• Arnold Schwarzenegger,  Climate Change,  Global Warming

    Chicken Little Arnold Schwarzenegger Warns California About a San Francisco Under Water Due to Climate Change

    This tour is designed to promote awareness of the challenges we face from climate change in California, and the kind of things that we can do together to overcome those challenges

    Didn’t Arnold receive the e-mail about the faked global warming/climate change data?

    A British university said Thursday it would investigate whether scientists at its prestigious Climatic Research Unit fudged data on global warming.

    Thousands of pieces of correspondence between some of the world’s leading climate scientists were stolen from the unit at the University of East Anglia and leaked to the Internet late last month. Skeptics of man-made global warming say the e-mails are proof that scientists have been conspiring to hide evidence showing that global warming was not as strong as generally believed.

    California is bankrupt and Arnold has yet to balance a budget yet he parades around the state touting this nonsense. Too bad Californians cannot TOTALLY RECALL this idiot Governor.

    Gad, Ahnold cannot leave office soon enough.

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  • Al Franken,  Arnold Schwarzenegger,  Polling

    Poll Watch: 44 Per Cent Have Unfavorable View of Senator Al Franken

    Sen.-elect Al Franken, D-Minn., talks to supporters during a rally at the mall of the Minnesota State Capitol in St Paul, Minn., Wednesday, July 1, 2009

    No surprise here.

    Forty-four percent (44%) of U.S. voters have an unfavorable opinion of former “Saturday Night Live” comedy writer Al Franken as he prepares to join the U.S. Senate as its newest Democratic member.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 34% have a favorable opinion of Franken, who will be sworn in next week as a senator from Minnesota. Twenty-two percent (22%) are not sure what they think of him.

    It is fairly typical for individual legislators to have negative favorability ratings on a national basis.

    There’s clearly more intense feeling among those who don’t like Franken. Twelve percent (12%) of voters have a very favorable view of the new senator, compared to 29% who have a very unfavorable opinion.

    Similarly, 19% of Democrats have a very favorable view of Franken, while 51% of Republicans and 32% of voters not affiliated with either party regard him very unfavorably.

    Al Franken is a far left comic that represents more of the Hollwood elite than every day Americans. But, hey he is a Democrat and they care, right?

    Flap wonders about the people of Minnesota. First, they elect that moron Jesse Ventura as Governor and now Franken.

    What are they thinking?

    Then again, California elected Arnold Schwarzenegger, so Flap should talk.

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  • Arnold Schwarzenegger,  California Budget,  Illegal Immigration

    California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger “HAPPY” Illegal Immigrants Obtain State Services

    California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein

    Well, Arnold removes all doubt.

    He is a MORON.

    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger says he’s “happy” illegal immigrants get state services and says they’re not to blame for California’s $24.3 billion budget gap.

    Schwarzenegger, an immigrant himself, says the estimated $4 billion to $5 billion the state spends on illegal immigrants annually is a “small percentage” of the deficit.

    The Republican governor told The Sacramento Bee’s editorial board on Friday that it’s easy to “scapegoat” illegal immigrants. But he says the state’s budget has a much deeper spending imbalance.

    He noted the federal government requires California to provide emergency health care and education to illegal immigrants. And he says illegal immigrants often help pick the state’s crops and construct its buildings.

    NOte: California unemployment is the second highest in the United States and the state budget is bleeding red ink with no prospects of balancing it.

    California is essentially insolvent and teetering on bankruptcy.

    If Arnold did not have a short time remaining in office, he would surely be recalled.

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  • Arnold Schwarzenegger,  Marijuana

    Poll Watch: 41 Per Cent Support Legalization and Taxation of Marijuana

    While 49 per cent say no in the latest Rasmussen Poll.

    Forty-one percent (41%) of likely U.S. voters think the United States should legalize and tax marijuana to help solve the nation’s fiscal problems.

    However, nearly half (49%) oppose this idea, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey.

    These results show little difference from a survey conducted in February that asked Americans about legalization only. At that time, 40% said marijuana should be legalized, but 46% disagreed.

    While little movement has been made on the federal level, cash-strapped states – most notably California – have taken the idea of legalizing and taxing the drug into consideration. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and state assemblymen are calling for a discussion on the proposal as a means to not only increase tax revenue for the state but to free up large sums of money invested in the legal system as a result of the War on Drugs.

    California voters are evenly divided on the issue. A recent survey found that 45% support legalizing and taxing marijuana to help solve the state’s financial problems, while 46% are opposed to the idea.

    A novel idea that pot could help California’s budget problems but it legalization and taxation will not occur anytime soon. In the meantime, California is racking up some serious budget deficits.

    So, if anyone thinks marijuana will help California with its government financing operations, they are just blowing smoke.

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  • Arnold Schwarzenegger,  California May 19 2009 Special Election,  Polling

    Poll Watch: California Budget Propositions Failing – Opposition Rising

    So says the latest Public Policy Institute of California poll on California May 19 Special Election Propositions.

