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Posted on June 5 at 11:26 a.m.

We can all nibble around what caused Rodger's rampage. We can blame mental illness, guns, knives and 2 door black BMWs. The fact of the matter is that it was Rodger's antisocial behavior that caused so much suffering. He wasn't mentally ill. That is why the mental health system failed him. He was a spoiled brat and needed to be socialized so that he would become a responsible adult. But all the pathologizing of Rodger got in the way of the socializing he desperately needed.

To call this spoiled brat mentally ill is offensive and a disservice to those who truly suffer from a mental illness.

On Temper Tantrum of the Early-Morning Dog

Posted on June 3 at 8:25 a.m.

I love how the cabbies park in the Downtown Shuttle bus stops so that passengers can't get off or on the shuttle at the designated stops.

And seeing how these cabbies drive, you have to wonder if any of them ever had to pass a driving test.

On Cabbies Take Uber Drivers to Task

Posted on May 28 at 11:09 a.m.

Umm....funny how the protesters aren't tolerant of the media. A little introspection maybe in order before becoming enraged and intolerant.

On Isla Vistans Protest News Crew Presence

Posted on April 4 at 2:06 p.m.

This global warming talk always gives me a headache. Haven't the glaciers been shrinking since the last ice age-12,000 years ago? Haven't the ocean levels also been rising since that time?

On The Climate's a-Gonna Change

Posted on August 8 at 11:10 a.m.

Looks like the ABR made a big legal mistake. In the administrative arena, if you can't make a unbaised decision due to personal beliefs or personal knowlege of a case, the appropriate thing to do is to recuse yourself-not to abstain. This then allows the rest of the board to make a decision without you. The recused boardmember(s) should ideally leave the room while the deliberations and vote occur so that there is not even the appearance of trying to influence the other boardmembers.

Given the history of corruption of this board, the wholesale replacement of the members of this board is warranted. Any new boardmembers should have to go through a ethics course and an administrative law course. The ABR should also not be allowed to make any decisions without a City Attorney present.

On Chick-fil-A's Architectural Approval Shouldn't Hinge on Owner's Politics

Posted on August 8 at 11:04 a.m.

Looks like the ABR made a big legal mistake. In the administrative arena, if you can't make a unbaised decision due to personal beliefs or personal knowlege of a case, the appropriate thing to do is to recuse yourself-not to abstain. This then allows the rest of the board to make a decision without you. The recused boardmember(s) should ideally leave the room while the deliberations and vote occur so that there is not even the appearance of trying to influence the other boardmembers.

Given the history of corruption of this board, the wholesale replacement of the members of this board is warranted. Any new boardmembers should have to go through a ethics course and an administrative law course. The ABR should also not be allowed to make any decisions without a City Attorney present.

On Chick-fil-A Debate Santa Barbara Style

Posted on July 10 at 10:27 a.m.

Ummm....cited but not arrested? You can receive an arrest citation. If she was transported to Goleta Valley to give blood she was arrested. She just hasn't been booked. She will be required to to appear at the police station for mug shot and booking.

On Cat Cora Cited for DUI

Posted on June 29 at 12:58 p.m.

Besides the above mentioned problems of Piini's complexes, the places he buys he allows to deteriorate at breath taking speeds. I live near a couple of these hell holes and after he bought them,he just stopped maintaining anything. Now if the landlord that owns the building and paid good money for it doesn't take care of the place, why should we expect the children growing up in these dumps to take care of the rest of this town. The graffiti and litter all over town are the result of growing up in a building where the landlord just doesn't care.

On Toga Party for Dario Pini?

Posted on June 18 at 3:12 p.m.

This whole episode makes one wonder about the management skills that Bramsen and Dudley possess and it makes one wonder if the public's interest is at the forefront of their decision making.

The DA's office is understaffed and needs to hire more DAs. Hireing and training new employees is a very expensive endeavor. So, in the face of being understaffed the first thing that the management of Dudley/Bramsen do is to fire a trained/qualified DA making the DA's office even more short staffed. There are many other ways that this situation could have been managed with a much better outcome for everyone including the public. It is clear from this episode that there is a lack of managerial talent at the top of the DA's office.

Rather than appoint Ms. Dudley as DA on Tuesday, it would serve the DA's office and the public well if the Board of Supervisors were to appoint an outside manager to manage the DA's office until Ms. Dudley's term commenced in January. The interm manager could then move the DA's office forward healing the wounds from this election and it would give Ms. Dudley time to take the courses needed to get her managerial skills up to speed.

On Josh Lynn Terminated

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