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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:09 AM
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Schwarzenegger FIRES Flood Control Panel: Resisting Development at Levees
Schwarzenegger Fires Flood Control Panel
The state Reclamation Board had begun resisting development along vulnerable levees.

By Nancy Vogel, Times Staff Writer


SACRAMENTO Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Tuesday fired all six members of the state Reclamation Board, an agency that oversees flood control along California's two biggest rivers and had recently become more aggressive about slowing development on flood plains.

The Republican governor replaced the members who serve indefinite terms at the governor's pleasure with seven of his own appointees, most with ties to agriculture and the engineering profession. One board seat had been vacant since spring.

Five of the fired members had been appointed by Gov. Gray Davis, a Democrat, and one had first been appointed by Gov. Pete Wilson, a Republican, then reappointed by Davis....

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When Hurricane Katrina breached levees and flooded New Orleans a month ago, the board voted to review all urban development plans proposed for Central Valley flood plains a power it has long held but only occasionally used.

Schwarzenegger spokeswoman Julie Soderlund said the appointments had been in the works for "quite some time to ensure the most qualified individuals were chosen."...


http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-levees28sep28,0...
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Wickerman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:11 AM
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1. Arnold's corporate puppet masters pulled strings and Arnold complied
Ah, yes, CA is so much better off for the recall. :eyes:
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tonkatoy57 Donating Member (443 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:20 AM
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3. I suppose you're right
about his strings being pulled. However I would have thought that Arnold's political advisors might have had some input as well. This is a spectacularly tone deaf announcement given how prominent hurricane and failing levee stories are these days. He could have stonewalled the commission for a few months and then replaced the commissioners. By that time it would have been a page B-24 story.
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goclark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:24 AM
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4. Wonder if DIEBOLD told him to give their relatives

some of those positions?

After all, they helped get him into office.
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Wickerman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:28 AM
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8. that's what I figure
get those sympathetic to development in there right away before ANY damage is done to the master plans of the land abusers. DieBold appts make excellent sense - remember, the fruit doesn't fall from the tree and I would assume those family appt recipients would be on par ethically with Diebold execs.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 10:16 AM
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13. As you know, IT'S SO
FRUSTRATING to see your country being taking over by the Slime that calls itself a swartzenegger, a bush, a cheney, a rove, ..ect, ect, ect.!

Are the majority of star struck swartzenegger fans having fun yet?
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central scrutinizer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:12 AM
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2. smart, real smart
Wetlands, schmetlands... who needs them anyway. It's not like they protect us from flooding and severe storms or do anything other than collect duck poop.
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yellowcanine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:28 AM
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7. Congratulations on finding a creative way to use the word "poop" in a
Edited on Wed Sep-28-05 09:28 AM by yellowcanine
sentence. More people should follow your example. Another word I like to see used is "tit". Do you think you could come up with a sentence using both "poop" and "tit"?
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central scrutinizer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 10:25 AM
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15. no problem
The tit, sitting in a tree, took a poop after it finished its kernel of corn.
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yellowcanine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:24 AM
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5. Hmm, he is going to be sitting there with his finger up his nose if there
Edited on Wed Sep-28-05 09:24 AM by yellowcanine
is a flood that wipes out a bunch of multi-million dollar McMansions built on a flood plain.
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:25 AM
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6. republicans sole reason for existence:
keeping corporate control of american governmental systems.
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:31 AM
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9. Terminator Vs. Mother Earth
Edited on Wed Sep-28-05 09:34 AM by SpiralHawk
It couldn't get much clearer than this -- mysogyny on the Grand Scale, typical of BushCo Inc. as well. They fear the feminine in all full expressions, and make war against her - within and without. They become coarse, unfeeling, unaware and cringing from the Halfside of Life they cannot feel. And so the UNBALANCE. The sickness of soul. The Mind of Materialism. The destruction of the places and forces that sustain their lives.

This will not stand.

SH pronto sending Voice to the Grandmothers. Nota Bene. Restore the Hoop.
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Cessna Invesco Palin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:35 AM
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10. What a fucking idiot.
You know, a lot of those levees are either in or close to areas that will be badly damaged when the Hayward / Rogers Creek fault system lets loose.

