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El 14 de septiembre de 2013. Hola. Just to let you know: the naked muchachos are still around. There were 2-3 of the original group in the Jane Warner Plaza in the late afternoon today. They haven’t gone anywhere. They were also there a couple of days ago at around the same time. They are naked except for a little sock-type covering over their dicks. You know, it would be terrible if someone saw a penis wouldn’t it? [sarcasm intended] I’m sure some prudes are whining about them. One local person who thinks he is some sort of activist (or tries to be) wrote on his blog about the homeless and naked guys still in the plaza. (Well where did you expect them to go, chico?) I took that as something he didn’t like and thought needed to be changed. This “activist” person can’t stand the corporatist conservative politician for the barrio who dreamed up the nudity ban but this “activist” person implied (or at least that’s how I read it) that he wanted no homeless or naked people in sight. This is also the same person who talks over and over about retaining the Castro of the 1970s (which is long gone) out of one side of his mouth, then out of the other side of his mouth he’s anti-homeless and anti-nudity. Is he not aware that homelessness and nudity have been around in the Castro for decades? I guess he wants a sanitized version of the Castro of the 1970s. Typical of corporatists, which is how he comes off to me. One of his ideas which I completely disagree with: He has suggested using “white” lighting on buildings (how sterile, stale, predictable and corporate) in the Castro as opposed to pretty coloured/(including rainbow) LED wash lighting which to me is far better such as in this video. Now that I think about it, his blog is also drab black/white. No colour at all. I suspect he does not like the LED Lighting on this building). To me the colourful LED lights add nice colour to a very drab corner:
But anyway, this person seemed to be implying that the naked muchachos were tarnishing the barrio by their presence. If anything they were a tourist attraction (some merchants even said/admitted that). And if anything is tarnishing the barrio it’s hate of naked people and the poor homeless and cyclists. Yes, one other self-absorbed, busy-bodied, big-headed person who calls himself an activist was hating on cyclists being on the sidewalk. With all the problems in this world that’s what he’s whining about. jesus fucking christ. It’s much safer for cyclists to be on the smooth sidewalk than on these rough, potholed streets with many motorists who drive as if they are loco/a. So it’s good to see the naked muchachos around. I haven’t seen anyone bothering them, but I suspect they have. Chau.—el barrio rosa
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El 19 de mayo de 2013. Hola. I’m going to put this update on other pages also as some people only go to certain articles. First, I’ve not seen any G-String “naked” muchachos lately in the Jane Warner Plaza. This place (the Castro and San Francisco) in general is getting rampantly gentrified with the techie-asses and has become very sanitized. Some of the former nudists held a G-String protest last weekend in the Warner Plaza and 1-2 had a dildo type thing hanging from their G-String to make it look like a dick was hanging out. It looked pretty real. They were protesting corporatist, conservative politician Cocks and the city-wide nudity ban. This update is mainly about something else though. I was disgusted at what I saw going on in the Jane Warner Plaza yesterday afternoon and I thought to myself: They should close this place (meaning the plaza) because of hate for the street people. I am sick of it. Two bully bicycle cops were harassing a homeless person sitting in the plaza and he got up and left so I assumed he was ordered to leave. Why? Then the cops talked to some people (didn’t appear to be homeless) on the other side of the plaza. Did they complain about the homeless person? I saw a painting artist was painting a canvas scene of the area facing Market Street. He and his partner were over in the south corner of the plaza. Had they been harassed by the bully cops? I don’t think painting a small canvas is allowed there (I’m serious). I left the area in disgust and walked down Castro. There were street people sitting—minding their own business—in a vacant store front area. They gave me a peace sign with their hand as I walked by. I gave them a smile and a peace sign in return. They smiled. I felt sorry for them. Wish I had some dinero/money to give them. There was another street person or two asking for help down the street. I