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Posted on July 8 at 3:32 p.m.

The neighbors don't want drunken parties/drunk drivers in their neighborhood, but the wineries don't care and want to impose their agenda anyway.

Typical Yuppie "I got mine, I don't care what the neighbors want" attitude.

On Everyone Angry at Proposed Winery Rules

Posted on July 7 at 10:17 p.m.

" Yes, Obama signed the NDAA. Even if he would have vetoed it, an override would have been likely. His veto would have been nothing more than an empty symbolic gesture that would have caused more problems than it solved."

No, it would have shown a president with a backbone--assuming he actually disagreed with the measure.

On Happy Birthday, America

Posted on July 7 at 4:52 p.m.

Thank you Herschel, this is what I've been telling people for years.

What they don't realize is that by law, if even one parent is an American citizen, then the child is also an American citizen, so even if Obama was born on Jupiter, he's still a U.S. citizen. As such, why would he lie about his citizenship status unless he is as ignorant as the Birthers who are going after him?

On Who'd be most likely to defeat Hillary in 2016?

Posted on July 7 at 4:50 p.m.

Here's a suggestion: How about the government mind its own business?

On Republicans Should Move to Center

Posted on July 6 at 6:37 p.m.

Re NMS's point about Hillary Clinton: Yes, she went along with this. When I pointed this out to Hannah-Beth Jackson, she stuck by her claim that she would support Clinton in the primary of 2008 even though (despite Jackson's claims that she--Jackson--was against this war) Kucinich was against the war. The bottom line is that Kucinich has a Y-Chromosone and Jackson finally defaulted to "He can't win" as her logic.

I wonder how the mainstream Democrats will push out Elizabeth Warren?

On Happy Birthday, America

Posted on July 6 at 6:33 p.m.

DavyBrown: You missed nomoresantiy's sarcasm about how Obama's hands are tied.

Nomoresanity: I disagree with you that Cheney is Satan, don't be silly, we all know it's the Koch brothers!

On Happy Birthday, America

Posted on July 6 at 6:26 p.m.

@HGWMV: What you are presenting is logic, and there is little room for logic in the world of local politics.

On Santa Barbara's Recovery Blues

Posted on July 6 at 6:23 p.m.

Ken: How do we differentiate between old school liberals (live and let live types) and those Democrats that are into rules and regulations?

On Republicans Should Move to Center

Posted on July 6 at 6:20 p.m.

@1eagleislander: But that's what Yuppies do--they foul their own nest.

On California's Island Winery, Reborn

Posted on July 5 at 8:31 p.m.

My point exactly DrDan, which is why I oppose this war.

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