No, really. WOW.
DID THAT JUST HAPPEN?
These are the things I felt sitting at the Blackthorn Tavern, unsure if I should even be there, watching the end to the 2014 World Series. I mean we’d just had our asses handed to us by the Midwest. The Giants had that bad part of the year. What was going to happen?
I was going to just watch it at home and then I got all Bluto from Animal House, said “f it” and walked my ass to the Blackthorn Tavern, home to where I’d won #Tickettuesday FOUR TIMES for Giants games and won TWO MORE but gave up tickets to the bar because, well, I’m that guy.
OK FOCUS. Just as that moment when Brandon Ishikawa magically did that whole “hit the ball” thing and moved us into the World Series, there was that moment again when, thanks to MVP x 1000 Madison Bumgartner fucking ended the Royals and there we were. Oh what was it like? Show you my video, I has them: https://vimeo.com/110514771
Yes. Like that.
SO. Anyways, the next thing was What Will Happen to SF. This is where both the SFPD and the “Mayor” Ed Lee fucked it up. Pardon the language but literally. S Was Fucked Up.
First of all, they, the SFPD blocked off Irving Street. Ok? Sure. But then they had over 20 cops making sure NO ONE WALKED INTO THE STREET. Funny thing, as crazy as things were, bar owners and operators were being cool, respecting the law, and so on. NO ONE was walking anywhere they were not told to. In fact, bar owners like the Blackthorn, Yancys’s and others were doing their job and keeping things within the law.
Meanwhile in the Mission…the same stupid bullshit that happens ANY time we win a World Series happens. At this point this is not o hai we didn’t knows this shit would not happen.
No. No. No.
Idiots burning Muni buses, or futons, or whatever? NOT A SURPRISE. Where were Supervisors David Campos and John Avalos, asking for people to NOT BURN SHIT AND MUNI BUSES? Then Muni just shut down totally. We are champions – we can foresee this and deal in advance. SF? Nope. Just roll over and be Idiots.
Idiots being idiots. Oh and fuck you Uber, chickie. How’s that app working for ya?
So here is how it’s going down. While Mayor Ed Lee was playing Table Tennis with tech bros, the city was on fire. When the SFPD told him to NOT HAVE A BIG SCREEN AT CIVIC CENTER, he ignored it. Whe the deployment of assets was clearly not done right….ED LEE WAS PLAYING TABLE TENNIS.
Hell, it’s not like HIS family or backers could give a poop, right?
It is time for a change. It is a time for a change from a regime that seeks to depopulate Actual San Francisco. It is time for a winner in Room 200. It is time for someone who will appoint Leaders to the SFMTA who Actually Care about Transit Owner/Riders.
It is time for a revolution against the transactional politicos who occupy the City.
Will you answer the call, State Senator/Unsung Hero of Transit Mark Leno?
And will YOU, owner/rider of Muni?