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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Los Angeles Politics Video Hotsheet for Wednesday

It's your lucky day! A Video Hotsheet! We know how much everyone loves these! No pesky links to contend with (ok, maybe a few), just hit play, sit back, and enjoy the ride!
We will return Thursday morning with that boring static Hotsheet that everyone complains about, but just can't seem to stop reading.

 Don't Vote. That'll show 'em;

Christine makes a funny;

Thanks to GPW for this one;

Oh, and no video yet, but it appears that the Koch Brothers are taking over the U.S.



Anonymous trojan2002 said:

Michael, I don't like Joe B's postings.

Freedom of speech and open debate forum and all that you provide is great.
But in moderation would be better.

He's like an old sex predator. He takes his Viagra and can't stop and there's no balance. Just partisan TP babble.

October 20, 2010 6:44 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I couldn't agree more with 6:44pm.

Perhaps Joe can write an essay on why he thinks bloggers don't make predictions. I can't think of one, other than Joe, who doesn't.

Or Joe can write about why he only posts polls that confirm his beliefs, rather than accepting the callenge of polls and bad business information, like the unemployment rate, that go against his grain?

Something like that would actually be interesting. I guess the question is whether Joe is strong enough as a man to post things that are contrary to his own beliefs so that we can all discuss it.

It's very weenie not to. Higby does. Why not Joe B?

October 20, 2010 8:48 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Curious why Joe B did not post about the story that is on the FRONT PAGE of most U.S. newspapers, including the NY Times and Wall Street Journal?

The one where Mrs. Clarence Thomas left a voicemail for Anita Hill, suggesting that she apologize for falsifying her sexual harrassment claim 19 years ago?

Further odd is that Anita Hill, who is now a law professor at Brandeis, drives a Jeep. Guess career success has eluded her. 20 years later and still a law professor? Hmmm. That's why lying about a Supreme Court Justice who has never had any sort of controversy elsewhere in his life, does for one's credibility.

Oddly, Joe isn't mentioning that LEAD story this morning.

October 20, 2010 9:23 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Bravo to Kirk Gibson for auctioning off his 1988 World Series bat, batting helmet and jersey.

Communists think he should donate it to the Dodgers or the Hall of Fame.

BULLSHIT! I suppose Joe B., if he is a baseball fan, would demand that he donate it. No way. Free market baby. It's worth what people are willing to pay for it. At the end of Gibson's career, I didn't see the Dodgers "donating" money to Gibson, after he was no longer healthy enough to play.

Betcha that Gibson is a good, healthy, pro choice, pro gun Republican, and I love it! Bravo Kirk!


As for Anita Hill, there is NO DOUBT THAT SHE LIED in order to make herself into something puffy and bigger than she EARNED. Her claims were a black on black crime where Clarence Thomas, and plenty of other blacks were the victims. The PERP is Anita Hill. Fuck her.

October 20, 2010 9:45 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Which police endorcement agencies endorse Kamala Harris for Attorney General?

From an online acquaintance whom you've never met in person. :-)

October 20, 2010 9:54 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Further proof that community colleges are a waste


October 20, 2010 10:19 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Is it me, or is Tony Cardenas one of the dimmest, shit-for-brains on City Council?

Yeah, I know Hahn, Reyes and LaBonge are the Dimmest Three, but Cardenas gives all the others a run for their money.

October 20, 2010 10:34 AM  

Anonymous trojan2002 said:

10:34... they all tie. No member of the clowncil is more dim than the other(s).
My least favorite is Garcetti because he is president of the Clowncil and is the ring leader of all the madness at city hall

October 20, 2010 11:16 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The LOST Angeles Council, including former POLICE SERGEANT/CURRENT COUNCILMAN DENNIS ZINE, do not like when constituents notify the full council of their violations.

