Round-up: Caulker plays, QPR injury latest, Kalas wants Chelsea future, Gould loses

first_imgSteven Caulker returned to action for QPR’s development side in a friendly at Billericay Town.Caulker played 70 minutes of the pre-season match on Tuesday evening – his first outing since recently returning to training after speaking about his mental health issues and addictions to gambling and alcohol. AdChoices广告The defender, 25, has not made a first-team appearance for Rangers since October last year.QPR won the match 5-1. Aramide Oteh scored twice and there were also goals for Axel Prohouly, Eberechi Eze and Reece Grego-Cox. Training pitch is too hard – Holloway Embed from Getty ImagesIan Holloway believes the condition of the pitches at QPR’s training ground has contributed to Grant Hall’s injury problems.Hall has been struggling with tendonitis and manager Holloway says the hard surface at Rangers’ Harlington base, which is owned by Imperial College, is having an adverse affect.“It’s our training pitch, which is very, very firm and it’s not helped with this,” Holloway said.“It’s the amount of water that we can put on that pitch that isn’t enough, so it’s ongoing issues. The training ground isn’t ours, so we’re looking into that.” Cousins latest QPR are assessing how long Jordan Cousins is likely to be sidelined with his latest injury.Holloway believes the midfielder could be unavailable for up to six weeks, but the Rangers manager is awaiting a verdict from the club’s medical staff.Cousins has another hamstring injury, having been plagued by a similar problem soon after his move to Loftus Road from Charlton last year.He then missed the second half of last season with a thigh injury but hopes were high that he would start the new campaign fully fit.“He probably won’t be available for five or six weeks, but I need to check that with my physio,” said Holloway.“We didn’t anticipate it (another injury), the way he was looking and the way he was moving.“But the boy is in a great state of mind because he knows it’s not the same injury it was before.“If it was the same injury as before then that would be more worrying. This is a different thing, so that’s unlucky.“He’s in a fantastic place in his head, because he’s starting to believe he’s the fantastic athlete he is.” Kalas sees future at Chelsea Embed from Getty ImagesChelsea defender Tomas Kalas says he turned down interest from Hull City and Premier League clubs to re-sign on loan for Fulham.Kalas, 24, helped the Whites reach the Championship play-offs last season, playing 40 times in all competitions.“I was fighting to get back to Fulham,” he said.“There were other options that made sense as well, but in terms of this league I didn’t want to go anywhere else.“Hull was an option and they’re going to have a strong team. I have been touch with different clubs as well from the Premier League but that was all stuck at the one point and didn’t go any further.“But I knew everything at Fulham – the way we play, what position I will have here. That was kind of decisive in my decision.”Kalas signed a new four-year deal at Stamford Bridge this summer and feels he can one day become a regular despite having made just three first-team appearances.“Now, it looks like an impossible thing but I wouldn’t have signed a contract [otherwise]. People don’t know what conversations there are between player and the club,” he said. “I’m quite pleased that I went to China and Singapore. I think I’m the fittest I’ve ever been and training with these players is always a lesson for me.“I got fit and I gained some experienced from Antonio Conte and his methods.“I was learning every day, but at the end of the day it’s about playing time and I knew that I would get it at Fulham.” Bees sign youngster Danish youth international Mads Bech Sørensen has signed a four-year contract with Brentford.The 18-year-old defender, who joins from AC Horsens for an undisclosed fee, will be part of the club’s B team. Sendles-White joins Orient Embed from Getty ImagesLeyton Orient have signed Jamie Sendles-White on a one-year deal.The defender, from Kingston, was a free agent having left Swindon Town at the end of last season.He started his career at QPR, where he was included in the first-team squad for a number of games but did not make an appearance. Gould loses Pinner’s Martin Gould lost 4-1 to world number 106 Soheil Vahedi in the qualifiers for the Indian Open on Tuesday.Gould, the world number 17, took the opening frame in Preston with a break of 68.But 28-year-old Iranian Vahedi – who has turned professional after winning the World Amateur Championship last November – responded with breaks of 71 and 62 to take the lead.He then won the match thanks to a 55, inflicting Gould’s second defeat in three matches this season. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Defender ‘on his way to England’ to have Wolves medical and…

