I Hate Davis


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This is the place to list all those annoying things about Davis. Have at it! Also see I Love Davis.


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2005-11-21 01:11:05   Did this page turn into a Meassure X sob story? —MichaelGiardina

2005-11-21 01:13:35   Because of one item? —RoyWright

2005-11-21 03:13:35   Lack of trader joe's or target? Lack of economic freedom? What does economic freedom mean, exactly? the ability of the wealthy to push their weight around willy-nilly, the inability of corporations to have unimpeded access? What shortsighted, dangerous [WWW]consumerism! It's time to start thinking of true values, people—like social well-being, liberty, sustainability—and not false desires, like purchasing power or the irrational yearning for worthless commodities. True values are independent of naive identity complexes, like "hippy," "investor class," "yuppy," etc. I have my qualms with Davis, too, but they have more to do with the even incipience, materialism, and mediocrity of the student population (and people who complain about not having direct access to baubles). —ZN

2005-11-21 07:23:53   You're right, I've been blind my whole life. I plan to give all my worthless commodities and useless baubles away now and focus on true values. —ES

2005-11-21 07:51:45   Good, Edwin. Accept Zachary's views. I mean, having views imposed on you and limitations on your actions dictated by others is the definition of freedom, right? —JabberWokky

2005-11-21 08:09:14   Actually, I think he referred to it as "liberty". —RoyWright

2005-11-21 15:59:08   I don't like the name of this page. There are a few things that I do not like about Davis, but that doesn't make me hate Davis. —JanelleAlvstadMattson

2005-11-21 16:31:52   Can we add traffic circles to this list? They are not stop signs! —MyaBrn

2005-11-22 20:57:33   I think one has to reconsider the anti-consumerism response when it (inadvertently?) seems to defend those who drive long distances to shop at those stores. (See above.) —JaimeRaba

2005-11-22 23:51:57   I actually love Davis, but one thing I dislike about it is the privileged yuppie attitude that seems to be the starting point of any discussion of city policy. Despite the town's reputation for being "liberal" there seems to be a widespread NIMBY attitude towards poor people and more generally anything that doesn't jive well with suburban white culture. I actually once heard brought up as a negative about something (I forget what it was) the possibility that it would cause an influx of lower-income residents. Just imagine to yourself how any randomly-selected Davis homeowner would feel at the prospect of a black family making $20k/yr. moving in next door to them. —KenjiYamada

2005-12-13 20:08:15   What I hate about Davis is all the people in Davis who don't realize how good they've got it and whine about not having "authentic" food, wish for chain mega-stores like Target or Walmart, and blame their own inept driving skills on city planners. Yup yup. —SummerSong

This debate is boring. No originality. I'm gonna put a spin on things though. I say up with "The Man" and down with the rest of us. And also stop comparing our wants and needs to those of a third world country. You're comparing apples to oranges. Don't get your undies in a bunch — I recognize we're all people and we deserve access to the bare essentials. But to compare a thriving economy to anything other than is reckless and quite frankly pretty arrogant. Instead of perpectuating the problem of too much talk and no action...do something about it. Donate your money. Don't have money? Drop out of college and join the peace corps. Actually it's pretty difficult to get accepted to the Peace Corps without at least a bachelor's degree. - KenjiYamada Can't afford to do that? Stop buying corporate items...clothes...shoes...books...cars...houses and make sure to buy organic. Afterall, supply and demand are what dictate the success of these corporations, right? Too much talk people... And please...stop the wishlist of "green" technology. If it's economically feasible, we'll soon attain a desired position. The idea is presented, and those with the courage enough to take on the challenge will do so. No more solar panels, no more synthetic wood houses, etc. Besides the technology presented, including the hydrogen concept car and similars, will pollute more than what we're working with today at the present moment. It's no mystery where we're headed. Holster those tired arguements and concentrate on something of consequence. And one last thing — stop hating on hippies. Of all people, they are the least threatening. They love peace, smiling, dancing, rainbows, advocate against the concept of war, and can often be too stoned to do anything of consequence which will affect the rest of us — who can disagree with that? So I say, throw a peace sign in a hippies direction. Ahh—no more for tonight. I have to get some rest...tomorrow I worship "The Man"...

