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Lol. Have no idea who “Titantic” was. But, sounds pretty accurate. Slamming was an egregious practice, targeted in particular at low income minority communities. Marty Emerald was among the press folk who exposed the practice. And, my constituents in the South Bay and in Imperial County were among the most frequently targeted victims. It is also likely true that I “attacked” the company/companies without regard to any political contributions they may have made. In fact, the likelihood is that I did not even know they had contributed (it is certain I didn’t care). Hard to believe these days, but my first campaign (1982) was the only time I personally did any fundraising. I called friends, family, and the local Firefighters Union asking for support. In the 20 years, thereafter, as an incumbent, I never made a single fundraising call. In fact, I paid absolutely no attention to who did or did not contribute. I was even known to fail to show up to my own fundraising events. This, of course, used to drive everyone nuts. But, I always hated fundraising, so I just didn’t do it. In 1984 no one ran against me. It may be that this fed my delusion that you could just “be a good legislator” and get elected on the merits. More likely, I was just young, stupid and lucky. In any case “Titantic” was certainly not alone in being unhappy with the fact that I couldn’t care less about either their contributions or their tortured explanations for their anti-consumer behavior. Not sure why this acutely unimportant historical minutiae merited the front page. But, be assured, the 65 year old version of Steve Peace is still “looking to add a bit more gravitas to his resume.” But, like so much in life, you seldom appreciate “what you got till it’s gone.” Turns out “Killer Tomatoes” was pretty heavy stuff. Cheers, Steve

Feb. 10, 2019

Great story—very Horatio Alger in the Digital Age. Shame the tech world isn't as wild and woolly as it used to be. Before people from all different backgrounds were able to find a niche; now it's almost exclusively the purview of coders.

Feb. 6, 2019
Adam Parfrey goes to the San Diego Zoo

This story was originally posted on July 4 of this year. Adam Parfrey, publisher of books from Feral House and writer for the Reader, died on May 10, 2018. The following came by email to ...

October 17, 2018
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