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Chicago Food Truck Lawsuit Calls Out Political Favoritism, Freedom And Privacy

Chicago Food Truck Lawsuit Calls Out Political Favoritism, Freedom And Privacy

Commented Dec 4, 2012 at 11:09:52 in Chicago

“Why haven't all cities banned, Amazon, E-Bay, Netflix or any other delivery service. Should a city stop a pizza delivery service if the brick and mortar restaurant isn't located in their city? Of course not. The market economy is fluid. When there are inefficiencies, people come up with solutions. This is a solution to lack of choice in the lunch market. Believe in the market economy.”
Gjelina Restaurant: Rated C From LA Public Health

Gjelina Restaurant: Rated C From LA Public Health

Commented Nov 25, 2011 at 11:54:37 in Los Angeles

“The Los Angeles County Health Department has not updated Gjelina's recorders with the most recent inspection report. Gjelina (or "C"lina) is required, by law, to provide a copy of their most recent inspection report upon request. A "C" rating shows a gross disregard for health and safety. That matches up with their disregard for the local neighborhood (no parking provided) and their poor customer service.”

fran9c on Nov 27, 2011 at 21:12:45

“gjelina has the same amount of on site parking as tasting kitchen, wabi sabi, capri, casalinda, hals, and axe combined. oh, but dont forget gjelina also created 9 parking spaces on electric (between milwood and palms) for the neighborhood to use 24/7. (undeniable fact). raise your hand if you know one person who created parking in venice. even one person? even one spot? gjelina created 9. another unique contribution gjelina provides the community is they do NOT provide valet parking. they do NOT make it easier for people to drive in to venice. they have never had a valet parker park a car on abbot kinney or any other street. ever. thanks gj.”
Getting Los Angeles Back to Work

Getting Los Angeles Back to Work

Commented Jan 21, 2012 at 09:49:53 in Los Angeles

“There can be no accountability if no one votes. Tom LaBonge easily won reelection with 8,500 votes in a district with over 140,000 registered voters. Sad. The City Council votes unanoumously 99% of the time so they are all responsible for the mess we're in. The "rule of 15" makes every councilperson ruler of their district. They make $179,000 and have no fear of losing reelection. City Council votes are in May? They keep an obscure election day to keep voter turn out low. What this City needs is an engaged electorate. Once that happens results will follow.”
James Franco Admitted To University Of Houston Ph.D. Program

James Franco Admitted To University Of Houston Ph.D. Program

Commented Apr 22, 2011 at 10:50:11 in College

“He finished his MFA from UCLA. I used to see him frequently in the Lu Valle commons when I was in law school. He was always reading by himself. Good for him for going for his PhD.”

Typhonator on Apr 22, 2011 at 16:56:44

“He got a BA from UCLA...MFA from Columbia, second MFA coming up from NYU...no offense, but your comment hardly seems reliable.”
Irving Kristol Dead At 89

Irving Kristol Dead At 89

Commented Sep 18, 2009 at 18:37:27 in Media

“In 2004 I had the privilege of participating in a EPA internship. A speaker series was included in the internship program- William Kristol spoke. I did some research on him, and in doing so found him rather despicable. Since I had the chance to ask a question I figured I better make it a good one. Here it is...

I started off with two quotes before my question.
Bill's Quote:
“But the American people, whatever their doubts about aspects of Bush’s foreign policy, know that Bush is serious about fighting terrorists and terrorist states that mean America harm. About Bush’s Democratic critics, they know no such thing.”

Irving's quote:
This was a quote from him in July of 2003, and the following was a quote from his father in 1952.
“For there is one thing that the American people know about Senator McCarthy; he, like them, is unequivocally anti-Communist. About the spokesman for American liberalism, they feel they know no such thing.”

