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2021-09-15 12:59:57 AM  

Karma Chameleon: So the libs weren't spited? I shoved horse dewormer up my ass for nothing?


There's always OnlyFans
 
2021-09-15 1:00:10 AM  

TheJoe03: Moniker o' Shame: News Flash!  Nobody that does not live in California gives a flying.

You're stupid if you actually think that.


Says the guy from California...  America is a Republic.  The states are somewhat allowed to do as they want.  California can elect whoever they want.  I live in Illinois and Wisconsin and what California does means zero to me.  What possible reason why would I give a rat's ass as I have never even been to California and have no plans to do so?  This has no effect on my life whatsoever.  Should I care because the media has been obsessing over it?  They also obsess whenever the east coast gets a snow storm...  ...in winter of all seasons.
 
2021-09-15 1:01:06 AM  
I haven't seen election fraud on this scale since the 2022 and 2024 elections. Cheating Democrats.
 
2021-09-15 1:01:21 AM  

TWX: FarkingChas: TWX: mofa: As a Californian, I'm beginning to unclench. Fortunately, Larry Elder was the front-running Republican, and many people in California HATE HIM. I'm pretty sure he helped suppress Republican recall votes.

Weird; our one state is 12% of the United States population, and Caitlin Jenner probably came in like fifth place.

Your state needs to divide itself into three states, one centered around SF, one centered around LA, and one centered around SD.

That way 12 percent of the population ends up with at least 12% of the senators, instead of 4% like right now.

But that's not the plan the conservaturds keep pushing. They want to keep the 3 cities in one state. Then create 2 new red states with all the other areas. Like they did years ago by creating South Dakota to create a new red state.

Well aware of that.

I'd still like to see it done this way though, because when it comes to why states should be divided, it should be based on fixing problems with proportional representation due to extremely uneven population counts.


HEY. These acres of emptiness in SD have a right to be hearrrrrrrrrrd! Typical libnutz.

/CSB: android changed that to kibbitz
 
2021-09-15 1:01:30 AM  
I am *so* relieved that Tom got kicked to the curb.
 
2021-09-15 1:01:33 AM  

Ass_Master_Flash: Riverside is going to burn tonight


Is that a part of California that isn't already burning?!?
 
2021-09-15 1:02:31 AM  
Is French Laundry really that good?
I wouldn't know. I ate there in... 2017? but I was too inebriated to make sense of a fine dining experience. I remember paying $200 for fried chicken.

Anyway don't start your Napa tours at 9 AM and expect to enjoy your dinner. I feel dizzy just picturing the place.
 
2021-09-15 1:02:48 AM  

Herb Utsmelz: [Fark user image image 220x220]


NORM! You don't hear much about him anymore. I wonder what he's up to.
 
2021-09-15 1:03:53 AM  

Moniker o' Shame: TheJoe03: Moniker o' Shame: News Flash!  Nobody that does not live in California gives a flying.

You're stupid if you actually think that.

Says the guy from California...  America is a Republic.  The states are somewhat allowed to do as they want.  California can elect whoever they want.  I live in Illinois and Wisconsin and what California does means zero to me.  What possible reason why would I give a rat's ass as I have never even been to California and have no plans to do so?  This has no effect on my life whatsoever.  Should I care because the media has been obsessing over it?  They also obsess whenever the east coast gets a snow storm...  ...in winter of all seasons.


Michigander here. And I very much care.
 
2021-09-15 1:04:15 AM  
Sorry, but people who were upset at Newsom over trivial shiat like French Laundry are stupid people. Like, "how dare Obama wear a tan suit"-level stupidity. Please never cast another vote in your life--you're not qualified to think.
 
2021-09-15 1:05:05 AM  

TWX: mithras_angel: The numbers are so bad for the GOP, this was Elder abuse.


Even Orange County, which has long been a Republican stronghold (only sorta in the last few years) went over 55% no.  (Subject to change as more returns come in.)

Wasn't the Republican hold on Orange County broken the better part of a decade ago now?


