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Posted on May 14 at 2:48 p.m.
Hodgmo: Your attempt to distract the issue won't change the fact that Amgen has imposed itself on the city of Solvang. The fact that the city of Solvang is a problem does not mean Amgen isn't equally a part of this problem.
On Tour de Santa Barbara
Posted on May 14 at 3:59 a.m.
Getting back to Ken's comment...what about the desal plant?
Ironically, as more fires occur and burn down houses, the new ones built in their place have more fire-resistant materials.
As Tabatha points out, careless actions are a big problem. I've heard most fires are accidental.
On County Fire Chief: 'We Could Be in for a Rough Summer'
Posted on May 14 at 3:53 a.m.
I agree Ken, but Ms. Lewis is right. In the wrongful death case regarding my mother, we had our case put off something like three or four times because the judge on the case got moved, or someone died, etc. We finally prevailed, and even though my dad died about three weeks after the case was settled, the smile on his face and the glow in his eyes with that look of "they didn't get away with it" was justice served, but about a year late. (Four years after the case was filed)
On Creeping Kafkaesque Reality
Posted on May 14 at 3:48 a.m.
"While some of the initial questions surrounding the incident are finally answered in the pages of the Sheriff’s Department report, other findings — known only to the California Highway Patrol, which was the lead agency on the case — remain unavailable despite multiple requests for information in that office’s now-closed case file."
Who pays the salaries for law enforcement? A: We do. What arrogance that they take our tax dollars then withhold information from the public. For us in the private sector, if we were asked a question about an incident related to our jobs and we refused to answer, guess what?...we'd be rightfully fired on the spot. This "confidentiality" approach is a slap in our faces. So much for transparency in government.
"Chavez exited the cab when it stopped at De La Vina and Carillo streets. It’s not clear why he got out of the car at that location"
Because he was so impaired his judgment was gone.
Think about all the lives that have been affected by the bad choices of Chavez and Van Huynh and how (sigh) the never-ending glorification of the alcohol culture resulted in people experiencing the worst thing anyone can experience: The loss of a child.
Lots of lessons to be learned here.
On Details Revealed in Fatal Hit-and-Run Case
Posted on May 14 at 3:36 a.m.
@BC: Are you against the Fiesta and Solstice and all other parades, and community events that temporarily shut down streets, like the farmer’s market, or are you simply grumpy and inconsistent?
hodgmo (anonymous profile)May 13, 2013 at 5:36 p.m
I AM grumpy, and I try not to be inconsistent.
The Amgen tour shuts down the entire town of Solvang, not just a few streets so the examples you raise cannot be compared to the Amgen tour.
Even though a number of business owners have objected to this tour, they aren't the businesses that are in bed with the powers-that-be.
As for Fiesta, I don't celebrate something which commemorates the destruction of a culture, and as for Summer Solstice, it seems harmless enough but I'm not into the big crowd scene so I stay away from it all.
Posted on May 13 at 3:07 p.m.
What is arrogant is the way these bike racers expect (and succeed in getting) roads and entire towns shut down just so they can get their testosterone rush. Forget the fact that people need to run their businesses, get from Point A to Point B, no--the bike racing culture takes precedent.
So much for "sharing the road".
Posted on May 13 at 3:03 p.m.
But I thought all this $$$ generated by the wine industry was going to save us--I guess not.
Is it also possible that the Animal Rights (PETA and HSUS) have some influence here? After all, they might view 4-H as being anti-animal.
On 4-H on the Chopping Block
Posted on May 11 at 4:07 p.m.
Adonis: Are there not contradictions in Israeli-related policy and what the Bible says? I say this because many right-wing Christian Coalition types are convinced that the Bible says we MUST support Israel but from what little I know, the "Israel" of today is not what the Bible mentions. (What?,,,Pat Robertson and his Sheep can possibly be WRONG?)
On Easy to Criticize
Posted on May 11 at 4:03 p.m.
Now that I've solved 11/22/63, it seems the 2nd Amendement may contradict itself. Then again, those who wrote it (many of them anyway) talked about all men (gender exclusion noted) being equal, but were for owning slaves.
On Guns, Congress, and the Commander-in-Chief
Posted on May 11 at 4:02 p.m.
"p.s. I know who shot JFK, but I'm not going to tell you. But go ahead and guess, I'll tell you if you're right or wrong."
EastBeach (anonymous profile)May 11, 2013 at 11:35 a.m
It was Mick Jagger.
"I shouted out, Who Killed the Kennedys?"/ When after all it was you and me". (From the Rolling Stones' "Sympathy for the Devil")
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