sitting on the edge of the sandbox, biting my tongue

February 28, 2012

Political Scandals Rock the Bay Area

Actually, they don’t really rock the Bay Area, considering that said events are unlikely to inspire any soul-searching; they just happened to take place here.

Numero Uno is Alameda County Supervisor Nadia Lockyer, third wife of State Treasurer Bill Lockyer.  I Own the World summarizes: Politicians, Meth, Alcoholism, Sex Tape* and no Mention of Political Party.  My first thought, was, why, we only have one party around here.

Then I thought of SF sheriff Ross Mircarimi, on trial for domestic violence battery, child endangerment and dissuading a witness.  He got his wife to proclaim the following:

“This is a case of political persecution, and we Venezuelans know what that is,” said Ms. Lopez, who denied that her husband had abused her. “Everybody believes that politics in the United States is very transparent. But it’s actually a bit cloudy.”

“Welcome to the U.S.A., everybody,” she said. “It’s very dirty, really, and there are many hidden interests at play.”

You wife compares the US to Venezuela, and next thing you know, you are charged with dissuading a witness.

Mircarimi is a co-founder of the  California Green Party, something that newspapers don’t like to mention either.  Somehow Mircarimi is also a member of NOW, and as DH points out, Lidia Stiglich, his Berkeley-based attorney, looks an awful lot like a lesbian.  Although I doubt either Lockyer or Mircarimi consider themselves white, none of behavior described here is hypocritical; it’s ironic.

Lidia Stiglich, center

Meth… domestic violence… our ruling elites are so white trash around here.  But students over at Cal OD on cocaine.

In case you are wondering, Nadia Lockyer is a Democrat.


* Add domestic violence to the list.  Supervisor Lockyer’s boyfriend alleges that she attacked him.  Nadia Lockyer is a recipient of the LULAC 2009 Champion Against Domestic Violence Award and the Alameda County Family Justice Center’s Diamond Leadership Award.  She is historic — the first Latina and the first woman of Native American heritage elected to the Alameda County Board of Supervisors.



  1. This makes New York City look good. Actually NYC is relatively honest. Relatively.

    Comment by Infidel de Manahatta — February 29, 2012 @ 4:19 am

  2. Chavez would love California.

    Comment by Conservatives on Fire — February 29, 2012 @ 8:48 am

  3. […] with authorities, blaming dirty politics and — imagine that! — comparing America to Venezuela.  In the video recorded by her neighbor, however, Eliana showed her bruised arm.  The two are no […]

    Pingback by The VAWA Extention Battle (PARTIAL NUDITY) « sitting on the edge of the sandbox, biting my tongue — March 26, 2012 @ 2:24 pm

  4. […] few months ago, I wrote about about the trails and tribulations of Ross Mircarimi a wife beater, fraudster and California green Party co-founder and then San Francisco Sheriff.  I […]

    Pingback by A “Human Rights” Perv « sitting on the edge of the sandbox, biting my tongue — June 27, 2012 @ 12:43 pm

  5. […] of post-stoic masculinity, two Democratic Congressional candidates are involved in a brawl and wife-beater Ross Mircarimi is the  “de facto progressive leader” of San […]

    Pingback by Whatever Happened to The Sensitive Man? « sitting on the edge of the sandbox, biting my tongue — October 16, 2012 @ 10:26 am

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at

%d bloggers like this: