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davidinalameda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 10:17 AM
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Berkeley lefty snubbed by House Republicans
http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2005/09...

House Republicans rejected an effort Tuesday to name a post office in Berkeley after longtime Berkeley Councilwoman Maudelle Shirek after a conservative lawmaker questioned whether the 94-year-old activist represents American values.

Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Oakland, has been trying for more than two years to name the city's main post office on Allston Way for Shirek, a civil rights leader and peace activist who served on the Berkeley City Council for 20 years.

But House Republicans have sought to block the effort, mostly through a whisper campaign about her reported past ties to communist leaders and left-wing causes. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, objected Tuesday to Lee's proposal and rallied Republicans to defeat the measure in an unusual roll call vote.

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bballny Donating Member (456 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 10:38 AM
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1. Control
Repubs are all about control and imposing themselves on you. It is why they are so tied into the religious right which is all about control. They hate us for our freedoms(liberals)
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