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  • Lobbyists to host Schwarzenegger farewell party

    12/06/2010 1:14:32 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies
    AP on Mercury News ^ | 12/6/10 | AP
    SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is leaving office just as he came in -- with a party paid for by outside interest groups. Schwarzenegger's spokesman, Aaron McLear, said the governor plans to attend .. but is not involved in the planning. The California Chamber of Commerce and the NAACP, both Schwarzenegger supporters, are among those seeking contributions for the Dec. 16 event at the Sacramento Convention Center. The Sacramento Bee reported that one appeal is seeking tax-deductible donations of $25,000 "for this memorable evening."
  • Maldonado urges GOP to pass DREAM Act

    12/02/2010 3:26:19 PM PST · by SmithL · 28 replies
    SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 12/2/10 | Susan Ferriss
    Outgoing Republican Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado said today that he has contacted GOP members of California's congressional delegation and urged them to vote for a bill that would offer a path to legal status for undocumented youth. "Don't make this a political football. Get it done. California needs it," Maldonado, one of California's few high profile Republican Latinos said he told members. Maldonado, who is Mexican American and owns a farm, was appointed lieutenant governor this year but lost his bid for election in November. . . .
  • Immigrant Families Leave Arizona, Fearing Law (100,000 Illegals Flee the State)

    05/03/2010 7:06:57 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 214 replies · 5,422+ views
    cbsnews.com ^ | May 3, 2010
    (CBS) – On a dusty block in Phoenix, 15 years of the Quintana family’s possessions are for sale. Manuela Quintana said that they decided to leave when the Arizona governor signed the new immigration law. For years, their family thrived with jobs in restaurants and construction, reports CBS News correspondent Kelly Cobiella. Their 10 children were born here and are U.S. citizens. Both she and her husband are undocumented, and currently unemployed. She said that her biggest fear is being put in jail and having her children taken away from her. Just the thought of moving scares their 12-year-old daughter...
  • Sen. Craig announces resignation

    09/01/2007 9:49:28 AM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 152 replies · 3,113+ views
    CNN ^ | September 1, 2007 | Staff
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Sen. Larry Craig said Saturday he will resign, succumbing to rapidly intensifying pressure from within his own Republican Party. "The people of Idaho deserve a senator who can devote 100 percent of his time and effort to the critical issues of our state and of our nation," said Craig, speaking under a clear blue sky at 10:30 a.m. (12:30 p.m. ET) outside the historic Boise Depot in Idaho's capital city. "Therefore it is with sadness and deep regret that I announce that it is my intent to resign from the Senate, effective September 30th." His announcement was...
  • Vista: Microsoft's Last 'Big Bang' Operating System?

    12/01/2006 7:49:10 PM PST · by Zakeet · 234 replies · 4,638+ views
    Information Week ^ | December 1, 2006 | Aaron Ricadela
    As he took the stage to usher Windows Vista to market, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer last week tried to put the software's laborious birth behind him. The company's 71,000 employees -- and the entire PC industry, for that matter -- could be excused for breathing a sigh of relief, too. "It's an exciting thing to finally be here, and that's probably all I'll say about the past," Ballmer said at the unveiling from Nasdaq's cylindrical high-tech building in New York's Times Square. Office 2007 and Exchange Server 2007 also were introduced, and 30 more products will follow over the next...
  • Mohammed in the "Gospel" of Barnabas - ZOT for the Theologians

    07/17/2006 9:05:28 AM PDT · by parakletos · 3,619 replies · 13,640+ views
    The GREAT PROPHET MOHAMMED was mentioned by name in the forgotten gospel of Barnabas,who was one of the disciples of THE GREAT PROPHET JESUS CHRIST. The gospel is here: www.barnabas.net/ in the aforementioned site,make a search for the word "mohammed". heres a sample: from part 97 Then said the priest: `How shall the Messiah be called, and what sign shall reveal his coming?' Jesus answered: `The name of the Messiah is admirable, for God himself gave him the name when he had created his soul, and placed it in a celestial splendour. God said: "Wait Mohammed; for thy sake I...
  • HR4437 ZOT!

