Are You Going to San Francisco? Forget Flowers, Bring Poop Scoopers!
By: John Lillpop
San Francisco has long been famous for excellent dining, cultural sophistication, â€œdrop-deadâ€ beautiful ocean and skyway views, and goofy politics. All of which makes The City the most popular tourist destination in America.
Immodestly referred to by locals as â€œThe City That Knows how,â€ San Francisco is always in the news for some of its more edgy politics.
An example is the gun ban passed in 2006 which, if enforced, would assure that law-abiding folks are defenseless against criminals who will simply ignore the silly law.
Or the recent demand by the Board of Supervisors that congress impeach President Bush.
On and on, the outrages and wackiness coming from Nancy Pelosiâ€™s hometown continue to shock and awe the sensibilities of normal Americans, of whom there are precious few in The City.
So few, in fact, that president Bush has not been here since being elected Americaâ€™s CEO. He has been to India and Pakistan, and plenty of other God-forsaken locales, but has never been to San Francisco as president.
Who says G.W. Bush is not the sharpest knife in the drawer?
But The City is outdoing itself with its latest nuttiness: Officials want to use dog poop as an energy source.
Why use dog poop to heat oneâ€™s home? Because there is plenty of it, some of which is apparently not lodged in the skulls of Mayor Newsome and the Board of Supervisors.
As it turns out, there are more dogs than kids in The City, an inevitable outcome in a community with such a large gay population.
So, San Francisco officials are going to try an experiment whereby dog droppings are tossed into a methane digester for creating methane gas. The gas would then be piped to a stove, heater, turbine of other device powered by natural gas. Electricity could also be generated.
There is just one glitch: How do you get manâ€™s best friend to deposit his/her droppings into that methane digester, rather than on the neighborâ€™s front lawn?
Officials admit that that is the tricky part, but say they are working 24/7 on it.