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Karlheinz

Torrance, CA

#1 Jun 2, 2010
I agree with Susan Satya, someone has to inspire these stale old folks in D.C.

“cracker-barrel philosopher”

Since: Jan 08

Wilmington/Carson/San Pedro

#2 Jun 3, 2010
Karlheinz wrote:
I agree with Susan Satya, someone has to inspire these stale old folks in D.C.
You may have the right idea, but it would be hard to find a worse choice. Satya is slobbering over herself for someone who might even make Barbara Boxer look normal.

“cracker-barrel philosopher”

Since: Jan 08

Wilmington/Carson/San Pedro

#3 Jun 3, 2010
BTW, the lease holders at the Isthmus have a long history of making strange decisions when looked at through the eyes of the boating customers. For all my trips to the Isthmus, I was never interested in the yacht club goings on and particularly enjoyed going there in the off season when but a handful of boats were around. Two years ago, long after I sold my boat, we stayed at the Banning Lodge the week before Christmas. Nobody else there. Great opportunity to read by the fire in the main lodge with lots of beautiful and unique Christmas decorations. We ate down at the Harbor Reef the night that the Two Harbors had it's staff Christmas party. Everybody was very friendly. If anybody is thinking of staying at the Banning Lodge, don't hesitate.
Karlheinz

Torrance, CA

#4 Jun 3, 2010
I'm ready for a vacation, after reading your inspiring words.

Great job, and thanks for sharing.
slug wrote:
BTW, the lease holders at the Isthmus have a long history of making strange decisions when looked at through the eyes of the boating customers. For all my trips to the Isthmus, I was never interested in the yacht club goings on and particularly enjoyed going there in the off season when but a handful of boats were around. Two years ago, long after I sold my boat, we stayed at the Banning Lodge the week before Christmas. Nobody else there. Great opportunity to read by the fire in the main lodge with lots of beautiful and unique Christmas decorations. We ate down at the Harbor Reef the night that the Two Harbors had it's staff Christmas party. Everybody was very friendly. If anybody is thinking of staying at the Banning Lodge, don't hesitate.
Visiting Cowboy

Menifee, CA

#5 Jun 3, 2010
In re: Catalina Island Letter

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/politics/Me...

The Mexican drug cartels already "own" 6 Southern California cities.(Guess which ones..)

If I wanted to smuggle people and product into California, 26 miles of channel could be a great thing.

Of course this is a "law enforcement" issue. But as such, it might lead to a significiant reduction in income for some members of law enforcement and a requirement for others to do something they have opposed for most of their career: work.

Enjoy
Here we go again

Glendale, CA

#6 Jun 3, 2010
http://www.pdamerica.org/articles/campaigns/w...
Marcy Winograd - PROGRESSIVE - you know, the group that wants to "fundamentally transform" this country into the United States of Socialism. The modern day socialists - the progressive wing of the democratic party - are the most dangerous ever seen in our country's history. SHUT THEM DOWN NOW.
Here we go again

Glendale, CA

#7 Jun 3, 2010
Visiting Cowboy wrote:
In re: Catalina Island Letter
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/politics/Me...
The Mexican drug cartels already "own" 6 Southern California cities.(Guess which ones..)
If I wanted to smuggle people and product into California, 26 miles of channel could be a great thing.
Of course this is a "law enforcement" issue. But as such, it might lead to a significiant reduction in income for some members of law enforcement and a requirement for others to do something they have opposed for most of their career: work.
Enjoy
I was wondering how many people they are currently trying to get OFF the island - I thought I heard that many weren't leaving because they are afraid they will be asked for papers.

“cracker-barrel philosopher”

Since: Jan 08

Wilmington/Carson/San Pedro

#8 Jun 3, 2010
Visiting Cowboy wrote:
In re: Catalina Island Letter
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/politics/Me...
The Mexican drug cartels already "own" 6 Southern California cities.(Guess which ones..)
If I wanted to smuggle people and product into California, 26 miles of channel could be a great thing.
Of course this is a "law enforcement" issue. But as such, it might lead to a significiant reduction in income for some members of law enforcement and a requirement for others to do something they have opposed for most of their career: work.
Enjoy
You've obviously never been to the Isthmus. Your comment has no relevance to the letter regarding Catalina.
Visiting Cowboy

Menifee, CA

#9 Jun 3, 2010
slug wrote:
<quoted text>You've obviously never been to the Isthmus. Your comment has no relevance to the letter regarding Catalina.
What a rotten snarky comment, I thought better of you.

