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Heck, it is a mystery to me as to why the liberals, which would include liberal Blacks seem to condemn the very essence of free enterprise. The rappers even understand this concept. Before rap, Hip Hop, etc., music became popular, in the beginning many rappers sold their rap tunes out of the trunk of vehicles to pave their own road to success.

Many times the traditional musicians, and/or record labels refused to promote this new and creative musical form. The early rap artists had no other recourse than to market, create their own distribution outlets, and/or finance their own business ventures. Heck, in many instances some of these individuals were even shunned by other Black people, namely they were shunned by the Black middleclass.

It seems many of the Black middleclass fail to understand the importance of free enterprise, in that in the name of survival, individuals who are shunned may sell their wares on the street corner, they may become involved in illicit activity, and/or any other means to provide the necessities of life. There are people who choose to work for a living as opposed to giving government the right to determine their destiny.

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In politics, it's one step forward and two back again - Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors' vote on curbside job solicitation ordinance

David Rees

Shame! Shame on the three-member majority of the five-member Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors for the action taken Tuesday.

Michael Antonovich, Yvonne Brathwaite Burke and Deane Dana voted to enact an ordinance that criminalizes curbside job solicitation in unincorporated areas of the county.

The new law, which goes into effect in July, makes curbside job-seeking illegal and punishable by up to six months in jail and/or a $1,000 fine.

In so voting, the heartless trio dismissed impassioned pleas about how the measure would drive job-seekers deeper into poverty. One day laborer, speaking on behalf of others at the hearing before the vote, pleaded:

"I wish you wouldn't treat us like criminals when we are only looking for work to feed our families."

Adopting the typical "big government" mindset, though, the trio apparently would prefer such people swell demand for welfare rather than try to provide for themselves.

The trio disgracefully ignored a workable alternative proposed by Supervisor Gloria Molina:

Follow the example of the City of Los Angeles by setting up hiring sites for day laborers.

Moreover, the trio ignored District Attorney Gil Garcetti's complaint that it would be difficult for him to "prosecute someone for simply trying to get a job." Not just that, though, the D.A. pragmatically declared he'll not enforce the new law because his office has "limited resources."

Indeed, do residents prefer for the sheriff to have his deputies arrest job seekers and incarcerate them while freeing real criminals from overcrowded jails? Or do residents want deputies to concentrate on nabbing and locking up real criminals?

However, if day laborers seeking legal employment to feed their families are denied that opportunity, will they in desperation turn into real criminals? That seems to be a risk the short-sighted supervisors are willing to take.

Not only was the shameful vote of the trio heartless, it was pragmatically stupid.

But, hey, there's a lot of that going around these days in government.

The L.A. County Metropolitan Transit Authority, which is facing a $126 million operating budget deficit, is a particularly egregious example.

Even while mulling fare hikes that are sure to cut ridership further, directors voted Wednesday to spend $80 million to add 42 new Red Line subway cars to the current fleet of 30.

Moreover, instead of putting the contract out for bid, directors voted simply to give the business to the Italian manufacturer of MTA's present Red Line cars.

To be sure, not everyone in government is an airhead who can't cut it in the private sector.

Mayor Richard Riordan, a highly successful businessman before entering government, rightly perceived L.A. needs to attract new business and stem the flood of businesses out of the city.

One way to help do that is to make the city safer by beefing up the police, and he has prevailed on the L.A. City Council to accept his plan to do so in his new budget.

Another way, he knew as a businessman, is to reduce onerous taxes on business. And Riordan proposed eliminating the 7.5-percent surcharge on the city's business license tax.

The City Council, after debating the issue, voted Tuesday to compromise by giving Riordan and business half a loaf: cutting the surtax in half, to 3.75 percent. Well, that at least is better than nothing and certainly a step in the right direction.

COPYRIGHT 1994 CBJ, L.P., COPYRIGHT 2004 Gale Group

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In Fox Hills, and Ladera Heights, two west side communities composed of affluent Black people, and represented by no good Los Angeles County 2nd District Supervisor "Brentwood" Burke.....

.......Yvonne "Brentwood" Burke failed to understand that legal and illegal Hispanic immigrants, have a constructive purpose for offering their services for hire to assist those who purchase a wide variety of building material to remodel their homes, and/or businesses. Brentwood Burke's lack of understanding of the essence of the free enterprise spirit prompted no good Brentwood Burke to initiate criminal indictments against individuals whose only actions were to promote their own free will to work for mutually agreed upon wages to make an honest living.

