With h brown
Court Jester reviews Peskin flip-flops
March 7, 2007
"Peskin comes out strongly against
youth fare cut!"
(Full Board today: 2:50pm)
"Peskin comes out strongly for
youth fare cut!!"
(Full Board today: 3:10pm)
Does that mean that Aaron thinks that only 18-21 year old San
Francisco youth should pay anything at all to ride Muni? The boy
changes directions so fast that he's putting NFL scouts on notice.
Somewhere within that half hour or so, Aaron also showed us
all a move we haven't seen before. Here're the headlines on that
Peskin changes zoning to allow cutting Parrots'
Peskin recuses self - parrots live 500 feet
from his bedroom window!!
Why didn't Peskin mention that he lived within 500 feet of the
trees when he was changing the zoning so that 4 of the original
6 Cypress trees could be cut down? Why did the guardian of the
parrots have to risk his life in front of a chain saw to save
the last 2 trees? Was it the noise?
Now, people of good conscience will tell you with a straight
face that Aaron Peskin is pussy-whipped to the nth degree. That
may or may not be, but I do watch the Board enough to know that
Peskin's votes often change when there are noise considerations
within hearing distance of his window. I'm told it's because of
I do know that Aaron and Nancy shut down the venerable Savoy-Tivoli
and damned near destroyed it because it was within 500 feet of
their other bedroom window. Peskin used his power as a supe to
do what Nancy wanted. All together now: Awwwwwww!
You all know me, and I'm not one to cause trouble, but I would
suggest the following. Aaron, if you don't like the sounds of
singing parrots and drunks, let me suggest you move out of town.
Worst thing is, I know it can't be you. I've partied with you
enough to know that you believe in equal oblivion for all. Get
a trophy replacement while you still have the corner office. Explore
your wild side. And, of course, no offense meant to you, Nancy.
Wasn't there another Nancy? Yeah, what was Frank Jordan's wife's
name? She was the one who told her husband to get in the shower
with the shock dj's? She cost him Room 200. 18 more months, Aaron.
Clearly, your legacy won't be for accomplishing any silly social
or artistic goals. Think in terms of something like: 'The Aaron
Peskin Red Light District'. I'm not kidding on this one. Why are
there still whores in front of my door after 4,000 years?
Does my disappointment show? I'm developing a stew for the revolution.
It comes from the old 'Must-Go' stew that is usually on the back-burner
at most American firehouses. You know, you go into the refrigerator
and say: "This must go." And then you say: "This
must go." That's how you make 'Must Go' stew. You add what's
in the fridge as the day goes on and it only goes into the fridge
overnight and is back with more onions and carrots and
you know, by noon the next day and keeps on changing in character
and ethnicity as cooks and leftovers accumulate.
My mom had her own version of it. It was kind of like the 'diggers'
brewed in the Panhandle when I first came here in 1966. They had
these 55 gallon barrels into which they added leftovers from bakeries
and veggie stands and supermarkets and they kept this stew going.
My stew's a mix. I'm trying to see how cheaply I can feed folks
a serving and how the taste of the stew changes as it goes from
the turkey leftover that it was yesterday to today when there
are strong soaked French bread remains and the leftover salsa
and some pasta should push it another direction tomorrow.
Have I lost you? The Board's a bore, I'm saying. They aren't
really responsive. They have no tax on the rich on the front or
back burner. You can build a hundred story glass tower here and
no one really gives a shit. Wanna buy our golf courses or harbors
for nothing? Here, take em! And, it's Peskin's Board and he revels
in their inaction and I'm pissed at him for it.
We have the only imprisoned journalist in the U.S. and not a
single member of the Board acknowledges this during their Roll
Call for introductions. Dufty presents a proposed resolution that
would require the Board to go on record as opposing genocide in
general. You know, philosophically opposed. But, of course that
doesn't pertain to genocides that are actually underway if opposing
them might cost Dick Blum a dime. On the other hand, the Board
will respond in some cases. For instances, if the wife of the
President of the Board doesn't like to hear birds or revelers,
we get action. Action. Action?
Daly for Mayor.
Supervisor Chris Daly
h. brown is a 62 year-old keeper of sfbulldog.com,
an eclectic site featuring a half dozen City Hall denizens. h
is a former sailor, firefighter, teacher, nightclub owner, and
a hard-living satirical muckraker. Email
h at email@example.com.
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