San Francisco Chronicle columnist Token Conservative blogger dsaunders@sfchronicle.com

Chat: What if they had an election and nobody came?

blog.sfgate.com — Tuesday's election is expected to produce the state's lowest turnout ever. It seems that in a one-party state, with the outcome of the governor's race a foregone conclusion, some folks aren't sufficiently jazzed. They don't understand that there are some important questions that need answers: Who voted for Leland Yee?

Trying to silence Bill Maher in the cradle of free speech

sfgate.com — “The students at the University of California at Berkeley represent a diverse array of students from all walks of life,” begins the student petition. Somehow you just know that before the end, the document will demand that the administration muzzle someone â€" for the sake of diversity.

Who didn’t get rich in Congress?

blog.sfgate.com — CQ Roll Call came out with its annual list of members of Congress by wealth. California politicians have done well for themselves. GOP Rep. Darrell Issa, who made a small fortune in car alarms before running for office, leads the list with a net worth of $357 million. "Issa

Nancy Pelosi talks up the agony and the organization

sfgate.com — Pelosi has become the other face of the Democratic Party, second only to the unpopular President Obama. At a recent debate, Graham chastised her fellow Democrats for playing up the so-called GOP “war on women” and faulted Pelosi for pushing through the Affordable Care Act without Republican votes.

What if they had an election and nobody came?

blog.sfgate.com — Nov. 4 is the big day. Alas, experts are predicting the lowest turnout ever in a California election. I blame Insufficient Opining Syndrome, for which there is only one known remedy, the Google Chat. Noon sharp. Thursday Oct. 30, comedian Will Durst, reporters Carla Marinucci and Jo

San Francisco’s land-mine law for landlords

sfgate.com — The state Ellis Act allows property owners to evict tenants without cause if they plan to take the property off the rental market. Five years later, the Levins served a notice of termination of tenancy and paid their tenant $2,600 â€" the first half of a city-mandated relocation payment, with the second half due when the tenant moved out 120 days later.

Who cares if you’re a third-generation San Franciscan?

blog.sfgate.com — I get this all the time when I interview people. They quickly offer up that they are third-generation or fifth-generation San Franciscans. How special. I don't get it. Why does that matter? Does it mean they are better San Franciscans because their forebears settled here? Because reall

The most boring California election ever

www.sfgate.com link: California governor's debate

storify.com — Jerry Brown's going to win his second bid for re-election -- and that's OK. Given the state's blueness, Dao Gov is probably the best governor the state can get. Still, it's not a bad idea to send Brown a message that voters don't want him to turn too far to the left by voting for Republican Neel Kashkari.

Saunders one-stop election shop

blog.sfgate.com — View the story "Politicians, propositions and my humble opinion" on Storify]
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Oct 30, 2014

#UCBerkeley students: It is responsibility of UC "to protect all students and uphold a standard of civility,” sfgate.com/opinion/saunde… @SFGate

Oct 30, 2014

#UCBerkeley petition seeks to silence @BillMaher. Students cave. Administration doesn't. Brave New World sfgate.com/opinion/saunde… via @SFGate

Oct 30, 2014

RT @cmarinucci: Great blast from past: Since he's not doing any in 2014, watch @JerryBrownGov rally in Union Square, 1974 - @KPIX diva.sfsu.edu/collections/sf…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @forcedexit: So, thanks CNN for linking me. I’m flattered. But I do wish reported they are my lightening rod, not Maynard. natl.re/1vljITe @NRO

Oct 30, 2014

You gotta love @LosFelizDayCare. Parody site - "We do not accept immunized children.

Oct 30, 2014

RT @kevinmarks: San Francisco shocked by Tim Cook's statement that he believes in God.

Oct 30, 2014

Using Maynard to Stifle Suicide Opponents. @forcedexit strikes back. natl.re/1E60x6u via @NRO

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