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  • A rebirth for Rupert Murdoch?

    04/11/2010 11:43:10 PM PDT · by I_Love_My_Husband · 6 replies · 988+ views ^ | 4/5/10 | Nicholas Blincoe
    A rebirth for Rupert Murdoch? By having his children baptised in the River Jordan, perhaps the head of News Corp is signalling his own conversion This week's Hello Magazine has a cover so Hello-ishly Hello-esque that one ought to wear sunglasses before picking it up. Royalty, in the shape of Queen Rania of Jordan, rubs shoulders with celebrity (Nicole Kidman), in a composition of flowing white robes and surrounded by decoratively angelic children. But wait, who is the outsize leprechaun in the corner? Surely not Rupert Murdoch, looking like he has wandered into a Broadway revival of Hair! The photographs...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 5-14-09

    05/14/2009 3:00:58 PM PDT · by I_Love_My_Husband · 15 replies · 482+ views
    radio ^ | 5/14/09 | n/a
    Hello Infidels!
  • Dear God: If you can't stop Mark Morford, please teach him to use the internet

    05/01/2008 12:19:56 AM PDT · by I_Love_My_Husband · 14 replies · 103+ views
    San Francisco Weekly ^ | 4/30/2008 | Benjamin Wachs
    Dear God: If you can't stop Mark Morford, please teach him to use the internet Wed Apr 30, 2008 at 02:20:20 PM by Benjamin Wachs I try not to call Chron columnist Mark Morford out on his stylistic problem as a writer, because who has that kind of time? But as a fellow journalist I feel that research – knowing at least a little about what we’re writing about – is the very least we owe the public. The very, very least. So a few months ago I called him out on the sheer ignorance of his attacks against Christianity....
  • 'We Did It' letters eyed in NY bombing

    03/07/2008 3:57:24 AM PST · by I_Love_My_Husband · 79 replies · 1,217+ views
    yahoo news ^ | 3/7/2008 | MATT APUZZO,
    AP 'We Did It' letters eyed in NY bombing By MATT APUZZO, Associated Press Writer 16 minutes ago WASHINGTON - Capitol Hill offices received letters Thursday containing a photo of the Times Square military recruiting office before it was bombed and including the claim "We Did It." ADVERTISEMENT The manila envelopes contained a photo of a man standing in front of the recruiting station before it was bombed. The photo was the kind commonly sent as a holiday greeting card, according to a Democratic aide who spoke on condition of anonymity because the matter is under investigation. The message on...
  • The Last Days of Internet Radio?

    03/06/2007 10:00:24 PM PST · by I_Love_My_Husband · 12 replies · 843+ views
    Business Week ^ | 3/7/07 | Olga Kharif
    A decision by the Copyright Royalty Board to raise royalty fees could put some small online radio stations out of business by Olga Kharif Kurt Hanson runs a Chicago-based online radio station that streams more than 300 channels of classical, jazz, oldies, and other music genres aimed at adults. The station, AccuRadio, lures more than 1 million visitors a month—not bad for a startup that's only been around since 2002. If a Mar. 5 decision by the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) takes effect, AccuRadio may not be around much longer. The decision, due to take effect sometime during the next...
  • Sentencing Postponed For South S.F. Child Molester

    02/26/2007 11:49:06 AM PST · by I_Love_My_Husband · 20 replies · 921+ views ^ | 2/26/07
    Sentencing Postponed For South S.F. Child Molester Family members of a 42-year-old computer technician who pleaded no contest to molesting his niece asked for leniency from a San Mateo County Superior Court judge Monday morning, saying his behavior had been very "out of character." The sentencing of John Olp, a computer administrator at a South San Francisco business, was rescheduled this morning, until next week, in order to allow defense attorney John Runfola time to review a probation report. According to prosecutors, Olp molested his sister's daughter over a five-year-period, beginning when the girl was 9 years old. Olp was...
  • Newsom seeks counseling for alcohol abuse, sources say