    05/11/2006 6:36:26 PM PDT · by dabeast12 · 36 replies · 1,349+ views
    Immigrants should all have the right to come to the United States, because the U.S was founded by immigrants
  • Immigration Activist Deported (Nearly impossible to get rid of them)

    04/15/2006 5:50:45 PM PDT · by dennisw · 56 replies · 1,400+ views
    ksdk-TV ^ | created: 4/14/2006 6:03:56 PM | Mike Owens
    Cecilia Velasquez KSDK-Two days before a big immigration reform rally in downtown St. Louis, a prime mover of the event was arrested and set for deportation. Cecilia Velasquez was arrested in 2000 as she crossed the U.S border from Mexico, and refused to leave the country. In April of 2003, she was arrested again, following a complaint about her immigration status. Court records show she fought her deportation until August of 2005, and even went to the U.S. Court of Appeals, where she lost, and was found to be deportable. Friday, her lawyer says she was sent to Mexico....
  • Brownback Can Kiss '08 Run Goodbye [buh-bye!]

    03/28/2006 6:28:55 AM PST · by johnny7 · 68 replies · 1,988+ views
    HUMAN EVENTS ^ | 03/27/06 | By: Robert B. Bluey
    Don’t take Sen. Sam Brownback (R.-Kan.) seriously when he talks about running for President in 2008. Brownback’s vote today with Senate Democrats on an amnesty bill should put an end to any remote chance he had at the White House.Brownback joined Republican Senators Arlen Specter (Pa.), Lindsey Graham (S.C.) and Mike DeWine (Ohio) to move a Teddy Kennedy-endorsed immigration reform bill through the Judiciary Committee. I’m being generous by calling it “reform.”
  • CA: Knocked on his 'Hasta la vista'

    01/15/2006 11:36:20 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 82 replies · 896+ views
    OC Register ^ | 1/15/06 | Steve Greenhut
    One of the wisest pieces of advice I can ever offer is to always deal in reality. Sometimes reality stinks, and it's easier to craft an elaborate fantasy world that soothes our inner turmoil. But, ultimately, it's a dangerous game to avoid The Truth. For those of us who follow California politics and who have invested countless hours in championing ideas and policies that would make this a freer, more prosperous and better state, it's tempting to assuage ourselves by thinking that the 2003 recall of Gov. Gray Davis still matters. It's easy to lie to ourselves and suggest that...
  • After Williams, a new dilemma for governor - Next: Gravely ill and blind man, 75, scheduled to die

    12/14/2005 7:41:04 AM PST · by SmithL · 104 replies · 3,066+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 12/14/5 | Jim Doyle
    Clarence Ray Allen, the next inmate scheduled to die in San Quentin State Prison's execution chamber, may pose a quandary as vexing for Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger as Stanley Tookie Williams. Allen, who has spent more than a quarter-century on Death Row, is slated to die by lethal injection Jan. 17. He would be the oldest and most infirm prisoner executed in the United States since the death penalty was restored in 1977, according to his lawyers. Allen, who turns 76 on Jan. 16, uses a wheelchair. An advanced case of diabetes has left him legally blind. He suffered a heart...
  • Anti-death penalty protests grow as [Tookie] Williams' execution nears

    12/12/2005 11:33:36 PM PST · by TFFKAMM · 363 replies · 8,576+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 12/12/05 | Paul Chavez
    Anti-death penalty protests swelled Monday after Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger denied clemency for Stanley Tookie Williams, the Crips co-founder convicted of four murders. Only a dozen protesters rallied outside Northern California's San Quentin State Prison shortly after Schwarzenegger's afternoon decision was announced, but the crowd grew to more than 1,000 late into the night. In contrast, the streets of South Los Angeles, where Williams' Crips gang and their deadly rivals, the Bloods, came to prominence in the 1980s, were quiet. Williams was scheduled to be executed at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday. Rallies and vigils were held throughout the state in the hours...
  • JUST IN FROM KFI -- CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT REJECTS TOOKIE LAST-MINUTE APPEAL

