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Posted on November 24 at 4:57 p.m.
Someone may have already pointed this out, as I skipped a bit, but my husband just said, "Actually, if you went back to the straight island after 100 years, a portion of them at least would have left and headed over to the other island!" Maybe that's what Prop 8 supporters are most fearing. And Pangzhu, you keep saying they have a right to marry the opposite sex, just not their own, as if that should be satisfactory. There was a time people said,"Hey they have a right to marry other black people, just not any other race. What's the problem?" Saying it once is opinion, that's fine. Saying it post after post is just begging for a smack in the ass on EITHER island.
Posted on November 13 at 9:21 p.m.
Anyone found an evacuation map or fire map yet?
On First Official Tea Fire Press Release
Posted on July 18 at 12:42 a.m.
I had both my sons at Goleta Valley - natural, uncomplicated births. Finding myself pregnant again in January, I truly mourned the loss of that option, as well as the fantastic nurses I had there both times. The doctors, I could take or leave. After hearing (and yes, I haven't been able to verify this number, it may be higher or lower) that Cottage is now delivering on average OVER 250 births a month, I am happy and confident about our decision to take ourselves out of the cattle line and have a home birth instead. I thank God there is at least still THAT option, and I imagine many more women in the area will be grateful as well.
On Closure of Goleta Center Leaves Moms-to-Be One Less Choice
Posted on May 10 at 1:10 a.m.
Why is no one pointing out one other "industry" bound to make a huge profit with this? THE PUREBRED BREEDERS!!! I have NEVER owned a purebred dog. I LOVE mutts. I am not so naive that I would assume that because of this law, all mixed breed puppies would suddenly disappear, but I am seriously pissed about the possibility of having to get my next puppy from someone who clearly broke the law just by allowing that puppy to be born. And all the responsible dog lovers out there who DO happily choose mixed breeds - whether out of love for mutts or the fact that they are actually AFFORDABLE - are much more likely to end up with genetically messed up, "registered and therefore holier than thou" purebreds which will no doubt be that much more overpriced. Hip issues, epilepsy, genetically modified everything. Woopee. Can't wait. So grateful the state of CA supports ethnic cleansing in animal form.
On Supes Pass Spay/Neuter Ball Back to Staff
Posted on May 20 at 11:36 p.m.
Despite your helpful suggestions to your friends about where to blow money on their second home, it is NOT the homeless causing white flight in this town. Did you miss the article on the school budget issues? It's the Miramars and Ritz Carltons and gentrification that push out the teachers, policeman, firefighters and service industry workers who go elsewhere before THEY end up on the street trying to feed their families. ***But don't worry, it won't be long now before those people working in those silly non-profits can't afford to live here either. Thank God. They are the real scourge, don't you think? If it wasn't for them, I'm sure the homeless would be someplace more appropriate, like Lompoc. (***Please note the sarcasm here, if you've skipped to the bottom of my post.)
On Homeless Brawl on Eastside
Posted on May 20 at 11:31 p.m.
For heaven sake - get a grip, people. These are some of the nicest homeless people I have ever met. (Have you ever tried convincing someone in Chicago that you can't help them buy a bus ticket? Yikes.) Have you ever actually TALKED to any of these so-called criminals-in-training? If you are so afraid of them pulling you down with them, why don't YOU try pulling them up with you instead? Yes there are drug and alcohol addictions, yes there are mental health disorders, yes there are fights and scary looking figures looming in the dark on the beach. You can take that exact same sentence and apply it to the wealthy in Montecito - it will still be true. (*Gasp* Blasphemy!) The difference is that people in Montecito who rape, pillage, plunder, snort, drink, abuse, steal, and destroy other people's lives have a safety net - a community, money, family, connections, and estate walls to hide behind. But you keep talking about WHEN one of them - ONE of them - commits a major crime against a poor innocent tourist or "real" Santa Barbara resident. There have been homeless people here for HOW MANY DECADES? I'll admit I don't know the numbers - must be you do. What percentage of murders, rapes, beatings (etc. - whatever you'd consider major or gruesome) have been committed by homeless people here against whatever you'd consider to be a fine upstanding citizen? Please do the research, I'm prepared to change my tune if properly horrified. A UCSB student plowed his car through a street full of people in IV a few years ago. No one said, "You see, this is what happens when you let university students into your town." More recently an ex-postal worker (not the first in this country!) opened fire and killed people here in cold blood. No one said, "Those postal workers are a real blight on this town, why are we still funding them?" A so-called investor from Hope Ranch bilked people out of bazillions of dollars and I didn't hear anyone say, "Something has to be done. Letting all those businessmen and entrepreneurs congregate in the same neighborhood really opens the door for the rest of us to experience a serious BLOODSUCKING!" Why not? Because there are good apples, and there are bad, in any population - however you slice it. Taxpayer money goes to help the potentially good apples stay on the tree a little longer until they're ripe. It's not used to spray paint the bad apples bright red so they can be sent out to wreak havoc at your next beach picnic.