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

What the Patti Hearst Pardon Is Not

realclearpolitics.com — Patricia Hearst is the first person in American history to receive a commutation from one president and a pardon from another, author Jeffrey Toobin writes in his book, "American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst."

What the Patti Hearst pardon is not

blog.sfgate.com — Patricia Hearst is the first person in American history to receive a commutation from one president and a pardon from another, author Jeffrey Toobin writes in his book, "American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst."

Saunders: Reefer madness and the election

recordnet.com — For the first time since 1988, both major parties' nominees - Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump - say that they have never smoked or experimented with marijuana (without inhaling). President Obama has been open about having used marijuana and other drugs in his youth, yet his administration has taken insufficient steps to inject some sanity into the federal government's approach to marijuana policy.

Eminent domain means your home can be their castle

sfgate.com — the Legislature is working to expand rules to allow local officials to green-light pet projects more likely to enrich powerful interests than benefit the communities the policy is supposed to serve. In 2005, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that "economic development" constituted "public use" in its infamous Kelo decision, which allowed governments to seize private property for private development.

So who fact-checks the fact-checkers

sfchronicle.com — Yet in a complete repudiation of public sentiment, PolitiFact's rating for Hillary Clinton finds her statements are true or mostly true half the time, half-true 22 percent of the time and false or mostly false 26 percent of the time - but "pants-on-fire" false 2 percent of the time.

No need to police SF prosecutors

sfchronicle.com — San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi told The Chronicle's Karen de Sá it was "positively medieval" for District Attorney George Gascón's office to charge LaSonya Wells for kidnapping after she and two men stole Supervisor Scott Wiener's iPhone 6 in December and accompanied him to an ATM so he could swap his phone for $200.

Reefer madness and the election

statesmanjournal.com — The federal Drug Enforcement Administration remains out of touch with medical reality. For the first time since 1988, both major parties' nominees - Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump - say that they have never smoked or experimented with marijuana (without inhaling).

Saunders: Warning: Dangerous think tanks ahead

recordnet.com — Monday's front-page New York Times story "Scholarship or Business? Think Tanks Blur the Line" reports that while think tanks in general "are seen as researchers independent of moneyed interests," some think tank biggies chase money from corporate donors.

Reefer madness and the election

sfgate.com — For the first time since 1988, both major party's nominees - Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump - say that they have never smoked or experimented with marijuana (without inhaling). President Obama has been open about having used marijuana and other drugs in his youth, yet his administration has taken insufficient steps to inject some sanity into the federal government's approach to marijuana policy.

What did The Donald mean and when did he mean it?

sfgate.com — Most important, after each debate, the media will spend the next 24 to 48 hours debating what Trump really meant by his latest bizarre utterance and if that particular off-the-wall remark represents the last straw, sinking his campaign. Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta rightly ribbed Trump for engaging in shenanigans around these debates.
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Aug 24, 2016

RT @LosFelizDaycare: Never too early to get your child emotionally and spiritually ready for the extremely trigger inducing Oct. 31 Dress Up Holiday (Halloween)!

Aug 24, 2016

Comrade @marshallkilduff begins November #2016 election mail wall. He's an artiste https://t.co/EzR8LddKsK

Aug 23, 2016

RT @mateagold: Three weeks. At least $32 million. My look with @WPJohnWagner at Clinton's August fundraising spree;  http://wapo.st/2bAgvC2 

Aug 23, 2016

RT @Sam_Schulman: Sickening aspect of @JeffreyToobin's sloppy reporting: SLA selected Patty Hearst + ruined her life b/c of her wealth  https://twitter.com/debrajsaunders/status/768180011794698241 

Aug 23, 2016

RT @cmarinucci: .@JeffreyToobin's "American Heiress'' sez Patty Hearst 1st ever POTUS pardon & commutation. Wrong.  http://bit.ly/2bM32Dx 

Aug 23, 2016

RT @ScottLucas86: Kinds of doctors, ranked: 5. podiatrists 4. supervillains 3. Floridians loose with the pills 2. George Clooney-types 1. Larry Gopnik


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