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Ask the 'Geek Candidate' for California Governor

Roblimo posted more than 11 years ago | from the hasta-la-vista-Arnold dept.

It's funny.  Laugh. 1109

No, not Arnold Schwarzenegger. We're talking abut Georgy Russell, who studied computer science at UC Berkeley, often wears ThinkGeek clothing, has a blog, reads Slashdot, and knows how to run Linux. Since this California electoral free-for-all has turned into a worldwide spectator sport as bizarre as any other 'Reality TV' show currently airing, Slashdot might as well get in on the media frenzy and interview a candidate, and Georgy is the obvious choice. We'll email Georgy 10 of the highest-moderated questions, and publish her answers (and, yes, the chosen questions in the same post) as soon as she replies.

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Do you think the recall is fair? (5, Insightful)

mjmalone (677326) | more than 11 years ago | (#6666213)

Do you think the california recall election is fair? I understand that a lot of Californians are unhappy with Gray Davis' performance, but he WAS elected by the people, if people dislike him then they can vote him out of office when his term is up. It seems unfair that Davis needs a majority of votes to remain in office, but a replacement candidate could be selected by a plurality. It is possible, and quite likely, that Davis will be voted out with 60% or fewer votes. That would mean 40% or more voters essentially voted for Davis, but he would not be the winner, one of the 400+ other candidates on the ballot would and in all liklihood that candidate will have received far fewer than 40% of the votes.

This whole situation seems like a gross abuse of a recall system that relies on honesty and virtuous politicians. Unfortunately California is no such utopia. By running in the election you have shown your support for it, how do you justify this support given the evident problems.

Re:Do you think the recall is fair? (2, Funny)

name773 (696972) | more than 11 years ago | (#6666266)

recall system that relies on honesty and viruous politicians

lol, no wonder why it isn't working

Re:Do you think the recall is fair? (1, Insightful)

AntiOrganic (650691) | more than 11 years ago | (#6666291)

The funny thing is that Gray Davis is doing a decent job. Much of the deficit is Enron's fault (I seem to recall that taking roughly $30 billion to clean up), and besides that he's taken the $38 billion deficit and whittled it down to a quarter of that.

Re:Do you think the recall is fair? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6666397)

Nice how it is always someone else's fault. Seemed like a receipe for disaster to unregulate half of the power distribution process. Like Gray Davis created the $38 billion deficit on purpose, someone should get recalled for that.

Re:Do you think the recall is fair? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6666338)

A lot of those same voters signed the recall petitions.

Re:Do you think the recall is fair? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6666357)

It seems plenty fair to me.

For any of the other candidates to get elected, a majority of votes has to approve the recall (> 50%).

The ballot isn't for keeping Davis, its for recalling Davis. If not a single person voted, then Davis would not be recalled.

Re:Do you think the recall is fair? (1)

mjmalone (677326) | more than 11 years ago | (#6666396)

But each vote to not recall Davis is essentially a vote for Davis. Which means if he is recalled with 60% of votes 40% of voters voted for him. If the candidate who then wins only got 25% of votes then how is this justified?

Re:Do you think the recall is fair? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6666442)

Bill Clinton was elected with like 40% of the popular vote. Was that fair to you?

I really don't see anything wrong with this. You choose wether or not you want to recall Davis, then you choose who you want to replace him if he is recalled.

Re:Do you think the recall is fair? (0)

grug0 (696014) | more than 11 years ago | (#6666420)

Hate the game, not the playa. If the recall system is so easily abused, then all these Democrats should have done something about it before now. Considering it's been around since the 20s, they had all the time in the world.

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First Question (-1)

Sexual Asspussy (453406) | more than 11 years ago | (#6666221)

Why would anyone vote for a girl, esp. one who wears ThinkGeek shirts? TIA.

questions about the campaign. (5, Interesting)

garcia (6573) | more than 11 years ago | (#6666222)

I would like to know if you fear that two of your more controversial issues (legalization of marijuana and gay marriages) will be detrimental to your campaign?

While I believe that as more and more "young" people run for and are elected to office, these items might come to pass, don't you think that it is a little early to be attempting to make these strides?

