Dear Jed A. Hendrickson, CM, AICA: Thank you for saving us from the scourge of going another week without something to make fun of in Santa Barbara (please do not read with any sarcasm, we’re absolutely sincere and in fact have never been sarcastic ever).
Perhaps now we can try to do something useful for the citizens and businesses in Santa Barbara—by laughing at your letter to the editor.
I have attached a photo of the “attached” photos that you included with your letter. The fact that a web-only publication can fail, in 2013, to correctly embed images in a blog post paints a sad picture of what is allowed to happen when the Santa Barbara View is allowed to operate without regard to the impact on the community. I realize that using a PDF to display images is hardly a big deal except it seems to happen every day (unlike the presence of homeless individuals around Jed’s business, given the gaps in his photographic record).
If it were not for us at Santa Barbara Bullshit I fear the City would take the View seriously.
I ask the City Council to do more to marginalize the privileged and hateful members of the local community in the Milpas Street area. Sharon Byrne in particular should be held to a strict standard (only one article or letter per month); police budgets should be slashed to reduce the victimization of the oppressed for the comfort of the rich; and finally the City needs to recognize the burden it carries as a government complicit in the continued production of conditions that create homelessness.