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I had Schwarzenegger’s love child, too

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Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, wife Maria Shriver of the Kennedy clan and their four children, who now range in age from 13 to 21, are pictured in 2006. (Not pictured is the child, who now is at least 10 years old, that Schwarzenegger now admits he had with his maid household staff…)

True, I’m another male, but hey, Arnold Schwarzenegger is potent! He found a way! And, he gets around!

But seriously, the governorship of Repugnican Arnold Schwarzenegger was a sham from the very beginning, even if he had never laid a finger on another woman outside of his marriage to Kennedy clan member Maria Shriver.

The right-wing fucktards love their time machine. Step, for a moment, into mine:

In November 2002, the uncharismatic incumbent Democratic California Gov. Gray Davis won re-election to a second term by only 5 percentage points over his bumbling Richie Rich frat boy Repugnican opponent, Bill Simon, who, to give you an idea of his caliber, at the climax of the gubernatorial campaign claimed that he possessed photographic evidence that Davis had accepted a campaign contribution on state property, in violation of state law — only the photograph that Simon produced quickly proved to have been shot inside of a private individual’s home.

Since a bumbling fool like Simon still came so close to unseating Davis, the Repugnican sharks smelled Davis’ blood in the water. Repugnican California U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa, the richest member of the U.S. House of Representatives and a little Napoleon and Joe McCarthy hybrid, wanted to buy the governorship (like billionaire Nutmeg Whitman tried to do in November 2010), and so he fronted about $2 million of his own to initiate the petitition drive to force a gubernatorial recall election.

But Hollywood action movie star Schwarzenegger swooped in and Little Napoleon’s dream of buying the governorship for himself came to a crashing halt. There were dozens of candidates in the circus-like October 2003 gubernatorial recall election, including Hustler publisher Larry Flynt, the late child actor Gary Coleman, and (former?) porn star Mary Carey (all three of whom made the top 10 in the final election results).

The first question on the recall election ballot was whether or not Davis should stay or go; 55.4 percent voted that he should go. The second question on the recall election ballot was who, if Davis were ousted, should be the new governor, and those who voted that Davis should remain in office still were able to pick his replacement, if it came to that.

The individual who got the most votes was Schwarzenegger, with 48.6 percent of them. Coming in at second place was then-Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante, a Democrat, with 31.5 percent, and coming in at third place was establishment Repugnican politician Tom McClintock at 13.4 percent. (Bill Simon actually ran in the recall election but came in at 12th place, with one-tenth of 1 percent of the vote, and Issa did not run in the recall election at all. Who could compete with the Hollywood action movie star?)

So the California gubernatorial recall election of 2003, while it did not violate the letter of the state’s law, violated the spirit of democracy, a tenet of which is that if you lose an election because your candidate was weak, you suck it up and you run a better candidate next time. You don’t orchestrate what essentially is a do-over election less than a year later with a stronger candidate (in this case, a celebrity).

But wait, there’s more.

As Schwarzenegger ran for governor in 2003, numerous women came forward and claimed that he had sexually harassed — in some cases, sexually assaulted — them over a period of several years.

Although the Schwarzenegger campaign did its best to paint all of the women as liars, as unlikely as it was that that many women would have come forward with such allegations and be fabricating them, Schwarzenegger did at first promise to subject himself to an investigation of the sexual misconduct claims — after the recall election, of course. And, of course, this “investigation” was going to be conducted by a private investigator hired by Schwarzenegger.

But after the recall election, Schwarzenegger decided that no such investigation, even one bought and paid for by himself, was necessary after all.

So Schwarzenegger came into office and into power in 2003 under circumstances that were shady* at the very best, and I’m not even going to go into his pre-recall-election ties with the sleazy corporation Enron, which the Enron-supporting Repugnicans unfairly and hypocritically used to beat up on Gray Davis.

And today we know one more piece of information about Schwarzenegger that if we had known in 2003 he probably never would have been the “governator”: that at least a decade ago Schwarzenegger sired a child with one of his household staff. (I’m thinking that that would be a maid, but the media are using the term “household staff,” which I suppose is a little better than “household technician.”)