My other issue is your stance on Health Care. The fine State of CA has many illegal immigrants on its soil, (in fact it depends on those people for many "lowly" jobs IIRC). Are you planning on REAL citizens covering the insurance costs for these illegal immigrants and their children? Don't you see this as a large enough burden on the population as it is?

Re:questions about the campaign. (5, Interesting)

kevin lyda (4803) | more than 11 years ago | (#6666305)

since california depends on illegal immigrants for it's "lowly" jobs - many of which are high risk - do you instead support high quality health care for any of those immigrants who end up in hospital and paying for that by FINING THEIR EMPLOYERS?

Re:questions about the campaign. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6666403)

I personally feel that those people should have no claim to any sort of compensation for injury, death, etc. They are not legal workers, they are not legal immigrants, thus they have no rights here whatsoever (as far as I am concerned).

While the employers should be fined for hiring illegal immigrants, I don't think that those people should be supported here.

Please return them to their country of origin for medical care/treatment.

Re:questions about the campaign. (-1, Insightful)

prichardson (603676) | more than 11 years ago | (#6666375)

Just a note on illegal immigrants: They are the best thing to ever happen to the US economy. They pay taxes (sales tax and the federal taxes deducted from their paychecks). They don't draw on any social programs (want to stay under the radar). They aren't avoiding prperty tax (they own no prperty). Also, they stay as well behaved as possible (if they get arrested they get tossed out). Illegal immagrants take NOTHIING from the rest of the population.

Re:questions about the campaign. (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6666456)

no, a good majority of Mexican women come to the US to give birth. Their children are then legal residents and are entitled to care. Those people don't contribute to our country in any way (at least for 15 years).

You believe that that is a positive thing for our country?

Economy (5, Interesting)

BgJonson79 (129962) | more than 11 years ago | (#6666232)

How are you going to fix the world's 5th* largest economy?

* ABC News last night

question (-1, Offtopic)

Tirel (692085) | more than 11 years ago | (#6666237)

will you marry me?

Re:question (0, Offtopic)

Tirel (692085) | more than 11 years ago | (#6666361)

plz mod me down again (try to select the right radio button this time, asshole), i'm on a roll.

Re:question (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6666383)

I'm glad I read the parent before it got modded down, it motivated me to go to her page (RTFA so to speak) and realize what a hot animal she is.

Obvious question (4, Interesting)

lovebyte (81275) | more than 11 years ago | (#6666243)

Why?

Re:Obvious answer (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6666293)

Why not?

Re:Obvious answer (1, Funny)

lovebyte (81275) | more than 11 years ago | (#6666320)

Well, because!

Re:Obvious answer (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6666335)

A better answer would be Why not?

Re:Obvious question (3, Funny)

HaloZero (610207) | more than 11 years ago | (#6666324)

Almost sounds to me like your .sig answered your own question.

RIAA vs. America (5, Interesting)

southpolesammy (150094) | more than 11 years ago | (#6666244)

What are your views on the RIAA's recent actions to protect their copyrights?

Hope to win or shake things up? (5, Interesting)

Dark Paladin (116525) | more than 11 years ago | (#6666246)

With the names of such heavyweights as Arnold and lightweights like Gary Coleman (no pun intended - well, all right, it was), do you honestly hope to win, or are making a Ralph Nader like point in forcing certain issues and ideas into the public's eye?

So... (5, Interesting)

teamhasnoi (554944) | more than 11 years ago | (#6666248)

As a geek superhottie, campaigning for the govenorship of California, will you take full advantage of the legions of Slashdotters ready to throw themselves in front of Arnold's limo, screaming, "My life for you!!". Please?

How do you think your involvement in technology can translate to leading California, and indirectly, the rest of the country? I see here [georgyforgov.com] that you have filed for several patents. How do you feel about companies such as PanIP using patents as a basis for lawsuits rather than innovation? Will you make intellectual 'property' a campaign issue?

Tongue-in-cheek... (2, Funny)

Noryungi (70322) | more than 11 years ago | (#6666249)

Will you be back for "The Recall 2: Revenge of the Grays?" ;-)

Do you actually think you will win? (1, Interesting)

espo812 (261758) | more than 11 years ago | (#6666254)

Do you actually think you will win? If so, will you be dissapointed if you win with such a small percentage of californians to voted supporting you?

