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Harvey Milk Plaza removes benches
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 2, 2012 | by Vivian Ho

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: bluezone; failure; harveymilk; homosexualagenda; liberals; socialism; urban; vermin

1 posted on 11/02/2012 8:28:14 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

*snicker*


2 posted on 11/02/2012 8:30:38 PM PDT by TXBlair (You voted for Obama to prove you're not racist; now vote for Romney to prove you're not stupid.)
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To: TXBlair

I’ll see your snicker and raise you two guffaws.


3 posted on 11/02/2012 8:32:12 PM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"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."

Neither do I, but I would express it in a somewhat different manner.

4 posted on 11/02/2012 8:36:01 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

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.


5 posted on 11/02/2012 8:37:32 PM PDT by luv2ski
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"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."

I thought harvy milk was all about degeneracy and public exhibitionism. So what's the problem?!!

6 posted on 11/02/2012 8:38:31 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: luv2ski
Been there many times. I think the last time I was there was 1989 right after the earthquake. I have no intention of returning. I prefer to recall The City as it once was. Let the current inhabitants stew in their own filth without my help.
7 posted on 11/02/2012 8:41:52 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“Get out of the way! please! Oh my, this is terrible... Oh, the humanity! ...


8 posted on 11/02/2012 8:44:09 PM PDT by Bronzy
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Maybe they just need some new signs:


9 posted on 11/02/2012 8:45:55 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Mighty intolerant of the gays who ram “tolerance” down our throats, if you ask me.


10 posted on 11/02/2012 8:45:57 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: TXBlair

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.


11 posted on 11/02/2012 8:47:03 PM PDT by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: luv2ski

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!


12 posted on 11/02/2012 8:47:58 PM PDT by TaMoDee ( Lassez les bons temps rouler dans les 2012! Allez Pack!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

San Francisco is where culture left the arts and crawled into a petri dish.


13 posted on 11/02/2012 8:48:26 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Superciliousness is the essence of Obama)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Frisco is such a filthy, grimy, icky place.

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.

.

14 posted on 11/02/2012 8:51:54 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: TXBlair

*snicker*

No, silly. It wasn’t a snicker. It was a twinkie.


15 posted on 11/02/2012 8:59:11 PM PDT by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJ_WG3d3GL8


16 posted on 11/02/2012 9:02:44 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Pray for Joe Biden- Proverbs 29:9)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Why aren’t the rich liberals taking care of these homeless people?


17 posted on 11/02/2012 9:03:24 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Harvey Milk and what he meant to our community."

He "meant" men sticking their penis in another man's anus.

And that's it.

18 posted on 11/02/2012 9:04:29 PM PDT by Trailerpark Badass (So?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

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.


19 posted on 11/02/2012 9:09:25 PM PDT by greene66
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To: Oldeconomybuyer; al baby
"They pee, they defecate and they leave their garbage there

Folsom Street festival??

20 posted on 11/02/2012 9:10:05 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Song by our “uber” lib friend Tony Bennet

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryF9p-nqsWw


21 posted on 11/02/2012 9:14:45 PM PDT by BlessingsofLiberty (Remember Brian Terry...)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
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.

Isn't this pretty much the textbook definition of "reaping what they have sown"?

22 posted on 11/02/2012 9:23:01 PM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"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."

It sounds to me like they are honoring Harvey Milk exactly the way he deserves to be honored.

23 posted on 11/02/2012 9:26:27 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Oldeconomybuyer


24 posted on 11/02/2012 9:31:30 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Oh Geez, they have been doing that for years in San Fran.


25 posted on 11/02/2012 9:34:11 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

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.


26 posted on 11/02/2012 9:35:26 PM PDT by wjcsux ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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To: JoeProBono

That doesn’t look very big


27 posted on 11/02/2012 9:37:34 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: greene66

San Francisco in the 50’s and early 60’s was a beautiful refined city. I grew up there and then. I miss it.


28 posted on 11/02/2012 9:43:46 PM PDT by Conservative4Ever (The Obamas = rude, crude and socially unacceptable)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

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
pc crap.

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.


29 posted on 11/02/2012 10:23:14 PM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44 (Fluck this adminstration of misfits.)
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To: luv2ski

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.


30 posted on 11/03/2012 2:40:41 AM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: left that other site

I’ll see the snicker, two guffaws and raise you three solid Schadenfreudes!


31 posted on 11/03/2012 3:42:36 AM PDT by poobear (Socialism, in the minds of the elites, is a con-game for the serfs, nothing more.)
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To: poobear

That would be a Full House!
(Plus the Original Snicker)

Hard to keep a Poker face through all of this!


32 posted on 11/03/2012 4:56:01 AM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: left that other site

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!


33 posted on 11/03/2012 6:10:02 AM PDT by poobear (Socialism, in the minds of the elites, is a con-game for the serfs, nothing more.)
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To: poobear; kingattax

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!


34 posted on 11/03/2012 6:30:47 AM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: left that other site

LMAO! I’m takin’ it!


35 posted on 11/03/2012 6:41:27 AM PDT by poobear (Socialism, in the minds of the elites, is a con-game for the serfs, nothing more.)
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To: poobear
Be My Guest!

>:-)


36 posted on 11/03/2012 6:45:00 AM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: Seaplaner

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.


37 posted on 11/03/2012 8:00:57 AM PDT by Betis70 ("Leading from Behind" gets your Ambassador killed)
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To: JoeProBono
a hole in the ground... how appropriate
38 posted on 11/03/2012 8:46:13 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Betis70
Yes, indeed. The Friscans just HATE it when you call it "Frisco".

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.)

.

39 posted on 11/03/2012 9:29:08 AM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: left that other site

;D! Thanks!

College football day. Over and out! For now...


40 posted on 11/03/2012 9:55:51 AM PDT by poobear (Socialism, in the minds of the elites, is a con-game for the serfs, nothing more.)
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To: left that other site

41 posted on 11/03/2012 9:55:51 AM PDT by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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