Monday, January 21, 2008

The Shake Up!

  • San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom continues to shake things up, ordering police investigators to put on uniforms and patrol streets at night to help combat the city's escalating violence.

    Police officials say an unspecified number of officers from the department's narcotics and gang task force units have been reassigned to beef up patrol units in high crime areas.

    The move comes after San Francisco reported 98 homicides last year, the most in a dozen years. Six people have been killed in the city so far this year.

    A spokesman for the mayor says, Gavin’s upset with the homicide rate and wants more done to reduce violent crime.

    Great news!

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Saturday, January 19, 2008

Ace In The Bullpen

The American businessman-politician has a long and storied history which brings us to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

This forthright billionaire just may have the right combination of managerial, risk-taking, and political skills to create a new model for public service and new model – starting with restructuring his office itself.

Bloomberg’s bullpen-style office concept in city government was made famous during his 2002 State of the City address, saying that it was created to “improve efficiency” and foster creativity. The idea comes from the stock-market trading-floor layout in which everyone works together in one big room.

Today, San Francisco’s reinvigorated Mayor Gavin Newsom is developing a bullpen plan in which to arrange cubicles in Room 201 — which is currently used for occasional meetings — In addition to better exchanging of ideas through improved proximity in the bullpen, the mayor and his staff plan to actually conduct their business there.

Typically, it’s Local “Loco” Liberal and Resident Nancy Boy, Brock of SFist, whose is too blinded by his love to hate the incumbent mayor (and moderate) to embrace the very progressive (and proven) ideas, he espouses.

And now, it looks like Brock’s liberal leanings have tipped the scales at SFist such that to include fellow blogger Jon in his (left) brainwashing.

Check out Jon’s shortsighted, short-fused reaction likening Gavin’s trading spaces to a “Battlestar Galactica” shake up - it’s the journalistic equivelent to getting cut-off by a Toyota Prius with a whirled peas bumper sticker.
SFist's liberal leanings make 'Left in SF' look like the 'Right Wing News.'
Borrowing ideas from other mayors is nothing new or unusual for Newsom. In the summer of 2005, Newsom toured Chicago with Mayor Richard Daley and touted that city’s use of surveillance cameras — which has now been initiated in San Francisco — to combat crime.

Additionally, the Mayor modeled:
  • The City’s SF Stat program — which tracks and reports how well city departments are performing — on Baltimore’s CitiStat.

  • The City’s Community Courts — which will process Quality of Life crimes — on Manhattan’s Community Courts.

  • The City’s 311 24-Hour Hotline — which routes non-emergency city service calls — in the last decade the following cities have adopted a three-digit system: New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Baltimore, Dallas and Minneapolis.

The post also criticizes Newsom for giving raises and new job titles to worthy staff members. I say you get what you pay for. If you want to turn your football team around, hire Bill Parcels.

Newsom’s Press Secretary, Nathan Ballard, says that all these people are proven professionals, possessing the necessary skill set and experience to help the city and are within budget.

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Sunday, January 13, 2008

Meet Joanna Newsom

Meet Joanna Newsom, a harpist, pianist, singer, songwriter and also the 2nd cousin (once removed) of San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom.

Newsom's work has become prominent on the indie rock scene, and her profile has risen, in part due to a number of live shows and appearances on The Jimmy Kimmel Show on ABC.

Both Newsom's harp playing and vocal style are unconventional… and so is she.

• Dating a musician known as Smog

• Favorite animal is a Seahorse, but she considers herself a land animal… so she would rather be a horse, but only a wild horse… not one which is owned - Whoa Whoa Whoa lil' doggy.

• Collaboartions include Cannabis Sativa, Galerina, and Psilocybe.

My best guess is she votes Green Party and Rainbow Coalition too. Check out her polymetric interview.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Gavin Newsom: Losing My Religion

As a Wikipedia Edit War wages leaps and bounds regarding Gavin Newsom’s right to call himself a Roman Catholic, photographer Bill Wilson captures the Mayor campaigning for Hillary Clinton in the hood.

The debate contests one cannot be considered Roman Catholic under the circumstances of divorce and remarriage - (See example).

While the consensus disagrees, arguing if the article subject [Gavin Newsom] considers himself Catholic, it isn't for editors to decide amongst themselves that he isn't.

San Francisco's resident Cougar Cub and renowned blogger, Beth Spotswood, describes the above photo:

"We've got the Virgin Mary, Hillary Clinton and Jesus."

... And, dont forget the Graffiti).

Meantime, everyone knows, Gavin’s ex-girlfriend, CIA Miami Actress Sofia Milos converted him to the Church of Scientology:

Actually, The city of San Francisco has ordered a Scientology group to stop using a picture of Mayor Gavin Newsom on its promotional materials, heartily endorsing founder L. Ron Hubbard's writings.

