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Posts Tagged ‘Dear Leader’
SFGov Embraces the Term UNITY As If We Were North Korea – HANC Recycling —> “CommUNITY Gardens?” – And “Unity Plaza?”Thursday, August 20th, 2015
What’s this, GOLDEN GATE PARK COMMUNITY GARDENS?
Is this a joke?
Gentle Reader, check out this recent bit from Calvin Welch in Tim Redmond’s 48 Hills to see how much UNITY there was in getting rid of the recycling center.
So that’s STRIKE ONE.
And what of this, also in the news yesterday:
“Unity Plaza” brings “communities and city leaders together under one roof.” The Unity Plaza, named through a partnership with the community…
So it’ll be something like, “Meet me at Unity Plaza, where San Franciscans and our City Family are as One, Comrade.” (And then Comrade Two will be all, “Oh, you mean Balboa BART? C U THERE, All Hail Our Dear Leader.”)
And there’s your STRIKE TWO.
That’s it, it’s TWO STRIKES AND YOU ARE OUT.
Let me tell you, if your political faction has 55%-60% of the electorate, then that’s like the OPPOSITE of UNITY, in’nt?
END OF LINE.
Is it possible for a blog post to just disappear in This Day and Age?
Who knows why Cameron Scott’s Thin Green Line bit from yesterday’s SFGate left us. But it went a little something like this:
“It’s something transit experts imply but never say: The mayor is the problem. Despite his big talk on green efforts, Gavin Newsom does not support public transit when you get right down to it. Two new reports today make that abundantly clear. Last week’s SFWeekly article analyzing Muni’s…”
This off-message message is all gone, and some are compelled to, not unreasonably, jump to conclusions.
Anyway, here’s a little more from yesterday’s “Newsom: Not pro-transit“
That’s the best I can do.
How about you? Can you find a cached version of the entire bit?
I defy you to try.
And here are the three other most offensive points from the bit:
“In other words, it’s okay to hit the very poor and the green when the economy is bad, but drivers are still untouchable in Newsom’s political calculus.”
“Newsom likes to polish his green credentials because it gets him good state and national coverage, but he’s not putting his money or his muscle where his mouth is.”
Ooh, that’s harsh.
Harsh but fair.
In the meantime, suffer the children:
And that’s that. In the absence of further information, I don’t think it’s too hbrown to draw a few conclusions from this vignette.