Watching City Hall #179
"This legislation does not privatize the shipyard."
Supervisor Sophie Maxwell, introducing legislation to privatize the shipyard
I trust Willie Brown about as far as I can throw Dick Blums wallet (that aint very far)
Now, Willie Inc. is moving to extend his influence past his mandated retirement (he couldnt beat Howdy Doody in a race now anyway)
now, Willie wants to make Sophie Maxwell, Empress of the Hunters Point Shipyard Development Authority
forever. Da man never quits. Ya gotta give that to him. Hes like that character in Monty Python
point is, using whatever lame ass excuse possible, the Board should delay or shoot down every transparent move to extend his ill-used powers beyond the day his foul presence is finally removed from Room 200. On the shipyard move? Lennar is calling in old favors and funds expended to Willie Inc. to guarantee their move to develop a piece of land that may well have more nuclear contamination than Nevada test sites. Is it not irony itself that sees Brown cynically using the environmental crusader Maxwell as the front for a potential end-run around intense environmental scrutiny?
Other really bad ideas
Who the hells idea was it to make Ed Harrington the new Clint Eastwood? Hmmmmm. They wanna give him 10 million, no questions asked, to
be ultimately responsible for cleaning or maintaining the streets or something like that.
Ive done acid too, so the source of this idea was immediately clear to me. Obviously Donald Fisher dropped some LSD 100s into the punch bowl at a party attended by George Shultz, Waldo Shorenstein, Willie Brown, Gordon (my other wife is a Volvo) Getty and, of course, Pee Wee Herman. Its obvious when you think about it. Odd though, Ed has 7 of 10 years left on a contract Willie Inc. signed with him
can, like the Lennar deal above, this be simply another end-game move by downtown to perpetuate power? Like the shipyard and other deals youll be seeing coming out of Room 200 stoned out of their minds, dont look too closely at them
theyll drive you crazy or turn you to stone.
Like Bill Clintons Treasure Island
I like Bill Clinton. He was a brilliant president. That does not mean that he should be allowed to make money from the misuse of an old naval station. Here I am, watching Anne Marie Conroy explain why the Board should approve an Exclusive Negotiating Agreement with Clintons buddy, Ron Burkle.
Hes the ONLY bidder to develop some of the most valuable land per square centimeter in the world! Time to get out new bids with a new mayor boys and girls of the Board.
And, brace yourself
you are going to get deal after deal like this thrown at you as Willies tenure winds down. They often wont make sense, but if you dig into them just a bit youll see the common thread
extending the power of da Mayors cronies as far past the date of his departure from office as possible. Remember the Mayors professed view of San Francisco: Its OK in San Francisco to lie, cheat and steal.
Hes right there.
Hell, its almost required. Incidentally, the developer for Treasure Island is Lennar (same as shipyard)
hmmmm, that would mean John Stewart Company would be doing the management and big John is the Citys #1 expert in exporting the poor from public lands.
(recall just one job - his eviction of the elderly en masse going back on an agreement to let half stay in the North Beach/Fishermans Wharf Public Housing development)
A roll of scoundrels with an extensive record of violating the public trust over and over again for their own gain. Just the kind of thing we expect from our elected officials. So, were supposed to hand them yet another public treasure? Did you know, supes
you are required by U.S. law to sign off that you used the base adequately to help abate your local homeless problem?
Strangely obvious from the entire hearing was that the Mayor and the downtown interests have so overloaded the undermanned Board that the poor bastards dont even recognize Willies ex-girlfriends and present thugs when they appear before them. Ive been ranting for 3 years to increase utilization of Treasure Island for the poor. Instead, Conroy shows up with a plan to build 4 tourist hotels and a huge Marina (neither of which will admit homeless)
Ahhhhh, Spring in Baghdad by the Bay
youd be smiling about now, huh Herb? Look for the Board to rubber stamp Willies plan and pretend they just didnt know any better.
Speaking of rice & beans
Dont expect a new 50 plus unit high rent apartment complex at 23rd & Harrison anytime soon. Just when it looked like this old white boy was gonna run his new gentrified structure past the Board of supes Tuesday, he started saying crazy things and his supporters picked up on it. These people want you to give them everything!
