State Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco/San Mateo, speaks during a rally held in part by the ACLU and Ella Baker Center for Human Rights to unveil a "People's Budget Fix," which includes a death penalty moratorium, closing the state's youth prisons, drug treatment, and Three Strikes reform outside Oakland's Elihu Harris State Building, on Thursday, July 30, 2009 in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Bay Area News Group, Sean Donnelly) ** NO SALES; MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT **
Cal State University Stanislaus foundation is holding a 50th anniversary gala in June, which will feature the former vice-presidential candidate. State Sen. Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) wants to know who is paying her fee.
Those who don't like that idea are letting their voices be heard and some of the talk is racist and threatening.
Yee released just a few of the nasty faxes and voice mails his office has received in recent days. One fax in particular threatened the senator's life.
Here's that message:
"To: JoBama Rectum Sniffer Fish Head Leland Yee, WERE YOU TO EXTRACT YOUR HEAD FROM TREASONOUS MARXIST NIG**R HUSSEIN OBAMA’S RECTUM, YOUR BRAIN WOULD STILL FUNCTION AT ITS PRESENT MUCH DIMINISHED LEVEL BUT AT LEAST THE NIG**R SH*T SMELL WOULD EVENTUALLY DISSIPATE." and "FIGHTING The Marxist Nig**r Thug Hussein Obama” and “Safeguard the Constitution, Death of all Domestic Marxists!"
It included a graphic of an American flag on a pickup dragging a noose.
Another fax was adorned with a rifle scope with a target of a communist hammer and sickle.
As for phone messages: "You know, I heard that Senator Yee wants to nix Sarah Palin from speaking at Stanislaus State…Maybe we ought to have a homosexual with a long enough di*k to where he can stick it up his as* and fu*k himself while he is on stage giving a speech. That would be acceptable to Leland Yee. So, good thing you run in San Francisco ‘cause you’d never make it anywhere else."
Lee's office forwarded all the message to the Sergeant-at-Arms to investigate.
Sen. Lee said it's disturbing that racist and homophobic sentiment still exist. "It is unfortunate acts like these that demonstrate why we must continue to be vigilant against hate and intolerance," Yee said.
The latest verbal back-and-forth between sides came Monday.
Yee alleged records from the state and Internal Revenue Service contradict a claim that only private money is being used for the upcoming speech.