Zombies to attack City Hall! UPDATED

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We in the Bay Guardian newsroom have just received word of an impending zombie attack on City Hall. I repeat: Zombies are planning to attack City Hall this afternoon! [Updated coverage from the scene below]

Oh, wait, it looks like it’s actually going to be City College of San Francisco students and supporters — dressed as zombies and other Halloween creatures — that will be descending on City Hall around 4pm today (Thurs/31). Okay, maybe this isn’t as big a deal as an actual zombie attack, but it’s still newsworthy.

The faux-zombies came to see Mayor Ed Lee to demand that he stop supporting the state takeover of CCSF and that he stand up for local control over this important, low-cost educational institution. The San Francisco-elected college's board of trustees' powers were given to Special Trustee Bob Agrella, who was in turn appointed by the California Community College Chancellor Brice Harris.

At the rally Alisa Messer, CCSF's local faculty union president, called for Lee to push for the board's reinstatement.

"We're calling on Mayor Lee to ask the state chancellor to restore democracy at City College," Messer said, "We want our board restored next year. Not two years from now, not three years from now, next year!" 

She also called on the mayor to demand that Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges restore CCSF's accreditation immediately.

Christine Falvey, the mayor's spokesperson, wrote in an email to the Guardian that the mayor supports efforts to save CCSF -- but only the ones he thinks will work.

"The mayor has said these are difficult times for the college, but that this is the time to commit to true reforms," she wrote. "The mayor wants to focus his efforts on activities that will ultimately help the college stay open." 

When asked if the mayor supported City Attorney Dennis Herrera's lawsuit against the ACCJC meant to stop the closure of CCSF, she responded that the lawsuit may "go up and beyond" critical deadlines to save the college. The mayor has so far shown no support for any of the efforts to combat the ACCJC, despite multiple lawsuits against the accreditors as well as condemnation from the U.S. Department of Education of their practices.

The zombie march will began at 3:30pm, at the CCSF Downtown Campus, 750 Eddy Street, and hundreds of protesters arrived at City Hall around 4pm — to see if there’s anyone in City Hall with any brains.

 

 

Comments

"I was going to close CCSF but then the students showed me how diligent they are about their studies by dressing up and partying, and so I totally changed my mind".

Posted by Guest on Oct. 31, 2013 @ 12:28 pm

yessss

let's talk about goblins ;)

Posted by pkjdhiih on Oct. 31, 2013 @ 1:57 pm

zombies are so tired and passe. what about goblins or ghosts?

Posted by Guest on Oct. 31, 2013 @ 1:49 pm

On Tuesday, October 22, good government advocate and U.S. Navy vet Ray Hartz was dragged out the Board of Supes meeting in handcuffs by two deputies, at the direction of David Chui.

Why? Ray had loudly said the word "Gestapo" and Chui said this was an outburst and therefore he was denying Ray the right to speak at public comment.

I've excerpt the SF Gov TV video of the incident last week:

http://tinyurl.com/kc7d7er

Every week, the Supes, including the 'progressive' Avalos and Campos, the darlings of the Guardian, disrespect the voters and taxpayers by willy-nilly deciding when it's time for public comment. When it does happen, the Supes busy themselves with cruising the web or talking among themselves.

How about that Guardian reporting on what went down with Ray and how public comment at Tuesday meetings should be at a set time??

Posted by MPetrelis on Oct. 31, 2013 @ 3:44 pm

David Chiu really stepped over the line

i have no great love for Ray's constant accusatory toned rants at public comment time, but there was definitely no good reason whatsoever to deny him the microphone and have him handcuffed and removed

he should take legal action immediately

Posted by lkjdl on Oct. 31, 2013 @ 5:22 pm

"Nazi Free Speech Law", whereby immunity is granted to anyone accusing another person of being a Nazi, stormtropper, SS member or gestapo?

Posted by Guest on Oct. 31, 2013 @ 6:51 pm

...Board of Supervisors, the Gestapo.

