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  • Arnold [Schwarzenegger] lobbies for White House run

    10/18/2013 8:44:55 AM PDT · by GIdget2004
    New York Post Page Six ^ | October 18, 2013 | Emily Smith
    A new battle is brewing over the future of Evangelical theology. Roger Olson, Evangelical theologian at Baylor University’s Truett Seminary, protests in a recent article that some Evangelicals (especially me in a recent article in the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society) misunderstand “liberal theology.” We think, he says, that liberal theology “is a good label for any deviation from orthodoxy.” So we wrongly label, he says, “any deviation from or attempt to re-form orthodox Christian tradition as ‘liberal.’” Instead, he argues, liberal theology is that which makes modernity rather than Scripture its norm. Yet there are troubling signs that...
  • "The Arnold Palmer" [short video]

    09/10/2013 4:55:34 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 6 replies
    The history, mystery and industry surrounding "The Arnold Palmer," the lemonade-and-iced tea beverage that has become a piece of Americana.
  • ‘Last action hero’ sexes up EU climate change gathering (Arnold S.)

    06/25/2013 1:04:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 25 June 2013
    Former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, a film star who is also an environmentalist, stole the show at a gathering of mayors committed to climate and energy objectives held in the European Parliament yesterday (24 June). Speaking to the annual meeting of the Covenant of Mayors, Schwarzenegger was applauded as he said that real drama was not in Hollywood movies, but in the climate change challenge. “If we do nothing, we are on track for a temperature increase of 3.6 to 5.3 degrees Celsius by the end of this century. We have already seen in California the changes. There is no...
  • Schwarzenegger: California's silent disaster

    04/22/2013 3:51:09 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 46 replies
    LATIMES ^ | April 8, 2013 | By Arnold Schwarzenegger
    will always remember the day I woke to the news that more than 2,000 fires were burning in California. I thought I must not have heard correctly. Two thousand fires? How could that be? In the end, the state's brave firefighters, joined by contingents from out of state, won the battle. But not before 11 emergency declarations were issued and more than 400,000 acres burned. Countless lives and livelihoods were ruined. Today, there's a new disaster looming, and although it's not as riveting or dramatic as walls of flames and billowing black smoke, it needs our immediate attention. The draft...
  • 'Total Reprobate'

    10/04/2012 10:49:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 4, 2012 | Cal Thomas
    "You can't run from your mistakes. You have to confront them." -- Arnold Schwarzenegger Believe it or not, there was a time when people didn't go on TV to confess their sins. That was back when most understood what sin is, before everything became excusable, especially for celebrities and the politically powerful. Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is on a media tour promoting his book, "Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story." It certainly is. On "60 Minutes," in USA Today and elsewhere, Schwarzenegger acknowledges affairs with women not his wife and the son he fathered with their housekeeper. He...
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger Admits He Married Gay Couples, But Supports Traditional Marriage

    10/01/2012 12:40:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/01/2012 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has admitted in a new interview that he performed two same-sex marriages while serving in office, although he remains supportive of policies to preserve the traditional definition of marriage. "I always said that I have nothing against people doing what they want to do. If they – if the – a couple wants to get married, they should get married. I personally always said that marriage is between a man and a woman, but I would never enforce my will on people. I always want people to make that decision. If they want to get...
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver Attend Couples Therapy Amid Reconciliation

    03/01/2012 1:09:07 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies · 1+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 03/01/2012 | y Benge Nsenduluka
    Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver are desperately trying to salvage their marriage and have reportedly started participating in couples therapy. Although Shriver filed for divorce in July after 25 years of marriage, following the news that Schwarzenegger fathered a love child with, Mildred Patricia Baena, the family's long-term nanny, she is now reconsidering due to her Catholic values, according to the New York Post. "Maria is a devout Catholic and doesn't believe in divorce, but is still struggling with the profound heartbreak and humiliation she endured by him. Arnold is desperate to save the marriage; he and Maria are having...
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger 'proud' of Jerry Brown on environment

