(urth) The Politics Of Gene Wolfe
Son of Witz
sonofwitz at butcherbaker.org
Wed Mar 18 14:07:58 PDT 2009
>From: Tim Walters [mailto:walters at doubtfulpalace.com]
>Sent: Wednesday, March 18, 2009 01:54 PM
>To: 'The Urth Mailing List'
>Subject: Re: (urth) The Politics Of Gene Wolfe
>> Only later did I read about the plan - THAT
>> ACTUALLY MADE THE CITY BALLOT - to tear down the prison and replace it
>> with a peace center. Only 72% of people in the city voted against it.
>The text of the proposition was:
>"Shall it be City policy that the City should explore and facilitate the
>acquisition of Alcatraz Island from the United States Government to
>transform it into a Global Peace Center?"
>In other words, it wouldn't have done squat, even if by some miracle it
>I'm not sure if that makes it more or less ridiculous.
>Tim Walters | http://doubtfulpalace.com
Yeah, I voted against it. Alcatraz brings in lots of morbid curiosity tourist dollars. Who the hell is gonna take a ferry out to a Global Peace Center. I mean, WTF is that anyway?
I think most people just thought it would accomplish absolutely nothing.
there was another one I voted against, naming our waste processing plant after GW Bush. I wouldn't give him the honor.
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