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  • Women Say Schwarzenegger Groped, Humiliated Them (5 days before the recall election in 2003)

    10/12/2016 5:38:19 PM PDT · by Az Joe · 31 replies
    LA Times ^ | October 2, 2003 | Gary Cohn
    We've been here before. "Six women who came into contact with Arnold Schwarzenegger on movie sets, in studio offices and in other settings over the last three decades say he touched them in a sexual manner without their consent." Gloria Allred was in on this political hit as well. Schwarzenegger did quite well in the recall election as I remember it.
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger won't vote Trump, implores other Republicans to do the same

    10/08/2016 4:34:15 PM PDT · by kevcol · 123 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | October 8, 2016 | Christopher Rosen
    Add Arnold Schwarzenegger to the growing list of Republicans who have pulled support from Donald Trump. On Saturday, the Terminator star and former Republican governor of California said he will not vote for the Republican candidate in the presidential election for the first time since becoming a citizen in 1983. Schwarzenegger did not say which other candidate he would vote for on Nov. 8.
  • Son of Schwarzenegger Ally Freed From Calif. Prison (Esteban Nunez convicted in 2008)

    04/11/2016 2:39:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Esteban Nunez, 27, pleaded guilty to the 2008 stabbing death of college student Luis Santos in San DiegoThe son of a once-prominent California lawmaker, convicted in the stabbing death of a Bay Area man, has been released from prison after his sentence was reduced by then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Esteban Nunez, 27, pleaded guilty to the 2008 stabbing death of college student Luis Santos in San Diego. Nunez is the son of Fabian Nunez, who was speaker of the state assembly and a political ally of Schwarzenegger. Prosecutors said Esteban Nunez and three other men were angry because they were refused...
  • Taxpayers Are Footing Bill for Solar Project That Doesn’t Work

    03/29/2016 2:19:40 PM PDT · by rellimpank · 19 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 29 mar 2016 | David Kreutzer
    As every ten-year-old who ever got a sweater for a birthday present has been told, “It’s the thought that counts.” That seems to be the guiding principle at the Department of Energy and the California Public Utilities Commission when it comes to solar power. The latest example is the $2.2 billion Ivanpah solar thermal plant in California. (Note: Solar thermal plants do not use solar panels to directly convert sunshine to electricity, they use sunshine to boil water that then drives conventional turbines.) Here’s the story so far, Ivanpah: Is owned by Google, NRG Energy, and Brightsource, who have a...
  • He'll be back: Arnold Schwarzenegger claims Terminator 6 is coming

    03/19/2016 10:10:24 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 19 March 2016 • 11:36am | (Telegraph Film)
    In news that may surprise anyone who saw 2015’s Terminator Genisys, its star Arnold Schwarzenegger has announced that a sixth Terminator film is on the way. In an interview broadcast on Australia’s Channel 9, the 68-year-old screen killing machine and former Governor of California was asked about the possibility of Terminator 6: “I am looking forward to it, absolutely,” Schwarzenegger told host Richard Wilkins, without giving any further details on plot or release date. […] Many assumed the new film was canceled as a result of the disappointing box office performance of Terminator Genisys, which took just $89 million at...
  • What I Will Probably Never Understand About The Undying Affection For Donald Trump

    03/12/2016 5:07:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 180 replies
    Townhall ^ | March 12, 2016 | John Hawkins
    It's easy for me to understand why people were so favorably disposed toward Trump at first because initially, I liked him, too. I'd read and liked Trump's books, I found him to be gracious in person and I had friends who went to work for him. I also loved his charisma, his stance on the wall, his refreshing lack of political correctness, his scrappiness and his ability to just shrug off what would be career-ending mistakes for other Republican politicians. Unfortunately today, Trump looks to be completely unelectable. There are massive numbers of Republicans pledging not to vote for him...
  • Republican Kasich says does not need delegate lead to win nomination

    03/07/2016 7:21:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | March 7, 2016 | Reuters
    Ohio Governor John Kasich, who has staked his Republican presidential campaign on the upcoming contests in the Midwest, said on Monday he would not need a lead in the delegate count before his party's convention to win the nomination, according to media reports. "In order to be the nominee, you have to have a certain number of votes," Kasich said after a town hall in Monroe, Michigan, which holds its presidential primary on Tuesday. "You've got to win. You don't just say, 'Well, I have more than anybody else, therefore I'm in,'" Kasich said, according to the Washington Post. Kasich,...
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger: John Kasich is an "action hero"

    03/06/2016 6:51:17 PM PST · by kevcol · 25 replies
    NBC4 ^ | March 6, 2016 | staff
    The former California governor is donning an official Kasich campaign jacket, while Kasich is wearing a coat gifted to him from the Terminator star with "Governator II" embroidered on it. Kasich jokes that he has "dreams of grandeur" when wearing the jacket. . . Schwarzenegger, the former California governor, is taking over for Kasich’s rival Donald Trump on the 'Celebrity Apprentice' this year.
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger Announces Endorsement of John Kasich for President

    03/06/2016 4:30:31 PM PST · by Zakeet · 87 replies
    Variety ^ | March 6, 2016 | Alex Stedman
    Schwarzenegger made the announcement on Sunday via a Snapchat video, which also featured Kasich. "I want John Kasich to be the next nominee of the Republicans and also to be the next president of the United States," said Schwarzenegger before showing the Republican contender. "Thanks, Arnold. Love you, man," responded Kasich.
  • Trump vs. Schwarzenegger

    03/02/2016 7:03:33 PM PST · by BADROTOFINGER · 114 replies
    none | Today | Me
    Looking at the Trumpsters of today, I am reminded of the rabid Schwarzenegger supporters of yesteryear. Not caring about conservatism, not giving a damn about principles, not caring one bit about anything but winning. Perhaps a few of a Schwarzeneggerites would like to comment about how all of that worked out.
  • Trump and Schwarzenegger: A political comparison

    02/18/2016 3:05:22 PM PST · by JediJones · 32 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | 9/15/2015 | Seema Mehta
    Donald Trump's visit to the Iowa State Fair was a spectacle... Rob Stutzman...witnessed the scene and experienced flashbacks to the hordes his client, actor Arnold Schwarzenegger, encountered during his unlikely bid for California governor during the 2003 recall election. "It's celebrity appeal," Stutzman said. "Both of them are very skilled at using their celebrity to attract public and media attention," They are wealthy celebrities, so universally branded that they are known by their first names. Schwarzenegger and Trump have a flair for theatrics that play well on the evening news. Some examples: Schwarzenegger dropped a 3,600-pound wrecking ball on an...
  • Arnold Schwarznegger, the last celebrity candidate we had, also ran as a conservative (vanity)

    01/11/2016 6:54:56 PM PST · by teg_76 · 39 replies
    He also didn't have near the record of liberal comments that Trump has had. Thoughts? That didn't work out so well.
  • COP21: Arnold Schwarzenegger: 'Go part-time vegetarian to protect the planet'

    12/08/2015 8:17:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    BBC ^ | December 8, 2015 | Roger Harrabin
    Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger says people should go meat-free one or two days a week to protect the climate. Meat-eating was an environmental problem, with farming creating an estimated 28% of global greenhouse gases, the body-builder and movie star told BBC News. Asking people to go totally vegetarian would be too demanding, he said. It would better to suggest giving up meat once or twice a week, he added. When asked how young men would achieve a body like The Terminator - the cyborg assassin in the film of the same name - without steak, he said many successful...
  • Donald Schwarzentrump

