TRIBUTES  4:08 pm July 17, 2008

George W. Bush Sewage Treatment Plant One Step Closer To American Reality

by Ken Layne

Flag DayThe SFist just sent us this breaking news from San Francisco: “The ordinance initiative to changing the name of the Oceanside Wastewater Treatment Facility to the ‘George W Bush Sewage Plant’ will, in fact, be on the November ballot.” This is great news for everybody, as it will provide retaliatory amusement for San Francisco voters while confirming every “bunch-a gald-damned communist lezbo fruitcakes” wingnut cliche about Baghdad by the Bay. [SFist]

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jagorev July 17, 2008 at 4:11 pm

Nice jorb, San Fran. If this goes through, we New Yorkers will have to one-up them by renaming Staten Island after George W. Bush.

Larry Fine July 17, 2008 at 4:11 pm

The picture goads us viewers to ask, “What’s for dinner tonight”?

EnBuenOra July 17, 2008 at 4:12 pm

That’s all well and good, but what will they name the sewage?

Spence July 17, 2008 at 4:14 pm

Great. Wanna take bets on whether this gets more coverage on Fox then the actual election?

freakishlystrong July 17, 2008 at 4:14 pm

[re=38767]Larry Fine[/re]: A big, steaming Dubyaloaf…

NotUrEvryDayWEzl July 17, 2008 at 4:16 pm

shortsshortsshorts better be out there campaigning for this initiative

NotUrEvryDayWEzl July 17, 2008 at 4:17 pm

[re=38766]jagorev[/re]: LMAO. I hoping we can tack on Dubya to National Airport to just remind everyone of the clusterfuck here.

shortsshortsshorts July 17, 2008 at 4:19 pm

We certainly beat Bush to being able to rightfully say “MISSION ACCOMPLISHED.” HELL YA I’M CAMPAIGNING FOR THIS.

[re=38775]NotUrEvryDayWEzl[/re]: I’m going to waste gallons of water and take laxatives the day this name-change prevails.

PoliticalGraffiti July 17, 2008 at 4:20 pm

[re=38769]EnBuenOra[/re]: the bush twins?

BadNewsJack July 17, 2008 at 4:21 pm

Damn pinko commies with their hackysacks and their protest music. Makes me wanna puke, which would then pass through the George W. Bush Sewage plant.

“Its the Circle of Liiiiiiife.”

trai_dep July 17, 2008 at 4:22 pm

[re=38769]EnBuenOra[/re]: Jenna for the liquids and Babs for the gushy solids, of course.

freakishlystrong July 17, 2008 at 4:22 pm

Maybe the idiot should name his libary after a sewage treatment plant..

jimh July 17, 2008 at 4:25 pm

Yes, I will proudly vote for this local initiative to honor our President.
And every time I flush, I will salute and say: “You’re doing a heckuva job, brownie!”

mookworthjwilson July 17, 2008 at 4:25 pm
Oscar Folsom Cleveland July 17, 2008 at 4:26 pm

SFist? As in….well, fudge packing South of Market Street in Baghdad by the Bay?

According to local polling, 78% of respondents – mostly white males lounging in coffee shops during business hours – say, Yes, it’s a legit politico statement.

As for fisting:

SayItWithWookies July 17, 2008 at 4:27 pm

I’m sort of opposed to this idea — because the plant takes in filthy, stinky sewage and what comes out is actually cleaner and better. For some sort of plant to really deserve being named after Dubya, it would have to take in puppies and flowers and spew forth some sort of completely-unplanned-for toxic sludge.

tunamelt July 17, 2008 at 4:28 pm


NoWireHangers July 17, 2008 at 4:28 pm

This way when W is dead and the wingnuts try to do give him a big Reagan-style BJ, Americans will only have to follow their nose to remember what a foul President he was.

Oscar Folsom Cleveland July 17, 2008 at 4:29 pm

Hey New York, don’t waste Staten Island on Shrub! Why not rename a sewage plant in honor of Mrs Pelosi, who was gonna get us out of Irak, restore the constitution and bring peace, prosperity and progress? Instead, impeachment is out of the question and she signed off on torture and stuff.
Cindy Sheehan for Congress!

SayItWithWookies July 17, 2008 at 4:30 pm

[re=38787]mookworthjwilson[/re]: Yeah, like that.

tunamelt July 17, 2008 at 4:31 pm

[re=38787]mookworthjwilson[/re]: [re=38789]SayItWithWookies[/re]: Wow, I didn’t consider it from that angle…

NoWireHangers July 17, 2008 at 4:34 pm

[re=38793]Oscar Folsom Cleveland[/re]: Ha. Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaahaha!

