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Comment Archives: stories: Opinion: Shredder

Re: “SLO County High

Look around. There are plenty of 'progrssives' in SLO. Who else gave us the bag bans? Who else leads the way statewide bans?

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Posted by Gail Katherine Lightfoot on 02/21/2019 at 3:11 PM

Re: “SLO County High

Good article, though I would submit that the term "Progressive Democrats" is an oxymoron... Though it would be a good thing to see some progressives in SLO County for a change...

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Posted by Chris Knudson on 02/21/2019 at 9:56 AM

Re: “Vexed and loving it!

Contrast the national medias reaction of the Nathan Phillips standing at the bus stop controversy and the Smollett lynching hoax. It is a good indicator of the direction of the economic zone that is USA.

How about they pull all of their weedsources, I mean resources, to fixing the holes in Higuera, you know, basic government stuff.

Oh, Einstein isn't white, he's Jewish. Hey I don't make the rules.

Posted by matarbongo2 on 02/19/2019 at 9:10 AM

Re: “Decorum deplorum

I bet if the ballots were return envelopes collecting money they would figure out how to do it over night.

Pushups are now racist. Please make a note of it.

Speaking of milking the racism cow, why is there an ad for an Anne Frank event on this website? The Anne Frank story has been debunked several times, including by the author himself. They're really milking that one. Cheesy

Posted by matarbongo2 on 02/19/2019 at 8:55 AM

Re: “All lying liars must resign!

mistreatment, rights violations, and abuses started and were ongoing before Ian took office. As far as I can tell nothing has still been done to stop the institutional unspoken and unwritten policies and procedures that allow for and condone such massive abuses, other than to file a report and issue a press release about hiring extra doctors and mental health providers at the jail. the problem is the abusive guards are the ones in charge of deciding who merits going to see the doctor after inmates put in a "kite" to request a medical appointment, and if they just don't like the inmate they can decide his request is not merited. What is needed at the county jail level is the same thing they have instituted at the state mental hospital level, install a red telephone that has a direct line to rights' advocates so that inmates can report acts of abuse and rights violations to an independent entity that investigates through access to records and interviews with those involved, then makes it determination as to whether any abuses or violations have occurred and then have the authority to see to it that those abuses or violations are remedied.

Posted by Diana February on 02/16/2019 at 6:45 PM

Re: “The good fight

@PaulEmbry, Shredder IS respected writer, s/he/they have won numerous literary and journalistic awards and is/are the only watchdogs this county has! The articles in shredder tell it like it is from a pessimistic, sarcastic and realistic point of view and its contributors don't give a damn about whether anyone is offended intellectually, socially or morally. Keep up the good work shredder! You're the only reason I read the slo new times, well besides the back page ads!

Posted by Diana February on 02/16/2019 at 6:28 PM

Re: “Decorum deplorum


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Posted by Doug Timewell on 02/14/2019 at 8:03 AM

Re: “Decorum deplorum

Push-ups are hazing now? Push-ups are good for you.

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Posted by ra237 on 02/14/2019 at 6:12 AM

Re: “The good fight

As a former Liquor store owner, when given the opportunity to get into the cannabis industry, my answer was NO! Its a shame that the regulations are in no way relative to like businesses. The massive amount of stigma and false equivalency has led the cannabis industry down a rabit hole of unnecessary regulation. A truer equivalence in regulation would see business licenses and regulations at a level somewhere between Right-Aid and 7-11. Cannabis is so much more benign than any prescription or alcohol product being sold without security, special zoning, or oversight, all over SLO. Hypocrisy is a poor practice especially for legislators.