Things like that. These people, of course, being the brown skinned members of the audience who were asking for actual affordable housing in the project. They noted, for instance that while the average household income in the Mission is around 35k a year, the low figure to be able to live in even a cheap unit in the new project is 55k.
In short, they aint building it with an eye for fitting into the neighborhood. Nope,
they want to drive the brown people out.
Ooooh, it was ugly. Those rich white people were all over those pleading brown people like rice on beans as their brother red necks used to say in the deep south.
They finally went over the top for the Boards two Jews and its lone Black member. While District 8s Bevan Dufty and District 3s Aaron Peskin were measured in their controlled condemnation of the ugly views pushed by the rich white trash, District 10s already imposing Sophie Maxwell stood to her full height and punctuated the matter in stern tones: You havent helped your case!! noted Potrero Hills daughter.
Look upon this incident as a harbinger of things to come. Rich white people are coming out to hunt the poor colored in the open and chase them the hell out of San Francisco. This could be verrrry interesting.
Gavin Newsom leads Klan-like mob
Backed by untold billions in bloody oil money from the Gettys and further fueled by the sweat of child labor brutalized in Donald Fishers asian slave factories, the ever arrogant Gavin Newsom stood haughtily before 200 beaming white supporters and Amos Brown just before the aforementioned Board confrontation. Encouraging the racist/anti-poor tendencies of the mob on the stairs of City Hall (admittedly, a time honored practice)
Newsom thundered against everything Ive always stood for. You know
poverty, inebriation and a mostly cloudy mind. It was like, mind boggling. The rich, in a group actually exhibit the same kinds of characteristics as the poor. They have leaders like Newsom who exploit their passions and splinter groups of true believers and radicals who break free to challenge the rule of law. It was a group of the latter who followed Newsom back into the building and spouted their racist drivel during the hearing on the Harrison Street project.
Now, you all know me.
Now, you all know me
Now, you all know me and
Im never one to make trouble but,
like most of you, I absolutely love it. And, Im here to tell you, it looks like a great summer and fall for all us closet sadists. Hell, I might even turn off Cops (starring Kimberley Guilfoye) for a bit. Ive seen lots but Ive never seen, for instance, a mob of rich white people attack the ghetto, overturning cars and stealing Eminem cds. Right now, that looks like a real possibility. Imagine it!
Oh, therell always be a few Uncle Toms and Uncle Juans and Uncle Lees paid to get out in front to take initial fire, but the racist/imperialist white dogs are no longer just watching it on the tube while some colored slave brings refreshments. And,
lets give credit where credit is due. We owe it all to the dreams of one Gordon (my other wife is a Volvo) Getty who has decided to make the son of longtime consigliore Bill Newsom, President of the United States. Boy, I wouldnt want to get in the way of that freight train! Cmon out Gordon.
Yeah, Im talking to you Getty! Get out from behind that curtain. Put the wife on one arm and da concubine on the other like Willie would. Screw public opinion! Wear your best toga and swill wine named after you, straight from the bottle. Let the colored know who theyre really fighting. They dont seem to have proper fear of the pasty faced, greasy haired flunky youve ordained as their executioner. Show them what a real, pot-bellied, curly haired, perhaps mad
Anything he wants.
Speaking of dangerous people.
Who is John Gault?
Actually, the character is John Janckle. Pardon the spelling if I got it wrong, but its probably just as well. Janckle is some kind of weird cult figure outta Sonoma County who has gathered a sizable coterie of intelligent, attractive and eerily devoted young followers who appear at public meetings throughout the area and do their best imitation of the Manson Clan. Janckle believes (among other things) that Willie Brown controls the world.
Now, Im not gonna deny being a paranoid, conspiracy-theorist but this ole boy puts me to shame. He has lots more women. His delusions are even more muddied.
And, (most fearful of all)
he appears to have money. I actually met the guy.
Im not kidding here
If Willie can have an SEIU thug named Reggie follow me home from a Department of Elections CAC meeting and shadow me for days, he can have this Janckle boy looked at. Jim Jones started like this and killed a thousand San Franciscans. Hell, Charlie Manson lives in Marin! This area is rife with crackpots and their followers and not all of them are harmless like me.