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Thursday, January 31, 2008

Top Ten Reasons To Vote No on Proposition S

From the home office in North Hollywood, California...

The Top Ten reasons to vote No on Proposition S...

10 - City Hall wastes our money on things like $500,000 for calligraphy and $18,000 for sphincter control classes. And that's just the start...

9 - Business, homeowner, consumer and neighborhood organizations oppose it.

8 - The ballot language is intentionally deceptive, untrue and a shady effort by the Mayor to bamboozle you.

7 - Nobody cooler than Joseph Mailander opposes this crooked proposition and he'll be on the radio Thursday (KPCC FM 89.3, 10:30 a.m.) to let the people know about it.

6 - The Mayor's airing deceptive TV commercials starring Chief Bratton that misleads the people on the Proposition.

5 - Both unions and developers support Proposition S. That's enough of a reason itself to say no.

4 - Proposition S would tax internet service.

3 - The LA Times supports the measure; but doesn't tell you they don't have to pay the tax.

2 - Those pesky telemarketers who call you during dinner only have to pay half as much tax as you.

And the number one reason to vote no on Proposition S

1 - Every time you get a text message for a booty call, you'll have to pay Antonio Villaraigosa.

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Anonymous Anonymous said:

CRA evicts own only to have roof cave in; amid heavy losses, team returns to Spring Street base.

January 30, 2008 11:09 PM  

Anonymous The old lady of LA said:

As the "old lady of LA" if I had the opportunity to solve the problem of "$18,000 for sphincter control classes" I am willing to be a trainer at a fee far less than the one stated by the City for the same activity.

January 30, 2008 11:09 PM  

Blogger Joe B. said:

The Sunland-Tujunga Neighborhood Council is also on record as opposing
Proposition S.
In addition, The Sunland-Tujunga Alliance, the parent organization for
the "No Home Depot Campaign" also opposes this proposition.

January 30, 2008 11:21 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

11:09 PM is a perv

January 30, 2008 11:43 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Polls are showing Prop S just might fail because more young people are going out to vote because of Obama and they sure dont' want to be taxed for texting.

January 31, 2008 7:32 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

You guys are so full of shit. Proposition S will win 62-38.

January 31, 2008 8:44 AM  

Anonymous a gay in LA said:

I agree. your number one reason to vote no is because you have to pay 2 more pennies on a text to get laid?


this is a socially acceptable tax.
Paris Hilton and Britney will be paying tons.
the State deriving revenue from Indian gaming is far far more sinister than this simple phone tax.
people talk too much as it is.

January 31, 2008 9:02 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Give me a break. Britteny Spears had 10 cop cars plus motorcycles and helicopters escorting to the hospital last night. Who the hell ok'd all of that? This is bullshit. She has already wasted LAPD resources with her wacky behavior.

January 31, 2008 9:08 AM  

Anonymous Ham-ster said:

Socially acceptable? The amount of social acceptability that this proposition has is equal to the amount of political ethics, trust and confidence that members of the Clowncil and the Mayor currently have at the moment...which is pretty much nothing.

Here's another angle to consider and that's how this tax violates federal law. I'm just waiting for the ham radio folks to figure out that this "tax" also "taxes" their over-the-air voice communications, their repeaters and messages sent in Morse code. Given that the FCC has declared the ham spectrum and all ham communications to be "TAX FREE" for all to use, it's going to be rather interesting to hear both the Fire Chief and the Police Chief have a hissy fit if ham's don't come to their aid in times of emergency and say that its not "socially acceptable" for hams to sit idly by during an emergency. It's going to be even more interesting to see the Feds show up to prevent enforcement of this "socially acceptable tax."

January 31, 2008 9:27 AM  

Anonymous diesel death zone refugee said:

Look on the bright side.

As to reason #1, at least they ought to collect a fair amount of tax off of Tony Villar's "booty calls".

Oh wait, he's probably using a City phone, right? Or did he take away his City phone to solve the budget crisis? Oh well, he can probably borrow an LAPD phone from one of his "security detail".

January 31, 2008 10:47 AM  

Blogger don quixote said:

I don't care about any of the listed reasons not to vote for Prop S!
I'm not voting for Prop S based on the music video (extrodiaire!) put forth by Zuma Dogg!

