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News, The Snitch Scott Wiener's Camp Blames Jane Kim For George W. Bush

Scott Wiener's Camp Blames Jane Kim For George W. Bush

It continues to be testy between Supervisors Scott Wiener and Jane Kim, the San Francisco City Hall co-workers competing for a job in the state Senate. Having raised twice as much money, Wiener was supposedly the big favorite in…
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Calendar, Night&Day Activism 2.0

Activism 2.0

Randy Shaw wrote the book on progressive activism. Literally. His 2001 primer, The Activist's Handbook, was hailed as the ultimate guide for the city's liberals, misfits, and housing activists. It was released into a San Francisco with clear parallels…
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Calendar, Night&Day Note-Worthy

Note-Worthy

Say what you will about activism in San Francisco, but at least our politics are never boring. We stage puke-ins; we canvass in the buff; we even voted on a proposition a few years back that tried to rename a…
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Music, Bouncer Bouncer Tries to Sort Out the Crowd at Churchill

Bouncer Tries to Sort Out the Crowd at Churchill

It took me a long time to figure out why Winston Churchill was not re-elected in 1945, after World War II. It is hard to imagine something like that happening these days: A strong public figure leads his nation through…
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News, The Snitch Ronald Reagan Was the Greatest President, Poll Says

Ronald Reagan Was the Greatest President, Poll Says

A pre-President's Day poll showed that Americans think Ronald Reagan was the country's best president, even more so than Abraham Lincoln and George Washington, two of the most influential leaders in history. Reagan scored 19 percent of the vote,edging out…
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Music, A Postcard from the Future

A Postcard from the Future

Over a recent holiday weekend, one major news organization's headline read, "Do you remember 2010's top stories?" It was a pretty disingenuous question, we thought. So we strapped on our vodka and Coke helmet, gazed into the vast Martian landscape,…
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Culture, Books Gary Snyder argues for "The Etiquette of Freedom"

Gary Snyder argues for "The Etiquette of Freedom"

If all you had to go by was its title, The Etiquette of Freedom might imply some crummy blowhard's latest George W. Bush–nostalgic gas blast of foreign-policy punditry. What a relief that the actual book is something more like the…
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News, The Snitch George W. Bush's 'Decision Points' Not Selling in San Francisco. But Is it a 'Crime'?

George W. Bush's 'Decision Points' Not Selling in San Francisco. But Is it a 'Crime'?

Following an international trend, some copies of George W. Bush's tome, Decision Points, are mysteriously migrating to San Francisco bookstores' "crime" sections. That's just what happened in the photo accompanying this story, which was snapped in the Borders at the…
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News, The Snitch S.F. Bookstore Offers Profits from George W. Bush's 'Decision Points' to Veteran's Hospital

S.F. Bookstore Offers Profits from George W. Bush's 'Decision Points' to Veteran's Hospital

You likely won't be forced to buy George W. Bush's literary attempt, Decision Points. When it comes to investing in presidential apologia, you are the decider. But if, for some undetermined reason, you needed, really needed, to buy W's tome…
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Calendar, Night&Day The Power of the Pen -- and Ink

The Power of the Pen -- and Ink

Truth embedded in humor or satire is no less powerful than truth delivered by any other means. In fact, it can be more powerful – just ask political satirists Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, who drew more than 200,000 people…
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Calendar, Night&Day Wronging the Rights

Wronging the Rights

The legacy of George W. Bush. What does that conjure? Two wars in the Middle East. Repeated presidential power grabs. Lax financial regulation. The Great Recession. Bad stuff, to be sure. But it might take years and even decades to…
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News, The Snitch Will President Bush Dare Come To the San Francisco World Series Games?

Will President Bush Dare Come To the San Francisco World Series Games?

Is Dubya coming to the World Series? Today's Examiner said it's "rumored" that George W. Bush is headed to either Games 1 or 2 in San Francisco to root for the Texas Rangers, the team which he used to partly…
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Music, All Shook Down Friday Night: Kinky Friedman and Carletta Sue Kay at Great American Music Hall

Friday Night: Kinky Friedman and Carletta Sue Kay at Great American Music Hall

Kinky FriedmanCarletta Sue Kay July 30, 2010, @Great American Music Hall Better than: Nobody. Friedman is a Jewish Renaissance dude: a singer-songwriter, writer of comedic crime novels, independent politician, cigar seller and aficionado, and animal rescuer.Kinky Friedman's performance at the Great American may…
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Calendar, Night&Day Smartass Bartender

Smartass Bartender

Some people are impressed by artificial intelligence and strides in robotics. Other people spend all day in bars. If they were ever to be impressed by a robot, it would be one that could make them a drink. Today, Eureka.…
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Calendar, Night&Day Classic Comedy: Love It

Classic Comedy: Love It

He’s a slashie, but he’s no model/actor: He’s Jon Lovitz, actor/comedian/singer, a man of cultivated talents. We have fond memories of his performance as Michael Dukakis against Dana Carvey’s George Bush in Saturday Night Live’s debate spoofs leading up to…
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News, The Snitch Senate Foreign Relations Committee Report Confirms: SF Weekly Found Bin Laden in October 2001

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Report Confirms: SF Weekly Found Bin Laden in October 2001

For shoppers wishing to give America the gift of national security, consider sending your favorite Pentagon staffer an SF Weekly. No offense to Jane's Defence Weekly, but a Senate Foreign Relations Committee report released Monday suggests the publication you're now…
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Calendar, Night&Day Frank Reviews Himself

Frank Reviews Himself

For the past five years, Frank Bruni was the chief restaurant critic for The New York Times, so you might expect that his memoir, Born Round: The Secret History of a Full-Time Eater, would be filled with foodie confessions of…
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Calendar, Night&Day Fair’s Fair

Fair’s Fair

Anyone with a rural upbringing can tell you: The only thing wrong with traditional Amurican county fairs is that they’re not openly gay enough. Read: County fairs can be hazardous to the out gay, yet they’re inherently super gay on…
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News, The Snitch Told You So: Newsweek Reports SF Wastewater Plant Now a Popular Tourist Destination. Imagine How Popular It'd Be If We'd Named It After George W. Bush.

Told You So: Newsweek Reports SF Wastewater Plant Now a Popular Tourist Destination. Imagine How Popular It'd Be If We'd Named It After George W. Bush.

Funny how being broke changes your perspective on things. Not so long ago, a goodly number of Californians still seemed to believe that Marijuana made you behave like flesh-eating zombies as depicted in the now-laughable film Reefer Madness. Yet…
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News, Feature Stem-cell stalemate: The push for cures may produce only disappointment - or worse

Stem-cell stalemate: The push for cures may produce only disappointment - or worse

The first few months of 2009 have been among the most auspicious for stem-cell research since the field's inception. In January, the Palo Alto–based biotech firm Geron Corporation announced it had received U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval to begin…
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