1000.jpgAs you know, the big pink Pride triangle atop Twin Peaks went aflame early yesterday morning. It was reported yesterday that SFFD’s arson team is on the case, but this morning’s headlines seemed eerily free of updates on the news.

So, we decided to do even more JOURNALISM and called SFFD spokesperson Lt. Mindy Talmadge, who told us that as of this morning, the fire department is “officially calling this an intentional act” and that SFFD’s arson task force (a group made up of police, fire, and, depending on the particular crime, other agencies) is in the midst of a criminal investigation.

We’re not going to speculate on the nature of this crime — Brock, can you please handle that for us? — but we will say this: a lot of those super scary hateful Gate commenters we all bitch about live in the 7×7, trust us, we checked the IP addresses. So, yeah, our beautiful progressive bubble? Not so much.

Image of the TP triangle in happier times: hot boots

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Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at eve@sfappeal.com.

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  • GlenParker

    Let me get this straight. People leave comments on the SF Gate site that you deem “hateful” so you check their IP addresses to see where they actually live? (like nobody in SF would ever be hating on another group) Isn’t this what you spent eight years bashing the Bush administrating about?
    Well I can save you the time on me: I’m posting from my home here in Baja Noe Valley.

  • GlenParker

    Let me get this straight. People leave comments on the SF Gate site that you deem “hateful” so you check their IP addresses to see where they actually live? (like nobody in SF would ever be hating on another group) Isn’t this what you spent eight years bashing the Bush administrating about?
    Well I can save you the time on me: I’m posting from my home here in Baja Noe Valley.

  • Eve Batey

    GlenParker, thank you for proving my point.

  • Eve Batey

    GlenParker, thank you for proving my point.