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2014-06-25 06:31:54 PM
7 votes:
This reminds me of the debate between Brown and Whitman during the 2010 campaign.

Whitman tried scoring "fiscal conservative" points by saying something like, "California used to be an economic powerhouse. Don't you want to return to the days of budget surpluses instead of year-over-year deficits?"

Brown replied, "You know who the governor was during those days? I WAS."

I need to find video of it to get the quotes just right. It's easily the sickest burn in a political debate since Lloyd Bentsen's "You're no Jack Kennedy" line. IIRC, Whitman was neck-and-neck in the polls until that line, then never recovered after it.
2014-06-25 08:31:21 PM
5 votes:
Impossible. He raised taxes. I was told the California economy was definitely going to crater after that.
2014-06-25 09:50:33 PM
4 votes:

cirby: So California got their increase by... doing what conservatives have been calling for for years.


So why didn't Arnie do it? Too busy farking the maid?
2014-06-25 09:28:13 PM
4 votes:

MrSteve007: There was a pretty good article recently about California's economy far outpacing the recovery the rest of the country, in terms of the housing industry, budget surplus, employment, etc.

Sure sounds like Obama and those democrats in CA are destroying EVERYTHING!


Naw... we're two notches below Texas, didn't you hear?

/I sincerely hope more people in California will heed that wisdom and strike out for the golden shores of Texas, post haste
2014-06-26 10:32:29 AM
3 votes:

xtech: NO1CURR.

your state is still a shiathole and your residents are fleeing to my state for a better life.

in short, fark off cali farks.


larvalsubjects.files.wordpress.com
2014-06-25 09:02:49 PM
3 votes:
I've been informed by Really Smart Informed Conservatives that California is a financial disaster and is right on the very edge of collapsing, probably taking the entire country down with it.

I've been informed of that for the past 15 years now.

They are generally the same people who inform me that Iran is 15 minutes away from nuking New York.
2014-06-26 03:12:28 PM
2 votes:

xtech: NO1CURR.

your state is still a shiathole and your residents are fleeing to my state for a better life.

in short, fark off cali farks.


Funny, I just took a week camping in the high Sierra's. While hiking through the alpine meadows under the shining sun, traveling over the passes where the emigrants died trying to reach the golden state, viewing the crystal clear waters of Tahoe, coming back home through the fertile fields of the San Joaquin valley just to see the long and comforting view of the sea shore from my bedroom window in the grandly majestic city of San Francisco between two bridges, I thought to myself wow what a shiathole.

This week I'm going down to the pleasant hellhole that is Santa Barbara to see some friends.
2014-06-25 10:35:07 PM
2 votes:

tinyarena: [i347.photobucket.com image 350x245]
Nice! Caly just had it's credit rating upgrayedd
whodidwhatnow?
nvm, gelato?
Kk!


It's funny because California is the only state with ignorant motherfarkers running around

img.fark.net

/at least braindead beach skanks aren't trying to mobilize their fellow morons into a national political movement
2014-06-25 09:11:42 PM
2 votes:
"Bengazi!"   Does this mean Sheldon Cooper is now influential in US foreign policy as well as physics?
2014-06-25 09:08:14 PM
2 votes:
BENGHAZI indeed.....
2014-06-25 08:59:20 PM
2 votes:
Hey, speaking of ol' Meggers... how's HP doin' these days?

/yeah... thought so
2014-06-25 08:55:27 PM
2 votes:

Delay: Mitch Taylor's Bro: dr_blasto: I don't know about that. He's certainly good at running private equity and converting credit to profit. I have no idea what his business management skills are. I do know he got a less-than-positive review of his "leadership" of Massachusetts.

General business and private equity are like comparing general practitioners to the people who remove organs: one is a group dedicated to keeping people healthy and alive, the other just take shiat and leave behind a corpse

GW Bush was a businessman.