Not from my trip up there this weekend.  North of Laguna Beach - Newport Beach was like... scary with the recall Newsom banners and the Trump, Gadsen and Confederate(!)  flags
 
2021-09-15 1:05:14 AM  
Good job CA.  If you don't like Newsome, better to replace him next year in an election where a crackpot without a majority can't win.
 
2021-09-15 1:05:26 AM  

mrshowrules: Tracianne: [Fark user image 594x234]

No one brings the shade better than Sulu.


Sulu
Youtube N64vgIbIhe4

Well he worked for the captain and he worked for Mr. Spock,
Eventually he bent 'em over and showed 'em how he docked,
And if they didn't like it they could just get out and walk,
Because he went on to man the con and taught Starfleet how to rock.
 
2021-09-15 1:05:32 AM  
TwowheelinTim:

NORM! You don't hear much about him anymore. I wonder what he's up to.

Well...
 
2021-09-15 1:05:40 AM  

Fart_Machine: No charismatic moderate celebrity Republican this time.  Womp womp.


Well, the governor at that time was exponentially worse too. And a (R)epugnicant
 
2021-09-15 1:05:46 AM  
 
2021-09-15 1:06:47 AM  
Newsom should celebrate by giving a tax credit to anyone who comes to Cali for an abortion from texas and then stays.
 
2021-09-15 1:08:23 AM  

Corn_Fed: Sorry, but people who were upset at Newsom over trivial shiat like French Laundry are stupid people. Like, "how dare Obama wear a tan suit"-level stupidity. Please never cast another vote in your life--you're not qualified to think.


Fark that, people absolutely had a right to be upset at him.  That was a monumental lapse in judgement and shows how out of touch most career politicians are with the electorate. That event was not in any way a reason for the waste of time and money of a farking recall though, or am indictment of his gubernatorial actions during the pandemic.
 
2021-09-15 1:09:00 AM  

RolandTGunner: Great, now California needs to change their stupid recall rules.


CA State Senator Steve Glazer tweeted today that reform of the recall process is on the agenda of the appropriate CA legislative committee, and CA SOS Shirley Weber has made similar remarks.
 
2021-09-15 1:09:10 AM  
He just slipped and said, "we may have lost the war..."

Now he's ranting about school choice.

What the "school choice" proponents won't tell you is that it favors the wealthy...vouchers won't pay full tuition at most private schools in CA; it just reduces the cost for the wealthy.
 
2021-09-15 1:09:31 AM  
KNX just cut off his speech. Ha!
 
2021-09-15 1:10:07 AM  

Sanguine Dawn: I know a guy who did phone-banking for Newsom. And he farking hates Newsom. That should tell you just how toxic Larry Elder was to Californians.


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2021-09-15 1:10:26 AM  
Oh, rats, he's back on again. Still ranting, and just mentioned the French Laundry restaurant again.
 
2021-09-15 1:11:17 AM  
I'm very happy about this. I told hubby when the Mango Moron was installed by Russia that we would only survive those four years because we live in CA with a Dem gov. Then the traitors started trying to oust the next Dem gov and if they had succeeded, we'd head down the FL route (and hardly anyone survives that). I'm happy and proud that two-thirds of the state is sane, and that I live in one of the sanest parts. I've never seen a MAGA hat in the wild or even a sign. It's really nice, folks, can't even tell you how nice it is. Now, to fix the recall bullshiat asap!
 
2021-09-15 1:11:38 AM  

Sergeant Angle: Election fraud claims in 3..2..1..


-1...-2...-3...-4...
 
2021-09-15 1:11:46 AM  

Enigmamf: anfrind: Skeleton Man: Sergeant Angle: Election fraud claims in 3..2..1..

Maybe there was election fraud. I find it hard to believe that 33% of Californians are death cultists. But I've never been there myself, so.

The rural parts of the state tend to be just as red as any red state, especially the far north and the Central Valley.

In fact, if you drive down any major highway in the Central Valley, you'll likely see several "Congress created dust bowl" signs, arguing that the California drought is a hoax intended to put hardworking farmers out of business so that they'll have to go on welfare and become Democrats.