    12/11/2005 8:34:48 PM PST · by doug from upland · 327 replies · 9,397+ views
    KFI | 12-11-05 | dfu
    KFI in Los Angeles just announced that the California Supreme Court has denied Tookie Williams appeal for an emergency stay. Let's see if KFI got it right this time.
  • How Michael Ross spent his last day

    05/12/2005 7:02:57 PM PDT · by bikepacker67 · 17 replies · 1,001+ views
    SOMERS, Conn. (AP) _ Here is how serial killer Michael Ross spent the day before his execution: 5:45 a.m. _ Woke up. 6:00 a.m. _ Ate oatmeal for breakfast. 6 a.m. to 8:10 a.m. _ Read the newspaper, watched television. 8:10 a.m. _ Moved to the holding cell next to the death chamber. He took with him a Bible, a book of Bible verses, some candy and a coffee cup. 9 a.m. _ Received communion. 11 a.m. _ Ate a cheeseburger and hash browns for lunch. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visited by family, friends and attorney. 3 p.m. _...
  • Report: Hutchinson Leaving Homeland Post

    01/24/2005 5:50:37 AM PST · by BigSkyFreeper · 58 replies · 1,887+ views
    Associated Press via Great Falls Tribune ^ | January 24, 2005 | Associated Press Newswire
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- Asa Hutchinson told a newspaper he plans to resign his post with the Homeland Security Department on Monday after he was passed over twice by the Bush administration to be secretary of the department. Hutchinson, a former Arkansas congressman and former federal drug czar, is the undersecretary for border and transportation security issues. He said his resignation would be effective March 1 to allow a more seamless transition when secretary-designate Michael Chertoff takes over the department from Tom Ridge. "It was just a good time to change for me personally and for the department," Hutchinson...
  • Susan Sontag, author and activist, dies at 71

    12/28/2004 10:01:32 AM PST · by SmithL · 194 replies · 9,079+ views
    AP ^ | 12/28/4
    NEW YORK -- Susan Sontag, the author, activist and self-defined "zealot of seriousness" whose voracious mind and provocative prose made her a leading intellectual of the past half century, died Tuesday. She was 71. Sontag died Tuesday morning, officials at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center said. She had been treated for breast cancer in the 1970s. Sontag called herself a "besotted aesthete," an "obsessed moralist" and a "zealot of seriousness."
  • Border Crisis Becomes Homeland Security Concern

    11/18/2004 12:08:09 PM PST · by TERMINATTOR · 36 replies · 2,132+ views
    Click2Houston.com ^ | November 18, 2004
    Lack Of Detention Space Leads To Detainee Release HOUSTON -- A problem at the border could lead to a Homeland Security threat, the Local 2 Troubleshooters reported Wednesday. It is not about illegal immigration. It's about terrorism, the safety of our southern border and a lack of critical resources forcing the government to release people into our communities.Lack Of Detention Space Forces Freeing Of Immigrants In Texas Every day, immigrants illegally run across our southern border unchecked. Homeland Security officials are not as concerned with the ones from Mexico as they are with the ones who may be hidden within...
  • Hispanic groups call for destruction of Schwarzenegger's movies

    10/06/2004 3:51:25 PM PDT · by 4.1O dana super trac pak · 135 replies · 2,104+ views
    KESQ ^ | 10/6/2004
    LOS ANGELES(AP) - A group of Hispanic activist is promising to "punish" Governor Schwarzenegger for his veto of legislation that would have let illegal immigrants get drivers licenses.Leaders of Latino Movement USA held a rally today in Los Angeles. The group is soliciting the donation of movies the former actor starred in for a symbolic destruction in December.Last month, Schwarzenegger vetoed a bill that would have let up to two million immigrants drive legally.The legislation's supporters have vowed to go after the governor, whom they think caved in to public sentiment.Schwarzenegger has said the bill ignored his requirement of key...
  • It's open ZOT Friday: You people are [expletive deleted] pathetic.