    02/05/2007 4:34:26 PM PST · by I_Love_My_Husband · 37 replies · 808+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2/5/07 | Heather Knight and Cecilia M. Vega, Chronicle Staff Writers
    San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom told department heads this afternoon he is seeking counseling for alcohol abuse, sources familiar with the meeting told The Chronicle. Newsom told members of his administration that the help he is seeking would not require him to step aside even temporarily as it might if he entered a residential rehabilitation program, according to the sources.
  • When Is The Right Time To Cheat On Your Wife? - Mayor Antonio Villaigarosa's Adultery Scandal

    02/05/2007 4:26:30 PM PST · by I_Love_My_Husband · 16 replies · 632+ views | 2/3/07 | Luke Ford
    February 3, 2007, 6:58 PM When Is The Right Time To Cheat On Your Wife? By Luke Ford | Terri emails: “I would give you s*** about this story – except for the fact that the mayor has admitted to having an affair WHILE HIS WIFE WAS UNDERGOING CANCER TREATMENT. What a scumbag.” What better time is there to cheat on one’s spouse? It’s not like she’s dying for sex while fighting cancer. What’s a highly-sexed guy with lots of options to do? Yes, ideally, he should not cheat. But most people are not such saints. Robert Greene writes on...
  • The Day After the Day After

    02/03/2007 2:47:44 PM PST · by I_Love_My_Husband · 18 replies · 793+ views
    SFist ^ | 2/3/07 | unknown
    February 3, 2007 The Day After the Day After So your Alex Tourk. Everything is fine and honky dorky until your wife, out of the blue, admits to having a fling with not only your boss but one of your best buddies. Even worse, it appears the everyone in the city (except us) knew about it but you didn't. Man, that's one hell of a bad week. Whenever we see these storylines on TV or in the movies, it always ends badly, like in people being shot and killed badly. So where are we with all of this? Well everybody...
  • Garcia: Sex scandal media frenzy won't end soon

    02/02/2007 6:58:52 PM PST · by I_Love_My_Husband · 15 replies · 1,464+ views
    San Francisco Examiner ^ | 2/2/07 | Ken Garcia
    Garcia: Sex scandal media frenzy won't end soon (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) S.F. Mayor Gavin Newson is bound to be in the center of a feeding frenzy reminiscent of Bill Clinton's Printer Friendly | PDF | Email | digg Ken Garcia, The Examiner Read more by Ken Garcia Feb 2, 2007 3:00 AM (15 hrs ago) Current rank: # 3 of 12,095 articles SAN FRANCISCO - One of Gavin Newsom’s handlers asked me on Thursday how long I thought the revelation of the mayor’s affair with his top aide’s wife would stay in the news cycle. Oh, maybe two or three...

    11/29/2006 1:17:04 PM PST · by I_Love_My_Husband · 160 replies · 6,272+ views
    CBS47 ^ | 11/29/2006
    CRAIG WANTS GAY BOND SCENE DANIEL CRAIG is urging movie bosses to revolutionise the JAMES BOND franchise by including a gay scene involving the superspy in the follow-up to CASINO ROYALE. The heart-throb actor has also reportedly told studio chiefs he is prepared to film a full frontal nude scene to please both his male and female admirers. He says, "Why not? I think in this day and age, fans would have accepted it." "I mean, look at (British TV series) DOCTOR WHO - that has had gay scenes in it and no one blinks an eye." 29/11/2006 07:42
  • Bush assassination film set for US release

    09/12/2006 1:09:39 AM PDT · by I_Love_My_Husband · 48 replies · 1,219+ views
    TORONTO - After you kill off President George W. Bush in a fictional film, what do you do? How about make a deal. Gabriel Range, the British producer/director/creator of ”Death of a President,” the fictional documentary that sight unseen became one of the most talked-about movies of the Toronto Film Festival, has sold US distribution rights to Newmarket Films, which handled Mel Gibson’s equally provocative movie “The Passion of the Christ.” Newmarket, which reportedly paid $1 million for the film, is expected to give “President” a wide release within the next few months. It will air on Britain’s Channel 4...
  • Karr was eyeing sex change