    12/02/2015 9:42:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 51 replies ^ | December 2, 2015 | Star Parker
    Although there is a sense that Donald Trump's unusual and outlandish run for the presidency is the first ever of its kind, this is not entirely true. Californians, such as myself, remember how Arnold Schwarzenegger captured the governorship of California in 2003, in a campaign remarkably similar to Trump's. Obviously, governor of California is not the same as president of the United States, but it is the chief executive of the nation's most populous state. That year, California's incumbent Gov. Gray Davis, a Democrat, was pulled from office in a recall election. It was a time of disillusionment and cynicism...
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger speaks at California fundraiser for Ohio Gov. John Kasich

    11/01/2015 4:42:57 PM PST · by bimboeruption · 24 replies ^ | 11-1-15 | Henry Gomez
    Arnold Schwarzenegger helped Ohio Gov. John Kasich raise money for his presidential campaign at a Friday event in the Los Angeles area. The actor and former California governor heaped praise on Kasich without making a direct endorsement, people in the room told Schwarzenegger told the crowd at the Montage Beverly Hills that Kasich "believes like I do in being a public servant not a party servant," according to one source. Schwarzenegger also said that Kasich is the only one making sense at the presidential debates and that he knew Kasich would make a great governor and knows he would...
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger to replace Donald Trump as Celebrity Apprentice host

    09/14/2015 10:06:02 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 115 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | September 14, 2015 | JAMES HIBBERD
    NBC has landed a huge name to replace Donald Trump as host of Celebrity Apprentice. Former California governor and international movie star Arnold Schwarzenegger will take over the reality franchise, NBC announced Monday.
  • Schwarzenegger named new host of 'Celebrity Apprentice'

    09/14/2015 10:04:39 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 14, 2015 | Neetzan Zimmerman
    Who better to replace celebrity turned politician Donald Trump as host of NBC’s "Celebrity Apprentice" than celebrity turned politician Arnold Schwarzenegger? No one, according to NBC. The network announced Monday morning that the former California governor will take over the seat relinquished by the GOP presidential front-runner when the show returns to the air next year. “I have always been a huge fan of ‘The Celebrity Apprentice’ and the way it showcases the challenges and triumphs of business and teamwork,” Schwarzenegger said in a statement. “I am thrilled to bring my experience to the boardroom and to continue to raise...
  • Mayor defends same-sex marriages [Gavin Newsom 2004]

    09/04/2015 3:20:37 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 2 replies
    CNN.COM ^ | 22 FEBRUARY 2004 | CNN.COM
    California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger urged Newsom to obey the law.
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger Named Environmental Advocate Ahead of U.N. Climate Meeting

    07/21/2015 2:19:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Time ^ | 7/21 | Tanya Basu
    "Climate change is not science fiction"Arnold Schwarzenegger has added climate change advocate to his resume. The actor and former California governor has been selected by the French government to join Nobel Peace Prize winners, U.N. secretary generals and Pope Francis to advocate on behalf of the environment ahead of the U.N. climate change meeting in Paris in December. “I’ve starred in a lot of science fiction movies and, let me tell you something, climate change is not science fiction,
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger's last act as governor still follows the Terminator

    07/08/2015 7:20:36 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 10 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/8/15 | Kyung Lah and Jason Kravarik
    In Hollywood, there's no better magnet for stargazing than a movie premiere. So on a Sunday afternoon in late June, the summer sun couldn't keep thousands of fans from lining Hollywood Boulevard, hoping to spot a star. This was the "Terminator Genisys" premiere, and only one star mattered: Arnold Schwarzenegger. The former governor of California shook hands, signed autographs and posed for selfies. It's the kind of personal attention Fred and Kathy Santos wish they could get from Schwarzenegger, who they say stole justice from their dead son.
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger premieres 'Terminator Genisys'

