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Tweet I just got an email from a friend and about Cindy Sheehan — the anti-war activist who’s campaign was launched by the death of her son Casey in the Iraq War — wrote a diary in the Daily Kos called “Good Riddance Attention Whore” and which outlines her displeasure with not just Republicans who are for the war, but Democrats who’ve also voted in such a way as to keep the effort going, and states that she’s giving up her protest. Cindy writes… “I have come to some...

Tweet I happened to see an Internet post that Jerry Falwell was admitted to the hospital and hoped that — actually thought he was going to come out OK. I guess I’m so used to having him around as part of the American Culture that the idea he could pass on was foreign to me. Well, Rev. Falwell passed on. Now, I’m not a fan of his as he was a massive supporter of President Regan. Moreover, I at first saw him as anti-Black because of his rhetoric and the racist habits of the 80s in the South. But when I write...

Tweet This is scary, and an example of just how sick our society has become. Virginia Tech, combined with our communications system, has produced copycats. Sick. MySpace hacker posts menacing statements to Petaluma High students Marisa Lagos, Chronicle Staff Writer Wednesday, May 9, 2007 (05-09) 09:18 PDT PETALUMA — Someone hacked into the MySpace pages of several Petaluma High School students Tuesday night and posted statements on the networking Web site threatening to bring a gun to school today and kill people. Police...

Tweet My good friend Bill Chachkes gave me an impromptu first-time tour of Ground Zero in New York City. The site is right next to the building that employed his father for 21 of his 34 years with the New York police force. Bill’s tour is a personal one- he lost two friends in the 9/11 disaster and saw a building his father said would never come down, come down. ...

Tweet Howard Dean’s coming to San Francisco for a fundraiser on May 9th. Click here for more details! ...

Tweet Obama Outlines His Foreign Policy ViewsNY Times | April 23, 2007 By Jeff Zeleny CHICAGO, April 23 — Senator Barack Obama said today that even though the global image of the United States has been sullied by the war in Iraq and a “foreign policy based on a flawed ideology,” America must repair its standing in the world and resist the temptation to turn inward. “America cannot meet the threats of this century alone, but the world cannot meet them without America,” Mr. Obama said. “We must...

Tweet I had the pleasure of meeting Paul Erdman only once, and was struck by his kindness and willingness to engage in conversation. He’s one of those popular economists who’s ideas and words were always part of popular culture and certainly a part of my intellectual awareness. Paul Erdman — expert economist and prolific writer Carl Nolte, Chronicle Staff Writer Tuesday, April 24, 2007 Paul Erdman, a world-class economist and banker who used his knowledge of economics and politics to write best-selling novels,...

Tweet President William J. Clinton – Bill Clinton – appeared before 2,000 people at a reception for the Clinton Foundation at the Fairmount Hotel in San Francisco. An event which raised $200,000 for his organization. (The video that accompanies this is the only one online with the full speech Clinton gave that night.) He gave a short – for him – speech about giving. He says that this event is part of a global movement toward lifting citizen power to do public good without holding office, where people are donating...

Tweet I just saw this article in the New York Post where Senator and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s comparing herself to John F. Kennedy, apparently hoping to both fire up her supporters and take some of the “Kennedy” tag off Senator Barack Obama. Well, one thing I’ve learn is to let others call you JFK and not yourself. Remember Dan Quale? Recall the debate with the now Late Senator Lloyd Bentson, where he says to Quale, “I knew John F. Kennedy, and you’re no JFK!” Seems...

Tweet Ann Coulter’s got a thing about us Black guys that she just can’t shake at all. First, if you’ve seen her on TV, she’s recently admitted to a desure for us brothers. Yep. Not kidding. She told Larry King that she’d date a brotha — I heard her say it myself. And now, she’s got this new article that says she’s got Obama Fever! Oh, yeah! Now, she does poke fun at him, but if you read the text she’s got nothing but love for his message. And of course, she admits...

Tweet Just after a bad PR period where San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom admitted that he slept with the wife of a friend and co-worker and then claimed he had a drinking problem, the Mayor gave a great speech before the Fox Sports Bay Area Baseball Season Kickoff Luncheon on Treasure Island February 8th. I’m a regular attendee at this function, which this year featured an appearance by MLB Commissioner Bud Selig. But this year, I decided to set up a camcorder and tripod and just let it run while I ate my lunch. The...

Tweet Some economists are attacking Governor Schwarzenegger’s plan for a kind of universal health care coverage. But I give him credit for trying something that many have talked about but never actually attempted. It’s a very democratic proposal. But more to the point, it does work to solve a real problem and that is the lack of health care coverage in the state of California. Let’s do it and see how we can make it better. ...

Tweet  Get Presidential Inaugural Tickets – click here. According to Brian Becker of ANSWER Coalition, the reason why it was so hard to get Presidential Inaugural tickets is that the Presidential Inaugural Committee let Ticketmaster have control of distribution of the tickets. If you called Ticketmaster to buy them, they asked for you ID number. If you were a major party donor, you got a number. Or if you were Ticketmaster, you could go out and resell the tickets. That’s why the tickets started poping...