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Thursday, February 15, 2007

Mayor Sam's Hotsheet for Thursday

The LA Times reports that the City Council voted to extend a contract for outside legal counsel with a law firm led by a former campaign co-chairman of City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo. A $1.2 million contract with Cotchett, Pitre, Simon & McCarthy was juiced up in a suit by the city against power provider Reliant Energy. Though firm partner Joseph W. Cotchett held the aforementioned Delgadillo campaign post - and Cotchett and other firm attorneys donated thousands of dollars to Rocky's campaign - the Clowncil found there was absolutely no conflict of interest. Of course not!

"Progressive" organizations and the LA City Council are urging that the 2008 California Presidential primary be held in February instead of June. This is despite the fact that the state had given up this year on the idea of trying beat other states to the punch for a first in the nation primary. Of course even though we'd move the Presidential primary the primary for everything else would be in June meaning greater election expense.

The West Ranch Beacon runs commentary from Supervisor Mike Antonovich under the banner "Grand Avenue: Not a Grand Deal for Taxpayers."

If you live in the northern Los Angeles County communities of Castaic, Stevenson Ranch, Sunset Pointe, Val Verde and Westridge - watch out! The City of Santa Clarita is coming to get you! The city has funded a study to consider annexing these nearby unincorporated communities west of Interstate 5 in response to those communities considering merging together and incorporating on their own. To the west of the 5 folks - watch out for Santa Clarita - we here in the San Fernando Valley got similarly gobbled up 100 years ago by the City of Los Angeles. And like hell, there is no exit! You may not want history to repeat itself - fight for your independence and freedom from pink stucco!

David Hernandez and Ted Hayes are working to get an earlier hearing on their legal challenge to Measure R. Hernandez states that very soon he and Hayes will make a "major announcement" about a new partner in the legal case.

Andrew of Here in Van Nuys has a new title for our podcast guest Miriam - he has appointed the Toyota driving senior citizen community activist the "Van Nuys Homeland Security Director." We love Miriam and hope to have her back on another podcast soon.

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Anonymous Anonymous said:


Que chinguen a su madre los putos Gringos!!!

Los Angeles, Mexico! Le duela a quien le duela!

February 15, 2007 1:13 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

....Except that there's a lot of anger out there on the immigration issue, and the polite exchanges between Garden Grove Police Chief Joe Polisar and Orange County Sheriff Mike Carona seemed as much like disconnect as enlightenment.

....Why has no politician other than Pat Buchanan or Tom Tancredo come out and said what's really on the mind of anti-illegal immigrant pundits: "Hey, this is my country, I like it the way it is, I don't want it to be like Mexico. I want my culture preserved and illegal immigration has the potential to destroy it."


February 15, 2007 6:45 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

RE Rocky:

It wasn't that long ago that Laura Chick and the her lap dogs in the press were cruciyfing Hahn, his staff and commissioners for "pay for play." Using McCarthyite tactics, Chick, who never actually named any of the alleged offenders, triggered a probe that allowed Hahn to be labeled "the City's most investigated mayor" during his reelection campaign.

Nobody was ever charged for pay-to-play, although the investigation, unable to touch Hahn, turned the screws where they could to get to the mayor and swept up a bunch of people from a PR firm and one commissioner, none of whom accused of buying contracts.

Now Rocky hands out contracts to a campaign chairman and fundraiser. Chick and the media, their mission of removing Hahn accomplished, are silent. There's no outrage. No press conferences. No editorials.

February 15, 2007 7:55 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

did you know that Iraq has now cost $10 billion?
much of it mis-spent, and unaccounted for. what's really interesting is that Clinton had a law that prohibits awarding federal contracts to companies exhibiting a pattern of breaking the law in performance of those government contracts.
Bush admin immediately dropped that law when they took the white house. it all makes sense now.

except to the families of those killed in action.
and the families of 9-11.

who really did fly those planes into the towers? after talking about 767's here on the blog, I'm not so sure now that the average Arab could direct both of those planes so successfully into the targets.
nobody ever released video of the pentagon 'hit'.
online sources definitely seem to prove that 2 767 engines are missing from the pentagon lawn.

witnesses claim the Pennsylvania crash site was eerily quiet and cold. no smoke. no blood. no bodies.

the air force was on some 'exercise' in Alaska.

both buildings fell as though by script.

now we're 3 years into a war that looks endless, and the president is pushing to slide a few hundred million or more into the 'effort'.

If you take away the very suspicious 9-11 incidents, tell me please all the other compelling terrorist attacks that have occurred that justify 10 billion and another 3,000 young american lives?

I mean think about it, 4 completely successful simultaneous hijackings of 767's, one supposedly hitting the Pentagon directly (how did they line that approach up?) and all committed by an organisation called Al Queada whose specialty to me seems rather limited to packing C4 in a truck and driving it into a target.
they only recently mastered remote control detonation of their bombs.
how could they have successfully carried out the whole 9-11 plan like they were international pilots in 767's .

I didn't invent this theory, I'm just examining the evidence.
youtube is full of videos on the subject. people are asking questions.

this video will get you started if you haven't looked into this

February 15, 2007 11:59 AM  

Blogger Walter Moore said:

Matt, I think the figure is closer to $200 or $300 billion, isn't it?

February 15, 2007 2:41 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Matt's an idiot. Give it up.

February 15, 2007 6:05 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Charter Hearing-27th of February. We are only 2 weeks away from our
charter hearing. We do not know the time but the hearing will take
place at the LAUSD Board Room at 333 Beaudry Avenue. We need as many
people present on this day with their green, "I support Academia
Semillas Del Pueblo" t-shirts.

CALL LAUSD BOARD MEMBERS: We are asking as many people as possible to make calls and send E-mails/letter to all the 7 LAUSD
Board members because they are the ones making the final decision on
the Charter Renewal.

THank you,
Mixpe Ley, Community Organizer
Academia Semillas Del Pueblo

February 15, 2007 6:09 PM  

Blogger Patrick Meighan said:

Walter and Matt,

According to costofwar.com, the Iraq war has, thusfar, cost our nation's taxpayers $366B, and counting.

L.A. County's share of that toll is $11.6B. That's ten-thousand times the cost of the Grand Avenue Project tax breaks.

True fiscal conservatives should ceaselessly oppose this giant financial boondoggle of a war, which has peed away a third of a trillion dollars of "other peoples' money".

Patrick Meighan
Los Angeles Greens

p.s.: Oh by the way, more than 10% of our nation's dead and wounded come from the state of California.

February 15, 2007 9:39 PM  

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