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as mayor his sponsorship of Prop N (Care not Cash) was very controversial

Dan S, Wednesday, 17 October 2018 17:46 (eleven months ago) link

yeah, i know what you mean

i guess i should say given the options

F# A# (∞), Wednesday, 17 October 2018 17:48 (eleven months ago) link

I agree that policy-wise I'm compelled to vote for him, more or less. At the same time, I absolutely hate watching him talk and prior to our current scandal-goalpost-moving POS chief exec I would have assumed Newsom was a lock for doing something scandalously unethical/illegal that would tank his career. I guess we're going to find out soon enough.

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 17 October 2018 17:51 (eleven months ago) link

Well when the alternative is John Cox...

Catherine Power (Leee), Wednesday, 17 October 2018 17:58 (eleven months ago) link

i was listening to an interview with scott weiner and he mentioned that brown had vetoed the 4am last call thing but he would bring it back next year and didn't expect any problems with newsom on that issue. there was then a weird moment where the interviewer and weiner acknowledged that yes, newsom is a known partier.

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Wednesday, 17 October 2018 19:17 (eleven months ago) link

a friend of mine/former journalist wrote a semi-autobiographical novel that briefly features an obvious Newsom character riding around in a limo drinking champagne, doing blow and engaging in bisexual hijinks

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 17 October 2018 19:23 (eleven months ago) link

"That, in turn, should be the opening line of your novel.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 17 October 2018 19:39 (eleven months ago) link

god damn i need a voter guide who tf are all these yahoo local judges speaking in code

the late great, Thursday, 18 October 2018 03:59 (eleven months ago) link

i forget, are you in LA?

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Thursday, 18 October 2018 04:20 (eleven months ago) link

sandy eggo

the late great, Thursday, 18 October 2018 04:43 (eleven months ago) link

city of

the late great, Thursday, 18 October 2018 04:43 (eleven months ago) link

ah i cannot help you.

anyone reading this in LA:

superior court #4: sauceda on the grounds that the other guy is endorsed by the police unions.

#16: hunter. michel's husband is an NRA lawyer and her son is called Colt and her dog is called Heston. also michel is endorsed by the LAT which in court elections seems to indicate a "nice little beach community" type.

#60: hancock. ex public defender (rather than prosecutor) and woman.

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Thursday, 18 October 2018 05:16 (eleven months ago) link

no news here for anyone local, but prop c goes national

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/19/technology/san-francisco-taxes-homeless.html

i didn't know this though:

In 2012, San Francisco also adjusted its tax code by switching from a payroll tax to a gross receipts tax, a change that favored the tech industry, which spends extravagantly to recruit top engineers.

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Saturday, 20 October 2018 17:17 (eleven months ago) link

superior court #4: sauceda on the grounds that the other guy is endorsed by the police unions

i definitely voted against the guy that said "proud to be law enforcement's choice"

the late great, Saturday, 20 October 2018 17:35 (eleven months ago) link

I am going to ask an extremely ignorant question: what is the billionaire obsession with charter schools? an untapped market?

Scam jam, thank you ma’am (Sparkle Motion), Monday, 22 October 2018 06:01 (ten months ago) link

i think it's the standard "free enterprise" thing that appeals to business people, like public schools are hamstrung by all these government regulations, what if we could "disrupt" that and do more or less what we want but still get the same government funding that the public schools do?

sarahell, Monday, 22 October 2018 14:20 (ten months ago) link

yeah it's total bullshit

Οὖτις, Monday, 22 October 2018 15:26 (ten months ago) link

i endorse these endorsements

https://lawebsitedotnet.wordpress.com/

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Monday, 22 October 2018 18:37 (ten months ago) link

rich people also send their kids to private schools so they dgaf about using charters as a lab for their dumb theories. they're not affected.

officer sonny bonds, lytton pd (mayor jingleberries), Monday, 22 October 2018 18:56 (ten months ago) link

Weird new republican ad buy

A plane crashed onto the 101 Freeway in Agoura Hills on Tuesday afternoon, authorities said. https://t.co/L09NSqhq3k pic.twitter.com/dXHLoY4aKB

— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) October 23, 2018

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Tuesday, 23 October 2018 23:31 (ten months ago) link

would sign a prop that seized all assets of a rich warplane flying asshole that fucks up everybody's commute

for i, sock in enumerate (Sufjan Grafton), Tuesday, 23 October 2018 23:39 (ten months ago) link

Opposition to PROP 10

Officials

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom (D), 2018 gubernatorial candidate[47]
John Cox (R), 2018 gubernatorial candidate[47]

Parties

California Republican Party[48]

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 24 October 2018 01:03 (ten months ago) link

When did Gavin Newsom disappoint you first?

