VIDEO: California Republican Convention Coming to Burlingame

Sneak a peek inside the Hyatt, where the California Republican Convention will be held this weekend.

Sneak a peek inside the Hyatt, where the California Republican Convention will be held this weekend.

George Muteff February 25, 2012 at 08:08 AM
Cheney was CEO of Halliburton when he resigned. I should have mentioned that.
Bren February 25, 2012 at 08:24 AM
George, you've just listed more examples of Republican villainy. I don't see how those would contradict my point, or even differ in any way from the perspective I already hold.
Bren February 25, 2012 at 08:25 AM
Unless you're saying the Democrats are continuing to coddle Haliburton and the oil industry?
George Muteff February 25, 2012 at 09:53 AM
Bren, my intent was to provide an example of something that supports your comment, and I stated so just prior to the example. I'm not contradicting your point at all.
Bren February 25, 2012 at 10:12 AM
Ah, I see. I completely misunderstood, and thought you were in some way trying to illustrate the sameness of the two parties. Duh.
Summer Hemphill February 25, 2012 at 02:31 PM
It's time to wipe out the last few pockets of Republican resistance in California once & for all !!! "Richie Rich","Moral Orel","Yosemite Sam" & "Elmer Fudd" are as likely to garner votes here as Whitman & Fiorina ! We're not as easily duped as the backward bible thumping,inbred mouth breathers in rural America !!! They can't even field a viable candidate to run against Sen. Feinstein (I wonder what poor sap will grab the short straw ?) !!!
Brian Ginna February 25, 2012 at 03:48 PM
Thanks for the attempt at clearing the rhetoric, George. Folks like Bren and Humphill still do not get it. Just interested in "they're bad, we're good" because that is the depth of their intelligence. Keep at 'em.
George Muteff February 25, 2012 at 07:26 PM
It can be very easy to vilify a "party"; very very easy. It is an entity. But the "party" is made up of individuals, each with their own thoughts and ideas of what should be. For example: I seriously doubt that folks in "rural America", perhaps towns like Modesto, Gilroy, or even here in HMB would agree with Hemphill's assessment of them. They might disagree enough to fire back with the same pre-juvenile rhetoric, and so it goes; although most folks I know in "rural America" hold better values than the ones Hemphill demonstrates. This is not to say that we can't disagree on issues, even passionately disagree, but it's been my experience that although when stated comments like those might make a person feel better for a moment, they do nothing to bridge any gap; rather they widen the gap which of course only feeds more ignorance - which of course only exacerbates the divide: which is exactly what shrewd politicians want. Then they have the "I'll save you" platform to spew their trash from. And so it continues. Personally, I like diversity. I believe that is a key to what makes the Bay Area so sweet, so (oh I hate this word) unique, so special. I wonder what those that live in "rural America" think of the Bay Area folks; more specifically, folks that make comments like Hemphill's? One does not become larger by belittling others. Inferiority and ignorance are lousy colognes.
Bren February 25, 2012 at 10:00 PM
OK Brian, why don't you explain to me how I'm wrong for seeing evil in a party that wants to enshrine its religious bigotry in law? Why don't you explain how I'm wrong for feeling it's evil to force women to give birth to babies they don't want? Why don't you explain how the Republican party being completely in bed with billionaires and big corporations is somehow a virtuous thing. Yeah Brian, I'm the big dummy for standing with the Democratic party, the one that actually has my best interests at heart.
Bren February 25, 2012 at 10:11 PM
Again, George, you make great points. The diversity within the Republican party, however, doesn't do me, or our country, any good, as long as they continue to field far-right candidates. A Republican can talk all day long about how he wants to help the middle class, but as long as he's voting for candidates whose policies will further crush the middle class, his personal feelings on the matter become irrelevant. Me, I'm totally in favor of law-abiding citizens owning guns. That doesn't do a damned bit of good for gun owners, though, if I vote for a Democrat who wants to restrict their gun ownership. So diversity within a party is only relevant if it causes a party to field diverse candidates, and that's not what the Republicans are doing. Show me the Republican presidential hopeful who doesn't want to repeal Obama's much-needed health care reforms. Show me the Republican presidential hopeful who's smart enough to understand global warming is not a hoax. Show me the Republican presidential hopeful who won't pander to the religious right by eroding abortion rights and supporting unconstitutional bans on gay marriage. That candidate doesn't exist, because the supposed moderate Republicans don't care enough about these issues to stand up to the psychotic religious fanatics and corporate shills who currently dominate the party.
