Senator Barbara Boxer has sought to hit hard in defining a negative image for her opponent Carly Fiorina. However those who attend her rallies and hear Fiorina speak in person find a different person than what Boxer, one who is warm and has ideas for California. The GOP challenger will have to overcome Boxer's commercials; however I predict a stunning repudiation of Boxer buoyed by Meg Whitman's multi-million dollar ground war will lead Fiorina to a three point victory over Boxer. So long Babs.
Though supporters of Jerry Brown smugly expect a significant victory for the former Governor I do not predict such. It is likely both the Brown and Meg Whitman camps will be up quite late and this race, despite Whitman's previous trouble, is just too close to call.
A liberal blogger joins with the Tea Party in opposing socialist/totalarian-like government overreach and declaring Tom LeBong's ban on silly string in Hollywood every Halloween is well, just silly. Remember when silly string is outlawed only outlaws will have silly string.
Jose Huizar and the City Council are looking at experimenting with mail-in only elections for Los Angeles. While there are some states that conduct mail-in only elections and have for several years, given LA's history of corruption is this a good idea?
The Daily News says that the City of LA's efforts to rein in the mess with employee pensions are "a good start but don't go far enough." Quite frankly I believe that unfortunately for some city employees the pension gravy train will have to come to an abrupt and painful end. While this may impact some families negatively it is karma for their greed and corruption for years.
Imagine this! Greed and corruption when it comes to California's high speed stupid train. Commission members Democrat Richard Katz and Republican Kurt Pringle are accused of shilling for high power interests (who they have done "consulting" work for) who stand to make money off the choo-choo including Disney.
Since the remake of the legendary 60s cop show Hawaii Five-O has turned out to be a piece of crap (maybe it's what killed original series star James MacArthur last week) someone is ready to bring back yet another piece of classic prime-time trash: Charlie's Angels. However this reboot will take place in Miami instead of LA and will of course feature a multi-ethnic trio of Angels. Since it will be shot in the Sunshine State I guess that likely forecloses the possibility of Eric Garcetti and Antonio Villaraigosa as Bosley and Charley.
Labels: "Pensiongate 09", barbara boxer, california high speed rail, carly fiorina, charlie's angels, Jerry Brown, Jose Huizar, kurt pringle, meg whitman, richard katz, silly string, socialism, Tom LeBong