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NoahsMommy
08-06-2003, 09:57 PM
YAY!!!!!! I am SO voting for him!! His heart is where most politicians should be...kids and the elderly...with a little politics and business thrown in. :D :D :D

I don't think I've EVER cared about politics until now!!!

Here is the L.A. Times story on it:


Schwarzenegger Will Run in Recall Election


By Marisa Lagos, Times Staff Writer


Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger announced today that he will run for governor, after weeks of speculation that he would not enter the gubernatorial race.

Schwarzenegger, a moderate Republican, announced what he called a "difficult" decision this afternoon at the local NBC studio, during the taping of "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno."

At a press conference after the taping, the actor said he made the decision last week after returning from Mexico City, the last stop on his promotional tour for "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines." He said his wife, Maria Shriver, who had been reported to oppose his candidacy, supported his decision.

Schwarzenegger said he sees a variety of problems that he hopes to help fix, including the fact that businesses are leaving California, the state has a "record-breaking budget deficit" and an education system that he said is "last in the country."

He also pointed out that his personal fortune would allow him to run without fundraising.

"California is run by special interests and we have to stop this," he said. "I will go to Sacramento and clean house."

As he left the press conference, he told reporters who were still peppering him with questions: "I'll be back."

On the Leno show, the studio audience whooped and cheered after he made the surprise announcement. In the course of his interview with Leno, the popular movie star and former bodybuilder invoked several of the lines that made him famous, including, "Say hasta la vista to Gray Davis," and "When I go to Sacramento, I'm going to pump it up."

"The people are doing their job in California, the politicians are not doing their job," Schwarzenegger said. "The person who has failed the people more than anyone is Gray Davis and that is why I'm going to run for governor."

Schwarzenegger also joked that his wife, whose mother is a Kennedy, would vote Republican for the first time this October.

Political pundit Arianna Huffington also announced today that she would enter the race as an independent.

"A friend just called and said, 'It's the Hummer versus the hybrid,' " Huffington said late today, just after hearing that Schwarzenegger had announced he would enter the race.

"But the question for Arnold, and for any Republican running, is whether he is going to take on the Bush administration and the policies that have so damaged the state," Huffington said.

She said the centerpiece of her campaign would be to "connect the dots," between the Bush administration and the current situation in California, notably the budget crisis and energy scandals.

"He will have to run as a Bush Republican, which he is," she said.

This morning, U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein ruled out the possibility of running on the ballot, killing Democratic hopes that her popularity would boost their chances of a replacement candidate in the event that Gov. Gray Davis is recalled.

In a statement this morning, Feinstein, 70, said she was "flattered" by the numerous calls for her to run in the October election, but that she could serve the state best in her current position.

Schwarzenegger's decision also threw into question the candidacy of former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan, who had indicated that he would not run against the actor. Riordan, a moderate Republican, always maintained that he would not run against Feinstein, also a longtime friend.

Feinstein this morning called the recall effort "misguided," and "frivolous" and criticized state Rep. Darrell Issa, the Republican candidate who funded the recall effort with more than $1 million dollars of his own money.

"First and foremost, I deeply believe the recall is a terrible mistake and will bring to the depth and breadth of California instability and uncertainty, which will be detrimental to our economic recovery and decision-making," she said in the statement.

"This recall demonstrates that virtually anyone with $1.5 million can hire professional petition gatherers certain to produce enough signatures to force a recall of any state elected officials. This sets a terrible precedent which ought to cause us all to think very carefully."

Feinstein, who has been a prominent figure in California politics for more than three decades, has served as a senator since a special election in 1992, after she lost a gubernatorial race to Pete Wilson.

Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Garden Grove) said Tuesday she would consider running only if any other prominent Democrats did not.

Huffington's indecision fueled speculation for weeks. Her ex-husband, Michael, a former Republican congressman, took out papers to run, but has not announced his decision; Arianna Huffington maintained before today that she would not run against him because of their children.

The deadline to file is 5 p.m. Saturday.

Huffington's announcement today was one "I never thought I'd hear myself say," said the columnist and author who was born in Greece. She said that Californians should "vote their conscience," but if the recall was approved, should be used as an opportunity to "clean house."

"My decision is in no way founded on British intelligence," she joked in front of an audience of supporters. "I'm not a conventional candidate, but these are not conventional times If we keep electing the same candidates funded by the same special interests, we'll never get out of this mess."

Feinstein said this morning that most of the candidates who have come forward so far have "no background or knowledge of the state's enormous portfolio of issues."

"This is a time when our attention should be focused on working in a bipartisan manner to solve the state's fiscal crisis, to fix our public schools, to increase public safety, and to restore California's economy," she said. "Sadly, the state is instead going to be engaged in an election that is becoming more and more like a carnival every day."

She reserved her harshest criticism, though, for the recall's backers, who she said have launched a political battle that is sure to have "dark repercussions."

Fuzzy317
08-06-2003, 10:11 PM
On the radio here, they were speculating he will decide not to run. Who knows, I did hear Jerry Springer won't be running for the senate, don't recall the state he was thinking about running.

micki76
08-06-2003, 10:19 PM
I'd so vote for him! I saw the press conference on tv just a bit ago.

Miss Meow
08-06-2003, 10:50 PM
"Schwarzenegger, a moderate Republican, ..."

Isn't that an oxymoron? ;)

I like Arnold. But then again, I like Jerry Springer, so you're lucky I can't vote in your country :)

Soledad
08-06-2003, 11:02 PM
I find it kind of funny that I don't hear any conservatives mocking Arnold's run. When it's a celebrity spouting liberal beliefs, conservatives basically foam at the mouth talking about how stupid and inexperienced they are, but when they are republicans they're all for it. What happened to actors not being qualified to have political opinions/ambitions??


P.S. This is rhetorical and not directed at anyone who posted here.:)

Karen
08-06-2003, 11:22 PM
I moved this thread into the Dog House - because it's politics! And that's where politics (and most politicians, IMHO) belongs!

How many pets does he own? What do his children and pets think? ;)

RICHARD
08-07-2003, 12:42 AM
Originally posted by Karen


How many pets does he own? What do his children and pets think? ;)


thanks Karen....

when i read that the woman who plans to skydive from 30,000
feet listed her children as 1 dog and 11 cats I know she can do it....kids and pets will always tell you the truth!

Barbara
08-07-2003, 05:57 AM
Richard I heard they really have problems to find the right person for governor where you are. Won't you apply?????

Slogan: Slushy Drinks for Everyone:D :D :D

Cincy'sMom
08-07-2003, 06:25 AM
Originally posted by Fuzzy317
On the radio here, they were speculating he will decide not to run. Who knows, I did hear Jerry Springer won't be running for the senate, don't recall the state he was thinking about running.

That would be Ohio...actaully he was on the radio hear when he was thinking about it and a lot of his ideas made sense. He was in politics before, as mayor of Cincinnati. If I remember right though, he got into a bit of trouble...


I think Arnold in CA would be could be cool. May intimidate criminals a bit :)

IttyBittyKitty
08-07-2003, 06:29 AM
Originally posted by Miss Meow
"Schwarzenegger, a moderate Republican, ..."

Isn't that an oxymoron? ;)

I like Arnold. But then again, I like Jerry Springer, so you're lucky I can't vote in your country :)

lol MissMeow, but I'd take Big Tough Arnie over Little Johnny any day of the week. And then there is Kim Beastly who does not bear thinking about!

:D

Vote one ARNIE! Though Jerry Springer would also be a good choice as they will need someone to calm things down when the other pollies start beating each other up with chairs.

lovemyshiba
08-07-2003, 09:21 AM
I would vote for him.

Corinna
08-07-2003, 11:04 AM
I can't even imagine what the great Kennedy clan must be thinking . As he said last night it will be the first time Maria votes for a Republican. Good Luck Arnold !! Heaven help California you think the earthquakes were bad just wait if he wins.

babolaypo65
08-07-2003, 11:42 AM
Good Point, Soledad. When liberals spout off.... but when Arnold claims to know politics...

On the Kennedy subject, I find that a little creepy. The news this morning was going through his bio, childhood etc. He says that when he was young he wanted to be famous, and marry a Kennedy. Wow, if I was a Kennedy I think that might feel a little creepy. He didnt marry Maria, he married a name? (that she doesn't actually have I know, but still....)


Originally posted by Soledad
I find it kind of funny that I don't hear any conservatives mocking Arnold's run. When it's a celebrity spouting liberal beliefs, conservatives basically foam at the mouth talking about how stupid and inexperienced they are, but when they are republicans they're all for it. What happened to actors not being qualified to have political opinions/ambitions??


P.S. This is rhetorical and not directed at anyone who posted here.:)

RICHARD
08-07-2003, 12:10 PM
Originally posted by Barbara
Richard I heard they really have problems to find the right person for governor where you are. Won't you apply?????

Slogan: Slushy Drinks for Everyone:D :D :D


slushy drinks for everyone??
I'd have to make a zillion drinks! when would I manage the political side of the office??

it's too late to announce my candidacy......but i
am waiting for the debates between Arnold and Arianna Huffington.

Arianna has quite a thick accent so it should be a quite a treat!


Oh and there was a professional wrestler named Jesse "THE BODY" Ventura-he was govenor for the state of Minnesota for a while....

I mean.....we have Gray Davis, how can Arnold be any worse???
There is a porn star who announced she is running-
should she make the ballot I may just vote for her...

write your own punchline!

:)

babolaypo65
08-07-2003, 12:16 PM
Okay, I couldn't leave it alone.

It gives a new image to stuffing the ballot box.


Originally posted by RICHARD


There is a porn star who announced she is running-
should she make the ballot I may just vote for her...

write your own punchline!

:)

RICHARD
08-07-2003, 12:21 PM
Originally posted by babolaypo65
Okay, I couldn't leave it alone.

It gives a new image to stuffing the ballot box.


hahahaha,

you fell for it!!!!;)


screwing the taxpayer?:eek:

babolaypo65
08-07-2003, 12:23 PM
Of course I did!!! It's my weakness. Like Chandler on Friends, I can't resist.


Originally posted by RICHARD
hahahaha,

you fell for it!!!!;)


screwing the taxpayer?:eek:

Tonya
08-07-2003, 01:21 PM
We have nothing to lose! A monkey can run this state better then Davis did. GO ARNOLD!:D

bnormal
08-07-2003, 05:22 PM
Originally posted by Soledad
What happened to actors not being qualified to have political opinions/ambitions??


I think that thinking went out with Ronald Reagan...



:D :D :D

Miss Meow
08-07-2003, 05:36 PM
Originally posted by babolaypo65
... On the Kennedy subject, I find that a little creepy. The news this morning was going through his bio, childhood etc. He says that when he was young he wanted to be famous, and marry a Kennedy. Wow, if I was a Kennedy I think that might feel a little creepy. He didnt marry Maria, he married a name? (that she doesn't actually have I know, but still....)

Maria is better looking than Teddy Kennedy, so I guess old Arnie didn't have a choice ;)

I heard that Larry Flynt and Gary Coleman have nominated as well - let's await the Celebrity Politicians reality TV show!

RICHARD
08-07-2003, 05:44 PM
Originally posted by bnormal
I think that thinking went out with Ronald Reagan...



:D :D :D


and senator 'Gopher' from the love boat, Sheila Kuehl from Dobie Gillis, and Sonny Bono......:eek:


Miss Meow-

lol, there is our local pseudo star, Angelyne...
she's running too!!!!

she's a buxon, bleached blonde whose claim to fame is buying billboards with her face on them along Sunset Blvd!

catland
08-07-2003, 06:29 PM
If Arnie would promise to never make another sequel to the Terminator series again, I'll move to California to vote for him.

Some years back the mayor of Portland was a former Bartender (hint-hint Richard) - and while he might not have been the best mayor in the world, he wasn't the worst either. The current mayor is finally stepping down next year. She is a carreer polititian who has done a spectacular job at creating a hostile atmosphere for businesses (can you say "highest unemployment in the nation anyone?:mad: ).

So Arnie - make my day! (oops - wrong actor:eek: )

RICHARD
08-07-2003, 06:45 PM
Originally posted by catland
If Arnie would promise to never make another sequel to the Terminator series again, I'll move to California to vote for him.


So Arnie - make my day! (oops - wrong actor:eek: )

ugh, i saw T-3 and was glad i didn't go to the movies to see it ;) ....

hey, another actor-cum-politician!!!!!

Senor Eastwood!!!

RICHARD
08-08-2003, 02:57 AM
forget everyone who is planning to run for govenor.



Peter Ubberoth is planning to toss his hat into the ring.............


if anyone can do it he can.


1984 Olympics.

enough said!

p.s.

catsindenver,
i want you to explain the van on the freeway i saw this afternoon.


a Colorado license plate with three Boogie boards lashed to the roof................

