Meg Whitman

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    May 24, 2013

    Jerry Brown: The Philosopher-Governor

    The days of the philosopher-king are long gone. Slipping away, too, are the days when the citizenry was familiar with the concept of a benevolent despot shaping a state in his mind's image. But not in California. The picture painted of Gov. Jerry Brown in an extensive Atlantic magazine profile publ ... More >>

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    February 28, 2013

    Pro-Gay Marriage Republicans Continue to Emerge

    Based on your position on gay marriage, yesterday was either like watching the end of Spartacus or a clip of lemmings jumping off a cliff. More than two dozen Republicans added their names to a brief imploring the U.S. Supreme Court to rule that laws banning same-sex marriage are unconstitutional, ... More >>

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    February 26, 2013

    Meg Whitman, Republicans Sign Supreme Court Brief Supporting Gay Marriage -- Finally

    At a time when stark partisanship has defined political debate, here's another sign that support for gay marriage is creeping into mainstream paradigm: A bunch of Republicans, including former California Gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman, have signed a brief declaring to the U.S. Supreme Court tha ... More >>

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    December 20, 2012

    HP Shareholders Sue Company, Claim Execs Lied about New Technology's Value

    Last month, Hewlett-Packard announced that it had gotten played by one of its acquisitions. Autonomy, a British software maker it purchased for $11.7 billion in August 2011, was not worth as much as HP thought. "[S]ome former members of Autonomy's management team used accounting improprieties, mis ... More >>

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    November 6, 2012

    Unlike in 2010, Attorney General Eric Holder Stays Silent on Marijuana Legalization

    Scapegoats were readily available when California voters missed their chance to live in the first state in the Union to legalize marijuana for adults in 2010. While some blamed the medical marijuana supporters who opposed Proposition 19 -- which led some in some pre-election polls, at 52 percen ... More >>

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    May 30, 2012

    Mitt Romney Makes Himself Right at Home in Wealthy Hillsborough

    Remember what happened last time Mitt Romney made a trip to the liberal bastion of the Bay Area? Those raging grannies et al went after him for being the billionaire he is, dressing in fake fur and mocking rich boys like him. So we can only imagine -- or hope -- what they might have planned for the ... More >>

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    March 9, 2012

    Wait Until 2014: Marijuana Legalization All But Dead in California

    ​Union Pulls Plug on Medical Reform, Other Ballot Measures Starved For Cash; Legislature, Ammiano Last Hope for Reform NowNobody likes to celebrate with a loss, but for the medical marijuana movement, 2010 and the historic defeat of semi-legalization measure Proposition 19 already look like the go ... More >>

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    February 2, 2012

    Marijuana Legalization Measure Courts Billionaires for Vital Campaign Cash

    Close. But close enough?​Regulate Marijuana Like Wine, a marijuana legalization measure vying to get onto the November ballot, has only $80,000 in cash on hand, according to finance records. But in a poll released this week, it had potential support from 62 percent of likely voters -- and that, ba ... More >>

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    September 21, 2011
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    August 19, 2011

    Pot Legalization Measure Has Support of Mendocino Growers

    Drug Policy AllianceThat's the idea​Can Protections for Medical Patients Help Succeed Where Proposition 19 Failed?Cannabis advocates promised they'd be back at the California ballot following marijuana legalization measure Proposition 19's historic failure in November 2010 (the measure received mo ... More >>

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    August 10, 2011

    California's Year of the Nanny

    Tom Ammiano: Not an abuser of nannies. ​This has been the Year Of The Nanny in California politics. There was Meg Whitman's undocumented nanny who accused her of not paying her enough, which was perhaps the death knell to Whitman's gubernatorial campaign (Okay, technically, that was last year). Th ... More >>

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    July 29, 2011

    Dim Sum Trounces Grilled Cheese in Our Poll

    The winner​ ChefdruckThe loser​ The Grilled Cheese Guy started it. Last weekend, when we passed him on our way back from the gym, he asked if we wanted a grilled cheese, but we said we were off to review a dim sum restaurant. He whined about it on Twitter, saying he'd choose grille ... More >>

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    July 20, 2011
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    February 16, 2011