said hello to him. Shortly afterwards I walked back up Castro Street and the bully bicycle cops were writing citations for the homeless group I had given the peace sign to. Disgusting. The bully cops must not have any conscious whatsoever. How can one human being on a power trip write a citation to someone who doesn’t have anything? How the fuck does this bully cop think the homeless people are going to pay the citation? Doh. Is there any brain in that head anywhere? Corporate fascism is something else. I kept walking in disgust and then saw a muchacho lying on the sidewalk with a medical emergency. The only positive thing about that was that it took the bully cops attention away from the homeless/street people and onto the person about to go to the hospital. Then I went back to the Warner Plaza and saw that the artist who had been painting had left the plaza. Earlier, I had sensed that he had been asked to leave. You know how terrible it can be to have an artist painting a local scene on a canvas. He could be a terrrrrrrrrrrrist you know. Afraid of your own shadow? [sarcasm intended.] Ugh. But what was all of this that I had observed about I later asked? I think all of this harassment/citations for the homeless/street people was because of that dictatorial, fascistic and useless merchants group. They were having their useless “sidewalk sale” event with their green balloons (and their logo on the balloons) where the member stores of that despotic group put some of the things they sell in their store out on the sidewalk to try to get some sucker to buy it. So I would suspect that merchants group (which needs to be disband) asked the bicycle thug cops to keep the barrio clean and clear of homeless and street people during their street sale bull shit event. Hopefully, no one bought a thing. May they rot from their hate. We refuse to buy anything in the Castro these days. And considering what the Castro has become we feel very comfortable with our decision. And if you are coming here for some reason (I don’t know why you would since it looks like any place else now!), please don’t give any dinero/money to any of the businesses here because by doing so all you’re doing is feeding hate, despite any bull shit they spew to the contrary. There are a few businesses in the area who are not members of this irrelevant hateful merchants group. For example, if you want nice flowers, go to Urban Flowers on 18th Street. They are not a member of this merchants group. But most businesses are members so as to be a part of this elitist hateful clique and to say they are a member (for bull shit purposes) since most people don’t give a damn whether a store is a member or not or even look for the window sticker. Chau.—el barrio rosa
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El 3 de mayo de 2013. Hola. Not much is new with the “naked” muchachos in the Jane Warner Plaza these days. The plaza is no longer a very welcoming place. It looks more like a vacant lot than anything else. The busy-bodied bourgeois elite (or that’s what the snoots think they are….better than anyone else) have fucked it up. There’s usually 1-2 of the regular “naked” muchachos still wearing their G-strings. The San Francisco Police Department brought back some or all of the red tables/chairs they had removed to keep the homeless out. A homeless school teacher (isn’t that sad?) has been sitting at a table in the plaza the last few days with a sign asking for donations. She looks like she’s writing in a diary perhaps. I’ve seen her in the past and she used to have a cat in a cat carrier but I no longer see her cat. I don’t know what happened to her cat (poor thing). Somewhat related: Two local blogs started in the last year. I initially liked one of them until they did a complete reversal and started eating the ass of The Establishment politicians and merchants groups in the barrio. I assume they did their complete reversal in order to be “successful” and have “connections” (however they define that). They’ve essentially become another version of what we already had with another publication, which was already one too many. As for the second blog, I liked that blog too until I discovered that they are anti-homeless. Sigh. So I was disgusted to see that, but that is so typical around here these days. I don’t know where they expect the homeless to go and/or sit when we have the draconian sit-lie ordinance during the day hours. Chau.—el barrio rosa
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El 24 de marzo de 2013. Hola. Yesterday afternoon there were 3 of the usual “naked” muchachos in the Warner Plaza all wearing bikini brief underwear or a G-String.
