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Posted on January 10 at 10:05 a.m.

I ride all the time.

I didn't like the helmet. But an over the falls experience in the back country convinced me the idea had merit. It has had one good benefit. Without the the helmet I get a scab created by the sun right in the spot where my hair (yes I still have some!) parts. Hey - it beats putting sunscreen on your scalp.

Really - it's not really that bad once you get a used to it. There's really no downside to it. I also recommend polycarbonate sunglasses to keep bugs and tree branches out of your eyes (of course the sun as well) and helmet with a "bill" on it to keep the sun out of one's eyes.

There is nothing like getting on the bike on a beautiful day, riding downtown past the cars stuck at stop lights or looking for parking spaces, locking the bike in front of the granada (lock the helmet too), going to the free lunch time opera recital, going for cheap lunch at Nortons ($8.00) or the taco stand near haiely and garden ($3.50 !!!!). Another s--tty day in paradise!

On How Now, Bow-Wow?

Posted on December 23 at 10:56 a.m.

hmmm - I'm hoping none of the commentators here own any weapons.

On Dog Got Your Tongue?

Posted on November 15 at 10:04 a.m.

Hmmm - doing math:

$13,800,000 / 54 units = $255,000 / unit

each unit is approx 400 sq ft

so cost / sq ft is ,,,

$255,000 / 400 = $638 / sq ft.

Is this right? Does it really cost $638/sq ft to build a high density apartment in santa barbara?

Perhaps the 13.8 million included the purchase of the land - how much was that out of the total. Or maybe not.

Perhaps the Indy staff would like to clarify the facts here?

Robert Ramey

On New Affordable Housing Complex Opens

Posted on October 27 at 12:01 p.m.

Given that this is such a great investment, can we stop using tax payer's money to subsidize this now?

On Going Solar

Posted on October 15 at 8:43 a.m.

To any highway patrol officer who tickets any idiot driving greater than 55 mph on Highway 154.

Thank you.

On Doing 70 on the 154

Posted on October 2 at 10:03 a.m.

"Roseanne Barr and Cindy Sheehan, Gary Johnston and his running mate are just two examples of what the writer is referring to."

Hmmm - I don't think he referred to anyone specifically. I'm not sure you can speak for him - but maybe you're him - I don't know. But it was a rhetorical question in any case.

"I think Ramey possibly meant that we haven't seen a 3rd party candidate"

OK - here is what I meant.

We have a huge diversity of opinion in this country. There is no way that we're going to really agree. The best anyone can hope for is to muddle through and get to some sort of compromise that pleases no one and a majority can only barely stand. The process of picking our government strongly reflects this.

This is the same process which has given a number of participants their say and exposed them to voters and shown them to be grossly unprepared, representing the thinnest slice public opinion, or unsuited to this role. Think Al Sharpeton, Ron Paul, or anyone you like or don't like.

Now the process has narrowed it down to two individuals who are, at best, everyone's second choice. And the carping begins: we don't like the candidates, they don't represent our views, they don't tell us the truth, etc., etc., etc. - Get over it. If you don't like this, consider all the well intended alternatives suggested here - Rosanne Barr, George Carlin, etc. etc. How many of you would be happy with any of those? Actually, considering all the sacrifices that one has to make to be a politician, I think we get a lot better than we deserve - and I don't even like these people.

Robert Ramey

On So-Called Debates

Posted on September 30 at 9:42 a.m.

"No other viable candidates will be allowed"

Which other viable candidates are you referring to?

On So-Called Debates

Posted on September 30 at 9:33 a.m.

Hmmm - a very animated discussion!

Couldn't we just agree that anyone who serves on a public commission, voluntary or otherwise, is expected to perform the duties that the position requires? Is that sooooo controversial? The ABR members are charged with rendering some sort of judgment regarding architectural esthetics. If they, by their own admission, can't do that job because it conflicts with their personal politics or finances, they should just resign or be let go. And how is it that anyone stating such an obviously reasonable position be characterized as "bat-sh*t crazy"?

Is the writer of this article a serious person? or just an entertainer out to push people's buttons?

Robert Ramey

On Conflict of Dog

Posted on September 15 at 10:52 a.m.

One might quibble with regards to the speculation by onscreen commentators. And one might question whether someone's presumed motives are relevant to any kind of political / policy decisions. But I found the movie pretty interesting and entertaining. Even someone who loves Obama has to be intrigued with the parallel lives that Souza/Obama have led and how they've dirvirged.

As far as I know no one has cited any errors of fact.

On Game-Changer for Republican Campaign

Posted on September 14 at 2:36 p.m.

Maybe we should cut Ms Capps a little slack.

She is likable and well liked and seems to genuinely concerned about using tax payer dollars to help people.

Clearly the tax system makes absolutely no sense to her. But then who CAN make any sense of if.

I'm sure she has someone else do her taxes for her so she cannot be totally responsible for the accuracy of her returns.

She's had 14 years on the job AFTER retiring from a full and satisfying career as a nurse. Is it really realistic and fair to expect someone of this age and background to actually understand this stuff?

I really wonder if it's really fair or sensitive to send her back to Washington to do a job that clearly overwhelms her. Anyone who truly loves her, as do we all, should put her best interests at heart and encourage her to retire before she embarrasses herself on a major and irredeemable way.

On Worse Tax Problem

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