Monday, June 19, 2006

Pombo Digs in again

If there is one thing that is certain about Richard Pombo. He won't give up on an idea just because everyone else in California thinks it is stupid. This time, it is offshore drilling. Now, because the ban on offsore drilling has been at the national level, and the oil companies think that they can do better going state by state, Pombo wants to make it a state option. Then, some states that need all the money thay can get (like Louisiana) will quickly give in and allow as much as they can ge paid for.

Here is the proposed text Pombo's latest attempt for which he is holding hearings Wednesday, 7:00 AM PDT. Those who don't have to be working then can listen to it over the Internet.

22 Comments:

Anonymous Tom Benigno said...

Pombo Has dug himself a hole. We will see in November, I hope Mc Nerny is ready. Take Pombo out at his base, as I have said all along. The news papers didn't allow me to do that. I hope you Mc Nerney supports understand what I mean.

Tom Benigno

8:43 PM, June 19, 2006  
Blogger VPO said...

Pombo defended this at the Tracy debate by framing it as a state choice thing. I guess he is "pro-choice" after all!

Also, he said that the legislation made the ban on offshore drilling permanent, except where states decide to opt out of the ban. So it's permanent except when it is not permanent.

Kind of like my friend, who said that she was a vegetarian except when she ate meat.

9:24 PM, June 19, 2006  
Anonymous Rocky Balboa said...

Yo Mr BeanO.

Rocky Balboa here. Is dat really you Mr BeanO? Fer Chrissake Rocky jest wanna say he tips his hat to you and McCloskey for being honest Republicans willin to challenge the corrupt scumbag known as ButtaPombO and all duh udder friggin ButtWipes he hangs out wit who togedder are stuffin their fat cheeks wit Abramoff dough so dey all end up lookin like chipmunks at a Balco lab party. You know what I mean?

Rocky confess he ain't never met a Republican before. He was beginnin to think though dat dey wuz all crooks or liars, what wit Bush, Cheney, Rummy, DooLittle, DeLay, Cunningham, Condomleeza, etc etc. Not to say duh friggin Dems are all honest, but Jeezus I ain't ever seen our country in such piss-poor shape.

But you and McCloskey are honest Republicans, and dat both of youse stood up and challenged ButtaPombO and got 38% of duh friggin Republican votes tells me only 62% of the Repubs in the District are crooks. Am I right about dis math or what?

Tell me sumtin Mr BeanO - duh way Rocky sees dis race, dis McNoiney guy needs vasool AND ways to attract duh Repubs dat voted fer you and/or McCloskey. I mean he ain't ever likely to raise duh kinda dough ButtaPombO can raise, which makes the ladder part of Rocky's statement even more critical if he wants to reach the top. If you know what I mean.

So what are duh issues duh Repubs who voted for you are likely to find attractive about dis udder Irishman of duh Democratic persuasion?

Seriously Mr BeanO - Rocky salutes you, even if he ain't no friggin good wit names and sumtimes he messes up duh friggin spelling too.

Rocky out.

10:44 PM, June 19, 2006  
Anonymous Tom Benigno said...

Mr. Rocky Blabola
In regard to the spelling, whats in a name? The other item we misspell the names to protect the innocent. I assume you are not for real with your dialog. Although I do appreciate your comments about being honest,and appreciate the confidence. I did loose and I'm sure it was not my spelling. As for the issues I thought I could win if all the people were honest and really bothered with issues. The war, oil prices, Illegl Immigration, NAFTA, the global economy, transportation, the freeways, schools, jobs, Abramoff, Central Committee money,De Lay. Rove, park lands, ports, ethics in general. The way I see it the people are a refelection of their elected officials. So that says society is corrupt.

Thanks again

Tommy Bananas

7:52 AM, June 20, 2006  
Blogger VPO said...

Tom Benigno gets it right: "Rocky Blaboa". Ha, ha!

I think what Rocky is saying is that all the Republicans who voted for McCloskey or Tom B need to vote for McNerney. That is possible, but a lot of people who are R's are going to pull the R lever, even with Pombo on there.

A negative vote for Pombo in the primary does not translate to a McNerney vote in the General Election.

And I think both McCloskey and Tom B have pointed out the major flaw in this whole process -- the voters "frankly don't give a damn". McCloskey called them cynical, apathetic, and uninterested. The right-wingers have an incredible propaganda machine going, with Fox News and talk radio. That is what the people listen to when driving home -- Rush or Savage. That is what they see when they get home -- Hannity or Coulter and Fox's skewed news.

