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In her will, Dolores Hope directed that the home she shared for many years with her husband actor Bob Hope be sold and the proceeds given to a charity they founded. Linda Hope, their daughter, wants to do that. But she's fighting an effort by Los Angeles City Councilman David Ryu to have the property declared a cultural landmark. Ryu says he fears part of the house might be destroyed without the designation.

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  1. Of course, Ryu doesn’t have to pay one red cent to the Hope estate for the cultural landmark designation.

    1. “…,his staff determined that the house should be designated as a landmark because of its “historic cultural significance.”

      General welfare or commerce clause or FYTW clause?

      1. Local government.

      2. Why only one?

    2. I don’t often spend millions to buy homes that were previously owned by celebrities, but when I do, I ignore the historical and financial significance of such a home and pave it over to turn it into a parking lot.

      Stay drunk off your asses my friends.

      1. Most likely, Hope’s single level ranch home would have part of it renovated. That renovation is going to include a second story addition. That addition is going to block a view on the neighbors property. I’ll put money on it that the neighbor contacted Ryu about designating the home as a landmark, thus preventing this type of renovation.

  2. These people’s houses are not what could be argued to have historical or cultural significance.

    So lets just invite Ryu to check out the Amontillado. Never mind the bricks.

  3. “I’m sorry, Hope family. Your patriarch was simply too culturally important for you to own private property.”

    1. Clearly the solution is simple. If Ryu feels so strongly about the matter, he can bid out of his own pocket and then make it a historic site.

      If not, he can fuck off.

      1. A better, if less simple, solution would be to make this David Ryu guy famous as the guy who wants to preserve Bob Hope’s house. Then when he tries to re-paint his house we sue to prevent him from doing it on the grounds that David Ryu’s house has great historical or cultural significance. And I’d pay good money to go see “the house that one fucker who wants to tell everybody else what they can and can’t do with their own property lives in and can’t do anything with because everybody else decided to tell him what he can and can’t do with his own property”.

        1. “I visited ‘the house that one fucker who wants to tell everybody else what they can and can’t do with their own property lives in and can’t do anything with because everybody else decided to tell him what he can and can’t do with his own property’ and all i got wa…..”

          continued on back

      2. come on he’s a minor local official, can’t he just fuck off on general principles

  4. Man, my reality is shattered. I always felt Ryu was so much cooler than Ken, that is until now.

    1. He’s been hanging out with that Commie Bison to long.

  5. What? no HOA rules? How un-American!

    1. The petty tyranny of the HOA must be abolished.

  6. How is this not a 5th Amendment violation?

    No person shall…be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use without just compensation.

    1. They’d argue they aren’t taking it per se, simply dictating very strict limitations on what the owner can do with their own property under penalty of law. To the petty tyrant, these are completely different things.

      1. time for hebrew lightning?

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