August 31, 2003 -
Buried in my inbox amidst
the usual copious assortment of spam I spotted a message from an
inventive spammer (well, somewhat inventive) taking advantage California's
"Hasta La Vista,
Davis!" the subject line proclaimed. I usually don't open spam,
but I couldn't resist. There he was, Mr. group
sex himself hawking T-shirts with his visage emblazoned on them.
It's of course not very
likely that Mr. Schwarzenegger (or the "Actor", as the
San Francisco Chronicle likes to refer to him in headlines) has
any involvement with arnold-2003.com.
In fact, the domain isn't even registered to a California resident.
It is registered to a certain Mr. Dave Phillips of 155 East 55th
Street, New York, NY (See: arnold-2003.com
whois.) Bizarrely, the email address for the administrative
contact of the domain is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Perhaps the Actor should give Mr. Phillips a call. (FYI Arnold:
Arianna Huffington greets supporters gathered in her San Francisco
campaign headquarters, Wednesday, Aug 27, 2003.
If only grown men didn't
act like fifteen year-old boys my favorite candidate, Arianna
Huffington, might be doing better in the polls.
I...um... recall that when I was a teenager (quite some time
ago) I thoroughly enjoyed Conan
the Barbarian. Blood, guts, war, and an insipid plot are
pure joy for teenage boys everywhere, but I got over it.
in San Francisco
I was very impressed
with Arianna as she met with supporters at her San Francisco campaign
headquarters (I was taking photos.) She showed an an extraordinary
amount of empathy for the people in the crowd as well as a strong
grasp of the issues facing California and not once did she say she
would "pump up" California or that the gay marriage is
a man and a woman.
Kelly Dragoo uses a Macintosh located in Arianna
Huffington's San Francisco headquarters to register as a volunteer
for Huffington's campaign, Wednesday, Aug 27, 2003.
About the only thing
that Arianna and the Actor have in common is their pronunciation
of California (they both pronounce the "Cali" in California
like the pronunciation of the Hindu goddess Kali). I can hardly
hold this against her, though.
La Vista, Kali-fornia!
I am not sure how the
recall will turn out, nevertheless, one thing is clear: Whoever
is elected Governor will need more than catch-phrases and gorilla-like
arms to solve the myriad problems facing California, and solve them
before we all say "hasta la vista," California.
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