Thursday, March 27, 2014

The End

We noted yesterday that state senator Yee, not a friend of UC particularly on the pension, is in deep you-know-what after his arrest.  He is termed out of the senate and his candidacy for Secretary of State has undoubtedly come to an abrupt end.  And what an end!  

Yesterday, all we knew was that he was arrested.  Subsequent stories provide the amazing background.

State Sen. Leland Yee arrested on corruption charges in FBI sting:
Yee's official website as of this morning.

FBI: California Sen. Leland Yee took bribes, trafficked guns

Unsealed Yee affidavit:

In any event, this looks like The End:

PS: Below are the comments from Yee fan/flacks received on our 2010 post showing Yee’s webpage which just contained PhD until corrected, as shown below.  (We are switching soon to a new format where the old comments may not appear in the new system’s archiving so we are reproducing them below.)  Maybe these anonymous commentators would like to rethink their enthusiasm? 
Yee's website back in 2010 which provoked the comments below.
Anonymous said...
Why are you misrepresenting Senator Yee's website, even going so far as to make up a fake screenshot? His website doesn't say "Ph.D." It says "Senator Leland Yee, Ph.D." which is how his name is listed in the Senate roster just like Ed Hernandez, OD in the Assembly. And we thank Senator Yee for leading the charge for much-needed transparency at UC. 

December 4, 2010 at 8:10 AM

cloudminder said...
what a sad,small,insensitive post

to people of faith

to people of color

just really offensive on many levels

race, religion, color

especially in this season

(and it seems a tinge of misogyny toward a black woman thrown in for good measure)

Yee earned his PhD - in fact the SCOTUS are considering a case related to Yee, Child Psychology and violent video games right now, so- that PhD-- it come [sic] in handy-- for some anyway.

And a doctored screen shot is just sketchy- don't you want to maintain credibility?-- some dolt with a PhD likely did that too.

So much for the focus on PhD...

also, [sic] Yee has launched an exploratory [sic] on running for mayor - not yet announced his candidacy - but we doubt the author is concerned with a small thing called facts-- which is too bad since this is supposed to be a blog run by faculty (YIKES!)...that's disappointing- too bad for the Bruins.

wasn't [sic] it Yudof himself who said we should not believe in "faith-based budgets"-- why, yes, it was...

what's [sic]good for the goose surely should be good for the gander- Fiat Lux -on the books, on everything. 

December 4, 2010 at 6:02 PM
California Policy Issues said...
Actually, as of 7 AM, 12/5/10, the image shown is EXACTLY what appears on Senator Yee's webpage. Just PhD, no name. 

December 5, 2010 at 7:03 AM 
cloudminder said...
California Policy Issues:

whether [sic] it is as of 7am or whatever:

normal [sic] users notify the webmaster (usually listed on the bottom of pages if you are new to the internet)-- they are the ones responsibly for making sure web pages display properly. It is likely a coding problem.

The disingenuous snark statement of "the only state senator who puts Ph.D. at the top of his official webpage." still was not necessary -- along with all the rest of the low social i.q. content of the post. 

December 5, 2010 at 11:32 AM
California Policy Issues said...
Lighten up. 

December 5, 2010 at 2:42 PM 
Adam said...
As the person responsible for Senator Yee's page, it never just said "Ph.D." in the headline. I have looked at the coding for the past several years and the only change in headline has been from "Senator Leland Y. Yee, Ph.D." to "Senator Leland Yee, Ph.D." In terms of the bill, fortunately most faculty members and organizations support the legislation as well as several student groups, tax organizations, open government advocates, newspapers, et al. 

December 6, 2010 at 9:18 AM
California Policy Issues said...
Now that you are calling me a liar - and somehow falsifying what in fact appeared on the webpage on Saturday and then Sunday when you raised the point - I am done with this dialog. Believe your eyes. What you see is what there was on Saturday and Sunday. No tricks. I simply went to the website, saw what you see with PhD in the left-hand upper corner, hit printScreen, save the image, and put it on the screen. WYSIWYG. If you are managing Yee's webpage, please do not blame me for your errors.

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