This Week's Most Commented & Recommended
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So here are this week's top posts, as endorsed by you via the recommend feature, or as indicated by the level of talk going on in the comments:
SaMo Police Spent $3K on Critical Mass Operations "A total of 16 officers were assigned to the [Critical Mass] ride costing the city $3,067.88, according to documents obtained by LAist in a public records request." So is that money well spent? (Incidentally, this was actually the #2 most commented post of the week...more on #1 after the jump!)
VP Candidate Palin's 17-Year-Old Daughter is Pregnant Yes, it is true: Sarah Palin said that her daughter Bristol Palin, 17, is five months pregnant. Look, it's the Right to Life in action! (Nevermind that whole "abstinence" thing Palin endorses. Ahem.) Her parents support her decision--but which one? To have sex at 17? To not use protection? To keep the baby? (Oh, wait, that wasn't a decision...)
Video of Pacifica Radio Producer Arrested at RNC There were multiple arrests during the RNC this week, although many of them did not get attention in the mainstream media. This video shows Nicole Salazar, producer of Democracy Now! as she is being arrested by officers in riot gear.
Sarah Palin, The Right To Choose, And The Rotten State Of American Politics "In a stunning twist of logic that has breathed new life into the once moribund TV series John McCain For President, Republican Presidential Candidate and POW-Tourrette's sufferer John McCain has selected Alaska Republican Governor Sarah Palin to be his Vice Presidential running mate." (Also the #1 Most Commented post this week--no surprise there!)
McCain Loves North Hollywood So Much... he thought he'd show a great big stock photo of Walter Reed Middle School behind him on the green screen during the part of his nomination acceptance speech while discussing Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
LAist Interview: Rex Lee from HBO's Entourage The hit HBO series is back this weekend, and LAist caught up with Rex Lee, who plays Lloyd, the trusty assistant of Ari Gold (Jeremy Piven) to find out what we can expect this season.