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Can you spot the untruth about the June 3 election?

Sixteen people are running for governor, including a Trotskyist, a registered sex offender, a Goldman Sachs investment banker, and someone named Edmund Brown. 3% 8 votes
A pro–gun control candidate for Secretary of State was arrested in March for gun trafficking. 4% 9 votes
Five candidates for seven county offices are running unopposed. 1% 3 votes
Nine people want to be our Congressperson, including a heart surgeon, a Santa Barbara city councilperson, a soft-core porn actor, and a school nurse. 3% 7 votes
Two candidates for the same office have the same name. 2% 6 votes
Oh, come on, you made 'em all up. 4% 10 votes
Yikes, they're all true! 80% 175 votes
218 total votes

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CA is so f***ed!!!

AZ2SB (anonymous profile)
May 30, 2014 at 9:27 p.m. (Suggest removal)

...that is why it's called "The entertainment capitol of the world".

billclausen (anonymous profile)
May 30, 2014 at 9:44 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Except they can't be "all true" if the Indy made them 'em all up.

Good one, billcalusen!

at_large (anonymous profile)
May 30, 2014 at 10:24 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Dale Francisco is a fully competent and qualified candidate for Congree. Don't despair. There are a number of great candidates from which to choose.

Marshall Tuck for State Superintendent of Schools is a great replacement for Tom Torkelson.

foofighter (anonymous profile)
May 30, 2014 at 10:24 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Francisco has his own bobble head doll. I think that they sold them at the city hall gift shop. I bought one on eBay.

Herschel_Greenspan (anonymous profile)
May 30, 2014 at 10:31 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Francisco must be modeling for his bobble head doll, because he has failed to attend 7 of the past 10 city council meetings while still eagerly collecting his city salary.

John_Adams (anonymous profile)
May 31, 2014 at 8:44 a.m. (Suggest removal)

^^SHshhshthtshths stop complaining!!

loonpt (anonymous profile)
May 31, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Who's the "soft core porn star"?

Ken_Volok (anonymous profile)
May 31, 2014 at 11:41 a.m. (Suggest removal)

I think that it is Fareed. His ad shows him holding balls and he is fond of the Tea bag party.

Herschel_Greenspan (anonymous profile)
May 31, 2014 at 12:08 p.m. (Suggest removal)

He's the only one who could frankly...!

Ken_Volok (anonymous profile)
May 31, 2014 at 1:06 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Epimenides: "All Cretans are liars."

zappa (anonymous profile)
May 31, 2014 at 1:27 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I was hoping for the choice of "Lois Capps is a bipartisan leader".

Botany (anonymous profile)
May 31, 2014 at 1:35 p.m. (Suggest removal)

That's true just like the rest. Nice try Botany, thank you for playing, we have some nice consolation prizes for you.

Herschel_Greenspan (anonymous profile)
May 31, 2014 at 1:48 p.m. (Suggest removal)

but we have to make it clear Epimenides himself WAS a Cretan (ca. 600 BCE) and this must be a variation on the Liar's Paradox: all politicians claim to be telling the truth but all of them [almost all? Lincoln?] are liars. This is from Callimachus' Hymn 1 to Zeus:
O Zeus, some say that thou wert born on the hills of Ida;
Others, O Zeus, say in Arcadia;
Did these or those, O Father lie? -- “Cretans are ever liars.”
Yea, a tomb, O Lord, for thee the Cretans builded;
But thou didst not die, for thou art for ever.

DrDan (anonymous profile)
May 31, 2014 at 2:19 p.m. (Suggest removal)

H-G, you can't be referring to Fareed's balls or is the insinuation that all teabaggers claim to have an enormous sack?

DrDan (anonymous profile)
May 31, 2014 at 2:23 p.m. (Suggest removal)

It's all about the Culpepper.

Herschel_Greenspan (anonymous profile)
May 31, 2014 at 2:34 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Are you for real HG? Capps is about as non-partisan as Nancy Pelosi. She votes with her in lockstep. Even most hard-core liberals laugh at that one!

Botany (anonymous profile)
May 31, 2014 at 2:55 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Oooo lockstep, you freaks are hilarious. Is that some fascist reference? The typical GOP house member votes 100% of the time with the do nothing house leadership. They have passed dozens of bills to de fund Obama Care to no avail. All of the soon to be losers affiliated with the GOP running against Capps vow to get rid of Obama Care. The majority of voters in this district like Obama Care and the way that Lois votes in Congress. That is why she keeps winning. The GOP brand is poison and until they actually come up with an agenda that goes beyond being obstructionist they will remain poison.

Herschel_Greenspan (anonymous profile)
May 31, 2014 at 3:20 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Uhm, yeah, sure, Dr.Dan, but I was assuming that most people here aren't idiots and would be able to figure out the reference or google it themselves if it were something unknown to them.

zappa (anonymous profile)
May 31, 2014 at 3:29 p.m. (Suggest removal)

yeah, sure, zappa, you're being kind...guess you thought I thought some readers are cretins -- but did you actually imagine most readers KNEW Epimenides was a Cretan? I was hyper obvious, you were hyper-oblivious.

