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Posted on May 3 at 6:16 a.m.

All booze, all the time!

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Posted on May 3 at 6:13 a.m.

Lucas: Bear in mind that the alcohol industry wields a tremendous influence around these parts. Look at all the ads for the wine industry, look at all the bars, the alcohol industry owns this area.

Having said that, I say let the people drink to their hearts'--and their livers' content. I'm 53 and watching some of my friends from my high school days who mainlined alcohol looking and feeling quite old.

As Aerosmith front man Steve Tyler says "Sex, drugs, and Rock 'n' Roll, take away the drugs (in this context, alcohol) and you have more time for the other two".

On Frat Brothers Walk Well-Heeled

Posted on May 3 at 6:05 a.m.

@BHoward: Since we weren't there, how do we know you are telling the truth?

Instead of us blindly assuming this is true, if you DO have a case, file charges, and let us know how it goes.

On Doggone Service

Posted on May 2 at 4:30 p.m.

I agree with Lucas. One can have lots of fun sober and no ex-alcoholic that I know ever regrets being sober.

On Frat Brothers Walk Well-Heeled

Posted on May 2 at 4:27 p.m.

"National security is important. Global harmony is nonsense. Put your money on protecting the security your own borders and what is within them. No, we can't all just get along. But we have a right to feel safe."

JarvisJarvis (anonymous profile)
May 2, 2015 at 10:18 a.m.

Jarvis, I am far more worried about threats from within our borders than those from outside. Authoritarianism isn't what makes for a good life for the majority.

On A Year Without War

Posted on May 1 at 6:04 p.m.

"Or it could mean they chose to live in a high-rent neighborhood on low-rent skills.

The 1/3 advices is a warning to not spend more than that if you are smart; not a command to lower rents so low-skill people can get something for free as some people demand."

JarvisJarvis (anonymous profile)
April 30, 2015 at 11:01 p.m.

You miss the point Jarvis. Many people who have skills that by any definition are "high rent" still can't afford to live in the Santa Barbara area. There are no de facto affordable neighborhoods in the Santa Barbara area. . The whole thing is imploding.

On What's a 'livable' wage?

Posted on April 30 at 10:17 p.m.

For whatever it's worth, I've heard/read that if a person has to pay more than one third of their income toward housing that they cannot live an economically feasible life.

A "Livable Wage" doesn't address the underlying problem--which is the fact that housing is way out of reach for the average person, but as Jarvis points out, if you can't afford to live here, get out and don't let the door hit you on the way out. Of course the problem with Jarvis's thinking is the fact that as annoying as he may find working-class people to be, they are needed to keep a place going so even if he couldn't care less about the plight of others, he should know the adage of "Don't kill the goose that laid the golden egg".

On What's a 'livable' wage?

Posted on April 30 at 10:10 p.m.

Water Closet?

On Colleges Bleed to Death Slowly

Posted on April 29 at 8:59 p.m.

Another brilliant post Dolphinpod. No, I am not "a Syrian" as in I'm not Syrian, I'm half Assyrian--two completely different things. Google it, assuming you know what "google" means.

Anyway, kudos to Loonpt. I just watched all 7:12 of the video of Rand Paul's grilling of Homeland Security head Jeh Johnson and the time flew by like it was two minutes long. Paul absolutely nailed him to the wall, and Johnson's was stumbling over words and trying to change the subject like a little kid who just got caught with their hand in the cookie jar.

I normally don't have the attention span to watch anything over three minutes but this is something everyone who cares about their future needs to watch, and this just happened today so thanks for being on top of it. As I've said before, either I totally disagree with you or I agree with you, and you hit the nail on the head with this one. Hopefully Americans will wake up before it's too late.

On Laura Burton Capps Not Running for Congress

Posted on April 29 at 6:04 p.m.

Yes Loon, but will people support him, or come up with the old "you're throwing away your vote" argument?

Could you imagine if the Democrats nominated Bernie Sanders and the Republicans nominated Rand Paul? The debates would actually be interesting, for a change.

On Laura Burton Capps Not Running for Congress

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