2016 is the Year of Car Break-Ins. This is why Law Enforcement Officers need to really be careful when they leave weapons in cars.
Anyway, Our Unpopular Mayor is in Panama/ Panamahah now, for some reason.
“I’ve heard some people try to compare the Super Bowl to the America’s Cup. That’s like comparing football to yachting, it doesn’t make sense”
So that’s the Party Line these days, Comrade. But let’s travel back in time to get a different take.
“We have proven we can successfully host the world’s biggest events, including the MLB World Series in 2010 and 2012, the America’s Cup in 2013 and Super Bowl 50 in 2016″
And on and on.
The report found that the increase in overall economic activity in San Francisco hosting the 34th America’s Cup could be on the order of $1.4 billion, almost three times the estimated impact of hosting the Super Bowl ($300-$500 million).
So, if the “East Coast Media,” that monolith, mocks us from New Yawk, DeeCee, and Bahstahn, well, perhaps we deserve it, non?
So yeah, the chain and the padlock worked, but you’re going to need some way of keeping the wheels attached, when the freaks come out, at night.
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In mitigation, this ride wasn’t all that expensive to begin with…
Lesson: You Gotta Lock That Down
All right, c’mon, “Apply to be a Poll Worker!“
“Attend one training class that will clearly explain Poll Worker duties.”
“All Poll Workers must arrive at the polling place no later than 6:00 a.m. on Election Day. Although the polls officially close at 8:00 p.m., Election Day does not end until all materials have been picked up (usually around 9:00 p.m. or 9:30 p.m.). There will be meal breaks during the day.
So let’s do the math:
Training in Civic Center before the election: 3 hours or so.
Game Day: 15.5 hours, less breaks = 8 hours straight time and let’s say 6.5 hours of OT at time-and-a-half
So what’s that, 3+8+6.5+3.25 = 20.75 effective hours of work?
And what is appointed Mayor Ed Lee offering these poor souls? Well apparently no pay at all for the mandatory training, and then:
“Depending on your assignment, Poll Workers are paid between $142 and $195 for working on Election Day.”
Is this a joke, you ask?
No, Gentle Reader, it’s not. They’re srsly.
I cry foul.
In any event, if you’re an inspector you can make a bit more, but then you gotta deal with high school seniors with their Katy Perry and cell phones and whathaveyou. They’re intelligent, you know, but lazy. And if their work doesn’t add up the way it should shortly after 8 PM, well that’s tough cookies – you’ll hear the beep beeps from the waiting cars and then the kids are gone and you, the vaunted elections inspector, will be left to fix things up.
Anyway, you get something like this for your troubles …
…but you won’t get minimum wage.
Now why is that?
1935: Germany strong:
2012: People’s Republic* of China strong:
And you can’t see, but there are five stars on the PRC flag:
“The five stars and their relationship represents the unity of Chinese people under the leadership of the Communist Party of China. The orientation of the stars shows that the unity should go around a center. The larger star symbolizes the Communist Party of China, and the four smaller stars that surround the big star symbolize the four social classes (the working class, the peasantry, the urban petite bourgeoisie and the national bourgeoisie) of Chinese people mentioned in Mao’s “On the People’s Democratic Dictatorship“
In the center of the photo, you’ll find “heiress and socialite” Charlotte Smith Mailliard Swig Shultz, wife of Famous Republican George P. Shultz – check out her bio.** Now, which star is for her? I’m thinking it’s the star representing the national bourgeoisie, but IDK for sure.
*The current communist or socialist states that include the words People’s Republic in their full names:
Historical examples include:
** CSMSS (born ca. 1934) is an American heiress and socialite. She is the Chief of Protocol for the state of California, and the Chief of Protocol for the City and County of San Francisco. She is the wife of former United States Secretary of State George P. Shultz. In 2007, she was named Honorary Commander of The Royal Victorian Order by Queen Elizabeth II.
Here’s a retread post from 2011.
So, even though we might not have a blue* Mayor…
…we do have a blue City Hall. IRL, SRSLY, this is what City Hall, the Highest Classical Dome in the Western Hemisphere,* looks like at night these days:
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And here’s an effort from Do Not Lick, who asks, “How Broke is San Francisco?”
As they, say, Smurf Happens:
San Francisco City Hall Goes Blue in Honor of The Smurfs
City Hall, San Francisco\
Smurf Village at Hillsdale Shopping Center, Hillsdale Shopping Center
10AM-3PM – Thursday, July 28th, 2011
*Or sunburned, take your pick. This photo, which is sometimes used to show people what Ed Lee looks like, is way, way, way, way oversaturated
I would show you a one-click fix but I am ignorant of how to do such a thing. PhotoShop’s Replace Color on a sunburned area would be a start…
Oh, wait a sec, here we go – a simple black and white does the trick:
*That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.
“Its dome, which owes much to Mansart‘s Baroque dome of Les Invalides, Paris, is the fifth largest dome in the world, rising 307.5 ft (93.7 m) above the Civic Center Historic District. It is 14 in (360 mm) higher than the United States Capitol“
One way that you can tell that the America’s Cup isn’t the third largest sporting event in the world is that our Mayor no-showed the opening ceremony.
Anyway, here’s your yachting match in a nutshell.
That Looey Vweetone Neverfull bag says Piers “27-29” on it, for some reason:
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In somewhat related news: