It’s like a veto, but with a half-cryptic message! Schwarzenegger’s office responds that this is just a “weird coincidence,” kind of like that time when foreign actor Arnold Schwarzenegger somehow became Governor of California. And yet! The bill he was rejecting in this letter was one dealing with financing for San Francisco ports, sponsored by San Francisco assemblyman Tommy Ammiano, who apparently shouted “kiss my gay ass” at the governor at an event earlier this month. Meanwhile, California is still broke. [SF Chronicle]

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  1. Arnold to legislature: STICK AROUND.

    Or perhaps “If it bleeds, I can veto it”. Also, and seriously, how is financing a major seaport not an issue worthy of attention? I’d understand this better if he was vetoing a bill for a new performing arts center or something…

  2. [re=445363]Mad Brahms[/re]: What? Ventura said “If it bleeds, I can kill it!” Re-watch predator!

    The telling sign that this is not a “weird coincidence” is the phrase “kicking the can down the alley” which is so awkward and out of place. Also, a telling sign is that it spells out F You.

  3. It’s good material for Pox Noise, being a dig at a gay stronghold, but how will they explain any arrangement of letters to their nation of illiterates?

    “See, if you start at the left, as you’re sposeta, and instead of going right, like you should, you go down, like they do, and you only pick the big letters?”

    Actually, this gambit was first employed, I believe in a campus newspaper, sometime in the sixties by a writer who went on to other notable enterprise.

    The bill itself would apparently have helped create #70 in a row of dreary North Beach tourist traps.

  4. To the Honorable Joe Lieberman:


    Unfortunately, I
    Can no longer
    Keep up
    My contributions to
    You campaign.
    Do not hesitate to call if
    Can assist in the future.

    Kindest regards,


  5. [re=445377]petehammer[/re]: I know! I had to say “keeking dee cann down dee aahhlee” out loud and it just didn’t seem right. Also wtf does it mean?

  6. [re=445374]SayItWithWookies[/re]: Since they think of Arnold as a RINO and mostly hate his guts it’s probably an anomaly and not indicative of the True Republican Party.

  7. [re=445380]norbizness[/re]: Then he impaled an assemblyman on his boner, getting it all bloody in the process. Arnold monotoned, “Check out my redwood.”

  8. [re=445385]pattycake[/re]: Well if we’re being all semantical about it, it’s “Ti Fuck Yousa” which indicates the intern that wrote this has been possessed by the spirit of Vulgar Jar-Jar Binks.

  9. Of course I believe it’s a hilarious coincidence. If you write enough memos your bound to come up with one cryptic FUCK YOU written to a rival or adversary. It’s just a matter of random chance, people. Statistics, probability and whatnot. Another example: The Torah and Moby Dick tell us when the world will end.

    How many points you want to give the brainiac who deciphered the message?

  10. [re=445396]Zadig[/re]: Ti Fuck Yousa was the cheaper, Mexican equivalent of John Philip Sousa. Arnold is calling the guy derivative and unoriginal.

  11. oh the lucky lowly intern in every California State office, newspaper, news agency, etc. that now will have to go back through all of the Governor’s past memos. Wonkette might want to get on this as well….Rileyyyy!!!!

  12. The memo is worded funny, if you read it straight, and imagine it coming from Arnold. I might just have to rethink my earlier post, where I stated my belief that the FUCK YOU was random.

  13. It’s a doubly-delicious “fuck you” because he failed to sign the “fuck you” memo regarding the failure to sign the other thing. This is great.

  14. Fine, if you people are
    under so much pressure to
    cruise the nets just so you can
    kick someone when they are down, then
    You are not the type
    of people I want to associate when I’m
    Why anyone would come to this site
    once in a while and
    not be nice, well then i don’t
    everyone I know is
    telling me to stop visiting
    this site and to join
    everyone else who is jumping on the GOP bandwagon.

  15. [re=445404]RoscoePColtraine[/re]: I think the torah just prooves the joos did 911. where is that pyramid paster when ya need him? He really would have eaten this shit up.

  16. I am reminded of the time – decades ago – when i was 17 and got my first car. I convinced the State of Texas I was president of a group called United Catholic Kids for America’s Youth and was granted the personalized license plate UCKFAY. It lasted about a month until someone turned me in and they sent me new, generic plates.

  17. [re=445435]RoscoePColtraine[/re]: Please put a warning on those pics.
    Nearly got me fired when my boss walked in as I was clicking on your link.

