Skip to comments.Harvey Milk Plaza removes benches
Posted on 11/02/2012 8:28:09 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
The purple benches at San Francisco's Harvey Milk Plaza were removed Friday following growing complaint that they had become a loophole for drunks and others to avoid the city's ordinance prohibiting sitting or lying on walkways.
The removal decision was made earlier this week by the Castro/Upper Market Community Benefit District, the community group that paid $40,000 to install the benches in 2010.
"It's about time," said Dan Glazer, owner of the nearby bakeshop Hot Cookie. "They pee, they defecate and they leave their garbage there. They have no respect for the plaza or for Harvey Milk and what he meant to our community."
But Hot Cookie employee Dylan Burditt disagreed.
"Generally, they're around, but that's just San Francisco," he said. "I think it's a drastic choice. Just because certain people are complaining, everybody else has to suffer (without benches)."
Jane Haggerstone, an employee at Sunday's Tanning Salon across from the plaza, echoed that sentiment.
"It's a shame because a lot of people have to wait for the buses and it would be nice for them to sit," she said.
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I’ll see your snicker and raise you two guffaws.
Neither do I, but I would express it in a somewhat different manner.
We used to enjoy going to SF for a weekend to get away. The last couple of times we went, the homeless guys were so aggressive it was terrible. Haven’t been back in years and no plans to go.
I thought harvy milk was all about degeneracy and public exhibitionism. So what's the problem?!!
“Get out of the way! please! Oh my, this is terrible... Oh, the humanity! ...
Mighty intolerant of the gays who ram “tolerance” down our throats, if you ask me.
I was invited to the Google symposium a few weeks back and went to DT SF. It’s worse than L.A. downtown. It is ironic that the a park named after a fudgepacker is intolerant towards another minority.
Yup, Had to go there three times a year for meetings. After the third time I had to walk by a turd laying in the entrance of the office building I had to go to I told them forget it! Never went back! The creeps in SF can be seen in the eyes of San Fran Nan!
San Francisco is where culture left the arts and crawled into a petri dish.
I reside not too far from Frisco, but I only go there once every 10 years or so, and then only with extreme reluctance for something absolutely unavoidable.
Frisco IS a urinal...it's an icky, sick, sick place.
No, silly. It wasn’t a snicker. It was a twinkie.
Why aren’t the rich liberals taking care of these homeless people?
He "meant" men sticking their penis in another man's anus.
And that's it.
Having seen old film footage, I would have loved to have visited San Francisco back in the 1940s and 1950s. It looked marvelously inviting and atmospheric.
Nowadays? No chance in hell I’ll ever step one foot into that diseased, cretin-infested cesspool. Perhaps the only good thing I can think about it is that it helpfully serves as a magnet for degenerates and their liberal enablers, drawing them like flies to feces, away from decent people and decent communities.
Folsom Street festival??
Song by our “uber” lib friend Tony Bennet
Isn't this pretty much the textbook definition of "reaping what they have sown"?
It sounds to me like they are honoring Harvey Milk exactly the way he deserves to be honored.
Oh Geez, they have been doing that for years in San Fran.
I saw San Francisco for the first time in the early 60’s as a kid. It was a beautiful place. It ia a big trash heap now.
That doesn’t look very big
San Francisco in the 50’s and early 60’s was a beautiful refined city. I grew up there and then. I miss it.
And the hypocrisy of the left marches on!
‘just because someone complained, spoiled it for all of us’
paraphrasing here - oh man, is that not exactly what these
idiots have been doing for decades?? Takes one flippin
loon to complain about something decent and conservative and
it turns into a ‘movement’. I’m sick to death of the
And yes, SF is a pit. Lived there over 10 years and left in the 90’s. Went back ONCE and that was enough. I weep for what they’ve done to such a beautiful city.
It’s been a long time since I was there but the last time, people would aggressively and shamelessly ask you straight to your face for your used cable car ticket that you paid for to try to bum free rides. Sounds like something their oh-so-tolerant leftie government would support. I remember also how they would annoy and get in the face of and aggressively panhandle a captive audience, i.e., folks in line to ride the cable cars.
I’ll see the snicker, two guffaws and raise you three solid Schadenfreudes!
That would be a Full House!
(Plus the Original Snicker)
Hard to keep a Poker face through all of this!
No kidding! The whole Harvey Milk legacy is hilarious by itself, now the benches are being removed because the park attracts smelly homeless bums. You can’t write this comedy any better ;D!
To the Tune of “Ode To JoY”
Schadenfreude, Gut und Tasty
Zay Gets Zare Comuppenzie
Makes Me Laff so Loud and hearty
Till Mine pantzget Vettinzie!
Like Ze Saying From Ze Klingon
Brought to— us from dayz of Old
Schadenfreude, sweet und juicy
Is a Dish Zats BEST served COLD!
LMAO! I’m takin’ it!
I love that you are calling it Frisco. Having lived in the area for a while, I know locals get all persnickety when you do that.
Have to go there next week for business. I think I’ll do that several times to see how many people I can get frothing at the mouth.
If my understanding of the local history is correct (corrections invited) back in the days of the gold rush, and even into the mid-1900s, Frisco was not a pejorative. The best I can figure, it was a book by Herb Caen titled "Don't Call it Frisco" that drummed up all the fake prideful insistence on not calling Frisco Frisco.
Be careful, BTW, as the Friscans might take reprisals on your joking with them. (And, don't bring nice shoes, but you knew that.)
College football day. Over and out! For now...