Last week, a constituent brought to the attention of the former POLICE SERGEANT/ CURRENT COUNCILMAN DENNIS ZINE that there was a LACK OF A QUORUM during their meeting. The FORMER POLICE SERGEANT/CURRENT COUNCILMAN DENNIS ZINE directed the clerk to call the roll, which he did. The clerk call out their names, but NO council member present or not present responded to his or her name as mandated by their own COUNCIL RULE, TEWNTY SIX.

Where was the LOST Angeles Deputy City Attorney Dion O'Connell, who needs to be reminded he is paid by the constituents of Los Angeles? Los Angeles City Attorney TRUtanich needs to continue to bring back integrity to the City Attorney’s Office by replacing O’Connell with a TRUE public servant to all.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010 a constituent brought Council Rules 26, 27, and 28 to the attention of the NEED TO SET PRECEDENT GARCETTI, and the NEED TO SET PRECEDENT GARCETTI said he would allow council members to go to the rest room. The NEED TO SET PRECEDENT GARCETTI should NOT change the rules as he goes along to benefit council. A suggestion for Council to amend Rule 30 to read as noted below.

*25. Ten members of the Council shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, but
a smaller number may adjourn from time to time until a quorum is present and may compel
the attendance of the absentees. Except as otherwise required by the Charter or other law,
or by these Rules where not inconsistent therewith, action by the Council shall be taken by
a majority vote of the entire membership of the Council.

26. Whenever a member questions the presence of a quorum, the Presiding Officer shall direct
the Clerk to call the roll and announce the result. There shall be no debate. Every member
present must respond when his or her name is called.

27. No member shall be considered present unless the member is within the Council Chamber.

28. No member shall leave a Council meeting without permission from the Presiding Officer of
the meeting.

29. Upon a call of the Council, if supported by a majority of the members present, whether
quorum or not, the Presiding Officer shall have the power to send the Sergeant-at-Arms with
a written order to bring the absent Councilmember forthwith before the Council.

30. Not used.
Change to read Council, specifically Need to Set Council Precedent Garcetti, shall not change COUNCIL RULES on a daily basis to benefit their personal agenda or justify their violation(s) of their OWN COUNCIL RULES.

Rules of The Los Angeles City Council

October 20, 2010 11:41 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Michael, white trash like us likes our websites full of screeching and hillbilly pablum. We loves it when someone calls any government action socialist. Please don't offend us with critical thinking and alternative points of view.

October 20, 2010 1:17 PM  

Blogger Michael Higby said:

Whatever you want Joseph.

October 20, 2010 3:14 PM  

Blogger Michael Higby said:

Trojan - simple answer my friend - don't read Joe's postings.

Even better answer - accept my invitation to blog here and add to the chorus.

October 20, 2010 3:16 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

To you complainers about Joe B.

Why do you claim to be for freedom of speech and then want to deny Joe B. his freedom of speech. Seems to me what's good for the goose is good for the gander.

You can't have it both ways.

October 20, 2010 3:18 PM  

Blogger Michael Higby said:

The Koch's are American heroes.

October 20, 2010 3:21 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This is for real:

UCLA Office of Government & Community Relations

Dear Friends:

October 28, 2010 is our UCLA Day with Local Government. Following the day there will be a reception in the Los Angeles City Hall Rotunda and Council Chambers beginning at 5:30 p.m., during which UCLA will honor Los Angeles City Councilmember Tom LaBonge as the UCLA Local Legislator of the Year and announce the inaugural UCLA Community Program of the Year.

October 20, 2010 4:36 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

You are "really" getting lazy at this blog. Do you realize everyone here who posted a comment worked harder than you?

October 20, 2010 4:57 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Higby did you know that the Gatto astroturf blog Burbank Blogger had some kind of malware virus if you visited it?

Are they phishing? I would stay away.

October 20, 2010 5:36 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


October 20, 2010 5:38 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Since when does being the nation's biggest polluter make you an American hero, Higby?

