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Three weeks to save Hollywood sign (Only US$3 million needed - and Commiecare™ hasn't even hit yet)
Big Pond News ^ | 3/25/10

Posted on 03/24/2010 9:59:20 PM PDT by Libloather

Three weeks to save Hollywood sign
Thursday, March 25, 2010 » 03:22pm

A conservation group says it has just three weeks to raise 3 million US dollars to save the iconic Hollywood sign from being razed by investors who want to build luxury houses on the site.

Tim Ahern of the Trust for Public Land says they feel they have a good chance of doing that.

The group needs to raise money to reach the 12.5 million US dollars needed to purchase the 55-hectare parcel of rugged land surrounding the sign from a Chicago-based consortium that has acquired rights to build four luxury mansions along the ridgeline.

Private donors to the fund include movie and television companies and Hollywood stars such as director Steven Spielberg and actor Tom Hanks.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: chicago; hanks; hollywood; losangeles; sign; spielberg
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Please give.
1 posted on 03/24/2010 9:59:20 PM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather
I would dance with joy to see that now-odious symbol of leftist oppression taken down.

Obamacare Caduceus, tiny version
2 posted on 03/24/2010 10:00:06 PM PDT by Oceander (The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance -- Thos. Jefferson)
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To: Libloather

Don’t Spielberg and Hanks have that much in their couch cushions?


3 posted on 03/24/2010 10:01:00 PM PDT by MediaMole
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To: Libloather

Tear it down. Who cares for Hollyweird anyway?


4 posted on 03/24/2010 10:02:16 PM PDT by Commander X (TOTUS...destroying the USA one lie at a time.)
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To: Libloather

I see it everyday anyway..no biggie. let the rich libtards give their own money.


5 posted on 03/24/2010 10:04:33 PM PDT by max americana
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To: Libloather

A conservative group raising the money? I thought I was a conservative and I wouldn’t give a penny. Have conservatives changed this much and left me behind?


6 posted on 03/24/2010 10:06:41 PM PDT by taxesareforever (Release Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich and let him and his family get on with their lives.)
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To: taxesareforever

CONSERVATION group. lol


7 posted on 03/24/2010 10:08:20 PM PDT by abigailsmybaby ( I'm not going to buy my kids an encyclopedia. Let them walk to school like I did. Yogi Berra)
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To: Oceander

It should be replaced with “Commiewood.”


8 posted on 03/24/2010 10:11:04 PM PDT by HerrBlucher ("When the national government and Congress start going wild, it's up the states to rein them in.")
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To: taxesareforever
A conservative group raising the money?

A conservation group...

Sure, I'm three sheets to the wind right now but you MUST make the distinction.

9 posted on 03/24/2010 10:11:54 PM PDT by Libloather (Tea totaler, PROUD birther, mobster, pro-lifer, anti-warmer, enemy of the state, extremist....)
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To: HerrBlucher
Gallows might be useful, too.

Obamacare Caduceus, tiny version
10 posted on 03/24/2010 10:12:07 PM PDT by Oceander (The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance -- Thos. Jefferson)
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To: Oceander

I mean comeon. You’re telling me James Cammron and the other la-la land limousine liberal billionaires and millionaires wouldn’t pitch in to save the iconic sign of their now empire of filth and anti-americanism?
Goes to show what these phony hollywood scumbags loyalty equals = worthless.
The one great thing about hollywood is that most of it is such a backstabing cesspool, they are great a perpetually eating their own and destroying themselves. They are their own worst enemies.


11 posted on 03/24/2010 10:12:14 PM PDT by Proud_USA_Republican ("The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.")
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To: Libloather
Could be a scam. According to this website the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce owns and maintains the monument.
12 posted on 03/24/2010 10:13:46 PM PDT by Nateman (If liberals aren't screaming you're doing it wrong.)
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To: Commander X

I was going to comment on the sign, but it wasn’t worth it.


13 posted on 03/24/2010 10:13:50 PM PDT by stars & stripes forever ( Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness)
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To: Libloather

Eh. It’s been there long enough. I’m kind of getting tired of it anyway.


14 posted on 03/24/2010 10:14:57 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (:: Happy Dependence Day!. ::)
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To: Libloather
Many children in America are refused healthcare due to preexisting conditions. Maybe they could use a few of them as props to raise money for the sign???

"Hi, I'm little Johnny Smith and I'm a sympathetic child-actor without healthcare, because I have a preexisting condition known as OAS/ADHD (over acting syndrome due to ADHD). Will you please give to save our sign and the entire West Hollywood community of GLBT's who will certainly die if this sign is replaced by mansions for film producers. Make them build in Malibu or Palos Verdes. This sign belongs to the people. Give...dig deep and give to our very important cause. Forget the DNC and United Way...THEY SUCK!"

15 posted on 03/24/2010 10:15:23 PM PDT by downtownconservative
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To: Libloather

Oh the humanity!


