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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Labor leads compromise pushing bullhook ban in Oakland to 2017

OAKLAND CITY COUNCIL | The use of bullhooks and other implements for controlling circus elephants will be banned in Oakland starting in late 2017 after city councilmembers reached a compromise agreement to phase-in the prohibition rather than the beginning of next year. Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan offered the amendment after labor leaders reached an agreement with the operator that it would not pull the circus out of town within the next three years.

The ordinance passed, 5-2, with Councilmembers Larry Reid and Desley Brooks voting no and Councilmember Lynette Gibson McElhaney abstaining.

Hours of testimony on the issue Tuesday night followed a similarly contentious public safety committee meeting a week ago. On both occasions, a vast majority of the speakers supported the ban on the bullhook — a fire-poker like device with a metal point and hook attached to one end, the use of which, critics say, amounts to torture.

“If you stop and think about it — it is cruelty — and it’s a sign of our values,” said Councilmember Noel Gallo, who, along with Councilmember Dan Kalb, sponsored the legislation, which originally sought to ban the bullhook immediately. “This issue is about banning the bullhook. We didn’t want to ban the circus. That was his choice and his argument,” Gallo added, referencing threats made by representatives of Feld Entertainment, the owner of Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus.

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31 comments :

Labor whores don't give a shit about the beautiful elephants. They only care about their dirty, crooked, money-grubbing selves!

Oh look, the antiunion sexist troll with the foul mouth is back. Nobody cares about your opinion as evidenced by you losing all three times you ran for Council. The last time you gathered a whole less than 5% of the vote proving my point. When you don't know how to compromise, you get kicked to the curb like the elephants, the circus and you by the voters.

Oh wow, another dirty union slut who doesn't give a shit about wonderful, innocent, and beautiful animals.

Why don't you practice using a bull hook on you and your union whore ilk, loser.

Anon 8:27 You seem to be the loser. It appears you lack the intelligence and education to get your point across without swearing and using sexist terms. Are you so insecure that you have to try and put people down to try and convince yourself you are important. Clean up your act.

I agree with the above poster who said it was a compromise. I don't belong to a union but I have two little children I want to take to the circus in Oakland. I'm glad they have three years to see the circus in Oakland before they close. It is exactly what they have done in LA and allows workers to find other jobs before they close.

I do know my kids will be sad they won't be able to see the circus after 2017. I also know that elephants live longer in the circus than they do in the wild.

Oh wow, another dirty union slut who doesn't give a shit about wonderful, innocent, and beautiful animals.

Why don't you practice using a bull hook on you and your union whore ilk, loser.

Oh look, the antiunion sexist troll with the foul mouth is back. Nobody cares about your opinion as evidenced by you losing all three times you ran for Council. The last time you gathered a whole less than 5% of the vote proving my point. When you don't know how to compromise, you get kicked to the curb like the elephants, the circus and you by the voters.

Oh wow, another dirty union slut who doesn't give a shit about wonderful, innocent, and beautiful animals.

Why don't you practice using a bull hook on you and your union whore ilk, loser.

Oh look, the antiunion sexist troll with the foul mouth is back. Nobody cares about your opinion as evidenced by you losing all three times you ran for Council. The last time you gathered a whole less than 5% of the vote proving my point. When you don't know how to compromise, you get kicked to the curb like the elephants, the circus and you by the voters.

We'll take the innocent and beautiful elephants every time over the entrenched, dirty union sluts.

Here's to the elephants dumping all over their larded whore asses!

Here! Here!

Anon 3:08: You seem to be very ill. It appears you lack the intelligence and education to get your point across without swearing and using sexist terms. Are you that insecure? Clean up your act.

I agree with the poster who said it was a compromise. I don't belong to a union but I have two little children I want to take to the circus in Oakland. I'm glad they have three years to see the circus in Oakland before they close. It is exactly what they have done in LA and allows workers to find other jobs before they close.

