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2020-11-23 9:18:57 AM  
How can one person be diverse, subby?

/pedant
 
2020-11-23 10:53:12 AM  

Eddie Hazel's E string: How can one person be diverse, subby?

/pedant


They would just have to be the most unique.
 
2020-11-23 11:54:09 AM  
Oh, sure, but when a fine, upstanding person like Lindsey Graham is begging a nice young man to fill his vacant seat, you LIB preverts think it's a bad thing!
 
2020-11-23 12:19:10 PM  
Gavin Newsom thinks he's going to be elected President someday. [NARRATOR: "That will never happen."]  So much so, in fact, that he would've probably been just as happy to see Trump win this year so that he could run in 2024 with no Dem incumbent President, so now he knows he would probably have to wait until 2028 to run (and lose).  He will want to appoint someone to Harris's seat who he does not see as potential competition then. It would also be nice if he could appoint someone who would be good at being a Senator, but that's not really part of the equation for him or any other California politician.

Given that, the best choice would be Ted Lieu. He would be a great Senator, and because he was born in Taiwan he's ineligible to run for President. Of course, that will not happen because he's not female enough or dark-skinned enough to check enough of the "diversity" boxes, but he would be a good pick for Gavin.

A better pick would be Katie Porter, but Gavin would view her as potential competition, and she checks only one "diversity" box.
 
2020-11-23 5:05:10 PM  
Woman of Color always trumps Man of Color, don't you know your intersectionality, governor?
 
2020-11-23 5:05:38 PM  
We all know the only color that matters is green.
 
2020-11-23 5:07:09 PM  
Should be Mitchel or Breed. The other three are OVER retirement age already. The Democrats need to stop pushing the geezers. No Silent, No Boomers. Gen-X or Millennials.
 
2020-11-23 5:07:22 PM  
Can't we just get the best person, regardless of race or gender?

I get the point, but you'll do more damage than good this way.
 
2020-11-23 5:07:23 PM  
I still think Jerry Brown, or a 70+ Hispanic with a distinguished career and no higher ambitions, is the way to go.
 
2020-11-23 5:09:08 PM  
I wonder if George Takei would accept being selected for that job? Perhaps governance isn't as much fun without Trump to kick around.
 
2020-11-23 5:09:14 PM  
As long as he doesn't nominate his ex-wife, we're all good.

/The best...
//Is yet...
///To come...
 
2020-11-23 5:09:18 PM  
I look forward to hearing from Fark's fine people that only a white man can be selected, otherwise you're using race and gender qualifications.
 
2020-11-23 5:09:20 PM  
Ooh, I'd say go with Maxine Waters - she doesn't take any shiat from anybody. However, she's 82, so they might need to fill the seat again sooner than expected.
 
2020-11-23 5:09:51 PM  
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Gavin: If you don't get on that plane you'll regret it.
Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but soon and for the rest of your life.
You belong with Joe.  You're part of his work.  The thing that keeps him going.

Kamala: But, what about us?

Gavin: We'll always have,, Pomona...
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Gavin: Garcetti, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
~ THE END ~
 
2020-11-23 5:10:31 PM  

Unscratchable_Itch: Ooh, I'd say go with Maxine Waters - she doesn't take any shiat from anybody. However, she's 82, so they might need to fill the seat again sooner than expected.


Maxine Waters could burn more Republicans in a few days than anyone else could in a full term.  I like this idea.
 
2020-11-23 5:11:20 PM  
They all sound good. And why not Willie Brown, a man of singular distinction in CaliPol?
 
2020-11-23 5:11:49 PM  
"There's no way that Gavin Newsom should allow anyone other than a Black woman to fill the seat of Harris, who's only the second Black woman in the history of the U.S. Senate," Brown told POLITICO on Sunday. "There should be no contest."

So that's a no to anyone but a black woman. So no Asian, Latinx, Native American, Caucasian, et al., people need apply even if they're gay or transgender. Good to know the seat is strictly for a black woman. No Indian (dot) Americans for the seat allowed.
 
2020-11-23 5:11:52 PM  

BeansNfranks: Can't we just get the best person, regardless of race or gender?

I get the point, but you'll do more damage than good this way.


