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Sure, Re/code and the Huffington Post are Against Gurbaksh Chahal Now, But Why Did They Partner with Him Until Last Month?

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

Was the biggest owner of RadiumOne allowed to promote himself on Re/code as recently as April 9th?

Sure looks that way:

And here’s some similar claptrap from the HuffPo

So let’s see here, we knew about the 911 call and the existence of the damning video evidence all the way back in 2013, right?

So what’s changed?

I don’t get it.

Anyway, Re/code and the HuffPo, to their credit, haven’t allowed him to promote himself, AFAIK, since his convictions, so I guess that’s a start.

Oh well.

Attention MSM: RadiumOne’s Gurbaksh Chahal Wasn’t Actually Accused of “Hitting” Juliet Kakish 117 Times – A “Negative Pregnant”

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Here we go:

While acknowledging in the first post that “my temper got the better of me,” Chahal denied hitting his girlfriend 117 times as accused and called the reaction an “overblown drama.”

OK, but G wasn’t accused of hitting her 117 times, it was hitting or kicking or whatever.

So maybe he was trying to be reaaaaally Clintonian here with his denial – it’s hard to tell. Moving on.

Oh, what’s this:

negative pregnant (sometimes called a pregnant denial) refers to a denial which implies its affirmative opposite by seeming to deny only a qualification of the allegation and not the allegation itself. 

in this case, the denial is one of assault or battery or domestic violence or intimate partner violence* or whatever it was that caused Juliet to call 911 in August last year and also allege that G struck her on July 4th last year. (Perhaps attorney Mark Geragos and or Juliet herself could offer up more details, but they’re most likely prevented from doing so at this point.)

It could be that G writes what he writes mostly for his true believers and relatives and all this doesn’t really matter, who knows.

But anyway, RadiumOne’s Gurbaksh Chahal Wasnt Actually Accused of “Hitting” Juliet Kakish 117 Times, that’s my point.

*That’s a new one on me – is G already in his counseling sessions? Sounds like it. Regardless, some things get through to his high school dropout mind, and some don’t.

Gurbaksh “G” Chahal in His Own Words – Speaking Out on the Weekend He Got Fired as CEO of RadiumOne Due To Recent Domestic Violence Convictions

Sunday, April 27th, 2014

Well, here’s a fresh blog post from infamous Gurbaksh “G” Chahal:

Can You Handle the Truth? By Gurbaksh Chahal | April 27, 2014 |The truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth;

DO PEOPLE REALLY GET TAKEN IN BY THIS “THE TRUTH” STUFF? WASN’T THE SOVIET UNION’S BIG NEWS AGENCY CALLED “THE TRUTH?” WHO IS THIS FOR, “G?” YOUR RELATIVES, YOUR “TRUE” BELIEVERS? AND WHY DID YOU PAY DISASTER MASTER SAM SINGER ALL THAT MONEY IF THIS IS WHAT YOU’RE GOING TO DO? DID HE APPROVE THIS? I DON’T KNOW…

Right now there are many people calling for my head. I am the recipient of death threats and hateful language aimed not just at what I was accused of, but attacking me for my ethnicity, my social class, and even my gender. Many would gladly lynch me based because of my origin–and not the facts of my case.

NOBODY WANTS TO KILL YOU, “G,” NOT REALLY. SO YOUR “DEATH THREATS” AREN’T ALL THAT SERIOUS IRL. AND YOU’RE PLAYING THE RACE CARD NOW? YOU’RE NOT DOING IT WELL, DUDE. ALL THESE UNIDENTIFIED HAZARDS FOR POOR DEFENSELESS “G?” OMG, HOW SAD FOR YOU, G! BUT I THINK OUR TOLERANCE FOR MAUDLIN THROAT-CLEARING IS REACHING A LIMIT…

I know that I cannot change the minds of those who choose to hate me without cause—and base their hate only on the misrepresentations they have read, but I hope that others will be open minded and give me the opportunity to tell my story and paint a broader and very different picture.

MAYBE THEY HATE WHAT YOU DID AND THEY DON’T ACTUALLY HATE YOU. MAYBE IF YOU APOLOGIZED FOR WHAT YOU DID, THEN PEOPLE WOULD LIKE YOU MORE, JUST SAYING.

