Let's do the Jew Chu Dudum shuffle

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Meet the Dude: Ron Dudum outside City Hall, following Newsom's Jew-Chu coup

Dude, Ron Dudum is polite. Maybe a little too polite, given that he just got passed over by Mayor Gavin Newsom for the job of temporarily replacing suspended Sup. Ed Jew.

Dudum is the dude who lost to Jew by 53 votes in an instant runoff race for District 4 last fall. Read more »

Two Ammianoliners

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Yesterday: Norman Hsu demands house arrest so he can wax his floor and launder his money.

Today: There are no homosexuals in Iran. Hello. Mary, it gives a whole new meaning to being gay, stoned, and hung.

(On the voicemail of Sup. Tom Ammiano.) Personal note to Ammiano: Speak up, Tom. It's hard to get your nuances. B3

STRIKE!

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The October issue of Harper's Magazine has an editorial by Garret Keizer (printed in the hole left by Lewis Lapham) titled "Specific Suggestion" and calling for a general strike on this election day, November 6, 2007.

"Of all the various depredations of the Bush regime none has been so thorough as its plundering of hope." Keizer write Read more »

Meet the candidates: Michael Hennessey

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The Bay Guardian is interviewing the candidates for the 2007 elections. We'll be updating this entry as more information comes in. Post your thoughts or comments below.

San Francisco Sheriff Michael Hennessey

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www.sheriffhennessey.com

"From about 1850 to 1895, the San Francisco police chief was elected. Read more »

Meet the candidates: Kamala Harris

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The Bay Guardian is interviewing the candidates for the 2007 elections. We'll be updating this entry as more information comes in. Post your thoughts or comments below.

District Attorney: Kamala Harris

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www.kamalaharris.org

"It's a self-defeating thing to say, 'I'm not going to work because the DA won't prosecute.' ... Read more »

Meet the candidates: Harold Hoogasian

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The Bay Guardian is interviewing the candidates for the 2007 elections. We'll be updating this entry as more information comes in. Read more »

Meet the candidates: Grasshopper Alec Kaplan

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The Bay Guardian is interviewing the candidates for the 2007 elections. We'll be updating this entry as more information comes in. Read more »

Chicken's in the news again

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And this time, it's a total non-story. This is the big, three-deck, front-page banner head in the Examiner. And why? Who cares if a Newsom aide gave $95 to Chicken John Rinaldi's mayoral campaign? Everyone knows Newsom is going to win; Rinaldi himself says he's running for number two. This is a performance, a Chicken John special, and Rinaldi hopes to make some points along the way about the importance of arts in San Francisco. So Mike Farrah gave $95 to see the show. Read more »

Showbears in Seattle

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I'm getting a hairy kick this afternoon from this little promo, entitled "Showbears: Auditions," for the 2007 Seattle Gay and Lesbian Film Fest, happening in October. And not just because one of my fabulous exes, Jerrod Littlejohn, is the star. But kind of because of that! Read more »

Ska'd yet? The Specials bassist Horace Panter's tome arrives

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By Todd Lavoie

Book alert: Horace Panter, bassist for the much-beloved ska institution the Specials, has just released his memoir, and it looks quite tasty. Read more »