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Sunday, November 01, 2021

Since he’s being term-limited out of office next year anyway, California’s “People’s Governor” is dropping governmental decorum and letting it rip in Sacramento. Arnold is being creative about it, though:

To recap: on Tuesday a hidden message was detected in a note accompanying a veto Governor Schwarzenegger sent to California Assemblyman Tom Ammiano. When read like an acrostic poem, the first seven letters in seven consecutive lines spelled out “FUCK YOU.” The message was not without precedent — earlier Ammiano had told the governor to “kiss my gay ass.”

And here’s the line-by-line dis-missive, by necessity presented as a fixed-positioned image:

When presented digitally as below, the proper vertical line-up suffers, hard-returns or no; so I’ve {brackted} the pertinent letters:

{F}or some time now I have lamented the fact that major issues are overlooked while many {u}nnecessary bills come to me for consideration. Water reform, prison reform, and health {c}are are major issues my Administration has brought to the table, but the Legislature just {k}icks the can down the alley.

{Y}et another legislative year has come and gone without the major reforms Californians {o}verwhelmingly deserve. In light of this, and after careful consideration, I believe it is {u}nnecessary to sign this measure at this time.

Schwarzenegger insists this was just a coincidence, but the laws of probability disagree:

How likely is that? According to Stephen Devlin, the chair of the math department at the University of San Francisco, not very. The odds are one in 10 million he said, and added, “Not surprisingly, it’s virtually impossible for this to happen.”

Alternately, he could have knocked down the odds and delivered the secret-decoder message in his native German (which, I believe, would have spelled out “FICKE SIE”). It probably wouldn’t have been caught, and he’d still have his laugh. Stay classy, Governator.

by Costa Tsiokos, Sun 11/01/2021 01:04 PM
Category: Celebrity, Comedy, Politics
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