    Jack Davis Birthday Bash: Sodomized With a Whiskey Bottle, Who Could Forget

    When vodka doesn't do it for you... ​It's hard to believe that the Examiner today reports on the "repercussions" of the 1997 Jack Davis birthday bash without mentioning the most damning of all the party antics: A man being sodomized with a Jack Daniel's bottle.Or is it hard to believe? After all, ... More >>

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    February 1, 2011

    Hey Rich Assholes: Are You Shorting Your Nanny? Tell It to the Judge

    Don't even think about shorting her...​The cost of living for the Meg Whitmans of the world might become much more expensive. California Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D- San Francisco) announced today that he is introducing legislation to improve the lives of domestic workers in the state.The bill, whi ... More >>

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    December 10, 2010

    Marijuana Roundup: The Year In Pot

    ​How was your 2010? For the cannabis community, it was a wild flip of the calendar, with dispensaries opening and closing, police raiding, a medical cannabis luminary thrown in jail for meth charges -- and we vaguely remember something about a legalization ballot measure. There's still time y ... More >>

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    December 7, 2010

    Filipina Caregivers Win $70K In Back Wages From Richmond District Rest Home

    ​Meg Whitman isn't the only one forking over thousands of dollars in back pay to her hired help. While "Queen Meg" made her problem go away with $5,500, a Richmond District care home had to pay far more in back wages -- $70,000 in fact -- to two Filipina caregivers who say they worked long hours s ... More >>

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    November 2, 2010

    World Series: San Francisco Politicos Collect Texas Bets

    Arlington Mayor Dr. Robert Cluck will require an XL jersey​BART riders spotting a man decked out in ill-fitting Giants gear, handing out treats, and serenading them with local ditties need not be alarmed. It's just Gary Thomas, the executive director of Dallas Area Rapid Transit, paying off his Wo ... More >>

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    November 2, 2010

    San Francisco Besieged by Tons of Political Junk Mail

    Crap​A colleague recently plopped his accumulated political mail of the last three-odd weeks down on our desk. Campaign fliers alone stacked more than an inch high and weighed around a pound. The voter information pamphlet for the city and state nearly tripled the poundage. That's a ton of politic ... More >>

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    October 28, 2010

    The Examiner's Hilarious Political Endorsements

    ​God help me, but it's true: I love America's Funniest Home Videos. Thanks to YouTube, you can find more than enough old episodes. You turn the sound off -- be gone, Bob Saget! -- and bliss. It's so predictable, yet so hilarious. Men working on roofs are gonna fall. Skateboarders will not land whe ... More >>

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    October 27, 2010

    Absentee Ballots Swamp City Hall

    Steve GarfieldPlenty more where that came from...​The concept of last-minute get-out-the-vote efforts loses its meaning when a hefty chunk of voters cast their ballots well prior to election day. That's a national trend -- and the hard numbers show San Francisco is no different. As of its last tal ... More >>

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    October 25, 2010

    Saturday Night: Electric Six Incites Girls Gone Wild Behavior at the Independent

    ​Electric SixOctober 23, 2010@ The Independent Better than: Anything else you could have found to do on a rainy Saturday night. Some of the best bands never get the kind of recognition they deserve. Detroit rock band Electric Six gave the crowd at The Independent a perfect demonstration ... More >>

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    October 20, 2010

    Heart's Hallowen Party Promises to Let You Hide

    Heart​If Heart has a brand, it's iconoclasm. No surprise, then, that the Mission wine bar is framing it's night party on Oct. 31 as the anti-Halloween. We're not exactly sure what that means, except that, crispy and hungover, your slutty Meg Whitman or sexy Michael Pollan costume all pit-stain ... More >>

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    October 14, 2010

    Tom Ammiano Tells Latinos He Won't Call Meg Whitman A 'Puta'

    Chris RobertsViva Ammiano!​Reiterates His Demand to Governor: "Kiss My Gay Ass!"Leave all the "whore" talk to Jerry Brown. Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, always reliable for a comedic zinger, prefers the Spanish equivalent: "puta."We've written about Ammiano's humorous attempts ... More >>

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    October 11, 2010

    WhoreGate: Does It Matter If Woman or Man Called Meg Whitman a 'Whore'?

