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So they found out who that @tipsforjesus guy is. It’s nutty eccentric billionaire Jack Selby, of PayPal fame who cashed out of that company and took billions when it went public. Now he goes around tipping unsuspecting servers thousands of dollars. Imagine how pissed the next barmaid’s going to be when he only leaves a measley 15%. How’d you like paying thousands for everything now that the world knows who you are, pal? [LAist]
Regulation happy LA City Council voted unanimously to treat e-cigarettes like normal smokes, even though they don’t pose the same health risk as 2nd hand smoke. They can be a tool for the cigarette addicted and orally fixated to get nicotine through water vapor, but this invasive body politic just can’t get enough and they have to rooster block anything different or fun. I propose a 2 year moratorium on new laws. Put that in your pipe and smoke it! [LAist]
Get ready for some possible snarly traffic today around noon on Melrose, today is the big multi-city fast food strike where workers are expected to walk out and protest low wages, demanding $15 an hour, more than double the current federal minimum wage. You think prices are expensive now? Wait til they double double!
As you may have heard yesterday on Twitter I have a new political talk show that will air 4 nights a week on Fox Business Network. It’ll be a primetime show called The Independents aimed at all the mealy-mouthed, partisan faithful out there. Has the 2 party system totally failed you? Yeah, me too! Tune in 4 nights a week on FBN, and just remember, music and politics go hand in hand. I will always hold hands with you. #sweatypalms
To those who want to repeal Obamacare the President kindly invited them to eat a bag o dicks, and he vows that as long as he’s in charge the law is not going away. Republicans are vowing to repeal the law come hell or high water, or at least a big shift in the Senate in next year’s midterm elections and possibly a new occupant in 2016 who’s more of a red stater. It’s a tough series of mandates, laws and regulations to totally repeal, but it certainly has its detractors. The website will be fully functional soon , the rest is TBD. [NBC News]
Looking for some funny in LA? First of all, LA Weekly's list left out Flappers in Burbank. That place is solid and is a lot better than some of these dives. (PS. The times I’ve been to Nerdmelt, it’s hasn’t been the best. Just the ultra hip club/room right now) Westside is sweet (and my buddy Ed Galvez gets a shout out!) Meanwhile, although it’s not my favorite, and not the best, Jon Lovitz Comedy Club is the only club in LA that pays it’s performers regularly. (They gave me $30 for a 10 minute set which is unheard of in LA) I don’t think anyone gets paid at Nerdmelt and UCB… like, ever. There was a big controversy about it over the UCB club in NY about a year ago. [LA Weekly]