Now let's finish this year up with 60 Minutes' final numbers.
Story 1) State Budgets: Day of Reckoning Steve Kroft compared NJ with Illinois; NJ Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ), fiscal hawk with IL State Comptroller Dan Hynes (D-IL). And the surprising thing, Kroft played fair and saw Governor Christie as doing the right thing. Wow. A full point for the Right.
For all the attacks on Governor Palin, how shallow she is, rtc. etc. et. al., Lesley Stahl actually exhibits those concepts for real. She would rather interview rich Establishment types rather then up and comers or modern Horatio Algers.
I will help the producers of 60 Minutes find better interviewers and people who can research and speak to anybody. Lesley Stahl's time has come and gone, here is the new and improved:
1) Lenora Claire (She's a redhead, a Goth and hip. And the Valley will do its best to promote her in 2011);
2) Pamela Geller (She is my friend with a large audience and she is very passionate about her work);
3) Dana Loesch ( A very good reporter and a very loyal audience);
At this point in my life, I thought I would be in a non-roommate situation and either married or with a steady girlfriend by now (and of course, working full time at a good paying job, say about $50,000 a year). But some dreams occur slowly.
Thanks to the Valley, I have written an article (with Robert McCain and my friend Lynne's help) to be published in the American Spectator by next February. That article becomes a book before the end of next year. As a writer and ideas guy, I thrive in this atmosphere.
[Break from Thursday December 16, 2010 1 AM until Tuesday Morning December 21, 2010, 9 AM]
To get to the Policy game (which I enjoy and understand), I have to get my people elected first. Since I am not a fly-by-nighter, and I have friends in the ground forces, it would be helpful if any candidate who wants to win, statewide, Los Angeles County or Countrywide, courts those who have the memories and the experience. So, if you are a candidate, show up and deal with the hard questions early.
My role is bringing the new media in play with the Old School. Robert McCain is the journalist equivalent to what I do. He works within media, I am trying to work within the realm of Politics and policy. Can it happen?
Remember the statement, age and guile beat youth and inexperience. At 40, I resemble the first part of that remark. And even though I hang out among the Goths (and others who are NSFW on a political Blog but who are part of the scene), I still retain my Old School beliefs.
2) Always back your friends, supporters and workers;
3) Always stand up for your allies (Governor Romney hasn't, that is why he will fail);
4) Respect the beliefs of others, convinve them if they want to be convinced; and
5) Treat women with respect, and only go further when invited.
In the past few days, I've had a lot to think about. One girl (whom I liked, cue Tears for Fears) I invited did not show at all, and in the Thousand Year Flood hitting Los Angeles, many people could not make it because of weather or other circumstances. A few people gave me warning, a few others contacted me after the fact.
My Birthday shows up at the end of the year so I try to make it interesting before many people leave town. I've had birthdays when no one showed up. I've had birthdays when it was too cold, too wet (this weekend) and just too something or another.
I celebrate anyway.
So, in all this meandering, what am I trying to say?
Right now I am friends rich, but money poor, hopefully, I will also be money rich as well as friends rich. I am proud of who stands with me, in all my different communities I venture into.
The guy who goes where Angels fear to tread? That's me. The guy whose genius creates ideas for companies and campaigns? Again, that's me. The guy who sees conections to help everyone out? Ditto. And finally, the guy who stands by his beliefs, his friends, and is shooting for the moon in this lifetime? Yours truly, again.
It's been an interesting journey so far -- let's see what the next Movement will bring.
But he won the Presidency and changed the world with a simple vision. What vision does President Obama have? What ideas and ideals will he fight for that he believes? (Hint: there is none. He mouths the words, but does not do the deeds to back them up).
That's why whomever wins the GOP Primary in 2012, wins the General.
Romney and the establishment GOP do not see what is happening in the local levels. To paraphrase Rorschach of Watchman,when one of is attacked, we all are attacked. Romney only intervened when it one of his own people (not Michael Steele in 2010 or Governor Palin in 2009). Romney failed Reagan's 11th Commandment, and JSF's 12th Commandment.
What is JSF's 12th Commandment for Republicans?
When not in a Primary, every Conservative, Republican or Tea Partier must have each other backs.