Budget (5, Insightful)

QuantumRiff (120817) | more than 11 years ago | (#6666256)

How would you propose to balance California's budget? Cutbacks, or new revenue opportunities? If it is cutbacks, where would your biggest cutbacks come from?

You Americans crack me up (0, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6666260)

You are so NOT a democracy.

Good lick, Romans, you are beginning to fall!

Miss Russell, (5, Funny)

TommyH1000 (686159) | more than 11 years ago | (#6666261)

Your campaign seems to have the momentum of a runaway freight train. Why are you so popular?

Re:Miss Russell, (5, Insightful)

paitre (32242) | more than 11 years ago | (#6666281)

She's a geekgrrl, and she's hot.
Now, then, why do you -THINK- she's so popular?
(Oh, and she's a twenty-something).

Re:Miss Russell, (4, Funny)

aziraphale (96251) | more than 11 years ago | (#6666318)

You've made the critical error of posting an obligatory Simpsons quote, without pointing the fact out in the subject line. How are you going to get +5 Funny for nodding knowingly at a pop culture reference if the moderators don't know it?

Re:Miss Russell, (3, Insightful)

garcia (6573) | more than 11 years ago | (#6666342)

she's American, she's FINE, she's obviously well educated, she grew up through hard times (was raised "poor" so her bio says), and she's tackling some important issues.

While I feel (see here [slashdot.org] )that some of her issues are going to cause detrimental harm to her campaign due to the current status of most of the voting population, I think that people could possibly relate to her (especially 18-29 aged voters, sadly, most of that group doesn't vote).

the most important question (5, Funny)

Mothra the III (631161) | more than 11 years ago | (#6666262)

Boxers or briefs?

Re:the most important question (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6666303)

BETTER YET:

"Pink or brown?"

Re:the most important question (4, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6666312)

I think in her case (as with CmdrTaco) pants are optional. [georgyforgov.com] Rowr!

Re:the most important question (1)

colonwq (258221) | more than 11 years ago | (#6666327)

Looks like thongs [cafeshops.com] .

:wq

Re:the most important question (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6666440)

Boxers or briefs?

or nothing at all. reminds me of a movie quote where a man comments on how badly he wants to be a bicycle seat.

Illegal Imigration (4, Interesting)

Mad-cat (134809) | more than 11 years ago | (#6666263)

In light of the budget crisis, does the candidate consider illegal imigration into the state of California a problem? If so, does she intend to crack down on it?

Likewise, will the funding of benefit programs to imigrants (legal or otherwise) be cut, maintained, or increased?

Against Arnold, why? (5, Interesting)

Cutriss (262920) | more than 11 years ago | (#6666264)

Do you think you stand a chance against Arnold? If so, why?

Pundits would be quick to point out that "obviously, he'd not run if he didn't think he had a chance"...but I doubt that ~130 miscellaneous people really think they have a chance against Arnold, or even Gary Coleman. Gary Coleman even said he doesn't expect to win, and that he supports Arnold.

Re:Against Arnold, why? (1)

Xpilot (117961) | more than 11 years ago | (#6666380)

Do you think you stand a chance against Arnold? If so, why?

Maybe she is one of them [thearnoldfans.com] ?

She is familiar with computers and all... maybe she speaks modem?

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why? (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6666268)

Since you have no possibility of winning, why did you choose to waste $3k+ on this? I mean, come on, you will not win, period. Why not donate $3k to the EFF, or something useful like that, instead of running in a race you can not win.

What are your plans? (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6666273)

After you lose the election?

Technology (5, Interesting)

chrisgeleven (514645) | more than 11 years ago | (#6666277)

Why does your blog and web site, from what I can tell, not mention any uses of technology that you would like to see? Can you describe any protential plans to use technology to reduce costs or provide more benefits for the same price?

*centric? (1)

dev_sda (533180) | more than 11 years ago | (#6666282)

Just when you started to come to terms with Slashdot being too US-centric, slashdot continues to become more and more California-centric.

Honestly, this whole california governer thing is just the republican party replaying their little Clinton routine. Its like watching a bad washed up comedian trying to use the same material he used back when people pretended to care.

The true test for the ability to run the state... (2, Funny)

jmuzic1 (637784) | more than 11 years ago | (#6666292)

The true test for the ability to run a state government is whether or not your website can withstand being slashdotted.

