Daily Life in San Francisco

Art by Rob Goldstein

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These are shots from my hometown, San Francisco.

Local residents call it the City.

I’ve lived in San Francisco for most of my life.

The city is dynamic and always changing.

These Cranes are almost Everywhere Right Now

The temperature hovers between 62 and 72 degrees Fahrenheit

I often say that moving to San Francisco was the best decision I’ve ever made. I think that one of the reasons that I am still alive is that there is an overall generosity of spirit among the people who were born here and who choose to live here. The other way of saying it is to say that the City has a high degree of tolerance for eccentricity.

I live in Hayes Valley and there are at least two parks within walking distance from my house.

The first is Alamo Square Park which was established in 1857.

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Get Over It, Miss Thing

A system of government that makes the People subordinate to a committee of nine unelected lawyers does not deserve to be called a democracy.  Justice Antonin Scalia.
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia tells Lesley Stahl that the 2000 Bush v. Gore decision wasn’t political and that folks need to get over it.

In his gay marriage dissent, Scalia laments that the majority decision gives the Supreme Court legislative super powers that subjugates the democratic system to the will of the nine justices:

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Scalia sings, “I feel pretty,” from Westside Story while in Chambers this morning.

“This is a naked judicial claim to legislative—indeed, super-legislative—power; a claim fundamentally at odds with our system of government. Except as limited by a constitutional prohibition agreed to by the People, the States are free to adopt whatever laws they like, even those that offend the esteemed Justices’ “reasoned judgment.” A system of government that makes the People subordinate to a committee of nine unelected lawyers does not deserve to be called a democracy. ” Justice Antonin Scalia on the Courts decision about same-sex marriage.

We will have no subjugating the People to a committee of nine unelected lawyers unless it’s stealing an election eh, Tony?
Why this brazen partisan who doesn’t understand the function of the Supreme Court of the United States still sitting on the court?

My usual response to angry bigots is…

…Get over it, Miss Thing!