My question:
"The Washington post last year reported that you intentionally engineered that quote defending Bush to sound like your father defending McCarthy. Knowing how history has judged McCarthy to be an indecent self-promoter what’s your reasoning behind playing up your father’s support for such a despicable politician? Do you think you could learn from your father’s mistakes and be more critical of this administration’s blatant attempts to control the American public through fear just as Joseph McCarthy did in the 50’s?"”

Marlyn on Sep 18, 2009 at 19:22:49

“"Do you think you could learn from your father’s mistakes" ???

No, no, never. Neocons always double down.”

hp blogger Ellis Weiner on Sep 18, 2009 at 19:15:00

“Excellent, excellent question. Did he have an answer?”
The Venice Beach Stereotype in

The Venice Beach Stereotype in "I Love You, Man"

Commented Apr 15, 2009 at 09:55:41 in Healthy Living

“It goes all the way to Walgrove... btw.”
The Venice Beach Stereotype in

The Venice Beach Stereotype in "I Love You, Man"

Commented Apr 15, 2009 at 09:47:36 in Healthy Living

“It always seems to be the ones who move to Venice who are are screaming yuppie go home. People move here, you probably moved here, get over it. I went to Venice High in the early nineties. I dealt with drive by shootings and childhood friends murdered and imprisoned. Those that harken back to the glory days in Venice never had to take cover during a drive by. I'm happy that people love my hometown, even if rents are a bit out of control now. If you move here and are accepted, do your best to do the same to others... That is the Venice way. Trust me, better to have to look for parking than to run from gunfire.”
Palin Can't Name Supreme Court Case She Disagrees With Other Than Roe (VIDEO)

Palin Can't Name Supreme Court Case She Disagrees With Other Than Roe (VIDEO)

Commented Oct 2, 2008 at 10:28:34 in Politics

“Given the current administrations problems upholding the Constitution (habeas corpus Article One, Section 9), I for one, am happy that we'll have a constitutional law scholar in the oval office come January.”
Palin Can't Name Supreme Court Case She Disagrees With Other Than Roe (VIDEO)

Palin Can't Name Supreme Court Case She Disagrees With Other Than Roe (VIDEO)

Commented Oct 2, 2008 at 10:23:33 in Politics

“While I agree that Gov. Palin is hardly qualified to be Vice President, I fear there are quite a few people out there that couldn't name a Supreme Court case that they disagree with.
LET'S TEST THAT THEORY... CAN YOU NAME A SUPREME COURT CASE YOU DISAGREE WITH?

I'll start!
Koramatsu v US
(Granted Huffpo commenters are more informed than the average American)”

theconservativemyth on Oct 2, 2008 at 10:46:10

“Well, "there are quite a few people out there that couldn't name a Supreme Court case that they disagree with".............BUT THEY ARE NOT RUNNING FOR VICE PRESIDENT OF PRESIDENT OF THE USA, NOR SHOULD THEY! What a silly argument

Part of the mess in Iraq is that Bush & co. didn't know the difference between Shia and Sunni Muslims and the animosity that exists between them, and that has made this closer to a civil war than to a... whatever it in reality is. McSame got caught in the same trap when being questioned about Iraq. He didn't know anything about this very important issue either. And this ignorance is what wil now leave another Islamic state in the Middle East where one didn't exist before. And McCain certainly cannot count on Palin for any insight on any foreign policy action he might consider taking.
Palin is just the female version of Dubya - same credentials, same outlook and ignorance. But look what Bush and his administration have done to the country and to the world! The world is much less safe than 8 years ago, the economy after 28 years of conservative, anti-regulation, free market capitalism is in ruins, the infrastructure is failing, poverty is growing, millions have no health care, and he and McCain want to cut taxes more while they bleed the country dry in wars making Haliburton et. al. richer. The world can't afford 4 more years.”

tuckerboundsisadouchebag on Oct 2, 2008 at 10:38:18

“Your point, though, is the fundamental problem with people that would even consider voting for her (and for Bush before her).

