Posts Tagged ‘Al Gore’

OMG, BJORN AGAIN! Disgraced San Francisco PR Flack Peter Ragone Lands a Job with Mayor Bill de Blasio in NYC

Monday, January 6th, 2014

Well, here’s the news, look who just got appointed to the Bill de Blasio regime in New Yawk:

“Peter Ragone, a consultant who worked with de Blasio at HUD before going on to handle communications for Al Gores 2000 presidential run and for Gov. Cuomo’s 2002 primary bid, as a senior advisor.”

Now let’s travel all the way back to 2007:

“The mayor’s admission[*] came as his aggressive and seasoned spokesman, Peter Ragone, was fighting his own battles: A local investigative television team had reported that Ragone was posting hostile comments about Newsom’s critics on a local blog under names other than his own. When confronted with the fact that the postings had been traced to his home computer, Ragone insisted that the author, “John Nelson,” was his best friend who often stayed at his home. Ragone later admitted that he had posted the comments, but he said he did so to reflect Nelson’s views. Ragone also posted under the name “Bjorn.”

Indeed. The “local blog” mentioned by the LAT is SFist.

All the deets:

Gavin’s Sock Puppet

RagoneWatch (A Day Late)

Peter Ragone By The Numbers

After all this, Peter Ragone had to go – he got voted off the island.

So I’m afraid that I’m going to have to disagree with the quite lengthy Wikipedia entry on Peter Ragone III, you know, the one written by … Peter Ragone! Or “John Nelson!” Or “Bjorn!” You see, Ragone writes that he “sparked a minor controversy after admitting he posted…” So maybe you could spin it that way, but the real controversy was actually about all the lies he told after he got busted. That’s why he had to go.

Now let’s see how well he does on that island off the east coast of America.

(Look out, Gothamist.)

*This was around the time that man-child Gavin Newsom decided it would be a good time start hanging out** with a teenaged Republican restaurant hostess. I’ll tell you, the people behind the mayor Willie Brown / Gavin Newsom / Ed Lee administration are deeeeeeeeeeeeelighted not to have to deal with Gavin Newsom drama anymore.

**Dating? Alcohol? You make the call

Animated Al Gore Sex-Crazed Poodle Video: Another Winner from Taiwan’s NMA

Saturday, June 26th, 2010

I don’t know, when you’re paying people $540 for massages, misunderstandings can happen. That’s about the most charitable way of looking at things vis-a-vis Al Gore in this whole massage incident.

Anyway, comes now NMA, the people who make animated videos to explain the news to people in Taiwan. This one is a doozy.

In this scene, Al G. explains the ground rules:

Uh oh, he’s getting p’oed:

Explaining the poodle reference:

Not sure what W and Pink are doing in there, but oh well:

Enjoy.

Former US vice president and climate change warrior Al Gore is in hot water after news emerged this week of a 2006 close encounter with a hotel masseuse in Oregon. In a statement made to Portland police reported in the press, the 54-year-old masseuse recounted how she repeatedly had to fight off groping Gore as he made several attempts to bed her after she attended his hotel suite to administer a massage. So far, no charges have been filed.

美國前副總統高爾(Al Gore)上月才驚傳與結縭40年妻子分道揚鑣,現在又驚爆性醜聞。美國媒體報導,一名奧勒岡州女按摩師在2006年曾指控高爾性攻擊,甚至聲稱當晚所穿內衣留有高爾的DNA,可資佐證。
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根據《國家詢問報》等媒體報導,這名不願透露身分的54歲女按摩師指稱,2006年10月在飯店安排下,替以化名「史東先生」入住的高爾按摩。
抓手迫摸下體

當她按摩到腹部時,高爾要求她繼續往下,遭拒後大發雷霆,並抓住她的手碰觸自己鼠蹊部。按摩結束後,高爾愛撫她的胸臀、親她,還將她推上床,只差沒霸王硬上弓。
該女子在數周後才報案,表示當時「完全嚇呆,擔心失去工作」。據帳單顯示,按摩服務從當晚 11時開始,第一節為90分鐘,其後立即追加一節75分鐘。高爾共支付540美元(約1.7萬元台幣),另加給兩成小費。俄勒岡州檢方也證實,確實有女子報案稱遭高爾「不當肢體接觸」,但她後來不願接受警方訪談,也不願提告

Mayor Gavin Newsom Promotes Google’s “My Favorite Places” Mapping Service

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

Our corporate overlords at Google are at it again. Now you can feel closer to celebrities by finding out where their Favorite Places are:

Favorite Places: Introducing a collection of favorite places around the world. Explore the favorite places of local experts from cities around the world. Find out where they like to go, and why, from their own perspectives.”

How about Alice Waters or Al Gore - don’t you want to know which trends they are following? Sure you do.  So don’t fret, just hop on the bandwagon.

