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Posted on November 25 at 8:55 a.m.
When is the last time you saw a MEXICAN panhandler on State St? I'll wait...
My (caucasian) dad was a big shot in the trades for years and he blatantly said that after ten years of putting up with drones of hungover, "can't work cause the surf's up", I take an hour lunch plus smoke breaks every 30 mins white dudes, he would ONLY hire Mexican laborers because they had the best work ethic of anyone. He would also pay them a livable wage, and their loyalties never waned.
You people who think that illegal immigrants are taking jobs that Americans would do are in SERIOUS denial. Your entitled snots for kids can't work for sh*t, nor will they accept work that is "beneath them", and they SURE as hell won't be out picking strawberries 12 hours/day.
Get the f*ck over yourselves. Just because you were lucky enough to be expelled from your mother's vagina in the USA does NOT making you special. Buncha blowhards who comment 100x on EVERY thread... What do YOU all do for work? I'm dying to know, really...
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Posted on November 20 at 2:02 p.m.
On The Struggle is Real
Posted on November 20 at 1:21 p.m.
"I will not romanticize gangs, and I will not demonize gang members." Father Gregory Boyle.
On Palabra Keeping the Peace?
Posted on October 30 at 3:32 p.m.
"There's a reason you separate military and the police. One fights the enemies of the state, the other serves and protects the people. When the military becomes both, then the enemies of the state and tend to become the people." William Adama
On Sheriff Addresses Law Enforcement Militarization
Posted on September 18 at 3:10 p.m.
Jarvis et al: You DO realize part of the reason this town is so beautiful is because the lower and middle class MAINTAIN it, right?
Real question: Who is going to take out your trash, maintain your lawns, pave your roads, clean your beaches, ect. if not for "those" people. Who will teach your children, nurse you back to health if you are sick, ect?
Out of curiosity: What do YOU do? Speaking of entitlement, your posts reek of it...
People aren't whining about having to pay to live here. That's always been the case, but look on Craigslist if you haven't lately. The situation is OUT of control, and landlords have gotten downright abusive. That should not be encouraged, nor tolerated. It's like the abuses of Wall Street on State Street. You can't feel good about that, can you?
On The High Price of Renting in Paradise
Posted on September 18 at 12:50 p.m.
Most of the comments here reflect exactly what's wrong with this country. It's truly disturbing.
Posted on September 16 at 12:03 p.m.
RHS nailed it. If you don't know about the Prison Industrial Complex, harsh minimum sentencing, and differences in sentencing by race, you better do your homework before crying foul.
On Unfair Sentencing in Santa Barbara?
Posted on September 11 at 12:19 p.m.
So much misguided anger here... It's quite laughable.
Have any of you actually BEEN on campus and surveyed the facilities? Gaskin is right: The majority of the major buildings haven't been updated in decades and are quite dilapidated.
SBCC isn't just doing "ordinary work". Much of what's being accomplished there is quite extraordinary, from the EOPS programs creating meaningful bridges for low-income, first generation students and people coming out of the criminal justice system, to the excellent sustainability programs, to the exemplary MESA, STEM, and ESP programs... and so much more.
I think we all tend to ignore the POSITIVE impact SBCC has had in educating our community members and supporting students who wouldn't otherwise have access to higher education. That doesn't mean every bond measure needs to be supported by all, but I think the ugliness should be checked at the door in favor of healthy debate.
On Democrats Split on SBCC Bond
Posted on September 9 at 11:19 a.m.
OK, I have to comment on this. The Rebels are a fine band, but likening them to Pantera, Iron Maiden and Metallica? I don't think so. Not even close.
On Winchester Rebels
Posted on August 8 at 12:58 p.m.
My GOD you guys are negative! They're just trying to create something empowering and positive for our youth to do... How is that a bad thing exactly?Newsflash: Surfing is not part of a lot of people's culture. Many interested kids wouldn't know where to start and their families couldn't afford the necessary "stuff". This is a great way for kids like that to gain access. Don't like it? Don't support it, but don't poo poo their efforts.
On iSurf Fundraiser