first_imgThe Premier League club have been following the 18 year old Odd player for some time, likely through the scouting being carried out by Gary Goodchild in Scandinavia.Odd had expected Kitolano to sign a new contract and he’d made repeated comments suggesting that would be the case. Even last week the youngster openly committed his future to the Norwegian side and made it clear a renewal was on the way.Then everything changed, likely due to a firm approach from Wolves.It was made clear to Odd that there’d be no renewal so they faced the prospect of seeing the player leave now for a free or in December for training compensation.Odd have been open and told the Norwegian media they’d prefer a move now, and it appears that’s what they’re getting.Varden newspaper, who have been following the case closely, state Kitolano is ‘on his way to England’ to have a Wolves medical and complete the deal.They pick up claims from Norwegian TV to say the transfer is estimated to be worth around £900k including Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystDigitization in Banks Is No Longer About Efficiency, but Business Resilience. Don’t Get Left Behind.StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndoInstant Voice TranslatorGenius Japanese Invention Allows You To Instantly Speak 43 LanguagesInstant Voice TranslatorUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoCNBC InternationalSingapore’s Freelancers Find New Income During the Coronavirus Pandemic.CNBC InternationalUndoDating.comWhere do attractive singles find each other in Tung Chung?Dating.comUndoCNN with DBS BankWhat Banks Did To Help Corporations Mitigate Future CrisesCNN with DBS BankUndoPerfect-Dating.comReveal Tung Chung As The Best City to Date for Love & RomancePerfect-Dating.comUndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndo John Kitolano to Wolves looks like it’s happening during this window rather than waiting until the defender’s contract expires in December.last_img read more

NFL jersey numbers

first_img 1,005 18 0 Followers 0 720 NFL jersey numbers BRice16 Share this post Related question – the assignment by position rules still in effect? Lots of WRs wearing single digits in preseason.Most of the people you’re seeing with single digits are people that are going to hard pressed to make the team. If they end up on the team they’ll switch to the standard range of WR numbers. During the preseason there’s just too many people taking the field in a single game to adhere to the standard ranges. Share on other sites Recommended Posts Posted August 11, 2013 Related question – the assignment by position rules still in effect? Lots of WRs wearing single digits in preseason. Location:detroit Sports Logo News Share this post 22,644 22,644 Share on other sites Share on other sites Members This topic is now closed to further replies. NFL jersey numbers 53,285 posts oldschoolvikings Gothamite 463 720 Go To Topic Listing Members five boroughs, one City. Link to post 720 Share on other sites Posted August 10, 2013 SportsLogos.Net Slater Location:Arizona Both. Looks better, lasts longer. When you have technology to produce something like that instead of a screen print, why wouldn’t you? Share on other sites Link to post 18 16 Members Link to post 1,005 Location:West Coast BrandMooreArt Share on other sites probably both durability and perception of value. i think the sewn on numbers (tackle twill) really have a great, high quality look to them. the Seahawks are now using a bit of a different technique where the outline of the number is sewn on top of the base layer. . Share this post 17,857 posts 22,644 SportsLogos.Net Sports Logo News Location:denver Sports Logos 341 posts Members 3,760 Graphic Designer 0 463 16 I suppose this would apply to other sports as well, but why are sewn-on numbers preferred to heat-pressed? Is it a matter of durability or just appearance? To the best of my memory, the Rams were the last holdouts on heat-pressed numbers and they didn’t look too bad on their old royal blue/yellow outfits. 73 Link to post 73 3,760 On a side note, are the NFL numbers still 12 inches on back, 10 inches on front? On some teams, the current uniforms look to have a bigger than two inch difference these days. Link to post Posted August 11, 2013 6,603 posts Forums Home Posted August 10, 2013 probably both durability and perception of value. i think the sewn on numbers (tackle twill) really have a great, high quality look to them. the Seahawks are now using a bit of a different technique where the outline of the number is sewn on top of the base layer. . Teams have been using this type of lettering, called “kiss cut” since at least 2003. It isn’t new, nor is it exclusive to the Seahawks or even NFL teams. interesting. i had no idea NFL jersey numbers Share on other sites 0 Share this post Posted August 10, 2013 Share on other sites TalktoChuck 0 16 16,001 Followers 0 Sign in to follow this   Related question – the assignment by position rules still in effect? Lots of WRs wearing single digits in preseason. Most of the people you’re seeing with single digits are people that are going to hard pressed to make the team. If they end up on the team they’ll switch to the standard range of WR numbers. During the preseason there’s just too many people taking the field in a single game to adhere to the standard ranges.I know, but I wanted to make sure I hadn’t missed a memo. Rules can be changed. center_img 18 Posted August 11, 2013 Forums Home Sports Logos Moderators Members 1 phutmasterflex 73 oldschoolvikings BrandMooreArt Volunteer Fan Posted August 11, 2013 Related question – the assignment by position rules still in effect? Lots of WRs wearing single digits in preseason. Most of the people you’re seeing with single digits are people that are going to hard pressed to make the team. If they end up on the team they’ll switch to the standard range of WR numbers. During the preseason there’s just too many people taking the field in a single game to adhere to the standard ranges.I know, but I wanted to make sure I hadn’t missed a memo. Rules can be changed.The rules were always relaxed during the preseason, when teams have around 75 players dressed for play. One the regular season starts, players are reassigned appropriate position-specific numbers.It even extends to the officials. Any preseason official with a number higher than 135 is a trainee. 1,005 Share this post probably both durability and perception of value. i think the sewn on numbers (tackle twill) really have a great, high quality look to them. the Seahawks are now using a bit of a different technique where the outline of the number is sewn on top of the base layer. . Teams have been using this type of lettering, called “kiss cut” since at least 2003. It isn’t new, nor is it exclusive to the Seahawks or even NFL teams. 0 TalktoChuck 0 Members Link to post Location:Indiana > Miami Share on other sites 463 Link to post Posted August 11, 2013 slapshot All Activity Posted August 11, 2013 Slater five boroughs, one City. Gothamite 16,001 Share on other sites number81 0 22,644 53,285 posts 3,760 240 posts BrandMooreArt 3,760 Posted August 11, 2013 probably both durability and perception of value. i think the sewn on numbers (tackle twill) really have a great, high quality look to them. the Seahawks are now using a bit of a different technique where the outline of the number is sewn on top of the base layer. . Teams have been using this type of lettering, called “kiss cut” since at least 2003. It isn’t new, nor is it exclusive to the Seahawks or even NFL teams. For example, the Broncos use kiss cut numbers. This is from a 2011 Daniel Fells gamer:And the Avalanche have been using kiss cut numbers since 2005. This is from a 2005-06 Brett McLean gamer: 0 Share this post 12,787 posts 3,760 BrandMooreArt Location:Atlanta Members Members Link to post Members 3,760 9,114 posts Share this post Share this post 22,644 Gothamite Share this post Link to post 16,001 slapshot 1,962 posts Gothamite BRice16 Share on other sites 5,835 posts number81 phutmasterflex Graphic Designer Share this post Medical Crab 22,644 Members 0 Link to post Sign in to follow this   Link to post Share this post Posted August 11, 2013 0 Location:Indiana > Miami By Slater, August 10, 2013 in Sports Logo News All Activity 9,114 postslast_img read more

