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Posts Tagged ‘pregnant’
Sam Singer: “Master of Disaster” or Master of the Pregnant Denial – Comparing Shoplifter Mary Hayashi and Domestic Violencer G ChahalThursday, 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:
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?”
The Pregnant Goldfish of Japantown’s Highly-Rated Hotel Kabuki, Your Full-Service Hotel West of Van NessFriday, June 24th, 2011
Anyway, here are some of the fish they have downstairs outside – Koi and goldfish, I’m guessing:
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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 SomersTuesday, 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.
Amnesty International believes “Maternal Health is a Human Right,” so it’s holding a Maternal Health Town Hall meeting in San Francisco’s Main Public Library at 100 Larkin in Civic Center from 5:30 – 7:30 PM on Wednesday, April 14th, 2010.
Our SFPL sez: “Vita sine litteris mors est.” (Find this shield somewhere in the Richmond District.)
(That means either, “Give me learning, sir, and you may keep your black bread” or “Give a hoot, read a book.”)
All right, the commercial for the library is over. Here are the deets for the town hall. (FYI, show up early and consider RSVP-ing if you want a seat.)
Amnesty International Hosts April Town Hall Forums in San Francisco (April 14), Detroit and New York City on Crisis of Maternal Health in U.S. and Worldwide. International and Local Speakers to Focus on Campaign to Reduce Preventable Deaths of Women and Mothers
NEW YORK, April 7 — Amnesty International will host three special public town hall forums with its leaders from around the world and local partner organizations in San Francisco (April 14), Detroit (April 17) and New York City (April 19) to spotlight a new campaign to reduce preventable maternal deaths in the United States and worldwide. Urging the public to learn the truth about the world’s “missing mothers,” Amnesty International will host discussions with local maternal health experts and its national leaders from the United States, Burkina Faso, Peru, and Sierra Leone — countries where the human rights organization has launched campaigns to prevent unacceptably high rates of maternal deaths.
Following the recent release of its report, Deadly Delivery: The Maternal Health Care Crisis in the U.S.A., Amnesty International is asking the U.S. government to establish a national Office of Maternal Health to improve pregnancy and childbirth outcomes. The United States spends more than any other country on health care and more on maternal health than any other type of hospital care. Despite this, the United States ranks behind 40 other countries in the rate of maternal deaths, with 2 to 3 women dying every day and 34,000 pregnant women every year suffering “near misses” — where severe complications nearly cause death.
More deets after the jump.
“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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