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Schwarzenegger Calls Dems 'Girlie Men'

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posted on Jul, 18 2004 @ 09:47 PM
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Swarzenegger calls democrats girlie men and refuses to apologize.
 



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LOS ANGELES (AP) - A spokesman for Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said Sunday that the governor would not apologize for calling lawmakers ``girlie men,'' despite criticisms from Democrats that the remark was sexist and homophobic.

Schwarzenegger dished out the insult at a rally Saturday as he claimed Democrats were delaying the budget by catering to special interests.


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I'm not a huge fan of Swarzenegger and I don't find him funny. I think he should be ashamed of himself for his childish behavior.

[edit on 19-7-2004 by Banshee]




posted on Jul, 18 2004 @ 09:51 PM
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Da Ahnold was just playing on that Saturday Night Live thing with Hans and Frans - the German/Austrian types... who were always talking about the 'Girlie Men'!

He was just having a joke...


I, myself, just LUV da Ahnold! I 'foresaw' him going into politics 20 years ago and I'd vote for him if he could/would run for President (and that is also what I said 20 years ago!)

Whoo Hoooo! U go, Governator!



df1

posted on Jul, 18 2004 @ 10:27 PM
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Swarzenegger is brain damaged steroid monkey with no qualifications to be the top executive of a state. I would have thought that folks would have learned a lesson after the last mentally impaired B-movie actor got elected president. The republican controllers must like to have brain impaired excecutives because its easier to pull the marionette strings when you are working with a blank mental slate. Fortunately this frankenstein was not born in the US so the the state of california will have to keep him
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posted on Jul, 18 2004 @ 10:39 PM
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The only reason arnold got into politics is because his wife wanted to be the first lady of something.



posted on Jul, 18 2004 @ 11:18 PM
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Would that make the women of the democratic party 'Manly Women'?



posted on Jul, 18 2004 @ 11:28 PM
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Ok honestly speaking anyone who is over 12 and has a TV (democrats included) should understand the joke behind this comment. Give me a break. If this is all people have to gripe about then maybe they should just cancel the elections anyways due to wasting the public's time.

Either find real issues to talk about or shut up. Getting misty eyed over a 20 year old Saturday Night Live joke is beyond pathetic.


Q

posted on Jul, 19 2004 @ 02:30 AM
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Heh. I love this guy! Ah-nold at least has the stones to poke fun at government officials who don't do their jobs instead of expecting them to sit on their collective backsides getting paid for doing the public a disservice by their inaction.

He is here to pump THEM up!!!!



posted on Jul, 19 2004 @ 03:21 AM
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Swarzenegger is brain damaged steroid monkey with no qualifications to be the top executive of a state.


What are the qualifications one needs to be a chief executive of the state?


df1

posted on Jul, 19 2004 @ 09:59 AM
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Originally posted by Eastern_Diamondback

Swarzenegger is brain damaged steroid monkey with no qualifications to be the top executive of a state.


What are the qualifications one needs to be a chief executive of the state?


A state executive should know at a minimum something about budget/finance and public policy. And in california knowledge about natural disasters and emergency services would certainly be a big plus. Of course none of this is necessary if the show is written and produced by someone else and he just is just reading lines from a script. Of course they will need to keep Swarzenegger's dialog short as he has little experience in acting roles involving complex dialog.

What's next, are the democrats going to run Martin Sheen for some office?
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posted on Jul, 19 2004 @ 10:47 AM
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In print, it is harmless & just harkens back to an old improv skit that was based on him. In real time viewing, it was a simple mind using simple vocabulary to convey his simple disdain for anything opposing his initiatives ( or at least the ones his handlers say are his). In that sense, he's a clone of Bush.
The issue? It's the new century, he's the chief executive of a state that has been grown due to the contributions of women & it gay communities. A politician being non-inclusive? Nothing new. In California? Idiotic & a sorry reflection of the capabilities, or lack there of , of the person half-wits championed....again, a clone of Bush.



posted on Jul, 19 2004 @ 10:56 AM
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Originally posted by df1
A state executive should know at a minimum something about budget/finance and public policy. And in california knowledge about natural disasters and emergency services would certainly be a big plus. Of course none of this is necessary if the show is written and produced by someone else and he just is just reading lines from a script. Of course they will need to keep Swarzenegger's dialog short as he has little experience in acting roles involving complex dialog.

What's next, are the democrats going to run Martin Sheen for some office?

