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On Harvey Milk Day, San Franciscans Rush To Buy USPS Stamp Of Slain Gay Rights Leader
CBS San Francisco ^ | May 22, 2014

Posted on 05/22/2014 11:36:34 AM PDT by nickcarraway

Long lines have formed in front of a U.S. Post Office in San Francisco’s Castro District this morning as supporters of assassinated city Supervisor Harvey Milk rush to get a stamp dedicated to the gay rights leader, a postal service spokesman said.

The stamp with Milk’s laughing face, name and a small strip of the rainbow flag, first became available this morning at post offices throughout San Francisco and nationwide. Gay civil rights activist Cleve Jones is at the Castro District post office, located at 4304 18th St., along with filmmaker Dustin Lance Black, who wrote the 2008 movie about Milk’s life and political career, “Milk,” according to USPS spokesman James Wigdel. “Stamps are selling briskly,” Wigdel said.

An official White House stamp dedication ceremony is being held today to honor the first openly gay San Francisco supervisor, while an informal dedication ceremony will be held at 5 p.m. at Harvey Milk Plaza with city Supervisor Scott Wiener and other community members, including Black and Jones.

A more formal ceremony will be held at San Francisco’s City Hall Rotunda next Wednesday at 3:30 p.m., with members of Milk’s family expected to attend, according to Wigdel.

Today is Harvey Milk Day throughout the state, which in 2009 officially named the date in honor of Milk, who was gunned down in San Francisco City Hall, along with Mayor George Moscone, on Nov. 27, 1978, by disgruntled former Supervisor Dan White.

There are other celebrations today to honor Milk, who would have turned 84 today, and his legacy. At San Francisco’s GLBT History Museum at 4127 18th St., admission is free in honor of Harvey Milk Day.

Docent-led tours are offered every hour on the hour at the museum, which is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

A 6 p.m. birthday celebration honoring Milk will be held at Beaux at 2344 Market St. in San Francisco, while a “Milk” movie screening at the Skyline United Church of Christ at 12540 Skyline Blvd. in Oakland will give participants an opportunity to discuss the impact of the gay rights leader’s life.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; US: California
KEYWORDS: cultureofcorruption; democratscandals; fireandbrimstone; frisco; gaypride; harveymilk; harveymilkday; harveymilkstamp; homosexualagenda; jimjones; lofan; manboylove; peoplestemple; sanfrancisco; sodomandgomorrah; sodomite; usps
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1 posted on 05/22/2014 11:36:34 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Skyline. Where men’s towers presume to reach to the heavens. Metaphorically fitting.


2 posted on 05/22/2014 11:38:13 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: nickcarraway

Who knows what you might catch licking that stamp....


3 posted on 05/22/2014 11:38:30 AM PDT by apillar
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To: nickcarraway

I wonder if they considered a flavored adhesive or a scratch and sniff patch on the stamp.


4 posted on 05/22/2014 11:38:48 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: apillar

Most modern stamps are non lick.


5 posted on 05/22/2014 11:38:56 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: from occupied ga

What it might smell like shouldn’t be discussed in mixed company.


6 posted on 05/22/2014 11:39:30 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: nickcarraway

Too bad Dan White didn’t run into DiFi that day.


7 posted on 05/22/2014 11:39:38 AM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
What it might smell like shouldn’t be discussed in mixed company.

I'll leave that to the imagination.

8 posted on 05/22/2014 11:40:50 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: nickcarraway
an informal dedication ceremony will be held at 5 p.m. at Harvey Milk Plaza with city Supervisor Scott Wiener and other community members, [...]

Sometimes the jokes almost write themselves.

9 posted on 05/22/2014 11:40:58 AM PDT by YankeeReb
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Yea but they will lick the front of them.


10 posted on 05/22/2014 11:41:01 AM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

:: Yea but they will lick the front of them. ::

As long as they aren’t more than 12 years-old....


