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California Has a Lot of Recall Attempts, and Not Just for Governors

MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

01:52 min | 2 months ago

California Has a Lot of Recall Attempts, and Not Just for Governors

"The city of los angeles alone. There are currently three efforts underway right now to recall members of the los angeles city council and the tone of the l. a. times here is telling quote another day another recall notice in the city of los angeles. You need a grand total of five voters to get together to begin the process of calling for a recall for los angeles official five voters. Literally you can start a recall with the number of people you can fit in your camry and it's not just lay across the state of california. There are more than seventy elected officials who are facing the threat of recall just this year. Because that's how they do it in california california asked for recalls all the time you can mount a recall campaign against any statewide elected official for any reason at all if you can achieve the grand results of collecting signatures from just twelve percent of people. Who voted in the last election for that seat. Not twelve percent of registered voters but twelve percent of the number of people who voted in the last election for that seat specifically. That's all you need to be able to get that. Statewide elected official. Put up for recall as low bars. Go this is kind of so low. It just sits there on the floor and invites you to walk on it. And so every governor in california for the past sixty years as faced at one attempt to recall them And you will of course recalled the successful two thousand and three recall of democrat. California governor gray davis. That's how we ended up. Bizarrely with governor arnold schwarzenegger for a hot but now the republicans are trying again with this. Recall attempt that they are mounting against democratic governor gavin. Newsom the polls close tomorrow tonight Excuse me close tomorrow night at eight. Pm pacific time

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"gray davis" Discussed on The Erick Erickson Show

The Erick Erickson Show

05:12 min | 2 months ago

"gray davis" Discussed on The Erick Erickson Show

"And see. Here's the thing this is important. They the democrats were able to make it about larry elder and the republicans played into their hands and there is a way to avoid and i get this all the time for. You can't avoid it. The media's gonna make it all about the republic's well the republicans made it about the republicans the republicans without an aggressively campaign. Now the reason they're doing it because the way the will recall on forty works. Is you get to questions about number one is should there be a recall. Yes or no if yes who do you want to replacement. And whoever gets the maju whoever gets the most votes wins not fifty plus one but the most votes so you can have someone. There are so many people running you can have someone with seventeen percent win. If all the other people out there are getting less than seventy percent he wins even though we only got seventy percent of the vote because of one of the recall. So here's here's here's what the republicans could have should have done. It's what arnold did in the two thousand three recall against gray davis and it's simply this isn't about me this is about whether or not gavin newsom has failed the people of california. But what are you going to do. What are you gonna do. What are you gonna do. This isn't about what i'm going to do. This is about would avenue did. But you're going to be the governor. You're going to be the governor will. I won't be the governor. A the recall goes forward in the recall. Should go forward because of what gavin used. but what are your policies. what are your policies. What are your policies will. My policies are to correct the things gavin newsom. Did that led to the recall specifics. We want specifics. We'll specifically the voters of california. Think gavin newsom mishandled. The corona virus in ran our economy into the ground and our revive our economy. And i will deal with the girl of irish in ways. That don't have a double standard. Where i'm in restaurants while i'm telling you to stay home like avenues. Did there were ways for the republicans to do this. But they made it about themselves the moment the republicans made the recall about themselves. It became gavin newsom versus republican. And if it's gavin newsom versus republican gavin newsom winds. Now they're still time but the reason again. I don't trust any the anymore. You're kind of flying blind and the stuff but when the people who have gone out there the the the smart people who have gone out and said who has returned their ballots already overwhelmingly it is progressive. Who are returning their ballots for gavin newsom. Mean all you have to go down the list and say who are the people who returned the ballots all right..

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"gray davis" Discussed on 1A

1A

03:05 min | 3 months ago

"gray davis" Discussed on 1A

"He'll often de recalls happened in california. David depends on how you look at it in california recalls attempted quite frequently since nineteen thirteen or one hundred zero nine attempts to recall state officials in california. But only ten of those eleven now with governor. Newsome's recall have qualified for the ballots. That's just five point. Six percent of those official was recalled in six since this is so far. That's three point. Three percent of the total attempts but it also means it in sixty percent of the elections official lost. Fifty five of those attempts were against governors but the overwhelming majority of them were against members of the california legislature. Recalls happen much more frequently at the local level. They tend to be more successful at the local level. So i think the takeaway is that at the state level recalls in california. There attempted very frequently. Jerry brown for example was targeted. Twelve times governor newsom. This is the sixth attempt to recall him. In with governor. Gray davis When he was actually recalled that was the second recall attempt against him. So they're often attempted. They rarely qualify when they do qualified. They seem more often than not libby. Give us an understanding of the political makeup of the state right now. Well right now. Registered voters in california outnumber republicans to one the no party preference. Her independent voters have been surging in california and the state legislature has a super majority control by democrats so this is a solidly blue state and they have not. Voters here elected a republican statewide since two thousand six. When governor schwarzenegger was reelected after he was successful in Winning the recall. Election of gray davis so absolutely not a state that republicans have seen a lot of success and over the years You know joe biden one by twenty nine points in california but when you look at the support for the recall which initially about six weeks ago or so was polling. Pretty close to even recall or retain the governor That has widened a bit for in favor of newsom in favor of keeping the governor in office the average of polls right now from fivethirtyeight. Newsome's running ahead To stay in office by about ten points but again that's With likely voters not the kind of sport you saw four President biden when he went by twenty nine points in california so even though currently the Polling is looking better for the governor. This recall process has sort of become a way that republicans could be thinking. You know in a state where we are not able to win in you know even year regular election. perhaps this is the long way sneak in With voters who you know may turn out in a recall and not in a in not the numbers that they do in general elections. We're talking about the california recall.