Actually, according to several recent news stories and comments by the LASD, Catalina Island isn't the "happy vacation spot" you remember.(Or I remember for that matter. And yes I've been to the Isthmus, its fun and if I were smuggling something, it would be high on my list. A couple of days at the Isthmus then drop into Cat Harbor to buy some appropriate junk and sail on into Long Beach or LA.)

But Slug, stop living in the past. Wake up and smell the raw sewage, it's rising. The pumps have failed.
DUKE

United States

#10 Jun 3, 2010
Two Harbor Enterprises has the right to do what it wants and raising the rents is their perogative.
Karlheinz

Torrance, CA

#11 Jun 3, 2010
Visiting Cowboy wrote:
<quoted text>What a rotten snarky comment, I thought better of you.
Actually, according to several recent news stories and comments by the LASD, Catalina Island isn't the "happy vacation spot" you remember.(Or I remember for that matter. And yes I've been to the Isthmus, its fun and if I were smuggling something, it would be high on my list. A couple of days at the Isthmus then drop into Cat Harbor to buy some appropriate junk and sail on into Long Beach or LA.)
But Slug, stop living in the past. Wake up and smell the raw sewage, it's rising. The pumps have failed.
The past wasn't that great either, it just appeared that way.

And the sewers were not yet overflowing. But the cesspools were there already.

We just ignored reality, and pretended it will get better, all by itself, without taking corrective actions. But cancer grows, and so does equally deadly corruption.

Mayor Geissert was waiting for miracles to happen.

“cracker-barrel philosopher”

Since: Jan 08

Wilmington/Carson/San Pedro

#12 Jun 3, 2010
Visiting Cowboy wrote:
<quoted text>What a rotten snarky comment, I thought better of you.
Actually, according to several recent news stories and comments by the LASD, Catalina Island isn't the "happy vacation spot" you remember.(Or I remember for that matter. And yes I've been to the Isthmus, its fun and if I were smuggling something, it would be high on my list. A couple of days at the Isthmus then drop into Cat Harbor to buy some appropriate junk and sail on into Long Beach or LA.)
But Slug, stop living in the past. Wake up and smell the raw sewage, it's rising. The pumps have failed.
Yep. A sewer pit. That's why there are more families working at the Isthmus than ever. A good school with a safe and secure environment. At the 2008 Christmas staff party I mentioned above, my family were the only ones there speaking Spanish. Cat Harbor is excessively difficult to patrol for illegal activity - http://www.flickr.com/photos/33568986 @N02/3985732699/(If this URL posts badly, just copy and paste and then backspace the blank spaces in the URL)
DUKE

United States

#13 Jun 3, 2010
slug wrote:
<quoted text>YThat's why there are more families working at the Isthmus than ever. A good school with a safe and secure environment. At the 2008 Christmas staff party I mentioned above, my family were the only ones there speaking Spanish.
I've stayed at the Banning House and it is beautiful as is the Isthmus. BTW unless the L.A.C.Sheriffs set up a 24 hr manned station illegal actions will happen.
Visiting Cowboy

Menifee, CA

#15 Jun 3, 2010
kma wrote:
<quoted text>
And, of course, ICE and the Coast Guard haven't thought of this at all. I was you who made the rotten, snarky comment that really made no sense at all with respect to the article. But then, that is very typical for you. Don't let an empty comment box go by without some uninteligible jibberish from you.
And the raw sewage is from your mouth.
Bad medication?

ICE, that's the group of federal bureaucrats who's boss just made the national news by saying that they won't enforce federal law in Arizona. You mean that "ICE" don't you?

Who said that they haven't thought of it. I just said that "if I was smuggling things, that would look like an attractive option."

