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Posted on April 17 at 9:47 a.m.

"Proposed jail currently designed in Mission theme" sounds like a headline from The Onion. This article is just too good. Missions were "places that facilitated redemption and revitalization for people"? Ok maybe, for someone sometimes. But for sure they were places that locked up people and flogged them for disobedience or trying to leave. So, yeah, the Mission theme is good. -Nitz's wife

On Big Plans for the Big House

Posted on April 7 at 10:57 p.m.

Seriously dewdly, your Freudian slip is showing.

On UCSB Professor Pleads Not Guilty to Theft and Battery

Posted on April 7 at 9:41 a.m.

Anyone who thinks it's appropriate, ethical or morally upright to forcibly compel the gestation and birth of a human being has a disgusting disregard for the sanctity of human life. --Nitz's wife and mother of his child

On UCSB Professor Pleads Not Guilty to Theft and Battery

Posted on March 21 at 12:21 p.m.

So blahblah, what is a "political indoctrinator"? A teacher or student group with whom you disagree regarding politics? Pretty tall order, to scrape that landscape clean of disagreement. You know they teach that stuff on campus: communism, socialism, capitalism, fascism, monarchism, totalitarianism, compare and contrast, characteristics of, historical emergence of, various manifestations of, comparative revolutions, social and cultural factors affecting… Naturally, the kids have some thoughts, get some ideas. --Nitz's wife

On Military Recruiters Targeted

Posted on March 13 at 10 a.m.

I agree with Mr. Locke. What the hell? This was done to save money… all righty. So, are the commercial boat operators going to get refunds on their slip and harbor fees? If something had permanently blocked highway 101 would we just let it sit there for months and do nothing about it? Clearly there's a monopoly issue here, and that's what needs fixing. We need some competitive bidding, pronto, even if we need to change the air quality regulations to do it.

On Imperfect Storm Seals Harbor

Posted on February 28 at 8:03 p.m.

And the Sheriff provides police for Goleta, too. Is that on a separate tab? Far too little information in this article; it's just a report of what was said.

On Revenue Deal Debated

Posted on February 14 at 11:05 a.m.

Big tobacco hopes to addict our youth in perpetuity. Their latest addiction gimmick is the electronic cigarette. E-cigarettes are in the marketplace now, and regulations are lax.

On Hooked on Nicotine

Posted on February 7 at 12:14 a.m.

Even habitual drunks deserve their day in court. In my America, the police don't get to beat them to a pulp in a parking lot.

On ‘Willful Disobedience’ Penalties Sought for DUI Lawyer

Posted on January 22 at 10:14 a.m.

Border security my foot. Might as well decide we should just lock up all men. Amnesty doesn't mean you get a pass on felonies. Talk about missing the point entirely. This case is about child rape. --Nitz's wife

On Alleged Molester Faces Life in Prison

Posted on January 14 at 6:07 p.m.

It depends what you mean by "it doesn't matter." This historical period ended over 200 years ago; we can't go back and change it now. We can learn from it though. You can look at a past event and just say bad wrong no, without knowing how it happened or why it started, but it's more helpful to look at what the people at the time thought they were doing, however messed up it looks to us in retrospect. I think it's interesting to know that Serra thought he was creating a Utopia, like other people were trying to do in the 18th century. And however we may conflate all the Spanish settlers now, back then they saw themselves as distinct groups, the missionaries, the military and later the rancheros. Serra had constant conflicts with the military over treatment of the native people, he moved the first mission at Monterey miles away to Carmel to get away from the presidio, he traveled to Mexico City (a 2-year trip) to get special laws written to protect the native people… that stuff is worth knowing to me, even if I don't support his missionary/culture change efforts. --Nitz's wife

On Que Serra, Serra

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