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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:13 PM
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Gov. (Ahh-nuld) Wants a Part-Time Legislature
Edited on Wed Apr-07-04 03:37 PM by KamaAina
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=2026&nc...

WAILEA, Hawaii Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (news - web sites) said Tuesday that he would like to make the California Legislature part-time so lawmakers would not have as much freedom to create so many "strange bills."...

"I want to make the Legislature a part-time Legislature," the governor said. "Spending so much time in Sacramento, without anything to do, then out of that comes strange bills. I like them when they're scrambling and they really have to work hard. Give them a short period of time. Then good work gets done, rather than hanging. That's when they start getting creative with things."...

"While I'm out here working my ass off, he's pontificating from Hawaii?" Senate President Pro Tem John Burton (D-San Francisco) quipped in Sacramento.


Wailea is an ultra-posh resort on Maui. Beats the heck out of Crawford, I guess.

No wonder Bush* likes this guy so much. Always on vacation, mouth in gear before brain is engaged -- what's not to like? </sarcasm>

Props to John Burton for giving me the title for any future talk show I do: "Live from Honolulu, it's 'Pontificating from Hawai'i' with your host, (KamaAina)!"

Edit: Must learn not to spell like Bush* or Ahh-nuld!

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Hong Kong Cavalier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:16 PM
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1. Oh, I wish that was an Onion piece...
but it's for real.
:mad:
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goclark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:16 PM
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2. He is stupid

Thank you Burton for saying what we all know...Aarnold is on a permanent vacation. He could care less about Cal ee forn ne a.
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livetohike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:17 PM
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3. Hey, you guys can keep him over there in
Hawaii :-).

Yeah, life would be just great if Arnold could be our dictator over here in Kahlifonia. Too bad all of those legislators are in the way.
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Quetzal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:26 PM
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5. Hell No!!!
He's about 10 minutes away from my house right now.

Sorry, he can take his posh brawn back to California.
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:40 PM
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6. I hear we're already under the gun
Word on the street is he's planning to "Be ba-a-aaaaack" for our repuke convention in June. It isn't enough they shoved Gov.* Lingle (R-"Vacuum Bag") down our throats with a massive ad blitz (just like the one they used to kill same-sex marriage), now they're going for the Legislature (at least the House), too! It's almost enough to make me miss snow...
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:18 PM
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Arnie has gone to Wailaea for years
and yes the place is POSH to the Nth Degree

Damn HIM
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Davis_X_Machina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:18 PM
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4. We've got a part time legislature...
...but we're 1/15th the size and 1/30th the population.

And even here it in effect means goverment by staffers and lobbyists.

In California, you would have to be crazy, or willing to rule by decree.

Forget I mentioned that last bit.
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bobthedrummer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:44 PM
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7. What a son-of-a-nazi the Gov. of California is!
Sheesh..."strange bills"... :wtf:
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MisterP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 08:10 PM
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17. that reminds me, he's probably going to Israel
I bet he'll stare across the Gaza Strip border and shout, "Vat hav they done with za Piramids!"
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bmbmd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:52 PM
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8. Texas has a tradition of "Citizen legislators"
The less time they spend in Austin, the less trouble they can cause.
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Bridget Burke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 05:20 PM
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13. "The nation's laboratory for bad government"
That's what Molly Ivins calls us. The legislature meets every other year. Maybe that meant something when one's ranch was so far from Austin, but it doesn't make sense nowadays.

Of course, we've got Governor Goodhair calling all those special sessions to make up for it. (He's also working to give the position of Governor more power; it's historically weak.)

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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 04:42 PM
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9. that from a governor with
a part of a brain.
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AndyTiedye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 04:47 PM
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11. It's Time For Another Recall
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JanMichael Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 04:47 PM
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10. Less chances of getting caught. Less Accountability.
What a shit.
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Shakespeare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 05:08 PM
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12. Oh, sure...a great idea for a state that....
....constitutes one of the world's largest GDPs. What an idiot.
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Endangered Specie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 05:56 PM
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14. Disbanding the Reichstag are we?
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TankLV Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 07:44 PM
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15. Democracy was getting old anyway.
Now, how about those apologists who refuse to see his Nazi connections from his grandfather on down? I guess we can say "I told you so" AGAIN!
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monobrau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 07:59 PM
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16. Keep talking, Arnie!
The more this moron opens his mouth the better. Keep those gums flappin' Governator!
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 10:33 PM
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18. The Governator is an actor, just recently elected to his post.
This does not mean he is a brilliant analyzer when it comes to a system long ago established.

From his lips come forth BS and we sheep supposed to suck it up?? Only in places where Facists rule.
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Terran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 10:37 PM
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19. We have a part-time Legislature in Missouri, and believe me...
even when the Dems were in control, they didn't get much done. It's a fiasco, every year.
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