Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Looney Views News Typo of the Week

The ranting and raving continues unabated, but does that mean the Looney Views News can't still crank out a whopper of a typo? It certainly would appear that way. Who knows, maybe now they'll have to post yet another correction on their website?

I suspect it must be because their noggins are just so a-pounding with those all-consuming little rages that they can no longer see correctly. Either that or they are so fixated on those they love to hate that their feeble cerebrals can no longer keep all the names straight.

But far be it from us here at the Tattler Cognitive Research Institute (TCRI) to point out an apparently congenital problem without coming up with a solution. Maybe the LVN should establish some sort of flash card system? Or break out the wood blocks? Powerpoint presentations? Voodoo dolls with "Hello, My Name Is" adhesive lapel tags? Or, taking Mayor Mosca's lead, perhaps they can get other cities to help them out with their problems?

But whatever the reason might be, this one truly takes the cake.

Not that they usually aren't, but consider today to be an open thread.

67 comments:

  1. Just call me FishmealMay 4, 2010 at 7:17 AM

    Aye, mateys, they seek the white whale. Alas poor Ahab can't even get the names of his crew straight.

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  2. The phrase "tongue-tied with rage" does come to mind.

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  3. ig·no·rant   /ˈɪgnərənt/ [ig-ner-uhnt]
    1.lacking in knowledge or training; unlearned: an ignorant woman.
    2.lacking knowledge or information as to a particular subject or fact: ignorant of just about everything.
    3.uninformed; unaware.
    4.due to or showing lack of knowledge or training: an ignorant statement
    5. See - Susan Henderson
    6. See - Harriet Poole
    7. See - a Fool

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  4. Must be a big old knot of confusion up there in Ms. Harriet's head. So many things to keep track of. After a while how do you remember who you told what? More than the poor dear can handle, I guess.

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  5. I would remind everyone that the root of ignorant is "ignore". To be ignorant is to ignore what truth or knowledge is available. As in ignorance of the law is no excuse.

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  6. Buchannan only wishes he were Kurt. To be able to make your point in two sentences.

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  7. He wishes he was Kurt because he'd like to be able to make a point. By the time Buchanan gets to the end of one of his loooonnng statements he's usually forgotten what he wanted to say when he started out.

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  8. This is probably one of the dumbest city council's we've ever had.

    MacGillivray is the only one holding up the average IQ. She is also the only one holding up the integrity of the position.

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  9. What's really funny is many of you must be reading the MVN. So, I guess in her own way, Susan wins.

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  10. I'm confused, wasn't the droning mantra of Henderson and the resk of her ilk was "unity and civility and working together..." but she labels this group a "majority"?

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  11. So I take it that is Buchanan, not Zimmerman?May 4, 2010 at 9:40 AM

    Well I am more dismay that Ms Henderson, is likening Ms Marys Winston Churchills words of quislings, using good advice as comparing the new council as nazi sympathizers?

    Is she calling churchill a nazi sympathizer?

    What about a picture showing a new majority, as in stacked deck council. Doesn't that raise legal issues?

    Nice picture of the happy mayors family. Joe's dad doesn't seem as happy as he should, he has that look, if I may borrow from hails borrow, of the Wiz of Oz story, his expression seems to be saying, "that's right and I am going to get your little dog To To too", no offense to the man.

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  12. Look at the strategy hereMay 4, 2010 at 9:43 AM

    That wasn't a mistake, it was because Henderson couldn't actually come out and say that Buchanan is a de facto part of the council majority, even as he is unelected. Hell of a message to SCAG, ya think?

    It's also an intimidation tactic to the slow growthers in Sierra Madre, part of the "clobber MaryAnn while she's down" strategy.

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  13. 9:07 - a person should always read everything that is available to them, including the paper that is supported by our tax money and claims to be speaking for the entire town. Which, of course, it isn't. Saying that someone should only read things that they agree with is an awful confession of ignorance on your part.

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  14. This is a corrupt and Mafia-style takeover. Especially trying to smear Zimmerman's name by associating it with this gang. He should sue.

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  15. morning AnonymousMay 4, 2010 at 9:54 AM

    Clobber MaryAnn? It's more like try to annihilate MaryAnn.
    The Dirts have hit new heights of their old manipulation game, ferocious attacks in the name of defending against attacks.
    Their pants are surely on fire - hope they don't burn up the whole place.

