Sometimes I am a very bad liberal. Trigger warnings and waaahing about #rapeculture make me want to yell at all the baby feminists. I am not good at Intersectionalism. Don't care about drones. And now I honest to God don't know why we're supposed to be
It&#039;s not even an issue of &quot;gentrification&quot; which implies an effort to clean up an area. The Mission is still the same grotty barrio it&#039;s always been, it&#039;s just being invaded by hipster douches who think it&#039;s cool to live in graffiti covered Victorians and pay $3,000 for a run-down studio that used to rent for $300.
The bus came by and I got on, that&#039;s when it all began
I&#039;m going to have to disagree with you a bit (not on this comment, but on your main post assertion that buses are good because otherwise these folks would be cutting you off in their Lexii). Almost all of the riders of the private busses are low- to mid-level techies. They make very decent money, but if the bus service did not exist, most of them would not be driving to work from SF and cutting people off; instead, most of them would be living closer to their Peninsular jobs, because driving into and out of SF, at rush hour, is a fucking nightmare.
There is no doubt that the hostility to the buses is really hostility to the consequences of the buses -- more folks bidding up the price of accommodation in the City. And I guess that&#039;s just the free market at work.
But I object to your characterization of this as &quot;mass transit is good&quot;. In this particular case, it&#039;s not mass transit reducing the traffic load -- it&#039;s mass transit creating new traffic load that it then serves. There is no net advantage.
You&#039;re either on the bus or off the bus.
The Partridge Family is <i>still</i> touring?
(I bet Tracy is pretty hot now.)
I got pats on the back and questions about which dildo to use for double-penetration, why do you ask?
It&#039;s really quite simple for those of us who live in the belly of the beast. Regular city drivers aren&#039;t allowed to use the city owned Muni bus stops for parking, stopping, loading, unloading or any other damned reason without being ticketed into indentured servitude. But the special snowflakes who work for Google think &quot;oh, how lovely, our own personal, free bus stop&#039;. And usually hoot and sneer as they pull out leaving non-google serfs standing in the rain or Muni passengers have to walk out into traffic to board a bus since Google is hogging the legal stop.
Fuck &#039;em and feed them beans.
I believe it costs a million dollars. Mainly because just as soon as one crew gets done paving a roadway another crew comes along and starts digging everything up to lay another batch of pipes or cable or maybe just for the hell of it. The cycle is never ending.