The Democrat-run City of San Francisco wasted little time showing billionaire Elon Musk who’s in charge after the Twitter boss had a new, brightly-lit “X” sign erected above its headquarters to tout the company’s new X logo.
The city charged that the sign violated permit orders after local residents — see liberals — complained that the glaring sign was a nuisance and had it removed a little over 48 hours after it was installed, according to the Daily Mail. Then again, Musk’s stance in favor of free speech had made him persona non grata in perhaps the most liberal city in America.
Turns out, city officials showed up right after the sign was put on on Friday to inform Twitter that it was in violation of the city’s building codes and to request access to the roof to inspect it, the British tabloid reported. A city complaint noted that a Twitter representative told inspectors the sign was a “temporary lighted sign for an event,” but they were back the very next day.
Our HQ in San Francisco tonight pic.twitter.com/VQO2NoX9Tz
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 29, 2023
“A building permit is required to make sure the sign is structurally sound and installed safely,” San Francisco Department of Building Inspection spokesman Patrick Hannan said in a statement. “Planning review and approval is also necessary for the installation of this sign.”
Musk said in a tweet Saturday that the landlord was “calling the police about our sign modifications,” adding a clown emoji to express his sentiments about that alleged development.
He keeps calling the police about our sign modifications!
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 29, 2023
James Golden, a.k.a. “Bo Snerdley” the late Rush Limbaugh’s longtime producer, put it all into proper perspective when he tweeted, “Let me get this straight. They can act in days to remove a sign. Yet – the homeless and criminals can stay on streets for years on end.”
CBS News happily shared that the “X” had been removed:
The flashing ‘X’ sign atop the San Francisco, California, headquarters of Elon Musk’s company, the platform formally known as Twitter, was removed on Monday, three days after it was installed. pic.twitter.com/eyesNmoZlj
— CBS News (@CBSNews) August 1, 2023
The great irony is that downtown San Francisco is in decline as businesses flee, in large part due to rampant retail theft, homelessness, and a raging drug crisis.
One office building in San Francisco is still showing signs of life.
City officials: how do we kill it?pic.twitter.com/1RC4ZwO5Ii
— David Sacks (@DavidSacks) August 1, 2023
As for the streets of San Francisco:
What the hell is going on in San Francisco? How did the city get this bad? pic.twitter.com/Q8B9QM3k05
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) July 31, 2023
The fentanyl crisis is spreading fast across the United States.
This is on the doorstep of San Francisco’s main government building
Why isn’t this the top issue in the news media? This is destroying this country.
— Wall Street Silver (@WallStreetSilv) July 31, 2023
Here’s a quick sampling of responses to the story, as seen on Twitter/X:
People in San Francisco: We want to walk down the street without having to step over poop, needles, and homeless while witnessing stores getting looted.
City of SF: Best we can do is force Elon to remove the X sign from Twitter HQ pic.twitter.com/qPh25ze1zh
— Libs of TikTok (@libsoftiktok) July 31, 2023
— @amuse (@amuse) July 31, 2023
Press any button if you think Elon Musk should move Twitter HQ out of San Francisco ⚠️ pic.twitter.com/LcOo4jF27M
— Matt Wallace (@MattWallace888) July 31, 2023
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