If you want to see this ad from before, click here.
Anyway, here’s how one of the ads looks now – riiiiiip:
Here you go, do a simple Bing* or Yahoo* Search for this phrase:
“gun control? I could care less”
(And by that, Ronny meant (you know, idiomatically speaking) he could not care less.)
Or I should say he did not care less, as it seems he’s evolved on the topic of gun control. To say the least. Here he is a few years later:
Who knows what he really thinks…
Believe it or not.
The old pink-tannish boat house at Lake Merced:
All right, stroke, stroke, stroke…
Sam: What regiment was that?
Spence: The 22nd Special Air Service.
Sam: What’s the color of the boathouse at Hereford? [repeats]
Spence: I don’t like your attitude.
Sam: What’s the color of the boathouse -…
Spence: Fuck off!
Sam: What’s – -you got the gun. I’m unarmed. Do something. Go ahead. Do something. DO SOMETHING.
[Spence spills the coffee cup and Sam subdues him]
Snoop Youth Football League? News to me.
Plus, an “auction of Snoop Dogg’s paintings?”
Tonight’s soiree should be quite an event.
All the deets:
“MEDIA ADVISORY: SNOOP DOGG, JOE MONTANA, RON CONWAY, DR. ROBERT “BIKO” BAKER & MORE COME TOGETHER TO DISCUSS GUN VIOLENCE
Leaders from Tech, Music, Sports, and Politics Support “No Guns Allowed”
Program at SF Press Conference on May 29
Special Guests Include Mayor Willie Brown, MC Hammer, Hall-of-Famer Ronnie Lott, Swimmer Diana Nyad and more
San Francisco, CA – May 28, 2014 – Entertainment icon Snoop Dogg, NFL Hall-of-Famer Joe Montana, sf.citi founder Ron Conway and Executive Director, League of Young Voters Education Fund, Dr. Robert “Biko” Baker, will be the featured hosts at a May 29th benefit to raise money and awareness of the “No Guns Allowed” campaign. Other special guests to attend include former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown, recording artist MC Hammer, Hall-of-Famer Ronnie Lott, swimmer Diana Nyad, and more.
The evening will be kicked off by a press conference discussing gun violence solutions, followed by a live auction of Snoop Dogg’s paintings and other exclusive items to benefit both the “No Guns Allowed” initiative and the Snoop Youth Football League.”
Ever more deets, after the jump
Well, gee, this is new.
First of all, I’ve never seen the SFPD driving around in one of their new-fangled Ford Taurus POLICE INTERCEPTERS*
And second of all, I can’t recall seeing the SFPD using handheld radar guns pointed out the rolled-down window of a radio car,** in all my years.
An officer “likes” his Kustom Signals Directional Talon Radar Gun, pointed southward on Masonic Boulevard over the Labor Day weekend:
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A bystander on one of the gratuitously super-wide sidewalks of Masonic said that this cop using radar on this street was, “an outrage, an illegal outrage.”
Which I don’t think is true, actually.
The SFPD has said for a long time it uses radar for speed enforcement, but its spokespeople are cagey about it, I don’t know why.
Now I’ll tell you, this scene was south of Fulton (which of course has a much higher maximum speed (35 MPH at least in the Richmond)), compared with Masonic’s 25 MPH) betwixt Hayes and Grove and most of the speeding goes on north of Fulton, in the hilly area south of Anza, where there are just two signals and they are more or less synced.
Anyway, in a land where we can’t put up proper cell phone towers, the police are allowed to point radar guns at you from cars.
*Which is just a ridiculous name for a car. Intercepter actually can mean something in a military*** setting, but using the term for a regular old police car is 100% marketing. How about “heavy-duty” or “police special” instead, Ford, you know, for your ugly, ugly big-on-the-outside, small-on-the-inside Taurus?
***Yes, the US Coast Guard is a branch of the military, the smallest branch, AAMOF.
I’ll tell you, I drive and ride through this area on a regular basis, and nobody messes with me.
And when I say “high-rent,” I mean the cheapest studio available these days is going for $2000 per month ($1995 Sharp studio in an attractive 1907 Victorian (lower pac hts)) and that’s on a so-called “traffic sewer” street waaaaaaaay too close to the projects.
Anyway, here it is, courtesy of the the Ocean Beach Bulletin, 16 hours of Lower Pac Heights:
“On 08/17/13 at 11:30pm, the two victims were walking on Bush near Divisadero. One of the victim’s was looking at her cell phone for directions when they were suddenly approached by the suspect. He pulled up his sweatshirt and showed them that he had a gun in his waistband and told the victim to give him her phone. The victim complied and the suspect fled south on Divisadero St. He was described as a black male, 20-25yrs, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.
