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You know you’re a real Berkeleyan if you…
The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | May 1, 2012 | Vlae Kershner

Posted on 05/01/2012 8:10:59 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

There’s no mistaking that Berkeley enjoys an outsized reputation for a city of only 113,000 people.

While people from the redder parts of the country may think of Berkeley and San Francisco as liberal twins, the East Bay college town has a progressive flavor that leaves its big-city neighbor lying in the middle of the road.

For this slideshow, Allen Matthews, Katie Dowd, John King and Dave Curran and Kitty Luce came up with the captions. Gate photo editor Douglas Zimmerman shot or found the illustrations....

(SLIDE SHOW AT LINK)

(Excerpt) Read more at blog.sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Local News; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: berkeley; california; globalwarming; hippies
Take a look.
1 posted on 05/01/2012 8:11:08 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Take a look.”

Not even if you paid me.


2 posted on 05/01/2012 8:13:20 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network ("anti-American dog-eating freak" so how is it even possible, you don't wonder "who?")
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Hahahaha!


3 posted on 05/01/2012 8:14:04 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Berzerkeley


4 posted on 05/01/2012 8:15:02 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I must have missed the joke.


5 posted on 05/01/2012 8:18:55 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

:D

I’ll let you keep on thinking, that was a joke.


6 posted on 05/01/2012 8:18:59 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network ("anti-American dog-eating freak" so how is it even possible, you don't wonder "who?")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You know you’re a real Berkeleyan if you wore birkenstocks to your wedding.


7 posted on 05/01/2012 8:37:49 PM PDT by chuckee
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>>You know you’re a real Berkeleyan if you wore birkenstocks to your wedding.<<

With white crinoline.

And a satin train with Vera Wang accents.

And you are the groom.


8 posted on 05/01/2012 8:40:11 PM PDT by freedumb2003 ('RETRO' Abortions = performed on 84th trimester individuals who think killing babies is a "right.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Perhaps there’s good news on the offing in Berkeley. As the university becomes more dominated by Asians, it’ll likely become less radical. Asians mostly just want to study and work hard, get ahead, and provide for their families—and don’t have much of a taste for radicalism.


9 posted on 05/01/2012 8:50:41 PM PDT by eater-of-toast ("It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones." --Calvin Coolidge)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Perhaps there’s good news on the offing in Berkeley. As the university becomes more dominated by Asians, it’ll likely become less radical. Asians mostly just want to study and work hard, get ahead, and provide for their families—and don’t have much of a taste for radicalism.


10 posted on 05/01/2012 8:50:56 PM PDT by eater-of-toast ("It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones." --Calvin Coolidge)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Perhaps there’s good news on the offing in Berkeley. As the university becomes more dominated by Asians, it’ll likely become less radical. Asians mostly just want to study and work hard, get ahead, and provide for their families—and don’t have much of a taste for radicalism.


11 posted on 05/01/2012 8:51:12 PM PDT by eater-of-toast ("It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones." --Calvin Coolidge)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Perhaps there’s good news on the offing in Berkeley. As the university becomes more dominated by Asians, it’ll likely become less radical. Asians mostly just want to study and work hard, get ahead, and provide for their families—and don’t have much of a taste for radicalism.


12 posted on 05/01/2012 8:51:30 PM PDT by eater-of-toast ("It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones." --Calvin Coolidge)
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13 posted on 05/01/2012 8:52:59 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Redder? It’s hard to be more Red than Berkeley.


14 posted on 05/01/2012 8:54:10 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Dang, was hoping this was about Bishop Berkeley.


15 posted on 05/01/2012 9:05:22 PM PDT by kanawa
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To: eater-of-toast

“Perhaps there’s good news on the offing in Berkeley. As the university becomes more dominated by Asians, it’ll likely become less radical. Asians mostly just want to study and work hard, get ahead, and provide for their families—and don’t have much of a taste for radicalism”

xactly.. around ‘89 an asian loaned me his ID so I could enter the library. I do not look Asian.


16 posted on 05/01/2012 9:10:38 PM PDT by Carthego delenda est
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Some people say that if it were not for the Berkeley Wing-nuts on every corner, California would’ve fallen into the ocean already.


17 posted on 05/01/2012 9:18:16 PM PDT by Carthego delenda est
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
That actually made me miss Berkeley.

Here is the brilliant Bush Administration lawyer John Yoo on living in Berkeley:

http://articles.latimes.com/2010/mar/29/local/la-me-john-yoo29-2010mar29/2

"It's like looking at the panoramic displays of troglodytes sitting around the campfire with their clubs. Here, it's tie-dye and marijuana. It's just like the 1960s, with the Vietnam War still to protest."
...

"But that doesn't mean I don't like it here," he says.

He is not kidding, and I think he is exactly right. It can be very entertaining to be a conservative in Berkeley.

18 posted on 05/01/2012 9:19:32 PM PDT by TChad
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From June 2008...

BERKELEY, Calif. (KCBS) -- One woman was arrested Tuesday as authorities removed some of the structures that have housed tree sitting protesters in an oak grove UC Berkeley wants to cut down to make way for a $125 million athletic facility.