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"gray davis" Discussed on The Times: Daily news from the L.A. Times

The Times: Daily news from the L.A. Times

02:18 min | 3 months ago

"gray davis" Discussed on The Times: Daily news from the L.A. Times

"Newsome's political career over. Well i mean let's put it this way. If he wins if he prevails in this recall now his political career is not over. I think he's automatically the guy that runs for another four year term and twenty twenty two now some people thought gavin newsom could be president one day. That doesn't look quite as good anymore. Thanks to comma harris. Who is kind of by the way a frenemy. I would say a little bit of a san francisco politician that they've gravitated toward. I don't think president may be but maybe the senate dianne feinstein you know if she steps down gavin newsom could be in the us senate if you wanted to again. These are scenarios if he prevails and again i think it depends on the way he would handle winning this election if he loses and he's recalled. I don't wanna say it's over but you haven't seen gray davis on the stage since he lost that election and that would be a major major blow and it would be a major shakeup of california politics because some other democrat.

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"gray davis" Discussed on Politically Sound

Politically Sound

08:08 min | 3 months ago

"gray davis" Discussed on Politically Sound

"California energy crisis. I remember joke going around at the time. What's the difference between the titanic and california. When the titanic went down the lights were still alive in two thousand three tom. Mcclintock was california. Republican state senator and recall candidate today. Mcclintock is a congressman and he'll never forget statewide blackouts that were ordered back in march of two thousand one when more than one point five million. Californians lost electricity. We'd really never seen anything quite like that before. Okay so here's how it all started in the late nineties. California's economy was soaring. Because of the tech boom electrical power. Consumption was spiking to make matters worse. There weren't any new power. Plants built in california for the entire decade between nineteen ninety and two thousand now. Combine that with hot summer. Temperatures and drought and lights out. It was a nightmare scenario rolling blackouts started in the bay area and then they spread all across california. The power just went out no. Ac no traffic lights no refrigerators. A man was trapped in an elevator. In the northern california town of novado at a farm in fresno turkeys were literally roasting in their barnes with no way to stay cool in the one hundred degree temperatures for some. It was just an inconvenience. I can't imagine that they would allow businesses to be turned off in the middle of the day for others like folks who relied on home medical devices. It was life or death. People were angry and understandably so they were looking for someone to blame and governor. Davis was at a loss. We couldn't believe it was happening. Feel why is this happening. There were a couple of reasons. The first was deregulation in the years before. Gray davis was first elected in nineteen ninety eight. The previous governor. Republican named pete wilson began selling big chunks of california's electrical capacity to private companies. The idea there was that if multiple companies could provide power to californians. There would be increased competition that would drive down prices. But here's what really happened. California's approach to deregulation turn the market upside down. A lot of outside interests a lot of texas energy traders exploited that market mark z bareback covered the recall for the la times. Back in two thousand three. He says the power companies now had to energy on an open market and then resell that energy to its customers. The problem was with the market. On the fritz energy wholesalers started to manipulate the price of that energy they would do things like shut down power plants for quote unquote maintenance when none was really required that limited the production of energy and prices shot up. People didn't realize the market manipulation they didn't realize the profiteering. But the fact is all they cared about was they were hot sweaty and the food was going bad one of the companies responsible for leaving californians in the dark. You're probably familiar with it. It's been all enron all the time in the media as the scandal grows each day with the drip drip drip of new revelations yup enron the company whose executives were eventually prosecuted for pocketing millions of dollars from complex off the books partnerships. It was one of the biggest financial scandals in history. Governor davis pins the blackouts on companies like enron and believes the energy crisis was one of the biggest nails in his coffin. We've found out that. Enron who essentially wrote the laws of deregulation at the federal and state level in california and was sort of leader of the pack was a criminal enterprise. The problem for governor davis was that many voters didn't blame enron. They blamed him when the energy crisis hit his approval ratings plummeted twenty points and california republicans said that he completely mishandled the crisis. Here's congressman tom. Mcclintock again it was a classic case of government running amok and adversely affecting people's lives and people were feeling that in their electricity bills businesses. Were feeling it. La times reporter. Mark bareback gives governor davis a little more credit. I personally think. And i think the evidence suggests he was pretty much delta raw deal. I mean you can criticize him for for sending exorbitant contracts but when you have people who are burning up with their homes with no air conditioning and have food. Writing the refrigerators. California was in really really bad way. Of course hindsight is twenty twenty. But there's little doubt that the blackouts and questions about davis's leadership in the energy crisis created a tempest of outrage among voters and if one crisis wasn't enough davis had another problem that would prove very costly by mr gray davis cy suspect that californians lobbied and there is if you end up recalled. Okay you've probably figured out by now that's not. Really don mclean. It's a local california radio personality back in two thousand three. He wrote an entire song about all of gray. Davis is failures in office including a laundry list of financial problems. Your deficit estimate did not reach quite as high as it should have gone. Remember in two thousand one. The us slipped into a recession and california was hit hard. The dot com bubble burst and many of the companies that were fueling the state's rapid growth collapsed. A crisis erupted on gray davis. Watch this is how mark bareback recalls it playing out. I remember one of his consultants telling me that in one of his early meetings he sat down with a group of democratic interest groups and he's writing notes and you know filling. We want this. We want we want that. We want that and basically filled up an entire yellow legal size page. And they said. And that's just the first year. And i think gray davis wanting to secure his reelection if he could and also addressing these pent-up democratic demands gave them a lot of things they wanted it in the budget and so the money flowed and two things that plenty of californians valued like education health for kids and better pay for state employees. But still money spent diz. Money spent. Listen to these numbers. California went from having about a two and a half billion dollars surplus in two thousand one down to thirty eight billion dollar deficit only two years later and as the deficit grew governor davis knew he had to start bringing in tax revenue to balance out the recession and that democratic wishlist. One of the things he came up with may seem like a really small thing but it ended up being a powder keg the car taxes. A huge issue out here governor gray davis almost single-handedly tripled its and now even he's talking about getting rid of it. Here's mark bareback to explain. I think california baby were car. Culture was born so it's a really big deal the car tax or vehicle licensed. The was what what folks paid to own a car in california. And i believe the car tax might have been cut under pete wilson so it was one of these things where what they were doing was basically restoring what had already been there. I don't think i have to tell anybody listeners. If you really wanna hit an urban california suck people in the tailpipe one thing. I learned when you give something to.

