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Posts Tagged ‘Gavin’
“Take Your Gentrifier To Work Day” – Son of Foreman Dons Helmet to Learn All About Real Estate Inflation in Mid-MarketWednesday, July 31st, 2013
He looked to be all of ten years old:
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A lil’ history lesson for the lil’ tyke:
Finally, Some Activity at the Former Poleng Lounge on Fulton Near Masonic in the NoPA Western AddtionWednesday, May 1st, 2013
Whether it’s to open something new or to hunker down until better times I don’t know.
Anyway, it used to be like this but now it’s like this:
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Mid-Market Promise: “SHOPPING PLACE” – Mid-Market Reality: “SLEEPING PLACE” – Twitter Loin Update 2013Thursday, January 3rd, 2013
Hey Twitter! You’re worth $20 billion now or something?
So why not pay your share of your fucking taxes now? You know, pay them assuming the Newsom tax of 2004 is still in effect. You remember him, right? That Al Jareera correspondent and Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom who signed the “job-killer” Twitter tax into law less than a decade ago? (If you need help on figuring the details, I’ll provide it no prob. And yes, before he was against the Twitter tax, he signed it into law. But then a few years later he used a certain building for his campaign HQ for free ‘n stuff. Can you guess which one, Twitter? Hint: It’s a big boxy thing in the Twitterloin!)
Or, in the alternative, why not just cut a check for $20 million (or $50 million) and send it off to San Francisco’s General Fund? Wouldn’t that be more effective than the half-assed $2,000,000 Supervisor Jane Kim slush fund that was supposed to be used to provide WiFi to all the Twitterloin by now? I think so.
What’s that, no you say? No? OK, well, instead, why not just come out and say that you don’t support the unnecessary MUNI bus Twitter Line betwixt the Twitter Building and CalTrain? At least that would save us some money, right?
San Francisco’s Twitterloin Enterprise Zone, Market Street sidewalk near 6th Street, 2013:
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Most people in San Francisco don’t want you here, Twitter.
Microsoft: Not Evil
Amazon: Not Evil
Google: Not Evil
FaceBook: Evil, from the beginning
Instagram: Started off not Evil but Evil now.
Twitter: Started off not Evil but…
Early Book Review: “Citizenville” by Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom – It’s “Angry Birds for Democracy” – I’m SrslySunday, December 23rd, 2012
Oh, so Gavin Newsom “wrote” a book what’s due to be released early next year?
And the ghostwriter did so much work on it she gets her name on the cover too? Delicious.
Now, here’s Gavin Newsom’s brief dalliance with San Francisco politics, in a nutshell:
Multiply that by 1000 and that was what he accomplished here.
So it’s a little humorous to read the blurb below about how great Mayor Gavin Newsom was, you know, when he was here.
Of course, he moved on up to Marin County with his kids a few years back.
Hey, remember this from 2007?
“…a quote from
@GavinNewsom, speaking to SF parents in 2007: “Please stay in SF and don’t move to Marin!”
What a jackass.
Anyway, here it is.
(Please note the critique of the Willie Brown administration.)
(And note the nonsensical Angry Birds reference.)
(And note the claim of “amazing results.”)
“By integrating democratic government with cutting-edge American innovation, the lieutenant governor of California charts a bright future for open-source America
Citizenville is the story of how ordinary citizens can use new digital tools to dissolve political gridlock and transform American democracy. As social networking and smart phones have changed the way we communicate with one another, these technologies are also changing our relationship with government.
In a world where people can do anything at the touch of a button—shop, communicate, do research, publish a blog, transfer money—government cannot keep functioning in a twentieth-century mind-set. Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom explores the many ways in which technology can transform government and empower citizens: Opening up vast troves of government data, then letting people create apps to use them wisely. Harnessing the popularity of online games to establish a kind of “Angry Birds for Democracy.” Inventing new feedback loops so people can take active part in every facet of governing.
Drawing on wide-ranging interviews with thinkers and politicians, Citizenville is the first book by Lieutenant Governor Newsom. He broke new ground as the mayor of San Francisco, one of the most high-tech, experimental, and progressive municipalities in the nation. But when Newsom’s tenure as mayor began, he found that San Francisco was behind the likes of Estonia and South Korea in terms of digital governance. Newsom’s quest to modernize one of America’s most modern cities—and the amazing results he achieves—form the backbone of this far-reaching book.
Lieutenant Governor Newsom explains how the problems of twenty-first-century America are too big and too expensive for the government simply to buy solutions. Instead, we must innovate our way out. Just as the post office and the highway system provide public infrastructure to channel both personal and private enterprise—a platform upon which citizens can grow—so too could a modern digital government house the needs, concerns, information, and collaboration of an enlightened digital citizenry.
Citizenville shows that the only way Americans can secure their future is by reinventing their relationship to government, just as they have countless times before.”
Here’s the cover:
And here’s the early review: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
On It Goes…