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  16. Goon politics at its worst, carried out by circus clowns.

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  17. I did my public service today, I picked up a copy of the Henderson's paper and dropped it in the trash.

    I'll do the same later today.

    I'm not grabbing several papers, just one at at time.

    It's where the paper belongs, in the trash.

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  18. There is a tight lid on it.May 4, 2010 at 10:11 AM

    Editor, have you ever gone to the city of el montes website, unlike Sierra Madre, you can go to agenda and ask for 2010, and pick the date and read the agenda for each meeting. The juicy stuff is at the end closed session juicy bits, where the city cannot know for its own protection what they are talking about.

    Anyway, our esteemed City Attorney who was going to retire, about five years ago, but lingered on that 9 something, which allows him to work like 3 months out of a year, blah blah,

    One of the agenda items is that the council consider the resignation of E. Clark Moseley,

    To quote, Mr. Moseley himself, from a local story about the Paz wrongful death shooting. "This family's hands aren't clean."

    Mr. Moseley's hands are found to be very unclean recently. To those who have ears let them hear.

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  19. Everyone should take a lot of pictures of the downtown, neighborhoods, and hillsides because in a few years they are only going to be memories. Or better yet pool our money and form our own LLCs and build.

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  20. The MVN advocating for "civility" is like shooting people in the name of gun control.

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  21. Blessed are those who engage in dialogue with computersMay 4, 2010 at 10:48 AM

    My goodness, did you see Rich and Hails, declarations and salutations to the wee folk?

    Could somebody just stick carrot up Richs backside and put an apple in his mouth, and slow roast him like the troll, he is?

    Hail, poor guy he is just fixated, stuck in 1990
    and forgot to take his friends.

    Now that I know what a happy city Sierra Madre is, John Crawford. Do you think these guys want to date you? It seems they can't get you out of their minds.

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  22. The line between love and hate is a thin one. Though it would seem that Mr. Crawford does draw the attention of a very unattractive bunch. Of course, he could start a circus.

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  23. Why would he start a Circus when he has a wonderful blog?May 4, 2010 at 11:02 AM

    10:52, Sit on it and spin..

    9:07 Reading a story, is not buying from her advertisers.

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  24. Hey welcome back to those of the Dirtian persuasion. You haven't been posting for a while! You help keep the board poppin'.

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  25. Amen, 11:04. You can't have a carnival shooting gallery without ducks!

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  26. What I like so much about that picture is Mr. Lambdin emerging from the side of Mr. Moran's head.

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  27. Is that who that is? And here I thought it was the debbil!

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  28. still read the papers, but not that oneMay 4, 2010 at 11:12 AM

    One of the most youthful qualities of the Dirts is the habit of generalizing. So the Tattler has a picture from The Looney Views News, and to a Dirt that means all of the followers of the Tattler, or all of the slow growth advocates, must read Suzie's Looney Views.
    Or, the Moran/Walsh/Mosca slate won, so to a Dirt that means the whole town supports them, while in fact, it means exactly that the 1,700 or so votes Mosca got support them.

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  29. If I recall correctly Rich did ask Crawford out to dinner in this week's LVN. Not a date that I'd want to accept.

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  30. The intelligent and successful Mayor MacGillivray brought too much light to the city's business.
    Full transparency, no more financial shenanigans, mindfulness about empty verbosity, consider the residents first.
    No wonder the Dirts can't stand her. She represents everything that stopped them from resurrecting the DSP/One Crater years.

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  31. SM dodged a bullet - so farMay 4, 2010 at 11:35 AM

    I agree 11:21, but don't forget all the preparing of the way that Zimmerman & Watts did. It really was a four year process to get the city into financial stability, strengthen the intentions of the General Plan with Measure V, and stand up to regional pressures with courage. Took all three of them to get Sierra Madre into the great shape it briefly enjoyed.

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  32. Read this article about cities being able to transfer redevelopment funds to schools. I know you spoke about this yesterday but there is a new article in San francisco about a ruling in Sacramento..

    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2010/05/04/state/n103847D13.DTL&tsp=1

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  33. They could put every dime of redevelopment money into public education as far as I'm concerned!

