Cinnamon Stillwell

I’m the West Coast Representative for Campus Watch, a project of the Middle East Forum that focuses on Middle East studies. I was a political columnist for SFGate.com (San Francisco Chronicle online) from 2004-2008. I've written for the American Thinker, Frontpage Magazine, Family Security Matters, Accuracy In Media, Newsbusters, Israel National News, The Jewish Policy Center, J-The Jewish News Weekly of N. CA, Intellectual Conservative and many others. More info at CinnamonStillwell.com.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

SF Election Brings Bevy Of Bad Propositions

New column up at SFGate today:

SF Election Brings Bevy Of Bad Propositions

To sum it in four words, vote no on everything!

5 Comments:

Blogger Greg Sperla said...

Dear Ms. Stillwell,

Let me begin by saying I thoroughly enjoyed your column! Although I can't vote in SF this year (being that I'm currently studying abroad in Argentina and am a registered absentee voter in San Diego now where my parents live) I remember well happily voting no on every single SF city proposition last year. You hit it spot on when talking about all the wasteful bond efforts we see every year on the ballot. My favorite last year was the $200 or so million to make bike lanes, just bike lanes!!! Oh and we can't forget the hundreds of millions that passed the year before for a stem cell research facility at SF city college.. might as well have proposed the community college build a nuclear reactor and space program while they were at it. Fortunately for us all, the bonds take a super majority and most don't pass or get overturned by state or city courts (minimum wage, gun ban, etc.).

Ive read the SFgate.com site pretty much everyday for the last three years now but I'm just now stubbling onto your column... they must really bury you! Hope you one day get some space in the print edition cause Deb Saunders can't keep it sane all by herself. In the meantime, I'll keep reading if you keep writing.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006 4:35:00 PM  
Blogger chickysoldier said...

hi cinnamon,

just read your article on the SF propositions. i recently moved to SF and realized that there are too many special interests in the city. it's like people don't know what reasonable means. SF is not what it used to be. little disappointed by what it became - the most liberal or should i say, dangerous liberal city in the nation...hahaha...or is it more like a socialist city (when it comes to property ownership matters).

it just seems like the beauty of SF is fading by special interest groups (by all means including dogs)and for the sake of alternative group looking for prolonged party time without being responsible. kind of worse than southern democrats who are big on entitlement. i will just stop here but it was refreshing to read your article. thank you!

Wednesday, October 25, 2006 5:21:00 PM  
Blogger JMK2006 said...

it's like people don't know what reasonable means No kidding!

You could have called this column, "Getting Propositioned in San Francisco."

Wednesday, October 25, 2006 9:25:00 PM  
Blogger Cinnamon said...

Thanks for dropping in, folks! Yes, welcome to the wacky world of SF politics. I'm just here to chronicle the insanity ;-)

Wednesday, October 25, 2006 9:47:00 PM  
Blogger kellyG said...

You have made some wild assumptions about the priorities of voting San Franciscans in regards to Prop F, which would provide paid sick days for working families. Mainly, you states that the biggest losers are small businesses and even dare to devalue the intent behind Prop F, which you flippantly calls a "feel good measure".

As a seventh generation San Franciscan, I would you, Ms. Stillwell, to know that my priorities in voting are not to retain neighborhood charm over neighborhood responsibility. I would like you to know, that when I sit down to eat, and spend my hard earned money at a local restaurant, I would prefer my money to go towards decent wages (that will in turn be circulated in my neighborhood), and that the servers who bring me my food are healthy. Not only is this the ethical choice to make, this is a simple public health issue and a smart business move. Sick people should not be working in kitchens or serving food no matter how small the business. Rather, they should be seeking medical treatment or at home recovering so that they can return to work as quickly as possible. They should not suffer the risk of loosing their jobs if their children are ill, or their parents are ailing. Living in neighborhoods where people are healthy and cared for, that's the charm and character I am looking to retain and improve upon this election.

If Prop F fails, then we have failed as a community and we have all become the biggest losers. But I don't think that will happen, because, unlike you, Ms. Stillwell, I think most San Franciscans prefer to live in a city that is just, and healthy, and will vote yes for Prop F.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006 11:49:00 AM  

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