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Posted on August 20 at 4:22 p.m.

Could mechanical failure on the part of either vehicle been a factor?

On Investigation into Bicyclist's Death Continues

Posted on August 20 at 5:42 a.m.

(Full disclosure: I am married to a faculty member and I myself hold an advanced degree though I'm not a member of the academy.)

nelsound (anonymous profile)
August 19, 2014 at 12:49 p.m.

Nelsound: I hold you in the highest regard for having the courage to reveal your identity, and moreover, I am in total awe of your academic credentials.

Buckwheat: Perhaps your vision of a totalitarian state may come to pass, but until then, we have this pesky thing called freedom of speech so unless the protestor posed a physical threat to Miller-Young, the good professor's actions were unjustified, no matter how offensive she or yourself may find find the protestors' actions.

"nel, I think the issue is that somebody whose life work is supposed to be the study of labor, race, gender, race, class, equality, women's history and social politics attempted to violently take away somebody else's right to speak their opinion in a public venue which is the pinnacle of hypocrisy. " -Loonpt-

I totally agree Loonpt. Again, these people speak of "diversity" and "tolerance" but in their cloistered world of faux-academics (as opposed to the part of academia that advances the quality of life for humanity, e.g. studies in medicine and science) tolerance is a one-way street.

On UCSB Professor Sentenced to Probation, Community Service in Theft, Battery Case

Posted on August 20 at 5:05 a.m.

None of us were there, therefore, none of us know who--if anyone--was at fault.

On Investigation into Bicyclist's Death Continues

Posted on August 19 at 6:40 p.m.

Yowza Jarvis, I think you're onto something. Get rid of those pesky working-class folks, and replace it with high end places where the elite can drink their wine.

I say let's borrow some cops from Ferguson, Mo to start the cleansing process.

As for where S.B. will get people to clean their toilets and take care of their elderly parents, well....

On The S.B. Questionnaire: Marge Cafarelli

Posted on August 19 at 4:07 a.m.


Ken,

What tells you that DrDan is male?

dewdly (anonymous profile)
August 18, 2014 at 1:23 p.m

He's never been pregnant.

On Life or Death?

Posted on August 18 at 4:33 p.m.

While people are sleeping under newspapers on park benches (assuming they don't get hassled by the cops) and others are working two to three jobs trying to survive and still barely able to pay the rent our hallowed education system ponies up salaries for people such as Miller-Young all the while crying foul about social inequality. (Yes I know this is off the main topic but it fits in with the bigger picture of what really matters in life: Survival)

What Miller-Young's actions typify is an attitude among many Left-wing academics of political correctness. Rather than saying "You're wrong, and here's why you're wrong", instead it's "shut up, and sit down". The knocking the sign aside is indicative of this. Miller-Young didn't like what was being said, so she threw a temper tantrum, and just as she behaved like a spoiled child, she got smacked on the hands like one and was sent to her room.

Now that the verdict has been rendered, let's all move on and learn the lesson that one has to respect the free speech rights of others if we are to have a truly free society.

On UCSB Professor Sentenced to Probation, Community Service in Theft, Battery Case

Posted on August 18 at 3:30 p.m.

The paradox is that while we are being hammered with the idea that cars are bad, bikes are good, the local economy has forced many of us who work in Santa Barbara to leave Santa Barbara and it will only get worse.

Only when the powers-that-be create an economy where the working-class can actually *live* in Santa Barbara and not live in third-world conditions (if at all) despite working their fingers to the bone while the "Green" crowd toasts each other with their bike/wine/Yuppie culture will the anti-car movement be able to be taken seriously.

On How to Make a Million

Posted on August 18 at 3:22 p.m.

I agree with Catskinner.

On Bike Ride Blues

Posted on August 18 at 12:20 a.m.


Oh Bill, the only thing worse than a CT obsessed troll is a johnny come lately one. Light a match!

Herschel_Greenspan (anonymous profile)
August 17, 2014 at 9:54 p.m.

OK, I'm eating Taco Bell food right now. It'll take me about 15 minutes to digest, and then when the methane comes out of me, I'll do it.

On Holzer Officially Charged with Murders, Appears in Court

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