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Governor Moonbeam and the Moonies

Posted by nancy_in_venice_ca SS24 z10 CA (My Page) on
Mon, Feb 27, 12 at 16:19

Not a raging hot topic, but a nice feeling seeing someone challenging a reporter from the Washington Times. I admit this was as hard as taking candy from a baby, but Jerry Brown doesn't have eMeg to embarrass any more. (He uses the same points against the reporter as he did with eMeg during the debates.)

Jerry Brown takes on Washington Times reporter

Reporter: Gov. Brown, you've gotten criticism that you've ceded...

Brown: I've gotten criticism? Only from the Washington Times...

Reporter: I understand that you've gotten some criticism that you've ceded way too much to the unions.

Brown: Give me an example.

Reporter: As far as the education, teachers unions, and just as far as some of the contracts that have been negotiated, that you could be making the same mistake that you made in your last administration...

Brown: Which one was that?

Reporter: ... Back in the day.

Brown: When California had a $6-billion surplus and was leading America, if not the world, in many different fields?

Reporter: Well, right now it's going bankrupt.

Brown: That's untrue. I've reduced the deficit that was left to me by a Republican governor from $26 billion to $9 billion and I have a plan to reduce it to zero.

Reporter: So you're saying that the reason that California is going bankrupt is...

Brown: No, that's not true. We're going far. I mean, we're doing quite well.

Duran [spokesman for Jerry Brown]: You need to ask a question that's based on the truth.

Brown (to Duran): You don't have to argue with her...

Duran: No, S&P just upgraded to positive. That's not bankrupt.

Reporter: No, actually, because when Reagan came in later on, things actually changed.

Brown: No, Reagan came before me. Reagan came after my father and then I came after Reagan.

Reporter: And then you actually lost your term thereafter, no?

Brown: No, I'm the only Democratic governor in history to serve three terms. In fact only two governors have ever served a third term.

Reporter: So why is it then, that we're seeing from the bankruptcy though...

Duran: There is no bankruptcy. That's a lie. You're lying.

Brown: California has a $2-trillion economy.

Reporter: Why am I a liar?

Brown: Last year... Are you a Moonie by any chance?


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LOL that was great!


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I agree... that was a great interview... more politicians should be ready for what they know is surely to come when reporters are around. Thanks, Nancy!


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OMG!

How did Brown STAND it? I mean, talk about tunnel vision. I guess the reporter came with a certain idea and certain questions and couldn't manage the interview at all when the first question was completely baseless in foundation.

I'll bet that reporter walked away thinking that Brown fudged all his answers - you know - you just can't ask anything from those Liberal Gov's and expect a straight answer!


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Arnold, bring back Arnold...


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Did that reporter got her information from Fox News? I can understand making a point when something's open to interpretation. However, you cannot make up your own "facts". Are we going to end up a nation of uneducated fools? Quite possible.


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It's an organ of the Unification Church! Rev Moon remember him it doesn't deal in blatant disinformation but it's not opposed to it.
When there was a Strike at the Daily news any of the advertising staff took jobs at His News World in NYC. It was a bizzare place part newspaper part cult headquarters. He learned his mistakes form that paper.


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"Are we going to end up a nation of uneducated fools?"

Parts are, it appears, Jerzee... I sometimes marvel that some people have gotten as far as they have... dealing with the general public is sometimes incredibly trying... have you noticed, too?


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Are we going to end up a nation of uneducated fools?

Sounds like that's what Rick Santorum wants.


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Apparently it is snobbish to be otherwise...


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"Are you a Moonie by any chance? ... Because your incisiveness is kind of suspect."

Love his dry humor, too.


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OK, you've had your fun. Time to get back to reality.

Socialist around the world are having a hard time making ends meet these days.

Stockton could become biggest city to go bankrupt.

That's Stockton,... California.

"The city of Stockton in California's crop-abundant Central Valley has the second-highest foreclosure rate in the nation and one of the highest crime and unemployment rates. It was named America's most miserable city in a national magazine --- twice."

Hay


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Little known fact, Hay... two of today's best pound for pound Mixed Martial Artists are from Stockton, Cali... can you name them? Oh, and just in case you were wondering, they've decided to remain residing in Stockton.


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Little known fact, Hay...

I can see why it's a little known fact.

Thanks for your input. You are the little "yappy" lap dog for the "progressive"/Socialists in this world. Nothing of any real consequence to add, just running around, yapping away.

Hay


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You are the little "yappy" lap dog for the "progressive"/Socialists in this world. Nothing of any real consequence to add, just running around, yapping away.
You want to re think that assault sunshine?


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