Category Archives: Plato’s Republic

pertaining to government, the public sector, governance, democracy, politics, issues pertaining to such, like “freedom of speech” concepts

Real estate in Palo Alto is a $50B industry,

This is a wee bit PoMo so work with me: —– Forwarded Message —–From: Council, City <city.council@cityofpaloalto.org>To: mark weiss <earwopa@yahoo.com>Sent: Tuesday, October 13, 2020, 05:23:17 PM PDTSubject: Your e-mail to City Council was received Thank you for your comments to the City Council. Your … Continue reading

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Does Barrett hearing product placement indicate or hint at her views on corporations as people and money as speech?

Does Barrett hearing product placement indicate or hints at her views on corporations as people and money as speech? Market cap is $105b

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Palo Alto considers commissioner handcuffs

Statements to the media should generally be avoided. If asked, route questions through the Chair in collaboration with the City’s Chief Communications Officer. BLUF: I find the agenda item for the October 19 Palo Alto City Council meeting, about a … Continue reading

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Blame Burt for this mess we are in

These companies that Pat Burt all of a sudden wants to tax — despite 17 years in leadership who were afraid to tax companies, so as not to upset the landlords — now have a trillion dollar market cap.Leadership had … Continue reading

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Candidates riff on global warming

My Scorecard: Rebecca Eisenberg – B+ She is still the only person running who I find inspiring. She reiterated her support of electric shuttles — which she introduced back in December in her application for PATC. In that context she … Continue reading

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Tanaka proposes ‘doggie style’ attack on public art program

“What if, for instance, instead of buying a Jeff Koons balloon dog for ninety million dollars, we offer him half, forty million, for just the tail end of the dog, you know, the hind legs, where it ‘poops’? I’ve always … Continue reading

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Plastic Alto 2020 coverage of local elections: Or, ‘Doomtree Palo Alto population growing all the time’

Forget the bull in the china shopThere’s a china doll in the bullpenWalk with a switch, fire in her fistBiting at the bitSwing at every pitchCoach put me in like Dessa, “The Bullpen” — you may have seen this synched … Continue reading

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I’ve met Pat Burt ten times over the years and am still not sure whether he is constantly wearing a football helmet like BD Dowling of, yes, The Pats, or is merely bald

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Pick up an axe and fight like a farmer: pick up an axe and fight like Art Farmer, even

Fight

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She’s not muted she’s having a technical malfunction

I was disappointed by the candidates’ forum, 10 aspirants (2 incumbents) moderated by two from the Weekly over Zoom. I was imagining the Last Supper, 10 disciples of Jesus deliberating over how to most effectively pray to Yahweh for two … Continue reading

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