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Posted on July 7 at 5:08 a.m.
Interesting but I'll pass on that.
On Funk, Part 2
Posted on July 5 at 10:34 a.m.
Draxor's right - basically, a nation of fair-weather fans and dilettantes when it comes to soccer. Every four years there is a glimmer of interest during the World Cup but only if the US is in it.
On World Cup Santa Barbara-Style
Posted on June 30 at 6:12 a.m.
This city is desperate for money and will resort to any and every means of taking it from you, often providing nothing in return. Disgraceful.
On Dog Licenses
Posted on June 18 at 3:47 a.m.
Disappointing piece of writing, Barney - the First Amendment doesn't just protect you, a journalist. Lynn (for whom I did not vote) should not have been sacked - after 15 of service and in the middle of preparating to try a major case, no less - for what you call "popping off" or sending what might have been, at most, a catty e-mail. It is disturbing and outrageous to listen to Dudley (for whom I now regret having voted) and her hand-puppet, Bramsen, self-righteously refusing to reveal their motives and reasons for firing him and very disappointing you are not vehemently calling them to account for failing to have done so. I am with SBGuardian, silverfox and Lars on this one. Hope Lynn is either re-hired, unlikely as that may be, or that he sues the pants off these clowns and this increasingly dysfunctional and emabarassing town.
On Anatomy of the Prosecutor's Firing
Posted on April 30 at 11:13 a.m.
Sorry but I don't buy this - having spent time in Turkey, I found Islam to be a much more pervasive force in government and society at large. The party now in power, which has re-constituted itself and changed its name each time the high court has banned the old party after finding it to have been unduly "religious" or non-secular, constantly seeks to find new avenues to inject Islam into all aspects of Turkish life including government and education. The calls to prayer broadcast over the loudspeakers to which the writer refers are oppressive and offensive.
On Secular Turkey
Posted on April 21 at 5:35 a.m.
Welcome back but it would be much appreciated if SB93101 or someone else could explain briefly "what happened". As someone who used CARE hospital previously, I would like to know.
On Pet Hospital Reopens
Posted on April 16 at 6 a.m.
Thank you for this loving memory of Barry Spencer - I knew him as a result of delivering meals to him. Stopping at his house to visit and talk was always particularly special for me, my son and our Golden Retriever, all of whom were welcomed into his tiny bungalow and showered with gratitude and affection. My son would bring video games and DVDs to discuss and share with Barry, which he loved playing and watching for many years until his condition declined to the point where he could no longer do so.
As you describe, Barry never complained about the hand fate dealt him and was a far nobler person than I could have been under such circumstances. His passing is heartbreaking even as his life is a monument to the courage, kindness and goodness of the human heart. The time we got to spend with Barry enriched our lives. We mourn his passing and will miss him.
On Barry Spencer, Tailor and Artist
Posted on March 19 at 4:14 a.m.
Holly, how was "this poor guy", to use your words, "railroaded"? I would understand making that claim if he had been pushed into pleading guilty or confessing but your comment seems baseless and simply inapplicable in this case.
Bill - No, but you don't attack the verdict without some evidentiary basis for doing so whether it be DNA testing or some genuine knowledge of the evidence presented at trial. Most of those commenting simply toss off simplistic conclusions, slogans and claims with no knowledge of the facts or the evidence presented at trial.
On Frimpong Appeal Denied
Posted on March 19 at 3:31 a.m.
To truth_machine - Lose the sarcasm - civil dialogue is possible without it.
Both your comments are smug, simplistic and wrong - I saw much of the Frimpong trial and in case you are senile and don't remember, the entire Simpson trial was televised nationally and seen by much of the public. You can figure out the rest, can't you?
Posted on March 18 at 4:08 p.m.
So tired of people casually second-guessing jury verdicts without having been there and having heard and seen the evidence. That's why verdicts are rendered only after trials rather than just taking a popular vote. In this case, there was abundant evidence that Frimpong raped the woman. Frimpong was represented by an excellent lawyer and had a full and fair trial before an able judge. He was found guilty by a jury that heard the testimony (and assessed the witnesses' credibility), and weighed the evidence, and his conviction has now been affirmed on appeal - he must now do the time. End of story.
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