Should Daly run for mayor?

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By Tim Redmond

Sup. Chris Daly, who unequivocally was not running for mayor a few weeks ago, is now actually talking about it again. The journalist in me says that’s a wonderful idea – raise some issues, stir up a fuss, force Newsom to face a real challenger in a real debate …. Makes for great stories.

The San Francisco progressive in me is a bit more nervous.

Daly’s not going to win, not without some sort of stunning event. Read more »

Guilty! Sexy! No No No ...

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Help, I hate it, but I'm a slave to the forthcoming Girls Aloud single (Sept 3 release).

It's killing me. No official vid yet -- but here's the recordholders for most consecutive UK top 10s debuting the song at T4 on the Beach. Read more »

No parking

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Qawwali giant Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan remembered, revived

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Anticipating the 10-year anniversary of qawwali vocal legend Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan's death on Aug. 16, San Francisco label Six Degrees recently released the Pakistani giant's latest dub-laced collaboration, with London producer-composer Gaudi, Dub Qawwali. Read more »

The cradle will ROCK

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By Molly Freedenberg

Screw my red velvet duvet cover and all its soft, squishy opulence. If only I had an extra $1300, I'd redecorate my bed with a bit of bite from Quiltsryche. But since I'm poor, I'll just have to settle for going to sleep with Ministry on my headphones.

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Bangover, by Quiltsryche

Thanks to Thrillist for the tip.

Free ice cream

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By Tim Redmond

Sasha at leftinsf has the right line on the mayor's sudden move to put a nonbinding wifi measure on the ballot: The guy never approved of nonbinding resolutions before (he's ignored Question Time), but now he wants one of his own. And it's going to be so simple: Free wifi for all. Who can be against that? (As long as you don't look at the details.)

Today's Ammianoliner

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"Ed Jew submits ballot measure for free Wifi and tapioca." (On the answering machine of Sup. Tom Ammiano, Aug. 6, 2007) b3

Can Migden spend her money?

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By Tim Redmond

The Fair Political Practices Commission is investigating whether state Sen. Carole Migden violated campaign finance laws. Read more »

Baby abuse is funny

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By Gazelle Emami

Remember stoichiometry? It tells us the relationship between certain reactants and products. Like two parts hydrogen plus one part oxygen equals water. Diet coke plus Mentos equals explosion. And a baby eating a lemon equals hilarious.