Posts Tagged ‘clinton’
OMG, It’s SecDefPalooza at Our Commonwealth Club! See George Shultz, William Perry, and Sam Nunn on February 23rdWednesday, February 15th, 2012
Well here it is, the big one.
Get your tickets now, if you’re you’re at all into this:
“The Commonwealth Club – The nation’s premier public affairs forum
George Shultz, former Secretary of State under President Reagan
William Perry, former Secretary of Defense under President Clinton
Sam Nunn, former U.S. Senator, Georgia (1972-96), Co-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Nuclear Threat Initiative
Philip Taubman, Consulting Professor, Stanford University Center for International Security and Cooperation; Former New York Times Washington Bureau Chief; Author, The Partnership: Five Cold Warriors and Their Quest to Ban the Bomb – Moderator
TITLE: The Nuclear Chessboard, 2012: Panel Discussion
DATE: Thursday, February 23, 2012
TIME: 5:15 p.m. check-in, 6 p.m. program
PLACE: Mark Hopkins Hotel, Peacock Court, 999 California Street, San Francisco
PRICE: $20 standard, $12 members, $7 students (with valid ID). Premium (includes seating in first few rows): $45 standard, $30 members
ALSO: In association with Ploughshares Fund and Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation and Freeman Spogli Institute For International Studies.”
D2 Update: Mark Farrell Declares Victory Over Janet Reilly – Will Meet With Michela Soon – Preparing for OfficeTuesday, November 16th, 2010
[UPDATE: And Janet Reilly just conceded. Read her entire statement after the jump.]
Read all about it, below.
Big Mark Farrell (in Giants Orange) y familia at Room 48 in City Hall all the way back in August 2009:
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“As of this evening, all the votes have been counted in District 2 by the San Francisco Department of Elections and we have won the District 2 Supervisor election. With tonight’s victory, we now turn our immediate attention to preparing for office in January. Our transition team is in place, and I will be meeting with District 2 Supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier tomorrow to kick-start the transition process. I will also finalize the hiring of my City Hall staff within the next week.
I would like to acknowledge and thank all of my opponents – Kat Anderson, Abraham Simmons, Barbara Berwick, Janet Reilly, and Vilma Guinto Peoro – for a very exciting and challenging campaign. They are dedicated and valued public servants who are each committed to the people and neighborhoods of District 2, and I look forward to working with all of them in the future.
While the past few weeks have been challenging as the vote count continued after Election Day, I fully recognize the need for a transparent and democratic electoral process – as such, I want to thank the leadership and staff of San Francisco’s Department of Elections for their dedication and diligence in completing this difficult task.
I would also like to personally thank all of those individuals that supported my campaign, beginning with Sheriff Michael Hennessey and in particular Supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier and Supervisor Sean Elsbernd. Thank you as well to the organizations which supported my campaign along the way, including the Small Property Owners of San Francisco, Plan C, UA Local 38, BOMA, the District 2 Democratic Club, IBEW Local 1245, the San Francisco Coalition for Responsible Growth and Rescue MUNI.
Thank you to my incredible staff, including Chris Lee, Margaux Kelly, David Latterman and Mark Randolph, and in particular the hundreds of volunteers who poured their time and energy into this campaign – we would not have succeeded without your enthusiasm, and I will be eternally grateful.
Most importantly, thank you to my amazing family – from my wife Liz and our children, to my parents, in-laws and brothers and sisters – we started this journey last year together as a family, and your unconditional support truly carried this campaign across the goal line.
While it was a long campaign and ultimately a close election, I am both honored and excited to represent the residents of District 2, and look forward to working to return common sense, fiscal discipline and neighborhood leadership back to City Hall.”
And here’s what Janet has to say tonight, after the jump.
D2 Update: Janet’s DiFi Party – Mark’s SF Chron Endorsement – Kat’s “Kat Chat” – Abe’s Candidate ProfileMonday, October 18th, 2010
United States Senator Dianne Feinstein, Richard Blum, and Janet Reilly (photo by Drew Altizer)
Willie Brown is still all excited about it:
“In fact, Feinstein just had a fundraiser at her house for Reilly. If she actually gets out and walks for Reilly, the seat is Janet’s.”