The day before, there was one “naked” muchacho in the plaza with his red G-String. My amiga told me yesterday that she heard that people (the prudes) are complaining about the G-strings as I knew they would but that la policía have said that they can’t do anything about that because the muchachos are within the new law. So some people are wondering when there might be a new ban on G-strings or maybe tank tops and/or shorts? Cover everything up and muchachos must wear veils. Unfortunately, in our septic society there is a long tradition of giving undeserved consideration to the whining of right-wing prudes. This translates into an expectation that the non-prudes must give up their rights/freedoms so that the prudes can feel comfortable until they whine about something else they don’t like. Someone told me the other day when I mistakenly asked the person’s opinion of the nudity ban, he said: Well, if they were “good-looking” guys I would be against the ban. But since they are “ugly,” I’m for the ban. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. I had to just walk away from that person. Loco. What a nut! “Good-looking” is subjective. Who decides that? Some people think the naked muchachos are good looking. Others don’t. But to have a ban based on “looks” and who is “good looking” is ludicrous. What an idiot. But I’m not surprised since that person is also a devout Obamabot. No matter what BO does this muchacho has an excuse for it. As for the Jane Warner Plaza, it also looks like the homeless and street people have somehow been kicked out of the plaza by the haters since the homeless/street people have not been around for a few days which is unusual. Chau.—el barrio rosa
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El 20 de marzo de 2013. Hola. Close the Jane Warner Plaza.
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El 12 de marzo de 2013. Hola. This update confirms a suspicion I wrote about in the previous update.I was talking with a local amiga this afternoon and she told me what was going on in the Jane Warner Plaza. I had noticed that tables/chairs were missing and I had assumed it was the busy-bodied business district group once again hating on the homeless. I was correct. My amiga said that she heard from a reliable source that la basura who runs that group claimed that la policía suggested to that group that they remove some tables and chairs from the area to try to deter the homeless/street people from sitting there. Here we go again. This is the same demented and reactionary tactic this same useless group used across the street at Harvey Milk Plaza, which many locals complained about. This business district group was supposedly meeting with corporatist conservative politician Cocks to decide what to do—what a waste of time that meeting would be!—as many locals don’t approve of what they’re doing since no one (or very few) can sit there now. No one can sit across the street unless they sit up on those tall, cold cement planters. These la basura should resign and close their despotic organization. They’re useless and irrelevant. As for naked muchachos or muchachos wearing a G-String: I saw none today. Chau.—el barrio rosa
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El 10 de marzo de 2013. Hola. Not much to report, amigos. Yesterday afternoon there was one almost naked muchacho in the Jane Warner Plaza. He is one of the original 3-4 naked muchachos. He was wearing a pink-orange G-String yesterday afternoon. He seems to like those. As I said before, wearing a G-Street makes this San Francisco city-wide prudish nudity ban look ridiculous, which is what it is. He was almost naked as his butt was showing. I sense that something is going on with the Warner Plaza. I sense that the homeless/street people are being harassed by the hateful merchants and business district groups. There are still only 4 red tables in the Plaza now. There used to be about 8, I think. I suspect as it gets warmer and the barrio becomes more “straight” and more gentrified that more hate will come forth (for the homeless/street people and for G-Strings….have to ban those), most likely from corporatist conservative politician Cocks and the conservative despotic merchants and business district groups. Chau.—el barrio rosa
