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From the San Francisco Chronicle:

Zhao withdraws from SF school board race after reports on transgender comments

By Jill Tucker Updated 6:26 pm PDT, Monday, September 10, 2018

A controversial San Francisco school board candidate withdrew from the race Monday after recent media reports exposed derogatory comments she made in Chinese about transgender rights and the sexuality of her opponents.

On WeChat, a Chinese messaging service, Josephine Zhao described other school board candidates as “two transgender candidates … fighting for the title of ‘first transgender commissioner’ … also three homosexuals. Their highest priority for education would be to spread ideologies,” according to translations by Mission Local.

I blame Trump for causing divisiveness among the diverse.

… the online news site used up to nine Cantonese translators to review her comments …

No expense may be spared in protecting the amour propre of the transgender. Just ask them and they’ll let you know.

… Before her exit, she was considered among the top contenders in a field of 19 candidates for three open seats, raising $77,000 — far more than any of her competitors. She also collected a strong lineup of endorsements, including support from Mayor London Breed and state Sen. Scott Wiener.

“While I do not believe that Josephine is transphobic or homophobic, I do believe that her current comments in combination with older, hurtful comments have created an atmosphere of distrust,” Breed said in a statement Monday. “Josephine has made real strides personally in her understanding and support for the LGBT community … but she has more work to do.”

Mayor Breed is famously diverse t0o, although I can’t precisely remember if London Breed is San Francisco’s glass ceiling-shattering first mayoral Sheepdog-American, Entree-American, or Raincoat-American.

That reminds me … Remember when Hillary was going to celebrate her victory on Election Night 2016 by ending her acceptance speech on stage by having a literal Glass Ceiling fall on her head? Or was she going to ascend into the rafters on a wire and smash the Glass Ceiling by headbutting it? I can’t think of anything I’d more trust Robbie Mook and John Podesta to get right than that.

 
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  1. Never, ever utter the truth and you will be fine in the company of liberals.

    • Replies: @Anon
  2. Josephine has made real strides personally in her understanding and support for the LGBT community … but she has more work to do.

    It’ll be interesting to see how many Asian-Americans will be willing, in the long run, to take this kind of rank condescension from their Pokemonic Superiors.

    Lots of Nice White People are more than happy to do so, but they are often true believers.

    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
    , @Pericles
  3. George says:

    Candidate tells Chinese supporters she still opposes transgender restroom policy, gives different message in English

    http://www.sfexaminer.com/candidate-tells-chinese-supporters-still-opposes-transgender-restrooms-gives-different-message-english/

    • Replies: @AndrewR
  4. I believe Mayor London Breed is an aftershave cologne.

    • Replies: @PiltdownMan
  5. @Buzz Mohawk

    The American Breed was much nicer to listen to than this London Breed.

  6. Anon[306] • Disclaimer says:
    @Buffalo Joe

    Here here !!
    Astute observation and sound advice in one very succinct comment.

    • Replies: @PiltdownMan
  7. @The Last Real Calvinist

    Ms. Zhao, at least, will eventually get the message.

    • Replies: @Joe Schmoe
  8. Clyde says:

    Sad old queens and in the way gays. Trans-whatevers rule the diversity roost! We are top of the totem and fetish pole.

  9. @PiltdownMan

    Groovy baby. That song was in a commercial for Sleep Number beds, much better than London Breed cologne.

  10. That reminds me … Remember when Hillary was going to celebrate her victory on Election Night 2016 by ending her acceptance speech on stage by having a literal Glass Ceiling fall on her head? Or was she going to ascending into the sky and smash the Glass Ceiling by headbutting it? I can’t think of anything I’d more trust Robbie Mook and John Podesta to get right than that.

    Well, the fake glass shards were plastic, so they couldn’t hurt anyone seriously, unless they got in someone’s eyes, which could only happen if you poured them over people’s heads.

