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Comment Archives: stories: Opinion

Re: “Vote yes on G

Dear Voice - Yes, names matter. California law requires donor-proponents and opponents to be identified so voters can better assess their arguments ( Voters deserve to know because there are always facts on both sides. For the record, I am a retired engineer. I do not get any money from oil companies, or money from any environment group. Can you say the same? Is this why you are hiding?

You say Measure G , " is simply a way to stop or severely limit something that environmental activists don't like. Exactly! We want to protect our water, air, environment and major industry, even if oil companies must be forced to operate in an environmentally safe way. Sadly, SLO County petroleum companies have not operated safely. One example is the Avila Beach pipeline leak (…). Unocal originally fought the lawsuit. The oil company was forced to move much of the town to clean up its mess. Even with their cleanup, polluted water remains below Avila Beach.

You say Measure G will, result in an expansion of foreign oil importation. Reasons this is not true:
- Measure G does not shut down existing oil extraction.
- Existing SLO County oil extraction is negligible, less that 0.01% of US oil consumption.
- The US both imports and exports oil. The US could decrease exports
- The US could expand renewable energy sources slightly more quickly.

You also ask, how SLO County won't be held liable for compensating the oil companies for the minerals. Im not a lawyer. Oil companies may well sue. Yet, anti-fracking laws are in place in 6 California counties, 3 other states, and 5 European countries.

We must stop the dangerous oil company practices. Vote yes on Measure G.

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Posted by Jeff Lewis on 10/20/2018 at 5:30 PM

Re: “Political expediency

'the GOP party is pro-rape' screams the male feminists while he gropes the tits of a sleeping woman

Posted by Concerned local on 10/20/2018 at 4:06 PM

Re: “Catholic hospital directives don't match public health concerns

"poses a threat to services provided to cis-female, under/uninsured, and LGBTQIA-plus patients" OMG REALLY?????? CIS-FEMALE????they are called women you bigot!

Lets be real here, do hospitals really care if your gay?NO THEY DONT there is no question on the form you fill out to receive care 'are you a gay?' this nervous nancy do gooder libtard is panicking for nothing.

Posted by Concerned local on 10/20/2018 at 3:51 PM

Re: “Catholic hospital directives don't match public health concerns

Why should Catholics be forced to serve gays? Do we force Muslims to serve gays? Do we force Jews to stop subverting countries? Let the Catholics practice their culture.

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Posted by matarbongo on 10/20/2018 at 3:34 PM

Re: “We need SLO County to become a beacon of opportunity

We are officially the playground for the uber wealthy and it has killed the soul of the central coast. People are moving out of SLO county faster than anywhere else in California and its only going to get worse. I am really curious where the workers are supposed to live since the rents in Atascadero and Los Osos (which used to be the cheaper towns to live in) have tripled in the past 10 years.Do the rich expect the white working class to live 3 families to house like our friends from south of the border?

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Posted by Concerned local on 10/20/2018 at 3:31 PM

Re: “Define 'hate group'

I see many comments here that are opposed to diversity and vibrancy. You have all been reported to the SPLC for hate comments.
--Shlomo, Bergblatt, and Silvershekel Attorneys at Law

Posted by matarbongo on 10/20/2018 at 3:24 PM

Re: “Define 'hate group'

"On the site, the first thing that caught my eye was a photo, and, oh baby, is this picture worth a thousand words. It shows a skinny, blond white boy running gleefully toward the camera, a girl, also white, not far behind. The headline is "Help Save Some America for Tomorrow."


Posted by Concerned local on 10/20/2018 at 3:16 PM

Re: “We need SLO County to become a beacon of opportunity

I think the plan is for SLO's demographic to be people who made their money on wall street or silicon valley and downtown stores to be chains or Amazon support, all run by migrants and college students. But hey, as long as it's vegan it's cool.

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Posted by matarbongo on 10/20/2018 at 3:10 PM

Re: “Define 'hate group'

"In addition to helping generations of children learn openness and compassion through its Teaching Tolerance programs in schools" ----- Helping white children learn that they dont matter and that the brown children of the third world will always be favored over them because 'whites are evil nazis' and should feel guilty about establishing this amazing country that as of late (since 1965) has gone to ruin.So keep those borders open kids and remember to virtue signal that you wish you were brown so you could have a voice and be empowered by the mainstream liberal globalist ideology its what Heidi Harmon would want.

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Posted by Concerned local on 10/20/2018 at 3:09 PM

Re: “Signs of drama

"this is America we are entitled to our opinions" LMAO actually no not everyone is allowed to have an opinion,In fact all of the people that dont subscribe to Heidi Harmons liberal ideology are not allowed to have opinions.If you walk around our town with a MAGA hat on you will be scorned and glared at and possibly assaulted.If you mention you didnt like Hillary for President you could be black balled by your community and have your reputation tarnished for 'having an opinion'.We live in a society were people walk on eggshells because they are afraid of saying the wrong thing and having the thought police come down on them. ----BTW my theory is 'the shredder' is really a gaggle of protein starved lesbians with patchy pink hair and expensive tattoos

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Posted by Concerned local on 10/20/2018 at 1:31 PM

Re: “The nerve!

You sound incredibly naive and to be honest just plan ignorant. Wake up and smell the covefefe of course big business is going to be operating dishonestly, where do you think you are? In an alternative universe? Sounds like you need to watch some youtube videos about how the world actually works.

