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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

California League of Conservation Voters Endorses Jerry Brown

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32 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Well that and a $120,000,000 would buy Jerry the job.

September 21, 2010 12:00 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Joe,

When are you going to balance the reporting?

For instance, repeal of Don't ask, don't tell, FAILED!

Why aren't you reporting this SCORE for Whitman? If she's so anti-gay, you probably want to expose her using this latest news.

September 21, 2010 12:06 PM  

Blogger Joe B. said:

Michael Higby's going to blow a head gasket! New Fox Poll today has Jerry and the Meg-a-Millions tied. New Public Policy Poll has Jerry up by 5 points.

September 21, 2010 12:14 PM  

Blogger Michael Higby said:

Interesting but stupid. PPP had the same results in August. Every other poll has Whitman and Brown ranging from tied to Whitman up by 7 points.

PPP is generally a liberal poll much like Rasmussen leans conservative most of the time.

September 21, 2010 12:23 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The League of Conservation Voters Endorses Jerry Brown! There's a f'ing surprise! Wow! This is huge, it will put Jerry's camp pain into a clear lead, just like it did for Jackass Weiss, eh? What, we're going to see Ed Begley Jr. driving around in his f'ing Prius with a 'Go Brown' sticker next? Meg's got this race sewn up precisely because blind partisans like LCV are behind Brown.

September 21, 2010 12:41 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hi Joe B.,

Please keep up on the breaking news.

News outlets are reporting that Pelosi is going to dismiss the House of Reps THREE WEEKS EARLY because they're going to get creamed in November, and they want to have extra time to campaign.

I realize that you may not like this, but I think this is far more newsworthy than the CLCV.

I know you don't like posting news that's bad for the Dems, but come on now, please play in the real world. You're beginning to sound hysterical like Phil Jennerjahn.

I hope you're above that.

September 21, 2010 1:04 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I'm curios why Joe B. is pushing so hard to prove a point when Jerry Brown, no matter how much I would like him to win or not, is clearly going to lose in an embarrassing landslide. It's looking more ridiculous by the minute.

September 21, 2010 1:27 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The Republicans just blocked repeal of "Don't Ask Don't Tell". In the process they managed to stop the entire defense spending bill. I bet the military is thrilled that in a time of war, their funding is halted because of Republican xenophobia.

September 21, 2010 2:10 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Joe B.,

I'm shocked, SHOCKED, that you haven't mentioned:

1. The Dream Act failing today.
2. Recall of Don't Ask, Don't TEll, today.

3. The black woman who chastised O'Bama yesterday.

My oh my, you'd surely have jumped all over them had then gone your way! Everyone here believes that.

Why have you limited yourself to, what is it, the "California League of Conservation Voters?" Who ever heard of them?

Why no mention of all this other news?

Or are you going to do as you usually do, and PUSSY OUT and just not answer?

Guess what, Mr. No Jobs in Sunland Tujunga, we'll simply post the questions on the strings you don't control.

It'll get asked.
You'll get exposed.
And the Country will resume returning to sanity.

Right Phil Jennerjahn? Why do YOU think Joe has ignored these much bigger stories of the day?

September 21, 2010 2:56 PM  

Blogger Michael Higby said:

Last I checked the Democrats had significant majorities in Congress (at least for a few more weeks). How could the Republicans block anything???

I would also think that Mama Pelosi and the Dems would want to take maximum advantage of whatever time they have left to pass as many bills as possible and tell the voters "Look what we did for YOU!"

Oh this is going to be so fun!

September 21, 2010 2:56 PM  

Blogger Michael Higby said:

I distinctly remember all the crap the Dems gave us in 2008 and early 09.

It's going to come back with a multiplier.

Lock and load!

September 21, 2010 2:57 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

2:10, are you a TOTAL moron, or just occasionally one?

Xenophobia refers to RACE, not sexual preference.

Holy crap, you're one of those people who talks, but never thinks first.

September 21, 2010 2:57 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Higby, It's called the filibuster ya dumbass.

