Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Will the City of Sierra Madre Submit a Near "No Growth" Report to SCAG?

Yesterday one of the Tea Party losers that plagues this site on an almost daily basis was complaining that preserving Sierra Madre from mansionization and other forms of predatory and unwanted development is tantamount to supporting "no growth." A ridiculous and largely content-free usage for sure, but then you need to consider the source.

This individual was then asked to describe what he feels "growth" in a built-out town like Sierra Madre might be, but per usual the question wasn't answered. Instead he fell back on pathetic insults and other juvenile nonsense, much of which couldn't be cleared here due to language. Just another day of babysitting one of the village idiots.

However, it would appear that Sierra Madre really isn't growing very much. Which is fine, change isn't always a good thing. If you need an example, take a ride over to Arcadia and look at what happened there. It is a place where you will see that the word "growth" can be used oxymoronically.

Tonight the City Council will be reviewing a report that the city is required to send to the planning fantasists at SCAG. Here is how the choices being offered to the not so Fab Five are described in the staff report (link).


Interesting, right? A minimal growth town where real estate prices are through the roof is now experiencing nearly no growth. This according to City Hall. Yet homeowners are getting rich as their property values continue to rise at robust rates. Driven because Sierra Madre is a town that has not enslaved itself to uncontrolled growth, but instead has remained true to quality.

So how is that a bad thing, and why would you want to mess with it?

Donald Trump Disses Tim Donnelly

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Mod: The Tea Fools are whining up a mighty snot storm over this one. 

Conservative activists: Trump was ‘tricked’ into Calif. endorsement (Politico.com link): President Donald Trump’s surprise move to issue an endorsement in California’s only Republican-on-Republican House race has stunned GOP grassroots activists who say he’s been “tricked” into siding with the “the swamp” against his loyal #MAGA base.

Trump took to Twitter this week to endorse incumbent GOP Rep. Paul Cook — who represents one of California’s most conservative congressional districts — over former Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, a Tea Party favorite and co-founder of the California Minutemen, an anti-illegal immigration border watch group.

Donnelly, a 2012 GOP gubernatorial candidate from a suburban district near San Diego, had already earned the backing of Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Kentucky GOP Sen. Rand Paul, and conservative stalwarts like Iowa Rep. Steve King and Charlie Kirk, the president of Turning Point USA, a conservative youth organization.

A loyal supporter of Trump in a state where the president’s approval ratings hover near 38 percent, Donnelly earlier this year led a crowd of several hundred #MAGA activists to the border to cheer on the president during a trip in which Trump viewed border wall prototypes — an effort to counter widespread demonstrations by immigration advocates and Democratic activists in the solidly blue state.

Trump’s move hasn’t gone over well with many of California’s most conservative grassroots loyalists, who note that Donnelly more than a decade ago gained a following among the far right as a firebrand activist who helped form the Minutemen group. The author of a recent conservative call to action book entitled “Patriot Not Politician,’’ Donnelly made national news leading hundreds to the San Diego border to construct a “border wall” against illegal immigration in 2006 — years before Trump ever used the issue as a campaign lynchpin.

Tim Donnelly was Trump before Trump,’’ said Ed Riffle, a longtime GOP activist from Sunnyvale and a member of the California Republican Central Committee. “He was the guy who said we have to enforce the wall. It got him into politics.’’

The move, he said, underscored the rift between California GOP’s conservative activist base and its more mainstream funders — a division that some say has contributed to the party’s withered voter registration in a state where it has now sunk to third-party status.

Mod: They just keep losing.

2 new polls give Trump and Republicans nightmare signs for the midterms (Business Insider link): President Donald Trump is rapidly losing favor among independent voters and has a low approval rating in general despite a strong economy, two new polls show, providing fresh warning signals for the president and the Republican Party ahead of the midterm elections.

A new CNN poll found Trump's approval rating at just 36% and put his approval among independents at 31%, a new low and dropped all the way from 47% last month.

Recent reports have suggested independents could comprise up to 30% of the electorate in this year's midterms, meaning they could make or break the GOP's grip on its majority in Congress in November.

A separate poll from Quinnipiac University, also released Monday, showed Trump's approval rating at 38% and found 54% of American voters disapprove of the job he's doing. It also found just 36% of independent voters approve of Trump.

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45 comments:

  1. How can you claim to be a patriot when you support a president who collaborated with a foreign enemy to get elected?

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    1. Evidence please?

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    2. Take the hood off. You'll see better.

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    3. Nice comeback 11:41

      Trump and Donnelly represent the worst of the GOP.

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  2. The tea party was founded and funded by the Koch brothers. Billionaire puppeteers manipulating an ignorant electorate.

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  3. TeaPac did something very amazing. They ran an anti-tax measure in Sierra Madre and only managed to get 20% of the vote. That couldn't have been easy to do.

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  4. Imagine if the canyon had never been developed.

