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Dianne Feinstein Sends Me A Personal Message

If you want your voice to be heard, and you can't afford a lobbyist or a massive campaign contribution, you should contact your representatives:

You can't reason someone out of something they weren't reasoned into.
-Jonathan Swift

If Christ were here there is one thing he would not be - a Christian.
-Mark Twain

Religion is regarded by the foolish as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.
-Seneca

It only takes 20 years for a liberal to become a conservative without changing a single idea.
-Robert Anton Wilson

He who would do good to another must do it in minute particulars. General good is the plea of the scoundrel, hypocrite, and flatterer.
-William Blake

Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
-George Santayana

...Faith: that is to say, to shut one's eyes once and for all, in order not to suffer at the sight of incurable falsity.
- Nietzsche, the Antichrist

They say, 'We do not know how this is, but we know that God can do it.' You poor fools! God can make a cow out of a tree, but has he ever done so? Therefore show some reason why a thing is so, or cease to hold that it is so.
-William of Conches

I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forego their use.
-Galileo

[Christianity has made the world] a prey to the wicked, who have found men readier, for the sake of going to paradise, to submit to blows rather than to resent them.
-Machiavelli

And don't tell me God works in mysterious ways. There's nothing so mysterious about it. He's not working at all. He's playing. Or else He's forgotten all about us. That's the kind of God you people talk about - a country bumpkin, a clumsy, bungling, brainless, conceited, uncouth hayseed. Good God, how much reverence can you have for a Supreme Being who finds it necessary to include such phenomena as phlegm and tooth decay in His divine system of creation? What in the world was running through that warped, evil, scatological mind of His when He robbed old people of the power to control their bowel movements?
-Yossarian, in Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

Life is both entirely and only what you make of it.
-attributed to many, modified by dimmer

Those who believe in god grew up but still need an imaginary friend
-dimmer

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This post is to show you naysayers that when you speak your mind to politicians, your voice is heard. If you are lucky your voice resonates strongly with the politician as it did in my case. Was it my articulate prose, or my concise argument that moved Diane Feinstein to such a response? I may never know, but I am proud to show the world that my political concerns matter, and that Diane Feinstein truly cares about Californians. My emphasis has been added.

May 12, 2006
Dear Mr. dimmer[modified]:
Thank you for writing to express your views regarding Error! MergeField was not found in header record of data source.. I read your comments with interest and will keep your comments in mind as my staff and I review legislation. Please feel free to contact me again in the future with any matter that is of importance to you. I value your opinion and appreciate your interest in actively contributing to the legislative process.
If you have further questions, or if there is some way I can assist you in the future on other matters, please do not hesitate to contact one of my offices:
San Francisco:(415) 393-0707
Los Angeles:(310) 914-7300
San Diego:(619) 231-9712
Fresno:(559) 485-7430
Washington, D.C.:(202) 224-3841
Sincerely yours,
Dianne Feinstein United States Senator
http://feinstein.senate.gov
Further information about my position on issues of concern to California and the Nation are available at my website http://feinstein.senate.gov. You can also receive electronic e-mail updates by subscribing to my e-mail list at http://feinstein.senate.gov/issue.html.

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Thank you for writing to express your views regarding Error! MergeField was not found in header record of data source.. I read your comments with interest and will keep your comments in mind as my staff and I review legislation.

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