Colorado surfers?????;)

cowabunga!

catland
08-08-2003, 12:00 PM
hee-hee - I just heard this on the radio. Regarding Arnie and the 500 other "lampshade wearing" contenders for the California governor's race -

"lets just all be glad that there is an imaginary line in the sand called the Oregon-California border."

Maybe my state could change their motto to "hey, we may be screwed up, but at least we're not California:) "

RICHARD
08-08-2003, 12:52 PM
Originally posted by catland

Maybe my state could change their motto to "hey, we may be screwed up, but at least we're not California:) "



:p at least OUR STATE NAME doesn't begin with a
VOWEL!!!

catland
08-08-2003, 01:23 PM
Originally posted by RICHARD
:p at least OUR STATE NAME doesn't begin with a
VOWEL!!!

If that is your state motto then you guys are worse off than we thought.;)

RICHARD
08-08-2003, 01:35 PM
Originally posted by catland
If that is your state motto then you guys are worse off than we thought.;)

Our problem is that we don't have enough money to BUY a vowel....

RICHARD
08-08-2003, 02:10 PM
http://www.recallgraydavis.com/Song.asp

catland
08-08-2003, 02:26 PM
lol. scary to think that our younger members only know "American Pie" - the movie.:eek:

RICHARD
08-08-2003, 03:19 PM
Originally posted by catland
lol. scary to think that our younger members only know "American Pie" - the movie.:eek:

or the horrid version Madonna recorded a year or so ago!

babolaypo65
08-08-2003, 05:03 PM
Hey now! don't be dissin Madonna!
(okay, I hated it, I admit it).


Originally posted by RICHARD
or the horrid version Madonna recorded a year or so ago!

catland
08-08-2003, 05:09 PM
Originally posted by RICHARD
or the horrid version Madonna recorded a year or so ago!

I must be blissfully out of the loop. I never heard her version.

What is entertaining is Weird Al Yanchovich doing his tribute to Star Wars I with the American Pie melody.:D :D

Cincy'sMom
08-08-2003, 05:33 PM
Originally posted by RICHARD
or the horrid version Madonna recorded a year or so ago!

That was my exact thought!!!!

Soledad
08-09-2003, 02:44 PM
I think this article really sums up my feelings on this topic:

Joe Conason's Journal
Why are Republicans happy about Arnold -- but cry treason when lefty celebs get political?

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Aug. 7, 2003 | California dreamin' -- but someday they'll wake up
Weren't the Republicans just telling us the other day that celebrities should keep their mouths shut about politics? Didn't they blast the Dixie Chicks, Janeane Garofalo, Sean Penn, Susan Sarandon and every other artist who spoke out about the war in Iraq? Wasn't the argument that fame doesn't confer experience, wisdom or competence?

Obviously that was then -- and today is Arnold. Of course, he's no longer a B-movie actor or ex-bodybuilder -- he's a "businessman" now. And like all businessmen he believes that there could be nothing simpler than straightening out the government with a loud voice and a spreadsheet. As Schwarzenegger explained to Jay Leno, he's going to "clean house" in Sacramento, presumably without the use of any automatic weapons or runaway semi trucks.


Today's best capsule story profile reacting to his surprise "Tonight Show" announcement appears in the L.A. Times. Among the astonished viewers were not only the actor's advisors but Richard Riordan, the former Los Angeles mayor and Republican moderate who believed his close friend Schwarzenegger would defer to his ambitions. (Hasta la vista, Dick!) Schwarzenegger's sudden announcement must infuriate Darrell Issa (who weepily dropped out today), Bill Simon Jr., and all the other wing nuts who have spent time and millions promoting the recall. So scared of him that they've rolled over and peed on their bellies like submissive hounds, as Gene Lyons would say, those conservative candidates all now claim to be "welcoming" his entry into the contest. Still, I suspect that the state's conservatives will soon attack Arnold. His liberal attitudes toward abortion and gay rights are intolerable to the Republican right (whose Clinton-hating crackpot wing is also likely to remember his denunciations of impeachment and Kenneth Starr).

For Schwarzenegger, the most unfortunate conclusion to a race with scores or even hundreds of candidates could be "victory." Ill-equipped to govern, lacking a mandate, and facing the same problems that are undoing Gray Davis, he may end up in the same category as his old pal from "Predator," Jesse Ventura -- whose popularity plunged after Minnesotans realized what they had done to themselves by electing him.

kohala
08-10-2003, 12:37 AM
Isn't it interesting that an ambitious person can fund a recall then not run for the obvious goal! The comments I've been hearing was - "Now he succeeded in the recall effort (at considerable cost)why doesn't Issa pay for the election?"
As for actors - weellll, c'mon - what is one thing politicians do with such finesse?
Davis - nothing to say there.
California - probably would still be a beautiful state if the majority of the population was actually from California. Nah.
It's more like a compact example of what corporate values are doing to the world.
Corporate values - Now THERE's an oxymoron for you, Miss Meow!!!!
So listen, you guys, when you find expatriate Californians moving to your area, don't freak out. They're just tired of living in a state run by outside interests.
Warning - this could happen to you.

Be careful what you wish for, Arnold.

RICHARD
08-11-2003, 01:25 PM
1)Yeah! i'm gonna see arianna and ahrnold debate after all!
(what an entrance, arianna!! we have a gov that can't count and a candidate that can't walk!)

2) it is a california 'circus'...opine all you want, laugh all you want - then look at YOUR govenor....it could be worse.

3) everyone loves a parade! midget has-been stars,
wanna be stars, real BIG stars and porn stars...
do i see stars in your eyes? or are you really stunned????

4) now before ANYONE else comments, laughs, prods,
snickers, chortles, smiles, giggles or is just plain amused about the political climate here in the 'golden state'....your comments will be catalogued and your name will be put on the 'WATCH' list. upon your entrance to the state you will be immediately placed in the longest line
for the shortest ride at disneyland.

RICHARD
08-12-2003, 12:50 PM
to make the recall election even more interesting the government of california has deemed the current alphabet as too easy to use, therefore....




It's alphabet soup on state's ballots
By Dean E. Murphy
The New York Times

SACRAMENTO -- Listen up, kindergartners. Put your ABCs out of mind. Even the alphabet is getting an official makeover as part of the California recall election. It now goes something like this (when singing, the familiar melody is still OK): R, W, Q, O, J, M, V, A, H, B, S, G, Z, X, N T, C, I, E, K, U, P, D, Y, F and L.

The race to replace Gov. Gray Davis, often likened to a carnival, looked more like a political version of "Wheel of Fortune" on Monday as a state elections official, assisted by a part-time percussionist from a Latin jazz band, determined the random alphabetical order of the candidates on the Oct. 7 ballot.

"I asked if I could break into song, but they wouldn't let me," said the percussionist, Miguel Castillo, who also works as an analyst in the Secretary of State's Office and as the manager of a local rock band. "They needed someone with experience in front of the camera. The first time I performed live on stage, I was scared to death. You choke on your words."

It is still not known who has officially qualified to appear on the ballot as a possible successor to Davis, should he lose the recall vote. At last count, 195 candidates had submitted the necessary paperwork, with more names still trickling in Monday from county elections offices.

Once the final tally is official, probably not until Wednesday, the new alphabet will be used to place them in order. The secretary of state, Kevin Shelley, said Monday that 96 of the candidates had so far been checked out as legitimate and were likely to be among those certified.

But Shelley could not predict what the final list might look like or how such an unwieldy ballot would play with the voters.

"Let me be candid," Shelley said, "there are going to be problems. Like in any situation, you play with the cards you have been dealt."

Castillo's was a nonspeaking part Monday, but no matter. The percussionist expertly churned a bingo-style barrel spray-painted gold and crammed with 26 plastic film canisters, each containing a different letter of the alphabet.

The state official joining him, Shirley Washington, who works in the press office for the secretary of state, assumed the Vanna White role, plucking the canisters one by one and reading the letters aloud. She did so in a slimming black suit and a classic pearl necklace under the scrutiny of a former director of the California lottery, positioned just off stage.

"This is now the new alphabet," Terri M. Carbaugh, an assistant secretary of state, declared from a lectern after the final letter, "L," was drawn.

Though Carbaugh did not do so, it would have been an appropriate moment to extend condolences to Dick Lane of Santa Clara County and Gary Leonard of Los Angeles, two candidates who will never appear at the top of the ballot under a dizzying rotation system that assures a different candidate occupies the marquee position in each of the state's 80 Assembly districts.

Using the current list of 96 qualified candidates, for example, the first name on the ballot would be David Laughing Horse Robinson, an artist from the Central Valley. He would be followed by Ned Fenton Roscoe, a Libertarian from Napa, and Daniel C. Ramirez, a Democrat from Imperial County.

Some of the race's biggest name contenders would not show up until well down the roster. Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger would be in the 45th spot; Lt. Cruz Bustamante in the 43rd. Bill Simon Jr., the Republican candidate for governor last November, would be 48th, and Peter V. Ueberroth, the former baseball commissioner, 74th.

But that lineup would only apply to the first of the state's 80 Assembly districts, a mostly rural area that covers the state's far northwest corner, including Humboldt and Mendocino counties, a place where redwoods and wild animals outnumber people.

According to the rotation system, the top name on the ballot falls to the bottom in each successive district, so that each of 80 candidates on the ballot gets the best billing in one district. So keeping with the example of the 96 candidates, Robinson would drop to No. 96 in the second Assembly district, also in rural Northern California, and so on.

With such a system, it is hard to know where a candidate might want to land in the alphabetical tally.

If the election for governor last November is any guide, Democratic candidates like Bustamante should be hoping for a shot at the top of ballot in Assembly Districts 45, 46, 47, 48 and 52. All of them are in Los Angeles County and all of them voted overwhelmingly for Davis. In his best showing statewide, the governor got 83 percent of the vote in District 48.

For Republicans, the odds-on favorites based on the same election would be District 32, which covers parts of Kern and San Bernardino counties; District 71 in Orange and Riverside counties; District 66 in Riverside and San Diego counties; District 29 in Fresno, Tulare and Madera counties; and District 73, in Orange and San Diego counties.

All those counties voted heavily for Simon. He had his strongest showing in District 32, where he won 65 percent of the vote.

Shelley, the secretary of state, said the random alphabetical drawing has been performed for statewide elections since 1975, after court rulings that determined the standard alphabetical listing of candidates was not constitutional. Studies at the time, Shelley said, showed that the name at the top of a ballot typically enjoys a 5 percent advantage over the others.

"We do it prior to every election," Shelley said. "No one ever comes."

Until Monday.

At least a dozen television cameras recorded Washington's every move. A crush of radio reporters huddled beneath the bingo barrel, their microphones extended as close as possible to capture the clickety clack of the tumbling canisters.

"We need the sound! We need the sound!" one of them demanded, as elections officials slid the barrel closer to them.

The media and public interest was so great -- even a few lesser-known candidates made an appearance -- that the event was moved down the hall in the secretary of state's building from a small conference room into an auditorium.

There, Shelley was introduced with Pat Sajak fanfare (his entrance from stage right was announced in advance for the cameras) and then fielded questions. Afterward, a "five-minute intermission" was announced for journalists to prepare for the drawing.

"This is a big test for California," Shelley said before exiting stage left for San Francisco, where his wife is expecting their second child. "History will be our witness."

captain
08-12-2003, 07:17 PM
Yup - I'm with Miss Meow. I'd vote for Arnie .....

....... but, Richard - if you ran for govenor, I would move to the USA to vote for you. Need some help .......... I can mix the drinks while you campaign ................???

RICHARD
08-12-2003, 08:03 PM
Originally posted by captain


....... but, Richard - if you ran for govenor, I would move to the USA to vote for you. Need some help .......... I can mix the drinks while you campaign ................???


sure, but would you want to LIVE in california??

KYS
08-12-2003, 09:19 PM
posted by RICHARD:sure, but would you want to LIVE in california??>>>>>>

As a native Calif. I can not even answer this question
at this time!! Oregon/CO sure looks mighty pretty!!

I am not even shure if I will be able
to sift through all the names on the recall ballot.
Ummm! prostitute, or???

Richard, did I hear this right?
By the time this recall will be over, it will cost
the CA tax payers
around 70 million dollars? :mad:

Soledad
08-13-2003, 12:12 AM
Yeah, I wonder if the people who signed the petitions realized how much further in debt this was going to put the state.

Whoever gets in is not going to have a good ride. They won't have enough time to affect any real change and will most likely get dumped on in a similar fashion.

If leaders can get ousted out of office before their term for bad economic leadership, why is Bush still around? :rolleyes:

LoudLou
08-13-2003, 04:11 AM
Strange News - AP

Game Show Network to Spoof Calif. Recall
Mon Aug 11, 7:39 PM ET Add Strange News - AP to My Yahoo!



LOS ANGELES - The Game Show Network has found a reason to get into politics: the California recall, which will be spoofed in an October special.



"Who Wants to Be Governor of California? The Debating Game" will include a political debate produced in the style of a game show, the channel announced Monday.


