Posts Tagged ‘reverend’

District Five Recovery: LONDON CALLING – “You think I give a fuck about a Willie Brown at the end of the day?”

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

All Hail London Breed:

You think I give a fuck about a Willie Brown at the end of the day when it comes to my community and the shit that people like Rose Pak and Willie Brown continue to do and try to controls things.  They don’t fucking control me – you go ask them why wouldn’t you support London because she don’t do what the hell I tell her to do.  I don’t do what no motherfucking body tells me to do.”

Hey, you think maybe she’s watchedYouTube, just a little?

(Hey, you know, the two times when Mayor Ed Lee did a little independent thinking since Willie Brown and Rose Pak got him appointed Mayor are when he appointed the fairly stupid Christina Olague to replace Ross Mirkarimi and when he advocated for the complete non-starter “stop and frisk program.”Perhaps he should just do what he’s told 100% of the time instead of 90% of the time?)

In any event, HERE COMES LONDON BREED:

And her boosters, including Renel in the Morning:

Kamala Harris, California Attorney General*
Rachel Norton, San Francisco Board of Education Member*
Netsanet Alemayehu, Fillmore Small Business Owner & Resident
Jarie Bolander, Past-President, North of Panhandle Neighborhood Association*
Gwyneth Borden, Commissioner, San Francisco Planning Commission*
Kimberly Brandon, Commissioner, San Francisco Port Commission*
Raven Brooks, Executive Director, Netroots Nation*
Reverend Amos Brown, Pastor, Third Baptist Church*
Juan Cerda, Board Member, Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club*
Francee Covington, former SFRA Commissioner* & Hayes Valley resident*
Sheryl Davis, Director, Mo Magic*
David Dupree, Member, Hayes Valley Neighborhood Association*
Roma Guy, Co-founder, The Women’s Building*
Margot Frey, Board Member, Alamo Square Neighborhood Association*
Melonie Green, Member, Lower Haight Merchants & Neighborhood Association*
Melorra Green, Member, Lower Haight Merchants & Neighborhood Association*
Richard Hashimoto, President, Japantown Merchants Association*
Andrea Jadwin, Co-President, Inner Sunset Neighborhood Association*
Mike Kim, former President, San Francisco Young Democrats*
Ted Loewenberg, President, Haight Ashbury Improvement Association*
Dr. Joseph Marshall, San Francisco Police Commission*
Larry Mazzola, Sr., Business Manager, UA Local 38
Larry Mazzola, Jr., President, Asst. Business Manager, UA Local 38
Renel Brooks-Moon, Broadcaster*
Sandy Mori, Senior Service Advocate
Thomas P. O’Connor, President, San Francisco Fire Fighters Local 798*
Lateefah Simon, former Executive Director, Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights*
Karen Weinstein, former Chair, Women’s Caucus of the CA Democratic Party*
Brenda Wright, Commissioner, San Francisco Retirement Commission*
Plumbers and Pipefitters, UA Local 38

Now, myself, I voted for John Rizzo.

But that’s just me.

Oh My! Kamala Harris and London Breed Both Oppose District Five’s Accidental Supervisor Christina Olague, a Sellout Progressive

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

California Attorney General Kamala Harris and future District 5 Supervisor London Breed: Whoa!

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Until London Breed takes over, District 5 will have to make do with Sellout Supervisor Christina Olague.

Uh, what has the Sellout Supervisor done lately, you know, asides from running the bogus Run Ed Run campaign for Ed Lee and then getting appointed by Ed Lee?

It looks like she spends time defending her decision to sell out and doing what Ed Lee tells her to do.

Is Christina Olague the stupidest Supervisor since, I don’t know, Michela Alioto Pier? It sure looks that way, so far.

Let’s let her articulate herself:

“…begins a conversation.

it’s just time to have a conversation about it.

So I think there needs to be a conversation

I think it starts a conversation

I’m willing to start the conversation

then it can start the conversation.

So I think the conversation will start”

Why would you make the same fucking point the same fucking way seven times in two minutes? I mean, unless you’re on meth or something.

Moving on…

Mmmm, let’s see here, when’s the last time a sitting San Francisco Supervisor lost election?

That’s right, it was just after the last time a Latina got appointed to the Board. Remember?

