Video: Los Angeles bans new fast-food restaurants in South LA

posted at 10:12 am on December 10, 2010 by Ed Morrissey

“This is not an attempt to control what food people put in their mouths,” LA city council member Jan Perry insists, but of course the new ban on new fast-food restaurants in South LA is exactly that.  Perry just wants to “diversify their food options,” but apparently doesn’t trust residents to do that for themselves and so wants to limit their options — presumably to higher-priced restaurants that may or may not open in their neighborhoods.  After all, it’s not as though there is a shortage of leasing space in these parts of America’s #2 city.  Nor will this help the already-high unemployment in these low-income neighborhoods, as the ban will prevent a steady source of part-time work for students:

Perry’s new plan bans new so-called “stand alone” fast food restaurants opening within half a mile of existing restaurants.

Such stand-alone establishments are on their own property, but those same restaurants are OK if they’re a part of a strip mall, according to the new rules.

“Give a grocery store and a housing combination a chance to come in,” Perry said.

What, there aren’t any high-priced French restaurants in South LA?  Sacre bleu! That might have something to do with the high unemployment and low incomes in the area.  Perry complains that 72% of the restaurants in the area are fast food compared to West LA’s concentration being in the mid-40s, but the obvious explanation is that higher income areas can support higher-priced restaurants.  If Olive Garden could make a profit in South LA, they’d already be there.  The issue isn’t that fast-food restaurants are hogging the commercial space, but that other establishments aren’t moving into the area.

The people Perry treats as idiots aren’t terribly happy about the new ban, either:

“People don’t need to be told what to eat or what they want to eat. To me, it’s not right, especially with employment right now,” said South L.A. resident Joel Rodriguez.

What about the jobs?  Left Coast Rebel wonders, too:

Where liberal policies abound, massive economic failure is not far behind. As previously reported, BLS places LA’s unemployment rate at 11.7% at the end of October. However, here are some more fun facts according to LA publications. To give you an idea of the job market, here is the LA Times:

In California, the construction industry has lost 323,100 jobs since the beginning of the recession; manufacturing has lost 209,700.

Wouldn’t it be nice for some jobs for low-skill labor in LA? Apparently, LA’s unemployed think so, later in the article, there is a report that focuses on an unemployed convict looking for work in…wait for it…a restaurant:

He knows he’s competing against thousands of other men as he applies for low-end jobs in restaurants and factories, even though the South Los Angeles resident would love to return to driving a truck, which he did before he went to prison.

A whopping 20% of LA’s black community has not worked in the past year, proving once again, the wonders of liberal policies for the African American community.

I’d guess Perry will be in the running for a Reason TV Nanny of the Month.


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“People don’t need to be told what to eat or what they want to eat. To me, it’s not right, especially with employment right now,” said South L.A. resident Joel Rodriguez.

Who’d you vote for, Joel?

ladyingray on December 10, 2010 at 10:15 AM

I guess “they” are not capable of knowing what is good for “them” to eat.

barnone on December 10, 2010 at 10:16 AM

“People don’t need to be told what to eat or what they want to eat. To me, it’s not right, especially with employment right now,” said South L.A. resident Joel Rodriguez.

…who will continue to vote Democrat for the rest of his life.

greggriffith on December 10, 2010 at 10:17 AM

I think you mistyped that headline.

Shouldn’t it read Los Angeles institutes price supports for existing fast food restaurants in south LA?

JohnGalt23 on December 10, 2010 at 10:17 AM

Look for kickbacks from the existing establishments.

Nothing like a ban on future competition.

TexasDan on December 10, 2010 at 10:18 AM

Well, we are talking about Democrat voters. Not only Democrat voters, but inner city Democrat voters. It’s not like they’re capable of feeding themselves, anyway.

Democrat trash politicians are only representing the people who elected them.

MNHawk on December 10, 2010 at 10:18 AM

I see dumb people… on the LA City Council.

teke184 on December 10, 2010 at 10:18 AM

Democrat engineered food desert.

Inanemergencydial on December 10, 2010 at 10:18 AM

Not one more single dime needs to go to LA….

cmsinaz on December 10, 2010 at 10:19 AM

A whopping 20% of LA’s black community has not worked in the past year, proving once again, the wonders of liberal policies for the African American community.

