Friday, August 14, 2015

Los Angeles Times: Latest forecast suggests 'Godzilla El Niño' may be coming to California

It's been a while
So let's see if we can't put this into perspective. After having endured the worst drought in a thousand or so years (and there isn't any clear indication that the current one is going to end any time soon), we are now looking straight down the barrel of perhaps the biggest El Nino in, well, a very long while. We certainly do live in a time of interesting (and extreme) weather events.

Which I guess will mean powerful storms, lots of rain that will flow into storm sewers and percolate elsewhere (whatever that nonsensical concept actually means), along with the usual debris flows, mudslides and mayhem.

Oh, and countless news vans from such illustrious and worthy journalistic enterprises as Channel 7 Eyewitless News. Folks who only show up here when there are either mudslides or child molester sightings.

This is what the Los Angeles Times says we have in store (link).


No word yet if City Hall will end its water use fines should these El Nino predictions turn out to be true. My guess is they will have to be asked more than once.

California Reform Sex Offender Laws president Janice Bellucci is back!

Dear enchanting Janice
The hero of convicted sex offenders everywhere is back in the area, working hard to make sure that her creepy little pals have the right to do all of the important things that they so need to do.

Like hang around play grounds, schoolyards and pretty much anyplace else small children are likely to gather. All of which, according to the California Supreme Court, are Constitutionally guaranteed freedoms convicted sex criminals must be allowed to enjoy in this state.

As we all should know by now, Janice Bellucci's lawyerly skills were enough to beat back Sierra Madre's sex offender ordinance a few years back (link). Which, and as we saw with this city's most recent sex offender disaster, has pretty much left our already challenged law enforcement agency completely helpless in these matters (link).

Of course, she recently took out voter approved Jessica's Law in the California Supreme Court (link) as well. Quite a feat if you think about it. Apparently in California the civil rights of sex criminals are of far greater legal importance than those of small children.

And now, according to the Arcadia Weekly, she has set her unhappy gaze upon the Peacock Veil (link):

Sex Offenders Launch Series of Lawsuits Challenging Residency Restrictions A federal lawsuit has been filed challenging a sex offender ordinance in the City of Arcadia that severely restricts where sex offenders (“registered citizens”) may live. This is the first in a series of lawsuits to be filed in Los Angeles County after the CA Supreme Court decided that residency restrictions for some sex offenders violate the federal constitution.

“Arcadia’s residency restrictions place more than ninety percent of Arcadia’s residential property in ‘Residential Exclusion Zones’ effectively ‘banishing’ registered citizens from living in that city,” stated California Reform Sex Offender Laws president Janice Bellucci. “The law in Arcadia violates the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments as well as the Ex Post Facto Clause of the United States Constitution.

The legal challenge asserts that Arcadia’s ordinance imposes burdens on the families of registered citizens, does not protect children, fails to provide sufficient notice to registered citizens, and is “a politically motivated act… in response to popular sentiments, based upon misinformation, which seeks retribution against ‘a socially outcast minority.’”

“Modern day unsubstantiated myths conjure up the stereotype of a registered citizen as a continuing threat to society and children,” stated Bellucci. “State and federal government statistics officially debunk these myths.”

Quite a contribution to civilization Ms. Bellucci is making. I'm sure God has a very special place set aside for our dear Janice once her time here has come to an end.

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47 comments:

  1. The world has gone mad. Myths debunked, huh? Where are her facts?

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    1. There out there, you just won't find them on the Tattler because the didn't hand feed you a link..

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    2. The Grammar Lady is not going to be happy with you.

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    3. There is no they're, there.

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    4. thought police in effect

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    5. Yeah because to pretend homophones don't exist is so much a part of free thinking.

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    6. I hate everything. Feel free to refer to me as a uni-phobe.

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  2. It seems as though our society today has turned their backs to our children, born and unborn.

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    1. you are paranoid

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    2. Obviously for good reasons.

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    3. It's been proven that Planned Parenthood sells baby parts (unborn) and CA is not protecting children (born) from convicted sex offenders.

      9:05, that's not paranoia. That's you being an idiot.

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    4. 9:44, there are many, many sites on the internet where you can engage in topics like Planned Parenthood. Why don't you try one of those?

