Yesterday Steve Jobs appeared at the Cupertino City Council to propose a stunning new office complex for Apple.




  1. Taxed Enough Already Dude says:

    #60 Jobs, Goldman Sacs, Soros, all progressives, Obama supporters.

    They are among those who crashed the system:

    Reckless Endangerment: How Outsized Ambition, Greed, and Corruption Led to Economic Armageddon

    http://amazon.com/Reckless-Endangerment-Outsized-Corruption-Armageddon/product-reviews/0805091203/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1

    Those Progressive bastards will pay…the Tea Party Demands it and we are the majority of Americans, not you ruling class elitist snobs…

  2. bobbo, history will make you laugh or cry says:

    So, why was Jobs there? I saw no special needs. Seems to me the “project” should be a naturally conforming structure to the building codes and zoning laws–so what did he want? Usually tax breaks or variance or both.

    Absolutely NOTHING new or unique or admirable about the project. How about residential units built in as part of the project and cut down on carbon footprint?

  3. Miguel says:

    Why a circle? Why not an Apple?

  4. Miguel says:

    Jobs won’t live to see the building complete, unfortunately… Will there be some sort of mausoleum on the campus?

  5. tcc3 says:

    #61 TeaDud

    I thought progressives were all those freeloaders who don’t make any money and don’t pay any taxes.

    Make up your mind.

    “The rest of us must pay dearly…”

    Are you some kind of freeloader? If you can’t afford to pay for things like fancy buildings and healthcare maybe you should work harder.

  6. Taxed Enough Already Dude says:

    Via Meadia
    Walter Russell Mead’s Blog
    June 7, 2011
    Fanniegate: Gamechanger For The GOP?
    Walter Russell Mead

    Democrats, watch out.

    The Republican Party and especially its Tea Party wing have just acquired a new weapon of mass destruction — and it has nothing to do with any of Congressman Wiener’s rogue body parts. If they deploy this weapon effectively in the next election cycle — a big if — then they have the biggest opportunity to move the country rightward since Ronald Reagan took the oath of office back in 1981.

    The Tea Party WMD stockpile is currently stored in book form: Reckless Endangerment: How Outsized Ambition, Greed, and Corruption Led to Economic Armageddon. By Gretchen Morgenson, one of America’s best business journalists who is currently at The New York Times, and noted financial analyst Joshua Rosner, Reckless Endangerment gives the best available account of how the growing chaos in the mortgage and personal finance markets and the rampant bundling of dubious loans into exotically toxic securities plunged the world, and millions of American families, into the gravest financial crisis since World War Two. It is gripping reading as well, and its explanations are clear enough that readers without any background in finance will have no trouble following the plot. The villains? An unholy alliance between Wall Street, the Democratic establishment, community organizing groups like ACORN and La Raza, and politicians like Barney Frank, Nancy Pelosi and Henry Cisneros. (Frank got a cushy job for a lover, Pelosi got a job and layoff protection for a son, Cisneros apparently got a license to mint money bilking Mexican-Americans of their life savings in cheesy housing developments.)

    http://blogs.the-american-interest.com/wrm/

  7. tcc3 says:

    #61 TeaDud

    “we are the majority of Americans, not you ruling class elitist snobs…”

    Perhaps you could join some sort of union! Join your working class brethren in the fight against the ruling class elite!

  8. Taxed Enough Already Dude says:

    #68 I did, the Tea Party

  9. Dallas says:

    #62 why is Jobs there?

    Because he’s CEO of the largest employer, largest property owner, largest tax payer and holds the key to the that communities present and future. Oh, he happens to be building on that city, the largest campus around that impacts every part of that city for decades. Oh, and he’s Steve Jobs, the next most important person after Obama and Jesus.

    I think it was a requirement that he personally bring first hand clarity to the project and personally answer questions on that project regardless of how stupid that Teabagger’s wifi question was!!

  10. Taxed Enough Already Dude says:

    #69 Again you deflected my elegant point, which had nothing to do with the worthiness of the project, or Jobs’ actions.

    That self same council would not grant a conservative the right to buy agriculturally zoned land, and build commercial buildings on it.

    The stalinistas would demand bribe in some form…if on the tiny chance, they might.

    This is NOT a free country, we are being subjugated by evil, greedy, tyrannical progressives who sit on every level of Government, and the courts, preventing economic activity, unless its one of their fellow elitists who is being harmed.

  11. tcc3 says:

    #68 TeaDud

    Goonion Thug!

