Tag Archives: Michael Bloomberg

Fully in Charge

Republicans didn’t want John McCain to be their nominee in 2008 – he’d been squishy on immigration, saying those folks who had come here to find work were family folks, good people, worthy of a little respect. That didn’t go … Continue reading

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Life in the Big City

Los Angeles isn’t really a city – the old line is that it’s two hundred suburbs in search of city – but it is huge. San Pedro and the Port of Los Angeles, twenty miles south of downtown, are within … Continue reading

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The Golden Circus

Thirty-two years in Southern California, and the last twenty of those years in Hollywood, are probably enough. Another day in paradise may be one too many, but then there’s nothing much to be done about that. Moving everything to a … Continue reading

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Manhattan and Istanbul

For a number of years, more than a decade ago, it was flying home to Los Angeles every other Friday night. It was a corporate-warrior thing – the assignment, which lasted two years, was in London, Ontario, not far from … Continue reading

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Good for You

First a disclaimer – this commentary site is run on generic diet root beer – you know, the store brand, which is probably what didn’t quite pass the quality standards of some major manufacturer and was shipped off to Cincinnati … Continue reading

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The Great Bloomberg Raid

That’s the trouble with living out here in California. All the interesting stuff happens back east. And it has already happened. Hell, even Saturday Night Live – LIVE from New York City – isn’t live out here. It’s on three-hour … Continue reading

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