Ugh Californian Politics.

Now I'm usually the first one to roll my eyes at any political and religious threads, but this time I have to get something off my chest. Now I'm a Republican but I consider myself a Centrist or at most a moderate Conservative. This doesn't mean that I don't give everyone a chance, I voted for Obama at the election after all. Save your stone. >_>
But I've been highly political in my years and it was horrible, it ate away at me and made me a bitter and spiteful person when dealing with absolute asshole on various political boards. So I had decided that for 2010 I would avoid politics at all costs, unfortunately I didn't realize that this year was going to be an election year. Arrgh.
I think Al Pacino said it best in Godfather 3.
  

  

So I guess I have a lot of catching up to do. Sure I could not vote, but since when has not voting ever fixed anything? I've been receiving pamphlets and practice ballots for the past couple of months. I finally opened one up and began my research on the governor candidates for California. What I found was less than optimistic. 
 
Let's see, who's on the ballot for California Governor:
 
Carlos Alvarez (Peace and Freedom Party) a 23 year old retail worker- I shit you not! I didn't even know you could be that young and run for Governor. Makes me kinda interested in running myself and seeing who'll vote for me. He's an Ultra-Liberal, but considering his highest experience was bag boy at Vons is enough for me to not vote for him.
 
Laura Wells (Green Party) No one knows anything about this chick. All I could find was that she got arrested once for trespassing at some politcal fundraiser that she was invited to. Sucks for her I guess, But not enough for me to vote for her at this time.   
 
Meg Whitman (Republican Party) Hired and fired her undocumented houskeeper. She was president of Ebay, so that's cool I guess. 
 
Dale F. Ogden (Libertarian Party) Denies global warming and called Arnold Schwarzenegger "Idiot-in-Chief" on his official website. Way to keep it professional Dale... 
 
Jerry Brown (Democratic Party) Dude's in his 70s!!! He was governor of California for two separate terms... in the 1970s and 80s! 
 
Chelene Nightingale (American Independent Party) An Ultra-Conservative "actress" that ran a repair business or something.  
 
I guess I can't complain too much, California was a fuckin' circus when the Recall happened (which is how Arnold became governor) Everybody and their dog decided to run for governor like it was the hippest thing to do. 
 

When people like Mary Carey were taken seriously enough to be put on the ballot then you know things have gone tits up. 
 
Anyway, going back to this year's election. It's not the worst California has had, but by God is it pretty bad. If only you guys could see my face. Hold on...


There you go.
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Posted by Bones8677

Now I'm usually the first one to roll my eyes at any political and religious threads, but this time I have to get something off my chest. Now I'm a Republican but I consider myself a Centrist or at most a moderate Conservative. This doesn't mean that I don't give everyone a chance, I voted for Obama at the election after all. Save your stone. >_>
But I've been highly political in my years and it was horrible, it ate away at me and made me a bitter and spiteful person when dealing with absolute asshole on various political boards. So I had decided that for 2010 I would avoid politics at all costs, unfortunately I didn't realize that this year was going to be an election year. Arrgh.
I think Al Pacino said it best in Godfather 3.
  

  

So I guess I have a lot of catching up to do. Sure I could not vote, but since when has not voting ever fixed anything? I've been receiving pamphlets and practice ballots for the past couple of months. I finally opened one up and began my research on the governor candidates for California. What I found was less than optimistic. 
 
Let's see, who's on the ballot for California Governor:
 
Carlos Alvarez (Peace and Freedom Party) a 23 year old retail worker- I shit you not! I didn't even know you could be that young and run for Governor. Makes me kinda interested in running myself and seeing who'll vote for me. He's an Ultra-Liberal, but considering his highest experience was bag boy at Vons is enough for me to not vote for him.
 
Laura Wells (Green Party) No one knows anything about this chick. All I could find was that she got arrested once for trespassing at some politcal fundraiser that she was invited to. Sucks for her I guess, But not enough for me to vote for her at this time.   
 
