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Posted on August 8 at 10:34 a.m.
A few well positioned squeaky wheels get the grease. Thousands of harmless working-class bike riders - enjoying 20 minutes of revelry - get the military treatment from the police.
What was accomplished? Prolonging the traffic issues by jamming up the bike ride and wasting untold dollars on enforcement.
One cruiser rider was cited for having too long of handlebars and told that if he didn't lock up his cruiser the police would take it away. He was cited and pulled over twice.
If any of these abuses happened to the citizenry in countries that take personal liberty more seriously, the police would have been put in check by the people they serve.
In Santa Barbara, the commoners aren't permitted to let loose once a year, not without asking for permission.
On Fiesta Cruisers in the Crosshairs
Posted on August 1 at 11:36 a.m.
Of course the cops and the city want their cut. Imagine Pamplona trying to regulate the running of the bulls for safety.
On Crackdown on Fiesta Cruiser Run
Posted on November 5 at 1:48 p.m.
For the record, Carpinteria has yet to ban the bag. The council voted to draft an ordinance that has not been written or read or approved.
On Ban the Bloody Bag Already!
Posted on September 8 at 1 p.m.
Lighten up people. Food allergies are the new Attention Deficit Disorder--over-diagnosed and vague symptoms/causes. Yes, some people have real problems with food. But the ones that have lack of energy sometimes or trouble concentrating sometimes are not really medical cases. When I think of persnickety, overly picky food people, I think of the ones who constantly talk about ridding their bodies of these undefined toxins that upset their balance. These people are convinced that if they just stop ingesting toxins and cleanse themselves, then they will achieve a pure state of being. It sounds a lot like the premise for Scientology to me, and I have a hunch that like Scientology, these promotors of eliminating evil toxins to restore a pure being are cashing in too. So cleanse away dubiously allergic people, and tell me all about how it increases your life force.rock and roll
On I'm Gluten-Free-Vegan-Intolerant