2497825519_77e3310b46John Yoo is not welcome in Berkeley anymore, as you may have noticed from the countless signs, protests, demonstrations, and just plain yelling that erupted around the city this past year.

And in a recent interview with the New York Times Magazine, the former Berkeley law professor (and author of the “torture memos”) sought to convince all Berkeleyans that the feeling is mutual.

Here are just a few choice highlights from the interview:

About Berkeley: “There are probably more Communists in Berkeley than any other town in America, but I think of them more as lovers of Birkenstocks than Marx.”

About the Constitution: “The idea is that the president’s power grows and changes based on read more »


3199405401_40c5b5b79f1So we all already know that all important people and discoveries come from Berkeley, obviously, but in case you need more proof: Take Chesley Sullenberger, hero of the recent US Airways Flight 1549 emergency landing in the Hudson River. This is the man who saved a whole plane of people from a flock of birds.

But this wasn’t your average flock, these particular feathery fiends somehow managed to take out both engines of the plane, leading Sullenberger to make an emergency landing in the Hudson River, which he pulled off seamlessly. In total Hollywood fashion, the victims of the crash walked away with only minor bruises and neat little gashes above their eyes. read more »