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ExLiberal
10-15-2009, 01:43 AM
Arnold Schwarzenegger, the governor of California, has signed a law setting aside a day to commemorate Harvey Milk, a gay San Francisco politician who was shot dead three decades ago.

Under the measure, 22 May will be declared Harvey Milk day in California, coinciding with Milk's birthday. While it will not be a state holiday, schools will be encouraged to hold lessons "remembering the life of Harvey Milk, recognising his accomplishments and familiarising pupils with the contributions he made to this state".

Milk is only the second Californian, after naturalist John Muir, to receive the honour. One of the first openly gay people elected in the US, Milk and the San Francisco mayor, George Moscone, were shot and killed by Dan White, a disgruntled former supervisor, at city hall in November 1978.

In signing Harvey Milk day into law, Schwarzenegger reversed his position from last year, when he vetoed the measure. The decision by President Barack Obama to award Milk the presidential medal of freedom and an Academy award-winning film about Milk's life, starring Sean Penn, persuaded Schwarzenegger to change his mind, his spokesman, Aaron McLear, said.

"Harvey Milk symbolises the importance of the gay community in California," said McClear. "And the governor wanted to honour that community. A well-known film brought awareness of him."

Mark Leno, a Democratic state senator, who wrote the bill to honour Milk, said he was pleased about the governor's decision. "In light of his veto message on the same bill last year," he said, "he clearly evolved in his thinking."

The day for Milk will be the fourth special day of recognition in the state, joining days for Muir, teachers and the California poppy.

Schwarzenegger signed the measure late on Sunday along with new laws to help gay and lesbian people in California. One of the new laws will give same-sex couples legally married in other states all the rights of marriage in California. The former Hollywood star has approved more legislation in favour of gay rights than any governor in US history, despite his vetoes of bills to extend marriage rights to same-sex couples.

Conservative groups ‑ especially those who campaigned successfully to end same-sex marriage in California ‑ strongly opposed the new measures signed by Schwarzenegger. The Campaign for Children and Families called the Harvey Milk law "the strongest impetus yet for loving parents to remove their children from anti-family public schools".

On the same day that Schwarzenegger signed into law Harvey Milk day, Obama reaffirmed his campaign pledge to end the ban on homosexuals serving openly in the military in a speech to America's largest gay group, although he offered no timetable for implementing his promise.



http://m.guardian.co.uk/?id=102202&story=http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/oct/13/schwarzenneger-law-harvey-milk-day

Rockntractor
10-15-2009, 01:50 AM
I am betting you are not over joyed by this decision. Neither am I.

ExLiberal
10-15-2009, 01:59 AM
I am betting you are not over joyed by this decision. Neither am I.

I'm moving to Texas.

Rockntractor
10-15-2009, 02:10 AM
I'm moving to Texas.

Or Oklahoma.

lacarnut
10-15-2009, 02:18 AM
I don't want this queer loving RINO to have any influence in national Repub party affairs. Let him stay in that cesspool of fags there.

Rockntractor
10-15-2009, 02:21 AM
I don't want this queer loving RINO to have any influence in national Repub party affairs. Let him stay in that cesspool of fags there.

I think any influence he has ever had with anyone is over. He has something like a 21% approval now.

lacarnut
10-15-2009, 02:54 AM
I think any influence he has ever had with anyone is over. He has something like a 21% approval now.

He will show up at the Repub. National Convention along with his asshole buddy RINO McCain. These 2 birds will be the equivalent to the Democraps Jimmy C. Like 2 bad pennies.

Rockntractor
10-15-2009, 02:58 AM
He will show up at the Repub. National Convention along with his asshole buddy RINO McCain.

Don't McCain's brainy daughter Megan, the new voice of the republican party!

JackKetch
10-15-2009, 03:23 AM
what did harvey milk do for the good of humanity in california? seriously, did he do anything to deserve this honor or is he just being honored because he was murdered and because he was homosexual?

Rockntractor
10-15-2009, 03:33 AM
what did harvey milk do for the good of humanity in california? seriously, did he do anything to deserve this honor or is he just being honored because he was murdered and because he was homosexual?
You nailed it!