    ​Reports now point to the wife of Jerry Brown as the voice on a recording calling Meg Whitman a "whore" for cutting a deal with police unions to exempt their massive pensions from her so-called pension reform plan. Mark it zero, dude: In 2010, it's news when a candidate's wife uses the term "whore ... More >>

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    October 8, 2010

    Cocktober Surprise: An Indecent Urinal Proposal

    It's okay! Andrew Miller is married! ​The Week In GayThe biggest news this week is the new term I learned: Cocktober!  Isn't that terrific?  How have I lived on this planet for multiple decades without ever referring to this month as Cocktober??It's adorable, I tell you. And you'll never ... More >>

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    October 8, 2010

    'Whore' Comment Doesn't Cost Jerry Brown National Organization for Women Endorsement

    Be careful whom you call a whore...​The day after Jerry Brown's campaign landed in hot water for describing Meg Whitman as a "whore," Brown received the gubernatorial endorsement from the state's largest women's organization. Patty Bellasalma, the president of the California chapter of the Nationa ... More >>

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    October 7, 2010

    Meg Whitman, Carly Fiorina Shun Sarah Palin Event

    Are Meg and Carly running away from Sarah? ​It seems the two Republican women running for office in California don't want to self-apply the label "Mama Grizzly" anytime soon. The New York Times reports that both Meg Whitman and Carly Fiorina will be passing on the "final path to victory" rally in ... More >>

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    September 30, 2010

    Meg Whitman Plays Haplessness Card For Hiring Illegal Immigrant, Running Porn Empire

    I have no idea how I ended up in this outfit...​Meg Whitman has responded to allegations that she kept an illegal immigrant maid for nine years by saying she was powerless and ignorant in the face of a complex and vexing issue. This wouldn't be the first time the aspiring governor of California en ... More >>

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    September 14, 2010

    Top 10 Reasons Bill Clinton Endorsed Jerry Brown

    Jerry Brown's official gubernatorial portrait. Yes, really.​One day after Jerry Brown felt the need to apologize for making light of President Bill Clinton's past as a lying philanderer, the latter endorsed the former for governor of the great state of California. What gives? 10. Bill just doesn't ... More >>

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    July 22, 2010

    Jerry Brown's Word of the Day: Procrustean

    Jerry Brown, flashing the vocabulary...​Badger Jerry Brown enough and he'll admit he's learned something through a lifetime in politics. But it appears he hasn't yet learned how to speak in the Phil Hartman-as-Frankenstein-FIRE BAD! language that has propelled Meg Whitman to the top. Countering a ... More >>

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    July 15, 2010

    Meg Whitman's Atherton Home To Play Host To 1,000 Nurses

    Heading to Atherton -- in droves​If Meg Whitman wanted someone to look at her aching back or curious rash -- well, she need not even leave the home. The California Nurses Association is planning to cart up to 1,000 or more of its members to the Republican gubernatorial nominee's Atherton domicile ... More >>

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    July 14, 2010

    Play the Anti-Meg Whitman Video Game

    ​It isn't Final Fantasy XIII -- don't worry, it won't "brick" your computer. But a clever videogame from the California Labor Federation is alleging that Republican gubernatorial nominee Meg Whitman will indeed "brick" the state. Essentially it's just the ninja star-throwing segments of Shinobi -- ... More >>

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    June 16, 2010
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    June 8, 2010

    Election 2010 Results: Demon Sheep, Gavin Newsom, Open Primaries Triumph

    Meg Whitman never liked voting, but plenty of Californians voted for her​Results are starting to roll in from today's voting on ballot initiatives and primaries for statewide office. Wanna know the latest, greatest bad decisions California's electorate has chosen to impose upon itself? SF Weekly h ... More >>

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    May 21, 2010

    What Are Californians Thinking?