Why should liberals help African Americans? Blacks vote for them anyway. Instead, they focus work on tossing sops to homosexuals and unions.

What gets me is that even black lawmakers implement policies that hurt blacks.

hawksruleva on December 10, 2010 at 10:19 AM

Organic and high-end food only!

It’s for the good of society! And the poor!

We need to protect you from yourselves, comrades!

Good Lt on December 10, 2010 at 10:19 AM

you’re going to eat that cavier and like it Javier!

ted c on December 10, 2010 at 10:22 AM

What’s left unsaid in all of this kind of government action is that it increases officeholders’ opportunities for graft. Everyone knows that a little grease could get this proposal dropped.

Bugler on December 10, 2010 at 10:22 AM

Westwood is nice. You can walk around at night, window shop, catch a flix, laugh at the crazy students, etc. People like to go to nice places to pay more for meals. Black people, too.

Blake on December 10, 2010 at 10:22 AM

Setting the stage for government run eateries, or as liberals would call them … public restaurants.

darwin on December 10, 2010 at 10:23 AM

KFC & Popeye’s hardest hit.

DamnCat on December 10, 2010 at 10:23 AM

As far as I know, McDonalds has no Inorganic food on the menu. Even the packaging is organic.

seven on December 10, 2010 at 10:23 AM

Organic and high-end food only!

It’s for the good of society! And the poor!

We need to protect you from yourselves, comrades!

Good Lt on December 10, 2010 at 10:19 AM

I love how they are living out their uptopian dream with no regard to reality whatsoever.

Apparently they are unaware of Whole Foods’ Organic Chicken Salad now priced at $14.99 per lb.

sherry on December 10, 2010 at 10:24 AM

This is right in my neighborhood. And, no, I didn’t vote for any of the clowns on the City Council, but I am far in the minority.

baldilocks on December 10, 2010 at 10:24 AM

I suspect there will be a back pack underground railroad for cupcakes and candy bars in schools.

seven on December 10, 2010 at 10:24 AM

Don’t cry for the People’s Democrat Republic of Los Angeles. Comrade Villaraigosa Will eventually get things turned around.

Kjeil on December 10, 2010 at 10:25 AM

Poor people are sooo stupid_____ Jan Perry

SHARPTOOTH on December 10, 2010 at 10:25 AM

How stupid can lefties get? Wow.

WannabeAnglican on December 10, 2010 at 10:25 AM

When most of your community becomes wards of the state to varying degrees, it’s a lot easier for tyrants to justify running your life. Dependence breeds the problems that keep businesses out of the area and paves the way for more crackpot government solutions to government created problems.

RadClown on December 10, 2010 at 10:26 AM

“This is not an attempt to control what food people put in their mouths,” LA city council member Jan Perry insists

Right…it’s an attempt to control what food people are able to put in their mouths.

Perry just wants to “diversify their food options,”

The Ministry of Truth says less choices mean more diversity!

James on December 10, 2010 at 10:26 AM

I suspect there will be a back pack underground railroad for cupcakes and candy bars in schools.

seven on December 10, 2010 at 10:24 AM

Too funny. Good plot for a funny sitcom but I fear one day in the future it will be a true life documentary.

sherry on December 10, 2010 at 10:26 AM

diversify their food political options

That’s better.

Sharke on December 10, 2010 at 10:26 AM

As far as I know, McDonalds has no Inorganic food on the menu. Even the packaging is organic.

seven on December 10, 2010 at 10:23 AM

What? No heavy metal hamburgers? Or silicone fries?

darwin on December 10, 2010 at 10:26 AM

These are the same people who keep electing Maxine “Aunt Ester” Waters.

darwin-t on December 10, 2010 at 10:26 AM

I suspect there will be a back pack underground railroad for cupcakes and candy bars in schools.

seven on December 10, 2010 at 10:24 AM

We did that in the late 60′s before candy was sold in schools and made a tidy profit.

darwin-t on December 10, 2010 at 10:28 AM

You idiots, can’t you see the beauty of the system? They restrict entry level jobs and deny affordable food choices to the poor. They’ll have no jobs, and can’t afford to eat. Now the state will have to swoop in and institute new food allowances so they can afford higher priced foods (which we’ll now blame on Bush and/or Halliburton). Viola! A double expansion of beaurocracy to save the suffering masses from themselves. Can you not see the beauty of this architecture of destruction?

ironmonger69 on December 10, 2010 at 10:29 AM

This is an interesting experiment, when does the base of the Left revolt?

