Archive for the ‘politics’ Category

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…

Kat Anderson Kicks Off Race to become District 2 Supervisor

Friday, October 6th, 2017

I guess her competition is listed here.

It looked just like the kickoff for current Supervisor Mark Farrell – same location and about the same crowd size.

Kissing babies and petting pets:

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Les Avenues de la Résistance: Sunset District Sez: “LOCK THEM UP,” “NOT MY PRESIDENT,” and “RESIST”

Monday, September 11th, 2017

DJT is having a tough time Out West in our relatively conservative West of Twin Peaks area:

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As seen over le weekend:

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OMG: “Trumpcast Live in San Francisco” – SLATE’s DJT-Obsessed Podcast Records Show at Nourse Theatre Nov 14th – $15 and Up

Friday, September 8th, 2017

[“The Golden City?” What the…? You can say Frisco, I’m srsly. Here’s the latest scholarship, as of 2017:

SFGate predicted awhile ago that the young and hip would revive it. Joe Eskenazi wrote for SF Weekly that it’s mostly old white people who don’t like it. And Buzzfeed launched a “Call It Frisco” campaign last year.]

All the deets

“Trumpcast Live in San Francisco

Purchase Tickets

7:30 PM

Nourse Theater San Francisco, CA

Tuesday, November 14, 2017   7:30 PM
Nourse Theater – San Francisco

Slate‘s Trumpcast will be making its way to the Golden City for its first-ever live show in San Francisco! Join chairman of The Slate Group Jacob Weisberg, Slate chief political correspondent Jamelle Bouie, and author Virginia Heffernan for a Trump administration news roundup with frank and fun commentary on the most pressing topics of the week. Peabody- and Emmy-winning host of Reveal, Al Letson will be there to discuss his work. And enjoy a special live appearance from Trumpcast’s Trump impersonator extraordinaire, John Di Domenico.

For a very limited number of fans, we will also host a pre-show cocktail hour with the hosts from 6–7 p.m. Those who purchase the ticket package will receive one complimentary drink with the hosts beforehand. The venue will be within a short walk of the live show, and an email with the location will go out to attendees two weeks prior.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for the live show.”

Tree Mail: THE STRUGGLE TO DEFEAT TRUMP, Friday, July 28th, 7:00 PM, 26th and Mission

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

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PRO IMMIGRANT AND PROUD

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

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“BERNIE FOR THE FUTURE – 2016”

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

As seen in 2017:

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Pink for Girls, Blue for Boys – Is This Progress?

Friday, April 7th, 2017

I aint never seen this, in all my years:

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