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Posted on November 23 at 3:50 p.m.

I heard a couple of quotes on 1290AM that i think sums up the year long chronicle of Santa Barbara's forsaken...

The first from Frank Hotchkiss (ironically speaking to Sharon Bryne about her political future.)
He said "No matter how good State Street seems, there will always be someone to complain about it...."
(I guess that can be said about the entire town.)

The second comes from Santa Barbara's tourist czar. Speaking to Steve Cushman about the future children's museum going up next to the rail road station.)
"It will be a new thrill ride for Santa Barbara." (Our Chamber of Commerce leader seemed giddy with excitement! )

I think the real survivor here is Saint Barbara herself.

It seems someone whose known for pious devotion shouldn't become a trademark for.greedy temptation.

Looking forward to the next issue of victims!

On Surviving Santa Barbara

Posted on November 18 at 12:45 p.m.

Yeah see... Keepin it real seee...
Read about it in the Independent seee....

On Doubling Down on Milpas Street

Posted on November 18 at 12:35 p.m.

how about a couple banana slugs with cotton bonnets...

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Posted on October 30 at 12:51 p.m.

I wish the downtown incumbents would zip it! It seems to me they wish to parcel out mis-information until the next year's inconsequential election cycle.
Let's hope the district dream team can push this off another year when we elect a new president.
In the mean time, se su pueda!

On Tempers Flare over District Elections

Posted on October 30 at 12:37 p.m.

yeah see! Just because they're dressed for combat doesn't make them warriors seee....

On Sheriff Addresses Law Enforcement Militarization

Posted on October 30 at 12:27 p.m.

The downtown incumbents have pushed this through knowing the development of the cruise zone (aka "funk zone") with begin eventually.
If you've been through my part of town you'd see those being run out on a rail are literally camping out on the rail....(which is probably safer than the DUI highway)
Let me be perfectly clear. This is not about being abused. This is about the at large whiners bemoaning how good the homeless got it while the city and the downtown area rake the cruise ship money in as fast as they can.

On Council Cracks Down on Street People

Posted on October 30 at 12:10 p.m.

The poodle with a lib pedigree sure has his fluffy feminist head in the seeded clouds.

A few years back we read the Mayor and Marborg tout natural gas as SB's new "green" saving grace. Where were our B.O. slash fracking watchdogs then?

Answer....
Probably writing about the usual political snafus From the big wigs at the "Round Table".

(Last year the college was an award winning in it's higher learning.)
These days the voters are told the only award's they'll receive is "Most Asbestos" or "High Disturbance Rate"!

(maybe you should make a career move...)

On Sleep with Dogs, Wake with Fishes

Posted on September 14 at 2:23 p.m.

These two always seem to have this love/hate relationship when it comes to the environment.... Rather than beg for air time to whine at the county level, why not ask the big oil companies and the GOP to get behind hatcheries and conservation of the dwindling open water.

On Beneath the Valley of the Dogs

Posted on September 6 at 10:45 a.m.

First, there are places in this country where you can find seclusion and lack of development.... Goleta ain't one of them.
Second, how do you feel about someone like me, currently employed there?
Do you think we like starting up heavy equipment every wekk morning in you neighborhood?
(I'm working for Verizon/Cox laying the underground conduit for cable and high speed internet.) Don't you think I'd be much happier working on waste water treatment plants and de-sal solutions to the drought? How much blame do you put on yourself as a consumer living in a economy ranked on of the ten highest in the world?
If I felt that my space was encroached upon far too much, I'd begin to start asking myself why.

On Loss of Hollister/Glen Annie Sidewalks the Last Straw

Posted on September 6 at 10:30 a.m.

As one of the funk zone's resident rubber tramps, I'm ok with the development...
If the sailboats are made of red tile and the artist containers are covered in stucco!
Seems everyone is prepared to look the other way when the political power base spent every dollar they could developing a more tourist friendly waterfront.
The city's resources are constantly used for an eclectic group of profitable ventures. (Like the 4.3 million earned by the breast cancer foundation this morning. Take it from me, If he can prove to th city council that this is what the city wants, they'll be glad to look the other way while the 45 cruise ships come marching in!

On Developer to Save Funk Zone

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