Today at City Hall:

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Check it out:

3D Favorite Places Pins: San Francisco
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California Academy of Sciences
GAVIN NEWSOM
GAVIN NEWSOM
California Academy of Sciences
Rated 2.5 out of 5.0 66 reviews
55 Music Concourse Dr., Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, CA 94118
(415) 379-8000
calacademy.org
La Boulange de Polk
GAVIN NEWSOM
GAVIN NEWSOM
Boulange
Rated 4.6 out of 5.0 34 reviews
2300 Polk St
San Francisco, CA 94109-1822
(415) 345-1107
baybread.com
Books Inc
GREG FARRINGTON
GREG FARRINGTON
Books Inc
Rated 4.5 out of 5.0 8 reviews
3515 California St
San Francisco, CA 94118-1707
(415) 221-3666
booksinc.net
Samovar Tea Lounge. Zen Valley.
KEVIN ROSE
KEVIN ROSE
Samovar Tea Lounge. Zen Valley
297 page street
San Francisco, CA 94102-5616
(415) 861-0303
samovarlife.com
St Francis Fountain & Candy
KEVIN ROSE
KEVIN ROSE
St. Francis Fountain & CandyRated 4.1 out of 5.0 30 reviews
2801 24th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110-4213
(415) 826-4200
Tartine Bakery
Alice Waters
Alice Waters
Tartine Bakery
Rated 4.3 out of 5.0 162 reviews
600 Guerrero St
San Francisco, CA 94110-1528
(415) 487-2600
tartinebakery.com
Blue Bottle Cafe
ALICE WATERS
ALICE WATERS
Blue Bottle Cafe
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 15 reviews
66 Mint St
San Francisco, CA 94103-1800
(415) 495-3394
bluebottlecoffee.net
Herbst Theater
ALICE WATERS
ALICE WATERS
Herbst Theater
401 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 621-6600
sfwmpac.org/herbst/ht_index…
Butler & the Chef Bistro
ALICE WATERS
ALICE WATERS
Butler & the Chef Bistro
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 49 reviews
155 S Park St
San Francisco, CA 94107-1808
(415) 896-2075
oralpleasureinc.com/cafe/La…
Zarzuela
GARY DANKO
GARY DANKO
Zarzuela Cafe
Rated 4.2 out of 5.0 96 reviews
2000 Hyde st
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 346-0800
Past Perfect
GARY DANKO
GARY DANKO
Past Perfect
 2 reviews
2230 Union St
San Francisco, CA 94123-3902
(415) 929-7651
museumsoftware.com
Range Restaurant
GARY DANKO
GARY DANKO
Range Restaurant
Rated 4.4 out of 5.0 152 reviews
842 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110-1737
(415) 282-8283
rangesf.com
American Cyclery
NATE QUERY, THE DECEMBERISTS
NATE QUERY, THE DECEMBERISTS
American Cyclery
Rated 4.3 out of 5.0 27 reviews
510 Frederick St
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 664-4545
americancyclery.com
Michael Bruno Co
NATE QUERY, THE DECEMBERISTS
NATE QUERY, THE DECEMBERISTS
Michael Bruno Co
 3 reviews
2267 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 552-3970
Wipeout Bar & Grill
GRANT WASHBURN
GRANT WASHBURN
Wipeout Bar & Grill
Rated 2.7 out of 5.0 10 reviews
1690 The embarcadero
San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 986-5966
wipeoutbarandgrill.com
Sundance Kabuki Cinema
TIFFANY SHLAIN
TIFFANY SHLAIN
Sundance Kabuki CinemaRated 3.5 out of 5.0 19 reviews
1881 Post St
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 929-4650
sundancecinemas.com
Foreign Cinema
TIFFANY SHLAIN
TIFFANY SHLAIN
Foreign Cinema
Rated 3.7 out of 5.0 260 reviews
2534 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 648-7600
foreigncinema.com
North Beach Restaurant
STANLEE GATTI
STANLEE GATTI
North Beach Restaurant
Rated 3.6 out of 5.0 126 reviews
1512 Stockton St
San Francisco, CA 94133-3354
(415) 392-1700
northbeachrestaurant.com
Humphry Slocombe
MICHAEL MINA
MICHAEL MINA
Humphry Slocombe
7 reviews
2790 Harrison St.
San Francisco, CA 94080
(415) 550-6971
humphryslocombe.com
Swan Oyster Depot
MICHAEL MINA
MICHAEL MINA
Swan Oyster Depot
Rated 4.3 out of 5.0 136 reviews
1517 Polk St
San Francisco, CA 94109-3606
(415) 673-1101
R & G Lounge
MICHAEL MINA
MICHAEL MINA
R & G Lounge
Rated 3.5 out of 5.0 155 reviews
631 Kearny St
San Francisco, CA 94108
(415) 982-7877
rnglounge.com
Hard Knox Cafe
MICHAEL MINA
MICHAEL MINA
Hard Knox Cafe
Rated 4.2 out of 5.0 33 reviews
2526 3rd St
San Francisco, CA 94107-3113
(415) 648-3770
hardknoxcafe.com
Architectural Books-William Stout
ELIZABETH VARNELL
ELIZABETH VARNELL
William Stout Architectural
4 reviews
804 Montgomery St
San Francisco, CA 94133-5109
(415) 391-6757
stoutbooks.com
Metier
ELIZABETH VARNELL
ELIZABETH VARNELL
Metier
Rated 4.9 out of 5.0 5 reviews
355 Sutter St
San Francisco, CA 94108-4301
(415) 989-5395
metiersf.com
Nida
ELIZABETH VARNELL
ELIZABETH VARNELL
Nida
4 reviews
544 Hayes St
San Francisco, CA 94102-4214
(415) 552-4670
Monument
ELIZABETH VARNELL
ELIZABETH VARNELL
Monument
2 reviews
572 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110-1115
(415) 861-9800
monument.1stdibs.com
Current TV LLC
AL GORE
AL GORE
Current TV LLC
118 King St
San Francisco, CA 94107-1905
(415) 995-8200
current.com
AT&T Park
KERRI WALSH
KERRI WALSH
AT&T Park
Rated 4.5 out of 5.0 42 reviews24 Willie Mays Plaza
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 972-1800
sanfrancisco.giants.mlb.com
Plastiki Mission Control
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140 Gather at City Hall in Support of Euna Lee and Laura Ling