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El 3 de marzo de 2013. Hola. No naked muchachos today anywhere that I saw. It was rather cold out. Some new signage went up in the Harvey Milk Plaza. I suspect if Harvey Milk were alive today he would rip them down. The signs say, “For the enjoyment of everyone…” (Translation: don’t do these things). The signs list eight/8 things you’re not supposed to do such as, “No landscaping or gardening of any kind.” No, one wouldn’t want to do that in an area of mainly brick and concrete. It doesn’t say anything about dog caca/shit. It’s apparently fine for people to allow their dogs to shit around the Harvey Milk Plaza so people can walk through it. What nuts come up with this shit? One wouldn’t want any plants anywhere unless they have been approved by elitist la basura. Another one was, “No skateboards.” No, you wouldn’t want those either. (I enjoy watching the skateboard muchachos and their different skill levels). The despotic merchants group and business district group along with corporatist conservative politician Cocks seem to be doing their utmost into removing what little human aspect there remains in the Castro and continuing their right-wing agenda of making the barrio corporatized, sanitized, sterilized, bland and boring which is exactly how the Harvey Milk Plaza now feels. It feel sterile. So what CAN one do around the Harvey Milk Plaza? You can stand there but not too long (otherwise I suspect the snooty elitists in those “luxury” condos will likely complain about you as a “suspicious person.” Some people are afraid of their own shadow). You cannot sell anything in the Milk Plaza without a permit (that you have to pay a fee for….more $$/dinero to them) and the permit is authorized by these la basura. All they want anyone to do is to move on through the area and go to one of the retail stores and drop your dinero there and then go to one of the bars and leave your dinero there, the same for the red-meat infested restaurants and then you can go home. Dinero/dollars/$$ is all they are interested in, and since that’s all they’re interested in, I and “what is is” of the pink barrio give them NONE…to any of them. Chau.—el barrio rosa
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El 2 de marzo de 2013. Hola. Despite the ridiculous city-wide nudity ban in San Francisco, there was one naked muchacho sitting in the Warner Plaza yesterday. I’m quite sure it was the same muchacho who was arrested the other day by the 5 cops at the Nude Dance-In Event. I saw this muchacho when I was walking down Market Street towards the San Francisco Bay and he was still there when I came back shortly later. Fortunately, no one was bothering him. Chau.—el barrio rosa
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El 1 de marzo de 2013. Hola. Day before yesterday (el 27 de febrero de 2013) there was a “Nude Dance-In Event” in the Castro in the Jane Warner Plaza. I was told about this from a reliable source.
Two of the people taking part in this event were two of the nudists who filed the lawsuit against the San Francisco City-Wide Nudity Ban. Well, la policía showed up. I guess one or more of the conservative prudes in the barrio called la policía. It took 5 cops to arrest one nudists even though the nudist walked peacefully with the 5 cops. I was told there were a total of 8 cops there. Over reactionary. In reality, it would have only taken one cop to arrest the one nudist, but four other cops had to tag along for a macho “show of force.” What a major waste of City resources! I saw one bicycle cop riding around the Warner Plaza yesterday. I guess he was stalking the area for more nudists.
Later in the afternoon, one of the regular nudists showed up in the Warner Plaza wearing a skimpy black G-string (seen in the picture above, which exposed his butt…gasp!). Then yesterday afternoon, there was a video/film crew recording an anti-nudity ban video at the entrance to the metro at Harvey Milk Plaza. They had two actors and two staged protesters who were carrying signs that read, “Save the Castro” and “Re-elect Cox for District 8” (“Cox” as in “cocks” is the apparent new nickname for the supervisor who authored this nudity-ban nonsense). And I think one sign read “Nudity = shame,” which is the mentality of that conservative supervisor. It was good to hear about the Nudity dance although I’m sorry the dancers were arrested and it was good to see others opposed to what the Castro is becoming. I did notice the faces of the people coming out of the metro. Most people looked lobotomized or had a snarl.
Most showed absolutely no interest in what was taking place. In the former “Gay Mecca” days, the opposite was the case. In those days, Castro/Market were the activist center of protests. That’s no longer the case at all in the corporatized, sanitized, sterilized, mainstream Castro where most people are addicted to partying (drinking) and/or texting and going to restaurants that focus on eating red meat. How health-conscious! Those days are gone. The Castro barrio is saturated with burgers, and some people are now gushing over a new restaurant that serves pig cheek. (Ugh. Just the thought of that…ugh!) Chau.—el barrio rosa
