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Re: “Thousands Plan To Join Hands Around Oakland's Lake Merritt In Protest of Trump on Sunday

The republican crybabies in congress kept crying for 8 years after Obama was elected (twice). They held their breath, preventing any legislation, until he left. I say that Democrats give in too easily.

Posted by Michael Gottlieb on 11/13/2016 at 12:03 PM

Re: “Thousands Plan To Join Hands Around Oakland's Lake Merritt In Protest of Trump on Sunday

I will be there. I am so disillusioned in our democratic process after this election. I know there is not much we can do but protest while we can. I fear that our First Amendment rights will be gone along with many other civil rights. I could barely face my students on Weds., Nov 9. How do I tell my 18-year-old students or my immigrant students who just became citizens that their votes matter when they believed in America and voted for the very first time and this happened? The only true thing Trump ever said is that this election is rigged.

Posted by Sally Baxter on 11/13/2016 at 11:08 AM

Re: “Thousands Plan To Join Hands Around Oakland's Lake Merritt In Protest of Trump on Sunday

I wasnt happy when Obama won and swore it was by some tricky means or scam election but did I break stuff or riot? No. Noone did.We just grumbled amongst ourselves as normal non criminal people do but these unAmerican vigilante terrorist like riots have got to stop now.The SWAT team or someone should take control of these mobs actions asap.Suck it up liberals crybabies minorities democrats or whoever makes up these criminal mobs and accept the same democracy that put that POS Obama in office PERIOD

Posted by Vincent Russell Lambert on 11/13/2016 at 10:13 AM

Re: “Thousands Plan To Join Hands Around Oakland's Lake Merritt In Protest of Trump on Sunday

If I was close, I'd come with 50,000 safety pins..There's a LOT of babies that need to be diapered I guess...

Posted by Gene Bailey on 11/13/2016 at 5:16 AM

Re: “Thousands Plan To Join Hands Around Oakland's Lake Merritt In Protest of Trump on Sunday

I do not believe this out cry has anything to do with being a sore loser. My grandson broke into tears when he realized Trump won the election, he wasn't being a sore loser. People are worried, scared, and confused. They don't know where to go for help or how to respond to this event. I know I sure do not know what to think.... I know that most of the people that voted for Mr. Trump are good people but he seems so unamerican, so full of hate. In all my many years I would have never believed such a person would be our president. I have been so depressed that I am hoping that by taking part in "hands around the Lake" and voicing my pain I will be able to let it go and move on.

Posted by Linda Kroeger on 11/12/2016 at 9:11 PM
Posted by gxramirez on 11/12/2016 at 8:33 PM

Re: “Oakland Officials Describe Vandalism After Anti-Donald Trump Rally As Some Of Worst They've Seen

And instead of blaming liberals or democrats or Hillary supporters or anarchists, the mayor and the media blame Trump? I don' remember republicans rioting in the streets or burning cars or breaking windows in Oakland or advocating killing the president when Obama was elected.

Posted by Rob Appeldorn on 11/12/2016 at 7:19 PM

Re: “Oakland Officials Describe Vandalism After Anti-Donald Trump Rally As Some Of Worst They've Seen

So a bunch of criminals break windows of innocent business owners and advocate the assasination of the duly elected president and the mayor of Oakland sympathizes with them? Amazing.

Posted by Rob Appeldorn on 11/12/2016 at 7:16 PM
Posted by bernsl on 11/12/2016 at 7:14 PM

Re: “Thousands Plan To Join Hands Around Oakland's Lake Merritt In Protest of Trump on Sunday

I didn't vote for Trump, but after watching the sore losers protest, I now wish I did.

Posted by Ajax Martin on 11/12/2016 at 5:50 PM

Re: “Oakland Officials Describe Vandalism After Anti-Donald Trump Rally As Some Of Worst They've Seen

Send a bill for repairs to the Donald. Since he's so rich, he should be paying for the damage he is causing to our nation for hijacking democracy the way he has just to have a platform for his vitriol and hatred.