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  34. Can't poor Sue hire a Proof Reader?

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  35. If you had been in the audience for the Council reorganization you would have recognized the old adversaries. How they have kept them quiet for the past four years has got to be some sort of PR miracle. This Council coup d'etat was well orchestrated and professionally guided. Not only did they NOT run a campaign, they didn't have a platform! Try to remember one meaningful slogan. Can't can you? Know why? They didn't need to. What they did was rally their constituency to vote for their slate. The only thing to do was to keep Moran and Walsh from gumming up the works by actually speaking. You have to admire the guiding hand of Bart Doyle and the Ministry of Truth as administered by the Buchanans.

    The election of 2010 is over; no need for self flaggelation. Stand up and be proud! It wasn't us who went negative. For all those SMVFD members and their fifth column supporters there will come a day when you'll be superflous - like when the multistory condos are built. You and your equipment will no longer be adequate.

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  36. get your no on CC ballots to the library. schools gave a homework assignment. detention for those whose parents did not return a ballot.

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  37. Maybe that's one of those ways other cities are going to help us out like Joe said, 11:49! One regional fire and police department!

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  38. Thanx 4 nothing PSNMay 4, 2010 at 12:58 PM

    http://www.topix.net/forum/source/pasadena-star-news

    Too late to help now!

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  39. Repost from a Topix comment just up by a former resident of Sierra Madre:

    Newcomer Mosca who has shown that the Democratic Party has been infiltrated, yes, by a Log Cabin Republican, was a quick study on where the money flows in Sierra Madre. Having lied on numerous occasions to his constituents, his temper and temperament are ill suited for the small town. Unless of course you are a BIA pupped, which he appears to be. His rantings and ravings at CC meetings are an embarassment and his no show at SCAG, is clear evidence of his lack of commitment to the City. In essence, the guy is a joke perpetrated on the City in the name of tolerance. Or is it Money?

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  40. 12:58 pm, what is it you are referring to on Topix? I'm a little slow with this stuff...

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  41. Too bad the Star News reporter didn't get hired a year ago. She is fair and balanced (so far). Hope she doesn't get contaminated by the new crowd.

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  42. 1:22 I dont think Ms Gazzarr is fair and balanced at all. I wonder why the LA.Com group sends inexperienced girls to cover politics, like Ms Kimitch, she is always with Emily Ishagaki. Ms Gazzar is always on the SGVEP side whether she knows it or not. She practically cooed over Mosca, in the Happy Mayor story. I mean this as no disrespect to young lady reporters, just that these articles are always slanted and meant to influence, not equal or open minded at all. I imagine they have the editors that write in the dark, giving rewrite and final oks for stories.

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  43. Maybe with other cities helping us out we won't need a planning staff anymore. Plenty of people at SCAG who could handle that stuff. Plus what if all cities get together to hire consultants as one? Save some money there. After this whole regional government thing gets worked out all you'll need a town name for is so you have something to call thie post office.

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  44. Actually we have a far sighted model in the State right next door. Sue Lowden has pioneered the use of chickens in liu of money. We might build (with a LLC using local developers) a fence around all of Sierra Madre and as our Property Taxes, Utilities, School come due we proffer chickens to be released by the City in our "range free town" and go into the poultry business (LLC of course). No roosters; and processing to be done outside the City Limits.

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  45. No, no 1:46. All San Gabriel Valley mail is sorted and processed in City of Industry or Santa Clarita. The little city post offices do less and less and time moves on. It'll be like FedEx and UPS - counters in other stores like Staples or perhaps Baskin Robbins.

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  46. Rooster Coburn is looking for SueMay 4, 2010 at 2:09 PM

    1:51 if god is fair, there is a planet where chickens raise humans, and then cut them up and put them in wax boxes and you can buy kentucky
    fried humans. Besides not wanting to carry around things to barter is how money got started, they printed coupons and allowed people to store their valuables, or heavy gold, te coupon printers are out of hand.

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  47. In the replay of the meeting, when the new members are being sworn in, there are some shots of Zimmermn and Buchanan observing. Buchanan's expression can best be described as satisfied. Smug and gloating are tempting to say, but nearer to the truth, deeply satisfied. Not for the faint of heart to watch.
    Dontcha think Buchanan and Doyle are the chief lackeys for the superior strategist that put together the slow careful town psych that was their campaign?

