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Posts Tagged ‘Barbara Boxer’

Ex-LA Times Sportswriter Jokes Around at Laguna Beach Patch

The first hint that John Weyler‘s Laguna Beach Patch column is not entirely serious is the name – “An American Idle.” Sure enough, the one-time LA Times beat chronicler of MLB’s Angels and the NFL Rams is using this new outlet to go way out on the humorous beam.

His latest piece, published today, posits some preposterous conspiracy theories. There’s the tiny copy of the Quran hidden in Obama’s teeth; the revelation that Barbara Boxer is a Chinese double agent; and this, about our new Governor:

The other day, while digging around in Rush Limbaugh’s backyard, the Idle discovered secret recordings that substantiate the widespread notion that Gov. Jerry Brown has reunited with former girlfriend Linda Ronstadt… The tapes reveal that he and Ronstadt are smoking a potent medicinal marijuana they call “Train Wreck” all day while plotting how to turn the Golden State over to the labor unions.

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Senator Boxer Cancels Atwater Office Hours

In the wake of the Arizona assassination attempt on a member of Congress which resulted in the death of six people, Senator Barbara Boxer has postponed her public event that was to take place in Atwater. Since Boxer won re-election last November in spite of a Sarah Palin backed Tea Party candidate running against her just like Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords who was shot in the head Saturday. Can you blame her?

It’s unfortunate. For civic nerds these events were our mini Comic Cons.

Jon Peters Lawsuit Allowed to Proceed

On the biography page for unsuccessful 2010 California Senate candidate Brian Quintana (pictured), there is absolutely no mention of Hollywood producer Jon Peters. But now that Quintana’s attempts to unseat Barbara Boxer have passed, it’s once more all about Peters, whose many credits encompass the original Batman and next year’s Superman: Man of Steel.

Last week, Quintana successfully deflected an attempt by Peters to have part or all of his wrongful termination and sexual harassment lawsuit against the producer dismissed in California Superior Court. The details of the original November 2008 motion by Quintana and January 2009 countersuit by Peters are suitably salacious, but what caught our attention was this typo in the Beverly Hills Courier.

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus YouTubes for Boxer

Julia Louis-Dreyfus makes a video for Senator Barbara Boxer. Okay, Chuck Norris or the mailman from Cheers – your turn to make a video for Carly Fiorina. Just hope none of the conservative celebs had HP stock. Oops.

Hat tip Ted Johnson.

Some Midterm Races on Twitter

Republicans have “institutionalized” Facebook. But Twitter is still the wild west. Well, not as wild as ’09. Politicians are not tweeting themselves anymore. But we have done some of our own states on key races around the country and in our state.

Nevada Senate race:
Harry Reid (D): 12,563 followers
Sharron Angle (R): 8,089 followers

California Governor Race:
Meg Whitman (R): 242,141 followers
Jerry Brown (D): 1,100,939 followers

California Senate Race:
Carly Fiorina (R): 308,850 followers
Barbara Boxer (D): 23,724 followers

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Fiorina Hospitalized… Campaign Still Tweeting Jabs at Boxer

Look, the only genuine thing about former HP CEO Carly Fiorina is she’s a cancer survivor. It’s relatable. It’s admirable. When she talks about her illness she becomes a real person. Then she just keeps on talking and ruins the whole thing. Anyway, Ms. Fiorina was admitted to the hospital today due to an infection related to her double mastectomy. But instead of tweeting about it or NOT tweeting – her campaign is playing it “business as usual.” Which means tweeting that her opponent, Barbara Boxer is a failure every couple of hours and not mentioning the infection today at all.

Seems…well fake. Fake and insincere. Just like her phony Boxer protests and imaginary demon sheep. Way to go. Way to suck all the sympathy out of going to the hospital.

The LA Times Begrudgingly Endorses Jerry Brown for Governor

The LA Times’ endorsed Jerry Brown for governor in his race with Ebay billionaire Meg Whitman. But they didn’t seem too happy about it.

For its next governor, California is in dire need of a dynamic and optimistic grownup, one with the personality, perspective and presence to remind voters that theirs is a fabulously wealthy state and not the downward-spiraling mess that national media reports delight in comparing to Greece or Portugal. We need someone with a Reaganesque talent for revealing to ourselves our own exceptionalism and dismissing the self-doubt of the last decade. We need a Pat Brown or Earl Warren-style focus on our future, with investment in education and infrastructure. And we need a leader deft and clever enough to move Californians away from a three-decade pattern of undermining our own government, checking and counterchecking ourselves with selfish initiatives to lock up special program spending, lock out political decision-making and accountability and lock in a perpetual and destructive budget standoff, year after year.

Fate presents the state instead with two candidates who fall well short of our current needs.

Um, hate to break the news to you guys, but you’ve just described the last…hmmm…30 years of American democracy. And no, we don’t need another Ronald Reagan to delude us into misguided and largely destructive notions of our own self-importance so we can carry on with business as usual.

The Times offered a more hearty, if somewhat contradictory endorsement of Barbara Boxer for senate, over Republican Carly Fiorina. The Times’ editorial suggests Boxer struggles in  “exercising influence commensurate with her seniority,” but at the same time suffers from an “assertiveness that often is perceived as arrogance.”

So you’re telling us she’s assertive to the point of arrogance, but fails to assert herself? Alrighty then.

Happy election season everyone!

Hairy Headlines Abound in Wake of Boxer Fiorina Debate

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That hair maybe so yesterday. But the headlines are so now.

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Jonathan Alter’s LA Book Party

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On Friday the fanboy-worthy columnist/author Jonathan Alter had a party hosted by Arianna Huffington in Brentwood for his new book, “The Promise: President Obama, Year One.”

Spotted in the crowd of notable LA literates were Waiting for Guffman‘s Catherine O’Hara, Star Trek‘s Evan English, host of SoCal Connected Val Zavala and author Sandra Tsing Loh.

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Go Vote Today

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Today is the day we get to stop hearing how horribly liberal GOP gubernatorial candidates Meg Whitman and Steve Poizner are. Yes, tomorrow one of them (most likely Whitman) will probably never be called that again.

But think of all the fun we’ve had this primary season! Billionaire Whitman has single-handedly created jobs in California by pouring a jaw dropping $69 million of her own money to bloody the McFry-ish Poizner and tout herself as being fiscally sound.

And then there’s the GOP Senate primary race to run against Barbara Boxer which has produced two words nationally recognized: Demon Sheep.

Previously on FBLA:

  • The Race for Boxer’s Senate Seat Gets Rolling, Weird
  • Conservative Female Former CEO Descends on 2010 CA Election…Another One
  • This American Life Fact Checks Steve Poizner’s Book

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