Well, it has been a LONG time since I’ve last posted an update here. I had planned to come back earlier and update however, my mom developed a bowel obstruction that required emergency surgery so, I’m just now able to write.
Let me see, I’ll start off by giving you the highlights. I made the final push to topple The Tenderloin Housing Clinic by bringing about a SF Department of Building Inspection Director’s Hearing based upon unabated NOV’s (Notice of Violation). An Order of Abatement was issued requiring the owners of the property (my residence, The All Star Hotel) to make repairs. From there I attacked the grant funding of The Tenderloin Housing Clinic by informing the controlling regulatory agency in charge of grant modifications (e.g. modifications = more grant money) that THC was is violation of the terms. Much to my frustration, the agency suspended the request for more grant money for one month, held a secret, unannounced meeting the very next month and approved the grant modification. I was shut out from public comment and challenge. I had always heard that San Francisco had a long history of governmental corruption going way back to the Barbary Coast days but this was the first time I had experienced it in such a blatant and arrogant way. Shame, shame, shame. No wonder our nation is in such terrible shape, the criminals all hold political office.
Then, before I could regroup, my mom got sick and I had to take a couple of months out of living at the hospital to deal with that. Let me tell you, that travail is a whole other story itself. Our health care system is totally trashed too. My fellow Americans, we are hanging on by a thread. One travesty at a time though.
So now I’m ready once again to defend our civil liberties, the Bill of Rights and what little of the Constitution is left. It isn’t like I have much choice or particularly enjoy doing it though, they are coming after me (and you too). I don’t know about you but, I ain’t much for being on my knees. I’m not going to break the law understand, but I will defend myself and those around me. What any good patriot would do. This brings me to my final and most pertinent point. With recent events such as the murder of investigative journalist Mr. Michael Hastings (he was murdered) and former NSA private contract worker/Whistle-blower Edward Snowden being on the run from government assassins, I figure I need to leave some testament to speak for me should I be unable to. I have noticed an increase in strange men and women intruding into my life more than usual, doing the types of things spooks do. The naive may click away for easier and more palatable fair now, welcome to those who already understand what I mean. Here, I simply refuse to suffer fools.
After talking to the grant holders for Tenderloin Housing Clinic, a “promotion” was suddenly offered to the now former General Manager of my hotel. Of course, it was heralded as a victory by some butt kissing, sycophant rank and file staff here for the manager however, since when is a move to another hotel in a worse neighborhood with no increase in pay a victory? It looked a lot like housekeeping and a shedding of liability to me. Taking out of the trash, if you will.