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Posted by Concerned local on 10/20/2018 at 1:20 PM

Re: “Let's keep moving forward

I am not COLAB
Remember this when we march the cool wine aunts to the countryside to work our pot farms for a bowl of fair trade organic quinoa a day (if you behave). I'm going to share a little story told to me by a good friend, Catholic, and political science professor in Toronto. Whenever I hear Bob Marleys Buffalo Soldier I think of Elon Musk... he was stolen from Africa and brought to America... and his entrepreneurship has certainly had him fighting on arrival, fighting for survival #Startup #Africa
Not even Heidi Harmon's iPad made by slaves owned by techno-fascist liberals from San Francisco can save us from the coming apocalypse. I can reveal more of the plan if you would like.
Admit it, "Shredder" if that's even his/her/xer/xim/pir/xis real name, has nothing on me.
God Bless (hugs)

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Posted by matarbongo on 10/20/2018 at 11:56 AM

Re: “Let's keep moving forward

@matarbongo a.k.a. Mike Brown of COLAB. Why not use your real name?

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Posted by Kathie Walker on 10/19/2018 at 11:56 PM

Re: “Signs of drama

LoL Shredder is shilling for Harmon. Shreddie boy is what you call an NPC. A computer program could write this stuff. Insert liberal word salad and press the button. Beep boop beep!
I'm sure when Amazon purchases New Times (hey it's cool, the management team will be trans POC vegans as required by the Harmon diverse jobs initiative) he'll be replaced by a shredder from India.

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Posted by matarbongo on 10/19/2018 at 11:33 PM

Re: “Let's keep moving forward

Liberal capitalist Heidi Harmon is no progressive, no socialist, and certainly not a Freida Khalo communist (LMAO they would have sent her bourgeois behind to the gulag faster than you can say cool wine aunt). Maybe you can get a loan for a down payment ? HA! Get a loan for another loan, yea nice try chica. You are the same old neo-liberalism wrapped in virtue signalling, and vegan farts. This is why people are leaving the Democrat party. How about rent control so building owners don't double the rent on downtown businesses overnight? How about getting rid of this sanctuary city nonsense so the working class don't have to compete with cheap immigrant labor? How about repaving South Higuera? Something as simple as fixing a dang road, I know you are just a small town politician and are basically in it to build your "brand", but come on, that's the whole reason towns are formed, so we can have basic things like decent roads. How about going after corruption? Everyone knows what I'm talking about here, but that might actually require you to stick your neck out and could damage your brand. How about programs to promote people having children and starting families. How about tax relief for small businesses? How about getting rid of Amazon, the destroyer of businesses and the middle class? I think people like Heidi must want the world to be a tiny handful of elites surrounded by impoverished migrant labor bused in every morning to do the jobs the robots can't do (and also so they can practice their overly enunciated Spanish to feel oh so cosmopolitan and diverse)
Heidi Harmon The only people left in town are two Amazon executives but at least the vegan bike lane is carbon neutral!

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Posted by matarbongo on 10/19/2018 at 11:17 PM

Re: “Let's keep moving forward

I think your fake flower and your "progressive" ideals are dangerous to this community and I hope that nobody votes for you. I am sick of seeing you on your red bike looking smug while you peddle past the growing homeless population in our downtown area.You have done NOTHING that enhances our town in fact I have seen more trash in the creek, more drug deals going down in front of families trying to enjoy the mission and less cops since you took over.The fact that you created a lipstick color to further expand you 'mighty heidi' brand is pukey to say the least.I really wish you would stay home and play with your ugly 90's girl power baby doll art and leave the politicking to people who actually care about our community as a whole.Your fake Heidi and we know it, your as fake as the flower in you dye job hair. Oh and by the way Frida Kahlo would think you a disgusting corporate whore so stop trying to emulate her.

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Posted by Concerned local on 10/19/2018 at 4:28 PM

Re: “Big oil vs. SLO

Ah, another classic case of NIMBY. You "Yes on G" proponents are just a bunch of ignoramuses who turn a blind eye to their hypocrisy all in the name of "environmentalism." You all will happily enjoy the benefits the petrochemical industry has bestowed upon your lives so long as you don't have to see the pumping units or drill rigs. Get over yourselves. If you really despise everything the oil industry provides, then give up your worldly belongings and go live in the hills hunting and gathering like the under evolved humans you desire to revert to (and will without oil and gas).

Please educate yourselves and vote NO on G!

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Posted by Jane Murphy on 10/19/2018 at 3:16 PM

Re: “Keep oil and jobs local

Big Oil is wasting 500 Millions of Gallons of our precious, scarce water per year. How many more gallons will they waste if they expand? And it all goes to Big Oil's Profits. Does anyone remember our recent drought? Vote Yes on G

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Posted by Ann Berry-Gallegos on 10/19/2018 at 1:21 PM

Re: “Vote no on Measure G

Just vote NO to support legitimate businesses. If the companies are liable for any damage caused, they will act responsibly and we, the residents, can relax about banning.
Thank you for your letter!

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Posted by Gail Lightfoot on 10/19/2018 at 11:48 AM

Re: “Big oil vs. SLO

Mr. Varni, I believe the constitution belongs to everyone.

Let's talk about YOUR aim for a second. The zone that SPR is producing from is ALREADY EXEMPTED. I learned this from the EPA workshop while you were outside interviewing, chanting, and singing. The EPA is examining whether the exemption should be expanded. SPR has made valid points in that 20 million barrels of oil have been produced from the field and that cleaning the water to drinking standards would be economically infeasible.

If you'd really like to protect and preserve ground water, you might look into blocking vineyards from using it. Based on my calculations, it takes 375 gallons of water to produce 1 gallon of wine. It only takes 19 gallons of oil bearing (undrinkable, etc.) water to produce 1 barrel of oil. Which one wastes more drinking water? And can you believe that the wine doesn't even stay local? They ship that stuff all over the place!

Can someone tell Mr. Timewell to stop spam copy and pasting things everywhere?

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Posted by Voice Of Reason on 10/19/2018 at 10:32 AM

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