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Posted on 05/01/2012 8:10:59 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Theres no mistaking that Berkeley enjoys an outsized reputation for a city of only 113,000 people.
While people from the redder parts of the country may think of Berkeley and San Francisco as liberal twins, the East Bay college town has a progressive flavor that leaves its big-city neighbor lying in the middle of the road.
For this slideshow, Allen Matthews, Katie Dowd, John King and Dave Curran and Kitty Luce came up with the captions. Gate photo editor Douglas Zimmerman shot or found the illustrations....
(SLIDE SHOW AT LINK)
(Excerpt) Read more at blog.sfgate.com ...
has a progressive flavor
Open-air drug dealing, crack whacks begging for money, hookers working the streets in daylight, Bong Shops, Pot Stores...
REAL PROGRESSIVE, there....”
Exactly! At one time UCB had THE premier library.... Now?
“He is not kidding, and I think he is exactly right. It can be very entertaining to be a conservative in Berkeley.”
And the food is good.
As irritating as it can be, I think every country needs a Berkeley - it provokes the mind, like a sand grain in an oyster.
Actually, it’s interesting. The food looks good. I mean, I’d like three world class bakeries near me.
Other than that, it seems to be a town of strange people who get off on telling others how to live their lives. As the caption says, for a town of hippies, there sure are a lot of rules.
The Dallas/Ft Worth area is full of good food, from gourmet restaurants, deluxe supermarkets like Central Market and Whole Paycheck to greasy spoons, Koreatown, Mexican joints, TX BBQ and on and on. I’m doin’ my darn’dest to get back there...
All those great little restaurants, of the type that Marion Berry despises.
--H.L. Mencken, The Baltimore Evening Sun, July 26, 1920
That place should be quarantined. It is no different in effect than the Ebola virus. Ideas/people there quickly spread throughout the body of society, leading to rapid deterioration of function. The result is fatal to the host of the virus.
Sure, geographically it’s beautiful. So lets take a page from the liberal handbook. Remove everyone and only allow their return if they meet our criteria for occupation. If the unions/libs can do it for jobs, we can do it for homes. They set precedence after all.
The refuse we can send to Detroit.
“As the caption says, for a town of hippies, there sure are a lot of rules.”
Signs, signs, everywhere signs...
Do this, don’t do that, can’t you read the sign!
We don’t call it Berserkley for nothin’!
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