  18. … The Memo:

    In which much hilarity and scrutinization ensued based on a cryptic, marginalized maybe-insult, until it was followed by another memo that actually said, in boldface: “Oh, I almost forgot, Fuck You.”

    P.S. – the margins on John Kerry’s memos spell the entire contents of War and Peace.

  19. [re=445384]Crank Tango[/re]: Not commenting on the deliberative nature on the wording, sadly the “Kicking the can down the ____” metaphor is a favorite of our esteemed actor/governor/his speechwriters. Original reference was probably to Cali’s credit addiction.

  20. Does anyone really think Arnold is smart enough to have pulled this off deliberately; I’m leaning towards the ‘coincidence’ alibi.

  21. Arnold’s spokesman, Bob Griese, went on to explain that he couldn’t follow up because “the Governor is out eating schnitzel with noodles.”

  22. [re=445441]Texan Bulldoggette[/re]: Yeah no way in hell is he smart enough to do it, but that doesn’t mean it’s a coincidence. Maybe some day it will come out how he wanted his writer to throw in a quote from one of his movies, and was advised that “fuck you, asshole” was a bit much.

    Coincidence, my ass. It’s the same phenomenon that has made Babble Spass’ facebook updates all coherent and shit.

  23. [re=445446]Scruffy_The_Janitor[/re]: I was thinking of the story that goes: why’d you get fired honey? Oh, they caught you looking at noody pics of men posing and flexing.

    (Sorry I exposed you to that danger.)

  24. [re=445450]RoscoePColtraine[/re]: I was thinking of just saying that I got caught looking at pictures of my governor and my boss is a godamn liberal.

  25. [re=445457]Scruffy_The_Janitor[/re]: well scruffy, I’m not gonna tell you how to hold the mop, but maybe a janitor shouldn’t be surfing the tubes when there is prolly swine-flu puke puddling on the floor somewhere.

  26. The SF Chronicle refers to this as “the X-rated evidence”. Um, no, you prudes, X-rated is porn, “fuck you” is merely R-rated; or possibly even less, since you can still get PG-13 if there’s only one “fuck”.

  27. [re=445462]proudgrampa[/re]:
    I think the deciding factor here is that
    1: The author of the bill told him he could kiss his ass.
    2: The author of the bill has teh gehz.
    3: The bill is for San Francisco, so it’s no doubt crawling with teh gehz.
    4: His wife is on some kind of BS “Empowering Women” tour so what the hell else does he have to do but dream this shit up? He’s probably sitting in his office giggling right now.

  28. Does anyone seriously believe the Governator wrote this himself?

    In real life, it’s so much more pathetic: Arnold goes to his secretary and says, “See, I vant you to come up vit a veto message but schpell out ze vurds in my veto message so zat zey say ‘fuck you.’ Doo it naaoow!”

    And the secretary obliges, so that she can keep her shitty job.

  29. Sen. Tom Coburn:

    Every year, I watch your brave fight.
    Again, godless liberals challenge our morality.
    Today, what is the great threat to Oklahoma?
    Sodomites! Perverts! DEMOCRATS!
    In the book of Revelation, the path is shown.
    The Rapture is upon us while the
    Anti-Christ claims the heat is Global Warming.
    Nowhere is the Beast roaming as he is in Washington D.C.
    Democracy, Capitalism and God’s own plan are under attack.

    Doom must be averted.
    If the Teabagging Patriots hold fast and show us the way we have hope.
    End the reign of Satan, please, Doktor Tom.

    Signed, a loyal Oklahoma Christian.

  30. I once started an article where the first letter of each word to opening it spelled (FUCK YOU *NAME OF DECEASED PUBLISHER WITHHELD*).

    It happens, and I’m damn proud to see it continue to happen.

  31. The Italian Futurist and Fascist movements were closely aligned in 1920’s & 30’s Italy, so that’s all the proof I need to say Schwarzenegger=Fascist. That and his well-documented frolics with Kurt Waldheim on the rolling, verdant, jew-free fields of the Austrian Tyrol.

  32. [re=445599]the problem child[/re]: Interesting, but no. This was a specific sub-human on whom I wished death … and was granted that wish.

    Hint: Newspaper biz.

  33. If Annie Leibovitz could get a photo of Arnie in bed with Tom Ammiano, like she did way back when with Arnie and Lou Ferrigno, her financial troubles would be over.

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