September 21, 2010 3:39 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

2:57- You have embarrassed yourself;
"As defined by the Oxford English Dictionary, Xenophobia can mean a fear of or aversion to, not only persons from other countries, but other cultures, subcultures and subsets of belief systems; in short, anyone who meets any list of criteria about their origin, religion, personal beliefs, habits, language, orientations, or any other criteria." -wiki

September 21, 2010 3:43 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

3:43, oh yeah, I'll trust what WIKIPEDIA says.

Xenophobia, in its primary definition, is about race and ethnicity. If sexual orientation is listed, which it is NOT explicitly according to your copy & paste, it's an extension of the actual meaning.

I get your point, but it's not xenophobia. I'm sure I could look up alternative definitions that are focused purely on race and ethnicity.

September 21, 2010 3:50 PM  

Blogger Michael Higby said:

3:39 actually the Democrats could do away with the filibuster now if they wanted to. But they may need it in a few months.

September 21, 2010 4:17 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Why do republicans hate the military and the gays?

September 21, 2010 6:14 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

How about Dictionary.com?
xen·o·pho·bi·a
   /ˌzɛnəˈfoʊbiə, ˌzinə-/ Show Spelled[zen-uh-foh-bee-uh, zee-nuh-] Show IPA
–noun
an unreasonable fear or hatred of foreigners or strangers or of that which is foreign or strange.

September 21, 2010 6:28 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

orientations? That isn't a sexual reference?

September 21, 2010 6:29 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The Republicans don't hate gays. It was the Democrats who didn't want to discuss the don't ask/don't tell bill AND the dream act on their own merits.

The party in power, the DEMS, tried to bury them in a slamdunk military funding bill.

The DEMS could have had each subject dealt with ON THEIR OWN. Instead they played party political games and EACH of the efforts lost.

Of course, the military will get its full funding, and more. Ultimately, the DEMS were the ones who did the gays and illegal filth wrong.

September 21, 2010 6:41 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Koo Koo Alert!

Phil Jokerjohn thinks that the Bell 8 were arrested because of his delusion of Steve Cooley reading his (Phil's) blog.

And to think that Higby once gave him the keys to run this blog and took a year to fire him.

September 21, 2010 6:45 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Both parties always attach stuff like this to bills. The military has not been funded, in a time of war, because of Republicans pandering to their lunatic base. Disgraceful!

September 21, 2010 6:45 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

6:45, you don't know shit.

This was the DEMS' bill!

Don't Ask was THEIR attachment.

Dream Act was THEIR attachment.

Get ready to hand over control. Obama's term ends in 42 days.

September 21, 2010 6:53 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The Repugs blocked the military from being funded. The Dems did not. The Repugs must hate the military.

September 21, 2010 6:57 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

uh, 6:57, only 43 Dems voted Yea.

What happened to the others? You guys were filibuster-proof.

Only an idiot wouldn't check the count. It was 56-43. Biden would have had the tie breaker. IF the Dems could convince ONE Republican to join them.

But that ONE Republican is irrelevant, since plenty of Dems voted no, too.

Know your shit before commenting. You're sounding a lot like PHil, except even HE wouldn't be THAT stupid. Oh, wait a minute, he is a Moron too.

September 21, 2010 8:16 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Not a single member of the No You Can't party voted in favor of the defense bill. Republicans just threw the military under the bus just to please some religious fanatics.

September 21, 2010 8:21 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Okay 8:21 and others who think the D.A.D.T. issue is the Republicans' fault.

And this is the check-mate moment that should end the debate.

BILL CLINTON CREATED "DON'T ASK/DON'T TELL" AS A PRESIDENTIAL ORDER IN 1993. IT'S A FUCKING DEMOCRATIC CREATION!

MOREOVER, THE DEMOCRATS HAVE BEEN RUNNING CONGRESS SINCE 2006.

THE DEMS CREATED D.A.D.T.
THE DEMS HAVE KEPT D.A.D.T. ALIVE.

AND BEFORE TED KENNEDY CROAKED, YOU HAD AN UNASSAILABLE OPPORTUNITY TO REMOVE IT!

NOW THAT YOUR GUYS NO LONGER HAVE THE SILVER BULLET TO DO WHAT THEY WANT, NOW THEY'RE TRYING TO GET RID OF IT???????

