Nice "peace activists" in the photos below huh?

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Guess who's from Castro Valley?

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Gonna steer away from politics for this posting over something rather interesting that I discovered yesterday. As it so happens I was at the Unites States Men's National Team match against Costa Rica at Avaya Stadium this past weekend. I also typically go to at least a couple of San Jose Earthquakes games a year so I was pleased when I noticed that Earthquake's defender Nick Lima was on the field for the US men's team against Costa Rica. It turns out he's also from the town I grew up, way cool.

February 15th Update: Meanwhile, BDS keeps failing while ZIM keeps on trucking. In other words, business as usual around here.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Women's March San Francisco today

This photo was taken this morning while people were starting to gather in San Francisco's Civic Center. Reports from all over the nation of smaller then expected crowd sizes for this year's Woman's March with notable public figures like Scarlett Johansson, Debbie Wasserman Shultz and Kamala Harris (bravo ladies) taking a pass this time around as guest speakers citing the anti-Semitic ties of the march's organizers. No telling what happened later in the afternoon but as of this morning no overt anti-Semitic or anti-Israel activities were known to have occurred at the SF event.
I just want to reiterate that I am no fan of that putin puppet trump, I'm been pro-choice and have always other wise supported women's equality. But trying to be the face of a gender equality issues while being an apologist of islamic terrorism and a supporter of anti-Semitic filth like farakhan is a hypocrisy of the highest level. Those people are no more human rights advocates then a trump supporting zombie is a true American patriot. Wouldn't be surprised if that anti-Israel leftist idiot mark ruffalo (The Incredible Dolt!) made an appearance at one the marches though. Poor Scarlett Johansson who still has to play his love interest in The Avengers movies.

January 22 Update: And back over to The East Bay in Oakland. I got some great shots today of a ZIM cargo container passing Oracle Arena on 880 and leaving BDS in the dust.

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The immortal dragon, Bruce Lee
Gonna off topic for a moment here. While I was in Oakland yesterday I also got a shot of this fantastic mural. Its a pity that many people still don't know that Oakland is host to the most amazing variety of murals in The San Francisco Bay Area.

January 27 Update: Saw this Captain America kippah today in downtown Oakland during Kamala Harris's presidential campaign kick off rally. Chris Evans who plays Captain America is going to be starring in a movie later this year in which he plays a Mossad agent so unlike his idiot costar mark ruffalo I like to believe Evans has a more favorable and rational opinion of the state of Israel.

Sunday, December 16, 2018

The Castro Valley Forum newspaper and Congressman Eric Swalwell

Castro Valley Forum December 5 issue 49

Castro Valley Forum December 12 issue 50

In a totally unrelated matter I happened to come across this awesome Back to The Future themed chalk board art on this sandwich sign in front of the 80s video game arcade High Scores in downtown Hayward (just a few minutes from Castro Valley). $6 to go back in time for an hour, that's a lot cheaper then trying to turn a DeLorean into a time machine.

December 22 Update: Happy Holidays for commerce between Israel and California. I've seen ZIM cargo containers several times this week in The East Bay. This one was on highway 238 going through Castro Valley just yesterday.

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Congressmen Eric Swalwell in Castro Valley for the first night of Chanukah

Sunday December 2 at 5PM in Castro Valley Creek (CV blvd. near Fremont Bank)
Thursday December 6 at 5PM in San Leandro 901 E. 14st St.
(City Hall)
Thursday December 9 at 4:30 PM in Castro Valley at the Palomares Hills Club House 6811 Villareal Dr.

CA Congressman Eric Swalwell in Castro Valley for first night of Chanukah
December 2nd Update: Decided to attend the first Chanukah event in Castro Valley as listed on the flyer at the top of the posting and was quite surprised to see Eric Swalwell there. Although a democrat, Swalwell has been to Israel and thus far has been a strong advocate for Israel and in general seems to have more moderate (but still left of center) leanings on a number of social issues. I got to talk to him for a couple of minutes and expressed my concerns about left wing anti-Semitism and that I really hope he stays the course if he were to make a 2020 presidential run.

