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Wednesday, June 14, 2006

The Countdown Begins...and other stuff

Check out mermaid Darryl Hannah being arrested yesterday at the "Urban Garden" protest in South L.A. Great story, ripe for Hollywood treatment. Poor group of underprivileged inner city residents convert an abandoned parcel of land into a cooperative farm that has been providing fresh fruits and vegetables, not to mention personal solace, for ten years. However, this urban oasis becomes threatened by evil developers who try to wrest control of the land from its peace-loving respecters of the Earth. To the rescue comes a phalanx of the powerful with a conscience realizing that the world can become a better place one acre at a time if only the greedy profit-merchants can be stopped. Not. The real story is that the land was privately owned but taken through eminent domain in the 1980's by the City of L.A. for a trash incinerator project that never panned out. The owner, through a series of court challenges over the years, was able to get the land back...after paying the City $5 million for it in 2003. By that time a bunch of squatters had been allowed by the City to set up their own garden there for over 10 years so the owner had to fight a new legal battle to get them "evicted" (strange choice of words), all the while paying $25,000 to $30,000 a month in carrying costs. But that didn't stop the likes of Darryl Hannah, Martin Sheen, Danny Glover and many of the rest of the brainless Hollywood left crowd from turning this into some sort of human rights issue. Worst of all is the fact that L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa sided with the squatters against the legal owner of the property as if, after more than a decade of free use of a piece of real estate they didn't own, the latter has some sort of moral imperative on their side. Idiots, all. COUNTDOWN: ONLY 20 DAYS BEFORE WIDEAWAKES RADIO GOES ON LINE WITH YOURS TRULY AS ONE OF THE LESS TALENTED HOSTS. LAUNCH SET FOR JULY 4, 2006
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