Before I begin, I want to make it abundantly clear that I abhor violence of any kind, most especially against women. I created a foundation to fight hate crimes. I consider intimate partner violence and domestic violence in that same category.

WHAT’S THIS? “INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE?” THAT’S A NEW ONE ON ME. BUT WEREN’T YOU CONVICTED DUE TO CHARGES OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE? WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE? IDK. ARE YOU SAYING THE WOMAN YOU ATTACKED WASN’T/ISN’T YOUR GF?

I was charged with 45 felony counts of domestic violence.

HEY, WHY’S THAT, G? BECAUSE JULIET KAKISH CALLED 911 ON YOU. WHY WOULD SHE DO THAT, G?

All of those charges were dropped,

BECAUSE YOU HAD A DEAL TO GET CONVICTED OF CHARGES OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, RIGHT?

and ultimately the case settled when the DA’s office recognized they had no case

IF THEY HAD NO CASE, THEN WHY DO YOU GET CONVICTED OF CHARGES OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE? DUH.

and offered me a misdemeanor plea. I accepted that plea, because after a lot of soul searching I believed I was acting in the best interest of my company, my employees, my customers, my family, my friends and my investors.

DO YOU THINK YOU WERE ACTING IN THE BEST INTEREST OF ALL THESE PEOPLE AND ENTITIES WHEN YOU WERE ATTACKING JULIET?

I fully understand the outrage of those who believe I got off “lightly” as asserted by numerous postings on social media sites.

AND NEWSPAPERS TOO, RIGHT?

But the $500 fine I agreed to pay, the equivalent of a speeding ticket, is simply what those misdemeanors require, and in no way reflects the toll that this ordeal has exacted on me.

ALL RIGHT, WELL YOU ALSO ARE ON PROBATION FOR THREE YEARS, RIGHT? AND YOU AGREED TO HOW MANY CLASSES ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE? OH, AND HOW MUCH MONEY DID YOU SPEND ON PUBLIC RELATIONS? A LOT, I’LL BET. AND SPEAKING OF WHICH, HOW MUCH OF YOUR MONEY WENT TO INFAMOUS ATTORNEY MARK GERAGOS? EVEN MORE, I’LL BET. AND HOW MUCH OF YOU MONEY WENT TO JULIET? EVEN MORE AGAIN, I’LL BET. THAT’S HARDLY A ‘SPEEDING TICKET,” G. AND THE PRICE OF YOUR CRIMES, THE LITERAL PRICE, ISN’T MEANT TO REFLECT ANY “TOLL” ON YOU – THERE’S NO RELATIONSHIP, SO YOU SHOULDN’T EXPECT YOUR GULLIBLE READERS TO EXPECT A CONNECTION, RIGHT?

There can be no dollar value placed on the pain and suffering I have caused my family and friends, my employees and customers my investors, and everyone else who has looked up to me in the past. The humiliation and shame I feel is immeasurable. The dollar cost to my business and my reputation is incalculable.

NOT REALLY, BUT ANYWAY…

I could have spent another year fighting the charges against me, which I truly wanted to do for my family’s sake. I would have prevailed in this fight because the allegations by police against me were overblown and grossly exaggerated.

UH OH, YOU MIGHT MAKE YOUR JUDGE START FEELING PANGS OF REGRET.

They made good press, but quite literally, they did not hold up in court.

UH, THIS IS WHAT YOU SAY ONLY AFTER GETTING ACQUITTED OF ALL CHARGES OR WHEN ALL THE CHARGES AGAINST YOU HAVE BEEN DROPPED. THAT DIDN’T OCCUR IN THIS CASE, RIGHT?

I want you to know that this is not an excuse. I know that intimate partner violence is never excusable under any circumstances.

SO I GUESS SHE WAS NEVER YOUR GF, IS THAT WHAT YOU’RE SAYING?

I recognize that my temper got the better of me, and I will regret that for the rest of my life.

ANY OTHER SIMILAR INCIDENTS THAT YOU REGRET, G? (OH, DON’T ANSWER THAT ONE.)

