Hobart Johnson 
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Re: “Get Away and Spread Some Cheer

When all the "you must go there" types have gone elsewhere, peace and quiet returns to my neighborhood. Its true beauty reemerges.

Then I find I have gotten away from what is most annoying and irritating about contemporary urban life: the presence of all those fast lane travelers obeying orders to hit the road.

Posted by Hobart Johnson on 11/24/2017 at 2:46 PM

Re: “Why Oakland Should Cut Off ICE

A surprising number of comments from Oakland's Nazi population. I much prefer "illegals" to Nazis.

Posted by Hobart Johnson on 11/24/2017 at 10:50 AM

Re: “Monday’s Briefing: Oakland Gets 255 Legal Pot Permit Applications; Another State Legislator Accused of Sexual Harassment

Back in the day, many decades ago, when it was cool to be a stoner (especially as opposed to an alky), no one could even have hallucinated that pot would become a mainstream economic sector.

Personally I still think it's an hallucination, but I haven't had a toke yet today.

Posted by Hobart Johnson on 11/20/2017 at 3:27 PM

Re: “New Oakland Fire Chief: City Needs to Hire More Firefighters and Inspectors

I'm trying to come up with a clever phrase for Mayor Schaaf to use regarding public safety, especially fire safety (the other kind--having to dodge flying lead--is probably not worth the bother).

How about "Oakland loves to shout 'fire' everywhere because we really care."

A clever phrase can work much more effectively than actually solving a problem. Especially in Oakland.

Posted by Hobart Johnson on 11/18/2017 at 8:19 AM

Re: “Fourth Ex-City Worker Alleges Oakland Auditor Abuse

Oakland tragically missed out on an opportunity to elect a thoughtful, competent and ethical Auditor when voters did not support Len Raphael in favor of Roberts.

I never cease to be amazed at how Oakland's supposedly progressive citizens keep electing the same sort of corrupt and incompetent pols to office.

Oakland is in profound need of leaders with the skills and integrity that are so noticeably missing in too much of what goes on in city hall.

Posted by Hobart Johnson on 11/15/2017 at 8:04 AM

Re: “Despite Canceled Hearing, Oakland Councilmembers Still Plan to Talk About Controversial ICE Raid

"Mayor Libby Schaaf has come out in support of Kirkpatrick, saying she's "met with Chief Kirkpatrick and has "not seen anything that calls into question the chiefs truthfulness or integrity."

Schaaf is the perfect person to rely upon regarding problems of "truthfulness or integrity."

Posted by Hobart Johnson on 11/13/2017 at 1:02 PM

Re: “OPD’s Lost Officer Class

Yet another top-notch performance by Oakland's ever-competent electeds.

Posted by Hobart Johnson on 11/09/2017 at 1:26 PM

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