There is at least some basis to their claims - they argue that less water should be set aside for wildlife / fish preservation in the delta. In dry years currently, environmental uses (species protection and salinity standards) are allocated about 60% of delta inflows.


As a Central Valley resident, I'd like to point out that Congress appropriated the money for the Central Valley Project, and the Army Corps dams that time releases with the growing seasons, and the Bureau of Reclamation projects, and the levees, and a lot of infrastructure to move water south where it's sold to the contractors at below market rates.

If Congress also says we have to keep the Delta alive, that's their prerogative.

/Full scale pumping during drought would kill the Delta farmers which rely on a fresh-water Delta
//And the commercial fishing industry
///And no one told you to grow orchards using paper water; that water is for row crops
 
2021-09-15 1:12:36 AM  

Firm Tautology: Aetre: [aetre.xepher.net image 300x176]

A good night for a No vote. Gratz on not going off the rails, Cali.

We're off the rails in completely different ways. We may be crazy, but we're not stupid.


Speak for yourself. I may be stupid but I'm not crazy
 
2021-09-15 1:12:42 AM  

dericwater: Sergeant Angle: Election fraud claims in 3..2..1..

-1...-2...-3...-4...


circle... cloud... butter
 
2021-09-15 1:14:07 AM  

TwowheelinTim: Skeleton Man: Sergeant Angle: Election fraud claims in 3..2..1..

Maybe there was election fraud. I find it hard to believe that 33% of Californians are death cultists. But I've never been there myself, so.

Oh we got them. Fortunately they're a bit outnumbered.


Out in the desert Humanity can get pretty scarce and Death pretty close. Cultists of one flavor or another actually founded a lot of the "towns" in San Bernardino County. I am so glad to be Canadian now.
 
2021-09-15 1:14:17 AM  

Mrtraveler01: The recall probably would have had a chance if the GOP ran someone who was more moderate like Schwarzenegger.

Instead they went the Trump route and backed some hack talk show host.


A moderate would have no chance.  Who would vote for him?  Republicans would throw their votes on a MAGAt and dems would still vote no on the recall.  Schwarenegger was a unique case.  Gray Davis was taking the heat for the energy crisis (which we later found out was all Enron shenanigans) and Shwarzenegger was a well-liked known quantity that people trusted.  There wasn't anyone the republicans could have put up that stood a chance.
 
2021-09-15 1:14:38 AM  

Lorelle: Oh, rats, he's back on again. Still ranting, and just mentioned the French Laundry restaurant again.


So he rehashed his standard monologue from when he was on AM talk radio.
 
2021-09-15 1:14:47 AM  
Geeze. Turned to Fox News from some freshly squeezed conservative tears and they already changed the subject to a congressional hearing where Turd Cruz was yelling at Secretary of State Hey Blinkin.
 
2021-09-15 1:16:12 AM  
Dang it, I'd love to be back in CA, but the mortgage on my 20 acre property out in the Oregon wilderness costs me ~$1000/mo, whereas our rental in our old OC neighborhood would be $15k/mo. Yeah, no kidding.
Go Gavin! Fark all of 'em repugnicant nazi farks.
 
2021-09-15 1:16:13 AM  

Purple_Urkle: [iFrame https://www.youtube.com/embed/F57P9C4S​AW4?autoplay=1&widget_referrer=https%3​A%2F%2Fwww.fark.com&start=0&enablejsap​i=1&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.fark.com&​widgetid=1] Cal li for nia girls, they vote for Democrats
Trump-trash trolls drive Ladas and suck
Elder goes to cry on Tucker Carlson,
oh whoa oh a oh

CAL LI FOR NIA!


You came in with lesser gurls.

Big Star - September Gurls from Radio City
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2021-09-15 1:16:44 AM  

Ass_Master_Flash: Riverside is going to burn tonight


Good.
 
2021-09-15 1:17:35 AM  

jst3p: anfrind: Skeleton Man: Sergeant Angle: Election fraud claims in 3..2..1..