    12/15/2011 8:53:14 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 17 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | December 15, 2011 | Sacramento Bee
    Hours after Gov. Jerry Brown issued a spirited attack on politicians who doubt the significance of climate change, Brown's predecessor -- former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger -- praised Brown but urged a spirit of inclusiveness. "To me, it made no difference if a Democrat had a great idea or a Republican had a great idea, or if someone from the outside had a great idea, or if someone from within the office had a great idea," Schwarzenegger said this afternoon at Brown's conference on climate change at the California Academy of Science in San Francisco. "The more inclusive you are about...
  • Appeals court rules Schwarzenegger had right to furlough workers in constitutional offices

    08/31/2011 9:00:22 AM PDT · by SmithL · 2 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 8/31/11 | Denny Walsh
    The two-day-a-month unpaid furloughs of state executive branch workers ordered in 2008 by then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger legally applied to employees of California's elected constitutional officers, an appellate court in Sacramento ruled Tuesday. Applying the furlough order to the staffs of constitutional officers "does not violate the California Constitution's system of divided executive authority or impermissibly interfere with (the officers') statutory right to control the staffing and management of their respective offices," a three-justice panel of the 3rd District Court of Appeal declared in a 47-page opinion. Schwarzenegger resorted to furloughs as a cost-saving device in the face of an overwhelming...
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger Wears "I Survived Maria" T-Shirt

    08/09/2011 2:17:12 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 24 replies
    TMZ ^ | Monday – August 08, 2011
    Um, hardy har? Arnold Schwarzenegger recycled an old gag T-shirt while exercising in Santa Monica on Sunday. As the photo (originally at TMZ) shows, the former California governor and actor, 64, donned a shirt that read "I survived Maria" on the back; on the front of the shirt the dates "2007-2010" appear, but "2007" is crossed out, replaced with "1977.
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger dons 'I Survived Maria' gag gift shirt months after infidelity scandal

    08/09/2011 11:34:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 08/09/2011 | Nancy Dillon
    It's an old shirt, but it has a new meaning now - and maybe Arnold Schwarzenegger should have left it in the closet. The "Terminator" star was caught Sunday sporting a white tee with the phrase "I Survived Maria" and the dates of his relationship with ex Maria Shriver - "1977 - 2010" - emblazoned on the back, according to a photo obtained by TMZ.com. Schwarzenegger and Shriver have filed for divorce after his love child scandal, but her staff gave him the shirt as a lighthearted joke last year, a Schwarzenegger source told the Daily News.
  • Arnold's T-Shirt Diss: 'I Survived Maria'

    08/09/2011 11:07:51 AM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 28 replies
    KTLA ^ | 9 August 2011
    LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- Arnold Schwarzenegger appears to be using his wardrobe to send a message to estranged wife Maria Shriver. The former governor recently donned a t-shirt that read, "I survived Maria." Schwarzenegger was spotted wearing the shirt during a bike ride Sunday in Santa Monica. The garment was designed by Shriver's staff as a joke and given to Schwarzenegger last November during a farewell party for his staff, TMZ is reporting. The shirt, which originally had the dates 2007-2010 printed on the bottom, was altered to list the dates 1977-2010. Schwarzenegger and Shriver began dating in 1977. The...
  • Maria Shriver Files for Divorce from Arnold

    07/01/2011 4:30:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    TMZ ^ | 07/01/2011 | The Staff
    TMZ has learned Maria Shriver has pulled the trigger on her marriage ... she just filed for divorce from Arnold Schwarzenegger ... and we've learned, there is NO PRENUP. In the divorce petition, obtained by TMZ, Shriver cites "irreconcilable differences" as her reason for ending the 25-year marriage. Shriver is asking for spousal support and wants the judge to deny Arnold the right to ask for support for himself-- though it's highly unlikely he would. Shriver is asking for joint custody of their minor children, who she names in the document as 17-year-old "Patrick Arnold Shriver Schwarzenegger" and 13-year-old "Christopher...
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    05/26/2011 10:21:06 PM PDT · by abigail2 · 3 replies
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  • WHOA: Arnold Schwarzenegger's Love Child And Maria Shriver's Son Were Born Only Days Apart !!

