October 08, 2003

Another New One -- 'Gray's ...

Another New One -- 'Gray's Last Stand: Recall Turned a Cautious Plodder Into a Reckless Governor': About Davis' little turd-pie of a gift to Governor-elect Schwarzenfingersniffer.


I think it's what neoconservatives call "the law of unintended consequences". Recall a governor because he's not sufficiently conservative, and you will liberate him into signing radical legislation. As Homer Simpson would say, "ohhhhhh, turd-pie"....

Posted by: Steve Smith at October 8, 2003 08:05 AM

Now I get to feel superior because I don't live in a state that elected Arnie to be governor. I think I smell a trainwreck rapidly approaching.

Posted by: Michael Farris at October 8, 2003 09:25 AM

As a Californian (lifelong with family ties to L.A., S.F. and the major city itself, Sacramento [go Kings]) I've been consistently impressed with A.S.'s seriousness, enthusiasm, and campaigning skills. In America we don't have a ruling political class, and we don't have a beaurocratic class. In the United States a businessman can run for office, a doctor can run for office, a house painter can run for office. Even a businessman/actor who used to paint houses (or build houses).

Californians who voted for A.S. knew what they were doing. I know enough people who I consider not idiots who had an immediate dislike of A.S. which was abiding right on through the election. These though were the very people who allowed the state to get into the incompetent, corrupt hands it's been in and the state it's fallen into. In other words these are the people who would have know better yet just didn't pay attention. They were just as clueness about A.S. and just what makes him a unique agent of potential, effective change that the state needs and can't get from any of the other suspects on the political scene.

People outside of California have no clue how much the local media assists the corruption and - really - evil of the left in their raping and defiling of this state. The local media assists them by not covering them. To ANY degree. All the local broadcast news stations in Sacramento for instance don't even assign a reporter to the capital. The reigning strategy is: the less we cover them the more damage they can do! The political and media establishments in California are a vast, left wing sewer...

Posted by: ct at October 8, 2003 12:28 PM


Posted by: Emily at October 8, 2003 01:12 PM

Where was this article when I could have used additional evidence to defend my case?!

Very good piece, as always....

Posted by: Robert Tagorda at October 8, 2003 03:00 PM

> "Schwarzenfingersniffer"?

Charming, Emily. Unusual comment coming from an 'Emily' as well.

You really should leave political hate married to excremental references to people like me.

If you continue in this direction though you should add some references using the language of demonism. Unless you're an atheist...

Hitler-loving, finger-sniffing, devil-sucking fascist piece of shit.

Ahhh, Emily... An adult showed up on the scene and made all your left-wing heroes look like the imcompetent, corrupt noids that they are...

Now you're angry.

Burn, witch, burn.

Posted by: ct at October 8, 2003 06:18 PM

OK, nevermind. A reference to another Matt Welch head-scratcher. I've brought some of them to his attention myself.

Screw off, everybody.

Posted by: ct at October 8, 2003 06:31 PM

Go CT! It's a reference to the most appalling (to me) of the Schwarzengroping revelations.

Posted by: Matt Welch at October 8, 2003 07:22 PM

You bothered to read those accusations?

Did I say Yankees in 4?

Posted by: ct at October 8, 2003 07:56 PM

ct -- I'm guessing Valium addiction might improve your disposition.

I hadn't delved too deep into the accusations, though something popped up yesterday about finger sniffing, which cleared up my confusion in regards to Matt's nickname for our (sigh) new governor.

And in case you'd like to once again "accuse" me of being left-wing, zip it. I voted for McClintock.

Posted by: Emily at October 9, 2003 02:28 PM

I've behaved badly in my past, and if I've hurt anybody I apologise now.

Voting for McClintock? Why? To turn on the interns at the National Review...? Do you know how dangerous that was casting a vote for McClintock? I hope you don't own a gun. I question whether you should drive.

Petulance is never a good motive when stepping into a voting booth...

Posted by: ct at October 9, 2003 04:08 PM

I'm not going to defend Gray's general record, but get real: excepting the pitiful drivers' licenses for illegals move, what is "lefty" about Davis's last stand(s)?

Gay Partner rights? Over 60% of Americans agree with that, if marriage isn't mentioned. And it applies not just to gays but other couples. What's the problem?

Anti-spam legislation? Over 90% of Americans want spam blocked, just like marketer phone calls. Even Bush liked that. Only a batty extremist libertarian could call that "lefty".

Financial privacy? "Lefty" when over 95% of people in any state polled on it want this? Privacy, isn't that something libertarians want? Even the state's republicans finally caved on this, an overwhelming demand of the people. "lefty?" (In fact, this came before the recall.)

And then, "expensive health care regulations"? Davis' bill froze them, essentially. What's funny is that for most of last century, having companies cover workers' (and not just management's, like today) health care was considered the good business of a solidly capitalist company. Not for nothing did it get massive support from Republicans.

And only now that company managements see fit to put all their money in their own pocket and not invest it in workers has this become "Lefty".

That's pretty piss-poor ideological engineering, if not so uncommon in the bizarre world of libertarian blogging.

I mean, even idioto Sullivan praised the California partnership laws. "Lefty"?

You should listen to your wife -- she's much sharper.

Posted by: polo at October 10, 2003 04:57 PM

"Ct" sounds like a real see-you-next-Tuesday kind of a guy. Or maybe he's just from Connecticut, and is thus in a permanently bad mood. Leave Emily alone. I voted for McClintock too.

Posted by: Cathy Seipp at October 10, 2003 05:27 PM

You need discernment and understanding. Even if elected McClintock would not have been able to lead effectively.

A major problem in Sacramento is the media conspires with the political establishment by not covering them. They wouldn light shining on it.)

A.S. is discliplined, he has pure motives, and he's surprisingly good at campaigning, something that won't stop now. He has the bully pulpit. He also has the right idea about how to get things back in order.

Yes, the right in California has been just as incompetent as the left (if less corrupt). Too bad. You've been left behind.

Posted by: ct at October 10, 2003 10:05 PM
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