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Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Los Angeles Politics Hotsheet for Wednesday

He's Back! He's Animated! He's the Governator, and he's still useless! Official Trailer.

Assemblyman Tom Donnelly (R-Claremont) has introduced an anti-illegal immigration bill (AB26) that is patterned after Arizona's controversial SB1070 (currently in legal limbo). A small crowd of 100 gathered at a rally in Sacramento on Monday to cheer on Donnelly. Donnelly is also a founder of the California Minutemen and a member of the increasingly irrelevant California GOP. Even though AB26 will face a quick and certain death in the Democrat controlled Assembly, the bill will certainly help push the Republican party even further into the abyss.


Here at Mayor Sam, we occasionally get an intelligent and thought out comment from a reader. Here is one such comment that caught our attention regarding Kevin James' sputtering meltdown on MSNBC  (Thank You, Anonymous);

"In the Mathews interview, it was Kevin who came out on the attack, and his target was Obama. His argument seems to have been that talking to any group that we see as our enemy, no matter how secret the negotiations, is "appeasement." The implication was obviously that Democrats as a group are soft, cowardly, unable to stand up to bullies, and in general, wimps. This line has been a part of Republican nastiness for decades, and is of course inconsistent with more than a century of modern history. Wilson and FDR stood up to Fascism, Truman and Kennedy and Johnson stood up to Communism, and on the other side, we had Eisenhower, Nixon, Reagan, and both Bushes cutting secret deals with China, North Korea, Islamic terrorists, and these deals eventually became public.

I don't really care about Kevin's ignorance of the Munich Pact, other than it suggests a certain lack of depth in his education. The fact that he got rolled by Mathews says something about his own toughness under pressure though, and his words suggest that he is prone to excess and right wing extremism. This isn't the Kevin we have seen recently, but it should make us wonder who the real Kevin is."

It's a real nail biter in the Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Race- at post time incumbent David Prosser is up by only 1600 580 356 votes over challenger Joanne Kloppenburg. Republican Prosser was expected to sail to an easy victory until Gov.Walker's nasty union busting law brought out a last minute effort to replace him with Kloppenburg. Gov. Walker's so called "Budget Reform Bill" will likely be reviewed by the Wisconsin Supreme Court, hence the effort to oust Prosser. Recount for sure on this one.

UPDATE : Kloppenburg now ahead with 100% of precincts reporting!

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Anonymous A Conservative in LA said:

Hi Joe,

Did you see this thinly veiled homophobic comment from PHEARPHUL PHIL JENNERJAHN?

"Senator Leno, a homosexual, is very determined to get this bill passed."

It's clear that Phil thinks he can degrade someone's policy by IRRELEVANTLY reminding readers that a given pol is a homosexual. Would anyone be surprised to find out in a few years that Phil comes out of the closet? Men who are so aggressively angry toward homosexuals are usually the ones who secretly harbor homosexual tendencies. Like Phil.

The original comment is in his post here:


For what it is worth, I am a Conservative, too. But I sure as hell don't harbor ill will toward minorities and homosexuals. Live and let live.

April 06, 2011 7:50 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Are you going on-the-record as predicting a win for the Dem candidate in Wisconsin?

Normally you declare victory before it happens, only to get egg on your face in the end.

Right now, at least according to the State's website, the incumbent justice is ahead. Modestly. Recounts are very rare, given the massive cost of delaying an election result.

April 06, 2011 9:11 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I'm not sure what website has it, but in Wisconsin, the Dems did a "get out the vote" effort at group homes of mentally retarded adults.

The news clip I saw last night had one of them, a man with brain damage, thinks he voted for Gerald Ford.

I kid you not. As Joe would say, "Google it." But I really did see this last night. Doubtful that Joe will post that clip because it reflects negatively on the liberal Democrats who ran this G.O.T.V. effort.

April 06, 2011 9:13 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This blog continues to under-perform and the scribes around town have noted it.

Michael is all but phoning it in and has abdicated any criticism of the Mayor.

Joe Barrett is a one-trick pony underestimating the impact of Kevin James.

Michael, if you removed your comments section your blog would once again flourish.

April 06, 2011 10:29 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

10:29= the stay at home alcoholic blogger.

April 06, 2011 12:11 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Klopper is up by 835 votes. Yeah, there might be a recount, but recounts RARELY show an error.

You should stop setting yourself up for disappointment in these things.

By the by, I wholeheartedly agree with "A Conservative in LA."

April 06, 2011 1:17 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

lol, 12:11!

you forgot "angry"

April 06, 2011 1:21 PM  

Blogger Unknown said:

Kloppenburg is ahead 1:17. Thats a good thing.

April 06, 2011 1:40 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Michael / Joe -

Is your policy to continue to slime people in comments?

This is why your numbers continue to go down.

Insinuating addiction is really a childish thing to do.

April 06, 2011 2:37 PM  

Blogger Michael Higby said:

These comments are awfully confusing!

April 06, 2011 4:07 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Facts don't count with some readers. If we could separate the issues and remove the emotion we might find some solutions. Lets face it we are all working class people and we should demand more from our government. More accountability, ethical behaviour, vision with pracitical progressive ideas to move us forward. Demand medicare for all and unburden the private sector from administering health care benefits for its employees. Demand defined benefit pension plans be offered alongside 401k investment plans. Review the onerous regulations at the local, state and federal level and find a way to make life easier for all.

April 06, 2011 4:52 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Wilson stood up to Fascism? Not quite...

Imperialism, of a certain Hohenzollern variant? Maybe..

The Kaiser, Ludendorff, et al - certainly. Just ask the AEF...

But Fascism with a capital F? Nope...

April 06, 2011 6:55 PM  

Anonymous Time for Change said:

Attended the SFV Republican Club meeting at Galpin Ford Last Night.
Kevin James, gave a great speech! He is head and shoulders above the other corruption as usual, Candidates. He has great ideas for fixing the problems. He definitely has my vote.

April 06, 2011 8:39 PM  

Blogger Unknown said:

2:37 pm, Numbers of what?

April 06, 2011 11:23 PM  

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