Saturday, January 21, 2006

Arnold Schwarzenegger - CHP Turns Head For Governor

At least he remembered the registration.

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, the state's most famous unlicensed motorcyclist, had an up-to-date registration for the Harley-Davidson he was driving when he collided with a car earlier this month.

Schwarzenegger's office confirmed Thursday he was driving one of the Harleys when he hit a car at low speed on a twisting canyon road near his home - an accident that left him with 15 stitches above his upper lip. The Governors 12-year-old son was in a sidecar.

He was driving "one of the Harleys registered to him," his spokeswoman, Margita Thompson, said in an e-mail.

Despite the lack of a motorcycle license, Schwarzenegger skirted a ticket on a technicality - LAPD officers didn't cite him because they didn't see the celebrity governor driving. Now there is some real information sharing between law agencies! Turn your head... It must be part of the new HomeLand Security provisions or is it just the "good ole boy" network?

State officials, including the DMV, contend the governor's auto license was sufficient, since he was using the sidecar at the time. Nonetheless, the governor plans to get a motorcycle license, presumably before another ride.

Even if Schwarzenegger's Harley was damaged in the minor fender-bender, he won't be at a loss for road toys.

Along with the motorcycles, his garage includes a 1999 Mercedes, a 2001 Chrysler minivan, a 2001 GMC sport utility vehicle and an exotic 1977 Excalibur, records show.

His beloved Hummer fleet has been trimmed to two vehicles, which aides say he drives rarely.

As governor, Schwarzenegger doesn't need to get behind the wheel - he's ferried to events by the California Highway Patrol. CHP officers were with him at the time of the crash.

Monday, December 12, 2005

Death Penalty Full Coverage on Yahoo! News

AP - 10 minutes ago
SAN FRANCISCO - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Monday refused to spare the life of Stanley Tookie Williams, the founder of the murderous Crips gang who awaited execution after midnight in a case that stirred debate over capital punishment and the possibility of redemption on death row. Schwarzenegger was unswayed by pleas from Hollywood stars and petitions from more than 50,000 people who said that Williams had made amends during more than two decades in prison by writing a memoir and children's books about the dangers of gangs.

Friday, December 09, 2005

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Arnold Schwarzenegger is in the news again. Yes, it seems that Arnold is just doing his best to hope that everyone is afraid of him which would be the only thing that would strengthen his chances of winning this election for Governor of California.

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Halloween Costumes : #1 Political Masks

Arnold Schwarzenegger masks are NOT the number 1 selling halloween mask this year as far as politicical halloween costumes go. In fact the number of people buying Arnold Schwarzenegger masks are fading as is his popularity with the voters.
Halloween masks have long played political roles in society as we tend to wear halloween masks of our favorite or not so favorite politicians such as president Bush or the best halloween mask of all time... President Ronald Reagan mask was the all time best selling halloween mask. The other mask that was a best seller was the Richard Nixon mask. The President Nixon Costume was long favored by halloween costume buyers.
Halloween Costumes: Political: Written By Bill Baker Copyright Bill Baker 2005. "Halloween Costumes"

Sunday, October 02, 2005

Votes a test for Schwarzenegger - The Boston Globe

Votes a test for Schwarzenegger - The Boston Globe: "SACRAMENTO -- With his star-powered political career having dimmed considerably, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger of California is again in full campaign mode, blitzing the state for a package of government overhauls on the ballot in a November special election that could well become a referendum on his own political future.
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Sign up for: Globe Headlines e-mail | Breaking News Alerts After months of being coy about whether he would seek reelection, Schwarzenegger -- winner of a 2003 winner-takes-all recall election -- last month put to rest any doubts as to whether he would seek a full term as governor of the country's most populous state.
He had been under pressure to announce his reelection plans in advance of the controversial Nov. 8 special election, which Schwarzenegger called to win voter support for three ballot measures central to his agenda to revamp government.
Schwarzenegger is seeking to enhance his power over the state budget, exert muscle on the hiring and firing of public school teachers, and bring about seismic shifts in the political landscape by redrawing legislative and congressional districts.
''I think this election will reflect on Schwarzenegger's standing with California voters. The initiatives are serving as a proxy for the governor himself,' said Douglas Heller, executive director of the Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights, a nonpartisan watchdog group that has been among Schwarzenegger"

Movie star governor Schwarzenegger enacts anti-paparazzi law - Yahoo! News

Movie star governor Schwarzenegger enacts anti-paparazzi law - Yahoo! News: "The action-hero-turned-politician enacted legislation slapping new civil penalties on photographers who invade the privacy of their subjects or commit assaults while pursuing them, and also takes aim at the snappers' bosses.
The law was spurred by an incident in Los Angeles in May in which a photographer was arrested for allegedly intentionally crashing his car into Hollywood starlet Lindsay Lohan's Mercedes Benz in a bid to get an unusual picture of her.
The amendment to California's civil code effectively declares war on paparazzi by widening the scope of the state's liability laws to include 'an assault committed with the intent to capture any type of visual image.'
The toughened law also makes photographers liable for punitive damages for any proceeds that result from the sale of photos taken under such circumstances.
In addition, the new law for the first time makes employers of paparazzi accused of assault in order to get a picture legally responsible for ordering employees to committing such acts and subject to damages.
'This is a victory for Guild members who have been terrorized by unprofessional paparazzi,' said Screen Actors Guild President Alan Rosenberg in response to the new legislation that the actors' union had called for.
Guild members, including former president and 'Little House on the Prairie' star Melissa Gilbert, starlet Scarlett Johansson, actress Reese Witherspoon and singer Nick Lachey had written to their former colleague Schwarzenegger, urging him to sign the bill.
'While the vast majority of photographers are professional and courteous, some paparazzi use extreme tactics that result in intimidating situations and frightening accidents,' they said in"

