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Friday, October 01, 2010

Los Angeles Politics Hotsheet for Friday




What's the most important issue on the ballot this year for Californians?
In my book, it's Proposition 23. Big Texas Oil companies, and America's biggest polluters, the Koch Brothers, have funneled millions into the state in an effort to hijack the implementation of California's historic AB32 environmental law. Prop 23 passage threatens job creation and investment in California's burgeoning green tech industry and allows the Koch Brothers and Texas Oil to continue to meet their yearly polluting quota. Heckel & Jeckel have managed to whip the corporate sheep into a foaming at the mouth rage, but the Prop itself is struggling and needs to be defeated on election day.


SB1070 News (yep-it's still on the radar)
Arizona tourism officials are predicting "the worst is yet to come" as conventions and other events continue to cancel or take new business to states not tagged with such negative branding.

"The numbers are ugly especially for a state renowned for its beauty according to a report from the Arizona Department of Tourism. Direct travel expenditures decreased by more than ten percent to $16.6 billion in 2009. There was also a 10.2 percent decline in overnight domestic business travel, reflecting the hard hit meetings and conventions segment. "



-The Mormons apologize for "the hurtful legacy" of Prop 8.
Nice try, no one's buying it.

-Over the next 5 days, 30,000 distressed LA homeowners are expected to attend a mortgage restructuring clinic at the LA Convention Center. The clinic is sponsored by the non-profit Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America(NACA). NACA says that a third of attendees can expect to have their mortgages reduced on the spot with another 80% receiving a reduction within 30 days. Some past participants are saying that NACA can't deliver the goods.

-Happy 86th birthday wishes to President Jimmy Carter. Now reportedly back at work after a gastric viral infection sent him to a Cleveland hospital earlier this week.



And finally, more birthday wishes to the fearless leader of Mayor Sam, a man who puts up with more crap from more people than anyone I have ever seen, a friend that I rarely agree with but deeply respect, Michael Higby, who turned 46 years young on Wednesday.

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20 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Looks good, y'all.

October 01, 2010 12:44 AM  

Blogger Phil Jennerjahn said:

Any mention of the words "Green Jobs" or "Green Energy" just makes me sick. It is all bullshit.
It is never about jobs or energy. It is always about control of other human beings.

All the Global warming b.s. is just designed to make Al Gore and others rich off of their Carbon credits trading scam.

Joe B is like all the other lefties.. a watermelon.
Green on the outside, but red on the inside.

October 01, 2010 12:56 AM  

Anonymous trojan2002 said:

first, happy birthday michael.

2nd... Joe, no mention of the new poll on Brown/Whitman?

Is it because this one has Whitman ahead?!

October 01, 2010 5:45 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

It's so funny to envision Phil Jennerjoke sitting at his computer at midnight so that he can be the first person to comment, and misquote things he heard on Hannity.

Hey, Phil, do you know what else is bullshit?

Your filing to run for City Council District 4, and then your admitting on your blog that you have never lived there.

What's really funny about this is your admitting it on your blog in writing, and then people USING YOUR OWN WORDS to submit them to the Clerk's office and to the Ethics Commission, proving your intent to carpet bag into the residence of a friend.

Stupid is never funnier than when it comes from a child in his daddy's cowboy hat and belt buckle.

October 01, 2010 6:09 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Higby is only 46?

October 01, 2010 6:12 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Say what you want about Meg Whitman, but she paid her ILLEGAL housekeeper TWENTY THREE DOLLARS per hour.

That's triple the minimum wage. Then this FILTH has the nerve to complain about her because she won't help her get through immigration.

Meanwhile, Boxer's people hired day workers. Why isn't this blog telling THAT side of the story?

At least Meg had documents from the employment agency that the woman, Nicky Diaz, FRAUDULENTLY submitted. Nicky should be thrown in jail, and then deported after making reparations to the people whose identity she stole.

October 01, 2010 6:34 AM  

Blogger Joe B. said:

@trojan2002-after what came out yesterday about Meg, the only poll that matters is the next one.

October 01, 2010 8:05 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

And in the world of LOCAL politics, the Governator vetoed AB 2531.

Most people in this City have no idea what a bullet they've dodged.

You can follow some of the information trail here: http://www.thefoothillsforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=7160

Arnold's veto message:

To the Members of the California State Assembly:
I am returning Assembly Bill 2531 without my signature.
Redevelopment funds are to be used solely for the purpose of eliminating blight in urban neighborhoods in California cities. This bill would authorize the use of redevelopment funds for projects that are not necessarily blighted as well as for projects outside the redevelopment area, and as such would violate the primary purpose of redevelopment law.
For these reasons I cannot sign this bill.
Sincerely, Arnold Schwarzenegger

October 01, 2010 8:44 AM  

Blogger Michael Higby said:

Only 46????

Thanks Joe! :)

We used to agree on more but now that you're a Villaraigosa-LeBong lover I don't know what to say. ;)

October 01, 2010 11:21 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Higby is under 50? Color me surprised.

