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Sunday, August 31, 2008

Mayor Sam's Hotsheet for Sunday: Late Edition

Excellent piece by Katharine Russ at RonKayeLA about the corrupting influence of contributions to local pols - including City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo - on the eventual fate of the controversial Home Depot in Sunland-Tujunga.  Russ notes that the inability of City leadership to stand up for the community could lead to an eventual dilemma where the City Attorney will have to simultaneously defend itself against lawsuits by the retail giant as well as the community.

David Markland notes that the total population of Sarah Palin's home state of Alaska is less than LA Council Districts 4, 5 and 13 combined.  That being said, as Markland comments, if population mattered Barack Obama could have nominated Eric Garcetti as his running mate. On the other hand if you drove from Hollywood to San Pedro you would have covered the entire width of Joe Biden's Delaware.  In fact Mike Antonovich's Fifth District has a larger area than Barack Obama's running mate's home state.

Looks like Zuma Dogg won't be endorsing Jerry Brown for Governor anytime soon.  The California Attorney General has ordered a crackdownon medical marijuana clubs in the state.  “The voters wanted medical marijuana dispensaries to be used for seriously ill patients and their caregivers - not as million-dollar businesses,” Brown said.

Despite the fact that the Governors and the Democrats in the State Legislature are working to place a sales tax on the November ballot, California Secretary of State Debra Bowen has instructed county clerks across the state to began to ready their ballots.  Though the Legislature could waive the June 26th deadline to place additional measures on the ballot, Bowen feels to do so now would be inappropriate.

You know you're getting old when the Beverly Hills 90210: The Next Generation hits the airwaves.  Well it's really just called 90210 but it's a sequel to the legendary hit of the 90s.  The show also includes original cast members Jennie Garth and Shannen Doherty as adult versions of their original teen characters.

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Higby,

If you are going to post any more YouTube videos of Governor Palin at least post something funny or interesting, like the one below.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-W5IAPK0hbU

August 31, 2008 12:27 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

Mayor Sam,

I know you were just making a fun reference about ZD and Brown, but I think I WILL be endorsing Brown, it appears -- AND ZUMA DOGG SUPPORTS WHAT BROWN DID HERE REGARDING THIS DISPENSARY!

This was a "bad apple" dispensary, not a true "co-op." And I spoke with one of the main activists in the medical marijuana movement today, to discuss this and THEY support Brown in this, because if there is ONE THING, the legit co-ops do not like (and want shut down more than anyone) are the shady ones, that are not in the spirit of the law, as Brown has noted.

However, I think his comment wasn't shaped properly for the media, because my concern is that it "demonizes" the good "co-ops" because people really generalize when they read a quote like the one Brown gave.

HERE'S THE REAL PROBLEM:

You gotta go after the doctors who are nothing more than prescription mills, who have never turned down anyone who didn't have the money for the appointment.

If you think a bunch of 18 year old hip-hop kids are abusing the system...DON'T BLAME THE COMPLIANT CO-OPS. (Once someone has a medical card, it's too late to refuse them.)

YOU GOTTA GO AFTER THE SHADY PRESCRIPTION MILLS THAT ARE THE ROOT OF THE PROBLEM THAT BROWN COMPLAINS OF.

August 31, 2008 1:56 PM  

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