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Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Fanz23 - City of L.A., City of Freakin' L.A.!

Once again the City of Angels has shown it's irresponsibility and disdain for it's voters by flipping the bill for an alleged, acquitted, civil suit settled pedophile, Pop Star Michael Jackson's memorial slash funeral service today. It was merely two weeks ago, that the city reached into her purse and came up with lint to pay for the championship parade for an alleged civil suit settled rapist and his eleven co-stars. The city at that time got the L.A. Lakers and Staples Center Entertainment Officers to flip the bill and have the get together at where else, the place where an alleged double murderer, civilly liable and now incarcerated for robbery running back showcased that he was going to be one of the best in his era.

I remember writing about things coming full circle, and can't help but think about that know.

The City of L.A., like the State of California is run by majority democrats and leftist of the left liberals with a few so called republicans teetering on being more democrats than republicans and none of them having an ounce of conservatism in their skin let alone bones. So it's no surprise to hear that since Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is out of the country, and the Vice Mayor, Eric Garcetti is in Japan that the next one in line Jan Perry, oh by the way, all names mentioned are democrats, would find some way to waste the City's funds on a memorial for the above described deceased entertainer while the City has a half of a billion dollars deficit.

This same city has laid off workers, cut programs and raised fees on general services such as trash and water. The latter two was said to pay for the police and firemen. Yet, the city, along with the State of California has imposed mandatory furloughs to it's workers..


So it can save money for the general fund.

So, I'm at a loss as to why, the City felt it was necessary to flip the bill and hope that private citizens from where ever would donate to reimburse the general fund, when the costs should have fit squarely on the Jackson family and AEG, the corporation that owns and operates Staples Center. It was recently released that AEG told the City to pound sand in regards to get them to pay for it and I imagine, the City didn't even ask the Jacksons to pay for it or given them the option to do what they did this morning..

Have the service in private for family and friends and get on with their lives. And this is what they half way wanted, on one hand they wanted to preserve the entertainment legacy of Michael and on the other, they want to sequester the dark periods of Michael's life. So the city in it's financial woes had no right to spend one cent of it's tax payers dollars for an entertainer, who lets face it, had problems with what Michael became.

In a sense Michael two faced or three faced his way into this situation. The changes of being black to white, the multiple plastic surgeries, white kids and strange behavior. So why would the City of L.A., and acting Mayor Jan Perry would feel the need to spend tax payer money on such an unnecessary expense. It benefited no one, but one family.

The City should be ashamed of itself, but it ain't. It'll continue to waste and find ways to up fee's or taxes of it's citizens and be shocked, literally shocked! when the same citizens tell them to...

Beat It.

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