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Happy Halloween from Tom Ammiano

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No port a potties in the Castro? No problem. Dress up as an astronaut in diapers.

Happy Halloween.

(From the answering machine of Sup. Tom Ammiano on Halloween Eve, Oct. 3l, 2007) B3

Today's Ammianoliner

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No, Mr. Bush. It's Ron Paul. Not Rupaul.

(From the answering machine of Sup. Tom Ammiano on Tuesday, Halloween Eve, Oct. 30, 2007)

Personal note to Tom: Your enunciation is a tad better. Keep it up. B3

Ammiano on Don Fisher & the Gap

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Gap for kids. It's a whole new meaning for sweat clothes. No, Mr. Fisher, that's not what we meant by No Child Left Behind. (From the home answering machine of Sup. Tom Ammiano on Monday, Oct. 29.)

Personal note to Tom: Work on your enunciation.

Political note to everyone in San Francisco: Vote no, no, no, a thousand times no, on Fischer's wrong-headed, wrong-way Proposition to allow more parking spaces for more cars in downtown San Francisco for the new and awful highrise condos. No on H. Read more »

Today's Ammianoliner

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Thousands evacuated. State of emergency declared. Boy, those Harvey Milk Club meetings are something.

(From the voicemail of Sup. Tom Ammiano on Thursday, Oct. 25.) For the uninitiated, this is Ammiano's account of the club's pandemonium meeting this week to consider whether Assemblyman Mark Leno or State Senator Carole Migden gets the club's important endorsement in this hotly contested race for Migden's Senate seat. Note our blogs. B3

Ammiano on same sex water rights

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Schwartzenegger vetoes same sex water rights. "They're levees, dammit. Not dykes."

(Message on Sup. Tom Ammiano's voicemail yesterday, Oct. l8th.)

More media conglomerate giveaways!

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By Bruce B. Brugmann

I noted on the front page in this morning's New York Times that the Galloping Media Conglomerati were making yet another major move to get more FCC giveaways before the Bush administration leaves office.

Click here to read New York Times article, Plan Would Ease Limits on Media Owners. Read more »

Today's Ammianoliner

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San Francisco finds solution to Halloween, calls in Blackwater.

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

Today's Ammianoliner

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San Francisco:

Lying on the sidewalk: $500

Lying in office: priceless

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

The Chauncey Bailey Project

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By Bruce B. Brugmann

Just as the Chauncey Bailey Project makes its presence known in Oakland and in the U.S. media,
I am off to Miami for an assembly of the InterAmerican Press Association (IAPA), the international free press association for the Americas.

For years, the hardy U.S. journalistic souls who are members of IAPA have helped do resolutions, go on free press missions throughout the Americas, and support impunity projects to investigate the murders of journalists and turn the evidence over to prosecutors and then push for successful prosecutions. Read more »