    12/05/2003 5:21:49 AM PST · by Pedantic_Lady · 499 replies · 2,933+ views
    05-December-2003 | Pedantic_Lady
    With VERY few exceptions (thanks to the people that were human and to people that wrote me privately) you people are a bunch of fundamentalist zealots. You aren't conservatives...you're fascists. You make me embarrassed to be a Republican.
  • Texas GOP crafts new Hill districts. (Six more Dead Rats!)

    10/10/2003 7:08:37 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 164 replies · 315+ views
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | 10 Oct 03 | By Hugh Aynesworth
    <p>DALLAS — Texas Republicans, with strong help from U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, finally approved yesterday a congressional-redistricting measure they expect to cost Democrats six U.S. House seats.</p> <p>As recently as last week, it was thought that bickering between state House and Senate leaders over the reconstitution of three West Texas districts might cause enough delay that current districts would have to stand for at least another two years.</p>
  • [LA Times] Poll Shows Recall, Schwarzenegger With Solid Support

    09/30/2003 9:58:10 PM PDT · by pogo101 · 39 replies · 219+ views
    LA Times (registration required) ^ | September 30, 2003 (7:46 pm) | Michael Finnegan
    A solid majority of likely voters favors removing Gov. Gray Davis from office in the recall election on Tuesday, and Arnold Schwarzenegger has surged ahead of his rivals in the race to succeed him, according to a new Los Angeles Times Poll. By 56 percent to 42 percent, likely voters support ousting the Democratic incumbent, a sign that Davis has lost ground in the closing phase of his battle for political survival. Support for Davis has slipped among key parts of his political base -- Democrats, women, moderates and liberals among them -- since the last Times Poll in early...
  • Grey Davis Confirms Former President Bill Clinton Coming to California to Stump Against Recall

    09/02/2003 9:57:20 AM PDT · by prarie earth · 39 replies · 336+ views
    ABC News Politics ^ | September 1, 2003 | Mark Halperin
    ABC News' Apton reports that on a private jet ride from San Francisco to Los Angleles, California Governor Grey Davis told a handful of press that former President Bill Clinton will come out to California 'and do events for us.''We haven't nailed down the precise events, but he's coming out in part to campaign with me.'This is the fiest time that someone in the Governor Grey Davis camp has confirmed Clinton campaigning with the Governor in Mid September.President Clinton is scheduled to be in California from September 15-17, but there is still no confirmation (from his press representatives) of any...
  • Schwarzenegger Uses Talk Radio to Start Spelling Out His Views

    08/28/2003 6:21:16 AM PDT · by pogo101 · 39 replies · 273+ views
    LA Times ^ | August 28, 2003 | Joe Mathews, Jessica Garrison and Mark Z. Barabak
    <p>Arnold Schwarzenegger for the first time in his gubernatorial race commented publicly Wednesday on abortion, gun control and gay rights as his campaign continued a weeklong effort to woo conservative voters.</p> <p>Speaking on the Sean Hannity talk radio program, which has a wide following among conservatives, Schwarzenegger stuck to generally liberal positions on social issues but sought to stress the areas in which his views and those of conservatives coincide.</p>
  • Arnold's Appeal to the Middle

    08/27/2003 9:48:20 PM PDT · by pogo101 · 7 replies · 169+ views
    The Sacramento Bee (California Insider weblog) ^ | August 27, 2003 | Daniel Weintraub
    <p>Arnold staked out a whole host of positions on non-economic issues in a radio interview today, and, as we thought, he is all over the board.</p> <p>He's generally pro-choice on abortion but doesn't support late term procedures. He's for regulating military style semi-automatic weapons and for background checks. He's against drilling for oil off shore, and he is for domestic partnerships but not gay marriage. He supports keeping marijuana legal for medicinal purposes. He is, on all these issues, as close to the California mainstream as you can get. He is also, on these issues, a near carbon copy of Gov. Gray Davis, except perhaps on late-term abortions.</p>
  • Ahnold's position on Proposition 187

