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09:16 AM on 03/01/2010
Think about it, why would a billionaire, want to run for public office? This is the grand scheme by the right wing to take over this country. Add in the Supreme court ruling on campaign finance, and it is as clear as day to whats going on. This will be the end of the middle class as we know it. Her little e-bay will make a killing as people will have to sell most of what they own just to stay alive, to pay their medical bills.
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Put a Psychiatrist in every NRA meeting.
09:01 AM on 03/01/2010
Down with Ebay, Ebay credit and Meg Whitman. she is nothing but a McCain in skirts.
11:33 AM on 03/01/2010
But Brown, on the other hand, is Mussolini pretending to be a liberal.
08:23 AM on 03/01/2010
Brown wins, and CA will surely win that lawsuit he pushed against global warming effects. *haha
09:02 AM on 03/01/2010
Well if Brown wins then the people of California win even if the global warming lawsuit is lost.
05:32 PM on 03/01/2010
I see your back from Alaska "AnnfromCA." How was the babysitting?
07:31 AM on 03/01/2010
Got this link from a friend who is used to be a big eBay seller this AM:

This site has a wealth of info on Meg, eBay and PayPal.

It is interesting to note - I'd forgotten that eBay once used to brag that they offered a "level playing field" for individuals to compete with big corporate sellers when using their venue.

As previously mentioned, the exact opposite is true now - by an order of magnitude.
11:37 AM on 03/01/2010
I don't like Whitman, but Jerry Brown just scares the pee out of me, and I am a lifelong Democrat.

I don't even think of the man as a liberal or a Democrat.

You know what the man really is -- he's a prison and law enforcement groupie.

His basic plan for the state is to pay prison guards more and lock more people up.

That's what Gray Davis did to the California Democratic Party. Now we're just the party of the prison guards union.

If the prison guards union comes out for Brown and against Whitman , then I'm sorry to have to tell you this, but I will be forced to vote for Whitman.
01:46 PM on 03/01/2010
I fear for the entire state if you do and she wins. You really should be reading up on her. Nothing will be as bad for your state as Meg. Even more pay for prison guards. If she has her way, there will be nothing but corporate kings & queens and the slaves.
03:06 PM on 03/01/2010
That is nonsense. Meg is 100 times worse than practically anybody we could select. She sold out thousands of people and their livelihood so she could personally make millions. She is no better and maybe worse than the CEOs on Wall Street.
07:25 AM on 03/01/2010
Jerry has to run, he is the only one that can get California back in order. I worked for his campaign back in the 70's and also when he ran for Prez. He was a good Governor and so was his father. Like I said he would get Calif. back in order. Go Jerry.
10:18 AM on 03/01/2010
the brown's have really given a lot to the state. can't wait tohave him back as governor.
11:43 AM on 03/01/2010
Do you work in a prison?
11:42 AM on 03/01/2010
Locking up even more people -- like Brown wants now -- is not the way we're going to get our state back on track.

Look at his website -- he supports labor unions and he's mongering fear over crime.

Hello -- he's just telling us that his real labor concern is the prison guards union.

If he cared about teachers, then he'd put education over crime as a concern for state voters.

I think it's an absolute shame that the prison guards union is now the wealthiest single political donor in the state.

I'm really tired of having prison guards control state politics.