O.K. then. (Wasn’t it WB who wrote off Jerry Brown’s chances just last month? Of course, his perdictions should always be taken with a grain (or two) of salt.
2. The big news recently is that Mark Farrell got endorsed by the San Francisco Chronicle. See?
(Restraint? Are the other candidates wild-eyed pistol wavers/ who aint afraid to die?)
Anyway, he’s attending an average of more than one house party per dayuntil November 2nd.
3. Kat Anderson has started up “Kat Chat” – not really sure how it works, but I’m sure you can figure it out:
Live Kat Chat Schedule
Thursday – 10/21 @ 8 pm – click here to request invitation
Saturday – 10/23 @ 9 am – click here to request invitation
Thursday – 10/28 @ 8 pm – click here to request invitation
Saturday – 10/30 @ 9 am – click here to request invitation
An invitation will be emailed to you with details for attendance. Past sessions and future dates will be announced via the website.
Announcing Kat’s new Campaign HQ
Stop by Kat’s NEW Campaign HQ:
2326 Fillmore Street (between Clay and Washington)
San Francisco, CA 94115
Get Involved and Make your Voices Heard! Volunteer Opportunities.
Please RVSP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (415) 439-0528, and let us know which events you will attend. Thank you!
Campaign for Kat Anderson for District 2 Supervisor 2010
2130 Fillmore Street #200
San Francisco, CA 94115
“An attorney with a BS in Labor Relations, Abraham Simmons is most concerned with the issue of jobs and fiscal discipline in San Francisco. Simmons seeks to set new priorities, ensure the City gets value for every dollar spent and look into ways to jump-start new businesses.”
O.K. then. Haven’t been in touch with Vilma Guinto Peoro or Barbara Berwick lately but Barbara, for her part, is the only candidate unafraid to give out secondary and ternary endorsements, her co-endorsements as some call them. Her second place endorsement goes to Mr. A. Simmons and her third place endorsement goes to both Ms. Kat Anderson and Ms. Janet Reiley.
And, oh yes in other news, D2 Democratic Club President Suki Kott is recruiting new members in the 94123. See?
And lastly, our Chronicle is out with candidate sketches for some others as well. Check it after the jump.
Raucous District 2 Forum – Melissa Griffin with Anderson, Farrell, Reilly, Simmons – Dogpile on Janet – Watch VideoFriday, October 8th, 2010
First thing you do is fire up the VidSF video of last week’s San Francisco Supervisorial District Two Forum, the Big One, the one hosted by the City Democratic Club, the San Francisco Young Democrats and the nascent District 2 Democratic Club.
And here’s the shorter version, from Mssrs. Matier und Ross:
“Then came Janet Reilly, who was in the cross-hairs all night, in part because of her endorsement by ex-Supervisor Aaron Peskin, who just might be maneuvering for the city’s top job. Reilly would say only that whomever she voted for as a board member would be “a very thoughtful choice” – earning her a long round of boos.”
Truth be told, I think it’d be fair to say that only half the audience boo’ed Janet.
Now, advance your video to 25:00 to see the action.
Kat, Mark, Janet, and Abe along with Melissa Griffin at the Golden Gate Yacht Club looking north across the bay to Marin County. Can you spot the four sharks* in this shot?
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So, here’s what I learned:
1. Aaron Peskin doesn’t seem to be popular at all up in the Marina.
2. Apparently, the bulk of the audience thinks some deal has been struck that would somehow have Janet Reilly voting in Aaron Peskin as Mayor.
3. Janet Reilly considers herself the front-runner – so much so that she’s acting like an incumbent.
But watch the whole video, it’s not all that long, and then You Make The Call.
Now, just after this forum ended, de jure Janet Reilly Campaign Manager Patrick Collum sent out a message about how Janet was the “clear winner” of this forum.
