It's official: Adachi's in the race (VIDEO)

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Public Defender Jeff Adachi filed to run for mayor of San Francisco on Aug. 12, the last possible day to enter the race.  Adachi said he'd decided to run in order to "make sure there's a voice in there that's talking about the fiscal realities of our city."

At a mayoral candidate forum Aug. 11, every single contender -- Mayor Ed Lee, Sup. John Avalos, venture capitalist Joanna Rees, Assessor Recorder Phil Ting, Board President David Chiu, City Attorney Dennis Herrera, former Sup. Michela Alioto-Pier, former Sup. Bevan Dufty, and Sen. Leland Yee -- said they would support the pension reform package that was placed on the ballot after discussion with labor unions, the mayor's office, and business interests, and not the pension reform measure authored by Adachi.

Here's a video of Adachi explaining his decision to members of the press moments after filling out the paperwork.

Video by Rebecca Bowe

Comments

and Adachi -is- now the cause of that disease...

Why would you then feed him, instead of rooting -him- out?

Posted by Eric Brooks on Aug. 15, 2011 @ 9:03 pm

So you, Nathan Ballard, Tom O'Connor, and Gary Delagnes can stand together in pushing the city family pension measure which benefits police and fire over the SEIU folks rather than Adachi's measure which does the opposite.

Posted by The Commish on Aug. 15, 2011 @ 9:35 pm

It should be clear from the way I favor taxes over cuts of any kind that I wouldn't support -either- bogus pension 'reform' measure, and,

I do not.

They are both Disaster Capitalism in action.

In fact Lee's measure is doubly so, since it is the 'Good Cop' version to Adachi's 'Bad Cop' measure.

The one that cuts more deeply, was used to scare the hell out of the unions and get them to capitulate to cuts by endorsing Lee's plan; this when they should instead be striking en masse.

Posted by Eric Brooks on Aug. 15, 2011 @ 9:53 pm

In today's Ex, Melissa Griffin speculates that Ed Lee and Jeff Adachi may make a deal that would benefit both.

Be worried, Eric Brooks, be very worried:

http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/columnists/2011/08/adachi-lee-could-both...

Posted by Arthur Evans on Aug. 16, 2011 @ 6:52 am

"a limp old sock puppet like you."

- Pat Monk, R.N.

So you regard anybody who disagrees with any of your dogmas as a puppet for shady interests, right?

And then you wonder why SF progressives can't create the broad-based coalitions needed to win city-wide elections?

(D'oh!)

Posted by Arthur Evans on Aug. 15, 2011 @ 9:59 pm

So much for the threats of banning Double-Speak Arthur Evans from this site. I see he's still here relieving himself of the same rank bile he was when the Bay Guardian staff threatened to ban him and others last week for engaging in the same highly smug, unreasonable, unsensible, uncivil, unsocial, and lack of social skills behavior.

Vagabond and Ayatollah once accused Tim Redmond of bumper-sticker journalism (asserting that Redmond had a drawer full of bumper stickers that he used for writing articles).

Since hypocrisy is one of the main characteristics of dogmatic Arthur Evans, one can conclude that Evans' drawer of double-speak words and phrases never closes and continues to be used. He lives for smugly using his overflowing drawer of double-speak words and phrases to disguise his right-wing sect politics and agenda, even though he pretends otherwise.

But most intelligent, intellectual, sensible, reasonable, cogent, safe, coherent people of a broad-based coalition of openness, understanding, and good will can see Evan's glaringly transparent right-wing sect agenda for what it is. He's not fooling anyone, despite the enormous amount of time he spends here in his hate-festival on progressives and constant put-downs of progressives. Evans is enormously tormented and possessed by progressives.

Other than being a very sick person, I suspect dogmatic Evans is being paid for his efforts by a local right-wing sect group or business. Supplemental income helps the sick and with the amount of bile he writes hating progressives, the automatic deposits into his account must be quite large.

Let's be reasonable. Let's be adult. Let's show understanding and good will for a broad-based coalition in order to continue to swing the city to the right.

Posted by Artor Evons on Aug. 16, 2011 @ 12:59 am

Okay, they have John Avalos, who is admittedly intelligent and sincere. But he's not going anywhere. The only candidate who will fare worse at the polls is Terry Baum of the Green Party.

Lacking a serious standard-bearer of their own, they rallied to Leland Yee, in the belief that he's a stealth progressive. This is like hoping that Bevan Dufty will turn out to be a Marxist.

They drove the smartest progressive in the city, Jeff Adachi, out of their ranks, accusing him of heresy. Then they wonder why he's turning to moderates for support.

