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Posted on September 27 at 9:30 a.m.
Me no likey feral pigs. Me no likey coyotes esp. the ones what ate my two cats. Me no likey the owl what ate my kids' rabbit. Me no likey actual rats. They are vermin. Me no likey rich people who use their money to disenfranchise ink stained wretches who work for less than subsistence wage. Me no likey people what like critters better than people. Me no likey.
On Wendy McCaw Takes the Stand
Posted on September 20 at 10:32 a.m.
The attrition rate is a tad alarming.
On <em>News-Press</em> Takes the Offensive
Posted on September 18 at 3:12 p.m.
What is the psychology of the placement of the photos in that graphic? Done properly and with the addition of a spinner in the center, readers could have the makings of a sick new board game. As currently configured?... Nope, doesn't work.
On The <em>News-Press</em>/ NLRB Trial: The Past Week
Posted on May 29 at 10:28 a.m.
To paraphrase Lou Cannon, how very sad that a successful paper, an increasing rarity in today's media landscape, has gone this route in the space of one year.
On <em>News-Press</em> Fires at Lou Cannon
Posted on May 19 at 8:48 p.m.
making a personal attack upon someone's integrity without signing your name to it is punk, dontchathink, first district principal flouter?
On Leana Orsua Goes to KSBY
Posted on May 2 at 4:01 p.m.
Aspiring: Thanks for informing me that Grapes of Wrath is in fact fiction. Further, the credentials you laid out are unassailable. I wish I could say I had a big welt from an LAPD rubber bullet on my ass from yesterday's rally in MacArthur Park, but alas, I am a white devil who was engaged in more mundane pursuits. Sorry for ruining your May Day. I feel like a burro. Ooops. Am I allowed to even say that, being white and all?
On Independent.com Banished from <em>News-Press</em> Computers
Posted on May 1 at 9:15 a.m.
Joe Rockhead:I make no excuses for ownership/management, but you and the others from the N-P have likened yourselves to the most oppressed workers who have ever suffered at the hands of cruel bosses. You attack those with views even slightly out of line with your own. You chastise people for not living in SB as long as you have. You are mostly white over-priviledged whiners. And just so you know: I support legal unionization efforts; I abhor unsigned hit pieces aimed at damaging reputations; I think DUI is a serious offense and that arrests and convictions for same, esp. by people of standing, should be covered in the press; I think the address of Rob Lowe's hacienda should be published if it's public information. I also think without the McCaw story, SB goes back to being the one-horse town called malice that it was before the story erupted.Lastly, I think someone rich shouldn hire someone with the initials JR, gather up everyone in the county named Barney, align with a proper union like the Newspaper Guild and launch a new daily in town and bury the News-Press once and for all.
Posted on April 30 at 7:51 p.m.
Aspiringdiva: your insinuation about my lack of labor history knowledge couldn't be more wobby than if you had accused me of not knowing the Ghost of Tom Joad was more than a song too. For entitled Santa Barbarians to be comparing themselves to labor activists who strode the earth as many as 100 years ago is a bit disingenuous, don't you think? The Tom Joads and Joe Hills of present day SB are in the fields picking your food and working three service jobs to be able to afford to live 20 people to a house in your lovely mission-style city. Only when their kids die in the bushes behind Saks do you even notice them.
Posted on April 26 at 8:07 a.m.
I am guilty of a cynical name choice and that is the only thing for which I will apologize. Sliming people is either wrong or not. Punk-ass attacks are either wrong or not. Any journo who presupposes guilt or innocence in their writing (other than clearly stated commentary) isn't worth their salt.
Posted on April 26 at 8:01 a.m.
Joan(Baez)Hill:Perjury? I missed that. When were the charges filed? When was the conviction handed down? Or do you mean an administration law judge's comment from the bench about "extreme embellishment?" The two are not the same and you cannot analyze a situation accurately when you are guilty of extreme embellishment. Histrionics and journalism don't mix, Joan. What is clear is that anyone who doesn't line up behind the paragons of ethics and virtue or those who even try to approach the situation with balanced analysis will be vilified. Get in line or shut up and get out, right? In that sense you all have more in common with ownership than I ever will.