Posts Tagged ‘william mckinley’

Here’s the Proof that the Real Estate Interests of the 94117 Have Given Up on the Mickinley Statue Fence in the Panhandle

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

I’ll tell you, I don’t know why local real estate interests have such sway over what goes on in the Golden Gate Park Panhandle, but that’s the way things are.

And I’ll tell you further, I don’t know why local real estate interests ganged up on the mostly harmless Panhandle Bandshell, but they did, oh well. So that’s the background.

These days, the Eye of Sauron has fixed its gaze upon the east end, upon the McKinley Statue. It wants “period-appropriate fencing” around the whole deal, like this:

As you might remember, there was a big push for The Fence last year, detailed here.

But if you’re trying to get popular support for an iron fence, you have to leave the graffiti on and not even try to clean things up until you get your goddam fence, right?

So the above shows how things looked in the autumn of 2013. I allege that the people who wanted (and still want!) the fence decided to not clean things up in order to better make the case for the fence.

Anywho, the fence concept got put on the back burner late last year, obvs, so this is how the statue looks these days, more or less:

On It Goes…

 

Postulation: The People Who Want a Fence Around the McKinley Statue in the Panhandle Have Stopped Cleaning Up Its Graffiti

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

You see, because they’re wanting to make the case for putting up a fence, right?

So, it’s better to leave the graffiti up until our City Family gets what it wants, right?

We’re through the looking glass, people!

The Current State of the Graffiti on the Golden Gate Park Panhandle McKinley Statue – Fence Coming Soon?

Friday, November 15th, 2013

And actually, there’s a bit more on this statue since this shot was taken a few days ago.

You know, if I wanted to put a fence up around this statue, I’d probably stop cleaning up the graffiti until I got my fence, just saying.

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On It Goes…

Local Misunderstood Graffiti Artist KKKatie is Still in Jail, Right? So Who’s Marking Up Our McKinley Statue Now?

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

Appears as if ORFN has gotten a few licks in on our iconic William McKinley statue in the east end of Golden Gate Park.

See?

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Here’s some history ‘n stuff:

“Well it’s been a back-and-forth between San Francisco’s Arts Commission / Recreation and Park Department and our local graffiti artists/taggers down in the Golden Gate Park Panhandle.

This east-end statue has had all kinds of anti-graffiti coatings applied, but to no avail. Here’s the history, complete with before and after photos.

The newest additions appear to say, “KKKattie” or somethingund All this means nothing.”

Now, would you pay something like $10K four figures for these scribblings? Well, guess what, tax and fee payer, you just did. 

As it looks today. This fetching couple tried to make the best of things:

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On It Goes…”

On It Goes…

Golden Gate Park Panhandle McKinley Statue Once Again Marred by Graffiti

Monday, April 12th, 2010

Well it’s been a back-and-forth between San Francisco’s Arts Commission / Recreation and Park Department and our local graffiti artists/taggers down in the Golden Gate Park Panhandle.

This east-end statue has had all kinds of anti-graffiti coatings applied, but to no avail. Here’s the history, complete with before and after photos.

The newest additions appear to say, “KKKattey” or something undAll this means nothing.” Would you pay something like $10K four figures for these scribblings? Well, guess what, tax and fee payer, you just did. 

As it looks today. This fetching couple tried to make the best of things:

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On It Goes…

A Graffiti Clean-Up for the McKinley Statue in the Golden Gate Park Panhandle

Sunday, February 15th, 2009

Before

…and after:

Not the best clean-up job in the world, but it will have to suffice until the little monsters act up again.

Anyway, it’s certainly good enough to pass muster with the Broken Windows Theory crowd.

Hurray.

More Graffiti on the William McKinley Statue in the Golden Gate Park Panhandle

Saturday, January 10th, 2009

Poor President McKinley! First he goes to New York and gets shot twice, then they take his mountain away from him, and now this: the repeated tagging of his statue in the Golden Gate Park Panhandle. Is this graffiti problem getting worse lately?

It wasn’t always so. This statue got cleaned up last year, but then it got tagged again. And now it’s woirse. Oh vey. 

[Update] It’s possible the Van Buren Boys street gang could be involved. It’s anticipated they’ll soon release a communique at Indybay.org demanding the destruction of this statue and the erection of an even bigger one in honor of their hero, “Mutton-chop Martin”, our Eighth President. When, oh when, will this Battle of Dead Presidents end?  

No love for poor Bill. Click to expand.