    What could be more fitting for the year of shattered glass narratives that didn’t quite add up? O the other hand, shattered glass all over the floor of the Javits Center might have been triggering…

  11. Whoever ratted out Ms. Zhao had to be a Chinese speaker, almost certainly Chinese themselves. Chinese siding with gay/trans over fellow Chinese, kinda interesting.

    • Replies: @ben tillman
    , @AndrewR
  12. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:

    Why there are so many thriving private and religious schools in San Francisco.

    Asians and gays are still united against White normals.

    • Replies: @Marty T
  13. Is that really true, the plans for that glass-ceiling business at the planned but not-to-be victory celebration? I would have voted for the Hildabeast if I knew that was coming, just in the hopes that the 20 lb test fishing line that I recommended to Podesta to hold up the glass would have been loaded to twice its ultimate tensile strength. I’d be worth never working in the stagehand business again. I could always get a job as a key grip, whatever the hell that is.

  14. “Josephine has made real strides personally in her understanding and support for the LGBT community … but she has more work to do.”

    Yes, and I know just the place for her to do this work, at a pig farm up in Manchuria Arcata*.

    She can come back in 10 years, a battered, but more politically correct Californian, the type that would be welcome to join the school board …. perhaps even as Commissioner of the Night Soil.

    .
    .

    I would say Weed, but I’m kinda partial to Weed, with it’s proximity to Mr. Shasta and all.

    • Replies: @Anon
  15. nebulafox says:

    Learn enough Mandarin and have a Sichuanese food and beer laden night out with a bunch of 20 or 30-something young PRC male programmers or graduate students, and I can guarantee that you will see clearly how shallow their imbibing of political correctness is. As someone else here mentioned, Chinese culture has a long tradition of accepting bogus bureaucratic edicts from dictatorial authorities on the surface and industriously finding clever “hacks” around them-which is part of why the SE Asian Chinese diaspora is up there with the pre-Holocaust Ashkenazi Jews in business talent.

    (In 2016, whenever they talked about Hillary, lesbianism was invariably and heavily implied. And not the fun, “let’s set up a threeway” kind.)

    Seriously, the logic of lefties never ceases to amaze me. They propose to make life better for blacks and females by importing millions of people from cultures that are wayyy more un-PC than ours. Hate Whitey Man is only going to take you so far: you have to keep your political coalition stable. There is no way it will, given the likely conditions America will face in upcoming decades. The only reason it is even a feasible possibility is because if there is one thing iStevers and the Left can agree upon, it is that GOP is indeed the Stupid Party.

    • Replies: @ben tillman
    , @jbwilson24
  16. Anon[306] • Disclaimer says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Arcata train wreck ????

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  17. Anonymous[372] • Disclaimer says:

    “Totem pole” is a cultural appropriation, totally off the reservation to use that word. The SJW tribe will be on the warpath if they see it, so prepare to circle the wagons and hold down the fort.

  18. “While I do not believe that Josephine is transphobic or homophobic, I do believe that her current comments in combination with older, hurtful comments have created an atmosphere of distrust,” Breed said in a statement Monday. “Josephine has made real strides personally in her understanding and support for the LGBT community … but she has more work to do.”

    If Mayor Breed is not lying, and Ms. Zhao had not previously shown any signs of transhomowhateverphobia, what could have made her say these things? Let’s see:

    On WeChat, a Chinese messaging service, Josephine Zhao described other school board candidates as “two transgender candidates … fighting for the title of ‘first transgender commissioner’ … also three homosexuals. Their highest priority for education would be to spread ideologies,” according to translations by Mission Local.

    Cynical view 1: she’s actually anti-trans and anti-gay, and just says PC stuff for baizuo consumption.

    Cynical view 2: she is a true contemporary Leftie who has no problems with trans/gays, but also has no trouble pretending she does if this helps her get some votes.

    Candid view: she is a true contemporary Leftie who has no problems with trans/gays, but even she can see what common people observe: that gay/trans/whatever activists are obsessed with their identities to the point of exclusion of everything that matters.

