Posts Tagged ‘election’

Supervisor Scott Wiener’s Transportation Issue – Shamed by Stanley Roberts – Potential Senators Behaving Badly?

Monday, September 12th, 2016

Obviously, Supervisor Scott Wiener needs a driver to squire him around Frisco (and the very small slice of San Mateo County what he pretends to actually care aboot these days, eh?).

So here’s two strikes earlier this year – driving and double parking, as reported by former ValleyWagger Kevin Montgomery:

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Of course, if I were Scott Wiener, I’d be all, “Man, I don’t even own an aging silver Nissan.” Or something. But no, he simply ignored this situation.

Or I would have taken these incidents as a wake-up call. And then have gotten a volunteer to drive me to my daily engagements.

But no – so here comes well-known KRON-TV’s Stanley Roberts, of People Behaving Badly fame:

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Now this sitch here I don’t understand, you know fully:

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Perhaps Scott Wiener should clear things up for us, you know, explain what his issues are here. (IDK, maybe somebody stole his Nissan and then parked it here – who knows. Or maybe he was so busy texting that he doesn’t really know what he’s doing IRL anymore.)

But why would such a sanctimonious “urbanist” even own a car in the first place, in Frisco of all places?

“W: What I will say is my perspective is neither the SFMTA or SFPD takes double-parking seriously. And I don’t say that lightly. I’m a fan of both agencies. I work with them. I believe SFPD and SFMTA are committed to Vision Zero. There are some really good people within SFPD who do want to see it happen. But double parking is one area where both agencies have just failed… it’s private automobiles, it’s taxis, it’s garbage trucks… it’s an unending situation. They cause traffic jams, they block Muni, they block the bike lane, it undermines our entire transportation system and makes our streets more dangerous. It is one of my significant frustrations.”

Scott Wiener – sell your car or get a driver.

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Western Addition Sidewalks Endorse “DEAN PRESTON FOR D5 SUPERVISOR”

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

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If Eric Mar’s “Tech Tax” is a “Job-Killing Measure,” Then Why Did Former Mayor Gavin Newsom Sign a Very Similar Tax into Law in 2004?

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

Here you go, the News of the Day:

3 SF supervisors move to put tech tax on November ballot By Emily Green

And here’s the reaction:

I am appalled at the political vindictiveness of this proposed measure,” said Alex Tourk, a spokesman for San Francisco Citizens Initiative for Technology and Innovation, a coalition of tech companies.

Supervisor Mark Farrell called it “the worst idea I’ve heard in months.”

Deirdre Hussey, spokeswoman for Mayor Ed Lee, called it a “job-killing measure.” She added that the measure “upends the grand bargain” made between business and labor that ultimately led voters to eliminate the payroll tax in 2012.

And let’s note that:

[District One Supervisor Eric] Mar’s proposal would deem stock option compensation when a company goes public as taxable payroll.

All right, all I’ve done so far is simply read the news to you. But now let’s travel back to a time when former Mayor Gavin Newsom, another Right-Of-Center Willie Brown Appointee Who Somehow Ended Up Mayor, signed into law the very same 1.5% stock options tax. So put on your white shoes and dance the blues – it’s Pillsbury, bitches:

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On February 19, 2004, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom approved recent changes to San Francisco’s Business Tax ordinance adopted by the Board of Supervisors on February 19, 2004. These changes become effective March 20, 2004, 30 days after signing by the Mayor.

…the amendments also contain significant changes such as … including stock options in the definition of payroll expense.

So, was Gavin Newsom’s stock options tax a “job-killing measure” back in 2004 the way the same tax is being portrayed here in 2016?

That’s my question – I don’t know how ppl would answer.

But I’m thinking that if this 2016 proposal gets enacted and you’re a “tech* company,” whatever that is, going IPO in Frisco will cost you millions, just as Gavin Newsom wanted back in aught-four.

So that means that Gav was a job killer, right?

*What’s a tech company? IDK. What’s a pit bull?

