Posts Tagged ‘miller’

NIYFY! Twin Peaks NIMBYs Say Hell No to Miraloma Park Man’s Dream of a Front Yard Wind Turbine

Monday, August 16th, 2010

Dude wants to put a Skystream 3.7 windmill turbine in his front yard on windblown Teresita Boulevard*, but area NIMBYs are having none of that. They’re saying Not In Your Front Yard. The whole concept “irks” them, you dig? It’s stiring up debate is what it’s doing.

Comes now the San Francisco Coalition of NIMBYhoods to rain on one Nathan Miller’s parade. They’re basically calling him stupid here:

Whereas existing turbine windmills were not designed for residential City use, and exceed in height and width the appropriate scale for a San Francisco residential neighborhood and delivering only a fraction of the promised power because sufficient vertical and horizontal clearance is impossible in nearly all residential neighborhoods in San Francisco;”

Why would anyone want to live in an area with such emotional no-nothings in charge of things?

Anywho, here’s what backyard windmills look like these days:

Oh well. A complete list of the windmill-haters making up one of the hundreds of coalitions about town, after the jump.

The fact is, this friction
Will only be worn by persistence
Leave out conditions
Courageous convictions
Will drag the dream into existence

*Fell is just a “street” with four lanes in one direction, but single-lane Teresita, which winds it’s way through the bucolic suburbs of the 415, is a “boulevard.” Go figure.

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The No on Proposition 16 People to Hold an Anti-PGE, Pro-CCA Victory Party on Thursday

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

From Rebecca Bowe comes the news of  the No On 16 Victory Party / Workshop / Awards  Show. You are welcome to celebrate the recent loss of Proposition 16 at an afternoon event coming Thursday, August 5, 2010.

Check it:

NO on PROPOSITION 16
CAMPAIGN VICTORY WORKSHOP
VOLUNTEER HERO AWARDS and
CELEBRATION PARTY
AUGUST 5, 2010

Merchants Exchange Building
Julia Morgan Ballroom
465 California Street  San Francisco

AGENDA OUTLINE

1:00-1:30 p.m.            Registration Check-in

1:30 p.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks

VICTORY WORKSHOP

1:45-2:45 p.m. The Campaign        The Victory

  • Moderator: Nancy Miller Panelists :John Geesman; Gale Kaufman; Jim Pope

3:00-4:00 p.m. The Ongoing Challenges of Obstruction

  • Moderator:  Jim Metropulos Panelists: Ross Mirkarimi; Mark  Toney; Jeff Shields

4:15-5:15 p.m. The Future: Common Ground for CCA and Public Power?

  • Moderator: Cynthia Wooten Panelists: Charles McGlashan; Paul Fenn; Renata Brillinger; Dave Room

4:15-5:15 p.m. The Legal Team: Litigation, Regulation and Support

Panelists:        Matt Jacobs; Ann Trowbridge; Dennis Herrera

** Ample time will  be provided for Q&A, participant statements

VOLUNTEER HERO AWARDS and PARTY

5:30 p.m. Delicious  Buffet        Libations         Talk & Play

6:30 p.m. Volunteer Hero Awards Presentation         Mark Toney

Music  and Party!

REMEMBER                NO COST TO ATTEND                        IT’S FREE

Please distribute to your lists!

Beer Kickball is Now All the Rage in Golden Gate Park

Sunday, June 14th, 2009

Look at these boozehounds playing beer kickball in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park.

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Tecate, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Coors and Miller Genuine Draft are all utilized on the field of play.

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(Stupid men. How juvenile! Is this why our grandfathers fought the Second World War, and spent their weekends on the Jersey shore? I think not.)

All the womenfolk were merely spectators at this point in the bucolic bacchanalia. One was seen holding a can of nonregulation Pepsi.

Here are the rules of Beer Kickball Club:

  • Don’t talk about Beer Kickball Club.
  • Don’t talk about Beer Kickball Club.
  • A beer must be in-hand at all times during gameplay (i.e. while fielding and batting).
  • Dropping your beer while batting or running the bases results in an automatic out. This does not apply if your beer is intentionally knocked out of your hand.
  • If a beer is dropped by a fielder, the base runner may not be called out until the fielder reclaims his/her beer.
  • A beer check may be performed on an individual of the opposing team at any time. If the beer is found empty, game play will stop and the player must chug a full beer. If the player with the empty beer happens to be a batter/base runner, the player will be ruled out.
  • What’s next, Beer Hooverball? Heaven Forfend.

    “I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion of never playing beer kickball than a white male who hasn’t lived that life.”

    SFPD Crackdown on Up Your Alley Fair 2009 is Due to ZombieTime Photo Essay

    Thursday, April 30th, 2009

    Per writer Matthew S. Bajko, the SFPD is pointing to photos from famous Berkeley-based zombietime website as evidence that things got a little out of hand at last year’s Up Your Alley Fair in the SoMA area. From today’s copy of the Bay Area Reporter:

    “The fair promoters are the ones who have to take charge; this is their event. If they don’t run it properly, they will not be having it again,” said SFPD Lieutenant Nicole M. Greely, who oversees street closure issues for the police department’s Southern Station. “If this event doesn’t go well, we can’t continue to approve their permit unless it is safe for everyone involved.”

    So it looks like this event will be on double secret public probation for 2009 at least.

