Just back from a day of DNC madness. After haggling to get my press pass I walked through downtown Denver to meet up with Steve Jones and Kid Beyond at the "Big Tent." Along the way were some young protesters and some local color:
Kid Beyond was interviewing a delegate as I arrived then he and Steve blogged away:
Steven T. Jones and Kid Beyond are driving to the Democratic National Convention in Denver, stopping by Burning Man on the way there and back, reporting on the intersection of the counterculture and the national political culture.
Clay Doherty, Laura Spanjian, and Mirian Saez are Clinton delegates from San Francisco.
By Steven T. Jones
The massive Pepsi Center was less than half full a couple hours after the gavel fell to open the Democratic National Convention, but the city of Denver is bustling and eventually so was the hall. Read more »
Kid Beyond and I arrived in Denver about an hour ago after a 16-hour drive from Black Rock City, cruising through Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, and Colorado, a couple of which Barack Obama will probably need to win in November if he’s to take the White House. Read more »
Bay Guardian City Editor Steven T. Jones is driving to the Democratic National Convention in Denver, stopping by Burning Man on the way there and back, reporting on the intersection of the counterculture and the national political culture.
One of the most annoying parts of the No on H campaign -- and campaigns against public power before it -- is the consistent drumroll of attacks on city employees. This year's flyers, some quoting elected city officials, dredge up the old crap about the city not even being able to run Muni.
When the Labor Council meets Monday to decide on its endorsements, I hope the members keep this in mind: PG&E is saying that unionized city employees are incompetent. Typically, unions don't stand for that kind of nonsense, and indeed, the city employee unions will support Prop. Read more »
The folks at Usual Suspects have come up with a wonderful challenge: Who has the best political mind in San Francisco? Predict the outcome of the (local) fall races and win fabulous prizes (like lunch with Alex Clemens! -- oh, and $500.)
All it requires is a donation of $5 or more to one of eight worthy local charities.
Check it out. I am always, always, wrong about my predictions, since I tend to be my heart instead of my head, so even if you don't win lunch with Alex, you'll do better than me.