TuteTibiImperes: If you rate success by how much money his vampire capital fund can suck out of companies, I suppose he's pretty good. If you rate success as turning around struggling businesses without screwing over the employees, creating more desirable high paying jobs, and possessing any semblance of ethics, he's not so hot.

Okay, that all sounds fair.

IMO, Meg Whitman overestimated her role in growing eBay (similar to the way many "day traders" overestimated their investing skills during the dot-com boom), but when things started to flatten out and she was dealing with actual problems at eBay, she decided to cash out. Nothing wrong with that, of course, but thinking she had the ability to run a state besieged by a massive drop in tax revenue, or even a large, legendary tech company that was being read its last rites, was where she fails. Perhaps Romney is the same?

It's generally agreed that Meg Whitman had no plans at all to govern California. She never produced them against Brown. Her attempt to win the CA governor election was simply a prep to the the White House. Think of Meg as an uglier Ted Cruz.


Or, just think of her as Meg.
silencedogood2010.files.wordpress.com
2014-06-25 08:54:43 PM
2 votes:
B...b...but Detroit!
2014-06-25 08:18:16 PM
2 votes:

Mitch Taylor's Bro: dr_blasto: BKITU: This reminds me of the debate between Brown and Whitman during the 2010 campaign.

Whitman tried scoring "fiscal conservative" points by saying something like, "California used to be an economic powerhouse. Don't you want to return to the days of budget surpluses instead of year-over-year deficits?"

Brown replied, "You know who the governor was during those days? I WAS."

I need to find video of it to get the quotes just right. It's easily the sickest burn in a political debate since Lloyd Bentsen's "You're no Jack Kennedy" line. IIRC, Whitman was neck-and-neck in the polls until that line, then never recovered after it.

She had no business running at all. Like Romney, she expected to buy the seat.

Romney's actually pretty good at business, though, isn't he?


I don't know about that. He's certainly good at running private equity and converting credit to profit. I have no idea what his business management skills are. I do know he got a less-than-positive review of his "leadership" of Massachusetts.

General business and private equity are like comparing general practitioners to the people who remove organs: one is a group dedicated to keeping people healthy and alive, the other just take shiat and leave behind a corpse

GW Bush was a businessman.
2014-06-26 01:21:04 PM
1 votes:

Taxbongo: One party systems dont work. They always fail. Without fresh ideas you stagnate.


You heard it here first, folks. The Republican Party is the Party of Fresh Ideas! They're like Subway in Party form! The Will Smith of political parties, that's the GOP.

shut up.
2014-06-26 11:22:29 AM
1 votes:

xtech: NO1CURR.

your state is still a shiathole and your residents are fleeing to my state for a better life.

in short, fark off cali farks.


I just want to let you know, these changes your body is going through are normal. You'll bleed for a few days every month from now until 60, but your massive collection of cats and knitting will be able to keep you company through the loneliness.
2014-06-26 03:09:03 AM
1 votes:

Bane of Broone: log_jammin: cirby: Gee, that means California is only three notches below Texas, instead of five.

...and they got that rating increase because California's been working at decreasing their public debt instead of just piling it on.

So California got their increase by... doing what conservatives have been calling for for years.

How about that.

so when people like you say something stupid like this, then see all the replies pointing out just how stupid you comment was, and why, do you feel embarrassed? even a tiny bit?

Why should anyone be embarrassed about what a bunch of strangers on the internet think? You really take this shiat seriously? Lol, wow....


Then you surely won't mind when I point out that that was a stupid thing to say, and that you're stupid for saying it.
2014-06-26 12:43:12 AM
1 votes:

cirby: Gee, that means California is only three notches below Texas, instead of five.

...and they got that rating increase because California's been working at decreasing their public debt instead of just piling it on.

So California got their increase by... doing what conservatives have been calling for for years.

How about that.


so when people like you say something stupid like this, then see all the replies pointing out just how stupid you comment was, and why, do you feel embarrassed? even a tiny bit?
2014-06-26 12:37:50 AM
1 votes:

Gyrfalcon: The Why Not Guy: cirby: So California got their increase by... doing what conservatives have been calling for for years.