The protester was taken into custody after she reportedly bit one of the workers removing her supplies, according to police. Officers cordoned off part of Piedmont Avenue near Memorial Grove and brought in arborists to remove the platforms and gear the tree sitters have used to maintain their perches since December 2006. A university official had earlier said the tree sitters themselves would not be removed yet.

“One of the things we’re most concerned about is safety and security, of our police officers and the people in the trees. That’s the reason we’re not forcibly removing people from the trees today,” said Dan Mogulof, a spokesman for UC Berkeley.

Tuesday was not the first time the university has removed scaffolding built by the protesters, but removing the people has proven more difficult. One witness told KCBS reporter Tim Ryan at the scene that some of the tree sitters threw urine they had collected in buckets at the police and arborists to discourage them from climbing.
http://www.kcbs.com/In-Berkeley--Down-from-the-Trees/2427277
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"At least one tree sitter on Tuesday began throwing bags of human waste on the approaching arborists."
http://www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/news/print.asp?id=25637

19 posted on 05/01/2012 9:23:52 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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“has a progressive flavor”

Open-air drug dealing, crack whacks begging for money, hookers working the streets in daylight, Bong Shops, Pot Stores...

REAL PROGRESSIVE, there....


20 posted on 05/01/2012 9:33:52 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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“has a progressive flavor”

Open-air drug dealing, crack whacks begging for money, hookers working the streets in daylight, Bong Shops, Pot Stores...

REAL PROGRESSIVE, there....”

Exactly! At one time UCB had THE premier library.... Now?


21 posted on 05/01/2012 9:57:54 PM PDT by Carthego delenda est
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To: TChad

“He is not kidding, and I think he is exactly right. It can be very entertaining to be a conservative in Berkeley.”

And the food is good.

As irritating as it can be, I think every country needs a Berkeley - it provokes the mind, like a sand grain in an oyster.


22 posted on 05/01/2012 10:24:21 PM PDT by aquila48
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Actually, it’s interesting. The food looks good. I mean, I’d like three world class bakeries near me.

Other than that, it seems to be a town of strange people who get off on telling others how to live their lives. As the caption says, for a town of hippies, there sure are a lot of rules.


23 posted on 05/01/2012 11:10:45 PM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: I still care

The Dallas/Ft Worth area is full of good food, from gourmet restaurants, deluxe supermarkets like Central Market and Whole Paycheck to greasy spoons, Koreatown, Mexican joints, TX BBQ and on and on. I’m doin’ my darn’dest to get back there...


24 posted on 05/01/2012 11:18:03 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: aquila48
And the food is good.

All those great little restaurants, of the type that Marion Berry despises.

25 posted on 05/01/2012 11:28:16 PM PDT by TChad
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The only thing this thread does for me is A: make me remember all the urban pig I used to see under the lipstick, and B: realize the last quake out there wasn't nearly strong enough.

"As democracy is perfected, the office represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. We move toward a lofty ideal. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their hearts desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron."

--H.L. Mencken, The Baltimore Evening Sun, July 26, 1920


26 posted on 05/02/2012 12:17:27 AM PDT by Viking2002 ( "I didn't just write 'Wango Tango'...........I MEANT it." - Ted Nugent)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That place should be quarantined. It is no different in effect than the Ebola virus. Ideas/people there quickly spread throughout the body of society, leading to rapid deterioration of function. The result is fatal to the host of the virus.

Sure, geographically it’s beautiful. So lets take a page from the liberal handbook. Remove everyone and only allow their return if they meet our criteria for occupation. If the unions/libs can do it for jobs, we can do it for homes. They set precedence after all.

The refuse we can send to Detroit.


27 posted on 05/02/2012 1:02:32 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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I like them both; last lived in Berkeley in late 60s and SF in early 90s.

Started reading Buckley in Berkeley library, and drank my first Arabica coffee at Peet's (see Starbucks) in Berkeley. Movies at Studios A and B and terrific Mexican food next door. I'm still using SS flatware bought a couple of blocks north of there, on Telegraph Avenue.

Thoroughly enjoyed living in SF, last in the Tenderloin, where I lived - across the street from the O'Farrell Theater - and worked. Shopped on Polk Street, where I was routinely encouraged to "take me home tonight mister" by hookers of all persuasions. On weekends I could take a local bus to a wilderness park in Marin County, hike for 3 or 4 hours, and be back home for a mid-afternoon nap. I'd move back tomorrow if ...

I'm one of the few lucky people (especially those living in Canada) who gets to vote against Nancy Pelosi every two years.
28 posted on 05/02/2012 1:23:35 AM PDT by caveat emptor (Zippity Do Dah)
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To: I still care

“As the caption says, for a town of hippies, there sure are a lot of rules.”

-

Signs, signs, everywhere signs...

Do this, don’t do that, can’t you read the sign!


29 posted on 05/02/2012 4:15:20 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network ("anti-American dog-eating freak" so how is it even possible, you don't wonder "who?")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We don’t call it Berserkley for nothin’!


30 posted on 05/02/2012 6:28:41 AM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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