 4 × 100m relay team because Brundage did not want to further embarass Adolf Hitler, after Jesse Owens had won three gold medals, by having two Jewish athletes win gold medals. Owens objected to no avail to this transparently anti-semitic action and spoke out about it over the years.
Brundage was an enthusiastic supporter of Hitler’s regime and denied that the Nazis followed anti-Semitic policies. He and the assistant Olympic track coach Dean Cromwell from USC were members of America First, an isolationist political movement in the US that was largely sympathetic to Hitler and the Nazis.
On Avery Brundage
Posted on May 20 at 8:37 a.m.
What a sorry bunch.
On Crucial District, Clear Choices