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    5. 9:44 here. Just commenting on 5:16 AM's remark.

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts, 10:39.

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    6. 9:17, 9:44, 11:29 is into elevating the discourse.

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    7. Can't we all just get along?

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    8. Don't think so, 12:20. Maybe the subject matter just raises hackles too much for there to be any real exchange of ideas.
      Which is a great advantage for Bellucci and her colleagues.

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    9. Sometimes the issue really is right vs. wrong. This is one of those.

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    10. I agree. 9:44, go spew your venom elsewhere, and stick to Sierra Madre issues.

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    11. 9:44 is stating a fact, not spewing venom, since this subject was brought up elsewhere in the blog and it relates to the subject of the blog itself. Since Planned Parenthood wasn't mentioned in the 5:16 post, it was implied. We all have a different opinion about planned parenthood, but there is no doubt that the abortion portion of the group has generated lots to talk about.

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    12. 6:54, the topic of the article gets lost when inflamatory national politics get mixed in.
      This is for local discussions. Most of the news sites on the web are what you want.

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    13. National politics are a mirage. Most of those appearing to participate are actually paid actors performing on a sound stage.

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  3. You know, I did see the darkened silhouette of a woman on a broom flit past the face of a blue moon the other evening. I should have known.

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  4. Our city hall is acting as if they were athe sex offender itself! City hall keeps emplimeenting. New taxes and fines which result in residents having to pay mega bucks to continue to feded the broken process! Maybe we need to elect Donald Trump for City mayor to Make Sierra Madre Great Again!

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    1. We had a guy like that. His name was Josh moran.

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    2. Josh really loved this town.

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    3. Yeah, Josh used to ride his bike to Toy and Patio.

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    4. yeah, Josh loved this town so much he once advocated a boycott of SM businesses.

      he still have his office on stool 2 at Mary's Market?

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  5. "Modern unsubstantiated myths" like the facts that sexual predators have multiple victims and a poor record of rehabilitation? Like those myths?

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    1. That sex offenders can be portrayed as civil rights victims and actually make it stick is madness.

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    2. Maybe the madness of that segment of the population has infected their lawyers.

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    3. Either that or they figured out it is an easy path to ACLU funding.

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    4. Oh yeah 9:58, I figure Bellucci has found a niche market and is sticking with it to great profit.

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    5. Yes. And who else would want to do it? Not like lawyers are trampling all over each other to do this kind of work.

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  6. It's hard to do, but I have followed some of the discussion on the repealing of the sex offender laws. The cases that are always used in argument are things like a 21 year old man in a relationship a 17 year old girl, and he's labeled for life as a sex predator who goes after children.
    Right, got it, in that instance some redefinition may be called for.
    The cases they never mention are the ones that rightly enrage us. Belluci and her ilk pretend they don't exist and have no suggestions, not one, on how to fix those insane people.

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    1. In their own way they're as sick as the people they defend.

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    2. The 21 year old with a 17 yr old female is committing statutory rape. I believe that's a felony.

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    3. Missed the point 10:12. Yes it is, and if a 21 year old comes around looking to sleep with my daughter, he'll regret it. If he lives.
      But the sex-predators-as-victims crew act as if those kinds of cases are the only ones that exist, that the 21 year old turned out to be a fine upstanding citizen who would never hurt anyone, and so Megan's Law is unjust. Get it? There's a difference between the levels of sex crimes, and that is what gives Bellucci her leverage in court.

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    4. 11:37, the majority of the statutory rape cases that I've read about in LA County usually involve gangster types. I certainly want them to get away with stuff.

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    5. 12:19, have you read any of the court decisions that Bellucci has won?

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    6. Yup. Awful decisions made by degenerate judges.

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  7. Hopefully the city will argue that any settlement with Arcadia molesters can be paid in Gem Coin -- backed by amber mine. If it's good for Wuo, it's good for you.

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  8. “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.” G.O.

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    1. Some are just animals.

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    2. And deserve to be in cages after conviction.

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    3. Chemical castration. Humane and effective.

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    4. I think in the eyes of the CA-RSOL types they're not sex offenders, they're freedom fighters.

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