Blogging Bayport Alameda

March 21, 2012

By design

Filed under: Alameda, City Council, Election — Tags: , , , , — Lauren Do @ 6:01 am

Yesterday two Tweeters pointed out how crappy the websites supporting Measure C and against Measure C really are:

But what puts the anti-Measure C website over the top is the graphic that they have been using to dissuade voters from supporting Measure C.   Now, I hadn’t thought about the additional meaning behind the graphic if it was removed from the context, but now it’s really all I can think of when I see the graphic and I have to say I’m a little icked out.  I really hope they don’t intend on putting those on any lawn signs any time soon.

Perhaps the anti-Measure C folks could have gone with a more, um, cartoon-y depiction in order to steer away (no pun intended) from the…um…non bovine interpretations of the graphic.  It’s so evident that a man thought up this particular campaign because no woman would ever think that that graphic would be a good idea.

Honestly though, given that a large portion of the money that will be raised will be earmarked for other things like the Carnegie renovation and the Aquatic Center the fixation of the Firefighters is a bit narrow.

Although I’m on the fence regarding Measure C — truly I’m struggling on how I will vote on this, right now I’m leaning no — I have to say that the whining from the Milking Alameda folks about not getting their opposition language onto the ballot is truly hilarious.   One would think given how many campaigns David Howard has run against other local measures he would be well aware of who he needs to get what information to and the timeline for such things.   He certainly was quick to point the finger of blame when he believed that others had run afoul of filing campaign related materials properly.

And while the Preserving Alameda website isn’t offending people with phallic-like images, it is offensive in the sheer craptastic-ness of the flash based website and the crap SEO that makes it difficult to find on search engines if you don’t know the actual web address.

Seriously though people, there are a bunch of Alameda web designers out there that can help.   Shell out the bucks and get yourself a decent website.


  1. Lauren … kicking a man when he is down, makes you a bully…And you look very cowardly in doing so!!!

    Comment by Dr Poodlesmurf — March 21, 2012 @ 7:12 am

  2. Considering the allegations perhaps the words “kicking,” “bully,” and “coward” shouldn’t be used to defend the man you are referring to.

    Comment by Lauren Do — March 21, 2012 @ 7:54 am

  3. just making a point … you dish it out, but you can’t take it

    Comment by Dr Poodlesmurf — March 21, 2012 @ 8:02 am

  4. “It’s so evident that a man thought up this particular campaign because no woman would ever think that…”

    A real farm gal has milked plenty of cows. I thought you mentioned you lived in the midwest once upon a time.

    Comment by Jack Richard — March 21, 2012 @ 8:09 am

  5. In case you didn’t know…

    Comment by Jack Richard — March 21, 2012 @ 8:15 am

  6. On the other hand, firemen have it a little rougher with their milking…

    Comment by Jack Richard — March 21, 2012 @ 8:20 am

  7. #1 — Yes, that poor, poor man. After years of harassing, defaming, and trying to undermine local organizations and community members, he got caught going for his wife’s throat. But let’s not talk about his history of abusive behavior. He must be hurting.

    Comment by Also anon so I don't get sued, stalked, or otherwise harassed — March 21, 2012 @ 8:34 am

  8. Think about who you are defending. The person who got arrested. Or the wife who got hurt? What does it say about you?

    Think about it

    Comment by anotheranonymouscowardsayswho — March 21, 2012 @ 10:18 am

  9. Jack: the part of the Midwest I used to live in they slaughtered cows, they didn’t milk them.

    Comment by Lauren Do — March 21, 2012 @ 11:16 am

  10. Udderly Ridiculous!!

    I milked cows 2X/ day by hand for several years. Really was a wonderful job. Loved it. Maybe if more people had the opportunity the world wouldn’t be so crazy.

    Comment by frank — March 21, 2012 @ 3:32 pm

  11. Way to go frank. I didn’t love it but milking did warm my hands in the winter.

    #9 shows that a so-called midwesterner doesn’t know the difference between a ‘cow’ and slaughter beef.

    Comment by Jack Richard — March 21, 2012 @ 5:24 pm

  12. 4. never heard of a cow with one udder. maybe the farms you’ve been on are near Hanford Reach or Three Mile Island?

    Comment by M.I. — March 21, 2012 @ 5:28 pm

  13. I don’t self-proclaim myself as a Midwesterner, just that I lived there.

    Comment by Lauren Do — March 21, 2012 @ 5:30 pm

  14. Another one…this one’s hoisted on his own petard . Doesn’t know the difference between an udder and a teat.

    Comment by Jack Richard — March 21, 2012 @ 5:57 pm

  15. Lauren’s Idea of a Midwestern Farm

    Council Reviewing Notes From City Negotiator about Fireman’s Contract

    If Jack Designed Milking Flyer

    A Note from M. I.’s Teacher

    Comment by John — March 21, 2012 @ 6:37 pm

  16. John, those were hilarious. Reminds me of a funny incident in Belize recently. We were at an open air market in Belize City and a young lady latched herself to me pleading that I (my wife was with me) allow her to give me a shoulder massage. To get rid of her we jumped on a horse pulled horse cart and did a tour through the city (yikes). Unfortunately, when we returned, she was waiting, pleading she had to feed her eight kids. Ten minutes, she said, for ten dollars.

    What could I do? Remember, this is an open air market so nothing nefarious could happen…the wife approved. Janice took me over to her little open air studio…which was a chair… and began her massage.

    This was also election day in Belize and everybody was wearing Red or Blue tee shirts. My gal was a Red. When she started a Blue female showed up and insisted she give me a foot massage. Red jumped up and chased Blue off then found another Red to do the feet. 2nd Red placed my feet in her lap and proceeded with a very decent foot massage.

    2nd Red even provided a pedicure with the service. When she moved up and stretched up to massage my knees, my toes, feeling a little frisky, happened to brush against her…ahem..udder. She giggled and said ‘if you want your toes to play with my…ahem…teats, that’s five dollars extra. I responded telling her it wasn’t her titles, it was her blouse I had brushed against…purely by accident. Wham, she raised her blouse and tented It over my feet saying for an extra five dollars I’ll suck your toes.

    I passed on that, paid my $80 and joined my wife in the market…that was $80 Belize which is only $40 in US.

    Comment by Jack Richard — March 21, 2012 @ 9:34 pm

  17. Jack,

    Great Story……I will send a note to MM and make sure that is noted about 40.00 spent on services overseas and the Schools need another 10.00 for a welcome back home fee. That will go in the Red Box. You saved a 5.00 extra fee by using Red Teated Tee Shirt Massage Girl. Thank God for Open Markets!!!!!!!

    Comment by John — March 21, 2012 @ 11:06 pm

  18. @16, TMI!

    Comment by alameda — March 22, 2012 @ 10:28 am

  19. Lauren- I love this piece… you had me rolling and I agree with you on several points.
    Thanks for your continued enlightenment and opinions.

    Comment by amber winckler — July 4, 2012 @ 1:10 pm

RSS feed for comments on this post.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.

Blog at

%d bloggers like this: