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What's up this year? Lots!

- The housing crisis, Prop 10 and SB 827 (RIP (for now))
- Prop 5 (and the hope of a split roll measure in a couple of years?!)
- Prop 6 (lol this is going to lose I hope)
- When did Gavin Newsom disappoint you first?
- Feinstein vs De Leon (lol) and the state democratic party
- The state republican party (lol)
- Ballot Measure C in SF (this one seems nuts!)
- What is the deal with all the ballot measures, isn't that what we pay these people for?
- high speed rail (lol)
- single payer (lol)

Let's talk about it!

๐” ๐”ž๐”ข๐”จ (caek), Tuesday, 16 October 2018 14:57 (ten months ago) link

someone explain SF measure C to me? is it doomed now breed, weiner, etc. are against it?

re: ballot measure 6, is apparently a lost cause at this point, ha, http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-pol-ca-california-gas-tax-repeal-campaign-cash-20180930-story.html. but prop 10 is not polling well either (and is kind of a mess legislatively as i understand it): https://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article219033985.html.

LA measure B (city bank) is cool btw, and the LA times sucks for opposing it.

๐” ๐”ž๐”ข๐”จ (caek), Tuesday, 16 October 2018 15:01 (ten months ago) link

I have no idea what's going to happen to measure C but I hope it passes. The split on the Dem side (Pelosi and various supervisors for it, bu Breed/Weiner/others against it) is kind of weird but idk how many voters really take their marching orders from Breed and Weiner tbh. Whereas everyone I know thinks bajillionaire companies paying more to house the people they've misplaced is a no-brainer.

ฮŸแฝ–ฯ„ฮนฯ‚, Tuesday, 16 October 2018 17:17 (ten months ago) link

uh wtf at the DST prop?

I'm really behind the times, yall are going to have to hold my hand as I fill out my ballot. The only ones that seem clear cut to me on first blush are 6 (NO) and 10 (YES).

Catherine Power (Leee), Tuesday, 16 October 2018 17:38 (ten months ago) link

agreed on 6 and 10.

the DST prop changes nothing but it gives the legislature the right to consider and in principle make changes. DST kills a few people people every march. vote yes IMO on that one.

the bond measures (1-4) are all yeses for me.

prop 5 extends the infamous prop 13 (i.e. restricts localities ability to fund education by restricting their ability to tax massive real estate wealth). you could make the case that extends it to be fairer, but any extension of prop 13 makes the task of removing it politically tougher. so no on 5 IMO.

8 11 and 12 are classic examples of "What is the deal with all the ballot measures, isn't that what we pay these people for?" i guess i'd be yes on 8, no on 11 and yes on 12?

๐” ๐”ž๐”ข๐”จ (caek), Tuesday, 16 October 2018 17:48 (ten months ago) link

Sent my ballot in the other day. Yeah C has been worth it just to see Benioff and Jack@Twitter complaining at each other in public.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 16 October 2018 17:50 (ten months ago) link

given the financial structure that tech VC encourage (i.e. avoid making a profit), i like that ballot measure C is a tax on revenue, not profits.

๐” ๐”ž๐”ข๐”จ (caek), Tuesday, 16 October 2018 17:51 (ten months ago) link

caek did you go and get naturalized or somethin

I have measured out my life in coffee shop loyalty cards (silby), Tuesday, 16 October 2018 17:54 (ten months ago) link

no i can't vote, so i'm telling as many people as possible how to vote instead

๐” ๐”ž๐”ข๐”จ (caek), Tuesday, 16 October 2018 17:55 (ten months ago) link

that's very generous of you; if I couldn't vote I don't know how I could stand researching ballot measures

anyway not californian so y'all can do whatever as long as you don't come for our water

I have measured out my life in coffee shop loyalty cards (silby), Tuesday, 16 October 2018 17:57 (ten months ago) link

also lol at gerry brown's veto statement for the 4am last call option

https://www.gov.ca.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/SB-905-Veto.pdf

"mischief and mayhem".

๐” ๐”ž๐”ข๐”จ (caek), Tuesday, 16 October 2018 17:58 (ten months ago) link

xp
He's the Frederik B of California!

nickn, Tuesday, 16 October 2018 18:02 (ten months ago) link

ha i do live here fwiw

๐” ๐”ž๐”ข๐”จ (caek), Tuesday, 16 October 2018 18:05 (ten months ago) link

much as I find the Salesforce tower annoying (I work right next to it), I have to say this guy's allright. Or at least better than most.

Benioff and Salesforce have donated to multiple San Francisco Bay Area causes including $250 million to support hospitals, $11 million to help the homeless, and $50 million to public schools. In his talk, he acknowledges that some of city's business leaders haven't been as generous.

"I have gone hat in hand to every high net worth individual in the city," he said. "I know who is willing to give money, and who isn't. I already have the list. I know if we're going to raise money for our schools, the homeless and hospitals, there's a group of people in our city who are willing to give. And there's a group of people in the city who give nothing based on the level of wealth they have. You're either for the kids, the homeless and the hospitals, or you're for yourself."

ฮŸแฝ–ฯ„ฮนฯ‚, Tuesday, 16 October 2018 18:52 (ten months ago) link

graded on a curve he is easily the best of the bunch. SFDC has an obscure business relationship with ICE/CBP though.

๐” ๐”ž๐”ข๐”จ (caek), Tuesday, 16 October 2018 19:14 (ten months ago) link

I have to admit I don't know what Salesforce does.

Catherine Power (Leee), Tuesday, 16 October 2018 19:16 (ten months ago) link

Aside from putting their name on things around the city and buying Metallica.

Catherine Power (Leee), Tuesday, 16 October 2018 19:17 (ten months ago) link

Salesforce makes Rolodex-as-a-Service for your entire company.

El Tomboto, Tuesday, 16 October 2018 19:23 (ten months ago) link

considering the software they sell is basically a spreadsheet/database combo from the 90s, their research team is also bizarrely good at AI/ML, which is one of their reasons their involvement with CBP is unnerving.

๐” ๐”ž๐”ข๐”จ (caek), Tuesday, 16 October 2018 19:25 (ten months ago) link

I've used a few Salesforce databases in my job and basically a spreadsheet/database combo from the 90s seems about accurate. tbf there was a huge need/demand for this, so their success is not really much of a surprise.

ฮŸแฝ–ฯ„ฮนฯ‚, Tuesday, 16 October 2018 19:46 (ten months ago) link

Also itโ€™s a federal election so off topic but itโ€™s interesting because of the top two primary so: the congressional election where I live is between jimmy Gomez (democrat) and a Green Party guy. I believe this is the only two candidate congressional election involving the greens in the country. Based on the lawn signs and the number of times theyโ€™ve canvassed our home, the Green Party guy is going to run away with it. (He wonโ€™t. Heโ€™ll lose by like 40 points.)

๐” ๐”ž๐”ข๐”จ (caek), Wednesday, 17 October 2018 02:49 (ten months ago) link

I can't believe I am actually going to vote for Gavin Newsom for the first time in like 20 years? ... like I actually voted against him for Lt. Gov. because I hated him so much as SF Mayor and before that as appointed stooge to Willie Brown on the Board of Supes ...

otoh I'm kinda cool with Jerry Brown as governor, and I kinda hated him as mayor,

and actually a lot of the current bullshit in Oakland can kinda be laid at his feet, though not really. Like I don't think any one person can be held responsible for the incompetence, venality, and obstructionist idiocy that is a lot of Oakland government: the people that don't have to run for office, so they can be pretty much awful and stupid with few repercussions to their careers.

There's some new local version of Howard Jarvis Taxpayers sending out mailers to Oakland addresses arguing against voting for various property tax measures on principle.

Oh yeah, Yes on Measure Y -- extending Just Cause protection to people that live in duplexes and triplexes (as opposed to currently where it's like 4+ units)

sarahell, Wednesday, 17 October 2018 05:54 (ten months ago) link

yeah latimes had a lot of dirt on newsom a few months ago but he was still one of the favorites

i'm still registered to vote but i'm not in the country anymore, but i would vote for newsom

F# A# (โˆž), Wednesday, 17 October 2018 06:03 (ten months ago) link

I'm with sarahell on the mixed feelings about Newsom. He is a guy who I *really* don't like or trust, even when a lot of his policy prescriptions and positions line up with mine. He's just a fucking slimeball that wants to be president really badly. Dunno if I will bother voting for him, he's almost certain to be the winner anyway.

ฮŸแฝ–ฯ„ฮนฯ‚, Wednesday, 17 October 2018 16:35 (ten months ago) link

i remember being a local blogger about 10 or so years ago and my fave thing was comparing him to Christian Bale as Patrick Bateman

sarahell, Wednesday, 17 October 2018 16:37 (ten months ago) link

I think he is also a big fan of Huey Lewis & the News iirc

sarahell, Wednesday, 17 October 2018 16:38 (ten months ago) link

I can't hate him, he stepped forward to support same-sex marriage at a time when most of the rest of the country was charging in the other direction

Dan S, Wednesday, 17 October 2018 16:44 (ten months ago) link

comparing him to Christian Bale as Patrick Bateman

yeah you weren't alone in this the similarity is just too eerie

ฮŸแฝ–ฯ„ฮนฯ‚, Wednesday, 17 October 2018 16:54 (ten months ago) link

he stepped forward to support same-sex marriage at a time when most of the rest of the country was charging in the other direction when it was most politically advantageous to him personally, handed the GOP a wedge-issue that helped get Dubya re-elected, resulted in the passage of Prop 8 in California actually *banning* gay marriage, and did not actually result in any valid gay marriages

fixed

that whole charade was nauseating, grandstanding at his worst. He knew he didn't have a legal leg to stand on and did it for the purposes of benefiting no one but himself.

ฮŸแฝ–ฯ„ฮนฯ‚, Wednesday, 17 October 2018 16:55 (ten months ago) link

xp - even when in practice it was preaching to the choir and a high profile distraction from his pro-development/pro-corporate policies?

sarahell, Wednesday, 17 October 2018 16:56 (ten months ago) link

^^^

ฮŸแฝ–ฯ„ฮนฯ‚, Wednesday, 17 October 2018 16:58 (ten months ago) link

he has a history of this grandstanding, like when he wanted to improve the health of poor & working class San Franciscans by banning cigarette sales from chain stores with pharmacies -- that pretty much affected nothing except the ability to buy fairly low-priced cigarettes at Walgreen's stores. ... as opposed to walking a block or less to a liquor store and buying cigarettes

sarahell, Wednesday, 17 October 2018 16:58 (ten months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55cG7EytB7M

omg I pulled up this video to show how fuckin obnoxious he was at the time and the closed captioning is wild

**APPLAUSE BY HOMOSEXUALS**

officer sonny bonds, lytton pd (mayor jingleberries), Wednesday, 17 October 2018 16:58 (ten months ago) link

xp the conversation it started was a huge push forward for gay rights

Dan S, Wednesday, 17 October 2018 16:59 (ten months ago) link

i don't think he literally tried to feed a cat to an ATM tho

sarahell, Wednesday, 17 October 2018 17:00 (ten months ago) link

the conversation it started was a huge push forward for gay rights

he didn't start it - Alaska and Arizona already had gay marriage rulings on the books - he just made the splashiest (and emptiest) show about it. which is his modus operandi.

ฮŸแฝ–ฯ„ฮนฯ‚, Wednesday, 17 October 2018 17:03 (ten months ago) link

xp Dan -- I'm not saying he's evil incarnate, just that it was a self-serving move. And it is often super useful to be reminded that in the central SF Bay Area, one lives in kinda a political bubble and that there is certain hair-splitting we do here, some more-progressive-than-thou type stuff, that looks ridiculous to most other Americans

sarahell, Wednesday, 17 October 2018 17:04 (ten months ago) link

Oh yeah, and Oakland has a mayoral election ...

sarahell, Wednesday, 17 October 2018 17:05 (ten months ago) link

Alaska and Arizona, come on. This *was* a big push forward.

Bush had already given his SOTU pressing for a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage. Massachusetts was on track to start allowing marriages in May of that year. A backlash was going to happen in 2004. And Prop 8 was a direct response to the California Supreme Court recognizing marriage rights in 2008

agree that it was a partly self-serving move, but it was also a very good thing

Dan S, Wednesday, 17 October 2018 17:11 (ten months ago) link

yeah, on paper he has done all the right things, but you read into the details of his life and he is a total slimeball

thing is, how else would you vote if not on what he has done and the positives more or less outweigh the negatives

i feel like this single payer healthcare program was hyped a lot in california, but like it's crazy when you do the math

i'm not against it though

F# A# (โˆž), Wednesday, 17 October 2018 17:36 (ten months ago) link

on paper he has done all the right things

not when he was mayor! he did a lot of not-right things

sarahell, Wednesday, 17 October 2018 17:37 (ten months ago) link

as mayor his sponsorship of Prop N (Care not Cash) was very controversial

Dan S, Wednesday, 17 October 2018 17:46 (ten months ago) link

yeah, i know what you mean

i guess i should say given the options

F# A# (โˆž), Wednesday, 17 October 2018 17:48 (ten months ago) link

I agree that policy-wise I'm compelled to vote for him, more or less. At the same time, I absolutely hate watching him talk and prior to our current scandal-goalpost-moving POS chief exec I would have assumed Newsom was a lock for doing something scandalously unethical/illegal that would tank his career. I guess we're going to find out soon enough.

ฮŸแฝ–ฯ„ฮนฯ‚, Wednesday, 17 October 2018 17:51 (ten months ago) link

Well when the alternative is John Cox...

Catherine Power (Leee), Wednesday, 17 October 2018 17:58 (ten months ago) link

i was listening to an interview with scott weiner and he mentioned that brown had vetoed the 4am last call thing but he would bring it back next year and didn't expect any problems with newsom on that issue. there was then a weird moment where the interviewer and weiner acknowledged that yes, newsom is a known partier.

๐” ๐”ž๐”ข๐”จ (caek), Wednesday, 17 October 2018 19:17 (ten months ago) link

a friend of mine/former journalist wrote a semi-autobiographical novel that briefly features an obvious Newsom character riding around in a limo drinking champagne, doing blow and engaging in bisexual hijinks

ฮŸแฝ–ฯ„ฮนฯ‚, Wednesday, 17 October 2018 19:23 (ten months ago) link

"That, in turn, should be the opening line of your novel.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 17 October 2018 19:39 (ten months ago) link

god damn i need a voter guide who tf are all these yahoo local judges speaking in code

the late great, Thursday, 18 October 2018 03:59 (ten months ago) link

i forget, are you in LA?

๐” ๐”ž๐”ข๐”จ (caek), Thursday, 18 October 2018 04:20 (ten months ago) link

March 5. I'm trying to find out more about Goldberg, she might be good?

omar little, Monday, 11 February 2019 18:28 (six months ago) link

Hi Speed Rail DOA'd by slick Gavvy:

https://www.apnews.com/783b336c787a42fd9148986786ee73cf

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Tuesday, 12 February 2019 21:07 (six months ago) link

Stupid move

Normโ€™s Superego (silby), Tuesday, 12 February 2019 21:22 (six months ago) link

I was passively listening to the state of the state this morning and thought I heard him say something about how "it would be unwise to back out at this point" and I took that as meaning he was still going forward, but I guess he must've been referring to the Bakersfield to Madera segment specifically. bummer, if the funding's not there, it's just not there, and no amount of optimism can change that. I've helped prepare EIRs for railroad realignment and doubletracking projects that were only 2 or 3 miles long, and the cost and schedule for those always reliably bloomed to at least 200% of the original contract estimate within the first few phases of design. so this is no surprise, but still a bummer.

del griffith, Tuesday, 12 February 2019 21:59 (six months ago) link

would love for him to wring out some of that grease from his hair and use it to lube up the political mechanism necessary to repeal prop 13!

del griffith, Tuesday, 12 February 2019 22:02 (six months ago) link

^^^^^

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Tuesday, 12 February 2019 22:38 (six months ago) link

I've come to the opinion that the California HSR problems have been caused by poor management rather than poor political decisions or poor vision. Sadly, if Jerry didn't have the appetite for the details, Gavin seems unlikely to have risen to the occasion...

fajita seas, Wednesday, 13 February 2019 03:07 (six months ago) link

fajita seas, I like your username. I think it's entirely possible that some of the poor management was the result of the manager's poor political decisions and poor visions, but I don't suppose that matters much now. Jerry probably wasn't expected to be responsible for the details, but the buck was supposed to stop with him, and inevitably it now did, but with Gavin now instead. So, what can you do?

del griffith, Wednesday, 13 February 2019 03:55 (six months ago) link

This would have been an amazing line had it been delivered in, I dunno... a State of the State address? https://t.co/BJf2h8EIrW

— Alissa Walker (@awalkerinLA) February 14, 2019

๐” ๐”ž๐”ข๐”จ (caek), Thursday, 14 February 2019 05:10 (six months ago) link

I only learned about this when I was doing my mandatory CPE last year:
https://www.ftb.ca.gov/businesses/Substandard_Housing_Program/state_and_local_agencies.shtml

I feel like more could be done here

sarahell, Thursday, 14 February 2019 16:53 (six months ago) link

this is fucking cool

https://edsource.org/2019/newsom-names-new-head-of-state-board-of-education-in-california

the late great, Thursday, 14 February 2019 18:36 (six months ago) link

misread as State Board of Equalization, and i thought -1- i dunno anyone else on ilx who would be interested in the head of the State Board of Equalization and -2- they reorganized and now it's the Department of Tax and Fee Administration and they are still having issues w/their website redesign

sarahell, Friday, 15 February 2019 05:03 (six months ago) link

that's it, SB 50 is going to pass

Lol, Gary Wesley, a niche-famous contrarian who weighs on any ballot measure without a supporter or opponent, is already saying SB 50 is going to pass and that he may need a ballot measure to over turn it. https://t.co/Hkj9WBy5WT

— Louis Mirante (@louismirante) February 24, 2019

๐” ๐”ž๐”ข๐”จ (caek), Sunday, 24 February 2019 21:36 (five months ago) link

restrict new job centers to areas with room for additional nearby housing, such as south Santa Clara County.

and the housing in south Santa Clara County is mostly low density single family homes for people commuting to Gary Wesley-land, so that you get more low density single family homes built in San Benito County ... but that really doesn't address how the low density sprawl of the valley has fucked up the rental housing market in Oakland, Berkeley and San Francisco

sarahell, Monday, 25 February 2019 06:56 (five months ago) link

Great news! This one bedroom house in Santa Monica is for sale for $5,000,000 and the owners pay taxes on an assessed value of $100,000!

Awesome that local schools are definitely benefitting from those extremely high property taxes! Teachers are so rich already! pic.twitter.com/JDq6soH4wA

— I Crave Star Damage! (@jelenawoehr) March 8, 2019

๐” ๐”ž๐”ข๐”จ (caek), Saturday, 9 March 2019 00:43 (five months ago) link

fkn prop 13

Larry Elleison (rogermexico.), Saturday, 9 March 2019 01:45 (five months ago) link

the fact that this applies to commercial property as well really makes me angry. Also, I think property tax amounts in LA County aren't public? If anyone knows how to view property tax history in LA County, I'm serious. Most counties it's easy to find, but LA County, it looks like you have to have a PIN or something ...

sarahell, Saturday, 9 March 2019 20:41 (five months ago) link

BREAKING: @GavinNewsom to sign moratorium on executions in California --
reprieve for hundreds on Death Row https://t.co/i3lHXjdAgf

— Carla Marinucci (@cmarinucci) March 13, 2019

๐” ๐”ž๐”ข๐”จ (caek), Wednesday, 13 March 2019 03:06 (five months ago) link

NICE (but not sure how this plays out given the electorate has repeatedly and recently affirmed it's support for the death penalty. maybe we find out how far left we've moved in the past couple of years.)

