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Thursday, August 28, 2008

Mayor Sam's Hotsheet for Thursday

Yesterday we reported that Mayor Villaraigosa has been spending his time hanging around the hotel lobby (though he did get to sit behind President Clinton during Hillary Clinton's speech) during the Democratic National Convention in Denver; if you were wondering how Council President Eric Garcetti is spending his time at the Dem-Fest, Gen Y blogger Maegan Carberry writes: "We spent last night at a party for up-and-coming elected officials, hosted by my LA City Councilman Eric Garcetti. I enjoyed some spirited conversations with policy-wonk types while Shepard Fairey DJed."

Zuma Dogg makes a good catch, as President Clinton was exiting the stage following his speech to the delegates at the Democratic National Convention, the song the band was playing was Robert Palmer's pop hit Addicted to LoveZuma Dogg thinks this was a dirty trick against the former President who, along with his wife, went above and beyond to call for support of their former opponent, Barack Obama.  Wouldn't surprise me.  Obama is beginning to show he has a tremendous ego and is incredibly vindictive against those who would cross him.

As appellate court judges consider whether or not to overturn Los Angeles' controversial Proposition R term limits law, chief opponent David Hernandez has issued a message to his supporters.  Hernandez writes "A group of Los Angeles residents and organizations, under funded and outgunned sent a message which seeped into every dark smoke filled back room of City Hall."

 Walter Moore has put up a couple of websites, one opposing Measure Q the multi-billion dollar LAUSD school construction bond boondoggle and another setting the record straight on Janice Hahn's gang tax scam.  If you're opposed to either or both of these measures forward the sites to your friends as both provide excellent analyses of the two measures.

Zuma Dogg opines about the court decision that overturned a county restriction on taco trucks.   Zuma wonders aloud if vendors who recieved citations will now have grounds to sue, or at least get their citations thrown out.
In case you were worried, Paris Hilton has confirmed that she's a big fan of Britney Spears. Contactmusic quoted Hilton as saying “I love Britney, I think she looks so beautiful right now."

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Anonymous Anonymous said:

After reading Ron Kaye's excellent summary of the Prop R hearing, it looks like Los Angeles will be found to be No Man's Land in terms of state lawlessness.

R.I.P. Justice in La La Land.

August 28, 2008 8:30 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

David Hernandez and his legal team let the Measure R case be delayed this long, an amateur move.

"We will not go quietly into the night," he writes.

You already have.

August 28, 2008 8:49 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I love it whenever self-important elitists claim that justice and democracy hav been destroyed -- because THEY were outvoted.

And, of course, that was because the people who voted for Prop. R were too stupid to understand what they - the elitists - knew. So we need a "lesson" at our own expense, in court, to set us straight.

Thanks, "Daddy" - I'm so glad I have litigious protectors to make sure my vote ends up not counting.

We just don't know what's best for us - but of course, you do.

I voted for Prop. R to bring some stability to local government and stop the idiotic revolving door that has career buffoons like Alarcon changing chairs every couple years and yet still dumping mediocre government on us, serially, at every level.

I know what it meant to vote that way, and I'd do it again in a heartbeat. And, I resent the non-stop arrogant insinuations that everyone (like me) was too stupid to really know what was going on.

Term limits are anti-democratic to begin with. They deprive me of choices I have every right to expect. Eventually, when/if all the rampant paranoia finally dies down, they'll all be overturned.

I should be able to vote for the candidate of my choice - each time, and every time - regardless of which term they're in. And, no legalistic BS should be allowed to put a "stale date" on that right!

Sic semper elitists!

August 28, 2008 3:06 PM  

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