Georgetown fires head coach John Thompson III

first_imgMichael Reaves/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) – John Thompson III’s days at Georgetown University are over.The school announced Thursday that it fired Thompson as head coach of its men’s basketball team.“It is with profound regret and deep appreciation that I informed John Thompson III this morning that the university will no longer be retaining his services as our head men’s basketball coach,” university president John J. DeGioia said in a statement.“For 13 years, he has been one of the elite coaches in college basketball. His performance as a coach has been exceptional, and he has served our community with remarkable distinction and integrity, sustaining our commitment to the academic performance of our students and providing them with the very best preparation for their lives beyond the Hilltop.”Thompson has spent the last 13 seasons at the school, winning 278 games to go along with eight NCAA tournament appearances.“I am honored to have been the head coach at Georgetown University for the past 13 years, where I had the privilege of coaching and mentoring outstanding student-athletes,” Thompson said in a release provided by his attorney, David Falk. “I am proud of what my players have accomplished on the court and how they are thriving since leaving Georgetown.”“… I am grateful to the fans of Georgetown for their tremendous support. Georgetown basketball has been a part of my life since 1972, which makes this moment even more impactful, but I look forward to my next chapter.”Thompson is the son of legendary Hoyas head coach John Thompson Jr.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more

‘Hero’ football coach Aaron Feis ‘died protecting others’ in Florida school shooting

