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  • Major League Pitcher "Blessed" by Depression

    01/09/2010 8:27:09 AM PST · by YaZhynka · 1 replies · 564+ views
    Bipolar Richard's Almanac ^ | January 9, 2010 | Richard Jarzynka
    How is it possible that a severe elbow injury could be a good thing for a man who makes a living throwing a baseball with that arm? Answer: It made him depressed. So depressed, in fact, that when the elbow had healed, he was still unable to return to his team. Justin Duchscherer, a pitcher for the Oakland A’s, missed much of the 2009 season due to elbow surgery
  • A glossary of Republican doublespeak (barf alert)

    05/11/2009 4:34:00 PM PDT · by NotchJohnson · 7 replies · 348+ views
    SF Chronicle ^ | 5/11/09 | Jaime O'Neill
    The Republican universe is a bit topsy-turvy, rather like the one created by Lewis Carroll in "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland." In that story, the Queen of Hearts did not restrict herself to the generally accepted meaning of words. When she used a word, she said, it meant exactly what she wanted it to mean, no more and no less. It was good to be queen. And, until recently, it was good to be Republican. They held the White House, and their top guys had most of the money and consequently got most of the tax breaks. Yet they still felt...
  • Mormon aid to Prop. 8 investigated (Gestapo)

    11/24/2008 6:48:48 PM PST · by Drango · 156 replies · 2,603+ views
    SFGate ^ | 11/24/08 | na
    California officials are planning to investigate whether the Mormon church gave an accurate accounting of its role in the campaign that succeeded in getting a same-sex marriage ban approved in the state. The action by the California Fair Political Practices Commission came in response to a complaint filed two weeks ago by a gay rights activist. Fred Karger, founder of Californians Against Hate, accuses the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints of failing to report the value of the work it did to support Proposition 8. Roman Porter, the agency's executive director, said Monday that the decision to open...
  • Battle royal brewing at Berkeley council meeting (Move America Forward mentioned)

    02/09/2008 9:13:28 PM PST · by Syncro · 99 replies · 259+ views
    SFGate.com ^ | Feb 9, 2008 | Carolyn Jones
    Battle royal brewing at Berkeley council meeting Carolyn Jones, Chronicle Staff WriterSaturday, February 9, 2008 If you want to get a seat at Tuesday night's Berkeley City Council meeting, you better start lining up now. And you might want to bring earplugs. And a flak jacket.Hundreds of protesters from across the country and the political spectrum are expected to descend on City Hall with bullhorns, drums, banners and plenty of vitriol in anticipation of the City Council's debate over the Marines' recruiting station in town.The ruckus started last week when the council voted to send a letter to the...
  • Bushee New Chronicle Editor

    01/25/2008 1:14:36 PM PST · by SmithL · 11 replies · 61+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 1/25/8 | Carolyn Said, Chronicle Staff Writer
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Ward H. Bushee has been named executive vice president and editor of The San Francisco Chronicle, the Hearst Corp. said on Friday morning. Bushee, who starts Feb. 1, will replace Phil Bronstein, who is taking on a broader role as editor-at-large of Hearst's newspaper division. Bushee, 58, is currently editor and vice president of the Arizona Republic in Phoenix, a role he has held since 2002. Previously he was editor and vice president of the Cincinnati Enquirer. "Ward brings a wealth of news experience and journalistic vision to The Chronicle team," said Frank Vega, president and publisher...
  • Chronicle editor takes larger role for Hearst { Phil Bronstein }

    01/24/2008 7:34:34 AM PST · by SmithL · 4 replies · 87+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 1/24/8 | Carolyn Said
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Chronicle Editor Phil Bronstein announced Wednesday he is leaving his post to assume a broader role in the newspaper division of the Hearst Corp., which owns The Chronicle. He will remain executive vice president of The Chronicle and will take on the title of editor at large for the paper and the Hearst newspaper division, working on strategic issues and investigative projects, he said in an afternoon meeting with the staff. He said a new editor, one with "deep roots in the Bay Area," will be announced in the next couple of days. Bronstein, 57, became editor...
  • 'Convert or die' game divides Christians Some ask Wal-Mart to drop Left Behind

