Peter Lawrence Kane

03 Dec 2019

It’s Giving Tuesday. Tell Capitalism to Fuck Off.

we are told that it was the best Cyber Monday ever, a $9.4 billion juggernaut that was up 19 percent over last year’s figure, with Americans spending $11 million every minute at its peak. Indulge me as I parrot the most obnoxious phrase in online contrarianism, then italicize it: Am I the only one who thinks that this is really, really weird?

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26 Nov 2019

Republicans Are Starting to Regard Trump as an Actual God Now

Oddsmakers have now given Donald Trump a less-than-50-percent chance of re-election less than a year from now — but for some Republicans, the president is approaching demigod status.  Energy Secretary Rick Perry, who has already announced that he will depart at the end of 2019 after getting swept up in

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19 Nov 2019

Outer Sunset NIMBYs Mutilate Star Wars Metaphor to Stop a Building

A proposed 20-unit project in the Outer Sunset across 45th Avenue from Outerlands has gotten a local Green Party activist up in arms. The future 3945 Judah St., which would take up a vacant lot that was formerly a gas station, would basically be a model of transit-adjacent urban infill

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12 Nov 2019

All About the BART McMuffin Protests

Muni may have those cornball dad-joke signs about proper backpack etiquette and standing away from the doors to facilitate ingress and egress, but it’s BART’s rules and regs that have made the news since last Friday. The saga began last Monday, when a BART police officer with the badge name

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05 Nov 2019

Everything Good That Happened in America Tonight

We can be reasonably certain that Mayor London Breed will cruise to re-election over a gaggle of nobodies, but while we await the District 5 and District Attorney results, it’s important to note that in this off-year election, a lot of good things happened out there in the rest of

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29 Oct 2019

Why the Rep. Katie Hill Resignation Was Sexist Bullshit

Last week, a group of Republican Congressmen led by Florida’s Matt Gaetz stormed a strongly secured government room known as a SCIF, for Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility. Outnumbering the security guards who chose not to escalate the situation by confronting two dozen sitting members of Congress, they hung out there

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24 Oct 2019

Looking for an Alternative to London Breed? You Have Options — Technically

The ugly episode involving mayoral candidate Ellen Lee Zhou’s so-brazenly-racist-you-almost-can’t-believe-anyone-would-ever-think-otherwise billboard in SoMa has brought up a curious question: Is there any viable alternative to Mayor London Breed in the election that is now only 12 days away? Breed, who took office as acting mayor after the death of Ed

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15 Oct 2019

Warren Fools Facebook with Fake Ads, Increases Pressure on Zuck

In an episode of American Horror Story: Apocalypse, a high-ranking witch played by the inimitable Frances Conroy spits out some of the names of male leaders throughout history she always despised, like Attila the Hun and … Mark Zuckerberg.  Sen. Elizabeth Warren hasn’t gone quite as far as comparing the

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