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  48. It is just business for those guys. Just about the money. They will be able to turn over the town to the corporations whose favor they desire. Sierra Madre as we've known it is over.

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  49. Big chunks of the Mtn Views News archives have been pulled and are no longer available.

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  50. The first incarnation of that paper has all of its archives intact, thanks to Katina Dunn. You can find all kinds of interesting articles from the Mount Wilson Observer.

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  51. An adjudicated paper can do that? Legal records are public property.

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  52. 3:32 What are the names of those corporations

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  53. Beacon Media is what I've heard, 3:54. Rumor is they've taken up permanent residence on The Tattler. Saves them the bother of having to do any work themselves.

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  54. When you start a business, to get a business license, you have to file a DBA-doing business as-and you have to publish it for 3 weeks in a row-or it was 3 when I did it decades ago-and have the proof of publication.It's a legal requirement.The Looney Views does a business in them-so are those invalidated when she skips a regular publication date?Maybe she just offers an extension to the people who paid her for the service.Kind of nerve racking for small business start ups.And they probably need to have access to the archives.So what's up with that?

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  55. Try this:

    http://katinadunn-mtwilsonobserver.com/archive.html

    Very interesting reading!

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  56. It is interesting 4:14 but sad too. What a great paper Katina created, and what a terrible sham it has become.

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  57. Someone is naive. Corporations don't get involved. They set up LLC's, disguise the players, hire attorneys and consultants to do their bidding, add a bright, personable, executive to be the point. Then disolve the LLC,
    leave town and as they leave hear, "who was that masked man anyway?"

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  58. Consider the source, 4:36.

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  59. And don't forget while they're here they come up with such amazing claims such as "building condos will help save the world from global warming."

    Something a surprisingly large amount of people will believe.

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  60. Just dawned on me looking at the photo.
    These people were smiling for S. Henderson.
    S. Henderson, found guilty in court of some kind of financial malfeasance about the original paper she took.
    S. Henderson, left the Democratic party in Northern CA in disgrace over some kind of financial malfeasance.
    And look at those warm generous smiles.

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  61. Just goes to show you, the people in that picture are as bad or worse than Susan.

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  62. Wonder how much of a hand Henderson had in the campaign strategy.

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  63. Susan was the attack dog. This was old school big city machine politics in action. The bad cop hired to do the dirty work, a role she knew well.

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  64. I knew she was the media go-to-girl. was thinking she probably had a hand in crafting the victim/underdog/MaryAnn's mean to me drivel. Successful drivel. Isn't she kind of a specialist at presenting herself as a victim?

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  65. The judge was mean to me!
    The northern California Dems were mean to me!
    Victoria's Secret was mean to me!

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  66. Thanks for the 2 faces HAILMay 4, 2010 at 6:50 PM

    Just read Hail's column......unbelievable.
    Another ah, I didn't mean to but I did moment from people in Sierra Madre.

    I understand HAIL is a educator. I thought that part of education was to teach children to be accountable for their actions and to be careful what you say: you can never take your words back.

    Funny about FREE speech. IT REALLY IS NOT FREE.

    WE PAY A PRICE FOR WHAT WE SAY!!

    Hail: you will be forever remembered for what you SAID. It was not just the words but the way you said what you said. For those who agreed with you it was magnificent and you stressed the connotation of what you wanted. It was obvious you spoke from your GUT!

    For those who did NOT agree with you, you were HORRIBLE and tasteless, rude and crude.

    Either way, you meant every word of what you said and you can never go back.

    Do You reprimand students who speak like this, and when they talk like this to each other or teacher, doesn't it become a huge problem.

    Not many people read the paper, but EVERYONE goes to the internet and that speech of yours has already, exponentially been spread all over the universe so many times, that no one even cares, or knows, about your insignificant and
    oops, "apology."

    One question does lurk around tho:

    Is this they way you speak to your female students after they have taken a year of
    Leadership and do not share the same views as you do?

    NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND?
    I would not want my children, or anyone's near you or your school after that speech.

    Nice to see your 2 sides.

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