2006-01-08 20:32:53   As a long-time (30 years) East Bay resident, my biggest gripe is the general rudeness of random strangers. In the East Bay, drivers know and obey the rules of rightaway. In Davis, they ignore them. Most Davis driver seem to feel that they have the God given right to proceed through an intersection solely because they have waited 5 seconds. College kids walking downtown are likewise rude. —GrumpyoldGeek

2006-02-28 22:32:47   Isn't there anyone who just really hates Davis? Everyone seems to be interested in picking out single items to hate. Can't there be a generalized hate? —MeghanSkaer

2006-03-01 10:40:40   Well, hatred without specific reasons is pretty silly. Sometimes, though, I feel like I hate enough things about Davis to say that I hate the whole town. Not today, though. —RoyWright

2006-03-06 00:25:03   Davis is a great place! I love it! Screw you all! MWAHAHAHAHAHA! —BarnabasTruman

2006-09-28 22:02:42   You know, I have to agree with a lot of stuff on here. Parking enforcement at all colleges is B.S. The enterprise is like a text version of an abortion(but check the winters paper, damn). Davis police are so bad I do believed they are being sued. Finally, the traffic planning the past years has been nuts. They put up speed bumps and dividers with flowers in them all over the place. It looks horrible. —SteveBlais

2006-10-03 11:05:19   These inexperienced cyclists having their saddles too low and riding in a ridiculously low gear are indeed painful to watch. But at least they *are* cycling. —JoFeuerstein

2007-05-24 11:31:57   I wish Davis would stop priding itself on being a quintessential liberal, social justice town. Just admit it. Davis (at its present state) is a wanna be social-justice community with a right-wing agenda. Davis is conservative and something must be done about the covert racism that exists here. In addition, what's really going on behind all of those smiles? Get real Davis! The only logical way to remedy covert racism in Davis is to confront it head on. Brushing it under a rug and smiling all of the time does not fix the problem...get active! Then once we get active to remedy the covert racism that exists here, then Davis can pride itself on being a social-progressive community, but until that day comes it's just a place to get educated. I do not hate Davis, I want to help Davis be a better place for everyone of all races, nationalities and cultures. However, if I see a dangerous, fermenting element in any town I live in, I will motivate myself and encourage others to critically think how we can fix matters, hatred only clouds ones perception to remedial steps to rectify matters—cnealucd

2007-06-20 08:53:42   So many reasons to hate Davis but I work on campus so I put up with it. I hate the severe lack of affordable housing for the people who actually work here. I hate the landlord community here as they really rake everyone over the coals, students and staff alike. And I really hate rich parents who come here and buy their baby freshman a house to live in while they are in school and then inflate the sale price to cover 4 yrs of tuition. Most people I know on campus are retiring and leaving Davis or trying to relocate to a different univ (NC is the top of the wish list it seems). If Duke or UNC offered me even a secretarial job, I'd have my car packed tomorrow so I can't say I blame them. —Renngrrl

2007-08-23 11:35:40   While it is a bit ridiculous that the City of Davis refuses to have any large commercial business like a Target or Walmart, such stores are easily accessible through yolo bus. Why is it bad that Davis wants to retain their 'close-knit community' feel? The cost of living is high, but it's like that around any UC campus.

Foot traffic is annoying, but you need to yield to pedestrians anyway...and why is obeying the speed limit so bad?? I'm a davis driver and I take offense to those claims of annoyance.

One thing I dont like is how people from Davis come to Woodland, where I work, and then complain to us about OUR stores, which they don't have in Davis because they choose to, and then yell at the innocent employees because they had to drive all the way from Davis and we didn't have what they were looking for. sheesh give me a break. —ArianeMetz

2007-09-30 19:56:58   The part about the hot goes with the campus section. You can bike somewhere, but in 90 degree weather. I know its a lot worse in other places, but still I don't even THINK about walking more than a couple blocks when its hot out. —omnipotentdude

2007-10-10 21:33:00   Why didn't anyone mention it? Cell phones don't work in Davis (esp, in campus) !! —JanetAu

2007-11-12 18:24:30   mmm I agree, I have T-Mobile and I have a hell of a time getting reception anywhere near the M.U... or within the shadow of any lecture hall. —ArianeMetz

2008-02-28 20:54:29   Um, if you hate Davis then why live here? Many of these comments indicate that this town is not suitable for most of you. Move to Woodland then.... —Dr.Lindsay

I agree, don't live in Davis if you hate it that much, but why send them to Woodland?? We don't want Davis-haters either...it's slowly but surely becoming Davis-ized.—AmLin

2009-04-12 09:27:55   I would love to have a target or something within the city. A lot of freshman that live in the dorms are limited to buying things straight from campus or something like Rite-Aid. All of these locations are expensive and they over charge. If there was a good all-purpose shopping center in the heart of the city, that would be so much for convenient. Especially for students that cannot drive or do not have cars. —ThUn

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