Would you let me lick your clit? (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6666298)

Win or lose, I just want that clit.

Gimme the clit!

CLIIIIIIIIIIIIITTTTTTTTTTTTTT!

Only one question... (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6666299)

Do you take it in the pooper?

Not so geeky (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6666308)

Sounds like a standard progressive to me. Also, anyone who can spell their own name properly fails to live up to the geek stereotype as exemplified by Slashdot.

I will light up a blunt for her though.

Marijuana (2, Interesting)

jester (8414) | more than 11 years ago | (#6666310)

Georgy, evidence actually shows that if children use marijuana once a month from the age of 13, they will NEVER achieve their potential. How can you justify your stance on weed given this FACT ?

Re:Marijuana (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6666340)

What if their potential was to smoke weed?

Re:Marijuana (1)

jandrese (485) | more than 11 years ago | (#6666427)

Like most people, I'd hope he'd ask for a link to a peer reviewed study to back up that claim. Personally, I'm curious how you measure someone's "potental". Do Marijuana smokers achieve 95% potental? 50%? At what point do you measure this? When they die? When they reach 50? Simply capitalizing "fact" doesn't make it so.

Re:Marijuana (2, Insightful)

kmurray (166822) | more than 11 years ago | (#6666428)

As with most drugs, 13 year olds shouldn't be using them. Do you think a 13 year old who started using alcohol would meet his/her potential?
Also, ask a 13 year old which is easier to get: illegal marijuana or legal beer? Sometimes making something legal helps.

Re:Marijuana (1)

cdrudge (68377) | more than 11 years ago | (#6666445)

While I have no stance on the to-weed or not-to-weed issue, care to backup your statement with an actual study? I'm talking about a real study done in a scientific fashion and not sponsored by some special interest group.

I find it hard to believe your statement. How can you say that someone would never reach their potential (however ambiguous that is) if they smoke a joint once a month? Can you prove that they would have achieved their potential on their own if bud never came into play? How can you quantatively specify what their "potential" is?

Hanz and Franz asked me to send this: (4, Funny)

tundog (445786) | more than 11 years ago | (#6666315)

Dear pathetic little girly-man,

What is stopping ARN-ald from crushing your little girly-man body with his pumped-up biceps? I mean really, listen to me now and hear me later, how do you expect to beat ARN-ald when are a pathetic little girly-man?

Sincerely,

Hanz & Franz

Do you think this election is Real? (5, Insightful)

Voltas (222666) | more than 11 years ago | (#6666323)

With all the "Star Power" and the number of candidates that obviously are looking for media attention (I.E. Gary Colemen ), do you really thing that the candidates or the office really going to be taken serious when its all said and done?

Won't this whole election fiasco cripple anyone who actually wins?

My questions (4, Interesting)

Henry V .009 (518000) | more than 11 years ago | (#6666328)

What do you think of illegal immigration in California? How do you think California should handle the budget demands imposed by it? And what do you think about companies in California out-sourcing high tech jobs to foreign countries and importing workers through the H2-1B Visa program in order to drive down wages in California?

Media Attention (3, Insightful)

BigDork1001 (683341) | more than 11 years ago | (#6666333)

Do you feel that all the media attention around Arnold and the other big name people is making for an unfair election that won't give people, like yourself, with valid points and opinions a fair chance to express your views?

Seriously (2, Interesting)

lowtekneq (469145) | more than 11 years ago | (#6666334)

Alright, you may know your stuff in the geek world, but California has some serious problems. I'm sure most questions will be tech related, and though technology is a huge part of today's world there are so many more important things out there. Do you really want to be the George W. Bush of California?

The question on all of our minds . . . (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6666336)

Will you sleep with me?

recall? (1)

Councilor Hart (673770) | more than 11 years ago | (#6666341)

As a non-american, can someone explain how this recall works?
Why it should be implemented? I don't mean the reason for this occurrence, but why recall at all is a possibility.
In belgium, we elect the parliament or city/town council. Those in power are those who have the majority in parliament/city/town. When they lose that support, everyone/that one person is send packing. Depending on the government level (city council,...,state, country) there can be early elections.
Please enlighten me. Thanks

Re:recall? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6666407)

You need to watch Arnie's film "Total Recall" ... they use the same process ;-)

Do you think... (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6666345)

That LINUX is the greatest thing in the world like the rest of the basement dwelling, tin foil hat wearing, grit eating, Natalie Portman ogling, Moon Pie eating, Mountain Dew swilling, unemployed geeks on this web site?

