There were multiple crimes of violence (probably misdemeanor battery mostly) as well as multiple attempted grand thefts committed in the scramble.
Of course it’s embarrassing. It’s also an instructive metaphor for what we have become.
At 29 years old and having lived in San Francisco just three years, Chu admitted in her first public statement that she knew little about the district she is now sworn to represent.
Newsom touts her as a policy person, not a political person—she’s fresh to politics.
These two attributes—ignorance about her constituents and political inexperience—do not promise well for District 4, but they’re the sort of thing that make Mayor Newsom lick his chops. Like, soooo innocent.
Despite this admission, Ms Chu was able to cast votes on all issues before the Board meeting just a few hours after her appointment.
I’ve requested that Supervisor Chu tell us how she decided which way to vote on those complicated issues. Maybe she’s a real quick study. Maybe she just voted Gavin’s way.
It’s interesting to note that Ms Chu’s email address as District 4 Supervisor is unchanged from the address she used as an employee of the Mayor’s office. Will she still answer Mayor’s office mail? Will she still work on a few Mayor’s office odds and ends? Or will she be a full time supervisor?
I’m pessimistic. A smart person in Ms Chu’s position would have turned down the offer.
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In Opposition to Lennar Corporation’s Hunters Point Naval Shipyard Development and In Support of the Community’s Demand for a Temporary Stoppage and an Independent Health and Safety Assessment to Protect Our Students and Their Families
- Commissioners Eric Mar and Kim-Shree Maufas
(Per Board Policy 120, Section 9.4, the Board may suspend its Rules in order to consider action to this resolution at First Reading)
Not sfwillie. Mayor Willie.
Remember when Brown ran for mayor and he said he would “fix Muni” in his first 100 days?
Remember how he left office eight years later and Muni was (is) still fucked up?
Here’s my favorite part:
Remember, after it was clear that he had no clue how to fix Muni, he proposed buying the Muni drivers new, snappier uniforms.
Brown hypothesized that their drab brown uniforms were at the root of the drivers’ low morale.
Raphael House, for 35-years a residential provider to homeless families, celebrated its new ambience with rising San Francisco personality Sophie Azouaou and Executive Director Father David Lowell joining Mayor Gavin Newsom to cut a red ribbon of renewal.
The writer, Pat Murphy, purveys a very dry irony. He is a master of deadpan, as in his lead:
Oops! My fact checkers tell me Sophie IS Sophisticate Interiors, the “high end” design firm that redecorated Benefit Magazine’s offices.
San Francisco philanthropy shone this week as privately funded Raphael House received a high-end makeover from some of the classiest design mavens in town.
I can’t stand the way high paid officials plead stupidity when malfeasance is revealed.
-Ken Lay got paid millions a year but had no idea what was happening at Enron.
-Our former Attorney General can’t remember which hand he wipes with.
-No one in Gavin Newsom’s office knew the timesheet policy (there wasn’t one).
Now we have disgraced Supervisor Ed Jew claiming naiveté in handling cash bribes, forty large.
The feds finally busted him for shaking down a Tapioca joint.
In the Chron story Ed explains:
The consultant, Jew said, had agreed to take only half the $40,000 fee and leave the other $20,000 with the supervisor as a charitable donation to a Sunset district park development project.
"That was an unorthodox way of paying," Jew told The Chronicle in May. "I don't know if it violates the law. I know now not to venture into these waters."
So, Ed, this constituent agrees—you ARE a dumbfuck. You’re way too stupid to be a Supervisor.
[Photo from ebar.]
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You have told us, General, at one point, that reconciliation in Iraq depends on security. Elsewhere you’ve told us that security in Iraq depends on reconciliation.
This circular dilemma resembles a dog chasing its tail, and any reputable breeder will tell you, “Don’t pick that puppy.”
Sorro gained local fame and admiration in the I-Hotel fight, a 1960’s-‘70’s anti-displacement effort.
Ross Mirkarimi , when his turn came, suggested changing the name of Justin Herman Plaza to Bill Sorro Plaza.
Redevelopment (negro removal) continues in San Francisco with the same, some would say, rapacious spirit attributed to Justin Herman.
If Ross can get Justin Herman’s name removed, we’ll send Ross to Washington to get J Edgar Hoover’s name removed from the FBI building.
An exhibit, A Serving of Love: the Passion of Bill Sorro, runs through October 6, 2007
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You can easily see the asphalt lanes, two northbound and two southbound. In the middle are two sets of light rail tracks, one heading south, one heading north.
When a diesel bus on Third Street breaks down, or has a medical emergency or is delayed for some reason, the bus coming behind it can get by and continue its route. Even if Third Street is completely blocked, diesel busses can detour on side streets.
With SF’s one track per direction policy, when a streetcar (light rail vehicle) breaks down, or something blocks the tracks, streetcars coming from behind are also blocked.
It’s not unusual to see a broken down streetcar with six or eight streetcars backed up behind it.
This is bad enough on an individual line like the T-Third, but there is a section of the underground where five lines all use one track in each direction. One set of stuck brakes and thousands of people are late.
The T-Third infrastructure—tracks, platforms, control systems have provided no public benefit.
The least City Powers can do for Sophie Maxwell’s folks is give them back their funky but reliable diesel busses.
-It would be good practice for her run against Nancy Pelosi.Fifty thousand people gathered recently in Golden Gate Park for the fortieth anniversary of the Summer of Love.
-It would give non-Newsom supporters a meaningful voting opportunity.
-It would focus national attention on the disconnect between Pelosi’s positions and those of her constituents.
-A high vote for Cindy Sheehan might nudge Pelosi a little toward the left.
-Even Gavin supporters might be tempted to vote for Sheehan, figuring Gavin has it wrapped up.
-It would be a lot more fun than not.
Discredited now, yes even humiliated, the butt (he’s definitely not into that) of everyone’s jokes, Larry Craig would be revered by future generations of wide-stanced men.
Nixon’s secretary (pictured below), Rosemary Woods, wrenched her back while erasing the worst eighteen minutes of her boss' recorded conspirings. This focused national attention on office ergonomics.