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

Dan S, Wednesday, 17 October 2018 17:46 (one year ago) link

yeah, i know what you mean

i guess i should say given the options

F# A# (∞), Wednesday, 17 October 2018 17:48 (one year 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.

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 17 October 2018 17:51 (one year ago) link

Well when the alternative is John Cox...

Catherine Power (Leee), Wednesday, 17 October 2018 17:58 (one year 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.

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Wednesday, 17 October 2018 19:17 (one year 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

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 17 October 2018 19:23 (one year ago) link

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

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 17 October 2018 19:39 (one year 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 (one year ago) link

i forget, are you in LA?

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Thursday, 18 October 2018 04:20 (one year ago) link

sandy eggo

the late great, Thursday, 18 October 2018 04:43 (one year ago) link

city of

the late great, Thursday, 18 October 2018 04:43 (one year ago) link

ah i cannot help you.

anyone reading this in LA:

superior court #4: sauceda on the grounds that the other guy is endorsed by the police unions.

#16: hunter. michel's husband is an NRA lawyer and her son is called Colt and her dog is called Heston. also michel is endorsed by the LAT which in court elections seems to indicate a "nice little beach community" type.

#60: hancock. ex public defender (rather than prosecutor) and woman.

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Thursday, 18 October 2018 05:16 (one year ago) link

no news here for anyone local, but prop c goes national

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/19/technology/san-francisco-taxes-homeless.html

i didn't know this though:

In 2012, San Francisco also adjusted its tax code by switching from a payroll tax to a gross receipts tax, a change that favored the tech industry, which spends extravagantly to recruit top engineers.

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Saturday, 20 October 2018 17:17 (one year ago) link

superior court #4: sauceda on the grounds that the other guy is endorsed by the police unions

i definitely voted against the guy that said "proud to be law enforcement's choice"

the late great, Saturday, 20 October 2018 17:35 (one year ago) link

I am going to ask an extremely ignorant question: what is the billionaire obsession with charter schools? an untapped market?

Scam jam, thank you ma’am (Sparkle Motion), Monday, 22 October 2018 06:01 (one year ago) link

i think it's the standard "free enterprise" thing that appeals to business people, like public schools are hamstrung by all these government regulations, what if we could "disrupt" that and do more or less what we want but still get the same government funding that the public schools do?

sarahell, Monday, 22 October 2018 14:20 (one year ago) link

yeah it's total bullshit

Οὖτις, Monday, 22 October 2018 15:26 (one year ago) link

i endorse these endorsements

https://lawebsitedotnet.wordpress.com/

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Monday, 22 October 2018 18:37 (one year ago) link

rich people also send their kids to private schools so they dgaf about using charters as a lab for their dumb theories. they're not affected.

officer sonny bonds, lytton pd (mayor jingleberries), Monday, 22 October 2018 18:56 (one year ago) link

Weird new republican ad buy

A plane crashed onto the 101 Freeway in Agoura Hills on Tuesday afternoon, authorities said. https://t.co/L09NSqhq3k pic.twitter.com/dXHLoY4aKB

— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) October 23, 2018

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Tuesday, 23 October 2018 23:31 (one year ago) link

would sign a prop that seized all assets of a rich warplane flying asshole that fucks up everybody's commute

for i, sock in enumerate (Sufjan Grafton), Tuesday, 23 October 2018 23:39 (one year ago) link

Opposition to PROP 10

Officials

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom (D), 2018 gubernatorial candidate[47]
John Cox (R), 2018 gubernatorial candidate[47]

Parties

California Republican Party[48]

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 24 October 2018 01:03 (one year ago) link

When did Gavin Newsom disappoint you first?

I betcha nobody here remembers Brittanie Mountz.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 24 October 2018 01:04 (one year ago) link

lol who could forget

the late great, Wednesday, 24 October 2018 01:05 (one year ago) link

I actually remember Newsom's Gay Marriage Gambit as a pretty savvy move to consolidate the city behind him after a divisive election (and I definitely didn't vote for him in that one).

But he will not be as competent as Brown, that's for sure. Hopefully it will be enough.

fajita seas, Wednesday, 24 October 2018 03:00 (one year ago) link

I betcha nobody here remembers Brittanie Mountz.

― Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Tuesday, October 23, 2018 6:04 PM (yesterday)

oh I remember! she had the best name, the jokes wrote themselves

sarahell, Wednesday, 24 October 2018 15:15 (one year ago) link

i also endorse these endorsements:

https://tjr.xxx/content/two-evils-voting-guide-nov-2018.pdf?1540269420

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Wednesday, 31 October 2018 00:35 (one year ago) link

Surprising revelation from @GavinNewsom, former 2-term Mayor of SF: he hasn’t read #PropC and has no opinion on it. Tax tech to help homeless? No view. Not even in the abstract. “I haven’t read it.” pic.twitter.com/0RpAbozJFA

— Doug Sovern (@SovernNation) October 30, 2018

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 31 October 2018 00:37 (one year ago) link

prop 10 seems like it's going to lose:

http://www.latimes.com/politics/essential/la-pol-ca-essential-politics-may-2018-proposition-10-s-support-craters-in-new-1540406834-htmlstory.html

possibly thanks to this kind of nonsense (the same people will tell you that prop 10 will result in fewer houses being built. pick a side people!)

silver linings though:

http://www.latimes.com/politics/essential/la-pol-ca-essential-politics-may-2018-prop-6-leaders-threaten-recall-campaign-1540838655-htmlstory.html

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Wednesday, 31 October 2018 00:41 (one year ago) link

missing link there sorry

Why’s @AptAssocGLA gonna go ahead and make this old lady lie like that pic.twitter.com/GiSMsSydF8

— Scott Frazier (@safrazie) October 28, 2018

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Wednesday, 31 October 2018 00:41 (one year ago) link

damn dude, she looks like she's only in her mid-50s??

sarahell, Wednesday, 31 October 2018 01:21 (one year ago) link

that Doug Sovern tweet is bullshit. Newsom has already weighed in on Prop C

Dan S, Wednesday, 31 October 2018 01:30 (one year ago) link

(he thinks Prop C could make the problem worse. don't agree)

Dan S, Wednesday, 31 October 2018 01:35 (one year ago) link

Prop C is a good thing!, really hope it passes

Dan S, Wednesday, 31 October 2018 01:52 (one year ago) link

Agree completely re Prop C

Prop 10 is doomed, but I may vote for it anyway.

fajita seas, Wednesday, 31 October 2018 02:04 (one year ago) link

submitted without comment

http://www.peaceandfreedom.org/home/images/VoterGuides/2018-November-Workers-Voter-Guide.pdf

except that the candidates they are endorsing look really young

the late great, Wednesday, 31 October 2018 05:24 (one year ago) link

the best thing on twitter right now is marc benioff dunking on rich silicon valley guys who won’t pay a tiny tax to fund anti-homelessness initiatives https://t.co/IDjDXsaqJb

— we're going to abolish ICE (@SeanMcElwee) November 4, 2018

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Tuesday, 6 November 2018 21:46 (one year ago) link

yeah benioff is pretty legit for a billionaire ceo

iatee, Tuesday, 6 November 2018 22:05 (one year ago) link

all the bonds except the admittedly slightly weird water bond passed

5 (extend limits on property tax) and 6 (remove gas tax and let the state fall apart) failed :-(

rent control wasn't even close though :-(

the charter guy is winning superintendent of public instruction but it's close and has not been called yet

kounalakis won lieutenant gov. did anyone have a strong opinion about that one? neither seems like particularly promising future governers.

looks like la county is about to vote out the sheriff for the first time in 100+ years. the replacement has the support of the LASD rank and file which is huge fucking red flag, but he ran on a "get ICE out of LA jails" platform (LASD runs the county jails).

la city public bank failed :-(

the NRA-sponsored judge lost in LA county :-)

proposition C passed though and by a lot1

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Wednesday, 7 November 2018 15:59 (one year ago) link

Surely you meant to smile on 5 and 6 losing.

nickn, Wednesday, 7 November 2018 17:01 (one year ago) link

yeah idgi re: 6

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 7 November 2018 17:03 (one year ago) link

Looks like the one District I was focusing on (10 - Harder vs. Denham) might still be too close to call, last time I checked the results were w/in 1,000 votes.

