February 24, 2006

Am I the Only Californian

. . . who didn't even know we had levees here? Well, of course we must: how else could we steal water for agriculture in the Central Valley? But other than that "keep the produce coming; I like water; faster, please" attitude, I hadn't thought much about how we actually channel the stuff. Stupid of me, really.

Arnold knew, though. Along with Crime-Fightin' Feinstein, who co-signed his letter asking for Federal funds. (No. Thanks for asking: I'll never forgive her for tipping off the Nightstalker when he was in SF. What a stupid woman; Ramirez' victims deserved better than that.)

Posted by Attila Girl at February 24, 2006 07:45 PM | TrackBack

Di-Fi tipped off the Nightstalker? What?

Posted by: Stuart Fullerton at February 25, 2006 08:37 AM

You didn't know? Darlin', you need to get more than 20 miles inland sometime in your life!

Then again, I have an unfair advantage in the "knowing California has levees" war 'cause I grew up in Sacramento.

Posted by: McGehee at February 25, 2006 10:14 AM

McGehee: The state goes more than 20 miles inland? Say what?

Oh! You mean Yosemite!

Stuart: When Ramirez was in the Bay Area, DiFi was mayor of SF. The cops told her they knew for a damned fact that the Nightstalker was in her city, and they shared with her the pivotal/confidential piece of information: they had ID'd the pattern on his tennis shoes from some of his SoCal crimes. She released that little datum to the press, and the next thing you know, the shoes are in the SF Bay, the cops have one less tool for tracking him, and evidence tying him to his crimes has been destroyed.

This is, of course, without even getting into the arguments over her role in the "Twinkie murders" (Moscone and Milk):

After Dan White assassinated Mayor George Moscone he "slipped out and ran across City Hall's rotunda. He used a passkey which his aide had given him and let himself in the back door to the supervisor's office. Dianne Feinstein saw him along the way. She called to him as he passed, but he ignored her." The then went on the kill Harvey Milk ...And police took the opportunity to do a little gay-bashing of their own, raiding bars and beating up the clientele. The officers on the line made it no secret that they saw Dan White as a hero. ... The jury found White guilty only of voluntary manslaughter.

The argument is that she might have been able to save Harvey Milk's life if she'd been more proactive, though not everyone can think that quickly, and I honestly don't believe that--no matter how ambitious she was--she wanted these guys murdered to further her own ambitions. It did, of course, end up helping her career.

But she's against military-looking guns, and for the "war on drugs," so she must be tough on crime. Right?

Posted by: Attila Girl at February 25, 2006 04:01 PM

Wow--I don't remember having heard that--yet another reason to be disgusted with her, and with SF politics. Is there any accountability out there? Not that there is any in Chicago. We have had one-party rule here since the dawn of time . . .

Posted by: Stuart Fullerton at February 26, 2006 01:17 PM

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