Aside from some very tall trees and overpriced real estate …
The big story in the Bay Area right now? Tree sitters!
You just don’t get tree sitters in D.C., you know? I’m not even sure there are any trees left.
I’ve been listening to it most of the morning on KGO-AM, a talk station in San Francisco. The host, and rightly so, said it’s hard to listen to all of this coverage without some level of bemusement. I’d have to agree.
Bemusement and a little healthy outrage. These hippies have cost the University of California a whole crapload of money with police, delays, legal wrangling, etc. They’ve even agreed to pledge $6 million to granola-approved causes if these smelly, incense-burning misfits come down voluntarily.
Maybe I don’t get it because, let’s face it, I’m borderline fascist. I don’t get environmentalists. I hate hippies. I’d just go in with saws blazing and cut the trees down with the hippies still in them. Powerful lesson to future hippies, don’t you think? Come down when we say come down or come down under a few hundred tons of oak. Pretty easy choice.
Maybe they’re … splinter groups … of a bigger movement. Ding!! Ah, thank you. I’ll be here all week. Be sure to tip your waiter.