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Comment Archives: stories: Opinion

Re: “Rodeo values its animals

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PjsEMxh8Kw - "WILD COW MILKING" - cruel AND blatantly sexist.

Posted by Eric Mills on 06/16/2019 at 5:38 PM

Re: “Snob polisher

I agree with everything you have said. I feel for the homeless, but if they are going to live in this high tax county, for free, we should put them to work, cleaning the parks and streets, painting, ... if they are caught pooping or urinating on the street more than once they get a free bus ticket to ten buck two. There should be bathrooms for them to use somewhere off the main streets to use, which they will have to clean and maintain. There also should be no panhandling allowed . Ive just recently been to San Francisco it was horrible, I will never go back there again, I live in SLO I dont enjoy going down town anymore, because the quaintness is gone.

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Posted by Jolie Steen on 06/16/2019 at 1:31 PM

Re: “Snob polisher

I own a local business and "the characters" repeatedly use my bathroom. However, very few for drug purposes-the vast majority is because there is not enough public restrooms. The ONE public restroom in all of our beautiful Do;wntown, is so dark, dirty, that only the very desperate and/or homeless are willing to suffer through that awful experience. Downtown Paso on the other hand, has modern, clean, safe public restrooms. I know talking about global warming is more exciting, but really the City needs to provide for the basic needs of the local citizens first. Please install more public restrooms and upgrade the current ONE, so I have a place to refer folks to.

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Posted by Sheila McCann on 06/16/2019 at 7:20 AM

Re: “Resuscitating recycling

I'm surprised the IWMA is unaware of the recycling center that opened in Oceano late last year. It's next to our new coffee shop on the main street through town. The operator was supposed to install landscaping to keep it from being another eyesore, but that hasn't happened and the County hasn't insisted on upholding the permit conditions.

Posted by Cynthia Replogle on 06/15/2019 at 12:26 PM

Re: “Step outside of the echo chamber

The problem with Col. Fonzi is that he has become THE conservative voice in SLO County, appearing in the Atascadero News and elsewhere. Really, are there not any younger or factually informed conservatives in our county that the NT could add into the mix?

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Posted by Gordon Fuglie on 06/15/2019 at 9:54 AM

Re: “Big NIMBY shuffle

Nuclear power is going to be too cheap to meter and computer printers will eliminate paper usage! Make SLO Great Again With Weed Bro!! #MSLOGAWWB

Posted by matarbongo2 on 06/14/2019 at 7:30 PM

Re: “Big NIMBY shuffle

We might be just one of 300,000, but I bet if 5% of us unify we can overthrow the city government and get rid of the weed mafia once and for all!
But seriously folks, I'm not against someone having one or two plants in their backyard, but I am against rape, human trafficking, and buying off local government.

Posted by matarbongo2 on 06/14/2019 at 7:07 PM

Re: “Snob polisher

Dude you are kind of being an asshole here. I guess that's why you make the big bucks.
Hey, I'm against the SLO mafia shakedown too "If you wan't clean streets you gotta pay schmuck. Next time we won't be so friendly." Just don't pick on the workers and business owners who are forced to pick up shit in the morning or the various other jobs that basic government services should be. I guess when the Heidi Harmon weed mafia opens their stores downtown and you come visit when you score, you can see for yourself. Come early though, we get rid of the shit right away.

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Posted by matarbongo2 on 06/14/2019 at 6:50 PM

Re: “That crazy v-word

People are leaving the country because of the insane vaccination requirements.

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Posted by matarbongo2 on 06/14/2019 at 6:39 PM

Re: “What about the common welfare?

According to Immunologist Tetyana Obukhanych, Unvaccinated Children Pose No Extra Danger to the Public
This is because vaccines only provide personal protection, they do not stop the infection and transmission of viruses.
Thus the vaccinated can and do spread virus the same as unvaccinated do.
Which is why there are large mumps and pertussis outbreaks in the USA of 10,000 to 30,000 people, and
80% of those people are VACCINATED.
Attempts to exclude unvaccinated children from society are simply fear based bigotry and discrimination based on ignorance. No different than when African Americas were discriminated against for being "diseased".

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Posted by Timothy R. Brummer on 06/14/2019 at 5:49 PM

Re: “What about the common welfare?

How do you feel about children with HIV and Hep B being in schools, parks, playgrounds, etc with other children? Children with these potentially life-threatening contagious diseases have a legal right to remain in these settings, anonymously. The proposed legislation would not change this. Would you advocate for removing children with HIV and Hepatitis from those settings as well?

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Posted by Nicole Dorfman on 06/14/2019 at 5:21 PM

Re: “Resuscitating recycling

Recycle if it makes you feel good.

Posted by matarbongo2 on 06/14/2019 at 4:14 PM

Re: “Step outside of the echo chamber

Well said sir. I agree with you entirely Mr.MatarBongo.

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Posted by Concerned local on 06/14/2019 at 1:05 PM

Re: “Snob polisher

Hey Shredder if you wanna know where to buy drugs just hangout next to the creek downtown behind the art museum there is usually a gaggle of dealers hanging out awaiting to fill your meth needs. I have personally seen serious hard core gangster types who look like they stepped out of a Snoop Dog video doing business right next to the stairs going down to the creek. But hey DIVERSITY IS OUR STRENGTH RIGHT? Colorful drug dealers in trench coats who are visibly grinding their jaws from all of the speed they are on is just part an parcel of being in a California city. And downtown businesses now get the benefit of these characters "asking to use their bathrooms" WELL THEY JUST NEED TO PEE YOU SAY, as they take their sweet butt time cutting up lines or shooting up in your commode. Gee ain't SLO SOOOO Progressive.

