Comments by sbdude

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Posted on September 11 at 3:23 p.m.

"I wake up and put a couple tablespoons of 100% grass-fed butter in my coffee and whip it up . . ."

Because this is somehow healthy? Eventually you'll find high-fat, high-protein diets like Atkins (or whatever you call yours) derived from animal sources will lead to heart disease. Pushing that crap through your veins, whether it's absorbed by your body or otherwise, puts a strain on your heart and arteries.

Try drinking your coffee black. That would be healthy(er).

On Big Man, Big Plans

Posted on July 1 at 9:38 a.m.

Good idea, Becky! Except that if you had actually read the article, you'd realize Caruso is merely the property manager and not the owner. Any boycott (ridiculously suggested or otherwise) would only harm the City of Santa Barbara that has tenuous ownership of the property.

As for Third Street, Caruso has no involvement. The Grove, Americana, The Lakes in Thousand Oaks, The Promenade, The Commons in Calabasas - those are Caruso properties. And not one doing poorly.

On Rick Caruso Takes Over Paseo Nuevo

Posted on February 27 at 9:20 a.m.

Oh Ken. If you can figure out a way to bankroll all the mom and pop shops so that they're the only place people can shop and eat in Santa Barbara, more power to you. Incidentally, exactly how many corporate restaurants are there are State Street? That's what I thought.

Also, the answer is "no". Large-fleet cruise ships treat sewage the same way we do on land - with primary and secondary treatment, then discharge the gray water into the ocean. There was no trail of sewage left behind the Carnival Triumph, despite its ailments. Do you actually think or do research before you speak?

On 22 Cruise Ships Set Course for Santa Barbara

Posted on February 15 at 10:31 a.m.

"Media generally reflects the poltics of its readership."

So much for being the Santa Barbara "Independent".

On Patronizing Chick-fil-A?

Posted on February 14 at 10:40 a.m.

What a ridiculous poll, and what an obvious social commentary on the Independent's lean. Is daraka larimore-hall on your payroll?

On Patronizing Chick-fil-A?

Posted on February 5 at 9:35 a.m.

Here's an idea, Holly: Don't move into an agricultural area that happens to grow things you object to.

You see, vineyards have this funny habit of growing grapes. And sometimes they might want to sell the grapes they produce. They might even want to turn the grapes into this new drink I understand is called "wine". They might enjoy this new drink, and want to share or sell it to others. So they obtain a business permit, like most businesses do, and sell the "wine" they enjoy producing to the public. It's a strange proposition, I know.

So, much as you abhor this establishment (that predates you, mind you. Grapevines have been planted in the valley since before prohibition) that apparently does nothing for the economy other than create drunks and DUIs, you should probably do some research before you move into an area that just might sell or produce something you object to. Much like you probably wouldn't move in next to a liquor store, or buy a house next to an active airport or railroad, the onus is on you.

On S.B. Wineries Are Not a Problem

Posted on February 1 at 11:03 p.m.

Sorry, AZ2SB, wrong yet again. When the decedent broke the law by being in the traffic lanes, there is no basis for a crime of murder. The only crime was fleeing the scene, as Chavez was not where he was supposed to be.

On Prosecutor Says Hit-and-Run Suspect, Family Hid Evidence

Posted on January 29 at 8:42 a.m.

Landlords don't generally raise the rent to attact new tenants. Only in Santa Barbara or Isla Vista do you get this kind of logic.

Thirty days is all that is required to evict a tenant, so I fail to see the issue here. Even if the county has some kind of ordinance requiring assistance if there is no cause for eviction other than to evict, no judge is going to give someone $10,500 for relocation services. If the IRS won't let you deduct that kind of cash unless you move more than 100 miles, why would a judge grant that kind of award if these people don't even move out of the county?

Tenants union . . . Please.

On UCSB Students, Isla Vista Tenants Union Protest Evictions

Posted on January 22 at 2:31 p.m.

What an inflammatory and asinine thing to say, "iamsomeguyinsb". Bet you'd like to publish all the addresses of gun owners in Santa Barbara, too.

How about keeping the dog on a leash if you can't keep up with it? The only person in the wrong here was the dog owner, not the hunters. If you can't control your dog, expect someone else to control it for you.

On Dog Shot and Killed on Santa Cruz Trail

Posted on January 3 at 9:23 a.m.

How about simply "evicted for smoking"? Just because you have a "prescription" for something, it doesn't mean you're exempt from the rules. I have a license to drive, but it doesn't mean I have the right to drive as fast as I want, wherever I want.

The man gets subsidized housing at rates the rest of us could only hope to enjoy. How about being grateful for that?

On Evicted for Smoking Medicinal Marijuana?

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