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October 8, 2003

Election Post-Mortem

Filed under:   by Xrlq @ 7:15 am

Here are the statewide returns on the race to replace. With 97.9% of the precincts counted, I think we can safely say that Arnold won, and with a lot more than 15% of the vote. Even the bogus argument about Davis winning “the popular vote” didn’t pan out. Early reports indicate that Davis himself has been handling this news better many of his supporters have.

Here are the real bombshells. First, out of only 135 candates on the ballot, five managed to do worse than Bill “Total Retard” Tsangares. Second, the fact that there were 135 candidates on the ballot seems to have had no measurable impact on the vote, except maybe to further splinter the usual splinter vote. Third, the past minute puke campaign does not appear to have had a measurable impact on the outcome of the vote, although Daniel Weintraub points out that it may have had an effect on the undecideds. Fourth and last, but definitely not least, Arianna Huffington received 0.6% of the vote, which is slightly more than she was expected to receive at the time she dropped out of the race. I guess that absence does make the heart grow fonder.

October 6, 2003

Rhonda’s Rap Sheet

Filed under:   by Xrlq @ 8:54 pm

Courtesy of Fresh Potatoes, below is the rap sheet of Rhonda Miller, presumably the same Rhonda Miller that Gloria “You Weren’t Supposed to Catch This Until Wednesday” Allred paraded today.

UPDATE: It turned out to be the wrong Rhonda Miller. I’ve left the other Rhonda Miller’s rap sheet below for completeness; note, however, that it has nothing to do with Arnold Schwarzenegger or the recall election.

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Puke Politics and the Politically Puking Puke Politicians Who Puke It Politically

Filed under:   by Xrlq @ 7:36 pm

John Kobylt of the John and Ken Show has exposed the lies of Arnold’s latest accuser, Rhonda Miller, who today falsely accused Arnold of pulling up her shirt, taking a photo of her breasts, and placing the photo on the ceiling of a trailer on the set. The hairdresser, Peter Tommil, called into the show to explain that he had taken the photos in question, with Ms. Miller’s consent, and that Arnold was nowhere near the scene when the photos were taken. According to the Freeper account (which I did not hear myself) John then proceeded, to elaborate on [what he then believed to be] Ms. Miller’s rap sheet, which included convictions for drug offenses, forgery, and prostitution. [UPDATE: Ignore the rap sheet - it applies to the wrong Rhonda Miller.]

Miller’s defamatory statement was made at Gloria Allred’s office, with Allred’s support. As a non-lawyer, Miller herself cannot be disciplined by the California Bar for her outrageous conduct. Allred, her attorney, can, and should be.

For the 80% of you who haven’t voted yet, there is only one rational choice left. Tomorrow, vote NO on puke politics, NO on libel, NO on the Los Angeles Times, YES on the recall, and YES on Schwarzenegger. On Wednesday, call the State Bar and ask them to look into what Gloria Allred knew about her prostitute/client’s statements, and when she knew it.

Here’s a picture of Miller, the druggie/prostitute/slimeball who probably won’t be working as a stunt woman in Hollywood anymore:

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October 4, 2003

More Dirt on Arnold

Filed under:   by Xrlq @ 7:31 pm

I have a confession to make. For the past seven weeks, I’ve been sitting on some stories I’ve heard from anonymous, uncorrobrated witnesses who have revealed even more wrongdoing by Arnold than has yet been revealed by the Drudge Report, the National Enquirer, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times and the Weekly World News put together. I was planning on holding on to this information until after the election, but now I think it’s best that voters know the truth before the 80% of them who haven’t voted yet go to the polls on Wednesday Tuesday.

According to my sources, Arnold may or may not have done some or all of the following:

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October 3, 2003

I Guess He Didn’t Admire Adolf Too Much

Filed under:   by Xrlq @ 11:50 am

Via the Angry Clam comes this story (German language) reporting that Arnold Schwarzenegger joined forces with a bunch of anti-Nazi punks in 1964 to bust up a rally by pro-Nazi punks. Here’s a quick and dirty Enlgish translation of the article:

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Puke Politics

Filed under:   by Xrlq @ 7:21 am

Susan Estrich is not impressed (hat tip: Instapundit) by the L.A. Times’s last-minute hatchet job. She notes that contrary to popular opinion, none of the incidents alleged constitute crimes. She also predicts that this story will have little impact on the elcetion, particularly since it comes so late in the game, from a newspaper that “has been acting more like a cheerleader for Gray Davis than an objective source of information.” The final sentence sums things up pretty nicely.