    08/20/2006 12:32:53 AM PDT · by I_Love_My_Husband · 35 replies · 1,381+ views
    The Sydney Morning Herald ^ | August 20, 2006
    Karr was eyeing sex change * * Email * Print * Normal font * Large font August 20, 2006 - 2:30PM Karr (left) and JonBenet Ramsey Karr (left) and JonBenet Ramsey AdvertisementAdvertisement The man who confessed to killing JonBenet Ramsey had another bizarre secret up his sleeve in the months before his arrest - he was visiting a surgical centre that specialises in sex-change operations. Staff at the Pratunam Clinic, Thailand's top transgender centre, told the New York Daily News yesterday that 41-year-old John Mark Karr was a patient of theirs - but wouldn't say how close he was to...

    06/20/2006 11:03:24 AM PDT · by I_Love_My_Husband · 9 replies · 349+ views
    CBS5.COM ^ | 6/20/06
    UPN Bay Area Bay City News Wire SF SUPERVISOR TO INTRODUCE RESOLUTION ON IMMIGRANT ID CARDS 06/20/06 8:30 PDT SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) San Francisco Supervisor Gerardo Sandoval will hold a news conference today at 1 p.m. at City Hall to announce a resolution regarding ID cards for immigrants that he will introduce at today's Board of Supervisors meeting. The resolution will call on the California Congressional Delegation to oppose efforts in the U.S. Congress to prevent cities from accepting ID cards issued by other countries, Sandoval said in a statement. Sandoval reported that a recently introduced amendment to an Appropriations...

    04/07/2006 1:26:15 PM PDT · by I_Love_My_Husband · 34 replies · 842+ views
    CBS Channel 5 News ^ | 4/7/06 | Bay City News
    UPN Bay Area Bay City News Wire CINDY SHEEHAN TAKES ANTI-WAR MESSAGE TO SF SCHOOL 04/07/06 11:40 PDT SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) Peace activist Cindy Sheehan spoke to students at an assembly at a San Francisco high school today. "Almost 1,000'' students attended an optional assembly at Lowell High School this morning, according to event organizer Jake Blanc. "The mood was very respectful,'' Blanc said, as Sheehan talked for roughly 45 minutes about the loss of her son Casey Sheehan in the war in Iraq. "She talked about her experiences organizing against the war and for the peace movement since her...
  • ALERT: Plan would grant vote to noncitizens

    07/05/2004 12:35:21 AM PDT · by I_Love_My_Husband · 42 replies · 1,259+ views
    San Francisco Examiner ^ | 7/2/04 | Adriel Hampton
    Plan would grant vote to noncitizens By Adriel Hampton | Staff Writer Published on Friday, July 2, 2004URL: E-mail this story | This page is printer-friendly A reform measure that would allow noncitizens with children in the San Francisco Unified School District to cast ballots in Board of Education elections is moving forward and appears to have the needed support to go before voters in November.The initiative, perhaps the first step toward giving full voting rights for immigrants, could utilize a "blind registry" system, where parents and guardians are signed up to vote through district records. If passed, it...
  • We Have To Remain Strong

    04/16/2004 7:55:47 AM PDT · by I_Love_My_Husband · 16 replies · 169+ views
    Live Journal ^ | 4/14/04 | Infamous_Beauty
    We have to remain strong. Today my mom told me her boss's nefew died in Iraq. I was deeply saddened. And though I have been lucky enough not to have anyone near me pass on because of this war, my brother will probably be shipping out soon. I keep thinking about if he is next. Could I be one of the unfortunate who have to attend a funeral? And though I know many of you have a soldier in Iraq and are dealing with the same thoughts everyday, I have noticed that a lot of people have been posting and...
  • Is there any computer company that has American customer service people only?

