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California is Dreamin'

Posted Saturday, November 6, 2010, at 9:04 PM

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I had actually written quite a bit about California and its decline, but, I have changed my mind, and have decided to spare you good folks from a Sam rant.

Instead, I think the cartoon above says quite enough. I'll save my ranting for another day.

God Bless.


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This is the picture of modern day liberalism. It is one where freedom does not exist, but total governmental control. It is one where opportunity is wiped out and replaced with equal and shared outcomes. And that is what this past election was all about.

Mike from the other blog, for whom I will not respond to, is still under the belief (influence) that the voters want the politicians to get along and support Obama's health and economic plans. If this were the case the incumbents and moderate Republican would have won in a landslide and everyone would be laughing at the Tea Party candidates.

The "coexist" is a beautiful touch. Good job Sam!

-- Posted by Chunky Peanut Butter on Sun, Nov 7, 2010, at 1:11 PM

Fortney Hillman "Pete" Stark Jr is who represents me in California's 13th congressional district. If you have time look him up on Wickipedia, and read about this guy, especially the controversial statements.

I will say no more, except somehow he keeps getting elected sense 1972.

-- Posted by Keda46 on Mon, Nov 8, 2010, at 5:42 PM

Unfortunately, Fortney is the picture of the typical Californian, claiming to be better than everyone else, but not being able to back it up.

-- Posted by Chunky Peanut Butter on Mon, Nov 8, 2010, at 6:27 PM

I don't know how silly that sounds eddy, it and similar lines have been rampant on these boards. Many "erudite" Liberals seemed to feel that comment didn't sound silly.

-- Posted by SWNebr Transplant on Tue, Nov 9, 2010, at 1:38 PM

eddy,

Who the heck is David Craig? Please don't tell me you meant Larry Craig. If that's the case, any further comment you make will be discarded with laughter by all.

-- Posted by Chunky Peanut Butter on Tue, Nov 9, 2010, at 6:30 PM

Chunky Peanut Butter: I hope you meant all California politicians think they are better than everyone else, because I certainly don't think I'm better than anyone. In my heart I'm still just a SW Nebraska boy.

-- Posted by Keda46 on Wed, Nov 10, 2010, at 8:33 PM

But how do they keep getting elected, somebody must agree with them. Obviously you're not one of them.

-- Posted by Chunky Peanut Butter on Wed, Nov 10, 2010, at 8:56 PM

"Mike from the other blog, for whom I will not respond to, is still under the belief (influence) that the voters want the politicians to get along and support Obama's health and economic plans. If this were the case the incumbents and moderate Republican would have won in a landslide and everyone would be laughing at the Tea Party candidates."

So, CPB, this is you not responding? I guess I can give you that, you complain first and then respond just on another blog.

If you actually look at the numbers you will see why your comment is factually wrong. Since I never said anything remotely close to the "voters want the politicians to get along and support Obama's health and economic plans" in the first place I can understand why you would make the second part of the assumption.

The truth is, that you seem to be running away from, if the voters were truly repudiating everything from the last two years as you believe the Republicans would hold a majority in both houses not just one. The voters would have also elected more moderate and conservative Democrats. They actually elected more liberal Democrats. The voters would have also elected more conservative Republicans, they instead voted in more moderate Republicans.

So I guess this is me not responding to you not responding to me.

-- Posted by MichaelHendricks on Mon, Nov 15, 2010, at 9:49 AM

Perfect - no reason to say anything more.

-- Posted by Dinasaur on Mon, Nov 15, 2010, at 11:00 AM

Michael,

There is no way you can say with any credibility that this was not a conservative win. Liberal and moderate republicans lost out big time in the primaries. Democrats had to run to the "right" to win. Conservatives in otherwise liberal states fought impressive battles, only to lose.

The political world is moving away for the traditional republican/democrat to a more realistic and defined line, conservative/liberal.

The elections are over, Mike, move on with life.

-- Posted by Chunky Peanut Butter on Mon, Nov 15, 2010, at 5:36 PM

So, wait you respond to me by saying you weren't responding to me. Then when I respond in kind you all of a sudden want to "move on with life".

Your logic just doesn't work CPB. The liberal Democratic caucus gained more members while the conservative Democratic caucus was almost wiped out. How does this support you statement that "Democrats had to run to the "right" to win. In the elections where Democrats ran to the right they lost overwhelmingly.

