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Posted on June 4 at 2:45 p.m.
jimbo 2000, please don't throw those apostrophes around as in gang's. these are hard times, no waste. i enjoyed living in mexico, coastal jalisco,. for two years. i gave umpteen mexican hitchhikers rides and enjoyed their company. i would never give a ride in my country. what am i saying? that mexicans here are different. i wish drugs would be made legal, not that i use them, just to get revenue and, i think, reduce crimen.
On Family Secrets
Posted on June 2 at 4:37 p.m.
what convoluted testimony. let us hope the jury can keep track. and let's hope the poor lost souls on the stand know the importance of candor under oath, regardless of retribution. how much does a trial of this sort cost taxpayers? makes one sick
On Mize Trial, Day Four
Posted on June 1 at 3:52 p.m.
tegrat, "surprised at what you hear" at los prietos. i suppose you are saying the boys had rough upbringings, dysfunctional families, poor and not. i grew up in sta barbara and saw some classmates in lousy home situations turn out OK and some not. what is the answer? what besides the law should be implemented? somebody once told me if you're looking for sympathy it's in the dictionary between sh(*t and syphilis. it seems to me that when we criticize we ought to offer a better alternative.. down here in alabama we say "bless his heart"
On Brother Testifies Against Brother
Posted on May 28 at 4:40 p.m.
what can be done to help these miscreants, the underbelly of society? i guess there's big money in the privatisation of prisons. there must be a better answer than warehousing. here in alabama, atmore prison has extensive farms to earn funds and i have "prison blues" made there. an acquaintance is in prison in mississippi for a drug-induced bit of stupidity and says it is not the dept of corrections but of corruption.
On Four Stand Trial for Carachure Murder
Posted on May 27 at 11:39 a.m.
i wonder if mandatory classes in parenting would reduce the tendency to join gangs or is peer pressure too great . i.e. do most gang members come from dysfunctional families?
Posted on May 27 at 10:01 a.m.
i think people like the prosecutor shave their heads for several possible reasons:1. they are pretending they aren't bald2. they want to look like repo men, bouncers , celeb body guards or prison inmatesin short, they want to look menacing and wind up looking pathetic
Posted on May 26 at 12:15 p.m.
why do those gang brats have to use equalizers, guns and knives? can't they settle their differences the old fashioned way, by duking it out? by actually being tough, but dumb
Posted on May 22 at 4:25 p.m.
i now live in alabama near the coast and am so mad...the mistakes that caused this spill tell me that maybe women would do a better job as drillers, assuming there would be no macho bullying by BP to replace the heavy mud with seawater, one of the causes of this nightmare, major damage to our planet. &^*((^%$$ !!!
On Since the Gulf oil spill, my ideas on offshore drilling:
Posted on May 19 at 4:23 p.m.
one last comment; a friend in ojai restored a knucklehead. when i entered his tiny house the entire motorcycle was in pieces on the floor in his living room. he brought it back to life and it was a dramatic day when he first cranked her up. it had the suicide clutch and shift lever. pat faughnan was his name, now lives in SB i think. there was a very good article on motorcycling in harper's of all places. i can't transfer it from my email to here.
Posted on May 19 at 4:06 p.m.
aside from a BSA twin with flames painted on the gas tank decades ago, i confess to riding rice burners. one was a honda 500cc vee twin, shaft drive, liquid cooled, red-lined at 10,000 rpm, shift out of second at 50 mph. i raced once with a young harley rider on hwy 33 below casitas springs. he had the costume on, sleeveless levi shirt, keychain on belt loop, tattoos and bandana. we got near a hundred and had to slow down. he laughed and shook his hands, the vibration tingled them, fun but illegal. another nice bike was the yamaha 500cc single, a thumper, plenty of torque, leap across the intersection before the driver on the right remembered where the accelerator pedal was, throw it around bends on casitas pass, only weighed 264lb! i liked your dad's words, "if it does more to you than for you....." now if i could just apply that to my vodka intake. nothing like grabbing a handful of throttle and having enough power to straighten one's arms. hang on!