At a certain point, a man has to admit if someone else has a better idea ...

I have long thought that the George W Bush monument should be a simple hole in the ground where people could come from all over and look down into the creepy darkness.

But this civic-minded proposition is much better ... change the name of the Oceanside Wastewater Treatment Facility (adjacent to the San Francisco Zoo) to the "George W Bush Sewage Plant."

Perfect poetry -- a hole in the ground through which actual human waste passes, so harmoniously resonating with the administration of that vertical column of human waste smiling and dancing less than a year longer in the White House.

This bit of genius (and it is NOT a hoax, but a real movement) came from the pseudonymous genius of whatever mind lives behind "T. Wayne Pickering" passing along the aether through writer Michael Kurland, a man who can recognize magic and brilliance when it appears, and who has upheld his civic duty by disseminating this proposal, which, by virtue of my good fortune to be one of his acquaintances has come to me and now to you.


March 31, 2008

Presidential Memorial Commission of San Francisco Formed to Honor George W. Bush


Looking to honor the forty-third President of the United States of America, George W. Bush, the recently formed Presidential Memorial Commission of San Francisco is looking to change the name of the Oceanside Wastewater Treatment Facility. It seems the group would like to rename the SF Zoo adjacent facility to the "George W Bush Sewage Plant."


The local grassroots movement, helmed by "Wayne Pickering," is proposing an ordinance initiative for the November 2008 San Francisco ballot in order to get the poop/pee/vomit plant's title changed. Why? To honor our current leader of the free world with an "appropriate and enduring legacy, for no other president in modern American history has accomplished so much in such a short time.

We think this is an excellent idea.

Would you like to help out with this effort? Help collect signatures? Host meetings or social gatherings? Then, join the effort by visiting So far, there are only six members, which we find inexcusable. Together we can make a difference and setup a constant reminder of what was, arguably, the worst administration in the history of our glorious country. God bless America and God bless the Presidential Memorial Commission of San Francisco.

The proposal is here

The article quoted above is here:


April 3, 2008

SFist Interview: Presidential Memorial Commission of San Francisco's "T Wayne Pickering"


Ever since SFist first reported on the Presidential Memorial Commission of San Francisco's plan to re-name the Oceanside Wastewater Treatment Facility in honor of our current POTUS, George W. Bush, it has spread--in the words of T. Wayne Pickering, chairman of the unofficial "Presidential Memorial Commission of San Francisco--like an "intestinal bug on a Carnival cruise ship." So far Wonkette and the Washington Post caught wind of it. A FOX interview is in the works, which is set to air tomorrow.

Before the commission's baptism by FOX, we asked Pickering (not his real name, we should mention) a few questions about his plans for getting the initiative on the November ballot. Here's what he said about his efforts at changing the name of the San Francisco poop plant, Bush's greatest moment over the last eight years, and more.

Aside from the obvious, what sparked the decision change the name of the sewage plant?
It all started at a bar. We were discussing how to pay tribute to George W Bush. Regardless of where you are on the political spectrum, you have to agree that the magnitude of his accomplishments must be remembered. We picked the sewage plant because Bush's greatest legacy, apart from the Global War on Terror, is his attention to the nation's infrastructure, such as the levee system that protected New Orleans so well during Hurricane Katrina.

And how do you plan on doing this?
We are submitting an ordinance initiative for the November ballot. If it passes by a simple majority, the facility will be renamed on Inauguration Day.

Have you talked to any local SF politicians about this yet? If so, what were their reactions?
Yes, we've talked to a several members of the board of supervisors and other officials. We can't speak on their behalf, but we can say there is not much institutional opposition to the idea.

Have you received any hate mail yet since it was first reported?
Not yet, Fox News should take care of that for us. We'll be on the John Gibson talk radio show Friday afternoon (details TBA)


And the rest of the interview with T. Wayne Pickering is here


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