Is Dave Munson living in Candyland? I’m not the only one who seems to think so.

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I think Hugh Grogan says it best when it comes to the spending priorities of Mayor Munson;

Hugh Grogan, county welfare director, said he had attended the city budget session, which had no room for the homeless project but did find $1.7 million to improve golf course clubhouses.

“I felt I was in candyland,” he said.

Yeah, but Hugh, what is more important? Golfers having a nice new place to enjoy a brew after an exhausting 18 holes or a homeless person having shelter? Like I said yesterday, it is about time public officials are calling out Munson for what he really is; a phony. It’s just too bad it took until the end of his administration for people to figure it out, kind of reminds you of another politician, doesn’t it?

He (Munson) took exception to criticism of golf course upgrades.

“Now wait a minute,” he said in a phone interview. “We’ve got a responsibility. We have to take care of pools … and parks and fire stations. You start to look at all the needs. We’ve got a great park system.”

Yeah, it’s so nice that many of our homeless enjoy going for a stroll while enjoying an ice cold Tilt.



20 comments ↓

#1 Angry Guy on 09.16.09 at 7:10 am

Homeless people don’t vote. So fuck em.

#2 l3wis on 09.16.09 at 7:30 am

That’s not true, some of them have PO boxes and in SF anytime they buy something, they pay taxes.

#3 Angry Guy on 09.16.09 at 8:49 am

Just because they get VA checks mailed to a PO Box or shop at Sid’s doesn’t mean they’re registered voters. Lots of people pay taxes here in SF and don’t vote. Like people from MN.
I’m going to need to see some numbers on this one. But until then I’m going to go on ignoring that they even exist.

#4 Plaintiff Guy on 09.16.09 at 11:10 am

No matter who votes or doesn’t, building country clubs instead of a needed homeless shelter is sociopathic and cruel. Thank god this mayor’s term is coming to an end. Another term and the indigent would be forced on boxcars headed for gas chamber extermination.

#5 l3wis on 09.16.09 at 11:41 am

Well, in Dave’s defense, the city does spend money on the homeless, but instead spending it wisely like on a shelter, they prefer to dole out more in emergency services so they can pretend the problem doesn’t exist.

#6 Angry Guy on 09.16.09 at 11:53 am

These aren’t country clubs, PG. These are resting & recuperation areas for people out bettering themselves through exercise on the golf courses. The obese of SF would collapse and die from heat stroke if they couldn’t pound down a Flat Tire after the back 9. I don’t see any fat homeless people running around downtown, so they must not need our help.

#7 l3wis on 09.16.09 at 1:25 pm

I’m not against building the clubhouse either, since the golf courses are one of the few things the city owns that makes money. But it is dumb how they get the funding for the course. During the budget hearings Staggers (logically) contended that the clubhouse should be built with profits from the courses instead of coming out of the general fund, which would make sense. But instead the city takes the profits and then when the courses need money for an upgrade they just take it from a city fund. I think the courses, the zoo, great bear, whatever should have their own funds from profits and when they want to build something they can cut a check from that fund instead of taking from all the taxpayers.

#8 John on 09.16.09 at 1:41 pm

Munson couldn’t come up with cuts in the budget. I can think of a $100k position that could be cut. If Staggers really wanted to cut waste that’s where he should have started. Also the last meeting was only about sound bites for the next mayoral election.

By the way couldn’t the homeless live in our nice parks?

#9 John on 09.16.09 at 1:41 pm

Especially in the winter when most working people don’t use the parks?

#10 l3wis on 09.16.09 at 1:55 pm

One of the other cuts Kermit suggested was a $100,000 (?) ice rink refrigeration unit. That’s right, the Parks & Rec wants an ice freezing unit for an OUTDOOR rink. I think Kermit said something like, “I think we can let mother nature freeze ice.”

#11 redhatterb on 09.16.09 at 6:31 pm

Angry guy, the problem with the golf courses is that only the well to do can afford to use them. Not all obesity comes from not exercising. I’m not against golf courses, they are about the only pretty green areas in the city. The rest of it is all concrete, ball parks, etc. I do think the fees for playing golf should be used for the improvements.

John, I agree that Jodi Schwann’s job could be cut. I wonder what she will do when Munson is no longer mayor.

I also agree with Kermit’s statement that mother nature can freeze the ice of outdoor rinks.

#12 Angry Guy on 09.16.09 at 8:08 pm

redhatter, GAWD you’re a fuckin tool. Sure glad you took the time away from your mouth breathing to contribute such an eloquent and well thought out response to my erroneous comment that I was completely serious about.
“I ‘think’ and ‘agree’ so that gives me a reason to post…” STFURFN.

#13 l3wis on 09.16.09 at 8:13 pm

Let’s be nice to Red, she only comes here once in awhile, it’s not like she is drunk and going off about fags . . . just fat rich people.

#14 Angry Guy on 09.16.09 at 9:03 pm

OK. Sorry you’re such a tool, hat lady.

#15 Warren Phear on 09.17.09 at 5:34 am

AG, what’s it like coming to an anonymous board and being an even bigger asshole than you obviously are already?

And Munson and our city commission in general? 1.7 million for clubhouse improvements over shelter for the homeless? I don’t golf a lot, but this much I’ve been able to quantify about the “sport”. If the city is serious about keeping drunken drivers off the road, it’s time to set up their random alcohol screening road blocks outside our city’s golf courses.

#16 l3wis on 09.17.09 at 5:56 am

“If the city is serious about keeping drunken drivers off the road, it’s time to set up their random alcohol screening road blocks outside our city’s golf courses.”

Yeah, but Warren, don’t you know, the city courses have a 3 beer limit (that is what I was told once). But I have a feeling they enforce the rule like Tommy Jacks doesn’t over serve on Sundays. They should really set up cots in the parking lot so people don’t have to passout behind the bar.

#17 Angry Guy on 09.17.09 at 6:14 am

“AG, what’s it like coming to an anonymous board and being an even bigger asshole than you obviously are already?”

It’s quite nice, actually. Thanks for asking.

#18 Warren Phear on 09.17.09 at 6:30 am

Yeah, but Warren, don’t you know, the city courses have a 3 beer limit

~l3wis

Yeah right. Just like the 3 beer limit the city enforces at it’s Hot Summer Nites, Hot Harley Nites, GermanFest, or any of it’s other drink til you tip over “events”. Oh…and don’t forget the world famous beer fest the Argus puts on called Ribfest. Where else can you go to enjoy $4.00 a can domestic beer?

#19 Ghost of Dude on 09.17.09 at 9:08 am

Where else can you go to enjoy $4.00 a can domestic beer?

A lot of places in SF. But most of them don’t charge a cover to get in.
At least all the other events are free. Ribfest… you spend ~$5 to get in, $4 per beer, $8 for three bones of ribs (interestingly, even famous dave’s jacks their price way up – you can get a whole rack at the restaurant for under $20), and $5 for a side of fries.

#20 l3wis on 09.17.09 at 9:12 am

That’s why I have called it ‘Ripfest’ for years. But what do you expect from an event put on by the Argus Leader.

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