Saturday, June 11, 2016

710 Tunnel Advocate Bob Huff Now Trails In His Race for the 5th District Los Angeles County Supervisor Seat

The Pasadena Star News has an article up today that talks about what has become a very close race for the 5th District Los Angeles County Supervisor seat. With tens of thousands of ballots still to be counted, it is anybody's guess who the second candidate on November's ballot will be. Needless to say, The Tattler has an opinion about who it definitely should not be, and I am going to share that with you. Why else would I be doing this? First check out what the PSN is laying down. (link):

Horrible Huff
Second place in LA County supervisor 5th District race too close to call: The close race between a businessman and a state senator to appear on a November runoff ballot for a seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors got a little closer Friday, but is still far from being decided.

Unofficial results from Tuesday’s election initially showed entrepreneur Darrell Park finishing second in the race to replace Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael Antonovich, with Sen. Bob Huff, R-San Dimas, trailing him by about 400 votes.

But with thousands of ballots still remaining to be counted, it remained too close to determine if Park or Huff would make it to the November ballot to square off with Antonovich chief of staff Kathryn Barger, who finished first on Tuesday’s ballot.

Updated results released today showed Huff narrowing the gap in the Fifth District race, now trailing Park by just 280 votes.

More than a half-million provisional and vote-by-mail ballots from across the county still need to be counted. About one-fifth of those are believed to be from the Fifth District.

Here is how one observer puts what is at stake. "Bob Huff is a businessman and politician. At one point he was the California State Senate Minority Leader and Senate Republican Leader from January 5, 2012 until to August 27, 2015. He is now seeking to take over all of termed-out Supervisor Michael Antonovich's shady deals. This includes the 710 TunnelBob Huff is a carpetbagger candidate who moved in the spring of 2015 from Diamond Bar to San Dimas, putting him just inside the boundary for LA's 5th Supervisorial District."

The 710 Coalition, a Metro-Caltrans front organization designed to create the illusion that there is actual populist support for the 710 Tunnel, posted the following letter from Bob Huff to SCAG premier Hasan Ikhrata on its Facebook page last January (link). It is a very strange document written in support of the tunnel.


I thought I would pull a paragraph out of this troubling document because in my opinion it truly is horrifying.

"The freeway tunnel, if constructed, would also significantly improve air quality and reduce health risks for the majority of the study area. Lower income communities near the freeway are far more negatively impacted by poor air quality than those in more affluent areas to the north. The SR 710 North Study Draft Environmental Impact Report shows that cities south of the freeway have existing cancer risk levels 20% to over 60% higher than their neighbors to the north."

Did you catch that? Bob Huff is actually discussing 710 Freeway cancer concerns like it's a civil rights issue. Rather than dealing with this as the regional health crisis that it is, Huff instead appears to be advocating for a kind of cancer equality for the areas both north and south of the proposed tunnel.

Huff's apparent solution being to spread that cancer risk by funneling massive amounts of diesel truck Los Angeles port traffic north. This would be accomplished by running it through a tunnel built underneath Pasadena and out into the "more affluent" San Gabriel Valley.

In other words, this guy wants to kill us in the name of a more democratic cancer equality. A kind of "cancer class warfare" as it were.

While I'm not completely certain, it could be this guy is dangerously nuts. Pray that he loses.

Comrade Hasan Ikhrata
It really is no wonder than Horrible Huff's letter was penned to SCAG supremo Hasan Ikhrata. Here is a brief refresher course about what this fellow means in our part of the world (link).


Suddenly Cancer Class Warfare takes on a whole new perspective.

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26 comments:

  1. Bob Huff's BrainJune 11, 2016 at 5:03 AM

    Some 710 areas have higher cancer so let's create more chances for cancer in the San Gabriel Valley! Build the 710 Tunnel.

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  2. Wasn't he already out of office when he wrote that letter? Why is he still using State Senate stationary?

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  3. Let's clear the air on this issue right now, ALL neighborhoods along a major traffic corridor are at risk of Higher Cancer rates,childhood development problems, lung and other physical maladies because of heavy particulates expelled by diesel trucks etc.

