The horrific heaps of misinformation that spewed from Twitter and other social media services during the Boston Marathon bombing saga haven't slowed down the Twitter fetishists. If anything, they've doubled down. For some reason, these people believe that Twitter represents some kind of earth-shat ... More >>
San Francisco's nudists' last-ditch effort to drop trou in public has been thwarted again. A federal judge said "hell no" to the nudists' request for a restraining order against the city which would have allowed them to run around sans garments, despite the city's ban on public nudity. Yesterday, ... More >>
If nudists weren't using their nakedness to make a political statement before, they sure are now. San Francisco's naturalists are planning to strip down once again at City Hall tomorrow when the Board of Supervisors is expected to select its next president. The nudists hope that dropping trou will ... More >>
On Friday, not long after the Sandy Hook shootings, NPR's political editor Ken Rudin took to Facebook to tell his followers: As tempting as it may be to once again debate guns and gun contro -- and try to come to grips with this madness -- we know nothing is going to change. The fault/blame for th ... More >>
If you notice more naked people bouncing around town as of late, that's because there are -- nudists are stripping down in public, while they still can. Last week, the Board of Supervisors banned public nudity, which has sorta upped the ante for nudists who have no plans to get dressed just yet. Asi ... More >>
If you were masochistic enough to sit through the coverage of the Republican National Convention in its entirety, then you'd have heard good ol' country boy Trace Adkins doing a heartfelt rendition of a song titled "Tough People Do" (which is ironic given that Mitt Romney hasn't had a tough day in h ... More >>
When you think of the greatest threats facing the youth of America today, chances are you think of gangs, drugs, unprotected sex, racism, the economy, or any number of combinations from that list, and then some. But no, faithful readers, we've just found out the real scourge facing teens today. And ... More >>
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 >>
People plan parties around this stuff, so we assume you probably watched too. But just in case you didn't, here's a timeline of the 84th Academy Awards ceremony. They make it this long just to mess with us all, in case you didn't know...
Lauren Stromquist, a mother from Minnesota, was struck with a feeling of familiarity when she read a Fox News story on Bay Area sperm-machine Trent Arsenault. She recognized the blonde Silicon Valley worker as her former neighbor in Pleasanton -- the guy she once went to a farmer's market with ... More >>
Edwin RamosImmigrant rights activists remember 2008 as the year that San Francisco turned its back on its sanctuary city status. Then-Mayor Gavin Newsom reversed the city's long-standing policy of shielding juvenile undocumented immigrants from deportation as the city became the target of anti-im ... More >>
Norman Rockwell, of courseSounding off just became that much easier...Give a shout if you're enamored with SF Weekly's current commenting system. Anyone? Oh -- thanks, Dad. Well, get ready to ditch the ordeals we put you through to prove that you aren't an evil robot. We hate to break it ... More >>
Eating fish is good for your health. Expanded medical coverage is good for public health. Yet expanding medical coverage harms the health of fish.Does this mean heath care harms people's health?Probably not. But Republicans are alleging that Rep. Nancy Pelosi's intense lobbying and favor-swapping ... More >>
This ya gotta love. Conservative commentators are squealing with delight over a video Fox News managed to unearth that reveals California's Sen. Dianne Feinstein scrawled a note on her hand during a 1990 debate with former Republican Gov. Pete Wilson. Calbuzz reports that Feinstein's preferred bons ... More >>
Quick political bytes from the week that went down easy. Carly Fiorina's bizarre attack ad against her Republican primary opponent for senate, Tom Campbell: An evil furry dressed like a sheep who wants to raise your taxes. This video has gone totally viral. People are e-mailing it around and t ... More >>
EKAphotographyAli Chagi-Starr, Van Jones (c), and Ron Dellums at Silence the Violence Day, 2007 By now, everyone and they mama has heard that controversial green jobs adviser Van Jones has been forced to resign from his white house job. There are many differing takes on the subject, from ultr ... More >>
Sgt. John V. YoungIf leftist supervisors sought to show the world that their sympathy for a group of alleged cop-killers in San Francisco was more than a zany political stunt, they have done themselves no favors with a new resolution that links the men's arrest to the Bush Administration, Gua ... More >>
S.F. Republicans’ prescriptions for an ailing party By Peter Jamison I spent the momentous night of Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008, in an unlikely place — among Republicans in San Francisco. To observe the city’s longtime political minority watching their party recede to a minority nationwide, I vent ... More >>
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