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Sunday, March 13, 2005

LA Times Sunday Opinions - L.A. Bloggified

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In L.A., bloggers may have gone mainstream, but they're all over this city's most recent fringe activity: voting. Here are some sites that local civic leaders and political hobbyists peruse, and a glimpse at what they've been saying about Tuesday's mayoral election. — Brendan Buhler

Boi from Troy
(boifromtroy.com) A gay Republican, USC alumnus, sports fan's perspective on area politics
Mayoral comment: "What would we get in four more years of Jim Hahn? I couldn't tell you, but I suspect more grand juries and federal investigations would be up there on the list."
Election reaction: "Blech."

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Joe Scott: The Body Politic
(www.joescott3.com) An ex-Herald Examiner columnist, political consultant and third-generation Angeleno's insightful views
Mayoral comment: "The March 8 primary is the most volatile since 1973, when runoff finalist Tom Bradley beat Mayor Sam Yorty."
Election reaction: "Hahn will not go down without a bruising fight."

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LAist
(www.laist.com) A snarky local outpost of a chain-blog with sister sites in London and New York
Comment: "Truly, we are tired of politics, particularly local politics, when our candidates aren't even any good at getting into fiery policy debates or slinging mud."
Election reaction: "Yikes."

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L.A. Observed
(laobserved.com) Ex-Times journo Kevin Roderick's full-fledged, insider-oriented, flat-toned take on local news, media and Southern California gossip
Comment: "No surprise that City Controller Laura Chick came out … in support of Antonio Villaraigosa. She endorsed him four years ago, and in the City Council, Villaraigosa backs her wish to expand her office with more investigators."
Election reaction: "Re-dividing of the pie begins today."

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LAVoice.org
(lavoice.org) Ex-Times scribbler Mack Reed's outrage-driven screed
Comment: "Hahn's just a lazy, dull, pandering hack politician who can't seem to grasp that he's holding the reins of one of the world's great cities limply in his hands."
Election reaction: May 17 runoff will be "nemesis-on-nemesis blood sport."

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Martini Republic
(martinirepublic.com) A left-leaning look from a fellow named Joseph Mailander and crew
Comment: "The unimaginative 'leadership' of Jimmy Hahn has put the City not so much in perpetual check but in a kind of zugzwang, the situation in chess in which a player is forced to make a disadvantageous move."
Election reaction: Anti-Latino sentiments "will become the boilerplate for the Hahn campaign."

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Mayor Sam's Sister City
(www.mayorsam.blogspot.com) A conservative blog "ghost-written" by deceased Mayor Yorty
Comment: "This mayor is by far the worst in L.A. history, even worse than I was."
Election reaction: "Antonio has issues, but he has some vision."

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A JOKE
Our mayor's race is kinda like the elections in Iraq. It's a lot of foreign-speaking people, in the desert, voting for people they've never heard of. — Jay Leno


So do we have to start acting like serious bloggers now that the Times cares about our opinion?

5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Leno's not my favorite comedian... I guess I missed the "in the desert" part. Huh? Wanna bet he didn't vote last Tuesday?

March 13, 2005 9:50 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

A blog rundown of of Mayor Sam's and no mention of Chief Parker, Meat, Girth, June Harriman, SacNighties, HaloGirl, etc.? That's like telling somebody "West Wing" is a one-man show starring Martin Sheen.

Harrumph!

March 14, 2005 11:05 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

A blog rundown of of Mayor Sam's and no mention of Chief Parker, Meat, Girth, MEATeater (beater, masher, etc.) June Harriman, SacNighties, HaloGirl, et al? That's like telling somebody "West Wing" is a one-man show starring Martin Sheen.

Harrumph!

March 14, 2005 11:06 AM  

Blogger Big "O" Hahn Job said:

F__CK the Times!!!!

March 15, 2005 1:44 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Enjoyed a lot!
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November 30, 2006 8:48 PM  

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