The rent-control lie

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By Tim Redmond

I've been hearing this shit now for more than 20 years: Landlords say the reason there's no new rental housing built in San Francisco is because of rent control. Read more »

Bush's two loves

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A wonderful campaign poster for one of my least favorite Democrats, Joe Lieberman, who is in a serious primary challenge in Connecticut.

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Olympic schemes

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By Steven T. Jones
Kudos to Sup. Gerardo Sandoval for his voicing skepticism about whether San Francisco should want to host the Olympics in 2016, as Mayor Gavin Newsom is pushing. Read more »

Zeitgeist

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By Steven T. Jones
Zeitgeist, in addition to being my satellite office, is an aptly named bar. The place and the people it attracts seem to capture the spirit of our troubled times, drawing together counterculture rebels and many of the cogs in the very machines that we are fighting against (albeit usually young people striving to stay hip despite their day jobs). Read more »

"Guardians" of the universe

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By Cheryl Eddy

Coming soon to a theater near you ... it's The Guardian!

Before you (or we) get too excited, the Internet Movie Database lists no less than ten films and/or TV shows with that same title (including William Friedkin's legendarily derided version ... there are nannies, there are Druids). Read more »

NOISE: Would you, could you, eat a hamburger? And calling all B-boys, B-girls...

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Ahem, this just in from Wooden Wand PR HQ:

"Do you assume Knoxville, Tenn., resident Wooden Wand is a vegetarian?

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"Huh?"

'When I am on tour, several people offer me hummus and assume I am a vegetarian or vegan. I don’t want to be rude, and I never refuse the free offer. Read more »

Newsom's pal Daley

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Gavin Newsom happily hosted Chicago Mayor Richard Daley on a working tour of the city today, but as Willie Brown (who is no stranger to cronyism and corruption charges) pointed out on the Will and WIllie Show this morning, Daley might not be the person who an ambitious young Democrat really wants to be linked to right now. Read more »

Continuing bike battles

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By Steven T. Jones
OK, this entry is just adding some touch-up work to the one below: "Bike battles continues." I've heard some firsthand reports from last weekend's mini-confrontation between Mayor Gavin Newsom and a bicycle community upset over how the Gav didn't keep his promise to seek a compromise to the Healthy Saturdays measure he vetoed a couple months ago. Newsom won't even meet with the bike people to discuss things (big surprise...we hear Newsom is checked out and has been cancelling his regular department head meetings and other gigs. Why? Read more »

Bush the groper

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By Tim Redmond

And this is truly special. Bush thinks it's just fine to suddenly start groping the German chancellor ....

Bumper sticker of the week

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By Tim Redmond

Yes, it's sick, but it's disturbingly appropriate (from DailyKos)

"maybe all the peace-loving Israelis and Palestinians should get together and kill all the ones who keep fighting."