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"gray davis" Discussed on CNN Political Briefing

CNN Political Briefing

04:51 min | 3 months ago

"gray davis" Discussed on CNN Political Briefing

"Problems. Your deficit estimate did not reach quite as high as it should have gone. Remember in two thousand one. The us slipped into a recession and california was hit hard. The dot com bubble burst and many of the companies that were fueling. The state's rapid growth collapsed. A budget crisis erupted on gray. Davis is watch this is how mark bareback recalls it playing out. I remember one of his telling me that in one of his early meetings he sat down with a group of democratic interest groups and he's writing notes and filling. You know we want this. We want this. We want that we want that. And and basically filled up an entire yellow legal sized page. And they said. And that's just the first year. And i think gray davis wanting to secure his reelection if he could and also addressing these tent of democratic demands gave them a lot of things they wanted in the budget and so the money flowed and two things that plenty of californians valued like education health. Care for kids and better pay for state employees. But still money spent diz. Money spent listen to these numbers. California went from having about a two and a half billion dollars surplus in two thousand one down to thirty eight billion dollar deficit only two years later and as the deficit grew governor davis knew he had to start bringing in tax revenue to balance out the recession and that democratic wishlist. One of the things he came up with may seem like a really small thing but it ended up being a powder keg the car taxes. A huge issue out here governor gray davis almost single-handedly tripled its and now even he's talking about getting rid of it. Here's mark bareback to explain. I think california. Maybe we're car. Culture was born so it's a really big deal. The car tax or vehicle license. The was what what folks paid to own a con california and believe the car tax might have been cut under pete wilson so it was one of these things where what they were doing was basically restoring what had already been there. I don't think i have to tell anybody listeners. If you really wanna hit a urban california suck people in the tailpipe. One thing. I when you give something to the electric. You can't take it back. is that why. The car tax became such a contentious issue in the two thousand. Three recall when you go to register. It says here's what you paid last year and this is what you're paying next year so just right in front of your face. This is a lesson that politicians learnt from the city council. All the way up to the white house all politics is personal and the one in charge is going to get the blame. Gray davis understands that. Now do you subscribe to the old political maximum. The buck stops here. Yes i take responsibility. I mean i had to leave office but governor davis also thinks that he was hit with factors completely outside of his control in the land of hollywood. That meant running against someone who can turn an election in to a blockbuster more on that after the break this blockbuster of an election well. It had a big supporting cast. Whether it was a former child star. Like gary coleman which draw a political commentator like arianna huffington on senior this infinitely more bizarre and embarrassing than larry flame running in this race or even a comedian. Like leo gallagher. Jazz gallagher's mad. But there was only one true action hero in this race. Arnold schwarzenegger it was. All were is so gray davis as the enemy and the head him in my vision as the villain just like in the action movies in two thousand and three hollywood was buzzing. There was kill. Bill would have to kill finding nemo do anything. Something's got me and of course terminator three survivor. John giancana terminator three came out only a month before. Arnold schwarzenegger announced his run for governor and he carried the energy from one of the biggest movies in america. Right to the campaign trail. Gray davis has terminated jobs. Gray davis terminator dreams. Gray davis has terminated tone. It isn't now. It's time to terminate gray. Davis schwarzenegger was campaigning against the car..

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GOP's Larry Elder Looks for Shock Win in California Recall

Mike Gallagher Podcast

01:56 min | 3 months ago

GOP's Larry Elder Looks for Shock Win in California Recall

"Larry elder's up for this Recall election on the Fourteenth of september just coming up in two weeks and if governor gavin newsom who's actually being recalled in the air attempted to be recalled if he gets recalled all the polls say the winner of question to on the bounds of two part question. Western one is should get a new some be recalled as governor yes or no and a fifty one percent of the people vote. Yes he's out. There's no appeal. There's no nothing none of this foot-dragging which they always accused trump of alison trump. Wouldn't leave the white house. Trump is this that and the other and you know they're the ones who were re litigating. The hillary clinton spectacular loss from twenty sixteen and he leave it to the democrats Two weeks ago they filed a suit trying to stop this recall election that over one point seven million people signed the recall gavin newsom of the filed a lawsuit to stop it saying it was unconstitutional. That's funny yeah. Wasn't unconstitutional when gray. Davis was recalled and arnold schwarzenegger became governor wasn't unconstitutional. In the many many many recalls that have happened in california since nineteen eleven. Thank you very much or as biden would say since nineteen eleven but now larry elder is moving up in the polls and all of a sudden. They're all scared to death. And they have thrown everything but the kitchen sink at. This guy is just unbelievable. He's the face of white supremacy. Yeah larry happens to be black. But that's okay. I he's Trying to take control of the state for trump. Not really you know but thank you for playing our game.

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"gray davis" Discussed on The Supporting Cast

The Supporting Cast

05:20 min | 8 months ago

"gray davis" Discussed on The Supporting Cast

"Closures which hit people very heart were necessary to spread of the pandemic now reopening schools and businesses. Nobody had a clue what i was talking about. Enron because the law that i inherited to years it past two years before it became government income infected until the day i was sworn in nineteen ninety nine it kept ratepayers from paying any higher rates for electricity before five years which is good for them but bad for kind of cracking down on enron because enron was literally telling their suppliers to withhold power san francisco withholding la with san diego and utilities when they head to were paying a thousand two thousand times more power. One aj win bankruptcy. The second edison was virgin going bankruptcy. But i could never communicate rapier. Who were not feeling any pain. Why was a problem. Six months after i was out of office there was a video of enron general manager in texas telling a plant in las vegas with san francisco. Are you busy this afternoon. Not too busy watching you down for four or five hours. And there's all kinds of blackouts in san francisco. Computers didn't work automobile accidents and that was four days after a meeting back in washington when two republicans are the legislature layers to democratic leaders. Join me at all. Five of us said no we will not raise rates on ratepayers to compensate for the additional costs that your demanding on utilities because the rain pairs didn't come up with this idea. Deregulation was your idea is not working department resources by the power its credit worthy. But we're not gonna punish ratepayers four days later. The power went off and said san francisco survey. Were clearly sending us a message. That will show you. Who's boss if that had happened before the recall vote like chances would have improved significantly. Which is you just the the power of chance in a lot of our trash right for my earlier. I may win. The election. may not but it's gonna be razor-thin without it. They just think. I'm for mars during the one. I'm talking about well before we go Governor davis there are few standard questions as part of the supporting cast. But i wanted to finish up with those. They relate to los angeles where you live now. We are known for our films our food and our climate so i does governor davis favorite movie. Do you and sharon have a favorite movie that you love to watch over and over again or one that you consider your favorite. Do you ever see a movie called the producers. Well i know the the became a broadway play right as well. Yes yes so. That's about carl. Reiner and his great pal. Mel brooks members so they they have this theme. That will make a movie about hitler. And we'll have these great song..

