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(WorldNetDaily)   Jerry Brown will defeat Hillary in the primaries   (wnd.com) divider line 83
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2014-01-10 02:38:00 PM
fta James V. Lacy, author of the newly published "Taxifornia: Liberals' Laboratory to Bankrupt America,"

A fair and balanced scholar. Jerry Brown is pragmatic and effective, but he doesn't have anywhere near the national recognition Hillary has had for decades.
 
2014-01-10 02:38:57 PM

Notabunny: fta James V. Lacy, author of the newly published "Taxifornia: Liberals' Laboratory to Bankrupt America,"

A fair and balanced scholar. Jerry Brown is pragmatic and effective, but he doesn't have anywhere near the national recognition Hillary has had for decades.


I don't know what you're talking about. Mr. Lacy seems like a completely unbiased and objective source.
 
2014-01-10 02:39:19 PM
He's doing pretty good as California's governor ... he's actually trying to be a moderate and counter balance the radicals in his party.  I hope he doesn't try this - California doesn't need to put another unknown back into a position that could disrupt the productive balance it finally has managed to obtain.
 
2014-01-10 02:43:35 PM

spiderpaz: He's doing pretty good as California's governor ... he's actually trying to be a moderate and counter balance the radicals in his party.  I hope he doesn't try this - California doesn't need to put another unknown back into a position that could disrupt the productive balance it finally has managed to obtain.


isn't he also older than Hillary? so the arguments against old people running for President would be a slight against his chances, no?
 
2014-01-10 02:43:58 PM
Much as I would LOVE to see President Moonbeam it's just not going to happen.
 
2014-01-10 02:44:21 PM
"Don't be surprised if California Gov. Jerry Brown runs for president in 2016," James V. Lacy, author of the newly published "Taxifornia: Liberals' Laboratory to Bankrupt America,"

Interesting title to a book since now California's government is actually solidly in the black for once. It's also the one of the few times we have had a Democrat governor for decades and also the first time we have a Democrat super majority that can pass any budget they want.
 
2014-01-10 02:44:54 PM
I tend to believe this because when has Jerome Corsi ever been wrong?
 
2014-01-10 02:46:55 PM
first thought: who?
second: lol who
third: football player?
fourth: no, i'm thinking of jerry rice

Corvus: "Don't be surprised if California Gov. Jerry Brown runs for president in 2016," James V. Lacy, author of the newly published "Taxifornia: Liberals' Laboratory to Bankrupt America,"

Interesting title to a book since now California's government is actually solidly in the black for once. It's also the one of the few times we have had a Democrat governor for decades and also the first time we have a Democrat super majority that can pass any budget they want.


This is now relevant to my interests
 
2014-01-10 02:47:51 PM
That would be fun.
 
2014-01-10 02:48:28 PM
Same ol' out of shape contenders in this rope-a-dope studio wrestling area of  political froth and fandom.
Who cares?.
 
2014-01-10 02:48:37 PM
2 -reasons why California was broke before (it's not now)

1 - voter initiatives. People could pass spending without needing to come up with ways to come up with the money.
2 - It took a super majority to pass a budget so Republicans would vote NO on any tax increase.
3 - Republican governors who battled with the assembly instead of working with them and just coming up with borrowing schemes to balance the budget for that year.

Number 2 and 3 is now gone with a Democrat super majority and Jerry Brown and for the first time in decades California is on solid footing.
 
2014-01-10 02:48:55 PM
James Lacy is a f*ckwit, and anyone who is remotely familiar with California politics does not expect Jerry Brown to run for president this time.
 
2014-01-10 02:49:31 PM
Now it is 1984
Knock knock at your front door
It's the suede/denim secret police
They have come for your uncool niece
 
2014-01-10 02:49:36 PM
Jerry Brown is currently 75. He would be 78 in 2016, and 86 when he left office if he served two full terms.
 