    05/19/2011 7:23:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/19/2011 | glynnis MacNicol
    The Arnold Schwarzenegger love child circus just got a little bit crazier and a lot more awful. Naturally TMZ spent yesterday digging up the birth certificate of the child Schwarzenegger had with his housekeeper over a decade ago and the result is we now know that that child was born within days of Maria Shriver giving birth to their youngest son Christopher. The mind reels. Meanwhile, Maria has hired a top divorce lawyer (I guess so!). And naturally, because this is L.A., the woman Arnold was long-rumored to have had an affair with, child "star" Gigi Goyette, has hired Gloria...
  • Arnold Posed for Xmas Pic -- With Kid and Mistress

    05/18/2011 1:54:00 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 58 replies · 1+ views
    tmz.com ^ | May 18, 2011 | TMZ Staff
    Arnold Schwarzenegger didn't ignore his mistress during the Xmas holidays -- in fact, TMZ obtained a photo of Arnold posing with baby mama Mildred Patty Baena AND a child who appears to be Christopher Schwarzenegger. We're told the Christmas photo was taken inside Arnold's house around the year 2000.
  • Freep a Poll! (Will Schwartzneggar be back?)

    05/18/2011 4:50:04 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 19 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | 5-18-11 | NY Daily News
    Will Arnold be back? Do you think news of Arnold Schwarzenegger's love child will hurt his plans to return to the big screen? Absolutely. He's toxic right now. No way. He'll bounce back. I'm strongly ambivalent.
  • Arnold's Love Child -- Spitting Image

    05/18/2011 1:24:22 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 53 replies
    TMZ ^ | 5/18/2011
    The mother -- Mildred Patricia Baena (she goes by Patty) -- was a housekeeper/assistant for the family for more than 20 years. Her jobs included cleaning, laundry, cooking and other chores. Sources tell TMZ -- in the late '90s Patty began to "pursue Arnold." She told friends they would have unprotected sex during the day at the house. Patty never slept overnight at the house and no one ever caught them in the act. We're told when she became pregnant, she didn't tell Arnold he was the father. Arnold didn't learn he was the daddy until the boy was a...
  • The Woman Who Had Arnold's Love Child

    05/18/2011 8:58:52 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 94 replies
    KFI ^ | 5/18/11 | Bill Handel
    The London Daily Mail says a joint investigation by RadarOnline.com and Star Magazine has revealed the name and photo of the woman who had Arnold's child. RadarOnline.com and Star Magazine are now reporting that Mildred threatened to go public four weeks ago after she was FIRED from her job with the couple. You can see photos of her baby shower on TMZ.com Mildred Baena is pictured here in photos from her MySpace page.
  • The former employee named as the mother of Arnold Schwarzenegger's love child

    05/17/2011 9:11:24 PM PDT · by iowamark · 101 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 18th May 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    The alleged mother of Arnold Schwarzenegger's lovechild has been named by a U.S. website. Mildred Baena, 50, is said to have fallen pregnant with her son, who is now aged around 14, while working for the former California governor and his wife as a housekeeper. Photos posted online by Baena show her and a young boy. She also claims on a social networking site to be 'single' and dating or searching for a 'serious relationship'. Baena also describes herself as a 'proud parent'. A joint investigation by RadarOnline and Star magazine in the U.S. led to the naming of the...
  • ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER ON YOUTUBE - Who is your daddy and what does he do?

    05/17/2011 10:05:28 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 6 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | 5/2011
    From KINDERGARTEN COP Arnold asks who's your daddy?
  • A top California Democratic politician is calling for an investigation into Arnold...(Clinton?)

    05/17/2011 9:42:02 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 10 replies
    radar ^ | 5-17-11 | Tereszcuk
    NOTE: I heard this clown on the radio today. Yes, it should be investigated when a public official uses state resources for his liaisons. But what of Bill Clinton? Where were the Dems regarding him? To review, Clinton used troopers on regular and overtime pay to hustle women. He gave jobs for sex. He accepted bribes to put people on state commissions (which he denied during the criminal trial of Branscum and Hill - that was perjury in a criminal trial.) On the clock, troopers delivered Christmas presents to Danny Williams. On the clock, LD Brown drove him to see...
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger Admits Fathering A Child With Household Staffer