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"gray davis" Discussed on The Supporting Cast

The Supporting Cast

03:37 min | 8 months ago

"gray davis" Discussed on The Supporting Cast

"Artillery infantry and air force and just to clarify you had the two year commitment because of the rotc you had done at stanford right outright. Got an iv it deal. That exit was no war is possible the the six month program that there was a war. Vietnam that point as graduating from columbia law school in nineteen sixty seven so we were well into the war. God wanted service december nineteen sixty seven. I went to vietnam in december nineteen sixty eight. But i got out. Effectively december nineteen sixty nine and having lived in new york clinton law school in having new california. I just knew state wind. The living i made plans to come out to california. The only place i've ever interviewed law firms was in los angeles not was not a new york law firms. But just have a my day. You had to clerk One summer you had to bring an extra shirt because it was no air conditioning on the subways down there. You're perspiring pickens. You take your shirt off and put another show. So you're tougher. Californians are more innovative or creative more helpful in terms of predicting at inventing the future. But yorkshire are tougher. We'll tell me about your vietnam experience. I mean when you left your captain and you. You've earned bronze star. What about that experience. What values or virtues did you learn through vietnam. While i alive things first of all i was part of that. Nineteen fifties generation of norman rockwell. Jer used to pay pay t sort of idyllic pictures. Everyone was happy. Everything was positive. The sun was shining and that was kind of how i was so i went to be a non assume that everybody was doing their part but when i get over there became very clear to me that most of the actual combat activity was begun by african americans and latinos and that even people with my back over our view. It'd be dom job was largely administrative. But i did have at least five days a week. I was on a helicopter and i went to various division base camps. There were seven of them up and down the state. You should make sure these radios at all. We had was lying sight. Fm radio there were about this big about this wide. Almost the exact sizes the first cell phones recall used to come right like a little briefcase or almost identical to that obviously only work line of sight so acknowledging what you had said about people of color kind of bearing the brunt of combat in vietnam and folks like you who were white soldiers or white men from middle upper class backgrounds. Not facing that and seeing that inequality was that part of what spurred you into wanting to make a difference in politics. Yeah absolutely. I felt this was wrong and get no what i would do about it. But it came back to practice. Law starting january seventy with affirm in los angeles. I volunteered in a us. Senate race the tiny one. Nine hundred seventy but really had done using significant politics and someone. I met in that tiny campaign nelson. Rising was the chairman of tom. Brady's campaign then councilmember Police force for twenty years in eight years. Eight or twelve years in the city council was running for the second time. I lost the first time. I was part of that campaign and they asked me to raise money. I said never raised money for anyone my life but they said well don't worry this a maximum fuze chairman of used to.

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"gray davis" Discussed on The Supporting Cast

The Supporting Cast

04:10 min | 8 months ago

"gray davis" Discussed on The Supporting Cast

"Led to strict state and local policies around public health and safety as well as education greater focus has also been placed on the work of state and local policy makers and in particular the rule of governors to help shed light on the challenges of running a state in crisis and facing the criticism. They are in the supporting cast. Welcomes gray davis thirty. Seventh governor of the state of california in this episode governor davis speaks about growing up in los angeles attending harvard school in the nineteen fifties. And how a chance encounter with a kind of encouraging. Harvard teacher matt reynolds changed the trajectory of his life. Forever governor davis also discusses his time at stanford and columbia law before serving in the war. In vietnam where he earned a bronze star seen firsthand. How in his words low income minority soldiers for the brunt of combat in far greater numbers than his white counterparts governor davis was inspired to address this inequality through the pursuit of politics holding various statewide positions before being elected california governor in nineteen ninety eight. Lastly governor davis speaks about his trademark stoicism a characteristic he credits to both the game of golf and a cherished friendship with la mayor. Tom bradley and a trait. Which through the inevitable. Ups and downs of politics including the two thousand three recall. Gray davis on governing california his passion for education leading through crisis and keeping a level. This is the supporting cast Governor gray davis while the supporting cast ready to be with you great to be with you. It's.

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"gray davis" Discussed on Newsradio 600 KOGO

