Budget Two Months Overdue but Cali's Top Dem Needs Time to Think About Bo Derek

"The pro tem needed more time to think about the appointments," says the spokesgal for Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) to the L.A. Times' Patrick McGreevey.

At stake: Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's appointments of Bo Derek, Keith Brackpool, David J. Israel and Richard A. Rosenberg to something called the "California Horse Racing Board."

Steinberg has put these nominations on indefinite hold. Board members would serve beyond the end of Schwarzenegger's term.

Questions:

How much equestrian tragedy can a state bear in a single day?

Why does bankrupt California maintain a government horse racing board?

Why isn't there a boss who can scream, "Stein-BERRRG! Get in here! Why are you wasting one second of the public's time thinking about jackasses???!!!"

Could Mr. Ed beat the Dodgers?

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  • Hugh Akston||

    Why isn't there a boss who can scream, "Stein-BERRRG! Get in here! Why are you wasting one second of the public's time thinking about jackasses???!!!

    More importantly, why would this boss not be a talking horse wearing a tie?

  • ¢||

    Actress Bo Derek may be a "10," but state lawmakers Wednesday indefinitely put off a decision on whether to confirm her appointment by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to a state board.

    TV's Mr. Ed may not really be able to talk, but his stunt double is a side of beef in a wig on a skateboard.

  • ||

    That lede was a "4."

  • rho||

    I like libertarianism better when it isn't so, well, obviously patronizing.

  • Hugh Akston||

    Sometimes it's hard to address this bullshit with a straight face.

  • Apologetic California||

    Horse Board? That's the least of it. There's the California Board of Chiropractic Examiners, the California Board of Guide Dogs for the Blind, etc. Behold, the list of 500 California state agencies: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L.....e_agencies

  • ||

    Remember when Bo got her leg bitten off in Orca? Great stuff. Richard Harris FTW.

  • Helpful pedant||

    when the character played by Bo

    Also, your link got its leg bitten off.

  • ||

    WTF? Good point.

  • BakedPenguin||

    Richard Harris FTW

    ♫ MacArthur Orca is waiting in the dark...

  • Tim Cavanaugh||

    Definitely Bo's most interesting performance, because after the killer whale eats her leg, you're forced into a decision: Would I still go for a one-legged Bo Derek? It's not an easy call, a beautiful woman with one leg. Even if you're one of the Beatles you can't be sure you'll get a lifetime of gratitude from a one-legged beauty.

  • Paul McCartney||

    "Would I still go for a one-legged Bo Derek?"

    Fuck yeah!

  • Red Rocks Rockin||

    To be fair, Bo did stay faithful to John until he passed away.

  • johnl||

    Given the mess the CA legislature has been creating, a lot of us could use time to think about Bo Derek.

  • Kant feel Pietzsche||

    A real manager wouldn't have mentioned the not touching 2nd base part. That's an appeal play. ;^)

  • Abdul||

    Why does bankrupt California maintain a government horse racing board?

    C'mon, it's not like people would get together to race horses and place bets all by themselves.

  • Pip||

    "Could Mr. Ed beat the Dodgers?"

    He could do it blindfolded.

  • Mr. Ed||

    Hello Operator? Put me through to Joel Pile. Huh? What's that? Oh. No. I have no idea if Joel Pile fucks sheep.

  • Spiny Norman||

    Why does bankrupt California maintain a government horse racing board?

    Because the state and municipal governments take about 15% off the top of every bet.

  • ||

    I'll be in my bunk.

  • AlmightyJB||

    With that picture attached, whose gonna bother reading the article? Unless it's Bo talking dirty, it can only go downhill from there.

  • Reformed Republican||

    Re: Alt text
    I will keep that in mind if I have a sick horse.

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