1997-05-17 - Re: Dan White & Feinstein

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From: Kent Crispin <kent@songbird.com>
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
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Message ID: <19970516214950.35898@bywater.songbird.com>
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UTC Datetime: 1997-05-17 05:14:14 UTC
Raw Date: Sat, 17 May 1997 13:14:14 +0800

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From: Kent Crispin <kent@songbird.com>
Date: Sat, 17 May 1997 13:14:14 +0800
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: Re: Dan White & Feinstein
In-Reply-To: <19970515002241.20918@bywater.songbird.com>
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On Fri, May 16, 1997 at 11:07:32AM -0400, Duncan Frissell wrote:
>Feinstein had been a friend of his when he was on the Board of
>Supes and it is possible that one of the reasons he lost it during the crisis
>over his resignation and attempt to get back on the Board was because
>Feinstein was in Nepal on her honeymoon (millionaire second husband) and
>wasn't there to support him. 

BTW, do you remember what happened to her first husband?


>Feinstein want to grab your guns because she is an authoritarian.  Not
>because of any particular experiences she's had with guns.

You are in denial.  Her firsthand experience with gun violence has 
clearly been a serious formative factor in her values and opinions.  
However, I agree that she has authoritarian tendencies.  Furthermore, 
she is, in my opinion, pretty lightweight intellectually -- not quite to 
the Reagan level, perhaps, but (as Reagan demonstrated) one doesn't 
need intelligence to succeed in politics.

>  She has shown
>equal contempt for the First Amendment and the Second.  She's ma woman and a
Please translate?
>commie liberal.  What can one expect.

>While mayor of San Francisco, she indulged in a number of famous suppressions
>of free speech:
>1)  She cancelled the appearance of the Turkish Folklorico Ballet because of
>demonstration threats from the (no longer starving) Armenians.
>2)  She tried to ban the showing of whatever that dumb New York gang movie
>was after a stabbing at one of the theaters showing it.
>3)  She pressured a clothing store to pull its billboard ad campaign
>"Feinstyle" which featured a (fully clothed) reclining, look-alike model
>wearing her sort of scarf and business attire.

Oh, give me a break, Duncan.  These are absolutely pathetic 
examples.  Much more indicative of her "caliber", I think, was her 
mind-numbing efforts to get a new stadium built.


Kent Crispin				"No reason to get excited",
kent@songbird.com			the thief he kindly spoke...
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