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The Governator reaches new levels of absurdity

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger chastises the SEIU for endorsing Prop 19 because legalizing marijuana will bring risks to public safety, and…

“It would also make California a laughingstock.”

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19 comments to The Governator reaches new levels of absurdity

  • Just Legalize It

    $100 says ahnold will be seen smoking marijuana after californians legalize it in november

  • Buc

    Absolute power corrupts absolutely.

    This is a textbook example.

    And he considers himself a small-government conservative.

    Right, if there is such a thing anymore.

  • ezrydn

    Arnold is just jerked off because the SEIU gave money and backing to Prop 19 and wouldn’t share their retirement pension fund with the State. It’s obvious he had his eye on that pension fund, too. His comments show where his real desire lies.

  • darkcycle

    Ahhh-node is serving the interests of his donors is all; the prison lobby, the beervage (no, not beverage, beervage)industry, etc. SEIU is not well known for supporting Repugnicans. Shifty Austrian used to hang with Tommy Chong, now he fucks us like every other self serving, poison spewing politician.

  • darkcycle

    Oh, and California has been the butt of at least one joke a night from late-night TV for the last four decades….why stop now?

  • claygooding

    I think Arnold was telling Californians that if they would take his and every other elected state officials retirement
    pensions it would help balance CA budget collapse.

  • darkcycle

    Oh. Selfless of them. Lets do it.

  • Servetus

    California will be considered heroic and a role model to an entire world of oppressed people if the state passes Prop 19 in November.

    Indeed, Prop 19 passage could spark a planet-wide movement to counter all government oppression in matters of lifestyle choices. The stilted opposition does not for a moment begin to comprehend the human and social depths to which this matter reaches.

  • Shap

    Even lame duck politicians who can’t be re-elected are fucking retarded.

  • Ed Dunkle

    I don’t know who he is trying to appeal to. The Republicans hate him because he isn’t right wing enough, the Democrats hate him because he blithely destroys social programs for the poor and sick, and the legislature hates him for randomly vetoing hundreds of bills in petty displays of anger.

    He could be a hero to the world by endorsing and helping to pass Prop 19, but, predictably, he’s taking the coward’s way out.

    And just think, Meg Whitman will probably be even worse!

  • Maria

    I suspect Arnold isn’t trying to appeal to any one group, not that he ever has. It’s always been about him, (so the pic up there is pretty fitting.) It feels more like he’s trying to make sure that once he leaves office he will still have his influences, his connections and his business deals. He needs to keep his lifestyle as it is.

  • paul

    I smell victory.

    The entire political establishment is coming out against 19, and they’re going to lose. That makes this win doubly sweet–We get a major victory against the drug war, and we get to stick it very firmly to the Man. I don’t know if all these politicos realize they’re going to take a popularity hit after this passes.

    There shouldn’t be any ambiguity here, either. Laws may be passed regarding smoking in public, but you ought to be able to smoke a joint on your front porch. When the authorities try and arrest people anyway, it will be very obvious to any judge the MJ is 100% legal.

    This is gonna be fun!

  • Cobb

    I love how governments and especially lawmakers can turn horrendous text into legislation and when the people actually comes up with a proposition that would make a lot of revenue and trigger industralisation 2.0, they fight back with everything they have. where i come from this is called status-quo preservation.

  • Duncan20903

    $100 says ahnold will be seen smoking marijuana after californians legalize it in november

    Wow, what a sucker bet that would be. Who the heck hasn’t seen Arnold consuming cannabis? That’s probably the most viewed video clip on the ‘net in the last few days.

    And he considers himself a small-government conservative.

    That was before he was contacted by the aliens from outer space and he was clued in to what the powers that be expected of him.

    And just think, Meg Whitman will probably be even worse!

    At least Ms. Whitman will make every resident of California richer than god after she takes California public. Do you realize how many millionaires and billionaires she helped create over at Ebay?

  • Duncan20903

    One of the know nothing’s complaints that I hear from time to time is “everything we were warned about legalizing medical cannabis came true. We know that’s just outright baloney but it would be nice to have a list of the hysterical rhetoric from those opposed to helping sick peopled suffer less and linked documentation of how it’s been disproved.

    I’ve got two: highway safety will be compromised, and California youth use of cannabis will skyrocket. No citations yet.

  • vicky vampire

    I’ disappointed in THE TERINATER,when he campaighned it waS Ilove KAalyiforniaaaa I know spelling silly trying to sound like Arnie,he campaignedd slightly center a smidgen right then, first year tried programs to fix CA,but voted down then turned a bit to green,Banning soda in schools,no texting in cars yeah I get it not good but a bit hypocrical cause his own wife caught doing it.Also he tightened up and went after guns,OK so I figured he went from moderate to out and out idiot Big Nanny stater so in my ignorance I’ thinking oh he’s going to favor Cannabis legalization,no sureee wrong boy I;m dumb of course not he’s probably trianqulating to latter run for congress I don’t know.just terribly disappointed.

  • BIGkahuna

    well the Governater has really done it this time — actually, I’ll call him, from now on, the Tyrnnyater, coming out against 19. what an ASSWIPE.. Hypocrite Arnie, has now got to watch over his own aaassss to preserve his lifestyle ‘status quo’, apparently, by leaving his government ‘status quo’.. Screw the ppl — they…’re just sheep to follow blindly in the laws made by the elite politicians, I’m sad to say which, is a group you now belong to Aaanold.. AaaaaasssHOLE!! I’m wondering now which one you were really after, ‘I luuuv Californiaa’ or was it ‘Californiaaa luuuv Aaanold’ that you were looking for ??? SELFISH HYPOCRITICAL (PUSSYWHIPPEDBYASANCTIMONIOUSKENNEDYCUNT) POLITICAL PRICK !!!

  • PabloKoh

    Prop 19 analysis by Dennis Peron’s own lawyer: http://sjcbc.org/2010/09/11/an-open-letter-on-prop-19/
    “Prop 19 is the best thing to happen to medical marijuana patients since Prop 215”

  • Tami

    I think California – along with my state Texas, maybe Louisiana, Mississippi, Arizona and a few others are already laughingstocks. How many of us have not heard jokes about the “fruits and nuts” in California? I’ve also heard jokes about Alabama. Big deal.