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April 22, 2021



So an exclusionary group is going to show us the way to diversity and inclusion. Right.

Little Maddy Freshmouth

Another preening millennial is on the scene calling the kettle black


Mr. Howard’s letter to the editor “Another misguided vision” in response to Mr. Espinoza’s guest perspective in the June 18 edition was presumptuous and disrespectful. He first cites the district election he vehemently opposed as proof that change is not required and then vulgarly projects his self-image to draw a cynical and moot point. The cognitive dissonance and hypocrisy he expressed are perplexing, to say the least.

What Mr. Howard suggests is problematic because he relies on opinion rather than fact. First, no one is saying that ideal representation can only come from a specific parameter. What Mr. Espinoza said is that successful institutions are those that embrace and promote diversity.

Second, this is not divisive. What might be more divisive is the current standard of etiquette that inadvertently, without any malice, produces a harmful outcome for people from historically marginalized communities.

Nevertheless, I can make allowance and forgive Mr. Howard. However, I invite him to consider that the people who advocate and ask for mere courtesy to change a standard of etiquette so that everyone has a fair opportunity are not asking for much other than a kind gesture.

Ray Larios


Barking Dog

Burlingame's newest planning commissioner making his move...
Heavily involved in SMC Democrat politics.
Heavily involved in the COB redistricting boundary process.
Same ideologies as Dumdum and Mads

Going about it way more professional than Dumdum did...

My guess is he will be on the ballot for City Council in 2022....with Dumdum and Mads on his campaign team.

Barking Dog

Spring of 2022 Mr. Larios will do a Guest Perspective in the SMDJ like his buddy Mr Espinoza just wrote....or his other buddy Dumdum wrote before he announced in 2019

Barking Dog

This buffoon is Mr. Larios' boss...


Enough said....

Paloma Ave

Diversity and inclusion = reverse racism.

There, I said it. Keep this thought in mind every time you hear these words, straight out of the 'socialist manifesto'!

You have been warned.

Do NOT let these out-of-state complainers decide the agenda. Us locals must defend our way of life (if we don't, who will)?


One of more consistent aspects of the posts and comments on this site is complaining about the “libs”, “left”, “socialists”, “commies”, and “[insert this week’s favorite rightwing button]” as they propose and advocate for solutions to various challenges facing those of us who live here. At the same time, those same posters and commenters offer absolutely no ideas of their own beyond either claiming the issue doesn’t exist, suggesting that other people leave town, clutching their pearls that their cozy insulated existence might change one iota, or suggesting it’s all some sinister plot of Marxists/Socialists/etc. (don’t forget to bash the younger generations while you’re at it). I guess when your paradigm is best aligned with the John Birch Society or the Larouche-ites, you view centrist suggestions as being those of the radical left.

This mostly applies to the 5 or 6 posters who regularly participate in the Burlingame Voice rightwing circle-jerk, but comprise 80% to 90% of all comments. Oh, and as much as you complain about Mike and Madeline (those are their real names despite your attempt at playground nicknames...what are you all...5 years old???), I hope you realize that they are going to win. They just need to wait you out, and many of us long-time Burlingame residents are looking forward to that.

Paloma Ave

BillyGBob - Burlingame was just named the best city to live in, in the State of California.


P.S. Where the hell did you come from?

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