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Thursday, November 17, 2011

In solidarity with Occupy EssEff ...

... I had the Beggar's Banquet for lunch at the Market Bar right across the Embarcadero at the Ferry Building. Soup of the day was clam chowder.

Recommended. I raise my glass of draft Drake's Amber Ale in solidarity to my fellow 99 percenters across the street.

Meanwhile, the bourgeois merchants here have not been happy about the encampment:
After The San Francisco Examiner detailed complaints from Ferry Building merchants about the Justin Herman Plaza camp, the Building Owners and Managers Association of San Francisco shot off a letter Friday to Lee demanding action. “I am aware that you have received a number of communications from members of BOMA citing the vandalism, theft, public urination and defecation, physical altercations, business interruption, etc. that the public has had to endure with increasing frequency... The right to public assembly and ‘free speech’ is NOT a license for such irresponsible, uncivil, unhealthy behavior — and it must not be tolerated.”
Whiners.

Still, with the election in the rear view mirror, I don't expect Mayor Ed Lee to keep this particular tourist attraction around much longer.

More pics and thoughts later.

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4 comments:

sfmike said...

They are whiners.

I noticed in the linked menu that even though Market Bar is charging $15 for a burger, they still fill the need to put this piece of "eff you to Healthy San Francisco for making us pay for health care for our workers" at the bottom of their menu: "In response to Healthy SF (ordinance 218-06) 3% will be added to all food & beverage sales."

So glad to see you doing on-the-spot photojournalism "in solidarity," with your tongue firmly in cheek. Looking forward to more.

mw said...

I'm sure I don't know what you mean.

For too long we in San Francisco have lived under the oppressive boot heels of the 1% - Pelosi, Boxer, Feinstein, Newsom, Brown (both Willie and Jerry) 1 percenters one and all. RISE UP my fellow Friscans! We have nothing to lose but our chains!

Anonymous said...

You are not a 99%er.

mw said...

Anon,
Yes I am. We are one in solidarity. I checked the stats and missed the cut. It wasn't even close:

"The cutoff for the top 1 percent of American households, in terms of net worth, is about $9 million, according to New York University economics professor Edward Wolff. His estimate is based on the Federal Reserve Board's Survey of Consumer Finances, which put the figure at $8.2 million in 2007, he said.