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The latest word from Sen. Bennett...

-- Arnie Rimmer (, January 27, 1999


Unfortunately Bennett is a far cry from the Paul Fricking Revere hero he professes to be. He's got his head straight on Y2K, but he's sitting on his ass. Why isn't this article on the front page of the New York frickin times? As Chairman of the Senate Special Committee on the Year 2000 Technology Problem you can't tell me he doesn't have the clout. Less than 10% of our population read news on the Internet and he knows it. Screw the McLaughlin group last July 1, where the hell is he NOW? Why isn't he on CNN Headline News or 60 Minutes? This is why he was appointed, because he is supposed to be highly visible to the public! He should quit complaining about the 2 wrong roads to go down, and start showing the general public what the MIDDLE road is. And with the $6 Billion the Govt. has budgeted for Y2K, this clown can't even keep his damn website update. If he doesn't have the balls to do the job, he should resign and give it to someone who can.

-- (@@@.@), January 27, 1999.

And that goes for KOSKINEN too!!

-- (@@@.@), January 27, 1999.

An article came out today describing governmental public relations policy (leak a little at a time, to keep em calm). You can find it at Yahoo, Science and tech. I don't know how to cut and pastes; if I did I would, this is Webtv.

-- You're so fine (Ohbaby,ohbaby@oh.yeah), January 27, 1999.

Let me see. Today is Wednesday so Bennett expresses concern. His last few statements must have been made on different days. Either that or it is one of his other personalities. At first he seemed to be doing a good job. Maybe he got sucked into the camp that wants to keep everything quiet and changed his tune accordingly. Now he is back to more realistic thinking. We have enough trouble without people complicating the issue. (now there is a thread)

-- Mike Lang (, January 27, 1999.

I agree that wider distribution would have been desirable. However I, for one, am thrilled to have this article available as a bookmark. It is a key link in an advisory I just circulated at work. (A big part of my Y2K angst has been, how to spread the word, especially at work, without being labelled a troublemaker. It has been a great relief that in the last couple weeks I have finally been let loose in my department with the blessing's of my section head. He has no idea what kind of monster he created!)

-- Brooks (, January 28, 1999.

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