That's not how woke works.
 
2020-11-23 5:11:57 PM  

Cyberluddite: Gavin Newsom thinks he's going to be elected President someday. [NARRATOR: "That will never happen."]  So much so, in fact, that he would've probably been just as happy to see Trump win this year so that he could run in 2024 with no Dem incumbent President, so now he knows he would probably have to wait until 2028 to run (and lose).  He will want to appoint someone to Harris's seat who he does not see as potential competition then. It would also be nice if he could appoint someone who would be good at being a Senator, but that's not really part of the equation for him or any other California politician.

Given that, the best choice would be Ted Lieu. He would be a great Senator, and because he was born in Taiwan he's ineligible to run for President. Of course, that will not happen because he's not female enough or dark-skinned enough to check enough of the "diversity" boxes, but he would be a good pick for Gavin.

A better pick would be Katie Porter, but Gavin would view her as potential competition, and she checks only one "diversity" box.


Bass would also be a good pick.
 
2020-11-23 5:12:28 PM  
Katie Porter would rock as a senator.
 
2020-11-23 5:12:45 PM  
I'm not usually extremely keen on eliminating candidates because they don't fit a particular gender/ethnicity criterion...but California is 40% Latin. I think that population deserves representation.

Ideally, get Feinstein to retire so he can fill both seats and make everyone happy.
 
2020-11-23 5:13:44 PM  
Can Newsom put himself in there?

1) No more headache or blame for state COVID governing

2) it is extremely easy to get re-elected Senator in California with little money. save CADEM and act blue a shiat ton of $$
 
2020-11-23 5:13:50 PM  
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Perhaps the best is yet to come for California?
 
2020-11-23 5:15:13 PM  

jaytkay: I look forward to hearing from Fark's fine people that only a white man can be selected, otherwise you're using race and gender qualifications.


Of course not!!! Governor Newsom can fill that seat with whomever he gets pressured into by the donors... maybe if he's lucky he can get a free dinner out of it somewhere.
 
2020-11-23 5:15:50 PM  

Cyberluddite: A better pick would be Katie Porter, but Gavin would view her as potential competition, and she checks only one "diversity" box.


Gavin may get a second term as gov but I doubt he has the traction for anything beyond that. He had a shot at being a bold leader during the pandemic and went mushy. Unlike Cuomo he has not been able to sell and stick to tough measures.

The big problem with Porter is she reps Irvine. Pull her out and you risk the seat going Republican. Libby Schaaf and Xavier Becerra keep coming up. Becerra would be the party pick, if not selected for AG, since he shores up the CA Latino base.
 
2020-11-23 5:15:55 PM  
Fill [any reasonably attractive woman's] vacant seat.

That's all I got from that.

//yes, I'm 12.
 
2020-11-23 5:16:37 PM  
The best person would be Katie Porter. But apparently not diverse enough.
 
2020-11-23 5:18:06 PM  

sinner4ever: We all know the only color that matters is green.


It seems the only color that actually matters is white, as in "We don't care what color they are as long as they aren't white."  This isn't promotion of a particular race, just discrimination against one in particular.

A person's skin color should not prevent them from getting a job if they are the best qualified; that didn't used to be controversial.
 
2020-11-23 5:20:13 PM  

Cyberluddite: Gavin Newsom thinks he's going to be elected President someday. [NARRATOR: "That will never happen."]  So much so, in fact, that he would've probably been just as happy to see Trump win this year so that he could run in 2024 with no Dem incumbent President, so now he knows he would probably have to wait until 2028 to run (and lose).  He will want to appoint someone to Harris's seat who he does not see as potential competition then. It would also be nice if he could appoint someone who would be good at being a Senator, but that's not really part of the equation for him or any other California politician.

Given that, the best choice would be Ted Lieu. He would be a great Senator, and because he was born in Taiwan he's ineligible to run for President. Of course, that will not happen because he's not female enough or dark-skinned enough to check enough of the "diversity" boxes, but he would be a good pick for Gavin.

A better pick would be Katie Porter, but Gavin would view her as potential competition, and she checks only one "diversity" box.


