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  • Anti-gay group calls for boycott of Harvey Milk stamp

    06/01/2014 8:52:31 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 51 replies
    MSNBC ^ | May 29, 2014 | Emma Margolin
    Calling slain civil rights hero Harvey Milk a “predator” on its website this week, the fundamentalist Christian group American Family Association (AFA) urged members to refuse any mail postmarked with a recently-released commemorative stamp featuring the late San Francisco supervisor. “Harvey Milk was a very disreputable man and used his charm and power to prey on young boys with emotional problems and drug addiction,” reads the AFA’s press release. “He is the last person we should be featuring on a stamp.”
  • A drag queen was behind USPS Harvey Milk stamp

    05/31/2014 11:18:06 AM PDT · by Oliviaforever · 28 replies
    AFA ^ | 5/27/14 | AFA
    With last week's release of the Harvey Milk postage stamp by the United States Postal Service, AFA wants you to know the truth behind it. The Harvey Milk stamp was a result of seven years of lobbying by a self-described drag queen (a biologi cal man with implanted breasts) and former transsexual prostitute Nicole Murray Ramirez of San Diego.
  • On Harvey Milk Day, San Franciscans Rush To Buy USPS Stamp Of Slain Gay Rights Leader

    05/22/2014 11:36:34 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 52 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | May 22, 2014
    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...
  • Don’t buy the Harvey Milk stamp (He hated sexual boundaries)

    05/01/2014 6:53:58 PM PDT · by NYer · 32 replies
    Milk (on right) The following comes from an Apr. 23 message from SaveCalifornia.com.With the U.S. Postal Service unveiling a postage stamp honoring homosexual activist Harvey Milk, a leading pro-family organization is urging everyone who supports the protection of children to avoid this shameful stamp.“Harvey Milk was a very dishonorable man — a sexual anarchist who hated sexual boundaries, a homosexual predator of teens and boyish-looking young men, and a brazen attacker of moral standards and parental rights,” said Randy Thomasson, president of SaveCalifornia.com, which promotes moral virtues for the common good. (Harvey Milk documentation from The Mayor of Castro Street:...
  • Harvey Milk honored with stamp; Crowds line up outside of Castro post office

    05/23/2014 6:22:24 AM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 59 replies
    Daily Digest News ^ | 05-23-2014 | Ed Stevens
    According to a report from the BBC, gay rights activist Harvey Milk has been honored on a new U.S. postage stamp. The stamp was unveiled at the White House on Thursday. In a description of the stamp, the U.S. Postal Service says that Milk was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1977, making him one of the first openly gay elected officials in the United States. Tragically, his career in public office was cut short when he and San Francisco Mayor George Moscone were assassinated. The photo featured on the stamp is one of Milk taken in...
  • Harvey Milk stamp's debut celebrated in S.F., D.C.

    05/22/2014 8:20:18 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 28 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | May 22, 2014 | Carolyn Lochhead and Kurtis Alexander
    Washington -- - U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin looked out at the crowd of politicians, federal officials and gay activists who had been invited to the White House on what would have been Harvey Milk's 84th birthday.
  • NYC's Harvey Milk High School for LGBT Students Struggles to Maintain Enrollment Numbers

    01/02/2014 3:53:11 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/02/2013 | BY MICHAEL GRYBOSKI
    A New York City academic institution that gained headlines 10 years ago for being the first LGBT-centered public school has been struggling to maintain enrollment expectations. Harvey Milk High School of Manhattan, a small transfer school that became a fully accredited public school in 2003, was expected upon its opening to enroll 100 students. Despite initially making and passing that enrollment goal for its first academic year, subsequent enrollment years have seen numbers fall below the 100-student mark. According to data found at iteach.org, by 2005 the number of students at Harvey Milk High dropped to 83, and by 2006...
  • Sexual Predator Honored With U.S. Postage Stamp

