Sanders today at Santa Barbara City College

santa barbara

UC Santa Barbara is a party school with a fairly good academic reputation.   It’s in my favorite city in California,  absolutely gorgeous, on the ocean,attracting beach lovers, rich folks with gorgeous homes and boats, surfer types, etc.    It’s got everything, including a lot of young kids who Sanders would especially appeal to, a very easy target.

But, no…someone just tweeted me that it was NOT UCSB he chose but a smaller and much less significant school at which to speak :  Santa Barbara City College!  WHAT?   (thanks, Tweeter!  I don’t tweet almost at all, but this time it really worked)

He just said that “Trump insults Latinos, Muslims, Black Americans..” (Stopping for the angry ‘booooo’s’ that came after each category).  He added that Trump’s birther thing with Obama was not just ‘disagreeing, which is fine,’ but ‘trying to delegitimize the first Black president…’ to which he got HUGE boooo’s (of agreement.  He knows this audience).

Is it any wonder the Trump events are getting young punks trying to break up every event he has?  Sanders would say it’s Trump’s stances…..I say it’s the misinterpretation of them that Sanders is peddling.   And, as you know, I am NO Trump fan.

See, if I get MY back up seeing the truth (a bunch of hippie-looking punks threatening the police and trying to shove anybody speaking for Trump) and hearing the opposite from Sanders, CNN, MSNBC, and most other news sources, some Dems and Independents are, too.   I’d say Trump can count on that.

I think the protests are working in TRUMP’S favor with thinking Americans…people who think with their eyes, not what they hear from the news….

Do you agree?

Z

Now go read about Marisol, below…a good news story!

 

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50 Responses to Sanders today at Santa Barbara City College

  1. Mal says:

    That was my first thought, also, Z, that all the protesting of Trump continues to help him. His numbers keep going up. Folks are finally wising up. I only hope this continues till November!

  2. Mal says:

    I also understand your love of Santa Barbara. I’ve always thought it was a beautiful city. It’s foggy a bit too often for me, but still beautiful.

  3. geeez2014 says:

    Mal, I was stuck in one fog situation that scared me to death but I practically lived up there and didn’t see much of it myself. It’s sure not like N. California!!
    But BROTHER is it BEAUTIFUL! I tried to find a more representative pic than the one I finally used in my post, but I just urge anybody to Google SANTA BARBARA nBEAUTIFUL IMAGES to get a feel for it!
    https://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images;_ylt=AwrBT8lq3klXT78Aa3JXNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTEyaGRqdHNhBGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwMyBHZ0aWQDQjE3OTNfMQRzZWMDc2M-?p=Villa+Rosa+Santa+Barbara&fr=yfp-t
    Our favorite hotel….not as expensive as others and like a big wonderful home. Cheese and wine by the pool at 5:00………heaven.

  4. bocopro says:

    Yes.

  5. geeez2014 says:

    Bocopro; that is the shortest comment you’ve ever made…..
    By the way, how do YOU feel about Trump?

  6. bocopro says:

    Suspicious. Cautious, Guarded. Apprehensive. But not necessarily alarmed (because of the separation of powers feature of the Constitution).

    The point is that too many of us find ourselves painted into a corner where we’ll have to vote FOR one unfit, unreliable candidate in order to reject the other unfit, unreliable candidate.

    I’m waiting to see the Libertarian candidate and his platform before I make my final decision.

  7. geeez2014 says:

    Bocopro…so you’re ready to hand it to Hillary, basically. I just don’t get that; I TOTALLY GET NOT WANTING TO VOTE FOR ANYBODY BUT THE LIBERTARIAN (believe me) but…the consequence is devastating. In my humble opinion.

    BY THE WAY EVERYBODY:

    BERNIE SANDERS JUST SPOKE IN SANTA BARBARA…ANYBODY SEE HUNDREDS OF TRUMP SUPPORTERS BREAKING IT UP?

  8. bocopro says:

    No, the only thing I wanna see handed to Hillary is a subpoena.

  9. Baysider says:

    I’ve lost count of thinking Americans, but I probably have enough fingers and toes to tick most of them off. I don’t think this is going to backfire in the way, say, the Yippies at the Chicago convention in 1968 did. That was shocking, disgusting behavior. Remember how the hard hats went after them? I think people are inured to it now. And they hear “it” from all quarters – not just some scruffy street ruffians, but polished, well-dressed newscasters.