We don't live in a Utopia....we take what we can get, which is based off of those people who go to the polls and vote and those who make the bribes - Arnold was elected fair and square, just like Ventura

Those who think this comment Arnold made is offensive have no sense of humor - they are the same type of people who would sue McDonald's b/c they spilled their hot coffee, or b/c they ate too many oreos and got fat - based off of the same surreal inturpretations of your rights as an American.....

I'm a dem myself, and it seems as if nobody can take a joke in this country anymore w/o calling their lawyers....sad....Dave Chappele makes far more insulting and funny jokes than Arnold....I think I'll go watch some of that and forget this silly post.....


df1

posted on Jul, 19 2004 @ 11:27 AM
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Originally posted by EnronOutrunHomerun
We don't live in a Utopia....we take what we can get, which is based off of those people who go to the polls and vote and those who make the bribes...

I did not address Swarzenegger's humor or the fairness of the election, just his competence for the job. As for the "girly man" line, I am sure he just followed the script given to him by his handlers and listened carefully to the explanation as to why it was funny. No need for an apology from Arnold, he didn't even know it was intended to be insulting.

I have a great sense of humor and have been laughing since this bozo was elected. But do not expect me to show any respect for him or the state of california. None is deserved by either.

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posted on Jul, 19 2004 @ 11:34 AM
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Those who think this comment Arnold made is offensive have no sense of humor - they are the same type of people who would sue McDonald's b/c they spilled their hot coffee, or b/c they ate too many oreos and got fat - based off of the same surreal inturpretations of your rights as an American.....


Arnold political career stated to take form when he got married into politics, during the inauguration ball for Senior Bush he was one of the main guest, at that time I told my husband that Arnold was going into politics, during Bush Senior presidency his was a very active into the nations health and with the blessing of the white house so he had all this political career in the making.


[edit on 19-7-2004 by marg6043]



posted on Jul, 19 2004 @ 11:39 AM
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Originally posted by EnronOutrunHomerun
Those who think this comment Arnold made is offensive have no sense of humor.....

Then this is clearly where it did not apply to your statement, which I addressed above what I've quoted...which is what you quoted in your reply...and which is what has not been touched on - Other than the fact that you extend no respect to the State of California. Which is your right - but my point is that he was voted in - whether it was b/c of his stance in issues or his movie-star fame, it makes no difference now, and maybe even next election

One point I will make, however, is that he is a far better governor than their previous attempt....at least Arnold has not been ousted by the very same people that voted for him - maybe that implies change....maybe that implies ignonrance - maybe it implies nothing



posted on Jul, 19 2004 @ 11:49 AM
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All it takes is the right connections and the right fame and you can make it in politics, after all Reagan got away with it and he was not politician to begin with and lasted 8 years as president so with money and connections you can do anything.
In the US.


df1

posted on Jul, 19 2004 @ 11:49 AM
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Originally posted by EnronOutrunHomerun
but my point is that he was voted in -


Yes, I can see where it was necessary for you to make the distinction that he was voted in, as this is not always the case with republican candidates. I won't mention any names.

In Arnolds younger days he drove a VW and the car kept breaking down. A friend suggested that he blow up the car. Arnold burned his lips on the tail pipe.
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posted on Jul, 19 2004 @ 11:50 AM
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How is this different that than 'Whoopi-gate'?



posted on Jul, 19 2004 @ 11:52 AM
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He is the Governor of California and should act in a professional manner.

He is manipulating the public using carefully crafted phrases and mentions to his past, whilst you may think this was Arnie just joking around, it was actually a very well timed PR exercise in order to cement his control in California.

"Girlie Men" is an exceptionally insulting term to use on fellow politicans and law-makers, these mild-mannered liberal legislators are being portrayed as a nerds and wimps, even though most of them are highly qualified lawyers and civil servants.

He should NOT have addressed the legislators of the state of California in such a demeaning tone.



posted on Jul, 19 2004 @ 11:55 AM
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I think his comments suited the state of California, its a joke.



posted on Jul, 19 2004 @ 11:57 AM
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Originally posted by Nerdling
He is the Governor of California and should act in a professional manner.

Give a good example of such a "professional"....I'd like to see a governor of any State in the US who can fullfil the role of acting in a "professional manner" - I think there's enough media-buzz to distort Mickey Mouse these days into a crack-smoking junkie....

I'd just like one good example of a living person that meets your qualifications....I'm not making the statement that I can personally make him/her out as on the same level or worse than Arnold....but I'm sure someone can



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