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(LA Times)   California Democrats are run by a bunch of old white people. Not old white people are increasingly bitter about this   (latimes.com) divider line 79
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2014-02-04 11:58:03 AM
Spoiler: old white people(especially protestant men) run pretty much everything.
 
2014-02-04 12:03:17 PM

ikanreed: Spoiler: old white people(especially protestant men) run pretty much everything.


Spoiler: putting an age floor on the office means older people serving in it.
Spoiler: no term limits means people stay on a long time, sometimes VERY long.
Spoiler: this is all as designed (except for the Senate's means of election).

// spoiler alert
 
2014-02-04 12:03:43 PM
If not old white people were any good at running things, wouldn't they be in charge?
 
2014-02-04 12:05:42 PM
Term limits.
Forced retirement age.

That should help.
 
2014-02-04 12:06:25 PM
ww2.hdnux.com

The "not old white person" in question.

Fark you, subby.
 
2014-02-04 12:06:41 PM
They why did the not old white people vote for them?
 
2014-02-04 12:09:05 PM

genepool lifeboat: Term limits.
Forced retirement age.

That should help.


Is there some reason that the citizens of a municipality should be legally barred from electing or re-electing the representative of their choice?
 
2014-02-04 12:10:21 PM

qorkfiend: genepool lifeboat: Term limits.
Forced retirement age.

That should help.

Is there some reason that the citizens of a municipality should be legally barred from electing or re-electing the representative of their choice?


Because subby and the LA Times are concerned.
 
2014-02-04 12:14:16 PM
In other news, the Baby Boom was a thing.
 
2014-02-04 12:14:32 PM

qorkfiend: genepool lifeboat: Term limits.
Forced retirement age.

That should help.

Is there some reason that the citizens of a municipality should be legally barred from electing or re-electing the representative of their choice?


We can't trust them to make decisions for themselves. If they could reliably make good decisions, they'd be in charge.
 
2014-02-04 12:14:33 PM
Look, these old white Californians gave up their orange groves, their olive groves, their fig groves, their cabins in the woods, their clean ocean water, their quick drive down to the corner market...

Just let them have something till they all die out and the reconquista can end in fireworks, guns fired into the air, tamales sold in every parking lot and oranges on every street corner!
 
2014-02-04 12:14:59 PM
I don't know how it's done elsewhere, but here in California we have these things called "elections" where the people "vote" for their representatives. Whoever gets the most "votes" gets the job. Feinstein, Boxer, Pelosi and Brown are good at their jobs so they keep winning elections. This is not rocket science.
 
2014-02-04 12:16:02 PM

genepool lifeboat: Term limits.
Forced retirement age.

That should help.


You seem to have a problem with democracy.

Uranus Megahertz: They why did the not old white people vote for them?


This ^^^
 
2014-02-04 12:21:57 PM

red5ish: I don't know how it's done elsewhere, but here in California we have these things called "elections" where the people "vote" for their representatives. Whoever gets the most "votes" gets the job. Feinstein, Boxer, Pelosi and Brown are good at their jobs so they keep winning elections. This is not rocket science.


Apparently young people of color (colored people?) have better things to do than vote in state and local elections.
 
2014-02-04 12:26:07 PM
The headline makes my brain hurt
 
ecl
2014-02-04 12:30:39 PM

TheShavingofOccam123: Look, these old white Californians gave up their orange groves, their olive groves, their fig groves, their cabins in the woods, their clean ocean water, their quick drive down to the corner market...

Just let them have something till they all die out and the reconquista can end in fireworks, guns fired into the air, tamales sold in every parking lot and oranges on every street corner!


God damn Jews!
 
2014-02-04 12:31:48 PM

Monkeyhouse Zendo: Apparently young people of color (colored people?) have better things to do than vote in state and local elections.


A gay Latino is currently Speaker of the Assembly. A Jewish guy is Senate President pro tem. They will be replaced in the next term by a lesbian and another Latino, respectively. The Latino caucus in the Legislature has 25 members. The Black Caucus has nine members.

The LA Times really should know better.
 
2014-02-04 12:34:45 PM

Dr Dreidel: ikanreed: Spoiler: old white people(especially protestant men) run pretty much everything.

Spoiler: putting an age floor on the office means older people serving in it.
Spoiler: no term limits means people stay on a long time, sometimes VERY long.
Spoiler: this is all as designed (except for the Senate's means of election).

// spoiler alert


Threadjack: How is a lurker supposed to differentiate between ikanreed and Dr Dreidel's comments with this new format?
 
ecl
2014-02-04 12:36:46 PM

Bane of Broone: Dr Dreidel: ikanreed: Spoiler: old white people(especially protestant men) run pretty much everything.