"Politics is the ultimate game and the California recall election is one of the most bizarre contests in American history," Rich Cronin, president of the channel, said in a statement.


The channel said it is lining up five candidates to take part in the Oct. 1 program. The show will chronicle their campaigns and include a "wide-ranging" debate, including buzz-in answers and bonus questions, the channel said.


Officials say 195 people have submitted papers to run to replace Democratic Gov. Gray Davis (news - web sites), whose approval ratings have fallen to record lows.


The five will compete for a prize of $21,200, the maximum corporate campaign contribution allowed by California law, the channel said. The prize will go to the candidate in the group who receives the most votes in the Oct. 7 recall election.


"If the winning candidate/contestant is actually elected governor, Game Show Network promises not to ask for any political favors in exchange for the money," the channel said.

KYS
08-13-2003, 10:46 AM
posted by Soledad:
Whoever gets in is not going to have a good ride. They won't have enough time to affect any real change and will most likely get dumped on in a similar fashion.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>.

Bingo! Did CA forget that Gov. Davis has only been
in office for approx. 11 months, and he inherited
many of these problems from our last Governor Pete.
Who do you think was hand in hand with the energy/gas companies the first place?
I am not a Gov. Davis fan, and I am not saying Gov. Davis
did not make mistakes, but HEY! when you are black-mailed by
the energy company's, or no electricity for the public,
I would say your back is to the wall.
When Davis, seeks help from the Federal Gov. and they
turned their back on us, and we had to bank our own
law suit, and we WON, still the Fed. Government
did not help us. So lets not put all the blame on
Gov. Davis to warrent this history in the making
game show recall.
And whomever wins the recall, I do not envy them
for taking over this CA. mess.

RICHARD
08-13-2003, 12:57 PM
BUSH IS STILL OUR PRESIDENT??? :eek:


seeing that the dems can't get their own house in order why should they challenge the white house?
I'm sure the party could pony up the money for a recall, but why spend all the SIG money they get?

as a registered Dem I really dont see the party extending themselves to do anything positive for the country...but then again maybe some 'oral persuasion' is in order.

something along the lines of..."The Dem party has decided to fund a recall effort against GW...."

70 million versus 38 billion???
a spit in the bucket..


aren't all politicians prostitutes?

what's the difference between a politico and a prostitute??

nothing, they both screw people for money.

the only person I believe (politics aside) is the porn star......she admits to making money by, well, you know......

lol


this will not be a trend anywhere soon.....
first, it's a financially intensive process-people will not be keen on millionaires buying an office on a whim. How many people have the money to actually start the process and once the door opens
you will have 10 jillion people running on your dime.......look at what Ralph Nader and Ross Perot
accomplished----nothing....

my suggestion??? succeed from the United States,
charge an entrance fee to come into the state.....50 cents...and put up signs saying, "YOU MUST BE THIS TALL TO ENTER THE STATE". Raise the prices at disneyland, make the film industry our main export, charge more for movie tickets.

elect Arnold as president of California, Clint Eastwood as vice pres....Steven Segal as Sec of Defense......tough guys....that's the ticket.

lbaker
08-13-2003, 01:04 PM
and I thought "Californication" was just a song by the RedHotChiliPeppers :rolleyes:

RICHARD
08-13-2003, 01:27 PM
Originally posted by lbaker
and I thought "Californication" was just a song by the RedHotChiliPeppers :rolleyes:


where do you think they got the idea for the song? ;)


It's the edge of the world
And all of western civilization
The sun may rise in the East
At least it settles in the final location
It's understood that Hollywood
sells Californication

kohala
08-16-2003, 01:37 AM
:D :D :D :D :D :D
Seems to me that since good ole Darrell funded this thing, he outta $ee it thru!!!

lynnestankard
08-16-2003, 06:46 AM
I'm reading through this and :D :D :D - sorry you guys you're just so funny :D :D :D

Lynne

RICHARD
08-17-2003, 08:43 AM
Originally posted by lynnestankard
I'm reading through this and :D :D :D - sorry you guys you're just so funny :D :D :D

Lynne


are you laughing at us or with us???;)

remember, should you ever visit, your opinion will count as to
where in line you'll be placed at disneyland!


p.s. stay tuned-the best is yet to come!!!
:eek:

KYS
08-17-2003, 09:06 AM
posted by RICHARD:remember, should you ever visit, your opinion will count as to where in line you'll be placed at disneyland!>>>>>>

I had dinner with my eldest sister on Friday.
We got to talking about the recall and she
comments. "I am voting for Arnold"

I looked at her and said why?
"He hasn't come out, and said what his plans are
and what/how he will fix CA."

She replied. "Oh yes he has"
I said really? "I must have missed it on all the news
channels?" :eek:

I still do not agree with this recall,
and I will wait for the debates etc. to come
before making a decision.

It must be nice to be a popular movie star! :cool:

RICHARD
08-17-2003, 09:14 AM
Originally posted by KYS
posted by RICHARD:remember, should you ever visit, your opinion will count as to where in line you'll be placed at disneyland!>>>>>>



I still do not agree with this recall,
and I will wait for the debates etc. to come
before making a decision.




K,

when Arianna and Ahrnold debate do you think they will need subtitles??

i was talking to my mom and asked her about Arianna's latest
new briefings........Mom was of no help at all,
she couldn't keep up with the accent.

:confused:

RICHARD
08-17-2003, 02:36 PM
Originally posted by kohala
:D :D :D :D :D :D





secede!!!!


lol, and to think people want me to run!

some nerve!!!:eek:

kohala
08-17-2003, 02:47 PM
Originally posted by RICHARD
secede!!!!


lol, and to think people want me to run!

some nerve!!!:eek:

I thought you were being "punny", Richard!!
You'd get my vote!!
But I don't think you qualify - intelligence is usually a disqualifier for any political office.:p

mugsy
08-17-2003, 10:42 PM
1. Indiana begins with a vowel.....what's your point? lol Hmmmm...should I really have asked that question? ;) :p

2. I have about as much faith in Arnold as I did Ronnie baby. Ugh! Mike and I argue all the time. I think Reagan was one of the WORST presidents in modern history and Mike likes him.

3. I have to wonder how many people will just vote for him because he's an actor and how many will actually vote for him because they agree with his politics...scary thought!

4. Why is it that our Founding Fathers didn't make it mandatory that governors be born a U.S. citizen?

babolaypo65
08-18-2003, 12:08 AM
A wild guess. Wonder if putting that requirement IN would have prevented some of THEM from being Governor?


Originally posted by mugsy



4. Why is it that our Founding Fathers didn't make it mandatory that governors be born a U.S. citizen?

RICHARD
08-18-2003, 01:14 PM
Originally posted by mugsy
1. Indiana begins with a vowel.....what's your point? lol Hmmmm...should I really have asked that question? ;) :p

2. I have about as much faith in Arnold as I did Ronnie baby. Ugh! Mike and I argue all the time. I think Reagan was one of the WORST presidents in modern history and Mike likes him.

3. I have to wonder how many people will just vote for him because he's an actor and how many will actually vote for him because they agree with his politics...scary thought!

4. Why is it that our Founding Fathers didn't make it mandatory that governors be born a U.S. citizen?

1) we can't afford vowels.

2) what does mike think about his acting??
what do YOU think about his acting??

3) it would be kinda awkward thanking the
"academy" on inauguration day!!!!! i hope we are
smarter than that...

4) to get even with states that won't go along with the program??:D

catland
08-18-2003, 01:53 PM
As my husband and I were strengthening the US economy by shopping at garage sales, he overheard on the radio a mention of Arnie and his advisor, Buffett.

He asked me, in all sincerety, "isn't he a musician?"

:D :D :D

RICHARD
08-18-2003, 02:46 PM
Originally posted by catland
As my husband and I were strengthening the US economy by shopping at garage sales, he overheard on the radio a mention of Arnie and his advisor, Buffett.

He asked me, in all sincerety, "isn't he a musician?"

:D :D :D


I just hope that made you love him THAT much more..:D

mugsy
08-18-2003, 05:21 PM
Yep, "It's 5 O'clock Somewhere."

RICHARD
08-18-2003, 05:23 PM
Originally posted by mugsy
Yep, "It's 5 O'clock Somewhere."

where???

I GO HOME AT 5:30!!!!

mugsy
08-18-2003, 05:26 PM
I take it you haven't heard the Alan Jackson/Jimmy Buffet song! lol It's 4:30 here....does that count?

RICHARD
08-18-2003, 05:40 PM
Originally posted by mugsy
I take it you haven't heard the Alan Jackson/Jimmy Buffet song! lol It's 4:30 here....does that count?


alan jackson, the guy on the twenty dollar bill??:p ;) :cool: :eek: :confused: :( :)

mugsy
08-18-2003, 05:54 PM
ANDREW Jackson is on the $20 bill. lol

RICHARD
08-18-2003, 06:36 PM
Originally posted by mugsy
ANDREW Jackson is on the $20 bill. lol

you mean ALAN Jackson is not one of the Jackson 5 family? i thought they were all musicians



:confused:

babolaypo65
08-18-2003, 06:57 PM
No silly. ANDREW Jackson is from the Jackson 5. (umm, Guys, we're showing our age again).

RICHARD
08-18-2003, 07:14 PM
Originally posted by babolaypo65
No silly. ANDREW Jackson is from the Jackson 5. (umm, Guys, we're showing our age again).

Thanks, again, you are the voice of direction in the forest of nutwood trees......


now back to the reality of reason...

what is the Rob Lowe appointment all about??

babolaypo65
08-18-2003, 07:16 PM
The Rob Lowe appointment?? to ABC?

RICHARD
08-18-2003, 07:28 PM
Originally posted by babolaypo65
The Rob Lowe appointment?? to ABC?

Alcohol and Beverage Control???lololololol

Ahrnold has pegged him to be somekind of
public relations person....for sure that made me:rolleyes:......

it just goes to show you that ANYONE can go have a tussle with the law and still keep in good stead with a political party...

just hope he remembers to turn the camera off this time!
:eek:

Soledad
08-18-2003, 07:34 PM
Rob Lowe as press manager. That's hilarious. As if his stint on the West Wing would qualify him for that.

"I'm not a public relations manager, but I do play one on TV..."

:rolleyes:

catland
08-18-2003, 08:04 PM
go figure. Instead of watching CNN or FOX, I'll keep up with campaign news by watching Entertainment Tonight and the E! network.

Good thing Arnie is already married or we might have to put up with Anna Nichole:eek:

RICHARD
08-18-2003, 08:16 PM
Originally posted by catland
Good thing Arnie is already married or we might have to put up with Anna Nichole:eek:


hey, watch your spelling!!!;)

babolaypo65
08-18-2003, 10:13 PM
oh my.
I hadn't heard. Hmmm. Does this mean Harrison Ford will be doing surgery soon? He played a surgeon in a movie once!


Originally posted by RICHARD
Alcohol and Beverage Control???lololololol

Ahrnold has pegged him to be somekind of
public relations person....for sure that made me:rolleyes:......

it just goes to show you that ANYONE can go have a tussle with the law and still keep in good stead with a political party...

just hope he remembers to turn the camera off this time!
:eek:

RICHARD
08-19-2003, 04:30 PM
Originally posted by babolaypo65
oh my.
I hadn't heard. Hmmm. Does this mean Harrison Ford will be doing surgery soon? He played a surgeon in a movie once!

a spy, a treasure hunter and a teenager!!!

lololol, what an ecletic mix!


actually, i kinda like the thought of this recall.

i like the thought that people, who usually just want to talk about soap operas and reality shows
are talking about this. I heard someone say that
it's a great civics lesson!

it is a popularity contest and maybe, just maybe people will pay attention to who's running and what their platforms are......

catland
08-19-2003, 04:42 PM
Originally posted by RICHARD
maybe, just maybe people will pay attention to who's running and what their platforms are......


Its a contest about SHOES?:eek: :eek: :p

RICHARD
08-19-2003, 05:06 PM
Originally posted by catland
Its a contest about SHOES?:eek: :eek: :p


i really get scared when people start to think like i do....of course, seeing men in pumps does have quite a comical aura about it, eh?

Lady's Human
08-20-2003, 10:07 AM
You are assuming, of course, that the candidates have a platform other than "vote for me 'cause it would be like, really, cool, like to be the guv of cali".

Logan
08-20-2003, 02:41 PM
Come on, Richard, confess! You're really going to vote for that large breasted woman who drives the pink corvette, right?? :D

lbaker
08-20-2003, 02:51 PM
In one of today's comic strips a guy is sitting in his chair reading the paper and says "with that adult film star Mary Carey in the CA race along with Larry Flynt, the porn vote is going to be split" Then he sits for a minute and then says "just think how excited the Iraquis must be to know they'll be inheriting a democracy like ours". nuff said.