    05/17/2011 9:25:21 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 127 replies · 2+ views
    cnsnews.com ^ | Tuesday, May 17, 2011 | Staff, Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Arnold Schwarzenegger and his wife, Maria Shriver, separated after the former governor revealed he had fathered a child with a member of their household staff, The Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday. The couple announced in a joint statement May 9 that they had separated after 25 years of marriage. The Times reported Tuesday that Shriver moved out of the family's Brentwood mansion earlier this year after Schwarzenegger acknowledged the child is his. "After leaving the governor's office I told my wife about this event, which occurred over a decade ago," Schwarzenegger said in a statement issued...
  • Schwarzenegger fathered a child with longtime member of household staff

    05/17/2011 12:47:02 AM PDT · by chasio649 · 70 replies
    http://www.latimes.com/ ^ | 5/17/11 | Mark Z. Barabak and Victoria Kim
    Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and his wife, Maria Shriver, separated after she learned he had fathered a child more than a decade ago — before his first run for office — with a longtime member of their household staff. Shriver moved out of the family's Brentwood mansion earlier this year, after Schwarzenegger acknowledged the paternity. The staff member worked for the family for 20 years, retiring in January.
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maria Shriver split over baby he fathered with member of household staff

    05/17/2011 4:06:32 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 76 replies
    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maria Shriver split over baby he fathered with member of household staff By Michael Sheridan DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER Tuesday, May 17th 2011, 5:57 AM Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver announced their split in early May after having been together for 25 years. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver announced their split in early May after having been together for 25 years. The marriage between Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver was terminated because he fathered a child with a member of his household staff, it was revealed Tuesday. The former Governor of California and his wife announced their separation...
  • Ex-California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver Separate After 25 Years of Marriage

    05/10/2011 3:42:28 AM PDT · by onyx · 61 replies · 1+ views
    ABC NEWS ^ | May 9, 2011 | By LEEZEL TANGLAO
    Ex-Calif. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and his wife Maria Shriver announced they are "amicably separating," after 25 years of marriage. In a joint statement released Monday night, the couple said they are living apart while "they decide on the future of their relationship." "This has been a time of great personal and professional transition for each of us. After a great deal of thought, reflection, discussion, and prayer, we came to this decision together," the statement said. Schwarzenegger and Shriver said they plan to continue to "parent their four children together." "They are the light and the center of both...
  • 'Well hello, of course you help a friend': (Gov.Arnold) owns up as to why he cut killer's sentence

    04/18/2011 11:31:09 AM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 18 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 4/18/2011 | Daniel Bates
    Arnold Schwarzeneger has admitted that his controversial decision to commute a jail term for a killer on his last day as governor of California was ‘to help a friend’. In an flippant outburst Schwarzenegger said that he ‘felt good’ about cutting nine years off the 16-year sentence for Esteban Nuñez, 20, even though it was a favour to his political ally father. He said he refused to apologise for his actions - and arrogantly mocked anyone who mistakenly believed his motives had been altruistic.
  • Is the GOP's anti-tax wrath a mere wraith?

    03/01/2011 6:21:01 PM PST · by fifedom
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 02/26/2011 | Steven Harmon
    Conservative(s)... are keeping the heat on Republicans who may be considering taxes. They're relying on a well-worn axiom: that the wrath of GOP voters will fall on any Republican who breaks from the party ranks. But the experience of the six California Republicans who voted to hike taxes in 2009 suggests that the accepted wisdom is more like an urban legend.
  • The Bloomberg Syndrome

    01/20/2011 7:43:44 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 4 replies · 1+ views
    National Review ^ | 1/20/2011 | Victor Davis Hanson
    After the recent Tucson shootings, Pima County sheriff Clarence W. Dupnik, a Democrat, almost immediately and without evidence claimed that conservative anti-government speech had set off alleged killer Jared Lee Loughner. Yet the more the unfolding details informed us that the Communist Manifesto — and Mein Kampf — reading Loughner was mentally unstable, apolitical, and without discernible interests in contemporary issues, the more the flamboyant Dupnik went on television to expand his cast of culpable characters. He finally ended up blaming everyone from Tea Party opponents of President Obama to talk-show host Rush Limbaugh — and became an instant celebrity...
  • Schwarzenegger commutes sentence for son of political ally on last day

