For two years now, there hasn't been a more consistent platform for satire than Congress -- what with "legitimate rape," a budget committee chairman who lies about his marathon time, legislation protecting the words "Under God" in the pledge, and a feeble orange-skinned ring leader named Boehner.
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There seems to be a wide and growing divide between people who appreciate healthy portions of meaty journalism and those who prefer a media diet of bite-sized snark snacks full of empty calories. In this context, "old media" outlets like The New York Times can never win, no matter what they do. Even ... More >>
As I write this, many of my Facebook friends are expressing their profound sadness, and actually issuing "thanks" to Steve Jobs, who died on Wednesday. I'm feeling the same way.
It is astonishing that such sentiments can be felt, at this moment in history, about the CEO of any American corporat ... More >>
This pretty much sums it upDr. Mollie Fry and her husband, Dale Schafer, are ill. Fry is a breast-cancer survivor with severe mental-health issues, and Schafer's hemophilia means he is frequently bedridden. So he will have to be in a prison hospital beginning May 2, when the couple will begin fiv ... More >>
iPhone photo of President Obama in S.F., taken from outer space.It was all pretty Blue State in San Francisco last night: President Obama flew to the fundraiser from a gathering at Facebook. He got a ride in Marine 1, the presidential helicopter, and commented to the assembled masses at Nob Hill ... More >>
Oracle Corporate CommunicationsHave you come to rescue us, Larry Ellison? Larry Ellison, the richer-than-Croesus CEO of Oracle and yachting enthusiast, is reportedly in the final stages of purchasing the Golden State Warriors. The move would likely be greeted with glee by fans of the NBA franchis ... More >>
KQED, for reasons unknown, has bailed out...Earlier this month, we wrote about how the birth of the nonprofit, Warren Hellman-funded Bay Area News Project was coming along more slowly and sloppily than anticipated. Now, to stretch the gestation analogy, there have been complications -- and one of ... More >>
He's on the right...For shoppers wishing to give America the gift of national security, consider sending your favorite Pentagon staffer an SF Weekly. No offense to Jane's Defence Weekly, but a Senate Foreign Relations Committee report released Monday suggests the publication you're now reading pr ... More >>
I am the law!
Like a duel to the death with the prize to the victor being death, it seems there are no winners in this morning's legal showdown between San Francisco and Philip Morris at the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Well, the winner may be "your lungs," but, at best, the loser would be "your ... More >>
It's hard to be nostalgic when you can't remember anything. And a handful of San Francisco's top political consultants are now pondering if it's possible for President Barack Obama to have delivered a "memorable" address when they had trouble recalling its specific lines even 15 minutes after he utt ... More >>
The feds’ good news: ‘Peace in our time’
By Peter Jamison
For California’s commercial salmon fishery, which repeatedly finds itself pummeled by bad breaks, the past week has brought an unusual flurry of decent news. Last Friday, federal and state officials announced an “agreement in prin ... More >>
The Pentagon claims gays who serve openly undermine the force, but a local researcher's evidence says otherwise. Could his work help President Bush make life better for gay soldiers than it ever was under Clinton?