    03/30/2004 9:53:06 PM PST · by I_Love_My_Husband · 68 replies · 470+ views
    myself | 3/30/04 | me
    I need to buy a new laptop. I do not want to have Indian/other tech support when I phone for customer service. Who supports the USA only in tech support? Thanks in advance. Requirements: lightweight laptop, great customer service, USA
  • Protesters jam S.F. streets Day of marches staged on first anniversary of U.S.-led Iraq war

    03/20/2004 8:22:38 PM PST · by I_Love_My_Husband · 16 replies · 220+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 3/20/04 | Joe Garofoli, Ryan Kim, Jim Herron Zamora and Cicero Estrella
    <p>Thousands of anti-war demonstrators marched across San Francisco on the first day of spring Saturday, joining millions around the world in the peace movement's biggest showing since the Iraq war began a year ago.</p> <p>Stretching from Dolores Park to Civic Center, the San Francisco protest was upbeat and defiant, as many marchers said they felt reinvigorated by seeing kindred spirits in opposition to the war and claimed that they had predicted a year ago that no weapons of mass destruction would be found in Iraq.</p>
  • Historic Ghirardelli attracts new owners- (selling Ghiradelli!)

    03/20/2004 9:22:08 AM PST · by I_Love_My_Husband · 47 replies · 237+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 3/20/04 | Dan Levy
    <p>Ghirardelli Square, the famed former chocolate factory at Fisherman's Wharf that has become one of the best-known icons of San Francisco, is being sold for about $38 million, The Chronicle has learned.</p> <p>JMA Properties, a Los Altos real estate investment group, will buy the 111-year-old property, which is now a retail and office center, from longtime owner Capital & Counties USA.</p>
  • - check out who your neighbors are supporting in the presidential race! (fascinating!)

    03/19/2004 11:31:01 PM PST · by I_Love_My_Husband · 165 replies · 328+ views
    Click this link fundrace neighbor search
  • Please pray for Attorney General John Ashcroft

    03/06/2004 7:58:10 AM PST · by I_Love_My_Husband · 85 replies · 348+ views
    3/6/04 | myself
    Please pray for Attorney General John Ashcroft who is in intensive care for gallstone pancreatitis. I think he needs all the good prayers we can muster. Thank you.
  • Gay GOP groups lobby against amendment

    03/03/2004 2:58:56 PM PST · by I_Love_My_Husband · 10 replies · 183+ views
    Star-Telegram ^ | 3/2/04 | Bob Kemper
    <p>WASHINGTON - Gay activists who helped deliver more than a million votes for George W. Bush in 2000 are so outraged the president endorsed a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage that they are setting up organizations and plotting advertising campaigns against the amendment that could undermine Bush's re-election effort.</p>
  • F word at the Academy Awards?

    02/29/2004 5:48:16 PM PST · by I_Love_My_Husband · 8 replies · 86+ views
    vanity | 2/29/04 | myself
    Someone just told me that Rene Zellwegger just used the f word nationwide. No outrage from FReepers? No threads? I'm outraged about this f word thing.
  • Arnie, mayor still at odds over gay marriage

    02/23/2004 10:01:37 PM PST · by I_Love_My_Husband · 13 replies · 947+ views
    San Francisco Examiner ^ | 2/23/04 | Adriel Hampton
    Arnie, mayor still at odds over gay marriage By Adriel Hampton Staff Published on Monday, February 23, 2004 Printer-friendly version | E-mail this story Even as the wedding frenzy subsided for a weekend, the political war of words over San Francisco's same-sex nuptials escalated, with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Mayor Gavin Newsom dueling on separate Sunday talk shows."Maybe the next thing is another city that hands out licenses for assault weapons. And someone else hands out licenses for selling drugs," Schwarzenegger said on NBC's "Meet the Press." Later on CNN's "Late Edition," Newsom blasted back."It's not about AK-47s," he...
  • Calif. Attorney General seeks ruling on same-sex marriages (Friday is court date)

    02/23/2004 8:58:06 PM PST · by I_Love_My_Husband · 40 replies · 350+ views
    <p>Attorney General Bill Lockyer plans to ask the California Supreme Court on Friday whether San Francisco's approval of same-sex marriages violates state law.</p> <p>Lockyer's announcement Monday came after San Francisco filed a constitutional challenge of California's prohibitions on same-sex marriages.</p>
  • Governor fears unrest unless same-sex marriages are halted (GAY MARRIAGE HOMOAGENDA CIVIL WAR).

