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Bloviating Zeppelin

(in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

What You Get

This is what you get when you compromise with the Demorats.

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said Friday he will declare a "fiscal emergency" in January to give him and the Legislature more power to deal with the state's growing deficit.

Schwarzenegger made the announcement Friday after meeting with lawmakers and interest groups this week to tell them California's budget deficit is worse -- far worse -- than economists predicted just a few weeks ago.

The shortfall is not $10 billion, but more than $14 billion -- a 40 percent jump that would put it in orbit with some of the state's worst fiscal crisis, those who have met with him said.

Arnold Schwarzenegger was elected Fornicalia governor following the Gray Davis recall election of 2003 -- and I'll give credit where credit is due: the push for that recall election came primarily from talk show host Eric Hogue of then-KTKZ in Sacramento. Hogue, a former resident of Ohio, is now running for the 4th Assembly District in Placer County, Fornicalia -- having put his thoughts, deeds and actions where his mouth was. I cannot but admire him for that. Quite frankly, I'd vote for him in a second.

Demorat Gov. Gray Davis, the emptiest of empty suits, literally drove Fornicalia into the ground. His policies screwed up our entire power production and distribution system, sent us millions and millions and millions of dollars into debt. The People were completely fed up.

Schwarzenegger ran on the premise that he would REDUCE our government, and that he would REDUCE our deficit. In his first year, right off the bat, he immediately repealed Fornicalia's onerous and recent increase in the vehicle registration fee. He campaigned directly on this promise, and he delivered. He also prevented driver's licenses from being handed out to illegal immigrants. His first smackdown came when some very powerful state unions began to oppose his various initiatives -- including the HUGELY NEEDED re-drawing of legislative districts (which keeps Demorats IN POWER in this state).

Demorats acquired, through the potentially-affected unions involved, millions of dollars in order to defeat every last proposition Arnold managed to place on the very expensive ballot in 2005. Special interest groups spent hundreds of millions of dollars on gathering signatures and advertising for this election. And they essentially lied through their teeth on each and every ad. Arnold failed to strike back. He failed to counter their arguments. So with silence on his part, ignorant and naive voters shot down the entire special election. He would later comment that "no one could win if the opposition raised $160 million dollars to defeat you."

As I wrote on this post in 2005, the result of these propositions going down was:

-- Parents have no right to be notified before abortions can be performed on girls under 18; WRONG
-- Teacher tenure will continue to be 2 instead of 5 years;
-- Any Fornicalia union can continue to use members' dues for any political purpose against the wish of the individual member, who has no say;
-- There are no spending limits for the State of Fornicalia; we may continue to spend more than we receive in taxes from the taxpayers; WRONG
-- We like our gerrymandered districts in Fornicalia; it keeps those currently in power and gosh, why should we brook those pesky incumbents? WRONG
-- There should be no discount prescription drug program for the state (fine by me);
-- There should be no incentives paid by the state to prescription drug companies (fine by me);
-- We will not re-regulate our energy market (fine by me).

Following Arnold's Slapdown, he brooded and decided that it was time to allow the Demorat side of him to emerge.

First order of business following his Come To Jesus: the appointment of a Demorat, Susan Kennedy, as his Chief of Staff (against advice of his GOP strategists). Schwarzenegger scrambled toward the political middle, determined to build a so-called "winning legacy" with only a short time to go until the next gubernatorial election.

And now, whilst appeasing the bulk of his Demorat critics at the behest of the Left-leaning "progressive" Fornicalia media, Gov. Schwarzenegger has achieved the very same thing former Governor Gray Davis achieved: the complete and utter tanking of the state's budget.

The only difference now being that, as opposed to Davis, Schwarzenegger ADMITS IT.

The various Demorats, I'll wager, have called him oh-so-discreetly to say: "Shut the fuck up. Don't air our dirty laundry in public."

Which tells me: there is still a shred of decency left in Arnold. Not much. But a bit.

When you lie down with snakes, you will get bitten.

Let this be a lesson to ALL of us: when we compromise our Conservative Principles, past and current history explains: nothing good will happen.