January 31, 2008 11:59 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Funny, weren't those the same arguments used to justify the trash fee increase? Why yes, I think they were. So what's different THIS time?

January 31, 2008 12:00 PM  

Anonymous Eroom Retlaw said:

hey Walter Moore, they got you totally distracted with Prop s, while tomorrow they kick through the spay neuter program and resolve to oppose anti rent control legislation.

looks like your campaigns are ineffective.

no surprise to us.

January 31, 2008 12:09 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"while tomorrow they kick through the spay neuter program and resolve to oppose anti rent control legislation."

Both will be overturned...

January 31, 2008 12:15 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Funny, weren't those the same arguments used to justify the trash fee increase? Why yes, I think they were. So what's different THIS time?

January 31, 2008 3:21 PM  

Anonymous matt dowd said:

in Tianenmen Square the communist Chinese government bulldozed political protesters because they didn't like their speech.

In the United States of America, political speech is protected, as long as its in a valid forum.

so deleting political comment is a communist tactic, to suppress ideas and philosophy that the 'authority' doesn't like.

in this case, its mayor sam.

January 31, 2008 5:40 PM  

Anonymous matt dowd said:

and I posted this earlier, a couple of times. my top ten reasons to Vote Yes on the Prop S ballot initiative:
Top Ten Reasons to Vote Yes

10. children will die from lack of emergency response.
9. fires will ravage communities and property
8. fires will claim lives
7. the City will have to borrow money to cover the loss, and then pay additional interest on that.
6. City could be sued and lose millions for not providing that basic service.
5. City business must move ahead even if the management is not Deming 101
4. City staff need to be paid
3. the nay sayers are just tight wads with expensive computers and poor priorities.
2. The elected representatives of the people say we need it.
1. This blog deletes comments supporting S cause they're frightened by the truth and they want to manipulate the 'free speech'.

January 31, 2008 6:08 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I wonder why the city hasn't thought of sending Matt out to push for Prop S -- after his shakedown of the city, I'm sure they'd be thrilled to have his financial analysis stump for them

January 31, 2008 7:51 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

matt dowd said...

"10. children will die from lack of emergency response.
9. fires will ravage communities and property
8. fires will claim lives"

Do you really believe that or you just a shill? Public safety is the most important duty of our government and public safety (police and fire) should be properly budgeted first. If our elected officials can't figure out how to properly fund these services with $6.7 billion per year in revenue, they have no business being in office.

February 01, 2008 3:32 AM  

Anonymous matt dowd's press office said:

3.32 you are exactly right.

they have no business being in office. but thats an issue when they come up for re-election.

but saying NO to S at this point on the balance sheet is akin to the old adage, cut off your nose to spite your face.

and check out all Matt's public comments- definitely not a schill

February 01, 2008 8:42 AM  

Anonymous zuma's press deputy said:

I will say this about Matt's position on "Yes on S".

Matt told me, that although he DOES INDEED feel Prop S is as shady as the mayor, himself...

He DOES believe that if this doesn't pass, the city WILL be in big financial trouble. So he is actually being pragmatic.

Even though I still say "No on S", because I still say, too damn bad Anshadio...there is TONS you could have done to prevent this crisis if you weren't so busy flying to Asia with your fashion designing planning director and whatever else you two do together.

(Matt, hope you don't mind my sharing of your comments, but I know some people may feel you are "Yes on S" just to be an a-hole...but at least there is more to your opinion, than that.)

February 01, 2008 11:33 AM  

Anonymous matt dowd's press office said:

apparently there is to be some 'accountability' for this Prop S money too.
not like the indian gaming revenues to the State.

they say gambling addictions break up families, but when I think about it, so does the internet, and I'd imagine Antonio used the phone to break up his.

so damn, I need a rest.
I'm all confused.

February 01, 2008 5:19 PM  

Blogger Walter Moore said:

Actually, I proposed mandatory spaying and neutering in my platform starting in 2003. Glad City Council is finally catching up! Next, they need to require landlords to accept pets, and have no-kill shelters. But this is a good start -- if five years overdue.

February 01, 2008 11:43 PM  

Blogger Walter Moore said:

P.S. Massachusetts banned rent control several years ago. It's past time to catch up on that one, too.

February 01, 2008 11:44 PM  

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