Sonny “No Show” and the Slippery Slope

Palm Springs Mayor Sonny Bono

Palm Springs Mayor Sonny Bono made a name for himself in Hollywood by selling love songs. Sonny was a producer who knew how to package and along with his beautiful wife & musical partner Cher, they produced the kind of music that people were willing to pay money for. It is important to know what people are willing to spend their money on. 

Sonny bought a restaurant in Palm Springs. PS has strict local ordinances restricting signage, or “monuments” as signs are referred to in legal language and contracts. Palm Springs doesn’t have huge signs blighting the landscape. Sonny wanted a big sign for his restaurant and he fought city hall as a citizen and lost. So Sonny got himself elected Mayor so that Mayor Sonny Bono could change public law for private gain. The Palm Springs landscape is still free of the huge ugly signs blighting other parts of the desert.

In 1986 Mayor Bono passed a local ordinance banning thong bikinis on the streets of Palm Springs. Men and women run around the desert naked, but not in Palm Springs. Then when Sonny bought a Harley-Davidson he also repealed a law prohibiting loud motorcycles. Sonny Bono was a carpetbagger who killed Palm Springs. Ten years later Congressperson Sonny Bono, a native of Detroit, MI, was skiing out of bounds when he hit a tree and was killed instantly.

Palm Springs Municipal Code
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Chapter 11.10 PUBLIC NUDITY

11.10.040 Public nudity—Prohibited.

(a)      No person shall appear, bathe, sunbathe, walk, dress or undress, or ride in or on any vehicle, or be in any park, playground, public place, or on any public land or on any private property open to view from any public area or public right-of-way in such a manner that the genitals, pubic hair, buttocks, anus, anal regions, natal cleft, perineum, or pubic hair region of any person, or any portion of the breast at or below the upper edge of the areola thereof of any female person, is exposed to public view or is not covered by an opaque covering.

(b)      The provisions of this section shall not apply to children under the age of ten.

(c)      It shall be an infraction for any person to violate any of the provisions of this section and upon conviction thereof shall be punished as provided in Section 1.01.155 of the Palm Springs Municipal Code. (Ord. 1370 § 3, 1991)

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Palm Springs Mayor Steve Pougnet

In 2017 Palm Springs Mayor Steve Pougnet, a native of Flint, MI, was formally charged in state criminal court with bribery, corruption and perjury. Palm Springs Mayor Pougnet allegedly sold his public influence for $375,000 to John Wessman, Richard Meaney and the Palm Springs International Film Festival. Steve Pougnet is a carpetbagger who has left downtown Palm Springs looking like the third world. The government needs to make an example of of corrupt politicians like Pougnet by locking him up for all to see.

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Palm Springs Mayor Bob Moon

Current Palm Springs Mayor Robert Moon’s biography does not indicate where he was born, hopefully not in Michigan. Mayor Moon won’t have to worry about adult men and women walking up and down Palm Canyon Boulevard exposing their natal cleft, areola or perineum in violation of current Palm Springs law. PS is now safe for loud motorcycles roaring through the desolate construction zone known as downtown Palm Springs. PS is safe for restaurateurs selling tourist burgers to fully clothed senior citizens on a budget. The gangster Indians with their sleazy gambling houses won’t even deal with the crooks on the Palm Springs City Council.  Ten years ago when guys would tell me that the PS City Council were all crooks, I thought they were just exaggerating, but they were not exaggerating. My mother was right, downtown PS is highway robbery.

Councilpersons such as Ginny Foat and anyone connected with the elitist Palm Springs government are probably just some third rate, second city carpetbagger from out-of-state looking to beat the system ski out-of-bounds down the slippery slope of Palm Springs government.

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By Dean McAdams

Born a poor peckerwood in a Tujunga holler, Dean practiced secrets of the ancient & modern masters to end up liberated in the coastal paradise of West L.A.