Stripping Down City Politics<
Resident thinks Scott Wiener is a great asset to the city: I am a native San Franciscan and I support Scott Wiener 100 percent ["Body Politic," Joe Eskenazi, feature, 2/13]. As for this city becoming too expensive, it's not just San Francisco, it's every major metropolitan area right now: London, Paris, New York, Tokyo, Beijing, Singapore. Some people want to blame Wiener for the cold weather we're having. Scott is the best thing to happen to this city in a very long time.
Another resident feels differently: Scott Wiener is an ambitious train wreck. He would do well in Orange County, but his ideas are out of sync with San Francisco. Don't encourage him by giving him publicity.
Discovering a Filmmaker
Short description paints a big picture: Although this was a short preview to something that I am not familiar with (film, director), I really appreciated the way Michael Fox wrote this ["Uneasy Rider," Calendar, 1/30]. It's straight to the point, no bullshit, and gives plenty of information so that regardless of my knowledge of [filmmaker] Jon Jost, I felt as if I took something away from this post. I read this article after the preview had already happened, and I feel inclined to look further into Jost and his previous movies. Anyone who disappears to Rome for 20 years has to have an interesting perspective!
Blog Comments of the Week
Paying the tab for America's Cup: How the city didn't write into the contract that if certain fundraising wasn't achieved that A) the city would not be responsible and B) the event could be canceled is beyond me ["America's Cup: John Avalos Says 'All the Members of the Board of Supervisors Were F**king Played,'" Joe Eskenazi, the Snitch, 2/13].
Girl Scouts may be a good organization, but the cookies are mediocre: Great article ["Girl Scout Cookies Aren't Even That Good, You Guys," Anna Roth, SFoodie, 2/12]! Roth is spot on — the cookies aren't the greatest, but in the end it's about helping the girls! I hope people aren't missing the point [of this post]. Roth does state she will continue to support the Girl Scouts by purchasing their cookies.
Reader feels a post sends a damaging message: This post by SF Weekly, a place of professional reporters and a writers, is worse than the very video ["Crazy Tenderloin Fight Proves That the Tenderloin Is Still Just the Tenderloin," Erin Sherbert, the Snitch, 2/11]. How Sherbert, who is the director of that entity [the Snitch], ever allowed it, I can't begin to understand. All the energy used to make this video public could have been used to stop that unnecessary fight. This [video] affects trans women [a] great deal, a community that already gets a bad rap around the media. A very sad action by SF Weekly. Shame!