    02/22/2004 9:37:24 PM PST · by I_Love_My_Husband · 90 replies · 1,018+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2/22/04 | Edward Epstein
    <p>Washington -- Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger turned up the rhetoric against San Francisco's move to allow same-sex marriages, saying on national TV Sunday that he fears outbreaks of serious civil unrest if the ceremonies continue at City Hall.</p> <p>Schwarzenegger said on NBC's "Meet the Press'' that he fears worsening protests about the divisive issue and worries the situation could get out of hand if courts don't quickly stop the marriages, which are being performed in defiance of existing state law.</p>
  • 'I'm tired of being forced into the shadows by society' (Pedophile & Homo agenda alert)

    02/22/2004 8:58:57 AM PST · by I_Love_My_Husband · 155 replies · 4,807+ views (Express-Times) ^ | 2/22/04 | Russ Flanagan
    <p>'I'm tired of being forced into the shadows by society'</p> <p>After nearly three decades of failed relationships and emotional discontent, Lindsay Ashford has finally found himself.</p> <p>Since he was a child, Ashford has always had a deep attraction to young girls but never acted on his urges or knew they had a name.</p>
  • Poll: Majority of Mass. residents oppose legalizing gay marriage

    02/22/2004 12:32:27 AM PST · by I_Love_My_Husband · 25 replies · 400+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 2/21/04 | Frank Phillips
    <p>A majority of Massachusetts residents said they oppose legalizing gay marriage, a significant increase since the state's highest court ruled three months ago that gay couples have a constitutional right to marry, according to a new Boston Globe poll.</p> <p>The poll also found that an overwhelming majority of those surveyed wanted the voters, not the courts or the Legislature, to define marriage in Massachusetts, through a statewide ballot question to amend the constitution. And it indicated significant support for civil unions.</p>
  • Lockyer rejects halt to nuptials He dismisses governor's as a political ploy (CA RATS ALERT)

    02/21/2004 10:55:37 PM PST · by I_Love_My_Husband · 417 replies · 2,753+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2/21/04 | Nanett Asimov & Ryan Kim
    <p>State Attorney General Bill Lockyer on Saturday rebuffed Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's demand that he force an end to San Francisco's same-sex marriages, calling the directive political rhetoric.</p> <p>"The governor can direct the Highway Patrol. He can direct the next 'Terminator 4' movie if he chooses. But he can't direct the attorney general in the way he's attempted to do," Lockyer said, adding that Schwarzenegger's written directive "was a statement designed for consumption at the Republican convention."</p>
  • Copyright fight heats up Ruling against maker of DVD

    02/21/2004 9:31:47 AM PST · by I_Love_My_Husband · 22 replies · 311+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2/21/04 | Benny Evangelista
    <p>A San Francisco judge has ruled that a program that makes backup copies of DVD movies violates federal copyright laws, a victory for Hollywood that capped a week of multipronged attempts by record and movie companies to curb digital entertainment piracy.</p>
  • Lesbian ex-couple fight for custody Egg donor contends genes, nurture trump waiver of rights

    02/21/2004 7:45:16 AM PST · by I_Love_My_Husband · 30 replies · 322+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2/21/0r | Bob Egelko
    <p>Two women who could both be considered mothers of the same children aired their claims before a state appellate court Friday in a case that could set new ground rules for lesbian couples' parental rights.</p> <p>The basics are clear: One partner provided the eggs, while the other carried the twin girls to term. The couple eventually separated.</p>
  • New Mexico... AG's ruling prompts her to STOP(gay marraige OVER in NM!)

