Fuck You says the Governator

November 2nd, 2009 at 3:39 pm by David Farrar

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This is the official veto statement issued by California to a bill by Representative Tom Ammiano, a few days after Ammiano abused the Governator at a function.

The Governor says it is just a coincidence. However the odds of those seven letters randomly spelling Fuck You is 1 in 8 billion.

I say don’t mess with Arnie :-)

Hat Tip: Weather Sealed

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27 Responses to “Fuck You says the Governator”

  1. MikeNZ (3,234 comments) says:

    This is such old news David.

    It’s called an acrostic.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acrostic

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  2. Ryan Sproull (6,661 comments) says:

    Hat tip my comment on General Debate three days ago, MORE LIKE.

    [DPF: Well done. I don't read too much of the GD when I am busy. Someone emailed me the link, which is the best way to get me to notice something]

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  3. slightlyrighty (2,448 comments) says:

    So much Diplomatic speech is a much more thickly veiled version of that sentiment.

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  4. peteremcc (341 comments) says:

    The best part of the whole story was the comment to the media:

    “My goodness. What a coincidence,” said Schwarzenegger spokesman Aaron McLear. “I suppose when you do so many vetoes, something like this is bound to happen.”

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  5. Manolo (12,621 comments) says:

    Liberal California is almost broke. Not long ago, the state was forced to issue IOUs at a premium to pay its growing mountain of debt.

    The Governor may be good at writing acrostics, but not at was he elected to do. Someone more fiscally efficient than him is needed to govern sunny California.

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  6. Put it away (2,888 comments) says:

    26 ^7 = 8 billion isn’t a great estimation of the odds, you’d have to take into account the frequency of each letter in the alphabet, in particular how often it appears as the first letter of a word. In the Dom Post article they consulted some maths boffin and got a figure of 10 million to one, but no indication of the method. 10 million seems way to low though.

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  7. Redbaiter (13,197 comments) says:

    Manaolo, you’re dead right. Arnie was a left wing washout.

    The rebuttal above is just a micron sized gesture in a record that includes a mountain of waste and degenerate liberal ideas. Schwarzenegger could have done something to prevent these outcomes, but instead embarked on a course of soft weak liberal populism. He’s just a white anting scumbag who should have been a Democrat. With his extreme left political ideas, he has absolutely no business being in the Republican Party.

    See any local parallels??

    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_lRTwKEuBA3A/STU8qwByu-I/AAAAAAAAAxc/4B4y9kvh-UM/s1600-h/arnie.bmp

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  8. Ryan Sproull (6,661 comments) says:

    [DPF: Well done. I don't read too much of the GD when I am busy. Someone emailed me the link, which is the best way to get me to notice something]

    You don’t send me flowers… any more.

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  9. Graeme Edgeler (3,216 comments) says:

    the chance of 7 random letters spelling GTRYAJK is also 8 billion to 1. Will we get a news story when that incredibly unlikely event happens?

    =)

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  10. Ryan Sproull (6,661 comments) says:

    the chance of 7 random letters spelling GTRYAJK is also 8 billion to 1. Will we get a news story when that incredibly unlikely event happens?

    Next you’ll be telling me that there’s as much chance of the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 coming up in Lotto as there is of my numbers coming up.

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  11. s.russell (1,486 comments) says:

    The Governor may be good at writing acrostics, but not at was he elected to do. Someone more fiscally efficient than him is needed to govern sunny California.

    Unfair. The constitution of California makes it almost impossible for the Gov to achieve this.

    They have a direct democracy system of referenda which has increasingly tied the hands of the state govt. Idiot people keep voting that the govt must pay for x, y and z; but limits taxes so it cant be paid for.

    On top of that the state budget requires a 2/3 majority to pass. This makes serious reform virtually impossible.

    One of the reasons for that is that all electoral districts are gerrymandered – drawn up by the politicians themselves. So most seats are ultra safe, and primary elections can ignore middle-ground voters. They put in ultra-liberals and ultra-conservatives who can never agree.

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  12. brucehoult (185 comments) says:

    “kicks the can” is just incredibly unnatural language. The chances of it being there other than deliberately to get a word starting with “k” seem very slim to me.