Spoiler: putting an age floor on the office means older people serving in it.
Spoiler: no term limits means people stay on a long time, sometimes VERY long.
Spoiler: this is all as designed (except for the Senate's means of election).

// spoiler alert

Threadjack: How is a lurker supposed to differentiate between ikanreed and Dr Dreidel's comments with this new format?


I HATE THE NEW FORMAT LETS ALL THREADRAGE!!!
 
2014-02-04 12:39:35 PM

Bane of Broone: Dr Dreidel: ikanreed: Spoiler: old white people(especially protestant men) run pretty much everything.

Spoiler: putting an age floor on the office means older people serving in it.
Spoiler: no term limits means people stay on a long time, sometimes VERY long.
Spoiler: this is all as designed (except for the Senate's means of election).

// spoiler alert

Threadjack: How is a lurker supposed to differentiate between ikanreed and Dr Dreidel's comments with this new format?


Lighten up, Francis.
You'll get over it.
 
2014-02-04 12:39:48 PM

Cagey B: A gay Latino is currently Speaker of the Assembly. A Jewish guy is Senate President pro tem. They will be replaced in the next term by a lesbian and another Latino, respectively. The Latino caucus in the Legislature has 25 members. The Black Caucus has nine members

.

I didn't bother to check but when I moved out of CA the legislature and local government was pretty diverse. I was wondering if that had changed but apparently not.

Cagey B: The LA Times really should know better.


Hating on those evil cis white male heterosexuals sells.
 
2014-02-04 12:40:33 PM

ikanreed: Spoiler: old white people(especially protestant men) run pretty much everything.


It's all for the Greater Good, really.
 
2014-02-04 12:40:45 PM

Bane of Broone: Threadjack: How is a lurker supposed to differentiate between ikanreed and Dr Dreidel's comments with this new format?


How were you supposed to differentiate between them in the OLD format?
 
2014-02-04 12:41:15 PM

Monkeyhouse Zendo: Cagey B: A gay Latino is currently Speaker of the Assembly. A Jewish guy is Senate President pro tem. They will be replaced in the next term by a lesbian and another Latino, respectively. The Latino caucus in the Legislature has 25 members. The Black Caucus has nine members.

I didn't bother to check but when I moved out of CA the legislature and local government was pretty diverse. I was wondering if that had changed but apparently not.

Cagey B: The LA Times really should know better.

Hating on those evil cis white male heterosexuals sells.


So does this:
i18.photobucket.com
 
2014-02-04 12:46:01 PM

genepool lifeboat: Term limits.
Forced retirement age.

That should help.


California has term limits.

/spoiler alert: it doesn't help
 
2014-02-04 12:49:06 PM

HeartBurnKid: genepool lifeboat: Term limits.
Forced retirement age.

That should help.

California has term limits.

/spoiler alert: it doesn't help


Indeed. There have actually been studies done on the affect of term limits, and it basically found that they increase polarization, increase corruption, and decrease legislative effectiveness.
 
2014-02-04 12:49:16 PM

HeartBurnKid: genepool lifeboat: Term limits.
Forced retirement age.

That should help.

California has term limits.

/spoiler alert: it doesn't help


Congressional term limits would be the second greatest thing to ever happen to K Street, after the Citizens United ruling.
 
2014-02-04 12:51:00 PM

ecl: Bane of Broone: Dr Dreidel: ikanreed: Spoiler: old white people(especially protestant men) run pretty much everything.

Spoiler: putting an age floor on the office means older people serving in it.
Spoiler: no term limits means people stay on a long time, sometimes VERY long.
Spoiler: this is all as designed (except for the Senate's means of election).

// spoiler alert

Threadjack: How is a lurker supposed to differentiate between ikanreed and Dr Dreidel's comments with this new format?

I HATE THE NEW FORMAT LETS ALL THREADRAGE!!!


jso2897: Bane of Broone: Dr Dreidel: ikanreed: Spoiler: old white people(especially protestant men) run pretty much everything.

Spoiler: putting an age floor on the office means older people serving in it.
Spoiler: no term limits means people stay on a long time, sometimes VERY long.
Spoiler: this is all as designed (except for the Senate's means of election).

// spoiler alert

Threadjack: How is a lurker supposed to differentiate between ikanreed and Dr Dreidel's comments with this new format?

Lighten up, Francis.
You'll get over it.


Perhaps the politics thread was the wrong place to ask. You guys are really touchy, lol. I just noticed and simply asked. Have fun inventing things to get mad over.
 
