Los Angeles Politics Hotsheet for Wednesday
There are things we know we don't know, ...and then our head explodes.
Quite possibly the greatest 10 minutes of Talking Head television was made back in 2008 when local right-wing radio hothead, Kevin James, made an appearance on Chris Matthews' MSNBC show to bag on then candidate Barack Obama. As this classic clip aptly demonstrates, Kevin James was completely eviscerated. Not so much by Matthews, but by his own lack of basic historical knowledge. Since that appearance, Kevin James has seen his KRLA radio show moved later and later into the evening to the point that it now begins in the dead zone at midnight.
So, with nothing left to lose, this exploding potato-head had a Jennerjahn moment yesterday and will announce his candidacy for Mayor of Los Angeles on Wednesday on the steps outside LA City Hall at 10am.
Well, at least it will be an entertaining campaign.
"Kevin, when you're in a hole, stop digging." -Mark Green
You know it's not going well when your own wife and your maid are signing the petition to recall you from office. Such is the case of Wisconsin State Senator Randy Hopper (R-Fond du Lac) who apparently dumped his wife for a 25 year old female lobbyist and is now illegally not residing in his own district. Sen. Randy Hopper (I swear that's his real name) is a close associate of union busting Governor Scott Walker.
The hoarding has begun in the U.S as Americans have cleared the shelves of anti-radiation Potassium Iodide.
The potassium iodide panic is, of course, in response to the Japanese nuclear meltdown. The online suppliers are out of stock and back ordered as well with some sites posting "No Longer Accepting Orders". C'mon, it's just a little radiation people, right?
Thousands descend on Sacramento to urge support of Gov. Brown's budget and for a ballot vote on tax extensions.
|Nope, no climate change in here.|
From the Department of Nitwits- A House Republican Committee in Washington refuses to leave their state of denial and unanimously votes to deny reality. The committee voted against three amendments acknowledging the science of climate change. The amendments were introduced during debate over a Republican bill to bar the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating greenhouse gas emissions.