Archive for the ‘politics’ Category

Font Explosion: “Angela ALIOTO for MAYOR – Fearless – Took On Big Tobacco!”

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

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LONDON Calling – Bus Stop Ad Seems In Apropos-Priate

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

Well, look what I saw just after I encountered this political ad on Geary this afternoon

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How come I know this rule and London Breed and/or her ppl don’t?

As Seen Near Mervyn’s Heights: “Angela Alioto for MAYOR – She Can’t Be Bought!” – All Right, But Who Brought All That Up?

Monday, March 5th, 2018

So, some of her opponents can be bought – is that the implication?

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IDK.*

Doesn’t seem the right slogan for her…

*Oh, it just occurred to me that she might be talking about her personal wealth and how it might keep her from being influenced too much by Area Billionaires or Entrenched Labor Union Interests, or things like that. You know, like Trump used to say / imply. But it seems he’s awfully influenced anyway as things turn out. No, I think there’s a better way to get this message across than the above from Angela.  

SF10YA – Frisco Ten Years Ago – Back When Barack Obama Came to the Bill Graham – A Very Big Event

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

11/14/2007, Civic Center:

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Before Bernie v. Hillary, it was Barack v. Hillary.

I showed up way late, but ended up being right on time. I think this was 10-something PM

Turnout was huge, as this was a free event.

There was a lot of energy in the room, needless to say.

A memorable evening…

MARK LENO v. LONDON BREED: Who Wants to “SHAKE UP CITY HALL!” and Who Doesn’t? – Also, Who Can Afford Google Result Ads?

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

First question first:

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Oh, OK.

(Hey, is that the same shade of purp-ly royal blue? I can’t tell.)

Moving on, to this:

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Wow, that prolly costs a lot of money to get the #1 hit on Google, right?

But OTOH, a search for Mark Leno goes right where it should:

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Wonder who’s paying for London’s ads. They must be rich people, huh?

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***PRESS RELEASE*** “SUPERVISOR MALIA COHEN CALLS FOR CARETAKER APPOINTMENT TO DISTRICT 2 SUPERVISORIAL VACANCY”

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

[UPDATE: Whelp, so much for that. http://www.sfexaminer.com/sf-county-clerk-catherine-stefani-named-district-2-supervisor/ ]

“SUPERVISOR MALIA COHEN CALLS FOR CARETAKER APPOINTMENT TO DISTRICT TWO SUPERVISORIAL VACANCY

Resolution introduced by Supervisor Malia Cohen will urge Mayor Mark Farrell to appoint a caretaker Supervisor for District 2.

San Francisco, CA –Supervisor Malia Cohen introduced a resolution to the Board of Supervisors urging Mayor Mark Farrell to ensure a transparent and democratic process in the election of a Supervisor for District Two.

On January 23rd 2018, Mark Farrell’s appointment to serve as successor Mayor triggered an automatic vacancy in the District Two seat.  City Charter Section 3.100.15 grants the Mayor the power to appoint an individual for the District 2 seat.

Supervisor Cohen’s resolution urges that the Mayoral appointment be someone not seeking election to the Supervisorial seat in the regularly scheduled election in November 2018.

The resolution declares that any Mayoral appointment could have an “incumbency advantage” should they choose to run for the District Two seat in the November election, and acknowledges a preference stated by several Supervisors and members of the public for a “clean and transparent” election.

“We should hold each office to the same standard,” said Supervisor Malia Cohen. “This is about principle and good governance. A level playing field in the Supervisorial races is no less important than in the Mayoral race.”

The legislation will be introduced at the Board of Supervisors meeting on January 30, 2018.

FOUND OBJECT: “Al Franken, Giant of the Senate” – Too Soon, Berkeley – Too Soon

Friday, January 26th, 2018

I would have let the whole thing blow over afore offering up this tome to the general public. You know, maybe a year or two.

As seen in Berkeley:

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(Don’t know why Nancy Pelosi couldn’t figure things out in a day or two. How long did it take her, a week or more? Oh well.)

SETH MACFARLANE for INTERIM MAYOR – Well, This Poster Sure Makes It Seem He’s Running for SOMETHING

Friday, December 15th, 2017

Hadn’t seen this one. Thought it might have been Mark Leno at first:

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Somebody should check and see if he’d pinky swear to step down, as promised.

Somebody should check, on December 31st.

FLASHBACK: Mayor London Breed Speaking in 2013 on Chinese and Chinese-Americans Getting Subsidized Housing in Frisco – Yowzer

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

Yeah, uh, here’s the highlight of District Five Supervisor London Breed’s stream-of consciousness interview with Andrew Dudley of Haighteration, mind you, this was back in 2013:

“What everyone talks about, as a gimmick, is “affordable housing.” I served on the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency Commission. We build tons of units of affordable housing, only to watch as people who live across the street from these units, who deserve to have access to these units, because of the lottery system and an organization — I’m not going to call any names, but they’re very organized, and they monopolize a lot of the affordable housing developments. So what happens to the person suffering through six roommates who wants to go to the next level? What happens to the people who want to come out of public housing and go to the next level? What happens to the people who suffered through, listening to the hammers and the construction and the lack of parking and everything else, why do they not have the ability to access this affordable housing? It’s because there’s one small group of people who control it, and they could care less who actually gets it.

That’s number one. Number two, you have some people being pushed out of affordable housing, and then you have others that are moving into that housing. And sometimes, the people who are in these different public housing developments — and I’m not discriminating against anyone, but sometimes they’re not even U.S. citizens — we are not doing enough to look at the people who are here now, and how we can help protect the folks who are here now and give them access to affordable housing. We’re so concerned about people coming from another state, or people coming from another country, making San Francisco attractive for everybody — except people who live here!

And I don’t mind people coming and moving here. I love diversity. I love meeting new people with new experiences. I love the different cultures — I think it’s great and makes San Francisco what it is — but we’re also continuing down a really dangerous path of wealthy and poor, and no in between. No place to go for the middle class. No place to go for the people who have stepped right out of poverty. No place. And the fact that I’m holding on for dear life, and I’m now the Supervisor — it’s really scary to me. We’ve got to look at all this affordable housing that we build, and how do we really give people opportunities. We get money from the federal government for housing, and they require a lottery system. But is it really diversity if one ethnic group monopolizes the lottery and gets all of the affordable units?”

Yowzer.

(So when Asians and Asian-Americans complain of being bullied by African Americans in San Francisco public housing, this is the nativist attitude* that they are referencing.)

Does one ethnic group in S.F. get _all_ the affordable units in San Francisco? Really?

And I’ll have to say that somebody sure still sounds pissed over stuff like this fundraising for Christina Olague:

On it goes.

*The last time I’ve heard this issue discussed in the media was when former Mayor Willie Brown (apparently improperly) intervened in an individual case to get the only Asian / Asian-American family out of one particular PJ and into another PJ that already had Asian / Asian-Americans. They might have been the relatives of the woman who did his nails, something like that. This was in the 1990’s.

Once Again, Rec and Park Fails to Honor Donald Trump on Its Annual Christmas Train in Golden Gate Park – But 2008, Well, That was a Different Story

Friday, December 1st, 2017

2017: A hippie-influenced Love Train theme this year:

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The very same train, 2008: An Obamarama, to honor Barack Obama’s election victory the month afore:

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I don’t think we’ll see a Trump either next year, for one reason or another.

And actually, I think the Obama display on public land was remarked upon at the time, by Mssrs. Matier & Ross, for two, and I also think that RPD has enough institutional memory to remember that they administer public land…