To his credit, Schwarzenegger apologized for “behaving badly.” So should the Los Angeles Times.

Admired? Didn’t Admire?

Filed under:   by Xrlq @ 7:10 am

It looks like Arnold’s “admiration” for Hitler involved a language mistake, albeit not the one that I initially suspected. The New York Times has picked up the story about Schwarzenegger’s supposed admiration for Hitler (hat tip: Dan Weintraub). Quotable:

But early this morning, Mr. Butler called back, saying he had driven back to his New Hampshire home and found another transcript of the interview, with different wording: “I admire him 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.”

Mr. Butler that his transcribers had had difficulty rendering Mr. Schwarzenegger’s remarks because of his accent and said the only way to resolve the discrepancy was to listen to the tapes, which are in Mr. Schwarznegger’s possession.

[Emphasis added.]

The article goes on to say that all this admiration happened while Arnold was a kid, and that he soon grew out of it:

But Mr. Davis, who is also a documentary producer, suggested that the excerpt had been taken out of context in Mr. Butler’s proposal, and that Mr. Schwarzenegger had gone on to say that he had changed his views on Hitler as he grew up in Austria.

“He went right on to say, basically, as soon as he woke up, his hero became John F. Kennedy and he was shaking his head at himself,” Mr. Davis said.

October 2, 2003

Another Late Hit(-ler)

Filed under:   by Xrlq @ 7:26 pm

ABC (not the Australian one, believe it or not), has just proved that Godwin’s Law no longer applies only to Usenet, but now applies to traditional media as well. My initial reactions:

  • As with today’s other hatchet job, the timing of this story is purely coincidental, and has absolutely nothing to do with the fact that there is an election scheduled next Tuesday. I’m sure Dan Weintraub (who I hate to mock, but have to over his naivete on this issue) and Kevin Roderick (who I have no problem mocking) will agree.
  • Arnold may have a thick accent today, but his grasp of the English language was perfect in 1975. Therefore, there is absolutely no chance that his reference to having “admired” Hitler was based on a language mistake. More specifically, even though there are two German words commonly translated as “admire” (bewundern and verehren) – and only one of them (verehren) denotes admiration in any moral sense of the word (bewundern would probably be better translated as “marvel at”), there is absollutely no chance that Arnold got these words mixed up.
  • On the other hand, he did make one language error when it comes to tense. When he said “I admired Hitler,” what he really meant was “I admire Hitler now, and will continue to honor him for all time, or at least for the next 28 years or so.”
  • When the author of the book proposal said that the quotes needed to be seen in context, and that Arnold had never said anything anti-Semitic, he was kidding. Or maybe he’s a Nazi, too, you never know.

Link via the Angry Gloating Clam.

Arnold’s Twisted Sister, Dee

Filed under:   by Xrlq @ 4:07 pm

Via Slings and Arrows comes this story from E! Online News, which states that Twisted Sister’s 1980s rock anthem “We’re Not Gonna Take It,” along with every other song on their 1984 album Stay Hungry, was inspired by Arnold Schwarzenegger. This is not good. Let’s take a look at every other song on the album:

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Late Hit Piece

Filed under:   by Xrlq @ 7:13 am

I realize that no one except maybe John Carroll has ever accused the Daily Monopoly L.A. Times of being Fair� or Balanced�, but assuming they are still in the “news” business, couldn’t they have reported this a little earlier in the campaign? Ironically, the Monopoly attempts to preemptively debunk any suspicions of partisanship with this statement:

The Times did not learn of any of the six women from Schwarzenegger’s rivals in the recall race. And none of the women approached the newspaper on her own. Reporters contacted them in the course of a seven-week examination of Schwarzenegger’s behavior toward women on and off the movie set.

Translation: The Davis campaign didn’t have to ask us to be their stooge; we were glad to assume that role on our own, and planned for seven weeks to cook up a story we could drop today, less than one week before the election.

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