  19. @Anon

    I had to look that up, #366. I just picked Arcata as it’s way up north compared to the bay, as Manchuria is to wherever the Cultural Revolution was occurring. I’m not really a fan of the stuff … just really liked (notice the past tense) a state with a town named “Weed”. It is beautiful country up there.

  20. Tyrion 2 says:

    Josephine Zhao described other school board candidates as “two transgender candidates” … “their highest priority for education would be to spread ideologies.”

    Does anyone not believe this?

  21. @Joe Schmoe

    “Beat me, whip me, make me write bad checks.” (?)

    I’m not completely sure, as that Red Guard’s handwriting really sucks!

  22. @Angular momentum

    Whoever ratted out Ms. Zhao had to be a Chinese speaker . . . .

    Or just a liar.

  23. I don’t know how well the Cantonese translate, but they make much more appealing towers than the other cities of the world.

    • Replies: @anonymous
    , @Pericles
    , @vinteuil
  24. @nebulafox

    Seriously, the logic of lefties never ceases to amaze me. They propose to make life better for blacks and females by importing millions of people from cultures that are wayyy more un-PC than ours.

    Not quite right. The black and female Lefties you speak of aren’t proposing that. They’re going along with the proposal. And the people making the proposal don’t care one whit about blacks or females.

    • Replies: @Haha
  25. @PiltdownMan

    Yeah, but who wants to date a contortionist? That’s, well… twisted.

  26. @Anon

    Here here !!
    Astute observation and sound advice in one very succinct comment.

    Er, ahem…

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hear,_hear

  27. Anon[150] • Disclaimer says:

    When I first saw campaign posters for “London Breed” I thought they were advertisements for a punk rock band.

  28. Or was she going to ascend into the rafters on a wire and smash the Glass Ceiling by headbutting it?

    Excellent questions every one of them. I’m glad, nonetheless, that we never got to find out.

  29. @nebulafox

    “Learn enough Mandarin and have a Sichuanese food and beer laden night out with a bunch of 20 or 30-something young PRC male programmer”

    Hell, grow up in a highly Chinese neighborhood in North America and have half of your good friends be Chinese from Hong Kong. I remember being shocked at the level of racism and hostility that my friends would occasionally let slip. Indians were greasy, filthy people who will f#$# you over at every opportunity. Blacks were useless monkeys who are entertaining at best. Whites were lazy, with exceptions.

    Definitely not PC, and that’s from the Westernized Hong Kong set. I can only imagine what they are like in the mainland.

    Damn, I love the Chinese to death sometimes.

    • Agree: Dan Hayes
  30. anonymous[337] • Disclaimer says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    You do realize that tower is rainbow-colored, don’t you?
    Just checking..

    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
    , @Reg Cæsar
  31. Ed says:

    What type of parent submits their child to have their education controlled by transsexuals and homosexuals? She should have stayed in the race.

  32. @Achmed E. Newman

    “Is that really true, the plans for that glass-ceiling business at the planned but not-to-be victory celebration?”

    At the time, the way the Guardian was reporting it, I was sure there was a fake glass ceiling that Hillary was going to break. Dunno if that’s been memory-holed.

    But they appear to have been definitely going to ‘symbolically’ break the glass ceiling and shower the floor with ‘shards’ of plastic confetti.

    “I was among her supporters at the Javits Center waiting for the symbolic shattering of the glass ceiling and the shard like confetti to fall down on us. We left the Javits Center at 2 in the morning with profound emptiness,” Burson told NBC. The unused confetti had to be removed from the air cannons and swept into empty boxes by workers.

    “I wanted to fill that emptiness with hope by giving voice to my feelings that even in defeat, Hillary’s confetti could be used to inspire the next generations of little girls and young women to dream big and to act on their dreams,” she added.

    https://news.artnet.com/art-world/bunny-burson-confetti-hillary-clinton-1015193

  33. @YetAnotherAnon

    That would have been lame.

