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How about some appreciation for the man as he rides off into the sunset

That man is Jerry Brown.
His 8 years as Governor of California (for a second time) has seen California rise from the disaster that was thirty years of pseudo-Republikkanism. He was able to persuade the voters to support sidelining prop-13, to raise taxes to fund badly needed improvements and to keeping voters from repealing the gas tax. California now has a budget surplus, that the republikkans have promised, if they got in control, to eliminate -- kind of like Georgia Bush II did in 2001 with the national surplus. California is now the 5th largest economy on the planet.

His time as Governor has not been perfect. But given he took over a state that was considered a basket case and ungovernable in 2010, he accomplished quite a lot in 8 years. He was aided by the super-majorities in the state legislature, of that there is no doubt; unlike Gov. Arnold's lack of assistance from the Nordquistan wing of the republikkan party when he was governor; remember when Arnold explained, with visuals, that California could not just keep cutting everything to get out of the budget crisis and the republiks still wouldn't vote for raising any state revenue?

Jerry will leave the state on much better footing than when he took office. The state has a lot to do to get people into affordable housing, protecting its most vulnerable, etc and here's hoping Govelect Newsom has as much success as the man he replaces.

Gov. Brown deserves a lot of respect from people. And if you want proof of his success -- faux spews almost never, never ever mentions anything about him because he has shown that taxes and protections (regulations) are NOT a hindrance to growth

You can't expect a President to risk it in the rain! (pic heavy)


From the Past

George and Barbara in the rain

Bill and Dubya


Jimmy Carter, Dubya, Hillary and Bill


What? Come again? (My one unhappy thread for the night)

Woman in California interview:: "I voted for Newsom today. I also voted for Hillary in 2016."
Reporter: Then why did you vote for Rep Walters?
Woman: I just like her.

In Arizona all the counties are in save 3

Maricopa 87%, Apache 86%, Yuma 98%. Good news is, Apache is going strong Sinema and Maricopa is Sinema by about 0.3%. Yuma is strong republikkan
Could be a good sign if it all holds in that range
Keeping my fingers crossed

IA: Buh Bye Blum and take Young with you

Blum is out in IA-01 and Young appears in trouble in IA-03. It appears as if only the Grand Wheezard in IA-04 (I shan't say his name) will survive

Happiness... Horn is the new Congressional Rep of OK-05

He ousted the incumbent Russell

Remember the importance of voting in your local elections

Court sentences former President Lee to 15 years in jail on corruption charges

Source: Yonhap News

A Seoul court sentenced former President Lee Myung-bak to 15 years in jail and fined him 13 billion won (US$11.5 million) on multiple corruption charges Friday, making him the fourth ex-South Korean leader to be criminally convicted.

In the live televised trial, the court ruled Lee, 76, is the de facto owner of his brother's company, DAS, which is at the center of the the scandal. The court said he told DAS officials to create slush funds and are responsible for a range of irregularities involving the company. Lee has long been suspected of being its real owner.

Lee, president from 2008-2013, was indicted in April on 16 counts that include bribery, embezzlement and abuse of power. Prosecutors had demanded 20 years in prison for Lee.


Of the 35 billion won prosecutors alleged Lee had embezzled, the court only acknowledged 24 billion won, citing a lack of evidence.

Read more: http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/national/2018/10/05/0301000000AEN20181005006500315.html

This is so great. He was a terrible president. He was also under investigation before his election and most of the public didn't care. The opposition parties were in such disarray it was never in doubt.
Lee had people blackballed for publicly opposing him. He used the National Police to hound the former President Noh Moo-hyun into committing suicide. In the 2013 Presidential election his cronies at National Intelligence used the assets at the agency to help get Bak Geun-hye elected
I hope he dies in prison

Picture is worth a thousand words

The gallery behind him. If it's already been posted and seen, my apologies

Rape of 7-year-old in India marks the latest in series of attacks on girls

A 7-year-old girl is in critical condition at a New Delhi hospital after undergoing surgery for injuries she suffered while being raped with a metal water pipe, officials said Wednesday.

Her mother was by her bedside after the girl underwent hours of surgery. The exact type of pipe used in the assault is unclear.
A 21-year-old has been arrested in connection with the rape, which occurred in the district of Shahdara in the northeastern part of the city, said Meghna Yadav, a deputy commissioner with the Delhi Police.


In a series of tweets, Maliwal provided additional details of the attack, saying the girl, who comes from a poor family, had been lured to a park in Seemapuri, where the perpetrator assaulted her. She was bleeding "incessantly" after the attack, Maliwal tweeted.



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