Articles Posted by Hope Johnson

Hope Johnson

  • Stay Tuned: The Antisocial Network

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    Stay Tuned: The Antisocial Network

    Twitter’s response to the generous tax break offer was an ungrateful complaint that the payroll tax still includes a 1.5 percent tax on stock options, even though San Francisco has never enforced that tax. Plus, Twitter is complaining about a tax impossible for it to owe for six years under the proposal since Twitter’s taxes would freeze at current levels which do not include tax on stock.

  • 2010’s Top Five Most Interesting People in SF Politics

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    2010’s Top Five Most Interesting People in SF Politics

    To Julian Assange for keeping the public informed on government actions whether good, misguided, or just plain evil. Be certain to catch the eye-opening movie Inside Job to fully appreciate the upcoming Wikileaks release of the banking and financial sector secrets. It’s the economic meltdown cause uncovered.

  • Stay Tuned: The Devil’s in the Sit/Lie Details

    Stay Tuned: The Devil’s in the Sit/Lie Details

    The proposed law seeks to make it illegal to sit or lie on the sidewalk between 7:00 am and 11:00 pm. Supporters say the intent is to protect the public from aggressive homeless youth in the Haight district. Warnings would be issued for first time sidewalk-sitting “offenders.” Repeat offenders could be fined or incarcerated.

  • ICE Grants Washington Family 60-Day Reprieve

    ICE Grants Washington Family 60-Day Reprieve

    Charles Washington’s wife and his Australian-born 13-year-old stepson (not pictured) won a 60-day reprieve yesterday from deportation proceedings following a reexamination by federal immigration authorities of the family’s legal status. Photos by Luke Thomas By…

  • Stay Tuned: Let Me Speak to Your Manager, Please

    Stay Tuned: Let Me Speak to Your Manager, Please

    Rather than demand substantive improvements of themselves, they prefer to aim Muni rider anger toward average Muni workers, creating the false impression operator salaries and attitude have caused the MTA’s massive budget deficit. Don’t be fooled by their superheated rhetoric and lack of leadership.

  • Stay Tuned: Ce n’est pas ma faute!

    Stay Tuned: Ce n’est pas ma faute!

    Supervisor Sean Elsbernd. Photo by Luke Thomas By Hope Johnson January 26, 2010 District 7 Supervisor Sean Elsbernd is mad as hell that a city charter amendment he urged voters pass in 2007 is not…

  • Feinstein, Leno, Ma Oppose Afghanistan Exit Strategy Resolution

    Feinstein, Leno, Ma Oppose Afghanistan
    Exit Strategy Resolution

    By Hope Johnson July 24, 2009 A San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee (DCCC) resolution urging Speaker Nancy Pelosi to co-sponsor a bill demanding a US exit strategy from Afghanistan, was opposed Wednesday by US…