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Posted on February 28 at 3:36 p.m.
Moderators, please fix the many glitches in your servers. Thank you.
And yes, I agree with Whitecrow: Well said, I.V. local.
On Second UCSB Frat Closed in Three Months
Posted on February 27 at 7:10 p.m.
Wouldn't it be ironic if Herold turned out to be black?
On Gambling, Gold, and Attempted Murder
Posted on February 26 at 8:30 p.m.
Sam_Tababa, don't be so inhibited, tell us how you REALLY feel about Williams.
On Williams Drafts Bill to Quash Kardashian-Style Weddings
Posted on February 25 at 9:26 p.m.
"Steven Andrade, Zietlow-Brown’s lawyer, maintained that at the time of the incident, his client had been awake for five days high on methamphetamine and had also suffered from a 'brain irregularity' that caused his impulsive behavior. Andrade stated that he believed the crime to be more of a consequence of Zietlow-Brown being “angry and out of control” rather than being racially motivated. "
Ok, so here's the deal: IF that is true, (and I would NEVER question the motivation of a defense attorney) we can use this case as an example. We can share this at all the schools, all the anti-drug programs and seminars, and tell kids "this is what happens when you do meth, so now that you all know, none of you will be able to use this as an excuse when you go berserk and hurt/maim/kill others."
I'll bet that won't happen.
On Neo-Nazi Sentenced to 22 Years
Posted on February 25 at 6:20 p.m.
@Nomoresanity, please don't use the "M" word, please say "Latino", because otherwise I get very uptight and self-conscious.
Having taken my jab at political correctness with Nomore as my foil, (and hopefully he/she sees no offense was intended on my part) I will say that while district elections in and of themselves may be a good idea, they don't address the underlying causes of the problems they seek to solve.
Let's also not forget that people of all races are freezing to death on the streets of Santa Barbara, even if society-at-large thinks of them as non-beings.
On City Election Sea Change
Posted on February 25 at 6:11 p.m.
What this really amounts to is that if you have enough money, you can buy a big-time wedding. Pay the extortion fee and make the government bosses happy.
What if all the neighbors are ok with the event? If there are no complaints, why should the host/s of the event be punished? If people are being adversely affected by such an event, then send the cops there and have it shut down.
Posted on February 25 at 2:09 a.m.
"Does CHP ever focus on tailgating?"
atomic_state (anonymous profile)February 24, 2015 at 9:49 p.m.
If they did, they could probably pay off the national debt.
On Two Dead, Five Injured in Sunday Highway Accidents
Posted on February 24 at 3:20 p.m.
Sam_Tababa, I don't think I need professional help; I find your comments so amusing, that as of today, I think I'm going to be alright.
By the way, I am not Scott Steepleton, and I don't think you are either, but Ken_Volok might be, even if he doesn't think he is.
On Employed Illegally?
Posted on February 23 at 10:18 p.m.
@LosOlivoslocal: While I know little of the details of those accidents, I get what you are saying. The vast majority of the drivers in Santa Barbara County are terrible, they have no concept of speed control, nor of giving enough distance to the person in front of them.
Posted on February 23 at 6:47 p.m.
...and Atomic_State is correct, I *do* answer "Happy Holidays" with "Merry Christmas" or sometimes "Happy Hanukkah" or "Happy Kwanzaa", depending on the persuasion of the recipient of my greeting.