Here’s the “tradition” and here’s the 2016 version:
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Here you go, two recent political fliers:
A couple randoms on a flier say that Jane Kim doesn’t share their values, for better or worse, so fine whatever. That’s the English part.
But what about the Chinese part?
See the difference there?
Now I thought I could just drag this image into Google Translate for a second opinion but that don’t work. What do work, sort of, is simply pointing your phone at the Chinese characters, and then you get a translation like this:
And then the Google gives you a kind of summary.
Suffice to say, wouldn’t Scott Wiener want to disavow this kind of thing?
Oh, did I say “political fundraiser?” What I meant to say was event, or better yet, soiree. Never call a fundraiser a fundraiser – that’s the rule.
Anywho, what you do is start off by saying that the official bird of Frisco is no longer the California Quail, it’s the crane. The construction crane! (‘Cause you don’t know to call it a tower crane.) And then you laugh at your own “joke.” And then you blow a few dog whistles, you know, scary names like CHRIS DALY or AARON PESKIN afore you remind one and all how critical their “support” is to you and how, basically, all of us in this room are on the same team.
That’s how it works.
In closing, build, build, build.
Supervisor Scott Wiener’s Transportation Issue – Shamed by Stanley Roberts – Potential Senators Behaving Badly?Monday, September 12th, 2016
Obviously, Supervisor Scott Wiener needs a driver to squire him around Frisco (and the very small slice of San Mateo County what he pretends to actually care aboot these days, eh?).
Of course, if I were Scott Wiener, I’d be all, “Man, I don’t even own an aging silver Nissan.” Or something. But no, he simply ignored this situation.
Or I would have taken these incidents as a wake-up call. And then have gotten a volunteer to drive me to my daily engagements.
Now this sitch here I don’t understand, you know fully:
Perhaps Scott Wiener should clear things up for us, you know, explain what his issues are here. (IDK, maybe somebody stole his Nissan and then parked it here – who knows. Or maybe he was so busy texting that he doesn’t really know what he’s doing IRL anymore.)
But why would such a sanctimonious “urbanist” even own a car in the first place, in Frisco of all places?
“W: What I will say is my perspective is neither the SFMTA or SFPD takes double-parking seriously. And I don’t say that lightly. I’m a fan of both agencies. I work with them. I believe SFPD and SFMTA are committed to Vision Zero. There are some really good people within SFPD who do want to see it happen. But double parking is one area where both agencies have just failed… it’s private automobiles, it’s taxis, it’s garbage trucks… it’s an unending situation. They cause traffic jams, they block Muni, they block the bike lane, it undermines our entire transportation system and makes our streets more dangerous. It is one of my significant frustrations.”
Scott Wiener – sell your car or get a driver.
If Eric Mar’s “Tech Tax” is a “Job-Killing Measure,” Then Why Did Former Mayor Gavin Newsom Sign a Very Similar Tax into Law in 2004?Wednesday, June 29th, 2016
Here you go, the News of the Day:
3 SF supervisors move to put tech tax on November ballot By Emily Green
And here’s the reaction:
I am appalled at the political vindictiveness of this proposed measure,” said Alex Tourk, a spokesman for San Francisco Citizens Initiative for Technology and Innovation, a coalition of tech companies.
Supervisor Mark Farrell called it “the worst idea I’ve heard in months.”
Deirdre Hussey, spokeswoman for Mayor Ed Lee, called it a “job-killing measure.” She added that the measure “upends the grand bargain” made between business and labor that ultimately led voters to eliminate the payroll tax in 2012.
And let’s note that:
[District One Supervisor Eric] Mar’s proposal would deem stock option compensation when a company goes public as taxable payroll.
All right, all I’ve done so far is simply read the news to you. But now let’s travel back to a time when former Mayor Gavin Newsom, another Right-Of-Center Willie Brown Appointee Who Somehow Ended Up Mayor, signed into law the very same 1.5% stock options tax. So put on your white shoes and dance the blues – it’s Pillsbury, bitches:
On February 19, 2004, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom approved recent changes to San Francisco’s Business Tax ordinance adopted by the Board of Supervisors on February 19, 2004. These changes become effective March 20, 2004, 30 days after signing by the Mayor.
…the amendments also contain significant changes such as … including stock options in the definition of payroll expense.“
So, was Gavin Newsom’s stock options tax a “job-killing measure” back in 2004 the way the same tax is being portrayed here in 2016?
That’s my question – I don’t know how ppl would answer.
But I’m thinking that if this 2016 proposal gets enacted and you’re a “tech* company,” whatever that is, going IPO in Frisco will cost you millions, just as Gavin Newsom wanted back in aught-four.
