Friday, October 7, 2016

State Senate candidates Antonovich and Portantino on the 710 Freeway extension

One of many Antonovich tagged office buildings.
Mod: The following is from an article published earlier this week by the Burbank Leader, which is owned by the LA Times. I am not going to post the entire article, which you can see in full by clicking here. But I have pulled out the brief section where these two State Senate candidates discuss what for me is one of the most important issues facing the San Gabriel Valley today, that being the 710 Tunnel. Note the differences. Portantino comes right out and states his strong opposition, while Antonovich, a known tunnel supporter, chooses instead to hide behind "the process."

... views also differed when it came to the controversial 710 Freeway extension, which aims to finish the gap between the 10 and 210 freeways.

Antonovich said that he is waiting for the completed environmental report on the project and won't make a decision on the extension until all the documents are finished.

"Until the plan is completed, you can't make a judgment until you see what the facts are," he said. "Otherwise, you're shooting from the hip and that's the wrong way of doing business."

Portantino said he is "150%" opposed to the project, which he called a "boondoggle," adding that the necessary documents that are needed to make a call on the extension are already available to the public.

"It's a $20-billion hole in the ground that doesn't solve a transportation problem," he said.

Mod: Maybe Antonovich wants the tunnel named after him as well. 

Donald Trump Makes History With Zero Major Newspaper Endorsements 

Mod: Here is an accomplishment worth noting. And just so you know, it isn't just The Tattler that has a problem with this guy.

With just a little over a month until election day, Donald Trump has racked up zero major newspaper endorsements, a first for any major party nominee in American history.

While newspaper endorsements don’t necessarily change voters’ minds, this year’s barrage of anti-Trump endorsements could actually move the needle come November, experts say.

“It’s significant,” Jack Pitney, professor of government at California’s Claremont McKenna College, told TheWrap. “The cumulative effect of all these defections could have an impact on moderate Republicans.”

Some conservative papers, which have endorsed Republicans for decades, are now breaking with tradition to endorse Hillary Clinton or, at the very least, urge their readers not to vote for Trump.

Several have taken a stand even at the expense of losing subscribers at a time when newspapers are barely staying afloat. Some papers have received death threats.

But for a growing number of newspaper editorial boards, staying on the sidelines is no longer an option.

Mod: Read the rest here.

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21 comments:

  1. Those "some" conservative papers, are no longer existing, and "yes" cancellations for the few are happening. Yes the party is changing. I would also wait for all the facts to be present before making decisions; as Antonovich states. Otherwise "one" could end up with something like Obama Care, where it is passed before reading what is being preposed. Portintano is pandering for votes. The consensus is that the "tunnel" has been an economics drain; no pun intended.

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    1. Acquiescence to the demands of hostile foreign economic powers on the 710 tunnel would be very Trump. We could never say no to such a thing for fear we might offend the "strong leaders" The Donald has a crush on.

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    2. 4:39 - here's a list of those "nonexistent" newspapers.
      The Newspapers Taking an Unprecedented Stand Against Trump
      http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/09/what-undecided-voters-should-know-about-the-media/502385/

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  2. Right. Here's a politician slapping his name on everything he can get his hands on by steering our taxpayer dollars to groups that will do his bidding. Can you say, "corruption" and "patronage"? Now he's even got his grubby little hands (like Trump) on a Pasadena institution, the Arts Council Gold Crown Awards on Sept. 19.

    http://www.pasadenanow.com/main/before-tonights-gold-crown-awards-pasadena-arts-council-executive-director-assesses-the-state-of-the-arts/

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  3. If you want to refer to the short comings in the Obama care legislation all you have to do is go back and follow all the roadblocks put up by the Republican controled house and senate.

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  4. The solution is being ignored. Put a monorail right down the center of the freeways. A truck could be loaded in pairs, a simple clamp locking mechanism just like when being craned off the boats. A simple over head monorail system that could also move people when needed. Trailers could possibly be all electric with solar assist. I'm sure the solar industry could get behind that. Think about it, a system that would be cheaper, safer and more companies could contribute. Not just taxing everyone but have industry chip in too.

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  5. Newspapers are old-school media; they don't have to make fools of themselves for ratings. the way cable and internet news does. This allows them to be much more principled and honest.

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    1. Yes. Cable news caters to an extremely small niche TV audience. You can tell who they are trying to attract by the slant on the stories they air.

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  6. Vote, any body other than billie and hillary

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    1. Don't read the polls. They will depress you.

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  7. Another Jerry Brown boodoggle sinking beneath the waves: his choo-choo train meandering around in the valley.

    http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-bullet-train-executive-exit-20161006-snap-story.html

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    1. Better to spend the money on desalination plants. Water yes, choo choo no.

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  8. The RNC just pulled the plug on millions of dollars of Trump TV adv. in swing states such as FL, NC, and IA. It's over.

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    1. Your mouth to God's ear.

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    2. Let's hope. What scares me are the nonthinking fools who post here, and will vote for someone totally unqualified, a joke, like Trump. Not to mention his Vice Presidential choice Pence, who wants fetuses to have funerals. You Trump supporters, how in the world do you justify something as nutty as that???

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  9. Freedom of Information Act: shows The White House coordinated Hillary's E-mail fall outs! So now the public knows the Obamas and Clinton's are players. Keep your enemies closer. So much for Honesty and Transparency from "that" party.

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    1. Did your dog tell you that? Tell your dog nobody cares.

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    2. Still supporting the sexual assailant huh? You Assange,Michele Bachmann,Ralph Reid and Putin........

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  10. Why not transport from San Diego and San Fransisco ports; charge the consumer slightly more and the Long Beach port can handle only perishables. The non- working port area would be great for a new desalination plant with Solar playing a larger part than electricity, and the Sea gates would protect Ocean life and could re establish kelp beds.

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  11. Trump said he'll never quit. Democrats everywhere cheer.

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