Cindy Munford on December 10, 2010 at 10:30 AM

Well, we all know they don’t need any more jobs there.

I think I’m going to get another cup of coffee…if that’s ok with the government…

TiminPhx on December 10, 2010 at 10:30 AM

“People don’t need to be told what to eat or what they want to eat. To me, it’s not right, especially with employment right now,” said South L.A. resident Joel Rodriguez.

….then quit voting democrat.
……..it’s that simple.

Baxter Greene on December 10, 2010 at 10:32 AM

I’m a Los Angeles resident. Chicago may have cornered the market on pure corruption, but our city’s combination of cow-faced clueless stupidity PLUS corruption has to be unrivaled in America. You have no idea.

rrpjr on December 10, 2010 at 10:36 AM

It would be interesting to see how they define the term ‘Fast Food’.

If I deliver your transfat soaked burger in 5 minutes instead of 1 minute, am I a ‘Slow Food’ enterprise?

percysunshine on December 10, 2010 at 10:37 AM

Do these women wear outfits worth thousands of dollars when they make these lofty decrees towards the riff-raff, or are they simply Queen Michele posers?

It’s for their own good that they are deprived of these things which they will miss use. When will the ignorant masses understand?

Hening on December 10, 2010 at 10:37 AM

Who’d you vote for, Joel?

ladyingray on December 10, 2010 at 10:15 AM

+1

csdeven on December 10, 2010 at 10:38 AM

Intelligence desert!

mossberg500 on December 10, 2010 at 10:39 AM

Arugula and Kobe beef outlets, however, will be given tax incentives to open up shops in South LA.

mankai on December 10, 2010 at 10:43 AM

Who’d you vote for, Joel?

ladyingray on December 10, 2010 at 10:15 AM

Bingo +1000

WitchDoctor on December 10, 2010 at 10:44 AM


… America’s #2 city.

Hahaha you said ”number two city” haha

Tony737 on December 10, 2010 at 10:45 AM

This yet another example of the Fundamental Contradiction of the Democratic Nanny State.

If someone is not competent to decide what food to eat, how are they competent to go into the voting booth and elect people who are sufficiently competent not only to work out the best diet for themselves, but for everyone?

As Jonathan Edwards put it so well:

He can’t even run his own life, be damned if he’ll run mine, Sunshine.

The Monster on December 10, 2010 at 10:45 AM

It’s always the promise of free stuff from other people, that gets the ignorant vote. Maybe the people of LA need examine who they vote for, ehhh.

Hint, the free stuff never comes.

tarpon on December 10, 2010 at 10:48 AM

I’m sure Michelle O will put her first supermarkets and salad bars in South LA. Government to the rescue! I should say, taxpayers to the rescue!

PattyJ on December 10, 2010 at 10:49 AM

How about shutting down and eliminating the liquor and tobacco stores in these areas? These are more unhealthy than fast foods and the poor spend a great percentage of their money on these items. Oops, sorry, I forgot, there is a ton of tax dollars raise from these items.

martinrrrr on December 10, 2010 at 10:49 AM

This has nothing to do with existing fast food owners eliminating future competition by lining the pockets of city councilmen. Nothing whatsoever.

Bugler on December 10, 2010 at 10:49 AM

This is a good thing. The kids were getting too fat to meet the street gang’s weight requirements.

29Victor on December 10, 2010 at 10:49 AM

It’s absolutely amazing the b@lls these lefties have in doing things like this. There’s more than one reason I will never, ever join them.

JetBoy on December 10, 2010 at 10:50 AM

“This is not an attempt to control what food people put in their mouths,” LA city council member Jan Perry insists

Yeah Jan, and turtles fly outta my butt on a regular basis.

Branch Rickey on December 10, 2010 at 10:51 AM

It’s for the chillun don’t you know? Nothing says progress better than being skinny and unemployed.

Apologetic California on December 10, 2010 at 10:51 AM

How about shutting down and eliminating the liquor and tobacco stores in these areas? These are more unhealthy than fast foods and the poor spend a great percentage of their money on these items. Oops, sorry, I forgot, there is a ton of tax dollars raise from these items.

martinrrrr on December 10, 2010 at 10:49 AM

Then where would the local residents get their politicians’ slush fund accounts lottery tickets?