    08/26/2003 10:55:37 PM PDT · by ambrose · 37 replies · 334+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 8-24 | Ahnold Schwarzenegger
    <p>“I would never stand in the way of any child going to school, whether he or she is here legally or illegally, it does not matter.”</p>
  • No [on CA Recall] and Yes [on Cruz] wins labor backing

    08/26/2003 5:26:59 PM PDT · by pogo101 · 12 replies · 202+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | August 26, 2003 | Daniel Weintraub
    <p>Despite earlier threats of retribution, it was no surprise today when California’s organized labor movement endorsed “No on Recall/Yes on Bustamante” as its position for the Oct. 7 election. The California Democratic Party is, for all intents and purposes, the organized labor party, and the California Labor Federation, under whose auspices the decision today was made, is the de facto central committee.</p>
  • An analysis of Tom McClintock's new ad

    08/26/2003 4:40:52 PM PDT · by A_Niceguy_in_CA · 60 replies · 338+ views
    SF Gate ^ | (08-26) 16:33 PDT (AP) -- | Tom Chorneau, AP
    <p>McClintock's big challenge is getting attention turned from the front-runners: Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger and Democrat Cruz Bustamante. With Bill Simon dropping out of the race last weekend, McClintock stands as the leading conservative Republican left and it would seem natural that McClintock would attempt to fully capture that base before moving on.</p>
  • CA: Governor Davis Does Not Take Sufficient Responsibility for Crisis

    08/26/2003 4:28:02 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 202+ views
    reason.org For Immediate Release: August 21, 2003 SAN FRANCISCO – In his “no apology” speech on Tuesday, California Governor Gray Davis said that he “takes responsibility” for the “difficult time” California is experiencing. But he failed to mention that California’s budget crisis could have been averted if he had continued the assessment of the state’s core governing functions started by former governor Pete Wilson, thereby limiting spending to essential government services.In 1995, Governor Wilson requested that all agencies examine their missions and determine their core responsibilities. The Governor’s Council on Information Technology reported in 1995: “Just as California’s families focus...
  • Arrogant Arnold or Capable Cruz? (Robert Scheer BARF alert)

    08/26/2003 3:22:05 PM PDT · by pogo101 · 12 replies · 214+ views
    LA Times ^ | August 26, 2003 | Robert Scheer
    Cruz Bustamante it is. Or should be if not for the "giggle factor" that might propel a Jesse Ventura wannabe into management of the world's sixth-largest economy. Even if one accepts the false assumption of the recall — that California's governor, reelected by a clear majority less than a year ago, is suddenly unfit to govern — then the logical and fair alternative is to replace him with the lieutenant governor, who was selected by the voters for just that purpose. Bustamante has the training, experience and track record required to work with the Legislature to produce a budget come...
  • Reality Check: McClintock can’t win (lesson of Perot and Nader)

    08/26/2003 7:52:25 AM PDT · by jmstein7 · 64 replies · 248+ views
    Reality Check: McClintock can’t win (lesson of Perot and Nader) The reality is this: McClintock simple cannot win. Ignore polls and stories that show McClintock gaining momentum – they are simply put out there by the liberal media outlets to split the GOP vote and put Bustamante in office. They chum the sharks – i.e. incite die hard conservatives and trick them into thinking their man can pull off a “Reagan”, and thereby distract them from reality: - Half of Arnold’s supporters would support Bustamante over McClintock. If Arnold dropped out, it would not benefit McClintock more than Bustamante. -...
  • Arnold's Hour? [Buckley: Unite behind whomever leads GOP 2 weeks pre-election]

    08/25/2003 10:50:07 AM PDT · by pogo101 · 96 replies · 241+ views
    TownHall.com ^ | August 25, 2003 | William F. Buckley, Jr.
    The scene of Arnold Schwarzenegger with Milton Friedman (no less) figuratively on his right, and George Shultz (no less) on his left, declaring his intention to run for governor of California is heady conservative endorsement. For one thing, the contrast was vivid. The first announcement was done under the auspices of Jay Leno. There was the distracting presence of Warren Buffett, sitting next to Mr. Shultz. Mr. Buffett is richer even than Arabian sheiks, but to the conservative community he is noticeable mostly for having endorsed high death taxes and capital gains taxes. The fact that Arnold Schwarzenegger is endorsed...
  • Schwarzenegger is beefcake and Davis is chicken, Taco Bell Claims (laugh alert)

