I don’t know what’s behind this:
(Yeah, but even so, you just do a “no endorsement” deal, right?)
And this is Chuck Reed’s daughter, the 39-year-old the Air Force Lt. Col? Hatchi matchi!
[UPDATE: Carla Marinucci has some more deets.]
“Senator Michael Bennet
Chair, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
Senator Harry Reid
Majority Leader, U.S. Senate
Cordially invite you to a reception & dinner benefiting the
Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
President Barack Obama
Thursday, June 6, 2013
Reception | 5:00 PM
Home of Marci & Mike McCue
Palo Alto, California
*Address provided upon RSVP
Dinner and Discussion | 6:30 PM
Home of Neeru & Vinod Khosla
Portola Valley, California
*Address provided upon RSVP
*Due to timing restrictions all guests may only attend one event.
Paid for by the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, www.dscc.org
and not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee.
Thursday, June 6, 2013 | Palo Alto, CA
Dinner Guest: $32,400 per person ($64,800 per couple)
Ticket to dinner at the Khosla home & discussion and photo opportunity
Reception Chair: $12,000 per person ($15,000 per couple)
Ticket to VIP Chairs’ reception at the McCue home and photo opportunity
Reception Sponsor: $5,000 per person ($7,500 per couple)
Ticket to reception at the McCue home and photo opportunity
Reception Guest: $2,500 per person
Ticket to reception at the McCue home
I cannot attend the reception or dinner, but I would like to make a contribution of $__________.
*Due to timing restrictions all guests may only attend one event.
The maximum amount each individual may contribute to the DSCC in a calendar year is $32,400 ($64,800 per couple).
The DSCC will not accept contributions from currently registered federal lobbyists, registered foreign agents, political action committees, or minors under the age of 16 for this event. Contributions from corporations, labor unions, and foreign nationals are prohibited under federal law.
Please make checks payable to “DSCC” and mail with completed form to:
DSCC c/o Emily Sullivan
120 Maryland Avenue, NE Washington, D.C. 20002
For PERSONAL credit card contributions please fax this completed form to: (202) 314-3231.
Federal regulations require that all contributions drawn on joint accounts be personally signed by each contributor.
*A contribution of $32,400 enrolls an individual as a DSCC “Majority Trust” member and, along with other benefits, allows for attendance at the DSCC’s signature retreats.
Contributions or gifts to the DSCC are not tax deductible.
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I don’t know, is this a thank you for all the fed money we’re getting for the wasteful Central Subway?
Next stop, Willie L. Brown Jr. Boulevard!
Thank you, drive through.
Uh, shouldn’t we wait until people die before honoring their legacy?
I think so.
Otherwise you end up with something like Saddam Hussein Abd al-Majid al-Tikriti International Airport, with Uday Terminal and Qusay Terminal, right?
(Incidentally, Willie Brown was behind a push to change the name of SFO to Willie Brown International back in the 1990′s. I’m srlsy. Then the airport people came back with a study showing how the IATA code letters SFO constituted one of the world’s best-known “brands.” So that was the end of that proposal. But the impulse is the same, in’nt? The desire to have one’s name all over the place, statues, busts and the like. How sad!)
Have you seen the Sunday NYT? It features San Francisco’s very own Supervisor Scott Wiener.
Check it and note the closeted Republican theme.
All right, babe, try to pose like Abraham Lincoln – that’s it, sober, sober, c’mon give me a lot more sober, that’s it, hold it, hold it, CLICK:
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Oh what’s that, Gentle Reader? You’ve been to City Hall and you know for a fact that the wood inside the big chambers up on the second floor doesn’t actually glow IRL.? All right, well let’s tone that down, thusly:
How about a Lincoln hat? Here you go:
Now we’re going to lose the hat but go full desaturated. I think we’ve reached endgame:
Don’t ask about sales of Chia Ron Paul these days.
Anyway, that Chia company is based in San Francisco. Who knew?
Is this “Happy” Chia Obama or “Determined” Chia Obama? I can’t tell:
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All the deets:
“Chia Obama Sales Are Leading Chia Romney Sales - CHIA OBAMA: 69.6% vs. CHIA ROMNEY: 29.5%
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 2, 2012 – Now there is a new kind of poll about the Presidential election – the “Chia Poll.” While Romney and Obama are battling it out in the political polls, Chia versions of Romney and Obama are battling it out at K-mart stores and online. These percentages are compiled from internet sales and in-store sales at K-mart.
In the most recent sales data available from Joseph Enterprises, Inc. of San Francisco (the company that markets Chia Obama and Chia Romney), the reported sales figures since the start of the first airing of Joseph Enterprises’ TV commercial featuring both Chia Romney and Chia Obama (from September 17, 2012 – September 29, 2012) are as follows:
Chia Obama 69.6% vs. Chia Romney 29.5%.
Additional sales for items in Joseph Enterprises’ “Freedom of Choice” collection during these same dates were for Chia Gingrich 0.3% and Chia Ron Paul 0.5%.