first_imgCourtesy Ryan Mackman(PARKLAND, Fla.) — A football coach was killed while “protecting others” at a Florida high school when a former student allegedly opened fire there Wednesday.Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel confirmed at a press conference Thursday morning that the coach and campus monitor, Aaron Feis, was among 17 people fatally shot at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. Israel, who said he knew Feis personally, couldn’t provide specifics on the circumstances of his death but said Feis died while saving lives.“When Aaron Feis died … he did it protecting others, guarantee that because that’s who Aaron Feis was,” Israel told reporters. “He was one of the greatest people I knew. He was a phenomenal man.”The sheriff described Feis as a beloved football coach who was well-known in the local community.“I coached with him. My two boys played for him,” Israel said. “The kids in this community loved him, adored him.”The alleged shooter, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, was arrested for premeditated murder and held without bond Thursday afternoon, authorities said. Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School remains closed for the rest of this week, according to Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie.Cruz had been expelled from the high school for unspecified disciplinary reasons, authorities said. A former classmate and a former teacher told ABC News that Cruz was barred from carrying a backpack on campus prior to his expulsion.Wednesday’s school shooting is among the deadliest in U.S. history. Cruz allegedly used an AR-15-style rifle that he legally purchased within the past year from a federally licensed dealer, law enforcement officials told ABC News.Gabrielle Pupo, a student who survived Wednesday’s attack, said she saw Cruz shoot Feis.“I heard the shots, and then I saw the shooter run after Mr. Feis, and I saw Mr. Feis get shot,” Pupo tearfully told reporters Wednesday night.Ryan Mackman of West Palm Beach said he grew up in Parkland and was a former classmate of Feis. They both graduated from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in 1999, he said.“I never thought something like this could happen,” Mackman, now 37, told ABC News in a telephone interview Thursday. “The whole community is just stunned.”Just two days before the shooting, Parkland ranked the 15th safest city in America and one of the safest in Florida in a national survey released by NeighborhoodScout.Although they didn’t keep in touch much after high school, Mackman said he remembers Feis as a people person and a football fanatic.Mackman said he heard from other former classmates who were close with Feis that he apparently was shot while shielding students from the spray of bullets.“He was always a really good guy,” Mackman told ABC News. “But the fact that he died saving lives, the guy’s a hero. There’s no two ways about it. He was always a giving guy, he was always there for people, he had a big heart. That showed all the way to the end.”Mackman, who works as a business administrator and project manager at Premier Family Health & Wellness in Wellington, some 16 miles from West Palm Beach, said he and some co-workers who also knew Feis are organizing a Red Cross blood donation drive for the victims at their office Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more

Baseball Bombers sweep Southern Alberta road trip

first_img The Alberta trip had the Bombers ending the season with a 17 win and 8 loss record. The L. V. Bomber Baseball Bombers made it a clean sweep of Alberta competion during a weekend road trip through the southern part of the province.The Bombers swept a pair of doubleheader sets from both Raymond and Kate Andrews High School from Coaldale to make conclude the 2014 diamond season on a successful note.LVR opened the trip by blasting Raymond 11-0 behind the five-hit pitching of Austin Tambellini, who finished the game with three walks and eight strikeouts.Offensively the Bombers were lead by Tambellini with three hits while Reese Tambellini, Eric Hurley and Hano Southam, chipped in with one hit each.LVR had a great eye at the plate forcing the Raymond pitchers to walk five hitters while the Comets commited five errors that lead to Bomber runs. The hosts put up a better fight during the second game of the set as LVR scored a 4-2 victory.Southam struck out five, gave up three hits and no walks for LVR.The Bombers were down two going into the last inning when John Barabonoff hit a three-run home run to put the team in the lead and Saywer Hunt chipped in with an RBI single in the same inning.Other hits in game two came from Hano and Reese Tambellini.The Bombers then rocked Kate Andrews 20-1 the next day, combining for 14 hits. Braeden Zarikoff, Saywer Hunt and Austin Tambellini each collected two hits while Brandon Huffty added a two-run single during the game.Zarikoff, tossing a four-hit gem and fanning 12 batters, picked up the win for LVR.In the final game of the weekend John Barabonoff completed his high school baseball career with a complete game win — striking out three, hitting one batting and giving up three hits —to lead LVR to a 10-2 win.The Bombers kept hitting well collecting 13 hits. Brandon Huffty and Hano Southam ended thier high school baseball careers collecting three hits each, Geon Woo Park, John Barabonoff, Saywer Hunt, Braeden Zarikoff and Austin Tambellini each chipped in with one hit.last_img read more

Memorable away win for Cyprus against Kazakhstan in Euro 2020 qualifier

first_imgCyprus recorded a rare and memorable 2-1 away win in their Euro 2020 qualifying game against Kazakhstan despite trailing at half time.Kazakhstan opened the score in the 34th minute through Temirlan Erlanov in a first half where Cyprus rarely threatened the opposing goal.Cyprus’ Isreali coach Ben Simon introduced two attack-minded youngsters, Zachariou and Spoliaric, at the start of the second half, and it paid off.The national team took control of the game and equalised with Pieros Sotiriou in the 73rd minute and turned the game on its head six minutes from time after Nicolas Ioannou netted the winner from close range.With the win, Cyprus moved into third place, behind Belgium and Russia, and three points above Kazakhstan.Cyprus’ next game is against Russia next Sunday at the GSP stadium in Nicosia.last_img read more