But there is a difference between temper and domestic violence,

I THINK I KNOW WHAT YOU’RE TRYING TO SAY HERE, G, BUT YOU AIN’T TALKING GOOD HERE, JUST SAYING.

and the truth of what actually happened is no where close to what the police claimed nor anywhere near what the online chatter and pundits are now making it out to be.

WELL, SHOW US YOUR VIDEO AND THEN LET US DECIDE, WHY NOT? YOU REMEMBER THAT VIDEO? IT GOT SUPPRESSED BY A JUDGE, LUCKY YOU.

I have two sisters, a niece and a mother. I love them all to death, and would never want any harm to ever come their way.

ALL RIGHT, THIS ISN’T REALLY RELEVANT, BUT WE’LL GIVE YOU THIS ONE.

The situation that resulted in my legal case began when I discovered that my girlfriend was having unprotected sex for money with other people.

OH, GIRLFRIEND, ALL RIGHT, I DIDN’T KNOW. BUT YOU BETTER BE CAREFUL HERE, G, AS MR. MARK GERAGOS MIGHT COME AFTER YOU IF HE THINKS YOU’RE BREAKING YOUR AGREEMENT WITH JULIET. OH, BUT IT LOOKS LIKE YOU ARE BEING CAREFUL – GOOD FOR YOU, G!

(She testified to this in her interviews with the cops.)

AH, YOU’VE BEEN COUNSELED ON THIS ISSUE, I SEE. YES, VERY CLEVER, G. IF SHE SAID THEN YOU CAN SAY IT, RIGHT?

I make no excuse for losing my temper. When I discovered this fact and confronted my girlfriend, we had a normal argument.

NOT SURE EXACTLY WHAT YOU’RE SAYING HERE, G. SHE WENT FOR A WEEKEND IN LAS VEGAS AND SHE SAID SHE HAD SEX WITH SOME GUY AND SHE GOT $2500 “FOR EXPENSES.” SHE DIDN’T SAY SHE ENGAGED IN PROSTITUTION I DON’T THINK.

She called 9-11 after I told her I was going to contact her father regarding her activities.

DIDN’T YOU SAY YOU WERE GOING TO KILL HER AS WELL?

And yes, I lost my temper. I understand, accept full responsibility and sincerely apologize from the bottom of my heart for that. But I didn’t hit her 117 times, injure her, or cause any trauma as the UCSF medical reports clearly document.

WELL THE REPORTS DON’T INDICATE YOU ACTUALLY HIT HER 117 TIMES. BUT HOW MANY TIMES _DID_ YOU HIT HER, G? (IN ADDITION TO EVERYTHING ELSE, G, YOU’RE NOT THAT BRIGHT, ARE YOU, G?)

This was all overblown drama because it generates huge volumes of page views for the media given what I have accomplished in the valley.

SO YOU DIDN’T HIT HER? SO YOU DIDN’T THREATEN TO KILL HER, IS THAT WHAT YOU’RE SAYING?

Thee tape in question that was thrown was also bullshit.

IT’S ON TAPE? DIDN’T KNOW THAT G. THE VIDEO YOU MADE WAS “BULLSHIT?” DO TELL MORE.

If anything, it actually made the SFPD look bad because they violently assaulted me as I opened my door despite my being fully cooperative.

RELEASE IT THEN, G

The girl in question here, was herself so appalled by the false allegations made by the police, that she agreed to be photographed to demonstrate that there were no bruises or injuries.

REALLY? HEY G, DID YOU GIVE HER ANY HUSH MONEY, CAN YOU REMEMBER THAT FAR BACK?

She could have left my apartment at any time during the argument. She felt safe and chose to stay. Those pictures she agreed to take would have been entered into evidence had my case proceeded, and they would have proven that the police claims were egregiously misleading.

SO RELEASE THE VIDEO THEN, G

Celebrities in sports, entertainment and business, and high net worth individuals in general are all potential targets. It was only a matter of time when I would fall prey.

HEH, HEHE, AHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! POOR “G!” HEY G, COULD THIS KIND OF THING BE CONSIDERED “DISPARAGEMENT?” MMM…

I have to accept that many will still want to hate me no matter what I say to bring clarity to my legal case which is now over.