Read Your Mail and Then Conclude: Striving Politico Josh Arce is EVIL! – Let’s Take a Look

Friday, June 3rd, 2016

Well, he is spending big money to get your vote. So far, so good:

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Hi Josh. You kind of look like Angry Tom Cruise, or Angry Tony Robbins, or Angry Gavin Newsom, just saying. Anyway, well, yes, he’s in the big right-of-center political faction, so yes, he’s going to be backed by realtors, sure. And he’s an Airbnb booster, sure. But I think “evades” is a bit strong here. Implies illegality, IMO. Do we know that? Moving on…

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…to this. Yes, he’s prolly going to be a lot more tolerant of the SFPD Police Officers Association than the typical Friscan. And oh, Ed Lee is unpopular these days. (I’ve never seen a photo like this with Our Appointed Mayor used negatively.) And yes, if you’re going to be in Frisco’s dominant political faction in 2016, you’re going to be getting a lot of money from Developers, so that’s fair enough:

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So that’s it. Josh Arce is EVIL, or not, your choice…

Supervisor Aaron Peskin’s Electric-Yellow Electric Convertible Spotted in North Beach

Thursday, April 21st, 2016

This ride has about 47 pieces of Aaron flair:

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(Hey, remember when longtime Republican Ron Conway said that giving a lot of his money to support the appointed D3 incumbent might cause a “backlash?” Good times.)

I’m not sure if this car is for the last election or the next one…

A Tale of Two Recent Photos: Distracted Driving – Supervisor (and “Urbanist!”) Scott Wiener(?) + SFMTA PCO + Uber Driver with Handicapped Placard

Monday, April 11th, 2016

Let’s start with Future Senator and Current Urbanist Supervisor Scott Wiener, you know, if this from KevMo is accurate.

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I know why someone Living In America would own a car, but it’s surprising to see a sanctimonious Urbanist operating one. Is this aging Nissan his car? Wow. Does Jane Kim do this? IDTS.

Moving on, to this. Some deets on the PCO here and now onto the Uber driver. Uh, what’s he doing? Is he holding a phone up high so his eyes can easily switch back and forth from his device and The Road Ahead? IDK. And hey, what would be a nicer gift for an Uber Lyft driver than a handicapped placard? I’ve never seen this. Gee, I bet that really cuts down on the parking hassles one might have Ubering about Frisco.

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Anyway, this is How We Live Now in 2016

The Pro-Bernie Sanders “BernBus” (Metaphorically) Runs Out of Gas at the Fell Street DMV, San Francisco, California, USA

Monday, March 21st, 2016

You know, metaphorically:

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California doesn’t really have much input on presidential elections (and even this year, we participate more by giving money, rather than by voting). If only Bernie had had more fuel in the tank…

All the deets.

A Pro-Development “Takeover” of Our Local Sierra Club: When Playing the WOMEN CARD Reveals a JOKER, Named Donald

Friday, December 18th, 2015

Well, here’s your news:

“Sierra Club SF election and cyber bullying: this is our story, told in our own words. …”

Oh, OK.

But wait a sec – let’s hear more about this group, from our Paper of Record:

“One of its members, real estate agent Donald Dewsnup, is the engineer of the attempt to take over the executive committee. He joined the Sierra Club in February…”

(It’s A Man’s World, After All)

Now what’s the phrase again, cyber bullying? Let’s Google That! Let’s Google:

DONALD DEWSNAP CYBER BULLYING

Ah, the first hit, from Disney VICE:

Why Are Redditors and a Cyber Bully Trying to Take Over San Francisco’s Sierra Club?

So, who’s the cyber bully now?

Hey, do I care if our Local Sierra Club Chapter goes pro-developer? Nope, not really. Not at all, actually.

But this campaign goes Beyond The Pale, so YELLOW CARDS for all.

Sorry.

And oh, these kinds of process complaints, this amount of whinging before the election has ended, make me think developers will have to try try agin to “take over” our Local Sierra Club Chapter.

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Turns Out That You Can’t Win a District Election by Handing Out Cooking Oil in Chinatown – An Unforced Error

Friday, November 13th, 2015

Here’s the scene some ten days after November Election Day, 2015:

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You’d think Ron Conway would have enough money to clean up quickly after losing an election…

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…but you’d be wrong.

Somebody should go out into the field and remove any last vestiges of this failure.

“Per witnesses, Conway said, “Well, I think we heard it pretty clear from the mayor. We’d better not have anybody here give to Aaron Peskin, or there’ll be problems with Ed Lee.” Conway then purportedly confided that he had contributed heavily to swamp David Campos’s 2014 assembly run, but feared that if he did the same for Christensen, it would bounce back on both of them. Conway then allegedly informed the assembled movers and shakers that they must pony up for Christensen. He would in turn make them whole by giving to their preferred causes.”

Wow, Look at How Proud San Francisco Firefighters are About Supporting Our Annual Stripper Club Christmas Toy Drive – And Look, Airbnb!

Thursday, November 5th, 2015

Get up to speed here and then try to see who’s sponsoring this year’s shindig here. These days, our local SFFD union doesn’t seem all that proud of this Christmas tradition at all:

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And check it, from our local Paper Of Record last year:

Firefighters, strip clubs’ holiday connection seen as odd, sexist, by Heather Knight, December 15, 2014.