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Embarcadero Center Employees are Now Cleaning Up the Justin Herman Plaza Bocce Ball Courts? Stickers Be Gone

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

This was the scene yesterday, with a man trying to remove pro-OccupySF stickers from the railing installed for the bocce courts recently installed for and by the rich, WASPy one-percent.*

The cops who have been patrolling this area for months were nowhere to be seen at this particular moment yesterday.

There are three stickers visible here. They have words like “war” and “cops” on them. The uniform badge says “Embarcadero Center Janitorial.”

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Apparently, Embarcadero Center / the Hyatt Regency Embarcadero Hotel have become clubhouses of sorts for anti-Occupy forces. Per the Counterpunch:

 “On two separate occasions, I saw cops assembled in the Hyatt and a couple of other nearby hotels. I was sent by our General Assembly to do recon so I buttoned my shirt up, took off my bandana and put on my best English accent.

“Walking with a confident stride toward the Hyatt, wary security and bellhops opened the door for me. I found the cops relaxing in a conference room.”

When oh when will the one-percent reoccupy this part of Justin Herman Plaza?

*This includes former Mayor Gavin Newsom, also a rich, WASPy member of the 1%. For some reason, a small, Eurocentric lawn sport project was Job One for him, back in the day.

How Many SFPD Officers Does It Take To Maintain the OccupySF Victory While Our Mayor is in China? A Whole Bunch

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

You’d have to hang out down by the foot of Market Street to see how many cops are still there “protecting” the bocce ball courts from the 1st Amendment during the year-end holidays of 2011.

What you’d see is lots and lots and lots of police. Preventing a Reoccupation appears to be Job One for the SFPD this last month of 2011.

Oh well.

An endless supply of idle Crowns Victoria, 24-7:

It’s a Trap! What the Site Proposed by the City Family for OccupySF Looks Like, Down at 15th and Mission

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

Well here’s the site proposed for OccupySF 2011 down at 15th and Mission.

It’s a death trap, it’s a suicide rap for OccupySF:


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Here’s the 411 from Luke Thomas from a few days back (in an article that also features Kat Anderson’s report from OccupyOAK):

“In San Francisco, Department of Public Works interim Director Mohammed Nuru revealed today City officials have offered OccupySF protesters an alternative location to setup camp.  Though Nuru would not reveal the exact location, we understand the location to be a lot on the west side of Mission Street between 15th and 16th streets.  A former school, the site has running water and bathrooms as well as classroom-type structures that could be used for organizational purposes. No word yet on whether OccupySF will take up the City’s offer but, we’re told, the offer has been accepted in good faith.”

However, word on the street is that it’s a trap.

Only Time Will Tell.

“Portrait Gallery: Faces of Occupy San Francisco” from KQED News Photo Intern Michelle Gachet

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Here’s your invitation:

“At KQED, we’ve found ourselves wondering, who exactly is still at Occupy San Francisco two months into the movement and several days before the Thanksgiving holiday. Hardcore activists? Homeless people who have found a welcoming community? Nine-to-fivers who have taken time off to support the Occupy movement? 

In an effort to find out, KQED News intern Michelle Gachet visited Justin Herman Plaza on Monday to capture portraits of some of the movement’s members and their environs. Take a look…”

Occupier Emma Stime, for one, and her sleepy pooch:

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Click on over to see the entire gallery.

Come meet OccupySF 2011.

What’s This? For the First Time Ever, San Francisco Chronicle Columnist/Writer CW Nevius Shows Some Backbone

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

Where the Hell did this come from? Long-time WillieBrownGavinNewsomEdLee lickspittle CW Nevius came up with this yesterday, on the topic of Mayor Ed Lee and OccupySF:

“…Lee lacks credibility. The tents were cleared out once on Oct. 8, and he let them come back. He was still saying there were no tents at the camp when the plaza looked like an Everest base camp. He said Tuesday that no action was planned, then his officers staged a raid in the wee hours Wednesday morning, taking down tents and arresting seven people. For someone who said he wasn’t going to run for mayor and then did, that sets off alarm bells.”

As a long-time scholar of Neviana, I can tell you that this is unprecedented. Which is not to say that CW would never criticize, let’s say, maybe, let’s say, a former Mayor’s incessant petulance, but those comments from back in the day seemed more of a tough-love, straighten-up-and-fly-right, we-love-you-so-this-is-an-intervention kind of thing, right?

OTOH, yesterday’s graf quoted above shows actual criticism of Mayor Ed Lee.

Here’s an artist’s conception of the vertebral column (backbone, spine) of CW Nevius. The red color shows the areas of suspected growth:

Of course, this nascent spine is probably sort of spongy like cartilage, like an elk’s antler’s in the springtime. But who knows, if this keeps up, C. W. Nevius could become a full-fledged vertebrate within a year or two.

Now, speaking of OccupySF, leave us review.

The first Mayor of the current 16-year-old administration, Willie Brown, popped up at Justin Herman Plaza to deal with a “leaderless group back in 1997. Willie was “disappointed” with their attitude.

Next thing you know, it was go-time, and a bunch of people from Critical Mass got arrested and their bikes got confiscated. (Willie wanted the City to destroy the bikes as punishment but some silly “fundamental right” got in the way of that idea.)

Now, as reported above, the third Mayor of the current 16-year-old administration, Ed Lee, popped up at Justin Herman Plaza to deal with a “leaderless group” back a few days ago. Ed was “disappointed” with their attitude.

Next thing you’ll know, it’ll be go-time, and a bunch of people from OccupySF will get arrested and their tents will get confiscated. Just you wait.

Beware the Mayor who pops in to visit your leaderless group, beware the Mayor who makes a field trip to your operation only to later report on the “disappointment” he purposefully came to experience.