Stimulus, erectile dysfunction…the jokes write themselves. But this isn’t funny:
The NBC Investigative Unit has raised questions about two grants totaling nearly $1.5 million dollars distributed to the University of California San Francisco. The money was part of the federal stimulus program and went to studies into the erectile dysfunction of overweight middle aged men and the accurate reporting of someone’s sexual history.
Of course it’s in San Fransicko. Where the h3ll else would it be?
Our elected (almost said “erected”) leaders thought it would be a good use of money forcibly removed from the producers of society in order to study sexual history and flaccid schlongs. Because that’s clearly a federal role, right?
Well, good to see Shelly O is focusing on the three R’s: re-electing reviling racists. Maybe if her old man gets re-elected, she’ll be proud of her country for only the second time in her life. Details:
Michelle Obama, who has quickly become the Obama campaign’s tip of the spear when it comes to fundraising and vote-getting, is now stumping for children to convince their “great-grandparents” to vote for her husband. At an event at San Francisco’s (where the h3ll else would it be, if not San Fransicko? – CL) Golden Gate Park – for which tickets cost at least $500 – Michelle said:
I mean, I can’t tell you in the last election how many grandparents I ran into who said, I wasn’t going to vote for Barack Obama until my grandson talked to me, until my great-grandson talked to me, and talked about the future he wanted for this country.
You can get out there with your parents. You guys can knock on doors. I had one young lady who brought me a petition — she’s already working. You can convince wrong people. Sometimes we don’t listen to ourselves, but we will listen to our children.
Old farts, listen to your grandkids. Because they know a whole helluva lot more than you do, despite your years of experience with life. Of course, with the Dems’ proud history of vote fraud, she was probably just campaigning for the highly coveted underage voting bloc.
San Fransicko’s a godless cesspool anyway, so this will fit in nicely. Quote:
Those who dispute that characterization “may not like the language,’’ she said, “but the truth is what I said. I’m a devout Catholic and I honor my faith and love it . . . but they have this conscience thing’’ that she insists put women at physical risk, although Catholic providers strongly disagree.
Yeah, can you believe the nerve of Catholics obeying their doctrine like she doesn’t? Can you believe that they actually have a conscience? How did that happen?
Multiple varieties of parasites: lice, fleas, and Occupiers themselves. Details:
Poor sanitation and evidence of lice and fleas at the Occupy San Francisco encampment endanger the health of everyone in the overcrowded, makeshift tent city at Justin Herman Plaza, public health officials said Wednesday.
“Everybody that’s been down there knows it has to change,” said Dr. Tomas Aragon, a public health officer who has been conducting inspections twice a day at the Occupy SF protest. …
Yeah, really. Why can’t San Fran clean up these losers and go back to the pristine sanitary condition it was before? Pfffff-bwahahahahahaha! 😆
San Fransicko: You reap what you sow.
Can you believe those crazy Republicans are anti-jobs? The nerve of them. Anywho, from Granny Botox:
In an interview late last week, House Minority Leaeder Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) told CNBC that Boeing should either unionize its production facilities in South Carolina, or shut them down entirely.
“Do you think it’s right that Boeing has to close down that plant in South Carolina because it’s non union?” asked host Maria Bartiromo. Pelosi’s reply: “Yes.”
The minority leader quickly added that she would rather it simply unionize and stay open. But barring unionization, by Pelosi’s reasoning, it should simply shut down.
Apparently, the only jobs worth creating are union jobs. Never mind that S.C. workers chose differently when given a chance:
Pelosi may or may not know that workers at the South Carolina plant in question voted resoundingly (199-68) to decertify their union two years ago. Government policies that would close the plant for being a non-union shop would simply be punishing those workers for exercising their right to determine union representation for themselves.
Yeah, well what do they know about their own factory, right? San Fran Nan is much more in tune with SC working conditions than the workers actually there, huh?
San Fran Nan’s rationale? Heh.
“They’re small. I couldn’t speak to all 1,800 of them, but some of the lists that I have seen have been very, very small companies. They will not have a big impact on the economy of our country,” Nancy Pelosi said in an interview with CNBC.
