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Posted on August 27 at 8:59 p.m.

...and the fact is more of the workforce is having to commute from Lompoc which adds further credence to the above post.

On The Bicycle Alternative

Posted on August 27 at 8:55 p.m.

Now Georgy, why complain? You see, the Master Plan of paving over all the open space is a good thing because that way, when everything is pavement, stucco, and concrete, there will be no more forest fires because (you guessed it) there will be no more forest to burn.

So what if we live like rats in a cage, angry, with our blood pressure rising?

On Granny's Field Inches Closer to Development

Posted on August 26 at 6:07 p.m.

It IS moot Dan, because private air travel will obviate cars anyway.

Who wants to take two hours driving to L.A. when you can get on your spaceship, type in Google coordinates, and be taken to your destination on a two-dimensional freeway?

If you say I'm crazy, what would they say if someone 150 years ago said we'd be sending people to the moon, transplanting hearts, and sending letters halfway around the world in less than a second?

On Feet + Bikes + Cars = Transportation

Posted on August 26 at 6:02 p.m.

Let the games begin! Herschel, meet Jarvis; Jarvis, meet Herschel.

On Kamala Harris Gets Married at County Courthouse

Posted on August 26 at 2:58 p.m.

As the weak and the poor are forced out of Santa Barbara by economics, this will all become moot.

The Spandex-wearing aggressive bicyclists will win throw passive economic Darwinism.

On Feet + Bikes + Cars = Transportation

Posted on August 26 at 2:55 p.m.

My take on this is that we MUST change the general direction of our country. Whether or not Loonpt's conspiracy theories are true, I don't know, what I DO know is that our foreign policy is based on war. As my sister said to me earlier today: "This is like a cancer" (referring to the war in the Middle East) as it spreads from one country to another, with no end in sight, or to use another analogy, it's like the mythological Hydra where you cut off one head, and three more heads pop up.

The Drug War is a failure, and fuels more arrests and a Black Market economy. People rightfully point out the disaster of alcohol prohibition, but fail to see that the Drug War is no different. Homelessness is an epidemic across the U.S.

Based on what I see, Rand Paul will cave in in order to win the nomination. He will be a repeat of Obama in the sense the he will appeal to populists who fail to see what the real agenda is, although I don't think he will win the nomination anyway as people tend to stay in abusive relationships because as much as they hate the abuse, their fear of change prevents them from leaving the abuse.

Look for more war, and even deeper national debt, regardless of which of the two parties win, but at least I don't intend to sign the death warrants of innocent civilians by supporting the two-party oligarchy.

On Right Racist

Posted on August 26 at 2:43 p.m.

"They should tear it down and build another winery or brew house, there aren't enough in that area."

CManSB (anonymous profile)
August 26, 2014 at 10:01 a.m.

By all means it must be a winery, a brew house would be way too lowbrow for the gentrification process that is cleansing Santa Barbara of the working-class.

In addition to Cman's comment--which hits the nail right on the head--I also would note that when my neighborhood in Mission Canyon was converting to illegal rentals back in the 90's, there wasn't a thing you could do about it. Where I lived went from a quiet rural area, to one where at times a fire engine could not have gotten through all the cars parked on the street, complete with the noise, college students, and garbage.

Take away message: One must never say "no" to the juggenaught of the education system, (or as C'man points out--the booze industry) but if it's downtown and doesn't involve upscale pursuits, disinfect it and gentrify it.

On Funk Zone Funny Business Leads to Evictions

Posted on August 25 at 2:44 p.m.

Why would it matter, Jjokik?

On New Libraries, Curriculum, Teachers Introduced

Posted on August 25 at 2:39 p.m.

August 25, 2014 at 12:09 p.m. post goes to go where so many other fear to go--into the land of truth.

Yes, let us never forget that Santa Barbara's soul is owned by the alcohol industry, lock, stock, and barrel, and let's not forget those who were born and raised down there who have fought in vain against the alcohol Juggernaut which has resulted in rich, spoiled, drunken college brats urinating and throwing up in these people's front yards.

On The S.B. Questionnaire: Randy Rowse

Posted on August 23 at 8:57 p.m.

La Raza humana? Ojala!

On La Casa de la Raza Near Foreclosure?

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