Many fish & most crustaceans like to live in groups separated by
their individual ethnic backgrounds. Kinda like human suburbanites.
Unable to go to Home Depot to purchase building materials for their
habitats, the dwellers of the deep use whatever nature or man
provide. Whereas a shipwreck or a hotly contested election can be a
human disaster, below the waves such events can be seen as housing
opportunities. The fish think a lot like the John Stewart Realty
company. Thus, the following conversation, overheard on the sonar of
a nuclear submarine, shouldn’t be surprising:
Fish one: You’re kinda cute. Where do you live?
Second fish: I live just off Hunters Point in the “No on the
New 49ers’ Stadium” condos. Where do you live?
Fish one: I’ve been living in the “Ammiano for Mayor”
projects between Alcatraz and Angel Island, but they’re going to be
adding thousands of units next year and I’m thinking of moving.
Second fish: My best friend lives in the “Yes on L” towers
near Alameda, but they’re always fighting with the “No on G” crabs
in the shipping lanes so I can’t recommend that. Have you heard of
the new place?
Fish one: You mean the “Yes on I & F” estates PG&E built
under Golden Gate Bridge? They spent a bundle on those suckers & I
heard the roofs on a bunch of them just floated away.
Second fish: Yeah, I heard that too. I guess you could go
down to the Housing Authority and buy a Section 8 voucher for the
really large luxury hotel we’ve been expecting.
Fish one: What’s that one?
Second fish: You know. … the S.S. Willie Brown.
Hey, what do fish know?
And having writ … moves on
Been house-sitting in Glen Park. That ends tomorrow. Time to seek
another warm, dry spot. Not so easy in this town. Each morning here,
I walked from my perch on Tony Hall’s side of the valley over for
espresso on Mark Leno’s territory. The people seem to get along. As
yet, there is no border guard between the two districts. Back to the
Tenderloin. Few nights here. Few nights there. The Osama syndrome.
Glen Park is nice. It looks like Sausalito with a variety of
houses climbing the hillsides for yet a better view. And soooo
peaceful. It is amazing how different the vibes can be in different
neighborhoods of San Francisco. You can forget that if you stay too
close to your own hearth. I’ve gone months here without seeing the
The Falun Gong
The Examiner’s Larry Lee interviewed Mayor Willie Brown regarding
Willie’s trip to China. Their talk was front-page news on November
26. The mayor & Chinese president Jiang Zemin shared anecdotes of
their respective battles to control their enemies. They spoke of the
San Francisco Board of Supervisors and also of the Falun Gong.
Although the U.S. Congress and the State of California have
condemned the Communist dictator’s murder & torture of members of
the religious sect, Willie thinks differently: The human-rights
issue has not been and will not be an issue that will create a
barrier or create a roadblock for improved relationships between San
Francisco and China.
It’s all about money with Willie. He’s never let the displacement
of the poor or musicians or artists or people of color get in the
way of his making big bucks off the developers in San Francisco. The
S.S. Willie Brown steams on toward the overwhelming iceberg of
decency, compassion & his next appearance on the ballot. He’ll have
to fill the bay with enough ballots to build a new runway for SFO to
overcome us next time.