RICHARD
08-20-2003, 03:01 PM
Originally posted by Logan
Come on, Richard, confess! You're really going to vote for that large breasted woman who drives the pink corvette, right?? :D

does she really have large breasts?????:confused:

i was fixated on the car;)

and her name is ANGELYNE, not Angeline! :D

http://www.angelyne.com/


LB,

will their 'Angelyne' own a pink HUMVEE???
:)

lbaker
08-20-2003, 03:04 PM
* groan *

kohala
08-20-2003, 05:53 PM
Originally posted by lbaker
* groan *

Funny, I am getting more leads on polical info here than anywhere else!! Of, course, I don't look any where else - oops:o


BTW - Is Jimmy Buffett really running? I'd vote for him - I'm a closet parrot head. But only if he would promote changing the California State Song (if there is one - ?) to "I Used To Have Money One Time."




:D

RICHARD
08-20-2003, 06:17 PM
Originally posted by kohala
Funny, I am getting more leads on polical info here than anywhere else!! Of, course, I don't look any where else - oops:o








http://www.ss.ca.gov/elections/2003_cert_list.pdf


To whet your appetite.....here is the list of ALL the candidates!!!!!

Among the wannabes???

a Tribal leader, a psychologist/farmer, sumo wrestler and a smattering of teachers, lawyers and business folks, a comedian, actor and state hearing officer (huh?), a cigarette retailer and an air pollution scientist!


my favorite, in the name race is....

Lorraine (Abner Zurd) Fontantes...

Ab Zurd..........

WHAT A COUNTRY!!!!!!!!!!

Logan
08-20-2003, 07:16 PM
Originally posted by lbaker
* groan *

I'm groaning with you, Laurie!!!!! :o

RICHARD
08-21-2003, 01:57 PM
Originally posted by Logan
I'm groaning with you, Laurie!!!!! :o

I'M A GUY, I LIKE CARS.........;)

------------------

the field has dropped by one candidate...apparently on of the prospective
govenors has dropped out because he is a suspect in a murder investigation in a southeastern state....:eek:

catland
08-21-2003, 02:30 PM
Originally posted by RICHARD
the field has dropped by one candidate...apparently on of the prospective govenors has dropped out because he is a suspect in a murder investigation in a southeastern state....:eek:

murder suspect... polititian - what's the problem?

RICHARD
08-21-2003, 02:43 PM
Originally posted by catland
murder suspect... polititian - what's the problem?

CAN YOU SAY, 'GARY CONDIT'???

lol,

from the RED EYE RADIO website...
campaign slogans......


LARRY FLINT:
A Scumbag for the New Millenium

ANGELINE:
California statehood, 1850.
My birthday 1850.

ARNOLD:
Vote for me or I'll make more movies.

GRAY DAVIS:
It's not like I've been indicted.

kohala
08-22-2003, 12:21 AM
I'll be tuning in for updates -

This is really pathetic!

RICHARD
08-22-2003, 07:04 PM
Originally posted by kohala
I'll be tuning in for updates -

This is really pathetic!


pathetic you say???


check this out!

http://channels.netscape.com/ns/news/bigpic.jsp?cap=iraq,+yuko+mori&photoid=20030725XITS106.jpg&searchpage=photosearch.jsp&first=


i love politics!!!!!

kohala
08-25-2003, 11:50 PM
Originally posted by RICHARD
pathetic you say???


check this out!

http://channels.netscape.com/ns/news/bigpic.jsp?cap=iraq,+yuko+mori&photoid=20030725XITS106.jpg&searchpage=photosearch.jsp&first=


i love politics!!!!!

ROFLMAO!!!!!!!!!!!
Maybe it's the close proximity of Mars ?

RICHARD
08-26-2003, 01:20 PM
Originally posted by kohala
ROFLMAO!!!!!!!!!!!
Maybe it's the close proximity of Mars ?

Mars IS the god of war?????

Well, Bill Simon has officially dropped out of the race for the second time in a year.....seems like he gets into the race and pulls out at the last minute.....


does he have any kids???? :eek: :rolleyes: :p ;) :confused: :o :D

enough political/personal satire....

one of the first laws Cruz Bustamante will try and pass is a law to give every LT. Govenor plastic surgery...i really don't think he'll ever stick his neck out for the populace of the state.....he doesn't have one....

http://www.ltg.ca.gov/

california, here i come
right back where i started from!!!

lbaker
08-26-2003, 01:29 PM
Richard, :eek: :eek: :o :D :D i can't believe you just said that :rolleyes: ;)

RICHARD
08-26-2003, 01:47 PM
Originally posted by lbaker
Richard, :eek: :eek: :o :D :D i can't believe you just said that :rolleyes: ;)


said what????


i was merely pointing out the fact that he is not a good role model for his children by not finishing what he starts;)

lbaker
08-26-2003, 01:53 PM
umm hmm, right ;)

catland
08-26-2003, 02:11 PM
Originally posted by RICHARD
one of the first laws Cruz Bustamante will try and pass is a law to give every LT. Govenor plastic surgery...


Marie Osmond is going to be Arnie's LT. Governor?:eek: :rolleyes: :eek:

Logan
08-26-2003, 02:15 PM
LOL!!! I can think of worse candidates, I guess!!!

RICHARD
08-26-2003, 02:31 PM
Originally posted by catland
Marie Osmond is going to be Arnie's LT. Governor?:eek: :rolleyes: :eek:


oh, just kick while we are down...

lol, see? it makes you want to have a recall in YOUR state, eh?

lbaker
08-26-2003, 02:45 PM
oh yeah? OH YEAH! Well guess who WE used to have as a Gov in Maryland ... the one, the only... can you spell


S P I R O
A G N E W

kick away, if we could take it.... HAH! you can too Good luck (anyone else here remember being called a "nattering nabob of negativism" :eek: ) one of his finer moments for sure :rolleyes:

kohala
08-27-2003, 08:35 AM
Does anyone know if you have to show proof you've read the issues, platforms, etc. before you vote :D ?
Sorry - couldn't resist - Hey, do you have to show proof you can read before you vote?
Or read English -

Stop it! My evil fingers are taking over my hands! Do we have any exorcists running, Richard?

RICHARD
08-27-2003, 01:10 PM
Originally posted by kohala


Do we have any exorcists running, Richard?

beats the hell outta me!!!
people vote with their eyes,
special interest groups vote with their money!!


LB,

Thanks for the Spiro info.....
now, who would vote for a Spiro??
:confused:

lbaker
08-27-2003, 01:14 PM
i guess the same crew that voted for a shudder Nixon

Lady's Human
08-27-2003, 07:38 PM
At least Californians have better choices than we've had in some elections in Mass........Billy Bulger, Honey Fitz, Mikey Dutaxus (Dukakis).......Hey, maybe we can convince some of our Pols to go out there and run......

Lady's Human
08-27-2003, 07:40 PM
Just to be fair to the other side as well, how could I ever forget Jackie Robinson......who held a press conference to release his rap sheet before running so he could "come out" about his past before running. (the rap sheet was several pages long)

RICHARD
08-29-2003, 03:02 PM
Originally posted by lbaker
HAH! you can too Good luck (anyone else here remember being called a "nattering nabob of negativism" :eek: )


LOL,
i forgot....that was a clue in Jeopardy! the other night!!!


and what about Arhnold and his interview??

Soledad
08-29-2003, 03:31 PM
Did anyone read the actual interview? It's on the Smoking Gun website and it is unbelievable!!!:eek: :eek:

I can't imagine what would have happened if Arnold was running as a Democrat. :rolleyes:

gini
08-29-2003, 03:34 PM
Sorry to interject something serious here........but yesterday I received my auto registration renewal form. It sent me right through the roof - because it has gone through the roof.

When I bought the car - the license fee was $244. Last year it was $218. The new registration is $519.

A $301.00 increase over last year. Yeah, heck it is just money - pay it. I am waiting until the last minute to see if something is done about it.

There are going to be a lot of very angry people around as these bills start arriving.

It is classic, just classic. - oh, sorry, I have to get back to work so I can hopefully make an extra $300 to pay for this (and not eat for a while).

RICHARD
08-29-2003, 03:51 PM
Originally posted by gini


When I bought the car - the license fee was $244. Last year it was $218. The new registration is $519.

It is classic, just classic. - oh, sorry, I have to get back to work so I can hopefully make an extra $300 to pay for this (and not eat for a while).

THAT is why i have no problem with a pot smoking, womanizing ex-body builder and actor running the state.


Gini,

would you like some Top Ramen recipes??;)

gini
08-29-2003, 04:09 PM
It gives a whole new meaning to Meals on Wheels............

I will be driving my dinner money.

Hmmm, Top Ramen - actually I like that stuff a lot.

KYS
08-29-2003, 04:32 PM
gini:
When I bought the car - the license fee was $244. Last year it was $218. The new registration is $519.>>>>>>>>>.

gini:
When I bought the car - the license fee was $244. Last year it was $218. The new registration is $519.>>>>>>>>>.

Gini,
Not that this should make you feel any better.
The new fees that you are seeing
now, are not new, they are actually old reinstated fees that DMV used for their price scale a few yrs. back.
I will never understand why the fees were cut so
drastically low in the first place, and than our government
screams their is no money.
What ever happen to middle ground, where we could still
have reaped the benefits of lower License
fees. (One extreme to the other)
Now the reinstated fees will HURT a lot of people.

RICHARD
08-29-2003, 04:38 PM
Originally posted by gini


Hmmm, Top Ramen - actually I like that stuff a lot.

http://petoftheday.com/talk/showthread.php?s=&threadid=32384&perpage=15&pagenumber=2

near the bottom of the page....:D;)

KYS
08-29-2003, 04:39 PM
posted by kohala:Stop it! My evil fingers are taking over my hands! Do we have any exorcists running, Richard?>>>>>>>

OH NO! :eek:
My head is spinning!

gini
08-29-2003, 04:55 PM
KYS, of course, you are right. It is just the yo-yo on costs that gets to me.

For example, I purchased gas on 7/26 - and it cost $1.59 a gallon.
Last weekend I purchased gas and it was $2.09 a gallon. Oh, I forgot - there was a pipeline break in Phoenix.......that's why. Hello?

Let's see - for dinner, we have top ramen and lime Kool-Aid thanks to Richard's excellent suggestions
:D :D

Maybe we should make our politicians enjoy this same cuisine----until they get their act(s) together.

I seem to be on a rant today.....we are talking about financing Afghanistan's need for an overhaul on their electrical problems.
But when we talk about the huge power failure in our own country - guess we can't afford that. Soon we will be using candle power only - and they will find a way to put an extra "use" tax on candles as well.

Sorry everyone.

KYS
08-29-2003, 06:39 PM
I say Top ramen is to good for these politicians.

Umm! This is kind of fun to rant and rave, and candles
can be romantic.
Head is still spinning!!


P.S. I was skipping channels, (early afternoon) and I
paused at the Jerry Springer show.
Woman in the audience were pulling up their tops
and exposing them selves for a string of beads.
(I hope these are not our future politicians) :eek:

kohala
08-29-2003, 09:29 PM
Originally posted by KYS
I say Top ramen is to good for these politicians.

Umm! This is kind of fun to rant and rave, and candles
can be romantic.
Head is still spinning!!


P.S. I was skipping channels, (early afternoon) and I
paused at the Jerry Springer show.
Woman in the audience were pulling up their tops
and exposing them selves for a string of beads.
(I hope these are not our future politicians) :eek:


Or our future Judges! Well, Gini, I'm doing the math so I can figure out how much I'll need to save up when registration time comes around - Wasn't the American Revolution based on resistance to over-taxation - ? :eek:

RICHARD
08-31-2003, 09:00 PM
Originally posted by kohala
Or our future Judges! Well, Gini, I'm doing the math so I can figure out how much I'll need to save up when registration time comes around - Wasn't the American Revolution based on resistance to over-taxation - ? :eek:


hell,
i'd drive my toyota off the pier but how will i get to work next week?????


we have to think of somthing besides tea and toyotas......;)

Cincy'sMom
08-31-2003, 10:30 PM
Originally posted by gini
Sorry to interject something serious here........but yesterday I received my auto registration renewal form. It sent me right through the roof - because it has gone through the roof.

When I bought the car - the license fee was $244. Last year it was $218. The new registration is $519.



This is for a yearly registration?!? Guess I'll stop complaining about the $60/yr it costs for my truck!

babolaypo65
08-31-2003, 10:36 PM
Holy COW! I'll stop whining about the $32.00 for my 97 honda!:eek:

KYS
08-31-2003, 11:52 PM
posted by kohala: Wasn't the American Revolution based on resistance to over-taxation - ? :eek: >>>>>>

I think CA was left out! :rolleyes:


babolaypo, $32.00??? I think I am moving
to New Mexico. :)

Soledad
09-01-2003, 01:41 AM
Taxation without representation.

babolaypo65
09-01-2003, 01:09 PM
Come for the NM pettalk meeting and check it out!


