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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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Music, Bouncer Bouncer Makes a Sweet Plea for Forgiveness at Specs'

Bouncer Makes a Sweet Plea for Forgiveness at Specs'

Specs' leaves me with a bad feeling. Not for what it is, but because of my behavior there a few years ago. I was drinking a beer, and the bartender made a martini for someone else, poured it into its…
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News, The Snitch Nader Gets No Love From S.F. Voters

Nader Gets No Love From S.F. Voters

Nader running mate Matt Gonzalez won more votes in S.F. when he ran for supervisor in 2000 than as a vice-presidential candidate this year. By Will Harper If you want a measure of how sick everyone is of Ralph…
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News, The Snitch San Franciscans, Environmentalists, Gays Voiceless in VP Debate

San Franciscans, Environmentalists, Gays Voiceless in VP Debate

By John Geluardi While most of the country is squabbling over the fine points of victory after Wednesday night's vice presidential debate, the fact is the “debate” was more like watching a comfortable, second-marriage couple arguing over where to have…
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Calendar, Night&Day The Nade

The Nade

Remember when everyone loved Ralph Nader -- everyone except the automobile industry bigwigs, anyway? Remember the guy who brought us seat belts? No? Not very many other people do either, but once upon a time, Ralph Nader was the country's…
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News, Letters

SF Weekly Letters

The Six Percent Solution? It's my party and I'll vote for whom I want to: Thank you for the article on Ralph Nader and Matt Gonzalez . I was dismayed at first that it was so negative, but…
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News, Feature Party Crashers 08

Party Crashers 08

Independent vice-presidential candidate Matt Gonzalez sits attentively in the front row of UC Berkeley's Wheeler Auditorium, waiting for an introduction to 400 political science students who overwhelmingly support U.S. Senator Barack Obama. His pinstriped suit is in subtle conflict with…
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News, The Snitch Nader/Gonzalez '08: That's Still Going On.

Nader/Gonzalez '08: That's Still Going On.

Remember how Ralph Nader is running for president? And Matt Gonzalez signed on to be his vice-presidential candidate? They’re still doing that. Anyway, Gonzalez was on Democracy Now with Amy Goodman yesterday where they discussed those other candidates' economic and…
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SF Weekly Letters

Veep-y or Creepy? Point: The Gonzalez run proves that there is another generation of progressives ready to lead us away from the backbiting self-hatred and rationalizations of the left — sold out by the Democratic Party again and again and…
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News, Matt Smith

Gonzalez/Nader Hysteria

In 1846, hard-drinking, red-eyed wildman Ezekiel "Stuttering Zeke" Merritt helped roust a few neighbors from their settlements in the upper Sacramento River Valley. They marched to the Bay Area and declared themselves leaders of a California independent republic. The Bear…
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News, The Snitch Nader Names  Matt Gonzalez as Running Mate

Nader Names Matt Gonzalez as Running Mate

The Chronicle reports today the Ralph Nader has named former San Francisco Supervisor Matt Gonzalez as his partner in his bid for the presidency. Gonzalez narrowly lost the 2003 mayoral election to Gavin Newsom. -Andy Wright…
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News, Feature Wikipedia Idiots: The Edit Wars of San Francisco

Wikipedia Idiots: The Edit Wars of San Francisco

It can take just one sentence — if not one word — to start a war on Wikipedia. One recent war of words on the "free encyclopedia that anyone can edit" — known as an "edit war" in Wiki parlance…
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Film, Reps Etc.

Repertory Film Listings

Commentary by Gregg Rickman (greggr2006@yahoo.com). Times compiled from information available Tuesday; it's always advisable to call for confirmation. Price given is standard adult admission; discounts often apply for students, seniors, and members. For additional Reps Etc. listings, go to sfweekly.com.…
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Culture, Stagecap

"Baum for Peace"

It's obvious that Terry Baum is an engaged citizen and a fierce advocate for her community. What's not so obvious is why her 2004 run for Congress as a Green Party candidate was worth turning into a musical performance piece.…
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Calendar, Urban Experience Globalization

Globalization

WED 7/14 "World-O-Rama" bills itself as an evening of "travel films from around the globe." Seriously, how many travel films are not from "around the globe"? One of the presenters, Irwin Swirnoff, toys with the idea: His work documents the…
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News, Letters

Letters to the Editor

Fish Story Caught in the net: I want to thank you for the incisive article you did on the state of the city Housing Authority and its relationship to my wife's federal bribery conviction ("The Great Minnow Hunt," Dec. 6).…
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Letters to the Editor

Hard Lessons in Software Our writers insist they aren't paid jack: So how much did Larry Ellison pay you to write this article ("The PeopleSoft Touch," Nov. 22, on the San Francisco school district's problems installing PeopleSoft software)?…
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Letters to the Editor

Nader. Is That With an "e" or an "i"? Are you happy now?: Matt Smith's article on Ralph Nader ("What's Green and Black and Blue All Over?," Nov. 15) was irresponsible to say the least. The American public has stumbled…
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News, Matt Smith What's Green  and Black and Blue All Over?

What's Green and Black and Blue All Over?

I don't usually go on record siding against the victims of battered-partner syndrome. But there comes a time when any God-fearing person is forced to put his foot down and take an uncomfortable stand as a matter of civic and…
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News, Matt Smith Fear, Loathing, and Non Sequiturs at Chico State

Fear, Loathing, and Non Sequiturs at Chico State

It was 9 a.m. on a Monday, I'd been up all night, and I knew that if I closed my eyelids, they'd scrape painful grooves down the panes of my eyeballs. So I stared blankly northward. I was shivering in…
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