So why didn't Arnie do it? Too busy farking the maid?

Because he was a Republican, and he ran on "I'm not Gray Davis!" why do you think?


Don't blame me

/I voted for Gary Coleman
2014-06-26 12:20:24 AM
1 votes:

Gyrfalcon: The Why Not Guy: cirby: So California got their increase by... doing what conservatives have been calling for for years.

So why didn't Arnie do it? Too busy farking the maid?

Because he was a Republican, and he ran on "I'm not Gray Davis!" why do you think?


Arnie made Gray Davis look like farking FDR.
2014-06-25 11:25:36 PM
1 votes:

tinyarena: Isitoveryet: tinyarena: Nice! Caly just had it's credit rating upgrayedd
whodidwhatnow?
nvm, gelato?
Kk!

Those girls seem nice, to watch rollerskate.

Actually, most of the women I know who look like that have Ph.D.'s
Most of them can kick my teeth down my throat
Several of them could shoot me from long range
And one of them could dissect me

So, I got that going for me
which is nice


You live near Westwood, huh? :p
2014-06-25 11:02:06 PM
1 votes:

evil saltine: No argument there.


I never get tired of white trash and their misspelled protest signs. They always have that same smug, shiat eating grin on their face too.
2014-06-25 10:58:03 PM
1 votes:

Mrtraveler01: Texans will probably hate to admit it, but oil is still the biggest driver of their growth.


You know where else is a desert wasteland run by anti-intellectual religious conservatives wearing silly headgear, that only gets paid attention to because it produces oil?
2014-06-25 10:57:02 PM
1 votes:

fuhfuhfuh: dookdookdook: It's funny because California is the only state with ignorant motherfarkers running around

While not the only state with this issue, you have to admit that there is a lot of stupid that California can produce.

After all, Issa was elected.


No argument there.

pbs.twimg.com
2014-06-25 10:56:27 PM
1 votes:

Mitch Taylor's Bro: dr_blasto: I don't know about that. He's certainly good at running private equity and converting credit to profit. I have no idea what his business management skills are. I do know he got a less-than-positive review of his "leadership" of Massachusetts.

General business and private equity are like comparing general practitioners to the people who remove organs: one is a group dedicated to keeping people healthy and alive, the other just take shiat and leave behind a corpse

GW Bush was a businessman.

TuteTibiImperes: If you rate success by how much money his vampire capital fund can suck out of companies, I suppose he's pretty good. If you rate success as turning around struggling businesses without screwing over the employees, creating more desirable high paying jobs, and possessing any semblance of ethics, he's not so hot.

Okay, that all sounds fair.

IMO, Meg Whitman overestimated her role in growing eBay (similar to the way many "day traders" overestimated their investing skills during the dot-com boom), but when things started to flatten out and she was dealing with actual problems at eBay, she decided to cash out. Nothing wrong with that, of course, but thinking she had the ability to run a state besieged by a massive drop in tax revenue, or even a large, legendary tech company that was being read its last rites, was where she fails. Perhaps Romney is the same?


My boss was her boss 25+ years ago. He's a rigid old bastard. He says she's always been as "worthless as birth control pills at a gay bar".
2014-06-25 10:39:36 PM
1 votes:

dookdookdook:
It's funny because California is the only state with ignorant motherfarkers running around

/at least braindead beach skanks aren't trying to mobilize their fellow morons into a national political movement


But it would be totes Grand if they did!
I'd vote more often, if you know what I mean, and I think you do
2014-06-25 10:23:44 PM
1 votes:
i347.photobucket.com
Nice! Caly just had it's credit rating upgrayedd
whodidwhatnow?
nvm, gelato?
Kk!
2014-06-25 09:38:59 PM
1 votes:

HotWingConspiracy: When you marginalize conservatives, society can actually function.


