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Posted on December 4 at 8:48 p.m.
Maybe you have not gotten the message, clausen. Progressives are union shills. They are interested only in taking care of themselves, once you follow the money.
But further, why should this city house anyone who wants to come here for free? Time to send a different message, and to those who enable this situation as well.
This is not a city problem to solve and we should stop acting like it is. Prop 43 raised billions to care for those with mental impairments at the state level.
Drug and alcohol addictions are mental impairments. Not having the sense to live within one's means within society's social safety network is a mental impairment. Thinking one can come to Santa Barbara and get a free ride provided by the rest of us to squat anywhere they want is also a mental impairment.
Get Hannah Beth Jackson and Das Williams to start using those Prop 43 billions the way they were intended: getting those with mental impairments off the street. We already gave at the office.
On Homeless Shelter Numbers Up
Posted on December 4 at 8:11 p.m.
NewsPress for a long time has been calling out the fiscal recklessness of progressive city council politics. Which did go against the grain of the body politic in this town. And now the city has rung up $400 million and growing in unfunded liabilities. So much for newspapers that chose instead to coddle the body politic in this town.
Maybe they will write a check to make up the difference? Armstrong was right. Ebenstein was right. Caldwell is right. There was something rotten going on in city hall and now we have to pay for this with diminished present services, so those politically motivated promises made years ago now need to be paid off.
On NLRB Sets <em>News-Press</em> Hearing
Posted on December 4 at 4:34 p.m.
The wholesale denial of private property rights in the ongoing N-P argument remains stunning. You want a paper that meets your standards, including the ability to distort news stories the way you want? You buy one.
Because the old N-P was no shining example of journalistic ethics. Depends upon which side of the fence you were reading it. The progressive echo chamber is not real life, but it reigned for so long among a tight few that is passed for reality among this selected few. The new News-Press is a breath of fresh air in a town culture that had grown stale.
BTW: that was not anti-Capps BS. That was a factually based story that led to a retraction by Ms Capps herself. That is called the Fourth Estate operating exactly as intended. Which is a hallmark of a fine paper. How ironic the offending press release writer for Capps was a former Independent staffer. There in hangs the tale.
What daily paper has not had significant loss of readership, while the N-P continues to thrive in the same circumstances. You are all raising very old, tired wounds over minor incidents long in the past. Few besides the Duct Tape Seven even know what you are talking about Which only proves how few of you have even read the N-P in years.
Think about this as you face the holiday season with joy in your hearts and good will towards all. I'll even try to let a good cheer rub off on me too. Pace in Terrem.
Posted on December 4 at 2:19 p.m.
It's okay EatThe Rich, you will have BFF sticking with the Independent.
Posted on December 4 at 10:48 a.m.
I would not expect to find concurrence in the Independent echo chamber. Of all places. But there you have it; an alternate view point reinforced easily once you leave the Independent mind-control cocoon.
Posted on December 4 at 10:10 a.m.
Eat the rich; it explains why the continuing law suits against the N-P keep losing. The unions have to save face so they continue to flail, rather than admit they were the reason the whole thing blew up in their faces.
The greatest irony is sadly now learning how right Travis Armstrong actually was. But today's guest editorials are rich in thought, fact and research.
But they do discomfit the smug progressive crowd who continue to join in healthy debate about critical issues that affect us all. Their hegemony was shattered when Ms McCaw took over the NewsPress and their wounded howls continue today as they face their progressive irrelevancy.
Posted on December 4 at 9:47 a.m.
If you are referring to the encampment the owner of the Child's Estate allowed on her own private property you have nothing to compare to the squatter camps that now riddle our city. Hers was a Depression Era very disciplined campsite for working men, no alcohol and high degree of self-government.
They knew they were given a special privilege by the owner and honored her generosity with mutual regard and trust. This camp was also started well before the current social safety net that provides the equivalent of $40,000 each in goods and services.
And a US population now claiming federal disability benefits in numbers equivalent to the entire population of Greece, or Portugal.
Posted on December 3 at 9:28 p.m.
If you want to run a business, become the owner. That is how you get all the rights you want. If you choose to be an employee, you will have to accept the choice you made that you don't get to call the shots. I am surprised people still do not understand these fundamentals.
Yes, Ms McCaw has the right to put out the paper she wants and take her chances that readers will purchase what she prints. Seems to be working very well for her. Yes, workers can assert enumerated rights under established law. But as non-owners that is where their rights stop.
This is a dead issue: The owner controls content. Workers can take it or leave it.
Posted on December 3 at 6:47 p.m.
Here we go. Time for the Casa crowd and their friends to thank their generous enablers in Montecito. MTD Bus # 14 to Montecito Upper Village. http://www.sbmtd.gov/maps-and-schedul...
You can pick up bus # 14 up at the Transit Center or on Milpas Street. Hang out in the nice little park at the corner of East Valley Road and San Ysidro Road and count on some very generous hand-outs.
Then take the bus back to town, or not. Plenty of good hedges and creeks in Montecito to call home, thanks to all those residents who want you to stay a while in our town.
Posted on December 3 at 6:26 p.m.
People who care the animals having adapted to a domestic environment would be day prey if they were returned to the wild is what would be sad, cruel and unnecessary.
With the number of domestic zoo animals reproducing will keep zoos full, so the issue is over-population now within domestic settings because few truly wild animals even get into these settings. Providing homes in museums or zoos for these second, third and more generation animals is the only humane response.
SBNH Museum - your plans were lovely and enhanced the educational experience for all visitors and those who use you as a prime educational resource. I hope your dreams come through some time in the future and you can do what you planned so carefully to carry out.
On No New Buildings for Museum of Natural History
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