Most people cannot name Supreme Court decisions off the top of their head...

...but most people aren't asking for 60,000,000 people to vote for them to become president.

It's bad for America to have leaders that are perceived as "intellectually lazy" (Putin on Bush, 2001). They should be smart--

Or at least smarter than your average American.”

LITU on Oct 2, 2008 at 10:36:56

“Roe v Wade.


How'd I do?”

inigmontya on Oct 2, 2008 at 10:36:17

“gee, i don't know, Bush v. Gore perhaps?”

sharri on Oct 2, 2008 at 10:32:57

“PlessyvFerguson, seperate but equal”

atciii on Oct 2, 2008 at 10:27:04

“Dred Scott”
Bailout Failure Puts McCain At A Political Dead End

Bailout Failure Puts McCain At A Political Dead End

Commented Sep 30, 2008 at 11:53:58 in Politics

“Leader of this nation? Let's try, leader of his own campaign...
John McCain lacks the skill, the knowledge, and the temperament to be the leader of this complex campaign.... Forget about being the leader of this nation... guy's drowning in his own campaign gaffes. He would be a disaster as a president..”
McCain Camp Didn't Search Palin's Hometown Paper Archives

McCain Camp Didn't Search Palin's Hometown Paper Archives

Commented Sep 1, 2008 at 18:50:45 in Politics

“Let's start compiling the republican talking points on Palin that we're going to be hearing this election.
I'll start:
"Palin has more executive experience than Obama and Biden together."
-- Adding the word "RELEVANT" to the sentence totally changes everything. Just because Palin has executive experience doesn't mean she has relevant executive experience. Comparing the highest office in the land to being the governor of a state with 680,000 people is disingenuous.”

reno 77 on Sep 1, 2008 at 19:04:40

“"Palin has more executive experience than Obama and Biden together."

I'm weary of listening to this straw-man argument parroted in the MSM as well.
For example, using the same standards you could say Abraham Lincoln did not have executive experience prior to his election.”
Dem Convention Celebrities: Stars Descend On Denver (PHOTOS)

Dem Convention Celebrities: Stars Descend On Denver (PHOTOS)

Commented Aug 26, 2008 at 10:57:10 in Politics

“I don't get why people knock politically active celebrities.... What do you need, besides half a brain, to be knowledgeable about important issues of the day? TIME (not the magazine)! The celebrities that are involved in things other than themselves have more time than the rest of us to read, research and talk about important issues of the day. Their on again, off again work schedules give them plenty of extra time. I applaud the ones that use their time for something other than partying and shopping. I may not agree with some of their holier-than-thou view points, but I am always happy to see people get involved in the political process.”
North Pole Ice To Disappear Completely This Year: Report

North Pole Ice To Disappear Completely This Year: Report

Commented Jun 26, 2008 at 22:30:11 in Green

“At first the experts said within 50 years, then within 20 years, now this year? Its worse than we thought...”
California Gay Marriage Ban Overturned: Major Updates

California Gay Marriage Ban Overturned: Major Updates

Commented May 15, 2008 at 22:12:29 in Politics

“Civil rights bestowed upon us by the constitution need to be protected from the majority, not governed by them. If we let the "majority" decide issues of civil rights, it would still be illegal to marry someone outside of your race in most of the south today. Its called CHECKS AND BALANCES.... look in to it!”

Indubio on May 16, 2008 at 00:50:05

“Here, here!!!”
California Gay Marriage Ban Overturned: Major Updates

California Gay Marriage Ban Overturned: Major Updates

Commented May 15, 2008 at 22:10:15 in Politics

“Replace "gay marriage" with "interracial marriage" and your ridiculous diatribe could have appeared in an op-ed piece in Alabama in the 1950's. Just because they're different than you doesn't mean they're perverts...”

torrrep on May 16, 2008 at 22:24:01

“Once again. Gay is not a race. It is a preference and a choice.”