I don’t know. The Reilly supporters I’ve chatted with the past week called this forum “a disaster” and a “debacle.” Stuff like, “Why couldn’t Janet just have said she’d vote for Rosenfield or whoever as caretaker Mayor?”
To be fair, Janet stated up front how she most likely will never get the chance to vote in anybody as Mayor.
And, it’s not immediately obvious how much the evening hurt her chances, or if she would have been better off blowingoff the whole thing.
Now, let’s let people weigh in on matters. Here’s former Mayor Willie Brown:
“Lots of eyes are watchingthis one. Someone spotted me having breakfast with Farrell the other day at the Hotel Vitale, and within half an hour, Clint Reilly – or Satan,as he is affectionately known by insiders – had left me a message to give him a call. I did, and got an earful for an hour about all that he and Janet had done for Alioto-Pier, including how they hosted her wedding party at their house.”
Let’s hear what Mark Farrell has to say – here are some of my notes of what he said after the big forum:
This debate highlighted a real problem for Janet because the person she intends to appoint as interim Mayor is one that District Two does not want. Appointing Aaron Peskin is not in line with the desires of the people in the district.The question of who gets appointed Mayor is becoming more and more a part of the dialog in all the Supervisor races. That’s what I’ve been hearing from the voters at the house parties I’ve been attending in the area. Supervisor Sean Elsbernd would be the best choice by far for interim Mayor, so he’d have my vote.
I’m in a dead heat with Janet now and this will be a true race to the finish line. I’m very excited with the way things are going. What I’m hearing from voters is that they’re looking for a candidate who’s from the neighborhood, one who has a relevant financial and business background.
I have 28 house parties scheduled before the election – I’m fortunate that people are willing to open their homes for a true grass roots campaign. That’s what will carry me over the finish line.
How can a candidate who refused to answer a simple question in a race where opinions abound, and who was “booed” by the audience, declare herself the winner? The forum was informative, as was the intent. Not a matter of winners or losers. Period.
And I think she’s doing something for the Blue Angels in the Marina Maze tomorrow Saturday. Contact her office to find out a good location to hang out and get to know her campaign.
That’s all I have for now.
(Brace yourselves for Janet’s Next Big Endorsement coming up soon.)
*The four lawyers you see pictured are all very sharp, above average. Probably, they could each qualify for Mensa by merely forwarding their LSAT scores, no additional testing required. However, and this is tough for some of the candidates to realize, winning political office is nothing but a popularity contest, right? I mean, literally, that’s what it is. You don’t need to be a genius to Supervise D2, manifestly. Anyway, it’d probably be tough for anybody to swim in this shark tank…
You know how to read, right? So have at it – I just found a nice link for you that I couldn’t find last month. Hai, doozo:
So, the “unit-cohesion” rationale, the concern about risking “the high standards of morale, good order and discipline, and unit cohesion that are the essence of military capability” and all the underlying foundation of Bill Clinton’s antediluvian, pre-Lewinsky Policy Concerning Homosexuality in the Armed Forces is out the window due to changing attitudes over the past couple of decades.
Or if all that .pdf is too much, here’s the elevator pitch.
(President Barack Obama will end the policy, someday, maybe.)
All the deets, after the jump.
You kids are too young to remember, but before the Internets there was TV, the biggest thing ever. You see, we didn’t have YouTube and Facebook and all, we only had MTV’s Real World. Hollywood came to town, rented a house on one of the most touristy blocks imaginable, and then stuffed it full of video cameras and castmembers, like Puck (the fans’ favorite), Pedro, Rachael, Judd, Cory, Mohammed, Pam and Jo. (Was UCSF Medical School grad Pam Ling really the most irritating actor on this show?) Reality television was a newer idea back then, so this show got lots of attention.
People certainly paid attention to AIDS-activist Pedro Zamora. Read up about him here because a movie about his short life will premiere on MTV, mtvU, LOGO and MTV Tr3s on April 1, 2009. See the news below.
