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|Game: Play "what's wrong with your anecdote"
I got an email from Obama yesterday, and the subject was "Forward this" I didn't even read the email, I just could not resist simply forwarding it to my sister, without comment. She sent me an ...
|Romney's latest flim flam - capping tax deductions
Mitt Romney showed us in the debate that he is going try to to grab as many of the voters in the middle by lying about who he will favor with his tax policies. Some of them have been outright lies - ...
|Eric Cantor with another shot of bitter irony
I watched 60 minutes the other night, teased by a story about a story about a guy climbing the face of Half Dome with no safety ropes. ...
|Now on Fox News - Election Fraud in San Francisco (w/video of fraud)
A lot of energy is spent on this board discussing voter irregularities driven by GOP operatives. Florida 2000, Ohio 2004, new laws requiring government issued ID's in order to vote, etc... In San ...
|Ron Paul's world
So let me get this straight, Wolf Blitzer put a perfect hypothetical into Ron Paul's lap and Ron stayed right on course. If a young man decides he is healthy enough that he doesn't need health ...
|Weiner was dead meat sooner or later
The guy made a bunch of firebrand speeches, and he had some good points. He got on TV a lot because of it, and pushed hard on his opponents. However, this isn't the first time ...
|Official Tea Party Memo: How to write a Letter to the Editor
Fellow Patriots - In order to further our mission we must make sure to get the word out about the high values that we hold dear. One of the great American traditions, dating back to the shot heard ...
|"Obama was supposed to help us"
This diary has taken me a few days to sort out in my brain and it's still hard to write. There are so many angles and it's also just a bit depressing.
|The San Francisco Democratic Party has lost its mind
The State of California is the site of two pretty contentious and very important races. First, the race for Governor between former Governor Jerry Brown and Ebay Billionaire Meg Whitman. Second, the ...
|The Bicycle Taliban
This is a short diary, because sometimes a picture is worth 1000 words. The Bicycle Taliban - a bunch of "Extermeists" have invaded Santa Rosa California. The Tea Party, Car Party, Median Party, ...
|Wingnut solves San Bruno Fire mystery....
PG&E is investigating and the NTSB has flown the gas pipe that ruptured and instigated the San Bruno California ...
|Sarah Palin Joe Wilson virus infects San Francisco
Hello - My name is John Murphy, and I am trying to get a pedestrian plaza into a small neighborhood in San Francisco called Noe Valley. Noe Valley is a nice quiet San Francisco neighborhood, with ...
|San Francisco Democratic Primary - one man's endorsements
Yes, tomorrow is election day. And here are my endorsements, worth the paper you are reading them on. A lot of people are ignoring this election, given that there aren't very many high profile ...
|San Francisco/Bay Area - we need your help! Livable Streets Issue!
San Francisco has, over the past couple of years, embarked on an ambitious program to take street space, and turn it into public space. This enables the city to take land it already owns and ...
|Recovery act my ass....
The ARRA was a plan to pump money into the economy and provide jobs. One thing that constantly came up was that this money went to "Shovel Ready" projects focusing on infrastructure and capital. ...
|A Teabag just hit me in the face
HCR just passed yesterday, and the chain letters are flying fast and furious. Amusingly my Mother knew better than to put me in her list of people to chain to, but my Aunt shipped it right my way!
|Jerry Brown finally drops the shoe - running for CA Governor
About damn time Jerry...
|Health Care Reform - "Dropping the O-Bomb-a" - or why we all want HCR
I am currently employed by a Fortune 500 company. While not an executive, I'm reasonably embedded in the pecking order rather than being part of the support staff. Translation - I have "Cadillac ...
|Obama, climate, and loving America.
Fox news and their ilk love to turn any critique of America by the left as "Hating America". We don't love America. Michael Moore has started to turn this argument on it's head by jumping on "Why do ...
|I don't suffer fools...
In my 20's, I would say anything to anyone, always willing to give a piece of my mind because I was young and thought I knew everything. In my 30's, I figured out that some people didn't really ...
|Charlie Warner regarding the Glenn Beck Boycott
I found an interesting quote from someone "defending" Glenn Beck and criticizing advertisers for pulling their ...
|Selling transit to conservatives
Streetsblog linked to an article on the infrstructurist ...
|Bay Area Mass Transit - scorched earth.
For 10 years since I have moved to San Francisco, bike and public transit have been my primary mode of getting around. In fact, 4 years ago my wife and I went to one car as I dumped mine, and only ...
|Gavin Newsom - would he run California as he runs San Francisco? (link to Video)
I'll make it clear that I am no fan of Gavin Newsom. Good News for San Francisco residents is that we don't see much of him anymore - he's too busy raising money in La Jolla and sending out tweets.
|Do I care if GM vaporizes? Not really.
Nor Ford. Nor Chrysler. Nor NUMMI or Toyota. A conundrum on the left. Honestly I wouldn't mind if every Auto Worker was laid off today. Does that make me a bad person? I don't think so. I don'...
|Jake DeSantis - allow me to retort.
Jake DeSantis, an executive of AIG has resigned from his job. Now the company will probably ...
|Contest - prepare a rebuttal for me regarding Dodd/AIG bonuses
I'm on a mailing list that includes a lot of pretty smart people who are very capable of arguing for the sake of argument. You know, if you say "The sky is blue" they will try to convince you it is ...
|Stem Cells. How is Chris Smith an actual US Congressman
OK, maybe that title is a bit hard. I'm sure Smith brings a few things to the table, I don't know his body of work very well. But his appearance on Hardball last night flabbergasted me.
|Vilsack makes call for more magic pixie dust to fuel our cars.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack - the former Governor of Iowa has a great idea - the ...
|I blog on Maddow and Duke Energy, inspire wingnut formletter comment.
I am a big fan of the concept of externalized costs - that businesses should pay for costs that society bears due to their doing business. It's amazing how much people don't seem to get this concept ...
|Credo Petition to replace John Dingell (D-GM) as chair of Energy and Commerce Committees.
I got this mail from someone on the SF Bike Coalition mailing list. CREDO Action is mobilizing people to get some more pressure to get John Dingell - "Congressman from General Motors" off the ...
|Rep. Lynn Woolsey (CA-6) - "57 is the new 60!", Dingle must go, Also SMART rail in Sonoma!
I had the opportunity to hear Representative Lynn Woolsey this weekend in Sonoma County at The Leadership Institute for Ecology and the Economy's "Green, Eggs and Ham 2008" event to recap the 2008 ...
Today's installment in trying to persuade my swingstate relatives to join their extremist Son/Brother in San Francisco in voting for Obama. My Mother. I called my Mother to ask about Xmas and a ...
|Letter to Lafayette Indiana from San Francisco
Email to my sister after a heated phone call this morning... Hi Erin - Thought I'd send you this picture of a bunch of ...
|Canvassing in a swing state
We live in the bluest city in one of the bluest states there is. This weekend we took a drive to a swing state to help out Barack. I'm being a bit vague because there was some call to not divulge a ...
|SF Chronicle Endorsement - Obama (and NV Drive for Change)
Not surprising, really, this is the land of San Francisco Values and all. So not surprising that I'm headed for the hills of Carson City Nevada this afternoon to canvass for Obama as that's a ...
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