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Posted by Brian Poudrette on 02/13/2019 at 8:54 AM

Re: “The good fight

Hyper-explanation as an occasional literary device can be entertaining; humorous even. It has the added benefit of granting the writer license to re-frame an ongoing dialogue. For instance, if a columnist condescends to an audience by explaining some common sense process, he/she can then fudge certain components of said process and anchor weighted or biased points to them later. Adopting this voice also does the speaker the boon of allowing him/her the assumption that she/he is speaking from a position of superiority.
This can be leveraged in the pursuit of humor, as all satire has its roots in derision of some kind; or it can be parlayed into an ersatz licensure of moral authority, undeservedly bolstering the author's ethos. (If things that haven't occurred to us are such old hat to the columnist we're reading, shouldn't she or he be heard on other subjects?) So sparing pomposity is, indeed, an option an opinion writer should consider.

To assume this voice in perperuity, however (and with no exception granted to a very possible mitigative claim to mere laziness), is misguided.

Respectfully offered, Shredder, if it is a respected writer you wish to be, abandon the pretense and declare that you find us all hopelessly dim, or (preferably) adopt a less arrogant literary method. We're all tired of feeling like you think we should thank you for these half-assed diatribes. What we'd thank you for is some sincerity and some now-and again-appreciation of the many good things that happen around here.

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Posted by Paul Embry on 02/10/2019 at 12:37 PM

Re: “Vexed and loving it!

take a chill pill man

Posted by AA on 02/06/2019 at 6:09 PM

Re: “Of eggs and country

You know what is the poop in the soup is the massive tax increases Cali keeps dropping on those whom are still taxpayers in this state to pay for those programs benefiting the million plus non-citizens who may or may not be here legally and a good number of those illegals cross our unsecure borders. It all can be fixed, secure the borders and keep government open, like duh! You better start realizing the correct poop to scoop bro.

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Posted by Karen Flagg on 01/25/2019 at 5:21 PM

Re: “Same, same

Yeah but s/hes always a good kind of asshole. Functional and structurally sound. When I need to be brought back out of the clouds and to ground myself with some sober interpretation of current events in a nutshell I turn to the shred.

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Posted by Diana February on 01/06/2019 at 1:11 AM

Re: “What's your status?

trump is not ''our president''. he is a Russian asset anointed by Vladimir Putin to diminish the U.S., sow division, create chaos & alienate America's allies.

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Posted by Jay Bonestell on 12/27/2018 at 7:30 PM

Re: “Asleep at the wheels of justice

Pismo is outlawing Vacation Rentals too, they really don't want Valley vacationers unless they stay in hotels.

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Posted by julietacker 3 on 12/21/2018 at 4:27 PM

Re: “Asleep at the wheels of justice


"It's almost like they're trying to tell people from the valley to find somewhere else to vacation!"

JERRY ROBERTS (former Valley resident)

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Posted by Jerry Roberts on 12/21/2018 at 9:07 AM

Re: “Asleep at the wheels of justice

Mcguirr kidnaped my son and dan dows office assisted. Video evidence yett my family instead gets harrased daily . u wanna really put that asshole out of office ask him why he neglectdd to tell the community that mcguire took off out of state weeks before d.a. announced no charges. Or that the family court and paso pd abusr there power anflaunder children of familys who dont do as they wish .give me a lil lovein anf i wont take your kids ... . what u going to do dow u cant hide this forever ... If u where wise you would return my son. And the othdr kids mcguire took based on faulse reports of under the influace .Your only going fo make this so much worse for you in the end . tbe truth always come out in the wash ...

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Posted by Bo Glenn Alan O'Hagan on 12/21/2018 at 7:19 AM

Re: “Asleep at the wheels of justice

If only one of these is true ? Then the current DA needs to be replaced ASAP !

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Posted by Larry Legras on 12/20/2018 at 1:08 PM

Re: “Safety schmafety


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Posted by Recognition not Attention on 12/14/2018 at 11:52 AM

Re: “Bi-partisan character

The affordable housing funds are a drop in the bucket, and appeasing NIMBYs results in mediocre, boring buildings designed by a committee of olds. A loosening of the absurdly restrictive zoning codes would be more effective to increase the supply of housing, but the local homeowners won't have it.

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Posted by ra237 on 12/06/2018 at 6:27 AM

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