[UPDATE: And here’s Civic Center Mike’s take.]
You know, until I read The Neviusese’s* latest joint, I didn’t realize that San Francisco had a tourist industry.
Oh, wait a sec, rather, I had merely forgotten the importance of San Francisco’s number one source of money. Did you know that tourists pay taxes? Wow, thanks for reminding us all, The Nevius! Thanks for hammering the same point over and over again, avec trite quotes from cocktail party chatter, until you hit your word count. (Wow after reading Nevius, I’ll never tax a Happy Meal or vote for a Democrat again, or something.)
“The term has been used to describe any gathering of Native Americans of any tribe, and as such is occasionally heard in older Western movies. The word has also been used to refer to a meeting, especially a meeting of powerful people such as officers in the military. However, such use can also be viewed as disrespectful to Native culture.”
I’ll tell you, that’s the first thing I thought about when I heard that the 415 would host this year’s effort. Even The Nevius raised an eyebrow over the issue.
Anyway, ponder that as you ride the Great Ferris Wheel of Civic Center:
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Well, not you, you’re not invited, but the conventioneers, maybe they should think about a new name while they take in the sights…
In closing, hurray for tourists!
*The CW part of his name stands for “conventional wisdom,” or Chuck Wilbur or something – your choice.