With respect to Prop 8, I voted against it, but it is now THE LAW, and people need to deal with it. The people have spoken. In California, marriage is between a man and a woman. If the gays want something comparable, then make it a law. But it's not marriage. Deal.

October 01, 2010 11:33 AM  

Blogger mulholland terrace said:

That's triple the minimum wage. Then this FILTH has the nerve to complain about her because she won't help her get through immigration.

Indeed. No racism here. And what kind of a mother entrusts her two kids to such FILTH, not only for one year, but for NINE, and never even checks into what FILTH the woman who is raising her children is The mommy isn't fit to be secretary of the Atherton PTA, let alone Governor of California.

October 01, 2010 11:49 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Meg is going to win because people identify with dirty political tricks.

Gloria Allred is a whore for attention, and coincidentally makes a living representing whores like Tiger's girlfriends.

Gloria FORGOT to mention that Nikki STOLE OTHER PEOPLES' IDENTITIES!


Gloria FORGOT to mention that Nikki committed federal and state TAX FRAUD.

Gloria FORGOT to mention that Nikkie cheated people who patiently followed the rules for immigration.

Gloria FORGOT to mention that this woman tried to EXTORT legal help for an immigration attorney.

23 dollars an hour for 2040 hours a year is $45,000 a year for nine years, and SHE DIDN'T PAY TAXES ON THAT.

The Whitmans probably knew what was up, but NIKKI is a CRIMINAL. Where is the apology to the person whose social security number she STOLE?

October 01, 2010 11:59 AM  

Anonymous Registered Nurse & Registered Dietician said:

I confess that while I like Higby, I was certain that he was a few years north of fifty, even with the new photo. It's the words, it's the ideas, and it's the photos.

Glad to hear you're younger and working on the weight problems, Higby. You should stick around, but in order to do that, you need to keep cutting down on the weight and increasing the exercise. DEFINITELY NO ALCOHOL! There is zero health benefit from alcohol. And that includes red wine. Grape juice provides all the benefits of wine.

The more weight you slice off, the better your heart will be. And get rid of the nitwits on this blog and just be the only contributor. People will read it even if you only post a few days per week. Oh, and lose that new woman. She doesn't get it, and stole Joe B's idea this week. But get rid of him, too. And Red Spot! And the cigarettes! And the deep fried stuff! See the pattern? Bad food, aggravation are gone. Plant based eating and exercise increase. You'll definitely get to 50 and beyond. Love ya, Fat Boy!

October 01, 2010 12:03 PM  

Blogger Joe B. said:

"We used to agree on more but now that you're a Villaraigosa-LeBong lover I don't know what to say."

-Wherever did you get that idea Michael? 46 and already getting a muddled brain?

October 01, 2010 1:04 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

At the risk of being called a bonehead or some other childish name by Mulholland how is White Trash not considered racist but Filth is?

October 01, 2010 1:08 PM  

Anonymous COMPLETE MAYORSAM BONEHEAD said:

I <3 the Tea Party and Fritos and therefor I am tolerate of Latino Mexicans.

October 01, 2010 3:15 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Rick Sanchez, the blowhard DEMOCRAT, was his ass FIRED from CNN today after calling Jon Stewart a "bigot" and making an anti-Semitic comment about management at CNN.

Ha ha ha
LOL
Good one!

October 01, 2010 5:19 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I know Joe B. is going to hate this, but here is REAL PROOF that there is racism and anti-semitism on the left.

In this case, at CNN.

http://www.nytimes.com/auth/login?URI=http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/10/01/cnn-fires-sanchez-after-critiqu-of-stewart/

October 01, 2010 5:28 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Let's be honest about these polls. According to Real Clear Politics, one of seven polls has Whitman ahead. And that was by 1%. On average, the 7 polls have Brown ahead by 3.5%.

It doesn't help to pick and choose the polls you like and ignore the others.

October 01, 2010 7:22 PM  

Anonymous g said:

PHIL IS DOING TYPICAL REPUBLICAN JARGON ON GREEN JOBS, GREEN ENERGY IN COMING YEARS HE AND THE PEOPLE WHO ARE IN DENIAL WILL LOOK STUPIDER THEN EVER FOR THIS STAND. I SUPPORT ARIZONA AND THESE WEAK COWARDS WHO RUN ELSE WHERE, DON'T FOOL ANYONE. IMMIGRATION WILL HAVE DISASTROUS REPROCUSSIONS ON THE RUNNING AND FUTURE OF THE USA. AS FAR AS CANDIDATES RUNNING FOR OFFICE LOOK AT THE PEOPLE WHO CONTRIBUTED TO THEIR CAMPAIGN IT SAYS VOLUMES ABOUT WHAT CHOICE THEY WILL MAKE LOCALLY AND IN THIS STATE. YOU CANNOT BELIEVE WHAT THEY SAY YOU MUST LOOK DEEPER INTO WHAT DRIVES THEIR AMBITION DO THEY REALLY CARE FOR YOU OR SOMETHING ELSE. BUYER BEWARE!

October 02, 2010 4:03 PM  

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