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Posted on March 4 at 10:13 a.m.

Priceless. One deluded person saying another deluded person is "lying".

On It's All About Telepathy

Posted on January 31 at 12:10 p.m.

Gregor (brown roach): Why don't you ever use your psychic ability to speak with insects? Bugs have feelers too, you know!

On Questions for People

Posted on January 30 at 10:16 a.m.

I appreciate the Arts Fund Mentorship program, but it would have been nice if this article had appeared prior to the January 28 application deadline.

On The Arts Fund Offers New Teen Mentorship Opportunities

Posted on December 11 at 8:39 p.m.

Each one of the animals you claim to speak for in your columns has exactly the same voice and the same point of view: yours. If you truly believe what you write, you need help. If you do not truly believe what you write, you should be ashamed.

On Relax Your Mind

Posted on October 29 at 3:56 p.m.

If, as Chief Sanchez has suggested, it is "standard procedure" to violently beat people the police pull over, people who are not attacking or fighting back, I know that I will find myself hesitant to pull over if a police officer wishes to stop me for any reason, particularly at night. While I have very rarely been pulled over, I have never feared it before now. In Santa Barbara, from now on, if ever I am pulled over, I will make sure not to stop until I am in a public place, and I will turn on my own recording device. Perhaps every citizen should now have a tape recorder in their possession when stopped by the Santa Barbara Police and secretly begin recording the moment the officer approaches the car.

On Man Tased 13 Times During Arrest

Posted on October 15 at 4:08 p.m.

Gag a maggot. What utter tripe.

On Beauty from the Beasts

Posted on October 9 at 5:37 p.m.

What a coincidence that her animals aways want what she wants and that they all share the same "voice"... hers.

Whether mentally ill or a charlatan (or both), this column is an embarrassment to the Independent. But whatever sells, I suppose, right?


On Moving to a Yurt

Posted on June 12 at 12:36 p.m.

I understand there are antipsychotic drugs available to help you with those voices in your head.

On Maia's Back!

Posted on April 29 at 1:39 p.m.

Perhaps. Perhaps not. Regardless of what Hitler himself believed, he did not dig all those ditches himself. Most people in Germany at that time were Christian.

Here are just a couple of many examples of how Hitler at least used Christianity to gain power and popularity:

"My feelings as a Christian points me to my Lord and Savior as a fighter. It points me to the man who once in loneliness, surrounded by a few followers, recognized these Jews for what they were and summoned men to fight against them and who, God's truth! was greatest not as a sufferer but as a fighter. In boundless love as a Christian and as a man I read through the passage which tells us how the Lord at last rose in His might and seized the scourge to drive out of the Temple the brood of vipers and adders. How terrific was His fight for the world against the Jewish poison. To-day, after two thousand years, with deepest emotion I recognize more profoundly than ever before the fact that it was for this that He had to shed His blood upon the Cross. As a Christian I have no duty to allow myself to be cheated, but I have the duty to be a fighter for truth and justice... And if there is anything which could demonstrate that we are acting rightly it is the distress that daily grows. For as a Christian I have also a duty to my own people.

-Adolf Hitler, in a speech on 12 April 1922 (Norman H. Baynes, ed. The Speeches of Adolf Hitler, April 1922-August 1939, Vol. 1 of 2, pp. 19-20, Oxford University Press, 1942)

Secular schools can never be tolerated because such a school has no religious instruction and a general moral instruction without a religious foundation is built on air; consequently, all character training and religion must be derived from faith. from our point of view as representatives of the state, we need believing people. A dark cloud threatens from Poland. We have need of soldiers, believing solders. Believing solders are the most valuable ones. They give their all. Therefore we will maintain the confessional schools in order to train believing people through the schools, but this depends upon having truly believing teachers, not by chance Marxists who do not stand fully by their religious faith, as teachers.

-Hitler, [quoted from Helmreich, p.241]

More can be found here:

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On Hitler Hated Christians

Posted on January 22 at 7:45 p.m.

Ludicrous. This is not in any way insulting to anyone, whatever their ethnic heritage. It is merely self-deprecating humor for whomever chooses to wear the shirt. Or is it now un-PC to refer to how some Indians name people based on some characteristic of a person? In that case, better have the elementary schools IMMEDIATELY CEASE having children write poems about what their "Indian name" would be. My son's when he was in 3rd grade or so was, "Thinks A Lot". Ohhhhh... how utterly offensive!

On Group Gets Store to Stop Selling 'Racist' T-Shirt

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