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Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Posting from home because now I can...

Still getting used to it. From yesterday - emailed from the receptionist at the old office (scenic 11th floor at Hollywood and La Brea) via the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, (bold is mine): Street Closure Advisory Within the past hour, there has been a notice of a possible march and rally today in Hollywood, Monday, May 1st, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The attached flyer describes a route that commences at Selma Park, heads west to Highland along Selma, north on Highland, east on Hollywood to Vine. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is passing this information along, but cannot verify the information since no formal permit was granted. Bolded to indicate that if they don't give a rat's ass about our immigration laws, well then an unsanctioned gathering to disrupt the neighborhood and random commutes right smack during rush hour certainly isn't going to be an issue. Hard as it is to believe (or, apparently, report), there are two kinds of immigration being debated now: legal (no problemo), and the illegal kind that the average American wouldn't dare try anywhere else in the world. And what better way to endear yourself to and win the sympathy of Angelenos than screwing up their commutes. Funny thing is, all I'm seeing on the net is that the locals who actually showed up for school and work on May 1 in the City of Angels is that their drives were a fraction of their normal length of time. Even funnier: much more liberal Boss of Me had to re-work his pm trek to downtown to take a couple of our most treasured clients to the Clippers playoff game at Staples Center (which they won, woohoo!!!) on account of he scored the corporate season seats for 5/1. Lucky him. Seemed like a good thing at the time. Even better, he was much more concerned about the clients and commute than the "protesters". Completely, in fact. Monday pm, I was too busy skirting Hollywood Boulevard in favor of Fountain down to West Hollywood Gateway and actually managing to get out of Target less than $100 bucks poorer to notice if the local pro-illegal rally actually came off. Other than that, it was business as usual in Hollywood on May Day. As it should be for the insane but law-abiding citizens of Tinseltown. Really, we're not all fucked up. It just seems that way. And here is where I get off of my politically incorrect/earned by approaching middle age soapbox. For now.

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