Posts Tagged ‘dealers’

The SFPD vs. the Drug Dealers of the Alvord Lake Bridge – A Game of Cat and Mouse – Running Across Kezar Drive

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Does the SFPD drive its big Ford Crown Victorias ‘neath the first reinforced concrete bridge built in America just to chat with area drug dealers? Yes, yes it does. Officers simply drive past the world’s smallest lake (sadly just two-star rated) and then under Kezar Drive.

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And then they hang a left to do a little 2WD off-roading.

Oh, what’s this, lazy drug dealers who don’t know enough to run away? In this case yes. But in other cases, more motivated dealers hoof it up the hill and across three lanes of traffic on Kezar Drive.

On it Goes…

Uh Oh: DPT Refuses to Ticket Parked Cars at Turk and Taylor – Are the Meter Maids Afraid of Twitterloin Thugs?

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Check it, naive Oberlin grad Karin Drucker sends out a Valentine to the SFMTA MUNI DPT right here, in corrupt Randy Shaw’s corrupt, government-subsidized Beyond Chron blog.

Ouch.

I might have made a comment on her post, but, you know, corrupt Randy Shaw’s corrupt, government-subsidized Beyond Chron blog doesn’t allow comments, because Randy Shaw doesn’t want to hear what the proletariat has to say. (Isn’t that funny? And isn’t it funny that you can donate money to  the highly-political Beyond Chron blog and then deduct that donation from your taxes? How is that right? How is that legal? I don’t know.)

Of course, the average meter maid doesn’t have too much of an incentive to hang out on the 000 block of Turk, right? I mean, that’s the place where the SFPD tells criminals to do their thing, you know, when they loiter about too close to the front of Our Flagship Nordstrom, for example.

Anyway, this unticketing policy of the SFMTA is news to me.

So this means that, finally, the taxpayer-subsidized Beyond Chron has taught me something asides from how great and prescient Randy Shaw is.

Hurray!

Here’s the “unit block” of Turk as I saw it last week, just saying:  

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TL Update: Is Leavenworth and Golden Gate a “Drug-Free School Zone” or a School-Free Drug Zone?

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

The sign that you can see in front of the Big Boy Market (aka Niño Grande with the “e” in a different font, showing that it was forgotten about, initially) indicates the former, but my eyes, after witnessing zero schools and mad drug dealers shouting, “Five-oh, five-oh,” well my eyes say the latter.

But why don’t you drop by to say hi and then judge for yourself. After all, this part of the unreconstructed Uptown Tenderloin Crime District is rated a perfect 100 by Walk Score. It’s a Walker’s Paradise, they say. (But IRL, it’s not – you should totally stay out this part of the TL, IMO.)

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‘Til next time, Niño Grande.


The Hanging Tennis Shoes of Haight Ashbury

Friday, December 18th, 2009

Lots of shoes hanging on overhead wires are visible in Haight Ashbury these days.

Could it be the work of the sit/lie bullies, you know, the ones behind the purported “unpleasant transformation” in the area over the past year?

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No one knows…

Sarcastic San Francisco Chronicle “Thanks” Toyota for 25 Years of NUMMI in the Bay Area

Sunday, August 30th, 2009

So, somehow, Toyota’s recent departure from Fremont’s NUMMI auto plant is connected with:

1. Our nation’s ridiculous Cash for Clunkers federal bailout, and/or

2. Nissan pulling financing from a car dealership in Oakland.

That’s the conclusion you’d reach if you gave Chronicle editorial “Thanks a lot, Toyota a gander. Hey Chronicle: WTF?

A typical San Francisco car crash scene, in this case on Hayes Street. Note the make of the vehicles making up the bread part of this sandwich – “Thanks a lot, Toyota!”

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Soooo…..

Toyota’s U.S. market share has something to do with the Cash for Clunkers program? Really?

Isn’t C4C a federal program, and isn’t Toyota moving production to other North American plants, so isn’t it pretty much a wash anyway?

Didn’t Toyota lose a boatload of money on NUMMI the past quarter century? 

So, in fact, hasn’t Toyota done the bay area huge favor by operating the plant and paying those high-salary (no, not BART-driver six-figure money but close enough) union jobs?

So you all want Toyota to continue to lose money on NUMMI indefinitely on into the future making products people don’t seem to want to buy?  

Does it make sense to build cars in California these days?  

Don’t all Enterprise Zones generally suck anyway?

Has Toyota ever before pulled out of a production plant anywhere in the world in its history? So why would they single out poor little California in 2009?

Perhaps Oakland and Northern California already have too many car dealerships anyway?

(Do I want undercoat(!) on my new car for $600, or chrome on the wheels for $1800 and how much added dealer markup would I like to pay? Well gee, give me ten minutes* to think about it, and why don’t you make out with my girlfriend right here in the showroom while I’m deciding.)

Perhaps we don’t need evil car dealerships at all anyway?

Oops, of course the San Francisco Chronicle needs car dealerships, but what about everybody else in the bay area?

People can buy expensive things, like MacBooks Air**, online, so why can’t we buy a Yaris Hybrid or something online?  

Oh, that’s right, it’s illegal or something. Well why’s that?

[Sarcasm Mode= ON]

Thanks a lot, San Francisco Chronicle!

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*En realidad, I’ve purchased one new vehicle in my life, and that deal took 7 minutes to complete, a hefty, hefty, hefty discount off of MSRP, no test drive - car dealerships are evil, and let me tell you, the sole curriculum at so-called Toyota University seems to be how to extract as much money as possible for routine service.

**The plural form of MacBook Air.