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Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Ads From the Endless Campaign Season

For hacks, this political season has been a godsend. For the general public, a headache.

Here's another view at some of the recent ads infiltrating the airwaves.

Phoblographer* -- Johnson & Johnson Partner With the Alliance For A Better California?

Brace yourself, for the onslaught has yet to truly begin. Thank goodness for TIVO!


Anonymous noel park said:

No on all the propositions, right , wrong or indifferent. It's the only way to send the message that this stupid special election is unacceptable.

September 28, 2005 8:25 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

No on all is the way to go. Not a one of them is any good.

September 28, 2005 9:18 AM  

Anonymous George Carlin said:

To 8:25 and 9:18

Why should we vote No?

I think the many corporations that are running these Propositions are expecting folks not to be interested and to think like that so can gain MORE control. Voting NO is actually giving these criminal corporate c**ks***ers more control. Who is sponsoring the NO ads. More of the corporations.

Don't you get it? I guess not, you've been breathing paint fumes from that Auto Body shop.

September 28, 2005 9:52 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Molina must be incarcerated.
Av's sister must be incarcerated.
Molina's husband must be incarcerated.

Where is the justice with crooks like these running the streets?

September 28, 2005 10:44 AM  

Anonymous cd said:

Stop the presses - Noel Park and I agree on an issue! (Though I am still tempted to go up on 77, I tend to be a straight no-er on initiatives). This special election is unacceptable, full-stop.

September 28, 2005 11:04 AM  

Anonymous George Carlin said:

To all in this blog. Let me ask a question.

Did you vote for Swarzennger in the recall election?

If you did then you're just as much to blame for this as Arnold is. And if you said "No, I didn't" then you're a lying prick.

He specifically proposed holding special elections like this to allow issues be govern by the people rather than bureaucrats.

And now folks are surprised that he's holding special elections.

September 28, 2005 11:14 AM  

Blogger ubrayj02 said:

From what I remember of my high school history classes, a direct democracy, with "the people" governing themselves, was actively avoided by our country's founders.

I think that the proposition and recall process show why they actively avoided direct democracy: demagogues, charlatans, and hypesters can always convice the public to vote on crazy stuff when backed by enough resources and clever marketing.

Legislators in Sacramento, for all the trash that is talked about them, do kill a lot of stupid ideas and bad legislation that might pass through the proposition process.

Personally, the idea of "the people" governing themselves through propositions kinda horrifies me. We have elected representatives to do this for us! If they can't produce the outcomes we want, we have every right to game the legislative/executive/judicial system to produce more reasonable outcomes. The whole proposition process feels like an end run on our system of checks and balances.

Why not eliminate legislators, and just have an evening telphone poll of how the state should be run? That way, "the people" will FINALLY have a voice, right?

September 28, 2005 12:25 PM  

Anonymous George Carlin said:

They should run elections like they do American Idol.

Have a phone number and press the dials to give your vote. This way the charges to phone company can balance the budget and there would be no pay-to-play. Because everyone is paying the same amount.

September 28, 2005 12:50 PM  

Anonymous noel park said:

I didn't vote for him.

I thought it was ridiculous and dangerous for someone like Darryl Issa to have that much influence over the political process, and I knew that it would be embarrassing.

Even so, it's way worse than even I expected.

September 28, 2005 2:21 PM  

Anonymous cd said:

ubrayj - bravo and well-put. george carlin - comedy may be your stronger suit.

i certainly didn't vote for him either. and neither did many, many truthful, non-pricks.

this special election is exactly what scared me about his candidacy and eventual election.

sad day(s) for believers in republican (small "r" thank you) government everywhere.

September 28, 2005 3:22 PM  

Anonymous George Carlin said:

Come on have some fun.

Take a friggin joke.

All I'm doing is finding the line of decency and safety and defiantly cross it.

That's my job

September 28, 2005 4:25 PM  

Blogger ubrayj02 said:

Well, george carlin, referring to your 9:52 a.m. post:

"Voting NO is actually giving these criminal corporate c**ks***ers more control"

What the hell are you talking about? You know about Proposition 75, right? The one that would make every union require the approval of every union member before spending that union member's contribution on political campaigns and lobbying?

You know that the only teams in town, outside of labor unions, that can bring huge chunks of cash to bear in lobbying and political efforts are crazy rich people and corporations?

Your statement is total b.s. One of the only ways these "c**ks***ers" have been stopped from taking over Sacramento is that unions have fought for their member's rights over everyone elses.

How about a competing proposition to require corporations or businesses to get approval from each shareholder or investor before spending their money on political campaigns or lobbying?

September 28, 2005 5:02 PM  

Blogger ubrayj02 said:

Also, things are not so cut and dry that you can say "this will hurt corporate cocksuckers" and imply that that is something positive for the rest of us. Corporations are special legal entities that provide us with tons of great stuff. Unfortunately, these days, the people who run them have a legal obligation to seek a quarterly profit despite any and all moral, ethical, and legal barriers that might get in their way.

If corporations were allowed to act more responsibly, we probably wouldn't constantly single them out as cocksuckers.

You know that the State of California charters them right? These days it's more like "rubber-stamps them", but the power to make them do positive things still exists.

Good luck getting that on the ballot.

September 28, 2005 5:07 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hear, Hear, ubrayj02. You're spot on. A no vote won't give corporations any more power, it'll just keep the playing field somewhat close to level (even then, corporations still outspend the public unions 24-1 in CA).

September 29, 2005 3:34 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Juan Jimenez Is A crook, Perhaps a bigger crook than the one already in office. His Agency never serviced CD14, and most of the people he has speaking out are not even registered voters, nor do they live in this community. He is in so many violatins, and in partnership with Nick Pacheco.

October 03, 2005 7:17 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Ruby DeVera, is too lazy to even stand when she speaks how is she ever going to drum up the energy to do anything for this community. David Sanchez is still in the 60's trying to stick it to the man, after he disappeared for almost 20 years, what if he wants to disappear again? Huizar thinks he a model, but he's to short. Pacheco thinks he has lots of experience after 3 years in office. Can't make heads or tails of what Heckman say's, it's all about the buget with him, has anyone told him there is no budget. Johnny Jay is a Scammer. Abu left. Mr. Mosely the self proclaimed pot smoker is still telling us about the schools he chartered, great for business I guess. Crystal Arceo the 18 year old business woman who just started college is trying. Diana Newberry still thinks she's in Russia, although I'm sure she's never been to any socialist or communist country, she would not be spreading the word if she had. Paul Gonzales,well at least he is a winner. Wow, what a choice. Can we have Sam Yorty Back, or maybe Mike Hernandez. Anyone but Richard Alatorre who started the shit hitting the fan.

October 03, 2005 7:39 PM  

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