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Posted on September 9 at 2:09 p.m.
loonpt....having recently been required to extract finish flooring, underlayment, and sub-floor, as well as contiguous drywall from a cat urine-infested 7-figure rental house, I respectfully disagree.
On Renting with Pets
Posted on September 9 at 11:04 a.m.
Have never heard the words "pet discrimination" before, but as a landlord who invests $1,000S in repairs / upgrades annually, I have no obligation, nor empathy, for tenants that choose pet ownership. Owning rental property is a business, not a charity, where optimum ROI requires excluding pet-incurred repair bills.
Posted on May 21 at 10:27 a.m.
Starshine...great column, as usual. Baseball is an acquired taste, a simultaneously simple yet complex zero-sum game. The pitcher, and parents of same, are beaming following a strike-out, and the batter's shoulder-slumping return to the dugout. Conversely, the home-run trot of a euphoric batter saddens the defensive team, its coaches and fans. Kinda like life, results are viewed thru the prism of the observer. And by the way, your statistic regarding Hall of Fame strike-out affirms your "lack of love' for the game, or at least your lack of accuracy. Yes, a .300 batting average means a .700 "non-hit" plate appearance, not a .700 strike-out percentage. Next time you visit Dodger Stadium, avoid the concessions and dissect each move by every player, and coach, on each pitch. Perhaps your appreciation for the game will change when you embrace the physical, strategic and mental aspects of "America's Game."
On The Sting of the Strikeout
Posted on January 6 at 10:34 a.m.
Barney - You use the disparaging term "disgorge" with regards to cruise ship visitors, while disparaging the weather in Bakersfield, Scottsdale & Fargo. The increasing nautical tourist count, and visitor spending, is obviously linked to SB's weather; berating both visitors, and their weather, reflects you ubiquitous "progressive" hypocrisy.
On What? Another Year?
Posted on March 27 at 1:51 p.m.
Mr Gates fails to walk the talk:
On Bill Gates Fights Global Warming in Goleta
Posted on March 25 at 6:26 p.m.
So Bill walked to SB from his 66,000 sq ft house on Lake Washington?
Posted on January 26 at 4:51 p.m.
Those that lack the ambition, or aptitude, to compete in our market economy are supported by tax-payer underwritten social services. To suggest that tax incentives for taking the risk of investing in securities is "wrong" is an indication of Ms Causey's limited financial acumen, and a common theme among those in the self-proclaimed "99%" whose plight is self-fulfilling. The beauty of our system is that it rewards performance; Frances' response is to criticize achievement, and bemoan one's place in life rather than embrace the limitless opportunities inherent in a capitalistic system.
On <em>Heist: Who Stole the American Dream?</em>
Posted on July 11 at 11:07 a.m.
Reminds me of the story my dad tells about his circumcision: When asked if the procedure hurt, he says it was done when he was 3-days old and he didn't recall specifics, just that he couldn't walk for a year!
On Circumcision: Cut It Out?
Posted on January 1 at 9:19 p.m.
topcat.....The computer you use to pontificate your coolness utilizes Korean memory chips and a petroleum-based chassis, components that consume significantly more resources than that nicely gift-wrapped paisley tie from grandma.
On Holiday Recycling Tips: Naughty vs. Nice
Posted on July 12 at 11:38 a.m.
All - My thoughts on having kids / not having kids is simple. Are you happy with the decision your parents made to have you? If so, you are parent material; if not, well, you've just answered your question.
On Why Have Kids?