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  •  You were indeed in the belly of the beast (6+ / 0-)

    Have you seen Milk?  That OC debate between Milk and Briggs was held in Fullerton.

    Thank you for the help!  I think that Esiquio will understand your not driving in from that far -- and you can do one hell of a lot of good for the party by phone.  (Your closer to Bill Hedrick's campaign, based in Corona, and he'd be excellent to help, too!)

    •  Yes, I saw 'Milk' (11+ / 0-)

      I cried my eyes out when I watched Milk-- I waited until this spring to finally see it on DVD. I knew I couldn't go see it in a theater. I lived in O.C. in 1978, but went to S.F. to visit friends many times in 1977 and 1978 -- and I met Harvey Milk on several occasions. And I was in S.F. for the 'White Night' riot when Dan White got so little time for murdering Harvey Milk and Mayor Moscone. (We have 'Twinkie Defense' Dan White to thank for the awful CorporateDem Sen. Feinstein. DiFi may not have risen to prominence had Moscone not been murdered.)

      I attended the debate between Milk and Briggs with friends from school (I went to CSUF -- go Titans!) We felt like we were in danger of our lives by being openly 'No on 6' and for applauding Harvey Milk. We ended up turning our 'No on 6' shirts inside out before we sat because we were threatened with assault upon entering the auditorium. (Briggs was the State Senator from Fullerton -- today he'd be a proud teaPublican.) It all seems pretty surreal all these years later.

      Many of the events in Milk (Anita Bryant, etc.) were very important to my social/political development, too. I've been working on a diary about my life, and politics, in CA in the late 70's to the early 80's (I've been pondering it for about three years!!!) and I may finally publish it on dKos after the election.

      Plus 1978 was the first year I could vote! (Yeah, I know, you're doing the math! lol)

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