Larry Flynt, Gov. of California??

By olefarte
Aug 2, 2003
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  1. From Fox News, Larry Flynt, the publisher and owner of adult magazine Hustler to run for governor of California? Now wouldn't that be a hoot. I know not really TechSpot material, but I couldn't resist this.

  2. vassil3427

    vassil3427 TS Rookie Posts: 640

    That's nearly as stupid as Jerry Springer trying to run for the U.S. Senate......I think its sad that people like this would even have a chance at being a leader....
  3. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,704

    The only thing wrong with Larry Flynt running for governor is the prejudice he's facing. He could have plenty of potential to be a good governor, we have no idea. I'm surprised people didn't feel the same way about Bush when running for president. People should have forsaw him invading an oil-rich middle eastern country under false pretenses because he wanted access to oil.

    I do like that quote at the bottom though :D
  4. XtR-X

    XtR-X TS Rookie Posts: 863

    I heard Arnold Schwartzanegger is running for CA Governer. If he does, vote him. Lol, so many suprises.
  5. JSR

    JSR Banned Posts: 592

    he withdrew x

    but, hey,'s a free country...........and, there probably isn't soneone more aware of that than flynt, especially with all the court time he's spent trying to prove just that..........regardless, the country lets you write it off a some big spending spree and that is probably his real designs...........ronald reagan started it, by being a huge success.............then came jesse it's commonplace..........schwarzenegger would have been great.............but, believe it or not, the opposing party was hoping he'd they believed their best chance was against him..............riordan will probably get the they keep feinstein, behind the curtains just in case
  6. olefarte

    olefarte TechSpot Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 1,343   +6

    Looks like Arnold Schwartzanegger has signed up for governor of California, but look who else, Gary Coleman, the little guy (about four feet tall) on the TV show Different Strokes. They'd have to build a special podium for him. Can you picture Arnie, what 6'6", maybe, and Gary, 4' something, as Gov. and Lt. Gov. Didn't have time to post a picture, but it's on CNN homepage when I wrote this.
  7. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    Yeah I heard that on the way to work this morning. I found it quite comical personally. I don't know of that many people that would be too inthralled in having Arnold as their governor, but I guess it worked for Jessie Ventura :confused:
  8. BrownPaper

    BrownPaper TS Rookie Posts: 407

    arnold might actually win. gray davis, the current california governor, kinda screwed up the economy pretty bad. a lot more than was expected.
  9. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,689   +395

    The news I've seen say that its Arnolds election to lose, basically he has to do something stupid to not win, at least thats what they were implying. He actually has more expierence than people think, he's set up some after school programs or something.

    I just don't know how intellegent of a guy he is though. But hey, can't do much worse than Davis can you?
  10. JSR

    JSR Banned Posts: 592

    he has the advantage of

    coming from the ground up...........and he's as sharp as they come..........they we're saying the democrats thought they could defeat schwarzenegger, but not riordan.........i don't see it............we've always voted for an actor, why stop now........but, on the serious side, i think he'd be great.........think of it..........arnold, as president :grinthumb
  11. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,689   +395

    Can't be, he wasn't born in the US.
  12. JSR

    JSR Banned Posts: 592

    didn't know that

    well, then, i guess california gets him all to ourselves ;)
  13. negroplasty

    negroplasty TS Guru Posts: 516   +12

    Arnold will win; most people around these days aren't very political and are heavily influenced by the movies Arnold has starred in. This angers me quite a lot, but then I remember that Mr. Schwarzenegger is supposed to be quite a political person, so all is not lost. The situation could be worse if someone like Jerry Springer was running for governor, as the trailer trash that roam our country would unfortunately have the right vote for the dumba$$.

    There should be precautions taken so that uneducated people are not able to vote as there could be severe consequences about things as serious as this, but then again, it's just a governor position.
  14. olefarte

    olefarte TechSpot Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 1,343   +6

    Yeah, timmoore, maybe us old CITIZENS, shouldn't be allowed to vote either.
  15. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +7

    That's true, yes. He wasn't born in the US, and so can't become president.
  16. cromrell

    cromrell TS Rookie Posts: 41

    I agree, Arnold will likely win.

