Category Archives: annoyed

Kamala Harris for CA AG

Kamala Harris for CA AG Because Cooley doesn’t plan to give back $13,000 received during prosecution of oil company “Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley on Saturday said he has no plans to return $13,000 in contributions to his … Continue reading

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This is what’s wrong with capitalism, episode 6,846

1,700 workers are out of luck. “‘Strong demand for our services resulted in higher volumes and better revenue per shipment at FedEx Express and FedEx Ground,’ said Chairman, President and CEO Frederick Smith. ‘This increased demand comes from improved global … Continue reading

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Paging, President Clinton. Paging, Presdident Clinton

Get your ass to California and stumpin’ for Jerry Brown, like, now. “The source cited in a Meg Whitman advertisement said Saturday that his claim that taxes were higher after Jerry Brown’s two terms as governor was inaccurate. “‘… I … Continue reading

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Bloglines is no more after September 30

Dammit.

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Will do to CA what she did to HP

Which was not good: “‘Q: You cut jobs at HP, you know what it’s like to cut jobs, you made tough choices – so are you saying that you want to go to Washington, DC to cut jobs? Is that … Continue reading

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Soon we won’t even be able to say “Thank God for Mississippi”

“California is winning a race to the bottom and our children are paying the price. The report finds that, when compared to other states, California ranks: • 50th in student to teacher ratios, with 21.3:1 compared to a national average … Continue reading

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Reason 9,819,956,056 California is messed up

Good work by the LA Times! “Orange County pension records show that convicted former Sheriff Michael S. Carona collected about $215,000 last year in retirement payments — and he was just one of more than 400 county pensioners who received … Continue reading

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Overcrowding at County Hospital

“Along with Molina, health department officials, physician and hospital trade groups and independent consultants all urged that the new hospital be built to hold 750 beds. Advocates said that capacity was needed to allow the county to provide life-saving care … Continue reading

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Let’s have a Bitburg Day, too

“So, sure, let’s teach Reagan’s legacy. But front and center of that legacy is the AIDS crisis. He stood by as millions died, including some of his supposed friends from his movie days. Reagan’s inaction directly led to many needless … Continue reading

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Lest we forget the real Reagan administration

And the real Reagan: “Ronald Reagan destroyed unions…cut the budgets for education, EPA, poverty programs, etc…engaged in a public policy initiative aimed specifically at screwing over the poor…advanced the prison-industrial complex….hollowed out the Federal government to the best of his … Continue reading

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Well, as long as she’s married…

Everyone else can go to hell. “Kennedy is also a lesbian who married her wife in the summer of 2008 when such marriages were legal, prior to the passage of Prop 8. While many LGBT couples and activists have to … Continue reading

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But she can’t marry her partner

Homophobia all in one family: “The lesbian sister of Proposition 8 mastermind Frank Schubert has announced her candidacy for Sacramento County Superior Court judge. “At her campaign Web site, Anne Marie Schubert, a deputy district attorney for Sacramento County, promotes … Continue reading

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California still sinking

“In his interview with NBC’s David Gregory, Schwarzenegger dodged a question about what he would do if the federal government does not come up with extra money to help plug the state’s $20-billion budget gap. “‘I never really think so … Continue reading

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California implodes. And you are there!

“As of July 2009, California’s budget shortfall was 49.3% of its general funds. States have considered drastic options to fill such gaps. “‘I looked as hard as I could at how states could declare bankruptcy,’ said Michael Genest, director of … Continue reading

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Stadium Healthcare

“INGLEWOOD, California (Reuters) – Inside an aging sports arena, where rows of dental chairs and a hospital smell have replaced the former Los Angeles Lakers basketball court, thousands of Americans are seeking free healthcare. “Hundreds were turned away just on … Continue reading

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Arnold Bucks are baaack

“‘State controller John Chiang warned today that if legislators and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger fail to come up with a budget-balancing package in the next week, he would begin paying California’s bills with IOUs on July 2.’” (via Calitics) Y’know, this … Continue reading

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People of Los Angeles

It’s nice the Lakers won, but could you please shut the fuck up and GO HOME? I can hear you all the way up on N Broadway. Christ, no wonder the LAPD was stressed out about this. I mean, I … Continue reading

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Google Legree

Some of you might recall when I blogged about the starting to start-up comic publisher, Furies Publishing, (Furies, not furries) and asked that y’all go look them over and click on their Google ads. Well, thank you, all those clicks … Continue reading

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Parking Tards of Los Angeles

“I managed to take 2 photos before I was caught and unable to take the piece de resistance of parking tard photos: “Owner: Can I help you? “Me: Is this your truck? “Owner: Yes. “Me: You’re taking up 4 compact … Continue reading

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In addition to being a heartless bastard

Arnold can’t do math: “In the short-term, expenditure reductions in any of these programs (CalWORKS, etc.) have significant implications for the state economy. The multiplier effects for these programs are found to range between 1.05 and 1.44, meaning that output … Continue reading

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Welcome back, Domestic Terrorism

And at a church, no less. “KANSAS CITY, Missouri (Reuters) – A Kansas doctor who was a controversial provider of so-called ‘late-term’ abortions was shot and killed at his church on Sunday, local media reported. “The Wichita Eagle newspaper reported … Continue reading

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Our Arnold helps the poor get poorer

Fuck California: “Consider this partial list of the governor’s proposed cuts to health and humans services: · Elimination of the CalWORKs program; · Elimination of the Healthy Families Program; · Eliminating certain Medi-Cal state-only programs; · Elimination of community based … Continue reading

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Prop 8 thoughts

“It’s just wrong to claim that civil marriage equality would force changes on religious institutions. No rabbi has ever been forced by civil law to conduct a marriage between a divorcée and a Kohen, just as the availability of non-Kosher … Continue reading

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People who should never ever work with children

“A former probation department guard convicted of child abuse for letting five minors beat a boy who she wrongly believed had taken her cellphone at a Los Angeles juvenile hall was sentenced to a year in jail. “Diane Buchanan was … Continue reading

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Don’t bother with Docucopies

They’ll decide your project is obscene, sorry, “disturbing,” after they’ve taken the job. Docucopies fucks over the Yaoi Press (also, via) Here’s the TOS. Not a word about what kind of “disturbing” content they reserve the right not to print. … Continue reading

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Hell bent for a Libertarian Paradise

For those of you wondering what the hell is going on in California: “Assemblywoman Noreen Evans, Chair of the Budget Committee, spells out slowly for everyone the structural problems and false assertions about the California budget process.” (via) “But the … Continue reading

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Multiculturalism? What multiculturalism?

Celestine Arnold at psfk.com

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The only person on the list actually doing something for someone else

“4. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum “Country: Dubai “As the current crown prince of Dubai, Sheikh is the first in line to be the city’s next Emir. The prince moved up two spots this year and is … Continue reading

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Go for it, House o’ Reps!

“WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Moving with unusual speed, the Democratic-controlled U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed legislation to recoup most of the $165 million in retention bonuses paid to American International Group Inc employees. “Responding quickly to public outrage over … Continue reading

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Google Philistines

Or maybe it’s just a bot thing. Unfortunately there doesn’t seem to be an appeal. Oh well. Femme Femme Femme is a magnificent art blog that is a joy to read and voyage of discovery. It also gives my crappy … Continue reading

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