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Harvey Milk Day Dies With Governor's Veto (Schwarzenegger)
On Top Magazine ^ | September 30, 2008

Posted on 09/30/2008 11:35:52 PM PDT by nickcarraway

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has vetoed a proposed Harvey Milk Day. The measure would have set aside the birthday of the slain gay activist/politician in his memory and encourage public schools to commemorate and educate about the history of California's first openly gay politician.

Schwarzenegger's veto came on the last day possible to kill the legislation introduced by openly gay Assemblyman Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) and passed by lawmakers.

In his veto message issued Tuesday, the governor explained his reasons for vetoing the measure.

“I respect the author's intent to designate May 22nd as 'Harvey Milk Day' and a day of special significance for California public schools and educational institutions to honor Harvey Milk as an important community leader and public official in the city and county of San Francisco. However, I believe his contributions should continue to be recognized at the local level by those who were most impacted by his contributions.”

Gay activist Milk won a long-fought election to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1977. But it was a short-lived victory. The next year Dan White, another supervisor, assassinated Milk along with Mayor George Moscone at San Francisco City Hall.

Milk was also a prominent gay activist, who fought against anti-gay initiatives and dubbed himself the “Mayor of Castro Street.”

Conservative groups had condemned the legislative effort to give Milk his own day.

“It's crazy,” Karen England, executive director of Capitol Resource Institute, told news10, the Sacramento ABC affiliate. “It's a day that celebrates the history of a gay individual for being gay. That's his claim to fame.”

Milk's life and legacy is being dramatized in a new film to be released in November. Early speculation about director Gus Van Sant's biopic, where Milk is played by Sean Penn, is that it has Oscar potential.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California
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1 posted on 09/30/2008 11:35:53 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Goodness. I mean, I feel bad the guy was shot and killed, but “Harvey Milk Day?”
Puhlease.


2 posted on 09/30/2008 11:38:06 PM PDT by snarkytart
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To: nickcarraway
Nobody should cry over split milk.
3 posted on 09/30/2008 11:39:47 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult
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To: nickcarraway

Well, Ahnold occasionally gives us a pleasant surprise.


4 posted on 09/30/2008 11:40:17 PM PDT by Chet 99
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To: nickcarraway
it has Oscar potential

But not Box Office potential.

5 posted on 09/30/2008 11:42:02 PM PDT by Rome2000 (Peace is not an option)
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To: snarkytart

Ditto.


6 posted on 09/30/2008 11:43:56 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: snarkytart
How about enacting Harvey's Law, which will ban the sale of Twinkies?
7 posted on 09/30/2008 11:44:12 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
Stuff like this never ceases to amaze me. Harvey Milk was killed by a deeply disturbed person. Yes it's sad but it doesn't deserve a celebration.
8 posted on 09/30/2008 11:44:18 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult
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To: nickcarraway
...local level by those who were most impacted by his contributions.

Of course. Let those most impacted have a free-sex-on-Castro-Street day. Bring the kiddies. It'll be great demonstration of all the looooooove.

I'm sure it's already won the oscar simply because of its subject.

9 posted on 09/30/2008 11:52:24 PM PDT by abigailsmybaby (I'm disinclined to acquiesce to your request.)
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To: nickcarraway
People tend to forget that Milk was not shot for being gay.

He was shot for being an asshole politician. An asshole who stuck it to a fellow politician and then laughed in his face. Milk choose to act in an uncivilized manner and was met with an uncivilized response.

10 posted on 10/01/2008 12:00:20 AM PDT by Jeff Gordon ("An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile hoping it will eat him last." Churchill)
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To: nickcarraway

Even a broken clock...


11 posted on 10/01/2008 12:07:36 AM PDT by informavoracious (No B.O.: No Bail Out. And No Barack Obama.)
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To: Jeff Gordon

Oh I was going to make a remark something along the line of “what’s the difference” but thought better of it.


12 posted on 10/01/2008 12:14:49 AM PDT by GVnana ("I once dressed as Tina Fey for Halloween." - Sarah Palin)
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To: Jeff Gordon
It was Milk who outed Oliver Sipple, the Vietnam veteran and former marine who quite probably saved President Ford's life when he deflected Sara Jane Moore's gun during the second of two 1976 assassination attempts. Sipple would have preferred that his sexual orientation remain private but Milk could not resist revealing it to the media. Sipple had some real grief over the revelation, including a falling out with his family. He already had some personal problems and the politically motivated "outing" practically destroyed him. He died a broken man in 1989, but he had outlived Milk by 10 years.
13 posted on 10/01/2008 12:23:27 AM PDT by atomic conspiracy (Victory in Iraq: Worst defeat for activist media since Goebbels shot himself.)
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To: nickcarraway

Harvey Milk is the “Gay” Horst Wessel. Wessel was a Nazi brownshirt thug who was killed in a fight with a communist.

