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Wednesday, July 26, 2006

The Adelphia Cable SUCKS Open Thread for Wednesday

If you happen to know anyone in the carpet bussiness, Mayor Sam is in the market for a nice, plush red carpet to go with the bottle of champagne he has sitting on ice anxiously awaiting the arrival of Time Warner Cable.

In the meantime we are taking up a collection to run an extra long Ethernet cable from civilization, to Mayor Sam's house. It seems that Adelphia Cable can not get there act together and has denied the Mayor access to the internet yet again. Now, Sam tends to be polite when dealing with these morons but I'll say it, they suck.

If this keeps up Sam may have to turn on his dial-up connection via AOHell. Heck, at this point a shoestring tied to a power-pole would provide a more stable connection then these overpaid incompetent fools at Adelphia. Maybe if they didn't spend so much time looting the corporate treasury they would figure out that they have split the line at the mayors house so many times that they need to install a return amp. But that would involve knowledge of how high speed internet works, and these guys have already called U-Haul.

Anyway, I once again wasn't planning on writing anything today as of yet so this will be your open thread. For an interesting topic let me start with this question:

If you could change one thing about the way City Hall operates, what would it be?

Blog away dum dums.


Blogger Walter Moore said:

Mayor Sam, your tragic encounters with Adelphia illustrate the dangers of monopolies.

I don't know what the solution is, but it may involve "affordable wireless," whereby the City erects towers all over town -- in the form of 70' statues of the Mayor and City Council Members -- so that everyone can access the internet everywhere using wireless technology.

I'd like to propose a $5 billion bond to fund this, to be paid exclusively by renters and people who let their annual income fall below $30,000.

July 26, 2006 7:23 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Yes Walter, as the bright bulbs at City Council know, higher taxes and fees = better quality of life. We see how well this philosophy is working.

Apparently one thing that needs to be changed at City Hall is MAV's halitosis. As the Times reports today, the mayor goes through Listerine breath strips like the LAUSD goes through bonds.

July 26, 2006 9:23 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

It is halfway to a good idea. Wireless sites everywhere should include a percent-for-art component.

July 26, 2006 9:30 AM  

Blogger Archie Bunker said:


When I read another fluff piece from the Villaraigosa Times (I mean LA Times) I had to laugh at that line with the Breath strips.

Because he spews so much bullshit, that his breath smells.

July 26, 2006 11:40 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Don't forget internet spectrum set asides for women, minorities, lesbians, gays, transgenered, bisexual and children, youth and their families.

July 26, 2006 11:53 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Eliminate the cable TV monopoly franchises in Los Angeles and watch competition drive down prices for TV and internet service like parts of Ohio.

The monopoly franchise model only feeds the politicians and does not serve the public. Walter your wireless socialistic proposal shows your true DEMOCRATIC colors.

July 26, 2006 12:02 PM  

Blogger Mayor Sam said:

Archie Bunker - John and Ken sent toilet brushes, maybe we need to send breath strips to the mayor.

July 26, 2006 12:21 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Whatever sentence those assholes at Adelphia got wan't nearly long enough.

I'd recommend a year for every day that my service was down over the past ten years; they'd never get out...

July 26, 2006 12:56 PM  

Anonymous steven_c_foster said:

Mayor Sam, good idea about sending the breath strips... but to paraphrase an old commercial:

"Mister... you need SCOPE!"

Regarding your problems with Adelphia, you may wish to try either DSLExtreme.com or DirecTV; they both have bandwidth available.

July 26, 2006 12:56 PM  

Blogger Walter Moore said:

I love how the Times makes a giant story out of the breath strips, while the imposition of a $120-million-a-year tax gets buried in a one-paragraph item.

And the fact that annual revenues are already up over $700 million doesn't get reported at all; instead, Villaraigosa gets away with calling himself a "fiscal conservative" who has "cut $200 million" in spending, when he has in fact increased it $700 million!

The paper's circulation was down to 850,000 during weekdays, according to its own website. Query whether this "Cult of Personality" / cheerleader style of reporting will push that figure down or up.

July 26, 2006 4:52 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Council Dist 14 SUCKS!


July 26, 2006 9:20 PM  

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