The Los Angeles Times reports that Schwarzenegger reports that he told Shriver about his love child only after he left the governor’s office in January. The Times reports that very apparently Schwarzenegger supported the child financially while the child’s mother was to keep her mouth shut — or perhaps, because the child’s mother also was married to someone else when the child was conceived, she decided herself to keep quiet, and wasn’t coerced into silence — and reportedly, Shriver had no idea about this arrangement between Schwarzenegger and his in-house baby mama until after Schwarzenegger left the governorship, and thus their fairly recent separation.

Baby mama left the Schwarzenegger household in January after at least two decades of having worked there, the Times reports.

So, tarnished, methinks, is Schwarzenegger’s legacy at least here in California, and I think it’s safe to say that his political future, if he had one (he probably didn’t), is no more.

Schwarzenegger is the very same man, after all, for whom the white-supremacist wingnuts wanted to change the U.S. Constitution so that he could run for U.S. president even though he was born in Austria, while Barack Obama, because he’s half-black, was badgered for his birth certificate even though no sane individual believes that Obama was not born in Hawaii.

Most who have heard about the Schwarzenegger love child (and is/are there more than one love child, I wonder?) probably feel sorry for Maria Shriver and for her children, but I can’t help but think of the damage that the fraud who is Arnold Schwarzenegger did to the entire state of California. We can’t get back the years that he was governor, the years in which he’d promised to turn the state around but only drove it even further into the ditch.

Maria Shriver isn’t Schwarzenegger’s only victim, although she is symbolic of his apparent view of women: that they are objects to be used, whether for a cheap sexual thrill or a rung to be stepped upon on the ladder to high political office. (The governorship of California, the nation’s most populous state, was the very first elected office that Schwarzenegger had ever held. Not at all bad for a political novice.)

Arnold Schwarzenegger has millions of victims: Californians who would have voted very differently in October 2003 had they known then what they know about Schwarzenegger today — what Schwarzenegger reportedly deliberately kept not just from his wife, but deliberately kept from us all.

P.S. I’ve always been miffed at Shriver for having been supportive of the male chauvinist pig Schwarzenegger — coming from the Kennedy clan, her marriage to him and her political support of him considerably helped him to win the governorship of the blue state of California in 2003 — and no, I don’t let off the hook the millions of Californians who stupidly voted for Schwarzenegger in 2003. And he won re-election in the gubernatorial election of 2006, beating the uncharismatic and nerdish Democratic candidate, then-State Treasurer Phil Angelides, 56 percent to 39 percent.

(For the record, I voted for Democrat Cruz Bustamante in the 2003 recall election, and for Angelides in 2006, but the state’s Democratic Party really fucking blew both elections. In denial that Gray Davis might actually be recalled, the state party did not rally around any replacement candidate, apparently believing that to do so would have been taken as a sign of defeat — so Bustamante was pretty much left to campaign on his own — and the state’s party insiders rallied behind Angelides in the party’s gubernatorial primary election when the much more charismatic State Controller Steve Westly had the better chance of beating Schwarzenegger in 2006.)

*Of course, as the worthwhile documentary “Nuremberg,” which I saw last night, portrays, the right-wing Nazi Party came into power under shady, manipulative circumstances at best, and Schwarzenegger’s father was a brownshirt. They seem to have done things a certain way in that part of the globe… (Also, Schwarzenegger was buddies with Nazi war criminal Kurt Waldheim, whom he even invited to his wedding. I find any associations with the Nazi Party, such as the fact that Pope Palpatine was a member of the Hitler Youth, to be chilling, even if those with the associations [or their defenders] claim, correctly or incorrectly, that they had no choice in the association [as is the case with the pope].)

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Assorted shit (Under the Sea Edition!)

Free Willy (before he kills again!)

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So today’s big news story is that a 40-year-old female trainer at SeaWorld in Orlando, Fla., was attacked and killed by a killer whale in front of a horrified audience. (She is pictured above in 2005.)