The Democrats are the "cool kids," on the block - they own the news media (see my Fisking 60 minutes series and the New York Times), Hollywood and the Westsiders (NYC and LA). We who are on the Right will never be invited to those parties.
Palin has support among the new media and that will be her ticket through the States. Once her crew gets activated for 2012 (around say March 2011), all the GOP Bloggers that have supported her should get some help.
Sorry for the belated Blog post, but Life, in all it's glory, got in the way. Now, let's get started.....
Election 2010 is long over; I have named names in the article (now being edited) so now the time has come to tell the end of the tale here. While I was writing this post, I was also working on my Job Proposal that goes with the article. JSF Rising.
Let me just throw in an asterick here. In every version of the project, there was a mention (and which was agreed to at every level), that should the Southland Fundraiser not occur this cycle, there would be a position for me at the Magnolia office. Every meeting I had with every person who had power over it, said it can be done.
Now after the data was sent, there was no news for about a week. Then I heard from Ryan Panzerello saying it was shot down this cycle. The Powers That Be (from Whitman and Maya Buki) did not lift a finger to honor any of the agreements during this time.
To top it off, Chairman Nehring whom I knew from SUNY-Stonybrook, never picked up the phone to lobby for me. Everyone else did, but not the Chairman.
For every ad that Whitman put on the Television saying she will "create jobs," Many people in my circles (Goths, politicos and Politicians) saw that Whitman (and Maya Buki) would not find me a job after hustling for almost two years putting Los Angeles on the Political Map. Many people saw with their own eyes that Whitman would not create a job for a loyal (and creative) Conservative.
How many people re-told my story because of Whitman and Buki, there was one less job filled in California?
And to top it off, Whitman and Buki kicked out Ryan Panzeello from his position as Political Director. Whisky tango Foxtrot?! Ryan did his job well, but there was an extra $100,000 in Buki's pocket if they did not hire any more people (Confirmed by multiple sources) at the Southland Office.
Maya Buki said, in rejecting the Southland Fundraiser, that Whitman "had a plan for Los Angeles,"
What was her plan?
Open up 20 offices under the auspices of the Whitman campaign from one end of town to the other; Hold onto any lists any candidates owned and give zero funds to any Central Committeee or Candidate across the basin.
What happens to those 20 offices if Whitman lost? They get closed. Forever.
Thank you Maya Buki and Meg Whitman for making it easier for the Democrats to maintain their hold on the Southland.
Story 1) Anderson Cooper on Afghanistan Police: Again, Anderson Cooper plays "White man's Burden," with the police of Afghanistan. Rather then focus on solutions, Cooper zeroes in on problems. This article gives President Obama an excuse to "Bug out," of Afghanistan, irregardless of history (i.e. Charlie Wilson's War). Cooper shows an ignorance of history. There is a multitude of tribes, like India, competing for rock. If America leaves, as American Liberals are wont to do, has anyone asked, what happens to the Afghans?
Thus a story whose purpose is to help President Obama. Another point for the Democrats.
Story 2) Spider-Man -- Fire Leslie Stahl! How could you do a story about Spider-man without interviewing Stan "the Man" Lee? Not political, but it proves my theory she is a Star****er. See this week's episode for more detail.
2) Facebook -- Fire Leslie Stahl! This story is not political, but it proves that Stahl is onlycomfortable interviewing rich people, not up and comers, not folks who are coming back, just rich and popular. There is a term in Hollywood for a woman like Leslie Stahl:Star****er. I doubt she could do a story about small business' without finding the richest person in a Congressional district. Heck, we Bloggers are poor and cheap, why not interview Robert McCain, Gonzo Journalist?
The score so far:
14 Stories for the Democrats/ 4 Ties/ 1/1/2 stories that help the GOP.
And speaking of poor and struggling, if you want to help the Valley this time of year, please hit the Tip jar so I can raise $400 for some bills. I will always keep on eye on 60 Minutes for you; please see if you can help me get a leg up. Thanks.
Consider it timed well with all the Wikileaks this week. Face it, Julian Assange is the face of Bush hatred brought to life; He is willing to destroy diplomatic niceties so the Democrats can blame Bush for something, anything. Assange is a creature of the Left, I wonder why they don't embrace him?