Chutney Evolution 2K7 for Guyana National Stadium July 27

first_imgAsif Nawaz Production is celebrating its 20th year of existence in fine style on Saturday, July 29 at the Guyana National Stadium with an event called “Chutney Evolution 2K7”.Kavita MaharajThe event will be done in three segments – the first will be a kid’s fun park and will feature amazing and engaging activities for the entire family such as face painting, bouncy castle, trampoline and there will be several cartoon characters to add to the excitement. This commences at 14:00h.The second part will be a concert featuring some of the best in the chutney business. These include reigning International Chutney Monarch, Ravi B, Bollywood singing sensation Bindu Kohli, Trinidad’s superstars Kavita Maharaj; Chutney ambassador D Hitman; singing sensation Jesh Ramnanan, De Sexy Reshma Ramlall; rising star Aykeel Ali, sexy Shelia, Joel Gansham, Celia Samaroo and the Shakti Strings Crossover Band.Bindu KohliAdding some flavours to the show will be the Eshara Dance Troupe and the Shelita Dancers. Crown Vibes will be in charge of the sounds and lighting. However, the third segment will be the grand fireworks at the stroke of midnight followed by a champagne toast that will epitomise the promoter’s heartfelt gratitude and vehement respect for all its supporters – past, present and future.Asif NewazThere will be a special VIP section as well as a VVIP setting for sponsors and special guests, as well as the typical economy category for those thrifty concert-goers. Meanwhile, tickets for the event cost $1000 for general admission and $3000 for the VIP experience. Tickets for the event can be uplifted at regular ticketing locations.last_img read more

No Origi, Sakho or Can, but here is the team Klopp can select v Villarreal

first_img 11 11 11 11 4. Kolo Toure (centre-back) 11 Liverpool pulled off a shock to knock Borussia Dortmund out of the Europa League and it looks like the Reds will have to overcome the odds in the semi-final against Villarreal.Having scored three goals in the last half an hour of their second leg against Dortmund to win 5-4 on aggregate, Jurgen Klopp has suffered several selection blows prior to this Thursday’s tie against the fourth-placed team in La Liga.In-form Belgian forward Divock Origi is out injured, after damaging ankle ligaments in the Merseyside derby due to a horror challenge from Everton’s Funes Mori.Mamadou Sakho, meanwhile, is unavailable for selection pending the outcome of an investigation into a failed drug test from an earlier Europa League round against Manchester United.And in midfield Klopp is unable to call upon Emre Can and Jordan Henderson, following season-ending injuries in recent weeks.So who will Jurgen Klopp select for the first-leg trip to Estadio El Madrigal? Click the arrow, above right, to see our predicted XI in squad number order. Who would you start for the first leg? Comment below… 11. Roberto Firmino (attacking midfield) 22. Simon Mignolet (goalkeeper) 7. James Milner (midfield) 6. Dejan Lovren (centre-back) 11 11 11 15. Daniel Sturridge (forward) 21. Lucas Leiva (midfield) 11 11 10. Philippe Coutinho (attacking midfield) 11 18. Alberto Moreno (left-back) 20. Adam Lallana (attacking midfield) 2. Nathaniel Clyne (right-back) – Click the arrow, right, to see the predicted XI in squad number order last_img read more

