Assemblywoman Fiona Ma us trying to pass a bill that outlaws raves in CA. That’s right – no more glow sticks, no more 18-year olds covered in glitter with candy bracelets piled up to their elbows, and no more sunrises full of thumping, brain-numbing music. Hm…maybe this could be a good thing after all?
This morning President Barack Obama ended Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, the 17-year old policy banning gays in the military. There were cheers and shouts of “Yes, We Can!” from the crowd as the President announced his signing of the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Repeal Act of 2010. Since it was enacted in 1993, more than 14,000 military members have been discharged because of DADT.
San Francisco’s last fossil-fueled power plant will shut down on January 1 after years of bickering among local politicians and community groups.
In a move that calls to mind the authoritarian public decency and cleanliness rules of Singapore, the San Francisco city government is now forcing businesses into keeping the sidewalks in front of their stores and restaurants clean and sparkly. That includes the wads of gum that get spit onto the concrete only to dry into tar-like discs. And if they don’t comply, they’ll get charged a whopping $500.
The United States Postal Service is preparing for the busiest mailing day of the year on Monday, when more than 800 million pieces of mail are expected to enter the system.