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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Arrest warrant issued for Ex-Beverly Hills Mayor Charlotte Spadaro after she fails to appear in Riverside court on animal abuse charges

By Randy Economy
May 26, 2010
12:25 a.m.

Riverside, CA

An arrest warrant for former Beverly Hills (90650) Mayor Charlotte Spadaro has been issued in the Inland Empire after she failed to appear for her trial on charges that she kept 242 dogs at a Riverside kennel without licenses or proof of vaccination.

A friend of Spadaro, told a bailiff that she was in a hospital. Spadaro and her dogs were evicted last year from her isolated home in the IE.  Judge Michele D. Levine said Friday that the trial already has been postponed several times at Spadaro's request, and since she is acting as her own attorney the court can't proceed without her, thus the need for the arrest warrant.   Bail of $10,000 was set and the warrant will take effect if Spadaro doesn't attend a hearing today (Wednesday).

Stay tuned.  Ol' Char is always making headlines...good and bad.  See my past blog on this gal by clicking below.
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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

HOLY POT BUST!: Van gets pulled over in Montebello and VIOLA! Out pops $4 Million worth of Weed

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By Randy Economy
May 25, 2010
10 p.m.

Holy ganja bust, Batman! Surprise, surprise, surprise.

So the cops in Montebello pull over this van over on Vail Avenue and Washington Boulevard in a "routine" traffic stop.  Son of a gun, 6,000 of pounds of marijuana with an estimated $4 million value is stuff inside  the vehicle. 

Who knew?!

Montebello officers stopped a what is known as a "large box truck" at 1 p.m. on Monday, and the officer discovered the truck loaded up with marijuana.

George Alfaro Chicas, 42, and Christian Sanchez, 30, both of Los Angeles, were booked in Montebello jail on suspicion of transportation of marijuana for sales. 

According to Lt. Rich Meadows, the two men were later released pending further investigation.  Wait a minute.  They find $4 million bucks worth of pot in a van and the let them go pending a "further investigation?"   Are you kidding me?

Amazing what you can get away with these days.  Oh, hell, just make pot legal.  Who really cares, right?


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BREAKING NEWS: Local Community in shock after "hate" crime hits beloved Santa Rosa de Lima Catholic Church in Maywood

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By Randy Economy
May 25, 2010

This really makes me sad.

Maywood Police Officers responded to the Santa Rosa De Lima Catholic Church School over at 4430 W. 60th Street in Maywood, after someone vandalized a good portion of the beloved church, and causing extensive vandalism damage.

Further investigation revealed that the some of the vandalism was of a heinous nature, and in fact, consistent with a "hate crime."

 The vandals broke into the Church’s parish kitchen and left extensive damage. A portrait of the Virgen de Guadalupe (Virgin Mary) was punctured with a kitchen knife in the eye, a Christian cross was placed in a sacrilegious manner upon the kitchen stove, vandals painted “666” in ketchup throughout the kitchen, and fecal matter was left on the adjacent auditorium stage.

“We are appalled by this heinous crime and stand in solidarity with our community in support of St. Rose of Lima”, said Maywood Mayor Ana Rosa Riso.

“This Church is a cornerstone in the community and we will not tolerate hate in Maywood” said Mayor Riso.

St. Rose of Lima is one of the largest Catholic churches in the Southeast region of Los Angeles. It has a predominantly Latino congregation and has more than 10,000 parishioners.

Joining in denouncing the violence are wonderful Maywood community groups PUMAS, Maywood Unidos, United Students of the Southeast, Union de Vecinos and the Maywood Lions Club.

The Maywood-Cudahy Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in solving this investigation. If you have any information, please call the Maywood-Cudahy Police Department Detective Bureau at (323) 562-5005. The handling investigator is Detective Fierro.

We cannot allow this type of crime to be allowed.  I hope that we can stand united as a community against this type of violent act. 

Even though no one was injured, this crimes hurts our entire community, and cannot be tolerated. 

Tonight I am praying for those responsible for this act.

If you were responsible for this act, please, do the right thing, and turn yourself into the authorities.

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MIGUEL SANTANA: LA City Official Pleads Guilty to DUI Charge. He got tipsy at "charity" event honoring LA County District Attorney Steve Cooley.

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By Randy Economy
May 25, 2010
4:20 p.m.

WEST COVINA – Los Angeles City Administrative Official Miguel Santana pleaded no contest today to misdemeanor driving under the influence of alcohol.

