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Posted on May 22 at 3:05 p.m.
Couple of thoughts: Let the judicial process (hopefully untainted) do it's job; conviction should be in the courts, not the blogs. Two: Let's get out of the Middle East. No, that's not some Commie-Liberal concept, but the slave-owning puritanical George Washington said "beware of foreign entanglements".
On That's No Way to Change the World
Posted on May 22 at 2:59 p.m.
Which leads to the next question: Don't those miltant supporters of everything being in English and Spanish (leaning toward Spanish) realize Spanish was also a language forced onto the continent? Don't the see the irony in the word "Conquistador"?
On Harvest of Empire: A History of Latinos in America
Posted on May 22 at 2:54 p.m.
It's easy to rant against the guy accused of this crime, by why isn't there more outcry against the UN-civilized culture that encourages people to get drunk (this becoming vulnerable) and becoming victims?
The hypocrisy of a society that claims it cares about women's safety while supporting the booze culture that's taken over Santa Babylon is amazing.
On DNA Leads to Arrest in 2012 Rape Case
Posted on May 20 at 2:17 a.m.
It's like the Indy 500; how many times has a sure winner gone out on account of some mechanical problem? Also, like the "500", you don't really know until the last turn who will win.
On This Year's Preakness Stakes
Posted on May 18 at 7:09 p.m.
Where do I stand in all of this?
On Sleep with Dogs, Wake with Flea Powder
Posted on May 18 at 4:24 a.m.
Sorry, rents are only going one way. Take one guess which way.
Botany (anonymous profile)May 17, 2013 at 5:52 p.m
On Housing Experiment Makes Debut
Posted on May 18 at 4:20 a.m.
Where was he coming from?...a private residence...a bar?
On Bernie Taupin, Elton John's Lyricist, Arrested for DUI
Posted on May 17 at 2:33 p.m.
To add to Tabatha's comment while I don't know the exact minimum wage in 1973 I'm guessing it was somewhere in the $2 range. Anyway, given the increase in house prices from that time (when my parents bought a house in S.B.) and 2005 (when they sold it) coupled with the increase in minimum wage, the de facto increase was at least sixfold. The reality is S.B. is trying to shove ten pounds of sand into a five-pound sack, and the sack is tearing. Any talk about "quality of life" is going out the window. We can define our lives by statistics, but at the end of the day, how do we REALLY feel? I saw the downturn start to really take effect in 1994 when I began to see the aggressive driving become a normal thing. (Where a person simply cannot drive the speed limit without some frantic person riding up their bumper) and so it goes. We are told to get out of our cars and bike more. In and of itself this is not a bad idea, but it is not practical for those of us who have been forced out of the area by high prices and *have to* commute, nor those who are too old/sick to do so but more importantly, the underlying reason for this anti-car push is the fact that there are too many people. Between this, the gang injunction, the addition of speed bumps, and the cameras on top of stop lights, it's all a reaction to the same problem: Too many rats in the cage.
The Bhutanese have a concept called "Gross National Happiness"; clearly, our neck of the woods hasn't even began to grasp this idea, and shoving people together shoulder-to-shoulder while the usual cast of characters who run everything get to go home to their nice homes in their nice neighborhoods is not compatible with any sort of truly "progressive" society.
Posted on May 17 at 3:04 a.m.
Another elliptical thread about gang activity.
On Heated Debate Over Gang Injunction
Posted on May 16 at 3:14 p.m.
Hmm, don't the anti-marijuana people say "marijuana is a 'gateway' drug to other drugs"? I guess they don't include this in their thinking. Having said that, how many people are killed by drivers under the influence of cocaine vs. under the influence of booze?
This seems a bit hypocritical to me.
On Whiskey Richards Dance Permit Suspended
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