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Was Arnie’s “F**k You” email – 8 billion-to-1 coincidence? Vote please!

Arnold Schwarzenegger: Letter to Tom Ammiano and Legislators

Arnold Schwarzenegger: Letter to Tom Ammiano and Legislators

If this was a co-incidence then it is really amazing else it was an amazingly smart way to say “F-U-C-K Y-O-U”. The mathematical probability of the seven-letter phrase “fuck you” doing the same is 26 to the power of seven – or about 8,031,810,176 – to one.

While searching on net I found a reference to an incident in past worth mentioning: In 2001, a departing leader writer at the Daily Express, Stephen Pollard, coded an otherwise inoffensive editorial with a bracing rebuke to the newspaper’s owner: the first letter of each sentence, when run together, read “Fuck you Desmond”.

To add to the fire: maybe Arnold is still mad at Ammiano, for his “kiss my gay ass” insult while walking out of the governor’s speech.

Well, its time to poll and opine:

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Discussion

4 comments for “Was Arnie’s “F**k You” email – 8 billion-to-1 coincidence? Vote please!”

  • Tom_Cares

    I'm far more disturbed that he vetoed a bill, that didn't receive a single 'NO' vote, in either house of the legislature (78 Ayes, 2 abstentions, in the assembly; 40 Ayes in the Senate), without addressing the merits of the bill. I think Schwarzenegger thinks the Governor's office should have far more power than it was ever intended to have. I think the intent of the veto was to allow a Governor to overrule a Legislature's changes to the status quo, which he believes to not be good public policy. I don't believe any framers intended for it to be a tool for sacrificing good policy, to enable one elected official to extortionately force the hands of 120 elected officials.

    The Governor has a veto; he doesn't have votes. 'Veto', in fact, is Latin for 'I forbid'. It is a power to stop or impede changes to the status quo, but not to bring them. I would strongly suggest, to Schwarzenegger, that he not stop any other good (often unanimously approved) policies from becoming law, simply because they may be too small to excite him, but to instead run for a seat in the State Legislature, where he can introduce 40-50 (depending on house) policy ideas, every year (plus 5-10 State Constitutional Amendments). I think he wanted the prestige of being Governor, but maybe he's really more of a legislator, at heart; plus, this way he could direct his encoded (and codified) obscenities at legislators, from within their own chambers. I actually bet he would enjoy it, but is too proud to do it.

  • Tom_Cares

    I'm far more disturbed that he vetoed a bill, that didn't receive a single 'NO' vote, in either house of the legislature (78 Ayes, 2 abstentions, in the assembly; 40 Ayes in the Senate), without addressing the merits of the bill. I think Schwarzenegger thinks the Governor's office should have far more power than it was ever intended to have. I think the intent of the veto was to allow a Governor to overrule a Legislature's changes to the status quo, which he believes to not be good public policy. I don't believe any framers intended for it to be a tool for sacrificing good policy, to enable one elected official to extortionately force the hands of 120 elected officials.

    The Governor has a veto; he doesn't have votes. 'Veto', in fact, is Latin for 'I forbid'. It is a power to stop or impede changes to the status quo, but not to bring them. I would strongly suggest, to Schwarzenegger, that he not stop any other good (often unanimously approved) policies from becoming law, simply because they may be too small to excite him, but to instead run for a seat in the State Legislature, where he can introduce 40-50 (depending on house) policy ideas, every year (plus 5-10 State Constitutional Amendments). I think he wanted the prestige of being Governor, but maybe he's really more of a legislator, at heart; plus, this way he could direct his encoded (and codified) obscenities at legislators, from within their own chambers. I actually bet he would enjoy it, but is too proud to do it.

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  • http://www.iowntheworld.net/ kristophe

    Was this paper or email? If it's email, and word wrap is turned on, you could probably adjust the first character of any line to form many fun words or expressions.

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