Dianne Feinstein?

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    Mar 20, 2011 4:51 PM GMT
    I'm not sure if she gave the speech yet due to finals, but did anyone see Dianne Feinstein stalk about DOMA on c-span or anything in the Senate? I was working for her at the time and I was able to participate in the writing of her remarks and such...

    you all should love her. she's amazing. she found harvey milk's body the day he died, and she has always had our backs since then, she just does it in clever ways. now she's in full-support, and definitely proud to call her my Senator.

    blah blah blah, look her up, she's wonderful. icon_smile.gif
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    Mar 23, 2011 11:07 AM GMT
    The old cow is also my Senator.
    She's waaaaay too conservative for my tastes.
    A few years back she said that allowing us the right to marry was too much too soon.
    She claimed that she looked into judge Samuel Alito's eyes and believed everything he said (even though, now, we know that he had to have been lying through his teeth) and, therefore she voted to make him a Supreme Court justice.
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    Mar 23, 2011 11:14 AM GMT
    could be worse...

    this was my Senator for years. And years.

    Denial is the river in which we drown.
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    Mar 23, 2011 11:14 AM GMT
    Also a bit conflicted...trying to pass legislation a few years back that would have immensely benefitted her husband's business......Greedy Bitch....icon_neutral.gif
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    Mar 23, 2011 5:46 PM GMT
    Webster666 saidThe old cow is also my Senator.
    She's waaaaay too conservative for my tastes.
    A few years back she said that allowing us the right to marry was too much too soon.
    She claimed that she looked into judge Samuel Alito's eyes and believed everything he said (even though, now, we know that he had to have been lying through his teeth) and, therefore she voted to make him a Supreme Court justice.


    i think you're confused on Dianne vs someone else...Dianne voted against DOMA in 1996, and that's just a few years back... and the matthew shepard act as well
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    Mar 23, 2011 5:46 PM GMT
    turbobilly saidAlso a bit conflicted...trying to pass legislation a few years back that would have immensely benefitted her husband's business......Greedy Bitch....icon_neutral.gif


    you could definitely be right, but any other specifics i could look into for that?
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    Mar 23, 2011 6:15 PM GMT
    jayyp15 said
    Webster666 saidThe old cow is also my Senator.
    She's waaaaay too conservative for my tastes.
    A few years back she said that allowing us the right to marry was too much too soon.
    She claimed that she looked into judge Samuel Alito's eyes and believed everything he said (even though, now, we know that he had to have been lying through his teeth) and, therefore she voted to make him a Supreme Court justice.


    i think you're confused on Dianne vs someone else...Dianne voted against DOMA in 1996, and that's just a few years back... and the matthew shepard act as well
    Actually he is correct..

    http://www.insidesocal.com/outinhollywood/2008/11/sen-dianne-feinsteins-evolutio.html
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    Mar 23, 2011 6:25 PM GMT
    www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/apr/21/senate-husband
    RSSEXCLUSIVE: Senator’s husband’s firm cashes in on crisis
    J.M. EDDINS JR./THE WASHINGTON TIMES Sen. Dianne Feinstein (at right in light scarf) attends the inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th president of the United States on Jan. 20. Mrs. Feinstein introduced legislation on behalf of the FDIC, which had just awarded her husband’s firm a lucrative contract.
    By Chuck Neubauer
    EXCLUSIVE:

    On the day the new Congress convened this year, Sen. Dianne Feinstein introduced legislation to route $25 billion in taxpayer money to a government agency that had just awarded her husband’s real estate firm a lucrative contract to sell foreclosed properties at compensation rates higher than the industry norms.

    Mrs. Feinstein’s intervention on behalf of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. was unusual: the California Democrat isn’t a member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs with jurisdiction over FDIC; and the agency is supposed to operate from money it raises from bank-paid insurance payments - not direct federal dollars.

    Documents reviewed by The Washington Times show Mrs. Feinstein first offered Oct. 30 to help the FDIC secure money for its effort to stem the rise of home foreclosures. Her letter was sent just days before the agency determined that CB Richard Ellis Group (CBRE) - the commercial real estate firm that her husband Richard Blum heads as board chairman - had won the competitive bidding for a contract to sell foreclosed properties that FDIC had inherited from failed banks.