    01/03/2011 1:29:26 PM PST · by ColdOne · 9 replies
    HotAir ^ | January 3, 2011 | Ed Morrissey
    Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger pursued a triangulation strategy after an embarrassing defeat on his referenda in his first term, and like Bill Clinton, succeeded in winning a second term. And like Bill Clinton, Schwarzenegger decided to issue controversial executive-clemency actions in the eleventh hour of that term, with one in particular almost certain to further tarnish his legacy. Schwarzenegger commuted the sentence of Esteban Nunez for his role in the murder of a college student, reducing a 16-year prison term to just seven years, apparently without consulting the family of the victim.
  • Kevin Cooper is a murderer [CA Death Row]

    12/30/2010 2:13:55 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 10 replies · 55+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Dec. 13, 2010 | Debra J. Saunders
    They're back. Those gullible defenders of convicted multiple murderer Kevin Cooper are trying to free Cooper, who was convicted in the brutal 1983 slaying of chiropractors Doug and Peggy Ryen, their ten-year-old daughter Jessica, and 11-year-old house guest Christopher Hughes. Cooper also slit the throat of son Joshua Ryen, 8, and left him for dead. New York Times columnist Nicholas D. Kristof, whose work I usually admire, blew it. In "Framed for murder", Kristof suggested that California law enforcement deliberately framed a black man. Kristof urged Gov. Schwarzenegger to commute his capital punishment sentence.
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger indicates he would accept position in Obama administration ["energy tsar"]

    12/20/2010 1:45:45 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 51 replies · 2+ views
    Arnold Schwarzenegger indicates he would accept position in Obama administration Arnold Schwarzenegger, the outgoing Republican Governor of California, has indicated he would accept a position as an "energy tsar" in President Barack Obama's Democratic administration. Mr Schwarzenegger suggested he would like to go to Washington and influence national policy on clean energy use, and promote environmentalism. The former Hollywood action star has until now refused to disclose what he plans to do after he leaves office next month. Giving his first indication of what direction he wants to pursue however, Mr Schwarzenegger said he was a "very big believer in...
  • California Declares Fiscal Emergency (Arnold orders new legislature into special emergency session)

    12/06/2010 1:49:10 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Human Events ^ | 12/06/2010 | John Hayward
    The L.A. Times reports Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger “is scheduled to welcome the new [California] Legislature on Monday by declaring a fiscal emergency and ordering it into special session.” Boy, it sure would be nice if we could deal with some of these fiscal problems before they explode into “emergencies.” California has been storing highly flammable canisters of unsustainable spending in the basement for decades, while chasing away business with flaming torches made from bundles of expensive regulations and mandates. As George Will put it, back in May 2009: “Under Arnold Schwarzenegger, the best governor the states contiguous to California have...
  • There Wont Be A Place For Arnold the Sequel To Twins

    11/20/2010 2:32:43 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 11-20-10 | Jared H. McAndersen
    It appears director Ivan Reitman has decided to go in a different direction now that the Harry Potter movies are pretty much done... I think he should reconsider bringing Schwarzenegger in. After all, the way he bungled governing California was pretty magical.
  • Thanks Arnold, Your RINO-ness has Given Us Jerry Brown…. AGAIN!!!!

    11/05/2010 8:18:11 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 11 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-05-10 | PatriotGirl
    I am a California conservative. Believe it or not, there are a lot of us, especially in the rural outreaches of this beautiful state. But somehow California was immune from the conservative electoral sweep of the mid-term elections. Granted, we didn't have true conservative contenders for governor, or for the Senator "Don't Call Me Ma'am" spots. In fact, in spite of the fact that Meg Whitman was the founder and CEO of E-Bay, she was also a former devotee of Van Jones. Yikes!! I also think she ran a weak campaign. The story about the illegal alien housekeeper, who...
  • Video: Canadian citizen...pretty opinionated about California green initiative

    10/28/2010 8:55:56 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 3 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair.com ^ | October 28, 2010 | by Allahpundit
    The One tried to warn us about shadowy foreigners interfering in our elections, didn’t he? And yet, we laughed at him. Who’s laughing now? I don’t know anything about the substance of the issue, though my inclination would be to assume Cameron’s full of it. But what’s interesting is that Cameron is a foreigner, a Canadian citizen, who withdrew his application for U.S. citizenship after Bush won reelection in 2004. So what business does he have telling Americans how to vote on anything? Do Americans appear in Canadian political ads? Good points, but this is a special case: (1) Cameron’s...
  • Schwarzenegger in Skolkovo