    A photo from ZT (ID’ed incorrectly as ZombieReport.com in the B.A.R.) used to show that Miller Beer  / MillerCoors/ SABMiller advertising last year was subdued compared to prior years:

    Here’s a link to the somewhat-NSFW, somewhat censored version of Zombie’s report on UYAF ’08. How this all will shake out in 2009 Remains To Be Seen.

    The Up Your Alley Fair will be held on Sunday, July 26, 2009 from 11AM to 6PM. The fair is located in San Francisco’s South of Market district on Dore Alley between Folsom and Howard Streets. We expanded to the adjoining block of Folsom Street between 9th and Juniper Streets and on to Tenth St. in 2008 to give the crowds some breathing room.

    San Francisco’s Disney Family Museum is Mostly Finished on the Outside

    Friday, March 13th, 2009

    This is how the new Walt Disney Family Museum will look on the outside when it opens sometime later this year in the Presidio. Not too radical, huh?

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    This is the view from the back – a modern-looking infill can be seen:

    More details:

    See you there when it opens sometime in 2009.

    The Walt Disney Family Museum is Coming Soon to San Francisco’s Presidio

    Saturday, February 21st, 2009

    Well, they’ve been working on it for a while but it looks like you’ll get your chance to visit The Walt Disney Family Museum at the Main Post of the Presidio sometime at the end of the year.

    Here’s a sneak peek, here’s an extended sneak peek. And learn about all sorts of rumors you’ve never heard before here.

    The construction scene from last year. Was Building 104 in the worst condition of all those in the row of barracks? It’s in the best shape now, anyway. Click to expand:

    That’s the outside, here’s the plan for the inside.

    See you there at the opening.

    The Ecologically-Minded Animals of Golden Gate Park

    Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

    Great Blue Heron spotted this waterlogged Coors Light Beer can floating just ‘neath the surface of the Wildfowl Pond at San Francisco Botanical Garden at Strybing Arboretum in Golden Gate Park and then lunged at the Silver Bullet as if it were something edible. Then all the water drained out of it [cue sad trombone]. Poor little feller.

    (Now this was a few years back – could the aluminum can have come from a rowdy pre-ING Group era Bay to Breakers? There’s no way to tell.)

    Maybe we’ll be counting on animals more and more to keep GGP clean?

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    Anything’s possible.

    Poor little feller.

    OMG! No More Sparks Brand Alcoholic Energy Drinks for California!

    Thursday, December 18th, 2008

    Well, it had to happen, sooner or later. First, let’s get up to speed about Sparks (whoops, that official MillerCoors website got taken down, try this cached version instead.) So Sparks, created by S.F.-based beverage marketing firm McKenzie River Corporation on 1160 Battery, is:

    “a caffeinated alcohol beverage, one of the first such beverages. Its active ingredients caffeine, taurine, ginseng and guarana are common to energy drinks; however, its additional focus on alcohol is not. Its packaging states a 6% alcoholic content by volume. Its flavor is similar to standard energy drinks such as Red Bull, Monster Energy, and Rockstar, with a tart, sugary taste.”

    Sounds good so far, right? Well maybe not, as some teens run into trouble when they maybe look at Sparks’ “juvenile web site” and then get “hyper and drunk at the same time.”

    Say good-bye to getting loaded and showing off your orange tongue in the minivan: 

    Sisters doing it for themselves. Click for full-on girl power, courtesy of rOOkrOc

    Comes now, City Attorney Dennis Herrera, representing the City and County of San Francisco, plus the entire State of California to make a deal with MillerCoors to stop selling Sparks (as it exists today complete with energy stuff plus alcohol) by January 10, 2009. Read all the deets after the jump, or here on CA Attorney General Jerry Brown’s website.

    MillerCoors can take out the caffeine, taurine, etc. if they want to but Sparks, as you know it, will soon be no more. What will the Examiner’s Caffeine Examiner Big Red Boots (srsly, ”Caffeine Examiner“) think aboot that, eh? And don’t even ask what the Examiner’s Civil Liberties Examiner and Ayn Rand fan JD Tuccille (srsly, “JD“) will think about this, because you can already figure it out.

    What will become of the ”Sparks Girls“ and “Sparkitects“?

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    Sadly, there’ll be no more orange-lipped photos (aka Sparks Mouth) on Flickr from Sparks virgins and no more Sparks-related sexy MySpace-style poses on the Net. It’s all gone.

    The Center for Science in the Public Interest says YES! And of course, Nintendo’s Mario says “let’s a go!”

    What do you say?

    Details after the jump.

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    Just What Golden Gate Park Needs: Billboards!

    Sunday, August 24th, 2008

    Hey look what was parked on JFK Drive in Golden Gate Park, soon to become a National Park, during Opening Night of the 2008 Outside Lands music festival. That’s right, it’s our old friend, the Do It Outdoors MGD Beer rolling billboard.

    Except this time, it wasn’t rolling. It was parked in the same place for what seemed to be hours, emergency blinkers clickety-clicking away.

    From Wisconsin with love:

    Which is worse:

    1. A rolling billboard driving around one block over and over again on the streets of San Francisco?

    or

    2. A rolling billboard parking in the same place for a long time in Golden Gate Park?

    Does the Miller Brewing Company, maker of beer with “fruity, hoppy undertones” per its yuppified website, know how its product is being promoted over here?