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to NFL or not to NFL Will too much municipal money be needed to draw the NFL back to Los Angeles? That's the question critics are asking, according to a report in the LA Times today. We're not sure about the exact finaancing scheme, but we do think it's time LA got a football team again. It's embarassasing. Sheesh, San Francisco and San Diego both have one.

Olympics for LA? The Coliseum, which would house a new NFL team, was built for the 1932 Olympics and held events at the 1984 Olympics. And it could be the destination for the Olympics, 2016. LA is one of the 5 semifinalist US cities that stand a chance of going up internationally for the 2016 summer games. We think it should be us, but at least our competitors — Houston, Chicago, Philadelphia and San Francisco — are all members of our happy -ist family.

border reopens The border has reopened at San Diego this morning. Yesterday the driver of a black SUV was shot by border control agents when he tried to drive away from an officer who'd pulled him over. Someone had told the officers that he'd picked up illegal immigrants. The driver died on the scene of multiple gunshot wounds. Seems like the punishment doesn't quite fit the crime.

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smugglers go unpunished? In what may be the worst-timed article ever, the Pasadena Star-News runs an AP story with the headline "Smugglers of Illegals Go Unpunished." According to internal documents, agents are "demoralized." We suggest therapy for this issue as a substitute for shooting to kill.