    12/03/2013 1:53:02 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Townhall ^ | 10/29/2013 | Matt Barber
    Benjamin Franklin famously quipped, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Franklin evidently failed to envisage today’s postmodern left. For the conservative, there exists at least one other certainty, and it is this: The degree to which “progressives” attack you corresponds precisely to the degree with which you challenge any among their assorted, distorted and sordid sacred cows. What would you call a 33-year-old man who both had and axiomatically acted upon a deviant sexual appetite for underage, drug-addicted, runaway boys? (No, not Jerry Sandusky.) What would you call a man of whom,...
  • 35 Years Later, Jim Jones Cult Leaves Lessons for Believers

    11/16/2013 10:29:11 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 69 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 11-15-13 | A. James Rudin
    It’s been 35 years since 918 people, including 257 children, died on Nov. 18, 1978, at the Peoples Temple massacre in Jonestown. The mass murder inside the South American jungle commune in Guyana was engineered by Jim Jones, a murderous cult leader, and was the only time in American history a member of Congress, Leo Ryan, D-Calif., was killed in the line of official duty. Most of the victims were forced to commit suicide by drinking a fatal cocktail of poisoned punch spiked with a Valium tranquilizer. In the days that followed the slaughter of the innocents, Jonestown became a...
  • Sexual predator honored with U.S. postage stamp

    10/29/2013 9:16:48 AM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Matt Barber
    Oct. 28, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Benjamin Franklin famously quipped, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Franklin evidently failed to envisage today’s postmodern left. For the conservative, there exists at least one other certainty, and it is this: The degree to which “progressives” attack you corresponds precisely to the degree with which you challenge any among their assorted, distorted and sordid sacred cows. What would you call a 33-year-old man who both had and axiomatically acted upon a deviant sexual appetite for underage, drug-addicted, runaway boys? (No, not Jerry Sandusky.) What would you...
  • America honors a sexual predator on a postage stamp

    10/28/2013 1:27:41 AM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Spero News ^ | 10/27/2013 | MATT BARBER
    <p>Benjamin Franklin famously quipped, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”</p> <p>Franklin evidently failed to envisage today’s postmodern left. For the conservative, there exists at least one other certainty, and it is this: The degree to which “progressives” attack you corresponds precisely to the degree with which you challenge any among their assorted, distorted and sordid sacred cows.</p>
  • How far we’ve fallen: An official stamp of approval for sexual perversion

    10/17/2013 4:27:59 PM PDT · by xzins · 51 replies
    One News Now ^ | October 17, 2013 | Charlie Butts
    The U.S. Postal Service is putting its stamp of approval on homosexual activism in announcing plans to issue a stamp honoring Harvey Milk....man known for his promiscuous lifestyle and his relationships with underage boys. Barber, Matt (Liberty Counsel)“Well, like so much of ‘progressive’ – that's liberal – propaganda, this is rooted in a whitewashing of reality. It's rooted in historical revisionism,” states Barber. Activists sympathetic to the homosexual agenda have elevated Milk to the status of martyr, notes Barber, but explains that's a false notion. “Harvey Milk was known as a pederast,” he says. “That's a man who in his...
  • Postal Service to issue Harvey Milk stamp

    10/12/2013 12:17:23 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 69 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 11, 2013 | Kurtis Alexander
    Thirty-five years after Harvey Milk made history as California's first openly gay elected leader, he's closing in on another historical first. The U.S. Postal Service said Friday that the late San Francisco supervisor and civil rights leader will join the likes of John F. Kennedy, Rosa Parks and Jackie Robinson by being recognized with a commemorative stamp - an honor that had apparently never before gone to an openly gay politician.
  • Campos wants Harvey Milk's name on SFO

    01/15/2013 5:59:26 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 25 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | January 14, 2013 | Marisa Lagos
    A San Francisco supervisor wants to rename the city's airport in honor of civil rights leader Harvey Milk, a change supporters said would send a global message about the importance and struggles of gays and lesbians for equality. Supervisor David Campos will introduce legislation Tuesday that would place the proposal to rename San Francisco International Airport as Harvey Milk San Francisco International Airport before voters in November. To send the name change to voters, Campos needs the support of five other supervisors, and Monday he already had four co-sponsors.
  • California reveals the future Democrats plan for us when they gain full control of our lives

