Skip to comments.“Google bus” protests spread to Seattle
Posted on 02/11/2014 2:52:45 PM PST by artichokegrower
The tech-bus protest isnt just a San Francisco thing anymore.
This week, the anti-gentrification act of blocking a private shuttle full of high-paid tech workers spread to Seattle, where a handful of buses carrying Microsoft employees were stopped by demonstrators. The protest was chronicled by local Tweeps and community websites.
(Excerpt) Read more at blog.sfgate.com ...
But...mass transit is cool, right?
What’s a “Tweep”?
Do they not want them to have transportation so they’ll be easier to pick off as they go to and fro from work alone? /S
Or is it just jealousy?
It’s downright hilarious...Plus, for the global warming liberal idiots (both sides of this protest, I am sure), bussing is a “lower carbon” activity than everyone individually driving into work...ahhhh...I love the smell of irony at the end of the work day.
And the stupid thing is that the company is run by batty libs, and most of the staff are left-wing kooks too!
This wont even begin to open their eyes of the psychotic nature of their kind.
a Tweenie Twerp?
Yes, quite amusing. So these big corporations are not doing anything to better the cities, sucking the life blood from them.
I love it!! I really do. These companies do all the opposite. Remove Google, Microsoft, and Boeing from WA, and watch those areas dry up and blow away. Of course, these high paid techies do drive up prices, but too dam bad. Seattle is a fun city to visit. Just don’t live there. :-)
Read the comments they’re hilarious. “We don’t want those East coast people bringing their attitudes and BS out here” WTF? Apparently hipsters hate east coast liberals?
Instead of “anti-gentrification”, maybe they can call themselves “pro-slum”.
Liberalism mandates that its’ cult followers hate everything.
OMG! I was reading comments at the article and envy is surely the hallmark of leftist ideology.
I had to look it up.
It’s a combinations of Twitter and Peeps (People).
In another few years I’m not going to understand the language at all. Although, maybe it won’t matter by then.
Many others can be found by typing Google Bus Protests into your favorite search engine.
Sitting at my computer at the office (I am in Virginia)...literally laughing out loud as I read some of the comments...Good lord, Seattle is in deep, deep trouble if that is an accurate representation of the voting populace...
Why are they protesting a Google bus? Are they against Google or the bus? Is the bus emitting too much CO2? Is it burning fossil fuel? Not enough accommodations on the bus for GLBT? Did google not give them a proper “shout out” on one of their many “in recognition of” days? Turn too much of profit maybe?
The Democrat Flash Mob, more training to stop commerce in any and every city.
I noted a lot of mental illness in that video.
“tech-workers moving to the city ... were infusing Seattle with their bland, one-dimensional lifestyle and sucking out whats left of Seattles soul”
In other words they they made it to expensive to be a no-good-lay-about-welfare-prince
Yes, they seemed to be very unhappy, very alienated people, many young.
They are the people that are being left behind by the information age.
Fifty or sixty years ago, they could have gotten manufacturing jobs that would have been boring at first, but which would have led to better things later. Unfortunately, those jobs sometimes create bad smells or big factories that are un-pretty when viewed against the backdrop of the untouched countryside. The political leaders of those very protestors have decided that jobs like that should be done by people in other countries, and factories like that should be built elsewhere.
It's a riot of perverse incentives.
Or a basement-dwelling "musician" who's a part-time barista.
Probably a Twitter poster.
You know, I used to live in the cap Hill neighborhood, one of those where the Microsoft buses went. I thought”how nice that a company is helping employees save on transportation and help relieve traffic. It seemed so nice. How could anybody object to this?” Remind me not to move back to that rathole again.
Seattle already lost its soul if they want these Occu-pigs to run things.
Yep, and it’s one neighborhood over from the one I was talking about.
80% Kerry in the precinct I was in in 2004. 86% Obama in2008.
Its downright hilarious...Plus, for the global warming liberal idiots (both sides of this protest, I am sure), bussing is a lower carbon activity than everyone individually driving into work...ahhhh...I love the smell of irony at the end of the work day.
They are just using class envy in the warfare on
capitalist business. How dare a company treat it’s
workers better than another company or even better
than the unemployed!
“Soul” is not a concept I associated with Seattle. My former employer used to run buses (well, minivans) for employees in far-flung areas. The employees paid a monthly fee. It was environmentally conscious and reduced traffic congestion and all that.
Class envy - even if “class” is largely fictional these days - is always useful.
That indeed is what is happening in San Francisco. Now in Seattle. Rents are skyrocketing in SF. I went to middle school a block away from the heart of the Mission District, 24th & Mission. Used to be German/Irish/Italian until Mexicans turned it into a little Tijuana in the 1970s on. Lately, latinos were complaining about asian restaurants opening and "changing" the neighborhood, conveniently forgetting that latinos ruined the neighborhood when they immigrated in.
Just read some articles that white tech workers are changing the neighborhood around 24th & Mission for the better, latinos getting forced out due to high rents. Rents as high as $10G a month for apartments nearby. The welfare and handout types are griping. I'm laughing about it because they don't want the grime and crime changed for the better.
I guess they are upset that even more H1B visa Indians are not taking American jobs.
Gentrification complaints aren’t strictly about “redevelopment”. It’s about too many white people “spoiling the neighborhood”.
Urban used to be a dense commercial real estate in town. Now music programmers use that to refer to black demographics.
Kind of like when homos from coast to coast donated to Parker's campaign and gave Houston it's first lesbian mayor. Those who got her elected don't have to live under her policies and she didn't feel accountable to the voters here, either. She just renegged on a promise to not push homosexual activism from her office (where she issued a post-election edict to give same sex roommates partner benefits, this state does not recognize same sex marriages, and then she got "married" in another state even though she promised to wait until it could be held in Texas).I
Union goon rent a mob activity. Imagine that.
45 minutes they held a bus and the police did not act?
At what point are people being illegally detained?
Xenophobia. But it’s okay to hate on white people who talk differently.
Since these are “brainy” tech workers being discriminated against, I’ll quote from an early 70s Australian film...
the arrogance of the stupid who expect you to be as stupid as them.” (Wake In Fright)
I’ve never been any kind of urban.
I have the feeling that people who have lived for some time in SF know all too well that police action in cases like that leads to more trouble than it's worth.
I think this is because those with experience know that the protestors want a forceful police response. That's precisely what they are trying to incite.
A mini-riot would result in the word going out by internet to every pocket of losers in the country, and within two or three days there'd be 1500 people there.
Such a response would also result in lucrative on-line fundraising activities, and many hook-up opportunities that would result from outsiders having to crash with various members of the organizer cadre.
Yeah, who are we to stand in the way of competing liberal victim groups? Not me.
“OMG! I was reading comments at the article and envy is surely the hallmark of leftist ideology.”
Class warfare at its finest; food stamps and welfare are the only thing preventing a rising along the lines of the Bolshevik revolution.
Not exactly. Most of those people would never be living in SF and commuting almost an hour to near San Jose without the buses.
They clearly were doing just that, hence the need for the company to spend money on the buses to make sure everyone gets to work on time...