    06/16/2015 2:39:24 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 18 replies ^ | Jun 16, 2015 | Aseem Sharma
    Actor-politician Arnold Schwarzenegger premieres his upcoming movie ‘Terminator Genisys’ for hundred of Marines at Camp Pendleton. The actor took photos with the fans and also signed autographs for them. The Commando star also greeted the military men and women for their contribution towards the country. Arnold said, "This is the land of opportunity and the greatest county in the world because of you”. He also added, "I was so proud to make the Marines at United States Marine Corps Camp Pendleton the first audience in the nation to see Terminator Genisys today. Thank you for your service”. The actor also...
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger Blasts Indiana ‘Religious Freedom’ Law: ‘As a Republican, I’m Furious’

    04/03/2015 3:45:23 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 75 replies
    YahooNews ^ | April 03, 2015 | Tim Kenneally
    Arnold Schwarzenegger Blasts Indiana ‘Religious Freedom’ Law: ‘As a Republican, I’m Furious’ By Tim Kenneally Arnold Schwarzenegger Blasts Indiana ‘Religious Freedom’ Law: ‘As a Republican, I’m Furious’ Arnold Schwarzenegger has a message for the legislature of Indiana: Don’t be civil rights girlie-men. The “Terminator” star and former California governor blasted the state’s recently passed Religious Freedom Restoration Act on Friday, declaring,”As a Republican, I’m furious.” In a no-holds-barred op-ed for the Washington Post, Schwarzenegger — who wrote that he “became a proud Republican before I even understood English” — goes against the beliefs that drew him to the party. Also...
  • Moustachioed Arnold Schwarzenegger goes undercover as a personal trainer (at Gold's Gym)

    01/25/2014 9:46:47 AM PST · by EveningStar · 29 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | January 22, 2014 | Sarah Bull
    'Stop being a baby - this isn't a baby gym!' Moustachioed Arnold Schwarzenegger goes undercover as a personal trainer... but his disguise doesn't soften his critiquesHe's one of the most famous bodybuilders in the world.But when Arnold Schwarzenegger stopped by a gym in Venice, California, this week, he went completely unrecognised - thanks to a nifty disguise.The 66-year-old muscle man-turned-actor-turned-politician sported a moustache and heavy dark hair in a ponytail under a baseball cap as he completed a day at Gold's Gym as Howard Kleiner - a fitness trainer and regional manager.
  • On the meaning of Ah-nald the Governator's surname (Schwarzenegger) - VANITY!

    11/03/2013 1:06:33 PM PST · by elengr · 25 replies
    Schwarzenegger == "black Amish person" This misinterpretation of the meaning of Governator Ah-nald’s name is commonly made by English speakers with a just enough knowledge of German to get into linguistic deep do-do, PC-wise. :) Several theories exist about the etymology of Arnold’s surname, but before I go there, first note that in German, his surname linguistically breaks down to Schwarzen-Egger. The position of the glottal stop makes it completely impossible for the “n” to belong to the back half of the compound word. Apparently, several decades ago, Arnold once told David Letterman that his name meant "black farmer" (I...
  • ‘Last action hero’ sexes up EU climate change gathering (Arnold S.)

    06/25/2013 1:04:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 25 June 2013
    Former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, a film star who is also an environmentalist, stole the show at a gathering of mayors committed to climate and energy objectives held in the European Parliament yesterday (24 June). Speaking to the annual meeting of the Covenant of Mayors, Schwarzenegger was applauded as he said that real drama was not in Hollywood movies, but in the climate change challenge. “If we do nothing, we are on track for a temperature increase of 3.6 to 5.3 degrees Celsius by the end of this century. We have already seen in California the changes. There is no...
  • Schwarzenegger: California's silent disaster

    04/22/2013 3:51:09 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 46 replies
    LATIMES ^ | April 8, 2013 | By Arnold Schwarzenegger
    will always remember the day I woke to the news that more than 2,000 fires were burning in California. I thought I must not have heard correctly. Two thousand fires? How could that be? In the end, the state's brave firefighters, joined by contingents from out of state, won the battle. But not before 11 emergency declarations were issued and more than 400,000 acres burned. Countless lives and livelihoods were ruined. Today, there's a new disaster looming, and although it's not as riveting or dramatic as walls of flames and billowing black smoke, it needs our immediate attention. The draft...
  • ... Schwarzenegger Says 'Terminator' & Other Violent Movies Shouldn't Be Blamed for Mass Shootings