    12/09/2012 8:52:13 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 26 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/9/2012 | Emma Karlin
    Now that the Democrats have gained total control of California we are beginning to see what they want to do to all of us should they ever get total control of America. In San Francisco mentally malformed adults stand naked in the streets next to children while they claim a right to be naked in public. The State of California plans to tax the “wealthy” at a 52% rate and the bizarre character in the Statehouse Jerry Brown signs anti America anti -family and anti -Christian bills as fast as he can. Here are some of the assaults on Christianity...
  • Harvey Milk Plaza removes benches

    11/02/2012 8:28:09 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 2, 2012 | by Vivian Ho
    The purple benches at San Francisco's Harvey Milk Plaza were removed Friday following growing complaint that they had become a loophole for drunks and others to avoid the city's ordinance prohibiting sitting or lying on walkways. The removal decision was made earlier this week by the Castro/Upper Market Community Benefit District, the community group that paid $40,000 to install the benches in 2010. "It's about time," said Dan Glazer, owner of the nearby bakeshop Hot Cookie. "They pee, they defecate and they leave their garbage there. They have no respect for the plaza or for Harvey Milk and what he...
  • Look who's suing over 'gay cure' ban

    10/02/2012 9:08:34 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 27 replies
    WND.com ^ | October 1, 2012 | Bob Unruh
    The ink in California Gov. Jerry Brown’s signature was barely dry on a controversial law restricting what therapists can tell their patients before the first lawsuits against the state were announced. “Of all the freedom-killing bills we have seen in our legislature the last several years, this is among the worst,” said Brad Dacus, president of Pacific Justice Institute. “This outrageous bill makes no exceptions for young victims of sexual abuse who are plagued with unwanted same-sex attraction, nor does it respect the consciences of mental health professionals who work in a church. “We are filing suit to defend families,...
  • City Official Consults Ouija Board Before Vote

    05/24/2012 11:06:15 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 18 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | May 23, 2012 | San Francisco Chronicle
    City official consults Ouija board before vote SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A San Francisco supervisor says he consulted a Ouija board before city leaders voted on whether to recommend naming a Navy ship after slain gay rights activist Harvey Milk. Supervisor John Avalos tells the San Francisco Chronicle (http://bit.ly/KnVnbu ) that he believes he made contact with Milk's spirit and that Milk spelled out letters indicating: "Good riddance to don't ask, don't tell." The Board of Supervisors approved the non-binding resolution Tuesday on a 9-2 vote. Milk was a city supervisor and former naval officer. He was fatally shot in...
  • City official consults Ouija board before vote

    05/23/2012 12:21:16 PM PDT · by matt1234 · 14 replies
    Northwest Cable News ^ | 5/23/2012 | unknown
    A San Francisco supervisor says he consulted a Ouija board before city leaders voted on whether to recommend naming a Navy ship after slain gay rights activist Harvey Milk. Supervisor John Avalos tells the San Francisco Chronicle (http://bit.ly/KnVnbu ) that he believes he made contact with Milk's spirit and that Milk spelled out letters indicating: "Good riddance to don't ask, don't tell." Te Board of Supervisors approved the non-binding resolution Tuesday on a 9-2 vote. Milk was a city supervisor and former naval officer. He was fatally shot in 1978 by Dan White. Supporters say the naming would honor the...
  • USS Harvey Milk would be a fitting tribute

    05/17/2012 8:06:18 AM PDT · by SmithL · 58 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/17/12 | C.W. Nevius
    Petty local politics shouldn't ruin a truly meaningful national gesture, which is naming a U.S. Navy ship after gay icon Harvey Milk. A ship named for the first openly gay supervisor in San Francisco seems like such a bold and audacious gesture that you wonder whether the Navy would consider such a thing. Actually, it might. Last week, the service commissioned the Cesar Chavez, a ship named for the Mexican American labor leader. Chavez served two years in the Navy during World War II. So the Harvey Milk makes sense. Although it would be controversial in conservative political circles -...
  • Jim Jones’ Sinister Grip on San Francisco (Peoples Temple Cult Leader Ensnared Harvey Milk, Dems)

