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Old 3rd November 2010, 07:20 AM   #1
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Governor Moonbeam Is Back!

Looks like Jerry Brown is back as governor in CA.

On another note, looks like all the women CEO's lost - Fiorina, Whitman and McMahon.
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Old 3rd November 2010, 07:29 AM   #2
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Great news about the Fiorina, Whitman and McMahon losses. Too bad Whitman didn't win so she could bring California back to like it was in the '80's when it was a great state, and governed by Brown...

Jerry Brown will now hold the record for youngest and oldest governor of California.

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I wonder if Linda McMahon will now go back to the WWF as an "evil" character, bitter because of her loss, and take it out on the good guys?
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Old 3rd November 2010, 07:37 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by The Central Scrutinizer View Post
Looks like Jerry Brown is back as governor in CA.

On another note, looks like all the women CEO's lost - Fiorina, Whitman and McMahon.
On another note, looks like there are four (4) Republican women governors - Martinez, Fallin, Haley, Brewer.
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Old 3rd November 2010, 07:41 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by Cicero View Post
On another note, looks like there are four (4) Republican women governors - Martinez, Fallin, Haley, Brewer.
So? How many are/were CEOs?
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Old 3rd November 2010, 08:07 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by The Central Scrutinizer View Post
So? How many are/were CEOs?
Who cares? There is only one female Hispanic to be a governor in the history of the U.S., Sussana Martinez.
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Old 3rd November 2010, 08:47 AM   #7
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Somebody wake Jello. It's time to update California Uber Alles...
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Whitman, Fiorina, and McMahon new theme song should be "Can't Buy Me Love"...
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Old 3rd November 2010, 12:13 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by dudalb View Post
Whitman, Fiorina, and McMahon new theme song should be "Can't Buy Me Love"...
Bloomberg Spent $77 Million in Re-Election Campaign. What's his theme song, "Money Changes Everything."
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Originally Posted by Cicero View Post
Who cares? There is only one female Hispanic to be a governor in the history of the U.S., Sussana Martinez.
So? We are discussing Governor Moonbeam and the 3 women CEOs who lost. If you want to discuss your teabagger heros, start another thread.
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Old 3rd November 2010, 01:36 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Cicero View Post
Bloomberg Spent $77 Million in Re-Election Campaign. What's his theme song, "Money Changes Everything."
Difference: At least Bloomberg got elected.....


I think Cicero's sense of humor is lacking.

And if they were Billionaire Democrats who spent Tens of Millions of their own money and failed to get elected I would make the same joke.......

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Originally Posted by dudalb View Post
I think Cicero's sense of humor is lacking.
Attacking, criticizing or saying mean things about Republicans and teabaggers is not funny!
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Attacking, criticizing or saying mean things about Republicans and teabaggers is not funny!
Yes, it is. Pompous asses are legitimate targets of humor.
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Old 3rd November 2010, 01:53 PM   #14
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I wasn't (and am not) terrible thrilled with the idea of Governor Moonbeam again, but he's still better than Whitman. Mostly I'm happy that the endless barrage of Whitman ads is over.
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Brown is another example of the power of a Democrat who acts like a Democrat.

A less defined Democrat would probably not have been able to stand up to Nutmeg's money.
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So does this mean Schwarzenegger can get back to making crappy movies instead of crappy States?
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so does this mean schwarzenegger can get back to making crappy movies instead of crappy states?
Yes! YES! YES!
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Originally Posted by leftysergeant View Post
Yes, it is. Pompous asses are legitimate targets of humor.
Must... resist... opening...
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I wasn't (and am not) terrible thrilled with the idea of Governor Moonbeam again, but he's still better than Whitman.
Let's see if you still think that 2 years from now.
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I'm sure I'll still think he's better than Whitman. Whether or not he's better than a different Democrat is another story.
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Originally Posted by Sword_Of_Truth View Post
Must... resist... opening...
If you strike him down... he will... be back... I guess... sorry, I lost my train of thought there.
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Somebody wake Jello. It's time to update California Uber Alles...
Oh don't worry, he was blathering almost exactly that the other week down here on the rock. Totally OT it is awesome to see someone so old inspire so much in young musicians. Nowadays when bands' musical roots only go a few years deep, he can pop up and get even the trendoids moving
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I'm sure I'll still think he's better than Whitman. Whether or not he's better than a different Democrat is another story.
I guess we will just have to see how many of Brown's promises he doesn't keep and which you simply forgive.
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Whitman was against the high speed rail system which was a deal breaker for me. So in that regard I'm glad Brown won.
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Whitman, Fiorina, and McMahon new theme song should be "Can't Buy Me Love"...
At least they pumped some money into the economy.
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Originally Posted by leftysergeant View Post
Yes, it is. Pompous asses are legitimate targets of humor.
What is the obvious response to this statement?
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Yes, it is. Pompous asses are legitimate targets of humor.
I...I think you have something in your eye there lefty. Looks pretty big too.
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I wasn't (and am not) terrible thrilled with the idea of Governor Moonbeam again, but he's still better than Whitman. Mostly I'm happy that the endless barrage of Whitman ads is over.
I subscribe to NHL Center Ice and often catch the Ducks, Sharks or Kings feed of games and the frequency of Whitman ads (both during the primary and the general) was enough to annoy me and those games were my only exposure to them...I can't imagine how it would be for someone who actually lived in Cali.
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At least you have a governor.