๐” ๐”ž๐”ข๐”จ (caek), Wednesday, 13 March 2019 03:08 (five months ago) link

I think it's a good time to do it, near the start of his term. Will be interested in the impact.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 13 March 2019 04:08 (five months ago) link

the right thing

Dan S, Wednesday, 13 March 2019 04:12 (five months ago) link

12:45pm: The death chamber at San Quentin. Closed. pic.twitter.com/0zK4UUItBG

— Office of the Governor of California (@CAgovernor) March 13, 2019

Elvis Telecom, Wednesday, 13 March 2019 22:41 (five months ago) link

one month passes...

SB 50 advanced out of committee with changes this week. Here's how it now works:

California's #SB50, the #MoreHomes Act has changed a bit today after merging with SB4 in the Governance & Finance Committee. Here's a flowchart explaining how different places may or may not be affected. Thanks to @dillonliam's excellent reporting & @anniefryman for details! 1/ pic.twitter.com/piEeXp7BKk

— Alfred Twu (@alfred_twu) April 25, 2019

๐” ๐”ž๐”ข๐”จ (caek), Friday, 26 April 2019 16:04 (three months ago) link

heh

San Diego now down to just two Republicans on its nine-member city council. One of its GOP state legislators flipped to Democrat earlier this year. And so far no major Republicans running for mayor in 2020 to replace the only GOP mayor in a top-10 city in the country. https://t.co/CktnZAgaQn

— Liam Dillon (@dillonliam) April 29, 2019

๐” ๐”ž๐”ข๐”จ (caek), Monday, 29 April 2019 19:08 (three months ago) link

Gratifying.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 29 April 2019 19:22 (three months ago) link

two weeks pass...

RIP SB 50, but i did see kevin de leon on my flight last week. he is much more handsome IRL.

๐” ๐”ž๐”ข๐”จ (caek), Sunday, 19 May 2019 03:48 (three months ago) link

two months pass...

Guess I could post this in he la thread but I think the only person who cares is Shakey: the fbi is raiding ladwp right now.

๐” ๐”ž๐”ข๐”จ (caek), Monday, 22 July 2019 18:27 (one month ago) link

Are they there to obtain the individual building meter data?

โ˜ฎ (peace, man), Monday, 22 July 2019 18:35 (one month ago) link

haha waht

ฮŸแฝ–ฯ„ฮนฯ‚, Monday, 22 July 2019 18:39 (one month ago) link

Roffle.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 22 July 2019 18:41 (one month ago) link

this is fucking crazy

ฮŸแฝ–ฯ„ฮนฯ‚, Monday, 22 July 2019 18:42 (one month ago) link

it sounds like this may be more jose huizar stuff

๐” ๐”ž๐”ข๐”จ (caek), Monday, 22 July 2019 19:02 (one month ago) link

Two men and one woman wearing navy blue jackets waiting outside the Guacamole y Mas taco truck parked on Hope Street said they could not discuss what they were doing inside LADWP headquarters, but confirmed that they were with the FBI. ๐ŸŒฎ

— Laura J. Nelson ๐Ÿฆ… (@laura_nelson) July 22, 2019

๐” ๐”ž๐”ข๐”จ (caek), Monday, 22 July 2019 20:58 (one month ago) link

the la sherriff's department is also not in good shape

"I was hired in part to tell you if we ever faced a (Paul) Tanaka-level crisis again. We face it now," says LA County Inspector General Max Huntsman at Board of Supervisors meeting now. Strong words referr to fmr Sheriff Dept undersheriff, now in prison, said to rule w/ iron fist

— Maya Lau ๐Ÿฆ… (@mayalau) July 23, 2019

๐” ๐”ž๐”ข๐”จ (caek), Tuesday, 23 July 2019 19:44 (one month ago) link

"Tanaka-level" is not good

๐” ๐”ž๐”ข๐”จ (caek), Tuesday, 23 July 2019 19:44 (one month ago) link

two weeks pass...

