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Posted on December 4 at 9:14 p.m.
One of the things I really appreciate about the Indie website is preservation of posts. I see 14noscams is an Obama "birther." That is why we have a difference of opinion about the SBNP and virtually everything else imaginable. Can't argue with a crazy person. I am personal friends with people who grew up with Obama and went to Punahou with him.
On NLRB Sets <em>News-Press</em> Hearing
Posted on December 4 at 7:48 p.m.
I certainly respect another's respectfully stated opinion but I disagree with 14noscams analysis and I have been reading the SBNP for more than 40 years. Most of my life and until McCaw bought, the SBNP pretty well mirrored SB politics. It was unusual for the SBNP to incorrectly predict election results and for the most part their endorsements were insurmountable. That is certainly no longer the case. As I stated earlier, over the past 8 years their endorsements have almost all lost across the board. In the most recent City Council election they endorsed Hotchkiss who as an incumbent came in 3rd and only beat the 4th place candidate by a few hundred votes. I believe in the 2012 election every one of their endorsements lost. That never happened before McCaw. The SBNP never changed "radically" before McCaw but it did change radically when Travis was hired and again since the "Guest Editors" took over and the choice of outside news articles and Opinions took a radical turn to extremism.
Posted on December 4 at 5:04 p.m.
foo you truly are demented and self-absorbed. I have been talking about what I read today, and Sunday and everyday since McCaw bought the paper. I raise a historic extreme example of the Travis Armstrong era only to prove the weird extreme this Owner has taken our cherished SBNP. I actually do not believe she and Nipper take a day to day management of the content. I expect they periodically give Steepleton instruction but they have their name on the second page so they are responsible.
Posted on December 4 at 3:26 p.m.
To follow up on DrDan's "the truth" comments and the extreme example of how out there the Travis Armstrong/McCaw era got, that foo now defends, how about the Mayor Blum resignation! We know Travis and McCaw hated Mayor Blum and as Mayor she was fair game for critic from them, but to make up out of thin air that she was going to resign, and then not explain it as if it did not matter, that is how weird McCaw and Travis were, and in another way, things still are. Please God, it is our only local daily! Make her let go and let someone else have a chance.
Posted on December 4 at 10:27 a.m.
Wow foo. You, Travis and Ms. McCaw, howling into a prevailing wind where the only people who can hear you laugh. I expect there are less than 1% of educated adults in Southern SB County (who used to be the SBNP audience) agree with you, Travis and the Andy & Lanny show ("rich in thought, fact and research", are you kidding me! I expect even Andy would laugh at that one.)
Enjoy reading yourself.
Posted on December 4 at 9:05 a.m.
I was tempted when this was first published then decided not to waste my time but since it is still here, and since no one talks about it anymore since Craig Smith stopped blogging, how bad is the SBNP these days. I am one of the few who does not boycott but rather continues to read everyday, my family has had a subscription for over 70 years and I have been reading since I was a child many, many decades ago. I thought after Travis left it could never be that bad again but today it is worse. What is the facade with the "Guest Editors?" When you do not have a professional Editor and the "Guests" have been around forever now, what is that supposed to mean? Do they actually believe we don't hold them responsible for Andy & Lanny because they are only "Guests." I mean they endorse anti-environment; pro-oil; anti-family planning from an owner who is childless; and poor Lanny is such a terrible writer and he repeats himself incessantly on the same subjects. At least I believe Andy is in part tongue in cheek and is catering to his audience, although he is certainly no professional writer either. And particularly lately the choice of outside news articles is becoming increasingly extremist and Tea Party wacko. The lead Sunday "Opinion" was written by some one named Edgar Pedersen. I tried to research who he is and could find nothing interesting. He labels environmentalists as adherents of a new and dangerous religion guilty for most of society's current problems. Who is the audience? In the last 8 years their political endorsements have been interesting only in the ability to be almost perfectly contrary to election results. I guess at this point financially for McCaw it is a wash and she can afford to not care but as our only local daily it is a weird time for us long time locals.
Posted on November 20 at 5:01 p.m.
So anti-gang injunction crowd, what do we do with these clearly dangerous people in our midst. I say everything possible to put them in prison where they can hang out all they want with La Eme.
On Is the Mexican Mafia Making Moves in Santa Barbara?
Posted on November 20 at 4:59 p.m.
Well with today's arrests it seems to me we have a serious problem and I grew up here, went to SBHS with the parents of todays gangbangers, and seems we need all the tools (and weapons) we can muster to fight what is an increasingly dangerous group in our fair City.
On Real Costs for the Gang Injunction
Posted on November 14 at 2:28 p.m.
What I find interesting is that simply being anointed by the Demo Party machine qualifies one as a viable candidate. She has lived here for 5 years. She is young and inexperienced, a one year Park & Rec Commissioner. Pretty thin resume for a City Council candidate.
On Final Election Results Released
Posted on November 6 at 10:14 a.m.
After all the noise, no surprises. I called the result the minute the candidates were announced.
On 2013 City Council Election Results
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