Tuesday, October 21, 2008

D-A-L-Y Is 4-Letter Word

SFGate writes, Supervisor Chris Daly's name is the new four-letter word in 3 supervisor contests.

Daly's at it again, trying to stack the board with his hand-picked cronies. A vote for them is a vote for him and his antics like his resolutions to ban the Junior ROTC and the Blue Angels which have helped him to become the least-popular politician citywide.

The San Francisco Association of Realtors is paying for robocalls in Districts One, Three and Eleven comparing some of the candidates to Daly.

The San Francisco Homeowners Council, a political committee affiliated with the Realtors' group says:

"David Chiu is the handpicked candidate of far-out Supervisor Chris Daly and his radical, ineffective faction on the Board of Supervisors -like Daly's antics, you will love Chiu."
In addition to David Chiu, campaign mailers and television commercials are targeting Daly's "puppets" Eric Mar in Disctrict One and Daly's former aide John Avalos in District Eleven.

Anyone associated with D-a-l-y is a four-letter word. I can't wait to vote him out of office!

Complete Article: Daly's Name Is New Four-Letter Word In 3 Supervisor Contests by SFGate

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Gavin's Flaccid Package

Stimulate this!

Mayor Gavin Newsom unveiled his economic stimulus plan this week revealing a flaccid response to very recent economic woes.

1. Payments from state and federal governments to S.F. are down

2. Property transfer tax revenue is down. From $6.7 billion (gross sales, not the revenue from the transfer tax) in calendar 2007 to just slightly over $1 billion for the first 8.5 months of 2008.

3. SF will be affected by the general macroeconomic slowdown.

4. Retail sales are down in S.F.

5. Business tax revenue will go down.

6. The newly strengthened dollar will hurt S.F., like reduced tourism for example.

The most recent economic data released by the Controller's Office shows the city's unemployment rate was at 5.9 percent in August; a year ago it was at 4.6 percent. Still, the state's unemployment rate, for example, was 7.7 percent in August.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Greenwashing To The Governor's Mansion

Saadia Malik of the San Francisco Bay Guardian [SFBG] takes a look at Gavin Newsom's newest green initiatives:

GREEN CITY Mayor Gavin Newsom has made a high profile push for several new green initiatives in recent weeks, a concerted political move that comes just as he and his political team are aggressively working to subvert a city ballot measure that would make far bigger gains in combating climate change and greening the city's energy portfolio than anything he's proposing.

Julian Davis, campaign manager for Proposition H, the Clean Energy Act, told the Guardian:
"San Franciscans should be ashamed that they have a mayor who is greenwashing and gay washing his way to the governor's mansion."
Newsom opposes Proposition H, which would direct the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission to figure out how to provide clean and renewable energy to the city, and Pacific Gas & Electric Co. has hired Newsom's chief political strategist, Eric Jaye, to lead the multimillion dollar campaign to defeat the measure.

Davis said the steady stream of green initiatives from the Mayor's Office are simply a means to make up for the mayor's severe deficiency in environmental credibility.

Complete Article: Greener Than Thou by Saandia Malik

Video Credit: EnergyEnvironmentTV

Monday, September 8, 2008

Schwarzenegger In Total Recall

According to SacBee.com, a "powerful and well-heeled" correctional officers' union is petitioning for the recall of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. The union needs over $1 million to cull the 1,041,530 signatures to qualify a recall for the ballot.

This comes one the 70th day of the 2008-09 fiscal year that California has been without a budget, the longest standoff in California history. If you recall, CA voters "recalled ex-Gov. Gray Davis one year after the second-longest budget impasse, the 2002 budget."

Lance Corcoran, spokesperson of the California Correctional Peace Officers Association, says the reason for the recall is, “In the history of bad governors, this is the worst governor we've ever had." He went on to say:

This is a man who is a poser. That's what he did, that's how he made his living, posing.

Corcoran said the "straw that broke the camel's back" was the governor's executive order this summer to temporarily slash the pay of state workers to the federal minimum wage. The governor did so to conserve cash during the budget impasse.

While some state workers, including the public safety officers of the California Highway Patrol, were exempted en masse, the employees of the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation were not.

Complete Article: Correctional officers to launch Schwarzenegger recall by SacBee.com.

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  • Tuesday, August 26, 2008

    Newsom Hosts Unconventional '08 Rock Concert

    San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom will host a free indie-rock concert in Denver during convention.

    Critically aware of what the young adult vote means to his base as he considers a run for governor in 2010, Newsom will sponsor honoring Young Democrats of America event in Denver during the Democratic National Convention.

    It will feature an all-star line-up including Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Cold War Kids, Silversun Pickups, Nada Surf, DJ Z-Trip and members of Death Cab for Cutie, Rilo Kiley and She and Him, as well as a special appearance by comedienne and actress Sarah Silverman and other surprise guests.

    Complete Article: Newsom to host free indie-rock concert in Denver during election by Politicker CA.com

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    Obama Snub Still Rubs Newsom

    I stumbled across an interesting post on C.W. Nevius Blog, asserting Gavin Newsom is still rankled by Barack Obama snub dating back to 2004.

    Allegedly, when Gavin Newsom was the poster boy for gay-friendly straight men everywhere, did Barack Obama shy away from having his picture taken with the San Francisco mayor?

    Newsom insiders say yes; Obama insiders call the claim "ridiculous."

    Perhaps, that is why Newsom supported Hillary Clinton? There are some who think this story was a calculated move to drive gay voters to Hillary. And there are others, like former SF mayor Willie Brown, who see good reason why Obama, then running for U.S. Senate, might've have shied away from connecting himself with gay marriage back at a time when the idea was see nas much more "radical" than it is today.

    Read this San Francisco Chronicle story and decide for yourself:

    Complete Article: Obama snub still rankles Newsom by SFGate.com

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