You see, my new moral compass app will crawl through the website of SPUR (San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association) to find out its election endorsements. Then it will advise you to vote the opposite.
So, in regards to the the recent Prop A, SPUR told you to vote against ending San Francisco’s archaic and wasteful garbage monopoly.
And on the recent Prop B. SPUR told you to vote for the RPD.
My moral compass app would have advised you to favor both props. See how that works?
Hey SPUR! Maybe everything our City Family wants isn’t “good?”
Hey SPUR! Maybe you have nothing at all to do with promoting “Good Government.” Maybe you just like promoting the government we have.
How wrong you are, University of San Francisco bus ad:
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All right, what aboot the next election coming up, mmmm. Hey SPUR? Why not let’s fix the mistake our City Family forefathers made with Hetch Hetchy? How does that grab you?
Oh, here’s the answer:
Now, realize, SPUR, I’m not saying that it would be easy or cheap for San Francisco to change things at the Hetchy Hetch, I’m just saying, you know, maybe, at least as a goal for the far off future, maybe we could think about taking a look at what we did to the Yosemite area. Yes, we were able to bully other municipalities a century ago, but was that fair? You know, cause the New York Times and the Sacramento Bee and the LA Times and a bunch of others favor looking into changing things at Hetch Hetchy, right?
So don’t you want to think about this? You know, use your own in-built moral compass?
God damn, SPUR, you don’t have any moral compass at all.
Who the Hell put you in charge of Good Government in the 415?
SPUR, you suck!
Anyway, here’s some more on Hetch Hetchy, Dear Reader. Leaving you with this:
Drain the Dam!
San Francisco Examiner
February 16, 2012
Will San Francisco Vote to Drain Hetch Hetchy?
February 15, 2012
San Francisco Water Ethos Goes Only so Far
January 25, 2012
Los Angeles Times – Editorial on Hetch Hetchy
Los Angeles Times
Historical New York Times Articles:
- Editorial: A National Park Threatened (pdf)(July 12, 1913)
- Editorial: Hetch Hetchy (pdf)(Sept. 4, 1913)
- Editorial: The Hetch Hetchy Steam Roller (pdf)(Oct. 2, 1913)
- Editorial: The Steam Roller Halted (pdf)(Oct. 9, 1913)
- Editorial: Hetch Hetchy (pdf)(Dec. 4, 1913)
- Editorial: One National Park Lost (pdf)(Dec. 9, 1913)