Posts Tagged ‘kesha’

Governor Jerry Brown Vetoes the Bill That Would Have Banned “Texting While Cycling” in California

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

I’m still a little hazy on that AB28 bill that Governor Jerry Brown just decided to veto, per the KQED News Fix.

Anyway, forget about it, it’s history. So, it won’t be specifically illegal text while riding a bike in CA, AFAIK. That doesn’t mean you can’t get cited for doing just that, cause there’s lots of other ways the cops can get you.

I was all set to look into this sitch, but that won’t be necessary now.

So, Rage on, Ke$ha!

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Here’s part of the text of the bill, the latest version available:

“Section 21213.5 is added to the Vehicle Code, to read:
21213.5.

(a) A person shall not ride a bicycle while using an
electronic wireless communications device to write, send, or read a
text-based communication.

(b) As used in this section, “write, send, or read a text-based
communication” means using an electronic wireless communications
device to manually communicate with any person using a text-based
communication, including, but not limited to, communications referred
to as a text message, instant message, or electronic mail.

(c) For purposes of this section, a person shall not be deemed to
be writing, reading, or sending a text-based communication if the
person reads, selects, or enters a telephone number or name in an
electronic wireless communications device for the purpose of making
or receiving a telephone call.”

And here’s some legislative analysis:

While the dangers of using electronic devices while driving are
well-documented
, this bill additionally extends the reach of

current law by proposing a prohibition against bicyclists using
a handheld phone or text messaging. Although such behavior by
bicyclists is clearly irresponsible, poses an obvious and
substantial danger to themselves, and puts pedestrians, runners,
and other bicyclists at some risk, it pales in comparison to the
specter of a two-ton steel-and-glass vehicle moving at 60 miles
per hour with the driver’s attention focused on a device on his
or her lap. Hence, there clearly is a lesser urgency in
deterring such behavior by bicyclists. Nevertheless, as the
bill establishes a comparatively small fine ($20 to $50) with no
penalty assessments and no assignment of driver violation points
for bicycle violations, one might judge these provisions to be
more educational in nature than punitive.”

OMG, It’s Kesha at the Warfield! Twitterloin Fashion, Sidewalk Death Metal Opening Act, and a Smoky Bus Ride

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

Well, isn’t that nice? These suburban gals waiting in line early, early, early got all dolled up for Ke$ha. See?

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(You don’t see this kind of scene too often in the Mid-Market, despite what you might think after watching this video from Tawain what makes fun of San Francisco corruption and corporate welfare.)

Mayor Edwin Lee kowtows to Biz Stone:

Moving on…

The gals in the much shorter V.I.P. line were not exactly enamored with this loud, loud, loud two-man death-metal band…

…but Warfield staff didn’t seem to mind:

And, even though part of the SoMA’s on fire, Yet Another Kesha Bus made it through the smoke and into the Twitterloin, safe and sound:

Hurray!

OMG, Ke$ha Plays the Warfield May 4th!

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

It’s Kesha!

This event will finally put the 415 on the map.

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Get your tickets right here from the scalpers on Craigslist. (Were these tickets sold out before they went on sale? Probably. In other news, Forrest Gump the movie ended up losing money – that’s Hollywood for you…)