Branch Rickey on December 10, 2010 at 10:53 AM

Why did they murder Mayor McCheese?

/Next lib protest sign

Key West Reader on December 10, 2010 at 10:54 AM

That is why Cali is number 48

maynila on December 10, 2010 at 10:55 AM

And did you know why she made an exception multi-tenant developments? Jan Perry is the biggest shill for developers in L.A., and of course, developers only build multi-tenant projects. The vast majority of retail projects these days are multi-tenant. This law obviously would have ZERO impact.

Apologetic California on December 10, 2010 at 10:55 AM

I’m sure Michelle O will put her first supermarkets and salad bars in South LA. Government to the rescue! I should say, taxpayers to the rescue!

PattyJ on December 10, 2010 at 10:49 AM

McBeastsesses

Key West Reader on December 10, 2010 at 10:56 AM

This is a good thing. The kids were getting too fat to meet the street gang’s weight requirements. – 29Victor

HA! Awesome.

Tony737 on December 10, 2010 at 10:57 AM

Los Angeles continues to degenerate into a population of hapless people incapable of making decisions for themselves, like, say, how to buy groceries and actually prepare meals.

Pitiful. But pitiful targets for the Democrats who continue their eager desires to enslave just about everyone, especially people who can’t make reasonable decisions on their own, like how to buy groceries and actually prepare meals. Or eat at McDonalds if and when they want to.

Lourdes on December 10, 2010 at 10:58 AM

Tough to feel sorry for the folks in LA. After all, they vote locked-step for Democrats every chance they get.

People get the government they deserve. Maybe Barry will spread some ObamaBucks around. Wonder how many Black farmers we can find in South LA.

GarandFan on December 10, 2010 at 11:00 AM

Poor people are the worst hit with the nanny thinking. It’s a liberal bias.

AnninCA on December 10, 2010 at 11:00 AM

Countdown to years until a big wall is built to contain Los Angeles County…

Lourdes on December 10, 2010 at 11:00 AM

How long before Jack Sheehan is chased out of L.A.? Talking about “free markets”! What a loon!

Tony737 on December 10, 2010 at 11:02 AM

I’m a Los Angeles resident. Chicago may have cornered the market on pure corruption, but our city’s combination of cow-faced clueless stupidity PLUS corruption has to be unrivaled in America. You have no idea.

rrpjr on December 10, 2010 at 10:36 AM

You just wait until Rahm is mayor, then you’ll have to stop your bragging. /

Fallon on December 10, 2010 at 11:03 AM

Could there be a bigger picture here?

When all the raids in Mexico City happened a few years ago, the street vendors and mom/pop ops had to find a new place to begin setting up business.

Welcome to ‘merica.

OkieDoc on December 10, 2010 at 11:05 AM

I’ll tell you the solution, though. It’s the food trucks. Those are HUGE in LA, all over.

A smart businessperson would definitely get a truck, choose popular Southern-style fast foods, and hit those streets. The only caveat? Better take along some protection. *haha

AnninCA on December 10, 2010 at 11:08 AM

Gee,all this time I thought all of the plantations were in the South.

docflash on December 10, 2010 at 11:11 AM

Who’d you vote for, Joel?

ladyingray on December 10, 2010 at 10:15 AM

Bingo +1000

WitchDoctor on December 10, 2010 at 10:44 AM

Bingo Pt.02

Lourdes on December 10, 2010 at 11:11 AM

I’m a Los Angeles resident. Chicago may have cornered the market on pure corruption, but our city’s combination of cow-faced clueless stupidity PLUS corruption has to be unrivaled in America. You have no idea.

rrpjr on December 10, 2010 at 10:36 AM

You just wait until Rahm is mayor, then you’ll have to stop your bragging. /

Fallon on December 10, 2010 at 11:03 AM

.
I’d like to say I envy both of you, but my sarcasm meter would blow up.

LincolntheHun on December 10, 2010 at 11:16 AM

South Los Angeles? They already tried banning fast food in South Park and it didn’t work.

Tzetzes on December 10, 2010 at 11:19 AM

I’m telling you, the food trucks would be a huge hit. They are HUGE with the Latino population and anyone who loves to eat that food.

There’s one food truck that is Vietnamese/Mexican. They twitter where they will be. The lines are around the block.