(sigh)
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Originally Posted by leftysergeant View Post
Pompous asses are legitimate targets of humor.
Yes, yes they are.
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"It's all a lie... You run for office and the assumption is; oh I know what to do. You don't; I didn't have a plan for California... you say you're going to lower taxes, you're going to put people to work, you're going to improve the schools... you're going to stop crime; crime is up, schools are worse, taxes are higher; I mean be real..."

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"It's all a lie... You run for office and the assumption is; oh I know what to do. You don't; I didn't have a plan for California... you say you're going to lower taxes, you're going to put people to work, you're going to improve the schools... you're going to stop crime; crime is up, schools are worse, taxes are higher; I mean be real..."

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Well one thing you can be sure of with Jerry Brown.

Government unions, environmental wackos and illegal aliens will make out just fine at taxpayer's expense.

And California will sink even deeper into the economic tar pit that democrats and those unions have put it in.
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Originally Posted by applecorped View Post
"It's all a lie... You run for office and the assumption is; oh I know what to do. You don't; I didn't have a plan for California... you say you're going to lower taxes, you're going to put people to work, you're going to improve the schools... you're going to stop crime; crime is up, schools are worse, taxes are higher; I mean be real..."

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It appears to me what Brown is saying there is that someone running for office is not always sure that they can get the results they intend, due to the potential for external circumstances changing things or their policies not working out the way they intended. For example, I firmly believe that Bush 100% authentically believed that the US troops would be greeted as liberators in Iraq...didn't exactly work out that way.

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Well one thing you can be sure of with Jerry Brown.

Government unions, environmental wackos and illegal aliens will make out just fine at taxpayer's expense.

And California will sink even deeper into the economic tar pit that democrats and those unions have put it in.
I think a certain Mr. Schwarzenegger would like to have words with you after you just described him as a Democrat.

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Difference: At least Bloomberg got elected.....


I think Cicero's sense of humor is lacking.

And if they were Billionaire Democrats who spent Tens of Millions of their own money and failed to get elected I would make the same joke.......
The perennial fence straddler dudalb has now taken a stance. Buying votes is OK as long as you win the election, but if you lose, it is merely funny.
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At least you have a governor.

(sigh)
You don't even have a coach.
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It appears to me what Brown is saying there is that someone running for office is not always sure that they can get the results they intend, due to the potential for external circumstances changing things or their policies not working out the way they intended.
No. He is not simply stating he didn't know if his plan would work, he's explicitly saying he didn't even have a plan.
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I wasn't (and am not) terrible thrilled with the idea of Governor Moonbeam again, but he's still better than Whitman. Mostly I'm happy that the endless barrage of Whitman ads is over.
The Political anylists are saying that the saturation of ads hurt Whitman. The trick is to spend money buy not look like you are doing. Whitman was way too obvious.
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At least they pumped some money into the economy.
Yeah, they were a gift to the Broadcasting industry in California and Vermont.
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The perennial fence straddler dudalb has now taken a stance. Buying votes is OK as long as you win the election, but if you lose, it is merely funny.
I did not say it was OK, I am saying that Bloomburg spent his money better.
And if trying not to see things through ideological lenses make me a Fence Straddler, so be it.
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