......and the Black middleclass seem to worship this no good carpetbagger who has even shunned her own constituency as it applies to the Black community.

The lack of the promotion of business development to create gainful employment in the Black community is the chief reason that many Black people from the inner-city are driven into the subculture to make their ends. Mind you, now that the rappers have become multi-millionares, there are some Black people, specifically as it applies the Black middleclass, our own inept leadership, and/or the Black middleclass, who condemn the rappers for using vulgarity to promote their music label.....
.......yet neither the Black middleclass, nor our own misfit leadership provided the means for these individuals to earn a living, because the Black middleclass, and/or our own inept leadership deserted the Black community long ago, to represent personal friends, outsiders, and/or their own selfish interests, at the expense of the oppressed, the working class, the indigent, and/or the underclass left behind.


Sincerely,

Michael Lofton
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This is an attempt to protect the establishment...the very thing that they advocate against in theory.

The Davis-Bacon act had it's roots in White northerners objecting to Black people coming up from the South and driving down the wages of their once well paying union jobs and taking their jobs in large numbers.

Now that Mexicans who are seeking a better life are coming to this country and doing a similar act THE ESTABLISHMENT strikes again. The Black man has the capacity to exact the same polices that were once called "racist" when Blacks become the establishment and are threated by other people who are classifed in a different racial group that is outside of their own interests.

Just wait until a neighborhood kid and the homeowner that paid him to rake his leaves are hauled before the court. Then we will see the looniness of this law.
....and Constructive Feedback

LA County Supervisors Past and Present

The Districts

I understand why 5th District Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael Antonovich, and former 4th District Los Angeles County Supervisor Dean Dana, now deceased, would be in on shutting off the life line of Blacks, Hispanics, and/or other minorities, because:

A. They are not mandated by law and sworn in under the oath of office to serve the 2nd District.

B. It is not in their best interest to speak up for or represent Blacks, Hispanics, and/or other minorities, in any situation where they stand to lose assets.

....and Brentwood Burke's loyalty to the working class, the underclass, the minority community must not be real, because she aligned herself with the very affluent in Supervisor Antonovich, and Supervisor Dana, who are far right and Republican.

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"ARTICLE II.

Board of Supervisors

Section 4. The County of Los Angeles shall have a Board of Supervisors consisting of five members, each of whom must be an elector of the district which he represents, must reside therein during his incumbency, must have been such an elector for at least one year immediately preceding his election,5 and shall be elected by such district. Their terms of office shall be four years, and each shall hold until his successor is elected and qualified. No person while a member of the Board of Supervisors shall receive any compensation, in addition to that provided for by this Section, for services rendered to any public or governmental entity. They shall each receive as compensation for their services a salary, payable monthly from the County Treasury, which shall be the same as that now or hereafter prescribed by law for a judge of the Superior Court in and for the County of Los Angeles, except that retirement benefits shall be those now or hereafter provided by law for officers and employees of the County of Los Angeles.6 They shall devote all their time during business hours to the faithful service of the public." the requirement of residency as mandated by the Los Angeles County Charter


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Mind you Yvonne B. Burke has been in violation of the Los Angeles County Charter the entire time she has held elected office over the 2nd District in that she is not a resident of the 2nd District, residency being a requirement for holding the position.

Why is Yvonne Burke, an elected representative who is mandated by law to serve a South Central Los Angeles, Compton, and other areas predominated by Black people, formerly predominated by Black people, a community of immigrants, a minority community serving or protecting the interests of the wealthy? Now it should not be difficult for anyone from the community of South Central Los Angeles, Black people who are not residents, and/or other minorities to understand the reason that Black people, specifically the underclass, the oppressed, the underserved, the unrepresented, the misrepresented have named her "Brentwood" Burke!
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Black people must continue to work to pull themselves up whether rich, middle class or underclass..and the progressives must ignore the house negro with his irrational thinking that does not serve the best-interest of black people....just like we work to offset the adverse actions taken by racists...like crooked cops and killer gang bangers...the house negro and his racist white colleague who he views as God......must not be allowed to stop forward thinking and progress...i wish house negroes woud go on to their white masters and just leave black people who TRULY have the best interest of the black race in mind....alone.........
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Black people must continue to work to pull themselves up whether rich, middle class or underclass..and the progressives must ignore the house negro with his irrational thinking that does not serve the best-interest of black people....just like we work to offset the adverse actions taken by racists...like crooked cops and killer gang bangers...the house negro and his racist white colleague who he views as God......must not be allowed to stop forward thinking and progress...
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Originally posted by Kevin41:
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Black people must continue to work to pull themselves up whether rich, middle class or underclass..and the progressives must ignore the house negro with his irrational thinking that does not serve the best-interest of black people....just like we work to offset the adverse actions taken by racists...like crooked cops and killer gang bangers...the house negro and his racist white colleague who he views as God......must not be allowed to stop forward thinking and progress...