    I think Hillary should have concluded her victory speech by strapping on a rocket-powered backpack and launching herself straight through a genuine glass ceiling.

    That would have been awesome.

  34. @YetAnotherAnon

    That would have been lame.

    I think Hillary should have concluded her victory speech by strapping on a rocket-powered backpack and launching herself straight through a genuine glass ceiling.

    That would have been awesome.

    • Replies: @Danindc
  35. AndrewR says:
    @George

    When referring to me as a “race traitor,” it is unfortunate that she would stoop to using a term created by white supremacists and used by the KKK,” Fewer told me Wednesday.

    So a fellow woman of Chinese descent calls her what is basically a racial slur, but she manages to blame white people.

    The left never ceases to give me new reasons to hate them.

  36. Pericles says:
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    It’ll be interesting to see how many Asian-Americans will be willing, in the long run, to take this kind of rank condescension from their Pokemonic Superiors.

    Nobody’s better at hierarchy than Asians.

  37. AndrewR says:
    @Angular momentum

    Um, are you aware that many Chinese people are gay or trans? At that these people’s anger at what they perceive as transphobic or homophobic comments might supercede whatever racial solidarity – if any – that they may feel towards Zhao? Boiling everything down to race is foolish.

    • Replies: @mp
    , @Sean
    , @Angular momentum
  38. Danindc says:
    @Steve Sailer

    It goes back to the now popular saying…this is why we got Trump.

    We got Trump to save Hillary from being cut to pieces in a glass ceiling disaster.
    She can thank him later.

    Robbie Mook in the aftermath…ohh so it’s force x velocity = power. Now I see.

    London Breed – they show well at Westminster but can be very moody if not coddled in the home. Very inbred like the dalmation. I’d stay away if you’re thinking of getting one.

  39. mp says:
    @AndrewR

    …Um, are you aware that many Chinese people are gay or trans?

    No. Um…how many?

    • Replies: @tiny blades
  40. Sean says:
    @AndrewR

    Maybe Chinese parents suspect their children (especially sons) are particularly vulnerable to being inducted into a gay lifestyle. Chinese are conformist and if the school is saying gay is normal …

    It is the old problem of permissive Western culture being if not great then usually OK for those with individualistic and internal controls on their behavior, but very deleterious for people adapted to a much more paternalistic culture. It is called Downward Assimilation.

  41. Speaking of Madame, Ken Starr was Tucker’s guest last night. Starr, in discussing how the Rose Law Firm files wound up in the White House, admitted to be haunted by the memory of the dead Vincent Foster. Just wondering if he had something else on his mind that he knew that he could never discuss in public.

    • Replies: @MB
  42. @PiltdownMan

    That band name would be a hate crime today.

  43. What could possibly go wrong with turning your school board over to the gay/trans mafia?

    When will we start hearing about “Asian flight?”

    Heh. When I search on it, all the top responses to “Asian flight” are about airfare. But Google knows exactly what “White flight” means.

    • Replies: @dwb
  44. Why does America need public officials who post on Cantonese message boards? Honestly, if I lived in that district, I’d prefer the gays or trans people to be on my kids’ school board to ethnocentric foreigners. They’re going to get the poz stuff at school anyway.

  45. @YetAnotherAnon

    I thought I remembered seeing they were going to do a laser light show like you might see on the court before an NBA game that projected a false image of a ceiling shattering on top of the real one.How this would work with glass, I don’t know.

  46. @anonymous

    Fags don’t own the spectrum.

  47. @PiltdownMan

    That has a nice beat. You can dance to it.

  48. @Rosamond Vincy

    Indeed! One of the best-selling spectrums of all time.