Looks like Rohrabacher is out though, which is awesome

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 7 November 2018 17:03 (one year ago) link

yeah i got confused about smileys.

5 (extend limits on property tax) and 6 (remove gas tax and let the state fall apart) failed :-)

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Wednesday, 7 November 2018 17:04 (one year ago) link

can't believe Nunes is still gonna be around

Scam jam, thank you ma’am (Sparkle Motion), Wednesday, 7 November 2018 19:52 (one year ago) link

I can't believe Duncan Hunter is still going to be around

Elvis Telecom, Wednesday, 7 November 2018 19:58 (one year ago) link

I read something about C that it might be taken to court because it's a tax prop that didn't get the required two-thirds majority?

Captain Hardchord (Leee), Wednesday, 7 November 2018 19:58 (one year ago) link

sounds inevitable

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 7 November 2018 19:59 (one year ago) link

I assume that's another thing we can thank Prop 13 for.

Captain Hardchord (Leee), Wednesday, 7 November 2018 20:00 (one year ago) link

wait hunter won? jfc

Scam jam, thank you ma’am (Sparkle Motion), Wednesday, 7 November 2018 21:11 (one year ago) link

Didn’t read but isn’t the short answer seismic safety — unreinforced masonry

sarahell, Friday, 7 February 2020 21:08 (one week ago) link

Lol ok I read it and it is about Philly. But changes to building codes and the ability to use alternative methods is a relevant issue.

sarahell, Friday, 7 February 2020 21:13 (one week ago) link

as a Seattle resident there's far too much unreinforced masonry still standing for my nerves

Swilling Ambergris, Esq. (silby), Friday, 7 February 2020 21:26 (one week ago) link

There are ways to legally and safely reinforce the unreinforced masonry, but not cheaply

sarahell, Friday, 7 February 2020 21:29 (one week ago) link

Yeah and it’s not blanket-required “lol”

Swilling Ambergris, Esq. (silby), Friday, 7 February 2020 22:15 (one week ago) link

what a mess

https://www.patreon.com/posts/34027460

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Friday, 14 February 2020 22:47 (two days ago) link

law is totally gonna get amended/re-written. not a bad thing imo. still hope it puts uber etc out of business.

Οὖτις, Friday, 14 February 2020 22:59 (two days ago) link

anyone in LA CD12? apparently this flyer is supposed to make you not want to vote for lundquist?!

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EQxZyzHU0AEKvmQ?format=jpg&name=medium

she's got a good shot. she lost to lee (a republican) by a small amount in a very low turnout special election last year. she'll benefit from increased democrat turnout in march and lee knows this (he's running as an indpendent) if she gets more than 50% in the primary she wins right away.

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Saturday, 15 February 2020 00:04 (yesterday) link

what a mess

https://www.patreon.com/posts/34027460

― 𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Friday, February 14, 2020 2:47 PM (four hours ago)

What's even messier is how the people who have legal expertise in these industries (publishing, media, art, theater, music, etc.) don't even seem to understand the law -- or at least are giving sloppy advice to freelancers. Like, the forming an LLC is so not gonna qualify. I am glad the author of this article didn't do it and have to spend $800 (at least) per year for something legally useless for AB5 issues. It's possible that one could get away with forming an S-Corp where you pay yourself as an employee, and the client pays your S-Corp, though CA Lawyers for the Arts said in their toolkit they just put out that that was a bit dicey and that would fall under a "loan out" provision that is considered non-exempt from AB5.

AB5 is also interesting in relation to the Federal TCJA provisions from last year that eliminated deductions for unreimbursed employee business expenses. Like, in one way it is regressive and shitty, because it tends to affect people like teachers and non-profit staff that have underfunded workplaces, as well as people who are dues-paying members of unions (teachers again, nurses, etc.). However, one could argue, that it gives employees more impetus to get their employers to pay for things rather than expecting the employees to pay for stuff out of pocket because they care about their work.

Basically, if I were involved in unionization type work, I would be like, "this is our moment" and would be in manic activist mode right now.

sarahell, Saturday, 15 February 2020 03:13 (yesterday) link


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