    05/06/2012 1:34:50 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 71 replies
    Salon.com ^ | Tuesday, May 1, 2012 | David Talbot
    Jim Jones’ sinister grip on San Francisco How the Peoples Temple cult leader ensnared Harvey Milk and other progressive icons “Season of the Witch,” the new book by Salon founder David Talbot, tells the story of the wild and bloody birth of “San Francisco values.” The following excerpt – Part 1 in a three-part series -- recounts one of the darker dramas before the ultimate triumph of those values. Jim Jones, the strange and charismatic leader of Peoples Temple, proved a master at politically wiring San Francisco in the mid-1970s. The driven preacher had begun his climb up the political...
  • Exclusive: Congressman, LGBT leaders press Navy for a ship to be named USS Harvey Milk

    04/25/2012 9:18:48 PM PDT · by olcurmudgeon · 55 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | April 24, 2012 | San Diego LGBT Weekly
    Congressman Bob Filner (D-California) has joined with several prominent LGBT civil rights leaders from San Diego and across the country, calling on the US Navy to name " … the next appropriate ship after Harvey Milk." The late civil rights icon, Harvey Milk was a Navy veteran who began his service during the Korean War. In Korea, he served aboard the submarine rescue ship USS Kittiwake as a diving officer. Milk was also stationed at Naval Station, San Diego where he was a diving instructor. Milk, whose parents, both also served in the US Navy was honorably discharged at the...
  • (Democrat Congressman) Filner Calls for Navy to Name Ship for Harvey Milk

    04/25/2012 9:59:49 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 67 replies
    Fox 5 San Diego ^ | April 24, 2012 | Tony Perry
    Filner calls for Navy to name ship for Harvey Milk SAN DIEGO - Rep. Bob Filner has called on the Navy to name a ship after slain gay rights pioneer Harvey Milk, who served as a Navy officer in the early 1950s. In a letter to Navy Secretary Ray Mabus and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, Filner said naming a ship after Milk "would be a great tribute to Milk's support for equality and in keeping with effort(s) to promote equality in our military after the recent repeal of the 'don't ask, don't tell' policy." Milk served as a diving officer...
  • Administration supports lesbian employee's case (Arguing to overturn DOMA)

    07/02/2011 4:34:34 PM PDT · by markomalley · 95 replies · 1+ views
    AP/Yahoo ^ | 7/2/11
    In a strongly worded legal brief, the Obama administration has said the federal act that defines marriage as being between a man and a woman was motivated by hostility toward gays and lesbians and is unconstitutional. The brief was filed Friday in federal court in San Francisco in support of a lesbian federal employee's lawsuit claiming the government wrongly denied health coverage to her same-sex spouse. The Justice Department says Karen Golinski's suit should not be dismissed because the law under which her spouse was denied benefits — the Defense of Marriage Act — violates the constitution's guarantee of equal...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown proclaims Sunday second annual Harvey Milk Day

    05/21/2011 9:03:49 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 36 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | May 20 2011 | Marisa Lagos
    Gov. Jerry Brown declared Sunday as the state's second ever "Harvey Milk Day," saying the slain politician's "life was cut short far too soon, but his legacy of hope, tolerance, and equality lives on." Sunday would have been Milk's 81st birthday. The San Francisco supervisor and gay rights leader was shot and killed, as was Mayor George Moscone, by another supervisor in 1978. "In 1977, Harvey Milk was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, becoming the first openly gay man in the history of the United States to be elected to public office," Brown's proclamation reads in part....
  • "Jerry Brown's 'Then'; still his 'Now' Today"