2014-02-04 12:54:00 PM
Just get rid of Feinstein PLEASE ? That harpy should have retired a LOOONG time ago

I just dont understand folks like this, Her, McCain etc. You guys are all north of 80, you put your time in, made your millions. WHY ON EARTH do they continue to impose themselves on the rest of the country ? Have they not amassed enough wealth ?

I mean most people would be very happy to have the means to retire. These folks refuse to. Odd.
 
2014-02-04 12:54:36 PM
I'd rather have rich old people run things than rich young people.

Rich young people suck.
 
2014-02-04 12:55:48 PM

palelizard: If not old white people were any good at running things, wouldn't they be in charge?


That's it. You're going on the list.
 
2014-02-04 01:00:49 PM

Uranus Megahertz: They why did the not old white people vote for them?


Because they're enslaved on the plantation by the food stamps and the Obamaphones.
 
2014-02-04 01:08:09 PM

kindms: Just get rid of Feinstein PLEASE ? That harpy should have retired a LOOONG time ago

I just dont understand folks like this, Her, McCain etc. You guys are all north of 80, you put your time in, made your millions. WHY ON EARTH do they continue to impose themselves on the rest of the country ? Have they not amassed enough wealth ?

I mean most people would be very happy to have the means to retire. These folks refuse to. Odd.


It could just possibly be that Feinstein likes her job, and her constituents like her in it. It's not always about money, you know.
 
2014-02-04 01:10:47 PM

Uranus Megahertz: They why did the not old white people vote for them?


Same reason the majority of the electorate ( women) don't elect female politicians in large numbers. Its a two party system and the old white people that run the parties pick the candidates most of the time.
 
2014-02-04 01:11:22 PM

palelizard: If not old white people were any good at running things, wouldn't they be in charge?



Not sure if you know this, but Bush is white. So, you know. There's that.
 
2014-02-04 01:11:32 PM

genepool lifeboat: Term limits.
Forced retirement age.

That should help.


California has term limits. The only thing it's really done is flood elections with special interest money (as if they didn't get enough before).
 
ecl
2014-02-04 01:13:42 PM

Bane of Broone: ecl: Bane of Broone: Dr Dreidel: ikanreed: Spoiler: old white people(especially protestant men) run pretty much everything.

Spoiler: putting an age floor on the office means older people serving in it.
Spoiler: no term limits means people stay on a long time, sometimes VERY long.
Spoiler: this is all as designed (except for the Senate's means of election).

// spoiler alert

Threadjack: How is a lurker supposed to differentiate between ikanreed and Dr Dreidel's comments with this new format?

I HATE THE NEW FORMAT LETS ALL THREADRAGE!!!

jso2897: Bane of Broone: Dr Dreidel: ikanreed: Spoiler: old white people(especially protestant men) run pretty much everything.

Spoiler: putting an age floor on the office means older people serving in it.
Spoiler: no term limits means people stay on a long time, sometimes VERY long.
Spoiler: this is all as designed (except for the Senate's means of election).

// spoiler alert

Threadjack: How is a lurker supposed to differentiate between ikanreed and Dr Dreidel's comments with this new format?

Lighten up, Francis.
You'll get over it.

Perhaps the politics thread was the wrong place to ask. You guys are really touchy, lol. I just noticed and simply asked. Have fun inventing things to get mad over.


If you couldn't sense the sarcasm dripping off my post you're too stupid for Fark.
 
2014-02-04 01:16:59 PM

ecl: Bane of Broone: ecl: Bane of Broone: Dr Dreidel: ikanreed: Spoiler: old white people(especially protestant men) run pretty much everything.

Spoiler: putting an age floor on the office means older people serving in it.
Spoiler: no term limits means people stay on a long time, sometimes VERY long.
Spoiler: this is all as designed (except for the Senate's means of election).

// spoiler alert

Threadjack: How is a lurker supposed to differentiate between ikanreed and Dr Dreidel's comments with this new format?

I HATE THE NEW FORMAT LETS ALL THREADRAGE!!!

jso2897: Bane of Broone: Dr Dreidel: ikanreed: Spoiler: old white people(especially protestant men) run pretty much everything.

Spoiler: putting an age floor on the office means older people serving in it.
Spoiler: no term limits means people stay on a long time, sometimes VERY long.
Spoiler: this is all as designed (except for the Senate's means of election).

// spoiler alert

Threadjack: How is a lurker supposed to differentiate between ikanreed and Dr Dreidel's comments with this new format?

Lighten up, Francis.
You'll get over it.

Perhaps the politics thread was the wrong place to ask. You guys are really touchy, lol. I just noticed and simply asked. Have fun inventing things to get mad over.

If you couldn't sense the sarcasm dripping off my post you're too stupid for Fark.


