Politics Blog

Wicked, wicked wikis

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by Amanda Witherell

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OK, who read the NY Times article about wikiscanner, the new website that makes it possible to track who's editing Wikipedia entries?

Very interesting. Read more »

Talk about needing to "move on ...."

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By Tim Redmond

I can think of a lot of people I'd like to indict for conspiracy to commit terrible crimes in the period of time that we now call "the Sixties." Henry Kissinger would be near the top of my list. But I had kind of thought the country was ready to put that all behind us .... and then I read this. And I just keep shaking my head.

Te quiero lavado de verde

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by Amanda Witherell

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Pardon my ninth grade Spanish, but it looks like PG&E's having a little fiesta at Limon this Wednesday. Last time I ate there it seemed thick with hipsters, not Latinos, but greenwashing is equal opportunity, non? Read more »

Joe Alioto to take on Big Oil in court

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By G.W. Schulz

Just received early word that in-your-face antitrust lawyer and local swell Joe Alioto will be filing a gargantuan class-action suit tomorrow in federal court against some of the largest players in the global oil racket accusing them of fixing gasoline prices and destroying documents that showed evidence of the collusion.

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The defendants will include Shell Oil Company, Chevron Corporation and Saudi Refining, Inc. Read more »

Naked Ambition and the Mayor's Race: Full Frontal

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By Sarah Phelan
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George "Naked Yoga Guy" Davis started to take off his clothes the minute he filed for the Mayor’s Race, but last night he gave us the full scoop, beginning with the apron he wore during the mayoral debate that featured a full frontal shot of Michelangelo’s David, then getting down to his birthday suit inside City Hall around 7 PM, outside R. Read more »

Where's our mayor?

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Photo by Robert Altman from www.altmanphoto.com
By Steven T. Read more »

Dot com, dot org...what's the diff?

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by Amanda Witherell

In fine, self-aggrandizing form PG&E just issued this press release congratulating themselves for having such a great website.

Normally, I wouldn't notice such trivialities if it weren't for the recent gaffe with their other website, which didn't work...but does now!

Looks like someone over there at PG&E reads the < Read more »

The real smokescreen

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by Amanda Witherell

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The real smokescreen is the one PG&E is puffing in the Potrero and Bayview neighborhoods. Read more »

Tidal Power Turmoil

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by Amanda Witherell

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The New York Times is reporting problems with the tidal power technology being field tested in the East River. Read more »

Was that really Robert Redford ....

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By Tim Redmond

... who called into Forum to complain that San Francisco isn't friendly enough to the film industry? Poor Robert -- he told Newsom that he decided to make his latest movie in Napa and L.A. because San Francisco wouldn't give him a $3 million "rebate."

Jesus. And Newsom says the city "has to do better." Better at what -- giving money away to rich film directors?