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Friday, December 2, 2011

List: What's the City's Excuse for Clearing Out Occupy SF?

Posted By on Fri, Dec 2, 2011 at 7:45 AM


What are Mayor Ed Lee's excuses for gutting the Occupy SF camp?

  • If our bocce ball courts aren't free, nobody's really free
  • Tourists just hate it when they see a lot of San Franciscans doing something unusual in a public space
  • The messages on those cardboard signs are hurtful
  • It's giving San Francisco a reputation for liberalism

  • It turns out that the First Amendment is a serious health hazard
  • What do you mean "excuses?"  John Avalos lost the fucking election
  • According to municipal code, homeless people must be at least 5 feet apart for the city to leave them alone to die
  • Zoning code violation ... or something
  • Occupy is attracting homeless people to downtown, where they've never, ever, been before
  • If too many hippies camp on public land without bathing or using money, Burning Man will sue for trademark infringement
  • It's better than thinking about the deficit
  • They've promised not to use pepper spray, which makes everything fine again

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