Huh??? Do you?????

Follow up... (1)

teamhasnoi (554944) | more than 11 years ago | (#6666346)

Will you be campaigning wearing some of your "Georgie for Govenor" merchandise [cafeshops.com] ?

qualifications (5, Interesting)

spoonyfork (23307) | more than 11 years ago | (#6666352)

In addition to being the co-founder of a storage software company and an avid dancer, what other qualifications and leadership experience do you have to politically lead the fifth largest economy of the world?

Did you pay SCO? (5, Funny)

sharkey (16670) | more than 11 years ago | (#6666355)

Did you pay for your Linux licenses?

My Question(s). (2, Interesting)

American AC in Paris (230456) | more than 11 years ago | (#6666356)

If you are elected Governor of California, are you at all worried that one of the other contenders would simply bankroll a second recall election?

How would you deal with this?

How does it feel to be slashdotted? (2, Funny)

fuzzyping1 (266783) | more than 11 years ago | (#6666359)

Long live /.

Single?!? (1, Funny)

John Whorfin (19968) | more than 11 years ago | (#6666362)

My God, have you people seen her picture? I think I speak for most /.ers when I ask:

Um, are you seeing anyone?

Re:Single?!? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6666437)

Leave her alone, she's miiiiinnnnnnneeeeee

No Confidence Votes (1)

sulli (195030) | more than 11 years ago | (#6666364)

If you win, there will be a recall every year from now on, as the Demos won't take this lying down. Are you prepared to spend all your time fighting recalls instead of running the state?

Questions... (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6666367)

Are you living tissue over metal endoskeleton too?

No seriously. As a candidiate for California - the most tech-heavy state in the US, can you give assurances that if you get into office, you will categorically make sure that Skynet is not built?

When will the DVD be out? (2, Funny)

the_real_tigga (568488) | more than 11 years ago | (#6666368)

Can I get the whole "California Elections" comedy series on DVD?

Will there be a computer game?

Will I be able to buy candidates' portrait cups at Mc Donald's?

Know any good erotic fan-fiction sites?

The environment (3, Interesting)

jester (8414) | more than 11 years ago | (#6666371)

Georgy where do you stand on the environment ? After your President failed to endorse the Kyoto agreement, the US has done nothing but pollute the environment and show no sign of taking the responsibility for this attitude. Global warming is showing signs all around us and still your nation does nothing. You have no public transport strategy, you all use your gas-guzzling cars to drive small distances, and your policy on clean energy is non-existent.

Can you make the difference and take a lead on these issues to generate more respect for your country ?

Sorry, someone has to do it.... (1, Redundant)

DrJohnnie (93092) | more than 11 years ago | (#6666373)

Mr. Russell: your campaign seems to have the momentum of a runaway freight train. Why are you so popular?

No one else has asked, so... (0, Offtopic)

smcavoy (114157) | more than 11 years ago | (#6666376)

Could I get your number please?

the question formost in my mind. (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6666386)

will you have sex with me?

but i was already able to find that answer. 'No'

follow up question, have any naked pics out there?

(go ahead, mod this -5: off topic)

Who would you vote for? (1)

valkraider (611225) | more than 11 years ago | (#6666390)

If you weren't in the running:

Out of the remaining cantidates who would you vote for?

are you just another stupid techno-libertarian? (3, Insightful)

kevin lyda (4803) | more than 11 years ago | (#6666392)

do you spout off stupid platitudes about "the market" and individual rights? or do you actually believe in the concept of "society" and the social, economic and quality of life benefits of a healthy community. do you believe that we should try to build a better society then the one we received? for instance we get free, good quality primary and secondary education - will you work towards free third level education? previous generations invested in roads in california, would your administration do more to invest in public transport? will you work towards better health care with better access? will you continue to inflame the gross xenophobia in california's public discourse, or will you try to have a more sensible discussion about immigrants - for instance nafta allows for the fre-flow of goods and capital amount the us, mexico and canada, but not labour. how is that free trade?

