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Posted on March 10 at 8:18 a.m.

Allow me to help you in what seems to some sort of vendetta with one of your competitors: There is no such thing as either an "animal communicator" or a "pet psychic." No one is speaking or communicating with dead people or dead animals (Not least those Japanese-"speaking" dolphins with whom you "communicated" last year via the Internet.). There are, however, gullible people "all over the world" for sure along with those whose delusions or business sense are there to "serve" them.

On It's All About Telepathy

Posted on February 11 at 8:36 a.m.

Hmmm, maybe the pooch needs to work on his spelling. Unless there's some pun with that alter (sic) vs. altar thing that I don't get.

On Stormy's Perfect Day

Posted on September 29 at 9:02 a.m.

"After covering wages, benefits, insurance, utilities, rent, maintenance, supplies, and gas for their van, the couple only needs a mere $82,000 for the year."
I honestly don't understand this sentence: Do they need additional money, beyond $82,000, or are these the things that the 82K _does_ cover?

Oh, and let's watch those apostrophes: "But the Pommier’s story..."

Hope they find the funds/locale. They sound like good and worthy peopler.

On Primo Boxing: Down but Not Out

Posted on September 15 at 9:07 a.m.

While I can see the wisdom of such an arrangement on some level, the parents would have to be so friendly and cooperative to work out the details, it seems that they'd be unlikely to have divorced in the first place. I know from experience that the two home solution is stressful on kids but it seems the added stresses placed on the parents in such a sharing arrangement (the privacy issues mentioned in one case above, for example) would ultimately trickle down to all and mitigate any real benefits.

On Avoiding the Custody Shuffle

Posted on October 22 at 2:02 p.m.

Re judicial endorsements

Montecito Journal has suggestions--just vote the opposite and you should be fine.

On Endorsements

Posted on September 30 at 12:27 p.m.

Am guessing that the elimination of the free lunch deal is the source of Ken Williams' rather over-dramatic diatribe ("already bodies pile up") on another local news blog a few days ago wherein he called out the "cold-hearted" citizens of SB?
I think what some people need to consider is the simple fact that LOTS of people are struggling these days.
There are more and more working poor in SB, some of whom resent what they see as the largess and, yes, sometimes misuse and overuse of State and County funds and programs. I do have compassion for the poor and homeless, but as others have noted, I really don't think there's any evidence of starvation or of "hunger be[ing] used as a social policy" as per Mr. Williams. Some people who are homeless do see it as a lifestyle choice and I don't think it's heartless to take note of this fact.

On Bark Less, Bite More

Posted on September 23 at 9:19 a.m.

"But they won’t be forgetting City Hall anytime soon, as the twins plan to manage political campaigns during next year’s election."

I propose that they track down JMike and manage his next campaign. Seems like a match made in heaven.

On Double Trouble

Posted on July 6 at 2:56 p.m.

I think the old "Spy Magazine" had a regular feature like this called "Logrolling in our Time." They printed the blurbs that writers (used here in the broadest possible sense) employed to extol one another's latest works. Quite funny, as is much of the above.

On Summer Reading

Posted on July 6 at 2:45 p.m.

Wow, Matt, just a bit full of ourselves,huh??
Like every sentient being on the face of the planet doesn't have some "personal" memory although fewer of us had the chance to ca$h in.

Seriously, you lost me when you seemed to realize that MJ's accuser was telling the truth but still felt the need to spin out further groupie wanna-be blather.
Talk about Neverland.....

On Michael Jackson, 1958-2009

Posted on June 2 at 3:22 p.m.

I have no ax to grind with either side, have friends and relatives on "both side of the Jordan," one might say. However, Mr. Feldman does his cause no favors in his poorly written diatribe (addressed to the "Independent") published in today's "Daily Sound." Advising people to go "to the web" to gather information on these "hateful men." Are you kidding? I don't know anything about Hajo Meyer, but Ilan Pappe is a respected, if controversial, Israeli scholar and his views are put forth in reasoned arguments using documented sources. I guess he too could tell his critics to go "to the web" to gather information about his detractors.
And speaking of critics, if one is going to slam someone and label him as an "anti-Semite" or as being "hateful", shouldn't an attempt be made to spell his name correctly at the very least. Like the person who commented above, I too will now be inclined to purchase Pappe's book. Simplistic attempts at labeling someone with whom one disagrees ultimately fail and bring discredit to the attacker while blurring any real debatable points that might otherwise be discussed.

On Ads Anti-Semitic

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