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Posted on November 21 at 8:28 p.m.

Be very cautious of someone with a hyphenated last name (Rodham-Clinton). While it's not true of everyone, there seems to be a growing trend in this fashion. Call me crazy, but, a lot of these "-" folks always seem to be trying to, either, be "hip" or looking to gain an edge with a "outside the U.S." name.

Example: Does "James Segall" inspire you to hire him when you look him up in the phone book, err, online? Or does "James Segall-Gutierrez" cause you to call/click?

On Judge Dismisses Slander Lawsuit Filed By Gang Crackdown Defendants

Posted on November 21 at 8:13 p.m.

Audi & Native,

I Demand you stop that common sense logic you speak/type! Please realize this is California and we do not think in those terms. It is ALWAYS, either, someone else's fault, or, America's fault in general.

On Vigil for 43 Missing Mexican Students

Posted on November 21 at 8:06 p.m.

The comment I could make about the associated photo, alone, is worth a thousand words. However, because of the "furor" it would bring, I shall not. I would like to say that for all the time/effort/work the City of Santa Barbara, and county, does for a certain segment of our population, I'm a little tired of hearing how "oppressed" they claim to be.... I know, it sounds rude, harsh, etc. But, I'm I wrong?

On Beacons of Home

Posted on November 21 at 7:56 p.m.

This article states, "Sentenced to eight years in state prison". Hmmm, please allow me to translate the real/actual amount of time these "pillars of the community" will, most likely, serve:

Go ahead and, immediately, subtract four years for "good time." Meaning for everyday they serve, they receive a day off (credit) of their sentence. Then subtract the time they've already served in county jail. Not positive, but because of their crime, I'm going to guess they did not post bail and have probably been in custody since their arrest. Which, roughly, translates to one year and nine months.

That, my friends, brings the "true" time they will actually, serve to about two years and three months. Not a bad amount of time for almost killing someone. Besides, do you know the amount of "street cred" these guys will obtain? You cannot buy that in a store, err, online.

On Two Sentenced for Gang Stabbing

Posted on October 29 at 8:53 p.m.

loonpt,
I have to say, I've read your comments over these many months. At first, I thought you were "completely insane". Then, I gave you the benefit of the doubt ,slightly, when I read some of your "semi" rational comments, that made somewhat decent sense.... Don't get me wrong, I still thought you were suffering from some type of mental illness. I just believed you had moments of clarity.

I am now, however, convinced you are a person in need of some serious help. I know you'll read my comment & not be able to rationally comprehend what I'm writing, and you'll respond "accordingly". It's beyond your mental copacity, it really is. That's OK. Just know that your understanding of the "real world" is misguided and deranged. You need help, you really do! I wish you the best and hope you get help.

On Ventura Sheriff's Deputy Hit and Killed During Traffic Stop

Posted on May 24 at 11:23 p.m.

"wallymoon"- Law enforcement went to his residence, spoke with him & he displayed no signs of being mentally incompetent (You were not there, at the time of the call, so, do not judge). They did all that they could do. Law enforcement in Santa Barbara County did as they were required to do, i.e.: "check his welfare". He appeared to be able to care for himself and not be a danger/threat to himself or others at that time. "If" they (law enforcement) had decided to "violate" his Constitutional Rights & detain him for what he "allegedly" said, to his family members, they (law enforcement) would have been crucified, by you & your kind, for over reacting. Basically what I'm getting at is this: No matter what law enforcement did/does, it is "WRONG" in your book and is all their fault.

On Disturbing Details Released in Isla Vista Murders

Posted on May 8 at 7:41 p.m.

Mr. Mohr,

It was most likely, Peter Adam. If so, or whomever it was, good for them. Tax, Tax, Tax, seems to be the preferred method for our county supervisors, and others, to know how to generate money around here. Why punish those travelers, tourists, and so forth, for choosing to come to SB County, by charging them not the "average" tax of 12%, but .5% more. It does not seem like much of an incentive to vacation in our area. There will come a time when this "tax" well runs dry. Why not lower the tax, to gather folks to travel here, and exploit some of SB County's other resources (Gas & Oil come to mind) to gather more funds?

On Hotel Bed Tax Heading to Ballot

Posted on July 16 at 7:33 p.m.

K_V: I think you're onto something. However, I think Cyberdyne Systems, aka Skynet, may also play a role in the genetic makeup of these "self breeding" plants. I'll check with Miles Dyson and get back to you.

John_Adams: I'm not sure I said, or insinuated, anything about a "Gateway theory" as it relates to my previous post. I believe any type of narcotic, prescrition or otherwise, can be considered a "gateway" drug. Just as alcohol can be someone's first step into a possible deep abyss. Anyhow, I was just throwing my 2 cents out there regarding "stuff" and "trash". From your snarky reply, you may want to consult with Maverick before landing your plane on the carrier. You seem a little spooked......

K_V, my reply....too much?

On Montecito Marijuana Groves Eradicated

Posted on July 16 at 3:17 p.m.

14noscams: I'm going to have to, politely, disagree with you on your belief that the growers would have removed their "stuff" once they completed their growing operation. Considering they are already conducting an illegal act (growing marijuana) and they are going to be furthering that act (selling said marijuana). I think one could believe their "stuff" would most likely be left behind and become........wait for it, "trash". Plus, I have never read, seen, or heard of illegal, back country, marijuana growers being the leaders of the enviornmental movement to clean up our forests.

K_V: As far as the grow being "Montecito kids". It depends on how far the grow was away from the main trail. If it required any effort at all to get to, I'm going to say it was, most likely, our friends from another country...... Those Darn Canucks!

On Montecito Marijuana Groves Eradicated

Posted on July 11 at 10:39 p.m.

Tyler,
I too congratulate you on your purchase of a firearm (Glock 17). It's nice to see someone from a "progressive" news outlet make the attempt to understand/gain knowledge about something that has been labeled "evil" by so many.....I hate to use the term, "ignorant" people.

While you chose "Option C" in your effort to confront the person knocking on your, and then, your neighbor's door. I believe "Option A" was the best option. This is because you could: Make your announcement (calling law enforcement), from behind protection (secured/locked front door), and protect yourself (legally) with your Louisville Slugger, (should this person make a forced entry into your residence and you feel your life was in danger).... Jump ahead to after you purchased your firearm. If the same event had occurred, you could protect yourself with your firearm. That is if the person made his way into your residence and you feared for the safety of yourself and/or anyone else inside.

I highly recommend you follow the advise of TyreByter, at least as far as points #1,2,&,4 go.

I must say, I disagree with your comment:

"Nevertheless, I like having it. It’s tough to articulate exactly why, especially because I never want to do with it what it’s designed to do: shoot human beings".

Guns are not "designed" to shoot human beings anymore than cars are designed to hit people. A lot more paper/steel targets and roadways come into contact with firearms and cars,respectively, than people.

I could go on and on. However, I'm to anxious to hear from "Spiritwalker" to go further. Should you choice to learn more about firearms and wish to go shooting sometime, please let me know. I'll make sure you have a good time and, I'll supply the ammunition.

One last thing, if you are going to keep your firearm as you say, "unloaded in a locked case next to my linens". May I recommend, that you keep a loaded magazine.... That's a "clip" for all you experts, next to the firearm. That way, all you have to do is insert the magazine into the firearm & "charge/rack it" prior to discharging it.... Should it be necessary.

Man, it took me almost an hour to compose this comment to make sure I covered all my points, accurately, and I did not offend the "progressives" our there. It was "Exhausting" to say the least.

On My First Gun

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