Newsradio 600 KOGO

06:39 min | 10 months ago

"gray davis" Discussed on Newsradio 600 KOGO

"A moment about how they're looking at recalls not just about Governor Governor Gavin Newsom. But they're also looking at re calling other elected officials that they're angry with. We're on a recall kick in California. More on that in just a minute, but well, yesterday we talked about some candidates on the Republican side of the aisle that are thinking about running. We had on former congressman Doug OC on the show. Who I think did very well. In his interview, he's looking at running for governor. Um, we already know that John Cox and Kevin Faulconer have announced that they're running for governor. On the Republican side. There's major Williams. Grassroots candidate who's running for governor and getting a lot of grassroots support. But a big name. Former Deanna. Secretary Cabinet member former ambassador to Germany for the Trump administration, Ric Grenell and Ah lot of excitement around Ric Grenell. Politico, Uh, eyes out with a number of stories talking about how Trump's big donors are all clamoring for Ric Grenell to run for governor. In full disclosure. I reckon I are close. Rick worked on a number of my projects political projects over the years as a communication strategist. And since he joined the Trump administration, he has just skyrocketed. He is very, very, very favored by President Trump and supported by him. But Rick the Sky's the limit for Rick, so I don't want to be training conference confidences. I will just simply say the phone. If Ric Grenell got in the race for governor. Not only would he be the Republican nominee But I believe He would have an exceptionally strong path to win against Gavin Newsom and anyone else that they put up. If you're not familiar with record, AL You need to be He's a rising star. Let me switch gears and talk about the Democrat candidates because yesterday we didn't spend a lot of time on that. And I did my homework assignment. I told you that I'm gonna go find you know some or information out for my Democrat friends. Because here's how the recall works. The first question that you're asked, is do you want to recall? Governor Gavin Newsom from office. Yes or no. You have to vote on that question. Yes or no? Ban on the same ballot. It says should knew some actually be re called. Who would you like to replace him? There's a list of replacement candidates and let me tell you there's gonna be about 80 replacement candidates because the threshold for qualifying as a candidate to be on that ballot is really, really low. It's like, you know. As low is getting on dancing with the stars. You have to be a complete nobody. You can totally get just a little bit of paperwork your name on the ballot. S so you're gonna have 80 candidates, lots of Republicans. Lots of independence Lots of Democrats. Will the Democrats actually put up a legitimate replacement candidate? In 2000 and three, Gray Davis and the Democrat establishment, said We're not putting up a replacement candidate because our position is final. No on recall. If you put a replacement candidate on the ballot, then some of our voters might say. I kind of like him better than Gray Davis. Maybe I'll vote Yes, on recall on all know they decided to take a no one recall. Take it or leave it my way or the highway. Well. That's what they tried to do. And what happened was Cruz Bustamante, the lieutenant governor decided to betray Gray Davis and put his name on the ballot. And, of course, he lost to Arnold Schwarzenegger. But in doing so he's tainted the well and no Democrats would support him for any other office and, in fact his lieutenant His political staffer. Lorena Gonzalez admitted. Him running in the recall destroyed his very promising political career. So the question becomes. Will the Democrats once again decide? A no on recall? Is them on Lee position to take They may try. I don't think they will. I think they recognize that they can have it both ways. No one recall will be their primary message. But, you know, in order to preserve The sanity of California and to keep white supremacists out of power. What we need to do is vote no on recall, And just as an insurance policy vote yes, on Satan, OK, they're not gonna say Satan but, you know, Hey. Um, the candidate that they made, you know, coalesce around might be a candidate picked Directly with the blessing of Newsome. I don't think so. I don't think that's gonna happen. There's a couple things that are likely gonna happen if they do pick a candidate. Uh, that might represent the Democrats candidate. But it may not the Democrat Party the establishment's candidate, but it may not represent the progressive wing of the Democrat Party. You and I both know that whoever they pick has to be a minority. Because, remember, we're now you know in in, you know racial politics on the Democrat side. It's all based upon your skin color and your gender or whatever your gender is today, so People that I've talked to in the last 48 hours and gathered information of from them say that some names that might emerge would be Antonio Vieira Groza, who ran against Newsom in 2000 and 18 and lost He's Latino former mayor about Los Angeles and he's not going to be Mr Loyal. He is said if I have a shot to run for governor again, I'm gonna do it. Antonio Villaraigosa would likely step forward and tell the Democrats that he is the insurance policy. Lorena Gonzalez is angry with Gavin Newsom and I'm hearing her name Orm or she's a woman and a Latino. Uh, Antonio unless you're willing to pay and a little bit of money for that little snip, snip operation. Lorena might have an edge on you. She's a female Latino Latina on she doesn't like Gavin Newsom so she may decide to run..

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"gray davis" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio

Biz Talk Radio

07:58 min | 11 months ago

"gray davis" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio

"Mike. Love from the beach boys. James Hirsen. James Hirsen should come down and play. Have you heard James Hirsen play? Get well soon, sir. Sir, There's an attorney not lies. An author. He's a lot, professor. He was He was a keyboard player of the Temptations. If you follow him on Facebook, you can hear James. What do you performance a week on there now? Because I look forward to your stuff on there now. Well, thank you. No, no, I just try to match it up with the articles. I'm writing. I stick of a little piece up to something from my heart. I miss playing alive, You know? Living here. And hotel California. Yeah, exactly. Yeah. Cow that you could never leave. By the way. Can I ask you this? Just off topic off the office of the national scene, many of you our viewers and listeners that we broadcast out of San Diego, California, James lives up in the L. A area. We're in California. You might be watching us. You know, Tennessee of New York or listening to us in New Jersey. Here in California. We heard failed Republic and there should be a moat around us. Can I ask you is because of what's gone on. Because there's many blue businesses closed at the hand of Gavin Newsom, a czar are red businesses. Do you feel like this is going to be another gray Davis moment here and others? Gray Davis was the other gender that was recalled several years ago. Well, it is in terms of you know what there's over a million signatures on the recall petition, let alone 1.1 transcends political parties, however. There's one major issue that is the most important issue in America's most Porton issue in California. Voter integrity, right so if we could have a real recall election Then I do think it's possible to president who, Of course, the opposing candidate starts you mentioned Gray Davis. Of course, we had the celebrity power marbles, Schwarzenegger to propel him write that Victory. I don't know if there's somebody you know, maybe Chachi. Maybe Antonio's about sugar? No, he's left the state. There's anybody here that's left Rob Schneider's gone. S so you know, I don't know if we have a celebrity. But if we have a good articular candidate, I think there's a awful lot of passion. Yeah, you're and you could see it. Go to South Orange County. You go to San Diego County when you see a lot of defiant Small businesses that Gavin News I could see the eye could see the ad coming out now saying, Make sure you turn in all of your ballots. See, it's It's um It's funny, and it's tragic at the same time. Okay, So James, Here's my question for you with respect to the what's going on with Twitter. And parlor and Facebook and YouTube with Donald Trump. You know there are international figures like like Angela Merkel from Germany, saying You guys don't want to be doing that. And, of course, the prime minister of Australia said the same thing you like him or hate him. And of course, the events of last week were unconscionable. You know, looking, I'm no legal scholar. I don't. I don't. I don't think there was incitement. You know legally I think he probably couldn't choose chose his words better. I think there was. I do think he's complicit somehow. I'm not sure that he meant to have people stormed the capital. Aside from all that the big issue here is censorship in the United States are your lot, professor. You're gonna have to handle this stuff with your students here. Somebody make you go to class again here for a second. Isn't this a super dangerous time Number one and number two. Isn't this gonna fall back hard on the tech companies at the end of the day? The end of the day. I agree with you. I think it will fall back hard is a dangerous time. And they you know, to use the cliche. They jumped the shark. The jump. The shark moment came from Amazon. Because on the heels of Google and Apple, removing this app parlor from their stores, Amazon kicked them off of the cloud server. Now there, there is a level of censorship. We have never seen They deep platform this company and it appears as though these tech companies conspired together. To harm competitors way We all know what that's called. That's called a violation of the Sherman Act, Anti Trust that's unfair business practices. That's a breach of contract and they filed a lawsuit. And that was lawsuit may lead to other problems for believe it or not, for Jeff based doses. Mamma's, So that was a and by the way, that is a terrible business decision. I don't know which executives made that decision. But clearly that was not thought through and I think a lot of this banning that's going on like this Cos stripe. Like we just heard Curt Schilling. The from from from the I mean bloody socks? Yeah. Kurt Schilling. He has. He has said that his insurance was canceled. Over his social media profile and his political positions that this kind of stuff is unacceptable UN American and shouldn't be happening. So s So Is there any Is there any legal recourse stamps that I get that I think that there is I mean, a lot of people say, Well, there can't be because the judiciary is corrupted. Yeah, I do think we're in danger of the Supreme Court being corrupted, becoming a rubber stamp. But at the local levels there, there are there literally. Hundreds of new judges that were appointed over the last four years, and the courts still had a degree of integrity. As long as we stay away from that. Hawaiian judge who seems to want to determine US policy, But I think there will be a lot of legal recourse for these where they overplayed their hands where the tech companies have overplayed their hands. It's a debate on, for example, the Twitter keeping up the Ayatollah Khamenei keeping up the president of Iran, uh, keeping up really, in many cases, hardcore pornography, at least until they could pull it down. And to permanently banned the president. The question, of course, is. Is this really a private company? I think some courts they're gonna wrestle with that. Because section 2 30 gives them government subsidies and because really, in a way, particularly the Amazon case. That is like saying, Okay, You know, we don't like rusty nails joke, So we're gonna cut off if I had a nickel every time I heard that can you imagine, and we cut off his electrical power? See, that's the kind of thing that the Amazon cloud Shit decision is like well after the war, that we're looking at things that appear like utilities. I think the stronger the arguments will be and remember, we're talking about civil lawsuits and civil lawsuits have a lower threshold, a lower standard of proof that's not being under reasonable doubt. Which is getting close to 100% proof it Z a preponderance of the evidence, which is like a majority of the evidence. I've got to keep up the good fight of comedians and getting a little edgy and social commentary within my humor, but it used to be some people just wouldn't laughs. I wouldn't do the joke again. Now. Not only won't they laugh They threatened my family and they come after you has tagged me out of a gig. It's not even worth doing this gig anymore. Yeah, well, the interesting thing about isn't that going to be the end result of the death of social media when people like You haven't seen me on social media other than what marry our digital media director does for the band of the show Like you. I just stepped off it because you know what the end of the day it's become..

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"gray davis" Discussed on WBAP 820AM

WBAP 820AM

02:06 min | 11 months ago

"gray davis" Discussed on WBAP 820AM

"Man has cigarettes. Cognitive issues. Oh, Joy of good call, by the way, but I'm here to tell you he didn't write that speech. Somebody wrote that And then he probably read it and read it and read it until he could do it without stumbling you the worst candidate the Democrats have ever come up with kind of makes you wish Clinton was still around. But joy. I appreciate the call very, very much. I'll try to get in one more sterling in Dallas Sterling. Thank you for waiting. Oh, yeah. So how do we hold our elected representatives? Accountable if we've already gone through every Where we can. Well, you know, maybe I in good call Sterling. I appreciate it. I was part of the recall team that strategize, recalling Governor Gray Davis in the state of California. Myself and rewritten in Arnold Schwarzenegger at the time and about four others. We would meet every other weekend at various hotels, random conference rooms and strategize how to recall Governor Gray Davis when he wanted to give illegals driver's licenses, which is, you know, or breeder documents. Very difficult in the state of Texas. There about 15 or 16 other states where it's much easier, but instead to Texas very tough. It's a matter of fact. You just can't do it outright. You have to go through a process called expulsion. Every single person in Texas needs to know that recall ought to be a two top of your list. If somebody is not doing the people's work on at any level in an elected position, we'll talk more about that. Tomorrow. I promise. Where do we go from here? After what you saw? Facing a Democratic Point, House, Senate and house. What's next for the American people will talk about it tomorrow, too, on Newstalk with 20 W B, a P and God's blessings on each and every one of you whether we agree or not, That's always my priority. I'm Rick Roberts. We need a baseball game. Think Texas.