2014-01-10 02:51:25 PM

Corvus: "Don't be surprised if California Gov. Jerry Brown runs for president in 2016," James V. Lacy, author of the newly published "Taxifornia: Liberals' Laboratory to Bankrupt America,"


Which is hilarious, because Anti-Taxifornia was the conservatives' laboratory that actually bankrupted America
 
2014-01-10 02:51:34 PM

Notabunny: fta James V. Lacy, author of the newly published "Taxifornia: Liberals' Laboratory to Bankrupt America,"

A fair and balanced scholar. Jerry Brown is pragmatic and effective, but he doesn't have anywhere near the national recognition Hillary has had for decades.



You know who else has national recognition? Dennis Rodman. And he can negotiate a fair and equitable peace between Best Korea and the Yankee imperialists.
 
2014-01-10 02:52:15 PM
And reality about those "bankruptcy liberals"

California Budget Surges to Record High


The governor's budget proposal for the 2014-15 fiscal year dedicates $11 billion to paying down debts and liabilities, including $6 billion in payments that had been deferred to schools and nearly $4 billion to pay down the so-called economic recovery bonds left over from the administration of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.


Right, it's the "liberals" who bankrupt California.
 
2014-01-10 02:52:35 PM

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Much as I would LOVE to see President Moonbeam it's just not going to happen.


It's not, but I'm not sad about that. Brown is doing a great job in California, and I want him to stay here.
 
2014-01-10 02:54:38 PM
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He's no good...
 
2014-01-10 02:54:54 PM
If Jerry Brown ran I would donate to him, and vote for him. He is about the best, hardest working politician who actually gets things done I have seen in my life time.
 
2014-01-10 02:55:16 PM

qorkfiend: Jerry Brown is currently 75. He would be 78 in 2016, and 86 when he left office if he served two full terms.


yeah, but we could get a return of the "Dos Equis" commercial parody

/I don't always vote Democrat
//but when I do, I vote Brown
///Stay fiscally balanced, my friends
 
2014-01-10 03:00:57 PM
media.screened.com
His campaign speeches are quite a spectacle
 
2014-01-10 03:02:13 PM
Yep. It's still pretty depressing realizing that Hillary's going to run, but the shiatstorm of derp will at least bring a sense of superiority.
 
2014-01-10 03:03:01 PM

Corvus: 2 -reasons why California was broke before (it's not now)

1 - voter initiatives. People could pass spending without needing to come up with ways to come up with the money.
2 - It took a super majority to pass a budget so Republicans would vote NO on any tax increase.
3 - Republican governors who battled with the assembly instead of working with them and just coming up with borrowing schemes to balance the budget for that year.

Number 2 and 3 is now gone with a Democrat super majority and Jerry Brown and for the first time in decades California is on solid footing.


You forgot the real reason, having so much money wrapped up in the housing bubble, and when that crashed so did everything else, harder in parts of California than anywhere else, leaving tax revenue at a major loss. But overcoming number 2 and 3 has been key in turning a surplus this last year.
 
2014-01-10 03:05:40 PM
I am Governor Jerry Brown
My aura smiles
And never frowns
Soon I will be president...
 
2014-01-10 03:05:59 PM

winterbraid: first thought: who?
second: lol who


Governor Moonbeam.

Now get off my damned lawn.
 
2014-01-10 03:06:30 PM

whidbey: Yep. It's still pretty depressing realizing that Hillary's going to run, but the shiatstorm of derp will at least bring a sense of superiority.


From her perspective, there's really no reason not to run. She's experienced (both in government and at campaigning), well-known, somewhat popular, long list of contacts, lots of favors to call in...
 
2014-01-10 03:06:44 PM

devilEther: [media.screened.com image 424x338]
His campaign speeches are quite a spectacle


I have it on good authority that Jerry is both Brown and proud.
 
2014-01-10 03:06:54 PM
This is bad news for....your uncool niece.
 
2014-01-10 03:12:27 PM

Corvus: And reality about those "bankruptcy liberals"

California Budget Surges to Record High


The governor's budget proposal for the 2014-15 fiscal year dedicates $11 billion to paying down debts and liabilities, including $6 billion in payments that had been deferred to schools and nearly $4 billion to pay down the so-called economic recovery bonds left over from the administration of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.


Right, it's the "liberals" who bankrupt California.


