Thursday, October 10, 2013

Harvey Milk's Stamp on History

The United States Postal Service has announced a stamp honoring Harvey Milk .  Mr. Milk, as I am sure you know was an gay rights activist who was elected a San Francisco City Supervisor way back in 1977 and was one of the first openly gay elected official in United States.

Supervisor Milk served less than a year in office because he was murdered by a psychotic and disgruntled former Supervisor Dan White.  White's murder of Mr. Milk and Mayor George Moscone was successfully defended by his attorneys because they convinced a jury of no ones peers that he had eaten too many twinkies.   Mr. White was convicted voluntary manslaughter not murder and sentenced to about 7 years - time was taken off for his good behavior and he served less than 5 years for the murder of a Mayor and a City Supervisor.

Congratulations to the USPS for their inclusion of all Americans and all parts of our society in the honor roll of stamps.

I can't wait to hear the sturm und drang from the extreme right wing on this.

You know it will be petty, small and pathetic.

And, you know it will be desperate and weird because they know that we know that they know that we know that they are on the wrong side of history.

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