Anyway, here’s a partial list of the people who don’t approve of Christina Olague being the Sellout Supervisor:

Kamala Harris, California Attorney General*
Rachel Norton, San Francisco Board of Education Member*
Netsanet Alemayehu, Fillmore Small Business Owner & Resident
Jarie Bolander, Past-President, North of Panhandle Neighborhood Association*
Gwyneth Borden, Commissioner, San Francisco Planning Commission*
Kimberly Brandon, Commissioner, San Francisco Port Commission*
Raven Brooks, Executive Director, Netroots Nation*
Reverend Amos Brown, Pastor, Third Baptist Church*
Juan Cerda, Board Member, Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club*
Francee Covington, former SFRA Commissioner* & Hayes Valley resident*
Sheryl Davis, Director, Mo Magic*
David Dupree, Member, Hayes Valley Neighborhood Association*
Roma Guy, Co-founder, The Women’s Building*
Margot Frey, Board Member, Alamo Square Neighborhood Association*
Melonie Green, Member, Lower Haight Merchants & Neighborhood Association*
Melorra Green, Member, Lower Haight Merchants & Neighborhood Association*
Richard Hashimoto, President, Japantown Merchants Association*
Andrea Jadwin, Co-President, Inner Sunset Neighborhood Association*
Mike Kim, former President, San Francisco Young Democrats*
Ted Loewenberg, President, Haight Ashbury Improvement Association*
Dr. Joseph Marshall, San Francisco Police Commission*
Larry Mazzola, Sr., Business Manager, UA Local 38
Larry Mazzola, Jr., President, Asst. Business Manager, UA Local 38
Renel Brooks-Moon, Broadcaster*
Sandy Mori, Senior Service Advocate
Thomas P. O’Connor, President, San Francisco Fire Fighters Local 798*
Lateefah Simon, former Executive Director, Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights*
Karen Weinstein, former Chair, Women’s Caucus of the CA Democratic Party*
Brenda Wright, Commissioner, San Francisco Retirement Commission*
Plumbers and Pipefitters, UA Local 38

And what’s the response? This is just about the only thing she’s done so far. (Note which district the Gold Dust Lounge isn’t in.)

Anyway, Christina Olague will have trouble winning election this autumn.

Your Right to “Absolute Sex” is Guaranteed By the Moonies – “You Too Can Say ‘I Do’”

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

See?

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As seen on the Embarcadero, fka East Street:

But don’t laugh, they control the fish supply at your favorite sushi place, I’m srsly.

“In America, first you get the sugar,* then you get the power, then you get the women.”

*Or fish, maybe that works too.

Jesse Jackson Coming to UC Berkeley for Fred Korematsu Day – Sunday, January 30, 2011

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

InsideBayArea has the deets.

Korematsu vs. United States

Fred Korematsu Day in Berkeley

Come celebrate the first Fred Korematsu Day on January 30, 2011, at UC Berkeley’s Wheeler Auditorium. The program includes keynote speaker Reverend Jesse Jackson and spoken word artist Beau Sia, as well as tributes from Karen Korematsu and California Assembly Members Warren Furutani and Marty Block. There will also be a screening of the film, Of Civil Wrongs and Rights: The Fred Korematsu Story.

Fred T. Korematsu was a national civil rights hero. In 1942, at the age of 23, he refused to go to the government’s incarceration camps for Japanese Americans. After he was arrested and convicted of defying the government’s order, he appealed his case all the way to the Supreme Court. In 1944, the Supreme Court ruled against him, arguing that the incarceration was justified due to military necessity.

In 1983, Dr. Peter Irons, a legal historian, discovered key documents that government intelligence agencies had hidden from the Supreme Court in 1944. The documents consistently showed that Japanese Americans had committed no acts of treason to justify mass incarceration. With this new evidence, a legal team of mostly Japanese American attorneys re-opened Korematsu’s 40 year-old case on the basis of government misconduct. On November 10, 1983, Korematsu’s conviction was overturned in a federal court in San Francisco. It was a pivotal moment in civil rights history.

Korematsu remained an activist throughout his life. In 1998, he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, from President Bill Clinton. Korematsu’s growing legacy continues to inspire activists of all backgrounds and demonstrates the importance of speaking up to fight injustice.”

http://korematsuinstitute.org/korematsu-day/celebration/

(For a list of other Fred Korematsu Day events throughout the state, click here)

Join the Korematsu Institute in celebrating the first Fred Korematsu Day!

DATE & TIME
Sunday Jan. 30, 2011x
1:00pm-2:00pm: VIP reception
2:00-3:00pm: Main Program
3:00-4:00pm: General reception
4:00-5:00pm: Screening of the Emmy Award-winning film
Of Civil Wrongs and Rights: the Fred Korematsu Story (60 min)

LOCATION
Wheeler auditorium
UC Berkeley campus
Berkeley, CA

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
Wheeler auditorium is a 15-minute walk from the Downtown Berkeley Bart station. Click here for walking directions.

