Posts Tagged ‘pregnant’

Sam Singer: “Master of Disaster” or Master of the Pregnant Denial – Comparing Shoplifter Mary Hayashi and Domestic Violencer G Chahal

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

All right, let’s check in with some recent clients of San Francisco-based Singer Associates, Public Relations, Public Affairs.

But first, let’s review some vocab at the Wiki:

“A negative pregnant (sometimes called a pregnant denial) refers to a denial which implies its affirmative opposite by seeming to deny only a qualification of the allegation and not the allegation itself. For example, “I have never consumed cocaine while on duty” might imply that the person making the statement had consumed cocaine on other occasions, and was only denying that they had done so while on duty.”

See how that works? Let’s get to cases:

Mary Hayashi: I did not shoplift $2,500 worth of goods”

Gurbaksh Chahal: I didn’t hit her 117 times

All right, if you add up the leather pants and the other stuff Mary Hayashi took out of that store in Union Square, I think the total is $2400-something.

And if you looked at the video of Gurbaksh Chahal, wouldn’t you see punches and kicks and whatever making up the total that the SFPD is alleging?

So what’s the point of all this? Is this what “crisis communications” is all about?

Of course I don’t know what Sam Singer or whoever says to earn all that money, but how about this instead for his numerous clients:

YOU ARE ONE SICK PUPPY – WHAT’S THE MATTER WITH YOU? WHY DON’T YOU FESS UP AND WE’LL SEE ABOUT GETTING YOU THE MENTAL HELP YOU DESERVE?

How about that?

Anyway, it sure seems funny that both these convictereenos came up with the same “clever” kind of denial.

And what do you think, Gentle Reader, do you think that these crises were properly “managed?”

Just asking.

The Best Royalty-Free Stock Photo Ever: “Baby’s Pilot” – This One Has It All – But Who On Earth Could Use This Shot?

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

I know not

The Pregnant Goldfish of Japantown’s Highly-Rated Hotel Kabuki, Your Full-Service Hotel West of Van Ness

Friday, June 24th, 2011

It’s tough for a hotel in San Francisco to get four Yelp stars but Joie de Vivre’s Hotel Kabuki has attained that, so that’s something.

Anyway, here are some of the fish they have downstairs outside – Koi and goldfish, I’m guessing:

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HOTEL KABUKI
Japantown, San Francisco Hotel – Home of O Izakaya Lounge
Hotel Kabuki is a premier Japanese-style hotel in San Francisco with a western touch. With its prime Japantown location and unique blend of Eastern and Western influences, Hotel Kabuki offers calm and serene accommodations and ambiance.

Hotel Kabuki’s décor elegantly balances the refined beauty of the East and West. Guests will experience a sense of place that reflects both historic and worldly Japantown as well as the pulse of San Francisco. The hotel’s location is central to shopping, dining, university and medical center businesses and entertainment, including a new Sundance film theater complex and a choice of music venues within walking distance.

Head Up Eddy Street Far Enough, and You’ll Get to Lone Mountain College, the Place that Kicked Out Suzanne Somers

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

As you espy that grand palace at the top of Trader Joe’s Hill west of Eddy and east of the Avenues, you think Poor Suzanne Somers* – she got kicked out of San Francisco College for Women (nee Lone Mountain College for Women, nee San Francisco College for Women) for getting preggers back in ’64.

What a different world it was back then.

At the top of the hill, the Lone Mountain Campus of the University of San Francisco:

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*Now you kids don’t remember Suzanne Somers but here she is back in the day, the PG-13 version (oddly Photoshopped, for some purpose), and then here’s the R-rated Full Monty, though it looks more like something from an especially joyful mammogram, which she probably could have used at the time as she’s now a breast cancer survivor. Speaking of which, don’t “have a discussion with your doctor” when you turn 40 ladies, just demand your mommygram, that’s it, no discussion needed, to Hell with any federal task force.

Mayor’s Office vs. Towleroad.com – Prop 8 Ruling Delayed to Avoid Riots?

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

Now let’s see if we can get today’s Prop 8 timeline straight here. This morning, this bit went up on the Azire Times:

“Our source tells us that the [CA Supreme] court has now decided to push pack the ruling for another week or two fearing the ruling would inflame tensions if it ruled on the same date. He said, “‘tensions are running high and the court was asked to move date of ruling.’”

Fair enough. After that, came this “exclusive” from Towleroad.com”

Exclusive: SF Mayor Gavin Newsom Asked Court to Delay Prop 8 Ruling
Confidential sources close to San Francisco City Hall told Towleroad’s Corey Johnson that the California Supreme Court was prepared to release its opinion on Proposition 8 tomorrow,
but decided to delay the ruling after a call from Mayor Gavin Newsom.

Newsom reached out to the Supreme Court and asked them to hold off releasing their decision so it did not coincide with the White Night riots,” said our source.

After that, came this:

              STATEMENT FROM NATHAN BALLARD
               COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR, MAYOR GAVIN NEWSOM

“Today a website posted an item that quoted a false allegation from an unnamed source: “Mayor [Gavin] Newsom reached out to the Supreme Court and asked them to hold off releasing their decision so it did not coincide with the White Night riots.”

“This allegation is not true. We have asked the website to correct the item immediately.”

Is this last statement a “pregnant denial“? Seems a little skimpy, anyway. Is this whole thing a big deal? 

Only Time Will Tell. 

Does the anti-Prop 8 crowd look the rioting type?

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