As far as I am concerned, it is True Conservatives vs. RINOs, the GOP and the Demorat party -- which encompasses "progressives," Leftists, Socialists.

My new BZ seal, at the top right of my blog, says it all (thanks Bushwack!).



Blogger Chelle B. said...

I like the moral to your story. My personal quote is "Be wiser than the serpent."

Great minds think alike. :)

Chelle B.
The Offended American

Fri Dec 14, 09:44:00 PM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

I would concur: "be wiser than the serpent," INDEED!

There is a lesson to be learned here. Will the electorate in my state learn it?

I have only a modicum of confidence.


Fri Dec 14, 09:52:00 PM PST  
Blogger Mahndisa S. Rigmaiden said...

12 14 07

Heheheheeh I have missed you BZ! That Arnie poster is a classic! And more seriously, you have a point that whenever we compromise our core beliefs NOTHING ever comes good of such compromises. Despite all of that, I still love Arnie though I just can't help it;)

Fri Dec 14, 11:45:00 PM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Mahndisa: I think we saw the TRUE Arnie at the beginning of the administration. What he didn't like was being trounced in public. Now I believe he's gunshy and too quick to make that compromise and -- once AGAIN -- Fornicalia's budget is in the TOILET. Precisely the OPPOSITE of what he swore to do.


Sat Dec 15, 10:20:00 AM PST  
Blogger Mark said...

Maybe I'm wrong, but it looked to me like Arnie tried to cut spending, and the very electorate who voted him in voted against him later. what's a guy to do? the fornicalian public wants to cut spending yet expects MORE state government handouts. Arnie just tries to give ya what you ask for, and last election y'all voted for more state government spending. since each fornicalian expects the state to wipe their ass for them yall will just have to pay more taxes! simple economics dude! services cost money.

Sat Dec 15, 05:20:00 PM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Mark: to a good degree you're correct. The Demorats did in fact gang up, spent millions, and their Left-leaning little toady Unions all lined up at the cow for more sucks on the Government Teat. This is a Demorat state through and through and they lie, right to your face, through the Defeatist, Elitist Media (the Demorats' second group of sniveling jackanapes, always anxious to do the Demorats' bidding). The good people here in the state, who actually want controls, are outYELLED by the Unions and Dems, via the DEM.


Sat Dec 15, 05:34:00 PM PST  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

In a number of cases, I really don't get "bipartisanship" and "coming to the middle". All it does is weaken one's ability to accomplish what needs accomplishing. It's like going after a goal with 50% effort, rather than 100% effort because you decided to compromise. Appease. Cave in.

Sat Dec 15, 06:25:00 PM PST  
Blogger Mark said...

the rest of the country is not far behind fornicalia in this stupid idea that government services are or should be free, and want government to provide them everything, yet not pay anything for it. and politicians pit one group of americans against the other in their fight for power. nowadays many politicians tell us that doctors and hospital staff should work for free, and if they don't want to work for free than they are EVIL!!!! and the public sucks this drivel up because they, like the jackass, are having the carrot of free medical care dangled in front of their face. few, if any consider the next profession to be targeted by these power hungry bastards might be theirs. what's next? homebuilding contractors should build all houses for free? farmers should grow crops for free? what the fuck are voters thinking when they fall for this drivel?

Sun Dec 16, 12:34:00 PM PST  
Blogger Chelle B. said...

Both sides are equally to blame on the illegal issue, they both have their own agendas for wanting them here and we basically are SOL there.

And the majority of voters aren't thinking, that's the problem. Today, people are mindless sheep unlike any generation before us, and as a whole our nation is pretty dumbed down.

REAL adulthood and grown up thinking doesn't start until near retirement, if at all, for most people in this country.

You can either laugh, or cry.

Or actually, if you are like me you do both.

The Offended Blogger

Sun Dec 16, 02:12:00 PM PST  
Blogger Dee said...

Yah, Arnold has definitely been a disappointment.

Mon Dec 17, 01:30:00 PM PST  

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