I do know my kids will be sad they won't be able to see the circus after 2017. I also know that elephants live longer in the circus than they do in the wild.

Go be an apologist for the union sluts on your own time, whore! The only sick bitch is you, and you show it each and every time you show your contempt, disgust, and lack of passion for our innocent creatures. May an elephant take a HUGE dump on your pathetic ass.

We'll take the innocent and beautiful elephants every time over the entrenched, dirty union sluts.

Here's to the elephants dumping all over their larded whore asses!

Here! Here!

Oh look, the antiunion sexist troll with the foul mouth is back. Nobody cares about your opinion as evidenced by you losing all three times you ran for Council. The last time you gathered a whole less than 5% of the vote proving my point. When you don't know how to compromise, you get kicked to the curb like the elephants, the circus and you by the voters.

Go be an apologist for the union sluts on your own time, whore! The only sick bitch is you, and you show it each and every time you show your contempt, disgust, and lack of passion for our innocent creatures. May an elephant take a HUGE dump on your pathetic ass.

We'll take the innocent and beautiful elephants every time over the entrenched, dirty union sluts.

Here's to the elephants dumping all over their larded whore asses!

Here! Here!

Anon 3:29: You seem to be very ill. It appears you lack the intelligence and education to get your point across without swearing and using sexist terms. Are you that insecure? Clean up your act.

I agree with the poster who said it was a compromise. I don't belong to a union but I have two little children I want to take to the circus in Oakland. I'm glad they have three years to see the circus in Oakland before they close. It is exactly what they have done in LA and allows workers to find other jobs before they close.

I do know my kids will be sad they won't be able to see the circus after 2017. I also know that elephants live longer in the circus than they do in the wild.

Sup, bitch!

Go be an apologist for the union sluts on your own time, whore! The only sick bitch is you, and you show it each and every time you show your contempt, disgust, and lack of passion for our innocent creatures. May an elephant take a HUGE dump on your pathetic ass.

We'll take the innocent and beautiful elephants every time over the entrenched, dirty union sluts.

Here's to the elephants dumping all over their larded whore asses!

Here! Here!

Oh look, the antiunion sexist troll with the foul mouth is back. Nobody cares about your opinion as evidenced by you losing all three times you ran for Council. The last time you gathered a whole less than 5% of the vote proving my point. When you don't know how to compromise, you get kicked to the curb like the elephants, the circus and you by the voters.

Last word, bitch.

Sup, bitch!

My husband and I also could never bring ourselves to support dirty union whores. We don't believe in robbing the taxpayers' pockets to line those of filthy special interests.

Our sincere thanks to the person who continues to defend us over the larded union sluts. Our household is solidly behind Governor Chuck Reed and our next state senator Steve Glazer. As life-long Democrats, we had no trouble supporting clean Cathy Baker over the dirty incompetent who went down to defeat. Thanks to the independent-minded voters in the district clean politicians who are not beholden to the corrupt union whores will rule the day for decades to come.

Thank you to the People's Choice winners!

Anon 3:36: You seem to be very ill. It appears you lack the intelligence and education to get your point across without swearing and using sexist terms. Are you that insecure? Clean up your act.

I agree with the poster who said it was a compromise. I don't belong to a union but I have two little children I want to take to the circus in Oakland. I'm glad they have three years to see the circus in Oakland before they close. It is exactly what they have done in LA and allows workers to find other jobs before they close.

I do know my kids will be sad they won't be able to see the circus after 2017. I also know that elephants live longer in the circus than they do in the wild.

Cleanin' up bitch's grafitti!

Last word, bitch.

Sup, bitch!

My husband and I also could never bring ourselves to support dirty union whores. We don't believe in robbing the taxpayers' pockets to line those of filthy special interests.

Our sincere thanks to the person who continues to defend us over the larded union sluts. Our household is solidly behind Governor Chuck Reed and our next state senator Steve Glazer. As life-long Democrats, we had no trouble supporting clean Cathy Baker over the dirty incompetent who went down to defeat. Thanks to the independent-minded voters in the district clean politicians who are not beholden to the corrupt union whores will rule the day for decades to come.