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

This was the scene tonight at the steps of San Francisco’s City Hall, where a crowd of 140 offered their support for Euna Lee and Laura Ling. The people at the vigil called on North Korea to release these jailed reporters.

“We miss you” “Liberate Laura & Euna Now” “Set them free”

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Supervisor Erica Mar was on the scene along with many City Hall staffers. Read an account from Marisa Lagos here and Jared Grigsby here.

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Details after the jump.

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The Reason Why It’s Reasonable for Current TV to “Censor” “News” About North Korea

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

So, if two of your family members get kidnapped and the cops tell you that it’s best not to say anything about the matter and then the neighbors start peppering you with queries, what do you do?

That’s kind of the situation that’s facing managers at dumbed-down, youth-oriented Current TV (you can read the Wikipedia entry they wrote about themselves here). The problem is that anybody can post anything about the detention of Laura Ling and Euna Lee at Current.com and the North Koreans might not take too kindly to what’s posted there.

The kind of post that’s routinely getting taken down from Current.com:

So Current has taken to unposting submissions about this matter at Current.com. Fair enough. They’re not really “censoring” in the literal sense of course, they’re simply suppressing all commentary about this case on their own site. That’s probably a good move.  

In fact, Current might actually welcome this kind of criticism from Phil Bronstein, in a good-cop/bad-cop, game theory way, showing that they get it, that they’re bending over backwards to be conciliatory, to say sorry in a Fish Called Wanda fashion.

(I’m not saying these two people were kidnapped – maybe they were and maybe they weren’t. It’s tough to know for sure when you’re literally in the Vanguard)

Patience, people. All will be explained by all concerned when this matter gets resolved.

San Francisco’s Civic Center Soon to Become a “Sustainable Resource District”

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

What’s a Sustainable Resource District? We’ll found out soon enough in the Civic Center on October 20. The goals of Mayor Gavin Newsom’s plan are:

80% potable water use reduction
45% wastewater discharge reduction
35% peak power demand met by renewables
33% annual energy reduction
Reduction of the community carbon footprint by 2,225 tons annually; the equivalent of the annual greenhouse gas emissions of 1,286 San Francisco households

It will all look a little like this. Click to expand:

KMD Architects

This was all promised to us back in January 2008 and now it’s on:

“Although implementing the overall vision will take several years, the 3-year Commitment to Action is anticipated to launch on October 20th, 2008 with a formal partnership with the Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI)” [Sadly, there's no mention of Nobel Prize-winning Al Gore, who is practically a San Franciscan these days what with his place just down the street, and a TV station in SOMA, and a daughter attending UCSF medical school in the Sunset district. Oh well.]

Anyway, It’s starting in late 2009:

Potential initial projects include the installation of solar rooftop photovoltaics, water conservation fixtures, living roofs, and a public Wi-Fi connection, among others.

So, we’re going to get wind and solar together, living roofs and water reclamation.

It’s on!

WWAGD is the Latest Meme: What Would Al Gore Do?

Friday, July 18th, 2008

From San Francisco to New York, the latest question on the minds of thousands is this: “What Would Al Gore Do?”

WWJD, or What Would Jesus Do?, has a long history of course. But the times, they are a changing.  

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Earth Hour Comes to San Francisco – Lights Out for One Hour.

Sunday, March 30th, 2008

After last night’s Earth Hour of partial darkness from 8:00-9:00 PM, the lights on the “architectural necklace” of the western span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge came back to life on the north side first. (Unfortunately, didn’t get a look at the troubled eastern span last night – it was probably darkened also.) 
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You can get the idea of the effect of Earth Hour 2008 in San Francisco by looking at these before and after shots of the Ferry Building taken by talented local photographer Mona Brooks.  

The lights on the suspension cables of the western span of one of the busiest bridges in the world are just for decoration, not for navigation safety or whatever. Pretty. They sure make a big difference to the look of San Francisco at night when they are turned off.

Question: Turning off these decorative lights for an hour saves enough electricity to power Al Gore’s house (his actual house, not his San Francisco condo in SOMA that’s visible on the right) for how many minutes?

Answer: About 13 minutes. Let’s work on that math, after the jump.

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