Wikipedia says of Angelyne: “Angelyne (born Ronia Tamar Goldberg, October 2, 1950) is an American singer, actress, media personality and model who came to prominence in 1984 after the appearance of a series of iconic billboards in and around Los Angeles, California, that read only ‘Angelyne’ and pictured her posing suggestively.” (See photo above.) Born almost 71 years ago, Angelyne of course doesn’t look like she looks in the photo above anymore, but she’s still more qualified to be governor of California than, say, Repugnican-fascist Larry Elder…
Last week I received my vote-by-mail ballot for the beyond-bullshit September 14 California gubernatorial
recall Repugnican-fascist do-over election.
And last week I voted “no” on the removal of Gov. Gavin Newsom — here’s my “ballot selfie”:
— and on the second part of the ballot, I voted for Angelyne as the “replacement candidate” should Newsom be removed:
Why did I waste my vote like that?
Oh, I did not waste my vote.
The first question on the ballot is the most important one; if more than 50.0 percent of the voters vote to retain Newsom, as I did (despite his flaws), the second question on the ballot (the selection of a “replacement candidate”) becomes moot.
As far as the 46 replacement candidates on the ballots are concerned, I won’t vote for a Repugnican (and 24 of the “replacement candidates” are running as such). That’s it. Even if you’re supposedly less evil than is the typical Repugnican, I nonetheless judge you by the company that you keep.
To me, if you call yourself a Repugnican, you are aligning yourself with the likes of former “President” Pussygrabber, the only “president” in my lifetime who first got into the White House after he lost the popular vote by almost 3 million votes, was impeached twice during his illegitimate first term in office (the entire time of which he acted like a lame-ass mob boss, not at all like a U.S. president), and who refused to admit that he lost “re”-election, even when his opponent garnered more than 7 million more votes than he did.
And if you call yourself a Repugnican, you are aligning yourself with the basement-dwelling, animal-skin-wearing incels who treasonously attacked the U.S. Capitol on January 6 to try to reverse the results of the 2020 presidential election, and you are aligning yourself with the anti-vax flat-earther fucktards who complain about ongoing COVID-19-related restrictions but who won’t fucking get vaccinated or even wear a fucking face mask and who now are overburdening our hospitals because their lovely thoughts and prayers aren’t nearly as strong as is a fucking vaccine.
And if you call yourself a Repugnican you are aligning yourself with racism, white supremacism, sexism and misogyny, homophobia, xenophobia, “Christo”fascism, voter suppression, the actual (at least attempted) theft of elections and a hatred for democracy except for when it goes your way, anti-environmentalism (that goes along with the anti-science flat-eartherism), etc., etc.
Who else is on the do-over gubernatorial election ballot besides Repugnicans?
Some no-name Democrats (one guy apparently has a YouTube channel — Ooooo!) and others with no party preference (like Angelyne) or who are affiliated with a third party — none of whom could be elected as governor of the nation’s most populous state in a regular election.
I recently read an editorial somewhere recommending that we vote for the most “sensible” Repugnican (that is, not Larry Elder), the “argument” being that if Newsom is booted, a Repugnican most likely will get the highest number of votes to take his place, so we should work to elect the least-evil Repugnican.
No fucking thanks. I grew tired of voting for the lesser of two evils, which is why I changed my voter registration from Democrat to no party preference back in 2016, after the Democratic Party establishment first fucked over Bernie Sanders royally. (This presciently saved me the trouble of having to change my voter registration after the Democratic establishment fucked over Bernie again, in 2020, reviving the corpse of Joe Biden at the very last moment.)
Again, no thanks to voting for the “lesser” or the “least” of the evils. Keep your fucking evils. (On that note, I did not vote for lesser-evil Biden in November 2020, knowing that he would win my state and all of its electoral votes anyway. [If the popular vote actually got you into the White House, I might have voted for Biden, but in this so-called democracy, the popular vote doesn’t get you into the White House.])
As I have nothing but contempt and disgust for the September 14 California Repugnican-fascist do-over election — which was made possible only because a Repugnican-and-Pussygrabber-aligned “judge” gave the proponents of the do-over election a full four additional months with which to gather their petition signatures to get their little election (citing COVID-19, since COVID-19 is a thing when it benefits the wingnuts for it to be a thing) — I fucking refuse to acquiesce to it by treating it with seriousness and legitimacy that it does not deserve.
It isn’t serious or legitimate; it’s a fucking political circus.
Therefore, I voted for one of the clowns, and for the one who seems to be the most innocuous and the most likeable of the clowns.
(And Angelyne is, inarguably, quintessentially Californian…)