Comments by Noletaman

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Posted on January 10 at 7:44 p.m.

Anything Gregg Hart supports is suspect. Just keep in mind that way back when he was a Coastal commissioner he had pretty much the worst environmental record ever. I don't see any substantive comments on the essence of Mayor Schneider's concern: The freeway widening will result in terrible traffic problems for Santa Barbara. Promises to fix it later are worthless as it will never happen unless there is money for it and there is no money for it. I don't much care, to me SB is a traffic jam most of the time so I just stay our here in Noleta but I feel sorry for all the suckers who voted for the freeway widening.

On Bark Like a Dog, Walk Like a Man

Posted on January 7 at 8:56 a.m.

Another vanity winery owned by some multimillionaire. OTOH if he makes good vino more power to them. I also tend to agree with his assessment of biodynamics and all the lunar cycle BS, although his assertion that Rudolph Steiner was an anti-Semite is an often repeated but untrue statement.

On Pouring Pinot and Iconoclasm at Hilliard Bruce

Posted on January 2 at 5:16 p.m.

The price of eggs from producers who have been raising them "cage free" all along should not go up. I believe we get ours at the Saturday Farmer's market from Peacock Family Farms and they have always been more expensive than at Trader Joe's but well worth the price.I hope they don't increase the price by much.

On Egg Prices Spike as Prop. 2 Takes Effect

Posted on December 21 at 1:30 p.m.

What a crock. If "modesty, a characteristic that the Holy Qur’an instructs should be possessed by men and women alike: " so why don't men have to walk around all covered up. The notion of modesty in Islam always seems to involve WOMEN having to walk around in extreme heat wearing what cannot be terribly comfortable or practical clothing. It also seems to involve not allowing girls to ride bicycles, women to drive, women to go out in public without a male escort, etc. The list is long and always about women. Men get a free pass. Islam is an oppressive, misogynistic, homophobic, anti-democratic institution for the most part. Not that most religions are all that much better but Islam is the worst of a bad lot.

On Wearing Hijab for Modesty in All Things

Posted on December 21 at 1:15 p.m.

Are you suggesting forced detention for this"targeted population"? If so I suspect it would be illegal. I don't like having homeless street people panhandling and hanging around but they are part of the world and we need to learn to live with them. Offering them decent housing seems like a good but expensive and often futile approach, there is likely no perfect solution. Just remember that "There but for the grace of god go I". Nobody wakes up one day and says"I think I'll become a mental case, get hooked on drugs or alcohol and live in filth and poverty on the streets". It is not a lifestyle it is an illness and some compassion seems in order.

On Behavioral Health's 'Big Bang'

Posted on December 11 at 4:56 p.m.

Just say no! Use less water, recycle what we have, get rid of most lawns ( pay for their removal), and the list goes on. Perhaps a small rate increase. All those things should be done WAY before we reactivate the desal plant. I'm not categorically opposed but it should be a very last desperate resort.

On Big Jump in Water Bills?

Posted on November 13 at 7:14 p.m.

The octopus grows and grows. Are there any readers who think it is a good thing for the community to have UCSB grow by 5000 undergrads and probably an additional 1000 or more staff, faculty and who knows how many grad students. Where will they all live? Where will the water come from for them? This is a very sad day for this community.

On UCSB Long-Range Plan Wins Approval

Posted on November 13 at 10:09 a.m.

Priceless is actually worthless.

On Measure P Postmortem

Posted on November 12 at 8:05 p.m.

The octopus grows and grows. University Cancer Santa Barbara.

On State Commission to Hear UCSB's 15-Year Expansion Plan

Posted on November 12 at 8:02 p.m.

Nice looking bunch of guys. Of course you can't judge a book by looking at the cover. They might be hoodlums.

On Mexican Mafia, Meth, and Murder Plans

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