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John Avalos: I-t-w-a-s-a-j-o-k-e
SFGate: City Insider ^ | 5/23/12 | Rachel Gordon, Chronicle Staff Writer

Posted on 05/23/2012 9:27:27 PM PDT by SmithL

The wacky and wonderful world of San Francisco politics once again went viral, this time after the City Insider and other local publications reported on Supervisor John Avalos’ remarks that he summoned the ghost of former Supervisor Harvey Milk to find out how the slain gay civil rights leaders would feel about having a U.S. Navy vessel named after him.

During the City Hall debate Tuesday, supervisors said they conferred with Milk’s nephew, friends, former colleagues and compatriots, gay rights activists, the anti-war contingent and others on the issue; the affable Avalos, known around City Hall for his humor, said he consulted the Ouija board for help.

By the time the “John Avalos” Google alert got cranking overnight, it became apparent that the item drew national interest after it was picked up by the Associated Press and spread to Fox News, the Boston Herald, the Los Angeles Times and scores more media outlets.

The Huffington Post placed the story in its “Weird News” section. TV crews were in City Hall Wednesday to report on the story, or really the fact that it got people’s attention.

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TOPICS: Government; Political Humor/Cartoons; US: California
KEYWORDS: homosexualagenda; milk; onlyinsanfrancisco; sanfranciscovalues

1 posted on 05/23/2012 9:27:45 PM PDT by SmithL
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To: SmithL

So, consulting the Ouija board was a joke, but the discussion about naming a US Navy vessel after the deceased gay councilmen was not?

God help us. Please do not do this to our Navy. Naming one of the logisitical ships after the marxist activist was bad enough.

2 posted on 05/23/2012 9:44:02 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free, never has been, never will be (
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To: SmithL
Of course he was kidding - he actually ripped open a Twinkie and inspected its entrails...
3 posted on 05/23/2012 9:51:26 PM PDT by decal (I'm not rude, I don't suffer fools is all.)
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To: SmithL



4 posted on 05/23/2012 9:53:33 PM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: SmithL

Naming a navy ship after a gay guy? Is it long, round, hard, and full of seamen?

5 posted on 05/23/2012 10:06:51 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Still Thinking

Good one ;)

6 posted on 05/23/2012 11:45:46 PM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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And the gay mates on board the USS Harvey Milk could all sing:

On the good ship, wollipop!

7 posted on 05/24/2012 2:44:09 AM PDT by NEW YORKCITYGOPMAN ('he who creates something worthwhile, never dies.'')
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To: SmithL

Condolences to all those men who are required to serve on the USS Tutti-Fruity, aka, Milk.

8 posted on 05/24/2012 4:20:38 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (End Obama's War On Freedom.)
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To: Jeff Head

USS Milk Dud.

9 posted on 05/24/2012 4:48:04 AM PDT by 6SJ7 (Meh.)
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To: SmithL

Why not? Didn’t Hillary say she talked to Eleanor Roosevelt?

“Oh, Eleanor, do you have any advice for me?”

“Yes, dear, don’t wear purple. It makes you look too wide.”

10 posted on 05/24/2012 7:07:32 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: SmithL; CounterCounterCulture; wagglebee; little jeremiah; GladesGuru
I once mistakenly ended up in the only "gag store" in LA with an ad in the phone book, The Treasure Chest, on Hollyweird Boulevard. After noticing the traffic I parked several blocks away. After dodging the "chickens" and bubble gum all over The Walk of Fame (chickens are underage gay whores), I noticed that this place had its own parking lot! On Hollywood Bl. no less, not a block from Gorman's Chinese Theater! How could a gag store afford such an expensive lot??? It was all pink stucco, strangely, with no windows. "Weird," I thought.

I entered, determined to fulfill my quest. The place was full of mannequins in leather and studs. Whips, chains, the whole bit. Realizing my mistake, I decided to look around, what the heck, it was the only time I'd probably ever get to see such a place.

It was the gift cards that got my attention, and they were a riot. I was reading cards and laughing hilariously and this little clip-haired guy comes up to me in a leather vest, ear ring, and gotee, right out of central casting... Complete with lisp, he whispers, "Can I help you?"

"You know," I said between giggles, "these cards are REALLY funny." I told him the story of how I got there. I wanted pink flamingos for my girlfriend to pull a stunt on one of her friends. Thinking that nobody would make such things seriously any more, I was looking for a gag store. So I'd let my fingers do the walking. This place had the biggest ad in the phone book. It made sense, 'Jokes in Hollywood, land of Mel Blanc, Loony Tunes, Roger Rabbit... COOL!' Oops. Oh well, "You know, these cards are really funny."

I guess he thought I was merely a clueless straight guy. He had no idea I'd grown up in San Francisco. He explained to me in hushed tones, "Well, these are sexual gags." I looked at him and didn't hesitate a second, "Oh, you mean BOUND and gagged!"

He didn't laugh, and asked me to leave. No sense of humor. So much for "gay people" I guess.

11 posted on 05/24/2012 7:08:47 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (The RINOcrat Party is still in charge. There has never been a conservative American government.)
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To: Carry_Okie

“Askin’ to be shown the “Whips and Chains” section, he was, Yer Honor.”


12 posted on 05/24/2012 8:36:17 AM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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