16 posted on 03/24/2010 10:15:29 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Libloather
It has to be one of the longest standing advertising signs ever. I say bring back the L-A-N-D!


17 posted on 03/24/2010 10:18:10 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (At least Hitler got the Olympics for Germany)
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To: Nateman
Could be a scam. According to this website the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce owns and maintains the monument.

So just who would pocket the pre-Commiecare™ dollars?

18 posted on 03/24/2010 10:20:03 PM PDT by Libloather (Tea totaler, PROUD birther, mobster, pro-lifer, anti-warmer, enemy of the state, extremist....)
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To: Libloather

Place a Nike Swoosh next to the sign. That should raise enough dough.


19 posted on 03/24/2010 10:20:13 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Libloather

And it will only cost another $8 million to put the letters LAND at the end of the sign, like it used to read before that part fell down years ago.


20 posted on 03/24/2010 10:20:47 PM PDT by monkeyshine
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To: Libloather

Apparently it’s to save the land around the sign. Would not want to create some beautiful houses and provide much needed work to some pions would we now?


21 posted on 03/24/2010 10:21:22 PM PDT by Nateman (If liberals aren't screaming you're doing it wrong.)
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To: Michael.SF.
I say bring back the L-A-N-D!

And how deep are your P-O-C-K-E-T-S?

22 posted on 03/24/2010 10:21:42 PM PDT by Libloather (Tea totaler, PROUD birther, mobster, pro-lifer, anti-warmer, enemy of the state, extremist....)
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To: Libloather
Where is Ralph Story when you need him?

Another thing that isn't here anymore.

23 posted on 03/24/2010 10:22:02 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Obamunism, the fatal cure for Bush Derangement Syndrome.)
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To: max americana

I’ve hiked up to the sign. It’s not a pretty sign, from far away or close up, but if some people are sentimental about it, they can pay for it.


24 posted on 03/24/2010 10:23:06 PM PDT by married21
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To: Michael.SF.

You’d have to take it up with the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. Back in 1949, the chamber contracted with the Los Angeles Parks Department to repair and rebuild the sign, and the deal included a stipulation that L-A-N-D be removed to reflect Hollywood proper and not the former Hollywoodland housing development.

In due course, among the sign restorers was, of all people, Alice Cooper-—who paid to have one of the two O’s restored, dedicating it to the memory of Groucho Marx.


25 posted on 03/24/2010 10:26:00 PM PDT by BluesDuke (Another brief interlude from the small apartment halfway up in the middle of nowhere in particular)
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To: downtownconservative

LOL! Effing hilarious!

“preexisting condition known as OAS/ADHD (over acting syndrome due to ADHD).”

The whole post is awesome.


26 posted on 03/24/2010 10:26:12 PM PDT by Frantzie (McCain = Obama's friend McCain called AMERICANS against amnesty - "racists")
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To: married21

Isn’t there a simliar eyesore in South San FranSicko? Another tacky sign when you head north on 101 to San Fran?


27 posted on 03/24/2010 10:28:28 PM PDT by Frantzie (McCain = Obama's friend McCain called AMERICANS against amnesty - "racists")
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To: Libloather
It is a RIGHT to see that sign every day!!!

I secretly like the sign actually and was born under it.

28 posted on 03/24/2010 10:28:44 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: BluesDuke

Alice is a conservative and golf nut.


29 posted on 03/24/2010 10:29:25 PM PDT by Frantzie (McCain = Obama's friend McCain called AMERICANS against amnesty - "racists")
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To: married21
It’s not a pretty sign, from far away or close up

Sometimes the icon doesn't have to be pretty. La Tour Eiffel is really not much to look at either.

30 posted on 03/24/2010 10:30:26 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Yaelle
I secretly like the sign actually and was born under it.

You were pooped on a hill? Didn't that hurt?

31 posted on 03/24/2010 10:36:40 PM PDT by Libloather (Tea totaler, PROUD birther, mobster, pro-lifer, anti-warmer, enemy of the state, extremist....)
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To: Proud_USA_Republican

Well Tom Hanks has donated. If Tom Hanks says it’s good, it MUST be good. He’s from Hollywood and knows what’s best for us little people.


32 posted on 03/24/2010 10:37:43 PM PDT by boop (Democracy is the theory that the people get the government they deserve, good and hard.)
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To: Libloather

Well, I was going to make a witty post with Hollywood translated to Spanish, unfortunately, guess what Hollywood is in Spanish?

Evidently it is still Hollywood.


33 posted on 03/24/2010 10:38:05 PM PDT by ansel12 ( If you guys can stop Palin, Romney will not have any real opposition.)
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To: Libloather

Pooped?! This is how you refer to my having entered this earthly atmosphere??

I was not born in the bushes behind the sign, but in a Hospital with a good view of it. Not that I remember that.


