Monthly Archives: February 2013

Beat the Machine:Don’t Let Special Interests Force You to Pay Higher Taxes to Cover Up City Hall’s Fiscal Failure

MEASURE A — SALES TAX INCREASE YES $1.3 MILLION      NO ZERO 104 Special Interest Contributors’ Latest List los-angeles-2013-3-measure-a-funding_20130227   ].

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Trutanich for City Attorney: He’s Bull-headed, Clumsy, Breaks Promises But His Office Is Smart, Well-Run and Effective

Greg Smith is a smart guy and a tough lawyer — that’s how come he was able to make a fortune whipping the lawyers for L.A. and other cities in the region when they botched the treatment of firefighters and … Continue reading

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“Where the Bodies Are Buried” — Kevin James for Mayor’s New Ad

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“I Think It’s Time We Get What We Deserve” — Rap Song for “Kevin James for Mayor” by Luke Caldwell

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Parks to Santana: “Only by Slaughtering ‘Sacred Cows’ Can We Move Forward and Feed a Starving City”

EDITOR’S NOTE: Councilman Bernard Parks warned back in November that the $216 million to be raised by the Proposition A sales tax increase would “go up in smoke” unless there were safeguards on how it would be spent but he … Continue reading

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City Hall’s Brand of Socialism: Soak the Working Class with Higher Taxes to Support Millionaire Cops and Firefighters

EDITOR’S NOTE: At 5:30 p.m. tonight and again at 10 p.m., KCET’s SoCal Connected will drop another bomb on City Hall’s DROP program — Deferred Retirement Option Plan — that is letting retired cops and firefighters retire one day on … Continue reading

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My Sunday Column: Seeking the Straight Story on the Billions the State Confiscated in Abolishing Community Redevelopment

Twenty months after Gov. Jerry Brown and the state Legislature abolished community redevelopment agencies statewide, local officials have gone through all the stages of grief — from horror to anger to confusion. Now they have reached the point where all … Continue reading

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59 Names That Should Live in Infamy: Special Interest Super-PAC Raised $620,200 to Sell Sales Tax Hike to Voters

When they talk about the entitlement class, put at the top of the list the unions, lawyers, lobbyists, businesses, real estate and billboard companies that contributed $620,200 to bamboozle the uninformed and gullible into voting for Proposition A, the sales … Continue reading

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What Kind of Fool Am I? The Kind Who’s Foolish Enough to Dress Up as George Washington for President’s Day

My Sunday column for the Glendale News-Press posted here explained how I’m always saying “yes” to just about everything, even when a good friend like Leslie Dutton asks me to appear at her annual Full Disclosure Network’s fund-raiser as George … Continue reading

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Jack Humphreville Vs. Charlie Beck: Who’s Telling the Truth? Can You Tell the Difference? Do You Know Even What’s Real?

Civic leader Jack Humphreville stepped forward to challenge the Proposition A sales tax increase on the March 2013 ballot as he did in questioning massive rate increases by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and the outrageous pay … Continue reading

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