Can you cite a court decision to the contrary?

Posted by Eric Brooks on Nov. 01, 2013 @ 1:04 pm

have an unfettered right to free speech in a public place.

Posted by Guest on Nov. 01, 2013 @ 1:19 pm
Posted by Eric Brooks on Nov. 01, 2013 @ 1:35 pm

that all niggers should be lynched, I think you will find that a lot of people would hold that ot be unreasonable, and demand that you be arrested.

Posted by Guest on Nov. 01, 2013 @ 1:49 pm

That's speech for the purpose of incitement to violence and is not protected under the First Amendment.

There is absolutely -not- a 'reasonableness' standard in the First Amendment. If there were the amendment would be worthless.

And calling public officials the 'Gestapo' certainly is protect free speech, reasonable or not.

Posted by Eric Brooks on Nov. 01, 2013 @ 1:55 pm

calling someone a nigger. Quite why you are defending such behavior is beyond me.

Posted by Guest on Nov. 01, 2013 @ 2:09 pm

Someone should teach you're cracker ass the difference between status and conduct.

Posted by marcos on Nov. 01, 2013 @ 2:19 pm

moot. Really, marcos, find someone sympathetic to make a hero out of

Posted by Guest on Nov. 01, 2013 @ 2:52 pm

Such important work you guys do.

Or rather, don't do, because you are too busy tilting at windmills. Do you just like arguing for the sake of it?

Posted by anon on Nov. 01, 2013 @ 3:07 pm

And yet you tilt at those who you feel tilt at windmills...

Posted by marcos on Nov. 01, 2013 @ 3:27 pm

It's just a hobby for me. For you it's serious.

Posted by anon on Nov. 01, 2013 @ 3:42 pm

Politics is my hobby.

Posted by marcos on Nov. 01, 2013 @ 3:48 pm

battle, then you might as well relegate your political interests to a pastime.

Posted by anon on Nov. 01, 2013 @ 4:35 pm

think that referring to the nazis and the holocaust is some sort of anti-semitic act that no one is allowed to engage in

everyone else gets that it is a reference to any government that is oppressive

feel free to join the rest of us in the 21st century....

Posted by lkhjsfdl on Nov. 01, 2013 @ 5:48 pm

You're still basking in the glow of having us read you typing racist swill.

Posted by marcos on Nov. 01, 2013 @ 3:37 pm

There are some here who hate whites though.

Posted by anon on Nov. 01, 2013 @ 4:36 pm

You raised the example of speech calling for lynching. That goes beyond offensiveness, and is incitement, the latter which is -not- protected speech.

Do you understand the difference now?

Posted by Eric Brooks on Nov. 01, 2013 @ 2:42 pm

the elected representatives Nazi's, and expect to get away with it.

Why oh why can you not find a more worthy person to elevate to hero status?

Posted by Guest on Nov. 01, 2013 @ 2:53 pm

the behavior on the part of the Board that you have described (and seem to be so orgasmically thrilled with) is not remotely consistent with the first amendment of the constitution of the united states

period

hence you are a pathetic totalitarian sympathizer

who does not deserve to call himself an american

if you want free speech and criticism of government restricted, move to North Korea

i'm sure they would welcome you there warmly

before they then told you to keep your mouth shut from any criticism of government in order to stay out of prison

Posted by lkhjsfdl on Nov. 01, 2013 @ 5:59 pm

If you don't believe that, try yelling in a public library

Posted by Guest on Nov. 05, 2013 @ 10:48 am

Time, place and manner.

Posted by marcos on Nov. 05, 2013 @ 10:56 am

Marcos, you have a relentless habit of supporting the most obviously unsupportable and obnoxious and selfish behaviors e.g.

Walking around the streets naked

Sitting and lying.

Cyclists who ride on the sidewalk

Meeting attendees who accuse others of being Nazi's.

