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I’m psychic; new Sacramento mayor’s term gets off to a scandalous start

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Not even in office for a month, new mayor of Sacramento Kevin Johnson, shown above at his swearing in last month, already wants more power. Why don’t we just crown him Emperor of the Fucking Universe already?

No, really, I am psychic.

First I endorsed former Mayor Heather Fargo for re-election as mayor of Sacramento. She’s not exciting, but she’s competent.

At that time I wrote:

…I have a problem with jocks entering politics, as I just wrote, and [Fargo’s challenger, Kevin Johnson,] is a former NBA player. It seems to me that when jocks are washed up, they think of politics as another avenue with which to bolster their egos. (Millionaires also tend to turn to politics when they don’t know what else to do with themselves.) 

So Johnson would have had to overcome my loathing of jocks who enter politics more to masturbate their egos than to actually help anyone out through the use of political power.

Johnson didn’t do that, so I voted for Fargo, and right after Johnson ended up unseating incumbent Fargo on Nov. 4, I wrote:

Kevin Johnson won Sacramento’s mayoral race by a large margin. I had voted for incumbent Heather Fargo, who struck me as rather boring but at least competent, and my guess is that Johnson, given his scandalous history, is going to have a scandal-plagued term as mayor.

Maybe, just maybe, he’ll surprise me and he’ll do a kick-ass job, but my guess is that his election was a mistake. I surmise that Johnson won on both the Schwarzenegger Effect (celebrity jock turns politician) and on the coattails of Barack Obama.

And I surmise that the voters will come to regret their choice, which, again, they seemed to have made based upon celebrity more than upon careful consideration.

So the Sacramento Bee reports today:

Mayor Kevin Johnson is proposing a strong mayor system for Sacramento.

In an interview with the Bee this morning, Johnson’s aides said he is proposing a citywide vote next year to change the city charter and give the mayor more executive power.

Under the new system, the mayor would propose the city budget, appoint department heads and have veto authority.

The city council would act as a legislative body and would have the authority to approve the city budget and confirm mayoral appointees. The council would have an elected president and the shift would likely mean the city would need to add a ninth council district when redistricting occurs in 2010.

The system is similar to the those used in most large cities, including Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco….

This is just the beginning of what is to come, I sense.

Sacramentans elected a power-monger because of his celebrity.

Stupid.

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Mixed results

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With the sound passage of Proposition 2 and the apparent passage of Proposition 8, Californians seem to care more about chickens’ rights than gay men and lesbians’ rights. Maybe if I stuff some eggs up my ass and start laying them I can get some fucking rights around here…

Well, the most important contest yesterday was the U.S. presidency, of course, and I am happy that we real Americans will not have another four years of Repugnican rule.

And I’m glad that President-elect Obama won by a large-enough margin — preliminary election results are 52 percent of the popular vote for Obama to 46 percent for John Fossil Fool McCain, and the Electoral College standing at 349 Obama to 147 McInsane — that the Repugnicans cannot claim, with any credibility (not that they ever had any credibility on any subject anyway), that Obama is not the pick of the clear majority of the American people.

The wingnuts need to shut the fuck up and let the man whom the majority of the American people elected as their leader lead the nation out of the fucking mess that the unelected, treasonous Bush regime got us into. 

Kevin Johnson won Sacramento’s mayoral race by a large margin. I had voted for incumbent Heather Fargo, who struck me as rather boring but at least competent, and my guess is that Johnson, given his scandalous history, is going to have a scandal-plagued term as mayor. Maybe, just maybe, he’ll surprise me and he’ll do a kick-ass job, but my guess is that his election was a mistake. I surmise that Johnson won on both the Schwarzenegger Effect (celebrity jock turns politician) and on the coattails of Barack Obama. And I surmise that the voters will come to regret their choice, which, again, they seemed to have made based upon celebrity more than upon careful consideration.

An anti-abortion proposition (Prop 4) on California’s ballot died, and an anti-animal-cruelty/pro-animal-rights proposition (Prop 2) passed, which I’m glad about, but it looks as though the anti-gay proposition, Prop 8, has passed. (So animals apparently have more rights in California than do we faggots and dykes. Woo hoo!)

Prop 8’s final results haven’t been released yet, as many votes remain to be counted, but I expect that it passed, as The Associated Press reports that with 90 percent of precincts reporting, it was 52 percent yes to 48 percent no. I don’t expect that 4-percent margin to be erased. It might be reduced a bit, but it seems to me that Prop 8 passed, which means that in a future election, when more homophobic old farts have kicked off and Californians are more evolved, we faggots and dykes will have to put another proposition on the ballot to get ourselves as many rights as animals have…

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Heather Fargo for mayor of Sacramento

 Sacramento Mayor Heather Fargo appears at a news conference ...  Sacramento mayoral candidate and former NBA star Kevin Johnson ...

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Former jock Kevin Johnson is challenging two-term Mayor Heather Fargo for the leadership of Sacramento.

I’m not crazy about Democratic Party establishment candidate Heather Fargo, who is seeking her third term as the mayor of Sacramento. (I’m not crazy about any Democratic Party establishment candidate.)

But I’m much less crazy about Fargo’s opponent, political neophyte Kevin Johnson.

First off, I have a problem with jocks entering politics, as I just wrote, and Johnson is a former NBA player. It seems to me that when jocks are washed up, they think of politics as another avenue with which to bolster their egos. (Millionaires also tend to turn to politics when they don’t know what else to do with themselves.) 

So Johnson would have had to overcome my loathing of jocks who enter politics more to masturbate their egos than to actually help anyone out through the use of political power.

The latest Johnson scandal — he’s a scandalous dude — is that with the cooperation of a security guard Johnson tried out the mayor’s chair last month after city hall was closed. Can you say “ego”?

I wasn’t planning to vote for Johnson anyway, but his latest antics have sealed my vote for Fargo. (In the primary election I strategically voted for Muriel the Bearded Chicken Lady.)

Johnson, far from being a Barack Obama type, strikes me more as a thug.

Oh, and just as Ahhhnuld Schwarzenegger is shockingly short, Kevin Johnson’s campaign office is in my neighborhood and I’ve passed him twice on the sidewalk near his campaign office. Johnson is so short that it’s hard to see how he was an NBA player.* In case you were wondering.

*This source puts him at 6’1″, but he didn’t seem that tall to me.

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