That is the real ticket. And I wager that even the liberals wouldn’t touch them.

I see the menu now. Pulled pork sandwiches with a side of homecooked mustard greens or really good mac and cheese.

I’m onto a winner here.

AnninCA on December 10, 2010 at 11:20 AM

Countdown to years until a big wall is built to contain Los Angeles County…

Lourdes on December 10, 2010 at 11:00 AM

Maybe the entire State. Let Mexico have California, Hollywood, Nancy Pelosi and all of her beloved anarchists.

Key West Reader on December 10, 2010 at 11:21 AM

I’m now hungry. *haha

AnninCA on December 10, 2010 at 11:22 AM

I think people in poor communities should start getting some say about which restaurants can open in wealthy communities, then. Do you think they would find Spago to be of importance? It forces people to spend an awful lot of money….

MayBee on December 10, 2010 at 11:26 AM

I was amazed to see that SF’s city council overturned the mayor’s veto on the ban on happy meals.

Worse? My Texas relative in OA agreed! I think she’s convinced that rewarding bad eating habits contributed, I guess.

Anyway. That’s all this is. It’s part of the obesity movement, which is going to become as ugly as the anti-smoker movement. People are convinced this is a health issue.

Meanwhile, my brother is really an example of why our healthcare costs are skyrocketing. Poor guy is getting kicked from specialist to specialist, because some numbers came back looking bad, but nobody really spots a problem.

CYA. That’s the healthcare issue of this era, really. CYA testing.

AnninCA on December 10, 2010 at 11:28 AM

I think people in poor communities should start getting some say about which restaurants can open in wealthy communities, then. Do you think they would find Spago to be of importance? It forces people to spend an awful lot of money….

MayBee on December 10, 2010 at 11:26 AM

Well, they don’t really have a say, except in voting. And that’s not high on the list of actions to take in a day in the life of the typical person living in these areas.

We’re talking gutted out ghettos of druggies, etc.

A food truck with munchies? HUGE hit, if you could ward off the criminals.

AnninCA on December 10, 2010 at 11:30 AM

baldilocks – please start a petition going for people in your neighborhood to have a say on which types of restaurants can open in West LA.

MayBee on December 10, 2010 at 11:30 AM

Perry just wants to “diversify their food options,”

Every time the word diversify rears it’s ugly head, people are actually being told what to do/think.

Most of the sheep don’t even realize that they are being herded.

Diversify = conform to what your dear leaders wish.

reaganaut on December 10, 2010 at 11:31 AM

If someone is not competent to decide what food to eat, how are they competent to go into the voting booth and elect people who are sufficiently competent not only to work out the best diet for themselves, but for everyone?

The Monster on December 10, 2010 at 10:45 AM

I’m voting for you.

truth2power on December 10, 2010 at 11:33 AM

I believe that the only thing worse than government is its absence…but cases like this one do make me wonder sometimes.

At what point do citizens cease to follow the dictates of state apparatchiks, leading to the formation of one or more parallel power structures that are more responsive to their will? This is precisely what happened during prohibition. Americans didn’t simply disregard the Volstead Act, they grew disdainful of the law in general.

If you look at places like South Central, it is easy to see that this has already happened. Organized crime groups (and some that are not so organized) have the power. Now along comes Perry to further promote those groups by making the official government look both insane and incompetent, not to mention the financial hardship this will create for people who are already struggling.

Doesn’t the left like to pretend that poverty causes crime? Is Jan Perry a covert Klan operative? Think about it for a minute. If you wanted to hurt black people and latinos, creating laws that both promote lawlessness and damage their community financially would be a very good way to go about it. Who needs Jim Crow when you’ve got Jan Perry?

leereyno on December 10, 2010 at 11:33 AM

“Give a grocery store and a housing combination a chance to come in,” Perry said.

Yeah. There are all kinds of grovery stores TRYING to open stores in that huge market. Its just that the greedy fast food places are hogging all the real estate. *facepalm*

The ignorance of economics in these libs is just staggering.

KeepOhioRed on December 10, 2010 at 11:36 AM

These nanny nation nutcases running the city councils in San Francisco and Los Angelas are the reason why unemployment in their cities has skyrockted into the stratosphere!

