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News, The Snitch Obama's Re-election Has Spurred a GOP Paradigm Shift on Immigration Reform

Obama's Re-election Has Spurred a GOP Paradigm Shift on Immigration Reform

One of the conventional criticisms of President Obama's first term was that he failed to live up to the "Hope" and "Change" rhetoric on which he campaigned in 2008. Many Obama supporters, even ones who concede this point, defended him…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Cock-Blocked by John McCain: Talkin' with Meghan McCain and Michael Ian Black

Cock-Blocked by John McCain: Talkin' with Meghan McCain and Michael Ian Black

Meghan McCain sits in an armchair in the green room of The Castro Theatre. In front of her, sitting cross-legged on the floor and looking at what appears to be a flyer for a circus, is Michael Ian Black.The two…
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Calendar, Night&Day Pie's the Limit

Pie's the Limit

If you have ever traveled around this great country of ours, you have almost certainly learned one undeniable truth about the good ol' U.S. of A. -- we're weird. From those who want to build a massive fence to keep…
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News, The Snitch KSFO Talk Radio to Feature Conservative Former Congressman JD Hayworth

KSFO Talk Radio to Feature Conservative Former Congressman JD Hayworth

San Francisco, oddly enough, has something of a rich history when it comes to conservative talk-radio hosts. Who can forget the memorable international affair involving our own Michael Savage, who was banned from entering the United Kingdom in 2009 because…
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News, The Snitch The Very Conservative <i>Examiner</i> Endorses Mayor Ed Lee

The Very Conservative Examiner Endorses Mayor Ed Lee

We've stated in the past that Republicans love Mayor Ed Lee. And to say the least that didn't sit well with the Lee campaign (or Tony Hall for that matter), despite the fact he had been endorsed by the Log…
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News, The Snitch Mark Zuckerberg Is Tunisia's No. 1 Guy

Mark Zuckerberg Is Tunisia's No. 1 Guy

Here is something to "like." Turns out Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is a hero in Tunisia and Egypt, the two countries that relied heavily on social networking sites like FB to help take down their longtime presidents. In a trip…
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News, The Snitch New Year Brings Us The Same Ol' Gay Hot Potato: Marriage

New Year Brings Us The Same Ol' Gay Hot Potato: Marriage

Where did we leave off?  In December, a (sort of) repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell was passed by the Senate and signed by the President. I predicted a long, slow and agonizing death of the policy while John McCain…
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News, The Snitch Thanks, John McCain -- Military Now 100 Percent Straight

Thanks, John McCain -- Military Now 100 Percent Straight

What's Sen. McCain thinking? Don't ask. ​The Senate was unable to stop Sen. John McCain's filibuster of the military authorization bill on Tuesday, which means that -- among other things -- the greatest democracy in the world is…
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News, The Snitch California Academy's $1.9 Million in Stimulus Funds for Ant Study Angers Republicans

California Academy's $1.9 Million in Stimulus Funds for Ant Study Angers Republicans

Scientist says he's putting people to work -- and compiling vital environmental dataEarlier this month, Republican Senators Tom Coburn (whom you haven't heard of) and John McCain (whom you have) fired off a 74-page compendium of what they claim are…
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News, Sucka Free City

List: How will the Arizona boycott work?

Last week, Supervisor David Campos and City Attorney Dennis Herrera announced measures to boycott the state of Arizona until it rescinds its new law on illegal immigrants. How will the boycott work? • San Franciscans will never vote for John…
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Culture, Stage <i>The Real Americans</i>: Dan Hoyle shows how the other half lives

The Real Americans: Dan Hoyle shows how the other half lives

"We believe that the best of America is in these small towns that we get to visit, and in these wonderful little pockets of what I call the real America." Those were among the most infamous words spoken by Sarah…
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Calendar, Night&Day Camelot Revisited

Camelot Revisited

It’s a marvelous thing when fiction, even historical fiction, is trumped by actual factual history. Oliver Stone’s JFK, you’ll recall, hysterically portrayed the murder of our 35th president as the work of an axis of evil frustrated by Kennedy’s resistance…
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Culture, Stagecap

The W. Kamau Bell Curve

After the election of Barack Obama, what could an African-American comedian with a gift for uncovering the nuances of race possibly have to say in our obviously post-race society? Well, it turns out W. Kamau Bell has plenty to say…
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Music, Bouncer

Listening to guy talk at the Hyatt

"It was awful, and I will never, ever forget it," said the woman at the end of the Hyatt's horseshoe-shaped bar. She and her friend were discussing what geeks they'd been in high school. To look at them now, all…
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Calendar, Night&Day Overthrow Capitalism! Maybe.

Overthrow Capitalism! Maybe.

We are so confused. Partly, we were born that way. But also, at the moment, the s-word has us all, "Huh?" The McCain campaign, acting on a tip from not-Joe the not-Plumber, called Obama a socialist. Yet the far lefties…
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Calendar, Night&Day How Do You Say "I Voted!" in Scottish?

How Do You Say "I Voted!" in Scottish?

What do you need to guide you safely through the terrifyingly important election tonight? For our part, we need a safe space to yell full-on obscenities at the television screen. We also need a mass of like-minded people, so we…
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Calendar, Night&Day Barack Stars

Barack Stars

Nuzzled in the liberal juggernaut that is San Francisco, it’s easy to forget how lucky we are. Then, fortunately, along comes something like Obama the Musical to remind us. Staged by Mica Phelan (aka ViviAnne ForeverMore), creator of the Monday-night…
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Calendar, Night&Day Vote With Your Art

Vote With Your Art

The jig is up tonight, as you well know. George Bush is leaving. But who will succeed him? Artists have as much at stake as anyone else; can't imagine arts funding would increase during a McCain administration, no matter how…
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News, The Snitch We Need Change, Change, CHANGE of this Crappy Debate Format

We Need Change, Change, CHANGE of this Crappy Debate Format

Your powers are weak, old man... S.F. crowd cheers and boos where you'd think they would -- but would be doing more of it if this were a freewheeling debate that rewarded mental agility. By Joe Eskenazi At some…
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Film, Oh, God! You devil's advocate

Oh, God! You devil's advocate

Redolent of Roman decadence and authority gone mad, the title Religulous rolls pleasingly off the tongue. But Bill Maher's one-man stand-up attack on religious fundamentalism is a dog that has more bark than bite — a skeptical, secular-humanist hounding of…
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