    11/01/2010 6:27:37 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 25 replies
    Hogue News ^ | August 1 2010 | Eric Hogue
    ...the seventies... then Governor Brown literally ignored the expeditiously burdensome escalation of property taxes to the point that the common people had to drive an initiative called "Prop 13" through a June 1978 ballot just to save their homes and businesses. 'Then', Governor Brown was quotes as saying that he didn't want to squander the whole state surplus (nearly $7.1 billion in surplus in 1977) on helping homeowners curb their growing residential taxes. Brown's better idea was to spend from the surplus so to own and operate a communications satellite for California. Hence his nickname: "Moonbeam." If you ask Jerry...
  • Spirits high in Castro as pioneer gets his day { Harvey Milk }

    05/23/2010 10:47:55 AM PDT · by SmithL · 10 replies · 506+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/23/10 | Justin Berton, Chronicle Staff Writer
    As luck would have it, Milwaukee resident Travis Constantides made his first visit to San Francisco's Castro District on Saturday afternoon, the same day the neighborhood basked in celebration of the state's first-ever "day of significance" to honor former supervisor Harvey Milk. Constantides, 64, said a trip to the Castro was always on his to-do list - Milk had long been one of his personal heroes - and it proved serendipitous that when he finally made the journey, the dedication of a new plaque was under way outside Milk's old camera shop. "It makes it more special to me," Constantides...
  • Parents warned about upcoming [Harvey] 'Milk Day' in Calif.

    05/15/2010 9:30:25 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 9 replies · 766+ views
    One News Now ^ | 5/14/2010 | Becky Yeh
    A conservative activist is urging parents to take action against the homosexual indoctrination of "Harvey Milk Day," which will affect California public school students as young as five years of age.
  • Just say No - to Harvey Milk Day in California?

    04/30/2010 3:56:05 PM PDT · by cakid1 · 5 replies · 316+ views
    CBS47 ^ | 4-30-10 | CAKID1
    A candidate for the 32nd Assembly District wants school leaders to adopt a policy that would discourage schools from celebrating Harvey Milk Day. Harvey Milk day is May 22nd – and honors one of the first openly gay men elected to public office in California.
  • Boycott of Calif. schools in the making (Harvey Milk Holiday)

    10/21/2009 2:46:08 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 6 replies · 560+ views
    one News Now ^ | 10/21/2009 | Charlie Butts
    SaveCalifornia.com has launched a new drive to protest a pro-homosexual bill recently signed into law. Randy Thomasson, president of SaveCalifornia.com, tells OneNewsNow he is calling for a boycott over a law designed to force students to honor a deceased homosexual activist. (See earlier article) "With Harvey Milk Gay Day now the law for California government schools, and a handful of sexual indoctrination laws already existing that are in effect throughout the entire school year, parents have to at least boycott Harvey Milk Day or days or week," Thomasson urges. Randy ThomassonThe boycott, he says, needs to be established by parents...
  • Governor approves law creating Harvey Milk Day

    10/14/2009 1:10:31 AM PDT · by South40 · 52 replies · 1,792+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | October 12, 2009 | FERMIN LEAL
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a law marking May 22 as Harvey Milk Day, in honor of the slain gay-rights activist. The law encourages schools and other educational institutions to commemorate the day each year with discussions and other exercises that help students better understand Milk's significance on California politics and the gay-rights movement.
  • Schwarzenegger signs gay rights bills

    10/13/2009 6:35:40 AM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies · 611+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | October 13, 2009 | Dan Smith
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed two gay rights bills, one honoring late activist Harvey Milk and another recognizing same-sex marriages performed in other states.In the last of hundreds of bill actions taken before midnight Sunday, Schwarzenegger approved the two bills by Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco.The governor last year vetoed the measure declaring May 22 a state day of recognition for Milk, suggesting that the former San Francisco supervisor be honored locally. But he subsequently named him to the California Hall of Fame. Leno's SB 54, meanwhile, requires California to recognize marriages performed in other states where same sex marriage...
  • CALIFORNIA SCHOOL CHILDREN NOW MUST CELEBRATE HARVEY MILK DAY

