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

Politi-speak: Talk a lot, say little

sfgate.com — When I hear a politician promise "transparency," he or she likely means it as much as Barack Obama meant his vaunted "most transparent administration in history" would be forthcoming and accountable. (It's not.) When candidates talk up "comprehensive immigration reform," they don't want to reform immigration law, they want to gut immigration law.

Some people do choose homelessness

sfgate.com — The Obama Department of Justice argued last week that a Boise, Idaho, law against "public sleeping in a city without adequate shelter space constitutes criminalizing homelessness itself, in violation of the Eighth Amendment." In a statement of interest filed in federal court, the Obama administration asserted that banning sleeping and camping in public places constitutes "cruel and unusual punishment."
Aug 17, 2015

GOP hopefuls take note. @BarackObama wants to stop cities from enforcing camping bans on #homeless. sfgate.com/opinion/saunde… via @SFGate

Aug 18, 2015

.@BarackObama wants to handcuff police on #homeless. Problem: Some people do choose homelessness sfgate.com/opinion/saunde… via @SFGate

San Francisco stinks - why exactly and what can be done?

blog.sfgate.com — San Francisco stinks. Blame the drought. Blame the building boom. Blame a tear in the social fabric. You cannot walk two blocks downtown without a whiff of urine. And then there's the solid stuff. There's a ill wind blowing in San Francisco. In July, I wrote about San Francisco's Summer of Muck.
Aug 18, 2015

San Francisco stinks -- why exactly and what can be done? I will be on @AandGShow next hour to discuss. blog.sfgate.com/djsaunders/201…

Aug 18, 2015

RT @SFGate: Why is SF so smelly, and how do we fix it? Join the conversation with #SFChron reporters now. sfg.ly/1E12vJX pic.twitter.com/MeNqdM4tIG

Aug 17, 2015

Get the skinny on the stinky. San Francisco stinks -- why exactly and what can be done? Scribble Live Chat Tuesday. blog.sfgate.com/djsaunders/201…

Aug 18, 2015

Missed @ScribbleLive chat on why San Francisco stinks & what can be done? You can read it here. blog.sfgate.com/djsaunders/201…

Aug 18, 2015

#SanFrancisco stinks -- why exactly, what can be done? Get the skinny on the stinky. Scribble Live chat at 10:30 HERE blog.sfgate.com/djsaunders/201…

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How bad is San Francisco’s stench?

blog.sfgate.com — You smell it on Market Street. You see men dropping their pants in public. You see men standing against buildings with their legs in a wide stance - and not just street people. Then there are dogs. The city smells the worst it has smelled since I started working for the Chronicle in 1992.

California’s new wave - more crime?

sfgate.com — known as Proposition 47, the ballot initiative that passed in November 2014 with 60 percent of the vote, the act downgraded drug possession and many property crimes from a felony to misdemeanor. Proponents argued that lesser punishment for low-level offenders would enhance public safety. rare prosecutor who pushed for its passage , [...]
Aug 14, 2015

RT @cmarinucci: Must read by @debrajsaunders: Prop 47 responsible for new CA crime wave? SF robberies up 23%, thefts from cars 47% sfchronicle.com/opinion/saunde…

Aug 14, 2015

Must read by @debrajsaunders: Prop 47 responsible for new CA crime wave? SF robberies up 23%, thefts from cars 47% sfchronicle.com/opinion/saunde…

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California: sanctuary state, haven for criminals

sfgate.com — Authorities charged Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, a seven-time convicted felon and undocumented immigrant who had been deported five times, with murder. [...] the administration has overly narrowed its view of criminal behavior so that ICE targets felons and undocumented immigrants convicted of three serious misdemeanors.