I like to believe there is hope and that there are enough awake ones out there, but more and more, I feel like the Catcher in the Rye.

I don't what it would take to win this election. It seems the only important thing to do, rather than give in to despair and the realization that the cards are heavily stacked against us, is to keep on trying.

8:02 AM, June 20, 2006  
Anonymous Rocky Balboa said...

Yo Mr BeanO.

Rocky here. And tanks fer respondin to my blabbin, which Rocky sumtimes does while eatin granola, hence duh name you came up wit "Blabola" fits better den you could have possibly imagined. Even Adrian sez, she sez to me, "Rocky, that nice man Mr Benigno has you pegged."

And Rocky confess he didn't wanna ask Adrian, cuz she's way too smart fer Rocky sumtimes, just what duh hell does"pegged" mean. Is it a good ting or a bad ting? I dunno, so I shut my friggin trap fer duh foist time in my life, and didn't spray her wit granola bits while blabbin. You know what I mean?

Anyways Mr BeanO, wit all due respect, as a member of duh once-honest party of Abraham Lincoln, duh leading ineffectuals on dis here blot could use yer guidance in helpin 'em figger out ways to sell honesty to Republicans as ain't no-one out dere believin ButtaPombO to be honest and dere ain't no-one out dere sayin McNoiney is dishonest.

Duh members of dis friggin Inner Circle have completely ignored Rocky's question of what duh hell McNoiney can do to attract duh voters dat voted fer you and McCloskey (who Rocky calls duh "Fightin One," on account of duh fact dat he's got a good left hook). I don't tink too many of dese guys know how Republicans tink so dey is clueless on how to attract 'em. (Rocky confess he ain't never even met one; Paulie sed duh owner of duh meat packin plant where he woiks is one but he's hirin all dese illegals and Paulie is like duh last Italian like us still dere. He sez duh owner rails against illegals all duh time but den hires 'em anyways and donates part of duh money he saves to ButtaPombO to presoive duh friggin status quotes.)

Anyways, like duh leading ineffectuals on dis blot are wastin too many friggin electrons tryin to figger out how McNoiney can raise duh kind of vasool ButtaPombO and Team ButtWipe are gonna raise which Rocky sees as a lost causeway. Kinda like a freeway to nowhere, if you follow my drift.

Anyways, like I wuz sayin, duh way Rocky sees it, you and duh Fightin One are in a unique position to help as Republicans. I like duh part you sed about "takin Pombo out at his base." So how do we actually do dis in a bi-partisan manner, which when it woiks duh way it shoud friggin woik, has usually made our country great. You might have greater incites into how to do dis den anyone - you could be way more ineffectual den even dese guys who tink dey are really brilliant but maybe dey really aren't duh brightest eyeballs in duh socket if you know what I mean.

Jest remember dat Team ButtWipe monitors dis friggin cite wit SPIES, one of whom even calls hisself "republicanspy" and duh udders hide behind a cloak of anonymousness.

Very respectfully Mr BeanO, Rocky awaits yer wizzdom.

Rocky out.

9:12 AM, June 20, 2006  
Anonymous Tom Benigno said...

Mr Blabola:
Call me at my home number, and I will fill you in on some stuff. If anything according to Hank Shaw from the Record I'm full of balogna. I want to bury this guy, and all the so called Republican's who support Pombo. The double crossing, war mongering, illigal immigrant supporting, globalyst, commie loveing traders. They want to kill off our best young men and women to make a buck. They don't even know the truth anymore. These fools who support the council on foreign relations and the UN.

Tom Benigno the true patriot.

a0w-tda-gwpo

11:01 AM, June 20, 2006  
Blogger VPO said...

Rocky Blaboa, king of the New Joisey snark! Good thing I spent some time on the east coast so as I can unnerstand whateveh the hell you is talkin about.

Now back to the King's English:

What were we talking about? Oh yeah, offshore drilling for natural gas and oil. Look, Pombo is just being smart here. Those oil platforms will make great places to mount harpoon guns for killing whales. Also, he can get $20 million for a study on how to connect his Tracy ranch to these platforms with 6-lane highway. Gotta solve the commuter problem! Besides, anytime a study like that happens, no matter how zany, his property value shoots up and Annette can run out and buy more clothes for the kids. I mean, this guy must be poor if he has to screw the government out of a lousy 5 grand just to take his kids on an RV vacation.