They should get Feinstein to retire and Ted and Katie should run for her seat.
Whomever wins we all win.
 
2020-11-23 5:20:18 PM  
Padilla is a lightweight. Not senator material. Corporations and the like would like him because he'll do their bidding, which I presume was the content of the meeting Newsom had with Lobbyists at French Laundry. Willie Brown really ought not to stick his nose into this, but in this case, he's doing the right thing. Of the three, Karen Bass makes the best sense, consider Maxine is in her 80s and Barbara Lee is 74. Karen Bass is no spring chicken either, as she's 67, so she's got 2-3 terms before she'll be too old as well. Nanette Barragan, who is only 44, might be a good choice: safe district for D's, hispanic, female, young.
 
2020-11-23 5:21:19 PM  

GrinzGrimly: sinner4ever: We all know the only color that matters is green.

It seems the only color that actually matters is white, as in "We don't care what color they are as long as they aren't white."  This isn't promotion of a particular race, just discrimination against one in particular.

A person's skin color should not prevent them from getting a job if they are the best qualified; that didn't used to be controversial.


Then do tell us, rightwing Trumper, which California Democrat is best qualified for the seat?
 
2020-11-23 5:21:31 PM  

Cyberluddite: Gavin Newsom thinks he's going to be elected President someday. [NARRATOR: "That will never happen."]  So much so, in fact, that he would've probably been just as happy to see Trump win this year so that he could run in 2024 with no Dem incumbent President, so now he knows he would probably have to wait until 2028 to run (and lose).  He will want to appoint someone to Harris's seat who he does not see as potential competition then. It would also be nice if he could appoint someone who would be good at being a Senator, but that's not really part of the equation for him or any other California politician.

Given that, the best choice would be Ted Lieu. He would be a great Senator, and because he was born in Taiwan he's ineligible to run for President. Of course, that will not happen because he's not female enough or dark-skinned enough to check enough of the "diversity" boxes, but he would be a good pick for Gavin.

A better pick would be Katie Porter, but Gavin would view her as potential competition, and she checks only one "diversity" box.


Have Katie take over for DiFi when she keels over or asked to retire.
 
2020-11-23 5:21:54 PM  

fragMasterFlash: I wonder if George Takei would accept being selected for that job? Perhaps governance isn't as much fun without Trump to kick around.


He's 83, so unfortunately his health may not permit it. A decade ago, (in Newsome's shoes) I'd have named him w/o question as he has no higher ambitions and has done wonders for Asian and gay rights.
 
2020-11-23 5:22:10 PM  
Congressman Ro Khanna?

https://khanna.house.gov/
 
2020-11-23 5:24:09 PM  

stpickrell: fragMasterFlash: I wonder if George Takei would accept being selected for that job? Perhaps governance isn't as much fun without Trump to kick around.

He's 83, so unfortunately his health may not permit it. A decade ago, (in Newsome's shoes) I'd have named him w/o question as he has no higher ambitions and has done wonders for Asian and gay rights.


Japanese 83 is the Caucasian 55, IMHO.
 
2020-11-23 5:26:15 PM  

cptrios: I'm not usually extremely keen on eliminating candidates because they don't fit a particular gender/ethnicity criterion...but California is 40% Latin. I think that population deserves representation.

Ideally, get Feinstein to retire so he can fill both seats and make everyone happy.


Yeah, I don't have an opinion on Padilla himself, but picking the son of Mexican immigrants seems a good choice.

California hasn't had a male senator since January 1993.  I think it would.be fine to pick a male.

Maybe we should focus on getting.a female governor.
 
2020-11-23 5:26:55 PM  

stpickrell: I still think Jerry Brown, or a 70+ Hispanic with a distinguished career and no higher ambitions, is the way to go.


In that case i nominate Danny Trejo for the job
 
2020-11-23 5:30:01 PM  

GrinzGrimly: sinner4ever: We all know the only color that matters is green.

It seems the only color that actually matters is white, as in "We don't care what color they are as long as they aren't white."  This isn't promotion of a particular race, just discrimination against one in particular.

A person's skin color should not prevent them from getting a job if they are the best qualified; that didn't used to be controversial.