DrDan (anonymous profile)
May 31, 2014 at 3:36 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Oh snap, it's the cracked actor Chris Mitchum. Well he is a teahaddist bagger as well and he does love the Culpepper. Case closed. He is in line to become a two time loser.

Herschel_Greenspan (anonymous profile)
May 31, 2014 at 3:37 p.m. (Suggest removal)

No. As I already stated, I assume that most people here are _not _idiots who need to be "taught" by a smarter-than-you -are "educator."
Indeed, you may qualify as "Dr. Overly Obvious."
Have a nice day. Based on your comment at 2:23, though, perhaps you're already well into your third Midori sour or something like that this afternoon.

zappa (anonymous profile)
May 31, 2014 at 3:55 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I teach 12-year olds, z, so no worries about being a "smarter-than-you-are" educator! And I'm having a great day, though I do not ever drink, so don't even have that as an excuse. What's your excuse for fearing those overly obvious "educator" types, oooh, so pretentious. It's almost 4:20, hope you're feeling better now.

DrDan (anonymous profile)
May 31, 2014 at 4:37 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Hah! Thanks, DD, for my chuckle of the day. I have no "fear" of educators. What makes you think that?

I'm pretentious? Read some of your own know-it-all, sanctimonious posts.

Haven't smoked a bone in decades, but I think I like being called "z."

Have a nice, "teacherly" day.

You can have the last word on this one.

zappa (anonymous profile)
May 31, 2014 at 4:49 p.m. (Suggest removal)

there are plenty of posters here who fear the so-called elitist "educators" and you reek of it with your snarky comment vs. "a smarter-than-you -are [type of] 'educator.' " Further, you're a pedant as your comments have shown, for sure, so I do understand "sanctimoniousness" -- a charge to which I plead guilty. Costa-Gravas's movie Z was pretty good... and you have a nice fear-the-educated day yourself.

DrDan (anonymous profile)
May 31, 2014 at 4:58 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Herschel: At least Mitchum opposes the National Defense Authorization Act, whereas Capps supports it. Do you have any comment on that?

billclausen (anonymous profile)
May 31, 2014 at 6:12 p.m. (Suggest removal)


That's true just like the rest. Nice try Botany, thank you for playing, we have some nice consolation prizes for you.

Herschel_Greenspan (anonymous profile)
May 31, 2014 at 1:48 p.m

Yes, indeed we DO have some prizes for U! First prize: One week's vacaton to Bakersfield; Second prize: TWO weeks vacation to Bakersfield; Third prize: One politician's ethics.

dolphinpod14 (anonymous profile)
May 31, 2014 at 6:18 p.m. (Suggest removal)

HG - Thanks for proving my point that Capps is anything BUT bipartisan.

Botany (anonymous profile)
May 31, 2014 at 7:05 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Bill, when Mitchum told you that he was opposed to the Defense Authorization Act, did he tell you why? You asked that question on his website. Did he answer? If you are referring to the current Nation Defense Act of 2014 for the 2015 fiscal year, Capps voted no. While you are at it please ask Chris were he stands on any other actual issues. I am looking for something beyond the usual tea flavored Culpepper crap about keeping America strong or preserving our freedoms.

Botany, she votes most of the time with her party leadership as opposed to the typical GOP member's habit of voting all the time with their party leadership. You do know the difference between most of the time and all of the time dontcha? In today's political climate that makes Capps bipartisan. The funny thing is that the local GOP is so out of touch with reality that they do not realize that most 24th district voters do not consider Capps' voting record to be a negative, quite the opposite . This "issue" only exists in the fevered minds of the current GOP leadership and their low information supporters. Keep on losing GOPers!

Herschel_Greenspan (anonymous profile)
May 31, 2014 at 9:38 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Herschel: Yes, he answered via e-mail. He told me that he opposed it as a violation of the Constitution. We did not get into any other issues. -Bill-

billclausen (anonymous profile)
June 1, 2014 at 12:05 a.m. (Suggest removal)

" If you are referring to the current Nation Defense Act of 2014 for the 2015 fiscal year, Capps voted no. "

I'm referring to the vote that took place in 2011. As for her voting no on successive acts, it's a bait-and-switch. The damage was done when the 2011 vote took place. It's like when someone inflates the asking price on a business deal to $1000 when they should only be asking $300, then looks like a hero when they settle the deal for $500.

billclausen (anonymous profile)
June 1, 2014 at 12:15 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Wow, John_Adams, has Francisco really missed 7 of the last 10 city council meetings? Was he present at the recent workshop on district elections?

at_large (anonymous profile)
June 1, 2014 at 8:01 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Francisco was too busy culling peppers to attend.

Ken_Volok (anonymous profile)
June 1, 2014 at 11:52 a.m. (Suggest removal)

It makes no difference to me who is running, I can't throw any of them very far so there is NO trust with any of them, so a NO VOTE for them ALL!

dou4now (anonymous profile)
June 3, 2014 at 4:29 a.m. (Suggest removal)

And yet the incarcerated Sec of State candidate, Leland Yee, got 12% of the statewide vote. Does anyone even study the ballot anymore?!

ooshea (anonymous profile)
June 5, 2014 at 4:40 p.m. (Suggest removal)

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