Santana, 40, was arrested on Friday, March 26 in the Covina area by California Highway Patrol officers. He was freed on $5,000 bond and charged with 2 counts of DUI.

The charity event Santana was attending that evening before his much publicized arrest was a Charity Dinner in Honor of Los Angeles District Attorney Steve Cooley

Cooley's office is who prosecuted this case today in which a plea deal was reached.

Deputy District Attorney Casey Jarvis of the West Covina Area Office said Santana was immediately sentenced to three years probation and was ordered to pay $1,737 in fines and penalty assessments.

West Covina Superior Court Commissioner Harold Mulville additionally ordered Santana to enroll in a six-month drinking-driver program and ordered him to participate in the hospital and morgue program. The latter program exposes DUI offenders to victims of alcohol-related incidents.

Under the terms of a negotiated plea agreement, a second count, driving while having a .08% or higher blood alcohol, was dismissed.
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U2 concerts at Anaheim Stadium called off due to Bono's injury. Rest of North American tour also moved to 2011.

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By Randy Economy
May 25, 2010
1:45 p.m. PST

Anaheim, CA:

Well, so much for seeing Bono and U2 this summer here in the OC.

I just learned that the upcoming U2 Concert's here at Anaheim Stadium on June 6th and 7th have been cancelled due to the injury that Bono suffered this past week.  As a matter of fact the entire North American Tour has been called off.

Speaking at the LMU University Hospital in Munich, Paul McGuinness, U2's Manager confirmed the postponement of 16 shows on the U2360° Tour from Salt Lake City on June 3rd, through to New Jersey's Meadowlands Stadium on July 19th.

Tour Promoters Live Nation are now rescheduling those dates.

McGuinness said, 'Our biggest and I believe best tour has been interrupted and we're all devastated. For a performer who lives to be on stage, this is more than a blow. He feels robbed of the chance to do what he does best and feels like he has badly let down the band and their audience. Which is of course nonsense. His concerns about more than a million ticket buyers whose plans have been turned upside down, we all share, but the most important thing right now is that Bono make a full recovery. We're working as fast as we can with Live Nation to reschedule these dates.'

Get well, Bono. 

I have hundreds of dollars invested into your recovery.
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Monday, May 24, 2010

Jamaica State of Emergency: Official notice to the People from a government under seize today. All schools in Kingston closed

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By Randy Economy
May 24, 2010
11:45 p.m.

I wanted to post this "official" information from the Official Jamaica State website.  It is always important to see how "the world around us" reacts in a "state emergency."

Earlier today the Security Forces launched an operation in Tivoli Gardens and surrounding areas of Western Kingston.

This Joint Military/Police operation is aimed at executing a warrant issued by the Courts of Jamaica for the arrest of Michael Christopher Coke otherwise called "Dudus" as well as to restore the area to stability after three consecutive days of barricading by criminal elements and wanton attacks on the police force.

During the operation seven members of the Security Forces were injured. Six of the seven were shot, one succumbed to his injuries. The other was injured in an accident. The operation is still ongoing and the Security Forces are resolute in bringing the area to stability so that law-abiding citizens of Western Kingston and its environs can get on with their lives in peace.

The Security Forces are reminding residents of Kingston and St. Andrew that there is a limited State of Emergency in effect and residents are asked to remain indoors.

The Ministry of Education is advising the public that all schools in the parish of Kingston - all basic, infant, primary and high schools - will be closed tomorrow until further notice. They include:

Denham Town Primary
St. Alban's Primary
St. Andrew Primary
Greenwhich All-age
Boys Town All-age
Tavares Gardens Primary
Whitfield All-age
Trench Town Primary
St. Michael's Primary
St. Aloysious Primary
St. George's Girls School
Mountain View Primary
Norman Gardens Primary and Junior High
Elletson Primary
Chetolah Park Primary
North Street Primary
St. Anne's Primary
St. Anne's Infant
Central Branch Primary
Central Branch Infant
St. Joseph Infant
Jones Town Primary
Windward Road Primary and Junior High
Calabar Primary and Junior High
Holy Family Primary
Holy Rosary Primary
Excelsior Primary
Vauxhall High
Trench Town High
Charlie Smith High
St Andrew Technical High
Excelsior High
Excelsior Community College
Kingston College
St George's College
Tivoli Gardens High
Denham Town High
Kingston High

In addition, Wolmer's Boys', Wolmer's Girls', Holy Childhood High, St Hugh's High and Ardenne High schools, which will serve as examination centres for students from the schools that will be closed, will not be opened for regular school tomorrow. These schools will only be opened to accommodate students that will sit examinations.  All other schools are to be opened for normal operations.

