Comments by erthcrclr

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Posted on January 17 at 9:12 a.m.

The parishioners at St. Joe's have every right to be outraged.
If indeed Martini was "innocent" of previous accusations--which subsequently resulted in a huge payout--then there would have been nothing to hide in having shared this information so that they could have made their own informed decisions.
Interestingly, the current church bulletin mentions that "Fr. Martini lacks the institutional memory that is so helpful to a parish"...

Los feligreses de la Iglesia de San Jose tienen todo el derecho a estar indignados.
Si, efectivamente, Martini era "inocente" de las acusaciones anteriores - que posteriormente dieron lugar a un desembolso enorme - entonces no habría habido nada que ocultar en haber compartido esta información de manera que se podría haber hecho de sus propias decisiones informadas.

On Concerns Raised over Carpinteria Pastor's Past

Posted on December 24 at 10:28 a.m.

Another vote for the hostel that was not only a promise, it was a contractual obligation, no? Let's meet the previous contract terms before agreeing to further contracts. And how about no more decades going by before that obligation is met.

On Parker Family Proposes New Hotel near DoubleTree

Posted on August 10 at 6:37 p.m.

When he was pleading with the community to allow him his "sod farm" he magnanimously offered to build a bus stop at the base of his estate for his peons in the bargain.

On Patrick Nesbitt Places Hotels Into Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Posted on March 17 at 11:24 a.m.

willy88, there is no question about the increased and alarming loss of privacy we are experiencing on countless levels.
Perhaps, though, you are myopically bleating Limburger comments instead of focusing on your own party's ghastly attempts to governmentally restrict any number of civil rights, including a woman's choice to make medical decisions best made between herself and her physician or the freedom for any adult to marry another adult they love.

On Good-Bye, Private Parts

Posted on February 21 at 9:42 a.m.

SN: Whoa there, troll.
starkey: ^5

On SBCC Trustees Chided

Posted on February 13 at 11:52 a.m.

"I understand the “slippery slope” concern around physician-assisted suicide, but to those already at the bottom of their own life slopes, the real morality seems abundantly clear."

This crucial statement resonates all too deeply with anyone who has had a loved one near death who begs them to help them mercifully die. I have been in this agonizing situation three times in my life, but I have never had the courage to do what I have always known to be the right thing.
Thank you for another provocative column, Lee.

On M.D. versus D.V.M.

Posted on December 7 at 10:35 a.m.

The simple truth is that this man has proven repeatedly that he is a danger to society.
Andy and Mike may well sing his praises, but the guy should be dealt the same hand as other less-known common criminals.
And for those of you suggesting that we think of his kids: perhaps that was advice he should have taken himself.

On Carpinteria Councilmember Joe Armendariz Arrested for DUI

Posted on August 22 at 11:14 a.m.

"SantaBarbaraDianne, your contributions to Indy dialogs would have more relevance it they were grounded in the real world."

No kidding! Based on the above comments alone, I'd assumed she was a troll.

On Solar Project Biggest in the Country

Posted on July 8 at 8:39 a.m.

I would somewhat demurely add that sex is better with an uncircumcised man.

On Circumcision: Cut It Out?

Posted on June 22 at 8:36 a.m.

The CPS system is full of problems and there is no doubt it needs a revamping. One of the ways it could be improved is by hiring more, not less, social workers, and by giving them a competitive salary so as to attract the brightest and most compassionate employees possible. Most of these folks already have master's degrees and work long hours at jobs none of us could stomach, with each new case sometimes being more horrifying or disheartening than the last. And on top of that, they each typically have an overwhelmingly large caseload that makes it impossible to give each case the full attention it deserves. And then when subsequent problems occur within the clients' families, the CPS workers themselves usually publicly get the blame for whatever went wrong.
It's a mighty thankless job and takes extreme dedication not to become jaded by the work and the process.
Just as with police and firefighters, our CPS workers are there to protect and serve. To be cutting the pay of these heroes is unconscionable.

On Cutting the Wrong Salaries

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