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Posted on May 29 at 4:30 p.m.

Any intelligent, reasonable gun owner has no excuse to continue to tout the NRA as being anything but a detriment to this country. At this point, they aren't even about supposed gun rights, they have crossed over into a for-profit lobbying entity.

The problem with the NRA really does go far beyond the issue of gun control. They have too much influence that comes from unethical and probably technically illegal power via money and contributions.

With them out of the way, some reasonable gun control measures that make some actual sense might have a chance to be enacted.

On Stand Up to NRA

Posted on May 29 at 4:25 p.m.

I'm not surprised that this was covered by the news. There have been shootings in progress and deaths in progress that are recorded on tape and then shown over and over without concern for the privacy or feelings of the victims or their families. This is how the press works.

While I'd love to see people in the media have a bit more sensitivity and put people's dignity over making ratings and a quick buck from sensationalism, I have to agree in principle with realitycheck88.

Do I understand the sentiment behind this letter? Absolutely. Ultimately, this is a facet of a free society and freedom of speech/press.

On The Right to Grieve Untelevised

Posted on May 29 at 4:16 p.m.

Gotta love opinion letters that talk about integrity and experience and yet roundly ignore any actual facts about what a person has done in their position that is good for the community or a reason why they have earned re-election.

I have absolutely no horse in this race since I can't vote where I'm living, and while I'm not shocked at all that a letter like this would be written, I'd like to point out that the author seems intent on misleading people about Sandra Brown by inferring her qualifications are somewhat limited to a paramedic's license.

This woman was a narcotics detective and a sergeant!! I think there was a deliberate attempt to conceal her actual experience in this letter, which is unfortunate because it appears to be a shill letter, even if it might not be.

On Vote Sheriff Brown

Posted on May 24 at 9:24 p.m.

Yeah, no matter how disturbing and upsetting this last 24 hours has been, I don't think it's okay to refer to people as "Aspies" or to pluck homosexuality out of thin air in the name of explaining heinous, criminal behavior.

On Cottage Trauma Surgeon Says All Injured Victims Admitted Expected to Recover

Posted on May 24 at 9:08 p.m.

SBLifer - I know it's not convenient to your agenda here, but this person spent a great deal of time on websites that are anything BUT liberal or progressive in nature.

This is simply a case of an unstable person who was an extreme misogynist and racist. Some of the screen caps on other websites from these anti-woman and hateful sites is even more disturbing (and monotonous) than comments like yours.

People died here, right here in our community. This isn't a moment for you to shine, buddy.

On Insights into Isla Vista Shooter Elliot Rodger

Posted on February 5 at 7:22 p.m.

He got a "raw deal?" I wonder how she justifies that to herself.

People who marry murderers in prison when they haven't known them before their crimes are in some way or form pathological. Whether it's the need to be seen by someone as their savior or to feel special that they are the only one who "gets" their spouse, whatever....something is wrong with someone who seeks out a life with someone in prison or on death row who has been convicted of a violent crime or murder.

And folks, a lot of men marry women in prison, too. It's not a distasteful behavior that women have cornered the market on!

On Meet Mrs. Jesse James Hollywood

Posted on December 11 at 5:33 p.m.

Loonpt, you really have a phenomenal lack of self-awareness to post a photo like that and then be offended and try to turn things around when others here call you out on what was truly distasteful behavior.

A vibrant young woman has lost her life and you took a moment, while she was alive and fighting, to post a photo of her here that you hoped would either start an argument or back yours up. There's just no getting around that, no matter how offended you are by the reactions to what you chose to post.

On DUI Hit-and-Run Suspect Raymond Morua Has Criminal Record

Posted on December 9 at 9:53 p.m.

Posting a photo of a victim who is in the hospital fighting for her recovery to make a statement about what she may or may not have deserved* is victim blaming.

It doesn't matter if she went out and got drunk 100 times this year or never in her life. The actual matter at hand is that someone got into their car intoxicated and ran into her with that car. Not her fault. Not her responsibility. Not fair to make her part of some kind of crazed example that has nothing to do with anything she has done or not done in her life.

Some comments here never cease to amaze (and sicken) me.

*There's absolutely no other way to parse this or try and mitigate it by following it up with your best wishes for her fast recovery. Posting a photo of the victim and saying what you did is absolutely blaming her and pulling her into a debate to be used as an example for your own agenda.

On DUI Hit-and-Run Suspect Raymond Morua Has Criminal Record

Posted on November 6 at 5:25 p.m.

willy88, I know this will be challenging for you, but please provide a link to the legislation of which you speak, that states people be released from jail (not prison, mind you. We don't have a prison here, we have a jail) in the middle of the night.

What? Can't find it, you say?

On 1 a.m.

Posted on November 6 at 5:23 p.m.

It's absolutely discrimination, but wheelchairs not being allowed is illegal discrimination and I'm not entirely sure that strollers are covered under similar legislation. I could be wrong. I hope I am because ethically speaking, it should be illegal if it's not.

I'm not sure why they wouldn't allow strollers in their store, though. Did they give you an answer other than it being just a stupid policy they have?

My suggestion would be to forward a copy of your complaint to the manager of the retail space they rented this year. They hopefully would be interested in a seasonal tenant turning away customers illegally. Just a thought! :)

On Not-So-Hallowed Eve

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