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Posted on October 30 at 8 p.m.

"Where the cost of doing business *isn't* so high".

On Mitchum’s Biggest Role Yet?

Posted on October 30 at 6:21 p.m.

While I can't back every single point VinceWednesday makes with evidence, he is right on about how the state is being bankrupted by spending from idealistic politicians. One for example, is even though the state is in severe debt, Gov. Brown and his allies want to push through the $100,000,000,000+ high speed rail project. I don't have a college degree--and I barely made it through high school, but even *I* can figure out that if you can't pay for the necessary provisions of life, you don't embark on an expenditure such as this.

The cost of doing business is way beyond the reach of the average startup entrepreneur. We are told that these fees, permit costs, and regulations are for the quality of life we supposedly enjoy, yet all that happens is the average person wanting to start a business is driven out of California and that person goes to Arizona, Nevada, or any other place where the cost of doing business is so high. Ironically, only high-end businesses can survive.

Meanwhile, the working-class struggles to survive in California or finally has enough and moves away.

How does this square away with the fact that California is dominated by Democratic Party politics? What happened to the old working-class Democratic Party?

By the way, Lois Capps supports the Patriot Act and the NDAA, Mitchum doesn't.

On Mitchum’s Biggest Role Yet?

Posted on October 30 at 5:13 p.m.

Maybe Loonpt isn't so crazy after all.

On Sheriff Addresses Law Enforcement Militarization

Posted on October 30 at 5:11 p.m.

I wonder if there is a connection between this and the militarization of law enforcement?

I wonder when "relocation camps" will enter our lexicon--maybe we can name the first one "Manzanar 2". I guess getting to the root of the problem is just too much to ask.

On Council Cracks Down on Street People

Posted on October 30 at 5:58 a.m.

I ask all who read this to take a moment to reflect on what the Founding Fathers fought for, and how this fits into their idea of a free society.

On Sheriff Addresses Law Enforcement Militarization

Posted on October 29 at 4:54 p.m.

Capps voted for the NDAA and Patriot Act; Mitchum opposes them.

On Mitchum’s Biggest Role Yet?

Posted on October 29 at 3:20 p.m.

Good point Carnage. I remember when it was art galleries all over the place but over the last few years they have disappeared and last time I looked (about a year ago) nothing but wine bars and one little building doubling as an art gallery and (you guessed it) a wine bar.

Yuppies replacing culture, what a commentary on how the place has changed.

On Chumash Cash In on Chumps

Posted on October 29 at 5:31 a.m.

Loon is so out of line that I would say the shark jumped HIM.

On Ventura Sheriff's Deputy Hit and Killed During Traffic Stop

Posted on October 28 at 7:11 p.m.

It's quite telling when not only the Right-wingers of the Santa Ynez Valley oppose you, but you get criticism from the environmental groups.

On Chumash Camp 4 Approval Edges Closer

Posted on October 28 at 6:49 p.m.

I wonder if there is any connection between the push to frack and the never-ending increase in our population locally due to the influence of the two colleges?

Either way, "environmental" issues used to take into account the relationship between carrying capacity and the big picture.

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