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Joe Guzzardi Why is Jerry Brown taking on the toughest job in politics?

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12 comments:

  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 3:35 pm on Tue, Dec 7, 2010.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9403

    Charles Nelson posted at 8:40...Jerry Brown invented space based satellites...

    Oh Charles, you only got half of it... First he invented it... then he lived in and governed California from the Satellite with code name " Moonbeam Special".... or so it was reported in the Huffington Post, I heard.

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 3:31 pm on Tue, Dec 7, 2010.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9403

    John stated...Darrell, It was Malathion which had to be used...

    John, did more research... you are right... below is an exerpt:

    Over the next few days, the California Department of Health Services rallied itself and flooded the airwaves
    with experts assuring the public that the chemical was harmless in small doses---that Malathion was no
    worse than bug spray used around the house. They set up a hotline (it received 8,000 calls the first week),
    convened a Medfly Health Advisory Committee, and planned studies of the effects of the spraying. Within
    24 hours, the news media began to report the expert take on Malathion and the fervor began to die down.
    The California Supreme Court turned down the injunction request and the spraying went forward as
    ordered

     
  • Charles Nelson posted at 8:40 am on Tue, Dec 7, 2010.

    Charles Nelson Posts: 258

    So, let me get this right, Jerry Brown invented space based satellites, and Al Gore invented the internet?

     
  • John Kindseth posted at 8:02 am on Tue, Dec 7, 2010.

    John Kindseth Posts: 239

    Darrell, It was Malathion which had to be used because he dithered until it was nearly too late.

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 12:49 am on Mon, Dec 6, 2010.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9403

    Thanks Kevin... read the article and thought these comments kind of sums it up...
    Its not why he originally was called moonbeam... its what it evolved into that is so important.
    Once a hack, always a hack. Brown was a laughingstock as governor in the 70s and early 80s. Johnny Carson made him the brunt of many monologue jokes.

    He was terrible and bears a lot of responsibility for the state of California's debt, because he made it possible for state employees to unionize and thus began the spiral of insane salaries and perks for bureaucrats in California.

    In addition to that he is an irrational flip flopper who claimed to be green but sprayed paraquat on people's homes by air. And a host of other lame brained decisions. No to Brown.

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 12:42 am on Mon, Dec 6, 2010.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9403

    John Kindseth posted at 5:45 pm...but I will see your hand and raise you "Over-regulation".

    John, I cannot top that one... right on...but second to that... maybe prevailing wage … and PERS and STRS…

     
  • Steve Schmidt posted at 7:13 pm on Sun, Dec 5, 2010.

    Steve Schmidt Posts: 2239

    The link doesn't really address the actual origins of the term. In the 1970's Brown suggested that California should use satellites to facilitate communications in case of a major earthquake that might have wiped out the land lines and radio towers on which contemporary communication technology depended.

    Today, of course, satellite communications are the backbone of almost all hardened emergency response systems.

    Governor Moonbeam.... what a crazy guy!

     
  • Kevin Paglia posted at 6:53 pm on Sun, Dec 5, 2010.

    Kevin Paglia Posts: 1904

    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/washington/2010/10/why-jerry-brown-is-called-moonbeam.html

     
  • John Kindseth posted at 5:45 pm on Sun, Dec 5, 2010.

    John Kindseth Posts: 239

    Joe: Overpopulation of the unproductive is certainly a biggie, but I will see your hand and raise you "Over-regulation".

     
  • Steve Schmidt posted at 5:43 pm on Sun, Dec 5, 2010.

    Steve Schmidt Posts: 2239

    My other brother Darrell, do you know why people started calling Governor Brown "moonbeam"?

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 9:51 pm on Sat, Dec 4, 2010.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9403

    The light from the "moon beam "shows us one thing... California is truly the land of fruits and nuts in choosing him to lead the way.

     
  • Charles Nelson posted at 6:26 pm on Sat, Dec 4, 2010.

    Charles Nelson Posts: 258

    Great question Mr. Guzzardi. One could probably make a strong argument that senility has already ravaged his brain. But, with the history of ideas that have always emanated from it, how would we ever know?

     

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