Bob Mulrooney 
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Re: “How Oakland Landlords Fight Rent Control

God help anyone who wishes to be a landlord in rent controlled cities in the Bay.

56 likes, 11 dislikes
Posted by Bob Mulrooney on 08/29/2014 at 10:46 AM

Re: “Trigonometry Or Empathy?

"By sending your children to your neighborhood public school, you are helping them by giving them the chance to develop empathy and navigational skills."

Gee and all this time I thought by sending your children to public school, you were simultaneously dooming them to limited post-high school options while silently affirming the stupidity of Prop. 13 where most folks who have lived in the Bay for 15 years or longer are simply not contributing their fare share to public education.

1 like, 3 dislikes
Posted by Bob Mulrooney on 06/16/2014 at 3:28 PM

Re: “Why Private Security Patrols Are Not the Answer

As a liberal, socialist I'm typically very much against the idea of privatization, however in this particular case I'd much rather have private security forces than the OPD. First of all, the OPD has been involved in so many legal quagmires from detaining people in jail w/o reason, brutal tactics at Occupy, etc. and not to mention the sheer cost of the overall compensation package of police workers including massive pension costs. I'd rather save tax money and hire some private security forces instead. "OPD never around when you need them, and bungling things completely when you don't"

6 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Bob Mulrooney on 02/25/2014 at 1:59 PM

Re: “BART's General Manager Should Resign

Well I for one support the bart union's striking in part due to their demand to continue receiving hand delivered pay stubs and protesting against electronic ones. I mean, sure most of us who live here and are employed in fields of innovation strive to increase efficiency and improvement over time, but not the union. We need to make sure our ridiculous excuse for public transportation stays mired in the 1950's and the best way to do that is to support the unions ridiculous demands. What a joke. Try going to Chicago or NYC where transit workers are prevented from striking and disrupting the entire commerce of an entire city.

10 likes, 22 dislikes
Posted by Bob Mulrooney on 11/20/2013 at 9:59 AM

Re: “Oakland Police Have Prioritized Drug Crimes Over Homicides

Instead of adding more police with questionable results, we need to start an effort to provide free and safe vasectomies for many in the Oakland community that find themselves having unplanned for children that don't have the resources to go on to become productive and non-violent members of society. Think of all the money, lives that would be saved without future inmates, robbers, rapists and murderers.

8 likes, 24 dislikes
Posted by Bob Mulrooney on 10/30/2013 at 11:23 AM

Re: “What's Driving Oakland's Robbery Epidemic?

There's been a lot of talk about the need for more police, patrolling and safety measures but there's a far more important role to be played by the medical community. Yes, that's right- we urgently need urinary doctors, or vasectomists to actively advertise their services around Oakland and make sure that so many of the unwanted pregnancies that often result in future robbers and murderers are avoided.

16 likes, 26 dislikes
Posted by Bob Mulrooney on 10/30/2013 at 10:37 AM

Re: “Let Them Eat Cake

This editorial is such pablum I don't know where to begin. Even as a leftist, I found BART's demands silly and outrageous. The idea that pay stubs need to be hand delivered contributed in part to the last strike felt like the final straw. Many of us here in the Bay Area make our livings on innovation, making things more efficient and thinking differently. So I was deeply saddened to see that hundreds of thousands of people are held hostage by BART so that workers can cling to standards set decades ago. Maybe I'm just jealous that I can't bring an entire megalopolis to its knees if I decided to strike at my job. While I strongly support paying workers living wages, I am far, far more sympathetic to WalMart and McDonalds workers that are being subsidized by our tax dollars than BART workers. These past standoffs have made a mockery of the entire role of public transit and I will happily back any referendum that prevents such strikes form occurring again.

24 likes, 54 dislikes
Posted by Bob Mulrooney on 10/30/2013 at 10:26 AM

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