Meg Whitman (Republican Party) Hired and fired her undocumented houskeeper. She was president of Ebay, so that's cool I guess. 
 
Dale F. Ogden (Libertarian Party) Denies global warming and called Arnold Schwarzenegger "Idiot-in-Chief" on his official website. Way to keep it professional Dale... 
 
Jerry Brown (Democratic Party) Dude's in his 70s!!! He was governor of California for two separate terms... in the 1970s and 80s! 
 
Chelene Nightingale (American Independent Party) An Ultra-Conservative "actress" that ran a repair business or something.  
 
I guess I can't complain too much, California was a fuckin' circus when the Recall happened (which is how Arnold became governor) Everybody and their dog decided to run for governor like it was the hippest thing to do. 
 

When people like Mary Carey were taken seriously enough to be put on the ballot then you know things have gone tits up. 
 
Anyway, going back to this year's election. It's not the worst California has had, but by God is it pretty bad. If only you guys could see my face. Hold on...


There you go.
Posted by keyhunter

I want Arnold to stay the governor. I don't know why he isn't an option.

Posted by damswedon

Tehehe, I'm not the only one that uses that clip all the time. 
anywho I'm just waiting for the NCR to spring up.

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Posted by Bones8677
@keyhunter: It's the law, you can't be governor for more than two terms. His two terms are up. Jerry brown served two terms but that was before the law went into effect in 1990.
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@Bones8677 said:


 
Jerry Brown (Democratic Party) Dude's in his 70s!!! He was governor of California for two separate terms... in the 1970s and 80s! 
 

Yeah but I heard his auro smiles and never frowns, so he at least has got that going for him.
Posted by ZombiePie
@Bones8677 said:

Jerry Brown (Democratic Party) Dude's in his 70s!!! He was governor of California for two separate terms... in the 1970s and 80s! 

He's not breaking any rules or laws for running governor. Also I never though age should be a demerit for voting for someone. Overall I like Jerry Brown because he seems like an actual human being, and he has a good sense of humor:
  
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Posted by Bones8677
@ZombiePie: Don't get me wrong I'm not accusing anyone of anything. This blog is part humor anyway. ^_^
Posted by angelfan91

Meg Whitman looks like one of the women from the Witches.
Posted by demontium

Jerry Brown: "Whitman lost us 6,000,000 jobs" 
Meg Whitman: "I gained us 6,000,000 jobs" 
 
and this back and fourth argument with no facts is annoying and boring.

Posted by Everyones_A_Critic

Just vote yes on prop 19.

Posted by MooseyMcMan

All I know about California politics is this:  
 
  

  I even found the short version for you impatient people. 
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Posted by tsolless

Oh yeah, politics. The only time I ever vote is for federal elections, provincial and local elections are to annoying to get annoyed about.
 
Today was our local elections. Of course, everyone and his dog had to ask about what I thought about the candidates, who I voted for, etc. I just told them I hadn't voted yet because I was working (true) and I would vote when I got off work (false). Each and every single canditite has the exact same goddamn platform.  "This city was built on traditional values (ed. note: Christian Conservative Values) and this is a base that we must keep ourselves on as we look towards the economic future of the city, we must be careful of future spending and at the same time encourage the immigration growth that boosts our city... Improve police visibility, reduce crime rates (ed. note: already absolutely zero, except for harmless drug dealers), increase council accountability." etc. etc. The only difference was a slight difference in wording due to party bias. Fuck that shit. Give me a "none of the above" option and I would vote every goddamn year, but I am not participating in this wankery. 
 
I suppose I could get involved in local politics to provide an option to others like me (fuck traditional values, let's finally allow a fucking bar to open, businesses can be open on Sunday, fuck the library, only 4% of the population actively use it, there's no need to spend $10mil on expansions for it, not enough people use" etc. but I am too lazy, and not enough people agree. Yes, I have little room to speak, etc. etc.