    #70

    “This is NOT a free country, we are being subjugated by evil, greedy, tyrannical corporate interests who sit on every level of Government, and the courts, preventing economic activity, unless its one of their fellow elitists who is being harmed.”

    Fixed that for you.

    Go ahead. Show me a case where Cupertino denied a building permit to an entrepreneur who makes millions in tax revenue and thousands of jobs, just because he held Conservative beliefs. Links or it didn’t happen. I know you wouldn’t just make something up, TeaDud.

  12. pedro says:

    #57 Yes, we know how you enjoy public officials sucking up to rich people. I’m sure you clapped with the whole council at the end. Sheeple!

    #69 Excellent suck-up. Don’t let Obama know you did that. He will be jealous.

  13. dadeo says:

    stunning

  14. Gary, the dangerous infidel says:

    I think Jobs should file for a patent on the circle.

  15. Glenn E. says:

    #45- Rob. If you think there might be some beautiful acreage going unappreciated by the public, in the US. Just have a look at the royal park, surrounding the palaces in England. Open to the public, only on special occasions. Like that royal wedding, last month. Later, after that, they kicked all the peasants out. It’s not like the UK has a lot of room to spare, on its little island. But some of these castle have huge private, tax free estates around them. And the royals don’t feel the least troubled about hording all that park land to themselves. Just suppose Donald Trump bought NY Central Park. put up a fence, and locked everyone out. He’d be lynched in a week. Americans wouldn’t stand for having a huge private park, maintained by tax dollars, in the middle of a large metropolis. But that’s exactly what London England has. And why the Brits don’t call a stop to this prime real estate hold up, is pretty strange. Hey Brit dudes, start a revolution.

  16. Who says:

    The circle reminds me of Pedro/Goatse.

  17. Palooka says:

    The Apple proposed building looks like the British GCHQ “Doughnut” building http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:GCHQ-doughnut.jpg From Wikipedia
    “The Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) is a British intelligence agency responsible for providing signals intelligence (SIGINT) and information assurance to the UK government and armed forces. Based in Cheltenham, it operates under the guidance of the Joint Intelligence Committee.”

    “Coincidence I think not!!!”

  18. Dallas says:

    #70. Fair and balance. That same council granted permission for many Christian Taliban resorts, ummm churches. These pyramid schemes, ummm churches pay no taxes and the cash they snooker from their followers gets shipped to the gold castle in Rome.

    Balance implies the need to bring Progressive companies to pay the bills, ensure prosperity and drive innovation. You should thank Zeus for the Obama supporting, progressive thinking intellectual giant that is Steve Jobs for living here and not in Bejing. No?

  19. jobs says:

    #70 “buy agriculturally zoned land”

    This is not agriculturally zoned land, this land is mostly parking lots and HP’s old empty building.

  20. foobar says:

    #80 Yup that was a pretty butt stupid comment.

    Except for Amazon, the south bay is once again the hot bed of hot shit. Amazing.

  21. pedro says:

    #78 That level of delusion is indicative of your constant dwelling on a basement. And that’s good, because you’d be clubbed and kicked once you get out.

    But what can I expect from the pot answering to the kettle? Only delusions.

  22. Dallas says:

    #81 as usual, u make little or no sense nor challenge the point made. In this case, it’s both!

  23. pedro says:

    #82 The point was clearly made: You are delusional. As delusional as Alfred E. Newman.

  24. macbilzi says:

    Steve Jobs was an adopted child from a modest background who built a computer in his garage. He embodies the quintessential American success story. Those tunnel visioned, MacDonald’s munching whiners who believe that Apple should feed the masses and that ilk have never worked (that means PRODUCE, not just show up) for a living to realize that without such success and obsessive hard work over 30 years there would be no largesse to steal. It’s easy to sit in front of a computer and type in your ridiculous, banal, pinheaded rantings because an insightful few like Mr. Jobs made it easy for you. You guys should be picking apricots at the Apple orchard.
    When your envy turns into enough of an obsession, perhaps you will actually be driven, like Mr. Jobs, to also do something with your life and make the world a better place rather than dismantle what a very few, inspired individuals have provided for you. Please, please imitate a mature, TRULY thoughtful fellow member of the human race develop a healthy respect and reverence for your freedoms.

  25. Poor Steve Jobs. I didn’t know he had a cancer. Sending prayers for his family. It’s a pity he died at such young age.

  26. Love this guy. Sad that he is in heaven now :-(

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