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“LEGION CORPORATION” Spotted in the Twitterloin – Using SFChron/SFGate to Spread Your Message in a Post-CWNevius WorldTuesday, December 6th, 2016
It’s sort of funny how a man who likes to threaten to sue the San Francisco Chronicle ended up with this, this thing placed(?) on SFGate to praise him.
(And now with CWNevius gone, how else will this character get such laudatory coverage, one wonders.)
Anywho, this is the LEGION CORPORATION what paid for the above to appear on SFGate, ostensibly.
As seen Golden Gate Ave n the northern part of the taxpayer-funded Twitterloin Enterprise Zone…
Here you go:
Ultimately, this isn’t about helping homeless people. It’s about getting Mark Farrell’s name out there as a “homeless advocate” so that he can run for Mayor, similar to how Gavin Newsom did with 2002’s “Care Not Cash.”
Game over, Man! GAME OVER!
Here you go, two recent political fliers:
A couple randoms on a flier say that Jane Kim doesn’t share their values, for better or worse, so fine whatever. That’s the English part.
But what about the Chinese part?
See the difference there?
Now I thought I could just drag this image into Google Translate for a second opinion but that don’t work. What do work, sort of, is simply pointing your phone at the Chinese characters, and then you get a translation like this:
And then the Google gives you a kind of summary.
Suffice to say, wouldn’t Scott Wiener want to disavow this kind of thing?
Anyway, perhaps it’s this mailer itself what’s “wrong?”
This one’s especially bad, even for Frisco.
If Eric Mar’s “Tech Tax” is a “Job-Killing Measure,” Then Why Did Former Mayor Gavin Newsom Sign a Very Similar Tax into Law in 2004?Wednesday, June 29th, 2016
Here you go, the News of the Day:
3 SF supervisors move to put tech tax on November ballot By Emily Green
And here’s the reaction:
I am appalled at the political vindictiveness of this proposed measure,” said Alex Tourk, a spokesman for San Francisco Citizens Initiative for Technology and Innovation, a coalition of tech companies.
Supervisor Mark Farrell called it “the worst idea I’ve heard in months.”
Deirdre Hussey, spokeswoman for Mayor Ed Lee, called it a “job-killing measure.” She added that the measure “upends the grand bargain” made between business and labor that ultimately led voters to eliminate the payroll tax in 2012.
And let’s note that:
[District One Supervisor Eric] Mar’s proposal would deem stock option compensation when a company goes public as taxable payroll.
All right, all I’ve done so far is simply read the news to you. But now let’s travel back to a time when former Mayor Gavin Newsom, another Right-Of-Center Willie Brown Appointee Who Somehow Ended Up Mayor, signed into law the very same 1.5% stock options tax. So put on your white shoes and dance the blues – it’s Pillsbury, bitches:
On February 19, 2004, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom approved recent changes to San Francisco’s Business Tax ordinance adopted by the Board of Supervisors on February 19, 2004. These changes become effective March 20, 2004, 30 days after signing by the Mayor.
…the amendments also contain significant changes such as … including stock options in the definition of payroll expense.“
So, was Gavin Newsom’s stock options tax a “job-killing measure” back in 2004 the way the same tax is being portrayed here in 2016?
That’s my question – I don’t know how ppl would answer.
But I’m thinking that if this 2016 proposal gets enacted and you’re a “tech* company,” whatever that is, going IPO in Frisco will cost you millions, just as Gavin Newsom wanted back in aught-four.
So that means that Gav was a job killer, right?
*What’s a tech company? IDK. What’s a pit bull?
Well, he is spending big money to get your vote. So far, so good:
Hi Josh. You kind of look like Angry Tom Cruise, or Angry Tony Robbins, or Angry Gavin Newsom, just saying. Anyway, well, yes, he’s in the big right-of-center political faction, so yes, he’s going to be backed by realtors, sure. And he’s an Airbnb booster, sure. But I think “evades” is a bit strong here. Implies illegality, IMO. Do we know that? Moving on…
…to this. Yes, he’s prolly going to be a lot more tolerant of the SFPD Police Officers Association than the typical Friscan. And oh, Ed Lee is unpopular these days. (I’ve never seen a photo like this with Our Appointed Mayor used negatively.) And yes, if you’re going to be in Frisco’s dominant political faction in 2016, you’re going to be getting a lot of money from Developers, so that’s fair enough:
So that’s it. Josh Arce is EVIL, or not, your choice…