06 June 2007

Old San Francisco Hippies vs. Current San Francisco Street Punks

From the LA Times:

"I'm sick of stepping over gangs of kids, only to be told 'Die, yuppie!' A lot of us were flower children, but we grew up," said Robert Shadoian, 58, a retired family therapist. "There are responsibilities in this world you have to meet. You can't be drugged out 24/7 and expect the world to take care of you."

(Carolyn) Mckenna said she was tired of being criticized for the "crime" of owning a home. "Haight-Ashbury is not synonymous with anarchy," she said. "It's not fair to homeowners with their entire net worth tied up here. I'd be disingenuous if I said I wasn't worried about property values."

[via boingx2]

1 comment:

Jym said...

=v= The "former hippie" thing is just a schtick used by one neighborhood pressure group. Read more, if you'd like.