Perhaps Arnold’s Austrian blood had a sense of what the Gaystapo crowd is trying to do with Milk’s killing.


14 posted on 10/01/2008 12:49:24 AM PDT by Nextrush (Sarah Palin is the new Ronald Reagan.)
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To: nickcarraway

they have their harvey milk day, it’s the folsom street fair.
apparently at the 2008 fair, there were a lot of obama buttons and pins along with the leather, lack of clothing, and deviant behavior.


15 posted on 10/01/2008 1:19:55 AM PDT by machogirl (i)
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To: nickcarraway
A Harvey Milk Day. Libbies in SF have WAY too much time on their hands. He got elected, he was rude, and boorish, and got murdered. And this is the gay "standard barer?" Like, yeah, let's all be rude and boorish and get murdered.

Ironically, not too many years later, the anti-milk campaigns by the Latina/Hispanic coalitions began with loud trumpets - that milk was bad for those of Hispanic Extraction. It was hilarious being in the SF Financial District observing the confusion among those who live for conspiracies.

16 posted on 10/01/2008 3:19:14 AM PDT by Alia
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To: nickcarraway

Dan White was the last ‘conservative’ politician in San Francisco history. After he disgraced himself, and, by association, all conservatives, by his double murder, no one was again able to stand up for ‘family values’ in that city.


17 posted on 10/01/2008 3:25:48 AM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla (White Trash for Sarah!)
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To: nickcarraway

Good for Arnold!


18 posted on 10/01/2008 3:27:46 AM PDT by newzjunkey (McCain-Palin! YES CA Prop 4. (Family notification for underage abortions))
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To: nickcarraway

Or just stomp on a Twinkie and yell hurray he is dead.


19 posted on 10/01/2008 3:28:24 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Vote McWhatshisname and PALIN)
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To: nickcarraway

If I recall there were two people assassinated that day...where is HIS day>

This was about faggotry and faggotry alone.

Thank you Ahnold for not subjecting the children of CA to more abuse at the hands of faggots.


20 posted on 10/01/2008 3:36:37 AM PDT by Adder (typical basicly decent bitter white person)
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To: Jeff Gordon

...and no one will mention the corruption of Milk and George Moscone either, who owed their elections to a “community organizer” named the Rev. Jim Jones and his volunteers. Both Moscone and Milk defended this so-called “Reverend” when the dam broke with the stories of abuse at his cult and he fled to South America, where he and his followers drank (or in many cases were forced) to drink the “Kool Aid.”


21 posted on 10/01/2008 3:56:42 AM PDT by stratman1969 (This space for rent)
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To: Chet 99

...which the regular crowd of sheer-haters ignore, minimize, or explain away.


22 posted on 10/01/2008 4:00:08 AM PDT by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: nickcarraway

Does that mean Che day and Fidel Friday is canceled?


23 posted on 10/01/2008 4:04:46 AM PDT by listenhillary (Community organizing has brought Wall Street to it's knees.That WAS the plan, right?)
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To: nickcarraway

I would never celebrate “man milk” day, which is what it would become.


24 posted on 10/01/2008 4:21:08 AM PDT by ikka
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To: nickcarraway
Milk's life and legacy is being dramatized in a new film to be released in November. Early speculation about director Gus Van Sant's biopic, where Milk is played by Sean Penn, is that it has Oscar potential.

The subject guarantees "Oscar potential" no matter how poorly done the propaganda may be. I Suspect the subject also guarantees it will not make much money.

25 posted on 10/01/2008 5:46:56 AM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
Oscar potential?


26 posted on 10/01/2008 8:08:26 AM PDT by listenhillary (Community organizing has brought Wall Street to it's knees.That WAS the plan, right?)
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To: nickcarraway
Dan White, another supervisor, assassinated Milk along with Mayor George Moscone at San Francisco City Hall.

If you remember Dan White is the guy who attempted the Twinkie defense. I think he won but I can remember the details.

27 posted on 10/01/2008 9:32:33 AM PDT by usurper (Spelling or grammatical errors in this post can be attributed to the LA City School System)
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To: scripter

Did you see this?


28 posted on 10/01/2008 11:59:40 AM PDT by DirtyHarryY2K (Proud Father of 2 US Marines. Support our troops!)
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To: nickcarraway
I would just like to say that it is about time that Arnold did something right for the entire state. I'm so sick and tired of the “people” of San Francisco embarrassing the rest of the state by their stupid tries at controlling our state government. Thank you Gov!!!!!!!
29 posted on 10/02/2008 2:56:20 PM PDT by Mick M
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30 posted on 10/03/2008 1:46:33 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile hasn't been updated since Friday, May 30, 2008)
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To: SunkenCiv

In Orlando they already have a queer holiday. Gay Weekend is held at the theme parks every year, at the beginning of June.


31 posted on 10/03/2008 3:57:30 PM PDT by Berosus (I already have a Messiah, I'm looking for a new president.)
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