Lt. Gov. race is too close to call

first_imgCalifornians could be on the cusp of electing the state’s most conservative lieutenant governor in nearly 30 years – a candidate who is firmly to the right of most in the state on issues such as abortion, the environment and government spending. State Sen. Tom McClintock, arguably the most popular conservative in the state, is running neck and neck in his race with Democrat John Garamendi, the term-limited state insurance commissioner. Though considered by many to be a powerless post, the lieutenant governor does become the state’s chief executive in the event of the governor’s death. Opponents insist the Thousand Oaks Republican’s views are unknown by the vast majority of voters, even though he’s run in three statewide campaigns – for governor during the 2003 recall, for state controller in 1994 and again in 2002, when he lost to Steve Westly in a razor-thin race. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECalifornia’s bungled $1 billion accounting system “McClintock can be a sleeper,” said Darry Sragow, a former advisor to Westly, who defeated McClintock by just 22,730 votes despite a 5-to-1 spending advantage. “Democrats dismiss him as a kooky right-wing guy, but there’s clear evidence that he’s better known than a lot of Democratic insiders like to think and that people like him.” Voters may overlook McClintock’s views on issues such as gun rights and abortion because they connect with him on a gut level, said Assemblyman Ray Haynes, a Riverside County Republican and one of the more conservative members of the Legislature. “The guns and babies stuff – they won’t forgive that without trust,” Haynes said. “On those issues, Tom is not in sync with the majority of Californians, but neither were Ronald Reagan or George Deukmejian. The issue is will they forgive you on three or four issues because they like you on one or two issues. The reason he’s close in this race is because they’re willing to forgive him on some stuff.” McClintock insists that his views on social issues are well known but irrelevant. “The attempt to paint these issues as the center of my 20 years in the Legislature is utterly, completely false,” McClintock said. “Yes, I’m pro-life and I support the Second Amendment, and people who are single-issue voters will cast their votes accordingly. But most people put far more emphasis on government efficiency and waste. My views were clearly stated in the most highly watched debate in the history of California \” The most significant political act a lieutenant governor can take is to cast a deciding vote in a deadlocked state Senate – which hasn’t been done since 1976 – so voters may not view the office as worthy enough to be worried about. And the last time a lieutenant governor replaced a governor was in 1953, when Earl Warren was appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court, replaced by the forgettable Goodwin Knight. But the last conservative to hold the office, Mike Curb, elected in 1978, made full use of his power. During the lengthy periods then-Gov. Jerry Brown was spending out of state running for president, Curb made hundreds of appointments and signed into law more than 30 bills. The state Supreme Court ruled a lieutenant governor had the power to make law with a governor absent – though a governor can override the actions, and Brown often did. Under Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger – a fellow Republican – the likelihood for such undermining is limited. Still, McClintock could affect the tone and direction of the various boards a lieutenant governor sits on. McClintock downplays his social stances, emphasizing tax cuts and regulations as central campaign themes, often saying, “everything else is commentary.” But, “everything else” is the key to knowing who the real McClintock is, Democrats say. McClintock has been able to slide under the radar, Democrats say, because he’s never been taken seriously. In the 2002 state controller’s race, Westly outspent McClintock $5million to $800,000, but put the money into increasing his own profile rather than attacking McClintock for his views, Sragow said. “McClintock has incredible vulnerabilities, but they’ve never been communicated to statewide voters,” Sragow said. “He’s never been hit. Voters only know that his disarming intelligence and candor are appealing.” In surveys of fellow legislators, McClintock routinely is ranked among the smartest. Garamendi’s campaign concedes that McClintock has appeal, but think they can sway voters with ads that showcase what they consider his fringe views. “He has a virulent anti-tax, anti-government politics-of-fear message that has an appeal,” said Jason Kinney, an adviser to Garamendi. “What voters don’t know, and it’s our job to highlight, is just how radical his voting record has been on almost every issue.” McClintock’s reputation as a cantankerous conservative dates back to his early days in the Legislature – he was first voted into the Assembly in 1982 – and solidified in 1991 when then-Gov. Pete Wilson called McClintock an “ideologue, obstructionist,” for opposing his budget. The Garamendi campaign has begun to air ads highlighting some of McClintock’s more controversial comments and positions: Providing women with publicly-paid abortions is like “providing scotch to a wino in a gutter.” McClintock says the quote is taken out of context, and that his main point was that “you don’t help people by helping them hurt themselves.” Global warming has “been going on since the last ice age and it will continue until the next ice age.” He voted this year against AB32, which would curb carbon dioxide emissions and is a signature issue for Schwarzenegger’s re-election campaign. “I don’t believe the science is settled that global warming is significantly affected by human activity,” he said. “And there’s no question that AB 32 is not going to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. It will move it across state lines and have a devastating impact on our economy.” Minimum wage “is a destructive government policy” and social security is “morally bankrupt.” The Garamendi campaign accuses him in another ad of voting against health care for the elderly, stem cell research, minimum wage hikes, lowering prescription drug costs, and death benefits for widows of fallen cops and firefighters. Garamendi has gone as far as to suggest he and Schwarzenegger are more compatible than the two Republicans at the top of the ticket, listing a dozen issues in which McClintock and the governor disagree. But McClintock points out that he’s the one with Schwarzenegger’s endorsement. “The governor,” he said, “is the one who called me his running mate.” (916) 441-2101160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more