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Posted on June 20 at 11:39 a.m.
Aren't the homeless shelters rolling out the welcome mat to help with the problem of homelessness?
On Many UCSB and SBCC Students Struggle with Homelessness
Posted on June 19 at 10:48 a.m.
Rosa McCauley Parks, although of mixed ethnic heritage, did in fact place her life on the line with such an act of defiance that fateful day and thus impacted the course of the Southern social narrative.
The incident really did underscore the absurdity of the "Southern way of life." For instance, let's look at the now famous photograph of her sitting on that bus. Parks, for all intents and purposes, looks like someone right out of the works of Willa Cather or Emily Dickson, even a portrait by Grant Wood.
In other words, Parks, color not withstanding, was as American as apple pie!
On Which woman belongs on the new $10 bill?
Posted on June 18 at 9:45 p.m.
Par...We purists remember the Santa Barbara legend as Thomas M. Storke,TMS. We mustn't leave out the "M." After all, it's part of his mystique and legend, the same as in William Randolph Hearst! lol!!!
On Isla Vista: Investor's Paradise
Posted on June 18 at 9:31 p.m.
Thank you, please, zappa...Indeed, flexibility in any exchange reaps better results. I shall "war" no more.
On Women's Roles in Islam
Posted on June 18 at 6:59 p.m.
I've been engaged in a civil give and take over the correct spelling of the Islamic Holy Text. So may I respectfully ask, is it Koran or, as I argue, Qur'an?
Some of my "adversaries" have argued that there are several acceptable ways of spelling the Holy Book. But I should like to hear it from the Islamic authorities!
Posted on June 18 at 7:26 a.m.
This is similar to hearing shocking news that a beloved member of the church is moving away. The name Brooks is deeply etched on the development of Santa Barbara!
On International Student Host Company Buys Brooks Institute
Posted on June 11 at 8:43 a.m.
Interesting parallels here. Two groups with tough social histories -- Oscar Wilde and Dred Scott as emblems -- share the month of June to commemorate their separate struggles.
Little is known, however, of the history surrounding an African American holiday called Juneteenth. I say interesting for the simple reason that word of the Emancipation Proclamation of January 1, 1863, didn't reach Texas until June 19, 1865, some two years later. The following link explains the reason why in detail:
On Schneider Endorsed by Gay Rights Advocates
Posted on June 5 at 6:25 p.m.
what...you beat me to the punch! I was just about to take to the keyboard. By all means, it's O&G. And don't you forget it!
On Police Thwart Senior Prank at Santa Barbara High School
Posted on June 5 at 11:02 a.m.
Interesting how cyberspace is giving voice to a wide range of thought, as seen on these threads, thought which would have been called blasphemy in the not so distant past. Heck, I've read some stunning assaults on the Old Testament!
Are we increasingly becoming a secular nation? I do notice a trend among millennials away from faith based life! And Sunday school has certainly gone with the wind!
On Tribal Leaders Oppose Serra Sainthood
Posted on June 5 at 10:36 a.m.
The best of everything for this champion. But do let us be careful, when discussing cancer, with the use of overly optimistic wording. For example, "beating" cancer is misleading. And so is "cancer free." Is this true from a medical point of view?
You see, one never "beats" that dreaded disease. For that reason, it seems the better choice of wording is "gone into remission" because the medical world will tell you during what seems a period of recovery the cancer you're fighting sooner or later will return.
So, a word of caution!
On Interview with Sharon Jones