PARKING
Cal Performances does not offer parking validation for this event, but street parking is free in Berkeley on Sundays. For a list of parking lots near the UC Berkeley campus, click here. For more information about parking on campus, please click here.

SPECIAL NEEDS
Wheeler Auditorium is accessible to people with disabilities. The closest drop off point near Wheeler is the alongside South Hall (see campus map). From there, it’s a short walk up the ramp and into Wheeler.

TICKETS
$100 VIP tickets include: VIP reception + Program (and seating in VIP section) + General Reception + Film Screening
$25 Full Price tickets include: Program + General Reception + Film Screening
$15 Discount tickets for Teachers/Non-profit employees/Senior Citizens (65+) include: Program + General Reception + Film Screening
$5 Student tickets include: Program + General Reception + Film Screening

Tickets on sale now! Tickets available for purchase online, by phone, by mail and fax, and in person from Cal Performances. Tickets can be mailed to buyers or held at Will Call and picked up at Wheeler auditorium (not Zellerbach Hall) on January 30. Please buy your tickets before January 30. Though last-minute tickets will be available on the day of the event, purchases can only be made in cash.

Seating: VIP ticket holders will be able to sit in a VIP section of the auditorium. All other ticket holders are eligible for general seating, so please arrive early to find the best available seats!

Cal Performances
tickets.berkeley.edu
Phone: (510) 642-9988
Fax: (510) 643-2359
The Cal Performances Ticket Office is located at the northeast corner of Zellerbach Hall on the UC Berkeley campus.

Event web site: fredkorematsuday.org
Facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=117833281622710&num_event_invites=0
For questions, email info@korematsuinstitute.org or call (415) 848-7727

PROGRAM

Rev. Jesse Jackson

A keynote speech by the Reverend Jesse Jackson. The founder and president of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, Rev. Jackson is one of America’s foremost civil rights, religious and political figures. Over the past forty years, he has played a pivotal role in virtually every movement for empowerment, peace, civil rights, gender equality, and economic and social justice. In 2000, President Bill Clinton awarded Reverend Jackson the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor. Rev. Jackson has been called the “Conscience of the Nation” and “the Great Unifier,” challenging America to be inclusive and to establish just and humane priorities for the benefit of all. He is known for bringing people together on common ground across lines of race, culture, class, gender and belief. In 1999, Fred Korematsu was honored at the Rainbow PUSH Coalition’s annual awards dinner.

Karen Korematsu
Karen Korematsu, daughter of Fred Korematsu and co-founder of the Fred T. Korematsu Institute for Civil Rights and Education. Karen shares her father’s passion for social justice and continues to advance his legacy by helping the Institute with its development and outreach efforts and speaking at events around the country.

Beau Sia

A performance by spoken word artist Beau Sia. Oklahoma-born Sia was one of the original cast members in Russell Simmon’s Def Poetry Jam, which won a Tony Award in 2003. He has also appeared in It’s Showtime at the Apollo, HBO’s Def Poetry Jam, and the film Slam. He has published a book of poetry, A Night Without Armor II: The Revenge, and released two spoken word CDs, Attack! Attack! Go!and Dope and Wack.

Rep. Keith Ellison

A video message from Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison. Rep. Ellison is the first Muslim ever elected to U.S. Congress. He has represented the Fifth Congressional District of Minnesota in the U.S. House of Representatives since taking office on January 4, 2007.

Keith’s philosophy is one of “generosity and inclusiveness.” His roots as a community activist and his message of inclusivity through democratic participation resonates throughout the Fifth District. His priorities in Congress are: promoting peace, prosperity for working families, environmental sustainability, and civil and human rights.

Asm. Warren Furutani

California Assemblymember Warren Furutani, co-sponsor of the Fred Korematsu Day bill. Asm. Furutani was re-elected to the 55th District in 2010 for his second two-year term. Warren has over 40 years of experience and involvement in education and public service. He is also the chair of the Asian Pacific Islander American Legislative Caucus, which has ten members. In 2008, he authored Assembly Bill 37, which granted honorary college degrees to Japanese Americans whose education was disrupted due to their wrongful incarceration during World War II.

Asm. Marty Block

California Assemblymember Marty Block, co-sponsor of the Fred Korematsu Day bill. Asm. Block was elected in November 2008 to represent the 78th District, one of the most diverse districts in the county of San Diego. He is a former dean and retired professor at San Diego State University (SDSU). His passion on education issues, both at the K-12 levels and collegiate levels shows a strong regard for those who have little or no voice in the political process.