Posted by Steven Lavoie on 11/12/2016 at 5:50 PM

Re: “Thousands Plan To Join Hands Around Oakland's Lake Merritt In Protest of Trump on Sunday

I keep thinking about bringing safety pins tomorrow for this event and linking them to safety pins of others, and creating a giant, circular chain of safety pins that would symbolize the resolve of Oaklanders to protect those threatened or attacked by Trump followers and policies. We could donate it to the Oakland Museum of California after the event to represent intent of the people.

Posted by Heather McMillan on 11/12/2016 at 5:29 PM

Re: “Oakland Celebrates Soda Tax Victory as 'Huge Win Over Corporations'

It's not a poor tax and working out doesn't fight obesity. Diet is the only thing that controls obesity. This is a lifestyle tax. If you choose to live an unhealthy lifestyle you must pay higher taxes. Otherwise when you get the inevitable diseases that come as a result of your poor life choices you will be a burden on healthy taxpayers. Surgery drinks & smoking tobacco are in no way necessities. They are unhealthy optional luxury indulgences that lead to diseases. Tax payers shouldn't have to pay for others bad choices.

Posted by Thomas Ford on 11/12/2016 at 1:23 PM

Re: “Oakland Officials Describe Vandalism After Anti-Donald Trump Rally As Some Of Worst They've Seen

A citizen's Right of peaceful protest is in the Constitution. There is no Right to break the windows of businesses, start fires, write grafitti on sidewalks and buildings, to encourage confrontation and block Freeways.

We have worked so hard to make Oakland a great place to live and work. It is starting to blossom. Art gallaries, restaurants, new businesses, jobs and more to come. Supposedly youre protesting Donald Trump. He does not live in Oakland. Most residents do not support these violent protests. Please, respect your city, our city and the people who live here. C.Burd

Posted by Carolyn Burd on 11/11/2016 at 10:25 PM

Re: “Berkeley Landlord Tax Easily Passes

The final quote from Krista Gulbransen makes me feel uneasy; it almost sounds like a veiled threat. My assumption in voting for Measure U1 was that the tax was significant but not unsustainablethat profit margins would cover a large part of the cash going to taxes. Is there any way of measuring the real effect that this will have on landlords ability to make repairs and upgrades to old buildings? Aren't there laws on the books to ensure that necessary maintenance is done?

Sincerely, someone who lives in an old building in Berkeley.

P.S. it strikes me that 166% is a very misleading and alarmist way of explaining a tax hike from 1.08% to 2.88%.

Posted by J.C. on 11/11/2016 at 4:54 PM

Re: “Oakland Officials Describe Vandalism After Anti-Donald Trump Rally As Some Of Worst They've Seen

This self-indulgent expression helps what? Glass companies. Police officers who collect overtime pay. Law-and-order wingers who want evidence for a more repressive state. More useful forms of protest, please!

Posted by Naomi_Schiff on 11/11/2016 at 8:17 AM

Re: “Oakland Celebrates Soda Tax Victory as 'Huge Win Over Corporations'

Studies show that no matter what amount of education on the health dangers of, e.g. smoking (or soda consumption), people do not change their habits until their pockets are hit.

Posted by oaktowngrrl on 11/10/2016 at 11:09 PM

Re: “Oakland Officials Describe Vandalism After Anti-Donald Trump Rally As Some Of Worst They've Seen

VANDALISM
.......kills
the Message

Posted by oaktowngrrl on 11/10/2016 at 11:01 PM

Re: “Berkeley Landlord Tax Easily Passes

@George - New construction is exempt from the higher tax for 12 years. And construction built after 1980 in Berkeley is statutorily exempt from rent control.

Posted by Igor Tregub on 11/10/2016 at 1:19 PM

Re: “Oakland Celebrates Soda Tax Victory as 'Huge Win Over Corporations'

To fight obesity, people must workout daily. Stop robbing our pocketbooks.

Posted by Vinny Jones on 11/10/2016 at 11:37 AM

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