    01/07/2013 7:40:26 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 94 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | 6 January 2013 | Reuters Reporter
    Arnold Schwarzenegger says 'Terminator' and other violent movies shouldn't be blamed for mass shootings Arnold Schwarzenegger may be one of the world's biggest action stars but the former governor of California says violence in films is entertainment and should not be linked to tragic events like the Connecticut school shooting in which 20 children died. The star of films such as 'The Terminator,' 'Predator' and 'True Lies' told a press conference ahead of the opening of his new movie, 'The Last Stand,' that 'one has to keep (the two) separate.' '(This is) entertainment and the other thing is a tragedy...
  • Schwarzenegger is back, and Hollywood hopes he's still a star

    01/06/2013 6:17:27 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 69 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sunday, January 6, 2013 | Ronald Grover and Zorianna Kit
    A year after leaving the California governor's office and becoming tabloid fodder for fathering a boy with his family's housekeeper and splitting with his wife, Maria Shriver, the 65-year old former bodybuilder will star in no less than three Hollywood movies over the next 12 months. None are likely to win Schwarzenegger an Oscar. Indeed, the movies, and Schwarzenegger's own fee, are low-budget compared with his global blockbusters of yore. But studio executives are betting that overseas fans especially will once again respond to a personality whose 24 films generated worldwide ticket sales of $3.9 billion, according to "He...
  • 'Total Reprobate'

    10/04/2012 10:49:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | October 4, 2012 | Cal Thomas
    "You can't run from your mistakes. You have to confront them." -- Arnold Schwarzenegger Believe it or not, there was a time when people didn't go on TV to confess their sins. That was back when most understood what sin is, before everything became excusable, especially for celebrities and the politically powerful. Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is on a media tour promoting his book, "Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story." It certainly is. On "60 Minutes," in USA Today and elsewhere, Schwarzenegger acknowledges affairs with women not his wife and the son he fathered with their housekeeper. He...
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger Admits He Married Gay Couples, But Supports Traditional Marriage

    10/01/2012 12:40:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/01/2012 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has admitted in a new interview that he performed two same-sex marriages while serving in office, although he remains supportive of policies to preserve the traditional definition of marriage. "I always said that I have nothing against people doing what they want to do. If they – if the – a couple wants to get married, they should get married. I personally always said that marriage is between a man and a woman, but I would never enforce my will on people. I always want people to make that decision. If they want to get...
  • Schwarzenegger: Shriver Changed Tune on Recall Run (Also" Rove Was an Idiot)

    09/29/2012 9:20:45 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Saturday, Sep 29, 2012 | MICHAEL R. BLOOD
    Arnold Schwarzenegger says his wife, Maria Shriver, was told to "snap out of it" by her mother for her attempts to persuade him against running for California governor in 2003, a conversation that ultimately opened the door to his successful candidacy. Eunice Shriver told her daughter that her husband would be "angry for the rest of his life" if she stopped his ambitions, Schwarzenegger writes in his new autobiography, "Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story."
  • Schwarzenegger admits affair with Brigitte Nielsen while he was dating Maria Shriver

    09/29/2012 4:16:36 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 32 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 9/29/12 | Juliet Williams and Michael R. Blood - ap
    LOS ANGELES -- Arnold Schwarzenegger is confirming that he had a "hot affair" with actress Brigitte Nielsen at a time he and Maria Shriver were dating and already living together. Schwarzenegger and Nielsen co-starred in the 1985 film "Red Sonja." Nielsen write in a memoir published last year that she and Schwarzenegger had an "outrageous affair" while making the movie and that she did know until later that he was involved with Shriver. In his memoir "Total Recall," coming out Monday, Schwarzenegger writes that he and Nielsen did indeed have a "hot affair," but he knew it wouldn't last. In...
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger Reveals How Maria Shriver Confronted Him Over Secret Son

