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Posted on March 31 at 3:21 p.m.
It starts off funny and interesting and then ... drifts into typical republican platitudes for the choir. It's too over the top and nasty to appeal to independents, but good red meat to the faithful.
But Carly as the savior of HP is a real howler to those in tech and the Valley, where she is despised for destroying HP, hated by stockholders, dumped by the Board, and represents the typical marketing puke that makes all good engineers laugh out loud. Totally Dilbert.
On Political Horror Show
Posted on March 5 at 10:25 a.m.
A classic column, Nick, for anyone who has "done time" in the audience of nearly any local agency. It should be required reading before every public comment period.
The posted responses are icing on the pie.
On Intact, Unaltered, and Out of My Mind
Posted on December 14 at 9:29 a.m.
A very nice, extremely well written little essay.
On A Monumental Miniature Fountain
Posted on November 18 at 11:59 a.m.
... Huh, naked 2-7 year-olds climbing 125-foot cliffs as part of some sort of unlicensed outdoor child-care program? But it's cool 'cause its all wildernessy and naturey and stuff like that. And it's DSS that are "stupid," "nutjobs" and "pinheads"?
Sounds like a well intentioned lady and all, but I expect better judgment from those who take care of my kids, and a lot better judgment from those that take care of your kids.
On Teacher in Trouble
Posted on October 28 at 10:38 a.m.
FYI ... I'm a paraglider and visit/fly South Elings most weeks and have been for the last 3-4 years. The PDF of the Draft EIR is here on the Elings website:
Be patient with slow connections; it's a big file with maps and photos.
The only problem I've encountered was that with the increased use from BMXers and others, some idiots with big trucks drive off-road and 4-wheel in the dirt areas. But, hey, stupidity and vandalism isn't confined to kids on bikes. Arguably with more eyes from more people, there might be less destruction even though there are more people.
Seems to me there is room for reasonable people to share the park. It's been working so far.
On Save Elings Park South
Posted on August 24 at 10:40 a.m.
Wow. That was as mealy mouthed as it gets. So ... more studies ... more meetings ... more money ... more process. Lordy just make a freaking decision and deal with the consequences one way or the other. It's no wonder people think so little of politicians. LEAD, LADY, LEAD.
Posted on August 4 at 11:38 a.m.
... having attended a number of board meetings my impression was that it was all show ... call and response between Bertrando and chumps in the crowd ... obviously staged responses ... personal slights to those who weren't there ... wild accusations of criminality ... "let's sue em" chants .... You know the same ol same ol Water District hi-jinks of very ambitious, very small minded people running a little public agency like a dysfunctional family.
On Goleta Water Sloshes Back Into the Fray
Posted on July 31 at 10:41 a.m.
If Bob Haller says they need it and the Plan is sound ... well then every self described environmentalist in this community ought to help make it happen.
To do otherwise? To find yourself on the other side of Haller's judgment about what's best for botany, gardens, and our community? I cringe in embarrassment for you.
Posted on July 29 at 5:41 p.m.
Comparing development projects by density and height is about as useful as thinking Clint Eastwood and I are equally good looking because we are about the same weight and height.
It aint' the mass, its how it's distributed.
On "Can't Get There From Here"
Posted on July 22 at 10:49 a.m.
... if you are surprised a county building inspector did not show up when called, you haven't built anything.
Anyway, the Garden is my neighborhood park and it shouldn't be messed up with a bunch crappy looking art attracting tacky tourists who park in front of my house.
On Botanic Garden Fixing Labyrinth