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May 06, 2021



LTTE of the SF Chronicle

Stop home shaming

Many years ago, my wife and I scraped together every available shred of cash and bought a home in the Bay Area.

We thought that the quality of family life that we were looking for would be most readily available in a single-family dwelling located amid other single-family dwellings. That was our preference.

It was not as if we had a moral compunction about apartment living, and, as a matter of fact we could only afford a home in a neighborhood that had a mixture of apartments and single-family homes.

For many years, our mortgage payments decimated our disposable income, but we were pleased with our choice.

Now, in these recent days, I find it remarkable that there are people elsewhere in the state who do not hesitate to self-righteously cast shame upon us for not abandoning the living conditions and quality of life that we and our neighbors struggled for.

We are told that we have a moral obligation to make room for the flood of new employees lured to move to the Bay Area with the promise that the bay has an endless capacity for new residents. Demolish those single-family dwellings and build multistory high-density accommodations.

Robert Taber, Palo Alto

Peter Garrison

“Envy is a strange sad anger.”
Seems the default emotion leading to socialism.


Not YIMBYs, they are Yes In Your Back Yard

Paloma Ave

I have been warning as many as possible about these two senate bills, SB-9 and SB-10.

Mullins and Becker will be the ones voting on these bills. We need to make it clear that their political careers will be over if they vote yes.

Ask yourself this question. If you own or rent a single family home, do you want a multi-unit building on either side?

If the answer is no, then DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT! DON"T JUST SIT THERE.

We know that State Senator Weiner is in the pockets of developers. What about Mullin and Becker? Call them and demand to know what their positions are, after all, they are supposed to be representing us, not themselves.

It is time for us to make the time to actively pursue this issue.

Has anyone seen the abomination being built on Millbrae Avenue, next to the BART station?


I posted a few weeks ago about this. We are up against bigger forces than the carpet baggers. Biden has been installed by these huge forces.

The point is that these forces wants to take down the system and build back something else.

We are in the early years of the largest war in history and we are losing.

Everything's Jake

Thank you Joe. My emails have been sent.

The 2022 election is only 18 months away, self preservation is a strong motivator. Let's raise our voice!

I'm hopeful.


How does one get involved with election integrity? There are indications that elections throughout this country are rigged. I have no idea whether that is true here in Burlingame.
My informal poling of my neighbors leads me to believe that any Democrat can win over a Republican. So there is a possibility that here in this part of California conservatives are going to lose every issue and race without the Democrats resorting to cheating.
But still it makes sense to be checking the integrity of the vote here. How can we do this?
Years ago when I lived in the east bay I volunteered to work a polling station during a mid term election, helping people sign in and vote with paper ballots. As we get further away from paper ballots and other requirements for voting I'm not sure what we can do to try to make sure things are on the up and up.
Any ideas?


I would like to know whether Becker and Mullins live in single family neighborhoods??

Barking Dog

Josh Becker's single family home

Edited to remove actual address in Menlo Park.

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