LA County Supervisors Past and Present

The Districts

I understand why 5th District Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael Antonovich, and former 4th District Los Angeles County Supervisor Dean Dana, now deceased, would be in on shutting off the life line of Blacks, Hispanics, and/or other minorities, because:

A. They are not mandated by law and sworn in under the oath of office to serve the 2nd District.

B. It is not in their best interest to speak up for or represent Blacks, Hispanics, and/or other minorities, in any situation where they stand to lose assets.

....and Brentwood Burke's loyalty to the working class, the underclass, the minority community must not be real, because she aligned herself with the very affluent in Supervisor Antonovich, and Supervisor Dana, who are far right and Republican.

...and the disgraceful actions of our own Black elected representatives, have driven me to become a member of the Republican Party

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"ARTICLE II.

Board of Supervisors

Section 4. The County of Los Angeles shall have a Board of Supervisors consisting of five members, each of whom must be an elector of the district which he represents, must reside therein during his incumbency, must have been such an elector for at least one year immediately preceding his election,5 and shall be elected by such district. Their terms of office shall be four years, and each shall hold until his successor is elected and qualified. No person while a member of the Board of Supervisors shall receive any compensation, in addition to that provided for by this Section, for services rendered to any public or governmental entity. They shall each receive as compensation for their services a salary, payable monthly from the County Treasury, which shall be the same as that now or hereafter prescribed by law for a judge of the Superior Court in and for the County of Los Angeles, except that retirement benefits shall be those now or hereafter provided by law for officers and employees of the County of Los Angeles.6 They shall devote all their time during business hours to the faithful service of the public." the requirement of residency as mandated by the Los Angeles County Charter


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Mind you 2nd District Los Angeles County Supervisor Yvonne B. Burke, A.K.A "Brentwood Burke", has been in violation of the Los Angeles County Charter the entire time she has held elected office over the 2nd District in that she is not a resident of the 2nd District, residency being a requirement for holding the position.
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Black people must continue to work to pull themselves up whether rich, middle class or underclass..and the progressives must ignore the house negro with his irrational thinking that does not serve the best-interest of black people....just like we work to offset the adverse actions taken by racists...like crooked cops and killer gang bangers...the house negro and his racist white colleague who he views as God......must not be allowed to stop forward thinking and progress...
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Originally posted by Kevin41:
Black people must continue to work to pull themselves up whether rich, middle class or underclass..and the progressives must ignore the house negro with his irrational thinking that does not serve the best-interest of black people....just like we work to offset the adverse actions taken by racists...like crooked cops and killer gang bangers...the house negro and his racist white colleague who he views as God......must not be allowed to stop forward thinking and progress...i wish house negroes woud go on to their white masters and just leave black people who TRULY have the best interest of the black race in mind....alone.........


QUOTED FOR TRUTH. yeah
"social conservtism vs political conservatism......black people are socially conservative.....political conservatism is for racist white males.....everyone else is just a pawn trying to be on the inside....but will never get there....because they are resented and hated, yet can be used to put a black face on racism........." by Kevin41

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....now speaking of placing a Black face on racism, Black biggotry, the quotation below in authored by Kevin41

"I wonder if this guy Lofton would look over his shoulder in lilly white backwoods part of alabama at night if there were white guys walking behind him....lets see him really test his loyalty to those good ole white folks......." by Kevin41

....now I really have no reason to visit or relocate to the lilly white backwoods of Alabama or otherwise. Can't make any real money there, none of my relatives, or anyone I would want to visit lives there, so it would be pointless to make such a move or visit. Now if I were to make such a visit or move, my chances of survival would still be much greater than the risk of living in any predominately Black community.

.....and Kevin41 suggested that I move to Alabama, Mississippi, etc., etc.

......Something must not be right upstairs in the old noggin!