ExLiberal
10-15-2009, 03:33 AM
what did harvey milk do for the good of humanity in california? seriously, did he do anything to deserve this honor or is he just being honored because he was murdered and because he was homosexual?

BINGO.

ExLiberal
10-15-2009, 03:35 AM
What's next- gay heritage month?

lacarnut
10-15-2009, 03:36 AM
what did harvey milk do for the good of humanity in california? seriously, did he do anything to deserve this honor or is he just being honored because he was murdered and because he was homosexual?

Your guess is as good as mine. I associate this award on par with Obama getting the N. Peace prize. If you are a Fag or a Liberal, you are owed. :mad:

Sonnabend
10-15-2009, 06:19 AM
what did harvey milk do for the good of humanity in california? seriously, did he do anything to deserve this honor or is he just being honored because he was murdered and because he was homosexual?

He was not murdered for being gay. Milk and Mayor George Moscone were assassinated by Dan White, another city supervisor who had recently resigned but wanted his job back.

Another lie debunked.

noonwitch
10-15-2009, 08:44 AM
He was not murdered for being gay. Milk and Mayor George Moscone were assassinated by Dan White, another city supervisor who had recently resigned but wanted his job back.

Another lie debunked.




Dan White didn't like Harvey Milk because of personal reasons. Being gay was one of them, but probably not the reason he shot him. Otherwise, he wouldn't have shot Moscone, too. I haven't seen the movie, but I believe it contains some scenes in which Harvey Milk publicly belittled Dan White.

NJCardFan
10-15-2009, 12:23 PM
Washington and Lincoln's birthdays are now gone replaced by Presidents Day(which will no doubt be replaced by Obama's birthday). Christmas is no longer Christmas but Winter Break. Easter is now Spring Break. There is a movement to get Columbus Day squashed(some school districts don't even close for it anymore including the one that sings praises to Obama in NJ). But a guy who did nothing more buy get shot gets his own holiday. Oy.

noonwitch
10-15-2009, 01:32 PM
Washington and Lincoln's birthdays are now gone replaced by Presidents Day(which will no doubt be replaced by Obama's birthday). Christmas is no longer Christmas but Winter Break. Easter is now Spring Break. There is a movement to get Columbus Day squashed(some school districts don't even close for it anymore including the one that sings praises to Obama in NJ). But a guy who did nothing more buy get shot gets his own holiday. Oy.



My school never closed for Columbus Day. We usually had a history lesson that day about Columbus, but we didn't get the day off. We didn't get MLK day off back then, that was instituted when I was in college. As a state employee, I totally support making Lincoln's birthday and Washington's birthday (and Obama's, Bush's, Reagan's, Clinton's, etc.) separate holidays!

Part of the reason for the use of the term Spring break instead of Easter Break is that they are sometimes two separate breaks. In Detroit, Spring break occurs in early to mid March, and Easter break is the week of Easter.

JackKetch
10-15-2009, 07:25 PM
He was not murdered for being gay. Milk and Mayor George Moscone were assassinated by Dan White, another city supervisor who had recently resigned but wanted his job back.

Another lie debunked.


i'm not sure if you were replying to me, but what i said was

"seriously, did he do anything to deserve this honor or is he just being honored because he was murdered and because he was homosexual?"

i.e., i didn't say he was murdered because he was homosexual.

i don't see being murdered as a legitimate reason to be honored with a holiday. same for being homosexual.

of course i don't see why obama got the nobel peace prize, either.

PoliCon
10-15-2009, 07:29 PM
Arnies married to a Kennedy - does anyone honestly think that anyone who could marry a Kennedy would be conservative on social issues?

Rockntractor
10-15-2009, 07:34 PM
Arnies married to a Kennedy - does anyone honestly think that anyone who could marry a Kennedy would be conservative on social issues?

It wouldn't take much paper to list the things he is conservative on!

ExLiberal
10-15-2009, 10:54 PM
Arnies married to a Kennedy - does anyone honestly think that anyone who could marry a Kennedy would be conservative on social issues?