That is a very illiberal viewpoint. Conservatives deserve the same amount of representation that we do
2014-06-25 09:33:08 PM
1 votes:

Aldon: cirby: So California got their increase by... doing what conservatives have been calling for for years.*

*....but they actually never do.  Like when they elected the last conservative republican, twice, who ballooned the debt.


/Let's stop pretending that what "conservatives" call for but never do is something they deserve credit for.  Liberal Democrats have actually proven they are the most fiscally "conservative".


I'll go with this:

HotWingConspiracy: When you marginalize conservatives, society can actually function.

2014-06-25 09:32:18 PM
1 votes:

Delay: uglier Ted Cruz


divide by zero? I think not
2014-06-25 09:31:21 PM
1 votes:

Lunchlady: cirby: Gee, that means California is only three notches below Texas, instead of five.

...and they got that rating increase because California's been working at decreasing their public debt instead of just piling it on.

So California got their increase by... doing what conservatives have been calling for for years.

How about that.

..... by raising taxes.

How about that.


And it took a Democrat to do something a Republican promised.  How about that?
2014-06-25 09:27:12 PM
1 votes:

Notabunny: It's a public works project with significant local multiplayer effects.


Hah! Sometimes autocorrect errors still work.
2014-06-25 09:26:41 PM
1 votes:
cirby: So California got their increase by... doing what conservatives have been calling for for years.*

*....but they actually never do.  Like when they elected the last conservative republican, twice, who ballooned the debt.


/Let's stop pretending that what "conservatives" call for but never do is something they deserve credit for.  Liberal Democrats have actually proven they are the most fiscally "conservative".
2014-06-25 09:00:36 PM
1 votes:
2014-06-25 08:59:36 PM
1 votes:

Rwa2play: BKITU: This reminds me of the debate between Brown and Whitman during the 2010 campaign.

Whitman tried scoring "fiscal conservative" points by saying something like, "California used to be an economic powerhouse. Don't you want to return to the days of budget surpluses instead of year-over-year deficits?"

Brown replied, "You know who the governor was during those days? I WAS."

I need to find video of it to get the quotes just right. It's easily the sickest burn in a political debate since Lloyd Bentsen's "You're no Jack Kennedy" line. IIRC, Whitman was neck-and-neck in the polls until that line, then never recovered after it.

Wow, that really happened?!  YOWZA, that was a grade-A, third degree sick-ass burn.


http://gawker.com/5673732/meg-whitman-loved-california-when-jerry-br ow n-was-governor
2014-06-25 08:47:40 PM
1 votes:

Mitch Taylor's Bro: dr_blasto: I don't know about that. He's certainly good at running private equity and converting credit to profit. I have no idea what his business management skills are. I do know he got a less-than-positive review of his "leadership" of Massachusetts.

General business and private equity are like comparing general practitioners to the people who remove organs: one is a group dedicated to keeping people healthy and alive, the other just take shiat and leave behind a corpse

GW Bush was a businessman.

TuteTibiImperes: If you rate success by how much money his vampire capital fund can suck out of companies, I suppose he's pretty good. If you rate success as turning around struggling businesses without screwing over the employees, creating more desirable high paying jobs, and possessing any semblance of ethics, he's not so hot.

Okay, that all sounds fair.

IMO, Meg Whitman overestimated her role in growing eBay (similar to the way many "day traders" overestimated their investing skills during the dot-com boom), but when things started to flatten out and she was dealing with actual problems at eBay, she decided to cash out. Nothing wrong with that, of course, but thinking she had the ability to run a state besieged by a massive drop in tax revenue, or even a large, legendary tech company that was being read its last rites, was where she fails. Perhaps Romney is the same?


It's generally agreed that Meg Whitman had no plans at all to govern California. She never produced them against Brown. Her attempt to win the CA governor election was simply a prep to the the White House. Think of Meg as an uglier Ted Cruz.
 
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