WELL, YOU ARE KIND OF JERK, YOU KNOW, ANYWAY.

But the fact of the matter is that they are jumping to conclusions based on falsified allegations.

SO WHY DID YOU TAKE THE PLEA?

My case could not have settled in the way that it did if the allegations were true.

WELL, TELL US ALL THE DETAILS FIRST, G. UNTIL YOU DO THAT, WE’LL NEVER KNOW, HUH?

Trust me, the DA’s were like a pack of rabid dogs coming after me.

THAT’S THE HIGHEST COMPLIMENT YOU COULD PAY TO THEM AT THIS POINT.

If they had a case, they would have stuck with it.

THEY DID STAY WITH IT. U R CONVICTED, G. YOU’RE ON PROBATION, G. AND YOU’RE TAKING MANDATORY CLASSES, RIGHT?

I only hope for two things: first that people who I work so hard to inspire are not discouraged by the false allegations and blogosphere spins,

HEY G, DON’T KNOCK YOURSELF OUT. YOU’LL STILL HAVE SOME TRUE BELIEVERS REGARDLESS.

and, secondly, I hope others who are not in my shoes–and who have jumped on the bandwagon of criticism against me after the conclusion of my legal proceedings—will be open minded and give me the opportunity to tell them the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

WELL RELEASE THE VIDEO THEN, G.

I apologize to my family, my friends, employees, my customers and my investors all who have suffered from this bad publicity related to my personal matter.

THIS ISN’T APOLOGY PEOPLE ARE LOOKING FOR FROM YOU, G. FRANKLY.

I have learned a lot from this experience, and I will continue to grow. As CEO of RadiumOne, I vow to make it a hugely successful company, a great place to work, and a wonderful partner in the community.

WELL, YOU AIN’T CEO NO MO, RIGHT? DIDN’T YOU KNOW THE BOARD WAS MEETING WHEN YOU WROTE THIS?

I’ve always wanted the best for others.

I’LL DENY THIS. SORRY.

I have been a tireless fighter against hate crimes through my Foundation, and a huge supporter of education through my scholarship funds.

MEH.

What I am proudest of in my success thus far in life is that I have created jobs and opportunities for people, while building commerce and strengthening our community. Actions speak louder than words, and it is these actions, not the false allegations and spins that you might have read through these various blogs shine light on my real character, on the person I truly am and always want to be.

G, YOU’VE BEEN CONVICTED OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE. LIKE RECENTLY, RIGHT?

What is the American Dream? That you can come from nothing and make something of yourself not once, not twice but three times, only to have all of it come crashing down from misinformation, that is spun wildly out of control into the world of make believe and then goes viral into the blogosphere.

WOW. ARE YOU AGAINST THE INTERNET, G?

We need to hold on to the American Dream, and reject those who would rather make it a nightmare. Our Founding Fathers believed in the dream, why not the bloggers.

ALL RIGHT, THIS IS UNUSUAL TESTIMONY, BUT I’LL ALLOW IT.

WELL THAT’S IT. WHEN RADIUMONE GOES UNDER, WHENEVER THAT HAPPENS, YOUR RECENT CRIME WILL BE IN THE OBITUARY, G.

So the Deadly “80 MPH” Mercedes Benz Accident of Jennie Zhu was due to “Pedal Misapplication?” That’s One Theory

Friday, January 10th, 2014

This is news to me:

Zhu reportedly told police that the car may have malfunctioned and that it began accelerating* on its own. ABC7 news has learned that investigators brought in an engineer from Mercedes Benz and experts from the California Highway Patrol to look into that possibility. Court records state that they ‘found there were no mechanical issues that could explain unintended acceleration.’”

Other reports had driver Jennie Zhu even unwilling to speak to her attorney.

That makes this accident look more like a run-of-the-mill case of pedal misapplication.

I’ll just say that if her foot had been on the brake and she was pressing hard, there’s no way that her car would have done what it did.

Here’s a brief checklist of things you can do when your car takes off on you:

Make sure your foot is on the brake pedal (because it’s not there the way you think it is**)

Use your emergency brake

Throw the gear selector into Neutral.

