Comments by SamRedDog

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Posted on March 17 at 6:58 a.m.

Now, just why do you suppose that someone donating $800K plus to the sheriff would want to remain anonymous? Just bashful?

On Heli Donations Rankle Board

Posted on March 17 at 6:46 a.m.

I feel the Chumash's anger and pain. You see, their culture was never technologically capable of building something as complex as a teepee. They lived in huts made of brush. They couldn't even figure out drums, using sticks instead.

In related news, Vincent Armenta, whose ancestry is 3/4 German, was re-elected as tribal chairman while the 12-story "finger in the sky" building project is well under way.

Yah Ta Hey!

On Tempest in a Teepee at SBCC

Posted on October 2 at 4:28 p.m.

I believe they're talking on a phone line where the other party has already hung up.

On Farr, County Keep Talking Chumash Expansion Concerns

Posted on September 26 at 4:35 a.m.

Let me get this straight:

For many years, the white folks have trashed the environment to make a quick buck.

Now, in order to be fair, the "Chumash" are going to trash one of the last remaining rural valleys of Southern California . . . to make a quick buck.

Once every place is filled with high rise, high crime casinos, everything will be cool? Revenge is sweet, ain't it?

On 12-Story Hotel by 2016?

Posted on August 21 at 11:16 a.m.

"What's the Camp Four property? I may work in the area but have no idea where that is."

Then again, you may not work there? Pretty hard to miss Camp 4, so I would suspect you are unfamiliar with the SY Valley. Do feel free to express your (uneducated) opinions.

" . . . And unless the Valley puts a ban on future expansion, then the Chumash has every right to expand regardless of the resources they eat up (IMO)."

Unfortunately, "the Valley" is not a legal entity. If by that, you mean Santa Barbara County, well, there *are* hundreds (if not more) of restrictions on the use and development of property in the SY Valley. All of us property owners here have to abide by them. Oh , . . . except for the "Chumash", who claim extraterritoriality and deal only with the State (to a limited extent), and the BIA in Washington DC. The zoning laws, developed over many years by planners and legislators, concern themselves with land use, preservation, environmental issues, infrastructure, etc. etc. etc. The "Chumash", in their money - making venture, can and do ignore such trifling matters.

So, legally speaking, they may have a "legal right' to do such things, but their neighbors are gravely concerned by the future of what was once one of the last pastoral coastal valleys in Southern California.

On Chumash Expansion Plans Scrutinized

Posted on August 21 at 4:47 a.m.

County officials may have "concerns", but the way the Chumash gambling deal is structured, there ain't one damn thing they can do about it. Think the twelve-story hotel tower is out of place? Wait until they get going on building out the Camp4 property.

On Chumash Expansion Plans Scrutinized

Posted on July 31 at 1:04 p.m.

"Why should the government be telling the television industry how much to charge for their services?"

Very simple. Broadcast frequencies are owned by us, The People. Commercial broadcasters lease frequencies from the government to broadcast programs (and make plenty of $$). In exchange for this, they are supposed to follow rules formulated by Congress, administered by the FCC. Unfortunately, the FCC was gutted by Reagan while president so that, instead of protecting the people, the big corporations are protected. Sound familiar?

Next question.

On Congress Jumps into Dodger Broadcast Dispute

Posted on July 11 at 1:10 p.m.

"out on bail for three pending drug offenses", and holding 2 ounces of coccaine for sale.

I would hazard a guess that this is one dedicated hombre.

On Santa Barbara Man Arrested for Cocaine, Child Endangerment

Posted on June 21 at 5:37 a.m.

So here are a couple who can spend $7,000 a week for gardeners, but complain about $400 a month water overuse fines? And they chalk up a 7,500 gallon excess water consumption to an interior dishwasher water line leak which takes six weeks to find? If I had a water leak of 7,500 gallons inside one of my walls, I believe I could find that in six minutes, rather than six weeks. Must be some walls!

George, pay the $2.

On Appeals Pour In, but Montecito Has No Water to Spare

Posted on June 20 at 8:20 p.m.

There's lots more to this story. The new levels set for permissible amounts of hexavalent chromium are, at least, *500 times* less than any level shown to be significant as a potential carcinogen. Small water companies in the valley will be faced with expenses amounting to $1.000,000 PER WELL in adding new filtration under these regs. Oh yes, the Cr6 here comes from natural deposits in the soil (ever heard of Serpentine formation?) meaning the people have been drinking this water with no ill effect since Adam & Eve.

A little knowledge can go a long way when it comes to bureaucratic nightmares.

On Chromium 6 Cursing Santa Ynez Water District

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