....there is little if anything of merit that would come from the thoughts of any Kevin41, that I would find useful!

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"Black people must continue to work to pull themselves up whether rich, middle class or underclass..and the progressives must ignore the house negro with his irrational thinking that does not serve the best-interest of black people....just like we work to offset the adverse actions taken by racists...like crooked cops and killer gang bangers...the house negro and his racist white colleague who he views as God......must not be allowed to stop forward thinking and progress..." by Kevin41

....the above quotation has been amended by Michael Lofton to interject the reality of it as opposed to information as posted by a professor Kevin41 that lacks factual basis. Some Professor he must be, when he continues to refer to information that lacks factual basis. When lip service is used to support your contentions and beliefs, more so than not the contention or belief does not hold validity.

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LA County Supervisors Past and Present

The Districts

I understand why 5th District Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael Antonovich, and former 4th District Los Angeles County Supervisor Dean Dana, now deceased, would be in on shutting off the life line of Blacks, Hispanics, and/or other minorities, because:

A. They are not mandated by law and sworn in under the oath of office to serve the 2nd District.

B. It is not in their best interest to speak up for or represent Blacks, Hispanics, and/or other minorities, in any situation where they stand to lose assets.

....and Brentwood Burke's loyalty to the working class, the underclass, the minority community must not be real, because she aligned herself with the very affluent in Supervisor Antonovich, and Supervisor Dana, who are far right and Republican.

...and the disgraceful actions of our own Black elected representatives, have driven me to become a member of the Republican Party

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"ARTICLE II.

Board of Supervisors

Section 4. The County of Los Angeles shall have a Board of Supervisors consisting of five members, each of whom must be an elector of the district which he represents, must reside therein during his incumbency, must have been such an elector for at least one year immediately preceding his election,5 and shall be elected by such district. Their terms of office shall be four years, and each shall hold until his successor is elected and qualified. No person while a member of the Board of Supervisors shall receive any compensation, in addition to that provided for by this Section, for services rendered to any public or governmental entity. They shall each receive as compensation for their services a salary, payable monthly from the County Treasury, which shall be the same as that now or hereafter prescribed by law for a judge of the Superior Court in and for the County of Los Angeles, except that retirement benefits shall be those now or hereafter provided by law for officers and employees of the County of Los Angeles.6 They shall devote all their time during business hours to the faithful service of the public." the requirement of residency as mandated by the Los Angeles County Charter


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Mind you 2nd District Los Angeles County Supervisor Yvonne B. Burke, A.K.A "Brentwood Burke", has been in violation of the Los Angeles County Charter the entire time she has held elected office over the 2nd District in that she is not a resident of the 2nd District, residency being a requirement for holding the position.

Sincerely,

Michael Lofton
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Black people must continue to work to pull themselves up whether rich, middle class or underclass..and the progressives must ignore the house negro with his irrational thinking that does not serve the best-interest of black people....just like we work to offset the adverse actions taken by racists...like crooked cops and killer gang bangers...the house negro and his racist white colleague who he views as God......must not be allowed to stop forward thinking and progress...
"Black people must continue to work to pull themselves up whether rich, middle class or underclass..and the progressives must ignore the house negro with his irrational thinking that does not serve the best interest of Black people....just like we work to offset the adverse actions taken by racists...like crooked cops and killer gang bangers...the house negro and his racist white colleague who he views as God......must not be allowed to stop forward thinking and progress..." by Kevin41

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"social conservtism vs political conservatism......black people are socially conservative.....political conservatism is for racist white males.....everyone else is just a pawn trying to be on the inside....but will never get there....because they are resented and hated, yet can be used to put a black face on racism.........

**This is from the professor with great student and peer evaluations....who does not let house negroes paint a lovely picture of the racial,landscape and feel comfortable with Cooning for the white man.
People always tell me I am erroneous, but the weakness of their minds will NEVER allow them to rebut what I say with specific, factual matter...that is why the long rambling links are needed to provide some type of false display of thoroughness or to hide the fact that the original statement remains untouched in their rebuttal.....it is funny how someone who is not even a good student or writer can attempt to take a crack at someone who has proven that ability in grade school.......it would behoove them to work on their own cognitive skills and educate themselves so they do not speak from a remedial mindset" by Professor Kevin41

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"but this is to the racist and the rag head negroes who swear Black people are the worse of everything......