Funny you mention that a person's skin color should not prevent them from getting the job, yet for well over 100 years in CA, that person's skin color (and number of testicles he has between his legs) were the first requirement to being considered for the job. Now, once we've finally had some female and non-white representation, we get the "oh, we should not be using skin color or gender..." fark off.
 
2020-11-23 5:32:21 PM  
So the concern is that some people think he had to replace her with another black woman, but he wants to replace her with a Latino man. Or he can choose from a diverse group of representatives (Ted Lieu, Katie Porter, Ro Khanna). I mean, considering some of the people that have been appointed by other governors, I have no problem with him replacing Kamala with any number of likely candidates. I understand that people are going to look out for their particular representation, but this is one of those abundance of riches issues. If it's not a Moscow Mitch type, California will be fine.

Now about Dianne....
 
2020-11-23 5:33:42 PM  

Corn_Fed: GrinzGrimly: sinner4ever: We all know the only color that matters is green.

It seems the only color that actually matters is white, as in "We don't care what color they are as long as they aren't white."  This isn't promotion of a particular race, just discrimination against one in particular.

A person's skin color should not prevent them from getting a job if they are the best qualified; that didn't used to be controversial.

Then do tell us, rightwing Trumper, which California Democrat is best qualified for the seat?


I don't know or care. If the article was pushing for a particular candidate based on their specific merits, I'd have no reason to object.

If I walked up to a diner and there was a sign outside that said "Marcus Johnson should be able to eat here", I'd think "yep, probably so."  This reads a lot more like "No whites allowed."
 
2020-11-23 5:48:13 PM  
GrinzGrimly:
A person's skin color should not prevent them from getting a job if they are the best qualified; that didn't used to be controversial.

Because there is precisely one best qualified person for the job. There is an objective measurement and only one person has the highest score.

/ This is how conservatives think
// And toddlers
 
2020-11-23 6:02:26 PM  
I hereby nominate Tommy Chong and his Green New Deal.
 
2020-11-23 6:09:22 PM  

jaytkay: GrinzGrimly:
A person's skin color should not prevent them from getting a job if they are the best qualified; that didn't used to be controversial.

Because there is precisely one best qualified person for the job. There is an objective measurement and only one person has the highest score.

/ This is how conservatives think
// And toddlers


"There is no objective way to measure most of the characteristics we're looking for in this person, all we know at this point is we should exclude one group based on their race."

/ This is how liberals think
// And bigots
 
2020-11-23 6:15:30 PM  

GrinzGrimly: jaytkay: GrinzGrimly:
A person's skin color should not prevent them from getting a job if they are the best qualified; that didn't used to be controversial.

Because there is precisely one best qualified person for the job. There is an objective measurement and only one person has the highest score.

/ This is how conservatives think
// And toddlers

"There is no objective way to measure most of the characteristics we're looking for in this person, all we know at this point is we should exclude one group based on their race."

/ This is how liberals think
// And bigots


You're so provocative here on Fark. Do you get enough attention on Parler too?
 
2020-11-23 6:21:13 PM  

GrinzGrimly: sinner4ever: We all know the only color that matters is green.

It seems the only color that actually matters is white, as in "We don't care what color they are as long as they aren't white."  This isn't promotion of a particular race, just discrimination against one in particular.

A person's skin color should not prevent them from getting a job if they are the best qualified; that didn't used to be controversial.


I don't recall hearing a peep from you when Trump said he wanted to replace RBG with a woman.
 
2020-11-23 6:23:58 PM  
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2020-11-23 6:26:24 PM  
My state has had two female senators for decades  I think we've proven that there's not a glass ceiling where that's concerned. It's ok to appoint someone male this time.
 
2020-11-23 6:49:04 PM  
There's nothing wrong with Padilla.

In fact, he'd be the first male California Senator in *years*.

I've always like the idea of Senator Katie Porter or Senator Ted Lieu myself.
 
2020-11-23 6:51:55 PM  

Algebrat: As long as he doesn't nominate his ex-wife, we're all good.

/The best...
//Is yet...
///To come...


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2020-11-23 7:02:38 PM  
How hard can it be to find a Guatemalan trans midget with Parkinson's in CA?
 
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