Don't worry comrade (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6666461)

She sounds like a typical Berkeley progressive. She sounds just like the candidate for you.

hear the crunch (1)

Teach (29386) | more than 11 years ago | (#6666395)

If elected, will you take what you (and your campaign site) are learning today and apply it in the event that California itself gets slashdotted?

which is better? (0, Troll)

larry bagina (561269) | more than 11 years ago | (#6666413)

Being elected Governer of California

-or-

Sex with a mare

Microsoft.... (2, Interesting)

zarthrag (650912) | more than 11 years ago | (#6666416)

Will you take a tougher stance on the Microsoft case and not sell out for a pithy few million? (that's right, I'm bashing!) Also, what is your stance on privacy? Spam? RIAA Maddness? And a free 54Mbps Wifi network for the *entire* state, every last square inch of it!

....Hmmm.... (1)

evilviper (135110) | more than 11 years ago | (#6666418)

Aren't you afraid that you will quickly be... (Dare I say it?) Terminated

Oh yeah... Boxers or briefs? ;-)

Do you understand.. (5, Funny)

niko9 (315647) | more than 11 years ago | (#6666423)

Do you understand Dselect? That program scares the poop out me. But I figure if you can handle dselect, you can handle being govenor.

The question on every /.'ers mind (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6666429)

"Will you marry me?" :o)

Is the democracy in the US a true democracy? (1)

TripleA (232889) | more than 11 years ago | (#6666430)

As I see it, the US representatives do not represent the people that voted for them, but the companies and individuals who made it possible for them to be voted on (by giving money to their campaign). What is your opinion, is the US really the most democratic country in the world, as many americans want to believe?

/.'d (1)

maxphunk (222449) | more than 11 years ago | (#6666431)

How does it feel to be slashdotted?

SCO (1)

mao che minh (611166) | more than 11 years ago | (#6666438)

Do you find any merit in SCOs IP claims against Linux? If not, why? As a side note to the question, what would you suggest to a company that is thinking about using Linux but has SCO concerns?

Who's in your staff? (5, Insightful)

zoneball (568363) | more than 11 years ago | (#6666443)

A good leader must surround him or herself with with the best advisors and experts within their respective fields. Who will you be bringing in to your campaign and administration, and what are their qualifications?

Free Software California (4, Interesting)

bfree (113420) | more than 11 years ago | (#6666450)

California appears to have the highest concentration of techinically literate people in the USA. How would you view the proposition of retooling California to only use Free Software in all (feasible, would need to be phased in) areas where the state has control (as opposed to private companies)? I would view this as having the advantage of reducing funds leaving the state and also developing a California based expertise which could be exported worldwide in helping other states (be they US style or actual countries) in converting to using Free Software. Each region which converts to free software is breeding an workforce for the future, both for its own needs and as an exportable commodity, would you like to take colifornia into the lead here by leveraging its already substantial technoligical know-how?

Liftin' (1)

toupsie (88295) | more than 11 years ago | (#6666451)

Let's cut to the skinny. How much can you bench press?

budget crisis (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6666454)

What will you do to resolve California's budget crisis? Raise taxes, cut spending, or both? If you raise taxes, what kinds of taxes will you raise and by how much? If you cut spending, what specific programs will you cut, and by how much?

Since you're running against Arnold (2, Funny)

jbrandon (603700) | more than 11 years ago | (#6666455)

I assume you disagree with him on his fundamental principles. (See what is best in life [garnersclassics.com] )

Do you believe in the open steppe, fleet horse, falcon on your wrist, wind in your hair, or do you espouse some strange "third party" best-in-life principle?

Energy & Presidents (4, Interesting)

cybermace5 (446439) | more than 11 years ago | (#6666459)

1. If you won the election, would you honestly push for a 100-square-mile surface area solar panel array? Do you have any idea of the amount of expense, energy, and emissions required to make that amount of solar panels?

2. Why do you continually attack Bush and supposed administration policies in all of your literature? Wouldn't it make more sense to discuss the intentions of candidates who are actually running for governor of California? If the current governor of California cannot prevent Bush from influencing the state, how would you?

Georgy merchandise (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6666460)

Georgy, I browsed your merchandise page ... have you got a pic of you wearing the "Classic Thong" ?
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