  49. RudyM says:

    As someone else here mentioned, Chinese culture has a long tradition of accepting bogus bureaucratic edicts from dictatorial authorities on the surface and industriously finding clever “hacks” around them-which is part of why the SE Asian Chinese diaspora is up there with the pre-Holocaust Ashkenazi Jews in business talent.

    One of the (Chinese) women who works in a Chinese restaurant near me asked me about my last name. I mentioned that the spelling had been changed once we came to America. She immediately said something like, “yes, I know–anti-Semitism. . . .” Hahaha. I was a little caught off-guard and I don’t think I’ve ever gotten around to telling her I don’t have any known Jewish ancestry.

    (People have often assumed I am Jewish, including at least one strange black man who once accosted me on the street in Philadelphia; but I used to get that a lot more when I was younger, when my very wavy dark brown hair helped accentuate the look.)

    • Replies: @Hail
  50. @Achmed E. Newman

    I could always get a job as a key grip, whatever the hell that is.

    I dunno. Maybe you’d be better off as a Best Boy. Whatever the hell that is. ;-)

    Me, I wanna be a Gaffer. That sounds exciting.

  51. @anonymous

    You do realize that tower is rainbow-colored, don’t you?

    Yeah, but it only “comes out” at night!

  52. @Buzz Mohawk

    Fags don’t own the spectrum.

    Nobody does. It was Mileyed a few years back.

  53. Hail says: • Website

    Mayor London Breed [b. SF, 1974] is described as African-American but looks exotic.

    Is that partial East- or Southeast Asian ancestry I see?

    She looks something like a Madagascar native (Malagasy). They are, I read, 70% Black-African and 30% Southeast Asian.

  54. MB says: • Website
    @Prester John

    DCDave calls the murder of Vince Foster, America’s Dreyfus Affair

    http://www.dcdave.com/article1/961127.htm

    Like 9/11 or the Warren Commission, the official story doesn’t add up.
    But we already knew that.

  55. Is it homophobic or what ever the phobic du jour is today to tell the truth?

    In that she is probably right that these people ARE USING their personal victim points to secure positions of power…….why not….Barry did it.

  56. @mp

    I live in SF – it’s approximately the same as the percentage of golfers who’ve ever played CPC.

  57. Andy says:

    What is this all about with this constant pandering to transgenders, an ultra minimal percentage of the population? Since I doubt blacks, latinos or asians care much about trangenders, it seems to me that this is almost entirely virtue signaling among white liberals – who by pretending to care about transgenders can still play the victimhood game and win points against people of color.

    • Replies: @dwb
  58. Hail says: • Website
    @RudyM

    Chinese wom[a]n who works in a Chinese restaurant near me

    I mentioned that the spelling had been changed once we came to America. She immediately said something like, “yes, I know–anti-Semitism. . . .”

    This is a small, but telling/concrete example, of Jewish cultural domination of the USA.

    Astute, clever, upwardly oriented immigrants know, and accept uncritically, Jewish narratives and the Jewish worldview of America. The narratives and worldview of <3% of the population. Undemocratic culture meddling, I say.

    If Sarah Jeong is a Judaized Oriental, she is not alone.

  59. @AndrewR

    “Homophobic comments superseding racial solidarity”. That’s the interesting part, in this case I guess Chinese Pokémon points don’t count for much, even amongst Chinese.

  60. @Joe Schmoe

    Hand is obscuring the first word, but the sign reads (anti)-Party Black Society Gangster. Second line is a name, Li Xia.

  61. Corvinus says:

    “I can’t think of anything I’d more trust Robbie Mook and John Podesta to get right than that.”

    It’s Robbie Gook, not Mook.

    Of course, the issue has nothing to do with this Alt Right inspired hierarchy, i.e. totem pole of intersectionality, but rather public comments made that in this day and age have consequences.

    And, of course, an important piece of information from the story was somehow missing. I blame Stephanie.