They say they knew all along that Ed Lee would eventually decide to run for mayor. Yet they developed no strategy in the interim to deal with that possibility.

They have no social skills and demonize everybody outside their clique, and then they wonder why they can't form big coalitions for winning city-wide races.

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Moral of the story:

No talent is not enough.

Posted by Arthur Evans on Aug. 16, 2011 @ 6:23 am

@Eric...I did not say, or imply, that Adachi is the cause of the disease, as I stated in my initial posting, this is...
http://www.alternet.org/story/152010
... even Arthur and his ilk are getting screwed.

Posted by Pat Monk.RN. on Aug. 16, 2011 @ 11:42 am

My point is that if you are following the extreme accumulation of wealth and the methods used to leverage that accumulation, then what Adachi is doing is -clearly- and purposefully one of those methods.

Posted by Eric Brooks on Aug. 16, 2011 @ 12:42 pm

"if you are following the extreme accumulation of wealth and the methods used to leverage that accumulation, then what Adachi is doing is -clearly- and purposefully one of those methods."

- Eric Brooks

Good grief, Charlie Brown.

Posted by Arthur Evans on Aug. 16, 2011 @ 12:57 pm

@Eric..agreed..it's just another rotting red herring, further afflicting the already effected. My point is that nothing is gonna change, we are all going to continue suffering, including tattered and torn sock puppets, until we seriously address the elephant in the room, unconscionable and unsustainable economic and social disparity.

Posted by Pat Monk.RN. on Aug. 17, 2011 @ 10:13 am

"nothing is gonna change ... until we seriously address the elephant in the room, unconscionable and unsustainable economic and social disparity."

- Pat Monk, R.N.

Social/economic injustice is just one of the four great sources of human suffering. The other three causes are these:

Human folly. This includes the folly of those who are struggling to correct social/economic injustice. The folly of the protestors plays to the power of the oppressors. We see this pattern every day in SF.

Male violence. Men are responsible for most of the most horrific displays of human violence throughout history. This pattern holds true for every society and every economic system for which we have evidence.

The harshness of nature. All life, including human life, suffers from the harshness of nature. Most wild animals die either from starvation (after injury or disease) or from being eaten alive by other animals. In human society, everyone must deal with decline and death, and many must also deal with disease and natural catastrophe.

* * * *

The big mistake of our local progressive sect is to ignore all the causes of human suffering except social/economic injustice, and then to try to reduce the other three causes to this one.

The answer to this tunnel-vision is intelligent inquiry and openness to learning new things.

Posted by Arthur Evans on Aug. 17, 2011 @ 2:27 pm

Oh Arthur - spare me from your ersatz erudition.
"No talent is not enough". Correct, look in your mirror, I'm sure you have many.
"The big mistake of our local...blah - blah - blah...". A bigger mistake is paying any attention to wrinkled old right wing wind bags like you, except to blow a little smoke up your arse from time to time. I know you did some good work back when you were running on more than one cylinder, but it really is rather sad and pathetic to witness you now.
"...intelligent inquiry and openness to learning new things". So exactly when are you going to set foot on this path.
Keep taking your meds.

Posted by Pat Monk.RN. on Aug. 17, 2011 @ 4:05 pm

"A bigger mistake is paying any attention to wrinkled old right wing wind bags like you, except to blow a little smoke up your arse from time to time."

- Pat Monk, R.N.

What kind of a mind comes up with a metaphor like this? Think about it.

This comment is typical of the low level of thought that now characterizes our local progressive sect.

Which is why the candidacy of Jeff Adachi is so remarkable. Here we finally have a leading SF progressive who is intelligent and articulate.

Many voters will lend Adachi a sympathetic ear because of these virtues. Nobody else who is running for mayor, from any part of the political spectrum, can match him for intelligence and eloquence.

That doesn't mean the voters will end up voting for him for mayor. But it does mean that the city will finally see an example of intelligence in action in politics.

And, who knows, maybe the sight will inspire better behavior in others as well.

As George Washington once said:

"Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair."

Posted by Arthur Evans on Aug. 17, 2011 @ 4:56 pm
Posted by vigilante on Aug. 17, 2011 @ 5:45 pm

I have thought about it; we stoop to your level. keep taking your meds.

Posted by Pat Monk.RN. on Aug. 17, 2011 @ 5:45 pm

@vigilante, I doubt it, if for no other reason than he's sooo boooring.

Posted by Pat Monk.RN. on Aug. 17, 2011 @ 6:24 pm