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Posted on August 14 at 7:18 p.m.
@Duo4Now - So your explanation to this story is that Mr. McGinnes was drinking on the job?
What kind of evidence do you have that this happened or that McGinnes somehow caused this to happen? I dunno, it sometimes scares me how quick people are to decide things based on their own ideas about situations rather than what they actually read or common sense.
Glad (hope?) you're not a cop.
On Tased and Confused
Posted on August 12 at 4:28 p.m.
I agree, Ryansbca.
Sex addicts are addicted to sex. Between consenting adults. Rapists and child molesters are another breed of human entirely, one that preys on people who can be easily manipulated due to their age or their physical capacity to fight back. Rape is violent, predatory behavior that has very little to do with sex or sex addiction. It really makes me angry that people who rape and molest try and use addiction to sex as a mitigating factor in their victimizing.
On Youth Pastor To Be Sentenced for Sex Crimes
Posted on August 2 at 10:04 p.m.
Hola Amios, a person with no "personal concern" for a subject wouldn't comment repeatedly on it; asking why her children haven't been removed from the home a couple of times now seems pretty much the definition of personal concern.
You actually got a very good, concise answer from Zappa. Maybe you weren't interested in an answer, but rather an excuse to continue to ask your question.
On Deputies Respond to Paula Lopez's Home Four Times in Five Months
Posted on July 31 at 5:47 p.m.
Zuma7, your comment says more about you than "drunks."
On Paula Lopez Arrested
Posted on July 31 at 10:37 a.m.
Her issues have always been the worst kept secret in town, for decades now.
I hope she gets the help she has been avoiding up until this point. That said, I don't agree with the whole gleeful "finally!" sentiment. Regardless of what you think of her and her husband, she's still a person facing some serious problems, just like a lot of anonymous people in town.
There's room for compassion in the midst of disapproval.
Posted on June 26 at 7 p.m.
Priceless, you mean like Carp residents did last time there were bluff parcels available? Because that did happen. People gave generously in the community because it was important to them.
On Carpinteria Poised to Buy More Blufftop Land
Posted on June 25 at 4:48 p.m.
While I agree completely in theory, I also think there's absolutely nothing "cruel" or wrong about using that language to help home animals. Both people and animals are worthy causes. I do think SB has a much more conservative and judgmental attitude towards humans in need of ANY kind, be it addiction, financial straits, mental illness or homelessness that causes that need.
Until we change people's attitudes and fear (and I do believe it's fear that makes people look down their nose at their fellow human beings) about these issues, we won't make much progress.
On People Need Homes
Posted on June 25 at 3:45 p.m.
I'm relieved to see this. Hope it happens and the area remains hotel free forever. There are a lot of places that can and should be developed. This area is just not one of them.
Posted on June 19 at 7:47 p.m.
@Foofighter - you are making a "choice" to flagrantly avoid engaging in actual conversation about a real problem, "choosing" hyperbole and rhetoric. "Choosing" to deride a group of people and to set up your personal soapbox on the back of a man who was stabbed to death and about whom we know next to nothing at this point.
What should your punishment be for your "choices" here?
On Murder on Santa Barbara Street
Posted on June 14 at 3:07 p.m.
"I no longer walk to my office: it isn't safe...."
I can understand how you may think that given your experience. But there's a world of difference between fear and reality.
It makes me sad that you're not able to differentiate between something that happened once and something that never happens, 9/10 times you might be downtown.
I don't agree with a snarky response that says you need therapy. But I do think there's a disconnect between reality and your fear. If you spend your money out of town, I can guarantee you that the same possibility is true, it's just that you haven't experienced it, yet.
On Terrorists on Wheels
The Theatre Group at SBCC presents Michael Frayn's hilarious comedy! Read More
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