Now you kids are too young to remember, but back in the day Furniture Mart was the thang, full of visiting Midwestern honeys ready to par-tay in the 415. Good times.
But really, the reason why all those Midwest farmers daughters came back to San Francisco all those years, well it had to do with history, the history of when the 415 was the Capital of the West as opposed to Just Another Ci-tay Near the West Coast, you know, beneath L.A., Fun Diego, San Hoser, Seattle and Portland (yes, sometimes even Portland).
So now, all the furniture-crazy party girls par-tay every year in Vegas, baby, thanks to a whole lot of corporate welfare. But, somehow, a little bit of tiny, half-assed corporate welfare is going to make that all better. Somehow.
Gerry Shih of The Bay Citizen has some of the deets, anyway, or all the deets so far:
Ten points for Gryffindor.
Click to see through the see-through-building
And San Francisco Business Times, you expect people to pay for your half-assed editorial about ineffective, half-assed corporate welfare? You’re dreaming.
And if getting rid of the payroll tax is so great, why don’t we do it everywhere instead of just in one place?
(Oh what’s that you say, Bidness Times? YES YES YES, you say? Well then, we agree one thing, anyway. But doesn’t this whole Mid-Market deal smack of corruption, BT? Discuss.)
And Twitter, this is how you roll? (Donkeys live a long time, Twitter.)
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