We have this really awesome little local pet store a block down from my house. It is exactly what a small business should be in my eyes. It is small but big enough over the years to have expanded into the next door space too. There is the sweetest gay pair (dont know if they are business partners only or a couple or what but it is definitely their baby!) of guys that run it. It employees local young folks, they are very knowledgeable, they have great quality pet foods, and they (at least Tony who is born and raised in SF. The other guy has lived here for the majority of his life if not whole if i had to guess) are fully aware of all of the things and changes that have been and are happening in the city. They see it for what it is from the eyes of a real established not only resident but also small business owner. They know what has really been happening in SF even through the glossy PR campaigns put on by the Mayor and his cronies.
The new people that have just flooded into our little (was) utopia, only see it for what it is right this minute with the help of glossy adds from the city PR machine. They have no understanding or feeling of responsibility towards knowledge of this town, their neighborhood or even their house’s history. Or, what had to happen, and who did it, for it to be the way it is now. Now that they have “discovered” this cute little contemporary city. If they did actually know about this city and the real players in it, they would definitely
get the joke that Tony from Bernal Beast told me today which had me in absolute stitches and actually gave me a visual for a painting.
We were talking about how SF has been hi-jacked and sold-out! And that the reason that they are STILL spending SO MUCH MONEY to put a muni line underground to go through Chinatown to Fisherman’s Wharf. (i guess cable cars are not enough these days…) until Tony goes…
“building it right to Rose Pak’s house!” I cant believe i didnt think of that! That makes SO MUCH SENSE!!
And, for all of those newbies who just flooded into this town, You better find out fast who Rose Pak is because she yields more power than our scandalous mayor Ed Lee. She and Willie Brown work hand and hand and they have been running this town through both Gavin Newsom’s tenure as well as our fake-a-mayor Lee.
Anyway, for those of you in the know, you should find that joke funny. AND ironic/true! I want a muni line to my front door step! Too bad i am not rich and powerful and Chinese!