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Posts Tagged ‘2008’
“Undergrounding” – Once Again, the Rich and Connected Want to Impose Their Aesthetic Values and Have the Little People Pay For ItWednesday, May 27th, 2015
The problem with London Breed attending house parties to raise money for herself is that it warps her perspective. On the subject of 9th Avenue:
“It’s one of the major gateways to Golden Gate Park and it just looks so horrible”
And which part looks horrible? The infrastructure, supposedly.
To me, it looks beautiful:
Isn’t it funny how real estate interests out there deny how bad the fog is, and the wind, always with the swirling wind, but, somehow, it’s your internet and the N Judah overhead wires what’s really holding them back?
Anyway, to the rich people who want to impose their aesthetics on the rest of us, why don’t you raise the money to pay for “undergrounding” yourselves and then pay into a fund to cover the future additional costs of “undergrounding?”
When President Barack Obama was a more popular,* he made the grade in Golden Gate Park:
It was a thing.
But now, he’s been replaced. As seen in December 2014:
Actually, I was surprised to see both Obama and Father Christmas on official gov’mint display in Golden Gate Park.
Who will be honored next year…?
*I remember this at Civic Center. The “Hillary People” had some unkind things to say, but it was a real big deal, a memorable event
Haven’t Seen a San Francisco Phone Book in a Good Long Time – Perhaps the Industry is Giving Up on the 415?Friday, November 28th, 2014
Seems like we saw a lot more phone books around town a half-decade ago – they were all over the place, whether you wanted them or not.
These days, they’re a lot smaller:
Anyway, it looks like the phone book industry has pretty much given up on delivering their useless products to us.
As seen in Civic Center back in the aughts:
How will we remember The Aughts? IDK.
This is how I’ll remember the aughts, a time when you (well, not you yourself, but some people, well, maybe just one person, for some reason) could easily recover from big, big mistakes like this…
Confession: I still have a pair of Crocs (pink, size XXL, thank you very much) from that time Costco sold a few container ships worth, back in the aughts. Of course they weren’t counterfeit, but they were less than $15 and that pissed off the Crocs people oh well.
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WikiLeaks on How Gavin Newsom Handled the 2008 Olympic Torch Relay: “It’s Not Chaotic Leadership, It’s Actively Avoiding Hippies”Tuesday, March 4th, 2014
I’ll tell you, the number of people (outside of select parts of SF Gov and the People’s Republic of China) who knew what was going on when the disastrous Olympic Torch Relay came to town in 2008 was small. But Stratfor seemed pretty well clued-in.
See how its employees mocked CNN and defended man-child Gavin Newsom in real-time during the hunt for the hidden torch back in aught eight:
“Athena Bryce-Rogers wrote:
By the way, CNN has no clue exactly where it is –and they have cameramen all over the place. Authorities are remaining tight-lipped.”
“Athena Bryce-Rogers wrote:
Vehicles leaving warehouse by back. They may have the torch. They’re not going on original route — they’re going around back of SF AT&T parking lot. They’re moving in a unit.”
“Thomas Davison wrote:
Authorities are deciding on the fly where the route is so that protestors can’t prepare. It’s not chaotic leadership, it’s actively avoiding hippies.”
That’s your Wikileaks of the day.
Ah look, from Marin it’s a red Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid in red and in the background it’s a silver Tesla Model S electric car.
Don’t they look super similar?
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“On 14 April 2008, Tesla Motors filed a lawsuit against Fisker Automotive, alleging that Henrik Fisker stole Tesla’s Model S hybrid technology and was using it to develop the Karma. Tesla’s suit claimed that the design work done for the Model S sedan by Fisker Coachbuild was substandard, and that Fisker Automotive diverted its best ideas to the Karma. On 4 November 2008 CNET News reported that Tesla Motors would discontinue its suit after an interim ruling in favor of Fisker et al. A news release on the Fisker Automotive website stated that Tesla was ordered to pay US$1,144,285 in costs.“