    10/13/2009 1:10:48 PM PDT · by Tamar Rush · 46 replies · 2,997+ views
    The Last Crusade ^ | October 13, 2009 | The Last Crusade
    Why We Are Going to Hell – Part 4,025 America’s New Holiday bythelastcrusade.org Public school students throughout California will be celebrating May 22 as a new holiday. On this day, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of Sherlock Holmes, was born. As was Sir Laurence Oliver, arguably the world’s greatest artist. Richard Wagner, the great composer, was born on May 22 but his music will not be played for the students in commemoration of his works. Nor will Tommy Franks, the Yankee pitcher, be honored on this day, let alone St. Rita of Cascia, the patron of desperate causes....
  • Chuck DeVore assails Schwarzenegger, Fiorina

    10/13/2009 10:39:24 AM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 6 replies · 461+ views
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | 12 October 2009 | John Marelius
    DeVore assails Schwarzenegger, Fiorina Republican U.S. Senate candidate Chuck DeVore said Monday night Republicans would repeat the mistake they made in supporting Arnold Schwarzenegger for governor if they back former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina for the Senate. In a speech to the Republican Party of San Diego County, DeVore, a three-term Assembly member from Irvine who cannot run for re-election because of term limits, denounced Schwarzenegger for signing a gun control bill and one establishing a day of recognition for slain gay-rights leader Harvey Milk. "We were told in 2003 that it was important in this historic one-of-a-kind recall...
  • California's official Harvey Milk Day "an idea whose time has come"

    10/12/2009 12:53:10 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 57 replies · 1,527+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 12 2009 | Carla Marinucci
    Harvey Milk Day, a state day to honor the slain San Francisco gay rights advocate, is now official in California thanks to a somewhat unexpected signature Monday from Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who has vetoed such legislation in the past. The bill was one of two key gay rights bills authored by State Senator Mark Leno of San Francisco, who says he's "pleasantly surprised" that the governor put his pen to both; the other bill makes gay marriages performed in other states legal in California.
  • Gov. Schwarzenegger signs gay rights bills

    10/12/2009 10:01:50 AM PDT · by my_pointy_head_is_sharp · 16 replies · 1,051+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 10.12.2009 | Dan Smith
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed two gay rights bills, one honoring late activist Harvey Milk and another recognizing same-sex marriages performed in other states. In the last of hundreds of bill actions taken before midnight Sunday, Schwarzenegger approved the two bills by Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco. The governor last year vetoed the measure declaring May 22 a state day of recognition for Milk, suggesting that the former San Francisco supervisor be honored locally. But he subsequently named him to the California Hall of Fame. Leno's SB 54, meanwhile, requires California to recognize marriages performed in other states where same...
  • Harvey Milk Day ... Bad for Kids (Is your state next?)

    09/07/2009 8:27:28 PM PDT · by cakid1 · 19 replies · 1,218+ views
    cbs47 ^ | 9-7-09 | cakid1
    Supporters of Harvey Milk want the Governor to sign legislation soon declaring a Harvey Milk Day here in California. Opponents say that move would "send the wrong message to children by endorsing homosexuality and lionizing a man with a controversial personal history." Randy Thomasson with SaveCalifornia.com was even more plain in his opposition:. "Harvey Milk was a terrible...
  • A presidential medal based on a sex life

    08/12/2009 10:59:11 AM PDT · by WKTimpco · 30 replies · 1,730+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 8/12/2009 | Peter Sprigg
    When President Obama today awards a posthumous Presidential Medal of Freedom to Harvey Milk, it may mark the first time in history that the nation's highest civilian award has been granted primarily on the basis of someone's sex life. As the White House announcement explained, "Harvey Milk became the first openly gay elected official from a major city in the United States when he was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1977." Yet Milk served in that office for less than a year, so that hardly qualifies him for the Medal of Freedom. Milk was also assassinated...
  • Obama To Award Presidential Medal of Freedom To S.F. Politico Who Supported A Mass Murderer

