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Posted on December 11 at 5:12 a.m.
This pope is so unconventional that it wouldn't surprise me if he dissolved the papacy.
On Throw Another Yule Dog on the Fire
Posted on December 11 at 5:08 a.m.
Yep, if you're mentally ill and don't have family and live in S.B.just pick yourself up by your bootstraps. How original.
California and New York are business-unfriendly states and in such environments it is not only hard to be an entrepreneur but the costs inflicted onto businesses by the government are passed onto the consumer directly in terms of sales, and indirectly in terms of what businesses that you buy from have to pay for their merchandise.
Progressives in California may laugh at Arizona as an anachronistic "Red State", but if you look at how much it costs to live there vs. here, you will find it is much more affordable for the working-class people these progressives claim to represent.
On The Cool Pope
Posted on December 10 at 7:23 p.m.
Density, overcrowding, and low socioeconomic status are major roots of violence.
If you build it, violence will follow.
Georgy (anonymous profile)December 10, 2013 at 8:52 a.m. (
Georgy gets it, but many can't see the forest for the trees. Ever wonder why crime and violence flourish in urban settings?
On Man Shot by Police at San Andres Street Home
Posted on December 10 at 7:17 p.m.
Loonpt, it's possible that she was really former president Gerald R. Ford dressed in drag after faking his own death and he was on his way to a bed-in with John and Yoko. Yes, anything is possible, and I might even be Guinvere (assuming King Arthur was real) but the issue is that the guy was drunk--and well over the legal limit, and I've already proven that you can be under the legal limit and still be unsafe, and moreover, that this guy is a symptom of a greater problem which is that the booze industry has convinced many people that drinking and driving is ok, but you just know "when to say 'when' " and all that good stuff.
You can take the dialectic ad infinitum, but in the real world, this guy was drunk, he hit the woman, and he tried to get away. Moreover, what is wrong with our legal system when one can get multiple DWI convictions and still be allowed to drive? I know this is conjecture, but I'm thinking the booze lobby has softened our venal politicians with $$$.
On DUI Hit-and-Run Suspect Raymond Morua Has Criminal Record
Posted on December 10 at 7:06 p.m.
To punctuate what Loon is saying, there is this report on the investigation into the LAPD; http://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-sh...
Posted on December 10 at 6:57 p.m.
"Feldman declined to respond to Detty’s allegations"Another "declined to comment" deal. Such integrity.May father and son find peace after this horrible ordeal.
On Wrongful Death Suit Settles for $1.25 Million
Posted on December 9 at 7:14 p.m.
As for Loonpt--who I won't waste my time addressing directly in this matter--he/she is a defender of the drink-and-drive lifestyle as indicated by previous posts saying that you are ok to drive below the legal limit. I've explained several times that my dad was lucky to survive being rear-ended by a driver with a 0.069 blood alcohol content and no--there were no extenuating circumstances in the collision and the court ruled that alcohol played a role in the crash. (My dad had been stopped for several seconds waiting to turn left before the guy rammed into him)
Again, we have a culture of denial--and denial is one of the big factors of alcoholism. I've long heard it said that if you can admit you are an alcoholic, you've won 50% of the battle. It's very easy for me to get furious at both the guy who ran into my dad, (who after running into him, was so desperate to get to his dinner party until my sister reminded him he'd be guilty of hit-and-run) and the guy who hit Dies, but the main problem is the alcoholic mentality of people such as Loonpt--who is effectively blaming the victim--and the take-no-responsibility approach of those who know perfectly well that the people who come to their house/company party and drink are doing so with the intention of getting buzzed at the least if not flat out drunk.
When you are impaired with alcohol--and for that matter other drugs--you may feel as though you are ok to drive when in fact you're not. You may also appear to be ok but not be ok to drive, and as I have pointed out, you need not be legally drunk to be unfit to drive, yet for some reason people continue to drink and have booze parties where the imbibers will be driving home.
We can say all the prayers we want for Dies, and think good thoughts and send positive energy, but until we address the epidemic if drinking and driving, (much as we have the issue of smoking) then the suffering inflicted onto Dies and her loved ones will have been in vain.
It's time to grow up and face the fact that drinking and driving--like smoking--is NOT cool--under ANY circumstances.
Posted on December 9 at 6:55 p.m.
Oh wait, that's right, Capps does not obey the law. After all, she supports the National Defense Authorization Act, which is a violation of the Sixth Amendement.
Posted on December 9 at 6:53 p.m.
"however the office does not as a routine matter perform criminal background checks."
So they run a vetting process but not a criminal background check???(slapping my forehead in disbelief)
Maybe they should.
Posted on December 9 at 12:20 a.m.
Georgy: It's California, it's run by people who think we should all bow down and kiss the ground we walk on. As long as the voters keep electing these Tin Horn petty bureaucrats they will continue to nickel and dime us to death.
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