    • Read the rate list for the FDIC contract from CB Richard Ellis, the firm Sen. Feinstein’s husband heads as board chairman. (downloads 4-page pdf)

    • Read the correspondence between Sen. Feinstein and FDIC chairman Sheila Bair (downloads 5-page pdf)

    About the same time of the contract award, Mr. Blum’s private investment firm reported to the Securities and Exchange Commission that it and related affiliates had purchased more than 10 million new shares in CBRE. The shares were purchased for the going price of $3.77; CBRE’s stock closed Monday at $5.14.

    Spokesmen for the FDIC, Mrs. Feinstein and Mr. Blum’s firm told The Times that there was no connection between the legislation and the contract signed Nov. 13, and that the couple didn’t even know about CBRE’s business with FDIC until after it was awarded.

    Senate ethics rules state that members must avoid conflicts of interest as well as “even the appearance of a conflict of interest.” Some ethics analysts question whether Mrs. Feinstein ran afoul of the latter provision, creating the appearance that she was rewarding the agency that had just hired her husband’s firm.

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    Mar 23, 2011 6:42 PM GMT
    I often support candidates from the other party because I strongly believe in more fiscal conservative positions and other issues that put me at odds with Sen Feinstein. However, I had consistently voted for her because I have been impressed with her character. I would rather vote for someone I can trust even if I have disagreements because I know where they stand, rather than someone not honest who happens to agree with me today.

    Because she voted for the health care bill, I cannot support her in the future, unfortunately.
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    Mar 23, 2011 6:57 PM GMT
    TropicalMark said
    jayyp15 said
    Webster666 saidThe old cow is also my Senator.
    She's waaaaay too conservative for my tastes.
    A few years back she said that allowing us the right to marry was too much too soon.
    She claimed that she looked into judge Samuel Alito's eyes and believed everything he said (even though, now, we know that he had to have been lying through his teeth) and, therefore she voted to make him a Supreme Court justice.


    i think you're confused on Dianne vs someone else...Dianne voted against DOMA in 1996, and that's just a few years back... and the matthew shepard act as well
    Actually he is correct..

    http://www.insidesocal.com/outinhollywood/2008/11/sen-dianne-feinsteins-evolutio.html


    That article simply speaks about how she first began to not agree with gay marriage. She's 78 years old. 30 years ago, she found his body, and that marked the time she supported gay marriage. She wasn't even in office for Alito's term -- I think since finding harvey's body, she's been 100% pro-gay rights.
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    Mar 23, 2011 10:09 PM GMT
    jayyp15 said
    TropicalMark said
    jayyp15 said
    Webster666 saidThe old cow is also my Senator.
    She's waaaaay too conservative for my tastes.
    A few years back she said that allowing us the right to marry was too much too soon.
    She claimed that she looked into judge Samuel Alito's eyes and believed everything he said (even though, now, we know that he had to have been lying through his teeth) and, therefore she voted to make him a Supreme Court justice.


    i think you're confused on Dianne vs someone else...Dianne voted against DOMA in 1996, and that's just a few years back... and the matthew shepard act as well
    Actually he is correct..

    http://www.insidesocal.com/outinhollywood/2008/11/sen-dianne-feinsteins-evolutio.html


    That article simply speaks about how she first began to not agree with gay marriage. She's 78 years old. 30 years ago, she found his body, and that marked the time she supported gay marriage. She wasn't even in office for Alito's term -- I think since finding harvey's body, she's been 100% pro-gay rights.
    You have some serious issues dude... Samuel A. Alito Jr. took his judicial oath Jan 31 2006 as a member of the USSC.

    You are proven wrong yet again.

