Archive for the ‘politics’ Category


Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

Just released, below.

And here’s two cents from CWNevius, to compare.

Mario Woods day stand shows S.F. supervisors are clueless

Disorderly conduct at top of SF law enforcement

(He seems much less demanding of the SFPD.)

“*** STATEMENT ***

SAN FRANCISCO – At the full Board of Supervisors meeting today, Supervisor Malia Cohen and Board President London Breed issued the following joint statement regarding the recently revealed racist and homophobic text messages sent by a new group of San Francisco police officers.

“It has barely been a year since the last time we issued a joint statement about racist and homophobic text messages exchanged by SFPD officers. In that time, we’ve witnessed the tragic shooting of Mario Woods; the launch of multiple investigations; our community gripped by protests and pain; and—in a maddening twist—officers from the last texting scandal back on duty in SFPD uniforms.

When is enough, enough? We talk about implicit bias training, yet time and again are confronted with explicit bias by those who are sworn to protect the community. This behavior cannot be tolerated without consequence; the City must rededicate itself to police reform. 

As Supervisors, we have written June’s ballot measure to require independent investigations of all officer involved shootings. We pushed for and helped fund body cameras for every officer. We called for the federal investigation into Mario Woods’ shooting. And we led the effort to stop the proposed $300 million jail. 

But there is clearly more work to do. We need more diversity and bias training, culturally competent community relations, data collection, independent investigations, accountability, and transparency. And as we recruit more officers, it’s imperative we continue to fight for increased diversity on the force.

We urge the Police Commission and Chief to seek the fullest possible disciplinary action for the officers involved in this recent action, and we will work with the Mayor, the Department, and community stakeholders to create an action plan to prevent these incidents from ever happening again.”

Word on the Street, From Aging Millionaires in an Aging BMW Convertible: “BILLIONAIRES CAN’T BUY BERNIE” – Poor Hillary!

Monday, March 28th, 2016

Just assuming on the millionaire part, but this very clean 80’s-style orthogonal Beemer has been garaged for decades, obvs, so that and the white hair suggests long-term bay area house ownership, and all that suggests millionaires to me…

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The Pro-Bernie Sanders “BernBus” (Metaphorically) Runs Out of Gas at the Fell Street DMV, San Francisco, California, USA

Monday, March 21st, 2016

You know, metaphorically:

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California doesn’t really have much input on presidential elections (and even this year, we participate more by giving money, rather than by voting). If only Bernie had had more fuel in the tank…

All the deets.

A Postcard from Five Years Ago, as Seen on the Streets of San Francisco: “TRUMP / SHEEN 2012” – So, Donald + Charlie = SERIOUS CHANGE?

Monday, March 7th, 2016

Here’s how things looked back in aught-eleven:

Change that 2012 to 2016 and you’ve got yourself a revivified meme.

Ahora mas que nunca!

(But some persuasion might be required…)

Sweet Home, Sacramento

Friday, January 29th, 2016

Where skies are blue

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In Birmingham they love the governor/
Boo! Boo! Boo!/
We all did what we could do

Mayor Ed Lee Decries Comparing the Super Bowl to the America’s Cup, But He Himself Does It – A Lot – Examples

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

Here’s 2016:

“I’ve heard some people try to compare the Super Bowl to the America’s Cup. That’s like comparing football to yachting, it doesn’t make sense”

So that’s the Party Line these days, Comrade. But let’s travel back in time to get a different take.

Here’s 2015:

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Here’s 2014:

“We have proven we can successfully host the world’s biggest events, including the MLB World Series in 2010 and 2012, the America’s Cup in 2013 and Super Bowl 50 in 2016″

Here’s 2013:

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And on and on.

And since we’re on the subject, let’s hear from our Prior Mayor about how the deadly, failed, costly 2013 America’s Cup boat race is/was three times bigger than any old Super Bowl anyway:

The report found that the increase in overall economic activity in San Francisco hosting the 34th America’s Cup could be on the order of $1.4 billion, almost three times the estimated impact of hosting the Super Bowl ($300-$500 million).

So, if the “East Coast Media,” that monolith, mocks us from New Yawk, DeeCee, and Bahstahn, well, perhaps we deserve it, non?

Photo: Lafayette BART Station Parking Lot

Monday, January 4th, 2016

Your view of the Lafayette Hillside Memorial whilst speeding by on the 24:

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This Photo from District 5 Shows How Airbnb Actually Lost, Big Time, with 2015’s Prop F

Wednesday, December 30th, 2015

Sry, Airbnb:

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Also, the more ppl become exposed to Airbnb, the less they like Airbnb – that’s what the Airbnb’s Prop F “victory” shows us.

Let’s see how 2016 shakes out in the STR industry – look for some rules to get passed that weren’t actually written by Airbnb itself. This leg. could pass by 6-5 or 8-3 or 11-0 or something like that. But it aint going to get vetoed, that’s for sure.

Sry, Airbnb

A Pro-Development “Takeover” of Our Local Sierra Club: When Playing the WOMEN CARD Reveals a JOKER, Named Donald

Friday, December 18th, 2015

Well, here’s your news:

“Sierra Club SF election and cyber bullying: this is our story, told in our own words. …”

Oh, OK.

But wait a sec – let’s hear more about this group, from our Paper of Record:

“One of its members, real estate agent Donald Dewsnup, is the engineer of the attempt to take over the executive committee. He joined the Sierra Club in February…”

(It’s A Man’s World, After All)

Now what’s the phrase again, cyber bullying? Let’s Google That! Let’s Google:


Ah, the first hit, from Disney VICE:

Why Are Redditors and a Cyber Bully Trying to Take Over San Francisco’s Sierra Club?

So, who’s the cyber bully now?

Hey, do I care if our Local Sierra Club Chapter goes pro-developer? Nope, not really. Not at all, actually.

But this campaign goes Beyond The Pale, so YELLOW CARDS for all.


And oh, these kinds of process complaints, this amount of whinging before the election has ended, make me think developers will have to try try agin to “take over” our Local Sierra Club Chapter.


Turns Out That You Can’t Win a District Election by Handing Out Cooking Oil in Chinatown – An Unforced Error

Friday, November 13th, 2015

Here’s the scene some ten days after November Election Day, 2015:

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You’d think Ron Conway would have enough money to clean up quickly after losing an election…

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…but you’d be wrong.

Somebody should go out into the field and remove any last vestiges of this failure.

“Per witnesses, Conway said, “Well, I think we heard it pretty clear from the mayor. We’d better not have anybody here give to Aaron Peskin, or there’ll be problems with Ed Lee.” Conway then purportedly confided that he had contributed heavily to swamp David Campos’s 2014 assembly run, but feared that if he did the same for Christensen, it would bounce back on both of them. Conway then allegedly informed the assembled movers and shakers that they must pony up for Christensen. He would in turn make them whole by giving to their preferred causes.”