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  13. CharlieBrown (788 comments) says:

    Redbaiter,Manaolo – Please correct me if I’m wrong, but I thought Arnie was a republican governor in a state with a long term democratic led senate/congress (or whatever its called). He has had to deal with Democrats on one side who want to increase taxes, increase spending, and continue doing whatever they’ve been doing wrong and on the otherside, the republicans refusing to increase tax. Arnie has been attempting to decrease spending but is running against law suits and very vocal opposition.

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  14. Hurf Durf (2,860 comments) says:

    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_lRTwKEuBA3A/STU8qwByu-I/AAAAAAAAAxc/4B4y9kvh-UM/s1600-h/arnie.bmp

    What happened in 2006 to cause the balanced budget to go out of control?

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  15. slightlyrighty (2,448 comments) says:

    Perhaps this is coincidence? That is not impossible and
    happenings like this do occur from time to time. Automatically ascribing an
    ill willed motive is somewhat reactionary. The reaction in media and other
    liberal circles to what could be a simple coincidence does show a possible
    unintended bias regarding the aims of the Governor.

    If we are to take a more measured approach, the question is, does the veiled
    statement, and it’s discovery, indicate the true state of mind of Governor
    Arnold toward the author?

    Many seem to think so, but as we can never be sure, is such speculation,
    overt or otherwise, actually helpful in solving the problems inherent to the
    Republican state government in California? The fiscal mismanagement
    of the administration, coupled with a legislative model doomed to failure
    needs more than a covert Fuck You to fix it.

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  16. Adolf Fiinkensein (2,668 comments) says:

    Brucehould, ‘kicking the can’ is a common American expression.

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  17. transmogrifier (518 comments) says:

    Heh @ sr

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  18. Colonel Masters (420 comments) says:

    slightlyrighty’s 5.04pm for comment of the year!

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  19. TCrwdb (246 comments) says:

    Gold, pure gold… lol @ sr 5.04pm

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  20. mickysavage (786 comments) says:

    John Key should try something similar.
    Even though he has tried to portray himself as “labour lite”,
    Really he is the proverbial wolf in sheep’s clothing.
    Know what I mean?

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  21. Manolo (12,621 comments) says:

    “Even though he has tried to portray himself as “labour lite””

    He hasn’t even tried. It’s in his nature: Key is an appeaser, a compromiser, a ditherer / hesitant, he’s Labour Light at its best.

    Key will avoid making the hard calls and will sit idle without ever undertaking the radical reforms NZ needs, which he’s aversed to.

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  22. XChequer (350 comments) says:

    Agree completel, TCrwdb!
    No two ways about it, it is, without
    Doubt, the best in the 500,000 odd comments so far.

    Acrostics are fun!

    Despite Arnolds denial,
    I suspect that he may have more to say if the
    Californian legislature contines to
    Kick his bill from the floor.

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  23. Rakaia George (313 comments) says:

    Sheesh, bring back Haiku Dave.

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  24. francis (712 comments) says:

    rotfl, man that is so cool. I bet it took a staffie the better part of an afternoon to set that up in word. How does it parse online?

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  25. CharlieBrown (788 comments) says:

    mickysavage – “John Key should try something similar.
    Even though he has tried to portray himself as “labour lite”,
    Really he is the proverbial wolf in sheep’s clothing.
    Know what I mean?”

    I really really really hope you are right but I really doubt it.

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  26. Put it away (2,888 comments) says:

    Liberals who support only your freedom to agree with them,
    Environmentalists only interested in wealth re-distribution taxes
    Financially illiterate economics based on infinite borrowing
    Tax and spend to punish the earners and reward the bludgers
    Intelligence severely lacking among their supporters.
    Eventually they may notice that
    Socialism has failed worldwide.

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  27. Camryn (549 comments) says:

    Manolo:

    Liberal California is almost broke. Not long ago, the state was forced to issue IOUs at a premium to pay its growing mountain of debt.

    The Governor may be good at writing acrostics, but not at was he elected to do. Someone more fiscally efficient than him is needed to govern sunny California.

    IOUs aren’t the worst thing. From now until the end of the fiscal year they’re adding a little to the withholding rate of what we’d call PAYE. The actual tax rate isn’t going up so everyone will be refunded, but it’s essentially a compulsory loan. Amazingly little push back from the populace here.

    Don’t blame Arnie too much. As others have said, California is screwed by the gerrymandered legislature. Arnie would have been tougher on spending if he actually had any ability to get anything through the legislature. All he can do is keep vetoing the nonsense. The number one thing CA could do is eliminate gerrymandering.

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