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Posted on May 23 at 2:30 p.m.

I usually see these people resting, or sleeping soundly, and likely using the warmth of the sun to recharge their bodies. Most of them hard a cold hard place to sleep the night before, or they were on the move and got no rest. The term refuge is correct.
Plus, these people show much more civility than the average shopper or car driver I've seen in the vicinity.
Thanks, Don M. for offering constructive suggestions.
Hey, discoboy, the table looks more like a back breaking torture slab designed for use in an Inquisition, or training for use in Guantanamo.

On Progress for Library Plaza Ping-Pong

Posted on May 23 at 10:43 a.m.

This is a terrible idea.
Concrete Ping Pong is not more important than a daytime refuge for our fellow citizens without homes.
If this edifice to absolutely nothing of moral value is built, I will burn my library card on that damnable table.
I will no longer donate items to the library, and I will boycott the library.
And I will have lost a great deal of faith in my community.

Ps At the least, mandate that concrete ping pong balls and paddles be used at all times.
Let the Mayor throw out the first ball, after she physically throws out any homeless person in the area.


On Progress for Library Plaza Ping-Pong

Posted on May 21 at 11:52 p.m.

Indeed, Don. The whole ugly affair is a crime against the community. These self centered belligerents remind me more and more of the self righteous aggressive behavior of the distant Taliban we are so busy sending our troops to do battle with. Ah, but I believe that is why our patriotic young people are sent to distant places, so others can run amok here at home.

On Wheels Make the World Go ’Round

Posted on May 20 at 5:28 p.m.

These machines are gross polluting, over powered, over weight vehicles operated for fun and pleasure. Every one should cease to be. Our air is already filthy dirty with toxic traffic dust, black soot covers every inch of Santa Barbara, the Santa Ynez mountains are hidden in an ugly veil of pollution, springtime trees are losing brown and burnt looking leaves.
These fun clunkers leave a cloud of toxic emissions in their wake as they race down our streets threatening the health of our children.
Maybe some of these civic minded motorists should spend some time at a asthma clinic. Or at least hold their clunker festival indoors with the doors closed so they can keep responsible possession of their emissions as the celebrate their wonderfulness.
I'm ashamed Santa Barbara, and I fear you.

On 13th Annual Wheels and Waves

Posted on February 29 at 3:47 p.m.

"Red Ink Spilleth"... for a headline about such an important issue? Come on, Independent, serve your community with intelligence and respect, or fold up shop and go print bumper stickers for the socially impaired amongst us.
On the fiscal front, get some of your scribes out on the streets and help describe our community that absorbs dollars by the bucketful for the trivial, the fanciful, and the vain, yet finds it hard to support its children through the education that only our teachers can provide.
Spilleth spelt back-words is, htellips.

On Red Ink Spilleth

Posted on February 7 at 11:10 p.m.

Flog the bastard drivers, then fine them. They're empty headed
selfish creeps... and that's their good side.

On Police Cite 60 Drivers During Crosswalk Stings

Posted on October 6 at 3:49 p.m.

What a waste of Santa Barbara's public health and safety (police) resources, just to enforce this one time, one of a kind presence of protesters in a very public and historic De La Guerra Plaza. Then come the court costs...shame on Mayor and Council for allowing such a thing!

On Occupy S.B. Protesters Get Arrested and Go on Record

Posted on September 1 at 4:59 p.m.

Thank you very much, Binky.
But the Youtube video you offered is eerily like the last Santa Barbara City Council meeting that I attended. It's like deja vu but without the vu.
Thanks Binky

On New Director for Air Pollution Control District

Posted on September 1 at 11:01 a.m.

Good question Moonrunner.
Check out a 42 sec. Youtube by aspect43.
aspect43 shows some telling evidence of Santa Barbara's actual "air quality".
Duck & Cover.
Yours Truly,

On New Director for Air Pollution Control District

Posted on May 19 at 12:25 p.m.

Considering that the once magnificent Carrizo Plain whose air that is habitually polluted, this piece is a travesty.
Take a close look at the top photo, "shore of Soda Lake", in the distance is pinkish-gray shroud of smog and related vehicle traffic generated air pollution that bombards the Pain. We can be sure that it was not the Pronghorn antelope that created that cloud of toxicity. I am amazed and repelled by how often Santa Barbara's landscape painters and photographers manage not to see nor illustrate such obvious visuals of air pollution in places they profess to love and admire. I say take off your rose colored welding goggles and give honest renderings of these places and the creatures.
Concerned but giving up hope in regards to Santa Barbara and its boosters and protectors...

On Ode to Carrizo Plain

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