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By Lisa Vorderbrueggen
Monday, June 7th, 2010 at 5:07 pm in Contra Costa County, Contra Costa politics.

No ambiguity here.

The opponents of Measure F, the urban limit line expansion measure in Brentwood, have put up this sign around town.

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  • RF

    I want to thank the “No on F” campaign for making me explain to my daughter what exactly the F in F-No stands for.

    Real classy.

  • Gretchen

    The F means Measure F. That’s all you probably had to tell her. It was just a play on words. After all the attacks and insults at least it made some people smile.

  • Gretchen

    And they make great car magnets:)

  • Common Tater

    F stands for Measure F. Tell your daughter that the elections department uses letters of the alphabet to designate proposals that voters will be asked to decide on. The state uses numbers for the same reason.

    If you said anything to your daughter other than some form of the above, then shame on you.

  • Stan D.

    RF: Try educating her on the issues to start. F is a bad idea for Brentwood.

  • Arne

    The letter “F” also stands for “future”, and that is really what Brentwood’s Measure F is all about – its future.

  • RF

    Common,

    I was joking.

    We drove by it and my daughter said “You’d think if they where going around (insert f word here) no’ing things they’d be nice enough to tell everyone else what they are (insert f word here) no’ing.”

    I know its terrible that I, a father, has a daughter, that would dare curse. But my little firecracker knows more about politics than a group of adult nimby’s in Brentwood and wouldn’t dare stand for me sitting her down and saying “Honey, the F stands for measure F.” She’d look at me and say “Do you think I am stupid? I know they are saying (insert f word here) no to something.”

    What can I say, I’m proud.

  • John W

    Gets the point across. Wish there were something equivalent for Props 16 and 17.

  • steve weir

    Boy, I catch more “H” for assigning (or not assigning) the letter “F” to any measure.

    It is part of our prescribed assignment of letters which is set by state law. For better or for worse, we don’t use “F” for school measures, and I catch “H” for that as well.

    Turn out at the polls, this morning, is light. The few will speak for the many.

  • John W

    Maybe we should go to a system like they use for naming hurricanes — alternating male and female names instead of letters and numbers. Or maybe epithets instead of names. Bet we could come up with some good ones.

    Re #9: “The few will speak for the many.” More accurately, the few will decide for the many, but not necessarily speak for them. But that’s the fault of the many.

  • Arne

    Steve, we’ll all be looking forward to following the results tonight! I’m sure that you will have lots of coffee on hand for your staff of ‘worker bees’.

    And keep that iron handy for those crumpled ballots :)

  • steve weir

    Arne, thanks, we’ve received just over 110,000 Vote by mail ballots. (I’m expecting that we will receive over 20,000 additional ballots today.) We’ll have about 75,000 counted by post time (a few minutes past 8:00 pm.) Soon, thereafter, we’ll post our “All Mail” precinct votes (those are precincts that have fewer than 250 voters and we require them to vote by mail.)

    Then, the drought. We will wait for the precincts to close, take their ballots to their designated depots and then to Martinez. We should be humming by 10 pm.

    Bad News. To update our totals require us to stop counting. So, we will have fewer updates than usual, in hopes of being able to finish before mid-night (an ambitious goal).

    I know this makes people unhappy, me too. It is just the nature of our newish restrictions on our tally equipment. That equipment cannot be connected, in any hard way, to anything but the power source. So, to post updates, we have to stop the tally, download and sneakernet to a separate server, in another building.

  • Gretchen

    RF, maybe you could explain the phrase “play on words” to her. And why you like to call people NIMBYs (hopefully that’s the only name you used) when you disagree with them.