If, by “small companies”, you mean McDonald’s (one of the top employers in the nation), then yeah…”small companies”! Besides, didn’t she and her leftist ilk crow about how small business will love ObamaCare? Yeah, they love it so much that they’ve asked to be excused from its onerous requirements.
Way to go, San Fransicko.
San Fransicko. Nuff said:
First kittens, then puppies and hamsters and now goldfish?
San Francisco’s Animal Control and Welfare Commission is recommending that the City ban the sale of goldfish, tropical fish and guppies in its borders, according to Matier and Ross.
The recommendation to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors is part of the commission’s ongoing efforts to discourage “impulse buys” of animals. …
I’m guessing there won’t be any bans on gerbils anytime soon in San Franfreakshow. Just sayin’…
Twitter may get tax break in order to keep from moving, and tax break is being considered by…San Francisco?
Thanks to Donna for sending this big, juicy slab of irony my way. From San Fransicko:
San Francisco’s best shot to prevent Twitter from migrating south faces a key vote Wednesday on whether to give the microblogging service a six-year tax break.
The growing San Francisco-based company has explored a move to Brisbane, where its business costs would be lower. San Francisco has a 1.5 percent payroll tax whereas Brisbane does not have one.
Supervisor Jane Kim, whose district includes the mid-Market Street area where Twitter would move, has broken from predecessor Chris Daly’s stance and is advocating for the passage of legislation that would give Twitter a six-year payroll tax break if it decides to move into the building at Market and Ninth streets. The tax break would apply to all qualifying businesses that relocate to the portion of the Tenderloin and the mid-Market Street area that city officials hope to revitalize
“I’m philosophically against cutting taxes,” Kim said Monday. “I’ve had to think about this long and hard. This is targeted enough. It’s specific enough. It’s short enough.”
OK, just to make sure I’m understanding this properly…
You are “philosophically against cutting taxes”, presumably because you believe that (a) government can better use that revenue than the person or business who earned it; (b) taxing businesses is somehow good for the economy; (c) tax cuts do not help the economy in any way; (d) letting a business keep more of the money it earned is morally repugnant; (e) tax policy has no impact on business decisions (such as hiring, firing, relocating, etc.) whatsoever; or (f) some or all of the above.
If you are “philosophically against cutting taxes” for any (much less all) of the aforementioned reasons, then on what planet does it make sense to extend the tax break for Twitter? If it is truly believed that by Twitter getting this tax break they will stay in San Franfreakshow, which will in turn benefit the San Franistan economy, then doesn’t that completely shatter your “philosophy” of being against tax cuts of any kind? It would if there were any sense of logic, consistency, or (in this case) irony in your body.
Folks, let that sink in for a moment: “Tax cuts are bad, bad things…which is why I’m going to support a tax cut for Twitter.” Haven’t these economic illiterates been telling us since the JFK administration that “tax cuts for the wealthy and for businesses don’t work”?
Well, she has a tough sell, based on the reactions of her fellow Board members:
Supervisor John Avalos said the proposal doesn’t seem fair given the financial struggles of residents in his district.
“Who are the [Twitter] investors?” he said. “Probably some of the wealthiest people in this country. And we are giving them more wealth.”
There you go, pal. You stick to your guns, sir! And when Twitter moves out and takes their jobs, property taxes, etc., with them, you will have truly won the day!
Kolakowski began her [sic] transition in 1989, and faced discrimination. Initially, she [sic] was not allowed to take the Bar Exam, and was told that she [sic] was not of sound mind.
Yeah, voluntary genital mutilation tends to bring up questions of mental capacity. Normal America is kind of funny that way.
Actually, the people at the fishwrap who wrote the story are “not of sound mind” in that the fishwrap keeps referring to the man with feminine pronouns “she” and “her”. Look, dude was born with a twig and berries, so that doesn’t earn someone a brand spankin’ new gender pronoun, m’kay?
If you’re going to be gay, fine. No hate from me. But please, don’t shred your nads and expect me to call you a female. I mean, if we’re going to go that route, then I expect you to call me a Bengal tiger because I paint myself with black stripes and
would really really like demand that you officially recognize me as an authentic Bengal tiger.
Pe-loco: The First Amendment is soooooo 1787! Details:
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, called for an investigation of those who are protesting the building of the Ground Zero Mosque on Tuesday. She told San Francisco’s KCBS radio:
“There is no question there is a concerted effort to make this a political issue by some. And I join those who have called for looking into how is this opposition to the mosque being funded,” she said. “How is this being ginned up that here we are talking about Treasure Island, something we’ve been working on for decades, something of great interest to our community as we go forward to an election about the future of our country and two of the first three questions are about a zoning issue in New York City.”
San Fransicko, you MUST be proud!
Exit question: So is she advocating investigating Harry Reid?
Ah, yes…they “only want to be treated like everyone else”, right? Details here. Even the moonbatosphere is starting to think (which is a first for them) that “You know something? This kind of behavior may cause our side to look kinda bad, no?”
Pray for God’s children who are being assaulted by these depraved and lost souls in San Fran-freakshow. Pray for said depraved and lost souls, too.
Remember Andrew’s “there’s no Obama as messiah thingy going on” drivel? Well, add San Franfreakshow to the growing evidence (from NRO):
Who knew that religion existed in San Franistan?
Exodus 20:3: “You shall have no other gods before me.”
When The One isn’t busy lamenting “clingy, bitter, racist, xenophobic” voters while campaigning in San Fransicko, his running mate likes to do the same thing in that modern day Sodom and Gomorrah. From Greasy Joe:
Undecided people are having a difficult time just culturally making the change, making the move for the first African American president in the history of the United States of America,” the Democratic vice-presidential nominee said at a San Francisco fundraiser Saturday evening.
You’ve got to hand it to San Fransicko: Just when you think they can’t get any moonbattier, they continue to find ways to one-up themselves. From FNC:
An organic wine from Chile has oenophiles in San Francisco turning up their noses. But there’s nothing wrong with the wine. It’s the name that bothers them:
The wine from a boutique vineyard in Chile was once a strong seller, but now it’s an outcast in the City by the Bay because its name comes way too close to a certain governor from the state of Alaska, says Celine Guillou, co-owner of the Yield Wine Bar.
Palin Syrah — pronounced Pay-LEEN — takes its name from a ball used in a Chilean-style hockey game, and it has been on the bar’s wine list for a while. But sales have plummeted ever since John McCain named Sarah Palin to be his running mate.
“Before McCain made his announcement it was selling very well, because it’s an affordable wine and it’s from South America,” Guillou said. “Then he made his announcement and we hear people making comments constantly about the wine.” …
What consenting adults do behind closed doors is none of my (or anyone else’s) business. But what gets taught to our school kids is most definitely my (and everyone else’s) business. From (where else?) Californiastan, written by (where else?) San Fransicko’s own Democrat Assemblyman, Mark Leno:
A conservative group is warning parents about a bill under consideration in the California state Senate that requires public schools to have an official “Gay Day.”
AB 2567 requires Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to proclaim May 22 of each year as Harvey Milk Day, putting it on par with President’s Day and Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
The bill designates May 22 “as having special significance in public school and educational institutions and encourages those entities to conduct suitable commemorative exercises on that date.” …
No word on whether the kids will have “suitable” festivities such as The Vaseline Olympics, Village People Karaoke, or a group reading and re-enactment of Heather Has Two Mommies.
When they’re not busy telling our military that they’re unnecessary, San Fransicko is publicizing to the criminal alien population: Come to our town! We don’t need any stinking laws here! From the S.F. Examiner:
San Francisco’s “sanctuary” policy for illegal immigrants, which has drawn sharp criticism from conservatives, will be promoted in an advertisement campaign complete with multilanguage brochures and radio and TV public service announcements.
The city-funded outreach campaign is expected to roll out this spring and build on San Francisco’s response to last year’s federal immigration raids, which city officials said scared undocumented immigrants into not accessing city services, reporting crimes or sending children to school.
City officials Wednesday were not able to provide The Examiner with a cost breakdown for the campaign.
“We have worked with the Board of Supervisors, Department of Public Health, labor and immigrant rights groups to create a city government-wide public awareness campaign so that immigrants know The City won’t target them for using city services,” said Nathan Ballard, Mayor Gavin Newsom’s spokesman.
City officials there just can’t seem to bring themselves to use the word “illegal”, can they?
Can we please allow these sickos to secede from the union already?