Given the Lefts hatred of anything Bush or Palin (or any Republican who rises in 2012), the Face of Evil has a lesson: Beware that you don't become the thing you hate. However, too late! thank you Wikileaks!
In other news, my Birthday invites are out and last week I spent Saturday celebrating my friend Ron's birthday. However, I have fallen in unrequited crush on a beautiful girl named Janeen. I hope to spend some time with her at my Birthday Party,.
Also, does anyone know how to get sponsored flights to LAX for my friends on the East Coast? Thanks!
After some delay, I have finished the first draft of the future American Spectator article. It is now out for editing . (Yay!)
Unfortunately, after last week, I suffered from a disease known as Blogger Burnout (not to be confused with a "Burn Notice,"). I will do double duty on Sunday night Fisking 60 Minutes and talk about WikiLeaks as best as I can tonight and tomorrow.
In my life, I have not had a job that paid over $30,000/year (yet) but I am available (And if you want to buy my writing service, selling out is not a problem as long as I keep my vision and I get paid Nine figures before the decimal point).
Also, I always had roommates. One thing I want in the coming months is my own one bedroom apartment. Since I'm on a HGTV kick, how would my apartment look like?
The Living Room would be decorated with Movie and Americana decorations;
The Kitchen would have a combination of all three themes;
And the bathroom? More movie and Americana stuff.
Throughout the apartment would be political signs, Doctor Who stuff and other interesting things that I have collected. Then I can worry about meeting a nice (hopefully, redheaded) Jewish girl who likes Politics, Policy, sci-fi and Goth clubs.
1) I am thankful I have a great family who has been there for me during these hard times. One day, I want to be there for them. So, thanks Mom and Sis. Two of the greatest people I know!
2) I am thankful that I am friends rich (but money poor -- not thankful for that),; I have friends in all walks of life. From Capitol Hill staffers, to Bloggers, Candidates, politicos, Goths, musicians, actors and actresses. I wouldn't trade anyone I know -- I am proud of everyone who is my friend.
3) I am thankful for living in Los Angeles. Where else can you walk a few blocks and see someone filming and a few blocks later, see a music band practicing? The artistic canvas that is Los Angeles is a great place to politic. Rather then integrate intro a system, those who help win here will be able to leave their mark. I am writing an article and book, so stay tuned. I am the Luke Skywalker here.
5) I am thankful for living in the United States, one of the greatest countries in the world. Some of the greatest people I know are from here, moved here or were inspied by what America stands for. America is a great place, I cannot see why it is hated. We have some of the most idealistic and giving people here. And I love America no matter whom is President.
This weekend, spend time with your family and friends.
If you're spending time reading political Blogs this weekend, I'm sorry to say, you have no life (that sound you just heard are my friends and family jaws all dropping simultaneously).
So, unless war or peace breaks out between now and Sunday, time to kick back in the Valley. And if you have no one to spend your holiday with, pick up your phone, this is not the holiday to spend alone. Even in Hollywood, there is a dinner at comedy club (here at the Laugh Factory) to keep the starving actors from starving.
Not good for 60 Minutes if they want to claim to be fair to Republicans. When this season goes on repeats, I am going to send these posts to Rep. Issa and see if there is collaboration between the DNC, the White House and CBS News.
Now THAT would be a fun experiment (all under oath!).
1) Vicktor Bout: The Merchant of Death -- Armen Ketayan reports on how they captured an arms dealer who was the inspiration for the movie "The Lord of War," Mr. Keteyan interviewed, fairly, a staffer from Bush fils post 2004 administration. fairly, simply. My G-d, 60 Minutes scores a full point for the Right. (Send in the balloon drop!). Everyone did a professional job with this piece. To the DEA and to Mr. Ketayan, all I can say is well done. Full point for the Right.
Here is the intro to "The Lord of War," Great movie.
(And if you look on the sidebar, I'm still available to work as one)
For the article I am writing, I am 1,300 words into a 5,000 word piece. Hopefully, it will be a main article in January or February. Again, thanks to Robert Mc Cain for walking me through this. The article has a few purposes, hopefully, it will succeed in all three. (Cross fingers, say prayers). Stay tuned.
