Sunday, December 2, 2007
Kathy Griffin - Harvey Milk Club
Yes, I went and saw Kathy Griffin at the Masonic Center last night. I am big fan of her reality show. Not only is she outrageous, funny - she says things we think about inside our heads but are afraid to say out loud. The show was sold out for two shows last night. All types of people and ages. When you think about it she was on stage for 1 hour and 45 minutes non stop with no notes. I was on the side so I missed her facial expressions, but she does work hard . She looked great from where I was- small body "big hair".
She touched all the topics, Hillary (hostage situation), Ophrah (she can do a great imitation of Ophrah doing her "favorite things" ), Marie Osmond so funny - fainting, face lift, falling apart, dancing, Donnie. Talked about going to House of Nanking for over 15 years (they still don't know her and she never knows what she is going to get to eat - but it always tastes good). She talked about her boyfriend, Steve Wozniak (co-founder of Apple Computer ) and how that relationship has made a difference when meeting people. No more D list! Her show has just been renewed for another year through Bravo. I admire her hard work and the way she is straight forward and a little wild.
Masonic Center is a great place for a concert (just don't sit on the sides behind the mike). If you have a chance go downtown at night during Christmas, it is so beautiful. The Christmas Tree the lights - gorgeous. The crowds! You couldn't even walk on the sidewalks! It was interesting walking up Sutter Street to Masonic Center. The Academy of Art has basically taken over a huge part of that part of town. You can tell by the Academy of Art big red and black signs on their buildings and that there is a different atmosphere (young adults , some cheaper places to eat and drink - which might be good for San Franciscans who want to eat downtown. ) Take a look around Sutter, Pine and Post Street . Lot's of changes.
Harvey Milk Democratic Club Announcement regarding their endorsement which I have copied and pasted as exactly as published:
The Harvey Milk Club PAC will meet on Saturday, December 8 at the LGBT Center (in the Ceremonial Room, 4th Floor) from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. to consider and make recommendations for Club endorsements for the February 2008 election (presidential primary and local and state ballot measures) and the June 2008 State Senate primary. Members must have attended the October 2nd PAC meeting, October 23rd General Membership meeting, or November 7 PAC meeting to vote at the December 8 PAC. Members are encouraged to attend the entire PAC meeting; however, they may request a ballot after attending for one hour.
The Harvey Milk Club general membership will vote on endorsements for the February 2008 election and the June 2008 State Senate primary on Tuesday, December 11 from 7 to 9 pm at the Women’s Building at 3543 18th Street, between Guerrero and Valencia.
New members must have joined on or prior to September 25 to be eligible to vote on either December 8 or December 11. Lapsed members whose memberships have expired within the previous six months are eligible to renew and vote at either meeting.
Reminder: there will not be a PAC meeting on December 4th, and there will not be a general membership meeting on December 25 (for obvious reasons).
Comment: This isn't the first time the San Francisco political community has gone through a tough political season . I remember Jim Foster -( founder of Alice B. Toklas Democratic Club and first openly gay person to speak in front of the Democratic National Convention) screaming (it was the Women's Building - so it must have been a Harvey Milk meeting) "I hope you strangle on your own membership"!
I remember thinking that was a great comeback (especially since there was no computers at the time!) This was during the Agnos/Molinari race (they stacked clubs then as they do now- it's called organizing).
Harvey Milk Club has put alot of effort and time in putting together the process for this election and the carefully worded statement printed above.
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