(urth) The Politics Of Gene Wolfe

Son of Witz sonofwitz at butcherbaker.org
Wed Mar 18 14:07:58 PDT 2009

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Tim Walters [mailto:walters at doubtfulpalace.com]
>Sent: Wednesday, March 18, 2009 01:54 PM
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>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
>had passed.
>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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