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Posted on June 6 at 3:08 p.m.
When Governor, Ronnie infamously said: "If it's to be a bloodbath, let it be now. Appeasement is not the answer." This was shortly before the Kent State and Jackson State killings, in April 1970. Here we are, 44 years later, and he got his wish.
On Temper Tantrum of the Early-Morning Dog
Posted on June 6 at 8:56 a.m.
I agree completely with Indyholio's comment. Facts are facts.
Posted on June 6 at 8:35 a.m.
laxer's last comment is on point. One night in 1974 or '75, two buddies and I had finished studying and then watched some TV, and then went on a beer and Jack In The Box run around midnight. The driver picked up a hitch-hiker on Storke. He was wacked out--said he was the devil, and was going to gather his minions and so on. I was in the back seat next to him, and played along--got into his reality and engaged him in dialogue long enough for the driver to make it to Goleta Valley Hospital and he went, willingly and with verbal encouragement, into the emergency room. We didn't and don't know if he was tripping, clinically disturbed, or what. The point is, talking often helps, whereas displays of force don't. We could've overpowered him and thrown him out of the car, and that wouldn't have helped at all. And, yeah, back then none of us thought about weapons of any kind.
On Isla Vista: Safety in Sisterhood
Posted on June 6 at 8:11 a.m.
On Groundhog Day for Moonbeam
Posted on June 5 at 7:47 a.m.
I hope that the constructive dialogue and actions don't fizzle out over the Summer.
Posted on June 4 at 3:51 p.m.
billclausen, dead people have won elections; what's your real point?
On Janet and Bill Win Big; M Loses Small
Posted on June 4 at 1:58 p.m.
Good column. As for the fifth follow-on columnist, Martin Mull said it well back in the '70s: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lCaIZ... .
On Are You a Feminist NOW?
Posted on June 4 at 1:49 p.m.
Thanks for the support, discoboy; you know of what you speak. Yes, I should know something about SEIU Local 620, having worked for its establishment back in the mid-80s, and having been its treasurer, president, board member, and steward until I threw in my towel seven years ago. None of that was paid in any way, by the way--it was all labors of love. Love of our county and its dedicated, professional staff; love of justice and democracy; love of collective action; love of the underdogs; and love of setting a good example for those who carry on.
Posted on June 4 at 8:50 a.m.
Botany, you haven't a clue. SEIU Local 620 has a committee of rank-and-file members who interview candidates, study issues, and decide on endorsements and contributions. There's no higher standard for grass-roots democracy in action. As for SFGiants, ... Go Blue, brother or sister! We can agree to disagree, without being disagreeable. ☺
Where's foof? Still hung over after the wake at Harry's, perhaps.
Posted on May 23 at 8:59 a.m.
On Sharia Screwball