Vincent Blafard 
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Re: “Six East Bay Restaurants Where You Can Score Killer Fish and Chips for Lent

Pacific Brewing Company fish and chips: 4.5/5

Drake's Dealership fish and chips: 2/5 (fish as thin as a three year old's pinkie)

Posted by Vincent Blafard on 03/01/2017 at 3:40 PM

Re: “Alameda County Officials Say Repealing Affordable Care Act Would Be ‘Devastating’

Jerry Udinisky, you're not even addressing the article.The POINT of the article: Donald Dump is cutting people off from their health insurance, not only that but he has NO substitute. These are people who PAY for their health insurance under the Affordable Care Act; it isn't freely given to them. I know many working people who pay for their OWN insurance. If that's not taking responsibility, I don't know what is.

Posted by Vincent Blafard on 03/01/2017 at 3:37 PM

Re: “Daughter Thai Brings Intense Southern Thai Flavors to the Oakland Hills

Too bad southern Thai food isn't being served in the flats and at a more reasonable price.

Posted by Vincent Blafard on 02/01/2017 at 4:12 PM

Re: “Time To #DeleteUber In Oakland

@Dan De'Ata, UBER hasn't done anything to bring downtown Oakland back to life. Maybe you haven't noticed that their building hasn't even opened yet? Kinda hard to revitalize if you're not even present and when they do open they will most likely dodge taxes like they do everywhere else. Some revitalization!
Downtown Oakland has seen great things happen because of the arts, artists, and galleries. Then guess what happened? They're being pushed out to make way for tech companies and the high end restaurants that cater to their employees. The New Oakland completely disregards all the intrepid artists and working and middle class people who've been here for decades. And calling people "knucklehead" for disagreeing with your views? Pure genius.

Posted by Vincent Blafard on 02/01/2017 at 4:02 PM

Re: “Oakland, Developers Look to Convert SRO Housing into Boutique Hotels

Great...more people out on the streets. SRO residents are vulnerable and all commenters like Julian Urmson and Dee Turner can think of is all the $$ that will supposedly come flooding developers pockets and landlords. They are the same type of people who will then complain about homelessness. We are entering the Gilded Age, Part 2 and it's ugly.

Posted by Vincent Blafard on 05/21/2016 at 9:00 PM

Re: “Study: Oakland's Housing Affordability Crisis Is the Worst Among Major US Cities who's going to teach your children, make your food and pour your coffee in the restaurants you frequent? Who will sell you your food, repair your car, install your cable, fix your sink, clean your house? Shall I go on? Because blue collar and labor jobs are low paying does that automatically disqualify people from living their lives in Oakland? Who is talking about hand-outs? Please...we're talking about curtailing out of control market rate housing in order for people to be able to afford living here and contributing to the culture of this community.

Robert and Joe, your attitudes are ugly and myopic. Put down the Ayn Rand and turn off the right wing news. Obviously you are both "rugged individuals" that see themselves above the "riff-raff" that, by your accounts, need to be shunted off to the side to make way for special people like yourselves. Sounds like Hell to me.

Posted by Vincent Blafard on 12/09/2015 at 4:38 PM

Re: “Highbrow and Lowbrow at the Starline Social Club

$28 for half of a chicken?

Posted by Vincent Blafard on 09/18/2015 at 11:12 AM

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