Your other statement "Conservatives in otherwise liberal states fought impressive battles, only to lose" also holds no water. Losing by double digits as most of them did does not mean that they fought impressive battles.

Also, apparently, with your last statement you do not believe at all in analysis. You just think everyone should stop talking about the election and move on with life. Despite the fact, that Americans following the election are not at all convinced that the Republicans they just elected to Congress are going to get anything done.

-- Posted by MichaelHendricks on Tue, Nov 16, 2010, at 8:50 AM

Allow me to clarify, I will not debate you on your own blog, since I have difficulty staying civil there, and it is your blog. But since you are on Sam's blog, your are fair game.

What election results are you looking at? Republicans, Conservative Republican, hold the majority. Liberal democrats may even loose the speakership with their running horse Pelosi.. The rest of your statement is mindless gibberish.

The elections are over, it's in the past and no one can change it. Every body is going about their lives, taking care of their lives today, allowing for tomorrow to take care of it's self.

Leading me to ask, are your imbibing again?

-- Posted by Chunky Peanut Butter on Tue, Nov 16, 2010, at 7:09 PM

No wonder the Republicans won. With people that think like you in leadership not allowing any discussion of the past of course they will do exactly what they did in the 2000s again that failed so miserably.

Nice, I ask what election results you are looking at and instead of answering the question you turn around and ask the exact same question of me, that's cute.

-- Posted by MichaelHendricks on Tue, Nov 16, 2010, at 11:53 PM

Mike,

The only election results I look at is the one that actually took place, the elections. I realize that isn't what you wanted to see and hear, but it's the reality of today. Grow up and deal with it.

Most of what former President George W. Bush did was good for our economy. The exceptions, he signing the Frank\Dodd banking rules that allowed bank to loan money to unqualified borrowers. That alone led to the collapse of the banking system. This was nothing more than a vote buying scheme that failed. If the conservative led house can resist liberal pressure to alter sound banking practices, this shouldn't happen again. Bush also allowed government mandates to slip into small business, with it's fee's and regulations, and the taxes that come with it, we're still reeling from this. Again, it's up to the conservative house to roll back those mandates and allow small business to flourish.

I hope this answers your question, sadly, due to your childishness and arrested development, it will not. But do focus on your own blog, your being skinned alive and don't know it.

-- Posted by Chunky Peanut Butter on Wed, Nov 17, 2010, at 5:15 PM

Appears you were wrong again CPB as Nancy Pelosi has won the minority leadership.

-- Posted by MichaelHendricks on Wed, Nov 17, 2010, at 5:29 PM

"The only election results I look at is the one that actually took place, the elections."

Standard non-answer thanks.

-- Posted by MichaelHendricks on Wed, Nov 17, 2010, at 5:32 PM

Mike,

Do you understand the difference between 'may' and 'will'?

-- Posted by Sir Didymus on Wed, Nov 17, 2010, at 7:02 PM

lol I just noticed the Zigzags and Michaels avatar in the main picture. Did you shop this yourself Sam?

-- Posted by Damu on Wed, Nov 17, 2010, at 7:43 PM

Sadly Sir Didymus, Mike doesn't understand a lot of things, that explains his position in life.

Mike is also a stranger to reality. Perhaps it's his obsession with history, believing life's mysteries can be solved by looking back. People who deal with the realities of today, scare him. They don't see a need to worry about the past, and this upsets the historian, who always says "those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it". In reality, with all the historians abound, we still repeat the mistakes of the past.

You can tell by his responses, they are not based in any reality of what's happening today, right now. In fact, in looking at his above posts, his answers are void of any wisdom at all.

And by they way Mike, what happened to your "Epic Fail" blog post. I see it's gone. Would have loved to have commented on that one.

-- Posted by Chunky Peanut Butter on Wed, Nov 17, 2010, at 7:52 PM

The Dems took a HUGE hit in seats at the state level for state senators, reps, and governors. The conservative landslide was even bigger than most libs would care to acknowledge.

Obama will spend the next two years as a lame duck president; all the while blaming Republicans for not getting anything done...thank the Lord!!

-- Posted by Mickel on Thu, Nov 18, 2010, at 8:33 PM

Yes Mickel, Thank the Lord!

-- Posted by Chunky Peanut Butter on Thu, Nov 18, 2010, at 8:45 PM

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-- Posted by Damu on Thu, Nov 25, 2010, at 12:16 AM


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