    10/11/2010 10:53:05 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 5 replies
    Arnold Schwarzengger inspected the foundations of Russia’s planned Silicon Valley on Monday, and heaped praise on everything from the ruling tandem to the president’s driving. In return he was jokingly invited to take up the role of Moscow mayor when his gubernatorial term ends early next year as Dmitry Medvedev kept up the old pals patter perfected on his trip to California this summer.
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Twitter-Happy Russian Adventure

    10/11/2010 4:56:30 AM PDT · by Freelance Warrior · 3 replies
    The After Times ^ | October 10, 2010 | Roland Oliphant
    Forget a war victory over Georgia or the reset with the Obama administration. The greatest foreign policy coup Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has pulled off in his nearly three years in power has been the rapprochement between Russia and… California. For the Kremlin’s closest ally abroad is neither Obama nor Hugo Chavez, but Arnold Schwarzenegger. Dima made friends with Arnie back in June, when he stopped by California looking for tips on his pet project - recreating the Silicon Valley outside Moscow at a place called Skolkovo. Now Schwarzenegger is in Moscow for a return visit to lecture about the...
  • California: Schwarzenegger vetoes bills on pension limits

    10/01/2010 10:04:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 10/01/2010
    Amid concern that many schools don't have drinking fountains available where children eat, the governor also signed a bill that requires free water to be provided in all school food service areas. SB 1413 was introduced by Sen. Mark Leno (D- San Francisco). Local government officials in California would have been barred from giving their administrators contracts with automatic salary hikes and renewals, like one given to former Bell City Administrator Robert Rizzo, under a measure vetoed by Schwarzenegger. The measure, AB 827, would have prohibited city councils, county supervisors and school boards from awarding "evergreen" employment contracts to managers...
  • HEY ARNOLD! ( vanity)

    10/01/2010 6:59:35 AM PDT · by hecht · 3 replies
    Be the man you played in film, and tell your Attorney General to" CALL OFF YOUR GOON SQUAD" The rats pulled this off in '94 against Hershensohn, in 2000 against Bush, and 2003 against you. Act like a man and also demand that your Attorney General investigate the illegal and Allred
  • Schwarzenegger mobilizes National Guard to border

    07/16/2010 9:39:36 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 30 replies · 2+ views
    AP/GoogleNews ^ | 7/16/10
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Friday mobilized members of the California National Guard as part of a federal effort to deter drug trafficking and illegal immigration along the border with Mexico. His order supports President Barack Obama's plan to have 1,200 National Guard troops assist with federal border protection, customs and immigration agents.
  • The Loneliness of Governor Schwarzenegger

    07/12/2010 2:50:30 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies · 1+ views
    LA Times ^ | 7/12/10 | Jennifer Steinhauer
    LOS ANGELES — If the mark of a real independent is lack of friends, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is the quintessential nonpartisan in American politics right now. His approval rating has not risen above 30 percent since May 2009. California remains in deep fiscal distress. He is despised by the state’s workers (whose pay he cut), Democrats (who loathe his aversion to new taxes and his desire to cut entitlements) and Republicans (who wish those respective aversions and desires were stronger), as well as college students, public school parents and people who hate the smell of cigars. As Governor Schwarzenegger prepares...
  • Changing The Climate In California

    06/25/2010 5:21:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies · 3+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 25, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Regulation: An initiative to suspend California's draconian climate law has qualified for the November ballot. The people can now choose between jobs and junk science and fight hot air at the ballot box. Thomas Jefferson once said that when people fear the government, there is tyranny, but when government fears the people, there is liberty. And right now there are politicians and bureaucrats in Sacramento who are at least very concerned. An initiative to suspend Assembly Bill 32 officially qualified for the ballot last week by gathering more than 800,000 signatures, far more than the 433,971 required. Those who signed...
  • One of Obama's closest friends part of federal probe