    02/20/2004 5:59:14 PM PST · by I_Love_My_Husband · 67 replies · 517+ views
    AF via SFgate ^ | 2/20/04 | Susan Montoya Bryan
    <p>Dozens of gay and lesbian couples arrived in this rural town Friday to get married after a county clerk announced she would grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples, but the offer was soon revoked.</p> <p>The Sandoval County clerk's office granted licenses to 26 same-sex couples before New Mexico attorney general Patricia Madrid issued a late afternoon opinion saying the licenses were "invalid under state law."</p>
  • Oppose Mark Leno's "homosexual marriage" bill

    02/13/2004 6:45:32 AM PST · by I_Love_My_Husband · 81 replies · 409+ views
    Campaign For California Families ^ | Campaign For California Families Email the State Legislators and the Governor Oppose Mark Leno's "homosexual marriage" bill For more information: Feb. 4 CCF news release Jan. 29 CCF news release Jan. 20 Sacramento Bee story Jan. 14 CCF news release CCF's easy-to-use system allows you to send a custom email to influence all the members of the California State Legislature. Your email will be sent individually to each legislator without having the complicated look of a "group send." The Governor will also receive a copy of your email. Please provide your name and email address and send your message! You may send the...
  • Laura Bush Defends Husband in Interview

    02/07/2004 11:54:46 AM PST · by I_Love_My_Husband · 23 replies · 330+ views
    Laura Bush Defends Husband in Interview Sat Feb 7, 5:06 AM ET NEW YORK - Laura Bush objects to the idea that she is viewed as a 1950s-era first lady and says she supported the decision of Howard Dean (news - web sites)'s wife to stay out of the public eye during Dean's presidential campaign. n an interview with The New York Times published Saturday, Bush said she thought Dean's wife, known professionally as Dr. Judith Steinberg, "made the decision that was right for her." She later told the Times she did not understand the criticism of Steinberg, who has...
  • Preacher is Ham bushed (The Sun tells Muslim Cleric to GET OUT OF BRITAIN)

    01/24/2004 12:34:18 PM PST · by I_Love_My_Husband · 35 replies · 107+ views
    Sling your hook ... Sun's Duncan confronts Hamza Thug ... minders with scarves masking their faces try to prevent us taking photos of their leader Preacher is Ham bushed By IAN HEPBURN, DUNCAN LARCOMBE and LUCY HAGANTHE SUN socked it to hook-handed Abu Hamza yesterday — as the number of readers who want him out of Britain soared past 100,000. Sun man Duncan Larcombe confronted the race-hate Muslim cleric with a hard-hitting poster telling him he was not wanted. It spelled out the message in the starkest possible terms: “100,000 Say Get Out!”Last night, that number had grown to 124,077,...
  • SLA's Yoshimura keeps mum while ex-comrades serve time.... (lying SLA'er - Myrna Opsahl case)

    12/27/2003 8:05:25 AM PST · by I_Love_My_Husband · 4 replies · 177+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 12/27/03 | Patrick Hoge
    <p>When five graying, former Symbionese Liberation Army comrades pleaded guilty in recent months to carrying out a deadly Sacramento bank robbery more than a quarter century ago, Wendy Yoshimura was living quietly out of the spotlight in Oakland.</p> <p>The 60-year-old Yoshimura is an enigma, a painter of tranquil watercolors and a part-time employee of Berkeley's Juice Bar collective who has never publicly discussed her days among some of the nation's most-wanted fugitives.</p>
  • Arnie to terminate health care benefitsn (YEAH! NO MORE FREE LUNCH LOSERS!)

