Who will cut the chain for our long-delayed Bay Bridge when it reopens in a few days? IDK.
But the scene will look something like this.
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This is just part of the SFPD detail what follows Mayor Ed Lee about when he ventures into the corrupt Twitterloin.
As seen on Market Street at Sixth Friday AM:
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Do I think the SFPD is far too obsequious when dealing with San Francisco Mayors?
Do I understand why the the World’s Highest Paid Cops are that way?
Can you spell obsequious without IOU?
No. Try it.
Am I happy that the current appointed Mayor (appointed by handsome man-child Gavin Newsom (IQ: 95), who, of course, got his start into politics by getting appointed by WIllie Brown) doesn’t have the SFPD drive a god damn SUV to Montana or someplace on the taxpayer’s dime?
Am I happy that the current Mayor doesn’t treat the SFPD VIP security detail as kind of a personal motor pool, like when Gavin Newsom would get picked up at SFO in the GM hybrid SUV shortly after other elements of the SFPD chauffeured the then “First Lady” (which really isn’t the right phrase since she wasn’t even married to the Mayor at the time – she was First Girlfriend, let’s say, you know, at the time) to and from, I’m srsly, Quince restaurant in the stretched Lincoln Town Car?
Am I surprised to see that corrupt Randy Shaw* of the corrupt Tenderloin Housing Clinic (it’s budgeted for 95 million taxpayer dollars or something? All that for a clinic? Srsly?) isn’t lining up to hail our Dear Leader / WalkSF / SFGov right here?
Yes, a little.
And, does it look like WalkSF has taken a page from the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition right down to the exact amount of an annual membership and the highly similar official “____ To Work Day?”
And will tiny WalkSF feel pressure to endorse Ed Lee for Mayor the same way the SFBC did?
Hey Twitter! You’re worth $20 billion now or something?
So why not pay your share of your fucking taxes now? You know, pay them assuming the Newsom tax of 2004 is still in effect. You remember him, right? That Al Jareera correspondent and Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom who signed the “job-killer” Twitter tax into law less than a decade ago? (If you need help on figuring the details, I’ll provide it no prob. And yes, before he was against the Twitter tax, he signed it into law. But then a few years later he used a certain building for his campaign HQ for free ‘n stuff. Can you guess which one, Twitter? Hint: It’s a big boxy thing in the Twitterloin!)
Or, in the alternative, why not just cut a check for $20 million (or $50 million) and send it off to San Francisco’s General Fund? Wouldn’t that be more effective than the half-assed $2,000,000 Supervisor Jane Kim slush fund that was supposed to be used to provide WiFi to all the Twitterloin by now? I think so.
What’s that, no you say? No? OK, well, instead, why not just come out and say that you don’t support the unnecessary MUNI bus Twitter Line betwixt the Twitter Building and CalTrain? At least that would save us some money, right?
San Francisco’s Twitterloin Enterprise Zone, Market Street sidewalk near 6th Street, 2013:
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Most people in San Francisco don’t want you here, Twitter.
Microsoft: Not Evil
Amazon: Not Evil
Google: Not Evil
FaceBook: Evil, from the beginning
Instagram: Started off not Evil but Evil now.
Twitter: Started off not Evil but…
Oh, so Gavin Newsom “wrote” a book what’s due to be released early next year?
And the ghostwriter did so much work on it she gets her name on the cover too? Delicious.
Now, here’s Gavin Newsom’s brief dalliance with San Francisco politics, in a nutshell:
Multiply that by 1000 and that was what he accomplished here.
So it’s a little humorous to read the blurb below about how great Mayor Gavin Newsom was, you know, when he was here.
Of course, he moved on up to Marin County with his kids a few years back.
Hey, remember this from 2007?
“…a quote from
@GavinNewsom, speaking to SF parents in 2007: “Please stay in SF and don’t move to Marin!”
What a jackass.
Anyway, here it is.
(Please note the critique of the Willie Brown administration.)
(And note the nonsensical Angry Birds reference.)
(And note the claim of “amazing results.”)
“By integrating democratic government with cutting-edge American innovation, the lieutenant governor of California charts a bright future for open-source America
Citizenville is the story of how ordinary citizens can use new digital tools to dissolve political gridlock and transform American democracy. As social networking and smart phones have changed the way we communicate with one another, these technologies are also changing our relationship with government.
In a world where people can do anything at the touch of a button—shop, communicate, do research, publish a blog, transfer money—government cannot keep functioning in a twentieth-century mind-set. Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom explores the many ways in which technology can transform government and empower citizens: Opening up vast troves of government data, then letting people create apps to use them wisely. Harnessing the popularity of online games to establish a kind of “Angry Birds for Democracy.” Inventing new feedback loops so people can take active part in every facet of governing.
Drawing on wide-ranging interviews with thinkers and politicians, Citizenville is the first book by Lieutenant Governor Newsom. He broke new ground as the mayor of San Francisco, one of the most high-tech, experimental, and progressive municipalities in the nation. But when Newsom’s tenure as mayor began, he found that San Francisco was behind the likes of Estonia and South Korea in terms of digital governance. Newsom’s quest to modernize one of America’s most modern cities—and the amazing results he achieves—form the backbone of this far-reaching book.
Lieutenant Governor Newsom explains how the problems of twenty-first-century America are too big and too expensive for the government simply to buy solutions. Instead, we must innovate our way out. Just as the post office and the highway system provide public infrastructure to channel both personal and private enterprise—a platform upon which citizens can grow—so too could a modern digital government house the needs, concerns, information, and collaboration of an enlightened digital citizenry.
Citizenville shows that the only way Americans can secure their future is by reinventing their relationship to government, just as they have countless times before.”
Here’s the cover:
And here’s the early review: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
On It Goes…
I’ll tell you, there are two kinds of San Franciscans:
1. People who know / care about who the current Mayor is; and
2. People who think the Mayor of San Francisco is still Gavin Newsom or Willie Brown or Dianne Feinstein*
A third of the first group welcomes the new City Target store, a third doesn’t care, and a third opposes this corporate chain-store invasion, man.
And the second group? They either don’t care or they welcome this store.
Golfing for Gift Cards and Bullseye doggie dolls:
*Which you know, isn’t too far from the truth, IRL.
(Oh, which of the two groups listed above is larger? The second one.)
I, for one, welcome our new corporate overlords.
As does Charlize Theron:
Feel free to continue shopping online until October 14th.
(And hey, where’s our Masonic and Geary Target, when’s that one coming?)
See you at the City Target on the Second Sunday of October 2012!
Per Supervisor Scott Wiener:
“On Monday, 10 AM, I’ll be holding a hearing in City Hall to discuss our streetlights and the need to improve them & make them more reliable.”
I suppose he’s talking about stuff like this and this, but I wonder why Market Street looks like this at night lately, with all the street lights off from the Financh to troubled Mid-Market to the Twitterloin and beyond:
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(Hey, remember when our former man-child of a Mayor, that former scion, remember when he turned on a streetlight in the Twitterloin using his iPhone? Now, looking back, did that help at all? No it didn’t. Obviously not. But it made his day and he wanted to share. That’s what he thought was Governance. Oh well.)
Anyway, please, City Hall, turn off the dark.