This is the actual Pedro Zamora, from 1994:
And this is the movie Pedro Zamora:
So yes, it’s a scripted drama about a Bunim-Murray Productions reality TV show, but there you go, your choice. You might be surprised with what you see:
“MTV’s “The Real World” is now in it’s 18th season but it has never reached the kind of social significance and importance it did after it’s third season. Today’s “Real World” is a far cry from what it used to be. Whereas before it was filled with important social commentary and significance, today it’s degenerated simply into a bunch of snot nosed twerps having sex, and getting drunk with no socially redeeming value of any kind.”
Here’s today’s news:
World Television Premiere Event: The Film ‘Pedro’ Airs on MTV, MTV Tr3s, mtvU & LOGO on Wednesday, April 1 at 8:00 PM ET/PT
Introduced by President Bill Clinton, BMP Films and MTV Bring Academy Award-Winner Dustin Lance Black’s (“Milk”) Story of The Real World’s Pedro Zamora To Life
MTV and World Class Partners to Help Mobilize Young People to Get Tested During STD Awareness Month
MTV, mtvU, LOGO andMTV Tr3s, withsubtitles in Spanish, will present the world television premiere of Pedro, a movie based on the remarkable life of The Real World’s Pedro Zamora, on Wednesday, April 1 at 8:00 PM ET/PT. BMP Films, in association with MTV, produced this biopic written by Academy Award-winner Dustin Lance Black (“Milk”). For more information and to view the movie trailer, please visit www.pedro.mtv.com.
In 1994, Zamora captured the hearts of millions as the first-ever openly gay, HIV-positive main character on TV — on MTV’sThe Real World: San Francisco. Zamora’s time in the house on Lombard Street brought a face to the AIDS crisis. President Bill Clinton has long credited Zamora with personalizing and humanizing the epidemic, and he will introduce Pedro when it makes its world television premiere April 1st.
“To this day, Pedro Zamora remains an extraordinary example of what a huge impact one young person can make in our world,” President Clinton said. “I’m glad to have known him, and I’m grateful his life has been able to inspire and enrich so many others.”
More deets after the jump.
Comes now Randy Shaw of Beyond Chron (oops, try here or here instead – you know, if a bunch of people want to get something deleted from Wikipedia, they can do it. Man, what is it with some people?) who pronounces:
Mmmm. That certainly matches the Party Line. Check out this “Joint Statement from Maggie Williams, Senior Advisor to Senator Clinton and David Axelrod, Senior Strategist to Senator Obama” regarding “THE FACT” of unity states this:
“Anyone saying anything else doesn’t know what they’re talking about. Period.”
At least these folks were unified, back in the day:
And speaking of which, was James Carville wearing Puma shoes on the convention floor? Perhaps this was just a wardrobe malfunction?
Oh well. San Franciscans might want to come down to the Hyatt Regency Embarcadero in the Financial District on Thursday night, August 28th, to check out some genuine unity when Obama speaks.
Well, there she is – it’s the Supreme Master going down Market Street on the side of a Honda! All to announce the news that Supreme Master Television is going global. What’s that, you can’t tune into the Eurobird or the Intelsat KU-Band? Well then just check things out on the net.
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But whatever you do, don’t call it “cult television,” the way some people do. How wude! Would “cult television” give you a joke of the day finished off with a one-second cut showing the visage of “God’s Direct Contact” herself?
Of course, there are some downsides. Spoiler alert. Supreme Master Ching Hai has directives:
On the other hand, she raised thousands of dollars for President Bill Clinton, back in the day, and who could object to that?
Remember, “go veg, be green, save the planet!”
Just how the MP3-wielding Fowler managed to secure an invite to the $1,000 a head fundraiser at the San Francisco home of developer Alex Mehran wasn’t immediately clear – but Obama campaign higher-ups were said to be livid, with fingers pointing at a local fundraising consultant for the slip-up.
Without getting some more information, it’s hard to say just what went wrong. Perhaps the official invitation to the event holds a clue.
Who is the person that’s being held responsible? Check it out, after the jump.
Update: Is Mayhill referred to as a roach under a sofa here on barackobama.com? You make the call.