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Posted on February 25 at 2:06 a.m.

Sad sad day for Santa Barbara. This Council and our new City Attorney are afraid of litigation. They are afraid of Capello. They will get what they deserve. City government is going to be a mess for decades. We will have new Council Members with no experience with local government. The days that the Democratic Party dictates who gets elected is over. The days of the Planning Commission being the stepping board to Council, is over. I hope Cruzito gets elected and fires everybody. To a greater extent than is now the case, City staff will run the City because the new Council will have no clue how to deal with staff or what to do if they don't agree with the staff recommendation. Those of us who have lived here all our lives have no idea who will be on Council 4 years from now. What a mess.

On City Election Sea Change

Posted on February 23 at 1:53 p.m.

JJ Once again you prove yourself to be the stupid idiot we all know you are. Most of us here know who you are and you are a lonely sad person. Salud is the most popular local politician we have. Want to run against him? You would be lucky to receive 10% of the vote. Keep posting, we all know you are a loser and a lonely gay man. Just so you know I have no problem with the gay issue, I thought the Academy Award winner last night who acknowledged his gayness, was the best speech of the night! Take care.

On The S.B. Questionnaire: Salud Carbajal

Posted on February 5 at 4:25 p.m.

I am totally against District elections but it is inevitable unfortunately. What these idiots didn't understand is that if they learned how to organize, eventually they could take over. Just look at the demographics in SB schools today. Instead they will have 2 Districts and maybe 2 Council Members. No guarantee a non-Latino could not get elected from the Westside or even the Eastside. The Districts are going to look just like the service areas for the SB School Dist. elementary schools. An Eastside District, a Westside District, a Foothill Dist., a Mesa Dist., a Central Dist., and a San Roque Dist. A Latino will never get elected in any of the 4 "non-Latino" Districts. It will be a long time before a Latino gets elected Mayor. Guess what? 5-2 votes on racially based issues. The same Democratic white people will continue to run the Council. These "Latino activists" were not smart enough to get elected "at- large" and they were not smart enough to figure that one out either.

On Praying to a Porcelain Dog

Posted on January 18 at 10:56 a.m.

The MCA. Too many white people for today's SB political scene. I know they mean well but Sharon and Jarrett are white people who grew up somewhere else. Get real. Not going to happen.

On Eastside Business District Gets Rocky Reception

Posted on January 6 at 5:48 p.m.

Pretty funny overall. PODER to boycott! I bet not one single PODER member has an at home subscription to the NP. Wendy McCaw does not care what you think. She is getting old, she has more money than she could ever spend, and the NP is a hobby to cater to her ultra right wing Libertarian philosophy. Her audience is a small number of old right wing weirdos (and schizophrenic crazies like JJ and loon here) . She does not care what others think about her or her paper. This controversy simply caters to her audience. They love it. Did you read her New Year statement, go out and make a citizens' arrest of a skateboarder, citizen arrest a graffitti vandal. SB is such a terrible place today. She is a sad old billionaire but she cares not a wit what these "protesters" think about her or her paper, and they will only spur her to more of the same.

On Protest Planned over <em>News-Press</em> Headline

Posted on December 16 at 5:41 p.m.

I still think, after at least a year of reading, that JJ and ST are the same schizophrenic, demented mind, and if anything, it becomes more obvious by the day.

On Miramar Languishes in Limbo Amid Parking Concerns

Posted on November 12 at 8:08 p.m.

What most people don't seem to grasp is that with a 20,000 student cap, everything else could go forward and the quality of the school and the education our children receive there, be the same. If we need to expand the population of UC students, there are other campuses available. We want the best 20,000 available here and that is all we can sustain. Remember, sustainable campuses. That is supposedly the new watchword. Let's hold them to that.

On State Commission to Hear UCSB's 15-Year Expansion Plan

Posted on November 12 at 3:17 p.m.

Learn from the mistakes of the past or repeat them. In the midst of this drought, the UCSB LRDP is the single largest development project in the history of Goleta. If the Goleta Water Distriict continues to sit on its hands and do nothing, UCSB will use every drop of of available water supply and in a relatively short amount of time, Goleta will be back to a water Moratorium because it will be out of water. University enrollment should be permanently capped at 20,000 students because that is what our community can sustain. We have no local elected officials with the ______ to stand up to the Regents, so we will in fact repeat our mistakes of the past! Thanks Bill Rosen.

On State Commission to Hear UCSB's 15-Year Expansion Plan

Posted on November 12 at 3:05 p.m.

How about an update from today's match!

On Girls Tennis: Dons Reach Semis

Posted on November 5 at 11:09 a.m.

I get the impression that less and less people read these but here goes. Measure P: I questioned who these people are from the beginning. I grew up here and have been involved in local government for over 40 years and I had never heard of the initial proponents. I am an SB Local and I never liked that. I am shocked at the final result. I thought it would be close and surprised it did not win. We hate big oil in SB right?

Capps: I love Ms. Capps but the Republicans could not find a weaker candidate than Mitchum. He is border line weird and he was borderline Congressman. What about the SBNP Steepleton claim that Capps will resign and her daughter be named her replacement? Is this more unsubstantiated SBNP conspiracy theory delusion ala Travis Armstrong and Mayor Blum resigning, or did he actually hear something? Are McCaw and Steepleton dreaming this stuff up or is it credible? Whatever it is, Capps' political career is over and that sparks all the local political fires. Can the Republicans find a viable candidate? They have no one to blame but themselves for Mitchum. Would Francisco have been able to win? Maybe. Who will succeed Capps? Helene? Carbajal? Williams? Someone new? Two years goes by fast and it is already happening today.

SBCC on our radar. This election was a rejection of the current Board and their selection of the President. Gotta go. Then what? SBCC has sort of come on the radar out of nowhere. In the past it was just there. Now it is almost as big as UCSB and lots of controversy. What is the future of this huge entity in our community?

On Capps Survives; Measures P and S Flame Out

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