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The Water Cooler – San Francisco Cleans Up For World Leaders, But Not For The Citizens


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San Francisco cleaned up ahead of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit.

The city took several steps to ensure that world dignitaries wouldn’t have to interact with the homeless:

  • Clear encampments
  • Deployed “night ambassadors”
  • Swept clean major streets
  • Repaired potholes
  • Power washed all over the city
  • Scrambled for shelter beds for homeless residents
  • Flat-capped police officers patrolled the shopping and business district

The APEC summit is expected to bring more than 20,000 visitors to the city.

QUESTION: If they can do this for World leaders, why do you think they can’t do this for the citizens who live and work in San Francisco?


Talk about it….


Captain Bebops November 13, 2023 - 12:11 PM - 12:11 PM

Of course. The citizens don’t count just the “important people” who make bad policies for the citizens. It’s called “fascism”.

caskydiver November 14, 2023 - 7:53 AM - 7:53 AM

No..its called “Democrat”

Captain Bebops November 14, 2023 - 7:18 PM - 7:18 PM

LOL! Regardless of right or left such activities are fascist, the collusion of government and business and results in authoritarian practices. The definition I used is from political science. Of course those on one side will accuse the other side of being fascist. I spell the current critter “democrat” in lower case because they are not the Democrats of the past.

Original G November 13, 2023 - 12:12 PM - 12:12 PM

Shallow mirror worshiping politicians, all that matters is their look good.
newsom’ public office experience,
San Francisco Board of Supervisors 1997-2004
Mayor 2004-2011
Lt governor 2011-2019
governor 2019-present . . . . .
“Just a few months after Gavin Newsom was sworn in as mayor of San Francisco in 2004, he announced a plan to get all of the city’s chronically homeless residents off the streets within 10 years.”
For more, check my posts over on this week’s Talk About Politics.

Ricardoh November 13, 2023 - 12:12 PM - 12:12 PM

Amazing what a little motivation can do. I still won’t go there until they get law and order.

BOB November 13, 2023 - 12:23 PM - 12:23 PM

Because they know the dumb lemmings will keep voting for them. They get what they vote for, hope they enjoy it. We used to do a lot of holiday shopping in San Francisco, but no more.

Dorothy November 13, 2023 - 12:32 PM - 12:32 PM

If they did that for every convention that came to the City then the citizens who live and work there would get some benefit. But most of conventions are not big enough for the City to make that extra effort.

Angry American November 13, 2023 - 12:46 PM - 12:46 PM

We are not important to them, only their image within their peer groups is. It is sad when you finally understand these people do not care about you.
At least the city got a bath….wait? aren’t these the same people that say we should be compassionate to the homeless???? I’m confused.

Angry American November 14, 2023 - 3:23 PM - 3:23 PM
Angry American November 14, 2023 - 3:25 PM - 3:25 PM
Concord donut November 13, 2023 - 12:51 PM - 12:51 PM

I dont know but i do know SF is a gross dangerous city. I havent stepped foot on that city in probably 20 years.

Paul November 13, 2023 - 1:00 PM - 1:00 PM


No Excuses November 13, 2023 - 8:16 PM - 8:16 PM

No need to worry about cost PAUL. They’ll find a way to make all of us pay for part of it…ABAG swamp is as dirty as Mission @ 17th. I’m sure Newsom’s little hands-across-the-sea (palm up) to China a few weeks ago will pay off nicely for him and his grafty donator friends, as well.

frank November 13, 2023 - 1:24 PM - 1:24 PM

what are flat capped police? Asking for a friend.

Original G November 13, 2023 - 2:02 PM - 2:02 PM

Political cartoon sums it up perfectly

Angry American November 14, 2023 - 3:31 PM - 3:31 PM


Dawg November 13, 2023 - 2:15 PM - 2:15 PM

Who do they think they are fooling? Not the Chinese officials, that’s for sure. The Chinese see the same news that we see, and they are fully aware of the filth, and the homeless in San Francisco. The majority of San Francisco voters voted for this, and unfortunately they seem to be too stupid to figure out that the city leaders don’t care about them. “You reap what you sow,” and frankly. I don’t care anymore.

Exit 12A November 13, 2023 - 2:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Because liberals and their liberal electorate have such low standards and low expectations that they perceive crappiness as status quo.
That’s why.

OverWhelmed November 13, 2023 - 3:06 PM - 3:06 PM

I use to go for the Box Conventions yearly at the Moscone Center. I have not been for the last 3 years because of the stank and filth. Other than that, my husband and I have not been to SF for over 10 years because of the mess it is.

Jeff (the other one) November 13, 2023 - 3:50 PM - 3:50 PM

Not just world leaders, but the world leader that gave the world wuhan virus, that shut down the world. Would have been more appropriate to line the streets with the detritus they are removing, more suitable for the company. so, y’all ready to get sold out, either by butterscotch puddin’ joe, or greasy, grimy gavvy or both?

parent November 13, 2023 - 3:56 PM - 3:56 PM

As a friend says, “Lipstick on a pig” … it is still a pig.

It is laughable that the city/state think that they can dress the place up for this show and think no one will notice.

Aha November 13, 2023 - 4:04 PM - 4:04 PM

Propaganda Village

Fed Up November 14, 2023 - 11:32 AM - 11:32 AM

Potemkin Village, There I fixed it for you.

Sancho Panza November 13, 2023 - 4:05 PM - 4:05 PM

It is all a facade for the worldly visitors…the City does not care about the inhabitants of this once lovely jewel of the Bay Area–it’s like when in laws are coming over and you ‘tidy up’ by throwing everything in the closet—oh those discerning eyeballs!

S November 13, 2023 - 5:03 PM - 5:03 PM

SFPD reports a Foreign TV crew robbed while covering APEC summit last night.
Seems they went outside the special area to see the “REAL San Francisco”.

Atticus Thraxx November 13, 2023 - 5:18 PM - 5:18 PM

Every city does that when they know attention is coming. If they didn’t we’d be bellyaching about that too.

Harry Dean November 13, 2023 - 6:10 PM - 6:10 PM

It’s called a Potemkin village. Nothing new here.

domo November 13, 2023 - 6:17 PM - 6:17 PM

So will they clean it us for residents / citizens ? no…. They need to remove London Breed…. it’s all for show – terrible …. we need to push to keep it this way

Bob November 13, 2023 - 6:48 PM - 6:48 PM

Best part is they did it on schedule with their existing budgets.

Good to know how we the people rate.

Original G November 13, 2023 - 7:20 PM - 7:20 PM

Voters need to do a clean out at the source, do not elect DEMs.

BWIZZLE November 13, 2023 - 7:34 PM - 7:34 PM

Sounds a little like N. Korea to me.

Aunt Barbara November 13, 2023 - 8:27 PM - 8:27 PM

I hope Biden rides Bart to and fro.for a delightful Sf experience. He should also stay in the Mission instead of the Fairmont!

Cautiously Informed November 13, 2023 - 8:47 PM - 8:47 PM

It’s the Demorat politicians attempting to make themselves look good, period.

RunDog November 14, 2023 - 2:33 PM - 2:33 PM

👀 Shameful! 🥴

Glen223 November 16, 2023 - 6:09 AM - 6:09 AM

I see the liberals/democrats can’t refute the democrat politicians hypocrisy.

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