Comments by el_smurfo

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Posted on June 17 at 9:46 a.m.

I was there to turn in a junked out old walmart special for my $100. As noted in the article, the turnout was mostly Old Ladies in Mercedes...Good way to clean out your closet, but not doing much to clean up the streets...In the true do-gooder fashion, the cookies even had raisins...yuck.

On Gun Buyback Nets 239 Firearms

Posted on June 5 at 11:16 a.m.

Get a million, spend a million. Can't wait for the unfunded pension bomb...

On Parks and Rec, Homeless Policing Win Big in Budget

Posted on March 28 at 10:43 a.m.

The parking near Orpet is ridiculous, 100% utilization with dangerous driving at commute times. I'm more irritated in the employees that regularly park in the private Riviera Business Park lots across the street. If you show up at 8AM, you will see several regulars parking and trekking across the street, then at 5, the lot is full of people being picked up, entering the exit and clogging the lanes. Maybe I should start parking my beater car in their valet line and see how they like their private property used...

On El Encanto Sparks Parking Wars

Posted on March 21 at 1:53 p.m.

Aside from the obvious conflicts of interest we all know happen every day in Government, I think the lead got buried on this one. The fact that Aurell is implying that a single planner can put a "generally in favor" note in the file representing the entire staff position tells me each and every one of these unelected bureaucrats has too much control over a taxpaying citizens personal property rights.

On The House That Clay Built

Posted on February 8 at 1:19 p.m.

Brace yourself...the edhat whine brigade is coming!

On Cottage Hospital Tests Helipad

Posted on September 29 at 8:51 a.m.

If just a fraction of our homeless coddling or brick bulbout budget was directed to truly dedicated individuals like these, our City would be in a much better shape.

On Primo Boxing: Down but Not Out

Posted on September 23 at 1:24 p.m.

Because cops get results. Social workers are part of the problem.

On ‘Real Change’ Real Dead

Posted on September 23 at 8:35 a.m.

The second sentence says it all. These programs are always created from emotion, not from logic, so there is never any metric by which they are judged successful. Spending other's people's money on becoming the west coast's bum destination spot may make these folks feel good, but it's turning our main product of tourism into a urine soaked failure.

On ‘Real Change’ Real Dead

Posted on August 21 at 11:27 a.m.

edhat is where I get all my credible local news. Hey, anyone know what this is? I pulled it out of my shower drain?

On <em>Santa Ynez Valley Journal</em> Accuses DA of Inaction

Posted on July 7 at 9:18 a.m.

Last line says it all..."pink slips" are just union budget negotiating tactics. If the teachers unions cared so much about "beloved" teachers, they would do away with the ridiculous tenure system themselves. Tenure makes sense for a University professor but for a high school teacher reciting a mandated curriculum, it's just another perk that ultimately harms the students.

On Staff Work to Save Beloved Band Director's Job

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