I betcha nobody here remembers Brittanie Mountz.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 24 October 2018 01:04 (ten months ago) link

lol who could forget

the late great, Wednesday, 24 October 2018 01:05 (ten months ago) link

I actually remember Newsom's Gay Marriage Gambit as a pretty savvy move to consolidate the city behind him after a divisive election (and I definitely didn't vote for him in that one).

But he will not be as competent as Brown, that's for sure. Hopefully it will be enough.

fajita seas, Wednesday, 24 October 2018 03:00 (ten months ago) link

I betcha nobody here remembers Brittanie Mountz.

― Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Tuesday, October 23, 2018 6:04 PM (yesterday)

oh I remember! she had the best name, the jokes wrote themselves

sarahell, Wednesday, 24 October 2018 15:15 (ten months ago) link

i also endorse these endorsements:

https://tjr.xxx/content/two-evils-voting-guide-nov-2018.pdf?1540269420

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Wednesday, 31 October 2018 00:35 (ten months ago) link

Surprising revelation from @GavinNewsom, former 2-term Mayor of SF: he hasn’t read #PropC and has no opinion on it. Tax tech to help homeless? No view. Not even in the abstract. “I haven’t read it.” pic.twitter.com/0RpAbozJFA

— Doug Sovern (@SovernNation) October 30, 2018

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 31 October 2018 00:37 (ten months ago) link

prop 10 seems like it's going to lose:

http://www.latimes.com/politics/essential/la-pol-ca-essential-politics-may-2018-proposition-10-s-support-craters-in-new-1540406834-htmlstory.html

possibly thanks to this kind of nonsense (the same people will tell you that prop 10 will result in fewer houses being built. pick a side people!)

silver linings though:

http://www.latimes.com/politics/essential/la-pol-ca-essential-politics-may-2018-prop-6-leaders-threaten-recall-campaign-1540838655-htmlstory.html

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Wednesday, 31 October 2018 00:41 (ten months ago) link

missing link there sorry

Why’s @AptAssocGLA gonna go ahead and make this old lady lie like that pic.twitter.com/GiSMsSydF8

— Scott Frazier (@safrazie) October 28, 2018

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Wednesday, 31 October 2018 00:41 (ten months ago) link

damn dude, she looks like she's only in her mid-50s??

sarahell, Wednesday, 31 October 2018 01:21 (ten months ago) link

that Doug Sovern tweet is bullshit. Newsom has already weighed in on Prop C

Dan S, Wednesday, 31 October 2018 01:30 (ten months ago) link

(he thinks Prop C could make the problem worse. don't agree)

Dan S, Wednesday, 31 October 2018 01:35 (ten months ago) link

Prop C is a good thing!, really hope it passes

Dan S, Wednesday, 31 October 2018 01:52 (ten months ago) link

Agree completely re Prop C

Prop 10 is doomed, but I may vote for it anyway.

fajita seas, Wednesday, 31 October 2018 02:04 (ten months ago) link

submitted without comment

http://www.peaceandfreedom.org/home/images/VoterGuides/2018-November-Workers-Voter-Guide.pdf

except that the candidates they are endorsing look really young

the late great, Wednesday, 31 October 2018 05:24 (ten months ago) link

the best thing on twitter right now is marc benioff dunking on rich silicon valley guys who won’t pay a tiny tax to fund anti-homelessness initiatives https://t.co/IDjDXsaqJb

— we're going to abolish ICE (@SeanMcElwee) November 4, 2018

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Tuesday, 6 November 2018 21:46 (ten months ago) link

yeah benioff is pretty legit for a billionaire ceo

iatee, Tuesday, 6 November 2018 22:05 (ten months ago) link

all the bonds except the admittedly slightly weird water bond passed

5 (extend limits on property tax) and 6 (remove gas tax and let the state fall apart) failed :-(

rent control wasn't even close though :-(

the charter guy is winning superintendent of public instruction but it's close and has not been called yet

kounalakis won lieutenant gov. did anyone have a strong opinion about that one? neither seems like particularly promising future governers.

looks like la county is about to vote out the sheriff for the first time in 100+ years. the replacement has the support of the LASD rank and file which is huge fucking red flag, but he ran on a "get ICE out of LA jails" platform (LASD runs the county jails).

la city public bank failed :-(

the NRA-sponsored judge lost in LA county :-)

proposition C passed though and by a lot1

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Wednesday, 7 November 2018 15:59 (ten months ago) link

Surely you meant to smile on 5 and 6 losing.

nickn, Wednesday, 7 November 2018 17:01 (ten months ago) link

yeah idgi re: 6

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 7 November 2018 17:03 (ten months ago) link

Looks like the one District I was focusing on (10 - Harder vs. Denham) might still be too close to call, last time I checked the results were w/in 1,000 votes.

