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Friday, May 28, 2010

Los Angeles Politics Hotsheet for Friday

Blog away dum dums.
The LA City Council is going to ask for a tax that even a NIMBY could love but it doesn't mean it should be passed. The Clowncil has voted to place a measure on the November ballot that would tax billboards and supergraphics. Though the city is pleading poverty Mark Reddick, President of the Del Rey Neighborhood Council, makes a good point - “We don’t have a revenue problem in the city; we have a spending problem.” Reddick is absolutely right and at some point most of the rest of you will get it.

Clowncilman Greig Smith voted against LA's goofy boycott of Arizona but was wishy washy when asked why.  Not so with County Supervisors Mike Antonovich and Don Knabe who oppose a similar LA County boycott of Arizona.  Antonovich did not mince words calling the boycott "Stupid."  Perhaps Antonovich and Knabe are concerned about the economic impact of a boycott of LA and it's tourist attractions; San Diego lost several million dollars in hotel bookings from Arizona residents when that city only passed a condemnation of Arizona and not quite a boycott. With Arizonans gearing up for a counter-boycott of Los Angeles and other cities those considering sticking their nose into Arizona's business (especially when California already has an identical law on the books to Arizona's) might think twice.

Bloated mush-mouth Clowncilman Paul Koretz compared Arizona's anti-illegal immigration laws to Nazi Germany and caught a lot of heat for it.  But here's something about Nazi Germany Koretz may want to remember as he is cheerleading banning the carrying of unconcealed weapons in public.  It was in Nazi Germany that Hitler required all citizens to register their guns and banned Jews from owning weapons, just before they were loaded on boxcars and hauled to the ovens.  Koretz should think twice and consider that the second amendment is there for a reason.

The former Marine Corps Air Station at El Toro is being turned into a "Great Park" a enormous public space that will create a park twice the size of New York's Central Park.  Now efforts are underway to turn part of the park into a massive urban farm.  Maybe that's a good idea for the Grand Avenue Park in Downtown LA, given how many hungry people we have in LA.  It would be funny to see Eli Broad in overalls don't you think?

This may be bad news for the Republican and Democratic parties: Californians are fleeing both parties in record numbers  20% of voters in the Golden State have registered as decline to state.

If your home is in a hillside area its time to soon to clear the brush around your property.  The LAFD News and Information Blog has great information including how to hire a professional to clear the brush and how the inspection process works.

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Anonymous Anonymous said:

Who ended up winning the Ass Clown award in the recent poll a few weeks back?

May 28, 2010 6:46 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

this is funny! i haven't laughed about a blog this much ever!

May 28, 2010 9:16 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Is the city council going to boycott Massachusetts now that they have passed a tough new immigration law?

May 28, 2010 9:50 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Did Lisa Sarkin lose?

May 28, 2010 10:49 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Excellent LATimes article about filth who refuse to learn english.

You wanna be successful in this country, you had better god damn learn to speaking fucking english!


May 28, 2010 11:52 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Well, in a case of a real emergency (like a major earthquake) who does Paul Koretz think is going to protect the 4 Million citizens of Los Angeles? Surely not the less than 10,000 LAPD officers.

The point is (and it really can't compare with the Mayor's about Nazi Germany)citizens must have the right to defend themselves and protect their lives and property.

May 28, 2010 12:42 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

many of the renters "rights" advocates at council spoke Spanish and were really mad at the so-called rich landlords. Who were sometimes immigrants themselves and were just trying to make ends meet by owning and maintaining an old pre-1978 building on the miniscule rents. Alarcon's people. One woman said in Spanish she was paying only $400 a month. How can any landlord survive on that? Was that renter even legal?

The city needs to find affordable housing for legal residents only, without just ordering landlords to absorb more of the burdens.

Also when there's an earthquake the first to collapse like in Santa Monica were the old rent- controlled buildings. That's one reason Santa Monica has almost no affordable housing left, because those collapsed and they haven't wanted to build any. Not on their pricey land. Pushing them into West L A seems to be their new plan - wasn't that Bobby Shriver's bright idea? Hey Bill Rosendahl, what's with that?

May 28, 2010 1:00 PM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

I would never do a Ass Clown Awards on a holiday Friday. Will post Ass Clown Award Tuesday at 12 Noon.

May 28, 2010 2:53 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I agree with 1pm.

All this BULLSHIT about "we cannot afford the rent."

You know what, lady? Go get a fucking education or live somewhere where the rent is cheaper. If they can't get the rent, they'll lower it.

Or you can stay in that shithole from which you crawled and pay less.

Or another idea is to get an education. Many people overcome their situations and earn an education to earn a better living.

And stop having 19 kids. That'll give you money for your rent.

May 28, 2010 6:54 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Who is the Burbank Blogger?

May 28, 2010 8:45 PM  

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