Originally posted by KYS

babolaypo, $32.00??? I think I am moving
to New Mexico. :)

RICHARD
09-01-2003, 04:46 PM
a pox on all other 49 states.


you laugh and call us crazy for trying to recall our govenor....


then you offer up pity and a bit of sorrow when you hear of the costs for registration and gas......

just wait, after all the excitement goes away and we get OUR state back you'll all want to visit, vacation and maybe even move out here....:p

Marey Carey for Govenor.....

gini
09-01-2003, 04:57 PM
Yeah, Richard, just wait until New Year's Day - that always gets a crowd out here. I think God must love the Rose Parade, because it is almost always a beautiful day. And then a whole bunch more people move here.

You would think that we would have enough people here to pay our bills - and not be in such debt!

Everyone loves to bash California though - cause we can take it!

RICHARD
09-02-2003, 01:59 PM
Originally posted by gini
Yeah, Richard, just wait until New Year's Day - that always gets a crowd out here. I think God must love the Rose Parade, because it is almost always a beautiful day. And then a whole bunch more people move here.

You would think that we would have enough people here to pay our bills - and not be in such debt!

Everyone loves to bash California though - cause we can take it!

I spoke to God and he's gonna make it rain this year!!

and to all of you that are moving to New Mexico because of the cheap car registrations......a small tibit of trivia for you all.....NM has the cleanest beaches in all of the U.S.!

:)

Ab Zurd for govenor!

catland
09-02-2003, 02:08 PM
Now look at what you guys have started. Portland, Oregon now has people out to recall the mayor. (I don't live in the city limits so I just get to sit back and watch).

check it out at

www.recallvera.com

RICHARD
09-02-2003, 02:19 PM
Originally posted by catland
Now look at what you guys have started. Portland, Oregon now has people out to recall the mayor. (I don't live in the city limits so I just get to sit back and watch).

check it out at

www.recallvera.com


copy cats, copy cats, copy cats!!!!!!!!

See? Yuck it up for the first five minutes, now
jump on board!!!!!!

I'm going to copy right the whole process and make money!!!:eek:

babolaypo65
09-02-2003, 03:18 PM
It's true!
You will NOT find a single dirty beach in New Mexico.


Originally posted by RICHARD
I and to all of you that are moving to New Mexico because of the cheap car registrations......a small tibit of trivia for you all.....NM has the cleanest beaches in all of the U.S.!

:)

Ab Zurd for govenor!

gini
09-02-2003, 03:30 PM
Originally posted by babolaypo65
It's true!
You will NOT find a single dirty beach in New Mexico.

And I bet they are free........and you don't have to pay $12.00 to park for the day!

RICHARD
09-02-2003, 03:46 PM
Originally posted by gini
And I bet they are free........and you don't have to pay $12.00 to park for the day!


FREE PARKING!!!

you can't beat that!!!!! I may just pack up and go!
;)


catland,

something that bothers me about the portland recall.....

If Ms. Katz was first elected in '92, what took them soooooo long??????

i knew Oregon was laid back, but......:)

catland
09-02-2003, 04:02 PM
Originally posted by RICHARD
something that bothers me about the portland recall.....

If Ms. Katz was first elected in '92, what took them soooooo long??????

i knew Oregon was laid back, but......:)

Cuz we're a bunch of MORONS. But seriously folks - Ms. Katz is a major political schmoozer and player. I can't stand her, but apparently a lot of others could (sort of a Bill Clinton type of charisma I guess).

She was smart enough to see the writing on the wall which is why she is not running again next year.

On the brighter side, I moved out of the city and into the 'burbs in '94, so IT'S NOT MY FAULT.:p

babolaypo65
09-02-2003, 04:21 PM
I guarentee we don't have a single beach that costs 12 dollars to park.


Originally posted by gini
And I bet they are free........and you don't have to pay $12.00 to park for the day!

KYS
09-02-2003, 07:42 PM
Taking notes:
Low license fees, and NO dirty beaches in N.M.
How about property taxes!


Oregon recalling the Gov.
Yep, copy cats, stepping in my shoes, or how
about, following the leader.
Which state will be next to recall???

RICHARD
09-02-2003, 07:50 PM
Originally posted by KYS
following the leader.
Which state will be next to recall???


I like following the leader!!!

Are we betting on the next state???;)


Ahrnold has decided to skip the debate.....:(
I'm disappointed!

Gary Coleman for Govenor.
A vote for Gary is a vote for the little man!



lol, his line, not mine!

babolaypo65
09-02-2003, 07:56 PM
thats a good question, property taxes... my house was about 150, my taxes are about 1800 a year (they just went up). I live in the cool hip neighborhood, with older homes that retain value well. Don't know how that compares.


Originally posted by KYS
Taking notes:
Low license fees, and NO dirty beaches in N.M.
How about property taxes!


Oregon recalling the Gov.
Yep, copy cats, stepping in my shoes, or how
about, following the leader.
Which state will be next to recall???

catland
09-03-2003, 11:46 AM
Just a clarification everyone. We're recalling our mayor, not our governor.

We're small-town up here. We like to start with mayors before we can work our way up.:D

(btw - don't forget, we're scaling back, remember, we're the home of the ex-Senator Bob Packwood.:eek: )

RICHARD
09-03-2003, 01:59 PM
Originally posted by catland
Just a clarification everyone. We're recalling our mayor, not our governor.

We're small-town up here. We like to start with mayors before we can work our way up.:D

(btw - don't forget, we're scaling back, remember, we're the home of the ex-Senator Bob Packwood.:eek: )

THAT BOB PACKWOOD?

lol, he of women and the written word!!!

seriously, i heard some stats last night about
worker's comp here in the state!

the payouts were 9 bil in 1995...
29 bil in 2003!

That is a real problem here in the state!

RICHARD
09-03-2003, 06:18 PM
this afternoon Arhnold made a public appearance
at a college in Long Beach, CA.....Someone threw and egg at him.....


His comment about the incident?

"That guy owes me bacon, you can't have eggs without bacon!!"

RICHARD
09-04-2003, 06:29 PM
man o' man!!!


Why is it when a politician is put on the spot for something he did/did not do they answer the inquiry by saying, 'That's a good question!'

You mean to tell me that this dink and all his cronies could not figure out what the problem was??

THAT was painfully obvious when Gray Davis was put on the spot during last night's debate..

kohala
09-05-2003, 02:11 AM
Originally posted by RICHARD
man o' man!!!


Why is it when a politician is put on the spot for something he did/did not do they answer the inquiry by saying, 'That's a good question!'

You mean to tell me that this dink and all his cronies could not figure out what the problem was??

THAT was painfully obvious when Gray Davis was put on the spot during last night's debate..

AHA! I wasn't the only one watching! And I see we both took note of the chant du jour (or noir) -"That's a good question"

Did you happen to count how many times he said that?

To tell the truth , I thought the Green guy came off best.

KYS
09-05-2003, 09:27 AM
kohala:To tell the truth , I thought the Green guy came off best. >>>

I might be mistaken, but I think the green guy wanted
to raise our property tax's.
NOBODY BETTER FOOL with the PROPERTY TAX
for us home owners!!!! :mad:

RICHARD
09-05-2003, 12:17 PM
Originally posted by KYS
kohala:To tell the truth , I thought the Green guy came off best. >>>

I might be mistaken, but I think the green guy wanted
to raise our property tax's.
NOBODY BETTER FOOL with the PROPERTY TAX
for us home owners!!!! :mad:


i was kinda irritated that Uebberoth DIDN'T
want to repeal the "license law"...

did i mention i dislike politics?

:confused:

KYS
09-05-2003, 05:36 PM
RICHARD:i was kinda irritated that Uebberoth DIDN'T
want to repeal the "license law"...>>>>

What happened to middle ground. I would be happy
if the same, or new Gov.. would at least repeal the license
law and raise it a certain percentage instead
of gouging (sp) us.
What did you think about, getting a CA drivers license for illegal
immigrants and not having to show any documentation?
Did I miss something?? :eek:

ditto from me too.....did i mention i dislike politics?

kohala
09-05-2003, 10:42 PM
I CONCUR!!

And that's about as political a statement as I care to make!!
Yeah, I agree about the property taxes, KYS, like I said, out of them all he came of best - that's not saying much!!!!!!!!:( :(

So Ahnold is going to get a full audit as action #1 - good luck finding objective auditors!!

RICHARD
09-08-2003, 12:26 PM
Originally posted by kohala
I CONCUR!!

And that's about as political a statement as I care to make!!



you can always join my 'pet party'!!!!

the symbol will be a pit bull.....;)



why does arianna huffington remind me of a Zsa Zsa?? is it the accent or the goofy thinking???:D


Larry Flynt for Govenor!

gini
09-09-2003, 12:30 AM
why does arianna huffington remind me of a Zsa Zsa?? is it the accent or the goofy thinking???

What "thinking" - the only word that applies is goofy - and maybe "accent"

KYS
09-09-2003, 02:16 AM
posted by RICHARD:

why does arianna huffington remind me of a Zsa Zsa?? is it the accent or the goofy thinking???:D >>>>>>>

Who is she anyway?
I heard a mention of her husband but I missed
who he was too. :confused:

RICHARD
09-09-2003, 12:18 PM
arianna is one of those media personalities that
have alot to say with little or no meaning..

she was married to a super rich guy, Michael Huffington - his money allowed him to campaign for some public offices......he ran for, i think it was govenor, way back when.......later on he divorces Mrs. H because he is gay.

Mrs. H goes on to do news shows as pundit and general know-it-all.....

She always tries to be witty, but it comes out as rude and mean spirited......

RICHARD
09-10-2003, 02:02 PM
bye bye pete!!

alas,

my candidate has dropped out......
now I have to choose someone else...

do you really have to pronounce 'California" correctly to be the govenor??

babolaypo65
09-10-2003, 07:09 PM
Arnold Schwazenneger has taken quite a
bit of heat for not getting specific on how he would solve the California budget mess.

Today he released a memo outlining one of his plans, namely to combine certain law enforcement functions, in this case the Department of Fish & Game and
the California Highway Patrol.

Seems he's going to call it the Department of Fish and Chips.
:D :eek:

RICHARD
09-10-2003, 07:12 PM
Originally posted by babolaypo65
Arnold Schwazenneger has taken quite a
bit of heat for not getting specific on how he would solve the California budget mess.

Today he released a memo outlining one of his plans, namely to combine certain law enforcement functions, in this case the Department of Fish & Game and
the California Highway Patrol.

Seems he's going to call it the Department of Fish and Chips.
:D :eek:



oh sure,
Doncha think JOHN AND PONCH have better things to do???


John: Step away from the fishing pole......

Ponch: Look OUT!!!! He's got stink bait!!!!!

kohala
09-10-2003, 09:12 PM
Originally posted by babolaypo65
Arnold Schwazenneger has taken quite a
bit of heat for not getting specific on how he would solve the California budget mess.

Today he released a memo outlining one of his plans, namely to combine certain law enforcement functions, in this case the Department of Fish & Game and
the California Highway Patrol.

Seems he's going to call it the Department of Fish and Chips.
:D :eek:


ROFLMAO

Who's he gonna combine with the Commission on the Film Industry (if we have one)? Public Sanitation?

KYS
09-10-2003, 09:30 PM
posted by RICHARD:do you really have to pronounce 'California" correctly to be the govenor??>>>>>>

LOL! Maybe not. hehehe

babolaypo65
09-10-2003, 09:47 PM
Hey, why do you think they call him Paunch!
It's all that fried food he eats!

(baaaad, I know, Im ashamed)


Originally posted by RICHARD
oh sure,
Doncha think JOHN AND PONCH have better things to do???


John: Step away from the fishing pole......

Ponch: Look OUT!!!! He's got stink bait!!!!!

RICHARD
09-11-2003, 12:59 PM
Originally posted by babolaypo65
Hey, why do you think they call him Paunch!
It's all that fried food he eats!

(baaaad, I know, Im ashamed)


why are you ashamed???
you've laughed at some of the stupid jokes I have posted!


two things...

7-11 will soon be selling a deck of cards ala' 'Iraq's 52 most wanted' - it will feature 52 of the california candidates!

DO YOU THINK THAT THE DIPSIE TWITS (Dixie Chicks) would learn??? The gal that plays the banjo commented to a European paper that Ahrnold's run for Gov wasn't wise....(Johnny Depp learned to say, "I was taken out of context...." pretty fast!)

You know, shoot your mouth off for the papers here at home instead!

Morons, one and all!

the thing that I found extremely funny was the fact that the
DC's were going to perform at a benefit concert and somehow
(I wasn't paying attention, unitelligent women BORE ME)
it was to get politicians to support THEIR cause.

Like DUH!!!!!!!

I don't understand that at all......:rolleyes:

Ozzy Osbourne makes more sense!

jackiesdaisy1935
09-11-2003, 02:20 PM
Geeeez Richard, you have fallen off the deep end

Ozzy Ozbourne? ? ? ?