No, but he vetoed the same bill twice before. I don't get why he changed his mind. The mistress, probably.

linda22003
10-16-2009, 08:15 AM
Washington and Lincoln's birthdays are now gone replaced by Presidents Day(which will no doubt be replaced by Obama's birthday). Christmas is no longer Christmas but Winter Break. Easter is now Spring Break. There is a movement to get Columbus Day squashed(some school districts don't even close for it anymore including the one that sings praises to Obama in NJ). But a guy who did nothing more buy get shot gets his own holiday. Oy.

The third sentence of the article is very clear that it is not a holiday. You didn't even read THAT far? :confused:

Speedy
10-16-2009, 02:11 PM
I will observe Harvey Milk Day by eating a couple of Twinkies.

One of each!

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PoliCon
10-16-2009, 07:36 PM
I will observe Harvey Milk Day by eating a couple of Twinkies.

One of each!

Um . . . you do know that Harvey had a very different view of Twinkies right? :eek:

Rockntractor
10-16-2009, 07:42 PM
The third sentence of the article is very clear that it is not a holiday. You didn't even read THAT far? :confused:
It is a day set aside to commemorate him, Okay Linda!:rolleyes:

Speedy
10-16-2009, 08:21 PM
Um . . . you do know that Harvey had a very different view of Twinkies right? :eek:

I don't know. We may have shared an interest in the former. The latter's Twinke would always be safe from being eaten by Harvey Milk or his ilk.

You know that Dan White, the killer of Harvey Milk, used the defense that Twinkies made him do it, right? And people have a low view of Twinkies. In fact, I will celebrate my hetrosexuality proudly on Harvey Milk day! Spend all day fucking Quita, eating Twinkies (both the Hostess and Brazilian waxed kind) and basically laughing at how Gays want their cause taken seriously because Sean Penn starred in a movie about some light in the loafers flamer getting shot.:rolleyes:

I will never see Gays as deserving of death for what they do in the privacy of their bedroom, but when it is out in the public eye, I will never see it as other than hilarious.

PoliCon
10-16-2009, 09:43 PM
I don't know. We may have shared an interest in the former. The latter's Twinke would always be safe from being eaten by Harvey Milk or his ilk.

You know that Dan White, the killer of Harvey Milk, used the defense that Twinkies made him do it, right? And people have a low view of Twinkies. In fact, I will celebrate my hetrosexuality proudly on Harvey Milk day! Spend all day fucking Quita, eating Twinkies (both the Hostess and Brazilian waxed kind) and basically laughing at how Gays want their cause taken seriously because Sean Penn starred in a movie about some light in the loafers flamer getting shot.:rolleyes:

I will never see Gays as deserving of death for what they do in the privacy of their bedroom, but when it is out in the public eye, I will never see it as other than hilarious.

twink

An attractive, boyish-looking, young gay man. The stereotypical twink is 18-22, slender with little or no body hair, often blonde, dresses in club wear even at 10:00 AM, and is not particularly intelligent. A twink is the gay answer to the blonde bimbo cheerleader.

There are two major theories about the origin of this word, both of which probably have elements of truth to them.

a) Twink comes from an acronym T.W.I.N.K. "Teenage, White, Into No Kink."

b) Twink is a shortening of the name for the famous "TWINKIE" snack cake: a tasty, cream-filled snack with no nutritional value. The phallic shape of the "TWINKIE" snack cake should not escape the reader's attention.

Speedy
10-17-2009, 01:08 AM
twink

An attractive, boyish-looking, young gay man. The stereotypical twink is 18-22, slender with little or no body hair, often blonde, dresses in club wear even at 10:00 AM, and is not particularly intelligent. A twink is the gay answer to the blonde bimbo cheerleader.

There are two major theories about the origin of this word, both of which probably have elements of truth to them.

a) Twink comes from an acronym T.W.I.N.K. "Teenage, White, Into No Kink."

b) Twink is a shortening of the name for the famous "TWINKIE" snack cake: a tasty, cream-filled snack with no nutritional value. The phallic shape of the "TWINKIE" snack cake should not escape the reader's attention.

Tell you what, I eat only the Hostess and Brazilian Waxed Twinkies. As my Gay ex-brother in law once said, "Twinks are all about possessiveness and drama. If I wanted that, I'd fuck women." I only say this, for my money, women are worth every bit of the drama.