No, Pombo is right, we got to be producing more home-grown, USofA energy, so Exxon can make even more profit. None of that Middle East oil for us! Not with all those terrorists running around and dressing in those weird scarfs and robes. And gosh, don't those guys ever shave? Look at Pombo, he's got the cool "goatee" look down. Why can't those Arabs figure that one out? They sure look scary with all those white robes and things on their heads, and talking Arabic, for chrissakes. We use letters over here in the USofA, not scribbles that none of us can understand and probably are secret messages between terrorists anyway.

So who wants their oil? No, we have to despoil our coastlines and wreck the Arctic Refuge, and when we are down with that, we can strip mine the Rockies for oil shale. Gotta keep all those SUVs, jet skis, powerboats, snowmobiles, and ATVs running!

And fuel efficiency and conservation? Please, that is for wimps, we all know that. Go drive your Prius, I am sticking with my safe, secure Hummer. It gets 10 mpg -- 12 on the highway. That's good enough for me.

11:14 AM, June 20, 2006  
Anonymous Rocky Balboa said...

Yo Mr VPO.

Rocky here. You obviously ain't one of duh leadin ineffectuals on dis blot no more on account of duh fact dat you don't know Rocky and Adrian ain't from friggin Joisey, weez from Philly. South Philly to be exact, home of duh Phillies and duh best friggin cheezesteak hoagies dere are on dis friggin overheated planet on account of you drivin 10mpg Hummers. You know what I mean?

Dere ain't no place in all of Stockton dat has 'em anywhere near as good, so Paulie makes 'em fer all of us from a few sides of beef he pilfers from his boss at duh meet plant.

Anyways, where wuz I? Oh yeah, Rocky ain't got nuttin against Joisey - some of my best friends are from Joisey and me and Adrian really like dat singer, duh crooner from Raspberry Park named Bing Sprucesteen.

Rocky out. Yo Mr BeanO - you know a good place in Tracy to buy a hoagie, whedder cheezesteak or udderwise?

12:11 PM, June 20, 2006  
Blogger VPO said...

Yo Rocky, you got friends from Joisey? What exit?

OK, I stands corrected, sorry 'bout dat, you is right, youse from South Philly. Now I know'd I been in Calli-forn-eea ways too long iffin I be conflagicating Philly and Joisey.

You see, I'm from Federal Hill in Providence, where we guidos got the olive oil business all wrapped up, if you know what I mean.

Now take them friggin Portagees in Fall River. Jesus H. Christ (and I don't mean no disrespect or nuttin) but why couldn't Pombo's grandpappy landed over there in "Little Portugal" sted a coming all the ways out to San Joakin and starting a farm and family and progenitating offspring like Pombo who now is the friggin Congress, for chrissakes, causing all kinds of trubble?

God dam, at least there in "little Rhody" they elect kids like that Kennedy brat who goes snorting something or other and crashing into Joisey barriers over dere in DC. That's the kind of rep I like -- an honest addict, who ain't afraid to admit he's got a problem, not some "holier than thou, I ain't done nuttin wrong, Mr screws the taxpayers" Pombo.

Nows, if Pombo stood up at that Tracy debate, and said the truth, such as "I been in Congress 14 years, whadda you expect, a friggin Boy Scout? Course I been on the take, what are stupid or something? How the hell else you think I got that Chairman job? And look at Annetee, she couldn't afford none of that jewelry and stuff if I wasn't paying her a shitload of cash. You'd all be doing it too, you bunch of mamalukas."

Now, that I can respect, because it is friggin honest, you know what I mean?

1:04 PM, June 20, 2006  
Anonymous Rocky Balboa said...

Yo Mr BeanO.

Rocky here again. As like duh only Republican I know, I wanna know what you tink of dis idea Rocky came up wit outta duh blue and outta all do respect and admiration fer you on account of what you done challengin ButtaPombO in duh last electron.

Duh plan would be to send a coupla DEMOCRATIC spies over to infiltrate dere friggin blots, thereby leavin 'em all confused and demoralized. Dere's a blot over dere called the Head of Joachin, but Rocky tink its really the Tail of Joachin waggin duh head cuz at the head of every tale cummin outta Team ButtWipe is a butt end like ButtaPombO. By definition, right? But I guess it could also be a butthead like ButtaPombO, so anyways now I ain't so sure. Maybe it really duh ButtHead of Joachin blot. Yo Rickey! Yer an expert in dese kindsa matters, whaddayou tink of Rocky's idears?

