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CA: Recall puts anti-tax rebel in spotlight (Ted Costa)
Mercury News ^ | 7/4/03 | Patrick May

Posted on 07/04/2003 10:54:05 AM PDT by NormsRevenge

Edited on 04/13/2004 3:31:31 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

SACRAMENTO - As the slightly wacky anti-tax warrior of California politics, Ted Costa has played the bad boy of Sacramento politics for two decades, relatively unknown and swiping from the sidelines of power as he tried to thwart tax-and-spend politicians.

Today, Costa has come in from the fringe.


(Excerpt) Read more at bayarea.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: antitax; calgov2002; rebel; recall; spotlight; tedcosta

1 posted on 07/04/2003 10:54:06 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Ping
2 posted on 07/04/2003 10:54:40 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi..Support FR . "California-Fighting the rising tide of socialism" . http://www.DRAFTTom.com)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Ping
3 posted on 07/04/2003 10:55:02 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi..Support FR . "California-Fighting the rising tide of socialism" . http://www.DRAFTTom.com)
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To: NormsRevenge
I like this guy.
4 posted on 07/04/2003 10:56:22 AM PDT by I_Love_My_Husband
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To: NormsRevenge
He's wacky. He's not mainstream Republican. He's not mainstream Democrat. Even John Doerr is against him! The Mercury heralds the coming talking-points attack: the recall is a throwback to the "fringe politics" that begat Prop 13 and kicked out Rose Bird. Divide and conquer.
5 posted on 07/04/2003 11:05:08 AM PDT by SteveH
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To: NormsRevenge
As the slightly wacky anti-tax warrior of California politics

Yeah. I mean how "wacky" can you get? Thinking that money actually belongs to the people that earn it and that government should spend tax money responsibley? What a loon!! (/sarcasm)

6 posted on 07/04/2003 11:08:20 AM PDT by The_Pickle ("We have no Permanent Allies, We have no Permanent Enemies, Only Permanent Interests")
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To: NormsRevenge; *calgov2002; PeoplesRep_of_LA; Canticle_of_Deborah; snopercod; Grampa Dave; ...
Another media attack piece?

calgov2002:

calgov2002: for old calgov2002 articles. 

calgov2002: for new calgov2002 articles. 

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7 posted on 07/04/2003 11:10:23 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (Recall Gray Davis and then start on the other Democrats)
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To: The_Pickle
Seems that the Merc is scraping the barrel to come up with something against Ted Costa.....makes the dems look petty and vicious as we all know so well.
8 posted on 07/04/2003 11:11:38 AM PDT by spokeshave (against albore the wood, rats and fogs)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Another media attack piece?

Ya think? :-)

9 posted on 07/04/2003 11:17:57 AM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Pray for America & Israel AND become a monthly donor to Free Republic. Or ELSE!)
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To: Brad's Gramma
I'm slow.
10 posted on 07/04/2003 11:30:17 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (Iran Mullahs will feel the heat from our Iraq victory!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
You are ANYTHING but slow. I was mocking the whole concept, NOT you!

Happy Independence Day, Ernest.
11 posted on 07/04/2003 11:31:32 AM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Pray for America & Israel AND become a monthly donor to Free Republic. Or ELSE!)
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To: NormsRevenge
Read this excerpt, intact, from roughly the middle of this column:

``Mainstream Republicans think Ted's a little wacky because he marches to his own drummer,'' said an observer who has written about Sacramento for years. ``His thing is tax reform, but they all think he's a pain in the rear.''

Lobbyist Lenny Goldberg wasn't quite as diplomatic.

``He's a right-wing nut case,'' he said. ``I remember him leaning over a table once and telling me, `Don't you think in a few years we'll be out there in the hills all struggling to survive?' He had this apocalyptic view of the world.''

The author of this column, Patrick May, is one sneaky Democrat pissant, ain't he?
Notice how he segues from a blurb about "mainstream Republicans" to a quote from the more-taxes lobbyist/scumbag Lenny Goldberg, a left-wing extremist who is a leader of the effort to derail Proposition 13, and who May fails to properly identify as such?

I should know by now not to expect better from the Murk.

12 posted on 07/04/2003 11:34:11 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Brad's Gramma
OK,, I feel better!

LOL!!
13 posted on 07/04/2003 11:36:46 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (Recall Gray Davis and then start on the other Democrats)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
HAHAHAHAHA


So....what are you doing today?
14 posted on 07/04/2003 11:43:07 AM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Pray for America & Israel AND become a monthly donor to Free Republic. Or ELSE!)
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To: NormsRevenge
There's a guy that's keeping all the threads on the anti-Repub rhetoric. Forgot his name.