This must be lies.  I've been told liberals never pay down debts.
 
2014-01-10 03:13:36 PM
Don't worry libs. A conservatroll will be here any minute to explain why CA is actually at the worst point economically that it's ever been, because reasons.
 
2014-01-10 03:14:27 PM
http://blog.sfgate.com/nov05election/2014/01/09/republicans-sorta-lik e -jerry-browns-budget-sorta/

Kind of fun to peruse the comments.  People who usually talk about "Moonbeam" are now lauding him because he's "so much like a Republican."
 
2014-01-10 03:19:14 PM

grumpfuff: Don't worry libs. A conservatroll will be here any minute to explain why CA is actually at the worst point economically that it's ever been, because reasons.


Well not yet, but the 3 year drought if it turns to a 4-5 year drought could kill the state and hard. And with the water bond being likely watered down to have any chance of passing in Nov or being punted to 2016 it is not likely to be improved in ay helpful way.
 
2014-01-10 03:20:09 PM

otherginger: http://blog.sfgate.com/nov05election/2014/01/09/republicans-sorta-lik e -jerry-browns-budget-sorta/

Kind of fun to peruse the comments.  People who usually talk about "Moonbeam" are now lauding him because he's "so much like a Republican."


They're probably the same ones calling Christie a Democrat.
 
2014-01-10 03:21:07 PM

qorkfiend: whidbey: Yep. It's still pretty depressing realizing that Hillary's going to run, but the shiatstorm of derp will at least bring a sense of superiority.

From her perspective, there's really no reason not to run. She's experienced (both in government and at campaigning), well-known, somewhat popular, long list of contacts, lots of favors to call in...


I'm not sure I can get behind her vision, nor am I sure she's a capable leader.

I might go totally rogue if she runs at this point, honestly.
 
2014-01-10 03:21:25 PM

Cheron: I am Governor Jerry Brown
My aura smiles
And never frowns
Soon I will be president...


He's already got the suede-denim secret police.

Uncool nieces everywhere well live in fear....
 
2014-01-10 03:28:16 PM

qorkfiend: Notabunny: fta James V. Lacy, author of the newly published "Taxifornia: Liberals' Laboratory to Bankrupt America,"

A fair and balanced scholar. Jerry Brown is pragmatic and effective, but he doesn't have anywhere near the national recognition Hillary has had for decades.

I don't know what you're talking about. Mr. Lacy seems like a completely unbiased and objective source.


Why'd you leave off, "...told an appreciative audience at a book-signing hosted by Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform..."?

It only adds to his credibility.
 
2014-01-10 03:29:50 PM
Came for the hot Linda R picture, there are better.
 
2014-01-10 03:31:51 PM
Jerry Brown is proof that Democrats are elected to fix Republicans messes.
 
2014-01-10 03:33:42 PM

uutan: Came for the hot Linda R picture, there are better.


userserve-ak.last.fm

I remember being about 11 or 12 and wondering what the hell I was going to do because I was in love with Linda Ronstadt.

/lol
 
2014-01-10 03:37:02 PM
In before right-wing farkers claim Hillary hasn't actually stated she's running, therefore isn't a frontrunner.
 
2014-01-10 03:37:42 PM

Corvus: 2 -reasons why California was broke before (it's not now)

1 - voter initiatives. People could pass spending without needing to come up with ways to come up with the money.
2 - It took a super majority to pass a budget so Republicans would vote NO on any tax increase.
3 - Republican governors who battled with the assembly instead of working with them and just coming up with borrowing schemes to balance the budget for that year.

Number 2 and 3 is now gone with a Democrat super majority and Jerry Brown and for the first time in decades California is on solid footing.