But anyways, like we would do all dis infiltratin smarter den Team ButtWipe by NOT TELLIN 'em dat duh guys we're sendin over are spies so dey actually LOIN sumtin while dey are all under the covers. I mean friggin Wayne Johnson ain't so bright if you ask me - he's a moron fer havin his spies announce demselves on our blot. He shoulda kept his trap shut, instead of bein fulla blabola hisself.

Den again, cum to tink of it, dis entire strategy might be doomed from duh start. On accounta to become demoralized, Team ButtWipe would hafta have sum friggin morals to begin wit, if you know what I'm sayin. Dese guys ain't got none, dey are like friggin bacala, you capeesh dere Mr BeanO?

Rocky out. Yo Mr $.02. Its time to ante up. You in or out? Yer gettin cheaper every day. Yo Delta, yer swimmin days are over and now its time to get back to woik takin dis scumbag outta duh Congress.

1:38 PM, June 20, 2006  
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2:01 PM, June 20, 2006  
Anonymous Tom Benigno said...

My Father settled in New Jersey in 1888. I couldn't for the life of me understand why he left, when all the great singers were from Jersey. Frank Sinatra, Perry Como, Frankie Lane, Vic Damon, Billie Joel, and many others. After reading your dialog it seems as though we went to school together. I have never been to Jersey, how can that be? Maybe most of Pombo supporters are cattle ranchers. Get it, Jersey? That's the base I was talking about. Hee Haw. Take away the cows and what do you have? "Developers". Spanos, Grupe, Tsakopoulos, Serpa, Souza, Soros, Kamilios. These are mostly all Greeks. Maybe Rome was built in one day.
In a movie about Greek Gods, I think it was Jason and the Argonauts, when the giant was guarding the fortune and awoke. The words to destroy the giant were look to his heels, that's where Jerry Mc Nerney should go. Go to Pombo's base.

Some of my wisdom guys.

Tom Benigno

3:25 PM, June 20, 2006  
Anonymous Tom Benigno said...

Hey Gang:
Another one bites the dust. Another Republican bad guy goes down. David Safavian goes down the toilet. How soon will it be before Pombo goes down. Let's hope before November so Pete Mc Closkey and I Tom Benigno can have a run off. Then we can see a real race for the 11th congressional district.A real Republican or a Rino. Who would it be this time,Tom Benigno would take all of Pombo's votes or would the Demo's give the race to Mc Closkey. Very interesting? More wisdom.

From Mr.Tom Bananas

3:50 PM, June 20, 2006  
Anonymous Rocky Balboa said...

Yo Mr BeanO.

Rocky here again. And I gotta say what I like about you is you is clearly an outta duh Jack-in-duh-box tinker, as dey say. You know what I mean?

I can littrally see all duh litebulbs litin up over yer head like in duh friggin cartoons, you know, when smart guys get idears, you know?

But ain't nobody in Philly or Joisey who would never call it Jersey, and it soitenaly ain't "new," so dere ain't nobody nowhere no how and no way dat no one would never call it New neither. You get what I'm sayin?

Rocky out. Oh yeah, like is dere a good hoagie place in Tracy or what? And also Rocky wanna loin more about what you tink about my idear to inflirtate duh ButtHead of Joachin blot wit DEMOCRATIC SPIES, but not tell anyone. Maybe we could send our goils over dere like Delta, cuz she seems to have "experience" wit Republicans. If youse know what I mean.

4:16 PM, June 20, 2006  
Anonymous Tom Benigno said...

Hey Blabola:
Give me a call, my number is on the 8th blog. aow-tda-gwpo. it's easy to figure out. Go to key pad. A lot of good things are comming. Keep up the faith.

Tom Bananas

7:23 PM, June 20, 2006  
Anonymous Tom Benigno said...

This must be a blind blog site, that means no one is really around. Vpo, Blabola are you people for real. Hello?

T Bananas

6:35 PM, June 21, 2006  
Anonymous Rocky Balboa said...

Yo Mr BeanO.

Rocky here. It seems to Rocky dat you is now duh new kidoakland on duh block - dat is, you is got even less experience at blottin den Rocky.

Lemme share wid you the wizzdom of what I've loined so far in my 2 months as a blotter, and how I oined my privvy-ledged place in dis here Inner Circle:

1. Never pose a question dat you really expect an answer fer. In fact, if youse ask it, it ain't likely to never get answered no how and no way.

