Amanda Terkel at Think Progress:. The California Assembly and Senate recently unanimously approved Assembly Bill to help the port of San Francisco with financing issues. But Gov.
I nRoberta Neiman, a still photographer on the movie set of Stay Hungryspent an afternoon taking photos of an Austrian bodybuilder named Arnold Schwarzenegger. Olympia title, who was featured in the film, as being shaped almost like a reverse pyramid. Neiman found this human colossus as charming as he was massive even as she strained to understand his fragmented English.
All rights reserved. Schwarzenegger has denied that he intentionally sent an obscene message to lawmakers. The Governor claimed it was one of those "wild coincidences.
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Via The Swampthe Chicago Tribune's political blog, comes news of an awesome if spiteful bit of gubernatorial wordplay from the office of California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger:. San Francisco Assemblyman Tom Ammiano had sponsored a bill which passed unanimously granting the Port of San Francisco financial power to redevelop a former shipyard for a new neighborhood known as Pier Ammiano also had made something of a scene at a Democratic Party fundraiser early this month in San Francisco at which Schwarzenegger, a Republican, had been invited by former San Francisco mayor and Assembly speaker Willie Brown, a Democrat.
We humans are so intent on finding meaning in things that we have a tendency to find it even where none was intended. We often hear about people seeing the Jesus or the virgin Mary in a particular piece of toast, water stain, or IKEA bathroom woodwork. But we usually associate it with images, not words, making this story about Governor Schwarzenegger particularly valuable.
As an action hero, his catchphrases ranged from "hasta la vista" to "I'll be back". As a cigar-chomping legislator he branded "gutless" opponents "girlie men". Now Arnold Schwarzenegger has expanded his political lexicon into the time-honoured realm of bar-room vulgarity. The California governor yesterday found himself attempting to play down the revelation that a blunt email he sent to one of San Francisco's Democratic Assemblymen contained what US news bulletins have somewhat prudishly described as an "X-rated rebuke".
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is a pretty creative guy, so it wouldn't be too surprising for him to have found a creative way of getting back at a fellow politician who'd ticked him off. That seems to be what he did in a letter explaining his decision to veto a bill that the state legislature passed unanimously.
Adrienne LaFranceThe Atlantic. Both letters were shared widely online, where observers seemed to find the messaging to be utterly delightful, deeply petty, or somewhere in-between. In a real-time news environment that privileges bite-sized absurdities as ultra-shareable, this kind of thing travels far and wide. Acrostics are already culturally potent.