Anyone would think you're really just trolling. Perhaps, having admitted that you lost the political battle for the heart and soul of this city, that's all you have left.

Posted by Guest on Nov. 05, 2013 @ 11:11 am

this is simply a barricade against trolls

it is a signpost to indicate to the reader that other anonymous posters on this thread are beginning to purposely diminish the conversation into repetitive deceptions, reactionary hyperbole, and/or petty, mean spirited personal attacks and irrelevant bickering

the barrier is put in place to signal that there is probably little point in reading more replies in the thread past this point

proceed at your own risk

Posted by ik on Nov. 05, 2013 @ 11:20 am

move to a totalitarian dictatorship where you will fit in

Posted by hlkidhjf on Nov. 05, 2013 @ 11:29 am

The left always seems to be angry and loves to launch personal attacks.

As MLK said, we should learn how to disagree without being disagreeable.

Posted by Guest on Nov. 05, 2013 @ 11:34 am

people like you are complete imbecilic dicks and deserve to be told so as long as you continue to unwelcomely harass this site

and you are of course also a fucking hypocritical asshole who launches personal attacks at others on these blog pages constantly

Posted by hlkidhj on Nov. 05, 2013 @ 12:03 pm

You are too angry at everyone and everything, but that is because you do not take responsibility for your own failures.

Civility opens many doors. Bitterness closes them, as your heckler discovered to his cost.

Posted by anon on Nov. 05, 2013 @ 12:14 pm

dick fuck

you would not be wasting your fucking life bitching at progressives on an obscure left wing blog site

and no, that is is not the flipside of what i am doing

i am working to diminish your pathetic disgusting feces-like impact on a site that is important to myself and others

(you are pathetic little piece of shit loser who if he actually had to face any of the people he regularly insults, in real life, would quickly run away in fear like the little pussy that you are)

Posted by kdjfkjif on Nov. 05, 2013 @ 12:31 pm

Where did loving one's enemy get MLK?

Posted by marcos on Nov. 05, 2013 @ 12:16 pm

What will your legacy be?

Posted by anon on Nov. 05, 2013 @ 12:34 pm
Posted by kdjf on Nov. 05, 2013 @ 12:46 pm

MLK is just about to "overcome" "some day" in the 23rd century or so.... ;)

i'll take

by any means necessary....

Posted by kdjfkji on Nov. 05, 2013 @ 12:37 pm

Manner as in the method of speech, not manners, as in the propriety of speech.

Posted by marcos on Nov. 05, 2013 @ 11:40 am

It's like smiling while you stab someone in the back.

If you cannot make your point without being offensive, better to not make your point.

Posted by Guest on Nov. 05, 2013 @ 11:48 am

The SCOTUS has determined that government can only legislate the time, place and manner of speech, with public safety exceptions, not the content itself.

Speaking at a microphone before elected officials is a manner of speech, the time of the speech is during the meeting and the place is Room 250 City Hall, there is no threat to public safety involved.

Posted by marcos on Nov. 05, 2013 @ 12:03 pm

Some rules aren't written down but are obvious.

Posted by anon on Nov. 05, 2013 @ 12:14 pm
Posted by kdjfkji on Nov. 05, 2013 @ 12:34 pm
Posted by hlkidh on Nov. 05, 2013 @ 12:05 pm
Posted by anon on Nov. 05, 2013 @ 12:15 pm
Posted by kdjfkji on Nov. 05, 2013 @ 12:35 pm
Posted by hlkidh on Nov. 05, 2013 @ 12:19 pm

…well, so much for that discussion.

Posted by racer さ on Nov. 01, 2013 @ 1:04 pm

Why were all the zombies caucasian?

Were zombies of color prohibited from participating?

The progressive zombie movement needs diversification training.

Posted by Guest on Nov. 03, 2013 @ 3:10 pm

fit the role. Some of the "gangsta's" are really to roll as is.

Posted by Guest on Nov. 03, 2013 @ 3:49 pm

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