San Francisco official consults Ouija board before vote

    Let’s hope this isn’t how our local officials vote on things.

    The San Francisco Chronicle and Associated Press report City Supervisor John Avalos consulted a Ouija board before he and other city leaders voted on whether to recommend naming a Navy ship after slain gay rights activist, naval officer and former San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk.

    Avalos said Milk’s spirit spelled out, “Good riddance to don’t ask, don’t tell,” before the Board of Supervisors approved the resolution.

    According to the AP, votes were divided on whether naming the ship after Milk would honor the repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell,” or would be an appropriate tribute to Milk, who opposed war. It’s not clear how many people support the use of Ouija board ahead of a vote.

    And now for a list of votes we hope local officials don’t leave to the spirits:

    Actual Value Initiative

    The decriminalization of small amounts of marijuana in New Jersey

    Increases to water and sewer rates in Wilmington

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