On 08/18/13 at 12:40am, the victim was walking on Scott St towards California and noticed the suspects on the opposite side of the street. The suspects then crossed over to the victim with one suspect in front and the other behind. One of the suspects pulled out a handgun and demanded the victim’s phone and the victim complied. The suspects fled east on California St. One suspect was described as a black male, wearing a dark jacket and black pants. The other suspect was a Hispanic male, 20-22yrs, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and black pants.
On 08/18/13 at 2:37am, the victim was walking on the 3400 block of Sacramento St and was approached by the suspect. The suspect pointed a handgun at the victim and demanded his property. The victim handed over his backpack which contained his laptop, along with his phone and wallet. The suspect then fled to an older model tan vehicle which fled north on Walnut St. The suspect was a black male, 20-25yrs wearing a navy colored sweatshirt and had short dreadlocks.
On 08/18/13 at 4:35pm, on the 1700 block of Broderick, the four victims were taking pictures of each other when the two suspects approached. The first suspect was smiling and the victims were going to ask them to take a photo of them. One of the suspects suddenly grabbed one of the girls from behind and pointed a handgun at them. He said “this is no joke” and demanded all of their phones. The other suspect grabbed one of the phones from the victim’s hand while the other two victims handed their phones over. The suspects then fled east on Pine St. One suspect was described as a Hispanic male, 25yrs, wearing a black pea coat and a white baseball cap with a black brim. The other suspect was a black male, 26yrs, with a “buzz cut” hair style, wearing a dark coat and dark jeans.”
This kind of thing is much less likely to happen to people who are driving, biking or transiting by, IMO.
All the deets:
“Captain’s Message – Richmond Station Officers are leaving no stone unturned as we work to arrest offenders responsible for a series of robberies in the area bordering Divisadero to Presidio and Sacramento to Geary Blvd. Officers and Investigators are working with bordering districts saturating the area to apprehend these criminals. Our team has been interviewing witnesses, reviewing surveillance video and comparing notes with our neighboring districts in search of these persons. We continue to ask that you pay attention to your surroundings, walk with your head up and not be distracted by your mobile devices. Also we are able to track your phone if it is taken and has not been turned off, so please remember your password to your application.”
Here is part of the real poster for The Other Guys, a lesser effort from Will Farrell, a buddy-cop comedy from 2010.
See? He’s a nerd cop with a Prius police car but now he’s shooting a gun:
Now, via SF Weekly, here’s the MUNI bus ad version of that ad, ’cause Guns Is Bad:
SO the SFMTA don’t like guns. Check.
But here’s the latest bus ad from MUNI, showing what, an IDF soldier bayoneting a Palestinian youth with an Uzi or something?
I’ll tell you, I’m curious to see how MUNI censors the ads for the next buddy cop action comedy to come out of Hollywood.
In the meantime. everybody should buy guns!
Lots and lots and lots of guns.
She’s wrong ’cause the SFPD’s handguns from SIG-Sauer (and others similar) are simple handguns and are not assault weapons.
Here’s the proof. Let’s say this SFPD officer drew his Grateful Dead-stickered gun before arresting somebody. People would say that the cop drew his gun or pointed his handgun at the suspect, something like that.
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People would not say that the cop drew an “assault weapon,” would they?
Ergo, the simple police-issue handguns carried by the SFPD are not assault weapons even though they’d be covered under DiFi’s assault weapons ban legislation.
Oh what’s that, Gentle Reader, you object? Well, sustained. I’ll concede your point, whatever it is.
But my point is that the simple police-issue handguns carried by the SFPD are not assault weapons even though they’d be covered under DiFi’s assault weapons ban legislation.
Perhaps she should call it the Assault Weapons and Simple Handguns Bill instead?
I now shall exit your Orwellian sausage factory, you know, to head on back to the real world.
But first, here’s what an actual SFPD-issued assault weapon looks like:
All the deets:
“In January, Senator Feinstein will introduce a bill to stop the sale, transfer, importation and manufacturing of military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition feeding devises.
Following is a summary of the 2013 legislation:
A pdf of the bill summary is available here.
So, starting next year, openly carrying guns will no longer be allowed in CA.
But katana [刀 ]? Well, that’s totally wide open:
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