Max Chanowitz 
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Re: “Role Reversals in the Oakland Mayor's Race

Every election I get depressed at how dumb the voting public appears to be...or at least how dumb the candidates think we are! Anything that's wrong with the city, especially things that are part of gigantic trends way outside of the city's control, is blamed entirely on the acting mayor. Yes, even if said mayor has worked on said issue and made improvements.

The fact there's still homeless people in the Town? All Libby's fault.
The fact that housing is more expensive than ever? All Libby's fault.
Illegal dumping? All Libby's fault!

It's reductive and ignorant at best, and charlatanism at worst. And then opportunists like Brooks have the audacity to claim that if THEY were mayor, they would've swooped into action solved the problem immediately. Brooks claims that if she were mayor, the displacement crisis and the homelessness crisis would be solved, which to me is an enormous red flag.

In conclusion, Schaaf all the way. When you actually consider the greater context of all the issues she's dealt with, she's done great in her first term with a good mix of pragmatic and progressive policy. As far as I can tell, Brooks and the rest are all talk.

Posted by Max Chanowitz on 10/17/2018 at 5:48 PM

Re: “Jason Perkins of Parish Entertainment Group, Dubbed #ValenciaVigilante, Accused of Accosting Homeless Man

"The video...shows Perkins entering his car outside San Francisco venue Brick & Mortar Music Hall with the homeless man in pursuit. The man strikes Perkins car window and then Perkins exits the car and sprays the man with what he said was mace...In news reports from February, the man who was pepper-sprayed said it was not the first time he and other homeless people in the area had been harassed by his attacker. "

And yet the headline is "Jason Perkins...Accused of Accosting Homeless Man"

WTF? The guy was chasing and threatening him, and had a history of doing the same! I can't believe the Express is just glossing over all that in the headline to push their own bizarre junkie-apologist narrative. I don't think shrugging off violence and aggression by the least-privileged is a healthy or productive form of "progressivism".

Posted by Max Chanowitz on 06/15/2018 at 11:07 AM

Re: “Opinion: Getting the Shaft From Schaaf

I support their right to strike and use the full extent of their power to get a better working contract. But at the same time, when I see that many of the city workers complaining about their "unfair wages" are making literally twice my income, this whole affair starts to seem a little less noble and a little more selfish.

Posted by Max Chanowitz on 12/13/2017 at 11:46 AM

Re: “What East Bay Trivia Nights Say About Our Collective Knowledge (or Lack Thereof) of Non-White History and Culture

I think it might just be easier at this point to make a list of what's NOT racist.

Posted by Max Chanowitz on 08/04/2017 at 11:53 AM

Re: “Oakland Metro Operahouse Claims Harassment by a Neighbor, Who Says the Music Venue is Breaking the Law

Shame on that Xavier guy as well, an absolute traitor and sell-out of the highest caliber. How can you be surprised that your scene friends have ostracized you when you've betrayed them in the most literal way possible? Shame that the charlatan Paley and his dirty money have corrupted another former member of Oakland's REAL creative community.

Posted by Max Chanowitz on 06/22/2017 at 11:57 AM

Re: “Oakland Metro Operahouse Claims Harassment by a Neighbor, Who Says the Music Venue is Breaking the Law

Brad Paley: yet another douchey money mogul with an over-inflated ego that thinks he can buy his way to "cool", and deserves to steamroll over any of the pesky Little People that get in the way of his Genius Vision. How many of these insufferable guys are there in the Bay Area, trying to ruin the fun for the rest of us? It never ends!

His vision for those knockoff TED talk "lecture parties" sound like a smug nightmare, I can only imagine how arrogant and self-congratulatory the crowd there might be! Paley, my boy, don't you know there's already a great venue for rich, pompous, self-described "Intellectuals" to jerk each other off over how Smart and Important they are? It's called San Francisco! Kindly fuck off to the other side of the Bay and leave our Metro alone.

Posted by Max Chanowitz on 06/22/2017 at 11:47 AM

Re: “City of Albany Expands Ban on Marijuana Businesses, Outdoor Growing

Their loss! The surrounding cities thank you for the additional tax dollars.

Posted by Max Chanowitz on 06/07/2017 at 12:16 PM

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