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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Los Angeles Politics Hotsheet for Wednesday

Oh this is going to be great! Weinstein Company is going to take on Scientology in a new movie scheduled to begin  principal photography in June.  Phillip Seymour Hoffman will play L. Ron Hubbard, the hack science fiction writer turned creator of the world's most expensive religion. The film reportedly follows Hubbard's return from serving in the Navy in WW2 and through the creation of the religion in 1952. Writer/Director Paul Thomas Anderson ("Boogie Nights," "Punch-Drunk Love" and "There Will Be Blood") penned the script.

Frontiers Magazine publishes a complete fluff piece on LACCD candidate Scott Svonkin and doesn't  bother to fact check the story in the slightest. The piece is so badly reported that the LA Weekly does something that they rarely do; they respond to Frontier Magazine and call them out for their sloppy journalism.

 The U.S. Navy really lives up to their slogan as a "Global Force for Good" by authorizing Navy chaplains to begin performing same sex marriages on military bases that lie in states that recognize these unions. 

And in California, SB117 has passed in the State Senate, mostly down a party line.
The bill was introduced by Sen. Christine Kehoe, a San Diego Democrat. Under SB117, "State agencies would be prohibited from contracting with businesses that do not provide equal benefits to their employees' same-sex spouses or domestic partners".The bill now goes to the Assembly.

Rut-Roh Republicans! The Democrats are reintroducing the DREAM Act bill today, and the timing could not be better.

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Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hey Good Morning Joe!

Obama must be crapping in his pants today, and I guess you are too, since you didn't mention the big political news of the day.

Newt Gingrich will formally announce he's running for president.

If you weren't afraid of this, a former Speaker of the House, you'd have mentioned it.

But based on your history of not writing up subjects which threaten the Obama presidency, methinks you're just a WEE BIT worried about it.

President Gingrich. Has a nice ring to it.

May 11, 2011 6:25 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Funny how Joe B. doesn't mention the FRONT PAGE NEWS OF THE LA TIMES today.

If Jerry Brown doesn't get his massive tax increase approved by the voters, the Cal State system will go into a "worst case scenario" of massive increases in tuition and rejection of up to 20,000 applicants.

Democrats in charge, y'all. I wonder how the Latinos will feel about THESE Cal State cuts!

Read about it at http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-0511-calstate-20110511,0,4172289.story?track=rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+latimes%2Fmostviewed+%28L.A.+Times+-+Most+Viewed+Stories%29

May 11, 2011 6:57 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Why do you almost always insist on giving an incorrect recount of published articles?

Here is Steve Lopez this morning, saying the exact opposite of what you're insinuating about the immigration debate.

The title is "Obama's Speech Doesn't Give Immigrants Much Hope."

In other words, Obama has failed the Latinos. There. That's accuracy.


May 11, 2011 7:10 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Even more from Steve Lopez

"deportations have increased under Obama, and many of the people in Dominguez's office were there because of growing fear that they'll be next."

May 11, 2011 7:11 AM  

Anonymous trojan2002 said:

The DREAM ACT will NEVER pass. Not because of Republicans though.
It will not pass because the biggest special interest group in the WORLD will never let it happen. They spend hundreds of millions of dollars a year backing your dems and maintained the corrupt political system we have.
They are on record for saying they are against the Dream Act. They are on record for tough immigration standards.
And a lot of dems follow the orders this special interest gives, while giving lip service to you and others who believe the Dems are NOT corrupt.

Which special interest group am I talking about... UNIONS.

It's why DEMS refused the amnesty program W offered. It had nothing to do with elections. Unions knew that with W pushing it, republicans in Congress would follow, and they would have a bunch of cheap labor ruining their party. So they pushed their b**ches and blocked it.

Same will happen this year, and next year, and the year after that.

When you get rid of unions and special interest groups we'll have legitimate laws on the books.

May 11, 2011 7:42 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Oh brother! Obama is going to make a speech to the Muslim world. Great. That's all we need; a pacifist president explaining why he had to kill, after invading Pakistan's soil.

I wonder if Obama will explain whether or not we still use waterboarding.

I guarantee you one thing. John McCain and Sarah Palin would have no problem waterboarding, and I'm all for it.

I'm sorry, but I do not see Obama getting a second term. He doesn't realize that the economy was, is, and must always be the #1 priority for an American President.

May 11, 2011 7:46 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Obama needs to declare what the U.S. stands for, and I don't think it's in him to do so, whether to a domestic or Muslim audience.

May 11, 2011 7:47 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

It's funny how Joe only posts political poll results IF they shine a favorable light on Obama and other LIBERAL causes.

May 11, 2011 9:32 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The Dream Act = democratic voter registration drive.

May 11, 2011 10:05 AM  

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May 11, 2011 10:26 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

10:05, how do you figure that?

The Dems controlled all three branches, but didn't pass it.

If anything, it shows that the Dems had 100% ability to pass it, and did jack shit about it.

May 11, 2011 10:58 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Xenu is going to hunt you down Joe B!

May 11, 2011 12:25 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


As opposed to what? A republican Latino voter registration drive for supporting Az. racist law or perhaps for spearheading Prop 187 here or maybe the "supposed" minuteman tea bag movement?

You reap what you sow and reps have sowed quite a bit of hatred against Latinos. The dems are only lucky there isn't a third party so they get all the Latino votes. Who needs unions when you can get a near 35% block. Rove couldn't build enough churches to counteract these numbers.

May 11, 2011 12:35 PM  

Anonymous g said:


May 11, 2011 2:25 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

12:35pm, you obviously don't know the differences among Latinos.

Cubans, for example, are VERY conservative. Think that there are many liberal Cubans, do ya?

I guess that's why they got a Cuban-American in high office named MARCO RUBIO. A Republican. A Conservative.

Please show your face, idiot, so we can know what stupid looks like.

May 11, 2011 2:33 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Joe B,

The NY/NJ Police Officers' Association is LIVID at both Obamas for inviting KILLER/MURDERER rapper "Common" to the White House, especially during law enforcement week.

Oh yeah, I am SURE they'll endorse Obama for allowing this KILLER/MURDER since 1973 to the peoples' house.

Talk about a Rut Roh moment!

May 11, 2011 3:33 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Your comments will suffice for proof of stupidity. Al Gore and Obama took the young Cuban vote - those born here without a Castro hard-on. Let's see how your conservative Rubio votes on immigration, you won't be happy. Besides, Cubans make up about 5% of the total Latino voting block - those conservative gusanos aren't needed, it's still a 80 to 90% Latino vote for democrats.

May 11, 2011 6:12 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Here's an interesting aside on Scientology. Did you know some members there started a new cult called the Process Church of the Final Judgement? This cult worshipped both Christ and Satan.
Eventually, they branched off and became Best Friends Animal Sanctuary.

May 11, 2011 9:07 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

That would be "judgment."

Anyway, it's an interesting belief. On Judgment Day, Christ makes the determinations, and the Devil executes them.

I guess it's as valid as any other religious beliefs.

There's no proof that any religious beliefs are valid or invalid.

May 11, 2011 11:49 PM  

Anonymous James McCuen said:

@May 11, 2011 6:25 AM

You are dreaming - Your prediction about Gingrich is about as good as the predication for Rapture on May 21, 2011.

May 22, 2011 6:55 AM  

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