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San Diego mayor says July 4 fireworks, even birthday parties, are in doubt after court ruling
Washington Post ^ | 6/01/11

Posted on 06/01/2011 5:13:26 AM PDT by Libloather

San Diego mayor says July 4 fireworks, even birthday parties, are in doubt after court ruling
By Associated Press
Updated: Wednesday, June 1, 3:26 AM

SAN DIEGO — The city’s Fourth of July fireworks displays aren’t the only celebrations in doubt after a judge ordered rigorous environmental reviews of large events, Mayor Jerry Sanders says. Birthday parties may be at risk if more than 75 people are invited.

Sanders says Friday’s ruling by Superior Court Judge Linda Quinn in a lawsuit over a La Jolla Cove fireworks show applies to the roughly 20,000 park permits that the city issues each year. That includes city fireworks shows and other large events that include a Mardi Gras party in the city’s Gaslamp Quarter and a Cinco de Mayo festival.

Thousands of events that require a park permit, including small private parties, would be subject to an expensive, time-consuming review under the California Environmental Quality Act, Sanders told The Associated Press on Tuesday.

“It’s ludicrous,” he said. “It takes forever, it costs a lot of money, and nobody would do it.”

If upheld, the ruling may also affect other cities, Sanders said.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: birthday; climatechange; court; fireworks; globalwarming; mayor; sanders
The Soviets have taken over.
1 posted on 06/01/2011 5:13:30 AM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Time for the mayor to say “Freep you!” and make the judge enforce the ruling herself, one birthday party at a time. Show up at a Chicano family’s Quinceanera bash and tell them they can’t party until the Environment approves it, sweetie. That’ll work.


2 posted on 06/01/2011 5:17:35 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Oh most loving Father, preserve us from faithless fears and worldly anxieties.)
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To: Libloather

Ummm....it’s California.


3 posted on 06/01/2011 5:17:55 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: Libloather
“It’s ludicrous,” he said. “It takes forever, it costs a lot of money, and nobody would do it.”

Back in 1970 I heard an environmental activist say (on the first Earth Day) that Environmentalism/Ecology was the perfect "cause" because it could justify regulatory (government) control and coordination of EVERYTHING.

And people were cheering this. But I was thinking (dimly) "Wha....?"

Over the years... step by step ... boiling the frogs....

4 posted on 06/01/2011 5:19:17 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("No matter how cynical you become, it's never enough to keep up." ~ Lily Tomlin)
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To: Libloather; DollyCali; markomalley; Bockscar; Thunder90; Dr. Bogus Pachysandra; Normandy; ...

 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

5 posted on 06/01/2011 5:20:53 AM PDT by steelyourfaith (If it's "green" ... it's crap !!!)
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To: Libloather

No dancing
No parties
No fireworks
No happiness

The State of California after the Leftist Revolution.

6 posted on 06/01/2011 5:20:53 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The USSR spent itself into bankruptcy and collapsed -- and aren't we on the same path now?)
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To: Mrs. Don-o
And people were cheering this. But I was thinking (dimly) "Wha....?"

Why not? They've done it to firearms owners, smokers, hunters....
7 posted on 06/01/2011 5:23:00 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (Let this chant follow BHO everywhere he goes: "You lie. You lie. You lie.")
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To: Mrs. Don-o

It would be great if that activist turned out to be
the Unicorn, Ira Einhorn.


8 posted on 06/01/2011 5:23:35 AM PDT by supremedoctrine (BURMA SHAVE! (sorry you missed the previous four taglines))
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To: Libloather
I do not mean to offend but I will be happy when california collapses and fails... it represents everything wrong in America today. I know there are good people living in that once great state... but not enough of them to change anything.

LLS

9 posted on 06/01/2011 5:23:44 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("If you lie hard enough and sell your soul... you can scam your way to the top" barack obama)
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To: Libloather

What is the environmental impact of the judge holding court? and impact of the court building? And impact of the offices of all those lawyers?

We could go back 7 degrees of separation on this.

Bottom line, what is the environmental impact of civilization?


10 posted on 06/01/2011 5:26:27 AM PDT by spintreebob
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To: Libloather

The court’s ruling outlaws PEOPLE!!!!!

The Judge doesn’t like the impact PEOPLE have on the planet!

The PEOPLE “gathering”, is the supposed distinguishing “violation”.

What exactly is the environmental difference between the people collectively vs. individually?