Thank you to the People's Choice winners!

Oh look, the antiunion sexist troll with the foul mouth is back. Nobody cares about your opinion as evidenced by you losing all three times you ran for Council. The last time you gathered a whole less than 5% of the vote proving my point. When you don't know how to compromise, you get kicked to the curb like the elephants, the circus and you by the voters.

Labor whores don't give a shit about the beautiful elephants. They only care about their dirty, crooked, money-grubbing selves!

Anon 3:25: You seem to be very ill. It appears you lack the intelligence and education to get your point across without swearing and using sexist terms. Are you that insecure? Clean up your act.

I agree with the poster who said it was a compromise. I don't belong to a union but I have two little children I want to take to the circus in Oakland. I'm glad they have three years to see the circus in Oakland before they close. It is exactly what they have done in LA and allows workers to find other jobs before they close.

I do know my kids will be sad they won't be able to see the circus after 2017. I also know that elephants live longer in the circus than they do in the wild.

Wuz up, union-whore bitch!

Go be an apologist for the union sluts on your own time, whore! The only sick bitch is you, and you show it each and every time you show your contempt, disgust, and lack of passion for our innocent creatures. May an elephant take a HUGE dump on your pathetic ass.

We'll take the innocent and beautiful elephants every time over the entrenched, dirty union sluts.

Here's to the elephants dumping all over their larded whore asses!

Here! Here!

Oh look, the antiunion sexist troll with the foul mouth is back. Nobody cares about your opinion as evidenced by you losing all three times you ran for Council. The last time you gathered a whole less than 5% of the vote proving my point. When you don't know how to compromise, you get kicked to the curb like the elephants, the circus and you by the voters.

WE union whores don't give a shit about innocent animals that are suffering. WE only care about our own larded asses, and always at the public's expense. If WE can fuck you up, we'll do it each and every time!

SEIU-FU Local 666

Anon 4:48: You seem to be very ill. It appears you lack the intelligence and education to get your point across without swearing and using sexist terms. Are you that insecure? Clean up your act.

I agree with the poster who said it was a compromise. I don't belong to a union but I have two little children I want to take to the circus in Oakland. I'm glad they have three years to see the circus in Oakland before they close. It is exactly what they have done in LA and allows workers to find other jobs before they close.

I do know my kids will be sad they won't be able to see the circus after 2017. I also know that elephants live longer in the circus than they do in the wild.

Oh look, the antiunion sexist troll with the foul mouth is back. Nobody cares about your opinion as evidenced by you losing all three times you ran for Council. The last time you gathered a whole less than 5% of the vote proving my point. When you don't know how to compromise, you get kicked to the curb like the elephants, the circus and you by the voters.

Anon 7:05: You seem to be very ill. It appears you lack the intelligence and education to get your point across without swearing and using sexist terms. Are you that insecure? Clean up your act.

I agree with the poster who said it was a compromise. I don't belong to a union but I have two little children I want to take to the circus in Oakland. I'm glad they have three years to see the circus in Oakland before they close. It is exactly what they have done in LA and allows workers to find other jobs before they close.

I do know my kids will be sad they won't be able to see the circus after 2017. I also know that elephants live longer in the circus than they do in the wild.

News Flash: Rice not running. Practice saying Senator Kamala Harris much to your Tea Party chagrin.

Condoleezza Rice wins it handily when she declares. She wins amongst all groups, most especially Democrats.

Nobody is going to support an old skank like Kammy Harris. Bitch is a Willie Brown Fly HO from way back. We don't want that kind of corrupt person representing us.

Well your second paragraph 6:38 is about as racist and sexist as they come. Remember Your wanna be candidate is not running and her spokes person has said she will not run. It will be a lock for Kamala Harris because no one meaningful wants to run against her. Start your crying now.

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