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Posted on October 25 at 2:02 p.m.

In the event clarification is helpful:

Regarding legal vs moral/ethical, I wasn't suggesting either is superior; rather, only that a DUI defense attorney providing factual information from his area of expertise vs someone discussing moral/ethical concerns are unlikely to come to a consensus.

On Lois Capps: Does Character Matter?

Posted on October 25 at 12:44 p.m.

At the risk of stating the obvious:

It might be helpful to consider that Darryl Genis (consider, for instance @ October 24, 2014 at 2:11 p.m.: "Mallory's BAC was so negligible that there was a legal presumption that she was NOT impaired by alcohol at the time she was run down…"), an attorney who specializes in DUI defense, is commenting regarding the *legal* aspects, while AutoCoalition is commenting regarding less objective moral/ethical aspects.

On Lois Capps: Does Character Matter?

Posted on October 24 at 6:54 p.m.

dolphinpod14 wrote:
"About Lois Capps..."

Noticing the name of the author of this post I was actually about to let it go and go on to something else, even though, giving the timing, I suspected it might be little more than mawkish campaigning.

But then the title, 'About Lois Capps…' struck me as an invitation to go directly to the discussion section and post one's views 'About Lois Capps.'

On About Lois Capps …

Posted on October 24 at 6:10 p.m.

DavyBrown wrote:
"A beautiful son's letter."

Oh boo hoo.

I'm confident that most participants here are capable of grasping that the fact that the "beautiful son's letter" just happened to appear ten days prior to the election is not a coincidence, in the same way as the barrage of vapid press releases from Lois Capps' office.

DavyBrown also wrote:
"...all Putin-loving Tieber does..."

Obviously this has to be factually incorrect — ;-) — and setting aside the baseless conjecture combined with a childish ad hominem (just one among three that managed to make it into that comment), I'm 100% confident that most participants here are intellectually capable of understanding that the simple chronology of Lois Capps' 6 March Ukraine vote dictates that neither the wildly demonized Putin nor the country of Russia had anything to do with that vote further empowering an illegally and violently installed government at least one of whose figures had pledged to "exterminate" seven million people "with nuclear weapons if necessary."

On About Lois Capps …

Posted on October 24 at 5:22 p.m.

Thanks to Lois Capps and her staff — as well as most of her colleagues in the so-called USA House of Representatives, at least 90% of whom, regardless of political affiliation, are either warmongers, psychopaths, or simply pawns and stooges of psychopaths — there is now a murderous regime re-arming in Europe, the first Nazi government in 70 years.

In just seven months since Lois Capps' vote of support, up to 50,000 people have been killed, multiples more maimed for life, and more than 1,000,000 made homeless, according to the United Nations.

Just two of the estimated 15,000 fatalities to date of the horrors Lois Capps' vote of support helped to unleash in Ukraine:

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MOTHER & CHILD: BEFORE & AFTER LOIS CAPPS' VOTE SUPPORTING GENOCIDAL REGIME
https://professorsblogg.files.wordpre...
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Were there any justice in this world, this loathsome woman, rather than anticipating a return to Washington DC, would be handcuffed and brought before a Hague tribunal for her complicity in the horrendous genocide still being perpetrated in Ukraine against an ethnic minority by USA-supported mercenaries and neo-Nazi death squads. According to the UN, in just seven months, this genocide has caused the largest movement of European refugees since World War II; more than one million people have been forced to flee.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

'UKRAINE: Lois Capps gets her war: Neo-Nazis burn 149 people to death in Odessa; Neo-Nazi armor heading east, attacking Russian-Ukrainians'
Santa Barbara Progressive Coalition
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/S...

[VIDEO - 04:39] '"For Inna" - a video which should be circulated worldwide'
http://vineyardsaker.blogspot.com/201...
^ WARNING: extremely graphic footage begins at [02:13]

Lois Capps and her staff apparently consider these people "terrorists":
[VIDEO - 05:31] 'It's hell': Ukrainians 'sick & tired' of war
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Nl9T...