Why are you so negative? There are two "sewage problems". One really has to do with over loaded systems. You must have never sailed into Cat Harbor. The other is more metaphorical, and refers to the large number of "undocumented" Spanish speaking people "vacationing" on Catalina Island, the control of 6 Southern Caifornia cities by the Mexican drug cartels. 20 years ago a Southern California chief of police pointed out that the Mexican mafia was "doing lunch" in La Jolla. It has only gone down hill since then.

So what's your beef? You're one of those union bureaucrats who haven't been doing their job and now feel that its necessary to attack anyone who has noticed or is willing to point it out?

You just have a thing against cowboys? Or you're just having a bad day and can't kick the dog?

If you think my writing is "unintelligible" I suggest that you stay off the Internet, there might be too many big words. Or maybe you ought to stay in the part that you like best ...
Bev MB

Los Angeles, CA

#16 Jun 3, 2010
while i like and admire marcy, our district has been saved by jane harman ever since we sent her to washington. jobs, education, environment, women's rights and children, equal rights - and privacy - families first -

she is tough, smart and straight - and not only holds her - OUR - own in that jungle they call congress, she leads.

we are lucky she still is willing to fight for the job, but to continue to fight for this district - in this economy - and we should all be thankful -

this brilliant representative to congress woman is doing her best - during the best years of her life - when she could be doing nuthin' honey -

and helping us to hang on to our jobs, and industries, as well as she has -

again - i like marcy, but the timing is not right for a novice - despite her good qualities -

harman is as bright, verbal, experienced and as tough as they come - and as a mother of four, i'd say she's balanced both family and her job -'we, the people - her district'- with unbelievable success.

thank you, jane harman - for ALL that you've done and will/can do - yes YOU can -

and thank you, too, marcy - for caring -
whatever

Los Angeles, CA

#19 Jun 3, 2010
Visiting Cowboy wrote:
In re: Catalina Island Letter
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/politics/Me...
The Mexican drug cartels already "own" 6 Southern California cities.(Guess which ones..)
If I wanted to smuggle people and product into California, 26 miles of channel could be a great thing.
Of course this is a "law enforcement" issue. But as such, it might lead to a significiant reduction in income for some members of law enforcement and a requirement for others to do something they have opposed for most of their career: work.
Enjoy
When are you going to own up to the fact that you are not longer "visiting" and actually live here.
Clear Thinker

Norwalk, CT

#20 Jun 3, 2010
slug wrote:
<quoted text>You've obviously never been to the Isthmus. Your comment has no relevance to the letter regarding Catalina.
Hmmm. A google on "illegal immigrants catalina island" brings up dozens of reports about drug smuggling and human trafficking on that island. I haven't been there but i don't think I want to go until enforcement of laws is back in vogue.

Illegal immigration is one of those "broken windows". Other crimes feed on it. If someone is willing to smuggle people for money, drugs aren't far behind. If citizens think ICE laws are to be ignored, other laws get treated that way too. Illegals always bring down property values where they congregate too. I see it everyday up here. Its undeniable.

If Catalina businessmen want increased business they have to provide a decent venue free of crime. If they want to chase customers away, all they have to do is emulate SF.
Bev MB

Los Angeles, CA

#21 Jun 3, 2010
oh my: fyi:
a) harman is spelled with two A's -
b) there's no such thing as your description of logic - it actually defies logic
c) let's hope you're not raising your kids alone

may be best wo/man win -

again
Bev MB

Los Angeles, CA

#22 Jun 3, 2010
do not: fyi

a) i attended two of those town hall meetings you feel she did not hold, and
b) i'm not sure that name calling is the way to win the respect of the person you might be supporting at this time - s/he might wonder what you 'call' them when their backs are turned...

c) serving america is a hard job. with or without plastic surgery. probably more difficult without!

good luck with the candidate of your choice, and let's hope s/he doesn't take time off to have their necks smoothed to woo you instead.
Just Saying

Wildomar, CA

#23 Jun 3, 2010
Having been to Catalina and seeing all the little shops and probably illegals working in them and the many hotels I can see how those statements are true. Banning House is a treasure. That is also true. Not so good on utilities, i.e. bad electricity, heat, no tv or phones, etc, but a great get-a-way.

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