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El 23 de febrero de 2013. Hola. I spoke with “what is is” of the pink barrio earlier. He was in the Castro today. He said there were mainly homeless people hanging out in the Warner Plaza. He saw no naked muchachos. It was “straight day” again in the Castro, which seems to be a common occurrence these days, especially on weekends. I asked: with the required holding of hands that “straights” feel they must do in a former “Gay Mecca” to let everyone know they’re “straight” (as if anyone gives a damn). He said, “Yes.” He also said there were 3 policía cars in front of the restaurant/bar near Castro/Market that has replaced the former puke-fest bar/restaurant known as Lime. Yes, this new dump has essentially taken Lime’s place. Isn’t that wonderful! [sarcasm intended.] La policía were pulling drunk “straight” people out of that bar/restaurant so they could make way for more “straights” to go in and get drunk. He didn’t see any vomiting today. I asked “what is is” how many queer people he saw in all of this. He said he saw no queer people. He commented on how he felt he was in “straight” Marin County (north of San Francisco), rather than being in San Francisco (reminding him how the City is quickly changing). This past week, he said he deliberately watched some “straight” guys in the Castro to see whom they were looking at and he said he noticed many “straight” guys (with la muchacha hanging on them) checking out other guys. I see. We’ve wondered why “straights” were flooding the Castro and had suspected that might be part of the reason. Today however, he said he saw no “straight” guys looking at anyone. They were acting like “tough guys” and all macho (ugh!) he said with their la muchacha. I’d like to comment on the “straights” and their compulsory hand-holding. Their posture often looks the same. La muchacha is leaning into el muchacho one-half step behind him (subserviently) clinging on like a magnet as if she’s afraid to lose him. It looks rather chauvinistic with el muchacho nearly always walking ahead in step of la muchacha. I think this is part of learned behavior (from observing others do it). I’m commenting on this because I see it so often. Why can’t people walk as equals as opposed to one being inferior (and walking one-half step behind the other and clinging and hanging on to him like she’s about to lose him). It looks like insecurity rather than affection. Chau.—el barrio rosa
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El 19 de febrero de 2013. Hola. No naked muchachos seen today in the Warner Plaza. “what is is” of the pink barrio was just in the Castro and tells me that there is now a cop stationed and standing around above the Harvey Milk Plaza (near the entrance to the muni metro). I guess we have the luxury now of paying for police state measures for cops to just stand around acting all threatening. It just seemed odd that a cop would be standing there considering how cold it was out. We suspect he’s standing there to keep the homeless away from the Warner Plaza and elsewhere. Perhaps some of the haters (merchants and elitist conservative residents…especially homeowners) in the Castro complained again about the homeless. The chairs in the Warner Plaza were locked up so no one could sit there. It’s rather cold out and there was only one homeless person to be seen in the Warner Plaza. The big rainbow flag has been removed and has been replaced with a flag showing the face of that conservative politician for the barrio that many people are gushing over, fawning over and worshiping. Underneath that flag is a flag of what looks like a Nazi symbol on it which I suspect the dictatorial piece of work merchants group put up. No, just joking…It hasn’t gotten quite that bad YET. Give it time. Just to be clear, the big rainbow flag is still there on the flag pole by itself. Chau.—-el barrio rosa
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El 17 de febrero de 2013. Hola. Lots have been going on, some of it good and some not so. The one usual naked muchacho has been in the barrio most afternoons lately. “what is is” of the pink barrio saw him yesterday in the Jane Warner Plaza with a white thong over his dick area (I think he has a colour for each day…nice to see colours! and I appreciate his vigilance….right on!…screw this nudity ban). Lots of “straights” flooding into the Castro these days. They seem to prefer or be taking over Market Street (since that’s primarily where we see them) and the queer muchachos seem to be hanging out more down in the Castro. Viernes/Friday night when I went through the barrio, Castro Street itself almost reminded me of former days where the barrio was known as a “Gay Mecca.”