I do believe I will vote for Arnold, he seems sincere and besides that I think he is cute, LOL
Jackie

RICHARD
09-11-2003, 02:32 PM
Originally posted by jackiesdaisy1935
Geeeez Richard, you have fallen off the deep end

Ozzy Ozbourne? ? ? ?

I do believe I will vote for Arnold, he seems sincere and besides that I think he is cute, LOL
Jackie


lol...

yes, that i *mumble mumble* what the......




SHARON!!!!!!!!!!!!!:rolleyes:

catland
09-12-2003, 05:03 PM
Hey California people - is there any truth to the rumor that 7-11 is going to make a deck of playing cards with 52 of the candidates? If they do, can I send you the money to mail me a deck?;)

RICHARD
09-12-2003, 05:46 PM
Originally posted by catland
Hey California people - is there any truth to the rumor that 7-11 is going to make a deck of playing cards with 52 of the candidates? If they do, can I send you the money to mail me a deck?;)


yes!!!

i'll keep my eyes peeled for them....;)

lbaker
09-13-2003, 11:24 AM
You guys in CA think you have it bad, I just received my property tax bill and it's more than doubled since last year (before we had a Republican gov). It's now over $3,600 :eek: Just one of the reasons I'm on a noodle soup and kool-aid diet :( I thought when I made my final mortgage payment I'd be in good shape. HAH fat chance.:mad: :mad: :( Maybe it's time to think about a recall here in the East :(
L
sure am glad I made Gini's LA PetTalk Meet in July, it will be a while before I go anywhere else :(

babolaypo65
09-13-2003, 12:24 PM
HOLY COW that's steep. (unless you're in a reeeeally expensive house).
A return to the ramen years (aka college) to pay your property tax bill. that stinks!
Oddly, mine went down (sorry, wince).

Hope you get it paid off quickly and can return to real foods. :(


Originally posted by lbaker
You guys in CA think you have it bad, I just received my property tax bill and it's more than doubled since last year (before we had a Republican gov). It's now over $3,600 :eek: Just one of the reasons I'm on a noodle soup and kool-aid diet :( I thought when I made my final mortgage payment I'd be in good shape. HAH fat chance.:mad: :mad: :( Maybe it's time to think about a recall here in the East :(
L
sure am glad I made Gini's LA PetTalk Meet in July, it will be a while before I go anywhere else :(

KYS
09-13-2003, 12:41 PM
posted by lbaker:You guys in CA think you have it bad, I just received my property tax bill and it's more than doubled since last year (before we had a Republican gov). It's now over $3,600 :eek: >>>>>>>


:eek: is right!!
Time for you to REVOLT, and get something on the ballot..

Calif. had the same problem, and I believe it was Howard
Jarvis that got Prop 13 on the ballot and thankfully
we passed it. Saved many elderly and fixed income
residents from loosing their homes. :(
After that CA. officials tried to do anything they could
to upset prop 13, Courts held it up, and voters
have kept prop 13 safe so far, I think it would
be political suicide for politicians to mess with it
at this point, but they do try by tying bonds issues
to the property tax.
I NEVER vote for any bonds that have to do with property tax).

After 7 years plus, studies have been done, and
since most people usually do not stay in their house for more than
5 years the arguements against prop 13 does not pass gas anymore. :o

jackiesdaisy1935
09-13-2003, 10:57 PM
Kys, your right about Prop 13, although we go against the grain on the number of years we have been in the same house, 40 years, lol, it has helped us to stay in our house since we are retired. They have tried every which way to overturn it but unsuccessful to date, and as you say there is such a big turnover normally in houses, they are making up for it, that and the new building on every piece of land they can find. I can remember the day we could go for a Sunday drive in the country, unfortunately there is not much country left in Ca at least in So Ca.
Jackie, Perry and Miss Daisy

KYS
09-14-2003, 01:42 AM
posted by jackiesdaisy: we go against the grain on the number of years we have been in the same house, 40 years, lol, it has helped us to stay in our house since we are retired.>>>>>

Me too, I can't aford to move. But I guess you and
I are part of the minority when it comes to homesteading . lol

RICHARD
09-15-2003, 02:31 PM
the recall MAY be postphoned until March.....



a court has ruled that the 'chad' problem may rear it's ugly head...

Logan
09-15-2003, 02:50 PM
Arnold and Maria are scheduled to be on Oprah today. I won't be able to watch, but if anyone else sees it, I'd love some feedback.

BTW, Richard, I saw what the judge ordered. Maybe it will be a mute point before long.

catland
09-15-2003, 02:51 PM
That chad nonesense is so silly. If you can't figure out how to punch out a hole, we don't want your vote anyway.

:p


Back in 2000 during the presidential election, I recall voting (which I did in the comfort of my living room thanks to Oregon's Vote-by-Mail) and seeing those annoying little "hanging chads" (I didn't even know they had a name back then) on my ballot.

If I was able to vote while drinking beer and thought to remove my chads for a national election with lots of stuff to vote on, then I think Californians can figure out how to vote for one person and not leave a hanging chad.:eek:

RICHARD
09-15-2003, 03:31 PM
Originally posted by catland


If I was able to vote while drinking beer and thought to remove my chads for a national election with lots of stuff to vote on, then I think Californians can figure out how to vote for one person and not leave a hanging chad.:eek:


sure, I can't even spell 'postponed' correctly and you want me to check for chads????;)

it's a miracle i can find my way to work in the morning!!

RICHARD
09-16-2003, 12:33 PM
Originally posted by catland


Back in 2000 during the presidential election, I recall voting (which I did in the comfort of my living room thanks to Oregon's Vote-by-Mail) and seeing those annoying little "hanging chads" (I didn't even know they had a name back then) on my ballot.




Those stupid $%(*@&^ at the ACLU (notice, THEY look like they haven't had a bath in a few weeks)
think that in all their infinitesmal wisdom that postponing the election will be good for the state.


1) what about the cost to the taxpayers??

2) why not ask the people to check for chads?
ask them to be part of the process-instead we are insulted by those morons who think we can't do a simple chore like flipping over the ballot and cleaning it up??

If Catland can check for chads while having a beer, why can't I when i'm in the voting booth???


Holy Mole, I AM CHEESED!!

catland
09-16-2003, 12:42 PM
Like the Touchscreens are going to make people brim with confidence.

We have a special election up here today, just one ballot measure on refinancing some state debt using lower interest rates.

Guess what kind of ballot I have.:eek:

(apparently we Oregonians aren't sophisticated enough to have new-fangled systems - we vote the old fashioned way - chads and all.)

catland
09-16-2003, 12:42 PM
Originally posted by RICHARD
If Catland can check for chads while having a beer, why can't I when i'm in the voting booth???

Holy Mole, I AM CHEESED!!

not just any beer, but a local micro-brew:p .

Freckles
09-16-2003, 12:56 PM
Originally posted by catland
We have a special election up here today, just one ballot measure on refinancing some state debt using lower interest rates.

Guess what kind of ballot I have.:eek:

(apparently we Oregonians aren't sophisticated enough to have new-fangled systems - we vote the old fashioned way - chads and all.)

Catland, you're in Clackamas County, aren't you? Seven of the 36 counties on Oregon still use punch cards. The rest of use a pencil/pen to mark our ballots. And there was just item to vote on. :)

Further research shows there are just four counties now using punch cards; Washington, Clackamas, Lane and Umatilla.

catland
09-16-2003, 01:03 PM
Actually, I'm in Washington county.:)

KYS
09-16-2003, 10:12 PM
Richard, I checked my Chad. :D

lbaker
09-17-2003, 07:58 AM
KYS, in public :eek: :o :p ???

KYS
09-17-2003, 06:41 PM
posted by lbaker:KYS, in public :eek: :o :p ???>>>>

No, In private. ;)

LOL! Before this goes to far I have an absente ballot. :p

RICHARD
09-18-2003, 01:10 PM
I'm mad......


people in Washington are voting against a coffee tax while
every one in the country is sitting on their hands about the price of GAS......

Gas prices were going up OVERNIGHT........

one day they went up almost 10 cents in two days.....

now that the Arizona pipeline is fixed, holidays are over and the price of a barrel of oil is 25-26 dollars-the prices have gone down
6 cents in two weeks.......

soon we'll pay 20 cents less and thank God that the prices have gone down....but we'll forget that we are still paying 15 cents more than last year!!!!!!!!!!!


BOYCOTT MOBIL AND CHEVRON!!!

catland
09-18-2003, 03:48 PM
Originally posted by RICHARD
I'm mad......


people in Washington are voting against a coffee tax while
every one in the country is sitting on their hands about the price of GAS......


Have you ever spent a winter here in the grey, drizzly, gloomy, dreary, Pacific Northwest? If you had, you'd understand just how IMPORTANT our coffee is to us - its the only thing that gives life meaning.

RICHARD
09-18-2003, 05:04 PM
Originally posted by catland
Have you ever spent a winter here in the grey, drizzly, gloomy, dreary, Pacific Northwest? If you had, you'd understand just how IMPORTANT our coffee is to us - its the only thing that gives life meaning.


why would i do that?;)

and give up the nice tables in the So Cal sunshine? the traffic and smog!!!

kidding, I have never been inside a Starbucks or Coffee Bean....so I can't make an educated guess as to what goes on inside one!

captain
09-21-2003, 07:53 PM
This weekend in Aussie, they had a TV doco on the many Californian "stars" who were vying to become the next Governer ....... and told us about your ability to "vote out" the current candidate if you got enough signatures .....

WOW :eek:

They also showed us all the other "People" (can we call them that) that registered ........... by getting 65 signatures .... and paying the US$ 3000.00 to register.

Yup - California - land of the easily amused (as I think RICHARD said)

RICHARD
09-22-2003, 12:21 PM
Originally posted by captain


Yup - California - land of the easily amused (as I think RICHARD said)


if you ever get a chance stop by for a laugh!!

the court has delayed the election..;

it may go to the supreme court...

baby love, my baby love.........

catland
09-23-2003, 12:38 PM
Just got the word - you are back in business - the election is ON!

Up here one of our local radio stations has written a new song to the tune of "California Dreamin'", called "California Recal":D :D :p

RICHARD
09-23-2003, 01:07 PM
Originally posted by catland
Just got the word - you are back in business - the election is ON!

Up here one of our local radio stations has written a new song to the tune of "California Dreamin'", called "California Recal":D :D :p

keep laughing, you!!!!


last night 90 of the 'candidates' were on the Jay Leno/Tonight show....

US politics are FUN-
California Politics are INSANE...

truth be told........You all are watching, no?

:cool: :eek: :rolleyes: ;) :p :o :( :) :confused:

kohala
09-23-2003, 09:26 PM
Originally posted by catland
Just got the word - you are back in business - the election is ON!

Up here one of our local radio stations has written a new song to the tune of "California Dreamin'", called "California Recal":D :D :p

At least post the words - I know the tune!


Let's see:
"All the votes aren't in,
But Arnold's leading it so far--
Issa's money worked!
Maybe now we'll get a Star!
You know that Davis was elected,
Hey, what do the voters know?
California Recall
No hanging chads at all."

OK - So Ahnold isn't exactly leadin - artistic license, please!

If your local DJ doesn't have this verse, tell him it's compliments of an "easily amused" Californian who was born in Oregon!!

:cool: :D :cool: :D :cool:

RICHARD
09-24-2003, 12:24 PM
do i watch baseball or the debate tonight????

lol..........hokay, it's the debate!!!

slick
09-24-2003, 12:28 PM
Originally posted by RICHARD
do i watch baseball or the debate tonight????

lol..........hokay, it's the debate!!!
Warning: check for moths before you make yourself comfy.:D

RICHARD
09-24-2003, 12:33 PM
Originally posted by slick
Warning: check for moths before you make yourself comfy.:D


what I want to hear...

As your govenor I will increase the funds for vector control in the state!

(vector control=the truck that sprays for mosquitoes and bugs);)

RICHARD
09-25-2003, 12:31 PM
who saw the debate last night????


great stuff!!

KYS
09-25-2003, 01:04 PM
posted by RICHARD:who saw the debate last night????


I watched part of it. :eek:

Hubby thought Huffington was a witch.
The news said she made a smart move by
attacking Arnie, and that she would
have her face plastered on the news with her and
Arnie mixing words. So far the news is right.

RICHARD
09-25-2003, 01:36 PM
Originally posted by KYS
posted by RICHARD:who saw the debate last night????


I watched part of it. :eek:

Hubby thought Huffington was a witch.
The news said she made a smart move by
attacking Arnie, and that she would
have her face plastered on the news with her and
Arnie mixing words. So far the news is right.


yes, it was a train wreck......

Jennifer Lopez and Arianna have one thing in common....they are both media whores......

But why insult 'working women' by lumping them in with those two!

Hubby has discriminating taste and knows a bad politician when he sees one!

