Santa Barbara Politics, Media & Culture

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Dr. Dan's Turn

Today's article on Dr. Dan brought differing opinions from the community and council members -- is he really that pro-development? One thing for sure, I've never heard a candidate that admits he has attention deficit disorder -- good for him for his honesty....


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Marty 2 for 2 in trashing the reputations of the candidates. Let's see what she does with Das tommorrow. I don't think he will be accused of "shooting his mouth off" or "seethingness". For someone with a smoking pistol in her hand and holes in both of her shoes............

5/09/2006 4:24 PM  
Anonymous f said...

Admitting to having Attention Deficit Disorder is a symptom of having Attention Deficit Disorder.

Secord will be like Uncle Brooks on the Board of Supervisors, but just with the ability for forming a sentence.

5/09/2006 5:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Developer Dan is going to be a no show at the More Mesa Forum, according to the organizers....

5/09/2006 8:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Got to concur with 7:24. Having Marty comment on anybody's speaking style after public speaking gaffes (to numerous to recount here) that have made her a legend is hilarious. It's like having George Bush grade your English paper.

5/09/2006 9:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Getting pretty nasty 5:27. Let's have Das renew that clean pledge. Don't think so, gutter fight all the way now.

5/09/2006 9:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The real quote of the story is:

"Sandra Tripp-Jones, a former city administrator, used to tease him about approaching City Hall as if it were a patient -- diagnosing policy problems with intense study and then moving swiftly with treatment. She called his dedication to community "inspiring."

"He really loves Santa Barbara," Ms. Tripp-Jones said. "He loves the people in it. He acted out of that interest, not his own."

could anyone say that about Janet? How about Das?

And from a former city administrator who worked with dozens of council members including a number still there today that is quite a statement.

Maybe she knows more than even Das.

5/10/2006 12:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Quote from NP Das profile:

"...But he could be a victim of his own eagerness. Working hard to make friends and prove himself on issues large and small, the councilman's statements don't always add up. Earlier this year, he accepted an award for being one of the 50 most influential Latinos on the Central Coast, but admits he is not Latino. He is European-American and Indonesian -- and 1/16th American Indian, he said.

Despite his emphasis on his local roots, Mr. Williams has spent many years away from the area, and only moved into Santa Barbara to run for the City Council in 2003. He moved into the 2nd District in 2004."


5/10/2006 12:36 AM  
Anonymous First District Streetfighter said...

Developer Dan will say he is more concerned about developing a rock revetment plan for Goleta Beach, so he no doubt will be there with a more friendly audience. That meeting is at the same time as the stand-in-the-weeds circle of friends at the More Mesa forum and Secord slamming session.

Funny how the second Janet Wolf TV ad features video of More Mesa. Before any Wolfians wank away on that one, I concede that Janet invented adjectives, and Aquaman cannot lift an adverb without any of her adjectives etc.

5/10/2006 12:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ouch, Ouch and Ouuuuuch!

Now that his press agent Josh Molina isn't covering him Das will be revealed for the incredibly divisive character that he his. "Cult status", you gotta love that! Please more pictures from the Nordstroms catalog, he loses voters with every frame.

5/10/2006 7:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1207 anon: News flash! If you think Sandra Trip-Jones' is the "quote of the story" then, well, you never knew Miss STJ.......more importantly, if "loving Santa Barbara" is the barometer---why would someone who "loves" it so much decide to abandon the City seat he was elected to before it was even half way complete

5/10/2006 8:52 AM  
Anonymous Truth in the Second said...

Das--I know warriors--youare not a warrior. warriors don't base their fights on a pack of lies.
Talk about being whoever you want him to be---accepting an award for "influential young Latino" and not being Latino??????deciding to run for City Council without living in the City? and these are just the things we know about.
What more deception is this man capable of-----hope we don't have a chance to find out. He says he'll go where he is "needed".....well, wouldn't that mean finishing the term voters [deceived or not] elected you to two years ago? what a farce.

5/10/2006 9:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TV commercial" I was born here". NP piece lists birthplace as Kenai, Alaska. Make up your mind Das.

5/10/2006 9:30 AM  
Anonymous Truth in Officeholders said...

as the wise women say: "it's hard to remember a lie".....which is why truthtelling is generally a great quality to have in elected officials......

5/10/2006 6:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

9:30, TV commercial says, "I grew up here." It doesn't mention his birthplace, although the N-P does. So what? He consistently has said he grew up in I.V., the Second District.

Growing up here makes much more of a difference than where one was born. ;)

5/10/2006 7:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Isla Vista is in the 3rd District. Das has no support in the 2nd District. Das only has support from the Gail Marshall, John Buttny machine.

5/10/2006 9:20 PM  
Blogger Bill Carson said...

Ahem....Isla Vista is in the Third District. Not that this detail matters much.

5/10/2006 9:35 PM  
Anonymous Das Williams said...

To set the record straight on the race issue, I informed the Latino Today newspaper that I was not Latino by blood, but they decided to give the award to me because of my service to the Latino community. I am part Native American, Indonesian, Dutch, yankee caucasian, and maybe African (unknown side of the family), but in Isla Vista and Goleta, where I grew up, i was adopted by the Latinos as part of the gente. I am honored by that, and the award and Barney knows all this, but, more drama presenting it like a smoking gun, right?

5/10/2006 10:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey muttonhead( As Moe would say),

IV is now, and has been since Das was walking precincts in utero, in the 3rd District. Das has lived in the 2nd District since 2004. He moved there after moving from the 1st District City of Carpinteria where he moved from in 2002 or 2003 to run for the City Council of Santa Barbara which includes portions of the 1st and 2nd District. He then lived in the 1st district of the County but in the City of Santa Barbara. He then moved into the 2nd District of the County but still maintained a residence in the City of Santa Barbara since he had been elected to Santa Barbara City Council while living in the 1st and moving to the 2nd to run in the 2nd. He might have taken a 2nd to buy a condo in the 1st but then he bought a new condo in the 2nd using either a 1st or a 2nd. It takes a few seconds to figure it out, but,rest assured Mr and Ms Voter, you are number 1 in his heart!

Got a headache yet?

5/10/2006 11:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


But you can't accept an award that says you ARE a latino if you ARE NOT a latino. It is disingenuous. Tell them to give you an honorable mention or something.

5/13/2006 7:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Das--

Above you say that you were given the award for "service to the Latino community."

What was the service that they awarded you for?

Thanks for answering.

5/16/2006 12:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mike Pinto says..

Everything Das does is for the collective good for all of us. Stop attemping to divide us. Latino's support Das becuase of living wage etc. Das should be viewed as example for public stewardship. I for one would be happy for my children to emulate Das.

5/16/2006 6:55 PM  
Anonymous Turtle said...

Gosh Das - I've never heard of a "yankee caucasian" - is that different than a "regular old caucasian"?

I guess it is, since only native caucasians can vote. You act as if you want to be sure everyone knows that you represent good old Euro-Americans, as well as every other ethnicity, based on your own mixed ethnicity... Can't you just be part caucasian? As if your roots mean anything at all as to how competent you are as a Councilman. It almost looks like you're trying to appear to represent people of all ethnic background simply based on your racial mix...and how does being "part of the gente" make you better able to rule a United States City of "people"? Surely it makes you more electable, but does it make you more qualified? It's the classic "I'm Latino, just like you are" that politicians use so transparently.

9/20/2007 2:25 PM  

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