    12/22/2003 9:21:43 PM PST · by I_Love_My_Husband · 132 replies · 255+ views
    San Francisco Examiner ^ | 12/19/03 | Alison Soltau
    Arnie to terminate health care benefits Young moms and concerned doctors on Thursday attacked Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's mooted health cuts, saying they could devastate local services for low income, immigrant groups.The activists accused Schwarzenegger of hypocrisy for running on a campaign of expanding health care coverage for children, then promptly announcing $2 billion in health cuts over two years to help compensate for revenue lost after he repealed the vehicle license fee.The cuts would hack 10 percent from Medi-Cal and freeze enrollment for all children in the Healthy Families program with separate caps for citizen and undocumented children.Healthy Families is...
  • SHAME OF THE CITY 'WE'RE TOGETHER' (SF xmas homeless violin story)

    12/01/2003 7:06:06 PM PST · by I_Love_My_Husband · 20 replies · 113+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 12/1/03 | Kevin Fagan
    <p>'WE'RE TOGETHER'</p> <p>It has been four years since the Silvers have lived in a home. They are a strong family that must survive while living in an aging van.</p> <p>San Francisco has the nation's worst problem with hard-core homelessness. Thousands of people are without shelter, and as many as 5,000 spend virtually all their time on the street. Chronicle reporter Kevin Fagan and photographer Brant Ward spent four months among the homeless and those who deal with them. In this series, they explore how one of the nation's wealthiest and most cultured cities came to have so many people living on its streets.</p>
  • NEWS ANALYSIS: GOP has many reasons to give thanks Party stole Democrats' thunder

    11/28/2003 1:27:25 PM PST · by I_Love_My_Husband · 28 replies · 100+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 11/28/03 | Marc Sandalow
    <p>Washington -- The Democrats' straightforward attack on Republicans as more conservative than compassionate suddenly got a lot more complicated.</p> <p>Developments on a range of complex policy matters -- from Medicare to marriage -- have confused rather than clarified distinctions between the two parties, and by most accounts made the Democrats' uphill fight to unseat President Bush and reclaim a majority in Congress an even steeper challenge.</p>
  • oppression, like, really sucks

    11/24/2003 12:58:08 AM PST · by I_Love_My_Husband · 9 replies · 97+ views ^ | 11/18/03 | Jim Goad
    Tuesday, November 18, 2003 oppression, like, really sucks I was watching this show on the cable TV, and it said that this guy had written some book that said throughout history, people in power have done things which have harmed the disadvantaged. I couldn't believe it. I became enraged, flabbergasted, and perplexed all at once. I am going to send an e-mail to my congressman about this. I'm going to get involved on a grass-roots level and work for positive change. I'm going to become a small grass blade straining toward the sun and pulling all my brethren and, um,...
  • New car tax will take time to kick in

    11/18/2003 7:05:14 AM PST · by I_Love_My_Husband · 2 replies · 178+ views
    Marin Independent Journal ^ | 11/18/03 | Sac Bee
    New car tax will take time to kick inSacramento Bee With Gov. Arnold Schwarz-enegger's executive order, Californians' annual vehicle license fee falls from 2 percent of the vehicle's depreciated value to 0.65 percent. For an average passenger car, the rate would drop from $223 to $73. The change is retroactive. Owners who started paying the higher rate Oct. 1 will get rebates, although the Legislature will have to appropriate the money. It will take time for the rate to be reflected in bills. When the rate went up earlier this year, the change took three months to implement. State law...
  • Governor keeps his promise: Tripling of car tax repealed

    11/18/2003 5:47:51 AM PST · by I_Love_My_Husband · 32 replies · 118+ views
    San Jose Mercury ^ | 11/17/2003 | Barry Witt
    Governor keeps his promise: Tripling of car tax repealed By Barry Witt Mercury News With the stroke of a pen Monday, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger rescinded last summer's tripling of car taxes by decreeing that his predecessor simply got it wrong when he said California could no longer afford to forgo the nearly $4 billion a year the tax raised. It was Schwarzenegger's first official act as governor, fulfilling a campaign promise to repeal the reviled tax, the proceeds of which are distributed to city and county governments. ---------------- DMV spokesman Bill Branch said Monday the department hadn't been formally notified...
  • Funny Money (Funny Brit article on taxes!)