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Breaking News: Jamaica is under seige. My trip of a "lifetime" is a dream that will have to wait for a while. Pray for Peace in Kingston!

By Randy Economy
May 24, 2010
9:30 p.m.

Praying for Jamaica...

Tonight I want to share my thoughts about the unrest and violence that is turning Kingston, Jamaica into a literal war zone, and how this is "hitting" close to home with me and many of my close friends.

I was scheduled to leave for Kingston on June 23rd to begin work documenting the life story of one of the most special men and organizations on this planet.... the Very Reverend Monsignor Gregory Ramkissoon and the Mustard Seed Communities Family.

"Father Gregory,"  as he is known by many around the world, is the Founder of the Mustard Seed Communities, a Catholic charity that is dedicated to helping save the lives of babies and young people who are suffering from HIV/AIDS and who are abandoned due to their health condition.

Thousands of people from all over the world have dedicated themselves to help Father Gregory and the Mustard Seed Communities save lives of those who have been "discounted" in society.

I met Father Gregory more than three years ago, when I began my journey to become a Catholic. My pastor Fr. Tony Gomez at St. Linus Catholic Church is the leader of the MSC here in the Western United States.

When I met Father Gregory, and Father Tony, my life totally changed.

Not in a small way, but in every way!

I remember telling Father Gregory aorund two years ago in my living room here in Cerritos (after one of the best dinners ever)  that "someone" should tell his "life story" to the world.

That "someone" I had in the back of my mind was me, and this project would be the biggest honor of my lifetime.

Fast forward to today.  My departure date to Kingston was set for June 23rd. 

Then the violence broke out, and tonight all of Kingston is the center of a violent drug war.  The images are hard to watch.  Army tanks, helicopters, raging fires,  gun fights, and a state of emergency has been declared.

So, this unrest and violence is hitting "home" tonight.  My trip has been put "on hold" until things "calm" down and when and only when it will be safe to travel to Jamaica. 

Remember, these words from
Fr. Gregory tonight:

"Negative emotions always appear to accompany hardship in the form of frustration, despair, fear, and doubt. Individuals ruled by these emotions often make poor choices. This is why I am recommending that you decide RIGHT NOW to respond to troubled times with praise and THANKSGIVING!!!

My friend, even in the darkest hours, worshipping God fills the heart with joy and the mind with peace. A believer who is filled in this way can wisely keep a commitment to obey the Lord no matter what.

Today let us quiet the storm so that we may see what God is doing in our situation and take the time to look at the areas in our lives where He requires our obedience. He has never disappointed anyone and will never…THANK YOU LORD!

 Well said, Father, well said!  Peace for Kingston tonight.

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Sunday, May 23, 2010

BREAKING NEWS: Violence in Kingston, Jamaica puts my upcoming travel plans in limbo

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By Randy Economy
Kingston, Jamaica
May 23, 2010

My upcoming trip to Jamaica on June 23rd has been put in limbo tonight due to the breakout of violence and rioting that has turned most of Kingston into a virtual war zone.  I purchased my plane tickets last Friday and it looks like I may not be going becuase of this development.

The US Department of State is alerting all U.S. citizens who are planning to travel to Jamaica (that would be ME), or who are currently in the island county that a "state of emergency"  is now in effect for at least the next 30 days.  Gang members blocked off a miles-long area of Jamaica's capital city -- mostly in West Kingston -- using vehicles, sandbags, barbed wire and anything else they could find.

According to reports on CNN, the standoff revolves around attempts by the United States to extradite suspected drug kingpin Christopher "Dudus" Coke. Last year he was charged with conspiracy to distribute marijuana and cocaine and with conspiracy to illegally traffic in firearms in U.S. federal court.

On Friday, Jamaican Prime Minister Bruce Golding said citizens should "allow the courts to deal with the extradition matter," the state-run Jamaica Information service reported.  The FBI and US State Department and several other international agencies are in Kingston tonight dealing with this crisis that is just beginning to unfold.

Put on Hold....?

I have been planning this trip to Jamaica for the past 8 months.

I have been preparing a project that will document the amazing works of Catholic Monsignor Gregory Ramkissoon, the Founder of the Mustard Seed Communities who is in Jamacia.

