I guess there's something to be said for term limits. State Senate President Don Perata, who will be out of office next year, said loud and clear yesterday something that's needed to be said for a long time in this state: The governor's budget cuts are unacceptable. And the state needs to find some new revenue.
Cat Rauschuber, Barack Obama and Julian Davis in Texas. By Julian Davis and Catherine Rauschuber
(San Antonio, Texas) __ When we arrived here Friday afternoon, we had little idea what our experience of campaigning for Barack Obama would hold. We have several friends who are field organizers for the campaign and have been hopping from state to state, adding to Obama’s string of electoral victories. Read more »
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I got a call from Matt Gonzalez this morning and he wasn’t happy about my post yesterday on his decision to run for vice president, which wasn’t surprising. Read more »
Andy Van De Voorde, the Denver-based hit man for the Village Voice Media chain who is out here to cover the Guardian’s trial against the SF Weekly, rambles on at great length in print, using nasty personal attacks to fuel his vitriolic blogs.
But when you try to ask him a question in person, he’s not quite as forthcoming.
I tried to engage him outside of the courtroom yesterday. Read more »
Today our former pAArtying mayor (bitter?), himself a nightlife magnate, proposed some rather sketchy "Nightlife Reform Legislation" aimed at, he says, curbing all the violence going on in the vicinity of clubs. Because nightclubs are really the ground zero of violence in this city, of course. Read more »