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Posted on February 21 at 12:47 p.m.

I agree with RHS. The judges have to get over themselves. We obviously have ceded too much power to them if they are issuing contempt orders over benign name-calling by the attorneys. In my business career, I was called much worse than these innocuous insults hurled about in this case. Since society didn't give me the authority to fine the offenders, I just dealt with it.

On Contempt Finding Against DUI Attorney Reversed

Posted on January 27 at 1:18 a.m.

This is an example of our legal system run amok. It would be a total miscarriage of justice if this cab driver is found responsible for the tragic death of this boy. This case cries out for the need to reform the system to prevent such abuses. If personal injury lawyers weren't making a fortune from these huge awards, we wouldn't have absurd cases like this one.

On Jury Deliberating Over Cab Company’s Role in Fatal Hit-and-Run

Posted on November 15 at 5:06 a.m.

So just for the heck of it I googled this person, Christine Doudna, and discovered she lives in NYC and married a managing director of the investment bank, Salomon Brothers, in the 1980's. In case you may not have remembered, Salomon Brothers almost imploded as a result of a bond trading scandal in the early 1990's.

Yes, Ms. Doudna is still a starry-eyed country Kansas girl. I'm sure those Midwestern values are serving her well at the Park Ave parties she regularly attends with her Wall Street friends. She bleeds Kansas about as much as I have in common with aliens from Mars.

On A Red Tide of Money

Posted on November 5 at 6:14 p.m.

“It’s going to be hard, but I have a track record of working across the aisle.”

Can someone tell me when she has ever worked across the aisle? It really doesn't matter if she was reelected, as she will be in no position to get anything from an overwhelming Republican majority in the House. She is for all intents and purposes a nonentity, a figurehead who will be spending her time going to ribbon cutting and dedication ceremonies.

On Capps Survives; Measures P and S Flame Out

Posted on October 31 at 8:41 p.m.

Nick Welsh is not the only one who is concerned about the impact of Measure S on the community.

The Daily Nexus, the student newspaper at UCSB, announced its opposition to Measure S. They were able to cut through the propaganda and state clearly and logically why this bond referendum needs a lot more work before it deserves the support of the students.

http://dailynexus.com/2014-10-30/nove...

On Sleep with Dogs, Wake with Fishes

Posted on October 31 at 8:24 p.m.

In case anyone is wondering how the students at UCSB may vote on Measure S, please check out the Daily Nexus, USCB's student newspaper, recommendation to vote no on Measure S.

http://dailynexus.com/2014-10-30/nove...

On Getting Out the Student Vote

Posted on October 29 at 2:40 p.m.

I completely agree with howgreenwasmyvalley. My health plan was terminated last year due to Obamacare. The Obamacare plan they offered me was 70% more expensive with a very narrow network of providers and a much more restricted drug formularly.

This law has ruined the individual marketplace in Ca, as you cannot find a plan that includes most of the specialist physicians in SB or elsewhere in Ca. Also, if you don't qualify for subsidies, these plans are exorbitantly expensive with very high deductibles and out-of-pocket maximums.

What really irks me about her is this statement she made on Sept 9, 2009 and many other times: "If you like the plan you have now, you can keep it even though the new plans will lower your costs". If this isn't a boldface lie, I don't know what is.

If this wasn't enough, in Oct of 2010 she spoke before an audience of doctors at Cottage Hospital and admitted that Obamacare is a big gamble. She asked rhetorically whether this new law would work. Her answer: "time will tell".

Well, now we know how this high stakes gamble worked out. If there is any justice in the world, Ms. Capps will lose her job on Nov 4 and have to get an unsubsidized Obamacare plan, just like many of her constituents.

On Mitchum’s Biggest Role Yet?

Posted on October 12 at 8:03 p.m.

Proposition 45 does not address the real problems with the healthcare system in Ca. The fact of the matter is the implementation of Obamacare is a cancer on the entire medical care system and will continue to plague us in Ca., regardless if this referendum is approved.

People in the individual market who had their policies cancelled last year were forced to enroll in Obamacare policies with much higher premiums, higher deductibles and out-of-pocket maximums. More importantly, their healthcare provider network was slashed in some cases by 2/3 of the number of doctors and hospitals that were available to them under their old policies.

If you are forced to buy an Obamacare policy and you don't qualify for the subsidies, you will pay much higher premiums (prop 45 or no prop 45) and will most likely be denied medical care by the provider of your choosing.

Everyone who is insured in the employer group market should not feel complacent about this trend to make all insurance policies look like HMO's. Your turn is coming. Many employers, particularly smaller ones, will inevitably cease to provide insurance to their employees and will tell them to seek insurance on the Obamacare exchanges, where the coverage is far less generous.

On Stop Health Insurance Rip-Offs

Posted on September 3 at 12:45 p.m.

I wonder how much it costs to take private lessons from Steve Clarkson? I bet we are talking 4 digits at least.

On High School Fall Football

Posted on June 7 at 11:15 p.m.

Did anyone predict that Lebron would not be able to finish game 1 because of cramping?

On Hoop Heroes

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