The Mustard Seed Communities was founded over 30 years ago, and now cares for over 600 children in 14 communities, throughout Jamaica, Nicaragua, the Dominican Republic and Zimbabwe.

They have thousands of dedicated volunteers from all over the globe, and their mission is to meet the growing needs of the most vulnerable members of our society by improving the economic, social and spiritual conditions of the communities we serve.

I want to share their story of how they make a difference in the lives of children who are abandoned, or have disabilities, and children that suffer from HIV/AIDS, and teens that are pregnant and alone, and others who are struggling with drug and alcohol problems in this part of our world.

I met Father Gregory over three years ago when I became a Catholic.  He has been one of the biggest inspirations in my entire life.

Tonight I am praying for Jamaica!

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BREAKING NEWS: Walter Morales, 18, of Norwalk arrested after he "allegedly" shot at Sheriff's Deputies at Mapledale and Cabrillo

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By Randy Economy
May 22, 2010
11:38 p.m.


Norwalk Sheriffs have arrested an 18 year old man early Saturday morning after he allegedly shot at deputies over on Mapledale Street and Cabrillo Avenue.

Walter Morales, 18, of Norwalk is in custody tonight facing attempted murder of a peace officer, and is being held without bail.   Law enforcement officials believe that that incident is "gang related."  No officer was injured.

Here are the details:

At about 2:40 a.m. Saturday morning, over at Mapledale Street and Cabrillo Avenue here in Norwalk, two deputies pulled over a car for a traffic stop. Then, it is being reported that Morales got out of the car and fired a handgun at deputies.  Dumb move, Wally.

The vehicle then fled the scene, leaving the shooting suspect behind.

Morales fled into a residential neighborhood where he was found a short time later with the help of a police dog, where man's best pal took a bite out of the young Mr. Morales, who was taken to a local hospital and was then booked for his crime.

They also found a gun near where they found Morales hiding.  If you have details about this crime, call the Norwalk Sheriff's Department at 562 863-8711.
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Saturday, May 22, 2010

BREAKING NEWS: Rep. Elect CHARLES DJOU So who is this new American Political Superstar from Hawaii? Tonight everyone is getting to know his name!

Rep.-Elect Charles Djou.
Doesn't he look like Newscaster Ted Chen from NBC-4 LA?
Breaking News;
By Randy Economy
May 22, 2010
10:35 PST

Alohahaha on the Insiders, HI

So who is this new American Political heart throb Charles Djou?

Well, the Congressman-Elect from Hawaii's 1st Congressional District is a local city councilman who  represents the area from Waikiki to Hawaii Kai on the Honolulu City Council.

Yep.  Local elected guy from the beach.  Flip flops to work.  Laid back.  Cool cat. Kinda looks like a Boy Scout. Wait a minute. Yep, I think HE WAS a Boy Scout.

Before entering the City Council, Djou served in the Hawaii State House where he was the Minority Floor Leader. Okay, so he has been around the political sugar cane field before, so to speak.

He has spent most of his life in Hawaii, and graduated from Punahou School and earned both a B.A. in Political Science and a B.S. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Finance and Commerce, graduating magna cum laude with distinction.

Charles earned his law degree from the University of Southern California law school.   Okay.  He's a Man of Troy.  I won't hold that against him tonight.

Outside of the City Council, the new Congressman-Elect serves as an officer in the U.S. Army Reserve. Charles also practices as an attorney specializing in business law and teaches at the University of Hawaii's William S. Richardson School of Law.   Yep.  He is the real deal.  A real smart guy who is no political "fluke."

Charles is an active member of the community and his resume also includes the Board of Directors of the American Lung Association and is a former member of the Neighborhood Board,  member of the Young Business Roundtable, the Rotary Club, and the Hawaii Telecommunications Association.

He is also the Vice Chair of the Hawaii GOP.  Yep.  A real fish outta water in the Pacific.

He is married to Stacey Kawasaki Djou and together they have three children.

Charles' surname "Djou" is a misspelled French translation of his Chinese surname "Zhou."

Yep, but tonight, everyone knows his name, Congressman-Elect Djou!

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By Randy Economy
May 22, 2010
10:00 p.m. PST

HONOLULU -- Every Congressman and Congress gal in Washington is in danger this election season. 

Anti-Establishment/Anti-Political Insider Fever is sweeping everywhere.

