CW Nevius Moving Goalposts on the America’s Cup: From “Opportunity Without a Downside” to “Irresponsible Giveaway”

CW Nevius, the bleating sheep of San Francisco’s Animal Farm, seems to have had a change of heart about Larry Ellison’s one and only offer for us to pay for his little boat party in a few years.

You see, back in the day, a way back in September 2010, Chuckles thought the idea of San Francisco losing nine figures for the right to host the next America’s Cup, the concept called the “Southern Waterfront” proposal, was:

“…a wonderful opportunity without a downside.”

But now, less than three months later, the very same, hai onaji Sensei, exact proposal has become:

“…an irresponsible giveaway and bad for San Francisco.”

Now you might think this 180 would give Chuckie a headache, but you’d be wrong. ‘Cause actually, he’s being consistent in a way. He’s consistently bleating and repeating the party line, on demand, just as he always does. And if the party line changes, well, that’s not his problem.

(And Nevemeister, for the record, Stephen Barclay is Larry Ellison. So, just as you’re a puppet of your masters, Chuck, Steve-o Barclay is the puppet of his master, King Larry Ellison. So if Barclay says something about the deal, it’s cause Ellison told him to, capich?)

Now, the way to play this good cop /bad cop game is to tell Stephen Barclay* to cram it with walnuts, ugly. Thusly.

Oh well.

“The animals who inhabit the Manor Farm are mistreated and abused. The animals rebel and take over. Soon, however, the pigs (who represent the party bosses) begin to take special privileges for themselves, e.g. extra food. They enlist the farm’s dogs as enforcers to put down any dissent, and they teach the sheep to speak the party line on demand. At first, this is, “Four legs good, two legs bad”– animals (four legs) are good, humans (exploiters) are bad. As time passes, the Seven Commandments (Animal Farm’s Constitution) undergo subtle changes as the pigs rewrite it to suit their own agenda. When Boxer the horse (symbolizing blue-collar labor, the “workers,”) becomes too old to work, the pigs sell him to the horse butcher, whom they tell the other animals is really the veterinarian. The pigs eventually learn to walk on two legs, thus imitating the animals’ original exploiters, and they teach the sheep to bleat, “Four legs good, two legs better!”

*Larry Ellison’s Sacrificial Lamb. “Oh, he said that, really? Wow, he’s always been a hothead. I should fire that guy, I really should…”

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One Response to “CW Nevius Moving Goalposts on the America’s Cup: From “Opportunity Without a Downside” to “Irresponsible Giveaway””

  1. Harry says:

    I made a point in sending this to CW!

    I still do not understand: What is the advantage to the average citizen in having the Americas Cup in San Francisco?

    None, as far as I can see.