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Favorite Rejects 2022-08-12
More than a decade, I got a call from Fox News about appearing as a talking head on some segment about crime or whatever. "I'm sorry, I only do that with news organizations." "We are a news organization." Dead silence. And I stayed quiet until they hung up. Perfect tweet, this:
Ricky Shiffer didn’t manage to kill anyone, but @FoxNews and @GOP shouldn’t feel down about it: you did your best. You left it all on the field.
I celebrate practical YIMBYs for trying to find politically feasible ways forward (ADUs, triplex laws, etc) but on the merits we should adopt really extreme solutions on housing just like people are allowed to build however many refrigerators they like as long as they are safe.
If this piece offends you, then you are the intended audience: “This is not the condition of life under capitalism, this is life itself. The impulse to restrict it to a problem of capitalism is itself part of the fearful rejection of the task of living.”
I hope dean keeps this crying up because once SF fails to submit a housing element by next year that abides by federal fair housing standards their density zoning is nullified so any project with 20% or greater low rent units at any height or density gets approved.
It's disappointing that rather than collaborate with the City to fund and create more affordable housing, @California_HCD seems to have adopted a trickle-down, All Housing Matters approach to housing in San Francisco. Here's my letter today to HCD. 🧵 https://t.co/Gpzk5TYTpe
Dean Preston @DeanPreston
To be less polite, the BA.5 scaremongering was bullshit and you should place less trust in the people who engaged in it going forward.
Good news...with cases now headed down, it looks like there was no big wave of deaths from the BA.5 Covid variant. https://t.co/5hE57DKa2r
Noah Smith 🐇🇺🇦 @Noahpinion
Oh, and overall we are seeing normal death rates in the U.S. for this time of year.
So here's what calculating excess that way implies. We remain at basically normal death rates. https://t.co/pUIuwfQSOR
Lyman Stone 石來民 🦬🦬🦬 @lymanstoneky
I have taken the codes that were in the football and which you were probably saving for the next president Forgive me they were classified so sensitive and so compartmented