Looking west from the 101:
Ten miles and 12 minutes to the north, looking west from the 101
Shouldn’t they point in the same direction?
As seem from Hippie Hill:
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Now, let’s hear from the peanut gallery:
“If I could give it zero stars, I would. This location is synonymous with trash, drug abuse, and a family unfriendly environment receiving literally hundreds of police calls. McDonalds HQ should shut it down or clean it up as it gives all McDonalds a bad name.”
So I can understand how SFMTA MUNI DPT SFBC puts up GO GIANTS! and GO BULLS! (the local hockey team) and even GO 49ERS!, but what about ads for teams that aren’t even in the towns that MUNI serves like GO WARRIORS! and, indeed, GO RAIDERS!
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So what’s next?
Will Ed Reiskin put up FAIR HARVARD?
Will Ron Conway have something put up like “We Stand With Boston?”
The point is that MUNI doesn’t have any standards, it just puts up whatever it wants for whatever reason.
Of course, this year we saw a lot of EQUALITY FOR ALL during Pride so why not next year have something like “HOUSING FOR ALL?”
So asks blogger Mike Petrelis and the B.A.R.
(BTW, when MUNI spokesmodel Paul Rose says something like, “I will be sure to include your request for consideration,” what he really means is FUUUUUUUUUCK YOUUUUUUU, GO TO HELL..)
We’ll just have to wait and see how this one goes…
They’re trying, I’ll give you that.
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Yeah, I don’t know….
You know, if I dropped out of an Ivy to start up a transportation app in Frisco, I think I’d offer an Android version, you know, for the 79% of the world what rolls that way.
But that’s just me.
Anyway, they’re not per se illegal from the get-go, and that’s so unlike a lot of Ron Conway*-type startups what litter the 415 these days, so they’ve got that going for them…
*Hey, did Ron Conway really try to improperly intervene with SFGov over the parking spaces near Pinterest HQ? Ooh, that’s pretty cheesy, RC!
Here it is, up at the top of Alamo Square:
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Tell me, who on Gaia’s Earth would think that dull-witted Christina Olague would be a good person to represent District Five? I mean, why would you pick a Run Ed Run chair to represent the district that so strongly favored John Avalos for Mayor just a short while ago?
Perhaps Christina Olague was picked by Ed Lee and Rose Pak to represent Ed Lee and Rose Pak? And now Willie Brown is on board as well?
Now take a look here at what’s littering the Western Addition these days. That’s right, it’s Olague lit, routinely dumped by her workers.
This is what happens when a non-profit forces people to do work that they, fundamentally, don’t want to do:
They’ll dump their lit that you give them, that’s what they’ll do.
(Nobody said buying popularity would be easy, huh?)
Cf. the campaign of Julian Davis:
The volunteers for Julian actually seem to care.
Let’s see here, California 1942:
And let’s see here, California 2012, specifically Clay Street, Saturday, September 15th, 2012:
You see that? You see “GTFO JAPS” (Get The Fuck Out, Japs)?
Even more charming.
(How many of these are the easily-cowed Ed Lee stencil voters of 2011? Mmmm…)
Oh, here’s the headline:
But one problem with that is that name of the islands is Senkaku. Check it and see. And another problem is that Japan “took over” these isles in the 1800′s.
And with all this talk of ancient history, let’s talk about today. Look at who’s claiming all of the South China Sea, even parts that are extreeeeemely close to the Philippines:
That’s right, it’s China. (Look at that red line – it’s like a giant tongue, I drink your milkshake.)
Now let’s check in with Rose Pak, the Reverend Bacon of San Francisco. Here she is from a few years back:
I’ll tell you, that Bluoz is Everywhere You Want To Be, Twitterloinwise.
As here, where he’s the first to publicize the brand new police station on 6th Street betwixt Market and Mission:
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You see, it’s “Coming in 2012,” which, of course, is actually already here right now so I guess that’s one way of saying OPENING SOON.
Will this place be more like a koban or more like an actual real police station?
We’ll see, soon enough.
Bon courage, SFPD! You have your work cut out for you.
This here is the Google Maps StreetView view of where District 5 Supervisor Candidate Julian Davis was living* last year.
Do you see the signs for John AVALOS for Mayor? They’re all over the place:
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Hey, didn’t D5 go for Avalos over Ed Lie** two to one? I think so.
Hey, didn’t Christina Olague actively support Ed Lie OVER John Avalos, the second-place finisher?
So how can she say she’s a “progressive?” She’s a Progressive Sellout, sure, but not a progressive, not anymore, not if you start off as a Green Party member and then go Democrat and then cross the aisle and work for the San Francisco Repulican Party’s choice for Mayor for the sole reason of getting appointed as District Five Supervisor after Ross Mirkarimi won the Sheriff’s race?
Hey Christina, is Ed Lee a progressive too? Oh really? Then what do you call John Avalos?
Hey Christina, if you’re a progressive, then why don’t any progressives endorse you? You ever think about that? Have you seen this one:
“District 5 supervisorial candidate Julian Davis is emerging as the progressive standard-bearer in that competitive race after today receiving the endorsements of a trio of top progressive politicians: Sups. John Avalos and David Campos and attorney Matt Gonzalez, the former board president, mayoral candidate, and D5 supervisor.”
So, yes Christina, you’re more progressive than London Breed, the other person Mayor Ed Lie considered appointing. But he appointed you for a reason. He appointed you to vote as you please on whatever small, picayune issues that you want, but to vote with him on the votes that he really cares about.
That’s what makes you a sellout. You’re using your sort of hippy-dippy background to try to fool the voters of D5.
*I thought that this address might be his HQ and I wanted to see if the building was residential or commercial. Turns out that his HQ isn’t around yet but it will open up at 10AM this Saturday in the Lower Haight area, possibly at the location of the former Vapor Room, anyway, somewhere around there.
**Everything that man says is a lie. He doesn’t know how not to lie anymore. Check it. “Quite candidly…?” “Quite frankly…?” That’s what he says right before he tells another whopper.
I’ll tell you, there are lots of reasons why it’s easier for the SFPD to hang out in the Mid-Market during the morning hours to hand out tickets to errant drivers (mostly tourists who don’t know to look for motorcycles in the rear-view when proceeding inbound at 10th and 6th) and cyclists.
But those SFPD cops on Harley-Davidson and BMW motorcycles, the “bucketheads,” well, pretty much all they do is hand out tickets. It’s their primary function (you know, when their not escorting Obama or Romney around.)
So, perhaps, this stop isn’t part of a specific enforcement action. Perhaps it’s just regular old enforcement on Market Street.
But it’s rare to see.
The evening drive, heading outbound on Market at Fifth / Cyril Magnin. The detained cyclist looked turbo pissed at his (what I assume to be) $25-goes-to-$388-with-the-court-fees-and-whatnot citation:
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I’ll tell you, the places where the SFPD likes to hand out tickets to cyclists are on the south side of Market during the morning drive and on the Wiggle route in the Lower Haight.
Seeing them giving tickets on outbound Market is a novel thing for me, just saying.