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“California GOP gubernatorial nominee Meg Whitman spent almost $23 million in the first 16 days of October, bringing her total to $163 million, according to a campaign finance disclosure filed Thursday. Whitman still trails Democrat Jerry Brown by 8 percentage points.” [Politico]


I’m going to laugh when it turns out Whitman threw away .1% of her fortune trying to buy a CA Senate seat. Then I’m going think a little more and cry when I realize that she only threw away .1% of her fortune trying to buy a CA Senate seat.

That’s a lot of Beanie Babies and Star Trek Collector Plates.

@Serolf Divad: Someone on Twitter noted she could buy the Assembly for that price.

Someone isn’t paying enough taxes.

@nojo: Are you kidding? For 1 % of what she’s spent, she could have both houses of the Cal legislature in her tailored pocket for a generation.

Her next career will be as a Bond villian.

@nojo: Why not just buy off the Board of Elections? I’m sure they could “find” some ballots for her.

Words fail:

A former real estate agent drove with the partially mummified body of a homeless woman in the passenger seat of her car for several months, according to a report.


They … found the body, along with a box of baking soda which had been used to reduce the odor.

“This person was somewhat used to the smell,” Costa Mesa Police Sgt. Ed Everett said.


Officers were investigating whether the driver had committed any health code violations, the Register reported, but she had not been arrested or cited.

@karen marie wants to know — Fucking integrity, how does it work?: Was she using the corpse to qualify for the carpool lane? Because that would totally make sense.

@Mistress Cynica: That’s what I thought too, but apparently she kept the woman hidden under a pile of clothes instead of propped up Bernie-style.

@ Cynica: As soon as I saw Orange County and mummified remains in the passenger seat, I instantly thought “car pool cheat.”

@Jamie: Rangers in the World Series – still going to cheer against them (and hopefully for the Giants)?

@Mistress Cynica: @TJ/ Jamie Sommers /TJ: @SanFranLefty: Well, that’s four of us. Another explanation is better delivered by the ‘Saw: she used it to point out other “options” available to prospective homebuyers when they balked at the commissions she was charging.

SFL: no ex-Pirates on the Rangers, so I’ll either root for the SF Lefties, or continue to forget about baseball for another seasonfew years.

@SanFranLefty: always been a dodgers fan so it pains me to pull for the giants. however it pains me much worse to pull for something w once was involved with. so, go giants. will lincecum get the start in game one and maybe 2 other starts if it goes that far? is anyone familiar with the saga of josh hamilton, rangers star and possibly the best player in major league ball? he fights a continual battle with the buzz catching. at least the yankees aren’t playing anymore.

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