New York Union Drops Candidate After Sexual Harassment Reports

Earlier today the Executive Board of 32BJ SEIU unanimously voted to rescind their endorsement of Assembly Member Micah Kellner for a City Council seat. It was the first time the union, which has 75,000 members in New York City, has ever rescinded an endorsement. The union’s members include janitors, property maintenance workers, doormen, security officers, … Continue reading

Young Film Makers at Cinequest (And Prop 8 is live streamed as a play)

Today I saw three productions – two at Cinequest, and one online. The online one was AFER‘s production of 8 – a play which takes dialog directly from the court transcripts of the prop 8 trial before Judge Walker. I always fear watching young film makers first works. On one hand the age means we … Continue reading

Yes We’re Open!

The film I was proud to work on last year (and that I’m continuing some side work with today) will be premiering at the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival as a centerpiece this March! What’s a young, modern, and open-minded San Francisco couple to do when their relationship begins to stagnate? In the … Continue reading

My thoughts on Prop 8…

I could try to write something now but I feel like today’s ruling said so much that it speaks for itself…Page 38 was the best part in my view: “We are excited to see someone ask, “Will you marry me?”, whether on bended knee in a restaurant or in text splashed across a stadium Jumbotron. … Continue reading

Why I’m not impressed with Komen (Despite changing their stance on PP)

Last night I was going to post about Komen and Planned Parenthood but today’s news changes that thought train but I still think it is worth commenting on. For background see Rachel Maddow’s summary from last night. Attacking Planned Parenthood is not new, so why is it so hugely different when The Susan G. Komen for … Continue reading

State of the Union gut reactions (no research or follow up work done…)

Personally I wasn’t too impressed with the SOTU. It felt too focused on the military and banking without addressing the elephant in the room of #OccupyWallSt; there were too many military points without addressing increased militarization of civilian police. And given the number of on going battles on a state level against roe v. wade … Continue reading

Scattered thoughts on the Occupy movement.

I seem to fall somewhere between the two main trains of thoughts I see up on facebook walls, peppering my twitter feed, dominating the opinion pages and otherwise publicly being declared. There are those saying the movement is a time waste and naïve – often based on economics, lack of political tactics, haphazard strategy, etc. … Continue reading

Democrats – You Fail. Just Saying.

I expect Republicans to attack progressives. I expect them to attack liberals. I expect them to take social politics into bedrooms and private lives but to leave that accountability outside of the boardrooms and businesses. I personally enjoy having Anthony Weiner in congress even though he does not represent my district because although his reputation … Continue reading

Prop 8 – Inequality that just won’t go away.

Seriously I’m tired of Prop 8. Today I woke up at 5:30 am to shower and get my self looking semi presentable (too sleep deprived to call it professional), drove to San Francisco, heard speeches in favor of equality at the rally prior to the courtroom hearing, then attended said hearing debating both if the … Continue reading