CAFE LA BOHEME, 6 A.M. Good Morning Mission District!
Current temperature at 24th and Mission is a chilled 52°F, a ghostly moon still visible south/southwest with rain expected from late morning on.
Speaking of the weather, resident R.T. Canada called to remind missionlocal to get out and do some night walking. With little wind and no howling fog in the face, winter nights are classic SF walking nights. Rain only enhances the experience.
Department of Early-Morning Distractions
But if you’re stuck in a cubicle this morning looking for a positive distraction, Mission Mission, among others, reports a Facebook group organizing to save Dolores Park from improvement.
Probably not sitting in a cubicle this morning in maximum distraction mode is the hot new choreographer Sean Dorsey who arrives on the scene tonight at Dance Mission. His “Dance’s Uncovered: The Diary Project” gets covered by the SFAppeal.
Kevin Montgomery posts this killer vid by Dave Fayram on Uptown Almanac. Hope to see more friendly faces like this popping up all over town. Looks a little like Petyon Manning, no?
A recent op-ed in the Washington Post by a former Bush staffer raises further questions about Nancy Pelosi’s knowledge and actions in the torture scandals of 2002 and 2003.
UPDATE 1 @ 10:51 a.m.
Traveler Advisory. Full body scans may not be the only hassle for Americans travelling overseas. Director of National Intelligence Dennis C. Blair acknowledged Wednesday that government agencies may kill U.S. citizens abroad, without due process of law. No need for alarm. A “set of defined policy and legal procedures” are “very carefully observed,” said the Director, insisting “we’re not careless about endangering American lives”.
The Taxman Cometh? The SF Examiner reports that Supervisor Bevan Dufty has called for a hearing on “mobile food vendors”, saying there are a number of issues surrounding them, including local businesses who are unhappy that these operations are not paying the taxes and other fees they have to pay.
Big Brother Watch: Google, the world’s largest internet search company is reportedly partnering with the National Security Agency, the world’s most powerful electronic surveillance organization, so as to “better defend Google – and its users – from future attack.” Any agreement would mark the first time that Google has entered a formal information-sharing relationship with the NSA, sources said. In 2008, the firm stated that it had not cooperated with the NSA in its Terrorist Surveillance Program. Missionloc@l welcomes comment and information on this agreement from neighborhood Googlistas.
Peyton Manning is not a friendly face these days.