Tim Redmond

Local blog roundup

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By Tim Redmond

Not a lot hot on this steaming day. Read more »

World War III

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By Tim Redmond

It's not news that Newt Gingrich announced last week that World War III has begun. Some people in the progressive blogosphere are taking this seriously, saying it signals a new GOP offensive and the possibility that the Bush Administration is going to launch more military action in the Middle East. Read more »

Now, this is really lame

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By Tim Redmond
Everyone knows that the East Bay Express and the SF Weekly are owned by Village Voice Media (formerly New Times), but this weeks editions were a sign of what that sort of industry consolidation can mean for readers. The cover story in the Express? A profile of talk-show host Michael Savage by Ron Russel. Read more »

Make those donuts ...

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By Tim Redmond

Wow! A committee chaired by two former police chiefs thinks the police chief should have more power in disciplinary cases. Go figure.

As Joe Pop-O-Pie says, make those donuts with extra grease ....

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 »

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It’s your Guardian. Join in the fun
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tredmond@sfbg.com
It’s your Guardian. That’s the message we posted on the cover today, and I mean it: The new sfbg.com website is designed to be fully interactive. You can post your comments on every article, every review, every editorial. You can join in on five new blogs. In a few weeks, we’ll have a reader’s blog, just for you.
Newspaper publishing should never be a one-way communication. 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."

Daly's re-election

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By Tim Redmond

Pat Murphy at the Sentinel has a nice recap of a party for Chris Daly, sponsored by Jane Morrison and Agar Jaicks, who are longtime stalwarts of the local Democratic Party. Murphy reports on the usual plaudits from the likes of Tom Amminano and Aaron Peskin, who talked about Daly's fighting spirit.

I missed the party, but let me add a point. Daly is a political pugilist, of course, and sometimes a bit prickly (he wouldn't talk to me for weeks after we declined to endorse his Transbay Terminal proposal). Read more »

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What do they do all day at Rec-Park, anyway?
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tredmond@sfbg.com
Wow: A little more drunkenness and a bit of public nudity, and San Francisco could have had a real world-class soccer party Sunday. As it was, things were pretty darn festive: I was too busy chasing the kids around and watching the game to get a good count, but I bet there were 15,000 people at Dolores Park, more than I've seen in one place in the Mission for anything short of a big antiwar rally. The sun was shining, the mood was upbeat, people waved French and Italian flags around and cheered when either side scored a goal... Read more »