Friday, May 25, 2007

The People’s Republic of Berkeley
Known as Plotinus to David Lodge fans
"Berkeley's green future." Yeah, green for all the contractors and political hacks who get rich when the government tells people how to live their lives.

This is the kind of thing that just makes me nuts. The good Berkeley leftists protest the Bush government, for the most part, but the dolts who run the local government are a bunch of aging ex-radicals and hypocritical yuppies who prattle on and on about equality and the evil rich as they destroy economic opportunities, run a privileged mini-corporate state, impose laws to crack down on the homeless while still encouraging bums* with their giveaways and anti-business laws, harrass cyclists, concoct ways to make life hell for smokers, then run off to their multi-million dollar homes in the beautiful Berkeley hills financed by my parking tickets. (In Berkeley, we have fractional reserve parking. Getting a permit, which can be a bureaucratic nightmare, is no guarantee of anything.) These monsters used to sit in to protest war. Now they've become petty tyrants.
Mark Twain’s War Prayer

From the LRC blog.


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