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Posted on December 5 at 8:54 a.m.
How will the city control availability of the housing (i.e. to those who qualify) and prevent abuses (i.e. a qualified person subletting or selling at market price to an unqualified person)? What city organization has the directive to monitor and pursue offenders?
On 'Height Shock' for Haley Street?
Posted on December 4 at 6:21 p.m.
Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn, but I do think the Montecito objectionista are just using this as an excuse to delay construction yet again while those who use the 101 suffer through twice daily pollution-emitting traffic jams. Just make a decision and build, already.
On What happens at the 101's left-hand on- and off-ramps?
Posted on November 29 at 10:18 a.m.
California's ACA website appears to be a model of success, but the federal one is an unmitigated disaster.
I agree with staggered work hours completely. Washington DC has done it for 20 years to great effect.
14 years of construction? Didn't Caltrans (actually a private contractor) replace an entire freeway bridge in 6 months after a bid earthquake. How could Caltrans be incented to speed up the 101 construction.
Posted on November 28 at 9:28 a.m.
Maybe if the left-wingers are right-hand lovers it's because they believe so strongly in government to always take good care of us and therefore they believe in Caltrans. One has only look at the ACA website debacle to be disabused of this silly notion. Yes building a functional website is not the same as pouring concrete, but the management principles are the same.
Posted on November 27 at 8:22 a.m.
How horribly sad for this student.
On Doctors Amputate Feet of UCSB Student with Meningococcal Disease
Posted on November 27 at 8:15 a.m.
Nick, does this mean you don't trust big government to do their job properly?
On Diablo Canyon: Mad Dogs and Crazy Chickens
Posted on November 26 at 11:50 a.m.
Only problem I had was a Hwy Patrol car thinking he had the right of way - pulled out from the ramp right in front of me. Then stopped me for no front license plate! (which he couldn't possibly see from the ramp). He commits a moving violation then tickets me for trivia. Gotta love our local LEOs.
Posted on November 25 at 8:20 a.m.
Yes, DrDan, that was the point. Connotation, right? Compare to your own thoughts. And now I'm done.
On Is the Mexican Mafia Making Moves in Santa Barbara?
Posted on November 24 at 8:54 a.m.
Maybe those who see the term as racist themselves see the world through a racist lens.
I've been falling off horses since I learned to ride at age 5. Doesn't bother me at all. But the term "high horse" may be interpreted to mean the horse is a druggie, which may be taken as an insult by the horse.
Posted on November 23 at 2:56 p.m.
No, DrDan, it's you and K_V who are wrong, as demonstrated by two descriptive dictionaries and WIkipedia (perhaps not quite as high quality a source). The dictionaries are descriptive not prescriptive, i.e. describe not only what words mean but how they are used (i.e. CONNOTATION), and are created by language scholars, whose opinion I will take over yours.
Now both you folks abandoned the discussion once I quoted these THREE sources to you, which clearly indicated that you were defeated, even though you won't say so in words. But continuing to argue your incorrect opinion in the face of scholarly fact simply makes you look like the folks who wear T-shirts that say "Don't bother me with fact, my mind is made up".
And, unlike the two of you, I do admit my errors, most recently in the matter of the Independent's national award. Have you EVER admitted an error?
You have a nice turkey day, now, ya hear...
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