October 20, 2010 5:42 PM  

Anonymous trojan2002 said:

5:42... the Koch family started a small business that has become the second largest private company in America.
The Koch family has donated nearly $1B over the last 30 years to various health and education non-profit institutions.
The Koch family has employed hundreds of thousands of American employees since the inception of Koch industries.
David Koch, the one who draws the ire of liberals like Joe (who ignores Soros), is a libertarian who has for decades fought against government intrusion. He has gone up against republicans and democrats to fight for the freedom the constitution provides ALL of us. He's a small government billionaire who puts his money on the line for his beliefs. Much like George Soros does.
However, unlike Soros, the Koch family is not in the business of financial manipulation, currency manipulation and sovereign nation destruction to make money.

October 20, 2010 6:13 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The Koch Brothers are trying to rewrite California environmental law so they can continue polluting our state. They finance the Tea Party to act as puppets for their corporate interests. They are not heroes in the least. Get over it Trojan2002.

October 20, 2010 6:18 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Just because a company gives money for education, etc, it doesn't make them heroes when they continue to profit off pollution and use their dollars to manipulate government. You sound like an idiot.

October 20, 2010 6:24 PM  

Anonymous trojan2002 said:

6:24, you missed everything else, huh?

You missed the fact that they became the 2nd largest private company after starting out as a small family company?

You missed the part where they have employed hundreds of thousands?

The part where David Koch has spent millions for decades on individual freedoms?

They are American Heroes because 1. they are American 2. They built their fortune through innovation 3. they started as a small family company and accomplished an American dream
4. they are philanthropic and give back to many causes in many ways.

Also, Koch is a very diverse company. The net income from petroleum based products is a piece of the pie, but it's not the only one, nor is it the biggest slice.

I'm sure you burn candles at night.

And if you're so concerned about pollution, how the heck are you using a computer? You know how much pollution was created just to get you that computer?

October 20, 2010 6:44 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

You are indeed an idiot Trojan2002;

“In a study released this spring, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst’s Political Economy Research Institute named Koch Industries one of the top ten air polluters in the United States. And Greenpeace issued a report identifying the company as a “kingpin of climate science denial.” The report showed that, from 2005 to 2008, the Kochs vastly out did Exxon-Mobil in giving money to organizations fighting legislation related to climate change, underwriting a huge network of foundations, think tanks, and political front groups.”

October 20, 2010 6:49 PM  

Anonymous trojan2002 said:

6:49... thanks for calling me an idiot.
You realize I didn't say they don't pollute, I know they do, they are the SECOND largest private company. That means they will of course be giving off pollutants when they are in the manufacturing and energy industries.

But again, if you are so concerned about pollution, why are you using a computer?

And buddy, global warming is a SCAM.

October 20, 2010 7:00 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I think you may be stupider than an idiot. Why don't you start blogging here so people can see how stupid you are? Higby extended you an invitation.

October 20, 2010 7:19 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Who names themselves after a condom?

October 20, 2010 8:13 PM  

Anonymous Louie G said:

Entropy is not a scam.

October 20, 2010 8:35 PM  

Blogger Unknown said:

Denial is the first stage on the path to acceptance.

October 20, 2010 8:43 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

trojan2002 whined;
"Michael, I don't like Joe B's postings.

Freedom of speech and open debate forum and all that you provide is great.
But in moderation would be better.

He's like an old sex predator. He takes his Viagra and can't stop and there's no balance. Just partisan TP babble."

Trojan, You is one pussy boy for shure! Man up pussy boy!

October 20, 2010 11:14 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Trojan, Why you so stupid, stupid?

October 20, 2010 11:25 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The only constitutional ignoramus is Joe B. Christine O'Donnell was absolutely correct, the separation of church/state is nowhere to be found in the Constitution. Perhaps Joe B should sit down and read that magnificent document.

October 21, 2010 3:34 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof ...."

October 21, 2010 10:31 PM  

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