Yeah.  I can argue that:

* Long-term, having really high-ish taxes coupled with an even higher cost of living, worthless levels of infrastructure, farking NIMBY's and environmentalists blocking any attempt to fix the infrastructure, some long-term pension issues driving poorer cities into repeated bankruptcy, a giant farking list of semi-useless bureaucracies, and 34% of this country's welfare recipients is a bad idea because the weather is only so nice.  And that's only partially balanced out by Hollywood, Silicon Valley, and the ports.
* They're possibly farked in the next recession, because 1%-ers take bigger hits to their income than everyone else (especially since SF seems to be trying to pop Silicon Valley).  Mind you, I like progressive taxes, you just have to keep that in mind.  I could totally see a scenario where a recession wipes out the budget, they raise taxes (again) to keep up with it, track spending to the "new normal" during the recovery, repeat indefinitely or until Reagan rises from the grave and restores sanity (and at that point, they would truly be insane).  But Jerry seems to be trying to actually use Keynesian Economics by hanging on to that surplus, so they've got that going for them.

but right now, they're stable.
 
2014-01-10 03:40:35 PM

whidbey: Yep. It's still pretty depressing realizing that Hillary's going to run, but the shiatstorm of derp will at least bring a sense of superiority.


Didn't she say she's not running?  Has something changed or is this just people continuing to assume she's going to run because reasons.
 
2014-01-10 03:40:42 PM
I'd be okay with this.

Shame that Freepers live in a world of delusion.
 
2014-01-10 03:41:45 PM

meyerkev: * Long-term, having really high-ish taxes coupled with an even higher cost of living, worthless levels of infrastructure, farking NIMBY's and environmentalists blocking any attempt to fix the infrastructure, some long-term pension issues driving poorer cities into repeated bankruptcy, a giant farking list of semi-useless bureaucracies, and 34% of this country's welfare recipients is a bad idea because the weather is only so nice. And that's only partially balanced out by Hollywood, Silicon Valley, and the ports.
* They're possibly farked in the next recession, because 1%-ers take bigger hits to their income than everyone else (especially since SF seems to be trying to pop Silicon Valley). Mind you, I like progressive taxes, you just have to keep that in mind. I could totally see a scenario where a recession wipes out the budget, they raise taxes (again) to keep up with it, track spending to the "new normal" during the recovery, repeat indefinitely or until Reagan rises from the grave and restores sanity (and at that point, they would truly be insane). But Jerry seems to be trying to actually use Keynesian Economics by hanging on to that surplus, so they've got that going for them.

but right now, they're stable.

You make it sound like Jerry Brown balanced the budget just by raising taxes. That's not even close to what was done.

The taxes he raised were very minimal and he restructured the costs of the budget to put it on solid ground. You seem not to actually know what was done in California.
 
2014-01-10 03:45:03 PM
President Julie Brown?  I suppose she'll get the "downtown" voter demographic.

i.imgur.com

But to get some real credibility, she should pick a running mate who appeals to white suburban voters.
Somebody known for her distinctive looks, who can rock a pair of fashionable glasses.
Maybe she doesn't come across as the smartest person, but she offsets that with her folksy charm.
Somebody who's allegedly *ahem* had relations *cough cough* with an NBA player.
Somebody whose name is instantly recognized in political circles.

I'm talking, of course, about...

i.imgur.com

NO! NO, STOP!! Not her, dammit! KENNEDY!!!

i.imgur.com
 
2014-01-10 03:45:35 PM

timujin: whidbey: Yep. It's still pretty depressing realizing that Hillary's going to run, but the shiatstorm of derp will at least bring a sense of superiority.

Didn't she say she's not running?  Has something changed or is this just people continuing to assume she's going to run because reasons.



My personal belief is that she's going to saunter, or perhaps mosey.
 
2014-01-10 03:48:09 PM

otherginger: http://blog.sfgate.com/nov05election/2014/01/09/republicans-sorta-lik e -jerry-browns-budget-sorta/

Kind of fun to peruse the comments.  People who usually talk about "Moonbeam" are now lauding him because he's "so much like a Republican."


Jerry Brown is nothing like a Republican.  He has economic ideas that actually work and doesn't give a flying fark at a rolling doughnut what people do in their bedrooms.
 
2014-01-10 03:49:22 PM
Jerry Brown is the only financial conservative out there; he is the only one careful with money.I would love to see him as Pres but he is getting up there in years.
 
2014-01-10 03:58:31 PM
Hey guys, did anyone make a DK reference yet?

www.optionsninja.com
 
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