    09/24/2012 7:46:09 AM PDT · by Menehune56 · 17 replies
    Good Morning America ^ | 9/23/2012 | Kevin Dolak
    In his new tell-all memoir, Arnold Schwarzenegger lays out exactly how he was blindsided by ex-wife Maria Shriver when she waited until he left office to set up a couples' counseling session to confront him about the child he secretly had with the couple's housekeeper. In the book called "Total Recall," due out next week, Schwarzenegger says that it was on Jan. 4, 2011, when he and Shriver entered a therapist's office for a meeting initiated by her the day after his term as governor of California came to an end.
  • Judge lets Schwarzenegger's commutation of Núñez son stand

    09/07/2012 5:45:26 PM PDT · by SmithL · 13 replies
    SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 9/7/12 | Andy Furillo
    A judge today refused to overturn former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's commutation of the prison term of one-time Assembly Speaker Fabian Núñez' son, Esteban Núñez, who is serving time on a voluntary manslaughter conviction. Sacramento Superior Court Judge Lloyd G. Connelly characterized as "repugnant" Schwarzenegger's decision to cut Esteban Núñez' prison term from 16 years to seven. Schwarzenegger issued the commutation as one of the final acts of his administration in January 2011. But even though Connelly said he believed the commutation was an abuse, he said it was still an authority the governor had under his executive powers.
  • If It has Arnold in It, Don’t Remake It.

    08/29/2012 2:35:52 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 28 replies
    The Freehold ^ | August 29, 2012 | Ed Raby Sr
    Actually, I would appreciate if people didn’t remake anything. Some originality would be nice.  While, I would appreciate no remakes, this goes double for ones with Arnold Schwarzenegger.It as actually quite interesting how many of Arnold’s films were science fiction or fantasy based.  It is also interesting how every remake of one of them is a complete flop.  The latest edition of Total Recall going to the remake scrap-heap is prime example.  Great CGI, No originality and No Arnold equals epic fail.  It seems the original which was recently called ‘cheesy’ by some critic did far better at the box office than the new one which...
  • [CA] looks at reducing 'cap and trade' burden on businesses [dole out extra carbon credits]

    08/13/2012 2:16:38 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | August 13, 2012 | Dale Kasler
    Big business sees California's global-warming law as a job killer, a $1 billion tax that could force some of the state's heaviest industries to flee. ..state regulators, trying to ease the burden, are studying whether to give hardship breaks to dozens of companies. ....the state would dole out extra carbon credits – the precious allowances that will give industries the license to emit greenhouse gases starting in January.... could save companies millions of dollars. Like practically everything connected with..the Global Warming Solutions Act, the idea is controversial. ..."We're … concerned about the system being gamed," said Kathryn Phillips, director of...
  • Schwarzenegger to head think tank

    08/05/2012 1:25:59 AM PDT · by thecodont · 33 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle / ^ | Friday, August 3, 2012 | Carla Marinucci
    As the unstoppable cyborg in "The Terminator," Arnold Schwarzenegger made "I'll be back" part of the national lexicon. Nearly two years after leaving California's highest elected office, he's making good on the promise in a big way. The former Republican governor, who just turned 65, told The Chronicle that he will head up the Schwarzenegger Institute for Public Policy at University of Southern California, a think tank designed to explore "post-partisan" politics and global challenges. Among the luminaries working alongside him are former Mexican President Vicente Fox, Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann, former U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Henry Cisneros...
  • More than half of Californians say they know nothing about landmark global-warming law