  10. geeez2014 says:

    bocopro…right!

    Baysider, I do think that Dems are seeing this and backing off….as I said, ‘anybody see any protesters trying to stop Sanders from HIS free speech?’
    The polls are showing Dems are not shirking Trump as we’d have thought….he’s saying things they can only think, let alone say out loud!
    My aunt was planning on going with a politico to the Rep. Convention; am hoping she decides not to go now. WAAAY too dangerous.

    Thanks, Lefties….free speech isn’t allowed in your world.

  11. Baysider says:

    That’s for darn sure. The left is all about suppressing ALL thought but their own. It seemed the rightist dictators, the authoritarians, wanted to control what people did or put strong boundaries around them (think: Franco). The leftist, the totalitarians, want to control what they do AND think (think: Mao).

  12. Kid says:

    Every time some illegal or citizen snowflake or POS foreign leader, or other creature that can be categorized in the general genus of libtard speaks against Trump, Trump gets more support. Don’t tell anyone.

  13. John M. Berger says:

    I often wonder if those adoring “punks” have any realization that [they] will be footing the bill for the very irresponsible borrowing/printing and massive un-funded liabilities that whackadoodle socialist politicians, like though not even as far out as Sanders, have LEFT in their wake? If so why do they want more? OK these are rhetorical questions.

  14. Kid says:

    What is funny, is that the libtards support the democrat super delegates who are in the 1% and who have no regard for their vote at all. They support the clinton’s who are in the 1%. They support the illegals who they will be paying for the rest of their lives in tax revenue if they ever get jobs. They support Europe who are disposing of their nukes (because hey Nukes Bad) and going back to coal (Germany at least) while they fritter about ‘global warming’. They support molten salt solar farms that cook many thousands of birds with their massive array of mirrors focused on a molten salt tower, while they strive to be total vegans, and support PETA as well.

    I could go on.
    Is there anything more insanely ignorant than a libtard? I say No, and if anyone can bring evidence to the contrary I will buy them a bloomin onion and steak at Outback. And a Fosters. Or two.

  15. Kid says:

    JMB, Our comments pased each other in cyberspace like two ships in the night. Good Looking ones too.

  16. Mal says:

    One evening in 1949 a bunch of us from Pi K A frat. at USC drove up to U C Santa Barbara where one of the guys girlfriend belonged to a sorority and she lined up dates for all of us. Fun evening. We fit all 8 of us in my convertible. Later, we simply drove back to L.A.

  17. Imp says:

    “I’m waiting to see the Libertarian candidate and his platform before I make my final decision..”

    Great…let’s do that while the other 47% of maniacal screwballs in our midst only need 1% of us to do that….and get the two low life snakes with crooked Hillary into the Oval office. Thus completely screwing all of us for the next 4 years. Great plan.

  18. geeez2014 says:

    Mal..EIGHT in a convertible from LA to SB? Doesn’t sound fun to me, but I’ll be the arranging of dates was kind of fun!

    Baysider, John and Kid…It BOGGLES THE MIND what these people are thinking….WHERE IS THE MONEY COMING FROM? How can they not see that? Even most of THEM know the rich can’t support this country! They’re just stupid jerks having fun voting for the liberal old hippie and being revolutionary, no matter what the cause.
    And God forbid they let another way of thinking be presented..they’ve got to shut THAT down.

    Bernie Sanders is a very old joke who’s really quite dangerous.

  19. geeez2014 says:

    Imp….I was trying to NOT say that quite so directly 🙂
    Everybody here is smart so we just have to leave room and let each of us figure it out.
    I totally agree with you.

  20. Kid says:

    Z, IMP. Yea, it’s painfully obvious that a vote for other than the primary opposition candidate (or none at all) is a vote for clinton. Hey, if they are fine with that. But screw them too. I will not befriend anyone who participates in the willful destruction of America.

  21. Imp says:

    @Z…that’s OK Z….leave it to me to do the dirty work…I’m not afraid.

  22. Kid says:

    Z, Sorry. But this is not a red vs blue election. This is for all the marbles. It’s my opinion.

  23. geeez2014 says:

    Imp…I do not feel ‘afraid’….believe me, Not a bit.

    Kid, it is for all the marbles, not sure what you’re saying “sorry” about….If Hillary wins, it’s OVER.

  24. Kid says:

    Z, Well I know you don’t like confrontational language on your site and nothng wrong with that, but on things like this I either don’t comment or am honest. I’m motivated nto being honest.