11 posted on 06/01/2011 5:27:57 AM PDT by G Larry (I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his character)
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To: Libloather
Lex Luthor: Bye bye California. Hello new west coast. My west coast...... Costa Del Lex. Luthorville. Marina del Lex. Otisburg - “Otisburg”?


12 posted on 06/01/2011 5:29:17 AM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: spintreebob
As you probably know, the Left is hoping for a society with a very small population (20 million?) that lives in caves and eats berries and dies at about age 35. The elitists, of course, will live up on the hill, in nice houses, eating good food, watching over the peasants in caves, making sure we don't get out of line.

This arrangement is what is best for the planet.

13 posted on 06/01/2011 5:30:08 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The USSR spent itself into bankruptcy and collapsed -- and aren't we on the same path now?)
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To: Libloather
They way Kalifornia Officialdom is going, the only ones left will be Non-Human life (envirowhackos will stay and eat greenery..). Maybe they will secede...

Mike

14 posted on 06/01/2011 5:30:21 AM PDT by MichaelP (The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools ~HS)
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To: Libloather
The Soviets have taken over

Seems more like the taliban

15 posted on 06/01/2011 5:31:49 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: supremedoctrine

That’s the Ira Einhorn that killed his girlfriend and cut her body into pieces and stuffed them in an old trunk. Then, Arlen Specter got him released on bail and he fled the country.

Typical liberals.


16 posted on 06/01/2011 5:33:10 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: RandallFlagg

Back when the feds raised the tax on loose tobacco by 2300% I read a story out of the Ann Arbor news. In the story a smoker was quoted as saying “I don’t like it but its probably for my own good”.

I don’t even smoke and I wanted to beat the guy with a baseball bat while telling him, “You won’t like this but its probably for your own good”.


17 posted on 06/01/2011 5:33:55 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Puppage
Seems more like the taliban

Remember the stories about the taliban making laughter and kite flying illegal?
18 posted on 06/01/2011 5:42:06 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Libloather

WTF?

Kommunists.


19 posted on 06/01/2011 5:51:03 AM PDT by Vendome ("Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it anyway")
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To: Libloather

its long past time we sold that hellhole to China.


20 posted on 06/01/2011 5:51:30 AM PDT by utherdoul
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To: cripplecreek
Remember the stories about the taliban making laughter and kite flying illegal?

I sure do, along with listening to western music and some types of dancing.

Why, we can't have people enjoying themselves, now can we?

21 posted on 06/01/2011 5:59:02 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: LibLieSlayer

New trend .....hangin’ judge? no, judge hangin’


22 posted on 06/01/2011 6:00:51 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. D.E. +12 ....( History is a process, not an event ))
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To: utherdoul

There’s a litigant behind this. He’s been pushing this extremist point for many years. No one can tell if he’s really interested in the environment or just the fact that he’s not allowed to poop in the water.


23 posted on 06/01/2011 6:02:42 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Libloather

What the state really needs is a Financial Impact study on every law currently on the books and every law proposed.

Too often laws are passed without any consideration on the overall cost to individuals, groups or the state as a whole.

While I will concede (only for the point of argument) that some of these laws are well intentioned, the benefits just as often do not outweigh the cost.

Why should whole industries (such as farming) be put in danger to save the life of one small fish?

Over the course of earth history millions of species have come into being and have gone away.

I do not say we should go out and purposely make a species extinct (such as was done with passenger pigeon) neither should we commit financial suicide to save a species that is too stupid to adapt or is already too far gone to survive.

Environmentalist need to learn that humans are part of the environment.


24 posted on 06/01/2011 6:03:06 AM PDT by CIB-173RDABN (California does not have a money problem, it has a spending problem.)
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To: Libloather

Environmental laws were never really about the environment. If they were, then the socialists would relish having to comply. But they are now complaining that laws intended only to apply to big evil corporations now also applies to them as well.

As with everything liberal (er, now “progressive”) they were really about self-loathing and suppressing the means by which we became prosperous and powerful.

I say that the law must apply to everyone for everything. Let us have environmental impact statements every time the lawn must be mowed, for every drive to work, and for every bowel movement. I say we must enforce these laws strictly even if SWAT must be used. Maybe sane people can rebuild a correctly functioning society after socialism crashes and burns and everyone with any sense flees from its grasp.