    If this chart were a slide, it might be too steep for small children...​The big takeaway from this week's comprehensive Public Policy Institute of California Statewide Survey was that Meg Whitman's stock has gone down as badly as, well, all stocks. Also, Jerry Brown is poised to knock off either W ... More >>

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    May 17, 2010

    Meg Whitman Assailed as Porn Empress By Steve Poizner

    Who's been a naughty CEO? ​As the race for the Republican gubernatorial nomination heats up, both Steve Poizner and Meg Whitman are doing their utmost to portray the other as a liberal, hippie freakshow. In a move SF Weekly learned Poizner has been biding his time to make, he has now played the po ... More >>

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    April 20, 2010

    Will Tea Partiers Kill Pro-Marijuana Measure?

    Fibonacci BlueSo paranoid. So uptight. So stiff. What could cure this? Hmmm...​On today of all days, marijuana is on everyone's mind. But that goes doubly for politicians: Just last week, state Democratic Party chairman John Burton told media that he and fellow Dems (like that Jerry Brown guy) ... More >>

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    April 6, 2010

    Former MoveOn Director to Challenge Jerry Brown in Democratic Primary

    Tilt away, Mr. Schurman​The former founding head of left-wing activist group has announced that he plans to challenge California Attorney General Jerry Brown for the Democratic nomination for the governor's seat.San Francisco resident Peter Schurman, who served as executive director of ... More >>

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    March 19, 2010

    The Week in Gay -- A Nation of Uppity Fags

    ​ A blogswarm was launched on March 18 to encourage the community to contact Nancy Pelosi's offices about her lack of effort behind the passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). In addition to the pressure on the phone lines, her offices in D.C. and San Francisco were visited by ... More >>

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    March 17, 2010

    Holding Out on Jerry Brown -- Until He's More Like Gavin

    Jer's not getting any from Uppity Fag until he puts out ... some real action​Over the weekend I joined (yet one more) Facebook group - The LGBT Community for Jerry Brown.  I joined so I could keep an eye on him and on the LGBT community.The gays have a tendency to fawn for any politician with ... More >>

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    February 16, 2010

    Report: GOP Candidates Both Have Vaginas, But Different Styles

    Who will be the face of the state's GOP?​That pretty much sums up the Chron's story today about Meg Whitman and Carly Fiorina. I gotta agree with Rep. Jackie Speier on this one -- there wouldn't be a story about the contrasting styles of two dudes running for public office. Some insiders followi ... More >>

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    January 20, 2010
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    January 13, 2010
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    November 16, 2009

    You Want Fresh Faces? Our Suggestions for the 2010 GOP Slate.

    On Wednesday, the latest in a batch of Republican political neophytes expressed his desire for high-ranking political office in California. Damon Dunn, the former Stanford and NFL receiver and current Orange County real-estate mogul, said he plans to run for Secretary of State.But as the San Francis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2009

    Bay Links: Bike Locks, Advertising, & Meg Whitman

    ​"Please no bike locks this time, my arm hurts like a bitch." [Craigslist]NYT: I'm in yer BART stashun, pimping mah blahg. [Mission Mission]Speaking of advertising... [SF Citizen]Just in time for the Holiday Season! Buy your loved one a Muni farebox. [N-Judah]Ruh-roh: City's homebuyer loan program ... More >>

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    July 14, 2009

    Because Somebody Had To: Your Gubernatorial Look-Alikes Article

    While perusing the New York Times Magazine's 26.3 billion-word article on the (wo)men who would rule California -- which may well spur the rest of us to consider the merits of Nevada, Oregon, or Arizona -- a thought hit us. Not an important thought, but a thought nevertheless.For reasons unknown, se ... More >>

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    July 7, 2009

    Jerry Brown Carbo-Loads In S.F. for Race Against Young, Rich Rivals

    Believe it or not, this is Jerry Brown's official gubernatorial portrait. It was strange back then, too. Lean, jittery, white-haired Jerry Brown took large bites of a turkey sandwich Thursday evening at Crossroads Cafe and Bookstore, the low-price SoMa eatery the Delancey Street Foundation ... More >>

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    April 15, 2009

    Smut Peddler, Guv Hopeful Meg Whitman Waffles on Porn Subsidies

    Gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman, who as eBay CEO proved her mettle as a hardcore fetish pornography entrepreneur, did not respond to an inquiry Wednesday about whether as governor she would seek to continue a California program that, until recently, subsidized the production of smut.Next we ... More >>

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    March 6, 2008
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