    08/02/2012 9:26:56 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 8/2/12 | Dana Hull
    California's landmark global-warming bill was a white-hot topic in the 2010 governor's race and remains former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's signature environmental achievement. But as the state prepares to unroll the law's cap-and-trade program in November with the first state auctions of emissions permits, a new poll finds that 57 percent of Californians say they have never heard anything about the program. The statewide poll by the Public Policy Institute of California further found that 30 percent of respondents said they had heard "a little," while just 12 percent said they had heard "a lot." "Cap-and-trade is a very complicated issue...
  • In rare political appearance, Schwarzenegger to join Brown today in San Diego (Sunrise Powerlink)

    07/26/2012 1:06:28 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies ^ | 7/26/12 | Carla Marinucci
    Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will make a rare political public appearance today, with his schedule opening up to join Gov. Jerry Brown in San Diego at the groundbreaking and dedication of the Sunrise Powerlink — a large transmission line project that will run from the Imperial Valley to San Diego. Schwarzenegger promoted and supported that project more than four years ago.
  • Trending: Schwarzenegger asks, 'What would Ronald Reagan have done?'

    05/06/2012 9:19:26 AM PDT · by Innovative · 37 replies
    CNN ^ | May 6, 2012 | Gregory Wallace
    Were Ronald Reagan in office today, some Republicans would "start looking for a 'real' conservative to challenge him in a primary," Arnold Schwarzenegger wrote in an op-ed published Saturday evening. "What's important is our shared belief in the broad Republican principles of free enterprise and small government," he said in the op-ed published in the Los Angeles Times. "If we continue to fight one another without being willing to compromise, we will keep losing to big-government advocates."
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver Attend Couples Therapy Amid Reconciliation

    03/01/2012 1:09:07 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies · 1+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 03/01/2012 | y Benge Nsenduluka
    Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver are desperately trying to salvage their marriage and have reportedly started participating in couples therapy. Although Shriver filed for divorce in July after 25 years of marriage, following the news that Schwarzenegger fathered a love child with, Mildred Patricia Baena, the family's long-term nanny, she is now reconsidering due to her Catholic values, according to the New York Post. "Maria is a devout Catholic and doesn't believe in divorce, but is still struggling with the profound heartbreak and humiliation she endured by him. Arnold is desperate to save the marriage; he and Maria are having...
  • Caption This Photo (Terminator and Rambo)

    02/10/2012 3:17:05 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 17 replies · 1+ views
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  • Maria Shriver, Arnold Schwarzenegger on road to reconciliation?

    12/28/2011 5:43:28 PM PST · by Nachum · 35 replies · 1+ views
    L.A. Times ^ | 12/28/11 | Matt Donnelly
    Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger's marriage might not be completely terminated, according to one report. The couple, who filed for divorce in July surrounding a messy infidelity-and-love-child scandal on Arnold's part, could get a second chance thanks to Shriver's religious beliefs. Shriver's Catholicism forbids divorce, so Maria is second-guessing the split, a TMZ source said Monday. The report also alleges that the former governor of California "desperately" wants his bride back and has been wooing her with gifts. The pair spent the Christmas holiday together
  • Jery Brown, Arnold Schwarzenegger urge green energy policies

    12/16/2011 11:26:42 AM PST · by SmithL · 36 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 12/16/11 | David Siders
    SAN FRANCISCO – Gov. Jerry Brown railed Thursday against politicians who doubt climate change, calling them "political lemmings" and the chief obstacle in the fight against global warming. "The main thing we have to deal with in climate change is the skepticism, the denial and the cult-like behavior of the political lemmings that would take us over the cliff," the Democratic governor said at a high-profile conference on climate change at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. At a conference that included Brown's predecessor, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Virgin Group founder Richard Branson, Brown said climate change has...
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger 'proud' of Jerry Brown on environment

    12/15/2011 8:53:14 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 17 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | December 15, 2011 | Sacramento Bee
    Hours after Gov. Jerry Brown issued a spirited attack on politicians who doubt the significance of climate change, Brown's predecessor -- former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger -- praised Brown but urged a spirit of inclusiveness. "To me, it made no difference if a Democrat had a great idea or a Republican had a great idea, or if someone from the outside had a great idea, or if someone from within the office had a great idea," Schwarzenegger said this afternoon at Brown's conference on climate change at the California Academy of Science in San Francisco. "The more inclusive you are about...
  • CALIFORNIA: Will 2012 be a pileup for reform initiatives?