Now, let's have a tune to start the second part of our show:
Randy Newman, I Love L.A. at the 2002 Lakers Ring Ceremony
First, you may ask, who was Marcia Tookey? I knew her when she was on the 43rd AD Central Committee. She was one of the many behind the scenes people who got stuff done. She believed in creating an organization from top to bottom that cannot be beat. I subscribe to that vision. She knew Nancy Reagan when she was in Sacramento and in the White House. No one could ever question her dedication or her energy. I look up to her even to this day.
Let's hope when we take back Los Angeles, people remember to thank this great woman. Now, presenting these awards is the lovely and talented Kim Kardashian. A woman with class and style, thank you for being here.
First some of the people working at the magnolia office and those who worked with me getting the Southland Fundraiser off the ground:
Helen Fagin has a thankless job of manning the phones and being the front line of information and support at the Magnolia office. So, let me be the first to say "Thank you,"
Now, I want to present an award for someone who worked very hard around the city to make sure her candidates did well. If you have her on your campaign team, you have a professional worth any Presidential advisor, so give a loud round of applause to Susan Abato!
And a special award for three men in the 30th CD race who fought hard and supported each other after the Primary: David Benning(he has my vote in Election 2012), Ari David and Robert Flutie. keep an eye on these three men, they will go far.
And the top row of activists here in Los Angeles County: Of course, Gary "Mr. Republican," Aminoff; John Cozza, Alex Burrola and I hope everyone who reads this blog promotes and supports Chairwoman Jane Barnett and her team on December 11, 2010 for another term. She fought hard when things were at their worst, she cares about her people and she wants to win. Spread the word far and wide.
And can we add a kick-ass National Committeeman Shawn Steel? He deserves to be backed from the Southland to the deserts from the Northern Redwoods to the Southern Border. Inspirational and a fighter -- thank G-d California and Los Angeles has his wisdom, because we need it out here.
These awards are for those individuals or groups who made Election 2010 a midnight shoot-out rather then a surf on the Red Tidal wave going through the country. Everyone who gets this award tonight will also be given a way to get out of this for the next Election cycle.
Tonight, these awards will be handed out by Lindsey Lohan (betwen courthouses and rehabs).
Fitst, Mike Murphy, campaign consultant andwho the award is named for, gets the first award. Why? Let's start at wrote this:
He wrote that in 2009, ready to say "there is no more GOP," Well Mr Murphy, some of us have been fighting while you live fat and happy in the Hollywood Hills. You sold out Poizner for Meg Whitman's dough and you never work with the Movement Conservatives or the on-the-ground folk. Getting 15% for every Meg Whitman on the air, plus your usual fees doesn't make you rich, it makes you a Judas.
(And if anyone has his address, I know a few Southland Republicans who would like to knock on his door)
For Mike Murphy to get out of the doghouse, all he has to do is a simple thing: Donate 75% of his Meg Whitman commercial Money to every Los Angeles Central Committee and the LAGOP on December 11th, 2010. If he doesn't, well, it will be the second annual Mike Murphy Rotten Orange awards in 2012.
Our next winner of the Rotten Orange is Meg Whitman herself. She never had the decency to visit any Los Angeles club (neither County nor San Fernando nor the Westside). I brought up that fact to Maya Buki (who shares this award) and it was not factored in. Dissing the locals, going negative at the beginning of the Primary are bad things. Not showing up in Los Angeles to campaign until a month before is even worse. Buying up every ones support is the weak way of winning; Earn it.
And when the fall of the Southland Fundraiser is written after Thanksgiving, it will point back to these two women.
For Meg Whitman, if she stays out of California and national political life forever, I will accept that as an apology. In any Republican Administration, be an Ambassador to somewhere cold. For Maya Buki, get away from Whitman and help other deserving women candidates in the Southland (I know a few, all good people). Find an Assembly candidate first, have her win, then work it.
Next on the list is the Governator. After using the Party structure to get elected during the recall and again in 2006, how does he re-pay the activists? By completely ignoring them and making California's fiscal situation worse. He is not loyal to anyone but himself. How much effort and time was wasted by the CRP backing the Governator's schemes? How about we keep the Governors away from the party structure unless they earn it?! We all got dragged down by him and he never even came out to support any Los Angeles club.
