Just a thought from 9 December 2003 about San Francisco.
Tomorrow I'll be evenhanded. Tonight I say: Fuck the polite denouement. Fuck the armchair quarterbacking. Fuck the this-is-actually-a-good-thing rationalizations.
This sucks. Matt Gonzalez captured the heart of the city, the heart of my people, dammit, MY heart. He was the candidate of the renters, the artists, the people who make San Francisco the place I want to live in. And he lost.
He didn't lose big. He lost by just five percent. But there is no "vice mayor" (no matter what Alioto wants to believe). And he lost to a greased up weasel with a mansion in the Marina who's claim to fame is two failed attempts to make the homeless go somewhere else.
And Hallinan losing, too? Damn. That's just cruel. That DA was the best thing to happen to this city. A fighter, unafraid to take on the police department and anyone else who broke the law.
Tomorrow I'll be positive. Tomorrow I'll try to find the silver lining.
Tonight, I'm just gonna be pissed.
This section is called Just a Thought. It's a blog where I post little pieces of what I'm thinking about at the moment. This page is an individual entry called “Goddammit” that I wrote on 9 December 2003.
Before this, I wrote a little something called “Election Results” on 9 December 2003. After this, I wrote “Do not call 911” on 11 December 2003.
Starting tonight at 8pm, SF Gate will be posting election results as they come in (see also). If you need...
9 December 2003
Do not call 911
Outside Yerba Buena. Not an accident. But it causes traffic delays nonetheless....
11 December 2003
Working the web since 1995, Derek Powazek is the creator of many award-winning websites, a couple of which still exist. Derek is the cofounder of JPG Magazine and the CCO of 8020 Publishing. Derek lives in San Francisco with his wife, two nutty Chihuahuas, a grumpy cat, and a house full of plants named Fred. More »
Join the POWlist to receive the occasional note.
2007 with Bugsley Dante 26 December 2006
Quitting Smoking. Again. 10 December 2006
Last Week to Submit to JPG Issue 8 24 November 2006
Subscribe to JPG Magazine! 11 November 2006
How to Write a Book in Three Easy Steps 6 November 2006
|Design for Community
|San Francisco Stories
|We've Got Blog