34 posted on 03/24/2010 10:42:45 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Libloather
I heard that George W. Bush, Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter, and Clarence Thomas intend to buy those four mansions and tear down the sign.

(Just float the rumor and watch the $3 million appear overnight.)

35 posted on 03/24/2010 10:43:42 PM PDT by TChad
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To: ansel12
...guess what Hollywood is in Spanish?

La Raza? Fewer letters and less painting. Could be a trend.

36 posted on 03/24/2010 10:44:21 PM PDT by Libloather (Tea totaler, PROUD birther, mobster, pro-lifer, anti-warmer, enemy of the state, extremist....)
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To: Yaelle

That is cool.


37 posted on 03/24/2010 10:48:59 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: married21

Same here but they recently closed the road that leads to the sign as far back as November last year. I was trying to show my university fraternity mates about the time someone jumped off the letter L, I think.

If you drive up Gower to Sunset, you have a perfect vision of it....also, you’ll see Obama’s Socialist-Joker posters on the right side as well ROFL!


38 posted on 03/24/2010 10:49:32 PM PDT by max americana
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To: Frantzie
Isn’t there a simliar eyesore in South San FranSicko? Another tacky sign when you head north on 101 to San Fran?

Yes.

39 posted on 03/24/2010 10:49:37 PM PDT by TChad
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To: Yaelle
Not that I remember that.

So - you were told stories you can't remember. What a surprise!

Please don't be offended. Every child is 'pooped'.

40 posted on 03/24/2010 10:49:46 PM PDT by Libloather (Tea totaler, PROUD birther, mobster, pro-lifer, anti-warmer, enemy of the state, extremist....)
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To: TChad

LOL! This is the sign. Actually looks better in that picture.


41 posted on 03/24/2010 10:51:05 PM PDT by Frantzie (McCain = Obama's friend McCain called AMERICANS against amnesty - "racists")
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To: Yaelle

“Pooped?! This is how you refer to my having entered this earthly atmosphere??”

“I was not born in the bushes behind the sign, but in a Hospital with a good view of it. Not that I remember that.”

You are lucky Bart Stupak was not there. He would have had you murdered so he could get a few luggage carts and runway lights for some aiport up in N. MI.


42 posted on 03/24/2010 10:54:47 PM PDT by Frantzie (McCain = Obama's friend McCain called AMERICANS against amnesty - "racists")
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To: max americana
...was trying to show my university fraternity mates about the time someone jumped off the letter L, I think.

What the HELL does THAT mean? You're an accessory to a jumping? I can only hope it was into a hot tub!

43 posted on 03/24/2010 10:55:47 PM PDT by Libloather (Tea totaler, PROUD birther, mobster, pro-lifer, anti-warmer, enemy of the state, extremist....)
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To: BluesDuke
In due course, among the sign restorers was, of all people, Alice Cooper-—who paid to have one of the two O’s restored, dedicating it to the memory of Groucho Marx.

I never really cared for his music -- before my time and not my style -- but Alice Cooper turned out to be a pretty cool dude.

44 posted on 03/24/2010 10:58:34 PM PDT by AmishDude (It doesn't matter whom you vote for, it matters who takes office.)
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To: Nateman

That’s what I thought. When I lived there, I took a hike through Griffith Park to get a closer look at the sign. It was guarded by a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy. The sign is in the park, and maintained by a trust established for that purpose.


45 posted on 03/24/2010 11:13:21 PM PDT by sig226 (Mourn this day, the death of a great republic. March 21, 2010)
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To: Nateman

The sign is in a state park.


46 posted on 03/24/2010 11:16:37 PM PDT by sig226 (Mourn this day, the death of a great republic. March 21, 2010)
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To: Nateman
Could be a scam. According to this website the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce owns and maintains the monument.

It is 138 acres on the summit behind the sign.
47 posted on 03/24/2010 11:33:09 PM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (IN A SMALL TENT WE JUST STAND CLOSER! * IT'S ISLAM, STUPID! - Islam Delenda Est! - Rumble thee forth)
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To: sig226

It is the 138 acres on the summit behind the sign.


48 posted on 03/24/2010 11:34:58 PM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (IN A SMALL TENT WE JUST STAND CLOSER! * IT'S ISLAM, STUPID! - Islam Delenda Est! - Rumble thee forth)
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To: Libloather
Please give.

Forget it. They produce little but trash today, and the Hollyweird elite trash America every chance they get.

Burn the sign down and give the property to the developers.

Bollywood produces more entertaining stuff anyway.

49 posted on 03/24/2010 11:36:46 PM PDT by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|Remember Neda Agha-Soltan|TV--it's NOT news you can trust)
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To: TChad

Now, that’s a tacky sign!


50 posted on 03/24/2010 11:36:51 PM PDT by TheThinker (Communists: taking over the world one kooky doomsday scenerio at a time.)
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