KevoTron July 17, 2008 at 4:36 pm

[re=38780]shortsshortsshorts[/re]: I heard SF is planning a synchronized flushing to commemorate this, true?[re=38769]EnBuenOra[/re]: They will call it Cheney.

ShortShadey July 17, 2008 at 4:38 pm

Next up, renaming New Orleans: Bush City.

BobLoblawLawBlog July 17, 2008 at 4:41 pm

[re=38789]SayItWithWookies[/re]: Well put. However, considering the amount of granola and arugula consumed per capita, that plant will be likely be more full of shit than any in history. So, it’s also kind of fitting.
Even though I concede that it may not be perfect, I just have to say that it’s acts of dissent like this that make me obnoxiously proud to be a native of that freak show by the Bay. Back to snarking…

shortsshortsshorts July 17, 2008 at 4:42 pm

[re=38803]KevoTron[/re]: That is true. And it is awesome.

On another note, many of the signs along “Bush Street” have been attacked with the “666 Insignia.”

WadISay July 17, 2008 at 4:51 pm

Sewage treatment plants everywhere should find this offensive.

lumpenprole July 17, 2008 at 4:56 pm

Do they have a proper name for that gigantic agglomeration of garbage in the south Pacific yet?

mookworthjwilson July 17, 2008 at 4:59 pm

[re=38832]lumpenprole[/re]: Jesse Helms

anabellum July 17, 2008 at 5:00 pm

[re=38806]ShortShadey[/re]: naw…too insulting to those of us who live in New Orleans…..and besides, we already have the George W. Bush Memorial Morgue…

S.Luggo July 17, 2008 at 5:05 pm

[re=38766]jagorev[/re]: Do be dumpin’ on the entire S.I. You’re thinking of the Fresh Kills landfill. However the remainder of the island is quite pleasant what its secret Cosa Nostra graveyards and all.
[re=38789]SayItWithWookies[/re]: Problem solved:

S.Luggo July 17, 2008 at 5:05 pm

“Don’t be dumpin”! Crap.

jagorev July 17, 2008 at 5:07 pm

[re=38844]S.Luggo[/re]: The fact remains that Staten Island:New Jersey as New Jersey:New York


tunamelt July 17, 2008 at 5:11 pm

[re=38832]lumpenprole[/re]: Oh, the trash vortex! According to the LAT Altered Ocean series the one south of Japan is the Western Garbage Patch and the one west of the US West Coast is the Eastern Garbage Patch.

someguy July 17, 2008 at 7:06 pm

Plenty more bush / flag photos at Brownie, you’re doing a heck of a job.

bitchincamaro July 17, 2008 at 8:04 pm

[re=38793]Oscar Folsom Cleveland[/re]: Nancy Pelosi should have a brownfield named after her. What a cunt.

Mr. Spanky July 17, 2008 at 8:09 pm

Now we need the Dick Cheney Memorial Sanitary Landfill!

Dr. Spaceman July 17, 2008 at 8:36 pm

[re=38789]SayItWithWookies[/re]: A plant that runs on billions of other peoples dollars, and outputs, smog, lead, and dead bodies.

Lionel Hutz Esq. July 17, 2008 at 9:32 pm

If they really want to honor Bush, shouldn’t they refuse to treat the sewage and have the pipe coming out of the plant just spray it all over people?

popsicle schitk July 17, 2008 at 9:39 pm

I gotta get out there so I can drop a load for George!

shortsshortsshorts July 17, 2008 at 10:06 pm

[re=39081]Lionel Hutz Esq.[/re]: That was the first idea, but those crazy liberals said it would be an “environmental hazard.”


Wee Mousie July 17, 2008 at 10:14 pm

If this initiative goes through, Tony Bennett will have to change the lyrics to his signature song, “I Left My _______ In San Francisco.”

off-white working class July 17, 2008 at 11:36 pm

what a crappy legacy! ba DUMP ch!

HughJennicks July 18, 2008 at 12:50 am

GWBSTF – it has a nice ring around the…

regisgoat July 18, 2008 at 8:36 am

I think its a beautiful tribute to a president who has done so, so much to us, and I don’t see what the controversy is about it. I wish I lived in SF so I could vote for it. I live across the bay in Richmond where our sewage treatment plants only work part of the time, so I’d love to have an official president-honoring sewage treatment plant. Though considering that it’s taking turds and making usable water for gardening out of them, shouldn’t it be named after Karl “Turd Blossom” Rove?

Mr-Clark July 21, 2008 at 12:22 am

Ken Layne,

So, we are a little progressive here in San Francisco. Bush was special and we already have a Bush Street. I am definitely voting for it. If they have a ceremony and the Mayor invites him, I’ll bet he comes. President Bush has been in San Francisco ultimately using that facility and this is his chance at a positive legacy here in the city…well, as close to it as possible.

Sincerely and respectfully,


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