    Might be prudent to research before you post.. you might not look as ignorant as you post.
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    Mar 24, 2011 1:53 AM GMT
    TropicalMark said
    jayyp15 said
    TropicalMark said
    jayyp15 said
    Webster666 saidThe old cow is also my Senator.
    She's waaaaay too conservative for my tastes.
    A few years back she said that allowing us the right to marry was too much too soon.
    She claimed that she looked into judge Samuel Alito's eyes and believed everything he said (even though, now, we know that he had to have been lying through his teeth) and, therefore she voted to make him a Supreme Court justice.


    i think you're confused on Dianne vs someone else...Dianne voted against DOMA in 1996, and that's just a few years back... and the matthew shepard act as well
    Actually he is correct..

    http://www.insidesocal.com/outinhollywood/2008/11/sen-dianne-feinsteins-evolutio.html


    That article simply speaks about how she first began to not agree with gay marriage. She's 78 years old. 30 years ago, she found his body, and that marked the time she supported gay marriage. She wasn't even in office for Alito's term -- I think since finding harvey's body, she's been 100% pro-gay rights.
    You have some serious issues dude... Samuel A. Alito Jr. took his judicial oath Jan 31 2006 as a member of the USSC.

    You are proven wrong yet again.

    Might be prudent to research before you post.. you might not look as ignorant as you post.


    Sorry that did sound stupid - but i still can't find any piece of evidence for her agreeing with him...I worked in her office and since her mayorship in S.F. and especially since 1996, i haven't seen her say one bad thing towards the LGBT community, including marriage. show me an article, i could easily be wrong
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    Mar 24, 2011 4:06 PM GMT
    jayyp15 said
    Sorry that did sound stupid - but i still can't find any piece of evidence for her agreeing with him...I worked in her office and since her mayorship in S.F. and especially since 1996, i haven't seen her say one bad thing towards the LGBT community, including marriage. show me an article, i could easily be wrong
    Easy... just google "feinstein too fast gay marriage"..


    "In 2004, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom began allowing marriage licenses to be issued to same-sex couples. At the time Feinstein said it was “too much, too fast, too soon.”

    And I'm not slamming her(I've voted to keep her in office since '92.. yes I am that old).. stating fact, which for you wanting to be in politics, would be a VERY prudent thing to practice as a fine art.

    Unfortunately I can't vote in Calif anymore..
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    Mar 24, 2011 4:24 PM GMT
    “too much, too fast, too soon.” i don't think implies opposition towards gay marriage, gavin did his own dealio and surpassed all the gay rights activists groups and did that on his own. a lot of the gay activists groups really don't like what Gavin did. i remember the infamous quote that everyone used during prop 8 that Gavin said, the "If ya like it or not" thing.

    I think dianne at that point was just agreeing with the gay organizations...too fast, too soon, but definitely wanted it to happen.

    and yes youre right, i stand correcctteeeddd
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    Mar 24, 2011 4:28 PM GMT
    jayyp15 said“too much, too fast, too soon.” i don't think implies opposition towards gay marriage, gavin did his own dealio and surpassed all the gay rights activists groups and did that on his own. a lot of the gay activists groups really don't like what Gavin did. i remember the infamous quote that everyone used during prop 8 that Gavin said, the "If ya like it or not" thing.

    I think dianne at that point was just agreeing with the gay organizations...too fast, too soon, but definitely wanted it to happen.

    and yes youre right, i stand correcctteeeddd
    I agree with ya.. but it's websters opinion and thats what counts.. we all have em. But when someone opines a statement backed by fact, I must make sure they dont get distorted.. I understand his comments and frustrations as well. I wish the political system in this country wasnt so fucked up and full of morons but..... the country is half moron to begin with.. icon_wink.gif

    Carry on.
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    Mar 24, 2011 4:34 PM GMT
    I met her about 20 years ago... she was pretty cool.
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    Mar 24, 2011 4:37 PM GMT
    sdgman saidI met her about 20 years ago... she was pretty cool.
    Yep.. yer old too! icon_lol.gif
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    Mar 24, 2011 4:39 PM GMT
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    sdgman saidI met her about 20 years ago... she was pretty cool.
    Yep.. yer old too! icon_lol.gif


    Oh yeah... It was probably 1992 or so, quite some time back.