These results reflect the latest sales figures reported to Joseph Enterprises from K-mart and online retailers Amazon.com, Drugstore.com and www.Americanchia.com according to Joe Pedott, President of Joseph Enterprises.
Will the sales of the Chia versions of Obama and Romney reflect the actual outcome of the election? How will the sales figures vary from week to week? Will people buy one Chia version of the candidates or both? “If people buy both Chia versions of the candidates, they could do all sorts of creative things with them, says Pedott. They could make their own videos featuring Chia Romney and Chia Obama. They could stage their own debates. Who knows what people will do with their Chia versions of the candidates? I guess we’ll find out online,” says Pedott.
The political parties might even use them for fundraising purposes.
People can view the commercial online at www.Americanchia.com. Limited editions of the Chia versions of Mitt Romney and Barack Obama are available at K-mart stores and online at Amazon.com, Drugstore.com and www.Americanchia.com.
SOURCE Joseph Enterprises, Inc.
Joseph Enterprises, Inc.
Web Site: http://www.chia.com“
Only Paris is worthy of Rome; only Rome is worthy of Paris.
That means that Paris has been “twinned” with Rome in an exclusive sister-city relationship. It’s an “elaborate cultural partnership,” as they say.
So does that mean that Mayor Ed Lie will be lying once again today?
Yep, pretty much.
But you’ve got to realize that things are more or less on autopilot at City Hall these days, so it’s not really his volition.
Now, here’s what we really have with the City of Light. We have one of these things:
Which in American is “pacts of friendship and cooperation signed by the City of Paris.”
Which, IRL, is rien de bien grave (no biggee). See Below.
IMO, we should be like Dubai, which ID’s itself as a Partner City with Paris.
All right, TTFN. But remember, We’ll
Always Never Have Paris.
IRL, Paris, France is friends with just about everybody. The list of partner cities:
2012: San Francisco
2011: Sao Paulo, signed an amendment to the Cooperation Agreement of 2004
2011: Rio de Janeiro
2011: Ramallah, signed a pact of friendship and cooperation inauguration, the Garden of Nations, a bust by French sculptor Emile-Antoine Bourdelle (1861-1929), including Ramallah to Paris
2010: Tel Aviv-Jaffa
2009: San Francisco
2009: Rio de Janeiro
2007: Phnom Penh
2004: Sao Paulo
2003 St. Petersburg
2001: Porto Alegre (joint statement)
2000 (updated in 2004): Washington
1999: OVA (Arab Towns Organization)
1999: Buenos Aires
1997: St. Petersburg
1996: San Francisco
1956: Rome (Twin Exclusive)
And in other news, George P. Shultz was a Nixon and Reagan appointee, not a Carter appointee. (You’d be amazed how many people think (or say) he’s a Carter appointee.)
Anywho, ever more deets, including a visit to Le Twitter HQ in the corrupt Twitterloin:
“From September 25 to 28, the mayor of Paris, Bertrand Delanoë, is visiting San Francisco to strengthen ties and cooperation between the two cities.
The mayor of Paris has a full agenda for his stay in California. After a welcome reception at the Consulate of France in San Francisco, he visited two companies Parisoma and Twitter. 27 in the morning, he will go to Parisoma a common workspace, exchange and support for entrepreneurs. Created by the French Stéphane Distinguin, Parisoma accompanied nearly 300 start-up since its inception in 2007.
Bertrand Delanoë must also discover the new headquarters of Twitter in the SoMa district, the famous social network of micro-blogging, along with its CEO Jack Dorsey. With New York, Paris is the city with the most subscribers to his Twitter account, and this year the City of Light became the first in the world to exhibit his tweets in the public space, the place Châtelet.
Paris delegation has always aimed to encourage more trade with San Francisco, mainly on economic and technological. Several meetings with the mayor of this city, Edwin Lee, are well planned and Bertrand Delanoë is expected to sign a memorandum with him, in line with those of 2006 and 2009 to facilitate cooperation. This will be an opportunity to discuss joint projects twinned towns and to consider connections between the research teams.”
I think District Five Supervisor wannabee London Breed is still a little pissed off about not getting appointed Supervisor earlier this year, just a little:
“You think I give a fuck about a Willie Brown at the end of the day when it comes to my community* and the shit that people like Rose Pak and Willie Brown continue to do and try to controls things. They don’t fucking control me – you go ask them why wouldn’t you support London because she don’t do what the hell I tell her to do. I don’t do what no motherfucking body tells me to do.”
Hey, you think maybe she’s been watching YouTube, just a little?
Hey, you know, the two times when Mayor Ed Lee did a little independent thinking since Willie Brown and Rose Pak got him appointed Mayor are when he appointed the fairly stupid Christina Olague to replace Ross Mirkarimi and when he advocated for the complete non-starter “stop and frisk program.”
Perhaps he should just do what he’s told 100% of the time instead of 90% of the time?
*The northeastern part of D5, one presumes.
Day 128 or so:
Should a one-party town have its elected officials reflect “unity and common purpose?”
That’s the Question of the Day.
(I’ll bet PG&E lobbyist Willie Brown would answer in the affirmative.)