On About Lois Capps …

Posted on October 24 at 10:50 a.m.

DavyBrown wrote:
"JohnTieber again attempts to wrench us away..."

I'm 100% confident that most participants here are intellectually capable of understanding that the primary topic of an opinion piece entitled 'Lois Capps: Does Character Matter?' is Lois Capps' character rather than any particular incident that may or may not illuminate her character. (Note also, the 4th and 9th paragraphs of my comment above that apparently need to be re-read, perhaps more slowly the second time, by at least one participant here.)

I'm also 100% confident that competent readers who are here to contribute positively to a discussion rather than to disrupt such a discussion could not possibly have failed to notice that I invested 101 words (excerpted below, for at least one participant here who may need to read it again, perhaps more carefully the second time) concluding my comment in question in such a way that it does *exactly the opposite* of what the participant whose comment I excerpted above feebly and childishly attempts to claim.

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"Though the title of this post ('Lois Capps: Does Character Matter?') is non-specific to any particular incident, I suspect most participants here will want to discuss Matt Dies' focus on one particular tragic local incident and what that incident may or may not reveal about her character.

"And so, those interested in discussing her character as revealed by her foreign policy positions (for instance, her support of the NDAA, which empowers the federal government to secretly kidnap US citizens, detain them indefinitely in secret prisons, and execute them) *might* best do so by accessing the 70+ comment discussion at:

" Capps Trouncing Mitchum in Campaign Dollars
Santa Barbara Independent
21 October
http://www.independent.com/news/2014/... "

On Lois Capps: Does Character Matter?

Posted on October 24 at 8:04 a.m.

Matt Dies wrote:
"Do not be fooled by the feigned concern, the soft public voice, or her claims of long and loyal service."

Regardless of how many vapid press releases are generated by her staff, few are fooled by Lois Capps' "nice" act.

Like 90% of our so-called representatives in Washington DC, Lois Capps is either a psychopath or a dupe of psychopaths (my guess is the latter).

The character of this woman has been revealed not only in her failure to admit *any* responsibility for a tragic incident locally that has resulted in one fatality, but in her lack of responsibility for her foreign policy votes, which have resulted in *tens of thousands* of deaths of innocent people overseas.

Here's just two:

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MOTHER & CHILD: BEFORE & AFTER LOIS CAPPS' VOTE SUPPORTING A VIOLENTALLY INSTALLED GENOCIDAL REGIME
https://professorsblogg.files.wordpre...
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Were there any justice in this world, this loathsome woman, rather than anticipating a return to Washington DC, would be handcuffed and brought before a Hague tribunal for her complicity, via her 6 March vote [ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/vote... ] in the horrendous genocide now being perpetrated in Ukraine against an ethnic minority by USA-supported mercenaries (each being paid up to $540,000 per year of our tax dollars) and neo-Nazi death squads.

In just seven months, this genocide has resulted in as many as 50,000 deaths, the deliberate destruction of thousands of homes, hospitals, schools, and orphanages, and forced more than one million people to flee their homes, the largest movement of European refugees since World War II.

Though the title of this post ('Lois Capps: Does Character Matter?') is non-specific to any particular incident, I suspect most participants here will want to discuss Matt Dies' focus on one particular tragic local incident and what that incident may or may not reveal about her character.

And so, those interested in discussing her character as revealed by her foreign policy positions (for instance, her support of the NDAA, which empowers the federal government to secretly kidnap US citizens, detain them indefinitely in secret prisons, and execute them) *might* best do so by accessing the 70+ comment discussion at:

Capps Trouncing Mitchum in Campaign Dollars
Santa Barbara Independent
21 October
http://www.independent.com/news/2014/...

On Lois Capps: Does Character Matter?

