I Got Yer San Francisco Values Right Here
Will everything you've worked so hard to accomplish be lost to the San Francisco values of would-be Speaker Nancy Pelosi?But you know what this frog says? America could use a good dose of San Francisco values...
While the heartland is busy trying to keep gays from marrying, we're defying California law to embrace commitment in all it's splendor and diversity. 3000 gay marriages in a week is a number that makes even the Reverend Moon look like a piker.
In San Francisco you've got a city where the big-box is told to shove it so that Mom-and-Pop shops can thrive.
While the heartland criminalizes homelessness, we're trying novel solutions that get the indigent off the streets, into rehab, and into homes of their own.
While the rest of America tries to decide between the Escalade and Expedition, we're out here buying Priuses, and driving in the H.O.V. lane, and taking mass-transit, and starting car-sharing companies.
We're gonna try out universal health care, right here in Sodom by the Sea, to see how we like it. What is the GO-f*cking-P doing for the rest of y'all?
While Bu$hCo is busy blowing Big Oil, we're out here passing the kind of clean air initiatives the EPA can only dream of.
This is a city that doesn't judge you by the color of your skin, the language you speak, by your gender, by your age, your sexual-orientation, your religion, your kink, your fetish, or your oddity. (Note I didn't say political party. We have to have some standards after all.)
There's a reason that the Rainbow flag flies over the Castro. We don't just know about diversity--we don't just know about multi-culturalism--we bloody well live it! And if the GOP, the RNC, and all of the so-called "values voters" are so goddamned afraid of San Francisco, then why does everybody and their brother want to live here?
I know what you mean, JollyRoger. Don't know how long I'm gonna have the money to stay. It's the price of being popular.
Pam...please do! Everyone is welcome...well ok, maybe not the Reverend Haggard.
I'm just dissapointed finding that everyone else in the US is watching the alltack ads and asking; "Who the hell is Nancy Pelosi?"
san fran may very well be the city that shows us the way thru this intolerance...
Oh, and out here in Utah, the rainbow flag just means a pretty rainbow. I can't TELL you how disorienting that is!
AZG, Liberal Avenger...thanks. Not that SF is perfect, but there is a lot to love about this city.
Lukku, don't just wave...come and visit, and Tina you can't hurt us our Bill O'Reilly proof defense system takes care of all of that.
You got their number, Kvatch, they are AFRAID, cuz we're coming soon to a precinct near them. ~~ D.K.
I'm proud to live in a place that gets all those lying, cheating hackles up in Washington and beyond.
Call Newt's office and let him know. I did.
I've been trying to bring San Francisco values 135 miles south without any noticeable success.
F**k'em if they can't deal!
I feel fortunate living is Seattle, which is kinda like San Fran's kid brother. We're on the path, but we have a long way to go.
String Cheese Theory
Sothis...right you are! We do, and I can't believe that I forgot it. Thanks for reminding me.
We also have a law that requires that companies doing business with the City give their employees the same domestic partner benefits as the City.
We have really thought about moving somewhere like SF. However, as John put it we are putting up the good fight here in CO too.
And you know what? It's working. We are a purple state that is now trending blue!! We will have a Dem Gov. on Nov. 8th. We have one Dem Senator and the State Senate is Dem dominated!!! Plus, we will nearly sweep all the House races here this go around. Go-go Colorado!!!
It's funny how the Living Wage law (and other quality of life laws like it) is always going to "drive business away" according to conservatives. Businesses are tripping over each other trying to locate in San Francisco, and they always will. A lot of people like those San Francisco values whether they admit it or not.
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury,pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen
I can see why Dubya, Gingrich, et. al. feel threatened by these values.
Tom, Julien...thanks! About the living wage law...when it was put in place, you right, it was all 'doom and gloom' the conservatives. But prices went up, ever so slightly, and we all just dealt.
Anonymous, thanks for the excellent quote!
You guys could use a dose of humility. Also, please start heading back to church. Jesus loves you!
It's hard to be humble when the GOP spends half of its time attacking your city with legislation and the other half of its time turning your city into it's favorite bogeyman.
...but theres no F-ing way I'll be living there or raising a family there.