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"gray davis" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK

NewsRadio KFBK

06:41 min | 1 year ago

"gray davis" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK

"Afford to run it, perhaps in some cases. Or you live in an area that has been the subject of a blackout. And I want to talk a little bit about that. Because if you have Circumstances that are created where you do have a wild land fire burning out of control. And, ah, the adjacent area is ah has infrastructure that could be It could exacerbate the effects of that fire is painful. A zit is to the people have to endure and live without that, that utility you can kind of understand, But if you look at where we are right now, with what's going on, this is all man made. California does not lack. The resource is to provide energy, not by any stretch of the imagination, but it has not been properly managed, and a lot of it is representative of the philosophy. That that has taken control in the state capital, and that extends to all of the commissions and boards appointed by the governors. The sad last several governors Poor, ideologically and philosophically opposed to certain kinds of energy on have committed to a nothing but green renewable energy. Well, it's probably not a bad goal. There's probably some some Tal Otto to appreciate within that within that overall goal. But when you're not there, you don't have it. And realistically, I don't know that it is attainable when you're dealing with a state of 40 million people. The reality is people have found themselves in a position now where they're suffering. I believe needlessly. I think back to 2000 won, which was the last time we had this kind of a blackout, not just the fire danger blackout. But the inability for the the California dependent System operator that the California also to provide the necessary resource is to utility customers in the state. It was a disaster and it actually that coupled with frankly something as basic as vehicle registration fees exploding out of control were the two things that that unseated. Thie, incumbent governor of the time Gray Davis. So now we find ourselves in a position where it's a bit different, because But it all it all emanates from this this belief that we have to be in an environment where we live off of subsidized green energy. And the legitimate I'll say utility companies or re sources that are available to produce that utility cannot compete with that. It's AH, It's an extraordinary position, which we find ourselves during peak daylight hours. California produces a surplus of solar energy and power generators, maybe ordered or paid to cut back their production. So the grid doesn't overload. Think about whether happened just this this past weekend Friday and Saturday, California reported about 1000 megawatt hours were curtailed enough to power 30,000 homes. Just this year, 1.3 million mega mega hurts of power have been curtailed. What does this mean? It means that the people who have developed a reliance upon the utilities Reasonably. So not everybody has the time or wherewithal or resource is or drive to become an energy expert. So you rely upon those who are in the business of being the purveyor of that resource. We rely on it for so many different things. But certainly in a time of extreme heat. You'd expect that this could be anticipated and a reasonable measures could be taken to ensure that the lights could be kept on the air conditioner units could be kept running. Now there are alternatives. And, frankly, if you live in an area that where you can anticipate A degree of probability that you're going to be subject to this kind of power loss is probably time to think about the acquisition of a power generator so you can keep your home running. The whole house generator so things, things largely largely remain unchanged. But that doesn't Ah, the fact that not everybody, frankly, is in a position to do that, or hasn't had the impetus to jump on that bag. One bandwagon as of this time. I don't think for gives the leadership within the state of California who's so ideologically driven That they couldn't see the inevitability of this happening. And where does it go from here? And what might the consequences be? What other resource is my people look to to try to Ah, to take the edge off. Might there be a mean there's the potential that people will try to work with makeshift generators and things that things that are really truly not set up. T Take that kind of a load. And then you create another element of fire, risk and danger in the possibility of carbon monoxide exposure and all sorts of things that could come from that. So clearly I thinkit's an area where people are well advised to know what they're up against, and plan accordingly. But how much faith do you have? In the leadership of the state of California. To overcome this challenge. And should you think the leadership in the state Referring to the elected leadership. Should they recognized the fact that 2001 was not that long ago. And look at what came of the incumbent governor. At that time when there was a profound failure to deliver critical services that the people of the state of California again the vast majority are never going to take the time. Or expend the energy or resource is necessary to find out exactly why this happened. What they know is They pay their utility bill, and they have certain expectations. And if you look at what exists in terms of the potential in terms of natural gas and even nuclear plants, That can operate 24 7 and put people in a position where they can enjoy all the amenities to which they've grown accustomed by way of those things powered by electricity. What comes of that is it have they breached their responsibility to you if they're not taking care of business in that regard? I think it's a very legitimate question, by the way. The governor today in his Corona virus update was asked some pretty pointed questions by members of the media something you don't often hear. Regarding the where we stand on this. And what was his level of preparation. Did he understand this was coming? Did he realize it And what did he do to mitigate it? I haven't heard a satisfactory answer So what do you think? Do you do you have confidence? Do you think they're going to Ah, to make take the steps necessary to ensure that you have access.

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"gray davis" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

01:59 min | 2 years ago

"gray davis" Discussed on KQED Radio

"That's stupid I had to do it I did it in late June brown signed a bailout bill the backfield local governments the money that they stood to lose with lower property taxes the war was over we lost is never nice to lose your move on to the next fight and Jerry Brown would actually use prop thirteen to win the next fight his reelection later that year his opponent was Republican Attorney General Hubbell younger well here again it is the great role that luck place in life that's gray Davis the future governor it was running brown's reelection campaign at the time so ever younger decides to go to Hawaii for like two or maybe three weeks after the primary election that's right the election is over and the Attorney General has to Hawaii you know to catch some rays so but my tire to down time the only problem was it back in Sacramento Jerry Brown and the legislature were scrambling to implement proposition thirteen and they didn't have an AG around to ask legal advice gray Davis remembers brown's reelection campaign coming up with a killer ad aimed straight at younger being able this is ever younger is flexing on the beaches of Waikiki governor brown is working diligently with the legal team to support the constitutionality of prop thirteen and the election was over after that radio commercial the election really was over brown and seen the issue of the day and pounce on background is such a good job embracing prop thirteen that Howard Jarvis he's the guy that wrote the ballot measure actually agreed to record an ad for brown's reelection campaign wow some people don't believe me what I said proposition thirteen would work but I do and I know governor brown was the man who could make it work tonight.

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"gray davis" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW

Newsradio 700 WLW

01:37 min | 2 years ago

"gray davis" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW

"The twenty first for his Old English Christmas well it's like dandy right I mean gray Davis wrote that song and that very easily could have been a cake song I don't know if he passed on or not but but that you took it you ran with it and it was a hit well that was Allen Klein suggestion you know ready was ray Davis was trying to get a deal with Allen Klein who had the Beatles and the stones in hopes of its and Donovan everyone at the Kinks at least for the Paul the do is I can get home and so it's a record that and he goes along I want to be called and he said well you're gonna the song is a good exactly the same well respected man you put that well respected man and woman number one we well happens dandy then why don't we build them who you gonna run soon all the other little your J. fennel the gills they don't resist you'll smile well a long ball yeah the lady is three all right now and it's all they they get on the back dole it's amazing it's amazing TA I can't wait to see I think this is going to be fun I'm going to be there I I I kind of like a lot of people to be there and you'll love the facility the Ludlow garages wonderful it's steeped in tradition and you've been to Cincinnati before right if.