Maybe there was election fraud. I find it hard to believe that 33% of Californians are death cultists. But I've never been there myself, so.


The rural parts of the state tend to be just as red as any red state, especially the far north and the Central Valley.

Two hours outside of any major city is Alabama, this is true no matter what state it is.


Depends on your definition of "major city" the entire county of Humboldt has less than half the population of Anaheim, CA and Biden got over 60% of the vote. And voted NO on the recall by almost 70%.
 
2021-09-15 1:18:10 AM  

mcnguyen: Mrtraveler01: The recall probably would have had a chance if the GOP ran someone who was more moderate like Schwarzenegger.

Instead they went the Trump route and backed some hack talk show host.

A moderate would have no chance.  Who would vote for him?  Republicans would throw their votes on a MAGAt and dems would still vote no on the recall.  Schwarenegger was a unique case.  Gray Davis was taking the heat for the energy crisis (which we later found out was all Enron shenanigans) and Shwarzenegger was a well-liked known quantity that people trusted.  There wasn't anyone the republicans could have put up that stood a chance.


The best part of 2003 was watching Darrell Issa crying.
 
2021-09-15 1:18:41 AM  

GitOffaMyLawn: Ass_Master_Flash: Riverside is going to burn tonight

Good.


Stay upwind of the meth fire.

/unless that's your thing
 
2021-09-15 1:19:11 AM  

suid: maxandgrinch: Damn, I was hoping out of the 50+ candidates who tossed their name in the mud slinger and we'd get some random Colorado pot enthusiast or an Olympic medal winner....

[Fark user image image 425x318]

Oh, I see you missed "Angelyne" who goes by just one name.


But the 70 year old billboard model and her dog seemed so perfect.

The dog doesn't eat much. And she likes pizza.

I'm sure she would have done a great job.
 
2021-09-15 1:19:19 AM  

Trocadero: jst3p: anfrind: Skeleton Man: Sergeant Angle: Election fraud claims in 3..2..1..

Maybe there was election fraud. I find it hard to believe that 33% of Californians are death cultists. But I've never been there myself, so.


The rural parts of the state tend to be just as red as any red state, especially the far north and the Central Valley.

Two hours outside of any major city is Alabama, this is true no matter what state it is.

Two hours can't get you from LAX to Westwood on a Friday afternoon.


Sure you could. On a bicycle it wouldn't take more than twenty minutes.
 
2021-09-15 1:19:20 AM  

skybird659: Alien Robot: Sanguine Dawn: That should tell you just how toxic Larry Elder was to Californians.

Campaigning while black. How dare he.

Arsehole dickhead tRumplickers come in all colors. Just ask Kanye West or Steve Harvey.


Steve Harvey?  WTF?  Really?  Whatever.  There are asshole everywhere.
 
2021-09-15 1:20:46 AM  

Scruffynerf: Geeze. Turned to Fox News from some freshly squeezed conservative tears and they already changed the subject to a congressional hearing where Turd Cruz was yelling at Secretary of State Hey Blinkin.


Yeah, they gave up when the margin got too big... and went back to vaccine mandates and missing hot white chicks.
 
2021-09-15 1:21:29 AM  

suid: maxandgrinch: Damn, I was hoping out of the 50+ candidates who tossed their name in the mud slinger and we'd get some random Colorado pot enthusiast or an Olympic medal winner....

[Fark user image image 425x318]

Oh, I see you missed "Angelyne" who goes by just one name.


'We've had Gray, we've had Brown now it's time for some Pink.'

Angelyne: Running for governor since 2003 when she was only 53.
 
2021-09-15 1:21:52 AM  

Duck_of_Doom: Quick and Dirty: I have a story about ripping apart a rotisserie chicken at a picnic in a graveyard, while watching classic movies being screened on the wall of a mausoleum -- everyone there was horrified, but they still ate the chicken -- even the guy with the weepy eye.

Frankly, that sounds awesome. Who wouldn't want to do that? Please say you were watching things like Dracula, or Frankenstein, or Night of the Living Dead.


