Vincent Blafard 
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Re: “Friday's Briefing: 1,000-unit project near West Oakland BART gets planning permits; 'The Great Pave' begins

1,000 units? Ha. The affluent people moving in will be disappointed to learn that BART can't accommodate them

Posted by Vincent Blafard on 08/23/2019 at 12:08 PM

Re: “The Shame of the Mural Censors — Why Art and History Matter

Thanks Dewitt Cheng. The mindlessness of the mural's opponents beggars belief. The fact that this is an anti-slavery mural seems lost on them. Life isn't a "safe space"--how are these kids supposed to deal with reality outside the school walls when they're coddled by the myopic, reactionary, wanna-be PC brigade? This is also obvious a virtue-signalling media stunt by the board members. "Reparations"? Please. I think we can do a lot more regarding reparations than painting over a historically significant and blatantly anti-slavery/anti-genocide/anti-Manifest Destiny mural.

Posted by Vincent Blafard on 08/01/2019 at 4:23 PM

Re: “Flipper’s 40 Years of Rhythm and Noise

Far left is David Yow

Posted by Vincent Blafard on 07/11/2019 at 4:28 PM

Re: “Perhaps You Need a Dating Coach

Thank god I'm not young. How horrible that people are expected to promote themselves as brands in order to meet someone.
No wonder people are unhappy.

Posted by Vincent Blafard on 02/19/2019 at 9:35 AM

Re: “Get Your Drink On At These New East Bay Breweries

Please, can some adventurous Oakland craft brewery stop kowtowing to the IPA trend (that is what it is at this point) and regularly brew at least ONE of the following:

1. German altbier
2. Extra Special Bitter
3. Irish red
4. A porter and/or stout without it being "smoked," or containing chocolate or lactose
5. Brown ale
6. Baltic porter that isn't served in a precious 3 oz. glass
7. Old School Asshole Colonialist style IPA (yeah, you can use that name by giving me a 10% cut of sales)
8. Scotch strong ale that isn't served in a 3 oz. glass as if it's made of gold
9. CASK ALE, which will entail a neck-bearded brewer to boast of his unparalleled maintenance of cellar temperature (in Celsius, of course)

Bitter Old Fart (you can use that name for the ESB...again, a 10% cut of the sales for me)

Posted by Vincent Blafard on 01/31/2019 at 11:42 AM

Re: “Fixing Oakland’s Death Traps

gotta wonder how these buildings were allowed to be built in the first place.

Posted by Vincent Blafard on 01/30/2019 at 9:23 AM

Re: “Police Killed a Man Who Had a Razor Blade But Safely Arrested Another Who Had Two Replica Guns

A razor blade in comparison to three cops with how many bullets between them, all standing probably 20 feet away, with the gift of speech and years of training, yet...BLAM! Cops are not trained in dealing with citizens with psychological issues apparently.

Oh, Ernest. Nothing more terrible than another unnecessary murder by the police, don't you think? Or should these things go unquestioned?

Posted by Vincent Blafard on 01/03/2019 at 3:49 PM

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