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  1. 3 days ago on Bloom County

    On land penguins look awkward, but once in the water they are as graceful as an eagle in flight.

  2. 4 days ago on Liberty Meadows

    Ralph has got brain cells. He’s just crazy.

  3. 5 days ago on Bloom County

    Not really. Viruses and Bacteria are not animals. There are some single cell eukaryote organisms that cause disease but I would call them parasites rather than germs. They use to be considered animals but generally are no longer classified as such.

  4. 6 days ago on Bloom County

    Life and death are an unavoidable continuum. However that does not mean one can’t try to minimize suffering, for instance by eliminating the need for factory farms and pesticide use. Being mindful and moderate are goals worth working at.

  5. 6 days ago on Bloom County

    I said “more conservative” not “a conservative” by which I meant a business friendly centrist and not a radical liberal as the mainstream press often implies. As for the tourist industry in SF it is the one sector that is doing quite well. Downtown SF does have issues because it bet heavy on tech workers who are now working at home and are unlikely to return to the office buildings they once filled. But Europeans and others still come to visit, perhaps not quite at pre-Covid levels but clearly trending in that direction.

  6. 6 days ago on Fred Basset

    Turn on the TV. It is relegation Sunday!

  7. 6 days ago on The Fusco Brothers

    Not if you are drinking at a bar.

  8. 7 days ago on Bloom County

    I think SF’s legacy of tolerance dates back to the Gold Rush and the nature of the people that arrived in the city at that time. Back then there was little in the way of law and order as the city’s population quickly outpaced attempts at governance. And one could never tell if the person next to you was just a poor nobody or one of the richest people in town. This sense of not judging people by the way they looked increased during the 1960’s when SF was popular with the hippies due to the good weather and the cheap rents. Things changed starting in the 1990’s when the dot.com boom started, rents went up, and artists and musicians were priced out. This process of gentrification only increased when the young techies working in Silicon Valley started living in SF and taking their corporate paid buses to work down on the Peninsula. By the time Covid struck, SF was a city for the rich which led to more conservative politicians being elected. The SF portrayed on the mainstream media was always a bit of a fantasy, but it’s gotten to the point of being absurd today. Yes it has its homeless and opioid addicts like all big cities (and many smaller ones) but compared to they way it was in the 80’s it is the playground of the ultra rich, tech workers, and tourists with little in the way of the liberal legacy of the 1850s or 1960s.

  9. 7 days ago on Bloom County

    San Francisco was much more liberal in 1987 than it is now.

  10. 8 days ago on Ted Rall

    With Biden fairly locked in with over 50% of the Democratic primary vote there really is no race there. On the Republican side Trump or someone else could win the nomination with just 35% of the vote because there are more people running in a winner takes all system. So statistically speaking there is more of an open race on the Republican side, hence more coverage.