**Labor Day 2013**
I remember the time that this day was a big affair with the politicians in the Bay Area; they used to hold court at the Alameda County fair and kibbutz with other pols and make speeches at the BBQ with the masses.
*That big shot news exec in the Battery gulch whose rep continues to take a hit should realize that no matter how much he tells his staff to stay clear of me the more I know. And I know. One day, soon, we will all know.
*If there were ever a good time to 'splain yourself, at least low key, the KRON hottie and her well-known suitor would do best to come forward now. Word's out.
*Is there a Bay Bridge-Caltrans Update? Haven't heard one in at least 5 minutes. If not for Caltrans, what would the local lemmings have reported on? Fact is, I have NEVER seen so much NON-NEWS being put forth by so many enablers this weekend. One of the funnier moments: on Saturday, KCBS cut into the Caltrans PR guy holding a "briefing" on the status of the work on the eastern portion of the new bridge. As he finished, the station then ran a report with the same PR guy repeating what he had just said only seconds before. Incredible. Complete amateur hour. Can you all get us real news?
*Another fraud: How much you wanna bet the bridge opens later this evening and NOT at 5 AM tomorrow? I just love this pre-staged drama with "reporters" working part and parcel with Caltrans about an artificial opening. We've been down this road before. Complete utter fools. And some of you gullible consumers, I guess they think you buy all this shit.
*I'd like an update on the new toilets and plumbing near the toll plaza--and can we see more pompous "reporters" with the hard hats on? Splendid. All of you, such heroes. Maybe you ought remember back in '89 when there was real news--the bridge was actually CLOSED for over a month. That was real NEWS, as opposed to this garbage spewed forth by the local carnival barkers known as "press" people. Ha Ha!
*The Rim Fire: sounds kind of pornographic.
*KTVU GM and ND are praying this week passes without a meeting from the big suits in Atlanta. The more time, the better.
*BREAKING NEWS!!: Caltrans and KPIX just announced that the asphalt inside the tunnel would be the subject of a new, exclusive special to be aired directly after the bridge opening: It's called the "Rosenheim Black Mud Chronicles", not to be confused with Dan's nights on the town in Danville.
*I don't really give a damn what some of 'yous think or spin: the KGO Radio ND/Assistant/whatever? First off, KGO never really had a ND--that would assume KGO really cares about news or vice-versa. She was manipulated to the point where they wanted her to leave. So go ahead, staffers, spin it anyway you want. She was bounced out the door --and I'm glad she's going to teach. Maybe she could do a lecture too: "Cumulus: What the fuck was I thinking?"
**We have an UPDATE from the Bay Bridge: The new bike lane will have a corner bar at the incline. All reporters on scene will be given a guided tour complete with Bloody Marys and Mimosas --you'll need a badge to enter unless your name is Dan Rosenheim.
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