    Guess that’s why we always hear don’t talk politics or religion. But I disagree with that. I think people should talk politics and religion and flesh it out with both or all sides exressing their views.
    Otherwise, it’s the PC BS right?

  25. bocopro says:

    Kid — b’lieve I’ll remain mute on both those subjects in general, as my views may be considered a bit radical for most.

    I do, however, have great fun discussing religion (in all its forms) with my wife’s parish priest. We’ve touched on Greek, Norse, Buddhist, Taoist, Zoroastrian, Egyptian, AmerInd, Shinto, Muslim, Vu Du, Hebrew, and Christian concepts. He embarrassed me on my relative ignorance about Hinduism, altho I’ve read many excerpts from the Bhagavad Gita and Rig Veda (fascinating stories, but reading them all would take nearly a lifetime). Hinduism has nearly a billion followers, BTW, but they’re very quiet about it all.

    Astonishing how often our view dovetail on many points . . . except for the Annunciation, Immaculate Conception, Resurrection, and Salvation, of course. He really likes my perspective on Revelation, but advises that I keep it to myself.

    He refuses to discuss politics. Wise man.

  26. Baysider says:

    @JMB “I often wonder if those adoring “punks” have any realization that [they] will be footing the bill.” Nope. Again, that would require thinking.

  27. geeez2014 says:

    Kid, you’re tell ME that it’s okay to talk religion and politics? 🙂 I like confrontational language…
    Is this all over Imp’s comment? Or something else?
    I know how smart bocopro is, that’s why I’d never insult him or suggest he’s not thinking right…
    Actually, Imp’s comment wasn’t as bad as I remembered it now that I read it again.

    My readers expect me to be polite and listen and I’ve never shirked from telling my truth, I just know my readers and how far I want to go with each of them, based on my intuition. With Ducky? You know how I talked to him (still do at AOW) because I have Absolutely ZERO RESPECT for the jerk….but here? I”ve got a good group. I want to keep it that way.

    Sorry for the big flap…but I do like everyone to be direct, be honest, and don’t insult.

  28. “so you’re ready to hand it to Hillary”
    IMP also: I’ll vote my conscience, not yours.
    If I’m convinced in November to vote for Trump, that’s one thing.
    But if I see a shot at a third party strong enough to force Article 12, that’s what I’m going for.
    Trump may be (I’m not convinced) better than Hillary, but he’s still an orange piece of crap.
    He’s not even the candidate yet.
    Yeah, you might think I’m one of those Jap soldiers on an island in 1946, except it’s still 1944.

  29. Imp says:

    @Ed…I hope your paraphrasing because that wasn’t my comment. And my comment wasn’t directed at you either. So why single me out?

  30. And the Trump protesters?
    Is it that far a stretch that they are financed by Soros?
    Is Soros stupid?
    Doesn’t he know, as we do, that this only works to Trumps benefit?
    Then why would he do that?

  31. bocopro says:

    As for being right, I’m pretty much convinced I’m confused and probably mistaken about much of what I’ve heard and read about many religions, especially Christianity. I do SO love to discuss it, however, with well-read open-minded individuals. Guh-REAT mental exercise, and I generally learn somethin new from the encounters. And even if I don’t, the mind is like a muscle in that if you don’t use it, you lose it, so I like the calisthenics and the thrill of putting my ego on the line.

    As for politics, I am absolutely convinced that we NEVER get straight info from politicians and can trust NONE of them to do what they say they’ll do on the way to election. ‘Course once they’re in office (senator, congresskritter, governor, advisor, department head, whatever), they get all tangled up in red tape and led astray by the intoxicating scent of money and the mesmerizing elixir of power and they have neither the luxury nor the will to tell us the trufe.

    And now I’m gonna go inspect the inside of my eyelids for a few hours.

  32. Kid says:

    bocopro,No doubt you know more about the various religions than I do. Frankly I don’t find them worth investigating in great detail. I was raised Roman Catholic and went to a Catholic school taught by Nuns for the first 8 years. In short I think people either have a concept of a God which is often beneficial – or not which is usually not beneficial. For those who do have a concept of a God and therefore an afterlife, the details aren’t very important. Outside of the moslem vermin it’s pretty much goilden rule. For the vermin it’s all about worldwide takeover by the most sadistic violent means possible.

    Politics doen’t even have a yin and yang any more. They’re all a class seperate from we the people and evil in their incompetence et al and folks who argue repub vs dem are wasting their time pretty much, though I’ll give a nod to the fact that the prior democrats have left us with every life sucking problem we have today. Meaning repub vs dem is all misdirection, orchestrated by those really in charge and pulling the strings. Going back to 1913 and the Fed mostly.

    Well, personally, I like readical views. The only things I’ve learned have come from radical views.

  33. IMP, I was quoting Z there, but also referring to something you said:
    “Great…let’s do that while the other 47% of maniacal screwballs in our midst only need 1% of us to do that….and get the two low life snakes with crooked Hillary into the Oval office. Thus completely screwing all of us for the next 4 years. Great plan.”
    Both her statement and yours seemed to indicate that we all have to vote for Trump or it’s our fault if we get Hillary.
    That may well be true, but I’m not convinced it’s the only path or best path to avoid Hillary or that Trump is not as bad as Hillary. He changes his mind repeatedly and has no real policy. Or values, it seems.
    I’m sorry I wasn’t clearer as to who I was quoting.

  34. Imp says:

    This weekend remember what Memorial Day is all about. And it’s not hot dogs and burgers. To all our Vet here…thanks for your Service, Ed, Mustang to name two that I know of.

  35. Kid says:

    THERE is a Knight in White Satin.

    But yea, if you don’t vote the primary opposition, then you are voting for clinton. Up to you.

  36. geeez2014 says:

    Ed, tell us…as if today, you think not voting for Trump is NOT giving it to Hillary?
    I think he’s hideous, too, as you know…..but a third party NOW? You think it could win?
    And you really think Trump isn’t at least somewhat better than Hillary? You and I could write a list of her Supreme Court picks: I’m thinking Trump, at LEAST, has a better, more Constitutional list, than she does, right?
    gad, it sounds like I’m backing Trump (I shudder!) and I AM NOT, but I think there are some things we can count on:

    He’s at least a bit better than she is.
    A Third Party doesn’t have a ghost of a chance to beat ANYBODY.
    If we don’t vote for him, it’s a vote for her
    AND we’re in BIG DOG POOP!!

  37. What I said was, if I see a chance that a third party could keep Trump AND Clinton from getting a majority, Article 12 is invoked and the House can choose someone not a liberal democrat, which Trump is.
    It’s a leap of faith to think he’ll do better than Clinton at anything.

    Please keep in mind that his positions shift like sand.
    His SCOTUS list are suggestions not commitment.
    As I said above, Soros is funding the protests.
    Soros knows they help Trump.
    Soros, therefore is promoting Trump.
    Why?

  38. John M. Berger says:

    With all due respect, I can’t see, for the life of me, how anyone could possibly want to give Shrillary; someone with a PROVEN record of incompetence and deceit, a chance to become POTUS. Haven’t we had enough of that, the past >7 years? However quirky Trump may seem he, at least, moreover expresses the right ideas. Is it necessary to point out that Trump’s fortune is the result of building things and creating jobs while hers is the result of nothing but HOT AIR?

  39. Mal says:

    NO, Z! 8 OF US GUYS DROVE UP TO S.B. FOR OUR DATES, THEN THE 4 OF US GUYS DROVE BACK. There were 8 of us in and around S.B., that’s all I meant. Sorry for the confusion.

  40. geeez2014 says:

    8 is still a lo9t all that way!!

    Ed, can you link how SOros is financing the protests!?

  41. No I cannot. That’s Moriarity for you. He weaves his web, but it can’t be traced back to him.
    http://dailycaller.com/2016/03/21/clinton-and-soros-are-behind-violent-riots-at-trump-rallies-not-sanders/

  42. Bob, with all due respect, I don’t want to give Clinton anything,
    I don’t want to give Trump anything.
    There are a million reasons to believe he is still a democrat.
    There’s only his words to say he’s a republican.
    Where’s the 6 mil for vets?
    This election won’t hinge on my vote, but my conscience will.
    See, in order to vote for him, I have to believe he is better in at least some miniscule way, than Clinton.
    When he tells me he doesn’t want my vote as a conservative, yet wants Sanders voters to come to him, why blame me for not supporting him?

  43. Kid says:

    ED… ” I have to believe he is better in at least some miniscule way, than Clinton.”

    Is there not a single human being on the planet who is not in at least some miniscule way better than the beast. ” 🙂

    To be worse than clinton, you gotta have horns and red skin my man and live in a place called hell.