    08/22/2003 12:10:45 PM PDT · by GulliverSwift · 40 replies · 213+ views
    LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Brawny movie star and political wannabe Arnold Schwarzenegger is a crunchy beef taco, while California's unpopular Governor Gray Davis is chicken in soft wrapping. That's the conclusion of a US fast food outlet that has reduced California's colourful electoral circus to a battle between spicy Mexican take-away meals that represent the state's political hopefuls. Consumers can now "put their vote where their mouth is," said Laurie Schalow, a spokeswoman for the Taco Bell chain which Thursday launched a "Taco Poll" in which diners can choose their next governor from the menu. The fast food chain threw...
  • Schwarzenegger Surges in Poll

    08/21/2003 12:05:42 PM PDT · by kattracks · 39 replies · 299+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 8/21/03 | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff
    Arnold Schwarzenegger has jumped past Democrat Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante in California's gubernatorial race, according to a poll released today. The survey by Public Policy Institute of California, like earlier independent polls by other organizations, found that most of the likely voters support the ouster of Gov. Gray Davis in the Oct. 7 recall election. "Given their frustration, it is understandable that Californians would be captivated by the recall campaign," said survey director Mark Baldassare. The poll found that Schwarzenegger won support from 23 percent of likely voters, compared with Bustamante's 18 percent. Schwarzenegger trailed Bustamante in a Field...
  • Loser's Lament - CA Republican conspiracy? The real problem is the Democrats' implosion.

    08/20/2003 11:09:52 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 10 replies · 430+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 8.20.2003 | DoctorZin
    CONSPIRACY THEORIES are the last refuge of losers. So it's not surprising that the fast-fading governor of California, Gray Davis, would trot out such a theory as he tries to avoid being tossed out of office. The recall vote on October 7, Davis said, "is part of an ongoing national effort to steal elections Republicans cannot win." This is baloney. Nonetheless the claim of a Republican conspiracy has become a Democratic mantra. The alleged conspiracy has four episodes: the Clinton impeachment, the 2000 election, Texas reapportionment, and California. In each of these, Republicans are supposed to have turned to other...
  • It depends what the meaning of the word 'deficit' is

    08/20/2003 4:45:18 PM PDT · by perfect stranger · 7 replies · 242+ views
    WND ^ | 8-20-03 | Ann Coulter
    Speaking at the University of California in Los Angeles this week, California Gov. Gray Davis admitted he had made some mistakes and called the recall effort a "right-wing power grab." I guess Bill Clinton really is advising him. Proving Davis' "right-wing power grab" theory, the two men who are currently most likely to replace him are a tax-and-spend liberal who supports abortion and a tax-and-spend liberal who supports abortion. One is Cruz Bustamante, Davis' lieutenant governor, who has displayed the Democrats' renowned tolerance and commitment to civil rights the Bob Byrd way – by using the n-word at a dinner...
  • Caption Arnie

    08/20/2003 3:19:53 PM PDT · by Paul Atreides · 22 replies · 180+ views
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  • CA: Schwarzenegger vows to avoid raising taxes

    08/20/2003 3:02:36 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 160 replies · 239+ views
    The San Jose Mercury News ^ | Wed, Aug. 20, 2003 | Mary Anne Ostrom
    Arnold Schwarzenegger speaks during a meeting with his economic advisors dubbed the "California Economic Recovery Council" in Los Angeles. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Republican candidate in California's recall race for governor, said he would hire an outside auditor to go through the state budget and identify potential areas to cut. He also pledged to avoid raising taxes.
  • Davis offers skewed version of history -- but won't apologize

    08/20/2003 9:58:08 AM PDT · by pogo101 · 4 replies · 150+ views
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | August 20, 2003 | Dan Walters
    <p>LOS ANGELES -- Gray Davis, who faces the bleak prospect of becoming the first California governor to be ousted from office in midterm because of his handling of two major crises, offered a characteristic quasi-apology to voters Tuesday.</p> <p>Davis, however, skewed historical fact and fundamentally blamed others as he presented his versions of the energy and budget crises that drove his popularity to record-low levels. Clearly Davis, ever the temporizer, could not bring himself to issue the mea culpas on energy and the budget that might have satisfied voter anger.</p>
  • Proving a Negative (Recall Election: Arnold's High Negatives; Davis a "Good Kisser"; etc.)

