Schwarzenegger Gives California Legislature A Hidden Finger

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    Schwarzenegger Gives California Legislature A Hidden Finger

    A Democratic assemblyman who heckled the governor during a recent event in San Francisco actually received two messages: the veto letter itself and a not-so-subtle rebuke creatively hidden within it.


    Like a find-the-word puzzle, the second message was visible by stringing together the first letter of each line down the left-hand margin. It consisted of a common four-letter vulgarity followed by the letters "y-o-u."
     
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    LMAO!

    If he did that intentionally then he is much smarter than I've given him credit for.
     
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    He probably had a speech writer compose it for him, but he probably came up with the idea.
     
  4. D_Portelay Porquesword

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    I would not venture a guess as to whether this was done deliberately or not.

    There were a few changes made right after he was voted in that affected us in a positive way. (the DMV registration issue for one)

    I had hoped those changes would have continued along the same lines.
     
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    How can it not be deliberate? I doubt you would find "Fuck You" vertically in 7 sentences to occur randomly.
     
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    That's Arnold for you; subtle, but good. :yup:
     
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    Subtle. The gropenator.

    Sure.
     
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    Good job, Mr Schwarzenegger. I tip my hat to you.
     
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    Oh, I'm sure the sentiment was his but he's not that smart. That's what speechwriters are for. His, in particular.
     
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    Yeah, and he should be so obnoxious and just blurt it out in public, right?
     
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    Arnold is probably the ONLY politician I like. And this just makes me like him more, lol
     
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    I used to like Arnie but when he said he'll be back i did'nt think he meant as a politician.
     
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    A simple 'fuck you' is preferable to being terminated I suppose.
     
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    I'm currently spending five days in Santa Barbara attending a crash course on learning the Travel Channel's film and video grammar hosted by The Brooks Institute. The only time any of us have to ourselves is when we schlep back to our hotels after 10-hours of ad hoc taping and editing to bathe and sleep, so the only thing on the boob tube is "da news!" Seems the Governator has been pissing off the left, right, and middle (as well as all extremists) with equal vigor lately. The Californians are feeling awfully grumpy these days.

    For those of you not aware, there is a new dust bowl developing inland up along the State's central coast. The great State's previously impressive water works and irrigation allotment controls seem to be lacking enough of the wet stuff. 'Taint pretty. Interstate 5 looks a lot like Oklahoma in 1932. Irony anyone?
     
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    Go Chah-gers Go!

    still makes me laugh harder than anything.

    good ole Ah-nold.
     
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    Aaaanold using an acrostic? Pigs do fly.
     
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    I have no clue. Some say he is not smart enough to do such a thing, maybe he is not.
    I heard he refused a salary when he was elected.
    He also owns over half of Santa Monica.

    Something is going on in that noggin of his. :tongue:
     
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    I'm sure that it was done deliberately by somebody down the chain... but likely not by aaaanold.

    I reckon, assuming that the likelihood of the paragraphs breaking at the right letters in the 7 lines and the likelihood of the capitalization for each phrases' first letter, that the probability of the particular phrase is roughly 1 in 1,000,000,000,000. This is much smaller than the likelihood of the colloquialism appearing if the letter distribution were even, which is 1.25e-10. If the distribution were based on the frequency of first letters in a common-word dictionary then the probability of randomly typing these words would be roughly 1 in 1,000,000,000,000 (1.19e-12). This excludes intended word order!

    In other words, this was no accident.
     
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