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Posted on July 24 at 8:17 p.m.

Another scam foisted on taxpayers. Global warming is a colossal hoax.

On County Moves Forward with First Big Solar Project

Posted on July 24 at 8:09 p.m.

He's B-slapped the Kangaroo Court so many times, they're hopping mad. I wish he was inside the crooked Justice, IRS, VA, State, Obama Admin., to expose their prolific criminality.

On Attorney Darryl Genis Again Accused of Misconduct

Posted on July 19 at 7:48 p.m.

* Frederic Bastiat:
The Superman Idea

The claims of these organizers of humanity raise another question which I have often asked them and which, so far as I know, they have never answered: If the natural tendencies of mankind are so bad that it is not safe to permit people to be free, how is it that the tendencies of these organizers are always good? Do not the legislators and their appointed agents also belong to the human race? Or do they believe that they themselves are made of a finer clay than the rest of mankind? The organizers maintain that society, when left undirected, rushes headlong to its inevitable destruction because the instincts of the people are so perverse. The legislators claim to stop this suicidal course and to give it a saner direction. Apparently, then, the legislators and the organizers have received from Heaven an intelligence and virtue that place them beyond and above mankind; if so, let them show their titles to this superiority.
They would be the shepherds over us, their sheep. Certainly such an arrangement presupposes that they are naturally superior to the rest of us. And certainly we are fully justified in demanding from the legislators and organizers proof of this natural superiority.

On You Damn Dirty Dogs!

Posted on July 19 at 7:46 p.m.

Angry, you show libertarian hope flouting stupid laws.. but relapse when you write "In defense of my selective compliance with the law, I would point out that the great state of Idaho — typically regarded as a backwater of retrograde thinking — legally allows bicyclists to run stop signs, though not stoplights."

In reality, your leftist thinking is actually retro-retrograde as it descends from classicist thought.. those men made of finer clay.. who believed they knew what was best for everyone.. and insisted on shoving it down their throats.

John Locke's 17th century philosophy, liberal in the classical sense, would be more akin to the Founder's. You should be happy, the nation, and Idaho to a lesser degree, have drifted back to the Superman* model envisioned by old world classicists and modern day socialists.

Got that off my chest... now to expound on your promising lawbreaking tendency:

Apparently an LA Times op-ed spoke to jaywalking as a symbol of independence. Most of the replies were adamantly opposed to jaywalking under any circumstance.

I have 4 simple rules when it comes to obeying traffic laws:

1 safety (don't risk injury)
2 courtesy (yield to others)
3 common sense (if 1 and 2 are met, I might break a law)
4 the law (if 1 and 2 are met, and there's a cop around, I'll obey the law)

Observation.. the presence of police often increases hazards as everyone abruptly overreacts to comply with the law.

I understand the jaywalker's argument: don't blindly yield to authority at all times. An overabundance of traffic signs, lights, crosswalks, police, etc. may be symbolic of an insecure, mindless society and authoritarian rule.

OTH, riding a bike around motorists in their killing machines defies description: while 90% may be courteous and observant, at least 10% are a constant and dangerous menace. They don't pay attention, they turn in front, they pull out, they fling doors open, they deliberately come close...

Please, motorists, don't lecture me about precisely obeying the law ...especially when many of you regularly put me at risk.

On You Damn Dirty Dogs!

Posted on July 19 at 7:11 p.m.

Outstanding article, thanks Tyler Hayden.

On San Miguel Island Closure Irks Officials

Posted on June 14 at 8:08 p.m.

Great article... good comments on both sides. Haven't done my research but lean strongly towards fracking is OK. Though I respect the rebuttals here, I haven't heard of any major/confirmed fracking accidents/incidents.. and I know for a fact if there was one, it would be front page news for days, if not weeks. Truth is, few large scale industrial operations lack risk. I admire the French for going mostly nuclear and hydroelectric. But neither are feasible here, due to (IMO), irrational opposition. Dams and nukes are being decommissioned.

Can't make headway with people who stop dead at words like fracking, nukes, microwaves, global warming, climate change, chemicals, not organic, "if I can't pronounce the ingredients, they must be bad" Such folk typically can't answer why they oppose.. other than, at best, cite (with an harrumph) an "expert", or conflicted and/or discredited organization like NOAA, NASA, IPCC, UN, Academy of Science, etc..

Global warming is a classic example: I've yet found a believer who can answer what % CO2 is in the atmosphere, or name another greenhouse gas that is much more significant than CO2, or how much has the temperature actually risen in the last 100 years, or has the temperature ever declined for long periods during that time, and if so how would that be possible if CO2 has been continuously rising?

On The Fracking Truth

Posted on February 24 at 1:39 p.m.

Best read of the day!

On Show-Offs

Posted on February 14 at 5:39 p.m.

Beautifully written, heartfelt tribute to Glenn Parks. He didn't believe in prayer... but that will put a big smile on his face if he's wrong.. and it's got to be pleasing to his family and friends. I moved here in 1979 and began my avocado ranch in Toro Canyon. I didn't know Glenn, but knew the name in connection with avocodo farming very well. The man that helped me so diligently to find 'cado land was Hermann Farnum.. and I recall his piece of land and mobile home in Las Varas canyon. Hermann bought me and my Dad many a meal up here in our quest to find land, but it was Ruth Wilson, who ultimately connected me to 200 acres at the upper end of Toro Canyon. I enjoyed my 25 years of 'cado farming.. but can't claim near the depth of experience Glenn had. Thanks for sharing Glenn's colorful, satisfying story.

On Glenn Parks: 1921-2013

Posted on July 15 at 2:19 p.m.

Beautiful tribute to your Mom, Leslie Lembo. Thanks for including the nice e mail your Mom's friend sent you. Wishing you well, Steve

On Sadnah Lembo: 1939-2012

Posted on July 15 at 2:09 p.m.

Amusing, educational, well written piece. Way to go, Randy!

On My Little Parrot

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