1.blacks only voted for bus 8-11%, 5% in texas..now it is public opinion that he is a sorry azz president.

2.blacks were against the war from jump street....NOW the majority is against it

3. the black lady in congress was the only one with the balls to speak out against the war...she was castigated...but now has a following....go figure........" by Kevin41

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....just auguments the reality that the only thing growing in the Black community is.....

....Our own disgraceful elected Black leadership, and that Black middleclass who praise them will join forces by the thousands to defend a very far from being among the truly innocent Tookie Williams, but when it comes opening their mouths, standing firm to be ethical, being courageous to serve the truly innocent, activity to do the moral, the ethical, and uphold the rights of the truly innocent is virtually nonexistent in the typical liberal Democratic dominated Black community.

.....just face it by and large our own misfit Black elected leadership, and the no good Black middleclass who praise them are just an backwards set of individuals.


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....now speaking of placing a Black face on racism, and/or Black bigotry, the quotation below in authored by Professor Kevin41

"I wonder if this guy Lofton would look over his shoulder in lilly white backwoods part of alabama at night if there were white guys walking behind him....lets see him really test his loyalty to those good ole white folks......." by Professor Kevin41

....now I really have no reason to visit or relocate to the lilly white backwoods of Alabama or otherwise. Can't make any real money there, none of my relatives, or anyone I would want to visit lives there, so it would be pointless to make such a move or visit. Now if I were to make such a visit or move, my chances of survival would still be much greater than the risk of living in any predominately Black community.

.....and Kevin41 suggested that I move to Alabama, Mississippi, etc., etc.

......Something must not be right upstairs in the old noggin!


....there is little if anything of merit that would come from the thoughts of any Kevin41, that I would find useful!

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"Black people must continue to work to pull themselves up whether rich, middle class or underclass..and the progressives must ignore the house negro with his irrational thinking that does not serve the best-interest of black people....just like we work to offset the adverse actions taken by racists...like crooked cops and killer gang bangers...the house negro and his racist white colleague who he views as God......must not be allowed to stop forward thinking and progress..." by Professor Kevin41

....the above quotation has been amended by Michael Lofton to interject the reality of it as opposed to information as posted by Professor Kevin41, Empty Purnata, and/or those of similar misguided belief whose contentions that lacks factual basis. Some Professor Kevin41 must be, when he continues to author information that lacks factual basis. When lip service, and/or unwarranted character assassination are used to support your contentions and beliefs, more so than not the contention or belief does not hold validity.

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LA County Supervisors Past and Present

The Districts

I understand why 5th District Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael Antonovich, and former 4th District Los Angeles County Supervisor Dean Dana, now deceased, would be in on shutting off the life line of Blacks, Hispanics, and/or other minorities, because:

A. They are not mandated by law and sworn in under the oath of office to serve the 2nd District.

B. It is not in their best interest to speak up for or represent Blacks, Hispanics, and/or other minorities, in any situation where they stand to lose assets.

....and Brentwood Burke's loyalty to the working class, the underclass, the minority community must not be real, because she aligned herself with the very affluent in Supervisor Antonovich, and Supervisor Dana, who are far right and Republican.

...and the disgraceful actions of our own Black elected representatives, have driven me to become a member of the Republican Party

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"ARTICLE II.

Board of Supervisors

Section 4. The County of Los Angeles shall have a Board of Supervisors consisting of five members, each of whom must be an elector of the district which he represents, must reside therein during his incumbency, must have been such an elector for at least one year immediately preceding his election, and shall be elected by such district. Their terms of office shall be four years, and each shall hold until his successor is elected and qualified. No person while a member of the Board of Supervisors shall receive any compensation, in addition to that provided for by this Section, for services rendered to any public or governmental entity. They shall each receive as compensation for their services a salary, payable monthly from the County Treasury, which shall be the same as that now or hereafter prescribed by law for a judge of the Superior Court in and for the County of Los Angeles, except that retirement benefits shall be those now or hereafter provided by law for officers and employees of the County of Los Angeles. They shall devote all their time during business hours to the faithful service of the public." the requirement of residency as mandated by the Los Angeles County Charter


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Mind you 2nd District Los Angeles County Supervisor Yvonne B. Burke, A.K.A "Brentwood Burke", has been in violation of the Los Angeles County Charter the entire time she has held elected office over the 2nd District in that she is not a resident of the 2nd District, residency being a requirement for holding the position.

Sincerely,

Michael Lofton
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