Thursday, October 19, 2006
Wow, what a Senate meeting. SB51 will be brought up next week. Mark Himelstein will talk about it from 8 to 8:30.
Ali Ansary closed the session by telling senators to go on a PR offensive to stop their constituents from learning about the facts from the Daily Cal and blogs, and instead inform them themselves. And given the next paragraph, it's easy to see why.
We finally got a response correcting Beetle Beat for being wrong. As you know, I've made a few claims about the wrongness of the words coming from the supporters of the "Pay Oren's Legal Fees" bill, but finally, we get the definitive rejection of my claims, from an anonymous commenter:
you have no idea what you are talking aboutWow. With a well-thought-out and supported response like that, it's no wonder Ali wants to discourage folks from learning about the facts from here.
Meanwhile, let me say that if any senator wants to give an actual response, I will happily publish it in full, without any of the censorship or quote-cutting that the Daily Cal does that Sammy Averbach began the meeting by complaining about. As usual, Averbach said that The Daily Cal isn't accurately portraying things to us but failed to provide any evidence of actual inaccuracy. Apparently, the Daily Cal resorts to sensationalism to sell its (free) papers.
For those of you who suffer attacks from senators moved by Ali's demand that they try to control the information flow, remember that I actually back up my points, and will happily go into great, gruesome, and excrutiating detail if so requested. I won't evade and say "Hey, you just don't know everything, trust me!"
There were a lot of interesting things to blog about at the Senate meeting, but I'll probably wait a bit, because I'm kind of tired.
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