So that means that Gav was a job killer, right?
*What’s a tech company? IDK. What’s a pit bull?
Appointed Supervisor Katy Tang Goes Off on Twitter over “Supervisor slams brakes on L-Taraval changes”Friday, May 6th, 2016
Here you go:
And then came the blowback. First, from the long-time, SFG0v-connected, right-of-center SPUR:
So what does that mean? The hed’s sensationalistic – well why’s that? I don’t get it, man. Katy Tang’s certainly not jamming the pedal to the metal, right?
And what “betrays the truth?” Hey, you know what the phrase could mean IRL? It could mean that somebody’s unintentionally revealing something, like, hey man I didn’t steal a _red_ car and then park it in a barn down near the big cafe in La Honda. Anyway, that’s what that phrase could mean.
And hey, here comes the appointed Supervisor herself:
Also, “news” in quotes? OUCH. The ‘Xam isn’t news?
And here’s your stinger:
Oh, so all this is Twitter’s fault? I think that’s what I’m hearing.
Of course, our local transit activists won’t ever be happy, but I don’t see what’s wrong with the SFMTA changing Taraval. If I were Traffic Czar, I’d put in a mess of traffic lights west of 19th, to like 25th or so, but that’s just me. And if I were Traffic Czar, I wouldn’t care what local small business owners think – that’s what would make me a czar, the lack of pressure from the Taraval Historic District Business Owners Association, or whatever these people might call themselves.
Anyway, this is what you get with appointed Supervisors, IMO.
Press Release: “Board of Supervisors President London Breed Introduces Toughest Styrofoam Ban Law in the Country”Tuesday, April 19th, 2016
“Board of Supervisors President London Breed Introduces Toughest Styrofoam Ban Law in the Country
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
APRIL 19, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO— Board of Supervisors President London Breed today introduced legislation to create the most expansive Styrofoam prohibitions in the country including a ban on the sale of Styrofoam: 1) cups, plates, clamshells, meat trays, egg cartons, and other food ware; 2) packing materials, including packing peanuts; 3) coolers; 4) pool and beach toys; and 5) dock floats, buoys, and other marine products, as well as a ban on the use of Styrofoam packing material for items packaged in San Francisco.
“Three days before we celebrate the 47th Earth Day, I am excited to introduce some of the strongest environmental protection legislation in the country,” said President Breed. “We are a city prized for our natural beauty, surrounded by water on three sides. We have a moral, a public health, and frankly a financial responsibility to protect ourselves from pollutants like polystyrene foam.*”
Polystyrene cannot be recycled through San Francisco’s blue bin recycling collection program and essentially never decomposes. It is a significant source of litter on land and one of the most egregious elements of rising plastic pollution in the Bay and ocean.
Polystyrene breaks down into smaller, non-biodegradable pieces that seabirds often mistake for fish eggs. And unlike harder plastics, polystyrene contains a chemical used in its production called “styrene” that is metabolized after ingestion and threatens the entire food chain, including humans who eat contaminated marine wildlife. Styrene is linked to cancer and developmental disorders, and according to the US FDA, it leaches into food and drink from polystyrene food ware.
“The science is clear: this stuff is an environmental and public health pollutant, and we have to reduce its use,” said President Breed. “There are ample cost effective alternatives to Styrofoam on the market.”
More than 100 US cities have ordinances restricting polystyrene food service ware and/or packaging materials. San Francisco itself has prohibited serving food in polystyrene since 2007. President Breed’s legislation is the next step, covering new uses that have never been regulated in other cities.
“San Francisco will once again be at the forefront,” said President Breed. “We will replace hazardous products with compostable, recyclable ones. We will continue our work toward Zero Waste. And we will protect the public health and the natural beauty of our waterways and wildlife.”
President Breed worked closely with the San Francisco Department of the Environment, the nonprofit Sustainable San Francisco, the California Grocers Association, San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, as well as many local and international businesses. The legislation is designed to help businesses comply and accommodate those who cannot yet.
*Styrofoam is actually a brand name for polystyrene foam.
Sandra Lee Fewer Looks Unbeatable for District One Supervisor – Campaign Kickoff at Sutro ElementaryMonday, April 11th, 2016
I was in the nabe, so I dropped by at the campaign kickoff the other day:
Left early, but it ended up looking like this:
I’ve heard nothing from these people…
Sherman D’Silva, Richie Greenberg, Brian Larkin, Jonathan Lyens, Marjan Philhour, Andy Thornley
…so it looks like SLF is going to win come November.
(Wake me up if anything changes)