    Here are the numbers:

    • Proposition 1A: 52 percent no, 35 percent yes
    • Proposition 1B: 47 percent no, 40 percent yes
    • Proposition 1C: 58 percent no, 32 percent yes
    • Proposition 1D: 45 percent no, 43 percent yes
    • Proposition 1E: 48 percent no, 41 percent yes
    • Proposition 1F: 73 percent yes, 24 percent no

    The full report is here (PDF).

    There is no surprise here.

    California voters do not trust RINO Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger who has reneged on his no or low tax pledges that swept him into office. And, voters do not trust the Democrat dominated Legislature who never met a tax they did not like and who have spent the state into bankruptcy.

    Governor Schwarzenegger now enjoys a 34 per cent approval rating and the California Legislature fairs more poorly with a approval rating of 12 per cent.

    You can see the out of touch California and Ventura County Democratic Party positions on the failing propositions here.

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  • Arnold Schwarzenegger,  Marijuana

    California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger Says it is “Time for Debate” on Legal Marijuana

    Arnold Schwarzenegger before his political days smoking a joint

    At least Arnold is consistent albeit wrong on the issue.

    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said Tuesday it’s time for California to study whether to legalize and tax marijuana for recreational use, though he’s not yet advocating for such a change.

    The governor was asked about a recent Field Poll showing that 56 percent of registered voters support legalizing and taxing marijuana to raise revenues for cash-strapped California. Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, has proposed legislation that would legalize the drug for recreational use, rather than just medical purposes.

    “Well, I think it’s not time for that, but I think it’s time for a debate,” Schwarzenegger said. “I think all of those ideas of creating extra revenues, I’m always for an open debate on it. And I think we ought to study very carefully what other countries are doing that have legalized marijuana and other drugs, what effect did it have on those countries?”

    He said his native Austria is revisiting some of its marijuana laws, for instance. The Austrian Parliament last year authorized cultivation of medical marijuana.

    “It could very well be that everyone is happy with that decision and then we could move to that,” Schwarzenegger said of other nations’ legalization policies. “If not, we shouldn’t do it. But just because of raising revenues … we have to be careful not to make mistakes at the same time.
    Schwarzenegger previously has shown a casual attitude toward marijuana. He was filmed smoking a joint in the 1977 film, “Pumping Iron.” And he told the British version of GQ in 2007, “That is not a drug. It’s a leaf.” Spokesman Aaron McLear downplayed the governor’s comment as a joke at the time.

    For all intents and purposes, medical marijuana has already legalized “POT” in California. It takes very little effort to get “legal” marijuana in this state.

    All Arnold is interested in is to increase state revenues through marijuana taxes to bail out his disasterous overspending budgets.

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  • Arnold Schwarzenegger,  Devin Nunes

    California GOP Congressman Devin Nunes Calls on Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to Resign Over Water Policy

    Congressman Devin Nunes

    Rep. Devin Nunes is joined by Mayor Ortega of Tulare, CalTrans Regional Director Alan McCuen, and CHP Officer Mark Walker for the groundbreaking of the new K Street Off-Ramp Project

    A bold move that unfortunately will NOT bear any fruit except build the political credibility of the Tulare area Congressman.

    Rep. Devin Nunes, a Tulare Republican, called on Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to resign Friday – not over taxes, but water.

    Nunes said he was none too thrilled by Schwarzenegger’s speech Friday at the San Luis Reservoir outside Los Banos at a California March for Water rally. The governor spoke about his efforts to seek permanent solutions to the state’s water problems, including new dams and a conveyance that can transfer water around the Delta without harming endangered species.

    Schwarzenegger led chants of “We need water! We need water!” He told the crowd he has been working on the problems for the last five years to “create a water infrastructure that is for 38 million people rather than 18 million people.”

    But Nunes said he wanted to hear the governor promise to seek a federal waiver of the Endangered Species Act so Delta water pumps can transfer their full capacity of water to the San Joaquin Valley now. Environmental restrictions and drought conditions have curtailed water deliveries this year, and unemployment has approached 40 percent in some farming towns like Mendota.

    Nunes said Schwarzenegger should resign because he has “utterly failed.”

    “He’s had five, six years in office to figure this water situation out, and he hasn’t done it,” Nunes said by phone. “Then he shows up to the San Joaquin Valley today and says nothing. You’ve got to turn the pumps on in the Delta, and we have to go back to historic levels. This is not a drought like it’s being portrayed in the news. This is a man-made drought.”

    But, Nunes is RIGHT. Schwarzenegger is a “FAILED” California Governor and his protection of the Delta Smelt is just another one of his environmental extremist positions that has crippled the business climate of the state.

    Schwarzenegger has to go and not soon enough.