Check this: There are now officially 9 more registered Republicans in Orange County, CA (home of the Nixon Presidential Library) than Democrats. NINE.

You can count on Democrats taking the lead in voter reg by tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/lxqhnwqNkB

— Jill Replogle (@jillrep) August 6, 2019

๐” ๐”ž๐”ข๐”จ (caek), Tuesday, 6 August 2019 20:28 (two weeks ago) link

man that's crazy. how times have changed.

ฮŸแฝ–ฯ„ฮนฯ‚, Tuesday, 6 August 2019 20:29 (two weeks ago) link

What percentage of those NPPs are gonna go GOP every time, though?

nickn, Tuesday, 6 August 2019 20:30 (two weeks ago) link

not enough. GOP was swept out of OC last cycle iirc.

ฮŸแฝ–ฯ„ฮนฯ‚, Tuesday, 6 August 2019 20:32 (two weeks ago) link

(at least in terms of congressional reps)

ฮŸแฝ–ฯ„ฮนฯ‚, Tuesday, 6 August 2019 20:32 (two weeks ago) link

yup. OC is done for a while. the current top of the democratic hit list in SC is the *last* republican on the LA county council.

๐” ๐”ž๐”ข๐”จ (caek), Tuesday, 6 August 2019 20:38 (two weeks ago) link

(and then duncan hunter in SD if he doesn't go to jail first)

๐” ๐”ž๐”ข๐”จ (caek), Tuesday, 6 August 2019 20:41 (two weeks ago) link

that trial is such an entertaining shitshow

ฮŸแฝ–ฯ„ฮนฯ‚, Tuesday, 6 August 2019 20:49 (two weeks ago) link

Never forget this chud:

In December 2018, a month after losing his bid for reelection, Rohrabacher announced that he would be moving to Maine to, among other things, write film scripts.[187] In May 2019 he announced his appointment to the advisory board of BudTrader.com, a company that provides cannabis-related advertising services.[188]

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Tuesday, 6 August 2019 21:02 (two weeks ago) link

Maine's film industry obviously much more vital than California's

ฮŸแฝ–ฯ„ฮนฯ‚, Tuesday, 6 August 2019 21:04 (two weeks ago) link

the current top of the democratic hit list in SC is the *last* republican on the LA county council.

*city

this election is today btw. https://www.loraineforla.com/ is running against the chief of staff of the previous guy (a republican), who retired to become a sports lobbyist ($$$$ olympics $$$$). lundquist is probably going to get creamed (turnout will be terrible), but she'll be back for the same seat in 2020.

also the nominally democrat councilmember for silver lake/los feliz/etc. is being primaried from the left, which is great. that primary is next spring iirc.

I'm running for LA City Council in District 4. Here's why.https://t.co/Q9lkhI3koN pic.twitter.com/FHb9Wz3xA0

— Nithya Raman (@nithyavraman) August 7, 2019

๐” ๐”ž๐”ข๐”จ (caek), Tuesday, 13 August 2019 16:45 (one week ago) link

Closer than I thought it would be!

https://www.lavote.net/election-results

Still postal votes to count but probably too big a less to overcome

๐” ๐”ž๐”ข๐”จ (caek), Wednesday, 14 August 2019 15:59 (one week ago) link

RIP

Loraine Lundquist says she is conceding the #CD12 race after learning that only 3,750 ballots are estimated to be outstanding. "Now that we know how many ballots are left to count, it seems very unlikely that there would be any change to the results," she said.

— Emily Alpert Reyes (@AlpertReyes) August 14, 2019

๐” ๐”ž๐”ข๐”จ (caek), Wednesday, 14 August 2019 22:42 (one week ago) link


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