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Posted by Concerned local on 06/14/2019 at 12:59 PM

Re: “The 'dunes of death'?

this just in! Heidi Harmon burned her own gay pride flag and made it look like a hate crime so she could get attention. A neighbor of hers reported that they saw her douse it in lighter fluid and torch it herself. Just one of the many fake hate crimes that have taken place these past few years.

Posted by Concerned local on 06/14/2019 at 12:49 PM

Re: “Step outside of the echo chamber

I pretty much agree with Donegan on this one, but in reverse. Here's my take. There's no reason to shutdown Al Fonzi. Al Fonzi isn't offering anything you can't get on the mainstream outlets. He promotes a very mainstream type of liberalism we like to call "boomer conservatism" that you can find anywhere. It passes for conservatism in America but doesn't really have anything to do with actual conservatism or "right wing" politics. (you can say the same about progressivism in America too, it's milquetoast). Most people under 40 are abandoning this old kind of saccharine politics for more intellectually vigorous political thought more relevant to their life and times. New Times, being the free local events paper for bourgeois progressives probably isn't an outlet where Al Fonzi will find too many fans but at the same time he probably does a good job in confirming the readerships biases of what "the other side" is like. Al Fonzi is what progressives think the right is like but in reality you just have two sides of a dying ideology pointing fingers at each other as they retire on the central coast and share cocktails. Rome is burning but remember that time in 1980 when you refused to pay for my abortion so I couldn't go to Bali that year, rabble rabble rabble I'm so mad at Al Fonzi! So Al Fonzi's posts are actually contributing to the echo chamber and confirmation biases of "progressives" more than getting rid of him would be. Progressives need that boogie man to define their politics just as the so called conservatives do. It's all bread and circuses. Just look at the democrat party, their only platform now is not liking Trump (even though he legalized man on man anal in Botswana and moved the USA embassy to Jerusalem, sheesh what more do people want, that's the winning platform right there!). Trump allowed the democrats the ability to not have to be accountable for their own corruption and unwillingness to respond to the popular will of their constituents. Al Fonzi can be the New Times' Trump. I'd say let him stay, he seems like a nice enough guy and probably needs something to do when the grandkids aren't over. Let him speak. Al Fonzi and the progressives he triggers are funny and free speech is not only enshrined as the very 1st amendment for a reason it's also part of our identity as a Western culture.

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Posted by matarbongo2 on 06/14/2019 at 12:45 PM

Re: “The 'dunes of death'?

I could write at length on this topic as I'm well studied in the matter. However, I'm short on time and I'll just sum it up by saying liberals/libertarians are idiots and thank God liberalism is collapsing under it's own contradictions.

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Posted by matarbongo2 on 06/14/2019 at 11:59 AM

Re: “The light of an alternative shines bright

If you read the latest PG& E mailing, they are warning that because of high winds and storms, to escape the new liability standards Calif. is using, they may be cutting off our power for our own safety. They state it may be off for days at a time.
It will be less disabled by natural disasters, and more by fear of the tangential liabilities they could incur with the disaster.
A logical solution for those who feel humans control the weather and fear for our future because of too much warming.
Less helpful for those who see winter coming and know during bad times reliable power is a must.

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Posted by Richard Ferris on 06/14/2019 at 12:26 AM

Re: “That crazy v-word

Ian,
Thank you for elaborating on your original comment. I am more than willing to provide you with factual info to aid in forming a reasoned opinion.
You stated that you were all for medical exemptions when they are issued by a doctor that has actually examined the patient. Those are the exact exemptions we are currently fighting to protect. We are working hard to keep the government out of the doctor-patient relationship. Senator Pan is pushing a bill through that will remove a doctors (that has actually examined a child) ability to issue a medical exemption. SB276 charges the CA Dep of Public Health to be the sole issuer of Medical exemptions. You might be interested to know that they will not be examining the child nor are they doctors.

Another relevant fact for your consideration is that under current law a doctor may write a medical exemption that is based on the adverse reactions that are listed by the FDA on the vaccine product inserts. Under SB276 the CA Public Health department will not recognize the FDAs adverse reactions as reasonable cause to warrant an exemption. They will only be issuing exemptions inline with the CDC. The CDC does not recognize the FDAs adverse reactions as just cause for an exemption. So if you kid gets paralyzed by a vaccine (a listed FDA reaction) and their doctor says that it would put their health at further risk to continue vaccinating and writes them an exemption, the Public Health Dep will be required to over ride the doctor and void the exemption. Currently only .7% of students in CA have medical exemptions. The current vaccine mandates were designed to protect those that should not be vaccinated. SB276 is no longer interested in protecting those medical fragile children rather it is sacrificing them to gain access to possible fraudulent doctors. Doesnt seem logical does it?

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Posted by Sara Semmes on 06/13/2019 at 7:21 PM

Re: “That crazy v-word

Ian
I find it interesting that you said its dangerous to keep vaccination status private. Do you feel the same way about HIV, Hep B status for children in a classroom? These kids are allowed to be in school with anonymity. Perhaps that needs to change to protect the other children who may get infected? ... BTW I really appreciate your other comments. Thanks!

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Posted by Nicole Dorfman on 06/13/2019 at 6:11 PM

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