Do you know what happens to earthen levees in a large earthquake? Do you want to know?

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2005-09-11-vulnerab...
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okieinpain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 10:54 AM
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17. yeah, but see then it will be the dems fault because they did notthing
before he became gov.
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Tempest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:50 AM
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11. Not a smart move by a governor with only a 38% approval rating
And right in the middle of the most destructive hurricane season in U.S. history.

It's almost as if the Gropinator doesn't want to be re-elected.
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 10:07 AM
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12. No, it would be a dumb move for someone with a 50% approval rating
When you're at 38%, it's pretty apparent even to Musclehead that he doesn't stand a chance in 2006 in a real election with a focused electorate not distracted by the circus of a recall election and 100 candidates.

So, he's got a little more than a year to loot the California state coffers. Gotta get crackin' if he's going to reward his patrons because time is running out.
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Gormy Cuss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 10:23 AM
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14. Agreed. This is lame duck time for Ahnold
He'll be paying back an awful lot of patrons in the next year.

The best thing about his tenure as governor is that I can close off all 'Hollyweird Liberal' comments by reminding Repubs that he's one of their own.

I'm counting the days until he leaves office.
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gulfcoastliberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 10:26 AM
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16. What?! The Natomas neighborhood (sacramento) is in a major flood plain
They want to build in more flood plains? WTF are they going to do, pave over the bypass? Idiots. We need more bypasses, not less.
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xxqqqzme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:26 PM
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19. just what I was thinking...
didn't someone show steroid boy a topographical map of the area - of course he doesn't care - he helicopters to & from his Santa Monica spread...he doesn't live in Sacramento.
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DBoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:17 PM
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18. did the voters who live in the flood plain vote for Arnold?
they may want to reconsider their political affiliation.....
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Tikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:44 PM
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20. Can't The Assinator do the same with those on Coastal Commissions?
I will never believe a word this man says.....

No matter what he may have stated....Schwarzenegger wants to hand the oil rich shelve off the Channel Islands to the Oil Companies....and I believe he will try to find an end run around way of doing it...


Tikki
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Sequoia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:42 PM
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24. Tikki, sigh...that was my cat's name.
Snif, she's gone now. Wonder what the jerkinator will rob next?
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genius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:18 PM
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21. So Arnold wants to turn CA into New Orleans
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sakabatou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:52 PM
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22. I really want to beat the snot out of the Govanator
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tanyev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:09 PM
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23. There's a slight error in the article
Schwarzenegger spokeswoman Julie Soderlund said the appointments had been in the works for "quite some time to ensure the most qualified individuals were chosen."...

I think she meant to say "to ensure the most compliant individuals were chosen."
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cosmicdot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:00 PM
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25. are all the replacements Republican conservative cronies?
from 2nd page:

"The new members are
Cheryl Bly-Chester, owner of a Roseville engineering firm;

Rose Burroughs, owner of a livestock company in Denair;

Benjamin Carter, a Colusa farmer;

Maureen Doherty, a Maxwell rancher;

Francis "Butch" Hodgkins, former executive director of the
Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency;

Emma Suarez, a Folsom attorney for the California Farm Bureau Federation;

and Teri Rie, a Contra Costa County civil engineer."


I searched them looking for Republican ties.

Cheryl Bly-Chester was one of the many 2003 candidates for Governor.

Ben Carter contributed to a R-congresscritter campaign
"a farmer" ... on what scale???




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pfitz59 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 08:41 PM
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28. Bunch of rice farmers.....
"Flooded fields are GOOD!" BTW - California is past due for a 100 year flood. What condition are the levees in?
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MisterP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:25 PM
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26. Nipples is in the pocket of the "cancerous-growth" developers
and the titty-squeezing lobby
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pitohui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:56 PM
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27. what an odd story
can arnold read in english?

can someone translate into german & explain to him what just happened in new orleans?

he might not want to risk it just to make some damn developers happy if he had a clue
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