What part of killer whale don’t people get? Ever seen what the orcas do to seals?

Anyway, the bottom line is that cetaceans belong in the ocean.

They don’t belong in aquariums or theme parks.

Their captivity should be illegal.

Not (just) because of today’s event in Orlando, but because it’s fucking cruel to take a creature that needs the wide open ocean and put it in a fucking fish tank.

Corporations shouldn’t be allowed to profit obscenely from what amounts to animal cruelty.

You should watch the Oscar-nominated documentary “The Cove,” in which the trainer who trained the dolphins for the television show “Flipper” states that all that he can conclude from his years of working with dolphins is that cetaceans should not be held in captivity.

SeaWorld and others who keep cetaceans in captivity suck.

P.S. I hope that the killer whale involved in today’s incident is not killed, but is released back into the wild, if it would survive in the wild. The killer whale should not be given the death sentence when it never fucking should have been in captivity anyway.

What’s long and hard and full 0f — women?

The U.S. Navy plans to allow women to serve on submarines, The Associated Press reported yesterday.

Fuck; I’d assumed that women already were serving on subs.

Why haven’t they been?

“The thinking was that the close quarters aboard subs would make coed service difficult to manage,” the AP notes.

Sounds like the anti-gay “argument.” (Can’t let those homos be around other males in such close quarters!)

I seriously hope that those who serve in the U.S. military are far more evolved than are the stupid old white men who make all of the decisions for the military.

No one should be having sex while they’re on duty anyway. Male or female, straight or gay or bisexual — it doesn’t matter. You draw a line between on-duty activity and off-duty activity. And, arguments about how gay male couples reportedly historically were quite the effective warriors aside, those working closely together in the U.S. military probably shouldn’t be sexually involved with each other anyway, regardless of their biological gender or sexual orientation. So what’s the big fuss?

It’s more about antiquated, Victorian views on sexuality (Sex BAD!) than it is about anything else. 

One day the U.S. military will be like it’s portrayed in the grisly sci-fi movie “Starship Troopers,” in which males and females even shower together because no one gives a fuck.

Schwarzenegger: ‘Tea party’ will terminate

(Come on, now. I couldn’t get three ocean-related items on the same day…)

Repugnican California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger might need to get checked out for Tourette’s Syndrome, because he just can’t shut up lately.

In this case, though, it’s a good thing.

Already having blasted his fellow Repugnicans for opposing the Obama administration’s economic stimuli and desire for health-care reform, Schwarzenegger now says that the “tea party” “movement” will “twinkle and disappear” after the nation’s economy recovers from having been raped up the ass by the unelected Bush regime with ground glass as lube (OK, so that last part is a wild paraphrase…).

Schwarzenegger also remarked on how long it takes to turn the Titanic back around:

“Well, to give you an example, in 2008 we passed redistricting reform [in California]. Do you see any effect of it today in California? Absolutely not. It’s two years later and we still see no effect because the district lines will be drawn in 2010 now and they would have an effect maybe in 2012, a little effect. In 2014, then you will see more effect. You don’t go and have changes like that and have an effect from one day to the next….

“It doesn’t happen. Sometimes those things take a long time….

“To move government, to move this big thing, it’s like the Titanic….

“I think that the most important thing, no matter what state you’re in, or if you’re in charge of the federal government … is creating jobs and bringing the economy back. That’s the most important thing right now.”

Exactly. BushCheneyCorp didn’t destroy the nation overnight, and so the nation isn’t going to recover overnight.

That’s in stark contrast to the what Tea Party Princess/Queen Sarah Palin-Quayle and her fucktarded illk are saying, that the state of the nation is all Barack Obama’s fault because he’s been president for a whole year now

A co-worker of mine today posited that Schwarzenegger, who will be termed out of office in less than a year, is angling for a post in the Obama administration. It’s a plausible explanation. It’s that — or Tourette’s… 

I’m Aiken for more gay celebs to help their tribe

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I took a lot of shit for having said recently that flaming figure skater Johnny Weir (pictured above apparently making air quotes at a press conference today in Vancouver) should just come out of the closet already.