    He is a smart moderate Republican with excellent name recognition. I was surprised he didn't run against Davis in the last election.

    Aronold for President: All it would take is an amendment. Anyone remember the movie Demoliton Man? :)

  17. olefarte

    olefarte TechSpot Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 1,343   +6

    Just had a thought. What if Governer Davis resigned before the recall. Would the Lt. Gov. take over and all this recall stuff be moot. Things carry on as normal? Or would the Lt. Gov. be recalled also.

    As little as I know about the whole situation, it sure looks like the people of California will be paying for this fiasco for a long time to come.

    By the way, just noticed "Californio" in the title of this thread. Sorry about that. My typing test was 50-2 mistakes. That was one of them.
  18. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,689   +395

    I'll fix that, I thought it was intentional, some form of deritive when you maybe had meant Californication or something, since Larry Flynt -> porn stuff, ect. Oh well. Consider it fixed.
  19. olefarte

    olefarte TechSpot Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 1,343   +6

    I read this morning that there are now about 500 people signing on to run for governer now. I'm thinking that I might as well sign up to, everyone else is. But since I'm not a Californian, I was thinking......JSR......., now that's somebody I could back. How about it JSR, deadlines getting close, 5 PM this evening. And it's just $3,500 and 65 signatures, or 10,000 sigs. and it won't cost you anything. Count me in, for a sig. that is.
  20. olefarte

    olefarte TechSpot Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 1,343   +6

    From CNN, this. If you were in this guys situation, would you really want Bill Clinton backing you? Maybe since I don't live in California, I shouldn't be looking at this negatively, but after all, I am from Arkansas. At any rate, what fine advice, that should pick his campaign up nicely.
  21. vassil3427

    vassil3427 TS Rookie Posts: 640

    Oh yeah, good old Clinton, wonder if he advised Davis to get some better looking secretaries too, you know just in case clinton is ever visiting his office....
  22. JSR

    JSR Banned Posts: 592

    people think

    that arnold would get chewed up in a debate, when it comes down to real economic issues .........i, for one would start giving rebates for rooftop solar, stop importing water from the colorado and desalinize, use tidal power where applicable, and, do alot of tuna fishin'........arny loves the kids, and his after school programs are his answer to keeping crime off the streets..............i'm all for, there you have it.............if i wasn't half japanese and half swedish, from english decent, with a unique writing style, and one vote from arkansas, i might have a chance............mexican, and i'd be a shoe in :grinthumb
  23. olefarte

    olefarte TechSpot Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 1,343   +6

    Not living in California, it's hard for me to understand all this circus going on with this election. Last I heard, after the deadline, almost a hundred and thirty people had been qualified to run for the election. When an adult film star named Mary Carey, (a well endowed Mariah Carey look alike), gets an interview on Fox News, and Larry Flynt and many other lessor known people get in on this, it almost takes on the feel of a big joke. Jerry Springer would have made this complete. Most of these people are in this for the publicity.

    Arnold Schwartzanegger may actually win this election and may very well make a good Governor. He seems very sincere, shouldn't be in it for the money, he's got plenty, and with the right backup might indeed do a good job. But as an outsider looking in, even though I know this is serious business, it sure has the feel of a Hollywood stunt. Can the movie be far behind.

    Being from a small state like Arkansas, it's also hard to understand how an eight billion dollar surplus can turn into an eight billion dollar defecit in just a few years. I guess it's easy to see why the present Governor is being recalled, because the people of California will probably be paying for this for a long time to come.
  24. JSR

    JSR Banned Posts: 592

    no, everyone lost their @ss in the stock market

    me including..........on top of that, energy crisis........political campaigns are a write off, so, you're right................they are just for exposure (reminds me of the kobe trial)................any exposuse, even bad, is nowadays precieved as, read my ideas for a platform, ............scroll has to come from somewhere, what better resources than sun and sea...........all of which we have in spades
  25. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,704

    Yikes!!! I never knew it was that bad. But I never was much for politics.

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