    “I strongly believe that the issue of transgender rights and dignity is larger than any single person’s candidacy for office, including my own,” Zhao said on her Facebook candidacy page Monday morning. “Therefore, I would rather step aside and work for the greater good than allow my candidacy to be a tool of division.”

    How refreshing. Ancient Chinese secret?

  62. vinteuil says: • Website
    @Reg Cæsar

    Hideous. Belongs in Las Vegas. Or possibly West Hollywood.

  63. Marty T says:
    @Anon

    Are there white “normals” in San Francisco?

  64. Ragno says:

    Now it is the Oriental’s turn to taste the cruel betrayal of the Lace Tlaitor.

    Hey, mama-san, to the Right Side of History® Gang, you all bananas – yellow on inside, but hated white on inside. Not sure how powerful the tongs are in San Fagcisco these days, but I can think of up to nine “Cantonese translators” who could use a tuning-up – chop chop! Unless selling out your own to curry favor with politically-ambitious cross-dressers and the kulturjuden sponsoring them is now viewed as somehow nobler than informing.

  65. Ragno says:

    Of course that should be “yellow on outside, but hated white on inside”. For whatever reason, I didn’t get my 4 minutes grace to tidy up typos and such. So solly.

  66. Haha says:
    @ben tillman

    @Ben Tillman I don’t think the black and white lefties truly care about blacks and females anymore, as it’s not en vogue. Illegals and trannies have now taken the place of blackuns and women as the libturds’ new pet projects. They use them as a means to an end, all the while pretending to care. I know that libs are emotionally charged beings, which is why they are impossible to talk to. That said, they are only emotional about their ideals (which ALWAYS entailsspend other people’s money) and will use anyone handy to get what they want. These “minorities” just don’t get it. Forest for the trees…

  67. Anonymous[311] • Disclaimer says:

    … the online news site used up to nine Cantonese translators to review her comments …

    Once again hyper-PC trips itself up. “Cantonese” is not used as a written language, any more than “American.” Cantonese speakers write and read “Chinese,” sometimes interspersed with a few Cantonese-flavored words or expressions.

    U.S. English uses countless “American” expressions such as “sidewalk,” “scam” etc. but nobody would say a news article containing such words is written in “American.” A Russian would not ask for an “American” translator to translate the text into Russian.

    Ignorant SWPL’s in San Francisco firmly believe that mechanically replacing the word “Chinese” with “Cantonese” is a sign of multi-cultural sophistication.

    • Replies: @Rosamond Vincy
  68. Anonymous[311] • Disclaimer says:

    Josephone Zhao claims to be:

    an experienced paraeducator/family liaison in the San Francisco Unified School District

    https://www.josephinezhao.com/an_immigrant_s_path_for_progressive_leadership

  69. @Anonymous

    Thought Mandarin was the lingua franca of China.

  70. dwb says:
    @Cloudbuster

    Come to SF if you want to see what it is. It’s not called “Asian Flight” but look at a map of the city. Look at the demographics of Lowell HS, or better still, some of the parochial schools.

    This woman (Zhao) is a politician, which is why she is more or less OK to be mau-maued in this way. The joke about being sent to Arcata for rehabilitation is funny because it’s not that far from the truth. She likely wants to be “rehabilitated” so at some point, she can come back and get into the public trough in SF (a city of less than 1 million residents, but with an annual budget of 11 BILLION dollars).

    The “regular” Chinese people here would fight tooth and claw before they would be OK with all the non-sense of London Breed.

  71. dwb says:
    @Andy

    Isn’t it obvious?

    The problem with curing cancer is that the need for research in oncology is gone.

    The whole move from leaving gays alone to being OK for gays to have gay bars to tolerating a gay neighbour, to sanctioning gay marriage, to forcing bakeries to make cakes and now arguing about bathrooms is what Derb called “fractal” complaining.

    There simply has got to be something for “activists” to make noise about. So the battles become smaller and more focused, but the anger becomes larger.

    Because when the war is petty, the drama needs to be amplified to hold our attention.

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