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Posted on March 10 at 6:25 p.m.
Please, sir, can I have a little bit...less?
On Foreign Entanglements
Posted on March 9 at 8:46 a.m.
Don't know about his political biases, although I've heard that charge before, but his writing in general at the Daily Sound was embarrassingly bad for a self-described "editor."
On Nonprofit News Outlet Loses Executive Editor
Posted on March 8 at 2:51 p.m.
I always thought that a "dookie" is what my cat leaves in his litter box? Maybe it's a generational or species-specific type of thing?
On Gaviota Rest Stops to Open, Then Close
Posted on March 6 at 7:44 p.m.
I'm no apologist for Putin, or for autocrats in general, but if one is able to read/listen to /watch Russian language media, (not the mostly execrable DC-based , English language RT and its recently rather grandstanding resignée ) the overarching theme one will discern is the blatant hypocrisy of most recent US foreign policy (and how the US media responds to that or not). It is, at the very least, something to consider.
Posted on March 6 at 6:24 a.m.
* hearing, * most _of_ us. Yeah, yeah, I know. Wish the Indy had that five minute edit feature. My aging eyes aren't what they used to be.
Posted on March 6 at 6:18 a.m.
D-pod: It was historically referred to as 'the" Ukraine in English until fairly recently, so I'd cut DD some slack here as, like me, that's what he likely grew up haring/reading. Since both Ukrainian and Russian lack indefinite and definite articles (a/an and "the"), people from the region always referred to it as Ukraine(Ukraina) and, in my experience, could get a bit testy about the issue even years ago when most of routinely employed the older and then-common usage.
Posted on March 5 at 9:21 a.m.
I'm as wary of (more) foreign entanglements as many others are, but I really don't think we're "on the brink of getting ourselves involved in yet another war." Kerry et al. are going to be involved on the diplomatic front, but I don't see us "going toe-to-toe with the Russkies" in the immortal words of Major Kong.For the young and/or non film buffs:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ynY5N...
Posted on March 4 at 6:26 a.m.
As mentioned in the first bullet point (no pun?) above, there's an "opt out" form that parents can sign. That's what I did. I have nothing against those who chose a military career, although I'm not sure it's often leads to " a viable career path towards an actual job" as the first commenter states. College recruitment these days , wherein many schools are in cahoots with lending institutions, has become a bit of a scam too although you're less likely to be killed in college (unless the crushing loan debt one may accrue later proves fatal.)
On Military Recruiting On Our Local High School Campuses
Posted on March 1 at 5:31 p.m.
I understand that, of course, but the Indy chose to run it. I also understand the need to self-promote one's work, but there are better ways to do so. This has the opposite of its intended effect, for me at least. I'm not too likely to read something by an author who conveys his message so poorly even if I were interested in the subject matter.
On Long-time Santa Barbara Resident and Political Activist Finishes Memoirs
Posted on March 1 at 4:49 p.m.
Sort of curious as to why the Indy is giving this a free plug? The author needs to learn how to describe what his work is about without being so shamelessly self-referential. Very amateurish and off-putting.
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