11 posted on 05/22/2014 11:42:41 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The Acronym explains the science.)
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To: YankeeReb

It wouldn’t matter if every single solitary person on this globe cheered the fags. They’d remain pitiful wrecks, tragic follies.


12 posted on 05/22/2014 11:43:50 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Most modern stamps are non lick.

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These are non-lick; unless you are an underage boy.

13 posted on 05/22/2014 11:44:11 AM PDT by fungoking (Tis a pleasure to live in the Ozarks)
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To: nickcarraway

A scumbag who covered up for one of the biggest mass murderers in American history, Jim Jones? Yeah, San Francisco is a cesspool.


14 posted on 05/22/2014 11:45:37 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: fungoking

Is it the new pre-teen craze to lick non-lick stamps?


15 posted on 05/22/2014 11:46:12 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Viennacon

What did cesspools ever do to deserve the likeness.


16 posted on 05/22/2014 11:46:35 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: nickcarraway

A stamp they’ll lick both sides of...


17 posted on 05/22/2014 11:47:07 AM PDT by null and void (When was the last time you heard anyone say: "It's a free country"?)
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To: nickcarraway

I predict we will be accused of homophobia, if we go to the post office, and decide against the Harvey Milk stamp.


18 posted on 05/22/2014 11:47:10 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Veggie Todd
Too bad Dan White didn’t run into DiFi that day.

I see now I'm not the only one who has had that thought cross my mind.

19 posted on 05/22/2014 11:47:22 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: nickcarraway

With the introduction of the Harvey Milk Stamp, there is no consideration and there is no recourse for the Christian Postal Worker who must sell the Harvey Milk Stamp or deliver letters with the it affixed and there is no consideration for the Christian office worker or mailroom worker who must handle letters with the Harvey Milk Stamp.


20 posted on 05/22/2014 11:48:08 AM PDT by Oliviaforever
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To: nickcarraway

Only a matter of time until the USS Harvey Milk.


21 posted on 05/22/2014 11:48:15 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: HiTech RedNeck
What it might smell like shouldn’t be discussed in mixed company.

I suggest Kool-Aid, in honor of Milk's hero, Jim Jones.

22 posted on 05/22/2014 11:49:02 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

some activists have talked of this, because Harvey served in the Navy.


23 posted on 05/22/2014 11:50:58 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: dfwgator

With a good whiff of almond to symbolize the cyanide, of course.


24 posted on 05/22/2014 11:51:32 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

That’s why it’s only a matter of time.


25 posted on 05/22/2014 11:51:44 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Yep, they completely white-washed that part of Milk’s career.


26 posted on 05/22/2014 11:52:53 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: nickcarraway

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oliver_Sipple

A gay man named Oliver Sipple, a veteran, saved President Ford from an assassination attempt. He tried to stay out of the news as he was not “out” to his family. But Harvey Milt decided that he’d make the man famous because he was gay and he’d saved a Republican. Sipple’s family disowned him. He was so despondent that he committed suicide, sitting next to the framed thank you letter President Ford sent. Harvey Milt was a worthless POS who would happily destroy anybody for a moment in the news. He’s the worst kind of politician and should be a hero to nobody.


27 posted on 05/22/2014 11:53:09 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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28 posted on 05/22/2014 11:53:18 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Veggie Todd

Was DiFI packing back then? Considering that city, Dan may have been the lucky one.


29 posted on 05/22/2014 11:55:08 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: nickcarraway

“city Supervisor Scott Wiener?”


30 posted on 05/22/2014 11:55:16 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: nickcarraway

Is this a three dollar stamp?


31 posted on 05/22/2014 11:56:26 AM PDT by henkster (Do I really need a sarcasm tag?)
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To: dfwgator

“Only a matter of time until the USS Harvey Milk.”

Then they both would be filled with seamen...ba dum bump.


32 posted on 05/22/2014 11:57:12 AM PDT by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.))
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Note the "esteemed" US Senator in the pic.

