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Posted on December 19 at 6:53 p.m.

Veilleicht kann DrDan auch kommen. Alles zusammen jetze!

On Court Workers Picket for Pay Raise

Posted on December 19 at 6:50 p.m.

RHS makes some excellent points but I would add--and this is not contradictory to his/her points--that extreme government regulation doesn't help. The simple act of jumping through government-imposed hoops in California drives businesses out of the state, while those businesses who are able to pay enough protection money to exist have to charge us more money in order to show any profit. (Thus, things cost more here)

By the way Jarvis, maybe you can find something for me to do for you for $20 per hour. That way, $3 per hour is being saved by eliminating the government Middle Man. Even if it's just hanging out with you and watching ESPN, I will be glad to keep you company, and maybe ETR and RHS can join me and that way you can stimulate the economy and we can all bond together.

Does this sound like a plan?

On Court Workers Picket for Pay Raise

Posted on December 19 at 6:35 p.m.

@Sevendolphins: Who is "Jake"?

As for the issue at hand, Solvang, once a laid-back place, has turned into a crowded, congested place under Richardson's watch. I'm not saying he caused it, but for day-to-day living, the place is much more like L.A. now that like the rural getaway it once was, not to mention his caving in to the wine bar culture with his comment "who among us is wise enough to craft an ordinance" (against the bars)

I'm not sure what Schneider's motives are, but either way, widening the freeway is only putting a Band-Aid on the fact that Santa Barbara has overbooked itself in terms of carrying capacity (much like Solvang) and perhaps Schneider sees the futility of it all, and if that's the case, more power to her.

KCET is running a show called "Borgen", and in this week's episode, the main protagonist, who is the former prime minister, resigns from her party and forms a new one. So perhaps for Schneider this is a case of one door closing and new one opening.

On The Shunning of Helene Schneider

Posted on December 19 at 7:30 a.m.

"City and County pay way more than $23 an hour. Those jobs are dangling right under your nose. "

JarvisJarvis (anonymous profile)
December 18, 2014 at 6:56 p.m.

Thanks for the tip. I will tell all these poor people waiting on tables and working as janitors to run down and fill out their applications today and poverty will be eradicated from Santa Barbara in no time.

On Court Workers Picket for Pay Raise

Posted on December 19 at 7:23 a.m.

1. Free food
2. Free housing
3. Free cars
4. Free college degrees
5. Free exercise classes
6. Free Jamba Juices
7. Free entertainment
8. Free utilities

realitycheck88 (anonymous profile)
December 15, 2014 at 3:15 p.m

Total: 36.

On No CLASS in Affordable Care Act

Posted on December 19 at 7:21 a.m.

"Live well and thrive and stop harming either your body or mind with chemicals and harmful inhalents."(sic)

JarvisJarvis (anonymous profile)
December 18, 2014 at 9:59 p.m.

OK DrDan, did you read that? This means our Friday afternoon glue-sniffing session have to come to an end. Let's try yoga instead.

On No CLASS in Affordable Care Act

Posted on December 18 at 9:51 p.m.

How ironic that in a city which prides itself on being politically "progressive" that the working-class cannot afford to live there.

On In Search of Home

Posted on December 18 at 6:55 p.m.

Nice story, quite inspirational. We need more stories such as this.

On Profile: Pearl Bloom

Posted on December 18 at 6:53 p.m.

Al Capone made a fortune in the (albeit illegal at the time) booze industry; Drug lords make unbelievable amounts of money doing what they do, so this is just par for the course.

Sobriety isn't profitable--at least in the short term.

On The Miracles and Misery of Mt. Carmel

Posted on December 18 at 6:51 p.m.

Nero fiddles while Rome burns..

One small problem: The state is in debt and this area already has too many people. It turns out that all those Liberals screaming about population control a few decades ago weren't so crazy after all, but somehow the message disappeared in fog of vested financial interests.

Throwing figures around doesn't change the tangibility of physics, i.e. you can't fit 10 pounds of sand into a 5-pound sack but keep dreaming.

On Highway Project Promises to Ruin City Traffic

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