BLAME IT ON CLINTON FOR MAKING IT.
BLAME IT ON YOUR CONGRESS FOR KEEPING IT FOR THE PAST FOUR YEARS.

CAN'T BLAME ITS EXISTENCE ON THE REPUBLICANS. THEY DIDN'T MAKE IT. IT'S A BILL CLINTON DIRECT ORDER FROM 1993.

September 21, 2010 8:32 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

TO THE ALL CAPS MORON;
The policy was introduced as a compromise measure in 1993 by then-President Bill Clinton who campaigned on the promise to allow all citizens to serve in the military regardless of sexual orientation.[13] At the time, per Reagan's Defense Directive 1332.14, it was military policy that "homosexuality is incompatible with military service" and persons who engaged in homosexual acts or stated that they are homosexual or bisexual were discharged.[13][14] The Uniform Code of Military Justice, passed by Congress in 1950 and signed by President Harry S Truman, established the policies and procedures for discharging homosexual service members.[15]

Congress overrode Clinton by including text in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1994 (passed in 1993) requiring the military to abide by regulations essentially identical to the 1982 absolute ban policy.[14] The Clinton Administration on December 21, 1993[16] issued Defense Directive 1304.26, which directed that military applicants were not to be asked about their sexual orientation.[14] This is the policy now known as "Don't Ask, Don't Tell".

The full name of the policy at the time was "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, Don’t Pursue." "Don’t Ask" mandates that military or appointed officials will not ask about or require members to reveal their sexual orientation. "Don’t Tell" states that a member may be discharged for claiming to be a homosexual or bisexual or making a statement indicating a tendency towards or intent to engage in homosexual activities. "Don’t Pursue" establishes what is minimally required for an investigation to be initiated. "Don’t Harass" was added to the policy later. It ensures that the military will not allow harassment or violence against servicemembers for any reason.[12]

Beyond the official ban, gay personnel were often the target of various types of harassment by their comrades, intended to compel them to resign or confess to investigators. An infamous version of this harassment was called a blanket party; at night several service members would cover the face of their victim with a blanket then beat the victim. Often these beatings were severe and occasionally even fatal, as in the case of Allen R. Schindler, Jr.. In defense of his DADT policy, President Clinton cited U.S. Navy Radioman Third Class Schindler, brutally murdered by shipmate Terry M. Helvey (with the aid of an accomplice), leaving a "nearly-unrecognizable corpse".[17] DADT has officially prohibited such behavior, but harassment continues.[18]

September 21, 2010 8:57 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

8:57,

Since the Republicans didn't take over Congress until 1994, when Don't Ask/Don't Tell went into effect in 1993, who exactly did Clinton make this compromise with!?

The Democratic Congress!

Gingrich and Congress didn't take over until the next year.....in 1994.

Don't ask, don't tell was created by a Democratic president who had a Democratic congress.

You can try to recreate history all you want, but it's all well documented.

Look it up.

D.A.D.T. was creaed during the last Dem controlled D.C., and the Dem controlled D.C. of 2008-Kennedy's death could have gotten rid of it.

They blew it. They weren't working on the economy or jobs. They were working on healthcare, which will started getting defunded when the next Congress is sworn in.

Clinton and Congress made D.A.D.T.
Obama and Congress squandered two years they had to get rid of it.

September 21, 2010 9:43 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

BREAKING NEWS! The Young Democrats of Los Angeles are going to endorse Jerry Brown at a UCLA hamburger flipping party to commemorate the 100th airing of Jerry's tv ad.

Note to Joe B.: Please have your video camera at the ready to capture this turning point in Jerry's failing camp pain.

September 21, 2010 10:29 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This post paid for by the Jerry Brown for Governor Committee.

September 22, 2010 12:39 PM  

Anonymous g said:

BETTER CHOICE THAN MEG. AT LEAST YOU WON'T HAVE CORPORATE AMERICA IN THE HEN HOUSE. YOU ALL FORGOT CITIZENS VS FEDERAL ELECTIONS COMMISSION. THIS WOMEN WAS PART OF GOLDMAN/SACKS SHE WAS ON THEIR BOARD OF DIRECTORS.

September 22, 2010 3:13 PM  

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