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"gray davis" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

01:52 min | 2 years ago

"gray davis" Discussed on KQED Radio

"The latest power outage has been catastrophic for cell phone service in his district cell phones are just about checking the latest Facebook status it's about life or death McGuire sponsoring SP four three one to require telecoms to provide at least forty eight hours of backup power to cell sites the wireless industry statements as providers already invest significant resources to harden networks for emergencies there's more at KQED news dot org that was Peter Jon Shuler and I'm Brian what support comes from Stanford health care where patients and physicians turn when health care matters most support for NPR comes from C. three dot a I see three dot a I software enables organizations to use artificial intelligence at enterprise scale solving previously unsolvable business problems learn more at C. three dot AI and by the listeners of KQED red flag warning for four o'clock this afternoon for parts the bay area spare the air day as well it'll be sunny in moderate temperatures highs from the upper sixties to the mid seventies it should reach seventy four in San Jose seventy in Walnut Creek and seventy here in San Francisco it's ten oh six welcome once again to form my Scott Shaver in today for Michael Krasny in this hour we're continuing our coverage of the wild fires and power outages in California later in the hour we'll take a look at the financial costs of the power outages and fires but we begin with a look at the leadership challenges faced by governor Gavin Newsom as he deals with these blackouts and fires and were joined by a former governor who has own battles with rolling blackouts in nineteen ninety nine and two thousand gray Davis who is now council of counsel with Loeb and Loeb LLC in Los Angeles governor Davis walking forum hi Scott.

"gray davis" Discussed on KFI AM 640

KFI AM 640

01:41 min | 2 years ago

"gray davis" Discussed on KFI AM 640

"Of twenty twenty well guess what they realized we could be talking blackouts. the I found a problem with relying on wind power. sometimes the wind doesn't blow. and anything with solar power what do you do it ninety there's not enough of it right and I do not have it stored up there trying to work on better storage systems for this stuff yeah that works on a small scale like solar power for your home but if you're trying to create storage for three billion people the technology is not there yet it's not so what happens is the sun goes down and it gets dark. and the solar power supply disappears. and then the winds calm and that's gone now what are you gonna do one hot night when everybody's got all their air conditioning running other washers and dryers their televisions their computers what you gonna do. you're not a blackout and we're gonna be back in gray Davis late again and that's gonna do people law this isn't what happened to gray Davis that was one of the reasons he got recalled and says here in fact officials are worried that we could be in the same situation we were in two thousand and one with the rolling blackouts and that was part of the reasons gray Davis lost his job well the in you should lose the job and a new smart to stop the closure right now. and I can't believe how dumb everybody as they're all over you know we're cool we're virtue signalling yeah it's a green energy when solar it's like yeah but the wind stops. and the sun goes down and sometimes you have cloudy days. and dad they they can't store solar on a mass basis for millions of people. yep so that the in about ten seconds to realize what the problem is and you and you take action it's it's like.

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"gray davis" Discussed on News Radio 690 KTSM

News Radio 690 KTSM

03:53 min | 2 years ago

"gray davis" Discussed on News Radio 690 KTSM

"Taking Wall Street's liars Brooks jeeps out behind the woods. You're listening to the watchdog on Wall Street. Back. The song. I feel dazed and confused anyway. Anyway, welcome back. Story in the Wall Street Journal this past week, and it's the boring stuff that I read, but it's not boring to me. It's not where I delve into these things, and I try to use these stories to try to hopefully, relay them to you. So you while you've been forewarn you understand. It's about Maine's public pension fund. Maine's public pension fund. They must I dunno up there doing something right up there in Maine. Maybe the politicians up there. Don't have their dumb nephews cousins and whatnot running these pension funds. Like, they do in many states out there because their their pension earn double digit returns and six of the past nine years. That's pretty darn good yet. They're still two point nine billion dollars. Short of what it needs who afford all future benefits to retirees. How could that be? How is that possible? You might ask. Well. What if we been telling you? What we've been telling you over the years decades here on the program. It's just math people. That's all. It's just man. More and more people are retiring, more and more people retiring, guess, what those people and this is great for them are living longer and healthier lives. The pension funds. They didn't bear that any mind. They didn't take that into account. No matter all the ranting and raving that I did back in the nineteen ninety s. And to the early parts that warning about these pensions, and they're underfunded, and they need more money. No, no, no, no, no. You don't need that remember Gray Davis in California Gray Davis in California was betting that the the Dow Jones would be at thirty thousand by two thousand and ten. That was the assumption that they were making in California for their pensions. I mean, that's so your response if I were to make that type of with my clients I'd be out of business. They put out of business and rightfully so. But this is part of the problem. And it's not just main. It's everywhere. Ain't happens to be in much better shape than many other places. So one of the things that we like people to do. I don't care if you have a public pension. I don't care if you have a private pension. Hey attention. Hey attention. Because at some point in time. The proverbial rubbers gonna hit the road. If you know what I mean? At some point time governments are not going to be able to borrow any more money. The throw into these funds and keep them float. That's what it's going to get. And that's when the cuts are going to start to come just be prepared. What's the worst thing? That can happen if I'm wrong. Oh, gee whiz. You're more prepared and you have more money. Garnett. Take.

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California, New Orleans and Lynn discussed on Dr. Drew Midday Live with Mike Catherwood

Dr. Drew Midday Live with Mike Catherwood

00:19 sec | 3 years ago

California, New Orleans and Lynn discussed on Dr. Drew Midday Live with Mike Catherwood

"Thanks. For taking. My, call you bet Let me just say I'm really, excited I'm part of the IMP foundation and we're having. A conference in New Orleans. In October You're going to be one of, the keynote speakers at the conference in the world yes Maybe even person bible glue

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