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February 1, 2017

Naming names

Filed under: Alameda — Lauren Do @ 6:01 am

At the end of the meeting where four members of the City Council affirmed Alameda as a Sanctuary City, Reverend Michael Yoshii reminds us that we need to recognize and remember our imperfections as a City and as a Nation to make sure that the same mistakes are never made again.

I’ll point out that while some commenters seems to think everyone else’s history lessons have been lacking, that person seems fairly content to allow this President to send this nation hurtling down the same path that we have seen and we recoil from when we read about it in history books.

In similar news, I have been actively thinking of poster signs for future protests.  Within the last day I’ve landed between two choices, both song lyrics:

  1. No hateration in this dancerie
  2. We can be heroes, just for one day

I feel like they’re multi-purpose enough to use at any number of upcoming protests or supportive events that may come up.



  1. More based on lyrics:

    I Shall Be Released

    America Where Are You Now?

    Someone’s Got It In For Me In DC

    Fight the Powers That Be

    (And this golden oldie)…

    Power To The People

    Comment by Denise Shelton — February 1, 2017 @ 6:49 am

  2. 1.Crybabys unite (comes with free membership card)

    Comment by jack — February 1, 2017 @ 9:34 am

  3. You made me think of these I saw reported in Harper’s as spotted at the women’s marches:

    “Really?,” “Not usually a protester but geez,” “This is really bad,” “So bad even introverts are here,” “[internally screaming],” “We f#cked up bigly,” “There will be hell toupee,” “Honestly there are too many problems with this administration to adequately summarize in one sign,” “Literally everything about this is so awful that I have no idea where to even start,” “Donald Trump uses Comic Sans,” “Mike Pence likes Nickelback,” “I’ve seen sturdier cabinets at IKEA,” “Just, ugh,” “I wish this were fake news,” “Trump is an offense to human dignity,” “the gays have had it,” “my Mama don’t like Trump and she likes everyone,” “this is fucked up,” “I can’t believe I left the Soviet Union for this shit,” “I can’t believe we are still protesting this,” “this is our cuntry,” “Sorry world, we will fix this,” “if Britney can make it through 2007, we can make it through this,” “Chin up, fangs out,” “Tits forward,” “Add pumpkin spice to racism so white women will care,” “Unite the states of America,” “We shall overcomb!,” “We are the resistance!,” “free Melania!”

    Comment by Spanky McDoogle (@SpankyMcDoogle) — February 1, 2017 @ 12:54 pm

  4. Comment by vigi — February 1, 2017 @ 1:04 pm

  5. Alma Matre Cal burn baby burn just like the 70s.

    Comment by jack — February 1, 2017 @ 6:49 pm

    • Jack, in the 70’s it was the speakers that incited the listeners to riot. Now it is the speaker whose civil rights are violated. Thank you neurotic liberals, for ending Free Speech at my Alma Mater.
      Why are the signs reading “Stop Hate” always carried by a violent, angry mob?

      Comment by vigi — February 2, 2017 @ 9:00 am

      • The violence was bad. But I rather doubt the people perpetrating it would call themselves liberals.

        Comment by BC — February 2, 2017 @ 10:00 am

      • From Bryan Burrough’s Days of Rage, about the 1970s underground

        “People have completely forgotten that in 1972 we had over nineteen hundred domestic bombings in the United States.” — Max Noel, FBI (ret.)

        Symbionese Liberation Army. Slogan: “Death to the fascist insect that preys on the blood of the people!”

        In 1972, a group called Venceremos, from the Bay Area, literally broke out a black convict named Ronald Beaty during a prison transport so he could train them in guerrilla tactics and lead a revolution.

        DeFreeze escaped prison and hooked up with a Berkeley, CA radical named Patricia “Mizmoon” Soltysik. DeFreeze and Mizmoon assembled a small cell of eight men and women. Say hello to the Symbionese Liberation Army. Slogan: “Death to the fascist insect that preys on the blood of the people!”

        So their first target, of course, is Oakland’s first black school administrator, superintendent Marcus Foster!

        In 1975, NWLF (New World Liberation Front) bombs went off in San Francisco once a week for nine months. They targeted local politicians, including Dianne Feinstein’s house. NWLF bombed a trial, country clubs, the opera. The bombings didn’t wholly stop until 1978. The reason NWLF bombings stopped: the guy who did most of them went insane and killed his girlfriend

        Lincoln Detox and the Family. July and November of 1970, a gang occupies the South Bronx’s Lincoln Hospital and presents demands to administrators. The demand: Lincoln Hospital facilities are shitty. The gang demands a drug treatment center, and they demand to operate it.

        They got nearly a million bucks from the government to do it. That’s what the 1970s were like. This was Lincoln Detox. It was run by militant leftists. (They gave the BLA medical supplies, to give you an idea.) Methadone came coupled with Marxist education, paid for by the city. Political education as a cure for heroin addiction.

        Things were really wild in the 70’s

        Comment by jack — February 2, 2017 @ 3:42 pm

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