When she’s not busy suffering multiple defeats on an Iraqi surrender bill, San Fran Nan is doing “the people’s work” in productive ways like this:
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi may have left her progressive instincts at the barn door when she drove a starch-, sugar- and fat-bloated bill that all but left out organic farmers through the House last summer, but when it comes to food for Congress, it’s out with high-fructose corn syrup and in with uncaged hens and hormone-free milk.
Under Pelosi’s signature “Green the Capitol” initiative, the House cafeterias will get a full-blown makeover Monday to the very latest in organic and locally grown cuisine under a new contract with Restaurant Associates, caterer to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
The vast House food service operation that feeds the belly of the beast – more than 2.5 million meals a year for members, staff, tourists, lobbyists, lawyers, journalists and other highly regarded species that inhabit the Capitol – is switching to locally grown, organic, seasonal and generally healthy food. It will be served in compostable sugar cane and corn starch containers instead of petroleum-based plastics. Even the knives and forks will be biodegradable.
Leadership, my friends. You better recognize. For those of you on the left, the prior two sentences were sarcasm.
From San Fransicko:
Longtime Bay Area talk show host Bernie Ward has been indicted on two federal Internet child pornography charges. In a brief court appearence Thursday morning he pleaded not guilty.
Ward, a self described progressive and former Catholic priest, hosts the weeknight Bernie Ward Show and the Sunday morning Godtalk show on KGO Radio.
Ward’s criminal attorney, Doran Weinberg, told KCBS that Ward was researching child pornography for a book three years ago. He said Ward’s actions caught the attention of federal authorities then, but charges weren’t filed until now.
“Even though their investigation has not uncovered any hint of involvement in child pornography by Bernie other than the accessing of these few images, they’ve none the less decided to proceed on the argument that he violated the law, whatever his purpose was,” said Weinberg.
He was just “doing research” for a book on…hypocrisy??
Oh, now it makes sense! Next time I want to dig up some hypocrisy on the left, instead of mining through the plethora of readily available quotes and video/audio clips, I’ll just download some kiddie action that would make Jim “Cambodian Boy” Webb blush. Nothing says “here’s an example of hypocrisy” quite like kids engaged in adult activity, right?
To top it off (and don’t tell me you didn’t see this coming)…dude’s perversion is Bush’s fault (link to MP3 audio here).
Next year, San Francisco will issue municipal identification cards showing the usual name, birthdate and photo.
What the card won’t include: gender.
When other cities considered issuing ID cards without regard to legal status, the debate was over illegal immigrants. In San Francisco, where the Board of Supervisors approved such an ID on Tuesday, transgender activists added gender to the discussion.
“Transgender” is a broad term for people who do not identify with their birth sex. Those who refer to themselves as transgender include cross-dressers and transsexuals.
“The card really makes gender a non-issue,” says Kristina Wertz, legal director of the Transgender Law Center in San Francisco. …
Here’s an intemperate and highly politically incorrect observation: your gender is determined by how you are born. Born with twig-and-berries? You’re male. Born with a vertical smile? You’re female. Period. Sorry if you’re arrogant enough to believe that God screwed up.
If you want to dress in the opposite sex’s clothes, be my guest. Just don’t complain when I gawk at you. If you want to shell out your own money to get your body’s plumbing re-routed, have at it. But just because you have a doctor slice off your schlong and give you a bush doesn’t make you a female…it makes you a schlongless male with a bush.
Also, read that again: trannies are “people who do not identify with their birth sex.” In other words, they’re delusional and in denial. “Stop calling me a man! I’m not Carl…I am Carol!” Normally, if someone in our society is delusional like that, we give them meds. In San Fransicko, they give them ID cards.
I don’t know why, but I’m always amazed at just how much lower San Fransicko can sink every time they do something like this.
The latest from San Franfreakshow’s Ninth Circus Court of Appeals:
On Tuesday, the court decided that Alberto Quintero-Salazar – a Mexican national and legal resident of the U.S. – could not be deported on the basis of a sex crime he committed in 1998, namely illegal intercourse between an adult over 21 and a youth under 16. According to the court, adults taking sexual advantage of a minor (so long as they have the “consent” that minors are legally unable to provide) are not guilty of a crime of “moral turpitude,” which is needed to subject legal U.S. residents to deportation.
Congrats to the militant degenerates who make up this court: they’ve managed to advance both the Mexican invasion and the sexual exploitation of children — two favorite progressive causes — in a single misruling.
Judge Sidney Thomas wrote for the majority that statutory rape “is not inherently base, vile or depraved.” Oh yes it is, Thomas. And so are moonbats like you.
This is great news for guys like R. Kelly and Scott Ritter, whose mottos are “as long as there’s grass on that field, play ball!” For the rest of non-depraved and normal America, I’d recommend not raising your kids in San Fransicko.
Only in San Franfreakshow does this make sense to people. From San Franistan’s fishwrap:
Two months ago I wrote about an idea for a place in San Francisco where intravenous drug users could shoot up under the supervision of trained personnel. A lot of people thought it sounded crazy.
Well, get ready to hear about it again, because the idea is gaining momentum.
On Thursday, an all-day symposium – co-hosted by the city Department of Public Health – will examine the idea of creating safe injection centers where users could bring their drugs, shoot up and leave, without fear of arrest.
The idea is to decrease overdoses, keep dirty needles off the street, and cut the risk of spreading HIV and hepatitis C. Those are all good things. It is the idea of providing addicts with their own injection clinic that riles people up.
“What’s next?” a reader wrote when the first column appeared. “Giving them the drugs, too?”
No. But there’s no doubt that if San Francisco ever established such a center, even as a pilot program, there would be an enormous brouhaha.
“It would be huge international news,” said Peter Davidson, a researcher at UCSF in the epidemiology and biostatistics department. “It would be the first facility in the United States, and there would probably be a firestorm for a while.”
You can count on that. The conservative radio talk show hosts (and bloggers – Ed.) are probably already jump-starting their tonsils. Wacky San Francisco, providing a party room for junkies. (Guilty as charged. – Ed.)
Good enough for me, but not for thee…eh, San Fransicko? From San Franistan’s fishwrap:
San Francisco – the liberal, left-coast city conservatives love to mock – could be undergoing a transformation when it comes to homeless people. Although the city would still be a poor choice for a pep rally for the war in Iraq, indications are that residents have had it with aggressive panhandlers, street squatters and drug users.
“Maybe there has been an epiphany,” says David Latterman, president of Fall Line Analytics, a local market research firm. “People have realized they can hate George Bush but still not want people crapping in their doorway.”
What? You mean that for all these years, the right hasn’t been cold-hearted when it comes to the homeless? Or they have been cold-hearted and San Fransicko’s liberals now want a piece of the action (thus further destroying the myth about SF’s, and the left’s, alleged “compassion”)? Make up your minds, will ya?
Here’s an amusing line:
“Homelessness, and quality of life issues, are dividing the liberals and the progressives in this city,” says David Binder, a statistical analyst and founder of David Binder Research. “The liberals will say we’ve got to get tough on the homeless and the progressives are more old-line liberal.”
If “progressives” are reverting to “old-line liberals”, then they can’t actually be “progressive”, now can they? Words apparently mean jack squat to these people.
Not that this should come as a surprise. From modern day Sodom and Gomorrah, San Fran-sicko (via Michelle Malkin):
KGO reports that San Francisco is dissing the military again (hat tip – readers Thom and Tim):
New York said “yes,” but we said “no.” Why were the U.S. Marines denied permission to film a recruiting commercial on the streets of San Francisco? San Francisco is, once again, the center of a controversy over how city leaders treat the U.S. military. This time, it involves an elite group of Marines who wanted to film a recruitment commercial in San Francisco on the anniversary of 9/11.
The tension has been building in the two weeks since the city turned away members of the Silent Drill Platoon, and it boiled over Monday afternoon at a meeting of the San Francisco Film Commission. The U.S. Marine Silent Drill Platoon performed Monday morning in New York’s Times Square. They filmed part of a recruitment commercial through the start of the morning rush hour — something they could not do in San Francisco on the anniversary of 9/11. “It’s insulting, it’s demeaning. This woman is going to insult these young heroes by just arbitrarily saying, ‘no, you’re not going to film any Marines on California Street,” said Captain Greg Corrales of the SFPD Traffic Bureau.
Captain Greg Corrales commands the police traffic bureau that works with crews shooting commercials, TV shows and movies in the city. He’s also a Marine veteran and his son is serving his third tour of duty in Iraq. He says Film Commission Executive Director Stefanie Coyote would only allow the Marine’s production crew to film on California Street if there were no Marines in the picture. They wound up filming the empty street and will have to superimpose the Marines later.
“Ms. Coyote’s politics blinded her to her duty as the director of the Film Commission and as a responsible citizen,” said Captain Corrales.
San Fran officials are claiming that “traffic concerns” are to blame, not their politics.
Bull, say the Marine veterans, and rightly so:
Captain Corrales and several other Marine veterans came to the Film Commission Monday afternoon. They see this as just the latest insult along with the city blocking the USS Iowa from docking here, banning the junior ROTC from high schools, and trying to ban the yearly Blue Angels air show. (Not to mention that idiot Sandoval who said the U.S. doesn’t need a military. – Ed.)
“This — a slap in the face of every veteran and every parent of men and women who are doing their duty — is shameful,” said Captain Corrales.
The Marines we spoke with also make the point that the city allows street demonstrations, anti-war protests and other events which snarl traffic, such as Critical Mass. They still don’t understand why the Marines got turned away.
If San Fransicko got invaded, I’d recommend that they ask the UN for help, since they so detest our military to protect their sorry, sick, perverted, warped, sodomizing ungrateful posteriors.
Fffft-ffffft-row-row! From Breitbart:
Cindy Sheehan, the soldier’s mother who galvanized the anti-war movement, said Sunday that she plans to seek House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s congressional seat unless she introduces articles of impeachment against President Bush in the next two weeks.
Sheehan said she will run against the San Francisco Democrat in 2008 as an independent if Pelosi does not seek by July 23 to impeach Bush. That’s when Sheehan and her supporters are to arrive in Washington, D.C., after a 13-day caravan and walking tour starting next week from the group’s war protest site near Bush’s Crawford ranch.
“Democrats and Americans feel betrayed by the Democratic leadership,” Sheehan told The Associated Press. “We hired them to bring an end to the war. I’m not too far from San Francisco, so it wouldn’t be too big of a move for me. I would give her a run for her money.”
Congrats, San Franistan. Your choices are “moonbat” and “moonbattier”!
From San Fran-istan:
Elizabeth Edwards, starring at the kickoff event of San Francisco’s signature Gay Pride Parade, came out in support of legalized gay marriage today — taking a position which she acknowledged is at odds with her husband, presidential candidate John Edwards.
“I don’t know why somebody else’s marriage has anything to do with me,” she said. “I’m completely comfortable with gay marriage.”
Of course she’s “completely comfortable” with same-sex marriage…she’s in one right now! I mean, “not that there’s anything wrong with that”…
…where else…San Franistan. From the Examiner:
The annual aerial show by the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels — a San Francisco tradition dating back to 1981 that pumps millions into the local economy — is running into opposition from three local peace advocacy groups that are calling for a permanent halt to the popular Fleet Week flyover.
CodePink, Global Exchange and Veterans for Peace, Chapter 69, are working with Supervisor Chris Daly on a Board of Supervisors resolution to address concerns over the Blue Angels.
The Code Pinkos have a willing ear on San Franistan’s Board of Supervisors? Color me with the “unsurprised” crayon. This part’s pretty funny, though:
CodePink has launched an online petition, signed by more than 500 people to date, calling on leaders to end the flyovers for reasons of public safety, air pollution and fuel waste.
The Code Pinkos have a whopping 500 siggies in a city the size (and political makeup) of San Franistan! I smell a mandate (insert “Barney Frank weekend plans” joke here).
Oh, well, this is just an aberration, right? It’s not like San Franistan has a history of irrational and reflexive hatred for the armed forces that protects their moonbattery-laced enclave on the Left Coast. Oh, wait a minute. Yeah, they do have such a history. My bad.
In case you have yet to do so, feel free to go ahead and question their patriotism. While you’re at it, go ahead and question their gray matter, too.
Where else but San Franistan?
It was supposed to be a birthday night out for the kids in San Francisco, but instead turned into a Critical Mass horror show — complete with a pummeled car, a smashed rear window and little children screaming in terror.
