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Thursday, February 15, 2007

Special Interest Amortization Act: Another Attack On Term Limits

Political campaigns are expensive. If you're running a special interest group, and you've spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to elect a career politician, you want that "investment" to pay off for as many years as possible. You don't want to have to start all over again every six years.

The solution? Repeal term limits. Here's the latest on state-wide efforts to make career politicians love you long time: L.A. Times.

If the special interests can pull this off, California can continue to benefit from the visionary leadership that has created the Heaven on Earth we all enjoy now. As stated in the article, "Under the proposal, filed today at the state's attorney general's office, Nuñez could serve six more years in the Assembly and Perata could have four more years in the Senate."


Anonymous Anonymous said:


Viva Fabian Nunez! Ese wey tiene webos!!!

February 16, 2007 12:57 AM  

Blogger AntonioVdeLA said:

Esta "huevos", pendejo.

February 16, 2007 7:01 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Check out Councilman Huizar's brillant comments about the conditions at Ramona Gardens in the LA Times:

"This is an area that has been neglected for years," said City Councilman Jose Huizar, whose district includes Ramona Gardens. He pledged to begin meeting regularly with residents.

So let me get this straight. Councilman Huizar acknowledges that the area has been neglected for years and is only now going to meet with residents. On behalf of the residents of CD 14: Thank You, Johnny Come Lately. You are a joke.

February 16, 2007 7:03 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Esta "guey", guey.

February 16, 2007 7:20 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


February 16, 2007 7:21 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Huizar is an illegal alien what else can you epect from him he has that mexican mentality always later.

February 16, 2007 7:24 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hey nukklehead nunez your a LOSER also!!!!!!!

February 16, 2007 7:26 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

NEGLECTED BULLSHIT. The gang bangers run Ramona Gardens and residents are afraid of them that's why even the mail people couldn't go in and deliver. These are the same idiots who shoot at cops then say cops don't help them. They are a bunch of uneducated people who complain and that area looks like a 3d world country because of all the illegal gang members who have moved into those projects. Hell Antonio didn't give a crap about them either.

February 16, 2007 7:27 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Has no one here noticed that the quality of politicians has degraded (as a whole - not EVERY single one) since the enaction of Term Limits? We have created a multi-billion dollar debt that would not have started if our state legislators knew they would have to fix it and not the guys behind them.

February 16, 2007 7:42 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

FK these gang illegal aliens we have laws these politicians are suppose to inforce! these projects are for poor amercan families and not a breeding place for illigal alien gang animals!!!

February 16, 2007 7:50 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Thank you Bitter Bernie for tying the hands of police officers. Because of YOU officers who go after gang bangers get bogus complaints filed against them. Do you think they want to risk their careers for some coward gang banger???

...The LAPD entered into the decree six years ago to avoid a federal lawsuit by the U.S. Department of Justice, which had accused the LAPD of widespread corruption and abuse after a Rampart division police officer convicted of stealing evidence implicated dozens of his co-workers.

February 16, 2007 7:58 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


February 16, 2007 8:12 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Let's have REAL term limits. Each person can serve no longer than, say, "10 years" in total for any combination of service as an elected representative in the State; example: 2 years council, 2 years mayor, 6 years assembly, then all done. ["10 years" selected for illustration purposes.](The Federal system is under it's own rules.)

This way you would make these candidates have to choose where they want to serve best, and this would eliminate the virtual musical chairs that repeats itself so reliably.

This could be fine tuned to work out reasonably, but the unbridled carpetbagging would be cooled. Now THIS would be "meaningful" term limits.

February 16, 2007 8:28 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

March 8th begins the campaign to take back Los Angeles. So all of you who feel like this city has gone south, get ready to put your sweat equity where your mouth is.

This is going to be fun but make no mistake it will be a battle against both Elephants and Donkeys, Ventura Capitalist and entrenched special interests.

I look forward to the challenge and let the chips fall where they may.

February 16, 2007 8:30 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

does anybody do a dictionary search when they make up these government anacronyms (DONE, REAP etc)?.

had they asked me first, I could have told them SCAG is a slang term for heroin.

February 16, 2007 8:42 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


What happens on March 8th? Grey's Anatomy?

February 16, 2007 12:32 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


So you'd want someone with less than 6 years experience in government becoming Governor?

You're a fucking moron.

February 16, 2007 12:33 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

New Deals Brokered means new term limits.

Who's plan failed and why?

February 16, 2007 2:01 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

7:03 estas en lo cierto.

JH comment don't look good.

February 16, 2007 2:02 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

12:32 That's the day I take a shower.

February 16, 2007 2:07 PM  

Blogger Patrick Meighan said:


You and I disagree, seemingly, on every single issue, but I'm with you on term limits. Though I didn't always believe in them, I now favor a good, healthy turnover in our elected officeholders. I cast a vigorous "No" vote on Measure R.

I know you might not care, but there it is.

Patrick Meighan
Los Angeles Greens

February 16, 2007 2:28 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Didn't Antonio promise to clean up city hall when he took office? That was his campaign slogan and no one has been more with pay to play then Antonio. Just look at all the companies that have donated to his school bullshit. He's given Channel 7 and Disney more awards then anyone. David Z should do a story on all of those campaigns and the conflicts of interests in city hall. Bonaventure should release all the campaign donations to clowncil members who voted in favor of living wage,.

February 16, 2007 3:45 PM  

Blogger Walter Moore said:

8:28 -- I think that's a great idea, except I would knock it down to eight years.

Also, although a subsequent writer was unnecessarily rude about it, we could create an exception for state-wide offices, such that a person can serve: i) up to eight years in state-wide offices; and ii) up to eight years in any other public office.

Would that work?

February 16, 2007 4:30 PM  

Blogger Walter Moore said:

Patrick --
Not only do we agree on term limits, but I believe we agree on public financing for campaigns. Unless and until we can render special interest money irrelevant, we're always going to have special interest cronies in office.

So let's see, that's two on which we agree, 327 on which we disagree. We'll call it a start.

February 16, 2007 4:32 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

If the LA Times is against Term Limits, Why has there been no outcry against Measure L. It puts term limits on the LAUSD Board.

I guess it depends on whoose term is being limited.

February 16, 2007 5:54 PM  

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February 16, 2007 8:28 PM  

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