Tonight after weeks of campaigning, Republican Charles Djou won the special election for Hawaii's 1st Congressional District in the most "DEMOCRATIC of  SAFE DEMOCRATIC" Congressional Districts in this side of the Mississippi.

Djou will replace uber-Democrat Neil Abercrombie in Congress. Abercrombie stepped down to focus on his run for governor.  Neil Abercrombie has had a serious Republican challenger in this district in GENERATIONS, and I do mean forever.

Dumb move Neil, Dems.   

This "super safe" Democratic seat is now in the hands of the GOP, and good luck trying to get it back into the "Blue" Column this  November.

Recent polls showed that Djou led Democrats former U.S. Rep. Ed Case and Senate President Colleen Hanabusa. Hanabusa finished second, despite a recent poll that put her behind Case.  See, you can't trust pollsters or polls in politics.  Do like I do when a pollster calls you....lie....don't them who you are really voting for...it works every time.

Voting Results:
(R) Charles Djou 67,274 votes 39.5 percent
(D) Colleen Hanabusa 52,445 votes 30.8 percent
(D) Ed Case 47,012 votes 27.6 percent
(D) Rafael Del Castillo 654 votes 0.4 percent
(N) Kalaeloa Strode 489 votes 0.3 percent
(N) Jim Brewer 269 votes 0.2 percent
(D) Philmund Lee 254 votes 0.1 percent
(R) Charles (Googie) Collins 192 votes 0.1 percent
(R) Kaui Jochanan Amsterdam 169 votes 0.1 percent
(D) Vinny Browne 149 votes 0.1 percent
(N) Steve Tataii 123 votes 0.1 percent
(R) Douglas Crum 107 votes 0.1 percent
(R) John (Raghu) Giuffre 82 votes 0.0 percent
(N) Karl F. Moseley 79 votes 0.0 percent

Some members of the Democratic Party at the national level expressed frustration because Case and Hanabusa split the vote of the party in the winner-take-all special election. Combined, Case and Hanabusa had 58 percent of the vote compared to Djou's 39.5 percent. 

This Congressional District is the HOME CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT of DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA.  Can you imagine.  An little known local city councilman from Honolulu took on the White House and the entire Democratic Party tonight and walked away with this special election.  Djou will be the first Republican to represent the 50th state in Congress since Rep. Pat Saiki 20 years ago.  Amazing.

Remember, 2010 is about getting rid of the political establishment in Washington.  It's not about Good Republicans or Bad Democrats.  It's about stopping our DO NOTHING, out of TOUCH CONGRESS from spending our national into the fiscal abyss.

So, the wave continues.

Tonight in Hawaii it was a political tidal wave. 
Yep. Roll Tide Roll!

Djou will have to run for re-election in the fall. He would face a tougher challenge because Djou would go head-to-head against Hanabusa or Case in the November general election. 

Don't worry, Congressman-Elect.  You are going to get tons of help from folks all over America...!

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STEVE KOLANDER HOT VIDEO: "BP's IN THE DOG HOUSE, cuz it leaked in the Gulf." Send this clip to everyone you know. Thanks STEVE for a great "anthem" for this oil mess in the Gulf!

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By Randy Economy
May 22, 2010
9 p.m. PST

Somewhere Out There, Gulf of Mexico

I wanted to thank my friend and blog follower Steve Kolander for sending me his brand new, total fresh off the editing bay, social musical commentary about the 2010 British Petroleum oil spill.

The spill is destroying the  ecosystem, the fishing industry, the wildlife in the Gulf of Mexico and is now going up the Mississippi River Delta to do unspeakable damage.

 Steve is one of the most creative, smart and talented musicians in America.  I love his music and his "message."  Tonight, he is "dead on" with his newest song and video.

This clip is now up on You Tube

I am the FIRST BLOG to post this clip, and tonight I want EVERYONE to send this link to your friends, and to post it on ALL of your "social network sites" like Twitter, Facebook, My Space, yada yada.

It is written by Steve Kolander and spokesperson is Valerie Cullen.

Steve is praying for his family and friends living on the gulf coast in Louisiana.  "Our hearts are with you, and to BP, please clean up your mess."  Well said Steve. Amen!

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Stop Sign Politics: "Stop Viva Bush" is driving my 'hood crazy. What's on your local "STOP SIGN?" Send me your pics!

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By Randy Economy
Cerritos, CA
May 22, 2010
8:34 p.m.

I have been waiting for eons sound off about my local "STOP" sign, here on  the "Tony" Eastside of Cerritos (Stowers and Ashworth 'Hood). 

