1. Here’s your challenge – find anybody at Plumpjack Squaw Valley Inn who isn’t white white white.
2. And what are we supposed to be looking at here?
See these guys? They’re like twins!
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Oh, but there is a difference. Only one of these twins can tell you the exact make and model of the “product” in his hair – the other one has more important things to worry about in Life. Let’s ask to make sure. Which one of these Vanilla Ices said this when asked about hair care?
Here’s Gavin Newsom pre-rehab
And here he is during rehab:
And here he is from just last week, post-rehab – the first two minutes are all you need to look at:
See any difference?
Why does he smile when he’s mad? I’m getting a little Jack Nicholson, a little Jesse Pinkman kind of a feel from him sometimes.
Why does he touch his nose, what does that mean?
Here’s the news from yesterday:
And here’s the scene in Mid-Market yesterday.
From left to right: Jr. lackey, sr. lackey, lovely assistant, Man in Black (seen pointing across the street towards the current site of the Market Street Cinema strip club), and black Chevy Tahoe limousine:
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I’m not saying that these people are from the McFarlane Partners, but this is what it looks like when real estate people visit the open-air halfway house known as the Twitterloin.
Anyway, we won’t be seeing as many of these people in the future since there’s nothing left to buy.
How long did this era last?
Two or three years…
But San Francisco-style neocorporatism lives on.
The headline says it all, but here’s the entire release:
“SAN FRANCISCO DISTRICT PTA LEADERSHIP AGAIN URGES STATE PTA TO MAKE A DUAL ENDORSEMENT ON PROPS 30 AND 38
San Francisco — The Second District (San Francisco) PTA leadership recommended in July a dual endorsement of state ballot measures, Propositions 30 and 38, to the California State PTA after hearing from PTA members across the City that funding education was a high priority. At that time, the State PTA held its “Yes” on Prop 38 and voted to approve a “Neutral” position on Prop 30.
In light of recent public polling and campaign dynamics with both initiatives, and again with the encouragement of its members, the District PTA leadership is re-recommending the State PTA take a “Yes” position on Prop 30 to add to its current “Yes” on Prop 38 at the State PTA Board of Managers Meeting October 27.
It is critical that education be funded at a higher level, or at the minimum, maintain current funding in order for all of California’s children to be prepared to be successful in college, career and life. Either Prop 30 or Prop 38 must pass for this to happen. The District PTA also strongly encourages both campaigns to refrain from negative messaging about the other to increase the possibility that at least one measure will receive the required 50% + 1 votes.
Prop 30 would prevent further cuts to K-12 public schools and higher education funding through an increase of around $6 billion per year for 7 years to the state’s general fund budget. Prop 38 would increase funding to K-12 schools, early education and school bond debt payments by $10-11 billion per year for 12 years. Prop 38’s increase in funding would greatly mitigate the result of state education budget cuts of over $20 billion statewide and the laying off of over 40,000 educators over the last three years alone.
For a comparison of both propositions go to http://www.edsource.org/
Image Photoshopped slightly, courtesy of the Gavin Newsom for
Governor Lt. Governor campaign
But I’ll tell you, the People of the State of California are not going to follow them.
Hey Molly, if you’re so great, why don’t you just give all your inherited money to the California Teachers Association no strings attached?
You know, instead of driving over the cliff with Prop 30 stashed in the trunk?
*In a Porsche paid for by Daddy, of course.
[UPDATE: According to somebody who ought to know, this is not what a Lt. Gov. motorcade looks like these days. So, my bad.]
I don’t know, why are the lights on on these CHP prowlers?
To make the people inside feel good?
Looks that way.
I mean, this is the entire motorcade, so it’s not like cross-traffic is being stopped or anything.
I mean, don’t you want to be kind of low profile? Oh, I see, you feel that not enough people pay attention to
you, so everybody stare at me while I ride to the Starbucks?
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IMO, our California Highway Patrol shouldn’t always do what
the Lt. Gov VIPs want.
But here’s why it’s generally in the interest of the CHP to patronize electeds.
(Oh, and next time you roll through town, CHP, in addition to the flashing lights, you should honk your horns and activate your sirens, like every minute. Hurray!)
So today’s the day of the big ceremony with elements of the single-party state known as the People’s Republic of China announcing some kind of trade deal with the City and County of San Francisco.
