Today's Ammianoliner

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No, No, Mr. Frank. Not ATM, FTM.

(On the voicemail of Sup. Tom Ammiano, a supervisor who happens to be gay, commenting on the San Francisco Chronicle's lead story on today's front page. Headline: "GAYS ANGERED BY SCALED-BACK RIGHTS BILL, House leaders remove transgender people to improve chance of passage--most advocacy groups withdraw their support."

The lead by Carolyn Lochhead of the Chronicle's Washington bureau, pointed out that "leading gay organizations withdrew their support Monday from a landmark gay civil rights bill after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of San Francisco and Rep. Read more »

Yoko Ono: Imagine Peace

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By Bruce B. Read more »

Obama’s “Turn the Page in Iraq” plan

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Five years ago, Barack Obama stood up in Chicago and spoke out against invading Iraq.
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"What I am opposed to is a dumb war,” said Obama on October 2, 2002. “ What I am opposed to is a rash war. Read more »

Meet the Candidates: Chicken John Rinaldi

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The Bay Guardian is interviewing the candidates for the 2007 elections. Unfortunately, our tape recorder crapped out during our hilarious interview with Chicken John, so we can only offer his info below. We'll be updating this entry as more information comes in. Post your thoughts or comments below.

Chicken John Rinaldi

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Chicken John asked us to endorse him for second place. Read more »

SF DocFest: "Breaking Ranks"

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By Kevin Langson

Breaking Ranks, which plays at SF DocFest Oct 2 and 3, will surely be appreciated by anyone still engaged with and infuriated by the war in Iraq. It’s particularly powerful to hear the first hand accounts of US soldiers who have been there and have changed their minds -- and have withdrawn their support from an endeavor they now see as a malicious folly. Read more »

Meet the Candidates: Gavin Newsom

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The Bay Guardian is interviewing the candidates for the 2007 elections. We'll be updating this entry as more information comes in. Read more »

Noodle on, Earthless

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Earthless - who dat? The San Diego-dwelling Tee Pee artists play lengthy instrumentals, part free form, part planned - it's improv rock 'n' roll for those hankering for more of the acid-rockin' goodness that Blue Cheer, Hawkwind, Cream, Zep, Acid Mothers Temple, and so many other heads have explored, emerging with wild red-veined eyes. Read more »

Newsom loves the Navy

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I realize that the mayor of San Francisco has all sorts of reasons why he doesn't want to offend the United States Armed Services (might embarass Nancy Pelosi or Dianne Feinstein). And I realize that past mayors have been friendly to the Blue Angels and supportive of Fleet Week as a revenue-generator for the city.

But this letter , which the folks at PRO-SF got through a sunshine request, is over the top.

Gavin Newsom, Mr. Read more »

Why North Beach works

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It's time to piss some more people off, esp. the folks who think that highrise housing=urban density=good.

The Chronicle just announced that the American Planning Association has designated North Beach in SF as one of the best neighborhoods in American Why?

The 41,000-member organization took note of the atmospheric collage of low buildings around such historic gathering places as Grant Avenue and Washington Square. Read more »

This shit is dope

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By Chris DeMento

Designer toilet lid covers: a stylish new commode-ity?

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I know. On the surface, it's another pisspoor excuse for bad punning, a miserable plastic something or other you don't really need. So, if you're feeling socially responsible, you might want to ignore this fantastic new product . . . join hands with your fellow mans, recline in the park with your head resting on a djembe, somnolently chant and defy Time, and drop an occasional al fresco deuce. Namaste. Read more »