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Posted on April 17 at 9:35 p.m.

One final thought: Since Lompoc is so well for growing flowers, they could line up the towers where the armed guards are stationed with flowers and call them "Flower towers". If the guards are inclined to yell obscenities, they could call them "Turrets of Tourettes' ".

On Big Plans for the Big House

Posted on April 17 at 9:07 p.m.

(Continued from previous post)

I think that terra-cotta statues of Californian governors from the first governor to the present (Two figures of Jerry Brown--one from his first term when he had a full head of hair--to the present bald look would be in order) should be posted around the building.

We could also have nice statues in the courtyard of the jail such as the iconic statue in Brussels, Belgium, Le Manneken Pis (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manneken...) and in keeping with the oenophile (wine) culture in full swing, a statue of Bacchus standing next to the little micturating boy in bronze would be a complimentary touch, as well as a way to make those in jail for DUI charges feel more at home. Additionally, it would acculaturate those in the prison--who we would call "Facility Residents"--not "prisoners"--to the quality things.

On Big Plans for the Big House

Posted on April 17 at 8:52 p.m.

What were we doing before injunctions?

On From the Mouths of Dogs

Posted on April 17 at 8:27 p.m.

they called it yellow journalism back in the day, good old Pulitzer and early Fleet Street publishing moguls...Wendy's back in 1890s, but the poor dear doesn't even know it, or how much folks are laughing...

DrDan (anonymous profile)
April 17, 2014 at 6:46 p.m.
...but sadly, Wendy's laughing her way to the bank while the rest live the Dickensian nightmare.

On Morua Pleads Guilty to DUI and Fatal Hit-and-Run Charges

Posted on April 17 at 8:24 p.m.

We don't need a new "Mission-style" jail.

Gandalf47 (anonymous profile)
April 17, 2014 at 7:54 p.m.

Why not?...it's in keeping with the old tradition of when the Spanish came in and imprisoned the Chumash.

I want to take this a step further and channel my inner interior decorator What I'd like to see is a nice little atrium in the jail, and skylights in the cells. Let's neaten things up and plant some birds of paradise and hire--no wait--use inmates to keep up the nice little garden. I'm thinking a nice little WI-FI system for the visitors would be cool. Nice blue sterile (5000K) CFL bulbs would be cool and eco-friendly. The kitchen should be stainless steel and granite countertops, and a nice pyramid-shaped arraingment of pictures in the main greeting room should consist of the President Of The United States on top, with the Attorney General and head of Homland Security below him/her, then followed by various law enforcement officials from Federal, to State, to local! Then let's have some "re-education" centers consisting of huts and bungalows around the main building. Let's make sure to get it right this time and build the jail really big because clearly with our bright and sunny future, we will need the prison cells.

On Big Plans for the Big House

Posted on April 17 at 8:07 p.m.

Eckermann, I have no quarrel with you, so since we agree, nothing here to debate.

On Morua Pleads Guilty to DUI and Fatal Hit-and-Run Charges

Posted on April 17 at 8:03 p.m.

Oh Lawdy lawd, you are *so* off base. Haven't you read any of my posts about drunk driving? (Hint: My dad was hit by a buzzed driver, three of my mom's relatives were hit by drunk drivers in separate incidents with two of them being maimed and another one being killed, and for the bonus--drum roll please--I don't drink)

Back on point after your Red Herring. Gang injunctions are like hate crimes laws, gun laws, or drug laws, they don't address *why* these problems are getting worse. Did prohibition stop alcohol from getting made? Has the War on Drugs stopped people from using them? As for hate crimes laws, we already have laws against robbery, mugging, killing, or any other crime associated with infliciting violence against others and all the things gangs do that we don't like, (killing, robbing, vandalism, and so forth) all have existing laws dealing with these issues.

What we have at the core are two-faced politicians talking about both sides of their crooked mouths telling immigrants to "come in the right way", while at the same time defending illegal immigration with the old mantra of "they do the work Americans won't do". Uh uh, Americans have always done that work, go up to North Dakota, Idaho, etc, and guess who cleans the bathrooms and works on the farms? You see, we have an illegal immigration "pull" factor because businesses don't want to pay pesky Americans decent wages. After all, these lazy American have the nerve to want safe conditions of work, and enough to live decently.

When you have a labor force of expendable, scared and desperate people, who are lied to by their supposed advocates by being told they don't have to bother to assimilate into American society, you have a Perfect Storm of poverty, and feeling of alienation, and is it any wonder why the kids have "the thousand yard stare" by the time they're about nine years old and by the time they are in their teens they are getting into trouble?

All you have to do is be still for a minute, and ask yourself "What were we doing differently as a society when we didn't have this gang problem?...we didn't need injunctions *then*." Same question per drugs, schoolyard shootings, and terrorism.

On From the Mouths of Dogs

Posted on April 17 at 7:50 p.m.

One more thing: What sort of weird nonsense is this?

On Neptune Public Radio

Posted on April 17 at 7:40 p.m.

Is this the Steve Price mentioned in this article? http://www.independent.com/news/2012/...

This Steve Price would be about 60 years old, blonde hair, and hangs around Mission Canyon.

On Neptune Public Radio

Posted on April 17 at 7:32 p.m.

Ken: They will argue "Yes, crime is down, but we need to do better". You know it's ridiculous, I know its ridiculous, but people are in love with laws and authority.

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