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Posted on December 19 at 5:30 p.m.
Damn, I have only Krugerrands and freeze dried meals to trade for cab fare.
On Uber Taxi App a Fit for Santa Barbara?
Posted on December 18 at 7:11 a.m.
I'm neither PC nor religious, but can you imagine the uproar and possible threats to life had it "occurred" to the "chocolatier’s wife" to make chocolate images of the other religious figures mentioned? In an odd way, this may also apply to comments on the message parlor bust thread. Difficult to imagine other groups for whom stereotypes and racially-tinged jokes are so easily deemed acceptable.
On My Life: A Chocolate Buddha
Posted on December 12 at 6:21 p.m.
Wow, "billclausen," how dramatic. I was attempting to do neither of those things. I was simply pointing out that your continued rather obsessive interest in _your own take_ on this terribly sad incident as exemplified by your increasingly long-winded diatribes might be crossing the threshold from the usual self-righteous scolding into the territory of general douchery. It is, of course, your absolute prerogative to chart that course for yourself.
On DUI Hit-and-Run Victim Dies, Suspect Charged with Murder
Posted on December 12 at 7:40 a.m.
You're way over-invested in this, in a way that comes across as rather smug and far too moralizing whether that's your intent or not. You may want to give it a rest, sign off from this topic. No, there's no such word as "stadtschmerz" and you should also leave all the feeling of any "Schmertz" to her devastated family and friends and forgo the attempts at any more cute neologisms or further group analysis. You're in danger of entering the real of that halfwit who posted the photo.
Posted on December 6 at 7:07 p.m.
Certainly not the time for touting personal agendas or acting the perennial scold.Hope that this young woman fully recovers.
On Lois Capps Representative Arrested for DUI Hit-and-Run
Posted on November 27 at 7 p.m.
St. B. the D. says "arf."
On Dear Stormy: How to Get Along?
Posted on November 23 at 4:44 p.m.
This somewhat moronic haggling over the term "tarbaby" reminds me of a similar dispute to which I was a witness years ago regarding the word "niggardly." My advice to all parties: Let it go. Personally, I'd not use either term due to the, ehrm, prevailing sensibilities of the times, not to mention the general downward march towards ever-burgeoning illiteracy. The persistent flogging of this person on this topic would seem, if I were more PC-centric, to be an example of so-called "cyber bullying." He's said his use was based on the other (accepted) definition. Accept that, let it go and move on.
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Posted on November 22 at 9:05 a.m.
While I do think there's more to the JFK assassination than we know, or may ever know, many of the "facts" presented by this writer are much disputed, the "quotes" attributed to LBJ's mistress, for example, being of the urban myth variety. Stating that something is a "fact" does not make it so.
Many years after the assassination, while in Dallas, a local took me to the site in Dealey Plaza and I remember being surprised at how "close" everything seemed, how expert marksmanship may have been less a factor than commonly supposed.I do think there's more to the story; Oswald may indeed have been the "patsy" he claimed to be, but those who go to far off into conspiracy land, on any topic, ultimately just drive away the rational-minded who may have their own doubts.
On The JFK Mystery
Posted on November 20 at 8:36 a.m.
I seldom weigh in on these sorts of things, but have to agree with comment above re "ointment on stomach" etc. It _does_ sound like a crock and this is in fact the story he put forth. Maybe it was trumped up for other family feud type reasons, but his own account is more than suspicious. Good riddance.
On Immigration Officers Seize Montecito Church Employee
Posted on November 14 at 10:22 a.m.
Although I am in favor of the ACA, in theory at least, whiny and self-righteous screeds such as this could push me in the other direction.I find his mention of race as a factor in the President's motives only slightly less offensive than the mention of same made here by the resident right wing loon a week or so ago.
On States' Rites
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