Wednesday evening, 455 Golden Gate Avenue:
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Veteran Democratic activist Mary Jung was unanimously elected to serve as the San Francisco Democratic Party’s chair, and several DCCC members were elected to fill leadership roles that will be critical to the local party’s success heading into the November 2012 General Election. Top priorities discussed at the public meeting include re-electing President Obama, returning the Speakership to House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi by helping reclaim a majority in the U.S. House of Representatives, and pushing to expand the number of Democratic voters citywide.
“I’m honored to serve as Chair of the San Francisco Democratic Party, and I look forward to working hard with my fellow Democrats in an election year with so much at stake,” said Party Chair Mary Jung. ”San Francisco Democrats elected a terrific team to lead our county central committee, and I think it reflects a spirit of unity and common purpose. I’m confident in our ability to help return President Obama to the White House, make Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi Speaker again, re-elect Senator Feinstein, and pass Gov. Brown’s revenue measure so California can maintain vital public services, restore quality education for all, and support our most vulnerable.”
Other officers elected at the general meeting held at the California State Office Building’s Milton Marks Auditorium on Golden Gate Avenue are: First Vice-Chair (Finance) Zoe Dunning; Second Vice-Chair (Issues) Alix Rosenthal; Third Vice-Chair (Voter Registration) Trevor McNeil; Fourth Vice-Chair (Club Chartering and Development) Leah Pimentel; Recording Secretary Kat Anderson; Treasurer Tom Hsieh; Corresponding Secretary Matt Dorsey; and Parliamentarian Arlo Hale Smith. Rafael Mandelman will serve on the DCCC’s Slate Card Committee along with the Chair and Treasurer. A committee tasked with proposing party bylaw changes to incorporate requirements of the Ralph M. Brown Act, which assures public access and participation in local government public meetings, will include David Chiu, Arlo Hale Smith, Matt Dorsey and Hene Kelly. That ad hoc committee will seek to fully harmonize local party bylaws with relevant provisions of state law to address concerns that the election of six members of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors to the DCCC may occasionally trigger Brown Act requirements.
The committee also adopted two resolutions: one in support of placing AB 1648, a campaign finance reform measure known as the DISCLOSE Act, on the California ballot; and another expressing the Democratic Party’s support for City College of San Francisco.
About the San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee
San Francisco’s Democratic County Central Committee, or DCCC, is the governing body of the local Democratic Party as defined in California’s Government Code and Elections Code. The DCCC is comprised of local Democrats elected by voters in each Assembly District, as well as partisan-level Democratic elected officials and nominees who serve as Ex-Officio Officers. Current members elected from the 17th Assembly District are: John Avalos, David Campos, David Chiu, Malia Cohen, Petra DeJesus, Matt Dorsey, Bevan Dufty, Zoe Dunning, Leslie Katz, Rafael Mandelman, Carole Migden, Leah Pimentel, Alix Rosenthal, and Scott Wiener. Members elected from the 19th Assembly District are: Kat Anderson, Kelly Dwyer, Bill Fazio, Tom Hsieh, Mary Jung, Hene Kelly, Meagan Levitan, Eric Mar, Trevor McNeil and Arlo Hale Smith. Ex Officio members are: U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, U.S. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier, Attorney General Kamala Harris, State Senators Leland Yee and Mark Leno, and Assemblymembers Fiona Ma and Tom Ammiano.
Additional information is available online at: http://www.sfdemocrats.org/.
So today’s the day of the big ceremony with elements of the single-party state known as the People’s Republic of China announcing some kind of trade deal with the City and County of San Francisco.
So let’s check the international news. Seems as if the Chinese Navy recently went down to the Philippines to establish a new “city” called Sansha. I think it was yesterday.
“Beijing’s planned deployment of a military garrison to Sansha brought a swift response from President Aquino. He said, “If someone entered your yard and told you he owned it, would you agree? Would it be right to give away that which is rightfully ours?” Protesters hold banners while chanting slogans during an anti-China protest along a street in Hanoi, July 22, 2012. Vietnam has also criticized the establishment of Sansha, calling it “serious violation” of Hanoi’s sovereignty over the Paracel and Spratly chains, which it claims as part of Danang city and Khanh Hoa province respectively.”
Here’s a map of territorial claims in the oceanic area betwixt Vietnam and the Philippines. Do you see which county is farthest away? That’s right, it’s China. And do you see which country has the biggest claim? That’s right, it’s also China. Why is that?
Historically, other countries have had imperial ambitions in this part of the world, of course. But these days it’s all China all the time.
Is that a good thing?
Now let’s hear from Chinese Consulate advisor / Mayor Ed Lee advisor Rose Pak – perhaps she could shed some light:
“When asked what message she would like to convey to the Chinese government, Pak said, “On what moral ground do we have as United States citizens lecturing what China should do when our own President would drum up falsehoods and bomb Iraq back to the stone-age, killing several hundred thousand innocent Iraqis.”
“Look at all the problems in the world, (they) are all created by Western countries with their phony-baloney moral standards,” Pak added.”