Optimus Prime taking a break on Fell:
Posts Tagged ‘truck’
Garish, $140K, BMW i8 SAFETYCAR Towed by DPT, for Safety, One Supposes – The Limits of Supercar OwnershipWednesday, August 12th, 2015
You’d think a SAFETYCAR such as this one would spend its time on a racetrack up north, but no, it mingles with regular cars on the streets of San Francisco, like this:
Now here’s the update, from Jake Saltzman:
IDK, did SAFETYCAR block traffic in a yellow zone during towaway rush hour and then did DPT have it towed as a hazard to navigation? Well, something like that.
(Someday, _I’ll_ own and operate a SAFETYCAR!)
Actually, Dude was driving perfectly fine, not at all like an aggressive Grizzly…
Usually, they’re new ones I see on flatbeds
Oh Jaguar, will you ever win?
How to Make a Pay Package Worth Over $300K per Year: Become an “Incident Support Specialist” – Drive an SUV for the SFFD?Tuesday, July 7th, 2015
Here you go – a couple years worth of pay data for SFGov’s Incident Support Specialists:
(All of these ISS people are at the SFFD AFAIK.)
So, what does an ISS do?
Here’s my guess – drive SUVs about Frisco.
Now let’s do a search for ISS:
“A fire chief’s vehicle, also called a “chief unit” or a “fire chief’s car”, “Fly Car”, “Fly Vehicle”, a “fire car”, or sometimes even called a “Buggy” (a throw back to horse drawn days), is a car, truck, or SUV that is used by a fire chief at fire scenes.”
“Each fire chief’s vehicle can be driven/operated by an assistant to the Fire Chief, Deputy Chief, Division Chief or Battalion Chief known as a Chief’s Driver, Chief’s Aide, Chief’s Operator, or Incident Support Specialist.”
So, if you spend 60-something hours a week driving people about Frisco in a Ford Expedition or a Chevy Suburban, you can make about ten times as much laboring as an SFGov Incident Support Specialist than as a driver for the Lyft or the Uber.
Do I have that right?
Postcard from Sacramento County: “DOES THIS ASS MAKE MY TRUCK LOOK BIG?” – NOT an Obama Voter, CertainlyMonday, June 22nd, 2015
I think food manufacturers test-market a lot in Sac County ’cause it’s like a small snapshot of America, demographically speaking.
Anyway, here’s one voter:
(This was right by the freeway what has, about 80 miles away, a metal highway clean-up sign thanking “FRIENDS OF OBAMA” – I’ll have to try to get a shot of that sign the next time I pass through…)
If the mountain won’t come to Muhammad…
Oh, it will? Never mind.
How SFGov Profits from Human Nature: Hundreds of Dollars of Street Sweeping Tickets Issued on One Short BlockThursday, April 16th, 2015
Our SFMTA issued st least three tickets on this short block the other day, you know, to punish people for blocking a street cleaning machine.
Here’s the Before, with an ugly, ugly trash-strewn street…
…and here’s the After, with the newly-beautiful* street:
What a difference!
Hurray! Hurray for SFGov.
(IRL, this is SFGov reacting to market discipline. If it made this much money per minute rehabbing addicts, it would spend a lot more time and effort rehabbing addicts…)
*Actually, this short block, and this one only, was recently repaved, a few years back, right before an election, and it happens to be the block where a long-time leader of a long-time community group just happens to reside, and I thought, where are we, Chicago West? That’s just what I thought, I don’t know why this block got repaved before others in the Western Addition. As I said, it’s kind of random….