    08/19/2003 12:35:46 PM PDT · by pogo101 · 10 replies · 131+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | August 19, 2003 | Bill Whalen
    Proving a NegativeA look inside the numbers shows that Arnold's negatives are surprisingly high. Plus: One of Gray Davis's former flames speaks out in defense of the embattled governor. by Bill Whalen 08/19/2003 8:00:00 AM THE LATEST from the Left Coast: Bill Simon has taken out radio ads attacking Arnold Schwarzenegger, who reportedly will start running TV ads as early as Wednesday. On the Democratic side, Democratic Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante, also a candidate to replace Gray Davis, claims that the governor's henchmen are trying to squelch donations to his campaign. Davis, meanwhile, has received an unexpected boost--more like a...
  • Schwarzenegger will seek policy gravitas in series of 'summits'

    08/19/2003 10:21:35 AM PDT · by pogo101 · 12 replies · 154+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | August 19, 2003 | Dan Walters
    <p>When movie star Arnold Schwarzenegger made his stunning announcement on national television that he was running for governor of California, he touched off a firestorm of media attention unprecedented in state political history.</p> <p>Newspapers, television networks, magazines and Web sites that had been paying only scant attention to the historic drive to recall Gov. Gray Davis suddenly decided that California was the center of the known universe and dispatched platoons of reporters and support personnel to the state.</p>
  • The Best Farewell Opus in the History of Free Republic!!

    08/13/2003 10:35:45 AM PDT · by A_perfect_lady · 231 replies · 619+ views
    My Beloved Mac | August 13, 2003 | a_perfect_lady
    Okay, probably not the best ever. But knowing how Freepers just love to shoot down a boaster, I figure this is bait they won't be able to resist. ;^)The Farewell Opus is a grand old tradition here at Free Republic, and there are certain rules one should follow, but I'm going to break some of them. FIRST... I'm supposed to moan about how Free Republic used to be so great, but now it's changed and become nothing but a feuding, controlling zionist forum, or Bush-lovers forum, or whatever.Not at all. I've been on FR since October 1999. I first appeared...
  • SHARON DAVIS HAS A HUSBAND WITH A PROBLEM -- PREMATURE EVACUATION

    08/12/2003 5:57:24 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 12 replies · 289+ views
    dfu commentary | 8-12-03 | dfu
    Poor Sharon Davis. Her husband has a problem that he is ashamed to face. He is ashamed to tell his doctor. Well, even if he told him, his doctor could not help him. The problem is premature evacuation. On October 7, 2003 he will be pulling out early from the governor's mansion. Premature evacuation is weighing heavily on Sharon's mind. She is trying to be a supportive wife but has been noticably irritable and bitchy. Kind of like Hillary Clinton, who also has a problem with her husband. Sharon, we hope that after Oct. 7 you can move on with...
  • DFU SONG: Maggie Mae (wake up Sharon, there's something Gray has to say to you)

    08/07/2003 5:34:26 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 4 replies · 241+ views
    DFU SONG PARODIES | 8-2003 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    MIDI - MAGGIE MAE (fairly long intro) Wake up, Sharon, there's something that I gotta say to you October's getting very close, and, my Lord...what are we gonna do? Now Arnold's jumped into the race...he will slap my girly man face So, Sharon, I think that it's time we...pack our bags I screwed up the Golden State...now the citizens are irate So get the white Bronco and we'll do an OJ I turned a surplus into one freaking great big deficit The voters signed their petition...they think I'm a pile of it It's 40 billion and change...they are saying...