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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Morning Briefs and Outtakes on Possible Replacements for "Governor Kennedy Republican" and other Topics

Who wants to replace "Governor Kennedy Republican" in 2010??
These Californians want your consideration to be "Governor Arnold "Kennedy Republican" Schwarzenegger replacement in 2010 and one "ex. candidate" is reduce to shilling for the current governor in New Jersey.
The race to replace the "Kennedy Republican" is picking up steam with the potential candidates making their intentions official, or will shortly.
On the Republican side, former E-Bay executive Meg Whitman "re-announced" her candidacy in a Fullerton rally. Whitman has also used her considerable financial resources to make major ad buys on local talk radio stations such as KFI, KABC, and KRLA.
State Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner for his part chose the KFI "John and Ken Show" to sign a "No New Taxes Pledge", Poizner or the "Poizninator" in the words of Downtown News Editor Jon Regardie, rolled out his four-point plan to enhance business and create jobs, at a September 15 presentation to the LA Chamber of Commerce.
On the Democratic side, former governor and current Attorney General Jerry Brown, made the rounds of the Spring Street City Council Chambers with Council President Eric Garcetti acting as escort.
San Fransisco Mayor Gavin Newsom who has the endorsement of former President Bill Clinton, was given the same City Hall treatment by supporter, former City Council President Alex Padilla in the recent past.
Then there is Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who many thought would have been the front-runner for governor in the "pre-Mirthala" period. Now he is relegated to being the "special guest" at a Beverly Hills fundraiser for New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine, who is in major trouble in his re election campaign back home.
** The Los Angeles City Council voted on these issues of "importance".
First, cut down a tree, including a sacred oak, and face the wrath of your local government. The "Fifteen Group" who owns the oak-filled Wyvernwood Apartment Complex in CD 14 might want to host Councilman Jose Huizar for another Super Bowl trip, to get an variance.
Second, they voted 12-0 to limit the amount of roosters or, errrrrrr, COCKS!!, to one per household. This comment from measure author Councilwoman Janice Hahn will be highlighted in bold for history. “Roosters have their place in this city, but we think having more than one per property causes problems,” she said.
** LA Times columnist Steve Lopez latest missive "Dark charges from Mohony's inner circle" has and is sure to reinvigorate discussion about the role of Cardinal Roger Mahony in the church abuse scandals.
** Shades of the days of late Los Angeles County Sheriff Sherman Block as current Sheriff Lee Baca, announces no closures of county jail spaces.
** LA Weekly's Christine Pelisek has more on the "gruesome details" regarding the cold-blooded murder of LA Sheriff Deputy Juan Escalante by the Avenues Gang. Details includes some comments by gang members about using the resources of Homeboy Industries to provide cover for their activities.
Your thoughts...............

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Blogger solomon said:

Too bad it became necessary, but kudos, Councilmember Hahn on this one. At a minimum it will curtail abuse; it might also promote responsible husbandry. One rooster satisfies a yard full of hens.

September 23, 2009 10:53 AM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:


I agree with you, rooster proliferation is out of control and for the wrong reasons (ie. cock fighting).

But Hahn's comment about rooster's place in the community is priceless.

September 23, 2009 11:04 AM  

Blogger Michael Higby said:

With everything going on Janice Hahn is worried about roosters? Wasn't she doing something with goats a few years ago?

I guess the person who said that the rest of the City outside Sunland-Tujunga wasn't Green Acres is wrong.

Duh-duh-duh-duh-duh The Chores!

September 23, 2009 11:24 AM  

Blogger solomon said:

I see the rooster item made Drudge. East Coasters really don't get LA, do they.

September 23, 2009 11:54 AM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

....and her comment is getting radio air time.

September 23, 2009 12:02 PM  

Anonymous Tony Villamagrossa said:

Did someone say "responsible husbandry"? Heh heh. Ahhhh.

September 23, 2009 12:53 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Noone who announces a major campaign pledge on Jon & Ken is worthy of support.

Poizner is Poison.

September 23, 2009 1:23 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Good to see LAPD take down Avenues in a big way. Sure will miss Bratton, but he's trained some good people, one of them should get it.

Tragic about the deputy shot, of course, but it's not like this is the first wake-up call about those gangbangers in Glassell Park. LAPD and the feds already did a huge bust last year, shows how persistence these criminals are. Hope ICE was standing by.

Totally more professional than the Sheriff's Deputies - Baca's deputies have been involved in a number of shootings of unarmed people, then the unbelievable bungling of letting go a young woman in the middle of the night out in the boonies of Topanga, after they impounded her car and knew she had no money in the first place. Let her out after her mother called to say she was coming to get her, never seen since. Way to go, LeeRoy Brown.

The Sheriff's dept. incompetence is especially troubling since they took over patrolling the subways from MTA, after alleging an MTA deputy roughed up a guy downtown. But 2 weeks later on Aug. 26th, a Sheriff's deputy shot dead a guy at the NoHo station for not being able to prove he had paid. This got very little media coverage, as does anything Baca mishandles.

September 23, 2009 1:30 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

hey red spot, i asked huizar a few months back about the super bowl thing. he said he has never been to a super bowl game in his life.

September 23, 2009 3:12 PM  

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