    12/12/2006 6:10:57 AM PST · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 49 replies · 1,740+ views
    SanFranChronicle ^ | 12/12/06 | Ilene Lelchuk, Chronicle Staff Writer
    Liberal and progressive Christian groups say a new computer game in which players must either convert or kill non-Christians is the wrong gift to give this holiday season and that Wal-Mart, a major video game retailer, should yank it off its shelves.
  • Mob Rule on College Campuses

    11/29/2006 7:26:33 AM PST · by aculeus · 25 replies · 1,301+ views
    SFGate.com ^ | November 29, 2006 | Cinnamon Stillwell
    America's college campuses, once thought to be bastions of free speech, have become increasingly intolerant toward the practice. Visiting speakers whose views do not conform to the prevailing left-leaning political mind-set on most campuses are at particular risk of having their free speech rights infringed upon. While academia has its own crimes to atone for, it's the students who have become the bullies as of late. A disturbing number seem to feel that theirs is an inviolate world to which no one of differing opinion need apply. As a result, everything from pie throwing to disrupting speeches to attacks on...
  • JON CARROLL [I'm Mad, Too, Pete Wilson]

    10/16/2006 7:39:02 AM PDT · by SmithL · 7 replies · 499+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 10/16/6 | Jon Carroll
    So Bevan Dufty, who is gay and a San Francisco supervisor, is sharing a house with a woman named Rebecca Goldfader, and together they are raising a child named Sidney. For some reason, this situation enraged normally sensible radio talk show host Pete Wilson, who called it an "experiment," partly because Dufty and Goldfader are not in a romantic relationship. Here's the breaking-news non-flash: It's all an experiment. Every adventure in parenting is trial and error, generally performed by people totally unqualified for the task. I think of myself at 23, which is how old I was when my first...
  • Hornet looking for money to stay afloat

    05/09/2005 7:22:25 AM PDT · by auzerais · 18 replies · 993+ views
    SF CHRONICLE ^ | May 8, 2005 | Janine DeFao
    Hornet looking for money to stay afloat Power could be shut off Monday, eviction may follow - Janine DeFao, Chronicle Staff Writer Sunday, May 8, 2005 The historic aircraft carrier Hornet, docked in Alameda, is in danger of having its electricity cut off Monday and could face eviction from its 10-year home at the former Alameda Naval Air Station. While the nonprofit organization that has operated a museum on the craft for six years has struggled financially from the start, it is now facing "a perfect storm" of events that could doom the attraction, Scott Armanini, CEO of Friends of...
  • Copyright violations: Please do not post full text from SF Chronicle and SF Gate

    04/02/2004 3:25:42 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 76 replies · 1,232+ views
    Email message from sfgate.com | April 2, 2004 | John Angelico, SF Gate
    Subject: Copyright violations in re: SF Chronicle Date: Fri, 2 Apr 2004 14:15:25 -0800 (PST) From: John Angelico To: jimrob@psnw.com Dear freerepublic.com, It has come to our attention that you have copyrighted SF Chronicle and SF Gate articles posted within your Message Board area. Here's an example: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1091396/posts Our policy is to allow other sites to link to our site, but not to host our material. This policy ensures that our traffic numbers will be sufficient enough to maintain our free archives, which benefits everyone. Please remove these full text posts (or replace them w/ abstracts and links to...
  • BushCo wants you to know: Caring about the environment is for pinko terrorist idiots

    01/28/2004 9:08:20 AM PST · by Jinjelsnaps · 54 replies · 451+ views
    SF Gate / SF Chronicle ^ | 01/28/04 | Mark Morford
    <p>As if 600-year-old redwoods give a damn for your politics.</p> <p>As if struggling salmon care a whit for the Catholic Church's sneering homophobic stance on gay marriage. Like Alaskan elk think your viewpoints on war are far too lopsided to hold sway in the national dialogue.</p>
  • FReep this SF Gate poll

    01/25/2003 10:36:41 PM PST · by Texas Eagle · 9 replies · 1,268+ views
    SF Gate ^ | 1-25-03 | SF Gate poll
    Who should most influence Bush's decision on Iraq? U.N. Security Council -- has global standing European allies -- similar history, values Arab countries -- understand Iraq, share risk U.S. advisors -- America is world leader