I took a lot of shit from (presumedly straight) women, too.

But you know, straight women get to love men without any stigma, so I guess that I don’t need to hear any lectures from them about what it’s like to be a gay man. Sorry, but no, not sorry.

And people still don’t get the idea of privacy. Again: we don’t need the details of Weir’s sex life. I never asked for them and I don’t want them. And I’m perfectly OK without seeing a leaked Johnny Weir same-sex sex tape.

But how about being of service to other non-heterosexuals by being proudly out? What’s wrong with using one’s status as a public figure to do some good in the world, to give others the courage and the inspiration to be who they are instead of being ashamed of it and/or trying to hide it?

Gay singer Clay Aiken (of “American Idol” fame), along with newly out lesbian actress Meredith Baxter (most known for her role of the mother in “Family Ties”), is scheduled to speak at a gay-rights event in Raleigh, N.C., this weekend.

It doesn’t have to be one extreme or the other — that you stay in the closet or that you become the “poster boy” for the gay-rights movement. Aiken doesn’t seem interested in becoming such a “poster boy,” but nonetheless he can find the time to make a pro-gay public appearance. Good for him.

It is a sad statement on the selfishness of Americans, and how much Americans are OK with the suppression of the truth (such as the truth of one’s sexual orientation, which there is no reason to suppress unless indeed it is shameful to be non-heterosexual), that I took so much shit for suggesting that Johnny Weir do some good for his tribe.

We’re all in this together, and no fag is an island.

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Some GOOD news for a change

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Democratic U.S. Senator Al Franken of Minnesota smiles in Minneapolis today after his victory over Repugnican Norm Coleman was made final. Franken’s victory makes it possible for President Barack Obama to get his — America’s — agenda through the U.S. Senate filibuster-free. (Gee, remember that “permanent Repugnican majority”?)

I live in California, which is sinking like the Titanic these days — all that I can say to those morons who actually voted for Repugnican Arnold Schwarzenegger in the bullshit gubernatorial recall election in 2003 is that I told you so — so it’s nice to hear some good news for a change:

Democrat Al Franken officially made it to the U.S. Senate today after his Repugnican challenger Norm Coleman, who had been the incumbent in the U.S. Senate seat for Minnesota, finally conceded to Franken after the Minnesota Supreme Court unanimously ruled that Franken, not Coleman, should be seated in the U.S. Senate.

Coleman had urged Franken, for the good of Minnesota, to concede to him after the  first vote count had Coleman beating Franken by only 215 votes. With such a microscopic margin Franken was entitled to a recount, and the recount showed that Franken actually had won the November election by a 225-vote margin.

Suddenly the welfare of the people of Minnesota wasn’t as important as it was when Coleman initially had been declared the winner, because after the recount Coleman didn’t take his own advice and concede to Franken.

Sore Loserman Coleman instead dragged the fight out for months, during which time the people of Minnesota were down one senator in the U.S. Senate. Because Repugnicans are fucking hypocrites.

But now, Franken, as the 58th Democratic U.S. senator, along with two independent senators who usually vote with the Democrats, will be the actual help to the people of Minnesota and to all Americans that Coleman lied that he would be.

Good always wins out in the end. The Repugnicans can obstruct progress, and they do, but they can’t obstruct it forever.

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Ahhhnuld fiddled, fumbled and failed

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Repugnican California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, shown above in Southern California earlier this month, is at least as shitty a governor as he claimed in 2003 Democrat Gray Davis was.

I remember the California gubernatorial recall election of 2003.

Democratic Gov. Gray Davis had won re-election in 2002, but due to his waning popularity, he won re-election by only 47.4 percent of the vote to his bumbling Repugnican opponent’s (Bill Simon’s) 42.4 percent. That 5-percent victory was a weak result for the incumbent governor.

