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Posted on May 31 at 10:01 p.m.

Environmentalists are like Mormons -- totally out of their minds.

Nik Schiffmann

On Seeps and Spills

Posted on May 22 at 11:53 a.m.

This article evokes thoughts of the Revolutionary Days of the Federalists vs the Anti-Federalists.

There wasn't enough Federal oversight?...because the Federal Government didn't allow Santa Barbara County to have oversight? Reminds me of the desegregation of schools back in the 50s....what a fascinating article. Meanwhile, the Federal Government tells us which creeks to pour water into from the Cachuma Dam (the Hilton, for the trout).

It has become such a morass of agencies and bureaucracies, and it's always someone else's fault.

We need to bring back freedom of association and community rights so that people can feel responsible and in control of what happens in their own back yard.

On Huge Oversight Gap on Refugio Pipeline

Posted on May 15 at 2:02 p.m.

I miss the 1950s...

On Five Arrested for Robbery in Isla Vista

Posted on April 3 at 11:44 a.m.

Ruben Barajas makes a good point -- the City could have spent that money on prosecuting the offenders. As it went, the dozen or so partying, foreign SBCC students were seemingly protected by the D.A. under unusual circumstances and merely had to perform some trifle of community services hours in their home countries. In fact, I'm not sure their names were ever released as part of the plea deal they made. Very strange indeed. See? Maybe there ARE too many out-of-state and foreign students at SBCC. They are literally burning the town down.

On Court Says Homeowners Can Rebuild

Posted on March 6 at 7:39 p.m.

What do you expect the City to do? -- continue to give free beds to people from other places? I think at one point Casa Esperanza had 817 beds. No doubt, most of the people sleeping in those beds came from out of town. So, for a long time, the City's policy has been to make free lodging available to homeless people from other places. No wonder that now big-city crimes are happening here...maybe the City should be less hospitable to homeless out-of-towners. We have enough local homeless people here already.

On Police Make Arrest in Eastside Murder Case

Posted on March 22 at 12:40 a.m.

Hey, at least this story helps put UCSB on the map, kinda like that drunken Gauchos fan at the basketball game a couple weeks ago. First Sportscenter, then Fox News, what's next for UCSB in the headlines?

On UCSB Administrator Issues Statement on Free Speech

Posted on March 7 at 11:35 a.m.

Apparently that guy has spent too much time at UCSB. That place will make anyone crazy, given enough time. Just look at the profs who teach there.

On UCSB Basketball Fan Arrested After Rushing Court

Posted on December 23 at 8:16 p.m.

Having played baseball with Essie's son at SBHS, I can attest that not only was her boy a one-in-a-million baseball prodigy -- Ryan had humor, integrity, humility, and a mysterious twinkle in his eye.

Thanks John for this story -- nice to see the other side of success and what helped to make Spilborghs a star -- among other things, his phenomenal mother... may she live forever in heaven amongst the angels.

On When Essie Spells Hope

Posted on November 13 at 5:54 a.m.

My guess is that the kids wanted to drink but they could not buy beer because they are not old enough. Carlos wanted to drink but did not have any money. So the kids offered to buy Carlos some beer if he would buy some for them as well. Then, they decided the best place to drink would be at Granny's field, since it is right above the CVS. After five or six beers and some shots, they noticed the homeless dude in the field and decided to get their "kicks" by beating him up. Of course, they probably weren't not anticipating the murder charges.

On Three Arrested For Homeless Man's Murder

Posted on November 2 at 2:39 p.m.

3 pounds of cocaine? -- that's a lot! Wish this guy was my friend, lol

On Santa Barbara Police Arrest Ventura Drug Dealer

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