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Posted on February 19 at 8:14 p.m.

"They donated money to a foundation in Uganda that promotes the death penalty for gay people. It's a bit more than an opinion. Mel Gibson is an opinion, CFA was action."

Source? Are you referring to the Family Research Council, which (a) is NOT a foundation in Uganda and (b) does not promote the death penalty for gay people (their lobbying related to H.R. 1064 was not out of support for the death penalty)? If you're not referring to the FRC, I would truly be interested in learning more.

Now, to be clear, I am not sympathetic with the FRC's views and would never consider donating to such an organization, but donating to the FRC is not tantamount to supporting the death penalty for gays.

On Chick-fil-A Drive-Through Posing Problems

Posted on February 10 at 2:30 a.m.

You're likely referring to mechanically separated chicken, which is not necessarily (but may sometimes be) treated with ammonia. Different process than pink slime--mechanically separated beef is actually no longer used for human consumption. Whatever the case, Ms. Ruiz is likely not in favor of the meat to which you were attempting to allude, as her restaurant does not serve it.

On Early Birds Flock to Chick-fil-A

Posted on February 9 at 11:18 p.m.

"To Ms. Ruiz,
What is your position on what the industry calls "pink slime"?"

Pink slime is a beef product. Chick-fil-A serves chicken sandwiches. Further, those chicken sandwiches are made from whole breast filets, unlike most fast food chicken sandwiches. Say what you want about their politics, but their product is tastier and higher quality than that of most other fast food joints.

On Early Birds Flock to Chick-fil-A

Posted on January 29 at 9:36 p.m.

@Ken_Volok
According to which reports? I'd be curious to read them.

On Arrest Made in Fatal Highway Hit-and-Run

Posted on January 24 at 8:04 p.m.

"Some might say that those who expect gifts they did not earn are those with poor moral character."

Fair enough. However, it would be foolish to speak in generalities regarding which group (landlords or tenants) has done more to earn that which they expect.

On Affordable Housing's Prospects

Posted on January 16 at 10:28 p.m.

"The people that grew up here likely bought many years ago and have no problem maintaining their lifestyle in SB. It's those that want to move here that have the problems. I see no need to have SB accommodate more people. It's already too crowded here. Let's keep our lives the way they are."

This is simply false. This may have been true long ago, but it is no longer the case. I did grow up here, attended school through college here, and have spent my entire professional career here. The VAST majority of those with whom I grew up were not able to "[buy] many years ago", are still unable to buy, and likely will never be able to buy. To be clear, while this is disappointing for many who grew up in SB, I'm NOT saying that that this is a problem that the government needs to fix. I did, however, want to make sure you couldn't sidestep the discussion with a false statement.

Question: Did you grow up here?

On Affordable Housing's Prospects

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