An arresting ad from The Richmond:
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First City Hall was all like this.
Like a week ago:
But now it’s all like this:
See the diff?
Doesn’t it look something like the flags of Mexico, Italy and/or Ireland?
Speaking of Ireland, hated Republican billionaire Ron Conway can trace some of his roots back there, right? So maybe he called up weak-willed* Interim Mayor Ed Lee with some lighting ideas.
It’s not impossible.
Like remember when Republican billionaire Ron Conway got caught trying to improperly influence SFGov over the issue of street parking spaces near the offices of Pinterest? And then he lied about it?
And these days he “declines to state” whether he’s a Republican or not?
You know, if I were straight white male Republican billionaire who was willing to spend millions to buy political influence to make San Francisco more Republican I’d be all, “Gosh darn it, I’m a straight white male Republican billionaire who is willing to spend millions to buy political influence to make San Francisco more Republican!”
You know, direct, instead of, I don’t know, weaselly.
Oh, this just in, here’s a vote for Italy.
*“We talked in your office a couple of weeks before you entered the race and you confided in me that you didn’t want to run, but that Rose Pak and Willie Brown were putting a lot of pressure on you to run and you didn’t know if you had the strength to resist them.”
Now back in the day, a place like the Little Shamrock on Lincoln in the Inner Sunset would be hopping on Saint Patrick’s Day, but tonight didn’t seem all that bustling at all. Mind you, the place was full, but it didn’t seem as busy as in years past.
Click to expand. Back in the day, pre-recession, you’d have a crowd of a hundred or so on the sidewalk in front of LS waiting to get in on “Shamrock Night.”
The same could be said for the Irish-type bars in the Inner Richmond District as well. The Plough and Stars, Abbey Taven, the Bitter End and the like on Clement and Geary just didn’t seem to be all that busy.
See you next year.
President Mary McAleese, that “ever popular Irish lady,” kicked off her week-long West Coast tour by entertaining a huge crowd gathered at the University of San Francisco this morning. (Which is great ’cause if there’s one thing this city needs more of, it’s Irish attorneys!)
All kidding aside, President McAleese was warmly received by the audience at cozy U.S.F.
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