    11/17/2003 7:07:56 AM PST · by I_Love_My_Husband · 5 replies · 158+ views
    The Guardian UK ^ | 9/27/03 | Chris Addison
    Funny money Chris AddisonSaturday September 27, 2003The Guardian There follows the text of a letter which I received last Wednesday, second post:Dear Mr Addison, I am writing to you to express our thanks for your more-than-prompt reply to our latest communication, and also to answer some of the points you raise. I will address them, as ever, in order. Firstly, I must take issue with your description of our last as a "begging letter". It might perhaps more properly be referred to as a "tax demand". This is how we, at the Inland Revenue, have always, for reasons of accuracy,...
  • Ban on Internet access taxes in peril-Governments seek billions in revenue

    11/14/2003 11:33:32 PM PST · by I_Love_My_Husband · 15 replies · 46+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 11/14/03 | Carolyn Lochhead
    <p>Washington -- Heavy lobbying by San Francisco and other local and state officials threatens a six-year federal ban on Internet access taxes that expired Nov. 1, a move critics say could open the door to new taxes on e-mail, Web surfing, chat rooms and all manner of Internet traffic.</p>
  • Jeb Bush jokes people of San Francisco may be endangered (Homos scream homophobia!)

    11/12/2003 5:53:54 PM PST · by I_Love_My_Husband · 35 replies · 243+ views
    <p>Gov. Jeb Bush joked during a Florida Cabinet meeting Wednesday that the people of San Francisco may be endangered and, "That's probably good news for the country."</p> <p>The subject was environmental land and Bush was looking at a map of showing locations with a lot of different wildlife at the time.</p>
  • Saud v al-Qaida: Only one can suvive

    11/09/2003 7:50:00 AM PST · by I_Love_My_Husband · 8 replies · 180+ views ^ | 11/9/03 | Aljazeera
    Saud v al-Qaida: Only one can suvive by Sunday 09 November 2003 1:38 PM GMT Taking aim: Bin Ladin is committed to the monarchy's fall The deadly bomb attack on a housing complex in Riyadh represents the latest battle between the Saudi Arabian monarchy and its armed opponents in a war to eliminate the other.Just a year ago, the Riyadh government was still insisting - on the record - there was no al-Qaida presence in the country. Bearing in mind 15 of the 9/11 hijackers were supposed to be of Saudi origin, this denial rang hollow with the rest of...
  • Gay With Children (Barf Alert)

    11/07/2003 6:52:58 AM PST · by I_Love_My_Husband · 56 replies · 590+ views
    New York Metro Magazine ^ | 11/3/03 | David Usborne
    Yes, even twenty years ago, you could find gay parents who, one way or another, had acquired children, but they were the brave few, fighting an uphill battle against skeptical adoption agencies, disapproving teachers, and heterosexual parents who weren’t sure they wanted their offspring having sleepovers with friends whose two daddies would put the kids to bed. Now the mainstreaming of gay life has made adopting simpler, less controversial, and the number of people doing it has reached critical mass. “This issue has reached its tipping point,” suggests Scott Goldsmith, a clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical...
  • Norm McDonald - Canadian comedian becoming a USA citizen due to Canada not supporting USA

    10/30/2003 1:43:06 PM PST · by I_Love_My_Husband · 69 replies · 2,224+ views
    from The View show | 10/30/03 | ILMH-vanity
    I heard that Norm McDonald is becoming a citizen due to Canada not supporting the USA in the Iraq war. He also purportedly said that Ronald Reagan was the best president of the USA. Anyone watch this or hear this too? I'm posting this 2nd hand as I've read it elsewhere online. He espoused these views on The View today.
  • San Franciscans For School Excellence (Barf Alert! & WHY there are no TRUE Repub leaders in SF!)

    10/24/2003 12:53:26 AM PDT · by I_Love_My_Husband · 2 replies · 170+ views
    mail flyer for SF Repubs supposedly | 10/24/03 | vanity
    San Franciscans For School Excellence Dear Friend, Taxpayers, business people and leading Republicans are supporting Proposition A - the rebuild and repair our schools bond program on the November 4 ballot. *snip snip* *snip Commie crap* Signed, Warren Hellman Businessman & Philanthropist Lee Blitch President SF Chamber of Commerce Don Fisher Businessman & Philanthropist