This one should be:

Republicans perceived as wacky anti-tax guys
15 posted on 07/04/2003 11:52:12 AM PDT by I_Love_My_Husband
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To: I_Love_My_Husband
Republicans seen as wacky anti-tax rebels
16 posted on 07/04/2003 11:52:48 AM PDT by I_Love_My_Husband
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To: I_Love_My_Husband
Happy 4th :-)


17 posted on 07/04/2003 12:34:57 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi..Support FR . "California-Fighting the rising tide of socialism" . http://www.DRAFTTom.com)
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To: Brad's Gramma
Missed seeing this earlier!

We are just taking it easy, had a long day at the Doctors office yesterday . My wife needed an IV of Iron treatment in her continuing bout with the big C!

And I am trying to figure out a computer problem on my new box!

18 posted on 07/04/2003 1:20:29 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (Recall Gray Davis and then start on the other Democrats)
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To: spokeshave
Merc is scraping the barrel

I think they are just posting what the Governor's office hands to them!

19 posted on 07/04/2003 1:26:28 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (Recall Gray Davis and then start on the other Democrats)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Best wishes and prayers for your wife.

Another new computer? Man, I know they are cheaper these days, but WoW!

20 posted on 07/04/2003 1:36:22 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi..Support FR . "California-Fighting the rising tide of socialism" . http://www.DRAFTTom.com)
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To: I_Love_My_Husband; backhoe
There's a guy that's keeping all the threads on the anti-Repub rhetoric. Forgot his name.

Are you thinking of backhoe ???

He has a thread called Total Recall - the Gray Davis Soap Opera going.

21 posted on 07/04/2003 1:39:08 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi..Support FR . "California-Fighting the rising tide of socialism" . http://www.DRAFTTom.com)
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To: NormsRevenge
Thanks, she is feeling much better today.

About my computer habit.

This is just having fun!
My current Coolermaster case looks sharp but I have it overloaded.
The case has no front air inlet so I had to put a high speed and loud Tornado fan in the back and the noise is getting to me!

New case is a Thermaltake V1000 and has 7 slower fans , two in front to blow over HDD that when rotating at 10K do get warm!

22 posted on 07/04/2003 1:47:01 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (Recall Gray Davis and then start on the other Democrats)
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To: NormsRevenge

This case will hold some good stuff!

Thermaltake Highest Xaser III V1000+ Super Tower

23 posted on 07/04/2003 1:56:49 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (Recall Gray Davis and then start on the other Democrats)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
I like the Zot like lightning bolt on the side. The ZoT Box.. Cool!
24 posted on 07/04/2003 2:03:01 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi..Support FR . "California-Fighting the rising tide of socialism" . http://www.DRAFTTom.com)
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To: NormsRevenge; I_Love_My_Husband
You rang?

-Total Recall- the Gray Davis Soap Opera--

25 posted on 07/04/2003 2:25:16 PM PDT by backhoe (Recall Them All!!! Time to water the Tree of Liberty with symbolic blood...)
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To: backhoe
Thanks, found an article posted today on your list that I hadn't seen !
26 posted on 07/04/2003 2:35:14 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (Recall Gray Davis and then start on the other Democrats)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Tell your wife I'll pray for her, OK?
27 posted on 07/04/2003 5:08:05 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Pray for America & Israel AND become a monthly donor to Free Republic. Or ELSE!)
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To: Brad's Gramma
Thanks, I will!
28 posted on 07/04/2003 6:14:18 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (Recall Gray Davis and then start on the other Democrats)
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To: NormsRevenge
I knew you'd know who it was...I thought maybe it was Republicus(???). But I checked my responses and I could not find it.

He's the guy that has "Republicans cut off money for the blind" (paraphrasing) threads linked to media that is besmirching our side.

29 posted on 07/04/2003 8:58:42 PM PDT by I_Love_My_Husband
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Ernest tell your wife I'm praying for as well.

30 posted on 07/04/2003 9:00:21 PM PDT by I_Love_My_Husband
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To: ElkGroveDan; NormsRevenge
"Republicans seen as wacky anti-tax rebels"

Norm, ElkGroveDan is the guy with the great titles! That's who I was talking about!

EGD: I thought of a name for your references to this thread (see the first line) in line with your other ones that you are keeping track of.

31 posted on 07/04/2003 9:07:19 PM PDT by I_Love_My_Husband
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To: I_Love_My_Husband
Thanks, I will!
32 posted on 07/04/2003 9:10:44 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (Recall Gray Davis and then start on the other Democrats)
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