    I love ya man, but I’m not getting you on this one. How could anyone entertain the idea that Trump would be like clinton.

    Hey, I don’t know Trump. And this is easy for me since I’ve only voted against democrats rather than For someone, but seriously, you’re former military and it’s well known the beast hates to see people in uniform so much she would not let them in the white house. she verbally assualted secret service. she is know to have told a secret service agent who told her he had to remain ready to protect her so he couldn’t carry her bags “What F*n good are you then”. she told some other uniformed protective agent when he said Good Morning to her – “shut the F up. I have to put up with you shitkickers but I don’t have to talk to you” That’s a fact. Rough language for Z’s place but needed in this case. And you seriously think Trump could be equal or worse ?

    I don’t know Trump, what he will do or anything else. I do know what the beast will do. And personally, after Trump has appealed to America the real America, recently going to a military event (skip to 45 minutes or so.. ) repeal obamacare, crack down on illegals who are known rapists and murderers, supreme court, etc etc. Do you think that if Trump somehow morphed into anything that looked like clinton after he was elected that anyone of thousands of Americans would let him live? Seriously. He’d have to live in a panic room for his entire time as POTUS.
    clinton hasn’t even said anything pro-America. Dude. Seriously. We all know pre-election rhetoric is the seduction of the masses but clinton isn’t even Saying anything pro-America.

  44. Kid, I’m glad we can have this talk without the mudslinging I get elsewhere.
    “I don’t know Trump, what he will do or anything else.” My point exactly.
    I’m not saying I won’t vote for him.
    I just find nothing in him that is so appealing that I forget that he supported Kerry (his friend) for President. That he offered to debate Sanders if the organizers gave $10 mil to Planned Parenthood. AND SO MUCH MORE.
    As for vets:
    I was on FB today, and my son, who is a Senior Chief (and Chief of the Boat) reposted a graphic I had posted mocking Obama and the Hiroshima apology.
    There were comments from his shipmates supporting Obama.
    I was shocked.

  45. Kid says:

    Ed, I get your recoil. Again color me as I’ve never voted FOR Anyone. 🙂
    Trump = ?, the beast = certain death. in my opinion.

    Trump though has gone deep into conservative territory with words and promises and half promises. Will he go total libtard if elected? Wouldn’t that be a hoot.

    Good luck to us all.

  46. I get it.
    Good luck to us all, indeed.
    And God’s blessings.

  47. geeez2014 says:

    Ed, I don’t think that the protests are working against Trump, so I’m okay if it’s Soros… thanks for that link

  48. Kid says:

    Ed, Bogles the mind how military personell could be pro-obammy. But this is where we are at – mind boggleville USA.

  49. KPKP says:

    Hello, friend.

    I grew up in Santa Barbara. What a place. San Diego pales.

    Having said that … I am a never-Hillary and a never-Trump. So I moseyed on down to the Trump rally in SD. Not to support Trump or to protest him. Rather, I wanted to see if the media was honest in the way it was portrayed. Mostly they failed.

    The Trump supporters were quite diverse; white, black, Hispanic, Asian. As well, very well behaved and quiet.

    The protestors were also well behaved, 3-4 unions, a few protestors of color and some crunchy 60s left over types from Isla Vista 🙂

    The only people acting out were skater type kids and fixie bike hipsters. There were no confrontations until after the rally let out when 10,000 people could be easily sought out by trouble seekers who wanted confrontation.

    The police were text book and brave.

    I literally watched a couple confrontations within ten feet of me. On the cable news, the cameras kept the shots at street level, making it look like a big deal. In reality it was 30-40 knuckleheads yelling at each other; not hundreds of people. SO disingenuous.

    Later as the police unemotionally dispersed the crowd and helicopters down the road helicopters took over news feeds and hand held guys went to have a beer and some lunch. That is when it became obvious to all … the protesters were skater kids and some young folk wanting to get on TV and give some gang signs.

    My hunch was right.

    Politics sucks … TV is a big lie.

    Hugs and Kisses 🙂

  50. geeez2014 says:

    Hi, you sweet thing!
    I think you’re mostly right but we all have to admit other Trump events have not been quite as calm as you describe above.
    TV is a huge lie, most of the time, you are SO right.
    “never Hillary never Trump”…doesn’t leave us much room, does it. I know you’d not vote for the socialist.
    it’ll be an interesting six months. Hoping you and your family are doing great!
    XXX

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