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Friday, November 09, 2007

It’s hard out there for a bachelor

This morning, the Los Angeles Times followed up on a story that broke in yesterday’s Capitol Weekly. Fifty-thousand mailers are headed for postboxes on the leafy Westside extolling the “green” virtues of the absentee ballot, prominently featuring a photo of “environmental champion” Fran Pavley.

The mailer is being distributed by EdVoice, an education-oriented nonprofit based in Mill Valley, Calif. There is a picture of Earth on the cover and the request "Protect Our Planet." It urges residents to "vote for president with a carbon free ballot" and includes a dig at those who would drive to the polls by car for "polluting the air and contributing to global warming."

Fran, of course, happens to be running for state Senate against Lloyd “The Bachelor” Levine, but EdVoice insists the mailer has nothing to do with electing the former Assemblywoman, and everything to do with “getting out the vote.” Quipped the Capitol Weekly:

…if you can find a way to capture the steam that must be coming out of Lloyd Levine’s ears, you might be able to power a small city for a few hours.

Levine has declined comment.

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Anonymous Anonymous said:

Some organization is spending $70,000 on mailers this early? Are you kidding me? Nobody is going to remember getting a Fran Pavley mailer when we still have the holidays, new years, the Superbowl, a presidential primary,and next year's spring break before anyone gets to vote in the Senate contest.

This is like getting an appetizer that comes three days before dinner!

Although, if they are spending this much on the appetizer, how much for the whole meal? That's got to be a sobering calculation for Team Levine!

November 09, 2007 12:28 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


It's been done before. In 2002 Parke put Antonio's face on over $3 million dollars worth of mail for several initiatives and anti-secession campaigns.

Labor paid out nearly $2 million of this.

Add this to the $1.5 million he spent on the 2003 race for the 14th District and Antonio ended up spending $6.5 million to serve two years on council.

November 09, 2007 12:56 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Annoying as hell?
ALL of the above?

Aw, heck, I wasn't talking about the enviro-wacko mailers mentioned, I'm talking about the GAWD-AWFUL one-word links in every new posting here that try and LURE you away from the topic posted to some half-assed commercial venture elsewhere.

Geez, we know you're a Republican (INO), Mr. Dead ex-Mayor, but first it was the damn pop-up ads, then the PROLONGED, two-stage pop-ups that you can't EVEN click off until they've delivered some annoying message, and now, distracting and totally unrelated hyper-tacky links embedded every other sentence.

One might think Mayor Slime has given up on anyone READING the stuff his minions post here and is just padding ads with content to make another buck. Like those fake search engine results that take you to "BUY BOOKS ABOUT (whatever you've Googled) HERE!"

MS, didn't anyone EVER teach you the first rule of E-commerce . . . keep them on YOUR site! Send them hither and yon to buy from advertisers and they MAY just not come back any time soon.

November 09, 2007 1:40 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Be assured that Daddy Levine will come up with some way to (probably)illegally fund a likely-false counter-attack on the bad people who are hurting is boy.

This is the same guy who got busted for making an $88K "loan" to Junior (for which he was later fined).

November 09, 2007 2:08 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Home Depot sues L.A., accusing councilwoman of bias

The suit claims that Wendy Greuel improperly helped her constituents block the company's building permit in Sunland-Tujunga. She calls the charges 'absurd.'
By David Zahniser, Los Angeles

November 09, 2007 2:10 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Will someone please tell Arnold and the scum Antonio that no one wants them interferring. They have no clue how to resolve the writers strike. Arnold has already pissed off writers with this quote.

...."I think that's the sad story, because the studio executives are not going to suffer, the union leaders are not going to suffer, the writers that are striking, they are not going to suffer. Those are all people that have money," the actor-turned-governor said.

You F--- moron Arnold. Writers don't make much money. The Produrcers and studio execs do you idiot

November 09, 2007 4:37 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Only series writers who are also usually producers or become producers make a lot of money. They're dragging the rank and file writers and below line workers down with them and those people will never recover the lost income from even one month.

A few pennies per DVD seems cheap by the big companies, but they're losing money from theft and counterfeit tapes from Venice Beach to China. But that's no reason to punish the writers.

Except for the elite staff writers and a handful of screenwriters, they're treated like crap anyway. If you want to be in a room with negative energy, go to a writer's group over 40.

Will this mean sales at designer shops that cater to Hollywood?

November 09, 2007 6:54 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Somebody could put a whistle in his ears so we could get advance warning when he's approaching.

Well, it's better than him wearing a cowbell!

November 10, 2007 11:11 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

If the radicals have their way, there will be a carbon tax. They now what that tax to include a tax on voting if your vote at a polling place on election day. In other words, Democrats support a "Poll Tax" that in their own words be racist since poor and minorities could not afford the tax.

1. This is an example of how everything you do, vote, go out to eat, go to the movies or work, will be taxed.

2. Will we become a land of hermits, stuck to our computers and TV’s, due to this crazy tax—even on the right to vote?

November 11, 2007 5:51 PM  

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