SAN FRANCISCO ISN'T BUSH COUNTRY
San Francisco gives fits to the conservative talk show hosts. Is Michael Savage the only Bush suporter in San Francicso? This is one city that can give hope to the folks who think that the Bush program was one monumental Snafu. Somebody has to stand up and be against Bush's philosophy and if any one town in the USA is going to do it, San Francisco seems to be the one to say, in unison, that Bush "messed" up things in a major way and his values are not their values.
CINDY FOR CONGRESS '08
In San Francisco, Cindy Sheehan is running for Congress in Nancy Pelosi's district. This will be a good race to watch since Nancy's run in 2006 and her performance since then brings the old "alligator mouth, hummingbird ass" cliche to mind.
BAILOUT PROTEST MONDAY IN SF
Monday, October 6, at 7:30 a.m. at the Federal Reserve, 101 Market St., Cindy Sheehan will be participating in a bail-out protest. The flyer says that Nancy Pelosi just gave the local voters $850 billion reasons to vote for Cindy instead.
YES ON PROP K
Which one of this site's writers has just been named an honorary sex worker? The one who just covered the kickoff for the Yes on Proposition K rally. This ballot measure in San Francisco will decriminalize prostitution by specifically removing the city's funding for prostitution arrests giving the sex workers a big step toward protecting their rights. For instance, if they get beat up by a pimp, they say that the police won't pay much attention to a complaint about it. With decriminalization the city council will later be able to regulate the world's oldest profession in their city.
We know that things are very different and in some way much better these days, but some nostalgia items are added to the columns in an effort to lure new readers to this web site and also to the WLJ columns. Think of it as a shameless bit of self promotion.
Imagine Woodstock redone as a Halloween costume party and you would have an idea of what Lovefest 2008 looked like. Energized by food, booze, and raging hormones, the young people paraded their wares for the world to see while techno music rocked their world. Dig this: It was an SF music event and they forgot to invite the Jefferson Airplane. The participants in scanty attire seemed oblivious to the cold wind that accompanied the clear skies. Think mardi gras on acid. It had everything you would expect at a musical event in San Francisco with the exception of a live set by the Jefferson Airplane.
Was it Lord Byron, Oscar Wilde, or Mick Jagger who said: "Dancing is the vertical expression of a horizontal wish."?
Now, the disk jockey will play "White Rabbit" and we'll go chasing rainbows. Have a "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" type week.