Smelling Davis’ blood in the water, the Repugnicans and other assorted wingnuts decided to launch a recall election against Davis. The Repugnicans essentially wanted a do-over election in which this time they would front a stronger candidate — Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Bedazzled by Schwarzenegger’s star status, stupid Californians fell for Schwarzenegger’s and the Repugnicans’/wingnuts’ campaign to falsely pin California’s woes on Davis when, in fact, the state’s energy crisis of 2000 and 2001 was caused by the fraudulent, price-gauging energy corporation Enron, which was headed by buddy of George W. Bush Ken Lay (whom Bush had lovingly nicknamed “Kenny Boy”), with whom Schwarzenegger had had a meeting in 2001.

Notes Wikipedia of this:

On May 24, 2001, future Republican governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan met with Enron CEO Ken Lay at the Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills at a meeting convened for Enron to present its “Comprehensive Solution for California,” which called for an end to federal and state investigations into Enron’s role in the California energy crisis.

[On] October 7, 2003, Schwarzenegger was elected Governor of California to replace Davis.

So Schwarzenegger meets with Enron CEO Ken Lay in 2001 — when Schwarzenegger holds no public office at all, but still is just a rather washed-up Hollywood action movie star — and then the Repugnicans blame Davis for the energy crisis that Lay’s corporation created and they gather enough signatures for a gubernatorial recall election.

Then Schwarzenegger wins that recall election in 2003.

All just coinky-dink, I’m sure; surely nothing was orchestrated behind the scenes.

Schwarzenegger could not have been involved in a plot to first cripple the state and then to seize power in the aftermath of that crippling. Reichstag fire, anyone?

The circus-like gubernatorial recall election of 2003 was way too short and Schwarzenegger avoided going into any details of how he would govern the state. He spoke only in vague generalities and he avoided any serious television journalists, instead opting to appear on entertainment shows (go with what you know, I suppose).

I remember Schwarzenegger’s retarded, annoying line that he repeated over and over again during his recall election “campaign”: Gray Davis, the Austrian-born Schwarzenegger stated repeatedly in his Nazi-like* accent, as governor of the state had “fiddled, fumbled and failed.” (Isn’t that clever? Three words that start with “f” in a row!**)

But now, California is no better under Schwarzenegger’s leadership than it was under Davis’. Though Schwarzenegger has had more than five years in which to govern, the state still faces a budget deficit of at least $15 billion

Of course, Schwarzenegger & Co. are blaming the national economic crisis for California’s budgetary crisis. They’re not even mentioning that it is the national economic crisis that the unelected Bush regime brought us over the course of its eight-year reign that has crippled California.

No, it’s as though the national economic crisis were an autonomous natural disaster, like an earthquake or a tornado, not as though it was created by the Repugnicans, just as the Repugnicans had created the California energy crisis of 2000 and 2001 through their greedy, criminal behavior.

In 2003, California’s economic woes were because of BushCheneyCorp (of which Enron, like Dick Cheney’s Halliburton, was a subsidiary). But Team Schwarzenegger and the Repugnicans and wingnuts successfully pinned the blame on to Gray Davis, who, although he certainly lacked charisma (he is about as charismatic as is gray, his namesake), was not the source of the state’s problems.

Now, California finds itself in worse shape than it was in 2003 because of the incredible stupidity of those easily duped California voters who thought that it sure would rock to have Arnold Schwarzenegger as governor.

The stupidity of the California voters in 2003 was reminiscent to me of the stupidity of the American voters in late 2000: So what if Team Bush was stealing the White House? The election was close enough, right? What bad things possibly could happen by allowing a group of thieves to steal the White House?  

Will the voters ever learn? Will they ever learn that the Repugnicans are nothing but wolves in sheep’s clothing?

Nah.

Here in the United States of Amnesia, they can’t even recall what happened just a few months ago.

I expect even more George W. Bushes and Arnold Schwarzeneggers to make their way into office because too many people are too fucking stupid.