It should be the individual’s choice on what they consume, not some wackjob loon who is either on the mailing list for the Center For Science In The Public Interest, or is paying dues to PETA or ELF!

pilamaye on December 10, 2010 at 11:36 AM

Video: Los Angeles bans new fast-food restaurants in South LA

Coming soon to a neighborhood near you.

rukiddingme on December 10, 2010 at 11:36 AM

I was amazed to see that SF’s city council overturned the mayor’s veto on the ban on happy meals.
Worse? My Texas relative in OA agreed! I think she’s convinced that rewarding bad eating habits contributed, I guess.
Anyway. That’s all this is. It’s part of the obesity movement, which is going to become as ugly as the anti-smoker movement. People are convinced this is a health issue.
Meanwhile, my brother is really an example of why our healthcare costs are skyrocketing. Poor guy is getting kicked from specialist to specialist, because some numbers came back looking bad, but nobody really spots a problem.
CYA. That’s the healthcare issue of this era, really. CYA testing.

AnninCA on December 10, 2010 at 11:28 AM

Are you off your meds again? One incoherent ramble after another.

AsianGirlInTights on December 10, 2010 at 11:37 AM

I doubt this ordinance applies to the thousands of Mexican fast food restaurants that litter the city…

Oh, wait!

Seven Percent Solution on December 10, 2010 at 11:42 AM

These people are something else. How cool would it be it all the lefties packed up and moved to Canada, and all of their conservatives moved down here?

Tony737 on December 10, 2010 at 11:42 AM

This kind of arrogance is going on at a local level all over the place.

Just this week I was at a planning meeting, and a project that met all ordinance requirements, but was opposed by quite a few residents was under consideration. One of the board members voted against it explaining that he thought “it wasn’t the best use for the property”.

I guess he thinks he is on the Twp Politboro, and we live in a command economy where elites tell their subjects what they can and can’t do with their private property, not based on the law, but on what they think is the best use.

Fortunately, he was outnumbered this time, but that is definitely not always the case. I’ve seen boards arrogantly reject unpopular plans based on nothing too many times.

And the attitude of the neighbors is just as disturbing. They got in, got their house built, then all of a sudden, they want to slam the door and pull up the ladder so nobody else can develop their property and “increase traffic” or “harm property values” of whatever. Every new construction or business increases traffic. It’s growth, progress, private property utilization, and they want to block, impede and dump all over it because it might slightly inconvenience them.

And then they wonder why their kids have to elsewhere to make a living.

forest on December 10, 2010 at 11:44 AM

Are you off your meds again? One incoherent ramble after another.

AsianGirlInTights on December 10, 2010 at 11:37 AM

Sorry you’re not following me. I did catch a thread the other night where nearly every regular poster here blasted you out to the ozone.

Having been your target more than once, I truly enjoyed that thread.

Boy, did people pull you down off your self-proclaimed pedestal.

AnninCA on December 10, 2010 at 11:46 AM

And the attitude of the neighbors is just as disturbing. They got in, got their house built, then all of a sudden, they want to slam the door and pull up the ladder so nobody else can develop their property and “increase traffic” or “harm property values” of whatever. Every new construction or business increases traffic. It’s growth, progress, private property utilization, and they want to block, impede and dump all over it because it might slightly inconvenience them.

And then they wonder why their kids have to elsewhere to make a living.

forest on December 10, 2010 at 11:44 AM

Growth issues. However, the problem with this type of deal in inner cities? Even ONE business is valuable. One McDonald’s leads to safety, leads to a small grocery store nearby surviving, etc.

It’s actually backwards thinking.

AnninCA on December 10, 2010 at 11:48 AM

They have a problem with too many fast food establishments in South LA? I thought that they all closed since since too many citizens were making money withdrawals with loaded guns.

SC.Charlie on December 10, 2010 at 11:49 AM

What a joke. We know that cheap processed foods are the most unhealthy things we can eat, whether they are bought in a grocery store or a fast food outlet. If lower income people don’t buy fast food they still have to eat, so guess what they’re going to buy at the grocery store? It’s not going to be expensive organic fresh fruits and vegetables because those are expensive…it’s going to be cheap frozen or boxed foods that give the most for your money. So what’s next…the store that offers boxes of mac & cheese 3 for a dollar is ordered to take that off the shelves?

scalleywag on December 10, 2010 at 11:50 AM

Sorry you’re not following me. I did catch a thread the other night where nearly every regular poster here blasted you out to the ozone.