Turn off the ignition by turning your key to the left (or do whatever you had planned to do to turn your car off after you arrived at your destination)

Scrape up against parked cars on either side of the road in order to slow down

Those are just a few ideas.

Solving this mystery would have been helped if driver Jennie Zhu had been more forthcoming. At this point, it’s very possible we’ll never know the full details of what occurred.

But her telling the police that the Mercedes just took off on her is probably good enough to keep her from any jail time in SF, IMO. This is a much better story than her saying that she was in a hurry and was trying to beat the red lights on a street that, more or less, has timed*** lights.

At the end of this thing, nobody’s going to believe that the car just took off on its own and she had her foot hard on the brake the whole time.

*”Unintended acceleration resulting from pedal misapplication is a driver error wherein the driver presses the accelerator when braking is intended. Some shorter drivers’ feet may not be long enough to touch the floor and pedals, making them more likely to press the wrong pedal due to a lack of proper spatial or tactile reference. Pedal misapplication may be related to pedal design and placement, as in cases where the brake and accelerator are too close to one another, or the accelerator pedal too large.”

**Now if you want to make your brakes fail by boiling your brake fluid through misuse like that guy in SoCal did with his Prius, well then be my guest. But the accident you cause will be on you.

***More or less. But on this stretch of Pine, it’s possible a jackrabbit start will get you through a few yellow lights and on your way westward. Depending on the traffic, this might save you a minute or two when travelling from Polk to Buchanan on Pine.

The Mystery of that Big Deadly “80 MPH” Collision at Pine and Gough – Driver Not Talking? – Jennie Z vs. Chris B.

Monday, October 7th, 2013

Well, here’s what David Stevenson @DStevensonKTVU has for us on the recent death of Kevin San:

Zhu’s attorney Alfredo Vea Jr. told KTVU his client is still too distraught to explain to him what happened. “I’ve tried to speak with her three times and all she does is cry,” said Vea. “She’s holding up, [but] mention the young man and she just falls apart.”

Well, gee. You’re able to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars to get out of jail in a heartbeat, but you’re just not in the mood to even tell your own attorney anything at all?

That’s not too helpful.

Of course, saying nothing is better than taking to the Internet ala Chris Bucchere, but it doesn’t help us understand what went wrong, does it?

“Chris B” ended up with a kind of felony conviction, but no jail time.

What if Jennie Zhu never says anything? Would she get jail time?

Mmmm.

One thing that’s going to have to change is the absurd 80 MPH speed estimate. It’s part of why this case got national attention. I’m sure the SFPD / SFDA can get a better estimate with video, if they can turn up some video. Bucchere’s speeding allegation held up after video analysis, but Zhu’s certainly won’t. Bucchere’s speeding had something to do with his interest in Strava, one assumes. Competition, “racing” as it was labeled. But why on Earth was Zhu going so fast?

The lights on Pine are timed, in a way.  But it’s tough getting across Polk, Van Ness,  Pine, Gough, Octavia, Laguna, Buchanan without hitting some reds these days. Could that be it? She was just trying to get home in a hurry? CalTrans would want to put in a freeway to get drivers to the West Bay all the way out there in the Sunset and the Richmond. Instead, we have congested, stop-and-go Pine and a MUNI system that runs slower than the private transit operators of a century ago.

And the cops just happened to be chasing her and yet her public DMV is clean?

This is quite a mystery…

Here’s the Latest Controversial SFMTA MUNI Bus Ad: “THIS IS ISLAMIC APARTHEID” – Uh, You’re Losing This Game, SFMTA

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

Via the District 5 Blog comes the news

On It Goes

All the deets:

“After months of procrastination and dhimmitude, the San Francisco MTA finally posted our Islamic apartheid ads on city buses (above are the first of the pics). They have been running the libelous “Israel is an apartheid state” ad without hesitation (or substantiation), mind you. I, on the other hand, had to provide numerous links and references to back up my ads. Why me and not them? Because I was stating fact, but the Jew-haters were merely expressing their opinion. You can’t make this stuff up, folks.

San Francisco turned over the revenue from our ads to Muslim groups to study the effect AFDI ads had on the Muslim community, I kid you not. But they kept the revenue from the Jew-hatred ads.