Okay.  Time for a "new clean" stop sign at this location.  This one has seen better dayz since '72.

This SAME "Viva Bush" Bumper sticker (above)  has been on this SAME "STOP" sign for MORE than 7 YEARS now. 

7 YEARS of "VIVA BUSH" is driven me loco.  Of course, you can't take it off.  It is IMPOSSIBLE to remove this "VIVA BUSH" sticker...nope...been cemented on with SUPER DUPER GLUE.

So, this made me wonder....

Whats on your local "STOP SIGN" that has got you buggy eyed?

I wanna post pics of your local "STOP SIGNS."  What the heck.  Be creative.  Send them to RREconomy@aol.com, and remember to give me the city, state, and or country where this sign is located.  Let's have some fun....and don't break any laws....
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Friday, May 21, 2010

QUEEN OF THE POLITICAL RING: Mighty Linda McMahon WINS GOP SENATE NOD at Connecticut State Party Confab. NO INCUMBENT IS SAFE IN 2010!

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By Randy Economy
May 21, 2010
11:30 p.m.

Hartford. –

Talk about a "political body slam!"  No incumbent or "political insider" is safe in 2010. Period!

Former World Wrestling Entertainment CEO Linda McMahon captured  the GOP Party endorsement Friday night in the first round of balloting at the State Republican Party Convention tonight.

Mc Mahon, defeated early front runner and longtime Connecticut GOP insider pol ex. Rep. Rob Simmons.

Simmons, who is politically beaten up tonight by Mc Mahon, is not taking his defeat sitting down on the mat, so to speak.

He announced that he will stay in the Aug. 10 primary despite telling the press throughout the race, and as recently as Wednesday, that he would drop out of the race if he didn't receive the party's nod at the convention.  

Trust me, you don't wanna mess with Linda Mc Mahon. 

I first met Linda back in the early 1990's when I worked as the Director of Sales at Viewer's Choice Pay Per View, and she and her ex-hubby Vince Mc Mahon oversaw the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) which then became the World Wrestling Entertainment.    I use to work with the Mc Mahon's and on events like "WrestleMania" and "Smack down" and other mega arena events that would bring in $50,000,000 per pay per view event.

McMahon’s win and Simmons’ announcement set Republicans up for a contentious primary this summer, just days after a damaging New York Times report about the presumed Democratic nominee Richard Blumenthal misrepresenting his record of military service appeared to aid Republican hopes of claiming the seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Chris Dodd (D).

McMahon received 737 votes, Simmons received 632 votes and businessman Peter Schiff had 44 votes after the first round of ballots. According to state party convention rules, a candidate must receive over 50 percent to receive the party’s endorsement and McMahon had almost 52 percent of the vote.

So, get ready to rumble.

Ah, sorry. 

This campaign in Connecticut is going to get really nasty and fun to watch from the comfort of your living room! 

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FUTURE HONORABLE: Six residents seek vacant Artesia City Council seat held by late Councilman Larry Nelson

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By Randy Economy
May 21, 2010
10:30 p.m.

Artesia, CA:
(Where Everyday is a Good Day....!)

Six residents have applied to fill the current vacancy on the Artesia City Council.

The Artesia City Council decided a couple of weeks ago to appoint a person to fill the unexpired term of former Council member Larry R. Nelson. Nelson who passed away on May 1.

The appointed person will finish the rest of Nelson’s term, which ends November 8, 2011.  Those would will be considered are:
  •  William "Bill" Zylstra
  • Michelle Diaz, Planning Commissioner
  • Zeke Marquez
  • Manu Patel, Businessman
  • Joyce Yeutter, City Commissioner
  • Endu Padel
The Artesia City Council will be meeting on next Thursday, May 27th at 6:30 at the Artesia City Hall Council Chambers at 18747 Clarkdale Avenue to review these applicants and to select one of them for the Council position.

The City Council is requesting that applicants sign a pledge to abide by a code of ethics and may also seek a pledge not to run for election to the City Council after the expiration of their appointed term. 

Of course, these type of "don't run pledges" are not binding and or legal in a court of law.

Anyone who is appointed to this city council seat is entitled to run for the position in November of 2011, period. 

I hope the best person gets the job, Artesia needs and deserves a full time leader, not a token "place holder."

Who do you think should be appointed to the Artesia City Council?  Hit my comment section or vote in my poll here on the blog!

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