There were lots of queer muchachos going into the bars and on the sidewalk. Then I got up to Market Street and things started to change towards “straight” with the usual, required holding of hands that they do (affection is one thing; insecurity is another). It was also the Emperor and Empress for San Francisco competition this weekend with the lovely Drag Queens. They looked better than some of the muchachas actually. I was glad to see the Drag Queens although it saddens me because I see it as sort of a dying art form as San Francisco and the Castro become mainstream, corporatized, sanitized, sterilized and boring as some people describe it today. “what is is” was in the barrio this afternoon and said it looked like la policía were about to harass/pounce on the homeless and street people in the Warner Plaza. Lots of cop cars and bicycle policía. La policía were in a group discussing things and looking as if they were trying to stay warm as it was getting cold. As “what is is” said: He’d like to ask la policía: If you’re cold, don’t you think the homeless are cold and therefore why would you be harassing them? Where do you expect them to go? I guess some busy-bodied, anti-homeless bourgeois elitist in the barrio contacted la policía to complain. As I’ve written before, this City has an insane homeless policy. All it amounts to is hate and moving homeless people from one barrio to another so that they are out of sight temporarily, so that the elitists (and those who think they are better than others) don’t have to see the homeless. I read an article from 2009 earlier today about a “white baby boom” in San Francisco. Well, I can assure you it’s still in progress. There’s no doubt about that. I don’t usually think about the ethnicity of people. People are people. But after thinking about it, most I would say of the “straights” who are flooding into San Francisco and the Castro/Upper Market area in particular are white and babies are all over the place. The condom manufacturing industry must be dead. No shortage of baby strollers anywhere. If anything, the barrio is saturated with babies and baby strollers (what happened to wearing the baby on your chest?). I suspect it’s often a case of: “So and so are having a baby, we should have a baby too. It will bring us so much happiness and then the two babies can play together. Won’t that be nice?” In other words, someone having a baby because someone else is (the shallow and superficial “Keeping Up With the Jones-es” mentality). And there seems to be a new practice among parents at least in San Francisco. It used to be that parents didn’t want their child screaming and making lots of noise because the noise disturbed other people. It was called “consideration for others.” Well, that practice seems to no longer be in place. The practice/method today is for the child to scream as loudly as possible and make as much noise as possible. We’ve noticed that parents seem to be encouraging their children to scream and not just scream but shrill screaming. I hear the shrill screams and it’s like “nails on a chalkboard.” I don’t know how a parent can stand that noise, but they are encouraging it. This goes on for hours during the day—especially weekends—and the inconsiderate parent just stands there and laughs and laughs at the child and applauds the child and encourages more. Loco. I suspect this routine is done for attention…to give the parents and child attention from others. Sort of in the same category as a parent feeling the need to “show off” their child/trophy. I know someone who owns and operates a preschool and such behavior is strongly discouraged she says in her preschool. It is bad parenting. As I’ve written before, some people should not be parents, in part, because of their lack of maturity, their insecurity and need for attention. Chau.—el barrio rosa
Update to this article:El 16 de febrero de 2013. Hola. I was in the Warner Plaza yesterday. It was rather crowded. There was a group of street people/homeless people hanging out and I was glad to see them there and that they were able to have some place to sit and rest.
The naked muchacho from yesterday was back again this time wearing a dark purple-blue thong over his dick and like yesterday his butt was fully exposed, so he appeared to be naked to anyone looking at him from behind. I was also glad to see him there. He’s not going anywhere. Apparently all you have to wear—at least at this time—is a little thong to keep from being labeled “nude” and that being the case it makes the city-wide nudity ban and the politician responsible for it look ridiculous. Being Viernes/Friday afternoon, there was no shortage of “straights” flooding into the Castro barrio and lots of baby strollers. (Fridays through Sundays are especially “straight” in the Castro…for some reason). Most of the “straights” seemed to be going in the direction of the new “sports bars.” One of the overly-hyped “sports bars” is gay at the moment but I expect that to change into “straight” at the rate things are going in the Castro barrio. The “straights” have the run of the bars in the City and now they want the bars in the Castro too it seems. It was rather crowded in the barrio this afternoon with some queer muchachos but with visibly lots of “straights” (holding hands to let everyone know they’re “straight”….or is it a sign of insecurity on their part?). Chau.—el barrio rosa
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El 15 de febrero de 2013. Hola. Yesterday was interesting in the Warner Plaza. It was warm and pleasant and there were two naked muchachos there, well sort of. I walked by a muchacho sitting reading in a chair and thought he was naked. I smiled. Then when I got to the other side of the street I looked over and realized he had a red cloth covering his dick area. Too bad about the red cloth.
Then later on one of the regular naked muchachos arrived with a
lime green thong swimsuit just like this one. It looked good on him. His butt was fully exposed which I suppose will be a future problem (meaning another ban) for the prudes wanting to return to the Victorian Era. After the prudes—including the conservative merchants, conservative politician for the barrio and conservative residents—see this muchacho walking around the barrio in a thong swimsuit over coming weeks, I guess the next San Francisco bans will include (but will not be limited to):
No male thong swimsuits allowed.