Posted on October 23 at 12:04 p.m.

nativeson wrote:
"The poster random_kook wrote: 'It's unfortunate that we don't even have a good candidate to support.'…
...a good candidate who can actually do the job and not have biases and/or economic influences associated with each and every vote."

Well, There’s Your Problem Right There … Insider Trading Rules Don’t Apply To Congress
http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2011/0...

[Those pressed for time might enjoy clicking just for the humorous image at top.]

I had bookmarked the article above about three years ago, and even if it's out of date on the specific issue of insider trading, it covers some of the general corruption among those inhabiting the Washington DC cesspool, among the most corrupt governments on earth (though that statement might shock those still bamboozled by NYT-CNN-AP-WaPo-ABC-CBS-MSNBC-Fox-HuffPo-Reuters-BBC-NPR-PBS…, even to the point of generating a spew of childish ad hominem rubbish from the least capable among the participants here).

I seem to recall, due to the public outcry, there were some efforts to reverse these criminals voting themselves the right to do insider trading, a crime for the rest of us, but I don't recall if these efforts were successful, nor am I confident that, even if they were, the most criminal among these clowns would not manage to find a means around that prohibition.

(Those yet to realize that the left/right nonsense is nothing but political theater for the purpose of bamboozling the uninformed into dividing themselves into warring forces of jackass gang supporters versus elephant gang supporters to deflect them from realizing that no matter which gang these clowns, war criminals, and traitors to the US Constitution belong to, that the primary aim of at least 90% of them is to enrich themselves at the expense of 99.9% of the US population, no matter how many *millions* of deaths overseas and economic destruction at home that requires — might want to refrain from the strawman fallacy of assuming I support the elephant gang simply because the article above refers several times to the gang currently controlling the executive branch, the jackass gang.)

On Capps Trouncing Mitchum in Campaign Dollars

Posted on October 23 at 10:18 a.m.

DavyBrown wrote:
"you just violated the Indy's commenter guidelines"

Competent readers, even those who consider remarks directed to public figures in general to be "personal attacks," will note that the Indy Discussion Guidelines apply to fellow participants in this forum ("…- comments that include personal attacks on writers or other participants in these forums…"), not public figures.

DavyBrown also wrote:
"who is calling whom "whackadoodle"?"

Competent readers will note that I was excerpting from the comment of another participant here.

DavyBrown also wrote:
"and great calling 80% of our federal representatives 'clowns, war criminals, and traitors to the US Constitution' "

Those with patience might surmise from the statement above that, based on the first two words ("…and great…"), this participant objects to my characterization of 90% of "our federal representatives."

However, one can't be certain of that, as this participant apparently is intellectually or emotionally incapable of expressing anything substantial to refute what I based that characterization on:

"…the PATRIOT Act votes, the NDAA votes, and the 6 March Ukraine vote…"

On Capps Trouncing Mitchum in Campaign Dollars

Posted on October 22 at 11:24 p.m.

chastity wrote:
"this whackadoodle leftist...skull faced moron...canned response telling me to contact hanna beth leftie. hanna beth leftie told me to contact skull faced capps..."

Were there a prize for the wittiest 75 words or less comment of the discussion .... ;-)

Regarding "supposed to be gone 20 years ago and was only there because her husband had died. she follows the money...":

My understanding is that these clowns, war criminals, and traitors to the US Constitution (at least 481 out of 535 of them, based simply on the PATRIOT Act votes, the NDAA votes, and the 6 March Ukraine vote) voted themselves the right to insider trading — something that lands us peons in their rapidly expanding slave-labor-for-USA-corporations private prison systems.

A $150K+ salary plus a bunch of benefits is nothing to sneeze at, but it doesn't adequately explain how so many of these thugs, while maintaining two homes, one in expensive Washington DC, come out of that cesspool of fools a decade or two later as multimillionaires.

On Capps Trouncing Mitchum in Campaign Dollars

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