Miss Meow
09-25-2003, 04:53 PM
There was a tiny snippet on our news last night. Huffington is very shrill, glad I didn't have to listen to all of the debate :D

RICHARD
09-26-2003, 02:55 AM
Originally posted by Miss Meow
Huffington is very shrill




What a kind description....we see her ALL the time in CA......


Thank GOD for 'mute':cool:

RICHARD
09-26-2003, 05:18 PM
LOLOLOL!

I just popped on the radio and my pal Arianna is on.....


What a nitwit!!!!!!!

kohala
09-26-2003, 10:17 PM
Originally posted by RICHARD
LOLOLOL!

I just popped on the radio and my pal Arianna is on.....


What a nitwit!!!!!!!

Hope she didn't blow out your tweeters!!!!!!!!!:D

lbaker
09-27-2003, 11:21 AM
or woofers, but if Richard had any woofers they would probably walk backwards ;)

kohala
09-28-2003, 12:18 AM
Originally posted by lbaker
or woofers, but if Richard had any woofers they would probably walk backwards ;) :D

'specially on Thursdays - prolly walk all over those poor l'il tweeters if Ms A.H. hadn't blown 'em up!

babolaypo65
09-28-2003, 12:25 PM
LOL. I dont want to start a new thread, so I'll just hijack for a moment. The house of representatives is reversing its "freedom fries" policy. The potatoes in the cafeteria will once again be called french fries... LOL

RICHARD
09-28-2003, 02:19 PM
Originally posted by babolaypo65
LOL. I dont want to start a new thread, so I'll just hijack for a moment. The house of representatives is reversing its "freedom fries" policy. The potatoes in the cafeteria will once again be called french fries... LOL



A starchy tuber known by any other name will still taste just as sweet!



But then again,


should you add chili and cheese.......

lbaker
09-29-2003, 09:29 AM
Not to change the subject totally but in The Netherlands they actually serve french fries with MAYONAISE :eek: ewwwww But then they also eat these weird fishy things they sell from stands around the town centers.

RICHARD
09-29-2003, 12:20 PM
Originally posted by lbaker
Not to change the subject totally but in The Netherlands they actually serve french fries with MAYONAISE :eek:

Lol...
we have vendors that sell corn on the cob with
mayo.......of course, I like mustard on cats...

catland
10-01-2003, 11:55 AM
Arianna is no longer in the race. I guess she couldn't take the heat.;)

I really enjoyed hearing how Davis "doesn't believe the polls" because he's losing. Typical - shoot the messenger.

Well, at least its only one week to go.

RICHARD
10-01-2003, 12:28 PM
Originally posted by catland
Arianna is no longer in the race. I guess she couldn't take the heat.;)




DING DONG..........;)

RICHARD
10-02-2003, 02:13 PM
front page of the LA TIMES....

six women spoke to reporters and accused Ahrnold
of sexually harassing them in the past thirty years......

So much for women fighting against injustices against women....

selective amnesia or ???



Gray Davis slipped his had into my back pocket, pulled my wallet out, and fondled the money I had
in there.....I felt violated, humiliated.......


hahahahahaha.....

kohala
10-03-2003, 01:46 AM
Originally posted by RICHARD
front page of the LA TIMES....

six women spoke to reporters and accused Ahrnold
of sexually harassing them in the past thirty years......

So much for women fighting against injustices against women....

selective amnesia or ???



Gray Davis slipped his had into my back pocket, pulled my wallet out, and fondled the money I had
in there.....I felt violated, humiliated.......


hahahahahaha.....

Interesting we're hearing more about his sexual exploits than his business methods.

Soledad
10-03-2003, 01:49 AM
What about his thoughts on Hitler? Gee, way to pick the people you defend there, Arnold. :rolleyes:

RICHARD
10-03-2003, 01:14 PM
Then you have the women who were 'molested'...

Gee, nothing like having your rump massaged and not saying anything about it until the LA Times
comes a askin' some 5-10 years later...

:rolleyes:

The office shenanigans of yesteryear are today's lawsuits.

catland
10-03-2003, 01:36 PM
Originally posted by RICHARD
Gee, nothing like having your rump massaged and not saying anything about it until the LA Times comes a askin' some 5-10 years later...

:rolleyes:



...with less than a week before the election. I smell something and its not the leftover beer and brats. Could it be the smell of desperation by the losers?

Gee - did I ever do anything in my younger years that I would prefer to forget? YES!

Cincy'sMom
10-03-2003, 05:17 PM
Isn't a little ironic that all this is coming out about Arnold less than a week before the election, when he is ahead in the polls. Was this info not available months ago? Some of it is 30 years old....

Soledad
10-03-2003, 05:27 PM
It's not ironic, it's just strategic. That's the way politics works. You release your ammo at the last minute so as to have as little recovery time as possible.

Just business as usual, really.

I have to say, if someone groped me and then years later ran for office, you can bet my fondled butt I'd holler about it the second they ran.

RICHARD
10-03-2003, 05:35 PM
Originally posted by Soledad
you can bet my fondled butt I'd holler about it the second they ran.


I see your bet and raise you one......


My point is WHY IN HECK didn't these women say something before??

Back in the 70's women stood up to be counted and to take their place as equals.....I kinda thought
that women, in the following years, would take control and use their voices to stop stuff like that happening.

The women stated that they'd 'lose their jobs and be blacklisted' had they made a complaint.....

Two steps forward, three steps back.

Soledad
10-03-2003, 05:39 PM
Losing your job and being blacklisted in Hollywood is no small threat. It's hard to be an icon for feminism when you have to pay your bills.

RICHARD
10-03-2003, 05:41 PM
Originally posted by Soledad
Losing your job and being blacklisted in Hollywood is no small threat. It's hard to be an icon for feminism when you have to pay your bills.

Think of the lawsuit that follows-you get that Pit Bull Gloria Allred to represent and everything will work out...


are you playing or gonna fold?

Soledad
10-03-2003, 05:42 PM
How does one fold a groped butt?

RICHARD
10-03-2003, 05:48 PM
Originally posted by Soledad
How does one fold a groped butt?


weren't you betting it??? ;)


Actually it's the crease in the middle (you hate me anyway.....:eek: )


I see your point.....
It's that 'hostile work enviroment' that people create....being blacklisted is all the more reason to go forth with a case...

Unfair pressure at work is no reason to fear losing a job....It makes sense to leave if you are being hassled, groped, mistreated.......

lbaker
10-04-2003, 06:41 AM
DO NOT FOLD, SPINDLE OR MUTILATE That's the law, or at least it was when there were punch cards, before computers - or am I just showing my age again :rolleyes:

RICHARD
10-06-2003, 12:06 PM
What's the statute on being fondled????


IF Andy Warhol wasn't dead.........

That dude gave everyone 15 minutes and in typical selfish human nature everyone is looking for 1 hour.....


Ladies,

when a movie star fondles you, get mad.....don't wait until he runs for office.


Mary Carrey is looking better all the time!

Pam
10-06-2003, 12:48 PM
Originally posted by RICHARD
What's the statute on being fondled????


Ladies,

when a movie star fondles you get mad.....don't wait until he runs for office.

Exactly what I was thinking Richard. The timing is just a bit curious here. Do I smell a rat? (my apologies to those of you have ratties as pets. :) )

RICHARD
10-06-2003, 01:12 PM
Originally posted by Pam
Exactly what I was thinking Richard. The timing is just a bit curious here. Do I smell a rat? (my apologies to those of you have ratties as pets. :) )


thank you,

When I worked moving office furniture I was 'sexually harrassed' by a woman in one of the offices..

It was kinda embarrassing, but hell, getting your
rear squeezed ain't the end-of-the-world...

Mattter of fact it was kinda funny, the gal was a doll and should she ever run for office I'll vote for her!

P.S. the obvious sign it was a political ploy was my-gal Arianna, leading the parade......my only concern is her leading off the press conference....

Don't the clowns go last???

Logan
10-06-2003, 01:50 PM
My point is WHY IN HECK didn't these women say something before??

I think that if it were a big enough deal to them at the point it happened, they would have said something. At the time, they probably thought it was "cute" and "fun" to be fondled by him. Now it's an atrosity. There stories, all these years later, should mean nothing. :mad:

If I were in California, I'd vote for him, just to spite them!!!!! :D Besides, Gov. Davis looks scary to me!!!! :eek:

RICHARD
10-06-2003, 01:56 PM
Originally posted by Logan


If I were in California, I'd vote for him, just to spite them!!!!! :D Besides, Gov. Davis looks scary to me!!!! :eek:

I think it's against the law to coerce, sell or maipulate a vote........

But there's no reason why I can't take suggestions..

Want to split my vote with me???;)

Logan
10-06-2003, 02:20 PM
I'd gladly do that, Richard!!! :)

kohala
10-06-2003, 05:11 PM
Let's see - give a Calif***ia driver's licenses to ILLEGAL immigrants . . Oh, that's right - we need them here, illegal or not, because we need the workforce . . wait a minute, aren't Americans are having unemployment problems. Oh, that's right, these jobs don't PAY enough for Americans to take them.
Hm, must be lazy. I mean, why not take a job at $6.00/hr (or -woohoo! - $10.00/hr) ? That would give you -hm- $1,233.00/mo! That's a lot of money! After all, you only have to pay rent/mortgage ($750.00/mo low-end to - $1500.00 and up), power bill, food (!) and who says you need a car to pay for and insure? Oh, that's right - the people who are giving out licenses! Tell, me, are they also insured?
Sheesh
So, what's Ahnie got in mind?
We know where Cruz stands.
BTW - does that also mean we no longer deport illegal immigrants? Why have a department of immigration, then?
It's not like we're crowded or anything.

RICHARD
10-06-2003, 08:28 PM
Why wasn't Davis investigated too?
By Jill Stewart


I couldn't have been more shocked to see the lurid stories about Arnold Schwarzenegger and the things several women allege he uttered or did to them. But it wasn't over the allegations, which I had read much of in a magazine before. I was most shocked at the Los Angeles Times.

Some politicos dub the Thursday before a big election "Dirty Tricks Thursday." That's the best day for an opponent to unload his bag of filth against another candidate, getting maximum headlines, while giving his stunned opponent no time to credibly investigate or respond to the charges.

It creates a Black Friday, where the candidate spends a precious business day right before the election desperately investigating the accusations, before facing a weekend in which reporters only care about further accusations that invariably spill out of the woodwork.

Dirty Tricks Thursday is not used by the media to sink a campaign.

Yet the Times managed to give every appearance of trying to do so. It's nothing short of journalistic malpractice when a paper mounts a last-minute attack that can make or break one of the most important elections in California history. The Times looked even more biased by giving two different reasons for publishing its gruesome article at the last minute.

Now, there's no time left before the election to separate fact from fiction regarding incidents that happened as long as 20 and 30 years ago.

I should disclose here that I know one of Schwarzenegger's accusers. She is a friendly acquaintance. I have no idea whether she was actually man-handled.

Is it possible that my acquaintance told friends a tall tale, after meeting Schwarzenegger, because back then it made a young woman terribly exotic if one of the hottest beefcakes in the world wouldn't keep his paws off you?

I have no idea.

Or, could she be telling the truth?

I have no idea.

And neither does the Los Angeles Times.

If the Times were a tabloid, this would hardly matter. But the newspaper is influential at times, and claims it has high standards. In this case, the paper gave in to its bias against Schwarzenegger:

Here's my proof:

Since at least 1997, the Times has been sitting on information that Gov. Gray Davis is an "office batterer" who has attacked female members of his staff, thrown objects at subservients and launched into red-faced fits, screaming the f-word until staffers cower.

I published a lengthy article on Davis and his bizarre dual personality at the now-defunct New Times Los Angeles on Nov. 27, 1997, as well as several articles with similar information later on.

The Times was onto the story, too, and we crossed paths. My article, headlined "Closet Wacko Vs. Mega Fibber," detailed how Davis flew into a rage one day because female staffers had rearranged framed artwork on the walls of his office.

He so violently shoved his loyal, 62-year-old secretary out of a doorway that she suffered a breakdown and refused to ever work in the same room with him. She worked at home, in an arrangement with state officials, then worked in a separate area where she was promised Davis would not go. She finally transferred to another job, desperate to avoid him.

He left a message on her phone machine. Not an apology. Just a request that she resume work, with the comment, "You know how I am."

Another woman, a policy analyst, had the unhappy chore in the mid-1990s of informing Davis that a fund-raising source had dried up. When she told Davis, she recounted, Davis began screaming the f-word at the top of his lungs.

The woman stood to demand that he stop speaking that way, and, she says, Davis grabbed her by her shoulders and "shook me until my teeth rattled. I was so stunned I said, 'Good God, Gray! Stop and look at what you are doing. Think what you are doing to me!"'

After my story ran, I waited for the Times to publish its story. It never did. When I spoke to a reporter involved, he said editors at the Times were against attacking a major political figure using anonymous sources.

Just what they did last week to Schwarzenegger.