    07/31/2009 5:36:31 AM PDT · by stratman1969 · 2 replies · 400+ views
    Marooned in Marin webblog ^ | July 30, 2009 | Marooned in Marin
    The White House announced today the names of 16 people chosen by the Administration of Hope-n-Change to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor. "...These outstanding men and women represent an incredible diversity of backgrounds," Obama said in a statement. "Their tremendous accomplishments span fields from science to sports, from fine arts to foreign affairs," he said. "Yet they share one overarching trait: Each has been an agent of change. Each saw an imperfect world and set about improving it, often overcoming great obstacles along the way." U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier, D-San Mateo, praised Obama for selecting...
  • Harvey Milk awarded presidential medal

    07/30/2009 12:56:25 PM PDT · by SmithL · 26 replies · 1,824+ views
    SFGate: Politics Blog ^ | 7/30/9 | Carolyn Lochhead, Chronicle Washington Bureau
    The late San Francisco supervisor Harvey Milk received the presidential Medal of Freedom award today with 15 other recipients ranging across the professional and ideological spectrum, from the late supply sider Jack Kemp to tennis star Billy Jean King to Sen. Edward Kennedy, whose absence from the health care debate due to brain cancer treatments has weighed heavily on the White House. The medal is the country's highest civilian honor. President Obama said all the recipients "share one overarching trait: Each has been an agent of change. Each saw an imperfect world and set about improving it, often overcoming great...
  • Drinking Harvey Milk’s Kool-Aid

    05/31/2009 7:58:00 AM PDT · by paltz · 11 replies · 813+ views
    City Journal ^ | 5/21/09 | Dan Flynn
    This Friday would have been slain San Francisco supervisor Harvey Milk’s 79th birthday, and California state senator Mark Leno has introduced legislation to mark the date with a state holiday. The bill doesn’t call for a furlough from work, but instead instructs the governor to proclaim a “Harvey Milk Day” and designates “that date as having special significance in the public schools and educational institutions” and encourages them to “conduct suitable commemorative exercises.” The legislation passed muster with the state senate in overwhelming fashion last week. Though only about one in five Californians polled supports the measure, and Governor Arnold...
  • Drinking Harvey Milk's Kool-Aid

    05/25/2009 6:52:45 PM PDT · by massmike · 22 replies · 1,361+ views
    www.cityjournal.org ^ | 5/25/2009 | Daniel J. Flynn
    Don't believe what the movies say. Lionized by Hollywood and California state legislators, the real Milk was a demagogue and pal of Jim Jones.
  • Drinking Harvey Milk’s Kool-Aid - Lionized by Hollywood and California state legislators, the...

    05/21/2009 10:38:54 PM PDT · by neverdem · 21 replies · 1,571+ views
    City Journal ^ | 21 May 2009 | Daniel J. Flynn
    Lionized by Hollywood and California state legislators, the real Milk was a demagogue and pal of Jim Jones. This Friday would have been slain San Francisco supervisor Harvey Milk’s 79th birthday, and California state senator Mark Leno has introduced legislation to mark the date with a state holiday. The bill doesn’t call for a furlough from work, but instead instructs the governor to proclaim a “Harvey Milk Day” and designates “that date as having special significance in the public schools and educational institutions” and encourages them to “conduct suitable commemorative exercises.” The legislation passed muster with the state senate in...
  • ACLU says school censored student's Milk report

    05/21/2009 9:12:19 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies · 827+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | May 21, 2009 | By LISA LEFF
    SAN FRANCISCO -- The American Civil Liberties Union on Wednesday threatened to sue a San Diego County school that refused to let a student present a report on slain gay rights leader Harvey Milk until her classmates got their parents' permission to hear it. David Blair-Loy, legal director of the ACLU of San Diego County, said the principal of Mt. Woodson Elementary School in Ramona violated the free speech rights of 6th-grader Natalie Jones, who was the only student in her class prevented from giving an in-class presentation. Principal Theresa Grace concluded last month that the subject of the girl's...
  • Harvey Milk bill passes Senate; Maldonado has change of heart