So let’s check the international news. Seems as if the Chinese Navy recently went down to the Philippines to establish a new “city” called Sansha. I think it was yesterday.
“Beijing’s planned deployment of a military garrison to Sansha brought a swift response from President Aquino. He said, “If someone entered your yard and told you he owned it, would you agree? Would it be right to give away that which is rightfully ours?” Protesters hold banners while chanting slogans during an anti-China protest along a street in Hanoi, July 22, 2012. Vietnam has also criticized the establishment of Sansha, calling it “serious violation” of Hanoi’s sovereignty over the Paracel and Spratly chains, which it claims as part of Danang city and Khanh Hoa province respectively.”
Here’s a map of territorial claims in the oceanic area betwixt Vietnam and the Philippines. Do you see which county is farthest away? That’s right, it’s China. And do you see which country has the biggest claim? That’s right, it’s also China. Why is that?
Historically, other countries have had imperial ambitions in this part of the world, of course. But these days it’s all China all the time.
Is that a good thing?
Now let’s hear from Chinese Consulate advisor / Mayor Ed Lee advisor Rose Pak – perhaps she could shed some light:
“When asked what message she would like to convey to the Chinese government, Pak said, “On what moral ground do we have as United States citizens lecturing what China should do when our own President would drum up falsehoods and bomb Iraq back to the stone-age, killing several hundred thousand innocent Iraqis.”
“Look at all the problems in the world, (they) are all created by Western countries with their phony-baloney moral standards,” Pak added.”
I don’t know, could be.
He was hanging out at an area Starbucks the other day, gesticulating wildly, and that attracted attention of nearby Safeway shoppers, who assumed that this blacked-out SUV with waiting driver was his driver.
I mean, Gavin is obsessed with Hollywood, of course, and Hollywood just loves blacked-out SUVs, so who knows.
Ford Excursion Limited with 6. 8 liter V-10 engine:
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Hey remember when he was running for Governor and he said that Californian Democrats needed to vote for him in order for us to head in the “right direction” and not the “wrong direction” and the wrong direction person referenced was Jerry Brown?
And remember when Jerry Brown was on AM radio and he was asked about a idea of literally racing against Gavin by climbing up the stairs of a 50-story building and Jerry Brown declined by challenging Gavin to an IQ test instead (and in this way mocked Gavin’s high double-digit IQ)?
Hey, whatever happened to Gavin? What’s he up to these days?
Apparently Gavin Newsom is back in town today to talk about “green” taxicabs, which is sort of funny since his whole life has revolved* around the oil industry. [Cough, PlumpJack, cough.] But anyway.
Let’s take a look at back when Gavin was Mayor, on a day in 2010 just after Mssrs. Matier and Ross broke the news connecting Gavin with an investment in Transocean back when it owned the Deepwater Horizon oil drilling rig.
Les mise-en-scene, Howard Street. What you’re seeing here is Gavin’s former ride (a gas-powered SUV with monstrous 6.0-litre engine) next to some mayoral types and some San Francisco Chronicle people in an off-the-record excloo interview:
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And here’s Gavin raging at Matier and Ross* over this story. Let’s listen in, shall we?
“…YOU GOT ME DOWN THERE IN THE GULF…” “…WITH ALL THIS OIL COMING UP…”
Now he’s saying all this while waving his arms up and down in unison, pantomiming the out-of-control oil gushing up from the floor of the Gulf of Mexico.
Isn’t that funny?
From left: Gavin, Gavin’s engorged carotid artery, Andrew Ross, and SFGov security staring down the barrel of my camera lens through a pair of Foster Grants:
This was for tout le monde to hear right in front of Moscone Center West.
Now isn’t that funny?
*And continues to revolve.
**Phil Matier wasn’t on the scene, but you know, it’s been the team of Matier & Ross for as long as I can remember.
I’ll tell you, I don’t think I have ever seen the flames of a crackpipe IRL, but Bluoz has, certainly.
“Congratulations to Mayor Ed Lee for winning the mayor’s race.
November 10, 2011, from the Ed Lee-Randy Shaw-Mid-Market-special-project-corrupt-Twitterloin-tax-area
4 more years of this – yay,
Yep, he ‘get’s it done’ all right”
Marinello School of Beauty betwixt Sixth and Seventh:
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