2. Rocky asked summa duh guys to email him wunce, and none of dem - even duh Dems - ever writ him back. Its kinda like I had B.O. or sumtin, so don't take none of dis poisonal. Duh rule is dat you can't never try to contact blotters one-on-one like you do in duh ring. Rocky just kinda deduced dat dis ain't allowed on blots. Its all anonymous, even for guys like you and me who youse our real names.

3. Sum of duh guys on dis blot jest friggin dissappear at times, like dey fell off duh edge of duh woild. Then dey reappear when youse least expect it. I tink dis is what "vaporware" means, or maybe dese guys been sniffin too much frigging ether cummin out of the ethernet cobbles connectin 'em all to the instanet. I dunno, its a hard ting to unnerstand, but dat's anudder rule of duh blottosphere.

4. The dealing ting is duh hardest part to figger out. Rocky been watchin and loinin fer a while now, and I still don't get it. Butt duh udder day duh chick named Delta actually violated duh rule against answerin questions and gave Rocky sum hints on account dat I tink Delta wuz FLIRTIN wit Rocky. But she don't know dat Rocky loves his Adrian, like fer forever, you know what I mean? You got a wife Mr BeanO?

But anyways, if you get any incites into how dey work duh deal on dese blots, Rocky would sure appreciate loinin from you. I tink dere's an Inner Inner Circle dat Rocky ain't privvy to, if you know what I mean.

Rocky out! Yo Nick! Yo Ricky! Yo Gibby Boy! We ain't hoid from youse guys in a long time! You out dere? Why not say Hi to Mr BeanO whos had duh guts to take on ButtaPombO and Team ButtWipe not once, but twice now?

3:44 PM, June 22, 2006  
Anonymous Tom Benigno said...

To all my friends around this site. I do have some experience in bloggin. I was bloggin on around the capitol, and one person wanted to know about me. He is now one of my best friends. He is a Democrat and did run for Assembly,and did quite well. I feel it is necessary to know your friends but to stay closer to your enemys. I did tell Scott Lay that I was unhappy with the site and how they graded people. That is the reason a lot of politicians don't like me. I was told I was too honest. That is Bologna. Many people on these sites are just poor people who feel threatened by politicians. I'm not a politician, I am a guy who just sees things as they used to be and should be now. I oppose the status quo as it is today. I was told years ago don't rock the boat. So I'm saying lets put it back as it was. That would be very simple. Just lock up some of these City Council people and Mayors and Supervisors who are positioned by people like Pombo to do things for his agenda. That is why he is not a good Republican. How could he be? He was only 29 when he got elected to Congress. He was just out of diapers, and still is as far as I'm concerned. He generates off of people who are smarter than he is. A lot of his money goes to special interest Attorneys who direct him around the district. I really enjoy exposing this guy, he is so simple to expose. I figure if you put it out honest and simple people would believe me. They don't. That is the hard thing to understand. Some say if that guy knew that much about that guy why would he disclose the information. That is my approach and yes, I have a wife of 47 years, my pillar. Steve Swat from Comcast asked me at a forum, do I have any endorsments I said no just my wife. He was impressed. And yes I have great children, and granchildren. So if you want to be my friend and you didn't vote for me, that's ok.

Tommy Bananas

7:17 PM, June 22, 2006  
Anonymous Rocky Balboa said...

Yo Mr BeanO.

Rocky here. You can count on Rocky to be yer friend, but I'm gonna try to follow duh rules of dis blot.

Oh and dere's one more rule dat sez whatever duh original post is don't friggin matter. Anyone - Inner Circle or not - can change duh subject or start or end a discussion at any time.

Rocky out

7:27 PM, June 22, 2006  
Anonymous Tom Benigno said...

On VPO Statement:
That pombo's stand on the issue of Pro Choice is the same as the off shore drilling. I have caught him on that lie for 10 years. He still gets elected, no one challanges him on the issues. And when you do his machine, starts to work on damage control, that those who challange him are those dam liberals out there. He's the dam liberal liar,and they like him for that. As he told me at end of the forum in Tracy. You'd better stop tell everyone all those ----ing lies about me. And I said I didn't lie you son of a -----. That's politics. He again skated the issue with public realations group and his cameras following him out the door.

Mr Bananas

7:55 AM, June 24, 2006  
Anonymous Tom Benigno said...

Hello:
Where are all these self made bloggers.VPO, Balbola,ect. You guys must be retired. To do what you do you can't have a job, or you have a lot of money. This is what I have heard for about 12 years. Just trying to get your attention. Hope to hear from you soon.

Benigno

6:57 PM, June 25, 2006  

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