A group called the Way to Happiness Foundation International sent a box full of booklets to Newsom's City Hall office describing some of Scientology's core principles.

The pamphlets came emblazoned with the seal of the city of San Francisco and featured a picture of a smiling Newsom with a fictitious letter from him.

Photo Credit: Bill Wilson

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Sunday, January 6, 2008

Daly Recall

A comment by one of our readers, Bubba, says it all:

"Chris Daly is just more proof that the far left is as fucking goofy as the far right. There are some people that you wouldn’t want to be in the same room with...

George W. Bush is one of them and Chris Daly is another!

...Why can’t everyone be just like me…a brilliant middle of the road masturbator?"
Break out the yankie hankies, Bubba! Reactionary forces have drafted a Notice of Intention to Circulate Recall Petiton:

We, the People of District Six, demand the recall of Supervisor Chris Daly for the following reasons:

• We deserve a Supervisor who advocates for the health and welfare of the entire District rather than divert general funds by way of Charter Amendment propositions away from public safety, clean streets, safe parks, and public health resources for the next 15 years or more;

• We deserve a Supervisor who can control his or her emotions and not behave in an immature fashion when representing the People of District Six, one who does not make unsubstantiated personal attacks while acting as District 6 Supervisor;

• We deserve a Supervisor who is willing to talk to our free press;

• We deserve a Supervisor who will not threaten the economic health of the City and County of San Francisco by enabling quality of life crimes to proliferate.

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Imagine Newsom's transformation unhindered by Daly as well as your walk to work as the good mayor can focus on Clean, Safe Streets - Rejoice!

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Extreme Political Makeover

With the mayoral election behind us, we took a holiday hiatus, seemingly prepared for another four years of hippy occupation and all the spoils that bestows:

- Homeless living on our streets
- Junkies breaking into our cars
- Merchants strangulating sidewalks
- Jails that can’t hold criminals
- Homicide rates alive and well

We thought why bother? We had forgotten Gavin’s always entertainment value – Hallelujah!

The Mayor kicked off the New Year by popping the question to Jennifer Siebel – thereby completing his Extreme Presidential Makeover:

- Admit Affair with Campaign Manager’s Wife
- Play the Rehab Card
- Wear Reading Glasses at Photo-Opps
- Telecommute during City Emergency (58,000 Gallons of Spilled Oil)
Get Married

Speaking of total recall, let’s turn the page to Gavin’s Arch Nemesis and San Francisco's Comics Relief, The Bleeding-Panty, Salad-Eating Boy Robin – Robin Hood of the Neighborhood – Beyond Tenderdome.

That’s right, District 6 Superviser Chris Daly.

Fear not. Forces of good are gathering Daly Recall signatures as you read to finally foil San Francisco’s Artful Dodger! This is a developing story targeting Valentines Day, so stay tuned Superheroes.

- Everbody Hates Chris
- Chris Daly Runs From Mayor
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- Brother-In-Law Offers Career Advice
- Newsom Rally Rolls Over Daly

Imagine Newsom 's transformation unhindered as well as your walk to work if the good mayor can add Clean, Safe Streets to his resume. Rejoice!

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Saturday, January 5, 2008

Newsom To Tie The Knot

Nope. Not the knot of his signature blue tie. Rather, he opted on getting laid in Hawaii.

Yep. San Francisco’s Hello/Goodbye Mayor, Gavin Newsom, said Aloha to his girlfriend (and the ladies) when he proposed during his vacation to actress Jennifer Siebel.

It will be Siebel's first marriage and the second for Newsom, whose four-year marriage to legal analyst Kimberly Guilfoyle ended in divorce in March 2006 (Guilfoyle hosts "The Line Up" and serves as a legal analyst for FOX News).

Siebel, who lives in Los Angeles, began dating Newsom prior to his public admission to having an affair with his campaign manager's wife and a drinking problem.

A Marin County native and Stanford University graduate, Siebel, 33, currently has a recurring guest spot on the NBC police drama "Life." She also appears in the film “In the Valley of Elah” (2007), an Iraq War drama costarring Tommy Lee Jones and Charlize Theron.

In an interview published in the Nob Hill Gazette in November, Siebel was asked if she and Newsom ever discussed about what life would be like if she were married to the mayor.
"People do mention the 'first lady' thing to me and it makes me sort of shy. But yes, we've talked about it. And joked about it, too. We both care about creating a normal, balanced life that includes family."
I’m thinkin’ that Newsom’s doomed to a brood of adorable little girls, like Casey at bat, ultimately breaking his heart when his daughter dates the captain of the chess team – Chris Daly’s son!

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