Schwarzenegger Signs Law Aimed at Paparazzi Wallets - New York Times

Schwarzenegger Signs Law Aimed at Paparazzi Wallets - New York Times

Arnold Schwarzenegger terminates gay marriage bill - Yahoo! News

Arnold Schwarzenegger terminates gay marriage bill - Yahoo! News

Voters May Terminate Gov. Arnold

CBS News Voters May Terminate Gov. Arnold June 29, 2005 17:30:02
CBS News Voters May Terminate Gov. Arnold June 29, 2005 17:30:02: "AP) A majority of California voters does not want to see Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger re-elected, according to the latest poll showing the Republican's political appeal sliding. The nonpartisan Field Poll of registered voters found that just 39 percent said they were inclined to give Schwarzenegger a second term, while 57 percent were not. As recently as February, the numbers were almost reversed, with 56 percent saying they were inclined to re-elect Schwarzenegger and just 42 percent were not. A series of polls released by Field researchers indicates Schwarzenegger has lost considerable ground among voters in recent months. The drop in the governor's popularity has coincided with his push for a fall special election for voters to consider several ballot measures aimed at curbing the power of Democrats and public employee unions in state government. Earlier installments of the poll have shown that Schwarzenegger's job approval ratings have tumbled amid voters expressing skepticism about the special election and tepid support for his ballot measures. Schwarzenegger has repeatedly said he would favor negotiating an agreement with legislators over the ballot measures that could avert a contentious showdown in the fall. Still, the findings released Wednesday show that Schwarzenegger has fallen out of favor with almost every major demographic group. The governor still enjoys considerable support among Republican voters, with 71 percent saying they were inclined to re-elect him. But the poll found that 83 percent of Democrats, who form the majority of the state's registered voters, would oppose a second term, as would 61 percent of independent voters. Solid majorities of Hispanic voters and women also "

- News - Schwarzenegger Turns In Signatures - News - Schwarzenegger Turns In Signatures Calling For Special Election - News - Schwarzenegger Turns In Signatures Calling For Special ElectionSACRAMENTO -- Taking a big step toward a November special election, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Wednesday turned in the first of hundreds of thousands of petition signatures supporting ballot measures he wants to put before voters.But even as he dropped off boxes of paperwork at a county office, Schwarzenegger said he is still interested in negotiating compromise solutions with Democratic leaders before a mid-June deadline for calling the election."Our doors are open for negotiation," the governor told reporters after braving dozens of vocal protesters in the parking lot. "The people of California have sent the legislators to do their job but if they don't -- my preference is to work with them -- but if they don't we'll go to the special election and ... let the people make the decision." The move comes as Schwarzenegger's popularity has hit new lows and Democratic opposition to his proposals have grown in strength.The governor and his supporters are pushing three constitutional amendments that would put new limits on state spending, lengthen the time it takes public school teachers to earn tenure and give authority for redrawing legislative and congressional districts to a panel of retired judges.On Wednesday, Schwarzenegger -- aided by a group of about 25 school children from local neighborhoods -- turned in about 26,000 signatures for the teacher tenure initiative, a proposed statute that needs valid signatures of at least 373,816 registered voters to make the ballot.Supporters of his redistricting measure said they plan to hold a press conference in Los Angeles Thursday to mark the completion of their petition drive. Campaign officials said they have also gathered enough signatures to put the governor's spending cap on the ballot.Both those measures are constitutional amendments that need valid signatures of at least 598,105 registered voters to qualify.While the signatures are being counted and verified, Schwarzenegger has more than a month to decide whether to call the special election or allow the measures to be considered at the next regular election in June 2006. Even though he signaled a willingness to negotiate, Democratic leaders criticized Schwarzenegger Wednesday for pushing ahead with the petition drive."Where he is leading this state now is into political chaos," said Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez, D-Los Angeles.Nunez said he believes the governor's issues are not of great importance to most voters and that the $70 million election is a waste of money because most of the disagreements can be resolved through legislative compromise.Some political observers note that Democrats appear to be holding the higher ground after recent polls have shown Schwarzenegger's approval rating has dropped dramatically since he unveiled his ballot program in January."On the one hand, Schwarzenegger turns in the petitions and shows his supporters that he's standing firm and resolute," said Darry Sragow, a Democratic strategist. "On the other hand, there's a lot of Democrats that are not afraid of the governor or these ballot measures. There's some who believe they can clean his clock."Even though both sides are talking compromise, Sragow said he does not think negotiations will result in any significant results and that it now appears that the special election is inevitable.Republican consultant Allan Hoffenblum, however, said polls he's reviewed show broad support for the governor's ideas and now that Schwarzenegger has completed the signature gathering process, he can concentrate on selling the ballot measures."It's all about focus, focus, focus," said Hoffenblum. "I've said before that Republicans have been wanting to rally around the governor but couldn't find the flagpole. Now they have the flagpole."Hoffenblum said Schwarzenegger's greatest skill is in communicating his position to voters and Democrats would be making a big mistake by not seriously negotiating with him before June deadline.He's not worried about Schwarzenegger's recent drop in the polls. "The governor is getting his act together now," Hoffenblum said.Democrats also have ballot measures they are close to qualifying for the election that would provide pharmaceutical discounts to low- and middle-income residents, protect car buyers and re-regulate electricity markets.Signatures are already being counted for a measure pushed by anti-abortion groups to require that parents be notified before a minor is allowed to get an abortion.

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