Weeks ago, Times editors sent two teams of reporters to dig dirt on Schwarzenegger, one on his admitted use of steroids as a bodybuilder, one on the old charges of groping women from Premiere Magazine.

Who did the editors assign, weeks ago, to investigate Davis' violence against women who work for him?

Nobody.

The paper's protection of Davis is proof, on its face, of gross bias. If Schwarzenegger is elected governor, it should be no surprise if Times reporters judge him far more harshly than they ever judged Davis.

Jill Stewart is a print, radio and television commentator on California politics. She can be reached via her Web site, www.jillstewart.net

------------------------------------


GO ARHNOLD!!

mugsy
10-06-2003, 08:40 PM
OMG! I am SO ready for this stupid election to be done. It has turned into a circus for no apparent good reason. My question is, why are these stupid attention seeking wenches just coming forward now? Oh well, after tomorrow it won't much matter.

Good luck Californians.

kohala
10-06-2003, 10:52 PM
Originally posted by mugsy
OMG! I am SO ready for this stupid election to be done. It has turned into a circus for no apparent good reason. My question is, why are these stupid attention seeking wenches just coming forward now? Oh well, after tomorrow it won't much matter.

Good luck Californians.

I'll be glad when tomorrow has come and gone - hopefully with some positive changes left in it's wake!

kohala
10-06-2003, 10:53 PM
Originally posted by RICHARD
Why wasn't Davis investigated too?
By Jill Stewart


I couldn't have been more shocked to see the lurid stories about Arnold Schwarzenegger and the things several women allege he uttered or did to them. But it wasn't over the allegations, which I had read much of in a magazine before. I was most shocked at the Los Angeles Times.

Some politicos dub the Thursday before a big election "Dirty Tricks Thursday." That's the best day for an opponent to unload his bag of filth against another candidate, getting maximum headlines, while giving his stunned opponent no time to credibly investigate or respond to the charges.

It creates a Black Friday, where the candidate spends a precious business day right before the election desperately investigating the accusations, before facing a weekend in which reporters only care about further accusations that invariably spill out of the woodwork.

Dirty Tricks Thursday is not used by the media to sink a campaign.

Yet the Times managed to give every appearance of trying to do so. It's nothing short of journalistic malpractice when a paper mounts a last-minute attack that can make or break one of the most important elections in California history. The Times looked even more biased by giving two different reasons for publishing its gruesome article at the last minute.

Now, there's no time left before the election to separate fact from fiction regarding incidents that happened as long as 20 and 30 years ago.

I should disclose here that I know one of Schwarzenegger's accusers. She is a friendly acquaintance. I have no idea whether she was actually man-handled.

Is it possible that my acquaintance told friends a tall tale, after meeting Schwarzenegger, because back then it made a young woman terribly exotic if one of the hottest beefcakes in the world wouldn't keep his paws off you?

I have no idea.

Or, could she be telling the truth?

I have no idea.

And neither does the Los Angeles Times.

If the Times were a tabloid, this would hardly matter. But the newspaper is influential at times, and claims it has high standards. In this case, the paper gave in to its bias against Schwarzenegger:

Here's my proof:

Since at least 1997, the Times has been sitting on information that Gov. Gray Davis is an "office batterer" who has attacked female members of his staff, thrown objects at subservients and launched into red-faced fits, screaming the f-word until staffers cower.

I published a lengthy article on Davis and his bizarre dual personality at the now-defunct New Times Los Angeles on Nov. 27, 1997, as well as several articles with similar information later on.

The Times was onto the story, too, and we crossed paths. My article, headlined "Closet Wacko Vs. Mega Fibber," detailed how Davis flew into a rage one day because female staffers had rearranged framed artwork on the walls of his office.

He so violently shoved his loyal, 62-year-old secretary out of a doorway that she suffered a breakdown and refused to ever work in the same room with him. She worked at home, in an arrangement with state officials, then worked in a separate area where she was promised Davis would not go. She finally transferred to another job, desperate to avoid him.

He left a message on her phone machine. Not an apology. Just a request that she resume work, with the comment, "You know how I am."

Another woman, a policy analyst, had the unhappy chore in the mid-1990s of informing Davis that a fund-raising source had dried up. When she told Davis, she recounted, Davis began screaming the f-word at the top of his lungs.

The woman stood to demand that he stop speaking that way, and, she says, Davis grabbed her by her shoulders and "shook me until my teeth rattled. I was so stunned I said, 'Good God, Gray! Stop and look at what you are doing. Think what you are doing to me!"'

After my story ran, I waited for the Times to publish its story. It never did. When I spoke to a reporter involved, he said editors at the Times were against attacking a major political figure using anonymous sources.

Just what they did last week to Schwarzenegger.

Weeks ago, Times editors sent two teams of reporters to dig dirt on Schwarzenegger, one on his admitted use of steroids as a bodybuilder, one on the old charges of groping women from Premiere Magazine.

Who did the editors assign, weeks ago, to investigate Davis' violence against women who work for him?

Nobody.

The paper's protection of Davis is proof, on its face, of gross bias. If Schwarzenegger is elected governor, it should be no surprise if Times reporters judge him far more harshly than they ever judged Davis.

Jill Stewart is a print, radio and television commentator on California politics. She can be reached via her Web site, www.jillstewart.net

------------------------------------


GO ARHNOLD!!

Good article - thank you! Whether we approve or not, sexual friskiness, especially of the movie star variety, is a part of our culture. Sadly, sexual abuse is, also, and that doesn't always mean getting hit on. Many an excellant woman has been held back in her career for not being "sexy" or "young" or "thin" enough, while women willing to "play the game and look the part" get ahead.And not a few women profiteer off their "abuse" while many truly abused women quietly get on with their lives.
But violence in the workplace (beyond sexual harassment), verbal or physical, is not only an indication of poor adjustment (to put it mildly), it's illegal. I am amazed that such behavior could possibly get covered up.
Or maybe I'm not.

babolaypo65
10-06-2003, 10:57 PM
So basically, they are both creeps. Great selection you guys have to choose from.

kohala
10-06-2003, 11:02 PM
Originally posted by babolaypo65
So basically, they are both creeps. Great selection you guys have to choose from.

It doesn't stop with them, either. Sigh.

catland
10-07-2003, 11:41 AM
My dad, who is 79 years young and keeps up on current events had this comment "how many women do you suppose were feeling Ahnold's muscles?"

Movie set hi-jinks and abuse of political power are two very different items.

Last night, to honor the election, we watched "Conan the Barbarian". At the end of the movie there's a voice-over from the wizard as Conan, much older, is sitting on a throne. The wizard says something to the effect of "he would have many adventures, but would eventually become king by his own hand"... and I said to my husband, "or maybe governor."

Good luck today Californians - remember to check for chads:)

Cinder & Smoke
10-07-2003, 11:51 AM
Dad's wunderin ~
Iz there a choice of NUN of the above?? :rolleyes:

An since the polls have been open for at least 4 hours...
Have the "Networks" used their famous Exit Polls to
perdict and declare someone the *winner* yet?

lbaker
10-07-2003, 12:05 PM
Catland, your Dad sounds like a very wise man. Would that make Ahnolds goupies gropers :confused:

RICHARD
10-07-2003, 12:27 PM
Thanks to all of the rest of the world!
After work I plan on flexing MY political
muscle.......

when it starts happening in your state remember who was first and don't forget it was those WACKY CALIFORNIANS that gave you all wings!!!


California,
We've had actors as Govenor before......It's the
politicians we have problems with.

Logan.....

Be part of history!!!!:)

catland
10-07-2003, 03:37 PM
Please understand, we want the election to go well and to have your state become fiscally solvent. 'Cuz when Californians fly the coop - some head up north and we're the first truck stop.:cool: ;)

RICHARD
10-07-2003, 03:59 PM
LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL


right up the street, two blocks away,
the first chad/voter card problem has showed up..

the cards do not fit into the voting machine...


another problem is that the poll workers cannot, by law, look at your card after you vote so there is no way to see if the voter voted correctly..

Where is Kathy Harris when you need her?

lbaker
10-07-2003, 04:05 PM
putting on her 10 lbs of makeup ;)

catland
10-07-2003, 04:07 PM
Originally posted by RICHARD

the cards do not fit into the voting machine...



You think maybe this is something someone could have tested YESTERDAY?

RICHARD
10-07-2003, 04:22 PM
Originally posted by catland
You think maybe this is something someone could have tested YESTERDAY?


keep it up!!

you know how laid back we are!!:rolleyes: ;)

Cinder & Smoke
10-07-2003, 04:46 PM
Originally posted by catland
You think maybe this is something someone could have tested YESTERDAY?

Nope!

Qualitee Kontroll wudda kost *extra*. :rolleyes:

An remember - they'z onna tite budget! :p

Who'z winnin?? :confused:

RICHARD
10-07-2003, 05:01 PM
Originally posted by Cinder & Smoke
Nope!

Qualitee Kontroll wudda kost *extra*. :rolleyes:

An remember - they'z onna tite budget! :p

Who'z winnin?? :confused:

we went from over 4900 polling locations to 1700 across the state, the gal that oversees the process had something around 50 days to prepare for a job that takes months!!

This past weekend they warmed up the machine that COUNT the ballots.....but i think we may have screwed up someplace.......what's an election without controversy????;)

I have been monitoring the airwaves and haven't heard anything......yet!

RICHARD
10-07-2003, 06:22 PM
Juest heard that Ahrnold has 40% of the vote...

catland
10-07-2003, 06:37 PM
Through exit polls or early counting? How about the recall of Davis? Is that over 50%?

Cinder & Smoke
10-07-2003, 06:47 PM
Originally posted by RICHARD
Juest heard that Ahrnold has 40% of the vote...

We prouwdly prezent >>

Governor Grope :eek: :p

RICHARD
10-07-2003, 07:16 PM
Originally posted by catland
Through exit polls or early counting? How about the recall of Davis? Is that over 50%?


How the hell do I know???;)

I was bad in math/percentages/ratios.....

40% as far as the candidate voting, no word on the
recall numbers...


time to break out the 'il malocchio'
:eek:

catland
10-07-2003, 07:21 PM
Originally posted by RICHARD
How the hell do I know???;)

time to break out the 'il malocchio'
:eek:

Because you live there silly!

I'm lost - what's an 'il maloccio'?

RICHARD
10-07-2003, 07:39 PM
Originally posted by catland
Because you live there silly!

I'm lost - what's an 'il maloccio'?


Yeah, you are right, I do live here..:confused:



the 'il malocchio' is Italian for the evil eye!



I'll have to put it out over 130 times-but you know how it goes in politics.....anything goes!!!

:eek: :rolleyes:

Governer Grope???

I'll pass it on......:D

kohala
10-07-2003, 09:46 PM
Originally posted by lbaker
Ahnolds goupies gropers :confused:

Sounds like a newly discovered fish!!

ROFLMAO, Laurie!! - Gotta share that one with my fellow twisted sistahs down here Sunny SD!

Miss Meow
10-07-2003, 11:32 PM
Looks like Ahnold is king'o'California ;)

If anyone sees a t-shirt saying 'I was one of the few who *wasn't* groped in the 70s' please mail it to me! :)

captain
10-08-2003, 12:27 AM
Originally posted by Miss Meow
Looks like Ahnold is king'o'California ;)

If anyone sees a t-shirt saying 'I was one of the few who *wasn't* groped in the 70s' please mail it to me! :)

OMG - is there a shirt like that??????!!!!
Too funny!

KYS
10-08-2003, 12:45 AM
posted by Miss Meow:Looks like Ahnold is king'o'California ;)
If anyone sees a t-shirt saying 'I was one of the few who *wasn't* groped in the 70s' please mail it to me! :)>>>

Oh Geesh! you mean I will have a gropper for Gov? :(

My neighbor just got home from visiting her dad
in Denmark.
She said CA. is the laughing stock of Europe with Arnold possibly being our next CA Gov.

Miss Meow
10-08-2003, 01:00 AM
Originally posted by captain
OMG - is there a shirt like that??????!!!!
Too funny!

Not yet, but if we are quick we could manufacture them and set up a web site! ;)

I like these comments from the news ...

'One voter who declined to give her name also said she hoped the Democrats would stay in power. "The other one, coming from Germany or whatever, he don't know nothing," she said in heavily accented, broken English. "These immigrants coming in taking over, I don't like this." '

"I couldn't find the name of the guy I like," said a frustrated Danica Hodges. "I don't like that bodybuilder."


What's that phrase? You get the government you deserve??? ;)

kohala
10-08-2003, 01:08 AM
Miss Meow, DO let's get those shirts going! What a great idea! And as Arnold is now Governor of California, they'll be keepers!!

Yep, Davis has conceded, and Schwarzenegger (we'll have to learn how to spell it now!) is IN!

It's 10 pm here in Cal, and the news has been covering returns - I just turned it on.
http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2003/recall/

Soledad
10-08-2003, 01:14 AM
The Gropenator is in. Wow. I can't wait to see how this ends up.