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Posted on April 7 at 2:49 a.m.
...and why was the article about the man that the SBPD actually beat to death (he later died at the jail) set up to have no comments/discussion?
On Homeless Man Cited for Panhandling with Machete
Posted on April 7 at 2:47 a.m.
WTF?"Aggressive Panhandling"?Wielding a weapon and demanding "Give me your F***ing money" Sounds like Armed Robbery to me.
Why such a ridiculously lesser charge? If he were not "homeless", would he have been properly charged?
Next, we'll hear of a homeless guy that robs a bank at gunpoint being charged with an "unauthorized overdraft"
Maybe the cops are too busy beating up (and sometimes killing) other citizens over seemingly lesser crimes?
Posted on November 10 at 8:57 p.m.
what we were told when voting on the lottery was that all of the revenue would go to the schools - in addition to what was already funded by the State general fund already earmarked for the schools.
What ended up happening is all the lottery money was put into the general fund and the schools ended up net zero for an increase in funding.
This is what happens with most of these "save the schools" propositions, it is all a shell game - and Jerry is the king of that game.
On Prop. 30 Buys Schools Breathing Room
Posted on October 30 at 8:53 a.m.
2 AA meetings a week for only 30 days? What happened to the mandatory Alcohol Education program for 12 months, as well as mandatory AA meetings? This ruling is disgraceful and the judge should be held accountable, as well as Falcone - who, yes, obviously has a serious drinking problem.
On Former Councilmember Popped for DUI, Hit & Run
Posted on October 6 at 6:25 p.m.
Ever been driving down the road, minding all the laws, licensed and insured as well... and been run into by an unlicensed, uninsured, illegal immigrant, completely totaling your car and causing major medical expenditures or death of a loved one?
Well, until you have experienced, or at least fully understand, that scenario... you completely miss the reason for this whole thing.
Not only should the vehicle be impounded, the ILLEGAL ALIEN should be deported. No and's/or's/if's/ or but's about it.
All this "feel good" "politically correct" "sensitivity" nonsense has gone so far over the threshold of common sense, it is insane.
The "racist" subterfuge is a complete lie. The fact is, the unlicensed, uninsured, & illegal drivers pose a very real and serious threat to the safety and well being of the rest of us. Just because people that are already illegally in this country are also a majority of that aforementioned group does not somehow make upholding the law and protecting those of us that do abide by the law somehow "racist". That's ridiculous.
On No License to Drive
Posted on September 9 at 2:08 p.m.
It's not Rocket Science to determine that the self proclaimed "Angel of Death" had intent. Obviously, you're not too familiar with this case from the beginning. His actions clearly showed intent, as did his story.
On Conditional Release for David Attias
Posted on September 9 at 2:02 p.m.
Hopped up on meth or not, the dead guy clearly broke the law, ran the stop and was killed in the accident. That alone makes the accident 100% his own fault.
To say that the other party is in any way at fault, should be "locked up", or in any way be punished for the accident is delusional at best. Seriously, would you be saying that if it was your own mother, your sister, or even you that was in her place? No, you would not... but since her name is Maldonado... oh yeah, she just must be punished huh? That's just lame.
On Driver Killed in Crash with Maldonado's Wife Was on Meth
Posted on August 24 at 2 p.m.
It is not the function of the ABR to make any decisions for reasons other than visual aesthetics / design / function of a project. No personal or political beliefs of the owner of the project can have any bearing on the decision.
The valid grounds for recusal are simple : an actual existing relationship with the applicant & board member. Not a "feeling, judgement, political difference, or belief" about the applicant, but a real bonified relationship of some kind that would present a conflict.
Abstaining for pure political posturing / pandering is not an acceptable option either.
On When Abstinence Is Not the Best Policy
Posted on August 22 at 8:25 p.m.
the irony of all of this nonsense is that it us discrimination, plain and simple. While certain communities are outraged that an owner of a company could possibly have philosophical or political views contrary to their own, there is not one single instance where it has been shown that that BUSINESS ever discriminated against anybody. You can't find a single complaint from workers or patrons to support such a claim.
Yet, those same communities, grandstanding and pandering to certain agendas, are now blatantly discriminating against a BUSINESS that is guilty of nothing. Denying a permit because you don't agree with the owner's beliefs? WTF? When all of this is said and done, the communities that did this are going to get sued for discrimination - big time, and it is going to be a slam dunk win for the attorneys representing the BUSINESS.
You very likely don't truly know what philosophical beliefs the owner of any business holds, yet as long as they do not discriminate in their hiring practices or with the public, it makes no difference. Which is exactly how it should be.
What kind of world do you want to live in? Should you have to submit to a test of your own personal beliefs to get a business license, or to build a store? Who decides that criteria? Nonsense.
On It's Not Only About Gay Marriage
Posted on August 20 at 11:58 a.m.
...and yet it should be noted that not implementing the fees is not an option on the agenda, only what form the fees will take.
The commission seems to already have decided that fees will be implemented, which is obviously not popular with the residents. I hope that they do pay attention to our position of "no fees" and scrap the whole thing, but the fact that is not one of the "options" they have up for consideration would seem to indicate that's just that - not an option.
On Major Resistance to Beach Parking Fees
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