L.A. Mayor Chased Out of Church by Black Lives Matter

You just can’t be liberal enough to please some people. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti found that out the hard way on Monday, as a group of Black Lives Matter protesters started charging the podium at a public meeting, leading Garcetti to exit stage left surrounded by police officers. In what was supposed to be a town hall meeting at Holman United Methodist Church, Garcetti had been expected to answer questions for the community about “economic opportunity and community safety,” according Read more […]

Homelessness Emergency: L.A. about to Spend $100 Million to Attract More Homeless

The city government’s response to what they describe as a homelessness emergency will only make their problems worse. With the state of the economy being what it is, I often think about strategies I should use if I were to become homeless. One important item on that mental checklist is to move to the Southern part of this country so I don’t have to deal with cold weather. So it doesn’t surprise me at all that L.A. gets a lot of homeless people. According to this news analysis of rapidly Read more […]

L.A. Governor Makes Gun Owners into Criminals

Soon, gun owners will be liable to have their gun magazines confiscated from them. The problem with being  law-abiding gun owners is that the government can keep changing the law. In such a case, being “law-abiding” simply means adept and willing to follow whatever orders are given by politicians. Guns.com has posted a pretty sad story, reporting, “Los Angeles Mayor signs confiscatory magazine ban into law.” In 60 days, there will be no such thing as a legally grandfathered civilian-owned Read more […]

Minimum Wage Lesson: Union That Campaigned for It Wants Exemption

The union officials who demanded no exceptions to the Los Angeles minimum wage hike are now giving us a minimum wage lesson by asking for an exception. Minimum wage increases don’t increase unemployment, they argue. Or, rather, they assert. There is no argument. But then suddenly the truth comes out when the very people arguing that a higher minimum wage must be inflicted on all businesses without exception suddenly demand an exception in order to increase union employment. From the Los Read more […]

L.A. Stage Actors Understand Economics! No to Higher Wage.

L.A. stage actors want to be exempt from minimum wage hikes because they don’t want their employers driven out of business. This is great but it is infuriating. Doesn’t anyone realize that all other businesses are affected by the same economic forces? I’m referring to this story at the New York Times about L.A. stage actors: “Actors’ Equity Pushes for Minimum Wage, but Not All Members Want It.” They rehearse for weeks, often in run down theaters that were once garages or retail Read more […]

Why Conservatives Should Hope Lindsay Lohan’s Lawsuit Fails

Lindsay Lohan’s lawsuit over Grand Theft Auto 5 would set a precedent allowing politicians to censor parodies. Saturday Night Live mocks politicians by dressing in their likeness all the time. The First Amendment guarantees that they and everyone else are free to do so. I don’t see how that practice could stand if Lindsay Lohan won her lawsuit against Take 2 Interactive for allegedly “using her image” in their video game, Grand Theft Auto 5. I realize most conservatives probably Read more […]

L.A. Infrastructure Showing Signs of Corruption

Showing city government and city planning at its finest, L.A. infrastructure is cracking up. Bloomberg.com reports: Los Angeles is showing its age, and city officials don’t have plans for financing the facelift. From buckling sidewalks to potholed thoroughfares to storm drains that can’t handle a little rain, the infrastructure that holds the second-largest U.S. city together is suffering from years of deferred maintenance. Bringing pipes that deliver water to 3.9 million people up to snuff Read more […]

The Real War on Women in One Picture (If this Happens Near You, Be an Escort!)

Obama’s War on Women and the Unborn continues unabated. From the Blaze: Witnesses say a pregnant woman in labor was prevented by authorities from crossing a Los Angeles street to a hospital Wednesday because the road had been closed for President Barack Obama’s impending motorcade. The unidentified woman was barred from walking the few hundred feet to the hospital for at least 30 minutes as authorities waited for the president’s motorcade to pass by, witness Carrie Clifford told TheBlaze Read more […]

Los Angeles Holds Its First Pot Farmers Market

If you were in Los Angeles this past weekend, that cloud of smoke hanging over the California Heritage Market wasn’t a fire, it was just advertising for the county’s first pot farmers market. Thousands of people followed the Doritos deliveryman to the three-day event, where “patients” were able to buy their “medicinal” hash directly from licensed growers. Wink, wink. In between the uncontrollable giggling, customers to the market were able to visit booths that looked like typical vegetable Read more […]

In L.A., Even the Buses Are Racist

I actually like taking the bus in Los Angeles whenever it’s not too hot. It’s cheaper, it’s more relaxing, it gives me time to read, plus you get a little incidental exercise walking to and from the bus stop. Little did I realize I was supporting a racist system. At least, that seems to be the implication being made in a recent L.A. Weekly issue, which featured an article titled “Why Don’t White People in L.A. Take the Bus?” (The L.A. Weekly is one of those strange niche publications whose Read more […]

What Can We Learn from the Koreans about Gun Control?

If all hell breaks out in America, will the police be there to protect us? We don’t have to go back very far in time to find a microcosm of what could happen. The Occupy Movement and high-profile people like Cornell West are itching for a fight. “It’s a major question of priorities here. That’s why the Occupy movement is so important because some of this is going to be fought in the streets. Civil disobedience does make a difference,” he said. “Corporate greed now is an issue everybody Read more […]