Life of Julia - for Libertarians

blog.sfgate.com — Independent Institute president David Theroux sent me a link to a fun You Tube video series his Oakland-based organization is offering: "Love Gov: From First Date to Mandate." I'd dub the series "Life of Julia," but not for Democrats, for the Libertarian-leaning.
Aug 12, 2015

Life of Julia -- a soap opera for Libertarians. VIDEO. Gov is the villain. blog.sfgate.com/djsaunders/201…

Aug 12, 2015

Fun Libertarian VIDEO with Gov as villain - sez he wants to help, entices woman into big debt, bad healthcare blog.sfgate.com/djsaunders/201…

Aug 12, 2015

Life of Julia -- for Libertarians. VIDEO. Hook up with Gov & you get big debt, bad health plan, bad biz regulations. blog.sfgate.com/djsaunders/201…

Aug 12, 2015

Life of Julia -- for Libertarians. VIDEO. Gov says he's there to help, but helps himself best. blog.sfgate.com/djsaunders/201…

Aug 14, 2015

Kids think Uncle Sam's great on student loans, health care, regulation? Enter Life of Julia -- for Libertarians VIDEO blog.sfgate.com/djsaunders/201…

Ow! An ode to Obamacare

sfgate.com — Part II saw the vast majority of three generations destroyed by madness, cursing unethical betrayed Onesie-clad hipsters sipping hot chocolate little marshmallows bobbing blinking hashtags in a sea of brown Who opened cancellation notices all hollow-eyed and bitter sat up spewing the PolitiFact-tested rhetoric of 2010 word wars that promised nothing unfair to anyone rural or citified, and all that jazz What happened to you if you like your stinking doctor or if you like your bourgeois health plan with its specialists doing important research at Stanford?

Trump meets the news end of Fox News

sfgate.com — Talk-radio show host Mark Levin told Breitbart News it was "outrageous" that moderator Megyn Kelly questioned Donald Trump about his coarse language - "fat pigs, dogs, slobs" - referring to women. Political analyst Dick Morris detected a "disturbing" trend at Fox. The conservative Media Equalizer blog offered that many conservatives "thought they might have been watching MSNBC by mistake."
Aug 11, 2015

RT @hooverwhalen: As usual, @debrajsaunders nails it. Conservatives should stop whining about "news" part of @FoxNews. sfchronicle.com/opinion/saunde…?fb_ref=Default

Aug 11, 2015

Trump meets the 'news' end of Fox News - conservatives like @realdonaldtrump whine questions not fair. sfgate.com/opinion/saunde… via @SFGate

Aug 11, 2015

Trump meets news end of Fox News. @realdonaldtrump & his Trumpets are a bunch of crybabies. sfgate.com/opinion/saunde… via @SFGate

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San Francisco’s sweet real estate deal

blog.sfgate.com — OK, I don't really think that many people want to move into this homeless encampment near these swank six-figure Berry Street condos just because it's free - with free electricity and water too. (The topic of my Sunday column, "Stench and the City, S.F.'s summer of urine.") Still, these photos do show a certain amount of ingenuity and defined living quarters.
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Aug 29, 2015

RT @KurtSchlichter: Candidates I look at seriously: - Walker - Rubio (If he gets it together) - Perry (but will fall out) - Cruz (Won't win) - Fiorina (Veep)

Aug 29, 2015

RT @willdurst: Donald Trump is accepting contributions. And anybody who gives money to a billionaire should also be subject to a moron tax.

Aug 29, 2015

RT @forcedexit: Hey @SteepCanyon Rangers, saw you in concert with @SteveMartinToGo at @Wente. Loved show. Just downloaded your #Radio. TERRIFIC!

Aug 29, 2015

At NYHistory Museum I saw 18 min video of city and it quoted @JohnAvlon after 9/11. Moving tribute

Aug 29, 2015

RT @cmarinucci: He's exactly the kind of American they love to hate: why Europeans are OBSESSED with @RealDonaldtrump politico.com/story/2015/08/… @Politico

Aug 28, 2015

RT @forcedexit: I thought Holocaust allusions are out of bounds--I guess not if Hillary Clinton's "boxcars." #desperatemeasures #doublestandards


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