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California has a new governator

jordanb

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Seriously though, think what things would be like if we didn't have California to laugh at?:p
 

Super Amputee Cat

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Hmm. Only 6,200 votes for Larry Flynt. You would think that a state that is the capital of the porn industry would have a lot more pervs than that?

Is someone else on the ballot splitting the porn special interests?
 

Rem

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Hi guys - it's the end of my first day back at work after a short holiday. It has been uber crappy (like the German reference?). But now you've given me something to smile about. We might not elect our State Governors in Australia, but at least noone has Arnie.
 

Jeff

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The Irish one said:
This guy is going to twiddle his thumbs for another 2 years and it's going to be a cold and lonely 2 years at that.
Is hooch legal yet?

WTF? It is 4:30 am over there, what is this guy waiting for?
 

SGB

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I dont' get it: If the voters in California are that angry that a Democratic Governor working with a Democratic legislature screwed things up, why in the world would they think that a Republican governor (with no previous gov't experience, at that) working with the same legislature can turn things right around?

Even if he does surround himself with "the best and the brightest," Ahnold has a very long row to hoe.
 
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el Guapo

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Speaking from the heartland.

I'd just like to go on record as saying it is about time that someone who - aledgedly - cheated on a Kennedy woman was elected to something. Can anyone recall a Kennedy woman who has had a faithful husband? Or in one case a faithful "life-partner?"

One benefit CA can look forward to is all of Arnold's press confernces will have wicked surround sound.
 

SGB

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Re: Speaking from the heartland.

el Guapo said:
One benefit CA can look forward to is all of Arnold's press confernces will have wicked surround sound.
LMAO! Nice one, EG! :)
 

Cardinal

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Super Amputee Cat said:
Hmm. Only 6,200 votes for Larry Flynt. You would think that a state that is the capital of the porn industry would have a lot more pervs than that?

Is someone else on the ballot splitting the porn special interests?
SAC, you know that all of the porn industry votes Democrat. It is n't because of political reasons. I think it has something to do with the donkey image.
 

gkmo62u

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I heard more than 60% voter turnout. Arnold is going to end up with at least 1 million more votes that grey davis got when he won last year.

the number don't lie. davis had a 27% approval rating. not good.
 
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I didn't follow the California elections too closely as Louisiana had it's own gubernatorial race that was more relevant to me.

Who knows? Arnold may turn out to be a great governor, although if I were a voter in CA, I would have been a little leery of a candidate who did not participate in debates unless he was given the questions prior to the debate. What's the matter Arnold? Can't answer a question on the spot???
 

Seabishop

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I can't believe I live in a world where Arnold is governor of California. I don't see how he can do any better than Davis. Instead of someone who would surround himself with the best and brightest - why don't the best and brightest ever run? I am not looking forward to the slew of celebrity politicians that will result. Martin Sheen must be thrilled. Do we (Americans) look like shallow star-f@#$ers or what?
 

Richmond Jake

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I'm positive Ahnold woke up this morning, looked in the mirror and said to no one in particular: "oh, shi+t, now what am I going to do." Probably went back to bed and groped Maria.
 

Jen

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Agreed Seabishop, we don't elect leaders we elect mannequins who keep the machine greased and running.
 

el Guapo

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The best line was Jessie last night on Fox News talking about how the Secretary of State in California was trying to steal the election by disenfranchising the minority electorate. Kevin Shelley the Secretary of State of California is a freaking Democrat from SAN FRANCISCO!!!!. Yet Jessie would have you believing that George Bush's brother was out their kicking minorities in the ass who wanted to vote. Jim Crow laws must have handed the election to a Republican!


Yet California elected a guy that is pro-choice, pro-brady bill and a supporter of a moderate progressive tax policy. Can anyone tell me a single political difference between Arnold and Bill Clinton?

Kali-foor-nee-a just got a new-democrat for gov. I bet Maria gets ambition too.
 

Seabishop

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jordanb said:
Been there, done that.
Didn't Reagan slowly move into politics years after his acting career? He wasn't one of the world's biggest stars at the time of his election. I'm sure he had more of a plan and message than "we will terminate Gray Davis," and "I am not a tax and spend liberal!" Even Jesse Ventura seemed to have more of a message.

(Keep in mind I'm not exactly studied in California politics, this is just my outsider's opinion.)
 

martini

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Californians, like Minnesotans, will learn a lesson here. A lesson to NOT vote celebrities into a political office. I'm sure y'all noticed the spectacle we had up here a few years back. Now we've got another inept leader, but at least he doesn't threaten our legeslature into working with him.

We also had record turnout for the voting season that got Jesse in. It was all the redneck voters/dumbass celebrity wannabes?young males who got him in, and later regretted having him there. Were they there the next time elections came around? Nope.
 

pete-rock

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Mike D. said:
Have I told you how much I despise you today?
I guess we gotta have somebody to hate on the boards. ;)

I'm as far away from being a Reaganite as you can be, but in all fairness Ronnie left the movies in the '50s and became one of the most active Screen Actors Guild presidents to that point.

Arnold hadn't left the movies yet, and he gave not even one hint of a transition from celebrity to politician.
 

el Guapo

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Pete,
Once again you prove you are a intelligent and thoughtful man.
And as to our having to have someone to pick on here at Cyburbia, I hope you view these criticisms of the young man's posts as fair in the market place of ideas and not driven by a desire to screw with the young man's mind.
Sincerely
EG
 

Duke Of Dystopia

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Seabishop said:
I...why don't the best and brightest ever run? ....
Because of the GIANT ANAL PROBE thats why. If your a dem and don't publicly have your brain fall out, your to conservative. If your a GOP member, and your not spouting fake hallalujha's you become a target. Niether side seems to be able to handle a person who could be effective while not "controling" them. The probe controls once inserted far enough and then its the status quo for all.

Did anyone here Bustamonte's speach when he found out he just got his ass kicked? What an ASSHOLE! he really might spend 2 years reading the daily paper. Hope he likes the articles about how the latino vote was split.
 

Rumpy Tunanator

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martini said:
Californians, like Minnesotans, will learn a lesson here. A lesson to NOT vote celebrities into a political office. I'm sure y'all noticed the spectacle we had up here a few years back. Now we've got another inept leader, but at least he doesn't threaten our legeslature into working with him.
Hey look at all the crap we had here when carpetlicker Clinton ran for senate in NY. What has she done for NYS, absolutely nothing, just a stepping stone so she can run for president.
 

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SGB said:
I dont' get it: If the voters in California are that angry that a Democratic Governor working with a Democratic legislature screwed things up, why in the world would they think that a Republican governor (with no previous gov't experience, at that) working with the same legislature can turn things right around?

Even if he does surround himself with "the best and the brightest," Ahnold has a very long row to hoe.
Heh... No way!

"Conan! What is good in life?"
"To crush your enemies, drive them before you, and to hear the lamentation of their women."

(Of course, he may have already heard the lamentations...)
 

Duke Of Dystopia

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Conans version of what he wants in women is better:

no virgins for sex, they don't know a damn thing and to hard to train. Amatures need not apply!
 
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