    05/15/2009 7:50:09 AM PDT · by SmithL · 25 replies · 940+ views
    SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 5/14/9 | Susan Ferriss
    A bill declaring a Harvey Milk Day in California - to honor the slain gay rights figure - passed the state Senate today 24-14 and now goes to the Assembly. No surprise that all 23 Democrats present voted yes. But Sen. Abel Maldonado, R-Santa Maria, changed his vote from a "no" on the same bill last year to the sole GOP "yes" on the floor Thursday.
  • Calif. school day would honor homosexual pioneer

    05/12/2009 1:59:59 AM PDT · by Cindy · 38 replies · 1,894+ views
    ONE NEWS NOW.com ^ | May 11, 2009, 7:00 am | Charlie Butts and Jody Brown
    The California State Senate is poised to vote on a bill making an official "homosexual day" in every public school. It would be called "Harvey Milk Day" in honor of the openly homosexual San Francisco Board of Supervisors member who was shot and killed in 1978 along with the city's mayor, George Moscone. S.B. 572, which was approved 7-to-2 out of committee last week, says observances conducted on May 22 should recognize Milk's "accomplishments as well as the contributions he made to this state" -- and that "all public schools and educational institutions are encouraged to observe...and...conduct suitable commemorative exercises."...
  • Calif. Panel OKs Honors for Gay Leader Harvey Milk

    05/07/2009 3:25:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 37 replies · 749+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Wednesday, May 6, 2009 | STEVE LAWRENCE
    With encouragement from an Oscar-winning screenwriter, a state Senate committee approved legislation Wednesday that would designate a day honoring slain gay rights leader Harvey Milk. The Senate Education Committee voted 7-2 to send the bill by Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, to the full Senate. It would designate each May 22 — Milk's birthday — as Harvey Milk Day. The "day of special significance" would recognize Milk's life and contributions to the state but would not be an official holiday, meaning there would be no cost to state government. It also would encourage public schools to conduct "suitable commemorative exercises"...
  • Calif. panel OKs honors for gay leader Harvey Milk

    05/06/2009 12:04:31 PM PDT · by South40 · 23 replies · 762+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 5/6/2009 | STEVE LAWRENCE (AP)
    SACRAMENTO — A state Senate committee has approved legislation designating a day honoring slain gay rights leader Harvey Milk. The bill would require the governor to designate each May 22 – Milk's birthday – as Harvey Milk Day. It would be a "day of special significance" recognizing Milk's life and his contributions to the state but would not be a holiday, meaning there would be no cost to the state. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed a nearly identical bill last year, saying it should be up to each community to determine if it wanted to honor Milk.
  • `Milk' named best film by New York Film Critics (You're All Shocked, I Know)

    12/10/2008 12:58:20 PM PST · by mojito · 59 replies · 1,909+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 12/10/2008 | Jake Coyle
    NEW YORK (AP) - "Milk," Gus Van Sant's movie about gay rights leader Harvey Milk starring Sean Penn, has been named best film by the New York Film Critics Circle. Penn was also chosen as best actor by the critics, who announced their picks Wednesday.
  • [Barf Alert] "Milk" is more than a movie

    11/23/2008 1:13:22 AM PST · by CE2949BB · 29 replies · 2,404+ views
    Denver Post ^ | 11/21/2008 | Lisa Kennedy
    On a temperate night in the City by the Bay last month, a community gathered to honor one of its fallen with the world premiere of "Milk." Gus Van Sant's film stars Sean Penn as Harvey Milk, the San Francisco city supervisor who, along with Mayor George Moscone, was shot and killed on Nov. 27, 1978. In front of the Castro Theatre, the cast and civic VIPs stopped for interviews. There was Josh Brolin, who plays Dan White, the city supervisor who pulled the trigger. There was James Franco, who plays Milk's most significant other. Across the street, people waved...