No bare chests allowed.
No shorts allowed.
No bare legs allowed.
No _________ (fill in the blank) allowed.
How much longer before “Women must cover their heads in public” in this country (Estados Unidos/U.S.)?
What did the conservative prudes who support this San Francisco city-wide nudity ban nonsense think was going to happen with the nudists? Did they think they were going to go away? I think that’s wishful-thinking. I don’t think they are going anywhere, as I had said from the beginning. The sheeple certainly are naïve. Chau.—el barrio rosa
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El 14 de febrero de 2013. Hola. I was thinking about what I wrote yesterday (see below) regarding some possible new hateful legislation coming. That could happen, but I wouldn’t be surprised if the Jane Warner Plaza was closed permanently/removed in the name of, “it attracts undesirables” (translation: people who aren’t wealthy, pretentious and elitists just like us. Some of the homeless and street people sit in the plaza and we can’t have that!). The Warner Plaza is just a closed street with cement planters serving as a barrier to traffic on Castro and Market Streets and Muni’s F line street car runs through the middle of it, literally. I can see the Warner Plaza being removed in the name of “civility, reasonable, sensible, rationale” and other newspeak words that the right-wing/conservatives use frequently (at least here). Since yesterday, I read a comment from that muchacha who is head of the business district group. The comment she made had to do with the naked muchachos. She was/is part of the hate group, as I had thought she was. Her comment was the standard script used by the conservatives/right-wing to hate on the naked muchachos and to oppose nudity. Prudish! I won’t repeat what she said but it was distortions, lies and she used the perfunctory Fear Card. She’s quite a piece of work. As too often is the case, the people who are heads of organizations seem to enjoy being on a power trip. It seems to go to their head and I sense that’s the case with this muchacha. Why are so many bad people in positions of power? Chau.—el barrio rosa
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El 13 de febrero de 2013. Hola. I was in the Jane Warner Plaza this afternoon and made some observations. I’m expecting some more hateful, anti-homeless, anti-street people legislation to be proposed soon and put in place by the conservative politician for the Castro barrio. Today, I observed la muchacha who runs the business district group. She (and her group) were responsible for removing the purple benches from the Harvey Milk Plaza so that the homeless/street people didn’t have anywhere to sit. Hateful! Despicable!
I saw this business district group muchacha today talking with a couple of muchachos and I sensed they were in agreement with her and the conservative policies taking place in the barrio. I couldn’t hear what they were saying, but they told her about something they had seen (I heard the word metro mentioned…I assumed they meant our subway system) and this la muchacha went into this overdrive gasp mode with mouth wide open (as if she had heard something so outrageous and reactionary she had never heard before). She held that reactionary body position for—I would say roughly—3 minutes as these two muchachos told her some outrageous story of something they had seen. Based on her extreme reaction and the way I saw her scanning the plaza with her usual snarl (there was one table occupied by a group of homeless/street people with their companion dogs), I’m expecting more hate to come as a result. That’s how things happen in this City these days: Very reactionary. Don’t actually try to solve a problem respectfully, but rather react to it with hateful, draconian measures. The only people who are “respected” are the wealthy, bourgeois elite. And by the way, there’s currently an attempt to erode/gut rent control in San Francisco. Why? Because the conservatives/right-wing want this City to be a City of only the wealthy and elitists. They want more homeowners and less tenants. The measure has been authored by two conservatives on the Board (one of them is gay and he’s the conservative politician for the former “Gay Mecca” Castro barrio). Translation: More homeowners = conservative, fewer “liberal” politicians and that will help to continue to turn San Francisco to the right. As for the naked muchachos, there were none there today. Back to that muchacha from the business district group, as she was talking intently with these two muchachos someone was heavily smoking nearby and the smoke was blowing in her face. There’s a smoking ban in that area. She said nothing about the smoke. But I suspect if some naked muchachos had showed up, she would not have remained silent. Nudity kills you know, but second hand smoke doesn’t. [sarcasm intended]. Chau.—el barrio rosa