33 posted on 05/22/2014 11:59:02 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: nickcarraway

Milk was a communist and supporter of NAMBLA, the pedophile group.

IOW...pure evil.


34 posted on 05/22/2014 11:59:14 AM PDT by newfreep
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***by disgruntled former Supervisor Dan White. ***

Who just happened to be a member of one of the most anti-gun groups the National Council to Control Handguns.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brady_Campaign

“The Brady Campaign was founded in 1974 as the National Council to Control Handguns (NCCH). From 1980 through 2000 it operated under the name Handgun Control, Inc. (HCI).”


35 posted on 05/22/2014 12:01:45 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: nickcarraway

Twinkie flavored?


36 posted on 05/22/2014 12:03:51 PM PDT by informavoracious (Open your eyes, people!)
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To: nickcarraway

Boy Pal of the bi-gay Jim Jones.


37 posted on 05/22/2014 12:08:28 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: a fool in paradise

All to be stuck on an envelope and tossed in trash can.


38 posted on 05/22/2014 12:11:23 PM PDT by DocJhn
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To: dfwgator

Yeah he is not acting, just being himself.


39 posted on 05/22/2014 12:11:40 PM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: Gen.Blather

“Sipple’s mental and physical health sharply declined over the years. He drank heavily, gained weight to 300 lb (140 kg), was fitted with a pacemaker, and became paranoid and suicidal. The incident brought him so much attention that, later in life, while drinking, he would express regret towards grabbing Moore’s gun. Sipple, who was wounded in the head in Vietnam, was also diagnosed paranoid schizophrenic according to the coroner’s report.”

Sipple really got a raw deal. Not only because he never got recognition for saving a president’s life, and not only because Milk and the media slime were unwilling to respect his privacy, but also because, in all probability, no one ever told him in sincerity and empathy that he needed treatment for his same-sex attraction disorder.


40 posted on 05/22/2014 12:18:00 PM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: dfwgator
Harvey Milk's warm feelings for Jim Jones and the People's Temple...


41 posted on 05/22/2014 12:25:58 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: dsc

“no one ever told him in sincerity and empathy that he needed treatment for his same-sex attraction disorder.”

Suggesting that it is not normal will probably get you fired or sued, depending on circumstances. I believe they have changed the psychiatric diagnostic book now to indicate it’s normal.


42 posted on 05/22/2014 12:29:54 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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I believe they have changed the psychiatric diagnostic book now to indicate it’s normal.”

Back in 1973, IIRC. It was accomplished through threats of violence, and not because of any medical or psychiatric reason.


43 posted on 05/22/2014 12:37:28 PM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: nickcarraway

I’m glad modern stamps are peel and stick. I’d not want to lick this one.


44 posted on 05/22/2014 12:41:03 PM PDT by llevrok (Say it loud ! - I'm straight and proud !!!)
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To: nickcarraway

Is this one of those newfangled stamps that you’re supposed to suck on to get it to adhere?


45 posted on 05/22/2014 12:46:02 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Two parties, one agenda. It's the uniparty.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Is it the new pre-teen craze to lick non-lick stamps?


No, it was a reference to Harvey Milk's homosexual pedophilia.

46 posted on 05/22/2014 1:06:48 PM PDT by fungoking (Tis a pleasure to live in the Ozarks)
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To: nickcarraway

USPS honors a dead homosexual. Wonderful.


47 posted on 05/22/2014 1:44:39 PM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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Can’t wait for the Government stamp honoring Jerry Sandusky to come out......


48 posted on 05/22/2014 2:04:21 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (I am an American - Not a Republican or a Democrat.)
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To: nickcarraway

I notice they didn’t mention his pedophilia.


49 posted on 05/22/2014 2:09:00 PM PDT by jimt (Fear is the darkroom where negatives are developed.)
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Let’s ‘milk’ gayness as normal. Sorry Post office, I’ll ignore mail with that on any mail.


50 posted on 05/22/2014 3:13:12 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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