Don’t really get this one.
I thought the Olague / Rose Pak crew was going for a Heath Ledger Joker look, but that was just my imagination:
Anyway, it’s the word on the street, being illegally posted about D5 as you are reading this…
Oh, well, here’s the whole thing, or at least all of the back of the mailer.
(When they say Shell Oil, what they mean is Shell Energy North America.)
Now, why did the dumb-clucks who made this ad decide to pick the world’s most solar-powered gas station?
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I don’t know, because they don’t know what they’re doing?
NB: Your bad cosmetic surgery fools nobody. People laugh at you when your back is turned, you know, at those benefits ‘n stuff. Perhaps just aging gracefully is a better, safer option?
This is how they do it, with a flyer in the mail talking about how Christina Olague and Julian Davis support giving nearly $20,000,000 a year to Shell Oil.
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Now, is that true?
But it appears that Christina Olague and Julian Davis have run afoul of a few PG&E-loving Bay Area billioniares, et uxes.
Now, I’d call this cabal Conway/Coates, but they, and I’m seriously, call themselves:
“San Francisco Women for Accountability and a Responsible Supervisor Opposing Christina Olague 2012.”
So that’s SFWFAAARSOCA 2012 for short, sort of.
Here’s Tim Redmond’s take:
But hey, do you see the orange skies up there, right where the heads of the progressive D5 front-runners have been Photoshopped?
Hey, I know, let’s take Linda Voight and Photoshop her into a shot of the Great PG&E Pipeline explosion of San Bruno.
I see dead people:
Now doesn’t she look evil?
I think so.
Sorry Lyft. It turns out that it’s Uber what’s “revolutionizing personal transportation” these days. See below.
All right, now back to Uber. I think they’re legal now. Good for them!
(But Virgin, please don’t let San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee find out about the whole “Silicon Valley’s Airline” thing – you know, he’s having a bad year.)
“Virgin America Hitches A Ride With Uber: First-ever Uber Frequent Flyer Partnership Offers A Seamless, Connected Travel Experience From Ride To Roll - Silicon Valley’s Airline Offers Elevate® Frequent Flyer Benefits to New Uber Users
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept.12, 2012 — Virgin America, the award-winning California-based airline, announces today that it has partnered with Uber, the company revolutionizing personal transportation, to offer Virgin America’s Elevate® frequent flyer program members the ability to earn Elevate points when they complete their first ride with Uber. As of today, Elevate frequent flyer members who are new to Uber can sign-up (on the Uber website or through the Uber app) with their Elevate membership number and will be awarded 800 Elevate reward points upon completion of their first Uber ride. To celebrate the partnership, as of today, Virgin America and Uber will also be giving one winner a week a free domestic roundtrip on Virgin America and $500 in Uber ride credits until October 2, 2012. More information on the “Ride with Us, Roll with Uber” sweepstakes*, official rules and other details are available at: http://vgn.am/VXuber
“As two companies known for looking at ways to improve and reinvent the travel experience, we’re pleased to partner with Uber to offer travelers a new option for ground travel that fits their busy, connected lifestyles,” said Luanne Calvert, Vice President of Marketing at Virgin America. ”Our new partnership with Uber provides our frequent flyers with a more connected, seamless travel experience – from the air to the ground.”
The latest partnership with Uber offers Virgin America’s tech-forward guests more options for ground travel during their business trip or leisure getaway. Uber harnesses the latest technology to provide an innovative on-demand car service that is unique in the marketplace. Since its launch in 2007, Virgin America has grown a passionate following of flyers for its topnotch guest service and unique amenities. The airline’s Elevate frequent flyer program was among the first U.S. loyalty programs to offer dynamic reward pricing – with the ability for guests to redeem reward points for any unsold seat – on any flight, at any time. Earlier this summer, Virgin America announced a suite of enhancements to its Elevate program – including new Elevate Gold and Elevate Silver status levels with a host of traveler perks and enhanced social rewards for virtual check-ins. Elevate program details can be viewed on the airline’s website at: www.virginamerica.com/elevate“
And then, all hail VA, etc, after the jump
Hey, check it, from Richard Zitrin, a professor at UC Hastings and of counsel to San Francisco’s Carlson, Calladine & Peterson:
Now here’s my viewpoint:
State Bar Disaster Team Doesn’t Overreach.
There we go, now it’s even-Steven.
Actually, our State Bar should have a DC-3 on standby so that its disaster team could more quickly parachute into places like Richmond CA, you know, just like D-Day, you know, When Disaster Strikes.
Actually, our State Bar wants people like attorney Nick Haney to call the whaaaaaaaaambulance, to complain about how the State Bar street team is just like the Waffen-SS. It sends a message to all the others.
Keep on keeping on, State Bar Disaster Team!
PS: Oh BTW, exactly zero people were hospitalized due to the latest Chevron refinery fire / explosion / incident. So the chances of any one person garnering “hundreds of thousands of dollars” from watching soot zoom up thousands of feet into the troposphere are, similarly, exactly zero.
This new tax is a done deal.
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In the Financh, not too far from the official recruiting station on Davis near Broadway:
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Remember, “BRING IN THIS FLYER FOR A FREE GIFT!!!”