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Thoroughly Modern Bob – Coming to a Legislature Near You!

Paul Hatfield
PERSPECTIVE-Thoroughly Modern Millie was a Tony Award winner. State Senator Bob Hertzberg is rolling out his own sequel. The only problem is the production cost. Actually, the real problem is we will be the ones bankrolling it if Bob gets the green light. It is the most expensive tax scam concocted, more than California HSR. I’m talking…

Elite Girls School Has Brentwood Up in Arms … Over Traffic

John Schwada
INSIDE LA-Hairdresser Mikell Powell is walking her two dogs in Brentwood along Sunset Boulevard just across the street from the Archer School for Girls (photo left). “I’m opposed to anything that would make driving on Sunset here anymore hellish than it already is,” Powell says as her dogs tug on their leashes. No question: there’s a 1.2 mile…

Homeless LA: Safe Havens, Not Sidewalks

Mike Bonin
WHO WE ARE-In recent years, Los Angeles has seen more progress in combating homelessness than it ever has – yet the problem is still getting worse. Since 2011, the region has housed more than 23,000 people – a record number even by national standards. Yet homelessness is on the rise. Encampments are proliferating in our neighborhoods throughout…

Can LA Afford Another Olympics?

Jack Humphreville
LA WATCHDOG-Boston bailed on hosting the 2024 Olympics when Mayor Martin Walsh refused to sign a host city contract with the United States Olympic Committee (“USOC”) that would have put Beantown (and possibly the Commonwealth of Massachusetts) on the hook for any cost overruns associated with this 17 day extravaganza. But Walsh’s refusal to…

The Petty Hypocrisy of Mandatory Ethics Training

Bob Gelfand
GELFAND’S WORLD-As a member of a neighborhood council board, I am required by state law to do 2 hours of ethics training every 2 years. Elected officials such as members of the City Council are also required to take this training. The curious thing about our California ethics rules is that they prohibit the small stuff while looking the other way…

Los Angeles: Brown lives Matter!

Fred Mariscal
LATINO PERSPECTIVE-According to the Los Angeles Times, over the last five years in LA County, coroner's data show that Latinos, who make up about half of the county's population, also represent about half the people killed by police. Of the 23 people fatally shot by law enforcement in the county this year, 14 were Latino. The Times raises an…

Grading the LA Times: Mike Feuer’s B+ Leaves Something Out

Noel Weiss
OTHER VOICES-Reading the LA Times’ Report Card grade of B+ for City Attorney Mike Feuer, it was good to see at least a 'hat-tip' to the issue of whether the City Attorney really is the “attorney for the people.” But their conclusion seems to be that he is not, and I believe that is wrong. Exactly who does the City Attorney represent? Certainly, he…

Beverly Hills Pounds Final Nail in Bike Lanes Coffin

Mark Elliot
GETTING THERE FROM HERE-If you expected that Beverly Hills might install bicycle lanes on our segment of Santa Monica Boulevard when reconstructing it next year, you will be sorely disappointed to know that City Council just pounded the final nail into the bike lanes coffin. City Council split on the Blue Ribbon Committee recommendation to expand…

Helter Skelter, Murder and the Looming Race War

Tony Castro
TONY CASTRO’S LA-In one of our last conversations before his death earlier this year, author and prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi lamented that while he had successfully imprisoned Charles Manson, he feared he had only made a dent in the threat of an apocalyptic race war that the mass murderer had hoped to ignite. “Madness and mad men,” said Bugliosi,…

 

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Advice to Occupiers: Shave, Bathe and Get a Clear Message

VOICES - I read the Tina Dupuy story in CityWatch about Wall Street demonstrators wanting some form of Justice and not being adequately heard.  For a message to have impact it must be clear and the messengers must be credible. That means send home the freeloaders, anyone being paid to work the protest, co-opters and hijackers, socialist children of Hollywood celebrities and union bosses.
For purposes of TV coverage, bathing and shaving helps. Too many are comporting themselves in a why bother mode, so they are unlikely to be taken seriously.  

A poll in CityWatch states that Wall Street Occupiers are more popular than the Tea Party. No Doubt!! Food is free. Sleeping bags are free! Drug dealers are on site, so says the press and until the stench became overwhelming, occupiers were not harassed or arrested anywhere, even for crap and copulation in the streets. Woo Hoo, it’s a Rave, baby.

The Tea Party is eminently more bashable.  They ask citizens to be responsible for themselves and to their country and government to operate within the confines of the US Constitution. Not the stuff of a 21st century popularity contest.  They don't think much of legalizing millions of illegals holding jobs that could provide pay checks for Americans, but they definitely agree that financial injustice is being perpetrated on America, as well as its future generations, by government.

Wall Streeters and the Tea Party both want to know where one trillion American taxpayer dollars went and both want America working again.  I believe the Tea Party generation should go to “Wall Street” and help the young protesters get out their message.  Together they could frighten Congress straight --- and argue about the details later.

When the American majority enjoyed a national ethic that included personal responsibility, common sense and respect, America was an impenetrably strong nation and no one screwed with us. Today they not only screw with us, they laugh at us and then kill us when the mood strikes and some of those doing the damage are our own.

(Royan Herman is a long-time community activist and a horse enthusiast. She lives in Los Angeles.) -cw

Tags: Occupy Wall Street, Wall Street Occupiers, Tea Party, US Constitution, America, finance





CityWatch
Vol 9 Issue 83
Pub: Oct 18, 2011


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