There is an unfortunate perception that for one to be a supporter of Israel one must be a conservative. That's just plain false. There's nothing inconsistent with being socially liberal while supporting the single democracy in the Middle East that has a free press, free elections, free speech and comparable standards to any western democracy when it comes to the freedoms and rights of women and members of the LGBT community. Not to mention Israel is a global leader in green tech. The radical left of today are not liberals in any true sense of the word, they are a hate group plain and simple. To say that the radical left of today are liberals is like saying that most of today's republicans belong to the party of Lincoln. Please don't let us down congressman Swalwell...

Meanwhile I'm happy to see commerce between California and Israel is still moving along quite nicely. Happy Chanukah all you pathetic Jew hating BDSholes out there.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

2018 Inaugural WONDER WOMAN race in downtown Oakland

Promotional art by Emanuela Lupacchino
So yesterday I decided to check out this race because of the whole Wonder Woman theme. The fact that it was going on not too far from me and not early in the morning was a plus.

Little did I know that it would be something more along the lines of a Wonder Woman convention then the sort of set ups I usually expect to see at race events like this. A whole bunch of tents and booths that had everything from Wonder Woman merchandising (both running gear and non running gear) to free ice cream.

There was even a cover band playing the whole time that was doing justice to a wide genre of classic artists ranging from Van Halen to Bryan Adams to Michael Jackson and Aretha Franklin. They were even playing some contemporary artists like Bruno Mars. The back drop to the band was this this huge video monitor playing various clips from the original Wonder Woman series, a number of the animated features over the years and scenes from Gal Gadot's cinematic Wonder Woman appearances.

Lots of fun props for both the racers and random Wonder Woman fans who just happened to be there.

Most of the runners had Wonder Woman themed cosplay running outfits as you would expect.

Did I mention it was a pet friendly venue?

I even got a great shot of the Tribune Tower after night fall.

October 23rd Update: Going a little off topic here I just wanted to mention if you ever happen to be in the Detroit area you gotta check out Greek Town in the Detroit downtown area.

November 25rd Update: I seem to be on a roll lately with getting nice shots of structures with lots of pretty lights lit up at night. I got this on during a Thanksgiving Day holiday weekend trip to guess where...

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Marching for Israel at The 2018 Solano Stroll

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Happy Shona Tova! As you can see it was quite a nice day during the annual Solano Stroll street fair which stretches down Solano Avenue from Berkeley to Albany. There were also some of the garden variety leftist anti-Israel/pro-terror losers present but it was what I saw stuck on a cross walk light on Lakeshore avenue shortly after wards when I stopped for a bite to eat in Oakland.

Look at this crap. I like how these radical leftists are always using terms that make no sense to the situation. The "palestinians" today are the descendants of arab migration into the Kingdom of Judea (Biblical Israel) centuries after it had been occupied by foreign powers so really who's the actual colonizer here? Oh and on top of that let's go after Israel about everything that makes it exceptional in the Middle East such as it's liberal laws when it comes to LGBT rights or like this sticker does against Israel's cutting edge green technology. God forbid they should go after any other country in The Middle East that's full of everything that's wrong about the region such as tyrants that brutalize their own populations, religious extremism, tribalism, islamic terror, rampant corruption and dysfunction. I guess the leftists who came up with this idiotic sticker didn't stop to think for a minute that sending kites and balloons carrying fire bombs to burn acres of forests and farm land isn't exactly green either. Same goes for burning tires, it's all eco-terrorism and there's nothing green about it. This sort of delegitimization, demonetization and double standard is the hall mark of modern anti-Semitism as mostly practiced by the radical left.

Monday, June 25, 2018


Meanwhile, ZIM keeps on trucking in The Bay Area as BDS keeps on failing. These shots came from around Oakland last week.