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  • Arnold Schwarzenegger,  Barbara Boxer

    California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger Will NOT Run for United States Senate in 2010

    Schwarzenegger March 24 2009

    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger holds up a bowl of strawberries on display by the California Strawberry Commission while touring Ag Day 2009 in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday, March 24, 2009. Schwarzenegger was escorted through the event by California Department of Food and Agriculture Secretary A.G. Kawamura, left, where they visited booths that highlighted California’s agriculture industry

    Looks like Arnold is out for 2010.

    Kill the Arnold Schwarzenegger-for-U.S. Senate rumors – for now.

    The Republican governor said Wednesday in his clearest language yet that he is not running for Senate, Congress or dogcatcher.

    Schwarzenegger, appearing at a Cal Expo news conference with Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, explained that he has more freedom to make policy decisions (including tax increases, a break from past campaign promises) precisely because he doesn’t have to run for another office.

    He said he may be more at ease on issues than lawmakers who face re-election.

    “The point was that I am not running for anything, so no one could threaten me, because I’m not running for Senate, I’m not running for Congress, I’m not running for another term as governor,” Schwarzenegger said.

    The governor is termed out in January 2011, and he has never said what he will do once he leaves his Sacramento office.

    As Flap has said before, Arnold would have a difficult time winning a Republican primary election in June 2010. So, there is no guarantee that he would be the GOP nominee against incumbent Senator Barbara Boxer.

    The Schwarzenegger Governorship has been a disaster and his poll approval rate hovers in the mid-30’s and for the first time 54 per cent of Republicans disapprove of his performance as Governor.

    Arnold ain’t going to run because he could not win.


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  • Arnold Schwarzenegger,  Barbara Boxer,  Carly Fiorina,  Chuck DeVore

    The Obligatory Will Arnold Schwarzenegger Run for the U.S. Senate in 2010? Post

    arnold and obama

    U.S. President Barack Obama (L) meets with California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger at the White House in Washington, March 20, 2009

    The stories are out again suggesting that the Governator will run against incumbent United States Senator Barabara Boxer in 2010.

    The Chronicle points out that the Terminator turned governor has been tactful in his political allegiances. He campaigned for Sen. John McCain during the 2008 campaign and showed up last week with President Obama at a White House meeting on infrastructure.

    The article points out his ambitious campaigning across the state for his new budget plan and notes that lately the governor has softened his tone on a political future.

    “I have my hands full with all the stuff I’m doing now,” Schwarzenegger said earlier this month. “I’m concentrating on that and not what I’m going to do next,” he told the Chronicle reporter.

    “You know,” he apparently added, “I’m not a politician. I’m a public servant.”

    He and wife Maria Shriver are not strangers to Washington’s power circles.

    Saturday night, Schwarzenegger brought down the house during his Republican “response” at Washington Gridiron Dinner. He laughed at the journalists’ apparent dumping by the president, who declined the invitationt to attend.

    “You did such lovely work for [Obama],” the governor told Washington’s media elite. “You put your lives on hold to put him in the White House. Now you get all dressed up, the champagne’s on ice, and you find out he’s just not that into you,” he joked, according to the Washington Post.

    But, Arnold is warring with the California GOP, has poor approval ratings as Governor in the latest polls and would have to run against a long-time incumbent U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer, who has plenty of campaign cash.

    Don’t look for Arnold to involve himself with a partisan primary election in which he will face another self-funded millionaire, Carly Fiorina and/or California Assemblyman Chuck DeVore who has gained the endorsements of most all of the elected members of the California GOP. More likely, Arnold will be appointed to some Obama Administration position or simply go back to Hollywood and make some movies.


    RINO California Governor Schwarzenegger Snubs California GOP Convention in Sacramento This Weekend

    Chuck DeVore Preempts Arnold Schwarzenegger By Announcing California GOP Endorsements

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  • Arnold Schwarzenegger,  Barack Obama,  California Budget

    Shocker: California Economy Worsens – Unemployment Soars to 10.5 Per Cent

    Despite the “Hope and Change” tour of President Obama, the California economy continues to sink.

    California’s unemployment rate increased to 10.5 percent in February from 10.1 percent in January as the most populous state’s economy worsened, official data showed on Friday.

    California’s February jobless rate far exceeded both the state’s 6.2 percent rate a year earlier and the national unemployment average for February of 8.1 percent, according to the report by the state’s Employment Development Department.

    California lost 116,000 non-farm payroll jobs in February from January and 605,900 non-farm jobs from a year earlier, marking a 4.0 percent decrease in nonfarm payrolls, the report said.

    The U.S. financial crisis has battered California’s economy, the world’s eighth largest, which already had been slowed by a prolonged housing downturn.

    The report noted that only one industry category tracked by state labor market analysts expanded payrolls in February from January — 7,900 new information industry jobs.

    Ten industry categories posted job losses between the months, led by construction, which shed 30,900 jobs.

    And, the California State Budget even with federal economic stimulus dollars continues with massive $ Billion deficits.

    No wonder the Govinator Ahnold is hugging the President.