If the Governator shows up for the Los Angeles County Party meeting on December 11, 2010 and supports all the clubs with a large check, then we can put him in our history books. Until then, the Governator should remain Persona non Grata.
This next one hurts, because, I, individually, expected this person to stand up and help me with the Southland Fundraiser even in it's darkest times: Chairman Ron Nehring.
I knew him as former College Republican Chair at SUNY-Stonybrook, after I converted from being a Democrat to a (then) Liberal Republican. As I spent the past two years, online and off, trying to promote Los Angeles as a battleground, a phone call would have made the difference. Had he picked up the phone and said what I needed to do to make it a reality (or help me work with the New media for the Southland after the fundraiser fell), I would be more forgiving.
I will tell all my Blogger friends from one of this fruited plain to the other to not endorse Ron Nehring for RNC Chair at any time. I will send this message out far and wide.
How to get out of the doghouse? My birthday party is on December 18, 2010. Show up for the first act and convince me to support you in your cause, and make damn sure you support me in my future endeavors, and we will have an agreement.If silence, then no support. Ever.
And finally, the out of stater who gets the Rotten Orange: Former Speaker Nancy Pelosi, currently of Washington, DC, by way of San Francisco and Baltimore. She does nothing for California, The water runs dry in the Central valley, as speaker, she nothing. Good thing the Democrats kept her as leader or Election 2012 for the House would be harder.
Someone help Lindsey Lohan off the stage!
My question: Who do you think hurt California and Los Angeles' chances for Election 2012?
Everyone is looking at the symptoms and not the cause.
Illegal Immigrants are all throughout Los Angeles and other states (like Arizona), some of them are the nicest of people. G-d bless 'em, all they want is to help their families get a better life.You can't hate on people trying to do that.
But by looking at fixing illegal immigration is the wrong way.
Here is my answer: Stop the criminal and corrupted elements in Mexico and make it a fiscal and crime free haven for families and people to live.
This Administration will not do anything about it (neither did the last one, but President Bush was friends with his equal across the Border), so let's plan it for a President Palin Administration. (Go on, laugh, Reagan was laughed at too in the 70's).
There will be a breaking point with the Border; An American (or multiple) will be hurt or killed and then action will be desired. Think Stanford in Marvel Comics Civil War.
As always, Democrats and Liberals will say "No to any (Republican) War!" But these are the same people who were quiet when President Clinton did not go to the UN to bomb the Yugoslavs. The Anti-war people are quiet on the drone attacks in Afghanistan right now.
The anti-war people don't hate wars. They hate Republicans. And Liberals will side with Foreign Dictators first over an American Republican President every time.
Hopefully, our friends in the dark and the military will have a plan (based on Iraqi Nation Building) to go into Mexico and clean it from top (The Government) to Bottom (The cartels). Since Mexico is a neighbor, the whole process should take 6 years. And we establish Military bases on both sides of the Border to keep the peace.
And on the domestic front: have the Feds legalize Pot for Bar use only (just like drinking and driving), and have the DEA work with State Government too to make it safe. In Pot bars, it can be taxed, but you can't go to work or drive any car afterwords.
And by the time America leaves Mexico, the corruption and the cartels will be gone and thus, Mexicans will feel at home, again, safe with their families, in Mexico.
My question: What is your solution? Would this plan work?
Dude or dudette, politicians are people. People who have a lot of friends who vote for them. They are elected because they know how to get past stupid (or "smart" questions). Heck, before you even sit in a room with a politician, they might fill the seats with their partisan allies so you won't be able to ask your "smart," question.
In politics, it helps to understand human nature. Not something Lonewacko understands.
Another sign of not knowing your fellow American voters:
So, according to Lonewacko, everyone in America is stupid for not following his/her issue, but he is not allying with anyone because they are stupid for not supporting his/her issue.
Politics is about coalitions. Lonewacko shows ignorance of his/her own local politicos. Does Lonewacko know who is the Chair of his or her local Central Committee? Has Lonewacko built any coalitions to bring his/her issue to the fore?Heck, does Lonewacko KNOW HOW to build a coalition?
NOPE -- thus, Lonewacko is the stupidest Blogger on the Whole Political 'net.