For that reason, I think I'm going to be forced to vote against Brown.
07:09 AM on 03/01/2010
If anyone wants to know about Meg Whitman, then investigate what happened between eBay and Craig's List.
Never had a Facebook account, never will.
12:11 PM on 03/01/2010
Care to sketch it out for us? Just a paragraph...
05:32 PM on 03/01/2010
Laziness is not a virture. But then again your probably a rethug.
05:51 AM on 03/01/2010
Too bad Gavin Newsom is not running. He would make an ideal governor, young and energetic.
05:22 PM on 03/01/2010
He was on Rachel Maddow's show last week and essentially said he doesn't have the campaign money needed to compete. He's toying with running as Lt. Governor.
05:22 AM on 03/01/2010
I wonder if anyone else has noticed that Mexico has taken California over already.
10:09 AM on 03/01/2010
Has anyone noticed that white folk invaded North America, engaged in genocide and displaced the survivors onto worthless land? Mexico controled California long before the white folks showed up. Your bigotry and ignorance is showing.
01:37 AM on 03/02/2010
It's simply a fact that Mexico has already taken Cali over. No matter who wants to play the race card or try to say this state can be governed from Sacramento.
Um, like, you know?
10:18 AM on 03/01/2010
Really? California's been returned to it's rightful owner. Funny how they're letting all of those rich white people control it.
chuck prebys
03:42 AM on 03/01/2010
Let it sink Jerry, let it sink.
Then, dig up the city and county CAFR's and see where all that hidden loot really is.
05:28 AM on 03/01/2010
Cali is already a Latin American state. The loot's been sent back to Mexico.
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10:42 AM on 03/01/2010
Your bigotry is showing
"Can't we all just get along?" Rodney King
07:08 PM on 03/01/2010
California was actually a part of Mexico before the US usurped it from the Spaniards. Just look at all of the names, i.e. Los Angeles, El Camino Real, El Segunda, to name a few.

Beginning in the late 18th century, the area known as Alta California was colonized by the Spanish Empire. In 1821, Mexico, including Alta California, became the First Mexican Empire, beginning as a monarchy, before shifting to a republic. In 1846 a group of American settlers in Sonoma declared the independence of a California Republic. As a result of the Mexican-American War, Mexico ceded California to the United States. It became the 31st state admitted to the union on September 9, 1850.
03:37 AM on 03/01/2010
It isn't primarily the elected Republicans and/or Democrats who are at fault here. It wasn't Davis. It isn't Arnold. It's the voters. Until we stop abusing the proposition system by adding $B's in unfunded spending and unilaterally earmarking percentages of the budget to specific areas irrespective of actual need, it won't matter who sits in the governor's seat.
09:21 AM on 03/01/2010
Ding! Ding! Ding! Ding! We have a winner here, folks.

What is interesting if you look at the history, though, is that Brown was an expert at rolling with the punches that the voters threw at California government - and pandering to them. That approach was good for getting re-elected but bad at forcing sober conversations about the real harm being done to sane governance. Californians need to face the truth some time. It would be great if Jerry used that strong intellect he possesses for doing just that. After the election, of course, because he'd never be elected otherwise!
10:10 AM on 03/01/2010
02:53 AM on 03/01/2010
The first candidate that will focus the message on getting the 22cents on a fed tax dollar that the Federal government is not returning to California will win easily (under Clinton it was only 8 cents). These 22 cents translate into ~ 70B dollars extra each year that in turn solves all the budgetary problems and creates a gigantic surplus.
10:22 AM on 03/01/2010
couldyou add a cite? i'd like to know more but don't what to google.
10:23 AM on 03/01/2010
make that 'don't know what to google'
01:59 AM on 03/01/2010
In closing I'd love to see a progressive New Deal Democrat (Socialist) in ANY governorship or the WH. In lieu of that Brown will do. But honestly, in this age of neo-fascism (as defined by Woody Guthrie) and oligarchs buying elections and the commons, I am in despair for anything good happening for the general populace of American anytime soon. And Whitman is emblematic of the worst our economy has to offer.

