Posts Tagged ‘San Francisco’

Time to break up California?

Thursday, September 6th, 2012
Time to break up California?

Sept. 6, 2012 By John Seiler Looks like Canada is breaking up. Reported RT.com: "The separatist Parti Quebecois has won Quebec’s regional elections and will form a new government there, once again raising the possibility of a referendum on independence being held in Canada’s French-speaking pr...

State Cuts Lead to Judicial Triage

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

July 31, 2012 By Dave Roberts “A sense of confidence in the courts is essential to maintain the fabric of ordered liberty for a free people. And three things could destroy that confidence and do incalculable damage to society: that people come to believe that inefficiency and delay will drain ev...

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee attacks Chick-fil-A

Monday, July 30th, 2012

July 30, 2012 By John Seiler San Francisco has a reputation as a "tolerant" city, the capital of the 1967 Summer of Love, Haight-Ashbury and all that. Whatever it was in psychedelic Sixties, today it's one of the most intolerant cities around. For example, on June 6, San Fran voted a whopping 74 pe...

Officials’ foolishness slams cities

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

July 23, 2012 By Steven Greenhut SACRAMENTO -- First, Vallejo, in 2008. Next, Stockton, then Mammoth Lakes and, now, San Bernardino and soon, perhaps, Compton. As Orange County Supervisor John Moorlach told Bloomberg News, the bankruptcy dominoes are starting to fall. One California city after ano...

UC San Fran’ s hypocrisy on Prop. 29 campaign funding

Friday, May 25th, 2012

May 25, 2012 By John Seiler I love this part of the political campaign, just before the election, because the candidates and special interests get desperate and start slinging mud at one another. The late, great columnist Mike Royko said that "mud-slinging" is really "truth-slinging." Consider th...

Legislature worse than occupiers

Monday, May 7th, 2012

May 7, 2012 By Steven Greenhut SACRAMENTO -- Occupy Wall Street protesters are reminiscent of writer R. Emmett Tyrrell's criticism of radical feminists: They don't know what they want, but they want it very badly. On May Day, the protesters tied up the streets of Oakland, San Francisco and elsewh...

Calif. gas prices more than double in 8 years

Saturday, April 28th, 2012

April 28, 2012 By John Seiler The following chart I made from GasBuddy.com, which also lets you find the cheapest local gas prices. The chart shows gas prices in three areas for the past eight years. Note that Los Angeles (blue line) and San Francisco (orange line) usually have the same prices, wi...

San Fran hunts down zombie candidates

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

April 5, 2012 By Dave Roberts Zombies staggered around San Francisco during its 2011 election, feeding on unsuspecting taxpayers. These “zombie candidates” for mayor received millions of dollars in public funds for their campaigns, even though their chances of winning were slim to none. Ironi...

S.F. Upholds Right to Hold Public Officials Accountable

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Commentary MARCH 27, 2012 By MICHAEL WARNKEN I have been casually watching the events in San Francisco involving Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi and the county Board of Supervisors. The sheriff recently plead guilty to misdemeanor domestic violence in an incident involving his wife on New Years Eve. This...

Pelosi Backs Govt. Workers Over Us

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

John Seiler: Federal government workers, incredibly, make on average twice what we tax-slaves make in the private sector. Reported USA Today: "At a time when workers' pay and benefits have stagnated, federal employees' average compensation has grown to more than double what private sector workers ...