Green red light cameras NOT part 2

this gets its own post:

Fw: green red light cameras NOT
me Today at 10:12 AM
Liz Kniss
Peter Drekmeier
Liz shame on you for re-hashing a 2009 local debate and, with your charm and humanity, suggesting a machine to trump an appeal to human nature.

When I said “green red light cameras NOT” it was shorthand for please do not approve (“green-light”) the red light cameras.

I guess if I had been more direct and less cutesy-succinct maybe we would not be having this talk again today.


Mark Weiss

cc: Peter

—– Forwarded Message —–
From: Peter Drekmeier
To: mark weiss
Sent: Tuesday, December 8, 2009 10:08 AM
Subject: Re: green red light cameras NOT

Thanks, Mark. You have some very creative ideas.


Peter Drekmeier
(650) 223-XXXX

On Dec 8, 2009, at 8:08 AM, mark weiss wrote:

i think roger smith and mr. hackmann jr spoke on behalf of red light cameras but i think the last thing we need is a machine that does our jobs for us. they are rather annoying. they are fallible. they will probably create bad will for palo alto more likely than raise money for us. i think we should lax some of our ticket collection efforts rather than increase them.
mark weiss

or maybe we can rent out tasers by the hour and let people go nuts like in the simpsons:

i lump red light cameras with tasers…i’m a ludditte.

i also think we should replace lime/coral/purple with “pineapple express” in honor of palo alto’s james “teddy” franco — four-hour parking all over…
and then repeal prop 13.

after watching last night’s meeting until 1:15 i think i am too old for this work…fall asleep.

— On Sun, 12/6/09, Peter Drekmeier wrote:

From: Peter Drekmeier
Subject: Re: green red light cameras NOT
To: “mark weiss”
Date: Sunday, December 6, 2009, 10:53 AM

Thanks, Mark.

I’m pretty sure you will get an interview for LAC.


Peter Drekmeier
(650) 223-XXXX

On Dec 5, 2009, at 8:39 PM, mark weiss wrote:

“green” here is a verb, short for “greenlight”, slang for “approve.”

I disapprove of the proposal to install red-light cameras here.

(and I was attempting to set the record for shortest, if not most inscrutable, letter to council.)

Happy holidays to you three.
Mark Weiss

P.S. I am hoping to at least get interviewed for Library Advisory Commission.
Working on the Gryphon Stringed proclamation…

— On Wed, 12/2/09, Peter Drekmeier wrote:

From: Peter Drekmeier
Subject: Re: green red light cameras NOT
To: “mark weiss”
Date: Wednesday, December 2, 2009, 10:38 PM

Hi Mark,

What’s a green red-light camera?


Peter Drekmeier
(650) 223-XXXX

On Dec 2, 2009, at 4:21 PM, mark weiss wrote:

Green red-light cameras NOT

and 1: news to me, liberal arts degree and lifelong learning still ticking after 29 years, as I suss Milgram versus Zimbardo I find a Dar Williams song on the topic of buzzers:

About markweiss86

Mark Weiss, founder of Plastic Alto blog, is a concert promoter and artist manager in Palo Alto, as Earthwise Productions, with background as journalist, advertising copywriter, book store returns desk, college radio producer, city council and commissions candidate, high school basketball player, and blogger; he also sang in local choir, fronts an Allen Ginsberg tribute Beat Hotel Rm 32 Reads 'Howl' and owns a couple musical instruments he cannot play
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