Sydnie Kohara

Emcee Sydnie Kohara is an award-winning journalist and co-anchor of the CBS 5 Eyewitness News Early Edition. She has served as an international correspondent and anchor for CNBC in London and Singapore. Kohara is no stranger to public service and community outreach. She was a political appointee under California Governor George Deukmejian, serving as Chief of Communications for the California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs. Kohara also helped found Camp CEO, a Girl Scout-sponsored retreat for at-risk teenage girls.

Jesse Jackson Returns to San Francisco – To Star at “Heart of SoMA” Benefit at Terra Gallery on October 26th

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

If you pony up enough of your hard-earned for the Ham Fam Center, you’ll soon be above it all chilling with celebs up on the 53rd floor of One Rincon, gazing at Sutro Tower almost eye-to-eye.

Like this, looking westward from Floor 53, 1RC:

Or, you can skip the VIP reception and just go to the Heart of SoMA 2010 benefit for less than 100 bones, your choice.

Heart of SoMA is:

Celebrating community in San Francisco’s SoMa District with a gala evening of music, dance, art and culinary discovery. Join us for a sensational evening of music, dance and art, complimented by creative culinary offerings from SoMa’s finest restaurants. Emcee Mary Murphy of “So You Think You Can Dance” will oversee the festivities, special guest Rev. Jesse Jackson will salute the community and introduce the efforts of Hamilton Family Center, the beneficiary of the event. Acclaimed musicians and champion dancers will entertain all night long. VIP dignitaries and patrons will have an opportunity to eat, drink and mingle with Rev. Jesse Jackson, Mary Murphy and other guests at a special reception on the 53rd floor of One Rincon Hill, San Francisco’s landmark residential tower from 5:30-7:30 p.m., Renowned jazz pianist Ricardo Scaleswill perform. Art Installation courtesy of ArtHaus. Heart of SoMa 2010 promises to be a memorable occasion capturing the spirit — and the heart — of San Francisco’s vibrant South of Market (SoMa) District.

 

See you there!

Heart of SoMa 2010:  fall’s premiere community event. Variety gala to feature Emcee Mary Murphy, entertainers and restaurants, as well as an appearance by Rev. Jesse Jackson — all to benefit Hamilton Family Center

SAN FRANCISCO (Oct. 12, 2010) – The big event happening this fall, Heart of SoMa 2010 promises to be a memorable occasion capturing the spirit – and the heart — of San Francisco’s most vibrant neighborhood. A sensational evening of music, dance and art, complimented by creative culinary offerings from the City’s finest restaurants, Heart of SoMa 2010 takes place Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010 from 7-10 p.m., at Terra Gallery, 511 Harrison St., in San Francisco’s South of Market (SoMa) District. 

Emcee Mary Murphy of Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance” fame will oversee the festivities; special guest Rev. Jesse Jackson will salute the community and introduce the efforts of Hamilton Family Center, the beneficiary of the event; and, acclaimed musicians and champion dancers will entertain all night long.  Hospitality sponsors include many of San Francisco’s most acclaimed new restaurants and nightspots including: Boulevard, Prospect, Epic Roasthouse, Waterbar, Town Hall, Fifth Floor, Chez Papa Resto, Thermidor and Bar Agricole, as well as exclusive wine sponsor Vezer Family Vineyards.

“The SoMa community has really come together to put on a one-of-a-kind variety spectacular,” said Charmane Crain, concierge at One Rincon Hill and spokesperson for the San Francisco Residential Concierge Association (SFRCA), which has rallied to help organize this event. “Terra donated the space, restaurants jumped aboard and other community leaders, residents and merchants have given generously to make this happen and support a good cause.”

Heart of SoMa 2010 will raise money to benefit the Hamilton Family Center (www.HamiltonFamilyCenter.org), which has been working for 25 years to end homelessness in the San Francisco Bay Area, and is the largest provider of shelter, eviction prevention assistance, rapid re-housing, youth programming, and support services for homeless families in San Francisco. 

All the deets, after the jump

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Do the Moonies Really Control the Bay Area’s Supply of Sushi Fish?

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

As always, You Make The Call. But the phrase “True World” is redolent of the “True Father” (Sun Myung Moon, the big guy himself), the “True Mother,” the “True Children” and on and on.

So check out these bits here and here about the Unification Church to give you something to think about the next time you see a True World Foods truck on the prowl making deliveries of delicious fish to your favorite sushi place.  

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As seen in San Francisco. Click to expand.