Looks like Rohrabacher is out though, which is awesome

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 7 November 2018 17:03 (ten months ago) link

yeah i got confused about smileys.

5 (extend limits on property tax) and 6 (remove gas tax and let the state fall apart) failed :-)

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Wednesday, 7 November 2018 17:04 (ten months ago) link

can't believe Nunes is still gonna be around

Scam jam, thank you ma’am (Sparkle Motion), Wednesday, 7 November 2018 19:52 (ten months ago) link

I can't believe Duncan Hunter is still going to be around

Elvis Telecom, Wednesday, 7 November 2018 19:58 (ten months ago) link

I read something about C that it might be taken to court because it's a tax prop that didn't get the required two-thirds majority?

Captain Hardchord (Leee), Wednesday, 7 November 2018 19:58 (ten months ago) link

sounds inevitable

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 7 November 2018 19:59 (ten months ago) link

I assume that's another thing we can thank Prop 13 for.

Captain Hardchord (Leee), Wednesday, 7 November 2018 20:00 (ten months ago) link

wait hunter won? jfc

Scam jam, thank you ma’am (Sparkle Motion), Wednesday, 7 November 2018 21:11 (ten months ago) link

it's like all roads and lanes on city streets are subdivided into "thru traffic" and "double parked uber/lyft drivers"

not only that, they've literally put *more* cars on the streets. Instead of yr usual drivers + taxi fleets, you have people bringing their cars in from out of town to make $$$

https://www.sfgate.com/business/article/Uber-Lyft-cars-have-heavy-impact-on-SF-streets-11214835.php

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 3 September 2019 20:25 (two weeks ago) link

just take the fucking bus ya idjits

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 3 September 2019 20:25 (two weeks ago) link

I have some mixed feelings about the Dynamex decision and it being applied super strictly, though the fact that these companies have managed to not run afoul of the EDD regulations about employee vs. contractor is ridiculous to me. Also, another ridiculous thing is the fact that these companies claim to be innovative but really, outside of the technology, their model feels very 19th Century to me -- this is off the cuff, tho, I want to research it further -- in terms of treatment of travelling salespeople, which predated the tax code, and thus have certain special rules.

sarahell, Tuesday, 3 September 2019 20:33 (two weeks ago) link

not only that, they've literally put *more* cars on the streets. Instead of yr usual drivers + taxi fleets, you have people bringing their cars in from out of town to make $$$

Totally true -- it's not just SF, but Oakland, too ...

sarahell, Tuesday, 3 September 2019 20:35 (two weeks ago) link

Way to go California !

Today we made HISTORY!!!
Just now, the CA legislature passed the Tenant Protection Act of 2019 and is on its way to @GavinNewsom desk to be signed! #AB1482 expands protections to 7 million tenants, covering more renters than any single tenant protection bill in recent US history! pic.twitter.com/tgzyUMXnsJ

— ACCE (@CalOrganize) September 11, 2019

(•̪●) (carne asada), Thursday, 12 September 2019 01:43 (one week ago) link

legislature has banned private prisons and ICE facilities in CA. Newsom expected to sign bill.

Οὖτις, Friday, 13 September 2019 14:57 (one week ago) link

Also rent cap

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Friday, 13 September 2019 15:03 (one week ago) link

Jfc

1/2 A few minutes ago, the anti-vaxxer stalkers - who’ve engaged in a harassment campaign all week - dropped a red substance onto the Senate floor from the elevated public gallery, dousing several of my colleagues. The person who committed this assault screamed it was baby blood.

— Scott Wiener (@Scott_Wiener) September 14, 2019

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Saturday, 14 September 2019 01:12 (one week ago) link

when you realize the protestor was referring to 'baby rats' it kinds of changes the message

A is for (Aimless), Saturday, 14 September 2019 02:50 (one week ago) link


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