All I know for sure is this: It was date night -- the wife and I were hosting her best friend and the date for her night. I had been drinking lots of wine and vaguely remember someone handing me a rotisserie chicken and a plastic knife -- like I was supposed to cut that poor bird with a plastic knife.

Me being a good-ol' boy, I just remember tossing that "knife" and laughing with glee while I drew & quartered that thing with my bare hands, and handed thighs & breasts to everyone sitting there on the picnic blanket; with their organic potato salads on their paper plates as a side.

It was actually kinda' romantic, looking back at it...

The one thing I learned from that night is to never have a rotisserie chicken at a graveyard picnic in Hollywood, because I didn't live that scene down for years.  :)
 
2021-09-15 1:22:53 AM  

JustSurfin: TWX: mithras_angel: The numbers are so bad for the GOP, this was Elder abuse.


Even Orange County, which has long been a Republican stronghold (only sorta in the last few years) went over 55% no.  (Subject to change as more returns come in.)

Wasn't the Republican hold on Orange County broken the better part of a decade ago now?

Not from my trip up there this weekend.  North of Laguna Beach - Newport Beach was like... scary with the recall Newsom banners and the Trump, Gadsen and Confederate(!)  flags


Yep. Newport Beach. Huntington Beach.

Surf Nazis Must Die is more or less a documentary.

:(
 
2021-09-15 1:24:01 AM  

maxandgrinch: suid: maxandgrinch: Damn, I was hoping out of the 50+ candidates who tossed their name in the mud slinger and we'd get some random Colorado pot enthusiast or an Olympic medal winner....

[Fark user image image 425x318]

Oh, I see you missed "Angelyne" who goes by just one name.

'We've had Gray, we've had Brown now it's time for some Pink.'

Angelyne: Running for governor since 2003 when she was only 53.


I worked in the CNN building in Hollywood from 1994 to 2001. I occasionally saw Angelyne cruising down Sunset Blvd. in her pink Corvette in the early evening. At that time, her billboards were all over Hollywood.
 
2021-09-15 1:24:28 AM  

Trocadero: suid: maxandgrinch: Damn, I was hoping out of the 50+ candidates who tossed their name in the mud slinger and we'd get some random Colorado pot enthusiast or an Olympic medal winner....

[Fark user image image 425x318]

Oh, I see you missed "Angelyne" who goes by just one name.

I honest to God wish I had voted for Angelyne, just to tell everyone I did. My grandad (RIP) claims he voted for Gary Coleman (RIP).


I wrote in Frank Zappa in the election that Gray Davis won.
 
2021-09-15 1:25:48 AM  

germ78: Purple_Urkle: [iFrame https://www.youtube.com/embed/F57P9C4S​AW4?autoplay=1&widget_referrer=https%3​A%2F%2Fwww.fark.com&start=0&enablejsap​i=1&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.fark.com&​widgetid=1] Cal li for nia girls, they vote for Democrats
Trump-trash trolls drive Ladas and suck
Elder goes to cry on Tucker Carlson,
oh whoa oh a oh

CAL LI FOR NIA!

Weirdly, I've never seen the video for that and only know about it through Neil Cicerega's wild mash-up of it and Kate Bush's Cloudbusting.
[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/KSae82WZ​CA8]
/sometimes I'm not very up on the latest pop culture trends

Feat. Snoop Dogg? What a coincidence! Back in 2013, Larry Elder was on Snoop's talk show!
GGN PALIN MEAT (The Most Amazing White Woman EVER!) Uncle Ruckus
Youtube NR3wAxig3q4
 
2021-09-15 1:26:22 AM  
This concession speech is pretty sad. I mean it's not Trump word salad.

Right now it's about race but we shouldn't make it about race.
 
2021-09-15 1:26:57 AM  

Toxic Park: I did my part and voted against recall on my mail in ballot. I had had a few beers that night and so when I went to sign my ballot my signature was a bit off.

I always wondered if they chucked my ballot for being slightly off my regular signature.


If your name sounds like a white guy's name you don't have anything to worry about.
 
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