25 posted on 06/01/2011 6:12:47 AM PDT by theBuckwheat
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To: Libloather

Soon a permit will be needed in California to purchase beans, sauerkraut and brusselsprouts.


26 posted on 06/01/2011 6:14:10 AM PDT by The Great RJ ("The problem with socialism is that pretty soon you run out of other people's money" M. Thatcher)
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To: utherdoul

They may already own it... shame... a most beautiful state with such evil leadership.

LLS


27 posted on 06/01/2011 6:15:49 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("If you lie hard enough and sell your soul... you can scam your way to the top" barack obama)
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To: Libloather

America land of the free.


28 posted on 06/01/2011 6:42:55 AM PDT by glorgau
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To: spintreebob
Bottom line, what is the environmental impact of civilization?

...And why is a beaver dam "natural", but Hoover Dam is "artificial"?
29 posted on 06/01/2011 7:01:35 AM PDT by BikerJoe
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To: supremedoctrine

No, it wasn’t Ira Einhorn. He spoke at Philadelphia, I believe, while I was in Detroit on Earth Day 1970. But there were and are a lot of totalitarian ecologists -— “watermelons,” you know -— and an even greater number of people, like me 40+ years ago, who are essentially naive and do not quite grasp the implications.


30 posted on 06/01/2011 7:08:30 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("No matter how cynical you become, it's never enough to keep up." ~ Lily Tomlin)
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To: Libloather

Moonbeam Brown’s friends: Environmentalists and labor unions.


31 posted on 06/01/2011 7:29:50 AM PDT by Goldie Lurks (professional moonbat catcher)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

With the EPA now classifying CO2 as a pollutant pretty much allows them to regulate any activity out of existence including breathing.


32 posted on 06/01/2011 7:31:56 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Libloather

So what about this federal law:

“Congress shall make no law ... [abridging] the right of the people peaceably to assemble”

?


33 posted on 06/01/2011 7:47:46 AM PDT by Jubal Harshaw
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To: Libloather

So what about this federal law:

“Congress shall make no law ... [abridging] the right of the people peaceably to assemble”

?


34 posted on 06/01/2011 7:48:00 AM PDT by Jubal Harshaw
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To: Libloather

I’d go out and buy as many as I could, and hand them out to teens/adults everywhere.


35 posted on 06/01/2011 7:48:21 AM PDT by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: cripplecreek

AH!
The Sergeant Donnie Donovitch treatment.
(Inglorious Basterds)


36 posted on 06/01/2011 7:52:43 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (Let this chant follow BHO everywhere he goes: "You lie. You lie. You lie.")
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To: utherdoul
..its long past time we sold that hellhole to China.

Sell it to China? Hell, soon, they will just foreclose on it.

37 posted on 06/01/2011 7:54:39 AM PDT by Ditto (Nov 2, 2010 -- Partial cleaning accomplished. More trash to remove in 2012)
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To: Abathar; Abcdefg; Abram; Abundy; akatel; albertp; AlexandriaDuke; Alexander Rubin; Allerious; ...
Thousands of events that require a park permit, including small private parties, would be subject to an expensive, time-consuming review under the California Environmental Quality Act...Birthday parties may be at risk if more than 75 people are invited.



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38 posted on 06/02/2011 8:41:58 AM PDT by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Watched “Escape From LA” last night.

They blamed all the chaos on the President who was a Religious (Christian) fanatic.

1. No smoking
2. No drinking
3. No sex (unless you’re married)
4. No red meat

James Cameron got it right even though he is a leftists.
He placed the blame for a restrictive life on Christians,
but clearly he and his kind are to blame.


39 posted on 06/02/2011 8:52:38 AM PDT by Jo Nuvark (Those who bless Israel will be blessed, those who curse Israel will be cursed. Gen 12:3)
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To: Libloather
Birthday parties may be at risk if more than 75 people are invited.

What if two groups of 50 happened to show up simultaneously for separate parties and just happened because of limited space to sit next to one another?

40 posted on 06/02/2011 9:02:58 AM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Libloather

41 posted on 06/02/2011 9:58:22 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: cripplecreek
Seems more like the Taliban Remember the stories about the Taliban making laughter and kite flying illegal?
Don't give them any ideas!
42 posted on 06/02/2011 4:09:02 PM PDT by jmcenanly ( "We pay a person the compliment of acknowledging his superiority whenever we lie to him." -Samuel)
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