*Lest you think that I’m taking the Hitler/Nazi-Schwarzenegger comparison too far, it was in the 1977 documentary “Pumping Iron” that a younger Schwarzenegger stated, “I was always dreaming about very powerful people, dictators and things like that. I was just always impressed by people who could be remembered for hundreds of years, or, you know, even like Jesus, being for thousands of years remembered, you know.”

“Pumping Iron” director and producer George Butler stated in 2003 that during an interview Schwarzenegger said this, which didn’t make it into the documentary: “I admire him [Hitler] for being such a good public speaker and for his way of getting to the people and so on. But I didn’t admire him for what he did with it [“it” meaning Hitler’s power, presumably].”

CNN’s website notes that “Schwarzenegger’s father, Gustav, was a member of the Nazi Party during World War II.”

**Apparently it was former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan who first used the three “f’s” when he was running for the 2002 Repugnican spot on the gubernatorial ballot that Bill Simon won. Riordan stated during a 2002 debate with Simon and another fellow Repugnican opponent, “In short, Gov. Davis has fumbled, fiddled and failed our state.”

Apparently Riordan and Schwarzenegger have been tight, since both of them met with Ken Lay in 2001 and since Schwarzenegger went on to use Riordan’s three “f’s” in his 2003 recall election “campaign.”

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Schwarzenegger is equally girly

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While Repugnican California Gov. Ahhhnuld Schwarzenegger, who is quite the intellectual, calls Barack Obama “scrawny,” California first lady Maria Shriver said of Obama: “If Barack Obama was a state, he’d be California: diverse, open, smart, independent, bucks tradition. Innovative. Inspirational. Dreamer. Leader.” (Shriver is shown above with Michelle Obama, Caroline Kennedy and Oprah Winfrey in Los Angeles in February, when Shriver enthusiastically endorsed Obama.)

So Repugnican California Gov. Ahhhnuld Schwarzenegger calls our next president, Barack Obama, “scrawny.”

In Ohio yesterday, besides calling Obama a “spread-the-wealth” “socialist” — my Goddess, those Repugnicans march together in lockstep better than did the Nazis; they’ve beaten the “socialist” thing so far into the ground that it’s now somewhere in China — Schwarzenegger remarked that Obama “needs to do something about those skinny legs. We’re going to make him do some squats. And then we’re going to go and give him some biceps curls to beef up those scrawny little arms.” 

This is why jocks never should be elected to public office. (Of course, the recall election that put Schwarzenegger in the governor’s seat was quick and dirty, but that’s another blog post.)

How fucking embarrassing it is to have such a dumbfuck as Schwarzenegger as the governor of my state aside, however, he’s a fucking hypocrite, too:

I saw Schwarzengger in person here in Sacramento a few years ago when he came to my workplace.

My retarded co-workers were all excited about his celebrity and they wanted to shake his hand, but I didn’t want to touch him, as my policy is not to touch known Repugnicans; I just wanted to see what he looks like in person.

Schwarzenegger, with his bodyguards around him, stood within feet of me as I stood in the crowd, and he shook other people’s hands while I checked him out.

Right off I noted that he’s no taller than I am, and I am shorter than six feet. The second thing that I noted is that he has remarkably skinny legs. You could see this right through his suit pants.

As far as his upper body is concerned, it was hard to tell how buff he still is or isn’t, since those suit shoulder pads fill out just about anyone.

Schwarzenegger is quite unimpressive in person. He looks nothing as he has looked in his testosterone movies; in fact, the real-live Ahhhnuld in comparison to the big-screen Ahhhnuld is quite scrawny. He’s short and he has the chicken legs that he says Obama has. And Schwarzenegger looked a bit orange, if memory serves; a fake Southern California tan, I’m guessing.

What California’s first lady Maria Shriver — who has enthusiastically and quite publicly endorsed Barack Obama — sees in Ahhhnuld I have no idea.

I wonder if she voted for him two years ago…

P.S. Here’s a news pic of Ahhhnuld from last month: Note the skinny legs and that orange glow that I was talking about.

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