We will educate the American people despite the difficulty, despite the obstacles.”

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What People are Thinking But Not Saying About the Michael Petrelis / Supervisor Scott Wiener Peeping Tom Conviction

Friday, June 14th, 2013

All right, so we have last year’s post, peaking-at-wieners-wiener-in-city-hall,” from blogger Michael Petrelis:

“Scott Wiener was standing at the urinal and had just started to tinkle as I entered and the camera took 4-6 seconds to focus, enough time for him to put away his wiener and zipper up.”

Of course when I think of the word “peeking,” I’m thinking it’s to:

“Look quickly, typically in a furtive manner.”

Now let’s see how California Penal Code subdivision  647(j) might apply here:

“647. Except as provided in subdivision (l), every person who commits any of the following acts is guilty of disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor…
(j) (1) Any person who looks through a hole or opening, into, or otherwise views, by means of any instrumentality, including, but not limited to, a periscope, telescope, binoculars, camera, motion picture camera, camcorder, or mobile phone, the interior of a bedroom, bathroom, changing room, fitting room, dressing room, or tanning booth, or the interior of any other area in which the occupant has a reasonable expectation of privacy, with the intent to invade the privacy of a person or persons inside. This subdivision shall not apply to those areas of a private business used to count currency or other negotiable instruments.”

So, where’s the “injustice” here?

I’m not seeing it.

Les mise-en-scene. (This shot could be used to show how the mirrors on the second-floor bathroom at City Hall were mounted too low, just saying)

So this…

“It gives me great pleasure to announce that my legal hassle with an elected official, after he abused the power of his office as a member of the Board of Supervisors to put me through the law enforcement wringer over eight months and waste $26,000 in City dollars, has concluded.”

…is wrong. It’s the kind of thing you’d say after getting acquitted perhaps, but it doesn’t apply to this case, IMO.

And this too…

“Had I taken a photo of an ordinary gay citizen in a public men’s room, and he complained to the legal authorities about it, I seriously doubt the complaint would have resulted in the investigation and prosecution I have faced.”

…is wrong. I mean, this is testable, right? Go do the same thing again to an ”ordinary gay citizen in a public men’s room” and you just might have another expensive legal hassle from The Man.

Supervisor Scott Wiener is super-human. That’s why he’s so tall and why he only needs to sleep just three hours* every Earth-day, correct? He came to our planet to fight for the rights of millionaire property owners and members** of the Golden Gate Restaurant Association, which is his right to do.

He should be able to do so without having to worry about camera-toting Mike Petrelis whenever nature calls.

Anyway, that’s not necessarily what people are saying online.

It’s just what most people are thinking.

*Or so I’ve been told, something like that. Prove me wrong!

**The members with unpopular restaurants especially. These crybabies want a free market except when they don’t. Someday we’ll get San Diego-style cleanliness letter grades posted in front of restaurants the way Chris Daly wanted. Someday.

If You’re Cool, You’ll RIde Your Bike Down Market Street Like This – Look Ma, No Hands – Coffee Cup Bonus

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

This dude is bad-ass.

Now, do you think this guy is on Strava going 60 MPH downhill, so fast he can’t stay in his lane?

Or do you think he’s the kind of Strava person who would plow through a Market Street crosswalk over the speed limit and then place all the blame for a ped death* on pedestrians?

I don’t.

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Dude’s just taking it easy.

No medallions, dreadlocks, or black fists it’s just that gangster glare, with gangster raps that gangster shit, that makes the gang of snaps, uhh.

*True story. It’s the Chris Bucchere story. Our District Attorney’s Office has offered him a verrrrrry generous plea bargain deal, but there’s no resolution yet.

Speaking of Offensive MUNI Bus Ads, Check Out This Campaign from San Francisco’s DAVID CLAY JEWELERS

Thursday, March 21st, 2013

Add this one to the list of crimes from DAVID KAY JEWELERS:

“You won’t get jealous when your friend gets the newer smaller version”

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(Oh, and BTW, the offensive ad here isn’t “anti-gay” not at all.

To say so is ignorant.

But it is anti other things, I’ll grant you that.)

