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Saturday, December 23, 2006

A Holiday message...

A clever jingle floating around the NC circuit...

Happy Holidays from all of us at Mayor Sam!


Anonymous David Cain said:

Now people I know its fun to poke fun, but it is the season for good will and cheer. Lets rise above the petty stabs at least until Dec 26th.
I personally wish Lisa and hers the very best for the holidays. And wish for her to come around and see the error in her ways, and join us in building a better place to live.
Merry Xmas everyone or what ever you choose to celebrate.

December 23, 2006 12:40 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

If this is the time for good will and cheer, Lisa sure picked a bad time last week to make a full frontal attack on the NC's and the BONC commissioners.

December 23, 2006 1:42 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

Has anyone heard of SCAG (Southern California Association of Governments)? If so, what can you tell me about them. They make good recommendations, but are they an important or effective agency?

Whatever you know, lemme know...ZD
zumadogg@netzero.com or post here.

December 23, 2006 1:47 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Don't work well with reindeer song.
sorry counciljuan

December 23, 2006 1:53 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Zuma there the assoc. who posted on laobserved that you went to their event and signed in as an LA Weekly rep.

December 23, 2006 3:20 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Wasn't ALex PAdilla the president of SCAG not too long ago?

December 23, 2006 3:36 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

No. It was called SCAM.

December 23, 2006 4:06 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

4:06 - LOL

December 23, 2006 8:18 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mayor Sam, Happy Holidays


December 23, 2006 11:23 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Bring them home!


December 24, 2006 12:57 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Please David Hernandez and Ted Hayes go back to city council like you did last week and blast those dumb ass members. The 2 Long Beach police officers were shot and are in critical condition by an ILLEGAL GANG MEMBER. These are the assholes our city council want to protect with the Declaration of LA. Too many officers have been shot and some killed (David March Sheriff) by ILLEGALS. No one is saying anything about this and there should be outrage. If anyone can do it its David and Ted. Here's the perfect argurment to the stupidity of council protecting illegals who are CRIMINALS, using free services, committing identity fraud cause we all know they use fake social security cards to get work and so on.

December 24, 2006 7:31 AM  

Anonymous no amnesty said:

7:31 Yup, totally disgusting on so many levels. Long Beach Police Chief Batts described Gallegos (i.e., illegal alien gang member) as a "known thug" and said his first arrest was in 1990 in Long Beach on a firearms violation. His record also includes drugs, terrorist threats and assault.

He was deported in 1994. In fact, "He may have been deported several times," Batts said.

December 24, 2006 8:53 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

8:53am well said. The kiss ass LA Slimes doesn't even have this story on the front page and in fact doesn't have the illegal gang banger's photo like the other papers. The LA Slimes never mentions the suspect is illegal. Why? Could it be our midget mayor supports illegals and he gave them a certificate for great reporting?? If anyone can bring attention to this crisis in the city of illegal criminals its David Hernandez and Ted Hayes who are great activists for the people. I want them to go back to city council and embarrass those fools. How can they support people who refuse to learn English, file for citizenship yet take all the free services and use fraud documents to get jobs and never file income tax returns. Damn, I wish ICE would raid downtown LA garment district and all the top restaurants where we know they all work.

December 24, 2006 9:23 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

All I want for Christmas is 2,000 more Border Patrol Agents.

December 24, 2006 10:44 AM  

Anonymous The Language Professor said:

Here's is an explanation from the Language Log (link at bottom) of why some people overuse the term "if you will":

It's like, so unfair
Why are the old fogeys and usage whiners of the world so upset about the epistemic-hedging use of like, as in She's, like, so cool?

The old fogeys use equivalent devices themselves, all the time. An extremely common one is "if you will". Semantically it does exactly what like does. Let me explain.

Look at these synonymous pairs:

1A. The evidence I think will show that of the total amount of money raised from private sources, and from profits or increases in markup, if you will, on the sale of U.S. weapons to Iran, that a relatively small percentage of that money went to the Contras.

1B. The evidence I think will show that of the total amount of money raised from private sources, and from profits or increases in, like, markup on the sale of U.S. weapons to Iran, that a relatively small percentage of that money went to the Contras.

2A. The baboon that's best at coping with stress is the one that seeks emotional backing from other baboons (support groups, if you will), the researchers found.

2B. The baboon that's best at coping with stress is the one that seeks emotional backing from other baboons (like, support groups), the researchers found.

In each case, the first sentence is a quote from The Wall Street Journal.

They mostly appear to be quotes from educated and prosperous middle-aged person. -- CEOs and so on.

The second sentence in each pair is my translation into the style of younger speakers.

When people who think the English language is going to hell in a handcart cite phenomena like this use of like as their evidence, things are going a bit too far.

Like functions in younger speakers' English as something perfectly ordinary: a way to signal hedging about vocabulary choice -- a momentary uncertainty about whether the adjacent expression is exactly the right form of words or not.

If the English language didn't implode when if you will took on this kind of role among the baby boomers, it will survive having like take on an extremely similar role for their kids.

The people who grouse about like are myopic old whiners who haven't looked at their own, like, linguistic foibles, if you will.


December 24, 2006 10:54 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

10:54am Damn, are you reaching far. Who the hell cares about your explanation? Sarno needs to be replaced and I find it interesting that Antonio extended her term for 6 months. He's an idiot if he thinks we're dumb not knowing he could have found one of his political payback friends to put in her place. Antonio knows Sarno is not liked. Can someone name me ONE NC that supports Sarno? I can name you tons who don't and after that blistering report made up with some allegations its gotten worst.

December 24, 2006 1:37 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

And what sort of job do you think she's best suited for?

Or do you just want to throw her out into the cold?

December 24, 2006 3:16 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hey Dont forget we also what to give ILLEGALS FREE Health Care also! TEll Arnold NO FREE Heatlh Care for Illegal Crimmenals or Illegals PERIOD! Only for American Adults @ Children.........!!!!!!!!

December 24, 2006 4:45 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I think we should let her run a juvinile detention center, or maybe we can put her in charge of cleaning up skid row. Then she could write a report about how homeless people are n epidemic and she needs police power to arrest them all for their own proection... if you will.

December 24, 2006 5:57 PM  

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