Yeah, that'll show him that you're a jokester with a good sense of humor.
 
2014-02-04 01:17:22 PM
I lived in California for over 20 years and the most powerful Democrat in the state was the not white Willie Brown.
 
2014-02-04 01:19:07 PM

beb004: I lived in California for over 20 years and the most powerful Democrat in the state was the not white Willie Brown.


Feinstein is Jewish too.
 
2014-02-04 01:20:08 PM

qorkfiend: kindms: Just get rid of Feinstein PLEASE ? That harpy should have retired a LOOONG time ago

I just dont understand folks like this, Her, McCain etc. You guys are all north of 80, you put your time in, made your millions. WHY ON EARTH do they continue to impose themselves on the rest of the country ? Have they not amassed enough wealth ?

I mean most people would be very happy to have the means to retire. These folks refuse to. Odd.

It could just possibly be that Feinstein likes her job, and her constituents like her in it. It's not always about money, you know.


I refuse to believe that anyone actually likes Feinstein.
 
2014-02-04 01:20:48 PM

ikanreed: Spoiler: old white people(especially protestant men) run pretty much everything.


Well, two of the three old white Democrats in question are California's two Senators, both women.  The third is the Governor, Jerry Brown.
 
2014-02-04 01:22:23 PM

HeartBurnKid: genepool lifeboat: Term limits.
Forced retirement age.

That should help.

California has term limits.

/spoiler alert: it doesn't help


Term limits for Federal offices (Senators and House Reps) are unconstitutional.
 
2014-02-04 01:24:20 PM
you misspelled ruin subby.
 
2014-02-04 01:25:03 PM
To be fair, there aren't that many white people in California to choose from.

/exaggerating for (poor) comedic effect; sorry
 
2014-02-04 01:26:02 PM

Frank N Stein: qorkfiend: kindms: Just get rid of Feinstein PLEASE ? That harpy should have retired a LOOONG time ago

I just dont understand folks like this, Her, McCain etc. You guys are all north of 80, you put your time in, made your millions. WHY ON EARTH do they continue to impose themselves on the rest of the country ? Have they not amassed enough wealth ?

I mean most people would be very happy to have the means to retire. These folks refuse to. Odd.

It could just possibly be that Feinstein likes her job, and her constituents like her in it. It's not always about money, you know.

I refuse to believe that anyone actually likes Feinstein.


Perhaps "like" wasn't the right word. Perhaps: her constituents don't mind voting for her?
 
2014-02-04 01:27:05 PM

qorkfiend: Frank N Stein: qorkfiend: kindms: Just get rid of Feinstein PLEASE ? That harpy should have retired a LOOONG time ago

I just dont understand folks like this, Her, McCain etc. You guys are all north of 80, you put your time in, made your millions. WHY ON EARTH do they continue to impose themselves on the rest of the country ? Have they not amassed enough wealth ?

I mean most people would be very happy to have the means to retire. These folks refuse to. Odd.

It could just possibly be that Feinstein likes her job, and her constituents like her in it. It's not always about money, you know.

I refuse to believe that anyone actually likes Feinstein.

Perhaps "like" wasn't the right word. Perhaps: her constituents don't mind voting for her?


Or rather the state GOP keeps running nutbars.
 
2014-02-04 01:28:57 PM

Geotpf: Term limits for Federal offices (Senators and House Reps) are unconstitutional.


Yep. I figured the folks calling for term limits were looking to amend the constitution, which is the same as saying "I am in no way suggesting anything serious so go ahead and ignore me".
 
2014-02-04 01:35:56 PM

Fart_Machine: qorkfiend: Frank N Stein: qorkfiend: kindms: Just get rid of Feinstein PLEASE ? That harpy should have retired a LOOONG time ago

I just dont understand folks like this, Her, McCain etc. You guys are all north of 80, you put your time in, made your millions. WHY ON EARTH do they continue to impose themselves on the rest of the country ? Have they not amassed enough wealth ?

I mean most people would be very happy to have the means to retire. These folks refuse to. Odd.

It could just possibly be that Feinstein likes her job, and her constituents like her in it. It's not always about money, you know.

I refuse to believe that anyone actually likes Feinstein.

Perhaps "like" wasn't the right word. Perhaps: her constituents don't mind voting for her?

Or rather the state GOP keeps running nutbars.


Feinstein won re-election in 2012 with 62.5% of the vote; I'd say that's pretty indicative that the people of California have few problems with the job she's doing as Senator. The last of her opponents to even crack 40% of the vote was in 1994.
 
2014-02-04 01:37:41 PM
Finally, a grievance I can get behind because it'll benefit me: ageism.
 
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