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Friday, December 18, 2009

Los Angeles Politics Hotsheet for Friday


 The Successful Model

Is Eric Garcetti flip-flopping on where medical marijuana dispensaries should or shouldn't be? The LA Weekly reports the Council President previously took a hardline on restrictions on location but is now taking a view that previously csidered restrictions could be onerous for patients. How about losing the pretense and get behind legalization. I am sure we could find a better use for Nuch's time.

Ron Kaye is calling for candidates to run for the City Clowncil spots currently held by folks like Tom LeBong, Jan Perry, Greig Smith, etc. What say you? Who can run and be competitive against these special interest funded candidates? The succesful model is not vanity candidates like Walter Moore but solid citizens who are willing to run a campaign such as Louis Pugliese.  Who are these people in all the even numbered districts?

Since when is an opera in financial trouble an emergency? Ask the LA County Board of Stupidvisors who agreed to give $14 million of your money to the LA Opera which is struggling.  We're closing hospitals and other city services but Westside cranks will still get to drink chablis and listen to toy-ho-ho-ho. I am sure I'll get called a cretin for that but you know I'm right.

New Year's Eve 2010 party train to Vegas? I'm there.

Here in Van Nuys reports a 99 unit condo property on Sherman Way was sold for $6.2 million or about $62K per unit.  Such a deal!

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22 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Can Mayor Sam provide a guideline for how comments are edited or censored?

December 18, 2009 8:05 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

14 million for the opera, $700,000 for Thomas's office, another 10 million is discretionary funds - this is what happens when you have a public board that has no private business experience.

It should be a prerequisite to run you own business - succesfully - before being elected to public office.

December 18, 2009 9:26 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Garcetti is becoming known as "Flippy the flip flopper" and a two-faced politician at that.

Glad the county has us all paying
9.75% sales tax so we can all pay for Mark Ridley Thomas decor.

Hopefully they'll raise it to 11% so we can get them all new cars too.

December 18, 2009 10:47 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Editing and censorship here? Noway!

December 18, 2009 11:13 AM  

Blogger Michael Higby said:

The guideline for comments being posted is "don't be stupid."

December 18, 2009 11:46 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

LeBonge will be hard to beat.
But Cardenas is a sitting duck in a district with one of the city's lowest Latino voter percentages.
Given that Louis captured 49% in an area with one of the highest Latino registrations , he'll only need a few bucks to blow Tony out of the water there- and Panorama City/Sun Valley is already his home turf.

December 18, 2009 12:16 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Higby, if "don't be stupid" were really the cut-off we'd never hear from the incredibly ignorant "Road Spit" here again (or most of your other straw bosses, either).

I think what you meant there is: "don't try - and possibly succeed - at making the thread-minders look 'stupid'".

December 18, 2009 1:51 PM  

Blogger Kevin said:

Michael: that is good advice any time; anywhere; reminds me of the old John Wayne line form Sgt. Styker: "life is tough and it is really tough when you are stupid"

December 18, 2009 1:56 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

All anyone has to do to beat LaBonge is go create a video montage of him speaking in council and in public, sort of a "LaBonge's Stupidist Hits" reel. Every time he opens his mouth qualifies so it wouldn't be hard!

No one except the dozen or so people who frequently comment here and on Kaye and such sites ever watch or KNOW what their representatives actually say and do, that it's too easy to get away with being stupid. The media only publishes their official quotes, doesn't let them look too stupid. It's all a big deception game.

It's literally hard to believe that someone as stupid as La Bonge is in office. He must have been separated at birth from Trutanich.

December 18, 2009 3:45 PM  

Anonymous Paul Hatfield said:

Hope everone saw DOT Chief Rita Robinson on the video posted on City Watch. If only the Council nad an ounce of her common sense.

Zine should do us a favor by hopping on his motorcycle and joining the Sons of Anarchy. He would fit very well in that show's fictional town as a puppet of the gang that rules it.

December 18, 2009 6:41 PM  

Blogger Joe B. said:

Paul,
You do know that Sons Of Anarchy is shot in the non-fictional town of Sunland-Tujunga? I don't think Zine would do well here.