    11/27/2011 9:01:43 AM PST · by SmithL · 8 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 11/27/11 | Editor
    Some are deriding Nicolas Berggruen and other wealthy reform advocates for jumping into the initiative fray with plans for fixing California's tax system, schools and other services. This editorial board has long been leery of initiatives, and we certainly understand why many are angry about wealth disparities that have grown wider since the recession. Yet Californians shouldn't reflexively reject a reform measure because its backers are wealthy. Instead, we should welcome the energy behind any and all efforts to fix California's governance and finances, and recognize that any change in the status quo will require not only strong grass-roots support,...
  • Billionaires, Insiders Plan To Place $10-Billion Tax Hike On 2012 California Ballot

    11/20/2011 8:16:51 PM PST · by Steelfish · 33 replies
    LATimes ^ | November 20, 2011 | Anthony York
    Billionaires, Insiders Plan To Place $10-Billion Tax Hike On 2012 California Ballot Acting as the Think Long Committee, they want to change the tax system to increase money for public schools and universities and for local governments. By Anthony York, Los Angeles Times November 20, 2011 Reporting from Sacramento— Joining the battle over California taxes, a group of billionaires and political insiders say they will place a $10-billion tax increase on the November 2012 ballot. The Think Long Committee, which includes Google Chairman Eric Schmidt, former governors Gray Davis and Arnold Schwarzenegger and Los Angeles philanthropist Eli Broad, says its...
  • Robert Kennedy, Jr.’s ‘Green’ Company Scored $1.4 Billion Taxpayer Bailout

    11/16/2011 11:30:52 AM PST · by Driftwood1 · 30 replies
    Big Government ^ | Wilton Hall
    President John F. Kennedy’s nephew, Robert Kennedy, Jr., netted a $1.4 billion bailout for his company, BrightSource, through a loan guarantee issued by a former employee-turned Department of Energy official. It’s just one more in a string of eye-opening revelations by investigative journalist and Breitbart editor Peter Schweizer in his explosive new book, Throw Them All Out. The details of how BrightSource managed to land its ten-figure taxpayer bailout have yet to emerge fully. However, one clue might be found in the person of Sanjay Wagle. Wagle was one of the principals in Kennedy’s firm who raised money for Barack...
  • Arnie & Sly Taking Out The Bad Guys – Pure Hokum But Deeply Satisfying…

    11/11/2011 8:00:42 AM PST · by sussex · 1 replies
    The Aged ^ | 11/11/11 | The Aged P
    Yes, we fall for it every time…but why? It isn’t so much the violence although the idea of cruel and vicious people being paid back in their own coin generates a certain degree of schadenfreude. What is of greater significance is that it plays out the triumph of good v evil, a moral imperative that, despite our own flawed behaviour, appears to be a key driver in how we wish to be perceived.
  • State air board approves 'historic' greenhouse gas rules (CARB - it puts a price on carbon)

    10/21/2011 9:29:01 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies
    Mercury news ^ | 10/20/11 | Mike Taugher - CoCo Times
    California became the first state to cap greenhouse gas emissions across its major industries Thursday when air regulators unanimously approved a plan to allow companies to sell pollution credits as a way to ratchet down heat-trapping gases. The state Air Resources Board took the action almost a year after a nearly identical plan was approved, then delayed by environmentalists who demanded the board consider taxing carbon as an alternative to the cap-and-trade strategy. By 2013, refineries, power plants and the rest of the state's top 600 industrial sources of greenhouse gases will have to cut emissions on average by 10...