Adieu all.
Two 'alves of coconut!
01:35 AM on 03/01/2010
California, AKA 'the world's 5th/6th/9th largest economy', has been chronically overspent for years. YEARS. Part of that happened under Brown's administration, then after him under Davis, and now under Schwarzenegger. Ok, c'mon. California, home of Silicon Valley, and they can't find someone or several people with math degrees and access to a mainframe so they can figure out what's happening with all their state budget revenues, and why they go billions further in the red every year? Just exactly what kind of socialized welfare office are they running, in California, and who's minding the books? Does the state of California, or any other state, have the authority and wherewithal to start making uniform spending cuts in times of economic hardship? Do they have the willpower to do it? Further, if Congress kisses the boo-boo, and makes it all better, what future incentive will California, or any other state in the union, have to keep their financial house in order? I'm not a Californian, but I vote 'no' on spendthrift government. Make outlays match receipts, don't increase receipts to match runaway outlays. Fire the treasurer, hire someone from India that graduated high school or something, but get it done on behalf of the public, there.
Every lemming deserves a second chance
01:44 AM on 03/01/2010
Yes, the cuts have to happen since the private sector took such big hits, but in general, most people(no matter where you work) somehow always feel that they're always entitled to more, not less-----whether they deserve a cut in pay or not.
04:34 AM on 03/01/2010
Half of all newborns in LA county are to il legals on state aid. Now, who's entitled to more?
01:45 AM on 03/01/2010
Under Davis we got over robbed by Enron et al. Davis was attempting to get federal intervention to stop that theft but was terminated in his efforts by the Terminator who immediately dropped the Davis energy lawsuit. Then Arnie pushed measures putting us in debt to Wall Street for some 20 years.

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Every lemming deserves a second chance
01:19 AM on 03/01/2010
We have some overpaid, under-talented, talking mouths called John and Ken who take shots at Brown daily. They complain about Brown stopping freeway projects from thirty years ago that would have alleviated the awful traffic that continues to today. They didn't mention the part about NEW FREEWAYS FACILITATING MASS DEVELOPMENT, which-----VOILA------BRINGS MORE TRAFFIC.
01:23 AM on 03/01/2010
I've noticed the corporate media (Times, radio outlets local small town papers) have already been smearing Brown even before he has announced his plans. The Rich will stop at nothing to put another laissez fair pro capitalist tool (Republican) back in office despite the catastrophe Arnie has left us with.
Every lemming deserves a second chance
01:32 AM on 03/01/2010
I like everything you said except for the Arnold part. If anything, it was just a waste of recall dollars since he did pretty much what Gray Davis was doing. ENRON cost us billions due to the utility deregulation and we can't suddenly make that up in some thoughtful budget cuts.
12:50 AM on 03/01/2010
"Think of Greece as California: Every year an irresponsible and cor.rupt bureaucracy awards itself higher pay and better benefits paid for by an ever-shrinking wealth-generating class. And think of Germany as one of the less profligate, still just about functioning corners of America such as my own state of New Hampshire: Responsibility doesn't pay. You'll wind up bailing out anyway. The problem is there are never enough of "the rich" to fund the entitlement state, because in the end, it disincentivizes everything from wealth creation to self-reliance to the basic survival instinct, as represented by the fertiIity rate. In Greece, they've run out Greeks, so they'll stick it to the Germans, like French farmers do. In Germany, the Germans have only been able to afford to subsidize French farming because they stick their defense tab to the Americans. And in America President Obama, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid are saying we need to paddle faster to catch up with the Greeks and Germans. What could go wrong?"
01:00 AM on 03/01/2010
the ever-shrinking wealth generating class of which you speak now owns more than the bottom NINETY FIVE percent COMBINED. (that's the top 1%)

and BTW, for whom are they generating wealth?
01:12 AM on 03/01/2010
They're generating tax revenue. They pay the vast majority of taxes to subsidize Democrat constituents.
01:03 AM on 03/01/2010
Jerry I don't blame you for not wanting to run against a bunch of filthy rich oligarchs who can smear you ten ways from tomorrow with their unlimited resources.
No republic can exist with the disparity of wealth we now have in the US.

Whitman ran swe. at shops in asia. She offshored jobs to those places. In any other reality, ANYONE would be a shoe in over her considering the economic events of teh past two years. But not inthe age of mass mee-dee-ya manipulation and bought elections.
10:26 AM on 03/01/2010
but still, do you think whitman stands even half a chance? i sure don't.