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Posted on June 9 at 11:52 a.m.
rukidding, he wasn't kidding. To him, they are giant shoes to fill. I think that's the problem. Even though she hasn't accomplished much during her tenure in Congress, Salud has accomplished less while a Supervisor. I hope some better candidates emerge, but it looks like the machine will ensure Salud's election, regardless.
On Rep. Lois Capps Endorses Salud Carbajal
Posted on April 30 at 6 p.m.
Now "Thinking Man Bill Hackett" is in the game. Priceless.
On A Public Market Divided
Posted on April 30 at 9:43 a.m.
"It disturbs me that people who are giving negative comments are being called trolls" Hey, when the shoe fits...
Seriously Rex, I see you on here and Edhat, very rarely adding anything positive, and joining the litany of the same 10-20 people that always comment on everything, and most of the comments are silly at best.
Let's take your latest comment as an example: "What I’d really like to see is for the entire thing to become a full-time farmer’s market. That way, local sellers could sell their goods every day, and the weekly farmer’s market could stay there all the time, allowing people to once again drive on State Street on Tuesdays. Win-win for everyone."
How is it a win-win for the developer that owns the land, and spent the past 5+ years going through the city's insanely difficult approval process? How is it a win for the various vendors and their employees? What about the people like me that like going to SBPM? How is that a win for me?
It's amazing how little many of the repeat trolls here, on Edhat, etc. seem to have such little knowledge of business, economics, food and cuisine, etc., yet seem to have strong opinions about what's wrong with everything, and how it should be replaced with a farmer's market, book store, Target. Hey, good news for y'all. Right across the street you're getting a NUGGET. Seems to be more your speed.
Posted on April 29 at 6:13 p.m.
toomuchtosay, I wouldn't be astounded by the negativity. That's what internet trolling is all about. Just check out the comments on other articles on this site and edhat. Same trolls, same negativity, different topic.
I go to the SBPM all the time. I regularly eat at both Empty Bowl and The Pasta Shoppe. They are both tasty and reasonably priced. If you want to eat in a run-down, roach cafe, there are plenty of those around town, and there's always fast food.
And I bet many of you complainers are the same no-growthers that don't want anything to change, or new construction, which results in expensive land, rents and cost of living due to limited supply and high demand.
Some of the comments above are downright laughable, like the person suggesting it be converted into a book store, or that think you're a localvore by going to TJs or Lazy Acres (read: NOT LOCAL COMPANIES). Perhaps many of you would be better served by spending your trolling time educating yourselves a bit more about economics. Perhaps then some of you could afford to spend $12 for lunch.
Posted on April 17 at 4:11 p.m.
I pee outside in my back yard all the time. Not only does it feel great, it keeps away the skunks and saves water. A win-win-win!
On Early Birds and Mad Dogs
Posted on April 15 at 6:04 p.m.
This is getting interesting. While I hate the thought of a carpetbagger like Laura (who just moved back from DC so she can run for mommy's seat) winning, because I agree with others the whole dynastic politics thing sucks, I think it would be entertaining to watch someone not-predestined by the local Dems take them on. Their whole world might collapse. After all, which candidate will the public employee unions dump money on this time? A real nail-biter, all so we can get continued mediocrity in our representation.
On Laura Capps 'Seriously' Pondering Run for Congress
Posted on April 9 at 6:14 p.m.
Sounds like, at the very, very least they need to put the entire No. County Jail project on hold until they can re-assess the situation. If they truly need a facility in the north county, I would think it could be designed so that a much smaller facility is constructed, with the plan that expansion could be done at some point in the future if it truly becomes necessary. The mere fact that he's thinking of housing 600 inmates in the new facility and only 300 in the main jail tells you this isn't being planned out correctly.
On Sheriff Misfires in Budget Shootout
Posted on March 19 at 1:10 p.m.
A few corrections:
1. Steve Vandenberg is not Gregg Hart's assistant at SBCAG. They are in differing roles, and both report to Jim Kemp, the SBCAG Executive Director.
2. You always seem to quote Rob Dayton. Why is it that a mid-level staffer gets so much press, and willingly offers comment as if he represents the City? One might ask if he has an agenda other than the City's? Last I checked, the Council sets the policy and staff implements the policy.
3. If you get into the weeds of the various analyses, you'd notice the traffic data Rob uses to make his arguments is an unreliable, inaccurate subset of the regional traffic data shown in the report.
Can we move the project forward at this point? This has now gotten beyond ridiculous.
On 101 Fight Flares Anew
Posted on January 6 at 3:24 p.m.
@Hershel, that's an understatement.
"I used to sweep the barges". Yeah, like John Boehner used to sweep up the family's bar as a kid. Sure you did.
On Pouring Pinot and Iconoclasm at Hilliard Bruce
Posted on January 6 at 9:27 a.m.
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