Temecula, CA – Recently there was a local rebuttal about 'breaking news'. While I wasn't privy to the start of the discussion, around the Calendar the direction has always been 'news that matters' coupled with 'Gonzo' journalism, and that mystical element of having a nose for news, or the Lois Lane Factor.
We too appreciate breaking a scoop and the rush it brings. Seeing the Echo and Buzz article about Tim Walsh, Andy Dick's best friend, reminded me of when we broke the story of Andy Dick's assault and arrest here. The victim was a personal friend of the staff. That rush was filled with rage but it illustrates the Lois Lane Factor as anyone who ever read the comic book series back in the day knows. Gonzo journalism puts you in the emotion of the breaking news. That can have its pluses, and its minuses.
One major side effect is the news you cover can cause you, as a news source, to break that fourth wall.
Last night the Temecula Calendar called upon the City Council of Temecula, in the name of the TPP, and broke that wall with why they need to react. Why they were chosen and how it all went after the jump.
Temecula being the most progressive of the five close-knit valley cities as proven lately by the 'odd-man out' consensus with medical marijuana, a topic even the courts in Canada deem worthy, has the most heart. Also the Temecula Calendar has a history with the City Council dating back to the days of Madlins, our original music scene venue, and the Full Value Review. It was as the Temecula Calendar that the message was delivered, not a private citizen. Of course, there was some product placement, I mean this is the back-lot of Hollywood.
Though I was running a few minutes late and had missed the initial open comments section, the session agreed to put my message under the public safety portion, an apropos title. The full text is below the picture but my purpose was to bring home the immediate danger to Temecula's pleasant way of life that is the flower of the area. The council listened intently to an acknowledgment I don't quite think they envisioned but they were also picked because the sitting council has a lot of connections. It is hoped that word, actual word of what this treaty will do, will start a ripple and roar past the smooth talk past the politicians onboard.
Excuse the all-caps, but when you're 70 and have seen as many concerts as I have, your eyes need all the help there is.
|Author holding a prop Trader Joe's product container with illustrated label changes post-TPP|
I COME HERE AS THE TEMECULA CALENDAR TO ALERT THE MEMBERS OF A CRISIS THAT WILL CONCERN YOU MUCH MORE THAN THE LIBERTY QUARRY, SOMETHING WE ALSO WEIGHED IN ON WITH THE CITY.
THIS CURRENT CONCERN IS INTERNATIONAL BUT THE ONLY WAY TO COMBAT THIS THREAT IS TO START AT THE LOCAL LEVEL.
THIS THREAT WILL PATENT YOUR WINE SEEDLINGS AS THEIRS, PROHIBIT ORGANIC LOCAL GROW CULTURES LIKE OLD TOWN'S SATURDAY FARMER'S MARKET, AND OUTLAW FOOD LABELS BEARING SUCH INFO.
THIS THREAT IS CALLED THE TRANSPACIFIC PARTNERSHIP, OR THE TPP. IT IS ONE OF THREE NOW PENDING WHICH WILL WRAP UP THE ENTIRE WORLD IN A KIT BASKET, ENDING INDIVIDUAL FUTURES, USHERING IN THE UNITED NATIONS OF AMERICA.
THE CALENDAR DOES NOT SEEK SOME OFFICIAL DECLARATION OF SUPPORT. WE MERELY COME HERE TO ANNOUNCE THAT YOU HAVE 90 DAYS TO STOP THIS. PLEASE ALERT ALL YOUR POLITICAL CONNECTIONS OF THE COMING DISENFRANCHISEMENT OF SOVEREIGNTY BECAUSE THIS AFFECTS YOUR LIVES AND THE FUTURES OF YOUR LOVED ONES.
WE OFFER PAPERWORK ON THE TOPIC FOR FURTHER RESEARCH. BERNIE SANDERS, DONALD TRUMP, AND HILLARY CLINTON HAVE ALL DISSED IT. PLEASE PASS THIS INFORMATION ON THROUGH YOUR CHANNELS.
THANK YOU, THE TEMECULA CALENDAR, PT ROTHSCHILD, SENIOR EDITOR
[And remember, call 202-224-3121 and tell them NO TPP!]