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Re: “Why the Fourth Bore Sucks

My wife and I live in Danville (arguably the most conservative city in the Bay Area) and I can tell you a lot of people here think the idea of global warming itself is a total scam.

No, you're not going to call me names and have me believe it. No, you're not going to tell me I'm stupid. I've worked in places and reported to people who are so wealthy and so powerful and so plugged in that it would cause you to shit your pants. The CEO of the defense contractor I worked for in Los Angeles told us the company was doing things we didn't want to know about in countries we didn't want to know we were in. This was when the Iraq war started, and they told us to shut up, go to work and keep our ears open. That's where I'VE been in the last ten years.

What many Californians need (especially those in the Bay Area) on several different levels is for someone to walk up to them with a two-by-four and literally knock them our of their sense of narcissism and entitlement. We were recruited for our specialized skills and talent and we like living here but I have to tell you our daily commute is like a trip to the zoo. If it's not the Asian woman in a Toyota minivan staring into space at five hundred car lengths in front of her before the Caldecott, it's the stringy gray haired sixty year old former hippie in the Prius with left wing bumperstickers all over it driving like she's angry at something...probably because she's ALWAYS angry at something.

What a place.

Posted by rootvg on 05/21/2009 at 5:37 PM

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