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  5. Just because it shows a blue wave, don't forget to vote. That's what did Hillary in - she was going to win according to the polls.

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    1. Yeah. And the Russians hacked only the voter registration side of election offices and politely declined to hack into the vote tabulation side. Because they're polite.

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    2. Hillary did win. By almost 3 million votes. Trump was handed the presidency by an ancient apparatus first established to protect the interests of slave owners.

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    3. That is true 9:07. But it only took a few votes spread across precincts in 3 states to allow the slave holders’ chosen mechanism to install the Russian Asset.

      I’m not persuaded that the Russian hackers didn’t hack actual votes.

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  6. S.C.A.G. is nothing more than a subversive group of power hungry political manipulators of local government like what 'Athens Services' does with it's millions, placing a replacing puppets who are on city councils and advisory groups to make sure the money stays in the hands of SCAG members only. To only award contracts to business who play ball with them only.

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  7. Tim Donnelly is a failed businessman. Even more of a failure than Trump is a failed businessman.

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    1. The Assembly was the only real job he ever had.

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    2. Tim Donnelly claimed to be a business owner. But according to Donnelly, immigration ruined and bankrupted his business. Funny because I have a fairly successful business of my own—immigration seems to have no impact (but lots of my clients happen to be immigrants).

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  8. "Just another day of babysitting one of the village idiots."

    That pretty well sums it up.

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  9. Russian Asset Trump, owner of 40 Wall St, on 9/12/01:

    “40 Wall Street actually was the second-tallest building in downtown Manhattan, and it was actually, before the World Trade Center, was the tallest — and then, when they built the World Trade Center, it became known as the second tallest. And now it’s the tallest.”

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    1. Even that was a lie. The 2nd tallest building in lower Manhattan then was 70 Pine St. I just walked past it 5 minutes ago on my way back from visiting the memorial.

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  10. The slave owners that established the electoral system were Democrats so why do you continue to fake your outrage.

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    1. This trolls conveniently keeps omitting the part how the former slave owning Deep South Democrats converted to present day republicans

      Doesn’t fit his racist narrative

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    2. Can’t help but lie like the Russian Asset, can you 11:03?

      Every high school kid knows that decades ago racists in the Democratic Party left it to join the Republican Party, which welcomed them, their odious views, and apparently you.

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  11. You are an idiot 10:28am

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    1. Tea Nut checking in.

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    2. Just quoting the Russian Asset, Comrade 11:04/11:03.

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  12. All good things come to those who wait, https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/trump-impeachment-robert-mueller-russia-investigation-bob-woodward-richard-nixon-john-ehrlichman-a8528241.html

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  13. North Carolina about to be hit with a massive storm and surge.

    I wonder if the people of NC will wise up and throw out the GOP bums who in 2012 outlawed scientific studies and predictions about sea level rise.

    Probably not because science is liberal.

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    1. Science = progress.

      Somehow progressives are communists now

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    2. Thought you were long gone Sen McCarthy.

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    3. That's all the lunatic right has left. BS and Tailgunner Joe.

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  14. Randy Newman song Short People comes to mind 1:11pm

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  15. Good one 1:12pm science did not take out the equation of your parents DNA, that was natural selection and the study of reducing the gene pool of intellectual beings.

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    1. Your own words expose you.

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    2. Oh, so alt-tards believe in evolution now? How adorable

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    3. I doubt there’s a cogent thought or even an actual sentence in the original Russian version of 2:10.

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  16. I don't think progressives are wearing the t-shirts with the slogan: "I'd rather be Russian and Democrat"

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    1. @ 3:31: I meant post to say "I'd rather be Russian THAN Democrat..."

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  17. Meanwhile in Trollsville:

    The Republican Party has railed against deficits and spending for decades and GOP presidents and Congressional leaders have worked to cut spending. When given the bank, however, President Donald Trump and the Republican Congress have delivered spending that will usher the U.S. into a $1 trillion deficit two years before expected.

    TOTAL FAIL

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    1. It’s not a fail or flaw—it’s part of the design.

      First, Repubs give the rich a giant tax break.

      Second, Repubs crash the economy, this time with crazy economic policies, such as tit-for-tat tariffs.

      Third, the rich use their wealth and tax cut bonuses to buy up assets at post-crash prices.

      Fourth, Dems get elected and rebuild the economy, inflating the value of the assets purchased by the rich.

      Fifth, Repubs lie and cheat their way back to power.

      Sixth, repeat above every 8-10 years.

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  18. Where is the public the council meeting is about to begin.

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    1. Hope you were in the audience if you are complaining. Watching the meetings on TV doesn’t count for anything.

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    2. What is your take on the meeting? Or are you just a scold ..

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    3. Is anyone in this town ever happy?

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  19. Wow this Tim Donnelly is really a piece of sh*t.

    http://dirtydonnelly.com/

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=149&v=lJQ6A0IPBOM

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