    05/10/2010 6:27:58 PM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies · 542+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | May 9, 2010 | DAVE McKINNEY, CHRIS FUSCO
    E-mails and other records of Dr. Eric Whitaker -- one of President Obama's best friends -- have been subpoenaed by a federal grand jury... The investigation involves "faith-based initiatives" and health-awareness campaigns funded by the Illinois Department of Public Health when Whitaker ran the agency for former Gov. Rod Blagojevich... Obama has said he recommended Whitaker for that job, which Whitaker landed in April 2003. The president's friend resigned in October 2007 to join Obama's wife, Michelle, as an executive at the University of Chicago Medical Center. On Friday, Whitaker defended his work as the state's former top health official,...
  • How Cronyism Is Infesting Cap-And-Trade

    05/05/2010 5:15:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies · 761+ views
    Investors.com ^ | May 5, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Conflicts Of Interest: Supporters of suspending California's climate-change law submit signatures for a November ballot initiative. Among the initiatives' opponents is an administration energy official who stands to profit from its defeat. Opponents of California's draconian global warming law, Assembly Bill 32, on Monday submitted 800,000 signatures, almost double the amount required, to put an initiative to suspend the law on the November ballot. They believe, as we do, that AB32 will, when implemented, cost California, a state with 12.6% unemployment, more jobs in an already bleak economy, while raising energy prices and driving away more business with its unfriendly...
  • Schwarzenegger spokesman lashes out at Poizner ad

    04/13/2010 1:18:53 PM PDT · by SmithL · 22 replies · 548+ views
    SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 4/13/10 | Kevin Yamamura
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger so far has avoided the GOP gubernatorial fray. But Schwarzenegger's office couldn't resist lashing out Tuesday at Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner after Poizner's latest TV ad takes shots at the incumbent governor in an appeal to conservative Republicans. . . . It also features a quote from conservative Rep. Tom McClintock, who says, "Whitman would be Arnold's third term." The ad's kicker is, "After Arnold, don't we deserve a Republican?"
  • California Is Doomed

    03/10/2010 7:20:06 AM PST · by george76 · 68 replies · 2,424+ views
    Business Insider ^ | | Mar. 10, 2010 | Charles Hugh Smith
    California is doomed for two simple but profound reasons: the cost structure is too high for most businesses to survive, and a boom-dependent economy. The dysfunctions crippling California would easily fill a volume: a dysfunctional Legislature that has been gerrymandered to protect virtually every seat; a dysfunctional proposition system which enables special interests to craft Protected Fiefdoms via the ballot box; recalcitrant public unions who don't see anything wrong with public servants getting 90% of top-pay in pensions while still earning big bucks as "contract employees," an enormous population of undocumented workers who pay only sales taxes, and whose employers...
  • Editorial: Arnold, Meg go meek about fixing retirement costs

    02/25/2010 9:57:07 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 217+ views
    OC Register ^ | 2/25/10 | Editorial
    The Sacramento Bee reported distressing news that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Meg Whitman, "the leading GOP candidate to replace him," have backed away from supporting a ballot initiative to reduce government employee pension and retiree health costs. The lack of support probably means the badly needed reforms won't get on the ballot. Both Republicans know this year's monumental $20 billion state budget deficit will pale compared to the fiscal train wreck looming from these ever-increasing, unfunded obligations. As Orange County Supervisor John Moorlach puts it, these retiree costs mean California is headed toward "economic meltdown." The annual tab statewide already...
  • Is Arnold Schwarzenegger the next Arlen Specter?

    02/22/2010 5:06:34 PM PST · by Nachum · 30 replies · 449+ views
    Nachum ^ | 2/22/10 | Nachum
    Arnold has "come out of the closet" on the Stimulus Bill, lied like a rug about jobs created, and disparaged the tea party activists. He is basically through as the governor of California. Do FReepers think he will bolt (a la Arlen Specter) for the Democratic dark side? What sayist the FReeper nation?
  • Arizona Quits Climate Pact

    02/15/2010 9:39:10 AM PST · by raptor22 · 27 replies · 1,170+ views
    Ketchikan Tea Party ^ | February 15, 2010 | Staff
    Cap-And-Trade: The Grand Canyon State avoids a big economic hole by suspending its participation in a multistate initiative to fight climate change. As climate fraud is exposed, economic reality sets in. Will California follow?...