Oh no! Say it ain't so!
It wouldn't be the same with San Francisco to kick around anymore. One need look no further than the 'City by the Bay' to see the daily replays of Leftism-Gone-Wild. But is that about to change?
From the San Francisco Chronicle:Whew! For a moment, visions of San Franciscans tuned to Fox News and celebrating Karl Rove's birthday with a prayer in their schools danced in one's head. Boston's a poor second when it comes to cataloging Liberalism's excesses: Irish-Catholics are a bit more conservative in outlook than Gomorrah-by-the-Bay's Folsom Street Fair community. As one fellow explained:
San Francisco - the liberal, left-coast city conservatives love to mock - could be undergoing a transformation when it comes to homeless people. Although the city would still be a poor choice for a pep rally for the war in Iraq, indications are that residents have had it with aggressive panhandlers, street squatters and drug users.
"Maybe there has been an epiphany," says David Latterman, president of Fall Line Analytics, a local market research firm. "People have realized they can hate George Bush but still not want people crapping in their doorway."
"I don't expect it to be Cow Hollow or Pacific Heights," [David Kiely, who has lived in the South of Market area for 18 years his wife, Jenny, and their three boys, ages 7, 4 and 1.] says. "But the other day Jenny is bringing the kids back from the park, and some guy is standing on the corner throwing up on himself."Although the boys are at the age when someone else throwing up spurs a debate on how 'gross' or 'cool' it is, it's not a picture they want to take to "show and tell".
Like their name implies, conservatives hate change. The traditional has value, even the traditional that became radical forty years ago. It brings a peace to know that Right Wing Madmen will have San Francisco to make fun of for a bit longer. An old friend is staying put.
Even if he happens to be throwing up on himself.
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