AnninCA on December 10, 2010 at 11:46 AM

Really? What thread was that?

AsianGirlInTights on December 10, 2010 at 11:50 AM

They have a problem with too many fast food establishments in South LA? I thought that they all closed since since too many citizens were making money withdrawals with loaded guns.

SC.Charlie on December 10, 2010 at 11:49 AM

Actually, the only real argument would be that a major chain might require more police protection.

You’re right.

AnninCA on December 10, 2010 at 11:50 AM

Really? What thread was that?

AsianGirlInTights on December 10, 2010 at 11:50 AM

You were posting back, there, and it was into the wee hours.

I’m not surprised you don’t recall.

But you know what? The real post of the night for me was when a regular poster said,

“We’ve learned a lot about this poster tonight.”

I think you rather defined yourself even with the regulars.

Nothing wrong with that. You are who you are.

However, don’t expect many people to take your personal baiting too seriously anymore.

Your game is up.

AnninCA on December 10, 2010 at 11:54 AM

What a joke. We know that cheap processed foods are the most unhealthy things we can eat, whether they are bought in a grocery store or a fast food outlet. If lower income people don’t buy fast food they still have to eat, so guess what they’re going to buy at the grocery store? It’s not going to be expensive organic fresh fruits and vegetables because those are expensive…it’s going to be cheap frozen or boxed foods that give the most for your money. So what’s next…the store that offers boxes of mac & cheese 3 for a dollar is ordered to take that off the shelves?

scalleywag on December 10, 2010 at 11:50 AM

I’m a huge believer in Mac’ and Cheese. :)

AnninCA on December 10, 2010 at 11:57 AM

BLS places LA’s unemployment rate at 11.7% at the end of October. However, here are some more fun facts according to LA publications. To give you an idea of the job market, here is the LA Times:
In California, the construction industry has lost 323,100 jobs since the beginning of the recession; manufacturing has lost 209,700.
A whopping 20% of LA’s black community has not worked in the past year, proving once again, the wonders of liberal policies for the African American community.

“Give a grocery store and a housing combination a chance to come in,” Perry said

You can’t use food stamps at a restaurant and more housing is needed for the government dependants.

tinkerthinker on December 10, 2010 at 11:57 AM

You were posting back, there, and it was into the wee hours.

I’m not surprised you don’t recall.

But you know what? The real post of the night for me was when a regular poster said,

“We’ve learned a lot about this poster tonight.”

AnninCA on December 10, 2010 at 11:54 AM

Really? What thread was that?

AsianGirlInTights on December 10, 2010 at 11:58 AM

We need to look at Federal, State and local entitlements as a bribe and if you take them, you cannot vote – simple. we really can’t allow that conflict of interest to continue or else those of us left working, will be working to pay for those that are voting against us, where are we again – Bizzaro world?

rgranger on December 10, 2010 at 11:59 AM

AnninCA on December 10, 2010 at 11:48 AM

It’s backwards and arrogant no matter if it’s in the city, the suburbs, or the country (but it’s usually the worst in the suburbs).

Just the fact that these board and council members think they have the right to micromanage and dictate the use of private property and commerce based solely on what they think is “best” gets my blood boiling.

In my book, there needs to be a compelling reason that involves very clear and unreasonable harm and no balancing benefit to neighbors before they start trampling on private property rights.

I take private property rights every bit as seriously as free political speech. It should be a high bar to mess with it, but it’s not so high anymore with all the busybodies and totalitarian “progressives”.

forest on December 10, 2010 at 12:01 PM

The real problem with LA has also always been it’s strength. It’s just HUGE!

So the same type of big government solutions that really have crippled the state, and now are clearly affecting DC, also affect huge cities.

The best story of this was how LA raised a school bond. Then, they built a new school, within blocks of 2 very functional schools.

The city, bound by the bond, actually built the school. And it’s never even opened.

Seriously.

AnninCA on December 10, 2010 at 12:01 PM

Really? What thread was that?

AsianGirlInTights on December 10, 2010 at 11:58 AM

That’s your responsibility. You were there, even if you don’t remember being there.

I’m not going to enable you. But, I will give you a clue.

You should be embarassed.

AnninCA on December 10, 2010 at 12:03 PM

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