Saturday, February 24, 2007

Jake McGoldrick: Hypocrite

In this succinct message to the PROSF bulletin board, Laurel Muniz puts her finger on the hypocrisy of the Board of Supervisors, none of whom regularly ride either Muni or a bike to City Hall to do the public's business, even though we supposedly live in a Transit First city and the BOS voted unanimously to make the Bicycle Plan part of the city's General Plan. We have to conclude that their high-minded words about public transit and bikes are just meant for us peasants, not for our "progressive" rulers.

From: Laurel Muniz]
Subject: MUNI Working on a Plan

And don’t forget about our transit first Supervisors. I see them driving up to City Hall every day and parking in their free parking spaces. McGoldrick claims that he’s too busy to ride MUNI and that he’d never get anything done if he didn’t drive to City Hall.

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At 6:19 PM, Anonymous Ulloa Sam said...

Hypocrites? They did me a favor by voting for the bike lane, not to mention the majority of SF. Yeah, they should bike too, but I ain't complaining.

Why do they get free parking spots? I don't know. BUt then again, the subsidized housing in Western Addition gets free parking too - now that's much more annoying if you ask me. If you're too poor to afford rent here, the last thing you should be spending money on is a car. Why are we subsidizing luxury?

At 11:24 AM, Blogger Rob Anderson said...

You don't mention Muni, which is a more reasonable alternative for someone like McGoldrick, who doesn't look like he could make it safely from the avenues to City Hall on a bike. The "majority of SF" drive or take Muni. Why subsidized housing for the poor bothers you is something you should take up with your elitist pals in the Spandex community at the next Critical Mass. I bet most of them agree with you.

At 7:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

the spandex crew are definitely the minority at critical mass

At 5:33 AM, Blogger Rob Anderson said...

Yes, of course. I shouldn't stereotype the participants in Critical Mass. There are no doubt different kinds of elitists who take part.


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