December 18, 2009 7:06 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

3:45

Life is a big deception game, not just politics.

Super athletes posing as good family men to get endorsement contracts and hoping we buy their products.

Preachers violating the 10 Commandments on a regular basis and hoping we'll contribute to their ministries.

Bankers saying whatever they need to say to Congress in order to get bailout money.

Teachers having sex with students.

And right on down the line.

If there's money or power involved, there's deception.

December 18, 2009 7:39 PM  

Anonymous Tujunga Lvr said:

Ya know.... a regular person can feel quite helpless and lost in the big L.A. Political machine...

December 18, 2009 9:58 PM  

Anonymous Paul Hatfield said:

Joe, thanks for reminding me. You are absolutely correct.

My neighbor plays the Irish gun dealer. That was a bold move on his part in the season finale.

I guess Zine would never cut it in ST. You would be right to run him out of town.

December 18, 2009 10:48 PM  

Anonymous Term papers said:

It’s great to see this information being shared.

December 18, 2009 11:20 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Term Papers-
You have to admit, it is a slow day in town. Be happy for whatever comments come across.
Figure next week will be dead.

December 19, 2009 1:49 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Cardenas is a mean spirited autocrat and his chief of staff, Jose Cornejo is his chief bagman.

Wonder why no development can exist in his district?

Just try to do business with them and you might as well hand them your wallet and checkbook. Not for them of course, but for "community benefits".

Translation: "Community Benefits = Anything with Tony's name on it....to make him more important.

December 19, 2009 5:43 AM  

Anonymous James McCuen said:

TIME FOR LA BONGE TO RETIRE

Regarding La Bonge, there is good reason to have an opponent. In fact no seat should go unchallenged.

In La Bonge's favor, he is very personable and directly returns phone calls to people and tends to follow up - He is a good salesman.

On the negative, he doesn't appear to be very smart and goes with the special interests (developer, unions, etc) unless tremendous heat from the voters is put on him (such as protecting Griffith Park from private development).

December 19, 2009 2:02 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

5:43

So work with the D.A., set up a sting and catch them.

December 19, 2009 2:43 PM  

Anonymous g said:

THE MAIN PROBLEM IS THAT KNOW ONE WANTS TO VOTE FOR CANDIDATES WHO ARE NOT RECOMMENDED BY SOMEONE PERSON OR ORGANIZATION IN OFFICE. THIS HAS TO CHANGE.

December 19, 2009 3:43 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

BOTTOM LINE NO ONE WINS AN ELECTION UNLESS THE LARGER MAJORITY VOTES FOR THEM. SO DON'T VOTE BASED ON TV ADS, MAILED LITERATURE. GET BEHIND A CANDIDATE WHO WILL REPRESENT YOUR VIEWS AND GET OTHERS TO DO THE SAME. TELL THEM MONEY BUYS ELECTIONS AND THE MORE THEY SPEND THE MORE CORRUPT THEY ARE. TELL THEM THAT THE GROUPS WHO SUPPORT THE LEADING CANDIDATE HAS SOLD YOUR RIGHT AND VOICE TO GET ANY HELP FROM THEM. KNOW ONE SEEMS TO PAINT THAT PICTURE. SURE FACTS AND STATS MATTER BUT IT'S NOT CHANGING THE END RESULTS. ALL OF YOU MUST CHANGE THE END RESULTS BY MAKING SMARTER CHOICES. AND FIGHTING AMONGST YOURSELVES DOESN'T CUT IT.

December 19, 2009 4:00 PM  

Anonymous Pugliese said:

Hey Michael-

Thanks for the support. You and Ron K are absolutely right. Truly we only need 200-500 folks willing to kick in some bucks. I got a lot of mileage with less than 50K by spending wisely and managing the campaign myself. Phone banking, careful, targeted mail, and a strong popular message can unseat any of the incumbents right now. I'm more than willing to lend a hand.

December 19, 2009 10:36 PM  

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