Jon February 27, 2012 at 11:36 PM
Why do you troll all of the bay area Patch sites to spew your liberal crap?
Summer Hemphill February 28, 2012 at 03:51 AM
Jon - I'm a soldier in the war for America's future & I enjoy upsetting people like you so much that they open a Patch Comments account just to whine & complain about me with their first comment ever !!! You make 71 & counting !!! In case you haven't noticed Republicans & their out of touch right-wing rhetoric has been thoroughly repudiated by California voters who believe & elect those who "spew liberal crap" over anything a conservative spews. Thankfully you belong to a shrinking minority & your repugnant views have been marginalized ! I'll be watching for your next amusing comments,so don't disappoint me now !!!
Bren February 28, 2012 at 04:40 AM
You're a soldier, Summer? Because you post things on the Web? I agree with your politics and all, but unless you're getting shot at, you're not a soldier.
Dogbert February 28, 2012 at 05:35 AM
Summer- Are you the same Summer Hemphill from that porn site? I loved that video of you and the hockey team! I never dreamed it was possible to play goalie quite that way...
Summer Hemphill February 28, 2012 at 08:32 AM
Wasn't me,besides what are you doing watching porn,I understand you're neutered ?
Bren February 28, 2012 at 08:40 AM
Speaking as a feminist, Dogbert, I would like to take this moment to condemn your porn watching in the strongest possible terms.
Bren February 28, 2012 at 08:41 AM
Just kidding, Dogbert. You go ahead and watch all the porn your little doggie heart desires.
Summer Hemphill February 28, 2012 at 08:45 AM
I beg to differ - Webster's Dictionary defines a soldier as one who works for a specific cause. I'm an advocate for freedom & justice & if you ever read the responses to my comments people are constantly taking shots at me. When you have the facts on your side those who disagree can do little but attack you personally. I can give better than I get & the only thing preventing me from telling these folks how I really feel is censorship from the Patch's editorial staff ! It's the give & take with other readers on a real time basis that makes the Patch Comments unique & enjoyable for everyone,so commence arguing !
Summer Hemphill February 28, 2012 at 08:54 AM
I wonder if he has to wear one of those large cones around his neck so he can't lick himself ?
Bren February 28, 2012 at 09:02 AM
OK Summer, but I still think calling oneself a soldier is, perhaps, too reminiscent of what we see from the far right. They're the ones who love to frame things in militaristic terms and make statements and hold up placards and picket signs that are imbued with violent imagery.
Dogbert February 28, 2012 at 05:15 PM
C'mon, level wih me Summer. Certainly you won't deny being the "three-time covergirl for Soldier of Fortune Magazine" Summer Hemphill, will you? I really loved your Miss August spread. The blood-stained Birkenstocks and the shrunken conservative heads on your grenade belt were over-the-top hot! Yes, I do admit to wearing a protection cone. But only after my owners caught me trying to go for my own jugular after viewing your SOF pictorial.
Brash Brazen February 28, 2012 at 07:39 PM
I can't speak for Summer,but if I had a vicious,incontinent animal like you I'd have it euthanized !!! Only your stupidity is greater than your vulgarity !!! If your morals were as low as your scruples you'd have to climb ten flights of stairs to kiss a snake's ass !!! Your use of the name Dogbert must bring immense shame to Scott Adams !!!
Summer Hemphill February 28, 2012 at 08:38 PM
The only way to get this bad dog to behave is to strike him on the bridge of the nose with a rolled up newspaper & tie him up in the backyard (he seems to have a bondage porn fetish,so be sure to upload the video to You Tube for our amusement) !!!
Bren February 28, 2012 at 09:54 PM
Why are you people so mean to innocent, little doggies?
Dogbert February 29, 2012 at 02:06 AM
Oh boy, now I've got not only the captain, but also the co-captain of the Harvard Debate Team on my arse! What to do, oh what to do? I be shakin' in me Muttluks now, that's for sure. Not to worry. I called my Vet pronto about these pests and he said all I need to do is up my dose of Advantage. Problem solved... BTW, don't you find it odd that both Brash and Summer use 3 exclamation points preceded by a space for emphasis? I knew a cat who used to post under two different names..
Tess February 29, 2012 at 02:16 AM
@Dogbert - no I had not caught the space !!! thing because I skip their posts but good boy for catching that - extra chew bone for you! I see K-9 unit in your future.
Brash Brazen February 29, 2012 at 02:22 AM
Because once a dog bites someone they have to be destroyed !!! !!! !!!
Bren February 29, 2012 at 03:19 AM
OK, fess up: How many of you all are active in Yelp Talk?
d wave February 29, 2012 at 07:35 AM
that was summer humphill - close but no cigar
d wave February 29, 2012 at 07:36 AM
onward! christian soldiers!


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