All Spice Gelato.
An attempt at some un-biased thoughts from yesterday’s election:
-Congrats to those on Team O. As I said 4 years ago, enjoy the moment, because the next 48 hours will be his peak, before the knives get sharpened and the guns come out…wait it’s already begun
-Again as my boy Joshua Burgin put it, the House is still controlled by the Repubs although Dems made ground in the Senate. This still means that BOTH sides need to put political pandering aside and start working TOGETHER.
-The -300 point dow is not because Obama won; it’s because the REAL problems still exist (Europe, Unemployment and the Fiscal Cliff). It’s time to get to work.
-Nate Silver is a god (glad that his book is +850% on Amazon today and ranked #2). He predicted all the states correctly and no “bullet point, screaming pundit” was even close.
“Forty-five percent of those who voted for Mr. Obama were racial minorities, a record number, and he made gains among Hispanic and Asian-American voters. Of the 10 states that the campaigns contested most vigorously, he may lose only North Carolina, while winning battlegrounds in the four major geographic regions of the country.”
“The election also marked a success for gay and lesbian voters. Tammy Baldwin, the Democratic candidate in Wisconsin, won her race and became the first openly gay or lesbian person elected to the United States Senate. Ballot initiatives to allow same-sex marriage were adopted in Maine and Maryland, while others in Minnesota and Washington State are too close to call as further ballots are counted”
-This is on Election Day? Where have these people been?
-It’s 2012. Did we not learn from 2000? It’s amazing that this is going on and why is Election Day not a national holiday so the US is not ranked 100/120 in voter turnout?
Finally, as usual, @VICE nails it:
“This election was supposed to be about what it was supposed to be about: it was supposed to be about the end of America as we know it.
America, as currently contemplated, doesn’t work. The infrastructure sucks (see Sandy), the financial institutions suck (see 2008 to now), there needs to be a national consensus on an aggressively forward-thinking energy plan because global warming is real (see Sandy again), the schools suck and are too expensive, and health care costs are too high (can Obamacare really reverse this trend?)… I could go on and on.”
Hope for the best. Prepare for the worst.
Celebrating with the @RapGenius crew with @schlaf (Taken with Instagram at RapGenius Penthouse)
(End Of) Summer In The City (Taken with Instagram)
“We’ll be friends forever?”-Piglet “Even Longer”-Pooh (Taken with Instagram)
After 5 years, it’s time to move back to the City So Nice They Named It Twice. SF, thanks for the memories:
Amazing local food, best food trucks, friendliest bar staff, and hard-working, nice people who dedicate themselves to the art of food
Junkies and crackheads who make “The Walking Dead” look like “America’s Next Top Model”
On a sunny day, the most beautiful city in America
The worst cab
Worked and met some of the smartest, future-thinking, people ever
OH: #1: Don’t eat that local, organic bread - they use bad flax seeds. #2: I found this blotter sheet in the garbage. #1: Let’s do it!
Watching 2 cops bet on a fight between a transvestite and her/his pimp….in the middle of the street….at Noon in Hamsterdam (Mission/Market 4-10 St)
The 57 different neighborhoods for a city that’s 7x7 (I live in LowerPacTendNobMissSoMa)
To openly welcome any person – Anyone.
“Every man should be allowed to love two cities, his own and San Francisco” -Gene Fowler
“San Francisco is 49 square miles surrounded by reality” -Paul Kantner
Stay true SF… — at San Francisco.
@nike @rje7 @Haydude @soland Well, well done. #NikeRunsHealth (Taken with Instagram at NIKETOWN)
Shut Up And Play The Hits (Taken with Instagram at Landmark Embarcadero Center Cinema)