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Archive for December 19, 2013

Greg Gopman – Brat Extraordinaire

Where do you even start with this scumbag (aka as Greg Gopman, CEO or is it former CEO of Angelhack):


“Just got back to SF. I’ve traveled around the world and I gotta say there is nothing more grotesque than walking down market st in San Francisco. Why the heart of our city has to be overrun by crazy, homeless, drug dealers, dropouts, and trash I have no clue.”
==> so OK, I admit I (and I suspect most people) don’t want to live amidst drug dealers etc though we do feel for the others i.e. non-drug dealers.

“The difference is in other cosmopolitan cities, the lower part of society keep to themselves. They…stay quiet, and generally stay out of your way. They realize it’s a privilege to be in the civilized part of town and view themselves as guests. And that’s okay.”
==> drug dealers are probably rolling with the high and mighty supplying friends of Mr Gopman. But that’s probably OK with him since drug dealers drive Porshes/SUVs/Bentleys etc and wear Hermes and Rolexes. But those who find themselves on the streets for all sorts of reasons and are doing the best they can, well it’s YOUR fault. Stay out of my self-entitled way.

“You can preach compassion, equality, and be the biggest lover in the world, but there is an area of town for degenerates and an area of town for the working class. There is nothing positive gained from having them so close to us.”
==> I won’t be surprised if Greg is also a racist and sexist bigot (of the “I love women as long as they know their place” kind)

Read more: story here


Why The Vatican May Have To Change Its Pasta Brand


“For us the concept of the sacred family remains one of the basic values of the company,” so said Guido Barilla, chairman of Italian pasta maker Barilla in a radio interview. “I would not [feature gay families in advertisements], but not out of a lack of respect for homosexuals who have the right to do what they want without bothering others… [but] I don’t see things like they do and I think the family that we speak to is a classic family.”

And if gay consumers don’t like it? “Eat another brand of pasta,” he said.

Ha! Not sure if he felt so strongly about homosexuals that he just had to blurt this out on national radio or if he was somehow led into this shocking pronouncement. You would think that as chairman of the world’s “largest pasta maker” he’d have more tact. After all, I bet his pasta is the besta in the Vatican. Or should that “is the best” be past-a tense.