The spontaneous Critical Mass bike rides, in which thousands of free-spirited cyclists roam the city, have been a fixture on the last Friday night of the month since the early 1990s. But even bike-weary cops, who have seen their share of traffic disturbances and minor skirmishes, weren’t prepared for what happened during the latest exercise of pedal power.
Here’s the story:
Susan Ferrando, her husband, their two children and three preteens had come to San Francisco from Redwood City to celebrate the birthday of Ferrando’s 11-year-old daughter. They went to Japantown, where they enjoyed shopping and taking in the blooming cherry blossoms.
Things took a turn for the worse at about 9 p.m., when the family was leaving Japantown — just as the party of about 3,000 bikers was winding down its monthly red-lights-be-damned ride through the city.
Suddenly, Ferrando said, her car was surrounded by hundreds of cyclists.
Confusion, however, quickly turned to terror, she said, when the swarming cyclists began wildly circling around and then running into the sides of her Toyota van.
Filled with panic, Ferrando said, she started inching forward until coming to a stop at Post and Gough streets, where she was surrounded by bikers on all sides.
A biker in front blocked her as another biker began pounding on the windshield. Another was pounding on her window. Another pounded the other side.
“It seemed like they were using their bikes as weapons,” Ferrando said. One of the bikers then threw his bike — shattering the rear window and terrifying the young girls inside.
All the while, Ferrando was screaming, “There are children in this car! There are children in this car!”
She had the presence of mind to dial 911 on her cell phone — and within minutes, the squad of motorcycle cops who were assigned to keep an eye on the ride descended on the scene.
The cyclists were loudly demanding that Ferrando be arrested for hit and run.
According to police, Ferrando had allegedly tapped one of the cyclists’ tires.
When the alleged bicycle victim was approached, however, he said he wasn’t hurt. He also refused to give his name or any other information.
Then, after a few swear words, the alleged victim took off on his bike while the rest of the crowd continued to yell at both the cops and the van.
Sgt. Ed Callejas — the lead cop on the scene and a veteran of Critical Mass rides since their inception — said he’d never seen anything like it before.
Estimated damage to the car: $5,300.
Families. Minivans. The military. The American flag. Is there any part of normal America that San Franistan doesn’t revile?
Must.resist.urge.to.make.pun.on.”pack” and San Franistan! From LGF:
As always, the San Francisco anti-war rallies beat the rest of the nation in the Sheer Lunacy department. Zombie was there, and yes … so were the Angry Furries, with their personal electronic devices and tambourines. US flag desecration, anti-Israel hatred, 9/11 conspiracy kooks, it’s all here.
Seriously, you have GOT to go here and look at the pictures and their captions. I don’t so much care for the pictures, but Zombie does a hilarious job at highlighting the idiocy of the moonbats at the rally. Here’s but a mere single example, with Zombie’s caption underneath:
I’m telling you, GO SEE IT…it’s hilarious how these people actually expect to be taken seriously!
Clinton staff’s gaffe with local ethnic papers
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton’s presidential campaign excluded reporters for the Bay Area’s two largest ethnic newspapers from a fundraiser Friday at the Sheraton Palace Hotel — a perceived snub that led to days of harsh coverage…
…Reporters from Sing Tao and Chinese-language daily World Journal, as well as the smaller China Press were denied entry to the noon fundraiser.
It turned out that the three papers had not been included in the mailing list for a press advisory sent out two days ahead that instructed media representatives to check in by 11:45 a.m. World Journal reporter Portia Li said she arrived about 10 minutes before noon.
Li, a prominent journalist who has worked for more than two decades in the Bay Area, said she knew such events routinely begin late and that reporters often are allowed in after they start.
But a staffer told her she was too late to get in. When Li argued, the staffer explained that because she was considered “foreign media” — which were limited to a single pool reporter — she could not go in.
Any local media who checked in by the cutoff were admitted.
When Li showed her business card, the staffer asked for two forms of identification, which seemed to Li to be insulting. She said she had never had to show identification at similar events.
“She kept saying this is only open for local media, not foreign press,” Li said. “I told her, I’m not foreign press. I’m local media. I was really angry. It’s not about myself. It’s about how the mainstream looks at Chinese (people) as a whole. Why do they call us foreigners, even [though] we have a local address on our business card?”
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