Retro San Francisco
Times change, love for S.F. remains: San Francisco is still as exciting and beautiful as it was when I moved here 40 years ago ["Sentimental Journey: Traveling in 1957's S.F. Bay Area," Joe Eskenazi, Sucka Free City, 12/28]. Recently, I had the privilege of escorting visiting family members around the city and I rediscovered all the reasons why I fell in love with San Francisco.
Unsportsmanlike behavior: Thanks to Pete Kotz and Tim Elfrink for tackling the sacred cow/scourge of higher education ["Bowling for Chumps," feature, 12/21]. Sincerely hope this article and others like it generate some moral outrage against the football machine; the copious amounts of money poured in this "golden calf" is indefensible and a violation of every principle of right vs. wrong.
From the way things were going, it wouldn't have been very long before those highly paid officials started selling tickets to the lions vs. the martyrs for everyone's viewing pleasure. It is a great time to start over and this time adhere to the code of real sportsmanship.
Governmental food controls are overkill: Wow! Another case of our broken government chasing after its own tail ["The High Cost of Free Food," Peter Jamison, Sucka Free City, 12/21]. Controlling, manipulating, high-minded bureaucrats leading us to believe their way is the only way. Soon they will be at our front doors telling us how to cook in our homes.
Blog Comments of the Week
Mrs. Terminator considers sticking around: I highly doubt whether lavish gifts are any factor in her decision ["Is Maria Shriver Reconsidering Her Divorce with Arnold Schwarzenegger?" Erin Sherbert, the Snitch, 12/27]. Catholicism on the other hand could be a sticking point. So, how best does one exact revenge and at the same time adhere to religious beliefs? I suppose a permanent legal separation might be a form of purgatory for the Sperminator. Some women actually won't waste their time on married men. At least, the cream of the crop won't. On the other hand, if she were to take him back into the marriage then I would lose a lot of respect for her.
Crazy is as crazy does: Is it crazy to one, spend yourself into a large debt; two, imprison a higher percent of the population than any other country; three, bomb, torture, and murder hundreds of thousands of people all over the world in order to steal their natural resources; and four, turn a country, once a bastion of freedom, into a police state? ["Ron Paul is Crazy. Admit It." Peter Jamison, the Snitch, 12/26]. Or is it crazy to label the one honest person pointing these things out as crazy?
Dude, the feds need to be kept in check: Why isn't anybody upset about this? The Feds are clearly overstepping their bounds and need to be taken to court ["Feds Subpoenaed San Francisco for Medical Marijuana Records," Chris Roberts, the Snitch, 12/22]. People can't keep cooperating with the bad guys like U.S. Attorney for Northern California Melinda Haag. People need to write state and national government officials and tell them that it is time to bring back sanity. The author, Roberts, somewhat laughingly compares the current state of cannabis prohibition to alcohol prohibition, but it's not funny. It is time to take action. Quit sitting around waiting for someone else to do something about it, and speak up!