In closing, diamonds are horrible. Get anything else but a diamond. People will figure this out soon enough and the worthless piece of rock on your finger will be even more worthless a couple decades from now.

And more importantly, it will be seen by others as worthless.

Oh well.

Why is George Gascon the Point Man for Islamophobia, His Afghanistan Yemen Problem? Plus a New LGBT Ad

Monday, March 18th, 2013

Ah, let’s see here, is District Attorney George Gascon going to be on the Today Show like today?

SF District Attorney George Gascon will be on the Today show Monday am re: Islamophobic Ads on MUNI. Stay tuned!… http://fb.me/10hSSRRFR  ”

Could be (but I’ll never know ’cause I only have a rabbit ear antenna and, oddly, there’s no NBC affiliate in my tiny town, nor in the county, nor in any of the neighboring counties and I’ll be damned if the Comcast monopoly is going to get $100 per month out of me for basic cable.)

Anyway, leave us review, let’s travel all the way back to ought-ten:

SF Police Chief George Gascon’s HATE CRIME act against Yemenis

OPINION: SFPD Chief’s apology did not address culturally insensitive mentality

So now in 2013, George Gascon sees a chance to make amends with all sorts of different groups by being the point man on SFGov’s anti-MUNI bus ad campaign?

Sure looks that way. See the press release below.

Hey, is George Gascon running for Mayor of San Francisco, you know, down the road?

Maybe. (All he needs to do is clear up his case of foot-in-mouth disease by 2017 or whatever.)

Fin.

New topic.

Are new ads coming to MUNI buses?

Check it:

Is this ad Islamophobic and is the City Family going hold another news conference? I don’t know. You tell me.

What I do know is that maybe the MyJihad campaign isn’t going so hot.

Oh, and the next big terrorism incident we’re going to run into will be due to a white American dude, most likely, just saying, GC. I’m srsly.

On It Goes…

District Attorney, Board President Chiu, and City Leaders Denounce Islamophobic MUNI Ads
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 11, 2013

Contact: Stephanie Ong Stillman, DA Gascón’s Office
ADA Alex Bastian, DA Gascón’s Office

SAN FRANCISO – Today, District Attorney George Gascón, Board of Supervisors President David Chiu, and Supervisors John Avalos, London Breed, Malia Cohen, Jane Kim, Scott Wiener, Norman Yee held a press conference to denounce Islamophobic and racist advertisements by the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI) scheduled to run on MUNI buses today.

“These offensive ads serve no other purpose than to denigrate our city’s Arab and Muslim communities,” said District Attorney George Gascón. “When any community in San Francisco is attacked, it affects all of us. I and the city leaders standing with me today are exercising our free speech rights in condemning these ads and standing with the Arab and Muslim communities of San Francisco.”

“Hate has no place in our City,” said Mayor Ed Lee. “San Francisco is a city that celebrates its diversity, and hateful speech and discrimination against our Arab and Muslim communities will never be tolerated.”

“Our respect for free speech does not mean we allow hateful speech to go unchallenged,” said Board President David Chiu. “As a former civil rights attorney, I’m proud to stand with our Arab and Muslim American families to send a united message that San Francisco embraces diversity and tolerance, not hate and bigotry.”

AFDI’s founder Pamela Geller has been deemed an anti-Muslim hate extremist by the Southern Poverty Law Center. In August of 2012, San Franciscans were outraged over AFDI advertisements on MUNI that referred to Arabs and Muslims as “savages.” Arab and Muslim community leaders say the new advertisements are even more offensive as they wrongly suggest that all Muslims are defined by extremism and violence, and baselessly target Arab and Muslim San Franciscans who make invaluable contributions to the city’s life and culture.

Supervisor David Chiu is introducing a resolution to condemn the Islamophobic and racist MUNI Ads at Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting. In response, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Authority will dedicate the proceeds from the offensive advertisements to fund a city-wide study on the impact of discrimination on Arab and Muslim communities. City leaders have met with Council on American-Islamic Relations – San Francisco Bay Area, Asian Law Caucus, the Ramallah Club, the Arab Cultural Center, churches and mosques to discuss targeting of vulnerable communities and the city’s commitment to protecting and standing with those communities.”