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  4. If this wasn't bad enough METRO wants unlimited access to your wallet, doesn't this sound all to familiar here in Sierra Madre - government or officials want unhindered access to your MONEY. http://www.whittierdailynews.com/general-news/20160610/metro-seeks-permanent-transit-tax-for-la-county-to-raise-billions-to-fix-gridlock

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  5. It is a civil rights issue.

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    1. Disease Equality Now!

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    2. It's kind of like sober houses. It is politically correct to bring horrible things to good neighborhoods.

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    3. The best solution is to get rid of the 710 Freeway altogether.

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  6. Huff has the support of the Chinese community in the SGV because his wife, Mei Mei, is Chinese and is a strong advocate of their causes, especially the 710 Tunnel that creates the highway cargo route from the ports for goods from China. He's their preferred candidate now because the Chinese community got burned so bad with the Gem Coin ponzi scheme that involved John Wuo, Sho Tay and the Antonovich crowd.

    http://us10.campaign-archive1.com/?u=b429ebc4009784d004e2af682&id=8d0b908940

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    1. The real driving force behind the 710 Tunnel has always been getting Asian goods out of the ports and to inland markets more quickly. China holds trillions of dollars in US debt and is calling the shots on this one. That is who Ikhrata and Huff are working for.

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    2. Antonovich's wife is Asian, too.

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    3. As is Lee Baca's wife. You notice a trend in the sellout of US residents? All of it so China can sell us crap.

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    4. This could have been a secret sleepier spy network set up by communist Chinese all along to take over America by sleeping with the enemy? Buying America by bedroom undercover tactics? America needs to tighten up it's immigration standards ASAP - Donald Trump.

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    5. I'll vote for that.

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    6. So will I. $25 bucks a shot.

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  7. If you guys are worried about cancer, advocate for emissions regulation on diesel trucks just as high as they are on cars. The technology is available to reduce cancer risks for everyone.
    Then you just have to leave your own car at home and walk a lot, which will not only be good for the environment but also further reduce obesity risk. As you probably know, obesity is not only linked to diabetes but also to cancer.
    Problem solved. Everyone can play their part.

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    1. No thank you.

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    2. I thought so, that this is not about cancer but about ideology. Thank you for confirming this.

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    3. More likely it is about money.

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    4. It is always about money.

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  8. Obviously Bob has been in Sacramento for a long time and has lost touch with reality.

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  9. Oh boy, walking every where. As a senior citizen born here I find it very disturbing that to get around I will be forced to walk when I will be needing a walker, that is definitely lowering my living standard. I sure wont be riding a bike at 70 to get around either. Work all my life to be sustainable then the government comes along and deliberately increase population density to unsustainable levels. My water quality goes down, my commutes take longer and the crime rate goes up. Wonderfull just wonderful.

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    1. I feel for you:
      https://blog.iiasa.ac.at/2016/02/10/what-does-your-walking-say-about-your-true-age/

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  10. Please attend Pasadena's City Council meeting. Here's what's on the agenda: At the meeting, the city council will discuss Mayor Terry Tornek's proposal to place an initiative on the November ballot to repeal Measure A. Passed in 2001 by Pasadena voters, Measure A directed the city to support the "completion of the 710 extension." The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, June 13, in the City Council Chambers at City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Ave. I'll be there because I think this is of great importance to us Sierra Madreans, and anyone who lives in the area. As we know, there is strength in numbers.

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  11. Wouldn't finishing the 710 (either tunnel or by some other means) and allowing free flow of traffic de-congest the 210 West, and the local streets of South Pasadena, Alhambra, and the South west Pasadena ?

    Please enlighten me. Open to reasonable arguments.

    I don't get it why people who live along 210 west (East Pas, SM, Arc, Monrovia) would oppose the 710 tunnel. The north south traffic from Long Beach to San Fernando are using the 605/210 as a bypass and the traffic along 210 is horrible. Same for traffic coming from the opposite direction from San Fernando (210 East) have to go along 210 west to 605 to get across. - Thanks

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