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Today's Ammianoliner

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Hello, Mr. Jew.

May I help you.

I'm not a lawyer

But I play one on tv.

(On the voice mail of Sup. Tom Ammiano) B3

Monopoly news the monopolies won't print

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The San Francisco Press Club has the newsiest blog in the Bay Area

By Bruce B. Brugmann

I have always had a fondness for the San Francisco Peninsula Press Club.
I was an early member back in the middle 1960s in the good old days when there was real daily newspaper competition on the Peninsula. Read more »

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 »

Ammiano on the Folsom Street Fair

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Today's Ammianoliner (on the voicemail of Sup. Tom Ammiano):

Folsom Street Fair goes green. Beat me, bore me, biodegrade me.

Friday's Ammianoliner:

George Bush blames gays for global warming. The queenhouse effect.

Personal note to Ammiano: Your Ammianoliners are coming through with more clarity. Keep it up. B3

Urgent: Ammianoliner correction

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Sup. Tom Ammiano called this morning with a critical correction of yesterday's Ammianoliner. (Which can be heard, as attentive Bruce bloggers know, every day on his home voicemail.)

The correction, he reported, is "hung" instead of "hungry."

So, the corrected Ammianoliner liner should read: There are no homosexuals in Iran. Hello. Mary, it gives a whole new meaning to being gay, stoned, and hung.

Tom said that he would buy a new answering machine one of these days, so his Ammianoliners would be more understandable. Thanks, Tom. Keep them coming. B3

Two Ammianoliners

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Yesterday: Norman Hsu demands house arrest so he can wax his floor and launder his money.

Today: There are no homosexuals in Iran. Hello. Mary, it gives a whole new meaning to being gay, stoned, and hung.

(On the voicemail of Sup. Tom Ammiano.) Personal note to Ammiano: Speak up, Tom. It's hard to get your nuances. B3

Ammianoliner: the Ed Jew blues

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Following the Chronicle's front page headline on Friday (Sept. 21) saying that "Feds charge Ed Jew in alleged shakedown, FBI details supervisor's dealings with tapioca drink shop owners,"

Sup. Tom Ammiano's sang the following song, to the tune of "Embraceable You," for today's voice mail Ammianoliner:

Indict me, my sweet indictable Ed Jew

Excite me, my bribable you

Don't be a naughty supervisor

Come to rehab, come to rehab do. B3

Phil Frank memorial service Monday

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Lee Houskeeper (no pesky e) sent out this press release announcing the public memorial service for Phil "Farley" Frank from noon to l p.m. Monday at Washington Square Park (Camp Farley).

If I were writing a story for the Guardian, or most any other newspaper, I would take this release and convert it into a story. I would make sure that Houskeeper's name, as the press guy for the Frank family, would not appear. Read more »

Ammianoliner on the groper

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Arnold Schwarzenegger says marriage is a sacred contract between a man and anyone he can grope.

(On the voicemail of Sup. Tom Ammiano) B3